28 December 2006

from korea, with (fill in the blank)

so today was secret santa day, at long last. my package was from Jelly. it came all the way from korea (!!!). click on the title of this post to go check out her blog dammit.

the package, before i broke the seal.

wot lovely handwriting! mine looks like a serial killer's anymore. i never actually write, see? i type about 65wpm tho.

how'd she know i dig purple toothbrushes?

mmm... choklit.
um, soft smoked squid legs? wot shall i do with these?

the chili oil will definitely get used, tho.
thank you Jelly! hope you're having a great time in japan!

23 December 2006

a holiday meme... on festivus!

yet another ganked meme... this one's from the cranky prof. check out her site @ http://crankyprof.blogspot.com .

anyhoo.. here goes!

1. Egg nog or hot chocolate? Why not both?
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? There is no Santa. I wrap my ass off most of the month of December. I'll post a pic.
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Neither. Our electric bill is heinous enough as it is.
4. Do you hang mistletoe? My husband doesn't need shrubbery to kiss me. I'm lucky like that.
5. When do you put your decorations up? The Festivus pole doesn't go up till the 22nd of December.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? I don't make the same thing every year.
7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? The frenzy of unwrapping my presents on XMAS Eve.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?I don't think I ever bought into the whole Santa thing actually.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? I told my husband that this year, I'd wait till XMAS to open them. First time ever.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? I actually like the XMAS tree. I did a tree last year. I tend to not overdecorate the tree. I don't have any filler ornaments though, so they're all cool. My favorite is a reindeer carved out of wood that I got at Eddie Bauer in Seattle.
11. Snow! Love it or dread it? I live in California. I think snow is pretty on Mt. Baldy, but other than that, I'll pass.
12. Can you ice skate? Umm.. no?
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? I don't think I could ever pick a favorite.
14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you? That it's a mad rush, and then I get to slow down and just hang out with the people I love.
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? Ice cream made out of the leftover scratch egg nog.
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Something that'll never happen again. Mom's no longer with us.*sigh*
17. What tops your tree? I'm gonna have to find a new thingy to put up there next year.
18. Which do you prefer, giving or receiving? Do I really have to choose?
19. What is your favorite Christmas song? Just about anything Nat King Cole ever did.
20. Candy canes: yuck or yum? Yuck, mos def.
21. Favorite Christmas movie? I cannot think of one. I know I suck.
22. What do you leave for Santa? If I believed in Santa, I'd probably leave him an espresso-spiked hot choklit and a spliff.

a festivus for the rest of us!

o yes, today's the day! gather 'round the festivus pole kids, it's time for the airing of grievances and feats of strength!
i swear, one of these years i'm going to have a festivus party, and someone's gonna have to pin me before it ends. maybe next year. i've seen stuff all over the internets the last couple days about a company (http://www.festivuspoles.com) in wisconsin that manufactures and sells a six foot tall festivus pole + attractive collapsing stand for $38. i think next year i'm going to have to get one.
soooo... i gotta go wrap some of the hub's swag. have a happy festivus everyone!

14 December 2006

the aforementioned pics!

the choklit chip cookies

the oatmeal cranberry cookies in progress

if i had a dick...

blogger could suck it.

i just got invited to participate in a group blog, turdmania (click the title of this post), a wicked cool food-related blog. i'm using the beta version of blogger and it's taking a big dump all over my invite.

anyhoo, i'm baking cookies to take to wen'ls office tomorrow and i better get back to it.

pics later!