Posted by annamatrix on December 9, 2013
Good Evening. ((Bwhahaha… I vant to suck your blood…)) Sorry. It’s just I’ve never been able to say (or write) ‘good evening’ without a Transylvanian accent. It’s a… me thing, I guess. But seriously. It’s been a while since I did anything beyond canned posts from my sidebar, so I thought I’d better get something a little more personal thrown together.
Happy Hanukkah. If you were on my Facebook, you got inundated (by me) with Maccabeat holiday videos and silly ‘photo of the days’ like the Star Wars-y “Keep the Han in Hanukkah”… I’m just that way, too. It’s pretty fun being that way. Anyhow, our holidays went fabulously. I gained tons of weight eating doughnuts and pretty much anything you can deep fry, and the kids got a present or two every night, and we sang and played dreidle and all those Hanukkah-y things that we do. Our three menorahs were in full swing n’ everything. It was fun.
DeTROIT!! During my auto-posting stint, we also had a field trip. To Detroit. A part of Detroit I do not EVER want to return to, I might add. It was kind of Polish-Muslim. Islamski? Something like that. If it wasn’t moving and completely covered in black, it had ‘St.’ attached to the front of it. It was skeery. And the lady we met didn’t like me. It’s okay – I’m pretty used to that. Most people don’t like me. Most people take one look and run screaming in the opposite direction. In this case, I got after my child when he was doing something obnoxious, and she felt that I wasn’t being a tender enough parent. That’s fine… she can dislike me for that. I’d rather let my kid know he’s being a problem and that he’d better cut it out, than to let him ride roughshod all over everyone and their stuff. Okay, FINE, I’ll admit it - her getting angry at me for that kinda pissed me off, and I’m not over it. She also didn’t like me referencing the point system Hogwart’s uses for behavior… because Harry Potter is of the devil. I guess I’m just not a good enough… wait, I’m not at ALL christian. And she didn’t like me. Whatevs. At least my coney dog was good… even if the neon sign in the window said “OPA” instead of open. Hey – I learned Polish! All was not lost!
ISON n’ Space Stuff. Okay, so ISON isn’t presently visible. But frankly, I’m still following reports on that thing, because I believe there should be ‘eyes on’ comet ISON. ((Catchy, wasn’t that?)) They aren’t sure if it disintegrated or not. Stuff is still traveling back around. I don’t know what that means… and I don’t think they do, either. Furthermore, Comet LoveJoy is doing some freaky stuff, too… something about it’s tail being as long as the dipper of the Big Dipper or something? And it’s getting mega-super bright? I don’t know. But frankly, incoming objects are next on my agenda, so regardless of what they think or don’t know, I’m watching.
About that Rapture. I will write more soon. Probably in vent form.
Adventure Day! Today was an adventure day. That’s why it took until almost 10pm for me to get around to blogging. We went north to a historical village for their Santa Sunday Celebration (which isn’t all “S”s, but it sounds like it, so go with it). We had a wagon ride, saw strolling carolers, visited Santa (and got an apple), had doughnuts and hot cider, and pretty much froze our arses off. It was something like 13 degrees, today, and snowing. And c-c-c-cold. But it was still fun. I braided my hair into two plaits and wound them over my head and put on a thick nobby sweater and spoke with a Swedish accent all the way up and back. Cuz I’m that way, too.
Food Glorious Food. On the way up, we stopped for Krispy Kreme doughnuts (which… I personally have never cared for, but my mom gave the kids free coupons for a doughnut, and we needed something to tide us over to a late lunch/early supper (would that be ‘lupper’?)… and besides, my mom mentions it every time we see her, and tells stories about how people go nuts when the light at the store goes on and all doughnuts are free… so I thought it would be best to go and just USE the coupons. Besides, it did a great job of holding us over to lupper at our favorite Mexican restaurant.
Thanksgiving… was in there somewhere, too, while I’ve been MIA. We went to my mom’s. She said she was serving chicken and rice, and it’s one of my favorites, so we brought pumpkin cake and banana bread and cranberry sauce (and pop). I told Brian it was gonna be good, this year – because I’ve NEVER seen anyone mess up chicken and rice.
I have now seen someone mess up chicken and rice.
Babes in Toyland. So the other night we wanted to just chillaxe and watch a movie, and I wanted something fun but seasonal that the kids have never seen… and I had bought a VHS at a thrift store of ‘March of the Wooden Soldiers (circa 1939). Naturally it’s older than the hills and B/W, but I loved it as a kid, and it has Laurel and Hardy in it… so I warned the kids that it was a little different and not in color. They. Loved. It. And it turns out, the copy I grew up on was B/W, but the copy I got at the thrift was remastered in color – WoW, was that kewl!! So then we had to go and get the Disney version (with Annette Funicello, Ray Bolger [who was the scarecrow in the 'Wizard of Oz'], and Ed Wynne in it). They didn’t like it as well as the old, OLD version. I was tickled pink! I look good in pink. I’m just that way, too.
Bye-Bye, Blockbuster. Speaking of movies, Blockbuster on-line is folding up their by-mail movie rental. I was kinda bummed… but Netflix has the same thing – and come to find out, cheaper! – so I’m not so bummed, after all. I just saved my queue to Word (LOVE MSWord), and will add the movies as I get around to it to Netflix.
Reading Challenge. I have been reading myself to death, over here, and was STILL not going to make it to my goal. So… confession time: I’ve reduced my goal. It was 127, which I met, then I upped it to 213 in 2013… but I’ve lowered it to 200. Or I won’t make it. Isn’t that sad? I’ll do better, next year. Brian enjoys the whole thing, cuz he likes my on-line book reviews. They’re probably way too snarky, but in my defense, there are some seriously CRAPtastic books out there. I threw the one this morning across the room. Brian yelled, “It’s a Flinger!” and then was geeked and itching to read the review. Cuz with me bein’ like this? It was destined to be snarky.
What Else? I don’t know. I’ve sorted clothing, pulled out winter stuff, done some cleaning, put plastic up on the windows with Brian… we keep busy, over here. There’s never a dull moment. And I realize that I’ve become a TOTAL slacker blogger, lately, but I have 14 more books to read before the end of the year, so… yeah. That. And tomorrow we resume school, again…
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