Now, as anyone who doesn't live under a rock knows, or unless you don't celebrate Christmas for various reasons, but then really, you would at least have a working knowledge about what Christmas entails, and you should thus know that it's Christmas time. What this means is that I have been listening to Christmas music non-stop since, oh I don't know, November 1. I love Christmas and basically everything about it, minus the hoards of unwashed masses doing their shopping, and general stupidity, which I really think afflicts humanity year round, and basically makes me allergic to people. Anyway, I was listening to the classic "Baby It's Cold Outside" (the original, not that musical monstrosity sang by Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey), and I came to the conclusion that basically it's a song about getting roofied. No joke. Think about it. She's all like "No I can't stay otherwise people will think I'm a giant whore", and he's like "No you should totally stay because it's cold and that means that we can cuddle etc, and also because I have ulterior motives...let me get you a drink", to which she responds "I really shouldn't. It's a bad life choice...but I think you have a point and I have no will power whatsoever and the ability to say no escapes me right now". So he's all excited and whatnot and pours her a drink to which she's like "hey what's in this?!", and then, he's taking her coat and scarf, and the next thing you know, in all likelihood, she wakes up in a bathtub full of ice missing 3/4 of her liver and a kidney, while he makes away with a cooler full of organ goodies to sell on the Russian/Chinese black market. It's just a creepy creepy song. Either that, or my twisted little mind has taken a Christmas classic/favourite and made it inappropriate, which is entirely possible...
Enough of my rambling about bad life choices, and on to legit Muesday!
Sometimes I wish I lived somewhere else. Sometimes all I can think about is getting away from this place and never looking back. And then I see things that remind me that there are some truly beautiful and wonderful aspects of where I live. As much as I complain about being from Alberta, and about Edmonton, and how it's basically Dante's forgotten frozen circle of hell, I think I forget about how lovely Alberta really can be. I was at a Christmas party this past weekend, that was thrown by a good friend of mine. She showed me the following video, and not only is it gorgeous, but it also features an Albertan artist, and makes me appreciate where I live a little more. Not everyone can drive to the mountains on a whim. Like I said, I only just discovered the following artist this past weekend, which is quite the shame because he is amazing, and I have my friend to thank for that (Thanks Nina!). I have actually been listening to him on repeat since Sunday. W.i.L., is an artist from Calgary, and I am so excited to now have a new Canadian artist to love! I really hope you all enjoy Roam by W.i.L., and that you are just a little jealous that I get to live in such a beautiful place.