Have you done all your holiday shopping? I haven’ t quite yet. I’m waiting until I go up to Delaware so that I can do some tax-free shopping.
I’m still having trouble finding something for my father. Any one have ideas for what to get a man on Christmas? I heard somewhere that I should just get something he already has, but better.
Advice greatly appreciated!
Published December 2, 2008
Food , Life
Tags: Christmas, Cooking, Family, Games, Holiday, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Recipes, Thanksgiving, Traditions
Our fabulous turkey.
Thanksgiving was a unique for my family this year. Instead of doing Thanksgiving at home, we went to my boyfriend’s parents house, or as I like to say, my hopeful future in-laws. Chris and I woke up in the morning and helped his parents do the last-minute turkey day cooking. I made pumpkin bread from Libby’s Pumpkin Bread Kit. It turned out wonderfully, although I will add raisins and a little bit of nutmeg next time. I also made honey butter from a recipe on my favorite cooking website: RecipeZaar.com.
My dad brought his famous cranberry relish with orange zest soaked with a “special” marinade a.k.a. a cup of Grand Marnier. Of course, my parents also came bearing gifts: Jack Daniels and wine for the host and hostess. Overall it was a relaxing day filled with food, drinks, games (we played Taboo), football, and movies.
Family on Thanksgiving Day
Published November 21, 2008
Life , Love , Random , Rants
Tags: Christmas, Entertainment, Knocked Up, Marley and Me, Movie, Robert Pattinson, Sex, Twilight, Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Last night Marcus and I went with one of his coworkers to see an evening showing of “Zack and Miri Make a Porno.” We walked in and saw a bunch of high-schoolers sitting on the ground waiting for a movie. Then, it hit me that “Twilight” with Robert Pattinson was premiering at midnight. Somehow there is a huge craze with this movie, and I have no idea why. Feel free to enlighten me.
Back to our movie. Usually I go into a movie not knowing much, so last night was nothing different. With an R-rating, I kind of assumed that there would be some nudity and other vulgarities. Throughout the movie more and more scenes started to resonate that of “Knocked Up.” I don’t want to spoil the movie, but I will say that there was one scene in particular that gave it that “wow-that-was-gross-and-weird-but-hilarious” factor like the crowning of the baby’s head in “Knocked Up.”
After the movie, I told Marcus that it was slightly awkward sitting there watching a semi-porno. I don’t know why, because I’m usually free spirited and don’t usually get bothered by sex. We laughed it off and he apologized.
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A mini-rant. I was always under the impression that cleaning people are to do their job after-hours; after the employees go home. I know this is random, but I find it very distracting when a vacuum cleaner goes off by my desk for thirty minutes during the work day. Now, don’t get me wrong. I very much appreciate the cleaning people and the grunt work that they do. All I’m saying is that I would prefer it if they did their work at night time in our office. Perhaps this sentiment is paired with how unfriendly some of them seem to be. I always smile when I see them, but they tend to just stare with a blank face.
On the other hand, our security guards are uber friendly. I always look forward to seeing them, especially the one guy who always playfully asks me, “What’s in the bag?” whenever I bring in a treat for my coworkers. I’ve already started thinking about what I’m going to do for them for Christmas. Probably little food goodie bags. What’s sad is that I don’t know their names. Note to self: work on learning their names.
I believe in karma wholeheartedly. I try my hardest to always be nice to people, regardless of who they are: skin color, profession, oddities. I will continue to be and won’t let a blank stare of, “Why is she smiling at me?” stop me.