December 9, 2007

A Rebuttal

Well, it has come to my attention that no Christmas card is complete without a family photo. See here, and here...(there's more evidence out there. but I'm tired of linking.)

And while I almost agree, I mostly disagree. Because I'm not sending a photo this year. Why? Because I can't afford it. Why? Because we are spending money on silly things like tuition and books? SOOOOOO, I can't afford to get the photos printed AND put a stamp on the envelope.

Besides, it's pretty much guaranteed that you are going to throw the picture away. Unless, of course, you're my family or really good friend. (But not even all my family. My obscure family relations aren't going to keep a picture of "that one cousin? I think? maybe? shoot.... I actually have no idea who she is!" yeah. They're not keeping the pictures. So WHY would I bother?)

That's what she said.

And I guess if I wanted to, I could send a few people pictures, but then I would still have to go to the trouble of getting them printed (and even though I know it's probably not that much trouble, it's more than I'm willing to take on... again with the why? Do you remember what my life is as of late? Exhibit A. Exhibit B. Exhibit C. Do I need further proof that it is TOO MUCH? Didn't think so.

Anyways, the fact that I'm even sending a card should be celebrated. You get to open a fun note in the real live mail. Yes, a fun note. No, not a letter detailing mine and my children's lives this last year.... (*sidenote* You don't read my blog? Rude!)

So as I was saying, no picture this year. And the card? I usually make my cards. Each and every one. But not this year. Due to the previously introduced evidence. I'm proud to say that I'm doing a faux-made card. I found the cheapest cutest ones, and I'm embellishing them a trifle.

And if you don't like it, well, too bad. You're probably going to throw it away January 1st so, with as much tact and love as I can muster, I state the following:

I don't care.

P.S. I admit that I did maybe mention my blog to a few people that I know would love the opportunity to "spy" on me a 'lil bit.... two..... I only told two people to check me out..... I now order all of you to tell two people.... and have those people tell two people.... I also give you permission to shout "Merry Christmas" at the same time...... Okay, it should go something like this, "Merry Christmas, read The Bingham Diaries ........ tell your friends!....... Merry Christmas"...... got it? good......

P.P.S. this is a pyramid scheme at it's finest..... wouldn't Mary Kay be proud?..... oh, you sell Mary Kay?..... I meant ReLiv......honest......