Nov 25, 2010

Rainbow lamb

Rainbow lamb, originally uploaded by Tims Photo's.

Someone really took pride in presenting their lamb at The Sacramento County Fair.

Tundra Comics for Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving!

My bestie Marty just texted me a picture of the Hello Kitty balloon seen at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I'm not a parade sort of gal, but seeing this in person from the ground certainly would have been worth it.  But since I have such awesome friends, I didn't need to be there because when she saw that big old kitty she instantly thought of me.

It seems the common thing to do during this holiday is to become reflective about things in your life you are most grateful for.

In no particular order, here is my list of people, places and things that make me want to high-five total strangers just to show them how happy I am today:

  • Amazon Prime: The $79 bucks that I paid for this 2-day delivery service is going to save me from all the frustration of holiday shopping in the upcoming weeks.
  • Music: This past week has seen some incredible new releases from some of my favorite artists and right now I can't wait to get in my car and drive with the volume turned up to level 16.
  • Bose: I just accepted a new position within the company as a Retail Analyst. I've begun to meet new people and learn lots of new things about Retail that has me energized and excited to get out of bed every day, not to mention how thrilled I am to have a brand new laptop and shorter commute to work.
  • Spencer: All mushy stuff aside, I am thankful to have spent these past 24 years of my life with him.
  • Cold Nights: Our beagle Minnie is more than happy to snuggle up to us in the bed every night now that the temps have dropped and somehow feeling her weight against the back of my legs or hearing her gentle snoring adds a sense of peace to the night.
  • Friends: My co-worker and friend Patty recently invited me to join her and her family for Hanukkah dinner on December 5th. I know I'll probably be looked upon as a strange invite at the dinner table by some of her family, but the fact that she's welcoming me into her inner sanctum means more to me than I can say.
  • Pomegranates: I look forward to ending each day sitting in front of the TV watching a favorite show and picking those damn little juicy seeds out of their skin and happily eating each seed while I stain the tips of my fingers yellow and try not to make too much of a mess.
  • That's Entertainment: Spencer and I take a trip to this comic book store every Sunday morning.  He buys old video games and I buy a couple of Smurfs each week. I love walking through the aisles because it allows me to be exposed to this whole other world of collecting that I've never experienced before.  While I see adults talk excitedly about comic books, I get lost in my own world searching for old toys and appreciating the thrill of the hunt.  Currently I've got my eye on this Fisher Price xylophone in it's original box, but I talk myself out of buying it every time we go there.  I know I'm going to buy it, but just knowing that it remains on the shelf, unsold, week after week will only make it more special to me when I finally give in.
So that's my short list of things right now.  I hope you take the time to come up with your own list and reflect on what makes you grateful this Thanksgiving.

Nov 20, 2010

Kathy Griffin @ The Hanover Theater

 Karen and I went to see the comedian Kathy Griffin tonight at the Hanover.  Karen turned 40 this past September and since we both love Kathy Griffin, I thought treating her to (nearly) front row center seats would be a great gift.

Kathy walked out to the roar of the crowd and just did a fantastic job owning the entire place.  She dished on celebrities, talked about how she dedicated a chapter of her book about a bad stand-up performance in Worcester and closed the show by reading a purported drunk 2am email from her mother Maggie sharing her Last Wishes. 

I hate crowds so naturally I stayed behind while everybody filed out.  I passed the time by taking some photos of the ornate chandeliers and got a pretty good picture of Karen talking on her cell phone, but here's the best part:  as we were beginning to leave this middle-aged woman walked up to the stage and asked the stage hand if she could have the red plastic cup that Kathy used to drink her water from during the performance.  The look on the guys face was precious and I wish I could have captured the moment.  He must have been thinking,  "Really? You want the plastic cup? OK... here take it.  Less trash for me to clean up."

Speaking of trash...I was feeling kind of bad seeing all the senior citizen ushers walking through the aisles after the show collecting the empty glass beer bottles and cups left by the audience. It made me sad.
Way to keep it classy Worcester.

Nov 14, 2010

Santa's Little Helper

Our groomer Furry Essentials was offering professional holiday photographs through Brenda Gale Photography. We signed up and Minnie had her big photo shoot this morning around 10am.

Brenda took some really cute photos of Minnie. I'll be sure to post the link soon so you can see all of the photographs.

This particular one was my favorite: Minnie looking at the camera with her get-me-the-hell-outta-here look while Spencer was cooing something adorable in her floppy ear.

We love this dog so damn much!
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Nov 6, 2010

Baby Owl Practices Pouncing on Imaginary Prey - CUTE!

Ricky Gervais...Brought To You By The Letter N

Friends With Benefits -Thank You Justin TImberlake...Again!

As much as I'm frustrated that Justin isn't rushing into making another CD, he is delivering on the goods with upcoming movies.  And by 'goods' I mean the above super-hot flirty red trailer recently released online to create some buzz prior to its release date on July 22, 2011.

I've already added it to my DayPlanner with a exclamation point where the point is in the shape of a heart...cause I Heart Justin Timberlake....