Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Occasionally I like to make myself breakfast. When I do, I like to enjoy some eggs and some kind of complimentary breakfast food. Thanks to a new microwavable dish that I got for Christmas, I can now have eggs in two minutes!!! Of course, if I set everything up at night I can enjoy a hot cup of joe with that, too. I'm so excited about my new egg container that I've already used it and plan on using it again to enjoy food during my long drive to work.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Have some H.P. love!

So this is what a Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince DVD release party looks like with two people present. That's all that was invited. For the record, that's butter beer in those cups. I'll even give you the recipe for them. First, pour some butterscotch schnapps into a glass (whatever suits your fancy, but the more the better). Next, add some cream soda (get the best because it'll make a difference). Then, enjoy!

I did get to watch this several weeks ago when it was released, so that was definitely a high point amongst my holiday season. Hopefully, if you haven't even seen it yet you'll get your butt in gear and rent it, buy it, or Netflix it! Happy Holidays.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Deck the halls

I'm happy to report that I finally have some decorations up in my apartment. The boyfriend decorated our living room and it's rather cute. I'll be putting more decorations out tonight to congest the whole area with Holiday awesomeness (that's the official term for it, just in case you're wondering).

Also, if you don't follow me on Facebook (which I'm sure you do because you ALL think I'm fabulous. All two of my readers), I lost a friend to a drunk driver the other day. John Hipp was a my boss/friend in college. He graduated from my college with a degree in communications and he was exactly four years older than me as we shared a birthday. It's not like he and I were extremely close after I graduated college, but it still took me by surprise and I got choked up over his passing. Losing a someone in your life that has touched you in some way makes you thankful for the people you do have. Maybe this brings me back to my whining about not being able to enjoy the holidays with friends and family, but this is precisely why. Am I stopping myself from enjoying them? I want so desperately to make memories with everyone and I feel like I'm a far cry away from that. Regardless, I miss my friend and I can't believe that he's gone.

Aside from that. Black ice sucks. I feel down getting out of my car at work yesterday morning. Talk about a wake up call!! My shoulder is a bit sore today because I tried to catch myself by landing on the palm of my hand. I didn't even get up right away because I was a bit stunned and while I was still on the ground, I could see the whole parking lot was iced over. If I had a camera I would have taken a picture of that. If it hadn't been extremely dangerous, it was a site to behold.

My friend Kristine reminds me often that people just want to have pieces of me posted on here and I find that really encouraging. I mean, that's what I'm looking for when I read her blog or any of my friends blogs so I have to remember that for myself. I don't need a purpose to post, just a post. Maybe. Okay, I have to admit I like having a purpose. For me, not having a specific post in mind is like driving around in a car with no destination. I DO NOT enjoy it. But I suppose writing without a purpose isn't exactly the same. Moving onward! :D

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Bright Side of the Dark Side

So, I often start posts without actually posting them. They start off as good ideas, but I either can't finish them or I don't feel that I'm conveying my posts the way that I imagine them. It's like I want to hone in and perfect it and if I can't devote a lot of time to it then I cannot finish it. But because this year has been all about me shedding my past and embracing my present, I will now post the beginnings of my posts for you to ponder. Maybe I'll still pick them up and finish them, but for now I'll just leave them as thoughts.

1. Blog title: The Bright Side of the Dark Side

"I was watching Edward Scissorhands the other day and I was reflecting on how Tim Burton is able to draw the bright side out of his stories."

*I wanted to talk more about how I love Tim Burton movies and his style of writing and cinema. They are so strange yet so relatable. I know they aren't for everybody but they tend to have a strong cult following. Love 'em.

2. Blog title: Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. ~P.J. O'Rourke

"I am obsessed with books right now. Well, I'm always a bit obsessed with them. I have three bookshelves full of them and another bookshelf in the wings to try to fill."

*I like to look at book covers, pictures, find things in them that inspire me or read romance novel trash. Who knows where this was going except that I had to get yet another bookshelf to fill with books.

3. Blog title: (no title for this one)

This one drives me nuts because I've been trying to find another image that I can't find as a comparison for Shannon Doherty. I'm pretty sure that she looks like a Gelfling from The Dark Crystal. Check out that movie and tell me you don't see the similarities.

4. Blog title: Etsy Favorites

"One thing that I do absolutely every day is check Etsy. I think that I have to look at it or I'll go blind...or deaf...or stupid. I don't know what will happen, but I have to see it. There are so many inspiring products and people on that website that I feel like it satisfies my daily does of "craft". I keep thinking how much some of these items on here inspire me and I want to share some of my favorites with you just so you get an idea what I enjoy viewing on a regular basis.

Keep in mind when you're viewing these that some of these listings may have expired, but you should still be able to view it.

Sterling silver leaf ring
Five Pointed Crown Bag ZTA's understand why this is so fabulous!
Green felt garland (I really want to make this for the holidays as a reusable garland and something that's a little kitschy.
Bangle bracelets (I don't wear much jewelry or accessorize very well, but I'd like to wear something original

*enough said for this one.

5. Blog title: Vermonter Weekend

"Thank goodness New England has finally had some great weather! I had the opportunity to have a weekend in Vermont and I am thankful for the fabulous weather. I enjoyed the new Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, my mother's 60th birthday, and a baby shower for a sort of cousin. "

*I had pictures ready and fun stuff for this one, but it was just too late to post it.

6. Blog title: Time

"It struck me tonight that I avoid books and movies with the word "time" in the title. I was reading an article on Etsy when I realized that I have avoided certain books because of the name of the series. I can't bring myself to read The Time Traveler's Wife, The Wheel of Time, A Wrinkle in Time, or The Time Machine. I can't watch the movie "Time Bandits" either. I'm sure these are all fabulous, but I have a time avoidance. Maybe it stems from always having to conform to some form of time adherence. What say you? Throw that clock out the window when you can. When I was in high school I was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. I attended this retreat that lasted for three days and you were not allowed to wear a watch for three days. In fact, nobody was allowed to wear one, nor were there any clocks any where. Because we focus on time so much, it was scary, but liberating as well to not have those restraint on our minds. Try it some time and see how well you do. You won't forget the experience."

So, you can start with all of these. I have more, but it will be more blog confetti if I keep going. Enjoy your day off. You lucky bastards.