The holidays are approaching. And it's official: my crazed Christmas music phase has already begun. I'm one of those folks that annoy people (including my roommates and friends) because I start listening to Christmas music as soon as I consider it permissible...which is usually shortly after Halloween. I love the holidays: the music, turkey, mashed potatoes, family, snow, warm fire places, cups of hot chocolate, decorating the house, putting up the tree, a spirit of giving and gratitude, my mom's homemade fudge...the list can go on and on. So I just wanted to say, with the Holiday season beginning...in the words of Ralphie, "I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle!"