I am kidless this week, they have gone with their Mom out of town. This is how it always it is for me, I lost the holiday in my divorce negotiations, so I am always without children on turkey day. It bums me out, but it has become more normal over the years… Which is sad in and of itself. We always have a nice, small family gathering at my sisters, so it’s not like I am alone… Well, not anymore alone than normal.
One of the side effects of my under-employment has been way more isolation. I used to meet up with friends for dinner or drinks, hit an afternoon matinee or just go out and do things, but I have neither the energy or funds to do such things, so when the kids aren’t here I pretty much just stay home or o for a walk. When you wake up at 2am every morning and barely have enough money to buy gas to make it to work it’s hard to fit in much of a social life. I really live more like an animal, I exist only to find and provide basic needs most the time, and pretend to live a normal life when the kids are here on weekends. I was hoping that after 5 years of divorce and career collapse things would start to get better… But they have continued to get worse. I guess I have to just keep hanging on.
Although not as huge a bummer as my life, I was disappointed to hear about Hostess going out of business… Those snack cakes were really a big part of my childhood. I had some fun with it at work, here is some of the audio from my radio show on Friday:
And while I’m posting audio from my radio show, here’s Lucy calling in this morning from North Carolina:
The podcast continues on, although it’s going to get a little crazy for the next few weeks! Stench has taken a seasonal job and is going to be on a tight schedule, so we’ll have to get creative to get it recorded every day.
If you are looking to avoid all the shopping craziness this upcoming weekend let recommend a few sites:
Fab has all kind of unique and cool gifts and they have just improved their shipping speed so you don’t have to wait weeks to get your orders!
Threadless is having a Black Friday Sale starting 11/22. They are home to hip/funny T-Shirts, Bags and Prints.
1XRun has very cool limited edition art prints that you will find nowhere else. A great source of truly unique gifts!
Amazon I know this is not a new one to you, but a recent internet study compared all the major retailers prices on the top 125 toys for the holiday season and Amazon beat everyone else including Target and Walmart! And with free shipping on orders over $25 it has never been easier to get your holiday shopping done!
And if you do brave the malls, Good Luck and Be Careful!!!!
Rock On, Jack