Why hello, sweet sweet queermos! Today is Friday, which is best known as that day you log onto Autostraddle to chat with each other in the comments of the Friday Open Thread! We are still doing it, obvi, but my semester is ending and everything is difficult and also wonderful. What I’m saying is, I could use a laugh, you know? And y’all are the funniest, realest, most wonderful humans of all.
So I really really like the holidays. Like a lot. I have Love Actually on repeat the entirety of December, and this past week I found out my fiancée’s mom has the extended version and we are totally going to watch it together while the rest of the family judges us harshly. I’ve also been hitting the holiday playlists on Songza really hard. The Bing Crosby/David Bowie version of Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth brought tears to my eyes (though maybe that’s because I seriously needed a nap). Since I don’t work in retail anymore, I’m allowed to love the holidays again.
But the holidays, even when you like them, aren’t all reindeer games. We had a memorial service for my fiancée’s grandmother last week, right after Thanksgiving. That was kinda rough. And my semester is coming to a close, so that means I have one massive final project due and I’m feeling the “you’re not smart enough” voice start to yell in the back of my head. Sometimes telling the voice in the back of your head that it’s spouting some bullshit is really hard, ya know? Plus my family lives far enough away that I don’t get to see them on Christmas Day (but near enough that I do get to see them right after Christmas). I dunno, I really love my parents and sometimes I cry a bit when they’re not close enough to have dinner with me. And also! The world seems to be going to hell, doesn’t it? To Hades in a handbag.
In short, the holidays are a weird emotional soup. So I figured we’ll play a game to distract us from our feelings. What’s the gif that best represents your current holidaze? The best of the daze? The worst of the daze? The “I am definitely not doing anything other than watching Love Actually” kinda daze? Give me the status of your holidaze in gifs, my friends. And I will give you mine. In fact, I will give you multitudes.
Just after finals:
When my fiancée’s family makes fun of me for wearing my unicorn onesie on Christmas morning:
All other times:
What you don’t know is that they’re watching Love Actually. Isn’t it sad that I used a Love Actually gif in my last gif thread and therefore cannot use one again?
GIVE ME THE GIFT OF GIFS, GAY ONES! HAPPY HOLIDAZE, B*TCHES.
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