Holiday spirit or lack therof!
Over the weekend my step-sister's email account she opened back in 2001 was hacked and she had to start a new one. Part of me sympathized with her, but for the most part I was laughing behind her back. Of my three step-siblings I am more antagonized by Elizabeth my 22 year old step-sister. She just has the demeanour and personality that implies she is better than you. She is spoiled and pretty much gets whatever she wants when she wants it. I think the word that best describes he would be 'ungrateful'. I am happy to see that she lost her 'angelic' appearance in favour of her drunken sailor persona.
In the end I decided to sell my plasma television to Tom, my mom's significant other. My sister and her boyfriend will probably not be too happy about it but they really can't afford it right now anyway. The only downside is the Boxing Week flyers from Best Buy and Future Shop are lackluster when it comes to deals on televisions. As it stands I can either pay less for a television I won't be entirely happy with, or pay more and get exactly what I want but...well more money is more money! Best Buy is selling the television I actually wanted for $100 more than a local stores current sale price! For $60 I can get the television from Gibby's Audio & Video delivered and save $100. Only problem is the is $1600 ($1876 after you include shipping and tax)! However it is exactly what I wanted, but perhaps not exactly what I need.
Not sure what I will end up getting though. Although if I get the Samsung LN46A650 I don't plan on getting a new television for at least 2-3 years as I can be content with 46 inches (I currently have a 50 inch), and it is 120Hz refresh rate and a 1080P LCD, which is much better for using as a computer monitor as well.
Still not sure if I am going to my mom's on Christmas day for dinner. I know if I don't go she will be a wee bit upset, so I don't really want to disappoint her. She is pissed with my gramps as she asked him if he could possibly drive me over as he drives a mini-van. Well he apparently asked Lillian, his lover, if he could use her mini-van to drive me over and she told him absolutely not as she didn't want to take a chance with her shocks. I am used to this kind of treatment being morbidly obese. People look at me and make ridiculous conclusions about everything. My weight is something I desperately want to tackle in 2009. I found a surgeon in Toronto who agreed to perform the Lap-band surgery on me at my current weight, however $16,500 is not cheap! Those people on my dad's side of the family who can easily afford the cost aren't exactly jumping at the bit to help me though.
It is definitely not fun being trapped in a box. However I know it is only a matter of time before I am either bound to a bed or six feet under if things don't drastically change.
Anyway enough about that...
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Happy Holidays to everyone!