Monday, December 24, 2007

Yep, the Griswolds are back...

Oi! Oh, man... seriously, why is the world still rotating today? When I got home from the bar at whatever o'clock in the morning it was, only a few freakin' hours ago, I'm pretty sure all I wanted was for some type of worldly catastrophic event to take place that would mean I wouldn't ever have to wake up for work!

Here's the deal -- drinking a lot when you don't drink a lot anymore... whoa. Might as well, might as well, might as well just skip the drinking and take a jackhammer straight to my skull. Come on, Advil, work, baby! It's not even like I was drinking to get plastered. Somehow the glass kept getting filled with beer and so that meant each time I had to eventually empty it into my stomach! Dems da rulez, yo -- No Beer Wasted. Duh.

Now it's like coming up on 8 a.m. as I type this and I have to work a 24 hour shift starting at 9 ... haaaa! luckily not until 9 o'clock tonight, Christmas Eve -» through Christmas morning -» through Christmas day -» 9 p.m. Christmas night. I have no idea what bar in town will be open but when my shift's over, it'll probably be pitcher time again, that or just pour me Guinness by the pint and I'll be forgetting Christmas with each and every hoist. Ahhhh... or I'll just come back to my bed and collapse. We shall see, we shall see.

Probably no way that I'll run today. Even though the gym's open until 6 p.m. this evening, I'm fairly sure I've written that off already. After my run last night, man, I was so stoked for a run today. Just the mere thought of stepping foot on the track is making me shudder in horror.
Stoopid alcohol.

So for now I've got 12+ hours to get some more sleep and recover from this. If I had to start a shift in an hour, that would be so wicked irresponsible. I think, at least I hope, I've left that kind of irresponsibility way in the past. Mayhaps if I worked at Mickey D's I'd tell them to kiss my shiny metal ass, I quit... but my job is slightly more important than that so I'll be there with bells on, or I would if I wore bells, which I don't, so no bells, nevermind. But if it's anything like Thanksgiving then it'll be an interesting shift with interesting calls. Still, perhaps I shoulda flown to Dutch Harbor for a few days. All I woulda done there is drank myself silly with strangers and Christmas would have been actively happening just as much as it is here. Maybe the best place to go to avoid the holiday would be, oh, Saudi Arabia? Yemen? Something like that.

Anyway, I didn't plan to listen to Christmas tunes this late into the season but this happens and that happens and I didn't want to wait on this until next year so here it is now...

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation soundtrack (front cover)National



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Christmas Vacation (cartoon version) -- Mavis Staples
· Take It Russ. . .
Hey, Santa Claus -- The Moonglows
· Clark's Asskiss Remark
That Spirit Of Christmas -- Ray Charles
· Sh****r Was Full
Christmas Vacation Suite -- John Williams/Angelo Badalamenti
· Aunt Bethany's Arrival
Hallelujah Chorus -- The Oratorio Society of New York
· Feeding the dog at the table
Mele Kalikimaka -- Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
· Clark Explodes
Here Comes Santa Claus -- Gene Autry
· Eddie's Gift
Joy To The World -- Angelo Badalamenti
· Hell's Threshold
Christmas Vacation (end credits version) -- Mavis Staples
· Rocket's Red Glare/Star-Spangled Banner

-- Bonus Tracks-- (Christmas Jingle -- Angelo Badalamenti)
Holiday Road -- Lindsey Buckingham
Dancin' 'Cross The U.S.A. -- Lindsey Buckingham
Holiday Road -- Limp
Christmas Vacation (radio version) -- Mavis Staples
Radio Commercial (movie trailer)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation soundtrack (rear cover)
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Jim - PRS said...

Ahhhhh, I feel your pain.


Tina said...

Thanks for this. The "Shitter Was Full" soundbite will be on every Christmas tape I make from this day forward.

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Sugarmag said...

Hey Babe, I am reading your old posts. I'm looking forward to lots of Christmases with you.

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated