Thursday, December 27, 2007

Life in the homeland

Christmas has come and gone (and it was great, by the way) and tonight I got one more party under my belt. Family ladies' night got over about a half hour ago, and this year my Yankee Swap gift met a little warmer reception than last year's cookie jar. (I found out tonight that my cookie jar has already been given away at a yard sale!) We all had a good time swapping gifts and stories.

Tomorrow night I will be back with my high school girls and their guys for a little holiday cocktail party, and Saturday will be spent with the sister and brother-in-law at their place for dinner and some Pats football. I love low-key vacations in the homeland.

Maybe it is just me, but have you ever noticed that your childhood home is the one place you can do absolutely nothing for a full day and be perfectly content? When I am at my parents' house, I can sit completely happy for hours on end around the house, but if I was back at my place after a couple of hours I would probably go nuts. I'd love to know why this is. . .

Thursday, December 20, 2007

24 hours to freedom. . .

Yes, I know the blogs have been few and far between lately, but that's what happens when Verizon gets backed up. Now I'm back, kids, and you can expect more of the Vikster fun you love so much. :)

My 4th period class is teaming up with AP bio tomorrow to have a Q & A session with a third-year student doctor. I hear he is pretty smart, fairly witty, and has a fantastic girlfriend. We'll see how he does in the classroom. . .

After tomorrow, it's a week and a half of sleeping in, enjoying time with the family, and hopefully a little snow here and there. Details to follow on the Christmas festivities, along with a movie review of "Sweeney Todd" - Tim and I are hitting it up tomorrow night with Leslie and Steve. Here's hoping Johnny Depp and the crew do it justice.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I forgot one on the list. . .

How could I forget "Elf?!" I'm watching it as I clean the house to make up for the oversight, and to rid my mind of that horrendous Shrek special.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Shrek Christmas Special Annoys Me

There are so many things I hate about this special, and yet I sit here and watch it. While I'm watching the crappiness, let's count down my favorite Christmas specials.

-All-time favorite: "The Muppet Christmas Carol." Gonzo narrates, vegetables sing, and Michael Cain bah humbugs!!! What's not to love?

-"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" - I love it when they sing "Put One Foot In Front of the Other."

-"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" - Herbie the Elf and the misfit toys - enough said.

-"A Christmas Story" has more one-liners than any other Christmas movie I can think of PLUS electric sex in the window!!!

-"A Charlie Brown Christmas" - the only special with the REAL Christmas story narrated by an adorable child.

Feel free to add your additions in the post.

In other news, my sweet new couch and loveseat are coming tomorrow and I cannot wait. I have never felt a couch so comfortable. . .