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Ketchup, Christmas, and You

Back in the day, when there were three regular TV channels and about five somethings called UHF channels, there was a commercial for Heinz Ketchup that used the Carly Simon song "Anticipation" --look it up on YouTube, kids -- to express the idea that Heinz ketchup was really good and worth waiting for (despite being a viscous solid that took forever to exit the bottle).  The anticipation was culinary agony, but the resulting ketchup was worth the wait.

I find that anticipation is terrible, but usually not worth the emotional lather that we work ourselves into prior to an event.  For example, if you have ever been on a blind date, the anticipation and time leading up to the date leaves you wondering who this person is, is he tall enough, is he funny, will it be all about him, will he think I am beautiful (well, duh), will I get spinach stuck in my teeth -- so many worst-case scenarios run around inside your head.  Then the actual date occurs and it was not even a small percen…