En and I were wrapping some gifts to pop in the mail today.

I was in charge of packing one of them that needed a bit of extra padding. Once the bubble wrap was exhausted we moved on to The Stranger, a local free weekly newspaper in Seattle.

Halfway through I had a thought. “This is the newspaper that Dan Savage works at.”

Dan Savage, for the uninitiated, is the author and podcaster of the marvelous “Savage Love.

Going through the crumpled packing paper forced us to move around half of the pile from the package to the recycling bucket. We both looked at each other with a look somewhere between laughing, crying, and utter amusement.

Now I don’t have a problem with ads for strip clubs or places for guys to meet each other or whatever.

It doesn’t, however, scream Christmas.

The last thing my in-laws need to see are ads for the TS escorts. (!)

Again, I have to stress I have no issue with any of this. But… well I don’t want to be on the receiving end of the conversation. heh.