How quickly another Christmas has come up on us. I was hoping to get into the Christmas spirit but the recent travel distracted me with its own adventures, and now it’s too late to jump-start any holiday feeling. Whoops. That is unfortunate as the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is my favorite time of year. Note to self: don’t leave home base during the same period next year.
I woke up this morning to a desktop PC with a busted power supply and a ton of rain in Singapore. The rain I didn’t mind as it makes for a nice and cozy indoor day but I am distressed at the broken PC. Aside from a broken motherboard, swapping out the power supply is incredibly tedious.
On to brighter times – tonight I am going to a Swedish family’s Christmas dinner. This is the 3rd or 4th year in a row I have attended their dinner and it is always a grand time. Plenty of schnapps-drinking, turkey-eating, and guitar-playing to be had by all. The addition of Swedish meatballs and pickled herring being served is a bonus.
So for a short while let’s forget about bailouts and bankruptcy, high inflation, property collapses and the end of the global financial system as we know it and instead think about Christmas sweaters, juicy banquets, and trying to snatch a kiss under the mistletoe.