Archive for November, 2006

Thanksgiving and More

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Blogs are therapeutic for me. When I feel upset I write a lot. So I guess the sparse entries is a good thing. Perhaps I should find some new hobbies to write about. Until then, here’s another long anticipated update.

Let’s go back to two Friday’s ago, you know … Pittsburgh’s Light Up Night. Last year I was at Station Square for Light Up night and it was pretty lame. The bars and restaurants were beyond crowded and you couldn’t see any lights. And prior to last year, I had spent three winters in Pittsburgh, unaware that there was such a thing as light up night. I mean, I think I heard about it, but I just thought it meant the lights came on. I never realized what a big event it was for Pittsburgh. This year Bryan and I went downtown for the event. I think the city could use my assistance in event planning. The lights were fabulous and the fireworks were beautiful, however they lacked sufficient transportation – as the advertisements for the evening specifically said to not drive downtown. Bryan drove over to my house and we took a bus, which we waited over an hour for due to the traffic and the fact that we relied on Port Authority. The downtown scene completely lacked any type of restroom – which we found to be ridiculous. When a city plans to hold an event with 100,000+ people, asks us to rely on other means of transportation, and has all of the coffee shops wide-open on display with the fresh aroma of coffee pouring out onto the streets – you think that people are not going to need to use a restroom? Thousands of families and kids – I mean don’t kids have to go like all the time? Well despite that, I was thankful to get the opportunity to see all the pretty lights of my favorite holiday and have someone sweet to go along with me. It’s nice to make plans and do things. I’m thankful that I have people in my life who enjoy my company and will make plans with me. I feel appreciated. On a side-note, I do not recommend trying the Gingerbread Latte from Starbucks. Unless you are on a liquid diet and have a strong craving for gingerbread cookies.

Thanksgiving was special this year. I spent time with my family who I do not see as often as I would like. My grandfather had been in the hospital since the end of August recovering from quite an invasive mouth and jaw surgery to remove mouth cancer. While his mouth recovered he had been relying on a feeding tube and was unable to eat for over two months. We were thankful to have him home for Thanksgiving to enjoy dinner with us. He is doing well and is his old-self. I am sure he is on the right path to a full recovery. My mother, always the rebel, decided that nobody in the family actually likes turkey, so she cooked a roast beef – with all the regular Thanksgiving fixings of course, just roast beef in place of turkey. However, when the family got together, we learned that my mother was really the only one who voted anti-turkey. It isn’t all about the food though. This year I am most thankful for having someone to spend quality time with, having a great roommate, and a supportive family.

Yesterday, Bryan came over after work and we went out to eat at a restaurant near my house called Del’s Italian something …. it was alright. Neither of us felt so great after eating though. Oh well … we’ll be dining on my exquisite cooking this weekend.

As usual I have not even started my Christmas shopping yet this year, however I am pretty decided on what I am buying for everyone. Hopefully shopping will be painless and quick this year. Then I can focus my attention on being what I’m best at – the annoying happy Christmas girl. I put up my Christmas tree and decorations already.

I’ll add some new pictures soon. I have a bunch of miscellaneous stuff and ones from Bryan and I at Light Up night …. although I’m forever waiting for him to send me his pictures. Boys ahhhhh.

Hehe bye!

I’m too cute to get yelled at

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

The cat is OBSESSED with my closet, I don’t know why.  Perhaps it houses hidden kitty treasures that I do not know about.  Example:

 “Meow Meow, I must meow into the closet”

Perhaps I would like to wear this nice black sweater, it looks warm and in need of snags from my sharp little daggers.

Heehee, or maybe I’ll try on this lovely blue raincoat.

Nah, I think I’ll just go lay on some clean t-shirts and leave my fur all over them!

Ahh yes, this is great!

Oooh where else can I go??

I know I’m cute and Jess just can’t yell at me cause she LUVS me!!

Checking In

Monday, November 13th, 2006

I’m pretty tired and am off to bed soon, but here’s a quick update of the fabulous weekend I had.  On Friday I went to work but was done by the glorious hour of three o’clock thanks in part to religious things that begin on Friday evening and daylight savings time, woo for three o’clock Friday’s!  On Friday evening I went to Bryan’s and had dinner with him and his parents.  It was very nice 😉  After dinner we went to Best Buy and then headed back to my place where we fell alseep within 6 seconds, before midnight.  Sleep is good.

On Saturday we had some tasty foodz at Eat ‘n Park and then went to see Santa Clause III.  If you like the Santa Clause movies, you should definitely go see it.  I think it was the best one and it was very funny.  I loved it.  We came back here and watched Thank You for Smoking and I did not enjoy it.  I thought it was boring and the guy was annoying.  I give such great movie reviews, don’t I?

Today I did nothing.  It was great.  And doing nothing makes me tired, so I’m going to bed.  Goodnight!


Friday, November 10th, 2006

I got my eyebrows waxed today for the first time ever.  They don’t feel or look any different than they do when I pluck them.  Although I did go to supercuts so I guess I’m lucky that I walked out alive or at least not severely deformed.  No offense, I’ve just had very bad hair-experiences there.  I swear that they’ll hand over a pair of scissors to anyone and let them prey on anyone who walks in.  I used to think my hair just sucked, but nowadays I realize it was just because I let monkeys cut my hair.  One time, back in the day … I was so broke I used to let my friends cut my hair.  That was a horrible idea.  And one time a few years ago I decided to cut my own hair – that was the most stupid thing I’ve ever done.  I didn’t use sharp scissors and I just kind of hacked what I thought was a half inch off of every section of my hair.  Hey … I bet I could get a job at supercuts.  Hmmm …..


Monday, November 6th, 2006

So what girl gets a dozen roses (and a teddy bear) delivered to her at work?  That’s right, me!  Sorry, I have to brag about it … nobody has ever been this sweet to me before, EVER.


Monday, November 6th, 2006