D’s Holiday Tally, Take Two

This one’s in honour of my friend who just returned from a week in the balmy Dominican Republic to the cold North American misery we’re dealing with right now.

Here’s what happened last week in my Christmas-season-related life, in numbers: 

16: number of Christmas cards written and mailed (yours is in the mail)

2: number of Christmas cards already received

0: number of presents bought

1: number of possible ideas for family-related gifts

$51: approximate amount of money spent on alcohol

3: number of parties attended

1: number of those parties being Christmas-related

1: number of times ill and hungover as a result of said parties

1: number of backsides I’ve grabbed, on behalf of other people, in the name of Christmas

$77: amount of money spent on cab fare home from aforementioned parties.

And I’m just getting warmed up for this week’s onslaught, which starts later on today.

Hoo boy. That’s scary.

D’s Holiday Tally, Take One

So the holiday season’s starting to rev itself into full gear.

Some of my friends have already finished their shopping and begun their circuit of Christmas parties.

I thought this year would be the one where I’d finally be ahead of schedule.

Hmmm … not so much.

My progress as of December 1st:

$20.88: amount of money spent on stamps to mail Christmas cards

0: number of Christmas cards written and mailed

1: number of Christmas cards already received

0: number of presents bought

$10.95: amount of money spent on alcohol

1: number of parties attended

0: number of those parties being Christmas related

$12: amount of money spent on cab fare home from aforementioned parties.

Boring and ungrateful, you say?

Don’t you worry. The Cheer is comin’. Gimme a few days.