Sunday, November 23, 2008

Dunder borealis in the snofran, thank you.

Yar, it's been a crazy weekend.

I did a boatload of trailer checks on Friday. I had no idea Twilight was going to be an all-out frenzy for high school girls. Every showing Friday night was sold out, and they were already selling out Saturday showings. And I suppose it's unfair to say it's for high school girls because there were plenty of adult women, many in their 40s even, who were freaking the f--- out over this movie. I guess I'll have to try out the first novel and see if I can stand all the teen angst.

Yesterday, Amanda and I met my m-i-l for Chantilly's annual holiday open house and desert tasting. I reserved my usual chocolate log, and tried out some other tasty things. I then went home and made 4 loaves of pumpkin bread. At 3pm, Leah calls and asks me if I'm coming to her jewelry party. I'm like, "Yeah, it's tonight right?" And she's all, "Um, it started 45 mins ago." /sigh Worst. Friend. Ever. And to make matters worse, only her mom showed up. argh. I felt even worse about mixing up the time with Tanya's last week. I ended up staying in last night because I'm still not super-fond of driving after dark if I don't have to.

I dragged Kev to Flower Factory this morning, so I could get a Christmas tree. I donated my old one through Dayton Freecycle. It went to a family who couldn't afford a tree this year, so that made me happy. They came and picked it up off the porch yesterday. I picked out one last week, and Kev pointed out that it's awfully fat for the space we have. So he helped me find a slightly narrower one, and it was on sale for $85! Woohoo! Now I just have to drag out my Xmas decorations and get started.

Tonight, Amanda and I are meeting my mom for the Magical Night of Giving at Fairfield Commons. I'm not really planning to buy anything, and if I do, it'll be for Xmas. I just want to go and enjoy the festivities and do a dry run for DAT shopping this Friday. I'm giddy with the thought of hardcore shopping.


Angel said...

Alright. I admit it. I read Twilight. And it was pretty good. A lot of the book is played out internally, so I'm not really keen to see the movie, but the books are decent enough.

The last book is crap though. It winds up one big giant religious moral lesson (don't worry, not really a spoiler), which I thought was a great way to ruin a popular book series.

You know what movie you should see? The Fall. I highly recommend it, plus I am mid-Lee Pace loveathon.

B's BF's mother keeps calling to see if we have our tree up (she's one of those crazy people who puts up her tree as soon as she closes the door on the trick or treaters), and I'm afraid if I don't put it up this week she will show up and make me do it while she tells me I'm doing it all wrong. Like she keeps threatening.

Are you guys all about the matchy matchy tree, or do you do the "we picked this one up that one time..." like we do? Take pictures. (Then post).

karabou said...

I have tons of ornaments my mom has collected for me over the years. Oddly, despite my decidedly modern taste, I loves me a country Christmas. So my Xmas deco is all old timey looking. I'll definitely take pics though; I'll be working on my tree this week. :D