Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Weirdest Christmas Hiatus Post Ever

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Yes, normally I'm so driven I literally have Ambition** coming out of my armpits.**** But as of today, I am off for two weeks' vacation in California, Missouri, and Iowa, seeing many dear friends and family. I hope to get some good thinking and writing time in while I'm gone, so I may post again******, but in case I do not: I wish all of you readers a wonderful and blessed winter-solstice season, filled with all the things you love best, and I'll see you in 2009. Happy holidays!*******
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* I swear this is a real scent of deodorant and the photo has not been Photoshopped.
** Though it's still not the funniest scent name for a deodorant I've ever seen; that would be "Sweet Surrender" from Lady Speed Stick. A deodorant that shares a name with a Sarah McLachlan song*** -- good lord.
*** Admittedly, "Possession" would be worse. Though maybe not "Ice Cream."
**** I confess I bought this product solely for the opportunity to say that. But actually, Ambition doesn't smell very pleasant, and I've moved on to Wild Freesia.*****
***** I am laughing even writing this because this has to be the epitome of bloggy oversharing/navel-gazing. (Ooh look! Bellybutton lint!) But I trust you all will forgive me.
****** I finished Twilight, and I have some things to say about that.
******* And God bless us, every one.

13 comments:

  1. did you read Caitlin Flanagan's review of Twilight in The Atlantic? (http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200812/twilight-vampires) I would be interested to hear your thoughts on that as well...

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  2. Merry Christmas! (As for me, I think I will get out Crossing to Paradise again and read the chapters at the village church in the end...)

    Hope you have a very er...ambitious 2009!

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  3. Oh I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on Twilight! Also, I've been a Secret Ambition user for years, haha! Happy Holidays!

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  4. That has to be up there with Old Spice "Swagger".
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    Ha ha ha!
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    If you are in Orange County and want to come over for dinner the door is open. The wine is waiting. We can talk books and send the guys off to play guitar.
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    Happy Christmas, Cheryl! Wishing you a good book to read on the plane!
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    Marilyn

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  5. We gave away a can of High Karate deodorant as a door prize at one of our poetry readings ages ago.

    High Karate vs. Ambition ... hmm.

    I hope the weather warms up for you a little bit. I've been wearing long underwear and sweaters for the last week or so, even at work. Fortunately, the weather hasn't been like last year's. gaah!

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  6. Merry Christmas! Sorry I missed you. Have a wonderful time!

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  7. I'm anxious to hear what you have to say about Twilight. A nice accompanying photo for that day's blog might be Possession deodorant or perhaps Sweet Surrender. Happy Travels.

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  8. I once tried those deodorant rocks you can buy in the health food store. Can't say I recommend them.

    Have a great multi-state trip!

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  9. Are you aware there is an actual word for Naval-gazing? I'm sure I weirded out all of my elementary teachers with it. It's omphaloskepsis and literally means "to gaze at ones naval with mystic contemplation."

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