Merry (belated) Christmas to those who celebrated it. I dream of a white Christmas, and all I got was a nightmare sunny day, lol. In any event, my Christmas Eve was more eventful than the actual day.
On Christmas Eve, we had family from all over come to the house. We were counting how many people actually showed up, and we counted…34. Yes, 34 people was in a house which isn’t too big to begin with. We had to eat in waves. First it was the kids…anyone under and including age 10. Then it was the adults who managed to come early. Then it was the fashionably late people. Then it was the people who came on CP time. By the time the CP time folk came, there wasn’t much left. It was pretty fun, but at the same time, loud, and pretty…hot. There was a time where I checked our thermostat, and it was at a balmy 82 degrees–which is about the same temperature my room is on a typical day. So with the heat, the noise, and lack of sleep, I was a bit edgy. Y’know, given those conditions, you’d probably be edgy too.
On the actual day, I get up at about 10 in the morning (which surprised me since I was up until 3 am playing video games). I’m thinking that I’m late for opening presents, but to my surprise, everyone pretty much was awake for only a half an hour. We ended up opening up presents at 11 in the morning (which is pretty late, but if we did it any earlier, my niece wouldn’t want to eat breakfast). So what did I get? Well, let’s see…
-Four sweaters. No, these sweaters are really nice. No reindeer or anything on it.
-A vest-sweater…type…thingy…It’s hard to explain, but it is very beautiful, and it has a hood. *gaspshockfaint*
-Some slippers. I really needed these since I’m always in my basement typing shit like this on Crestfallen, and the poor piggies cry for help.
-Two coats. Desperately needed those. One of my only two coats made me look like a stuffed turkey. That is the last thing I need right now.
-Some lavender aromatherapy type thing. My sister’s fiancÃ©’s mother got me this, completely oblivious to the fact that I absolutely love anything lavender.
-An MP3 player. I actually asked for an iPod, but I couldn’t get that, so this one my mom got me is doing a pretty good job. And if I run out of space (I’m half out already), I can just get a memory card and add another 1GB to it.
-Aaand…either my mom actually listened to me and went to get it the first week it came out, or she pulled strings like a motherfucker, but either way, the new Zelda game, Twilight Princess, for my Gamecube. I’m sure that I would have gotten it either way; I’m a Zelda fiend. I’d probably lay in a glass coffin with snakes to snag a game. Yes, I have no life. Yes I suck. Who cares?
Ah yes, the joys of Christmas. Or at least half of it. There’s the religious part, but I’m not religious (I only play such around family), so…hm…it would be wrong to say that I don’t care about it, but…it’s really hard to explain. Anyway, moving along.
Questions Asked: Would you be offended?
I’m in the news group in my group today, and the subject that came up was interracial relationships and how in society it’s more accepted that black men can date white women, but not the other way around. One girl comes up and says that the reason why black men go for white women is because they can easily manipulate them, whereas a black woman would probably beat the shit outta them. I have a friend who is in an interracial relationship with a black guy, and she got extremely offended by the context it was put into. The other girl goes into another group and pretty much personally attacks her, calling her names and stuff, and tells my friend that if her boyfriend tries to manipulate her, then put him in his place. At this point, my friend is reduced to tears, and this chick keeps going on and on and on. I’m trying to play mediator, but I’m failing miserably. She eventually apologizes to my friend, but the damage is done.
Now the question is: Would you be offended by that remark?
I know that I would be up in arms about it. I mean, I’m a black woman who has dated a white guy before. If someone told me that all black women go for white men because they need loads of dough from them, then my response would be “excuse me?”. Generalization is something you just don’t do in this society. Yes, some black women would go for white guys just for the money, and yes, some black men would go for white women because they want to manipulate a woman, but not all are like that. When this girl said that, I just felt a dagger, even though it wasn’t directed at me. Ouch.
WTF Moment: Attention Whorism
Speaking of said girl, we went to Manhattan to see the Rockefeller Center tree and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and she got really nasty to some of the people who came with us, namely the smokers. She is aware that there are people who are going to smoke, and even if it wasn’t in our group, someone else will probably light up. She was like “I feel sick now” and “My chest hurts” and all this. Please keep in mind that we’re outdoors. Now I don’t condone smoking; I don’t smoke myself. But I’m not bitching and moaning about the cigarette smoke when it’s outdoors. What sense does that make? They were asked not to smoke, and they agreed, but I find that just to be…WTF? Really. What. The. Fuck.
She just has a knack for offending people. I have a knack for offending people, but this is tenfold worse.
And with that being said, I’m going to go off and play some Zelda, because the internet is kinda slowing down, and I hate that. But eh. Laters. And just in case I don’t post before next Sunday, Happy New Year, folks.