The chief enemy of creativity... is "good" sense. ~Pablo Picasso

A little kick in your Christmas step

So it seems everyone is posting pictures of their Christmas trees online this year...

Well, before you judge my tree, let's paint a little picture. 
I'll be Bob Ross... you be, the awestruck PBS Saturday afternoon viewer. 

Some people say I'm hyper - I prefer energized.
Others might call me A.D.D. 
 Maybe it's just that I can think outside the box, and bun, the bag....look squirrel!

I suppose it's true...when I wake up in the morning, my mouth usually opens the same time my eyes do.
That being said, every once in a while I need a little pick me up.

Coffee is ok, in a pinch but it can make my stomach feel ill.
And most energy drinks just have that weird aftertaste.

Most... energy drinks. 

I've become rather enamored with an energy drink I tried a few years ago. 
One night I was desperate...  I had to go out to the clubs. 
It sounds awkward just remembering it, and I'm sure my face echoed the sentiment. 
You see, normally, when the sun goes down... I go down. As in, asleep. 
I am not... a big 'clubber'

Part of my "job" is to keep the dance party going on the finish line at our big races... and I have found one energy drink never lets me down.
 It's pumped full of B Vitamins, it doesn't have a weird aftertaste and no weird jittery feelings either. 

So... you're probably wondering where I'm going with this....

What do you do when you've vowed not to buy anything new for a year, but you don't really have cool ornaments, and your'e a little impatient 
(maybe because you've already made a load of crappy homemade ornaments for the poor souls who are friends with someone who can't buy you a sweet, new, real gift?).
.. you rummage through the recycling. 

My recycling happens to have a LOT of shiny Xenergy cans....

I'm hoping since they're the official energy drink of the UFC... it doubles as a security system for any peeping toms. ha


  1. a.) i love this!
    b.) please recycle your ornaments.
    c.) who calls you hyper? i don't know anyone at all. :)

  2. Love it! Last comment was awesome

  3. Hi Annie!
    When I saw this, I knew this would be perfect for you and your wonderful blog just in time for Christmas.
    Even when it comes to gift wrapping, there's no need to go out and buy some. You can make it yourself! (Does buying gift wrap enter the category of food and essentials, as per your rules?)

    My best wishes to you always,