Yes, it’s the time of the year when I’m dragged about and forced to celebrate holidays I don’t believe in, and with family and family-in-law I’m not keen on. (Some of you I like, though–don’t get paranoid.)

Anyway, since I’ll be on the road, and then in a post-turkey stupor, this is the only post for a bit. Remember that Friday is Buy Nothing Day!

Posted by Gwen Pearson

Writer. Nerd. Insect Evangelist. Have you heard the good news? BUGS!


  1. What? Bug Girl doesn’t believe in the Winter Solstice? I am shocked and horrified. Please tell us that at least you do celebrate Festivus.

  2. Lucky for me we have a newborn, which is our “get out of holiday travel” free card. Yessssssssssssssssss!

  3. Festivus, absolutely! and maybe Decemberween.

  4. I went nowhere. I bought nothing. I did make some (more) kick-ass food! I think we can live off the contents of the fridge for a couple days now (-:

    And yeah, I’m right there with you on the whole holidays and enforced attendance thing. As is the kid, who protested, “I was social yesterday,”


  5. I’ve never really seen the point of buy nothing day. Why? Some people like buying stuff, and some people like selling it. If you don’t like buying stuff, then you wouldn’t need a special day to not do it. Is it some sort of slap at stores for daring to offer low low prices? :)

  6. Actually, I mostly object to it for the way that stores treat their employees–some stores were opening at 3 and 4am.

    As someone who’s worked retail, it’s bad enough without having to get up in the middle of the night after turkey day.

    In general, though, I don’t think most people in the US need more stuff.

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