Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Where's Alissa, we should be watching this movie!

200 Cigarettes!!!
When Alissa lived on Brinkerhoff, we would sit in the dark and watch this movie (and smoke cigs)! I wish I didn't only have it on VHS right now. It's an awesome New Year's movie!

New Years Eve check list!

bottle of champagne: check
box of sparklers: check
confetti bursts: check
noise makers: check

all set!

um, lets get this party started!


The Shade of Poison Trees while playing Mario Kart -
I think so.

My dilemma

I bought 2 bottles of champagne. One for here and one for party time. My reasoning was that I wanted to enjoy a mimosa or 2 this afternoon. The dilemma is this: I don't know how to open the bottle and I don't want the cork to go shooting somewhere. I've only seen other people open these bottles...hmmm...what to do, what to do...I mean, I know it probably isn't difficult, but.
Someone wanna come open the bottle for me and then I'll make you a mimosa?

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I can't make myself leave the couch...
(not complaining)

Dinner Party!


I just ate a plate of cookies...

I'm on disc 3

End of story.


Last night J and I hung out with people we haven't seen in a while (some of my longest friends to boot). Needless to say, I am a little worse for wear. I think today will consist of watching The Office all day (thanks Bill) and maybe I'll throw in a movie or something. We'll see. Poopy and I are quite comfy on the couch though.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

December 27

Passing time before going to Bate & Kill's.
271(J) - 172(K)
Pathetic, I know.

December 26

Leftover enchiladas from our Christmas dinner for 2 :)

December 25

Even they love each other on Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

December 24

Allie sitting among unwrapped presents at our parents house...

Playing Mexican Train Dominoes...had a lot of fun.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The end is nigh.

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve.
T minus 2 days until I'm not allowed to listen to Christmas music til next year (as J so lovingly reminded me today when he was home for lunch).

December 23

I had to go out today to get some last minute things. It was crazy! So then I came home and had a glass of wine and watched SITC. All better.

December 22

I had to move the wrapping station downstairs. I, of course, watched Elf while wrapping presents :)

December 21

Family and friends! I love photo cards!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

I want these.

They are the moose glasses featured in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. I was very disheartened to discover that the company that makes them charges $90 a glass! What the eff?!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Scrooged anyone?

Yes please!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

December 20

Some lemon cake for breakfast...

followed by finishing our Christmas Peanuts puzzle!

Oh that Joker...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Looks like we have plans...

Guess that means I should change out of my pajamas and put some real clothes on...

This makes me mad!

Bush unveils $17.4bn car bail-out

Why? Why are we helping them?
Bush: 'Bankruptcy would not be responsible'
Doesn't having to be bailed out mean that they weren't very responsible in the first place?
How's about laying in the bed you've made...

December 19

Poopy and I are staying in and trying to keep warm.
Did I mention there's a blizzard going on outside right now?
In the words of Bono, "baby please come home!"

Thursday, December 18, 2008

December 18

Today is my mom's 60th birthday...

When I was younger I always thought 60 seemed so old, until my parents actually got there. Doesn't seem old anymore. Weird.

Happy birthday ma!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

December 17

Someone gave us a cat for Christmas! Just kidding...
But somebody did send us something and then Yoshi took over the box it came in.

Also, it snowed last night and this morning I shoveled it. After I was done, I made some coffee and put coffee liqueur in it :) A real cup of cheer!
What? I don't have anything else to do except make Christmas cards and watch Christmas movies and play with the kitties and read comics (and believe me, this is not me complaining, I couldn't be happier with this arrangement. Well, I'd be happier if J were home too.).

December 16

Second to last batch of Christmas cards.

December 15

Technically, this picture did take place on the 15 because it was midnight. I will spare the others by not putting their pictures here. They will however, be in the Holiday Road Take 2 folder :) You see, I thought it would be fun and festive to have everyone (me, J, Bate, Kill) pose in front of the tree with the antlers on. Kate is the only one (thank you very much!) who did not fight me on this. Tis the season people!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

December 14

"I am but one small instrument"

So small you can barely see me.

I made some earrings!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

December 13

Today I helped my mom decorate the tree at my parents house. I am envious that they can have ornaments. We can not, due to our cats (mainly baby gorilla) treating the Christmas tree as if it were put up for them to chew on and bat at and such. Maybe someday...

December 12

our barely lit street...

Friday, December 12, 2008

Living Goods' Nutcrackers

me: those are big nutcrackers
j: yeah, imagine the nuts you could crack with those
me: that's what she said

I think Perry said it best...

"Oh there's no place like home for the holidays..."
Done with school for a month. So happy!!!

December 11


December 10

This is what this week has looked like everyday...
My brain in now mush...

December 9

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

"In the name of Nutcracker Christmas"

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Mid week banter

So the masses will have to wait for some pictures. I've taken them but I forgot to put them on my flashdrive. I've been deep in study mode due to the whole finals thing.
The weather got pretty crappy here last night and all the local schools are closed except for the colleges. From where I'm sitting in the library I keep seeing people almost falling outside as they approach the library doors. I don't mean to snicker at their almost misfortune, but I can't believe how many people have slipped in the same spot.
2 finals down, 3 to go. The end is in sight. The weather better allow me to go home on Friday or I will be forced to try figure out how to teleport.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

December 8

Better late than never. I'm in the thick of finals week so things might be delayed. It's too bad, I should've waited and taken this picture today because then there would be snow. Oh well. 3 more days and then I'm home! Can't wait!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

December 7

I was at my parents house today and they have this precious little gem out on display for the holiday season...
circa 1988
Oh yeah, I was quite stylish as a child. I even picked out my own glasses (thanks a lot mom).

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Katelyn, you've been linked (see fellow explorers, or just click folks!).
That is all, go back to what you were doing.

December 6

The Christmas Cube

Kate the Conqueror

me: It's 1 o'clock right now, isn't that wild?
kate: It is wild, I'm wild!
said with emphasis.

Friday, December 5, 2008

December 5

The "I don't really fit in here anymore (or ever really did) because I'm a gorilla baby" picture.
And that Coffee Mate stuff has been in there for at least 3 years...
It just keeps getting shuffled around in the cupboard. Maybe I should throw it away...

Red Baron

I just heard the Royal Guardsmen Red Baron Christmas song on the radio. It's pretty ridiculous, but I still like it.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

December 4

(I'm) home sweet home = life just got a little better

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December 3

Taking a study break w/ a hilarious book!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December 2

Corner of Main and nowhere.
It's dark this morning and I need a cup 'o cheer...
Friday :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

December 1

Kristine made a little drawing to try to keep our spirits up.
We both feel a little weird about being back in Canton.
Her fridge art helps :)

31 days of December

Thanks to Amanda (go look at her yummy blog and check out her flickr for the October Project!), I got the idea to take a picture everyday in December because I love this season so so much. I think it will be cool since most of the first half of the month will be pictures from Canton, giving you new and exciting things to see (yeah right)!

I'm kind of depressed being back here though. Only 2 more weeks. I just have to keep telling myself that! All I can think about is watching holiday movies, making greeting cards, listening to Christmas music, and basking in the light of our Christmas tree. I hate being away right now more than anyone could know. Let's see if I can manage to stay the whole week :)

I'm day dreaming about our tree and can't wait to be home...