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Thursday, December 24, 2009
It's Christmas Eve and it's snowing outside in Dallas. Actually, the snow is more like sleet and the roads will all be a sheet of ice tomorrow morning, but it's still about as close to a white Christmas as we ever get down here. I'm tired. Janet and I spent the day wrapping last minute Christmas gifts at a Barnes & Noble store in Plano. Gift wrapping during the Christmas holidays is one the many ways Dalmatian Rescue of North Texas uses to raise money to help the rescue dogs throughout the year. I used to be terrible at wrapping packages, but now all the other men like me, the ones who who wait till the very last day to do their Christmas shopping, marvel at my skill and dexterity. Gift wrapping on Christmas Eve is almost exclusively for men. It is one of our most successful fundraising days during the Christmas Season. The men tip well and are almost universally grateful not to have to wrap the packages themselves. By the time I get home, I'm usually so sick of wrapping packages that I just toss my own into one of those easy, colorful gift bags you get at the Container Store.
Posted by John Sealander at 10:19 PM