What is Christmas – or any holiday celebration – like for you? Is is a small intimate affair or is it a madhouse? Do you get along with your family, or do you leave the celebration giving thanks for the fact that you didn’t choke anyone to death for another year?
I am blessed with a large and happy family. A very loud and rambunctious group. Our holiday traditions have undergone some adaptations over the years, but there are a few constants: there will be lots of food; there will be many goofy white elephant gifts; and there most likely will be a pet or two present.
In case you can’t tell, I’m a bit of an animal lover. And while looking through pictures to match my 12 Days of Codes, I found this gem. This is Beau, my aunt’s cat. And while I have a cat who is really more like a dog and can be found in the mix during family get togethers (and probably looking for a stationary lap to dominate), Beau has a tendency to do a cursory survey of the situation before retiring elsewhere.
So Beau, this carol and code are for you:
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas While I Sit Here and Hyperventilate (F40.10, Social phobia, unspecified)