I have reached the third chapter of my new fantasy book. Here, I plan to depict what kinds of holidays are celebrated in my fantasy world. I am thinking of basing them on the changing of each season. The spring holiday would resemble Easter, the summer holiday would be like the Fourth of July, the fall holiday would be like a mixture of Halloween and Thanksgiving, and the winter holiday would resemble Christmas. This chapter will give you a look at the summer holiday and how a small town celebrates it. Both at work and at home, I am called the Holiday Man because I always bring festivities to each holiday. So, I will have plenty of inspiration.
I had a Christmas dinner to remember this year! My family and I went to an all-you-can-eat buffet that served the best high-class food we had in a long time. I went to the buffet four times and a lot of the food I had I never had before. It was a serious culinary adventure! Among these new foods was the dark meat of a goose. It was so juicy and succulent that it relaxed me to the point in which I was mentally like play dough. The dark goose meat was so good that I effectively stripped the kitchen of all its dark goose meat. The light meat of the goose just tasted like pork tenderloin so it was nowhere near as special as the dark meat. I had caviar that smelled like the ocean but did not have the crunchy/nutty texture that the caviar I had weeks earlier. I had oysters and mussels, which were slimy, salty, and roughly tickled the back of my throat. The desserts were divine and included a raspberry torte that had the same relaxing effect the goose meat had. Overall, it was a great Christmas dinner that I did not want to end because it was too f***ing good!
I got a medieval tunic for Christmas! Now I have something to wear while I am writing or going to medieval reenactments! I also feel like Jerry Seinfeld with the puffy shirt: “You’re going to be the first pirate.” “But I don’t wanna be a pirate!” Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
My family and I are going to Napa Valley for Christmas this year. It will be a week of beautiful scenery, good food, rich culture, and flavorful wine. Because I don’t drink at all, I am all for tasting wine, but I will never swallow it. I wonder if it will snow up there and I hope it is mostly intact after the wildfire. Either way, it should be a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Recently, I saw a film that I could really connect with, The Man Who Invented Christmas. It is about Charles Dickens when he wrote A Christmas Carol. The reason I could connect with this film so well is that Charles Dickens’ writing process was almost identical to mine. He drew inspiration from people in his life and from experiences he had. In addition, his characters had conversations with him and followed him wherever he went. Also, Charles Dickens also used vanity press publishers like I did with The Young Guardians. These factors pretty much mirror my own writing process so I felt a very personal connection with this film. Charles Dickens is famous for writing novels such as Oliver Twist and David Copperfield, but A Christmas Carol proved to be his ultimate legacy. Not only was A Christmas Carol one of the best selling books of all time, but it also became an integral part of modern Christmas to this day. A Christmas Carol is my all time favorite of Charles Dickens’ stories and it was fun to see how it was created. I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to look inside a man’s wonderful imagination and ignite the Christmas spirit in your heart.
As I cooked the Thanksgiving feast, I got to perform a task that I wanted to do: carving the turkey. The reason why I wanted to do this task was that it would provide more inspiration for my next fantasy books. In medieval times, the job of master carver was a great honor in a monarch’s court and there would be ways to carve different animals. While carving, you would follow the actual structure of the animal and the knife should be an extension of the arm. Thinness is important because if you carved the meat too thickly it would result in the lord or monarch’s teeth disintegrating and the carver would be a very unpopular individual. It was a good sensational experience as I worked my way through the skin, meat, and bones of the turkey. My family enjoyed my handiwork and I look forward to next year.
Last weekend, I did something that I thought only happens in Hallmark Channel films. I saved a holiday, in this case, Thanksgiving! My parents were under the weather and unable to do most of the cooking so I took over and made most of the Thanksgiving feast. Some people may think cooking is hard labor, but it was a beautiful and blissful experience for me. When I cook, I am not thinking at all and I am just doing. Like my writing, cooking is like a zen moment for me. I get in the zone and get the job done. My parents were very grateful and they enjoyed my cooking and it was a very satisfactory day. This is why people at work call me the Holiday Man.
Here is a funny video of Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart going through the scariest haunted house in New York: Blood Manor! LOL
Happy Post-Halloween, everyone! To show my still-lingering Halloween spirit, allow me to show you my all-time favorite scare prank where a guy literally screams like a little girl. Enjoy!
This was how my college celebrated the Holidays! It was awesome!