Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Number one with a bullet

As is usually the case, when there's a lot of blog-worthy stuff going on, there's not enough time to blog it.
You know what that means: Bullet points.
  • My parents got their power back two days before Christmas. Hallelujah.
  • The day before that, my parents and I had the longest meal ever at an Applebee's because it was chock-a-block full of the guys who restore power and deal with tree limbs.
  • I wore my sweater with the baby Jesus on it. Twice.
  • Christmas eve, I literally got locked out of church, which was OK because there was no livestock this year.
  • Christmas morning, the sermon was largely drawn from Rick Warren's The Purpose of Christmas. No kidding.
  • I had a lovely Christmas, full of family and friends and food and presents. One of those presents was a cord of wood.
  • The wood folks asked me to leave a trash can where I wanted it delivered. I left the trash can in the nearly bare driveway. They dumped the wood in the snowbank next to the driveway, which has made several things more complicated.
  • My wonderful friend, father, and brother-in-law did a whole lot of work helping me to get the wood in anyway.
  • I saw my new friend's old house, and her son's new play kitchen. Did you know that play food now sometimes has velcro on it, so you can add filling to sandwiches or toppings to pizza? Of course, that sometimes means your pizza toppings are butter.
  • I went to New York for the weekend. While I was there, I saw a great show, met up with some old friends, made some new ones, ate some fantastic food, and found a new favorite bar in New York.
  • I watched an episode of Bones with the 'rents while eating leftover goose. I am amused that the plot of Bones in the season my parents are watching on DVD is so similar to the plot of Chuck in the current season.
  • We had more family fun, featuring wonderful pasta and a very tricky puzzle.
  • I visited my sister and her husband overnight, bought a new pair of pants, and ran into camp friends at The Cheesecake Factory.
  • It snowed again today.
  • And at some point, maybe a month ago, I joined OKCupid. If you have a bunch of opinions on that, or on what aspects of my scintillating and very sexually and romantically attractive personality I should be sure to showcase, you should talk about it in the comments. If you're afraid your spouse will find out you're secretly in love with me, you may comment anonymously. If you know me well enough to have my e-mail address, e-mail me to ask for my profile.
That is not even all, but I have an awful lot to do today. Seasons greetings, y'all.


Joe said...

Missed your blogging over the past week-plus, CMC. . .let's just say it's been VERY slow at the office. Glad you had a good Christmas. Happy New Year to you, too.

bzzzzgrrrl said...

You're working this week? What kind of HRM is that? :)

Kay Bailey said...

That all sounds wonderful.

vsinha said...

your friends were camping at the Cheesecake Factory?

anyway, happy new year to you and your many loyal readers! am looking forward to many more dispatches re unexpected encounters with squirrels and skim milk-less meals in 2009... i've finally caught up and realized i'm not really sure what i would do without them.

San Diego Momma said...

Who was the cord of wood from?

It's important that I know to better put that present into context.

bzzzzgrrrl said...

Ah, excellent question. My parents. That was back in the day when I had such high hopes that I'd start heating my house primarily by the fireplace. Hahahahahahahahaha.
I would say I currently have seven-eighths of that cord of wood in the garage, but better seasoned than it was when delivered.