Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be, but first I need more coffee.

Month: December 2016

Boxing Day

This is perhaps my favorite non-American holiday. It's the day after Christmas. It's celebrated in Canada and the UK and probably Australia and New Zealand. I don't know all the details, but it seems to be their equivalent of Black Friday after our Thanksgiving. A huge shopping day. I'd heard it was the day you exchange unwanted gifts. That sounds more fun. You get a gift you didn't like and exchange it with someone else who got a gift they didn't like. However, it was traditional to give money and gifts to the needy and that sounds a lot more worthwhile. The Boxing Day event I attended once was basically a decompressor with friends. Yes, we love our family, but family at holidays can be stressful. A decompressor with your friends who don't have the same expectations or baggage seems like a worthwhile endeavor.

8 Days

And it will be official or we'll have a constitutional crisis. Either outcome is not good.

Update: 5 days now. We shall soon know if political courage still exists.

Update (Jan 2, 2017): And no it does not. The electors gave absolutely zero fucks about the Constitution. Zero.

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