Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Ahhh yes. I was greeted by this in the Doubletree lobby in central valley California.

It was in the low 30s when I flew out of Cleveburgh, but 70 when I landed out west. Granted, it's in the 40s at night, but I wasn't really expecting a fake xmas tree to be the first thing I saw in the hotel.

I shouldn't be surprised, as Halloween candy was out at Labor Day and the December holiday shit has been in stores since mid-October.

But I'm not ready for it - not that I ever am. I can't even wrap my head around that it's Thanksgiving next week and then December a week after that.

I still have weeks of work travel planned for the rest of the year. No rest for the wicked, I suppose. I am hoping to make Platinum, but I think I might come up short - which sucks. I suppose had I done 2-3 more flight earlier in the year, I wouldn't be coming down to the wire on this, but it is all so draining.

Well, I wish I had more to say, but it's 23:38 on my body clock, which means I've been up for 20.5 hours now.  I gotta get to bed.

Sad it's only 20:38 here and my lights will be out.  Sad but true.

Song by:  any musician cheesy enough to release a holiday record


Erik Rubright said...

Were they playing Yaksmas music yet in the lobby too?

anne marie in philly said...

one of our local malls had "santa" arrive on 11/3. too f-ing early! thanksgiving day (after my city's annual parade) is good enough; that's how it used to be 50 years ago.

(shakes cane) and you kids get offa my lawn!

Cubby said...

They were busy decorating the buildings of my work place yesterday afternoon as I left. "Winter Holidays" make me feel so good. No xmas trees though. Just boughs of holly and lots of big red balls. I like big balls.

Harpers Keeper said...

two of the houses in my neighborhood have their outside lights up already. 5

Ur-spo said...

I keep on my blinders and don't take them off until after thanksgiving.