Saturday, December 04, 2004

The Man with the Bag?

No, this is not a piece of holiday erotica (a la Karl and several others). Not that I don't enjoy reading a nice piece of stroke fiction now and again, but, when it comes to writing it, well, that's just not my bag, baby.

In short, today, I am gonna be the man with the bag. Yikes!

Here's the story. Somehow, over the past 24 hours, I have managed to volunteer myself to appear as Santa Claus at my daughter's elementary school Holiday Breakfast. I love kids, and for whatever reason I'm really getting into the whole holiday thing this year -- last year I was quite the melancholy grouch and I just never got into it. Couldn't wait for it to be over. This year I'm like the last 15 minutes of A Christmas Carol. So this should be a hoot.

Plus, there's the costume. Borrowed this whole Santa get-up last night. I've got the boot covers and the beard and the wig and the pants and the coat. Yes, somehow I've finally managed to channel my Halloween impulses into Christmas. I get to dress up! Woohooo!

Plus, I get to keep the costume overnight. Hmmmmmmmm....

More later, along with pictures!

Mood: Nervous excitement
Now Playing: The Chieftains, "The Bells of Dublin"

1 comment:

Karl Elvis said...

I got drafted to play santa at my kids school a few years ago, but they were doing a 'christmas in different cultures' thing, so I wound up being Aussie Santa. WHich meant I got to go in wearing surfer shorts, flip-flops, tank top, and the usual hat and beard.

Which means they also got heavily tattooed Santa.

It was a huge hit with the kids, but the administration were NOT pleased and passed a rule against any further Santa appearances. Fuckin' Grinches.