December 08, 2005

fa-la-la-la-la la la la laaaa

I was woken up at 4am this morning by the Christmas Spirit. Oh wait, no... no... that was Kitty who woke me up. I went to bed early last night, stricken with a bad headache, and I don't even know how the heck Kitty got into my room. But strange things like this do happen, on occasion.

No, the Christmas Spirit came after I was already awake. After letting Kitty outside to do her business, I had a horrible time getting back to sleep. For one thing, my room was unusually toasty, so the warmth stung my dry eyes, preventing me from slipping back into sweet slumber. And then, I thought Hey! I need to get all my Christmas music on my iPod, fer goshsakes!

This involved going out to my car, in my pajamas, at 4am, to retrieve my iPod; then, linking together the iTunes libraries on my iMac and my iBook (which involved being all 1337), setting up proper Christmas playlists and, lastly, waiting for my iPod to update over 350 tracks. Nothing provokes slumber better than watching the iPod updater display... "3 of 363 tracks updated.... 4 of 363 tracks updated...".

By the time my alarm went off at 6:30am, my iPod was completely updated, and, while I did just want to call in sick and remain in my cozy bed FOR ALL ETERNITY, I got up and got out of the house - with my iPod - and listened to the entire Chipmunks Christmas album, the Charlie Brown Christmas album, and "Tijuana Christmas", by the Border Brass (it's a long commute). The only thing that would've made the drive in more Christmasey was if I had a peppermint mocha in-hand, sparkly Christmas lights hung all over the interior of my MINI, and Rudolph, glowing-nose-and-all, sitting next to me, scratching up my Lapis Blue leather interior.


posted by julie at December 8, 2005 11:10 AM


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