Friday, December 5, 2008

Some Things Friday for December 5, 2008

It's been quite a week. It has not been particularly busy...I haven't been running around a lot Christmas shopping and the like because I've been doing my shopping online, but it seems like a lot has happened anyway, and I can't figure out why. I guess it doesn't matter much.

So, let's end the week with a bang...

Some Things I Love:

1. The weather has finally turned cold and I get to wear my turtleneck shirts. Now I would gladly give them up and throw them away if I lived somewhere...oh, like Florida...where turtlenecks are simply the necks of turtles and not considered part of your wardrobe. But until then, if they are in my closet, then bring on the weather that forces me to pull them out and wear them...OCCASIONALLY!

2. My 13-year-old grandson, Tommy, makes me laugh even when he's not trying to. He has this picture on his Myspace page......Now, there really isn't anything particularly funny about the photo, until you read the caption he gave it. It reads, I'M SO SEXY. It makes me giggle. I suppose you just have to be his grandma to see the humor in it.

3. I bought an Aerogarden. I had been thinking about it for quite awhile, but when I opened the refrigerator Thanksgiving morning and saw the packets of basil I bought on Wednesday looked like this on Thursday, it cinched it...
...$4.00 for those wilted, shriveling leaves! Already the Italian basil, purple basil, dill, chives and thyme are sprouting and the parsley and mint should sprout in the next couple of days. I will be posting the progress on my food blog, Terri's Table.

4. I am done (except for my sister, Karen) with my Christmas shopping and every single item I ordered online has been shipped! Whooo Hooo!

5. Okay, this is a first in I can't remember how many years. I AM NOT DEPRESSED !!...and I am trying really, really hard not to analyze it to death to figure out why I'm not depressed. But I'm just not. I have been depressed every single Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday for as long as I can remember, back when I was even a teenager. I'd withdraw, get all melencholy and sad, cry at the drop of a hat, can't listen to Christmas music, hated Christmas shopping, blah, blah, blah... I'm not this year. Double Whooo Hooo!

Some Things I Hate:

1. News this past Monday that my youngest son, Chris, was laid off from his job. No notice, no nothing... just "see ya!"... and right before Christmas. Please keep him in your thoughts or prayers that he finds something else soon.

2. They're baaaack! Groveling once again for a bail out...er, bridge loan. This time, instead of flying in their individual luxury private airplanes, the poor bastards had to drive a car. And not a luxury car, but a hybrid because now they "get it." Too bad they didn't "get it" a few years ago BEFORE they were leading the fight against automobile emission control laws and building cars and trucks bigger than my house. I think my son, Mike, used to use the perfect response to a ridiculous request and it goes something like this...EAT MY SHORTS! It takes b@lls to take millions of dollars in salaries and bonuses while simultaneously running a company into the ground and ask the federal government to bail you out, and for at least one of those CEO's, it won't be the first time. Don't get me started...

3. This season's Grey's Anatomy sucks! Izzy is having mind-blowing sex with the ghost of her dead fiancee, Denny. Mary McDonell is playing a "brilliant" cardiac surgeon with Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism, who, in real life, would never have made it through medical school because of her inability to communicate with patients. I can't wait for the season to be over...and maybe even the program altogether! It's just almost creepy.

4. Las Vegas. I have this unexplainable, excessive, unreasonable dislike for Las Vegas.

5. That this horrible economy is starting to trickle down and effect the people that I know and love. It would be nice for it to trickle UP for a change.

Some Things I Just Don't Get:

1. Speaking of television, the Barbara Walters special, The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008, was on last night. I didn't watch it. First of all, we all knew who the most fascinating person would be. Who wants to watch a program when you know the ending? But, the real reason I didn't watch was because when I saw the faces of Tom Cruise and Rush Limbaugh in the promo, I thought, No Way! Can someone give me a hint or something as to why anyone in their right and rational mind would consider Rush Limbaugh fascinating??

2. When I call Customer Service for ANY company, I always wind up talking to someone in another country. Last week I called HP about my printer and I was talking to someone in India. It would really be nice to, just once, have a conversation with a Customer Service representative and not have to say half a dozen times, "I'm sorry, could you repeat that?"

3. Is it just me? What is the thing the movie industry has about Nicole Kidman?

4. How on earth did Wolf "Uh, uh" Blitzer ever get his own show? How on earth did he ever get to be an anchor? "Thanks..uh..Jack, for that..uh..interesting..uh..commentary." I'm sure he flunked his college speech class.

5. NASCAR. A whole bunch of really noisy cars driving around in a circle... okay, oval... 500 times. Call me when they start the last lap. Better yet, don't call me at all because I DON'T CARE!!

Today and this weekend are for baking. I have three bananas in the fruit bowl that are lookin' like they are on their last legs. I guess my first batch this morning will be Banana Walnut Coconut Bread.

Have a good weekend everyone!

1 comment:

gina said...

{laughing} at your Nascar comment. I don't get it either!