Tuesday, December 30, 2003

"answer and return" annoying email

This past autumn, my friends kept passing around some emails that would ask all sorts of questions in order to "get to know each other better". I thought I had gotten the last one then today I received another one from my cousin. I decided not to reply anymore because replying will just encourage them to keep on coming. I'm going to copy it onto here though and just remove the "who sent you this email" and those sorts of questions. So, anyway, here goes . . . .
-What time is it?
- Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake?
more than 20 less than 30
-Date you usually blow them out?
July 11th
-Hair color?
light brown but dyed black
daisy on right lower back
three on my right ear, two on my left ear, and navel
-favorite color
light blue
El Paso, TX
-favorite food?
-Been to Africa?
-Been in a car accident?
a major one when I was twelve
-Croutons or bacon bits?
-favorite holiday?
-favorite flower?
calla lily
-favorite drink?
-favorite ice cream?
Cherry Garcia
-favorite Sesame Street charatcer?
-When was your last hospital visit?
-Last person you went out to dinner with?
-Have you ever been convicted of a crime
-What do you do when you're bored?
stumble (on stumbleupon.com)
-What music are you listening to right now?
Incubus (Echo)
Ok, that's it and that was the last time that I answer one of those.

feeling: relieved
listening to: Incubus (Echo)

Monday, December 29, 2003

holiday update

Here's an update. I've been sick. On Christmas Eve I started feeling a little achy and by Christmas morning, I woke up feeling like that giant nose in those commercials. I've spent the last few days achy, sneezing, coughing, and with a stuffy nose. I still have a bit of a cough but overall, I'm much better. One good thing is that I get a cool raspy voice that I wish I always had.
In my family, Christmas Eve has always been more of a celebration than Christmas Day. As kids, we'd wait up for Santa, pretend to be asleep at midnight, then open our gifts (once we were sure Santa left, of course). Then Christmas Day, we'd either visit relatives or just hang out playing with all the new toys. Well, we still do the same, except we can no longer wait until midnight for Santa. We've adjusted his arrival time to about 10 pm. I bought my mom a pretty pricey perfume gift set this year and she ended up loving the homemade marble magnets. ARGH! If I would've known . . . . I didn't think everyone would like them so much, but everyone did and now they want more. I had left-over marbles so I placed them on pushpins and everyone liked those as well. I received nice gifts as well. I got a sweater, a ring, a bathset in a really cute basket, some kitchen things I really needed, some MAC products I really wanted . . I know I'm forgetting something . . oh well, I can't remember what else. My Christmas Eve went really well. Christmas Day would've been absolutely perfect had I not been sick. All I did was lounge around and not go anywhere. Just a full day of being warm and cozy under the blankets, laying around watching all sorts of countdowns on tv, and drinking good coffee. I think I'll go get a cup right now.

feeling: stuffy
watching: Celebrity Feuds countdown

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

taking a break from gift wrapping

I guess the downside of being the "oh-so-creative" person in my family is that everyone needs help at holidays. Now, don't misunderstand, I don't mind. In fact, I even enjoy wrapping gifts and making gift baskets but I was given all of my family's gifts today and I'm expected to "make something pretty" by tomorrow. I need to make gift bags for my mom from my dad, a gift basket from my dad to my mom, wrap all the gifts that my grandmother will be giving etc. etc. I got inspired by pulling out my paper, boxes of ribbon and different baskets. So I'm going to end up making nice arrangements for everyone and the gifts to me (which I wasn't given to wrap) will be the only ones just wrapped in paper. Does that make me sound whiny?
I added an entry to the mayfly project today. Reading over the other entries I noticed that most of them were pretty depressing. It made me think of "A Long December". I usually love that song but since I feel that this was a really good year, it doesn't apply. Along with that I noticed that I'm too happy to write really well. If everything is going as good as it is right now, my writing suffers. If I'm being tragically misunderstood or feeling unbearably lonely then I'll write the best. I'm willing to be a mediocre writer for now, though. I don't want to change anything in my life. So, I guess I'll go back to wrapping now and for that I need to step away from my computer. Good night.

mood: not depressed enough
listening to: Counting Crows (A Long December)

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

last minute shopper

All of my cute little DIY crafty gifts have been made and decorated since about a week ago. Unfortunately, not everyone on my list appreciates things like made-over altoid tins filled with marble magnets. So, in keeping with my tradition of procrastination, I went Christmas shopping today. Through all my scouring and sifting,though, I was actually able to find some pretty decent gifts. Yay me. I wouldn't mind receiving any of these things myself so I think I did a good job. I left the mall feeling pretty proud and was actually in a good mood when some lady decided to not obey a stop sign and cut a couple of us off almost causing an accident. Now, this wasn't a crazy looking lady or wild teenager. Instead she was a sensible looking lady in a nice-looking family car. I thought it was pretty horrible how something that should be a nice experience such as shopping for others can sometimes turn into something so undesireable that it brings out the worst in some people. Anyway, I decided to once again vow to get all my shopping done early next year so that I can avoid stressed out shoppers and scenes like this. Maybe next year I'll really keep my vow.

mood: looking forward to the new year
listening to: Garbage (Cherry Lips)