I'm back. A girl needs to get away every now and then and Christmas is a great time to do it. People is so busy shopping, they don't notice that suddenly you ain't returning their phone calls because who has time to call in the first place? And what with family gatherings that simultaneously turn you into a child again and add gray hairs to your beehive, you can't disappear too completely if you ask me.
Some of you may be surprised that a girl like I who loves getting presents would vanish at the gift apex of the year. But this is the time of year for exchanging gifts, not simply opening up yours and giving the giver the gift of gratitude in the form of squeals of delight and swoons of admiration. Christmas you have to reciprocate, so instead I go to the beach.