Monday, November 8, 2010
Why is it that with each passing year the holidays seem to come earlier and earlier? It's mid-November and already lite-music radio stations are cranking out 24-hour-a-day Christmas tunes, one-day sales are flashing across the television screen and enthusiastic next door neighbors are wrapping colorful blinking lights around their palm trees. Well, at least mine are. I'm all for the celebrating the Christmas spirit—excuse me, the holiday spirit—but can't we all just relax and enjoy a few weeks in November without painting them red and green? Take my weekend grocery shopping trip for example. It must be Christmastime in Bermuda because Dunkley's Dairy egg nog has officially hit the shelves. Now don't get me wrong. I'm a bonafide egg nog lover as last year's tribute to the rich and creamy candy-in-a-glass clearly states, but come on people. I've still got pumpkins on my front porch! Albeit pumpkins next to sun-drenched lizards, but expensive imported pumpkins nonetheless. Ahh well, it looks like I better pre-order this year's Christmas tree before they all sell out, ya know, because that's what you have to do when you live in Bermuda. Happy November, people. Happy November.