Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's too fucking cold outside.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Grinchy much?

Can I just say I love the Breaking and Entering Christmas on the Kidd Kraddick show every year. Makes my little Grinch hating whoville heart grow three sizes. Why is it only Christmas that mankind renews my faith but the rest of the year they reinforce my skepticism that people are basically good? Why does this have to be the general look when people walk in my office and ask me stupid and redundant questions like why are we lowering the mileage in 2009 and why does our finance assistant continue to spell the word "milage" like this?
Why does Edgar have to come in here and want to debate how miles per gallon translates to us reimbursing him for mileage? I find myself spewing on how the IRS does not determine mileage on only gas prices but depreciation and maintenance on your vehicle yet why do I care, it's Edgar? I don't even work for the IRS. It's like have a debate with Roman, doesn't really matter the subject, he simply doesn't have a clue on why he is even debating. I enjoy proving both of them wrong, it's a hobby of mine. I was a bossy child, can you tell?


Friday, December 12, 2008

Weren't the Osmonds mormon? WTF is up with me and mormons?

Who had their office Christmas party today at a kinda lame mexican place? Who went drinking after said party and laughed her ass off? Who laughed all the way home (assless) because someone would not shut up when his check engine light came on? The things you have to put up with from a designated driver. Almost makes me want to quit drinking...almost.

I also admitted tonight, in front of my group, that I used to have the biggest love of my life school girl teenage heartbreak crush on...Donny Osmond. It's true. Who didn't love that crazy page boy hair and corduroy hat?? Don't even get me started on the big 'ole white teeth, made my little girl heart thump right out of her chest. I never missed the Donny and Marie Show - "I'm a little bit country and I'm a little bit rock and roll" know I sat there singing along out loud and proud! I had my whole room done in purple because he liked purple. I had his double album that I would play and look at his pictures with hearts in my eyes like crazy cartoon lovers. I knew without a doubt in my mind that when I grew up I would be Mrs. Donny Osmond. Oh how fun it would be to be part of the big Osmond family and Marie and I would be like sisters!
Then one dark day, we were watching T.V. and there it was. The announcement that forever changed my life. Donny Osmond got married. There it was, like a cold hard slap in my young, adolescent face and my tiny heart shattered in a million pieces. I ran to my bedroom, ripped one of his posters off the wall and flung myself face down on my bed in hysterical sobs. I clearly remember my father coming in after me and rubbing my back and telling me it was going to be okay but I would never be okay again. (oh, how my father must have wanted to laugh at me) I hated her! How could she take my Donny away? I must have played "Puppy Love" and "I knew you when" hundreds of times while I cried in my pillow. I was at least 10 years old and thought my whole world had come crashing in. Good times.
Who just listened to all her Donny Osmond oldies on I-tunes and now feels sad? BIG BUCK TOOTHED BASTARD WHO BROKE MY HEART! Who, apparently, has never quite gotten over this loss from 3 decades ago? I think I'm going to go and remind my husband how lucky he is that Donny married someone else.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

A date which will live in infamy

FDR said that famous quote when he declared war on Japan right after they bombed Pearl Harbor. Well, it wasn't a famous quote when he said it but it is now. We went to Fredericksburg Texas to walk around and do some Christmas shopping. As we arrived, the place was packed with military and it dawned on me that today is December 7th. IT'S THE DAY JAPAN ATTACKED PEARL HARBOR PEOPLE! I should have really remembered this since this is also a big day in Hawaii. We watched the ceremony and it was very moving but the coolest part were the planes. The old military planes were doing some very low flying moves and it was so awesome to see. Just sitting there listening to stories made me tear up. Red and I were so glad we got to see this. They have Nimitz museum smack dab in the middle of Main Street and that is where the ceremony was being held.

We also ended up at a German Christmas festival downtown and we had a blast. Eating roasted peanuts, watching ice skaters, and drinking hot apple cider as we looked at all the historic buildings. Such a pretty town and everyone was so friendly. We are starting to make it a monthly trek to drive to other parts of Texas to explore and enjoy. We ended the day at La Cantera doing more Christmas shopping. Today was a good day.


Friday, December 5, 2008

Great Expectations

While Big Red is working the late shift this week I have had some free time on my hands. Have I been Christmas shopping, cleaning house, building a monastery, feeding the orphans or creating world peace? These would all be valid and useful ways to spend my free time but no. When I am looking for entertainment it either comes in the form of books or old movies, so who has been burning up Turner Classic Movies? What bliss...

Last night I watched Dickens classic 'Great Expectations' and I loved it. (NOT THE GWYNETH PALTROW VERSION, THE ORIGINAL! AS IF!)I had only seen the Southpark version of old Miss Havisham and Pip and couldn't seem to get that crap out of my head. I laughed when Miss Havisham told Pip "You look like the model of gaiety". How sad that our language had diminished so much that the word gay no longer means happy. I believe this is the reason I love the classics like Sense and Sensibility or Pride and Prejudice; because of the language. Back then they used 7,000 words to say something that could have been said in 10. I may use that line on H though, it certainly applies.

Old Hollywood was great, I miss it. Not because I was ever there (how old am I??) but I love the shorts they play between movies that depict life back in the day. That was when stars were big and glamorous and didn't look like the rest of us. While I was watching this movie I kept thinking Herbert Pocket looked so familiar and then I saw his name, Alec Guinness. Why did that name seem so familiar? I went and looked him up and he played Obi Wan Kenobi in Star Wars! It also stated that despite everyone's better judgement, he believed Star Wars would be a hit and negotiated 2% of the right was he? Funny how he hated being only known for that character yet that character made him so rich and famous.

See?! This is why I watch old black and white movies, so much history and interesting facts to be learned. Lord knows my head is full of useless and trivial shit and I can only hope someday this will come in handy. It is also with some sadness that I realize this makes me seem so old and I don't know anyone else who share's this love of mine. Maybe there is a support group for me? My hubby will tolerate it but more often than not falls asleep next to me while I immerse myself in the book or movie. I love the fact that he still does it just to be with me and I appreciate him for it. It's a good day indeed when I have good books, good old movies on TV and a new goose down comforter from Macy's. Next on my indulgence list? Christmas movies here I come!