With the notable exceptions of Bryner and La Fab, you guys really suck at playing Mixtape. I liked all of the songs they suggested, and would like to amend my original submissions to say: Instead of Not Fade Away, Maybe Baby and also please add Achin' To Be by the Replacements and Here I am by Al Green. I could play this game for the rest of my life. It's almost as much fun as Sitka: The Movie.
I know some of you are checking in just to see what sorts of crafts I am up to. Well, I'm not going to show you because they're presents, like for Christmas, and you can't peek! So quit trying. I will say that I am tempted to make up this pattern in that hot pink shantung I bought last holiday season. I won't, though, because I am frantic trying to finish off the pressies that need to be mailed away before the Postal Service acts to thwart my attempts to have them arrive in time for the holiday. I still have slippers from last year pinned together waiting to be sewn.
If you are finding it difficult to enjoy holiday music, and you enjoy swing or rockabilly, may I suggest you listen to the Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas CDs? They are properly festive without being CHRISTMASSY. Make yourself a Prancing Elf or just a chocolate martini while listening. You'll be in the spirit in no time.