The Week in My World 11/29/10
WITH THANKSGIVING come and gone, the holiday season has officially begun. It’s a depressing time of year for me and about a million other people. The harder I try to get into the f*cking holiday spirit the more I fail.
What I see is stressed-out people spending money they don’t have for gifts that aren’t appreciated…strapped-for-cash guys buying flashy overpriced crap for women with entitlement issues…family manipulations at the year’s nastiest…harassed working mothers who truly believe they are responsible for pleasing every single person in their family. At this time of year magazines publish thousands of articles on how to cope with holidays. If holidays are something people have to “cope” with, why do them? It brings to mind the famous Samuel Johnson quote: “Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment.”
At least Thanksgiving was surreal
The past few days have been fiercely windy, but it rarely snows and if it does it melts with the sun. Some hummingbirds don't migrate and will stay near feeders all winter. This is at a customer's house in a lovely nearby neighborhood. Look to the left of the feeder to see the hummer about to land.
Hummingbird perched on feeder. It's amazing that this tiny creature weighing only a few ounces can survive the high desert winters.
Matilda and Ajulet, two of my outside cats. They have cozy beds in the laundry shed too. I love being able to give difficult animals a home. Matilda has such angst around humans. I can identify.
My beautiful Jasmine "I don't need no stinking leash" Argosy. We take care of each other---when she walks with me, she is very serious and observant. I love her so much.
Car of the week: 1949 Kaiser 4-door sedan, brought you by our friend Hogan at hogansclassiccars.com