Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Tis A Good Day

When you realize...you still got it! Though you may be 27, you can still crank out a quality five page research paper with bibliography in less than two hours! Yeah for brains!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Turkey Lurkey Doo and a Turkey Lurkey Dap

It is coming!! The high holy holiday of delicious eats and cheer! What better holiday is there really? It's been a while since I've made a list argument of reasons why I love something so here it is! Reasons I deem Thanksgiving the best holiday:

  • You get two, count them two free days off of work, making it a glorious long weekend.
  • You get to eat special sides that take so long to make you only make them once a year. Can I get some frozen cranberry salad love ya'll? That's what I'm talking about!
  • What other time is it even remotely plausible for a 27 year old woman with no children to shush people because she can't hear the parade on TV and they don't think she's a wackadoodle?? It's a life dream of mine to see the parade in person some day, first I have to make a friend in NY who will then let me commandeer their home for cooking festivities.
  • Turkey & Stuffing. If I'm ever in a situation where I am requesting my last meal, that would be it ya'll.
  • Sister has started a family tradition in her home. They have a tree branch and every night each family member takes a leaf and writes something they are thankful for and hangs it on the tree branch. My sweet toddler-aged niece said she was thankful for lipstick last night. Indeed. We have an entire holiday dedicated as time to allow us to be grateful for our blessing. We live in a free country, the majority of us have roofs over our heads, vehicles, meals on our tables and lipstick in our bathrooms. I try to take some time to make a list each year. I was there the year brother-in-law came home from 2 years in Paraguay and at Thanksgiving with the family he said, "This is more food than some families see in a whole month." We have much to be grateful for.
  • You get to gather with loved ones. Josh and I don't get the chance to be with family on Thanksgiving often and this year we have the privilege of being loved by my dear friends family. The greatest thing about Thanksgiving day is that you realize no matter where you are, when you smell that Turkey cooking and you help set the table and everyone hugs you, you are home no matter where that is. It should always be a day of open doors and open arms.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! If you are now craving frozen cranberry salad...email me. I'll share the recipe.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Joshy's Uber Quirky Time

Quirk One: I have a strict morning routine that I following. I shower and dry in the exact same pattern every day. If the groove is disrupted serious repercussions ensue.

Quirk Two: I am a compulsive towel liner upper. Both in bathrooms and in kitchens over the stove handle. I will do it in acquaintance's homes. They don't dry evenly if they are askew.

Quirk Three: I sleep in the same position every night. More of a necessity than a quirk but there it is.

Quirk Four: I have been know to purposely anger Ellen over trivial matter just to witness the fury. When Ellen is angry I find her adorable. She pouts, stomps, and lobs at me things like shoes, remote controls, blunt heavy easily reachable objects... mind you we are fighting about where we might go for dinner. Here is the kicker, I do this all because in mid-tantrum inevitably I can charm a laugh out of her and it just makes her more mad but she is laughing and so.....I win.

Quirk Five: I will read anywhere between two and six books at once. Well not at the same time just concurrently. Whichever one is closest to my perched position I will read it.

Quirk Six: When shopping at in electronic sections at stores (especially computer sections) I tend to butt into conversations between other customers and idiot sales people that wouldn't know the difference between a USB port and a hole in the ground. I feel a moral obligations to save random strangers from purchasing more than they need to thus foiling geek squad's regime. I HATE THOSE GUYS.

Hug hug, kiss kiss, hug hug, big kiss, little hug, kiss kiss, little kiss.

Friday, November 14, 2008

I just play an innocent bystander on Television


Thursday, November 6, 2008


I have a virtual shoebox full of unusual websites that I regularly visit hidden under my bed. I like to keep them to myself, but in response to the awesomeness of this item I found I'm going to share one. I frequent http://www.foundmagazine.com/ because I love people when they unintentionally expose a part of themselves. I think it's funny and beautiful and inspiring. I think actually you could categorize most of my shoebox websites as "Society Sushi" sites! Raw and delicious. Society Sushi….I should patent that stat.

Found magazine is a site/magazine where people submit letters or photos that they have found. You'll see that a lot of people just find them on the floor or in the street. Everything from grocery lists, to high school love letter are submitted. But this gem I found on the site a few days ago -

$32.08 for a new career and it can be bought with a MasterCard. Why am I paying for college when a brighter future awaits me at TJ Maxx? These are life's deep questions. Along with why did Juicy Fruit gum change colors from white to neon yellow? Now I feel like I'm chewing on a highlighter nubbin. AND why does my shred box at work have "No Hot Ashes" printed on it. Was there a rash of shredder box fires from cigarette butts I haven't heard about? AND lastly, what better curse in the world could there be than this, http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3238/2747765341_61c54384ae_o.jpg Flea infested armpits. Not comfy.