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It's mid-December, which means too many people are stressing out about what gifts to buy their loved ones for the holidays. What annoys me almost as much as the vast materialism and selfishness that engulfs this time of year is when people buy checklist gifts. What's a checklist gift, you ask? It's what I call the kind of present that people buy just to check that recipient off their list, giving absolutely no thought to what might bring the person joy. NB, so we avoid dumb comments, that my preference would be for people to simply enjoy the company of loved ones and not revel in materialism. BUT. If our society is going to make Christmastime about giving presents, at least make them good presents! Did you really think I'd enjoy the DVDs of 'American Horror Story'? (I know it's a great show, but I can't watch anything remotely scary or dark. Even if just the lighting is dark. People who know me know that!) Or body wash that was tested on animals and smells like a French prostitute? Or, meanest of all, toe socks? (I have webbed toes...toe socks are like giving a toothless person an apple.) Even just writing "Hey you're nice" on a piece of paper is a better gift for me than those three things. But those things are perfect for other people. You just have to consider the recipient! They say 'it's the thought that counts' for a reason. If you are going to do presents, do them well or don't do them at all (and focus instead on what the holidays are really about - miracle babies).
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Laughfrodisiac is attempting to complete another month of VeganMOFO in September 2014! Read about the plan here and stay tuned every day in September!
In September 2013, Laughfrodisiac participated in VEGANMOFO! Read about this awesome month-long vegan blogging challenge! And read all the posts I wrote during VeganMofo here!
If you like the Veganizing "Friends", check out more of my veganization of TV food on HelloGiggles!
Click on the Michelin Restaurants link for an ever-growing review collection for fancy restaurants that can accommodate vegans!