I just wasn't feeling it this year.
Although I am someone who eschews both religion and new year's resolutions, I still think of this as a time of year for some quiet reflection. To give some meaning to all this shopping and wrapping and baking and lineups madness.
Often this reflection will manifest itself in the making of best-of lists, a highly indulgent pursuit admittedly, but nonetheless one that does make me stop to reflect upon the past and somehow, with my thoughts turned to the past, makes me feel less of a task-doing machine and more of a human being. It makes me appreciate this life, instead of just racing to complete another task.
But even though I am more prepared for Christmas this year than I have been in ages, and therefore should have more time for reflection, somehow I was just feeling a void. Maybe it's because I haven't yet made any best-of lists. But fear not, because lists are on their way, likely this weekend. Oh yes, there will be lists.
But then, I received a sign. This morning I found a pair of snowflake panties in my underwear drawer. I didn't even know I owned any snowflake panties! You will of course be pleased to know that they are currently gracing my nether regions and by god I do believe I feel the spirit of the season coming upon me at last. Or maybe that's something else.
Regardless, in the true spirit of the snowflake undies, I would like to reach out to you, my fellow humans, and share with you the musical chronology of a year in the life of a bad tempered zombie. It's just my little undead way of saying how privileged I feel to have had you in my life this year, and to show you how much I appreciate you letting me into yours. If you would like a personalized New Year's cd (possibly a double cd), highlighting the major musical events in the Zombie household, just drop me a comment. And if I don't have a mailing address for you, please shoot me an email. Can you honestly tell me you can resist the temptation of a parcel with a handwritten address label appearing in your mailbox?
Because the power of the snowflake panties is meant to serve all humanity and should never be taken lightly.