Yesterday Kristen and I went up to Longwood Gardens to take advantage of the fact that they didn’t really see Christmas Day as one of their peak days – and celebrated Christmas with… A BILLION PEOPLE I MEAN LIKE HOLY CRAP IF THIS ISN’T A PEAK DAY I HAVE NO WISH TO EVER SEE WHAT IS HOLY CRAP ALL THE PEOPLE WERE HERE!!
Still – we had an absolutely delicious Christmas wandering around and looking at the lights the plants and also the lights – however there NEEDS to be some social training on how to take a photograph in a crowd. Like… since people aren’t actively trampling others nor are people generally falling into pits filled with famished tigers, Darwin’s not going to take care of the obnoxious behaviour of people more interested in their phones than their surroundings – so it’s up to us. And I’m not quite sure what the socially-accepted method of saying to those around you “my experience is just as important as YOUR experience, so fucking move along” or “watch where you’re backing up to” or “no, I imagine navigating with the glaring white light of your phone pointed at your eyeballs in an otherwise mostly dark environment ISN’T easy but surely you must be at least partly at fault for our collision because I wasn’t the one ruining your night vision”… or other like phrases.
Also – don’t pull on the plants. Don’t grab handfuls of fragrant herbs. Don’t squeeze the blossoms. Dude. Were you raised in a barn? I doubt you were raised in a barn. Because if you were raised in a barn you’d know that you CAN’T MILK PLANTS!!
I hate people.
But I Love Christmas. Happy first-married-Christmas Kristen Jones!