Friday, December 18, 2009

Merry Christmas Past, Present and Future

Merry Christmas Past I have a lot of great Christmas memories from my childhood, all the way up to my late teens but I remember some of the funniest things. I remember my dad buying my sister and I a Nintendo64, a present that was clearly truly for him (and which is now solely his, although its been upgraded to a xbox) and I remember my aunt joojoo had gotten us a game for the console so on xmas eve (which is when we do presents on that side of the family) Jo said she forgot the present and she would come over in the morning to give it to us (but it was all just a plan to not spoil our present, so she gave the present to my parents) in the morning when we got the present, and got the present from Jo, I was just upset that Jo wasn't coming over in the morning. LOL I don't think I ever told you about that Jo.

Merry Christmas Present This is going to be a bittersweet Christmas, well not even sweet just bitter. the first Christmas without Josh, and its only been four months. I think what makes it harder is that's when i would have expected to see him. I get sad about it even when I just think about it when I'm in my apartment, but I think when I look around at the dinner table and realize he's not there it's just going to seem so much more real than it ever has. and I'll be sad that he is missing out when we laugh, or have a good memory that gets created. But I have to just think that he is with us, and he will be with us for every Christmas, every laugh and every memory created.

we miss you Josh. we always will.

Merry Christmas Future This one came to me when I was helping my Nannie set up her table for Christmas tonight and I said something that was apparently unheard of and she said "one day when you're all grown up and having your own Christmas dinner you will remember how persnickety and precise I was and you'll understand." and I never thought that one day I could be having my own Christmas dinner at my own house. I still think it will probably be when I'm like 90 because when my nannie someday leaves us, then my mom or one of my aunts will start hosting it and then I'd have to wait for all of them to leave and then I'll be having Christmas dinner for myself and husband and my sister and who knows what else. it somewhat excites me a little. as long as I always have carrot souffle at dinner and hash brown casserole on boxing day morning, I will be happy.

I wanted to add pictures from past Christmases
but I don't have them on this computer
(my old computer crashed last year)
and my parents don't have a scanner
so you're out of luck.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Favorite Commercials of all-time

we always seem annoyed by commercials, but there are some really great ones out there, i limited it to four videos since you will watch them all they are all the best commercials.

i love this commercial, the music, the "happiness" you see in everyday objects its so innovative i love it.

i always loved this commercials its one of the only versions of "love train" i truly love however, i love almost every GAP commercial apart from this years "cheerleading" commercials, they drive me crazy almost as much as those stupid old navy commercials with the mannequins, even in their stores, they dont have picture of people they have pictures of mannequins, broke much?

now i dont JUST love this one because its Audrey, its good music too and her dancing is SO funny its from the movie 'Funny Face' and the full version is even funnier.

i always loved this commercial, it puts a warm place in my heart. :)


Saturday, December 5, 2009

I'm not good at being a twenty-year old

this picture was taken by my friend Eddy Adams, I don't know how he did it but he took a picture of trash and made it appealing. thought i'd share it with everyone :)

as i enjoy thawing out in my bed watching TV, working on homework, relaxing on a saturday night with my two fluffballs of dogs, i realized. I am not good at being 20, and I don't think its really going to get any better, I am going to be sucky at my entire 'twenties' and here is why.

1. i enjoy staying home in bed watching a movie or even re-runs of friends, don't get me wrong i'm not against going out or having a drink but if I didnt have plans already I don't panick to find them, I am so content in my bed.

2. I like to many "old" things. I'm more interested in dead old people than the people who grace our planet today, speaking in celebrity terms of course. but I mean my biggest heroes are Audrey Hepburn who envokes the entire era of 60's glamour hollywood and a 48 year old man who has so much power and security I will never met him, AND shouldnt a girl in her 20's really being crushing on men rather than admiring their politics? but then again I do have a crush on Jon Stewart and Anderson Cooper, its something about that silver hair

3. I prefer diet coke over a beer, glass of wine, or any cocktail almost any night of the week.

4. I don't go to concerts and I don't have a strong desire to do so.

5. I have probably spent a total of 2 years watching hours of Friends, no joke. I'm beyond obessed, i actually refer to incidents that happen in the show as if they are my real friends and real things that happened to me, you will hear me say "its like that one episode of friends..."

6. what else is common of a twenty year old? oh sleeping with so many guys you're essentially a whore. definitley havent done that, nor frat guys. i think thats actually in the guidebook and rules. you have to sleep with a lot of guys in your twenties. I somehow fell off the wagon there.

7. i would prefer having a dinner party and playing games rather than going to a big "kegger"

8. i don't know if theres a real corolation to my age but i treat my dog like he truly is my son and I am his mother, and i do believe there is a connection between us. he understands me, and he talks to me. he is known to have a bad reputation but he does listen to me. i call his name, and he stops walking, when i start to raise my voice he puts his head down because he knows hes in trouble. its a mother/son bond.

9. I prefer RealSimple over People, Cosmo or any other magazine. I also prefer Harpers Bazaar over these as well, they have the best article/interviews.

10. i always want to donate money or time thinking i have it. I read an article in RealSimple about dirty drinking water and how a $30 donation can do so much and i litterally wrote down the website address in full intent to donate money. $30 isnt alot, until i remember that i'm no longer working and i currently have $30 in my bank account and I owe money to my parents. AND its not even this one cause, I want to donate to everything. I spent way too much money on the Obama campaign, I have donated to malarianomore several times, Lupus Foundation, the ONE campaign, and gave money to the american idol cahrity thing they do, i did it for two seasons but not the most recent because i wasnt watching idol that year. all this adds up ALOT for a college student, especially when i really dont work. however, i dont in ANY way feel bad or guilty about doing it, i still dont feel like i do enough.

i believe all of this is a factor as to why I am and will be a horrible twenty-something until the day I turn 30 and I will finally be at "home".