Howdy folks! Are you surviving the holidays? We're almost up to New Years Eve, so hang in there. If you're like me, you do love friends and family get-togethers, but you sometimes wish there was a time limit to socializing. Say, 40 minutes or so per event. My equally introverted friend Megan once had the greatest idea ever: a special "quiet room" at parties you could enter to decompress before going out to be bombarded by chatter again.
Speaking of Christmas excitement, Horse Nation recently posted a collection of videos of little girls getting ponies for Christmas. You can't watch 'em here.
Generally I have mixed feelings about these videos. Are those girls spoiled by getting ponies as gifts, or am I just weirdly jealous that as a little girl I had to slave away at minimum wage jobs to get my first horse? Are equines okay to "gift" anyway?
Most of these girls seem really, really surprised and break-into-sobs happy, but a couple of 'em seem to just believe getting a pony is no more than what they're due for being so adorable. They're happy, but not the kind of mind-blowing happy I would have been had I been given a pony at 10 years old.
|Yeah, this is more realistic...|
How about you? Were you ever given a horse/pony? Have you ever given one? How did it turn out?
My top "spoiled brat videos" this year are definitely this one and this one. Dear parents: grow some fucking balls. Your kid is going to grow up into an entitled asshole.
Actually I myself was rather spoiled this Christmas, with a mound of awesome retro presents, My Little Pony swag and an adorable llama ornament.
I should perhaps explain that my family has a tradition of giving meaningful ornaments that commemorate a special event or sentiment from the year. Therefore, this little guy (made with real llama wool) is commemorative of Nash.
One of the cheapest, but coolest gifts I gave this year was a batch of unicorn cookies, each lovingly decorated to the max. They were for my husband's co-worker, who has pulled some extra shift this year so he and I could have a day off together once in a while. She's unicorn-obsessed :)
What did you get for Christmas? Or more importantly, what did you give?