RANT: My hero, Larry David, the modern day Scrooge

https://pagesix.com/2021/12/18/larry-david-rivals-scrooge-in-his-disdain-for-christmas/

Larry David rivals only Scrooge in his disdain for Christmas
By Ian Mohr
December 18, 2021 | 9:28am

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Among the holiday’s most offensive elements, in his opinion, are — “the loathsome music. The movies with their ridiculous, treacly sentiments. The presents — thinking about them, shopping for them (never without resentment), and the attendant pile of garbage that accumulates from opening them, an environmental disaster simultaneously taking place in living rooms across the country.”

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Yes, it seems that the alleged reason for the season is completely forgotten by this celebrating it.

I always thought Scrooge got a bum rap from the media.  Especially, about the “workhouses”, when he paid his taxes.

There is so much “poverty of spirit” in the land we don’t need to fake it for a “holiday”.

So I, like Larry, just keep my feelings to my self and go on my “merry way”.

Happy Festivus.

And a “Bash Humbug” to you all.

Peace on Earth, good will to … 

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PRODUCTIVITY: Drainers

http://eblingroup.com/2013/01/how-to-get-rid-of-the-things-that-drain-you.html

A humorous exercise. For me it’s clutter, and birthday / holidays / anniversaries! Drains my battery to zero in nothing flat.

This recent Christmas, I screwed up sending money to the “children”. I had a budget, took out the requisite cash, filled envelopes, and sent them out in three waves. And, discovered I had an odd amount left over. So I took it and went to the American Legion to ponder what to do. That eliminated the problem. Bottom line: no one got an empty envelope, so in that sense, no reportable problem. Further, since it was “found money” for the receivers, no one knew I screwed up. Next year, I’m using Paytrust my bill payment service. Nice an impersonal and un screw up able. Everyone will be happy! And it won’t “drain my battery”.

I’m also scanning all loose paper into Evernote and / or Dropbox. By sometime next year, all my paper will be electrons somewhere in the cloud. No clutter to distract and drain me.

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