So, we’re back. Thanksgiving’s over, onto Christmas. Did you know that while last Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, that today holds that honor for online purchasing? Which means everyone comes back to the office, immediately feels the pressure of those hoilday lists, and jumps online to start buying when they should be working. You gotta love that kind of productive procrastination. (Is that any oxymoron? I think so.) Personally, as much as I enjoy a good mall trip, I LOVE shopping online. It’s quiet, you don’t have a find a place to park, there aren’t lines and you can do it in your pajamas. I am behind ANYTHING that you can do in your pajamas. That’s a dealbreaker.

Anyway.

In other news over this weekend, we heard that Nick and Jessica split up. Call it denial, but I really didn’t want to believe they were actually not getting along. I thought it was just the tabloids stirring up dirt to sell magazines. And I’m sad for them, even if I don’t know them. (I know, I know, you’re laughing at me, but whatever.) I mean, I watched the first season of their show, and I believe they were in love. They were really young and cute and just working things out, like everyone does when they first get married. But now this. It’s just kind of a bummer.

I am not, however, bummed out to hear that Talan has called off his wedding plans. This is probably one of the shortest engagments in history, but better that than one of the shortest marriages, right? That’s what I’m saying.

The truth is, people, marriage isn’t easy. It’s like anything else, great some days, good most of the rest, but then there are some real doozies, and it’s not like you can just leave and go home to cool off, because you ARE home, and it’s forever. So you just have to deal with it, the best you can. It’s not for wimps. Just ask Nick and Jessica. What a drag.

Okay, so now that I’ve TOTALLY lost your respect with my Monday morning shallowness, let me somewhat redeem myself with a book recommendation. Yesterday, I curled up in bed all afternoon to finish Three Junes by Julia Glass. It was just so lovely, and wonderful, and beautifully written: I got chills at the end, it was that great. It won the National Book award, and so deserved it. It’s like a work of art. If you, or your book club, is looking for a great read, I highly recommend it. So, so good.

Well, there you have it. Some shallowness, and then some depth. I ran the gamut today, I guess. And the best part of it all? I did it in my pajamas.

(Not really, I’ve been up for ages. But I COULD have. And that’s just great.)

have a good day, everyone!
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