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Still reeling from the rigors of holiday rituals

January 9, 2011
By SARAH SEPANEK

Welcome to 2011, folks. We are past another holiday season and all the trappings that come along with it. Money has been spent (and probably lots of less tangible, high-interest money). Hams have been eaten, pork has been sauerkraut-ed, and cookies have fossilized. But aside from those holiday headaches that have been immortalized in a Christmas radio classic, which in itself has become a headache, there are also many other parts of the holidays that you can enjoy if you take Ferris Bueller's advice about life moving too fast and stopping to look around before you miss it, or something. The holidays can whiz by, and before you even have a chance to smell the tree (real trees > fake) and bask in its soft colorful glow (colored lights > white), it's out on the curb (recycled as a habitat for fish breeding, better than landfill).

 
 
 

 

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