Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Repot a Christmas Tree!

Happy Saturday! Christmas is over! Time to eradicate it from my apartment as though it had never happened!

Things to talk about!

When I am done with Christmas, I am DONE. No easing off period, 100% over. So today I am putting all my decorations back in the closet, repotting my live tree so that it just looks like a decorative plant, and replace the light bulb in my kitchen. That’s not a Christmas thing, it just burnt out, and it will be easier to replace with the decorations gone. Anyway, are you the same? Do you do 100% clearance in a day, or do you ease off?

Even this pipe stem cleaner candy cane will be removed and put away for the next 11 months. Nothing escapes!

Other thing, VERY IMPORTANT, it’s Award Season on DCIB!!!! We already had our first very very important Award nominations, “best instagram male celebrity post”. Swing by and vote if you haven’t already!

And give me ideas for other awards categories! I’m thinking, “Most Shallow Reality Streaming Series”, “Most Amusing Quarantine Themed Music Video”, “Best Photo of Sid M”, what else would you add?

New Maddy trailer! It’s a remake of Charlie, if you’ve seen that. If you haven’t, don’t! Because that way you can enjoy this version. It’s a bit of a tricky remake, because on the one hand Parvathy > Shraddha Srinath, but on the other hand Maddy >>>>>>> Dulquer.

Okay, that’s all I got! Time to repot a Christmas tree while y’all talk!

15 thoughts on “Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Repot a Christmas Tree!

  1. I re-read books and re-watch films I’ve enjoyed, the first after a suitable lapse of time, the second sometimes right away. My pleasure doesn’t diminish. Yesterday was my third time with Happy New Year and I think I got even more of a kick out of it than the first two times. Does anyone else do that? And why?

    As to Christmas, I didn’t celebrate this year, but when I do, everything stays up until Jan 6. I WANT to take it all down; the tinsel and garland and musical Santas rebuke me, but family traditions die hard.


    • There are some movies I enjoy more every time I see them. I think of that as a sign of the intent of the filmmakers. Happy New Year, Chennai Express, Dilwale, the fun masala type movies, you enjoy them more and more every time you watch them. Big fun songs, jokes you laugh at as you feel them coming, lots to be happy about. Some clever twisty plotty thing, not nearly as fun to rewatch once you know how the plot turns out. But if the plot is totally predictable and the audience already knows how it will end, you have to make the journey enjoyable.

      Why Jan 6? Is that the end of the 12 days or something else I don’t know about?

      On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 8:38 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • For my mother, it was Timkat, Jesus’ baptism. For my dad, the Feast of the Three Kings, or Epiphany. Either way, it worked out in our mixed religion family. .


        • I’d never heard of Timkat before! And there are a lot of Ethiopian Christians in my neighborhood, I’m gonna pay attention now and see if I notice any signs of celebration.

          On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 10:27 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



          • Mom was Moroccan and sort of a half ass Christian/Moslem. She liked ALL hoildays. My dad took his Catholocism seriously, so that’s what we did.


  2. I like your style. Yes, our 100% clearance day was yesterday, and today, as the new year gets underway, I feel much lighter.


    • Same! I just took everything down and put it in the closet and it is so nice.

      On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 8:45 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  3. The bulb going out thing is weird.I hate putting on string lights on any festival(difficult to arrange,consumes too much power),but there is an annual tradition at my house(coincidence to be honest)of at least one bulb fusing off every Diwali.Maybe the power consumption pattern changes drastically during festivals.


  4. Christmas decorations phase out as I get around to taking them down or notice ones I missed. Thinking of leaving the outdoors lights up for a while this year. What I am more militant about is the kids toys. New stuff comes into the house, it needs to be given a home, and if it doesn’t fit (eek, the bookshelf is full to bursting right now) then old stuff must go. I generally take birthdays and holidays as a chance to help them clear out and get rid of stuff they don’t use or grew out of. Today, under supervision, their room went from disaster area to fully picked up and organized, including getting rid of some old junk, so that’s my accomplishment for the day.


    • You have a much more militant technique than my parents! Grossest story: I found my bag of Christmas stuff that I hadn’t found a place for months later, and discovered a rotted dead hard orange in the bottom of it. But now I am better! Because I am an adult!

      I don’t have an outside to put lights on, or else I would be tempted to leave them up. I did put up pretty white lights in my windows back in October or so and I am going to be leaving them up until March. But I have labeled them in my head as “decorative pretty lights” not “Christmas lights” so it is okay.

      On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 4:16 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  5. I’m another 6th of January person, because that is 12th night, the last day of Christmas and, for a New Orleanian like me, the first day of Mardi Gras season. (Traditionally they go up on Christmas Eve and come down on 12th night, and I actually did that this year, mostly because I was too lazy to do it before). If I were at home I’d be having a king cake, but here I guess I’ll just take my decorations down.


      • The big parades all happen on Lundi and Mardi Gras days (that’s the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday). Most of the eight weeks is society parties, and if you aren’t on that rung of society you ignore it. Starting about two weeks before there are occasional night and weekend parades and once in a while we would go if we felt like it, but not often.


        • What with this and your coffee opinions, I don’t think I have the strength to be a New Orleanser. It’s easier to just live in Chicago and deal with snow and drink bad coffee.


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