Fee Fi Fo Fum I want a bloody Christmas plum
It's that time of the year again. X-mas!
Actually I like the Holidays. It's a great excuse to goof off, go to parties, and drink too much. What I hate is the message to buy! Buy! Buy!
Don't get me wrong, when I was a kid I loved to get a mountain of presents. I remember buying my cousins the kind of gifts I wanted, mostly model airplanes that I would build for them.
Of course it's a pretty Commie thing to say that we don't need all that consumerism crap. We already have everything worth buying. Storage rentals and those driveway containers are in great demand because our houses and garages aren't big enough to hold all our stuff. Since in our society it's all about money, we think we can buy our way to happiness.
We need a spending cap on gifts. Give books, bottles of wine, handmade breads. However, if you must spend money, I'll bend my rules this once and you can buy me a car. Maserati Mario sounds pretty good.
What are your thoughts on the whole present giving thing?
PS Congrats to our own Jeanne Stein
. Her book, The Becoming
, was no 7 on the Barnes & Noble mass market SF&F!