Sunday, December 31, 2006
2. I resolve to ride my motorcycle as much as possible and read a bunch of books.
3. I resolve to enjoy life, not sweat the petty things, and not pet the sweaty things.
Hope you have a great evening tonight and a truly fabulous New Year that brings more laughter than tears and events that will bring delight when remembered.
If that is aiming too high, well, here's to hoping it won't suck.
Friday, December 29, 2006
While I have been known to call from the store to ask, "Why did I come here again?" I am a reasonable intelligent and self-sufficient human being.
Due to his previous career in the military I have in fact maintained our household in his absence for up to six months at a time, all by myself! It is true that I lack his attention to every fricking minute detail of life but that is ok. If you had two people who were that uptight in one house the resultant tension could rip a hole in the time/space continuum, and then where would you be, or when for that matter?
Now see, I can remember completely useless trivia. The immediate usefulness of any information evidently dicates how my brain processes and stores it.
"Spouse's cell phone-toss it, it's crap!"
"Cultures responsible for Cuniform, Linear B, and Hieroglyphs- queue for critical retention."
I swear I don't do it on purpose! I have other little foibles as well.
I've tried to convince him it's all just part of my charm. The extent to which he is charmed seems inversely proportional to the amount of aggravation said tendencies are currently causing.
Anyway, we are working on year 17 of this marriage, so clearly we are successfully negotiating all this so far.
The reason I even bring it up is because I got an email asking me to do a couple errands and this was at the end of the mail...
PRINT THIS PAGE PRINT THIS PAGE PRINT THIS PAGE PRINT THIS PAGE PRINT THIS PAGE PRINT THIS PAGE PRINT THIS PAGE PRINT THIS PAGE
O.K., drive careful and I'll see you when I get home. Love ya lots.
In BOLD, underlined, red text he informed me he thought I would benefit from carrying the list with me.
Isn't that sweet?
Thursday, December 28, 2006
It's fun for the whole family! The kids get to practice their math and the grown ups get to bet.
I whomped my brother in law by shutting the box when we had both bet our whole stack of chips. I had been down to one chip at one point then came back with a vengence and KICKED ASS!
Not that I am competitive or anything, it's all just good clean fun, especially when I win :D
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Monday, December 25, 2006
Oh em gee! That is a nice hunk of cow, mmmmm.
The roads were mostly empty so our trip to see the family on Whidbey Island was quick and painless.
Such good food, and I whooped @$$ at a new game we received.
The neice and nephew quite enjoyed their Walter the Farting Dog book and stuffed animal.
Now I am tired and must get to sleep.
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
The thumb wrestling championships were after dinner and then the good bit...
"I got alot of problems with you people, and now you're gonna hear about it!"
Ah, the holidays, a time of peace and love and all like that stuff there.
Tomorrow, 7 seafood dinner for Christmas Eve! Yummmm
Given that we celebrate Festivus, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day I find myself rather busy.
Heifer project total...$600!!
If you want to contribute you have until the 25th to follow the link over there >>
Hope you had a happy Festivus!
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Gift bags whenever possible (I believe in energy conservation) but they don't work so well with something, and some PEOPLE, gift lookers!!
2. Real tree or artificial?
REAL! Must be real, always! You hear me, Mr. Logo?? ALWAYS!
3. When do you put up the tree?
As soon as I can talk Mr. Logo into it Usually around the 15th
4. When do you take the tree down?
After New Year's or Epiphany
5. Do you like eggnog?
Eggnog is lovely, especially with Capn Morgan
6. Favorite gift received as a child?
A Barbie dream house from my gramma, ooooooo, Barbie was stylin'
7. Do you have a nativity scene?
Yup, if you lived in Naples and don't have Il Precepe of some kind I think you get a fine or something, at least a very stern lecture from an Italian grandmother, be afraid
8. Hardest person to buy for?
I dunno, I figure if you can't decide what exactly someone would want you get them food. Everyone likes food, and now its so easy to get people gift cards, there is no such thing as hard to buy for anymore!
9. Easiest person to buy for?
The kids, they are very clear on what they want and therefore I am very clear on what they want
10. Mail or email Christmas cards?
Mail, and late
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
A sweater with huge embroidered flowers and sequins. Kill me now, my step-mother-in-law must have thought I would wear it
12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Charlie Brown or Christmas Story, oh, or the Muppets Christmas Carol, or...
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
When I can no longer ignore Mr. Logo's urging to get the present buying taken care of
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
My sister's cheesecake, mmmmmm
16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
I prefer clear, Mr. Logo prefers colored, we have colored lights on the tree but NO ICESICLES!!
This far and no further, dang it!
17. Favorite Christmas song?
Stop the Cavalry by Jona Lewie
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
At home for part, and with local family for part
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?
Probably not, am I allowed to Google?
20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
Star, with lights in it
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
One on Christmas Eve, the rest on Christmas morning
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
23. Favorite ornament theme or color?
Penguins, I love my penguin ornaments. Ive been sort of collecting them for years but I keep it quiet because I don't want a bunch of stupid, ugly penguins given to me which I would then be forced to use
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?
We all love the appetizers and the desserts, so we focus on those Christmas day. The 7 Seafood dinner on Christmas Eve is always a big hit. Although this year the esteemed elder sister is making a standing roast, ooooooo
25. Leave cookies & milk for Santa?
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
I think the time bandits have been raiding my stash.
I'm going to be gone till tomorrow night.
If you start missing me too much feel free to dig through the archives till you find a pic and then talk to it.
Just don't do anything creepy, or if you do, don't tell me about it.
Tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999.
Is that still passe, or is it long enough for it to be retro?
Monday, December 18, 2006
and in fact, none at all for a majority of my life,
I have a confession to make.
Late at night, when the mood was right,
when I was all alone,
I would sometimes watch The Tick.
The sayings of The Tick amuses me even still.
"The night is young and we have umbrellas in our drinks."
"Yes, destiny has her hand on my back, and she's pushing."
"Eating kittens is just plain... plain wrong! And no-one should do it, ever!"
"And so, may Evil beware and may Good dress warmly and eat plenty of fresh vegetables."
"Gravity is a harsh mistress."
"Well, folks, there you have it. A day in the life of a superhero and his sidekick. It's a very long day, the tights are uncomfortable; I think we covered that before. Map light, convenient and essential. A lot of working of villain motifs. Crime has a Bossa Nova beat. Leap before you look. Remember denouement. Other French words: inconvenient, nonessential... oh... I could go on and on... But time's a-wasting and evil's out there making hand-crafted mischief for the swap meet of villainy. And you can't strike a good deal with evil. No matter how much you haggle. We don't need to look for a bargain; goodness is cheap because it's free, and free is as cheap as it gets. Cut. What was that pig about?"
Friday, December 15, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
It's estimated Newgrange was built about 3200 BC. Ancient humans in Ireland built this enormous thing and aligned it perfectly to sun's course in the sky. An amazing feat accomplished without surveyors, retractable measuring tapes, compasses, telescopes or building code inspectors.
We will not be building anything, but I will let the Things stay up all night, the idea being to watch the sunrise after the longest night of the year. We will oooo and aaah over the astronomical wonders included in our "Round the Sun in 365 Days adventure cruise (no expenses included, void where prohibited, cruise length is indefinite, see participating dealers for details)."
In other news,
we have $200 toward out Heifer Project donation!
Monday, December 11, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
the shiny lil doo-dad and a close out of the velvet burn out fabric, and.. OMG!! Did you see that?? I have CLEAVAGE!
The girls are quite happy in their booster seats and I guess since I will look ok and be comfortable I can survive a Christmas party, besides, it's going to be at the aquarium, that could be cool, right?
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Is it not cute?
Is it not precious?
Oh, and on my ride I determined something. My bike is definitely a girl.
I'm thinking we may have to go with Red Molly.
Jury's still out on the name though.
That's for you, Dan, I know how you love the movie links.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Ariella here, and dang it, they are at it again. If it weren't bad enough they bogart the couch, the blog, the bed and the chocolate they also deny me the call of the wild. So fine, they want to feed the birds, ok, too much Mary Poppins in the formative years would be my diagnosis, but whatever. However, they could have the decently to let me chase away the non-avian interlopers who insist on invading my yard and stealing the food they put out for the birds!
The filthy little theives actually ripped open and stole the entire suet block on this other post but am I allowed to chase them away? Tear their nasty tiny tails from their sneaky little bodies? Ooooh nooo, because they are" sooooo cute!"
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
This year he also coached Little League, took his older son to Montana on his motorcycle, changed careers, and bought me a new motorcycle.
Here's to hoping it's an even better year that coming!