Bwa-ha-ha! So the wifi DOES work at the hotel. I’m currently kicking it in the hotel suite, the smell of sugar cookies wafting through the air…. God bless hotels with kitchenettes! We did have to make a mad dash to the grocery store for a cookie sheet and some ingredients and it was a madhouse to be sure, but the reward will soon be delicious, warm cookies!
Our plans to go hiking went right out the window, as I thought they would. Especially since it’s rainy and gross. Meh. Butttt, you know, that is perfect weather for hot cocoa and cookies.
Our tentative plans are to scarf some cookies, be a bit lazy, go see a movie (cough cough Yes Man cough), and then afterwards… I think Adam (the bro) and I will recruit whatever friends I have left in town for some delightful drinking, maybe at my favorite Oakland bar, Radio. Assuming it’s open. Merry Christmas to all!!
The fam arrives tomorrow morning! Unfortunately I hafta work a half day, but knowing them it’ll take at least that long to maneuver from the SFO airport to their hotel. So it’s not a disaster that I’ll be at work. I have to put in one full day Monday and a half day Tuesday. My awesome co-manager worked something out and Wednesday I’m free the whole day. Honestly, I don’t know what we’ll do. We don’t do presents on Christmas Eve. So who knows. Dinner, obviously… drinks? Maybe. Maybe my bro and a friend or two will find a place that’s open while the parents konk out. Thursday morning is presents of course, and then brunch, and then sightseeing and then a movie. My parents are fighting over what we will see. I want to see
But my parents want to see
My parents fighting with me to see a Jim Carrey movie is a far cry from when I was 13 and dying to see ‘Dumb & Dumber’. My bro will be the deciding force and I feel like he’ll lean more towards Carrey than Pitt. Oh well. Heck, I won’t complain so long as my mom bakes the hell out of some Christmas cookies. Gimme a ziploc of those to take to the theater and I’ll sit through a snuff film.
I have seriously been nuts lately, working everyday, and TRYING to do shopping afterwards. My parents just booked their tickets and they’ll be visiting me this year since I can’t abandon the ship at Christmas. Awesome!! I haven’t seen them in a few months. And who am I kidding? I am a total kid still; I need my parents! They’re thankfully checking into a hotel with kitchenette in the suite so… what THIS means… is… CHRISTMAS COOKIESSSSS.
Seriously, in the bleak horror that IS the retail industry DURING the holiday season… this is something epic to look forward to.
I managed to bargain with my co-manager and he’s gonna work Christmas Eve so I can have the 24th and 25th with the fam. Niiiice. We are considering driving out to Monterrey or Carmel on the 24th, but that may be a bit of a trek with holiday traffic. Dad likes to hike… maybe I’ll just deposit him on the mountain and watch mom bake the cookies.
I’m totally missing out on wtf is going on with blogs and etsy and boooo. I think what I may do to get in the swing of things again is to ***feature*** an etsy shop here. Just to keep things lively. Keep the blog from disappearing down the drain along with my social life in December…. ;)
I mean, honestly, it’s 7pm on a Saturday night. ALLLLL I wanna do is give myself a pedicure, watch ‘The Office’ on dvd, and sip some hot cider.
It’s been a long week, and they’re just gonna get longer. Slow economy who!?
So here we go… like I said, I was gonna do a holiday wishlist. Finally got around to it…. it’s a lengthy one!
deadworry.etsy.com’s Octo-Owl Tote
Are you kidding me? This is amazing. I love it. It’s a perfect mix of bizarre and AWESOME.
lotusjewelrystudio.etsy.com’s Kendal Ring
It’s so elegant and ecclectic. I love the stud set into the wood; it gives it such an unusual look.
7seventeengallery.etsy.com’s Hi, There
I really like this artist’s style; I actually bought an ACEO from her etsy shop and I think I’d like to go ~original~. I love the frame it comes in.
I really like the brown background; it provides a nice contrast with the whiter areas of this drawing. I really like this artist’s big-eyed style; it’s very whimsical.
rubyanndesigns.etsy.com’ STEAMPUNK OX CUFF BRACELET
Quite frankly, if someone doesn’t get me some form of steampunk jewelry this Christmas, I will blow my top. I have dropped enough hints, dammit. I love how complex this cuff is.
Matter’s Phonophone II
Guys, this is fantastic. Number one, it looks like a piece of art, number two, it’s an ipod speaker, number three, it uses no external power source. It’s sculptural, beautiful design. It’s also… $500.
Matter’s Mr and Mrs Jones
The most darling juicers around.
Castle In The Air’s Deco Red Indian Stationary
I’m not sure exactly what it is about the colors that I love so very much, but I do. I also need stationary!
Amazon.com’s Sex & the City Complete Series Giftset
Um, I kind of need this. I should not have to explain myself. I just need it.
It occurred to me last night over burritos with some friends that I have done a piss-poor job of Christmas shopping. Me and all my talk! I had hoped to be done by now, but I’ve only got like 2 people crossed off. My big problem is I decided to go orignal and try to do as much shopping as possible with online vintage or crafty stores like etsy and stuff and I keep favoriting things… and not buying them… EVERYTHING is perfect for SOMEONE. When will I just buy the damn stuff! Blarrgh!!!
So, here’s a recap of the week…um……Obama won. And everyone went insane. Maybe you heard! I definitely celebrated….. the next day though the celebration waned a bit when it was clear that Proposition 8 was passed here in California. I’m pretty stumped on that one. I am ALL FOR religious freedom which is something people are citing as reasons to vote for Proposition 8, but pleeeaaaase. People of all religions, all races can marry. Atheists who reject the idea of the church and its decrees can marry. Why on earth can’t homosexual people? It just comes down to love, and I don’t think any human on earth should pass judgment on that kind of thing. It is to take away basic, human rights.
It upsets me! My godmother and her wife have been together for 23 years. They’re so dedicated to each other, and the community. They’re such good people, and it angers me that their lives can be dictated by others’ close-mindedness.
Anyway. That’s probably enough soap-boxing for this blog. Blah!! We’ll get it together someday.
My mom emailed to say she needed a Christmas list from me. It’s that time of year, where I try desperately to remember all the things I kinda wanted all year but never got for myself and try to convince family members to buy them for me.
I’ll start with this:
That table rules. I love West Elm with an unexplained passion.
And I love skincare by Aveda but am so thrifty I just stick to whatever I can buy at Sav-On or Target. Tis the season to try your luck!
I should start checking out gift guides. Or maybe even make my own! Or just post my whole wish list here. Maybe I’ll get something from one of my adoring fans (jk). ;p