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Let me explain, no wait...there is too much. Let me sum up:

- First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it! Hope yours was as good as ours. Except for someone not getting beer in a timely fashion to my mother (whom I love more than life itself, but I cannot tell a lie...she really needs to have a few drinks if she is going to be in the kitchen), all went smoothly and there was much joy and laughter.

- Work-wise, soon after I made my promise to post more often, I was forced nominated to take over a huge project that my co-worker was in the process of fucking up. I was told that I was the new project manager 20 minutes before my first big meeting. So, you can imagine how that is going. Basically, I have no idea how to do any of this and have been working crazy overtime to try and get shit done. Thanksgiving was the first day I had off since September (unless you count the day I called in violently sick...which I DON'T). But on the up side, they haven't fired me yet so...go me!

- The week I was violently sick was of course the time when Eddie Vedder and Glen Hansard rescheduled their concert here. I dragged my sad carcass to the theater and sucked down approximately a hundred lozenges so I wouldn't hack up a lung during the performances. And even though I felt like shit, I enjoyed the HELL out of that evening. Glen was in excellent form, even though his set was short and his strings kept breaking. Eddie EFFING Vedder sang for 2.5 hours, including two long-ass encores. He was fantastic and the whole thing was basically three hours of two gifted musicians and their guitars. Totally awesome and worth every penny even though my seat was kind of crap. Excellent, excellent, excellent.

- And finally, JP and I came out swinging in regards to Black Friday. I splurged and bought an iPad. He got a 3D monitor so we could try it out. Also picked up a GPS and a basic blu-ray player. We got some movies, some clothes, and I even bought some Christmas gifts for other people (one for you aaaaand three for me).

And that about wraps things up for now. Good night my dear friends. Catch you on the flip side...
melcreada: (high school girls)

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it!

My apologies - I know I owe emails and comments, but my family has driven me to brink of insanity (hanging on by my fingertips, people). With the Kid and Traci here, almost every minute of my day is occupied. On top of that, I have been having tummy problems all week, which is very unusual (cast iron stomach, here) and it has been exacerbated by the constant drinking and eating we do a la familia. And finally, my sinuses have decided to lead a revolt against the allergens and my poor, poor head has been feeling the aftermath. Just headache-y, tired, and PISSED OFF for much of this week, my beloved vacation and the first one I've had since the beginning of July. Oh, well. An event looked forward to with much impatient desire does not always brings its promised satisfaction. /P&P geekery.

Okay, now that THAT is out of my system, I can say I am very thankful for the insanity-inducing family. I am thankful that I still have a job in these woeful times and can buy presents for the people I love. I am happy that we are still all together, against the most incredible odds that say we should be missing a couple of people from the table today. Thanks to the powers that be for the large amount of joy and the small amount of sorrow that they have found fit to send me. And many thanks to my online friends, who constantly make me laugh and feel loved, even when I am by myself in front of a computer. Have a great day, everyone. ♥ ♥ ♥
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Fab Thanksgiving with the familia. So. Much. Food. My sister makes a great side dish of mashed turnips and carrots. Yum! In addition, we had turkey, ham, 50 other side dishes, and a billion different pies. LOL! As usual, my brother and sister invited their friends so we were a full house. Very nice.

In amusing news, I bought those "as seen on tv" bumpits because my hair, she is so very flat. I am now rocking the Amy Winehouse look. LOL! I am totally wearing one for the big company Christmas party. *snicker*

Off to nap before I go out for Black Friday. Bring. It. On.
melcreada: (get into my pants!)
Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it! Did I miss anything on the Macy's Day parade? I slept in. : )

Off to make some yams that are candied!
melcreada: (twilight - westside story much?)

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it! I was trying to watch the Macy's Day Parade but I was dying of boredom so I stopped.

ETA: Apparently I missed the part where the Macy's Day Parade got rickrolled. *sigh*

JP and I are also making a list of places to visit tomorrow to get our Black Friday on. I am not making any big purchases, so I am kinda eh about the whole thing. Oh, well. Won't it be fun to wrestle with people in the middle of the night over parking spaces and the last pair of lounge pants in the sale bins at Old Navy? No? Okay.

Oh, yeah - the real reason for this post. I have been reading Twilight and I have a question that is driving me insane. I tried reading discussion boards, but all I got was a face full of spoilers not pertaining to my questions.

Cut just in care it's a spoiler... )

In non-spoilery Twilight thoughts: I am enjoying the book although it makes me giggle a little bit. It's very much a romance novel without the sex. I can dig it - like I said the story idea really appeals to me. But if she mentions the words "butterscotch," "Adonis," or "incandescent" one more time, I am going to lose it. I am definitely not above it, though - I kid because I love. The weird part is...I think I prefer the movie to the book. Crazy!

Also, I am rolling my eyes at schools trying to ban the Twilight books. Yes, there are many aspects of the main relationship that are unhealthy. But if that is the reason, then you need to yank Wuthering Heights (my personal favorite dysfunctional relationship novel) off the curriculum as well. Hell, wipe out Hemingway, Hardy, and any number of old school American male authors who make their female characters into unrealistic cariacatures of virginal purity or slutty slutty whores.

It's like I've always said: if you are a teenage girl and use fiction as a relationship guide? You have bigger troubles than the ideas Twilight is going to give you.

ANYWAY. I'm going to stop now because I didn't mean to get sidetracked.

Off to go make candied yams for Thanksgiving at my sisters. Later, ya'll!!!

melcreada: (FFVII - squall going down swingin)
Happy Thanksgiving (always late, I am)!

And I just had to post this as a follow up to my whiny vacation entry because it is just getting hilarious.

I was sick as a dog today. I could not hold anything down. The crowning event was when JP and I pulled up to my sister's house, I opened the car door, and threw up in her front yard. Totally awesome. I had Lipton chicken noodle cup of soup for my Thanksgiving dinner.

Feeling better now. When I get a little stronger, I plan on shaking my fist at something.
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Well, it's been a lovely couple of days. Family and friends nearby, lots of silliness and laughter. Plenty of food, snuggling on beds, watching movies, and talk, talk, talk! And JP being here? Icing on the cake. *snuggles*

Checklist for the weekend:

- time ventured out for Black Friday shopping: 6AM
- gifts purchased in the crush: 3
- toes stepped on during the melee: 2
- number of times own toes were stepped on: lost count
- faith in humanity amidst the carnage of shopping at an unholy hour: suprisingly unshaken
- number of movies watched since the Kid returned: 4
- number of times Davy-boy has scared Paul by jumping out at her from darkened doorways: 2
- number of times we laughed about it: constantly
- calories consumed since Thanksgiving Dinner: innumerable

I cannot begin to describe the wonderful feeling of walking into my parents house and smelling my dad's pumpkin pies. Of dogpiling on the bed with my brothers and sisters while we watch 'Top Secret' and laugh and argue and tease each other. Of standing on Paul's back porch, full of good food and good memories. Yes.

But before I get TOO sappy (hee)...I thought I would provide this gem for my fellow LotR fanatics:

50 Reasons Lord of the Rings Sucks

Read it and laugh as the list points out some shocking and little known facts, such as:

The character of Elrond was based on Agent Smith from The Matrix.
The concept of the violent dwarf was based on Al Pacino.

Bwahahahahaha! Go read it. Me and my tummy are out!


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