Another one Bites The Dust


Go ahead and sing it. You know you want to. In fact, you sang it even before reading this sentence, didn't you?

It’s that time again. You know, the holidays and the end of the year.
2022 is almost in the rear-view mirror, and 2023 has opened the door and is staring at us, ready to have us enter. Just, WOW, how time has flown. It’s almost time for my wife to buy all the Christmas gifts she wants me to give her.
Right now, we’re all doing mostly the same thing, looking back on the year and asking ourselves questions about what happened over the last 12 months. Every year, I realize I should do more of the things I want to do, not just aim for finishing up the daily activities I need to do.
I’m sure I’m not alone in this, because so many people I know are all probably thinking the same thing right now... there’s not much time left in the year. As we go through all the upcoming holidays, we try to cram everything we wanted to do this year into the last two months. (Tough to do when you realize bungee jumping is almost impossible when you live somewhere that already has five feet of snow on the ground.)
I have a long list of television series to catch up on: recommendations, things I see in my social media feeds, or intriguing clips I catch while I’m scrolling through Netflix for an hour or so, trying to pick out something to watch—which I’m guaranteed to fall asleep in the middle of.
If I had the time, I’d have a big bag of Doritos and some flavored water on a table beside me, and then I’d veg out and binge watch all those series for a week, at least. That would be fun, but seriously... who has the time for an indulgence like that?
Besides, when it comes to binge watching, we also have a long list of movies to stream. You know, the ones we didn’t want to spend 50 bucks or more to see in a theater, and then forgot about because every week another 10 new movies popped up on our notifications list. At least half of them looked interesting.
The streaming list grows again!
Now that it’s nearly December, the wife warned—excuse me, I mean mentioned—the Hallmark Christmas Movie marathons are beginning to appear. Looks like I’ll be needing to make myself scarce.
Funny thing about those movies. I can pick out the plot, who’s going to hook up with who and the bad person right away. I’m thinking of having a contest with my friends, where the one who nails the characters and what happens to them the quickest, wins... something. Probably cookies.
They are so thick with cheesy plots and cringe-worthy dialogue, but we watch them anyway, just to make absolutely sure the movie isn’t going to surprise us and have the hero eaten by a great white shark in the middle of a winter snowstorm. (I think I'd actually watch that one.) But overall, those Christmas movies are like my addiction to cookies. I can’t just have one. I want the whole package.

Read the entire article in the Dec/Jan 2022-23 issue of InD'Tale magazine.

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