Between Thanksgiving and Christmas Break: Everything you shouldn’t do, but do anyway.

1. Start watching a new show streaming on the internet

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I started Clannad, again. My favorite anime that you should totally watch (maybe after finals…). Anyhow, I totally shouldn’t have started watching it, because now I can’t stop. And I still have responsibilities…yuck..

2. Go shopping. Everyday. Because you feel the need to. Because “’tis the season.” And because of the “sales.”

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I am constantly like, “We should go to the mall…we should go get this. Eric, what do you want for Christmas? What should we get my mother/brother/aunt/cousin/rabbit…” JUST BECAUSE IT’S ALMOST CHRISTMAS AND I’M CONVINCED THINGS ARE CHEAPER. That’s not even what Christmas is all about, yet here I am…with an overdraft fee on my debit card because I couldn’t control my tensions.

3. Tell yourself that you deserve “this” and “that” because it’s your Christmas present to yourself

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I’ve said this way too many times in the past couple of days.

I TOTALLY need those Taylor Swift tickets because I deserve them.

Also, those boots.

And I think I deserve that scarf too.

Oh, totally needed gloves too.

Yeah, it’ll just be a Christmas present to myself.

4. Re-watch every Christmas movie ever made as if we totally forget the story line and ending

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The Grinch, A Christmas Story, Elf, Santa Clause, Home Alone, A Christmas Carol…

HOW DO YOU JUST NOT WATCH THESE? DID YOU REALLY EVEN HAVE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT THEM??

5. Diet

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Because we JUST had Thanksgiving and Christmas is less than a month away. You’re gonna break that diet soon, so why even start. Plus, are we sort of obligated to do that for New Year’s?

6. Eliminate all responsibilities because it’s Christmas

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Again, it’s that “so close, but so far” feeling, but now its 10x worse. I have TWO weeks from Christmas break, and I’ve put all responsibilities off, because I feel like I’m dead. I am literally dragging myself out of bed in the morning, and crawling back in as soon as I get home. I’m a zombie, and I’ve put off my laundry because I feel like I have enough to cover two weeks, and then I don’t have to worry about what I’m wearing for like a month.

7. Bite off a little more than we can chew

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I suppose this isn’t the worse thing that you can do. I LOVE sponsoring or shopping for kids during the holidays, but my problem is that I bear no children. Because I’m 19, and no one is ready for what my genes might put together (especially me). I love Angel Tree and Circle of Love (at UK) and other organizations that do this, because its amazing!

My problem is…that every time I see an Angel Tree at the mall or at a store, I immediately want to go pick one out. That’s really awesome though, but it’s every. single. time. And remember, 19…so do I not only bear no children, but I am a BROKE.

I sponsored three girls this Christmas, and I was stretching my budget…of course, I don’t regret it at all. I am happy to provide for any one that I can.

But now, I have to avoid any tree looking set ups at the mall, because I just can’t afford it as much as I wish I could!

8. Buy more ornaments

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AS IF WE REALLY NEED ANY MORE.

I know ya’ll. I know you’re Christmas trees, and because I’ve seen pictures online. I see your ornament from 1900’s and how special it is to you. I see every ornament that dictates every moment of your life. And I also see the tree needles wilting from the weight!!

But we all do it…

Oh, I should get an ornament for our first >insert whatever here< together. Or my first >whatever<.

Why do we do this…seriously…

9. Spend an entire night in the YouTube trap

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While thinking about getting my hair cut, I began to wonder how wigs were made. Afterwards, I made a very bad decision and decide to YouTube it, because I wanted to find a “How It’s Made” video on it. Of course, I found one. And I watched it. And it’s very interesting and seems very time consuming to make a wig (if you ever want to find out sometime).

I should’ve just stopped after the first video. But no…because then I saw “How It’s Made: Honey” and clicked on that. After that, “Honey Facial Masks”…and then “Daily Skincare Routines”…and then “How I Curl/Style My Hair”…Do you get where I’m going with this?

I fell into the YouTube trap, and didn’t realize it until a couple hours later…no wonder they’re the best video website…they got me good.

9. Build A Ginger Bread House

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Every year, I literally say “I’ve never built a ginger bread house before”…even though I have. And the reason I say that is because I have never successfully built a ginger bread house. Never one that I was genuinely proud of and that didn’t fall apart or look like crap.

It’s impossible. And every single year, I rise to the challenge and fail miserably. Why, ginger bread men, why?

10. Stay up late (blogging)

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Precisely what I’m doing at the moment. I don’t have exams to study for or anything…or homework…or a paper to write…yeah…

It’s almost two in the morning and I’m just chillin’…my priorities are amazing right now.

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