If youre reading this, the world did not end. Yet. (How many articles have lead with this in the past week?)
Anyway, I hope everyone had a great Christmas with family and friends. I hope you made the children around you happy (whether your own or someone elses) and that someone made you smile. I found myself not really feeling the Christmas spirit until Christmas Eve. It took watching the Charlie Brown special a few times AND listening to the soundtrack. It also took some cookies and a few adult beverages.
It just doesnt feel the same after you watch the buy her diamonds or she wont love you commercials. Sometimes everything else that comes with this time of year just gets in the way.
Id like to blame it on the fact that Im a grown up now, and since it isnt about getting presents, its not fun. I dont think thats what it is. Greed has gotten greedier it seems and its extremely obvious.
I know of one little girl this year who asked for a laptop, motorized scooter, an iPhone, video game system AND money on the same list. I dont know, just seemed like a bit much. Its like, were you THAT good this year? If you get all of that stuff, Im filing a complaint with Santa myself.
We are three days from the new year! My resolution is the same as it is every year: Be a better Floco Torres than last year and be good to as many people as possible.
Whats yours? Dusting off that treadmill you bought during tax time? Spending more time with the kids? Or less time if theyre bad kids? Whatever it is, take this chance to reset the clock and get a fresh start on whats important to you.
And if youre looking for something to do in town this weekend, the annual Stillwater and Friends Reunion Concert is Friday night at the Cox Capitol Theatre. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show should start about 9:30 p.m. Come out and join the band and guest performers as they celebrate the holidays with a spectacular jam session. General admission tickets are $20.
Saturday, the Cox keeps the party going when they host Perpetual Groove. Ive never seen these guys live, but Ive heard they are fantastic. Its definitely a show worth checking out to hear something new. Tickets are $15 general admission the day of the show. Afterward, you can catch a free acoustic performance with Brock Butler of Perpetual Groove at Roasted Café and Lounge!
And of course, make sure to be safe wherever you decide to bring in the new year on Monday. See you in 2013!
Floco Torres is an artist/songwriter. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.