Friday, November 11, 2005

Have a Yucky Day...


Ive been a bit of an Oscar lately......Infact, i've been so grumpy that I havent wanted to leave my apartment in days.

For the past week, i've been an absolute nightmare. And Since it was my birthday, and I was rediculously sick, I decided the only way to get over my bit of "gouch week" was to go shopping. And in doing so, I went to the mall on Tuesday, and Wednesday *after class of course* and got all of my Christmas shopping done and out of the way. I REFUSE to go to the mall any time past December 1st. If you cant blame me.

Now, I know I know, I loathe Christmas, it's full of jolly well wishers and do gooders. UGH. I'm a do gooder all year long, and to see people pretend for a couple of weeks to get along and make nice with everyone they hate the rest of the year, just doesnt cut it for me. A bunch of people doing nice things to feel good about themselves just for 2 weeksa year is about as sentimental as running naked through a patch of drywall insulation.

But I digress.....my dad was always one of those big Churchy types. He's straight off the boat from Italy, so the majority of my Sunday's involved me getting up at the crack of dawn to go sit in a stuffy room with a bunch of stuffy people sitting there listening to a guy blab on about not having sex before marriage. NO THANKS.

So when I hit 18, I firmly put my foot down and said, No more church. I decided to "Do good" in other ways. So after university, I got a job at a crisis shelter, and volunteered at a soup kitchen. But I still managed to make it to church every Christmas and Easter, and I collectively became what is now known as a "Chreaster" church goer. HOWEVER, one fateful year, Christmas eve happened to fall on a Monday. And since my family was going to church at 5pm, I decided that since it conflicted with my obligations at the soup kitchen, I was going to go to my volunteer position instead. I think God would have been happier that I was feeding the homeless rather than sit in some stuffy building, with stuffy people, listen to a guy blab on about no sex before marriage. LOL

My dad proceeded to be mad at me until Easter, when I had a chance to redeem myself and go to church....but I didnt go then either...and havent gone since. I am of the mindset that says "who says I have to go sit in a building one hour a week to prove that I believe something"....If sitting in a building proves that you believe in something, then I wonder what going to the movies proves you believe in.....or the theater....or school....or your job. Dont those places count for something? ANYTHING??? What if someone has a picture of Jesus up at your desk? Is it as good as going to church?

But I digress again....the entire point of this post was to share with the world, that i'm no longer grouchy, as shopping cured me, and I got all my x-mas shopping done and out of the way with. Yay me!

16 comments:

Jennifer said...

Ugh! I hated going to church! So glad I don't have to go any more. Not Christmas, not Easter. I go to weddings and funerals, and that's it.

Actually I have to admit, that I'm really creeped out by people who are religious.

berly02 said...

Shopping cures all. If only my bank understood that . . .

Lindsey said...

If it makes you feel better...I feel EXACTLY the same way with regard to church. I just don't feel the need to have someone preach to me in order for me to have faith. Your beliefs are proved by your actions and the way you live your daily live...not by how many times you sat on a pew.

Marcus said...

After the week I've had I reckon i'll be spending all of saturday in the shops.. though since I'm a miserly sod all I'll spend money on is some peanuts to throw at the charity collectors who emerge along the length of the high street this time of year.

Don't get me wrong though- I'm a big christmas fan. I sing Jingle Bells at the top of my lungs while I'm driving, roast chestnuts on open fires and wear a santa hat to work on xmas eve.
It's just he leeches who get in your face and try make you feel obligated to be charitable that get under my skin.

Hope you're feeling better, btw.

Cynthia said...

I am totally not a religious person and regular Churchgoing people do get on my nerves a little. I agree that you shouldn't have to sit in some building for an hour a week just to prove your beliefs.

Good for you on getting your Christmas shopping done. I admire people who can get it done even before December.

yrautca said...

So they actually have malls in Canada too? Whoa!!! Coolness!

Strip clubs do to men what malls do to women, I suppose. Cuz I sure am not cured by shopping.

Px said...

being the strict atheist that i am i'm not a big church goer...births marriages and deaths only

and we both know that my oscar pic is better than yours :P

Princess Pessimism said...

Jennifer - Religious people CAN be creepy, like the mom from "Carrie"? UGH...*shudder*

Berly - Shopping always makes me feel lovely. And I understnad completely about the bank account. Wouldnt it be nice if money grew on trees?

Linny - I coundt agree more.

Marcus - LOL!! just as long as you dont use their charity bucket as a trash can. LOL I'm feeling much better thanks.

Cynthia - Me too. That's why I asked what sitting in the movies for 2 hours proves you believe in...LOL

Yrautca - YES....ignoramus!!! LOL You really need to make it to canada at some point. We dont live in igloos either!

You go to church for BIRTHS?? Oh that whacky country of yours....LOL
Not better or worse love...just different. =)

Trib said...

Glad you feel better! And you stimulated the economy at the same time! You go girl!

Phil said...

Apparently you worship shopping. If you want to attend a good church, go to The Church of Phil. we have great snacks. I agree with you that many of the rules that many religions lay down seem almost entirely arbitrary and in no way prove that you are a good human being.

Px said...

yeah birhts...as in christenings...

Natalia said...

Yaay for the un-grouchment of you :) I, on the other hand, have just begun my grouchyness and it shall not be gone until I am done with my prospectus defense. I can't do anything about it. It is what it is and no amount of shopping will undo it :)

-N

Katie said...

i'm with linny on the church....

Sexy Suburbanite said...

I love Christmas! But, I love it because it makes people's wonderful giving/loving spirit come out. I totally agree that this is how things should be year-round, but since it just isn't that way I'll have to settle for the one time of the year when people really let their good side show.

Anyway, I agree with you on the church thing. Everyone should be able to worship in their own way -- that's my motto.

Hernesto G said...

There is only one true light and way: Judaism... also maybe Buddhism, come to think of it possibly Confusionism, definitely Hinduism, Daoism has a good point, hold on hold on Taoisim is interesting, and of course B'Hai Faith.. Zoroastronism is creepy but it is there... Even Islam makes a crazy attemp... So, this covers it... all the worthy religions... done, have a good day infidels!!!

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