Pssst… are you up? Are you awake? What are you doing? Are you eating something special for Christmas? Are you wearing Christmas pyjamas? You are, aren’t you?
Have you opened gifts yet? Did anything surprise you, or did you sort of know what was underneath the tree?
What are you doing now? How about now? And now?
I am actually not as bored as I sound. I really like Christmas because it is the one day a year that you know nothing will be open, no one will be working, and you can pretty much play video games for 12 hours straight with zero consequences.
Actually, that is what I did last year. This year, I will still play video games for a little bit, but I’m mostly working through 501 essentially backgammon problems. Every year I like to set a goal for myself, and this year’s goal is to become a good enough backgammon player to consistently beat the computer on the hardest setting. A secondary goal is to start competing. A tertiary goal is to become the best backgammon player in the world before 2018. I like to aim high.
I hope you are having a relaxing day if you’re celebrating Christmas or not. That you’re keeping warm (or cool if you live in the Southern Hemisphere) and eating good food and reading books and being with friends or family.
So what are you doing now?