Sunday, November 30, 2008

In a matter of hours

Birthday is tomorrow. B and I are celebrating after work (I think that all birthdays should be personal holidays...) at a lovely eatery in Hampden called the Golden West Cafe. We went there last night after the lighting of 34th Street (it was 2 hours after we thought it would be. Damn Santa was late!) and it was AMAZING. I had the best sandwich ever- Brie, Granny Smith Apples and Pesto. MMMM!

Monday, November 24, 2008

So it Seems

Apparently, I either have less time or less motivation to blog, now that I'm out of my desk job.

But things have been good here- busy.

I was able to call up my old job, and convince them that they really do want to give me hours again- lucky for me they listened. B and I are also working the same hours, so hooray for getting to see him more!

The big news of the past week or so is that we got our holiday present early- a Wii! They're hard enough to find before Black Friday- so why even chance it? B also gave me Animal Crossing: City Folk for my B-day (t-minus one week!). It's pretty much been a ton of Wii all weekend. And this morning, since I had the day off.

As of today, I will be making more of an effort here... so we'll see how it goes :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I Am Now...

One of the thousands of people in my country whose "position has been eliminated due to the economic crisis."

It's really an unsettling thing. I know that I'm not the first (nor last) person that this has (and will) happened to. But, to have a job one day, and get laid off- even though you didn't do anything wrong... it makes me question myself. Hard.

Luckily, I did have some things in the works, I'll just have to speed up the process. That, and Borders always takes me back (it's the whole point of being contingent).

So, retail, here I come (again).

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Hey. You.

Yeah, you.

Do you have at least one hour to waste?

Because I have the perfect way for you to do it.

Free TV Show from Ustream
These Shiba Inu Puppies are on constant streaming video.

They're even adorable when they're sleeping!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Potential Birthday Holiday Gift...


(it would be pretty silly if I ended up with like, 12 of these)

A Decision

I've decided that I'm angry with the state of Maryland. All 23 counties.

As a Florida girl, I'm used to heat and humidity. I'm used to having only 2 months of weather under 70 degrees. What I am not used to, is having the temperature fluctuate between 40 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit, with each day having no bearing on the next. It's just not fair!

Before we left for South Carolina, the weather was lovely. It was cold enough to wear a coat all day long. But when we got back, it's been consistently in the 60's (50's if we're lucky). Now, I know that I should probably be grateful for this respite before the cold really sets in, but I can't be. I just got a new winter coat. A good one too. And I want to wear it whenever possible! I also want to be able to bust my sweaters out of storage, because they're cozy. But instead, it's still just jeans and a t-shirt.

This is November!

Someone needs to inform the god of weather that if I can't wear my coat soon, I'm going to be very upset. And maybe set the state on fire.

(Just a side note: I would never actually set anything on fire- except for a candle or a campfire or some wood in a fireplace- on purpose. It's just my new favorite threat.)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008



It's a historical night, my friends.

Civic Duty

Today, I did that thing. You know, the thing that everyone over the age of 18 should do today. I voted.

It might have been a slight pain in the butt to wake up early and stand outside in the cold, but two things really helped me. 1- I'm doing my part to help elect a president that I actually want, and 2- My new winter coat kept me warm! It's a feminine pea coat, with fun button detailing... but I digress.

Lucky for me, the polling place is right outside of my door- I literally walk across the street, and I'm there. It was also a beautiful morning, and the trees are doing amazing things.

The negative? Everyone and their mom was there. The line took me about 45 minutes, which I was not a fan of.

This is what the line looked like when I was almost inside of the school.

The line, as I was leaving

And who did I vote for? I'll give you three guesses...

(Obama Munny, Dunny and Portrait found at the SquidFire store in Hampden. Believe me, I'm not that talented.)

Monday, November 3, 2008

A State... of Terror?

B and I took a mini vacation down to South Carolina to visit his family. And I figured out something that I hadn't thought about before- South Carolina is perfect for serial killers/ horror movies!

I know, I know, it should have been obvious... but it didn't really click until we took a family trip to Harmon Tree Farm.

This place was downright creepy. Well, it started off like any other trip to a tree farm with a Christmas House, petting zoo, pumpkin patch and miles of no one else around. The Christmas House was okay- just a rinky-dink place packed to the gills with Christmas ornaments, creepy dolls, and Santa riding fish and hunting.

The true creepiness didn't begin until we went into the Barn. Which isn't so bad from the outside.

But when you walk in, and the place is completely empty- and set up with many many chairs facing the same direction, seemingly waiting for a sick twisted pageant... well, it was about that time we all thought that we should leave- but didn't.

We decided to walk around the tree farm, and stumbled upon a lovely little petting zoo. It's either a convinient place to store the bodies, or as B said, "The perfect place for a James Bond Villian's Lair," complete with robotic sheep, goats, and scuba divers with elaborate robotic swan hats.

While the farm itself could have become our certain doom, the acres and acres of Christmas Tree's just growing in lovely little lines was a picturesque thing to look at, before we all became goat food.