Chappy Chanukah

December 1st, 2010

Believe it or not, I only really know one Jewish person, but being in need of a title I figured why not wish my one Jewish acquaintance a joyous holiday? Even if it isn’t the Jewish Christmas.

I totally blew NaBloPoMo this year, so to punish myself make up for it, I’m going to try to post once a day in December. It’s not like I have anything else to do, right? Oops… wrong. I have classwork. I have papers to write! It occurred to me today that one of the things I hated about college the first time around was writing papers – I guess it’s good that it’s been nine years, or I might have remembered that before paying tuition. Boo.

Have I mentioned before how much I love this time of year? Starting with the Thanksgiving holiday and going all the way through to my birthday… I just love everything about it. I love the time spent with family, the shopping for just the right gift, the baking, the decorating, and the food. AND THE MUSIC (see, Listening). I’m so ready to do my shopping, but I’m having a terribly hard time figuring out what to buy everyone. I know what to buy for one person on my gift list, and everyone else is just a mystery to me. It’s frustrating! I’m sure I’ll figure it out – just hope I do it before all the good stuff is gone.

And now, I leave you with the number 1 item on my wish list… I hope Santa reads the blog, because I’m not sure who else is going to stick it under the tree.

I desperately want a Kindle, and have for some time. I don’t think it would keep me from buying any hardcopy books, it would just give me a different way to enjoy one of my favorite hobbies.

NaBloPoMo 2010 ::Day 11::

November 11th, 2010

Nevermind that I skipped days 4 through 10… what can I say? I sign up for these things whether I’m really into it or not, and then I FAIL. I didn’t want a prize anyway. Boo.


A few weeks ago I got this midday text message from my sister-in-law: “Do u have the twilight series books???”. Well, of course I do, plus the movies that have come out so far on Blu-ray. I texted her back, which started this whole texting flurry about what happens, and does Edward ever change Bella, and on and on and on. I am not one to spoil a surprise, but I answered a few of her questions. She couldn’t wait for me to bring the books to her (even though I was coming for a visit just a couple of weeks later), so she got 2-4 from the library, skipping 1 altogether (sacrilege!!). By the time I got there she had finished them. I wouldn’t say she neglected her children in order to read them, but my brother took some very incriminating footage…

Since then, I have been trying to figure out what to get her for her upcoming birthday. It must be Twilight-related, and I think the cheesier, the better. I figured I’d see what I could find on Etsy, just by searching “twilight”. Here’s what I found… 3 cheesy, 3 not-so-cheesy:

Vampire Bite Silver and Red Swarovski Crystal
1. Vampire Bite Silver and Red Swarovski Crystal necklace from adrienneaudrey. This is more True Blood than Twilight, but SO kitschy either way.

Twilight in a Bottle Gathered Under the Full Moon
2. Twilight in a Bottle Gathered under the Full Moon from AngiesIris. So, this looney goes out to First Beach under the freaking full moon and bottles sand?

Twilight Meadow Bouquet Necklace
3. Twilight Meadow Bouquet Necklace from LilMissSparkley. GAH.

Twilight Bella's Mittens
4. Twilight Bella’s Mittens from KnittingCarnival. These are actually cute. I might even wear them. My sister-in-law won’t need them since she lives in GEORGIA.

Hello Moon 8x8 Fine Art Photograph
5. Hello Moon 8×8 Fine Art Photograph from SherriConley. What a pretty moon!

Bloodrop bracelet
6. Bloodrop bracelet from edor. I actually think this is kind of pretty; it’s something I might actually wear.

But then, I found this, and I think it’s clearly the winner. My sister-in-law’s birthday is just before Christmas, and this will look perfect on the tree…


NaBloPoMo 2010 ::Day 3::

November 3rd, 2010

How about those post titles, eh? Love the creativity…

My cat is snoring. Loudly enough, in fact, that I can hear him over the dog (also snoring) and the sound of FedEx planes taking off from the nearby airport (they’re pretty loud). I suppose I can consider this preparation in the event I ever meet a man and subsequently share a bed, right?

Tomorrow evening I promise to write something worthy of reading, rather than this meaningless stuff I’ve put out so far this month. There may even be pictures… we’ll see.

    The Exiled Queen