Sunday, December 27, 2009 11:41:43 AM
As a kid my dad went all out on Christmas. No expense was spared. From giant plastic tree and a enough presents for all.
The drawback of course that he was a drinker and a mean one. Which meant after getting plastered things pretty much went downhill from there but my mum sorted this by sending him off to the pub.
After growing up pretty quickly and believing Santa was the dude that was a excuse to get plastered for a week in December things went on like since forever.
Never had a white christmas. Or a black one either. .
I did enjoy a sandstorm one once and then of course the awesome rainy one in '99.
Talk about dancing in the rain and having a excuse to kiss girls I fancied. Of course the downside was the black eye I sported due too some stairs and a asshole friend.
Well not at that moment.
Did I mention the flowment of alcohol? Well in South Africa, the areas I do my thing we drink like there's no tomorrow. You get pissed. You fall down. You sleep. Maybe you don't get punked. You wake up. You drink again.
Yeah. My liver is pretty much fucked but thanks to little pills I feel all better about it.
I've never really had a good old sitdown meal as an adult. You know. The one where family gets down to chow around the big table and it's all prayery and thankfull and all that good shit.
Jeez. Generally it's just alot of food. You dish up yourself. You go to chow then yer off.
In end you're with your mates and you blow up some stuff with fireworks and get drunk and then try to blow each other up with fireworks. .
This year I did the barman thing at my brother's place.
Early to rise. Cleanup shop. Then work till near midnight. Breaks are when there's no customers. .
Didn't drink till last night but nothing felt right.
Oh yeah I enjoyed the few beers. Shooting up some fireworks but then everything got stale real quick.
And no. I'm not growing up.
Is this what Christmas has become? Just another meaningless day where people get drunk, give presents, shoot off some stuff but don't really celebrate anything?
Is it just another excuse in South African culture to be an excuse to get totally pissed just like it'll be on New Year or any other stupid 'holiday.'
What can ye do right?
Join the masses or do it all different.
By the way. This post has absolutely no point at all. just like Christmas.