mjj (flemmings) wrote,

The local scene

I don't normally go into Shoppers Drug Mart-- a brazenly overpriced fatcat 'put the independents out of business' chain. But seeing this headline in the paper-- Shoppers Drug Mart nixes Christmas music-- I thought maybe I might start. An oasis of no Christmas music throughout December -- what heaven!!

Until I read the article and discovered that they've turned it off *now* ie they'd already started playing it the minute Hallowe'en was over. Or maybe before, because I see that the high winds on Monday ahead of Sandy's arrival toppled the Christmas tree at City Hall. Bah, humbug. I may have to buy an ipod to get me through the next two months.

(Yanno, if you told the stores not to play music until the start of Advent, they wouldn't have the slightest notion what you were talking about? So much for the Christ in Christmas.)

Meanwhile, there's this strange glowing thing in the sky, peeking through the clouds and hail and snow showers. What could it possibly be?
Tags: rl

  • (no subject)

    Because I come from the Before Times I have all sorts of stationery dating from the 70s and 80s or even before. It's usually envelopes, because I was…

  • (no subject)

    As ever, a crossword clue took me to Keats Ode to a Nightingale, which I'd somehow managed never to read even as I see it quoted all over the…

  • (no subject)

    Henh. If I were born today I'd have the same name- Madeleine- as the cousin who was born two? three? years before I was. That we're both named for…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded