Yeah.. news.. whatever..
So it seems I’m ending my year on a bad note…
I was in a car accident this morning.
I don’t understand why they weren’t out salting the roads, they knew this weather was coming.
I was driving below the speed limit and I was two car lengths behind the guy in front of me. The guy in front of him stopped because of another accident in front of him. I tried to stop but just kept sliding right into the back of him. Felt so helpless just watching and praying the car would stop.
Good news is that his car just has a small dent and some chipped paint on the bumper. Bad news is our car is all screwed up now in the front…
When we were done I looked and there were five accidents right there in the same area, some were worse than ours, one was a car backwards, flipped around up on the sidewalk. Somehow the car that got hit ended up behind the car that hit it.
I’ve never been in a car accident before, so much for a perfect driving record I guess.
They should have been out salting the roads, but they weren’t and I was being as careful as I could but still I hit the guy..
I feel really bad about hitting the guy, I didn’t mean to, I tried to stop, but the ice just wouldn’t let me.
New review by me…
Quote: "Up for review today I’ve got an MP3 player from a company called HandGiftBox and it has a price of about $8. The player is small and portable and uses a microSD card for storage with no internal storage at all. So what do you get for $8? Is it even worth your time? I’d have to say no as for me the player broke with less and an hour of use and the headphones sound horrible and are very uncomfortable. The player can only use a microSD card up to 8gb in capacity and battery life is a dismal two hours. So read on… "
New review… whatever…
Quote: "Up for review today I’ve got another set of earphones or earbuds, whichever you call them, but they’re from a company called a-Jays and the product is called the One+. The headphones feature an in-line one button remote with microphone but if you’re using them with an Android device you can install the free app which adds even more functionality and control to the remote. The headphones feature truly tangle free cables and they even come with five different sizes of earbud covers to make sure you get the correct fit for your ears. So read on…"
New review by me…
Quote: "Today I have a quick review for you a USB hub, it has four ports but what makes it special is the design, it looks like a power strip. Yes it’s basic but it’s something that everyone might have a need for, so read on… "
Yeah same picture as yesterday, it’s festive!
Another rant, it’s Christmas so Bah Humbug!
So Christmas is not what it was when I was a kid.
Christmas is now all about money and buying more and more stuff, that’s it really.
Growing up I’ve watched it morph and change into something barely recognizable. It’s the point where it’s just another day for me, it’s not special anymore.
It’s all about money and buying things for people, buying the latest and greatest. It’s not ‘the thought that counts’ anymore, it’s the price that counts, it’s how much you spend and how many things you buy or get.
I’ll admit I’ve fallen into that trap as well, I do feel guilty I can’t afford to buy everything my kids want. yes it’s a whole lot of stuff, but part of me feels guilty I can’t buy everything they want. I shouldn’t feel that way, but society and big business has made me feel like this.
Christmas was about faith and family.
No I’m not religious and this isn’t pro-religion, but I was brought up Catholic and went to Catholic school. My Grandma Mary died when I was 12 and after that I stopped going to church really. We used to go every Saturday night for the evening mass, we would make a thing out of it. Usually go to mass and then get a steak sandwich or whatever other food, and it was fun. My Grandma was hardcore Italian, came over on the boat when she was little, spoke English and Italian fluently and damn I miss her, I miss her a lot. She pretty much raised me until she died, and then I was basically on my own, but that’s another story for another time that I’ll probably never share..
My Grandma was a hardcore Catholic as well, she believed. I stopped believing when she was taken from me I think.
Christmas back then was about family, and friends as well, but was being with family and celebrating life and the birth of Christ. It was a special time really. Going to mass, having dinner with the family, seeing everyone you haven’t seen in a while and even seeing those people you see everyday, it was different, it was festive, it was special.
Maybe my memories are skewed by the view of a child, and sure it wasn’t always fun and all that. Yes there were those family members who drank too much and caused problems, but it’s part of it really. It was kind of expected, you just knew so and so was going to get drunk and do something stupid. it wasn’t mean though, it was just goofy really.
After my grandma died I still had my mom and other grandmother and other family members, but that was the other side of the family and it was really different. It just wasn’t the same, it was a whole lot more alcohol for one thing and it just wasn’t as enjoyable.
My mom really didn’t get along with that side of the family so once my Grandma Mary died I really lost contact with them and I look back and I really regret that. Sure I could have made more of an effort but I was a kid, I was young, what the hell did I know back then? I was confused, a major part of my life was torn from me and I was pretty much thrown into a new life.
Religion has become sort of taboo all of the sudden, and that’s wrong in part.
I don’t with all of it, but the basics I do agree with and I think we should follow.
Do unto to others as you would have them do to you.
There’s nothing wrong with that, if we all lived that way the world would be a great place.
When did we forget what Christmas actually means?
When did it become about lining the pockets of companies and not about family?
I don’t care if you’re religious or not, the values taught by the Catholic or other religions can make the world a better place if we followed them.
I look around and I don’t have much in the way of family anymore, wife and kids and that’s really it. I’ve got nobody else.
I do have three sisters, but I can’t remember the last time I even saw them. They’re to my father’s new wife and we’re not close at all.
I do have a brother as well, different father but same mother, but he’s 13 years younger than me so we’re not close either. It also doesn’t help that he’s in another state, but I say good for him, get the hell out of here, there’s nothing here.
This Christmas look at what you really have and not all the stuff you got in the way of material things. Those things really don’t matter at all. They’ll be obsolete soon anyway, or broken, or lost or stolen, but your family will always be there.
It doesn’t matter how much stuff you got, that’s all replaceable, you can buy it again.
Christmas isn’t about stuff, it’s about family and being together.