Posts tagged ‘Holidays’

Casino Christmas Eve

last year i was in a football pool, and this year i’m in something even bigger… a twins pool.  my cousin is pregnant with twins, and my family spent christmas eve taking bets as to when the second twin will be born.  you have to pick the date and time (6 hour windows) closest to the actually birth.  i put all my money (all $2) on march 28th from 6pm to midnight.  i have some stiff competition, but i’m all for anything that makes the months after christmas more exciting.


December 29, 2008 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

Memories of Yore

i hope everyone’s christmas was filled with wonderful new memories.  mine was filled with memories of yore; my parents made dvds of old family vhs tapes.  it’s funny to watch them and see the same characteristics that we, as adults, embody today. 

for my brother’s 4th birthday a game of pin the tail on the donkey was in order.  even then my brother was a cheater.  he claimed he couldn’t see out the front, but my mom knew better and readjusted the blindfold.  somehow he could still see out the front and claimed he had no idea how he pinned the tail so close. then my mom asked if he was lying, and even though he said no he said it suspiciously.

another christmas my sister and i got magazines like tiger beat.  my sister got really excited, “it has nsync, backstreet boys, 5ive, 98 degrees!”…..then came the disappointment, “oh but it has hanson.”

january 2004, i was right on:

dad: what do you think of the red sox this year?

me: they’re going all the way.  there’s no doubt in my mind; i feel it in my veins.

…and i was right even back then!

December 27, 2008 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment

Mmmm Mmmm Good

so what am i making for christmas eve?  i guess i can tell you all now.

lettuce wraps with chicken, cabbage, carrots, and peppers in a spicy mandarin orange sauce

butternut squash and apple soup

a spinach salad with assorted apples, toasted walnuts, and gorgonzola tossed with a pomegranate vinaigrette

horseradish encrusted beef tenderloin

wild rice with cranberries and pecans

carrots glazed in a brown sugar syrup

and for dessert….


chocolate truffles

coconut cupcakes

gingerbread trifle with a lemon curd whipped cream and blackberry sauce

mmmm…i’m eating this as we speak

December 24, 2008 at 6:00 pm 1 comment

Like I Said “Kick-ass”




December 21, 2008 at 11:44 am 1 comment

Christmas Circus

this is a little silly but since it’s christmas themed…i love it.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? 
Wrapping Paper

2. Real tree or Artificial? 
Artificial, never have had a real brother is allergic

3. When do you put up the tree? 
december 1st…i’m not allowed to do it before hand

4. When do you take the tree down? 
christmas evening…i don’t like it up much after that

5. Do you like eggnog? 
i’ve never had it

6. Favorite gift/gifts received as a child? 
i was really excited when i got a pool table, but i hardly use it

7. Who is the hardest person/persons to buy for? 
my sister

8. Who is the easiest person to buy for?
my mom…anything centered around wine is pretty much a winner

9. Do you have a nativity scene ?  
janet has one

10. Mail or email Christmas cards ?    
Mail…the only time besides birthdays that you get cool stuff in the mail

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?  
socks…but i get those every year

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? 
garfield christmas story

13. When do you start Christmas shopping?
when i have time to

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?  

15. Favorite thing/things to eat at Christmas? 
my gingerbread house

16. Lights on the tree? 
Lots of white- non-motion…very classic

17. Favorite Christmas song?
Carol of bells

18. Travel at Christmas or stay at home? 
travel to get home

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer’s?  
there goes dasher, and dancer, and donner, and blixten, commet, and cupid, and something and vixen, and the most famous reindeer of all rudolph

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? 

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
one on the eve, the rest in the morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? 
crowds of young kids that whine

23. What theme or color are you using?  
classic red and green with some silver and gold

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? 
cranberry sauce out of the can

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? 
hang with the fam

p.s. i got the leaked britney cd, circus, and i’m loving it.  download it…you’ll thank me later.

November 21, 2008 at 6:52 pm Leave a comment

Favorite Holiday

with the holiday season around the corner (and to test this poll thingy out)…

October 18, 2008 at 10:08 pm Leave a comment

Mass Texts


My absolute biggest pet peeve is mass texts.  Today I got one, and it ignited the fire inside of me.  On Christmas, it was worse when I was hit four….what a waste of ten cents.  The one clear way to determine if you’ve been mass texted is if the text is unspecific.  It won’t reference your name, or anything that is specific to you or your situation.  The one I got today reads, “dude, wanna go to foxwoods tomorrow night and see the taping of family feud? $25 and you could win money.”  Clearly this was mass texted…never would any guy text a girl and call them “dude.”  At least in this instance, the text had a purpose.  It wasn’t on a holiday where the sentiment was undoubtedly ungenuine and impersonal.  So head’s up, I don’t need/want a “Happy Easter!” text next week, save yourself the money and me the annoyance.

March 12, 2008 at 6:56 pm Leave a comment