Tuesday, December 30, 2008
They got me. The traveling Santa gnome was placed on my desk at some point last week and I just noticed him this morning. He's was very well hidden behind my picture tree, just barely peeking out. Hahahaha very funny guys! And wow, I hope you didn't have to stay late to dress him up like Jake Delhomme...that took some time! Look how well the jersey and helmet fit!
This Santa has been traveling around our office since December 17th, the day he showed up in the White Elephant game. Originally we were just placing it on people's desk, no costume involved. "Hahahahaha" we'd laugh when they finally saw creepy Santa staring at them. But this game just took a fun new turn!
Trust me when I tell you that this Santa is ugly enough without a costume. But, now that we are dressing him up, this could get good. Watch out...creepy Santa could be paying YOU a visit next.....
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
So now, on this day which is "1 Days 'Til Christmas" as my chalkboard advent calendar would like to say, I finally took some pictures to share with you! PRETEND TO BE EXCITED! (thanks)
Here is the front of our house. And don't you even try to get my house number and come and stalk me because I edited that out, thank you very much.
If you will notice on the end table here, that "stack-o-presents-Christmas-tree" was my mom's craft of 2007. :-)
The very lovely Christmas tree: (lots of Christmas crafts on here...too many to name them all!)
The foyer table. The star is my mom's craft from 4 or 5 years ago, and the ornament tree is Joy's craft from several years ago too!
The rules are like this: Each person comes up with a Christmas craft that we could all make. You are responsible for getting enough supplies for everyone. We take turns, each teaching the rest of us how to make your craft. In the end, you have 4 new Christmas crafts to decorate with!
Craft night was a huge success this year! Everyone's craft came out very well. Trust me when I tell you that this is not always the case. There is a balled up cluster of bells and wire that my mom hangs on her tree just to remind herself of when crafts go bad. I will admit that this ball of bells and wire was my craft from 2006. It looked so pretty in the picture...but didn't quite go as planned.
So anyways, some pictures...
Here we all are on craft night:
And here are our crafts:
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I also worked out every single day of the week for 13 weeks. The program was divided into 3 phases. I did the regular phase 1, but then, it was oh so easy for me, so I did the INTENSE phase 2 and 3, which required working out some days for 2 1/2 or 3 hours! It was so fun, really.
So I guess you want to see some before/after shots, right? Well, unfortunately, my camera lost all of my before/after pictures. Boy, I was so determined throughout the entire program. It's really so unfortunate that I don't have the pictures to prove it to you. But not to worry, John also completed the program and all of his before/after pictures are still there! Crazy how that happened. It's okay though. I'd rather not display my results because I'm so so hot now and there is a good chance I'd acquire some stalkers. And for those of you who are likely to see me in a swimsuit come summer time, I just want to tell you now I in no way intend to keep up my AMAZING figure, so unfortunately, due to my camera mishap, you will just never get to see my results. Sorry! So, please, enjoy John's before/afters:
I even love you Mr. Stopped-Up-Right-Nostril. Yes, even you. Not to go off on a tangent, but get this:
Two nights ago, I'm bored and I do one of those survey thingies on MySpace. Pretty much the exact same thing as those memes on blogs or those survey email forward things, for those of you that don't have MySpace. It was like a reflection on the year 2008. One of the questions was:
Have you been sick this year?
I thought carefully about my answer. Usually, I get 2 colds a year. One during the winter-to-spring transition, the next on the fall-to-winter transition. Now I knew in my head that I never got my FTW cold this year. But I had yet to say it out loud to anyone because I was scared I would jinx myself.
But, as I sat there contemplating my answer, I said to myself, "self, fall is pretty much gone, and winter is pretty much here, so what harm would it be to answer this question truthfully?"
So I did.
And not 9 hours later I wake up and my nose is stuffy. Damn you world! Why do you hate me so? Was I supposed to knock on wood? Or throw salt over my shoulder? Did I walk under a ladder or did a black cat cross my path? Did I have the hiccups or eat a fish backwards or drop my comb? (Please see this, under hiccups, fish and comb. I couldn't make this stuff up!)
But I love you world even if you hate me! Cause there is this stuff called cold-eeze and it's gonna knock out this cold pronto. Yep. I love you science and technology and medicine!
But really, I love you all. I do! Lovelovelovelovelovelove!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
That morning we went to the Thanksgiving parade uptown. We used to go every year when I was younger, but haven't gone in about 10 years. Good news...the parade is just as fun as I remembered it! Here we are waiting for the parade to start:
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
They did that for a while, then we had a drink or two, then we ate giant 1/2 pound burgers. All the while the temperature is dropping and it's getting cold. And we are adding on layer after layer of clothing. By the time we left for the game, we all looked like we might've been football players ourselves.
We then went to our seats WAYYYYY up top. The upper deck is the place to be...the people up there are so much more fun than the wine and cheesers on club level and the lower level!
At one point, I had to go to the bathroom so I left and didn't really pay attention to what section I was in or anything. When I tried to come back to my seat, I had NO idea where John was. John had both of our tickets in his pocket so I was screwed there too. I was lost completely. I felt like a lost child. You know how they tell you to just stay put where you are until someone comes to find you? I am walking breathing proof that that works. Apparently I came up the right stairs, but was looking into the section to our left. He saw me as I was walking back down and came down to retrieve me. I was pretty embarrassed. Maybe I need one of those leash and collar things, no?
So if you are uncool and don't know, the Panthers won 38-23. It was such a great game. The only thing that would have made it better was if I had remembered to wear my glasses so I could see the game. Ha. Well, I could see somewhat. I could tell that a black jersey threw an object and another black jersey caught it, to (eventually) be tackled by several white blobs. My camera phone also forgot to wear it's glasses:
It was such a fun night, and I hope John had the best birthday ever!
Oh, and GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO PANTHERS!
Monday, December 8, 2008
John will graduate this week with a degree in Business Administration.
He will also finish up his 90 days on the P90X program.
He has more determination than anyone I know. I just wish that some of his determination would rub off on me.
We have both grown up quite a bit over the last 5 years, but one thing remains the same:
Friday, December 5, 2008
Each morning we all get off at the same stop and walk the 2-3 blocks to our building. If I notice one of these two ladies near me, I either speed up or slow down. The easiest, least obvious thing to do is "accidentally" miss the light, so these two ladies get across the street and I have to wait until the light changes again. Or sometimes, if I'm feeling extra risky and spunky, I'll race across the street even though there are only 3 seconds left, knowing they will have to stop. Smart, right? I don't wanna hurt people's feelings!
So the main reason I avoid these two ladies is because of the elevator. When you are going up 32 floors, that is quite the long time to hold your breath. And if you are in an elevator with either or these two, you MUST hold your breath.
Today a lot of people must have had the day off. The train was much emptier than usual, and the only 3 people I noticed from my building were myself, 'smoker lady', and 'way too much perfume lady.' I raced across the street this morning, raced into the building, knowing I was a good minute ahead of these two. I pushed the up button and waited. And waited. And waited. And then, finally, an elevator appeared. Yessss! Not only are 'smoker lady' and 'way too much perfume lady' not here yet, but no one else was there either. I thought to myself, "An elevator all to myself! What a great Friday treat! I can look in the mirror at myself shamelessly this morning. No need to look at the floor today, no way!"
And then, at the last possible second, I saw an arm reach in. And the doors opened back up. And in walked 'smoker lady' and 'way too much perfume lady'. Both of them. How could this happen to me?
So I positioned myself in the center of the back of the elevator. Very symmetrical like, the two ladies posted out in the front two corners of the elevator. And wouldn't ya know, 'way too much perfume lady' trumped 'smoker lady'. Sure, I could smell her perfume, but I couldn't smell the ashtray. And the perfume wasn't overwhelming either. It's like it took 75% of the perfume smell to counteract the ashtray smell, sorta like when we did this in math class:So what did we learn today? I learned that in the future if one of these two ladies is in the elevator with me, I need to make sure I hold the door and wait for the other.
So, therefore, alas, consequently, ergo, in conclusion, and hence, perfume trumps cigarettes.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
But I bet he didn't learn his lesson and will run in again this afternoon when I go to hang my coat up. Wanna bet?
Please, don't report us to the kitty DSS. We really are great kitty parents!