12.22.2010

Awesome Gift Ideas


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It may be too late but I’m throwing these out there just in case you need to do some last minute shopping. And, if you can’t make the X-Mas deadline . . . my birthday is in January! ūüôā

For your writer friend/Facebook obsessed friend: This stamp combines two awesome things: Facebook and real live paper!

For your friend who is obsessed with bacon but already has the bacon dental floss, bacon candle, bacon gum, bacon mints, clogged arteries, etc etc, a plush bacon guy.

For your friend with a sense of humor, cold feet, or a penchant to misspeak, Freudian Slippers:

For your Francophile friend (me) who likes breakfast (not me so keep looking), a French Toast stamp:

For your Francophoile friend (me) who has fond memories of drinking vin chaud in Paris a month ago (me me me!), the German version of mulled wine:

For your bad-ass friend who’s not so bad-ass that he doesn’t rely on his daily coffee, a fisticuffs mug:

For the cyclist in your life who, I guarantee you, needs to study up on the rules of the road:

Happy shopping and happy holidays!

Things I Live For: Gift guides

Quote of the Day: “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” –Rogers Hornsby

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12.18.2010

Christmas Favorites


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So… going out today to run errands was a horrid idea as every idiot in the world was behind the wheel. So I need to get back in the Christmas spirit… here goes:

Favorite Skits:

THIS clip from MadTv which I unfortunately cannot embed but highly suggest you go watch it!

Classic SNL skits:

 

And this new one which quickly became a classic:


Favorites songs:

Favorite Drink:

Goldschlagger in hot apple cider… yum!!

Things I Live For: Hulu

Quote of the Day: “I have always thought of Christmas as a good time; a kind, forgiving, generous, pleasant time; a time when men and women seem to open their hearts freely, and so I say, God bless Christmas!” –Charles Dickens

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12.30.2009

Reflecting on 2009


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As 2009 (and the decade!) comes to an end, I thought it would be nice¬† to reflect on the past year considering I’m a huge fan of “end-of-the-year” lists! I’m not a fan of personal info on my blog but I think the following is pretty benign. Also, 2008 was such a horrible year, that I was determined to make 2009 awesome.¬†I think I succeeded… Here are some month-by-month highlights (consider this my supremely annoying Christmas card!):

January

  • Quit my job
  • Turned 26 (sayonara quarter century!)
  • Went to Madrid with my BFF

February

  • Enjoyed living the unemployed dream before it got boring and tedious

March

  • Started my awesome blog!
  • Went to Arizona for Cubs Spring Training, baked in the sun for what I would later find out would be the last time I could do that.¬†Thanks for the tan Arizona!

April

  • Another exciting Cubs season began…

May

  • As quick as the Cubs¬†season began… it was already over.
  • I learned the value of couponing thanks to all the frugal blogs out there on the information super highway! Not sure how much I saved but if my CVS receipts are any indicator, my year-to-date savings there alone is over $800!

June

  • Went to Las Vegas for the first and last time
  • Went to my first Cubs-White Sox game on the scary southside

July

  • Can’t remember much about this… I can only assume this means that I went on the traditional midyear/midsummer bender

August

  • Started grad school!

September

  • Reunited with my long lost lover and became engaged!
  • Went to Seattle with my family for an awesome Bears-Seahawks game

October

  • Formed a legendary karaoke band, “Annette”

November

  • My long lost lover moved in and I said goodbye to my beloved single life forever

December

  • This¬† month flew by, I have no idea what happened in December besides Christmas and going to Pittsburgh with my Dad for an awesome Steelers game!

So that, in a nutshell, has been my year. I look forward to making 2010 even more awesome, if that’s possible. Thank you also to all of you, my readers, for making my blog and my year worthwhile!¬†Have a fabulous New Years, be safe, and I’ll see you again in 2010!

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12.22.2009

Trivia Tuesday’s


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A very special Christmas Edition…

1) What country did the gingerbread house come from?

christmas_joy_warms_the_heart_santa_claus_frosty_snowman2) What is Santa’s real name?

3) What is Frosty the Snowman’s nose made of?

4) What is the name of Scrooge’s dead business partner?

5) In which ocean is Christmas Island located?

6) Which department store created “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?”

7) How many gifts would you receive if you received all the gifts in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas?”

8 ) What is Clark Griswold’s middle initial?

9) What is the bar in “It’s a Wonderful Life” called?

10) What Christmas carol composed in 1818 was written for guitar?

11) What magical item brings Frosty the Snowman to life?

12) What kind of mug is Clark drinking out of when he talks to his boss in “Christmas Vacation?”

Things I Live For: Christmas, duh!

Quote of the Day: “It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” –W.T. Ellis

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12.18.2009

Christmas!


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Sooooooooo funny:

 

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One of my favorite Christmas movies:

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Hilarity:

Pet Peeve of the Day: Pictures hanging on walls wrapped as presents for the holidays

Quote of the Day: “This is the message of Christmas:¬†we are never alone.” –Taylor Caldwell

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