22 November 2010

Fini!

(I wish I knew the name of this tune....)

Duuun
DUNN
DA-DUUUUUMMMMM

BOOM, BOOM
BOOM, BOOM
BOOM, BOOM
BOOM, BOOM

(Those would be tympani drums, I believe)

Is it the Theme from 2001 Space Odyssey?

Anyhoodle - This anthem played in my mind last night as I hit the "Purchase" button on Amazon.com, thereby COMPLETING my Christmas shopping.

Honest to God, what did we do before The Interwebz?

Did I really pack myself into a mall - along with everyone else who didn't have Internet access because, well, it didn't exist?

Yes, I did. As a matter of fact, the most memorable anxiety attack of my life happened 25 years ago at Woodfield Mall in the days leading up to Christmas. :: shudder ::

ANYWAY - Woot! Done. Fini.

I feel like I should do something to celebrate.

Ah, but wait. There's still wrapping to be done. And wrapping, to someone with OCD tendencies, is like a person with a severe gluten allergy trying bake 10 dozen cookies. It ain't pretty.

I'm not in love with that analogy, but there you have it.

:: sigh ::

3 comments:

Mrs. Gamgee said...

I had grandiose plans of having all my Christmas shopping done before I went on mat leave... hahaha... At least I have all my out of town shopping done. I just have absolutely no idea what to get my husband or how to go about getting it before Christmas actually gets here. *sigh*

Amy said...

Yes, 2001: A Space Odyssey -

"Sprach Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss!

fatboyfat said...

Ah yes, She Who Must Be Obeyed adopted this strategy this year, too.

We don't quite know what we'll do with ourselves for the next three weeks.