Ba Humbug!

I’ve never been a big fan of Christmas.

It has nothing to do with religion or the lack of religion, but the whole hypocritical commercialization of the holiday.

I like getting together with family. I like the feast part (probably too much) and I even enjoy the giving of small gifts, but the pressure to buy, buy, buy is relentless and unnecessary in my opinion.

Hell, even if you’re a Christian, you have to admit that Christmas isn’t really about the sacrifice of Jesus Christ – it’s more about how many presents you can fit into your sport utility vehicle and how you’ll manage to pay for it all.

My favorite part of the holiday is when it’s over, and I can go back to the peace and quiet that isn’t Christmas.

But truth be told, I do look forward to going to my aunt’s. She gives out presents every year and she’s a bit…eccentric. But that’s the best part! She spends all year getting gifts. They’re nothing spectacular, but you never know what you’re going to get and it’s always a hoot opening her gifts.

For example, one year she bought my kids (who were probably 12 and 9 at the time) oven mitts. The funny part was that she split the pair up so each got one mitt. We all howled with laughter, including my kids.

Good times. Inexpensive but far more memorable.

So to all my readers, I hope you have a Merry Christmas, holiday or whatever you call it, and a happy New Year!

Ba Humbug, indeed!~


My YouTube Channel

So I checked my email for this site yesterday and I’m excited to announce that I will be having a guest blogger visit shortly. I’ll also be writing a post for them as long as the planets align…and they will…align I mean.

So I’ve been neglectful of my blog and for that I’m sorry. I’ve been working hard at a new YouTube channel. I’ve never done anything like that before so the learning curve has been super steep. I’ve been busy trying to figure out how to record, narrate, add music to and create a quality YouTube video.

I still have a long way to go, but the journey has been fun and I’ve enjoyed myself immensely.

So what’s this channel going to cover?

Well, it has nothing to do with religion, secularism or atheism. It’s about gaming – in particular Clash of Clans, although I will (and have) covered other games I’m playing for the first time. I think the hardest part is the narration. I’m always super-nervous while recording.

Anyways, that’s what I’ve been up to. This site is very important to me so I hope my subscribers are patient with me as I explore this new avenue. I also hope you all have a Merry Christmas, holiday or whatever you celebrate this winter season. I have a lot to share with you guys, but I’ll save it for another post.

If you have experience with creating YouTube videos, I’d love to hear your tips and please, feel free to share a link to your channel. I’ll definitely check it out, like and subscribe.

If you’d like to check out my channel, just follow the link. I hope you’ll like it enough to subscribe and like. I know they’re not the best quality out there but I’m trying hard to learn a new craft.