5 Good Excuses Not to Talk to Your Family Right Now

Say you have to read through the five links below. Or read these stories with them!
Publish date:
December 28, 2014

Happy Holidays! I'm happy to see you on the site today! I thought maybe I'd be all alone wandering the comments section looking for someone to talk to, but here you are! Have you gotten tired of all of the family stuff? Or do you not even celebrate Christmas and you are reading our lovely site in between dim sum and the movies. Regardless of how you got here, I'm happy to see you.

I'm sitting here in Waxahachie, Texas, at my brother's house with Charlotte and a million cousins. Still in pajamas, having now accomplished that holiday ritual of going a whole day without changing clothes and going back to sleep in the same clothes. Ahhhh!

I, and most other xoJaners, have been working daily through the holidays, just not as hard. So I'm also thinking of all of the stories Lesley and Emily suggested, but that the staff didn't get to write this week. Do you see anything that looks good?

The FDA eased restrictions on blood donations from gay men. [Jezebel]

New Pee-Wee Movie coming to Netflix! [HelloGiggles]

How much do you spend on your pet? [DailyMail]

Woman rejects man on Facebook and then he sets her house on fire. [Jezebel]

Woman pretends to be a Ghost on Tinder, dudes still want to date her. [The Frisky]

It has been suggested, by a staffer I won't name, that these are great conversation changers to keep your creepy step-uncle from talking about your "figure" or a way to start a conversation with a neighbor you didn't think you'd ever want to hit on, but now in this holiday vibe, you are rethinking.

Please, if you do use these as conversation starters (or stoppers), let me know what happens with that.