For Pammy

January 8, 2010

Before I take the Christmas tree down (Yes!  It’s still up!  So what!  Shut your face!), I thought I would post a little something for my favorite cousin.  She was with me when I bought these kick-ass ornaments:

“Little Red”

“Green Machine”

“Robby the Robot”

“Mr. Roboto”

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The Eleven Days of Christmas

January 4, 2010

My apartment has this retro milk box built into the wall next to my door:

It opens like so to reveal the milk bottles the milkman has left from the other side:

Only I don’t have milk delivered, so typically it goes unused.  Then my mom came up with the brilliant idea to leave me gifts inside!  This only happens once in awhile.  But between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, she went crazy and left me eleven gifts.  I have dubbed them The Eleven Days of Christmas.

♫ On the first day of Christmas my mother gave to me…

…a Terry’s dark chocolate orange.

♫ On the second day of Christmas my mother gave to me…

…knee-high penguin socks.

♫ On the third day of Christmas my mother gave to me…

…three French hen ornaments from Crate and Barrel.

♫ On the fourth day of Christmas my mother gave to me…

The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey.

♫ On the fifth day of Christmas my mother gave to me…

…a dark chocolate Choxie bar.

♫ On the sixth day of Christmas my mother gave to me…

…homemade oatmeal cookies.

♫ On the seventh day of Christmas my mother gave to me…

…festive holiday tea towels.

♫ On the eighth day of Christmas my mother gave to me…

…adorable mushroom ornaments.

♫ On the ninth day of Christmas my mother gave to me…

…a cashmere turtleneck sweater.

♫ On the tenth day of Christmas my mother gave to me…

…salt and pepper grinders.

♫ On the eleventh day of Christmas my mother gave to me…

…Santa Pez with a transparent head.


Jesus: The Original Zombie

April 12, 2009

At age 29, there are times I feel left out when I hear of yet another friend getting married, or buying their first home, or having kids (or more kids).  To make myself feel better, I remind myself that I chose the graduate-education-and-career-advancement route, so naturally I’m several years behind society’s typical middle class milestones.  But still, there are days I feel down.

Then Easter comes, and makes me feel so much better!

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Do you think if I was married with two kids and a house in the suburbs, my mom would still get me an Easter basket?  HELL, NO!


A Day Late And A Temper Short

February 15, 2009

I found this on the internets – enjoy!

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Friends and family: You’re on notice!

December 6, 2008

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Every year I send out 20+ Christmas cards, and every year I get less than 10 in return.  Granted, I have nothing awesome to say about my life in my Christmas card, but I try to choose cool and/or humorous cards to brighten your day.  So this year I’ve decided to do things a little differently.  If you send me a Christmas card, I’ll send you one.  Otherwise, I am no longer wasting my time and money you – ba humbug!


I’ve been nice – I promise!

November 28, 2008

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Dear Santa,

Please – oh, please! – won’t you bring me one of these?  It’s available from Perpetual Kid.

Love,
Andrea


I found this on the internet:

November 27, 2008

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I have really come to loathe the phrase, “Dinner is at 2pm.”  That’s not dinner – that’s twosies!