Let me just say right off the bat that I do not follow celebrity news, like, at all. I’ve never cared one iota what the rich and beautiful are up to. There are so many other, better things to think about, right? Let me say, too, that I almost never listen to commercial radio. One benefit of living in Chapel Hill is that we have a number of great college radio stations to choose from, and I much prefer that music and those dj’s. The lack of obnoxious commercials every few seconds is also a perk.
Ok. So now that I’ve established myself as a total snob, I can tell you that yesterday I had on the worst of the worst local commercial radio stations while driving the girls to library story time. They were playing round-the-clock Christmas carols, see, and naturally WXYC is not. We were pulling into the library parking lot, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” sung by who-knows-this-time came to an end, and the lady dj came on. I was just thinking, “Glad we’ll be missing her,” when she busted out a heartening piece of celebrity trivia.
It was this: Kate Hudson is knitting all her Christmas gifts this year. Apparently, she and her family are cutting back on purchases for the holidays, too (though I suspect her idea of expendable cash is rather different from the rest of us). And I thought to myself, well, alright! Yay! Maybe something good will come out of this recession after all if handmaking becomes mainstream! Personally, I’d love to see that happen, even if it is awfully fun to shock my non-crafty friends with the news that I made the skirt I’m wearing or those napkins they’re wiping their mouths with or the like. Wouldn’t you?