Wednesday, December 28, 2005

A day (or 3) late and a dollar (or more) short

Merry Christmas!!!!! I spent the holidays down in Tennessee visiting with family and some of Kyle's friends. It was nice. I got to meet one of the exs, and was slightly surprised. I meant, I guess he must have good taste, but she even knew who Eddie from Ohio were.

And now, for lack of blog motivation, I will copy someone elses New Year's quizy thingy:

1. WHAT DID YOU DO IN 2005 THAT YOU'D NEVER DONE BEFORE?
Went on a cruise, got married

2.DID YOU KEEP YOUR NEW YEARS' RESOLUTIONS, AND WILL YOU MAKE MORE FOR NEXT YEAR?
No and probably

3. DID ANYONE CLOSE TO YOU GIVE BIRTH?
The SPA water was fertile this year, that, and its about that "time" in life where folks start passing around dark and gray pictures of lima beans.

4. DID ANYONE CLOSE TO YOU DIE?
Yes

5. WHAT COUNTRIES DID YOU VISIT?
Costa Rica, Bahamas, Antigua, St. Martin, San Marteen and the US

6. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE IN 2006 THAT YOU LACKED IN 2005?
I'm pretty happy with everything I have

7. WHAT DATES FROM 2005 WILL REMAIN ETCHED UPON YOUR MEMORY AND WHY?
October 23rd - my wedding :-) And a lot of stuff before that was a blur.

8. WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR?
I'd say the wedding, but that would make me sound like one of those women who bases their entire existence on getting married and nabbing a husband. But, pulling off that shin-dig was pretty impressive.

9. WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST FAILURE?
Not winning the lottery

10. DID YOU SUFFER ILLNESS OR INJURY?
That was 2004, I'd prefer to leave that in 2004

11. WHAT WAS THE BEST THING YOU BOUGHT?
Without a doubt - TIVO!

12. WHOSE BEHAVIOUR MERITED CELEBRATION?
Thats a toughie

13. WHOSE BEHAVIOUR MADE YOU APPALLED AND DEPRESSED?
The easy answer is Bush.

14. WHERE DID MOST OF YOUR MONEY GO?
Cost of living in DC, the wedding, vacations, 401(k)

15. WHAT DID YOU GET REALLY, REALLY, REALLY EXCITED ABOUT?
At the risk of being cheesy and sounding like I'm obessing - marrying my sweetheart!

16. WHAT SONG WILL ALWAYS REMIND YOU OF 2005?
David Gray - Babylon

17. COMPARED TO THIS TIME LAST YEAR ARE YOU:
a) Happier or sadder? more jaded on several aspects of life (including work and relationships)
b) Thinner or fatter? 'bout the same
c) Richer or poorer? That damn lottery thing

18. WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU'D DONE MORE OF?
Traveled, visited with friends

19. WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU'D DONE LESS OF?
Worked

20. HOW DID YOU BE SPEND CHRISTMAS?
With my folks

21. DID YOU FALL IN LOVE IN 2005?
I fall more in love every day

22. HOW MANY ONE-NIGHT STANDS?
Hello?!?! I'm a married woman now

23. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TV PROGRAM?
30 Days, although it was short-lived. Over There was also AWSOME while it lasted/

24. DO YOU HATE ANYONE NOW THAT YOU DIDN'T HATE LAST YEAR?
No, but my disdain grows on more every day

25. WHAT WAS THE BEST BOOK YOU READ?
Oh man... what was my book of the year last year? I can't recall.

26. WHAT WAS YOUR GREATEST MUSICAL DISCOVERY?
Nothing new

27. WHAT DID YOU WANT AND GET?
Tivo

28. WHAT DID YOU WANT AND NOT GET?
A Canon digital SLR

29. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE FILM OF THE YEAR?
I'm not sure we saw a first run movie in 2005, so I don't know if I picked a movie it would be a 2005 movie. Netflix rocks!

30. WHAT DID YOU DO ON YOUR BIRTHDAY, AND HOW OLD WERE YOU?
I don't remember what I did. But I turned 31

31. WHAT ONE THING WOULD HAVE MADE YOUR YEAR IMMEASURABLY MORE SATISFYING?
Having my project at work actually go somewhere and do something, rather than reinvented into a new project just like the old one, only starting over.

32. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL FASHION CONCEPT IN 2005?
Lazy casual

33. WHICH CELEBRITY/PUBLIC FIGURE DID YOU FANCY THE MOST?
I guess I discovered Ed Shultz this year, and he is very cool. Can't say that I "fancy" him though.

34. WHAT POLITICAL ISSUE STIRRED YOU THE MOST?
All of them! Probably the retirement of Sandra Day O'Conner and the Supreme Court appointments

35. WHO DID YOU MISS?
Some of my old friends I don't talk to enough.

36. WHO WAS THE BEST NEW PERSON YOU MET?
I don't think I made any new friends this year.

37. TELL US A VALUABLE LIFE LESSON YOU LEARNED IN 2005:
That I hate any blog/messageboard/email survey/poll more than 10 questions

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Desperate Times

Call for desperate measures. Like an APB to all my readers (9000 hits as of last night. Wow... who are you all?!)

I am desperate for the episode of Park Raving Mad where they are in the Utah desert. I offer up my first born child, along with shipping fees and a finders fee. I've checked, its not going to be replayed between now and Jan 27 (as far as OLN lists the schedule). I'll call OLN directly in the morning and see if they want less than an arm or leg. But its late now, and I'm panicing since it disappeared from Tivo.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Why I don't cook (much)

The recipe is fairly simple. And very, very yummy! I use Jiffy cornbread mix (what can I say, I'm a southern girl at heart) and add a can of corn and a little sugar (again, southern gal), and then make it as directed. I'm making it for my office potluck Holiday party tomorrow. Since I didn't really want to pay for 4 cans of oysters (I'm doubling the recipe), I used sausage instead. It should be yummy. But now, onto the reason behind K being the family cook.

Note: "Prep Time:45 Minutes"

I started at 7:15, its now 8:55 and I am not quite to step 4 (it was break time). In the process, I have dirtied:
1 skillet
1 cutting board
1 muffin pan
1 set of measuring spoons
1 9x9 pan
3 measuring cups
4 spatulas (3 rubbery ones, one pancake turner type)
4 knives
5 forks
5 bowls
and a half dozen spoons of varying sizes

On the plus note, I'm on step 4 and the kitchen is still spotless. Its that habit of immediately putting the dirty thing in the dishwasher. Good for keeping a clean kitchen (the only part of the house I can keep clean). Bad for utensil efficiency.

Bah humbug!

Friday, December 02, 2005

The lingering effects of chemo (aka: Raynaud's sucks hairy monkey balls)

In the grand scheme of things, I should count my blessings, thank some possible creator somwehere, and all that other feel good jazz.

But I'm still going to bitch. Over the summer, I'd forgotten about Raynaud's. Now that its cold, its pissing me off. And, its making me wonder if I will ever be able to go skiing again. Sitting in the house, my fingers and toes go numb. Yeah, don't even ask what happens outside. So, if anyone wants to send me christmas gifts, think gloves. Like these. I've heard the "Outlast" stuff is good for Raynaud's.

I'm most concerned with the skiing thing though. I missed last ski season, and I want to go this year. But I just don't know if it will work. I can't ski if I can't feel my toes. Or if they start throbbing from the cold. Bah humbug!!