Christmas has come and gone and as always, it was an uplifting and enjoyable time. We did the Christmas Eve service at church and I was surprisingly (and truth be told, also relieved) moved by it. It was nice to feel a little more spiritual than I do on an average day. I should make a greater effort to attend.
My favorite gift by far was a blue tooth headset I received from my dad. I know I will look like a tool wearing it but I’m going to try and not wear it unless I’m actually talking to someone. But man, even two days later it’s just really nice to have your hands free when you’re talking to someone. I cleaned my bathroom and had a nice conversation with some different folks. It’s one of those things I didn’t think I would really like until I have one.
It was 79 degrees and I played golf today. It was windy as hell but I was wearing shorts and sunglasses. On December 26th. Are you kidding me? God Bless Texas.
I’m leaving early tomorrow morning for a short day trip to Oklahoma City for a family reunion. My mom’s dad had 8 brothers and sisters and for the last 5o years or so, everyone related to them congreagates on the first Saturday after Christmas for an short afternoon of delicious pot-luck cooking and fellowship. I like visiting my distant family because they are a small part of me and have attributed to my current self. They are also amazingly pure and wholesome folks. It’s refreshing to be so welcomed by so many people.
The other exciting event is that on Sunday, around 9:30am, I’ll be lifting off for the beaches in Cancun for four nights and five days. I’m still trying to process how much fun this is going to be. Five days of sun, sand, and booze. I simply cannot wait! I’m sure there will be many good stories and pictures to share. I just have to not get too drunk and lose my passport and/or camera. Yeesh, what a nightmare.
I got absolutely shithoused drunk with our Kenyan neighbors last night. I left at 2:30 and I hear they went until sometime after 5am. I simply cannot fathom how those people, both the men and the women, can drink so much for so long. They are so jovial and hilarious too. There were probably 20 people there and my dad and I were the only white folks around but you never would have noticed. I think that’s pretty cool.