So Christmas came and went. All that hype and build up for one day and then BAM, it's gone for another year. I find it funny really for people who don't like Christmas who get labelled at Scrooges for it. To be honest, what is the point? Does anybody really appriciate the true meaning of Christmas any more? Surely to kids it's just about "GETTING PRESENTS!!!!!!!" and then "STUFFING OUR FACES WITH FOOD!!!!!". What do you think? I know the average age of users here is about the age when people normally have a family and children. So do you teach your kids about what Christmas is really about or do you think it is a waste of time?
For me, I'm not religious at all, none of my family are. I don't go to Church, I don't pray, etc, etc, but I still believe it's important to remember what the message of Christmas is about. But in this age of Christmas adverts being blasted on our telli-boxes from the middle of October, for me it is very hard to believe the message IS getting across. I know that one of my friends just sat on Facebook during Christmas day. That's sad in more than one meaning.
That's one of my main problems with Christmas currently. It all seems a bit.....luke warm. I guess I'm in the minority when I say I prefered the Christmas's of my youth to the ones of recently.
Of course, on a light hearted note, I prefer birthdays simply because all those pressies are for YOU and nobody else! Unless you share a birthday with soembody else in your family, in which case that doesn't apply. Oh well.
2010 approaches then. What I really want to know though, is what will we call this part of time. This decade has been called the "noughties". What will 2010 and the next 9 years after be called? Yeah, that probably says something stupid about my thoughts at the moment, but it is bugging me. What bugs me even more though is what a stupid word "noughties" is. It's cringe worthy. I hardly imagine in 1910 people were going around saying "Oh, I remember the good old 'noughties'", indeed, I hope that if that did happen, the person responsible for saying it would get 50 lashes!
I thought Top Gear was good alst night, the Bolivian special. I think after a pretty dismal showing this winter from this series that the Bolivian special showed that TG can and DO make great films. In a way though, I felt a bit strange watching it. With the ratings down considerably this year, it seems that the tales of Clarkson, Hammond and May are starting to lose it's appeal to the masses. Even TG head honcho, Andy Wilman admitted that this generation of Top Gear is nearer it's end than before. If Top Gear was to bow out for a year, maybe two, surely they would want to end on a high point and I think it would be very apt for them to take a sabbatical after filming that. For me, as much as I enjoyed watching it and believed it was one of their best films, I also sensed an air of "This won't last, this might be the last time something like this will happen." the presenters in their element for the final time sort of thing. Of course, it's very likely that this won't happen, but I think Top Gear will very soon film it's last as more and more statements are coming up hinting to it's likely end.
Since my last blog entry, Schumacher has announced he'll come back, It's pretty obvious if you know me well how I feel about this. It goes along the lines of "YESSS! GET IN THERE! The legend is back!!!!!111" etc, etc. It's very easy to say that I am very excited for 2010. I think it'll be a corker. Won't have much longer to wait though as 2009 comes to an end and 2010 starts in a massive firework display. And an epilepsy attack.