Friday, December 29, 2006


So this is the obvious time for a cliche post about the new year and what not. Can you even believe that we are going to start 2007? It makes me think of Y2K and the world coming to end and how we're still here, seven years later. I don't like to talk about it, but I've been out of college for five years and high school now for ten years and this is just mind boggling to me. What has happened in all those years? I don't feel like I've been out of high school or college for that long!

The question I want to pose to you, dear readers (the few that are out there) is how old do you feel? Is it a certain age or a range (mid 20's, late 20's)? Does the number really matter? Not really, if you feel and act something different, who cares about the number? Another question that comes to mind is, do you feel grown up? What age do you think society expects us to be grown up as opposed to feeling grown up? This is something I have talked about with my therapist (yes, I said my therapist) and she seems to think that if she were to take a poll, her expectation would be that on average, people start to really feel like an adult in their 40's. That's right, your 40's! The theory is that we just fake our way through life, jobs, marriage, kids, etc., before we start to feel grown up. I don't know about you, but this makes me feel better about myself. I wish people would speak up about it more often.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Jolly Holiday

So you want to know what's up with me? Here it is.

Thursday, a few co-workers and myself drove up to Cleveland for a Cavs game. I wasn't too excited about it, but it ended up being a really cool experience. We got the behind the scenes tour and inside scoop on the game promotions. I definitely look at things from a different perspective these days.

After the game, I headed to Chinatown and stayed there two nights. Friday, we went to two libraries and visited Sarah at Clipity-Clop. I finished my Christmas cards (finally) and mailed them on our way to Ray's in Kent with Sean. As stated in Rachel's blog, she was a complete bitch to Sean, so I kept the conversation going. I even had the opportunity to rate him on his language skills (I gave him 6 out of 10). Sean was buzzing. It was a grand time had by all (please note the sarcasm here). Saturday, we enjoyed Chipotle (they are opening in Toledo now) and I was off to the turnpike and headed to Toledo.

By Saturday night, I already had my fill of "home" time. Sunday was church, lunch, Bengals game (boo), wrapping presents, decorating cookies, Christmas Eve service at church, decorating cookies and A Christmas Story marathon on TBS. Christmas was nice...santa brought me everything I asked for, so I must have been well behaved this year. My biggest and most exciting gift was The Complete Series of Sex and the City. Now I can watch any episode, any time, all the time!!! I love love love Carrie and the girls and Steve and Aiden and Big ;-) Rachel got me a cool scrapbook stamping kit made by the magnetic poetry folks plus some other really cool stuff. I got new slippers, Macy's gift card, and socks. I was surprisingly the only one in my family that did not open some type of knife on Christmas.

The aunts and uncles came to our house this year (we alternate every year) as well as a couple of cousins. It was a very nice day. We ended with a ride in Rachel's new hot wheels, named Lance.

Tuesday was the annual Day-After-Christmas-Shopping-Trip. I was highly disappointed and found the most buys at Wal-mart of all places. Tuesday night I hung out with Lori and Jim and met their newest family addition, Izzie. Too bad Izzie spent most of the time in the basement. I couldn't get over how much their Great Dane, Grant had grown in the past year. You don't have to bend down to pet him at all and he's well-behaved. Wednesday was just me trying to get out dodge as soon as possible and not being successful. I didn't drive into the Nati until almost 4PM. Luckily, I hit Joseph Beth Booksellers right away and still scored some great Christmas cards for next yeah. Hopefully, I can get them out sooner next year.

Now, I'm sitting here in my office, not wanting to do any work. Hence why I'm blogging all afternoon. Alright...back to playing e-mail catch up. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 18, 2006

No Comment

why won't blogger let me post comments on anyone's blog????

Rachel - your post about the lady in the laundromat was so funny. She's collecting books with devil in the speaking of prada, the episode of satc where carrie and berger go to and wear prada was on last night.
I also would have enjoyed the Yule Ball...sounds like a good time!

Friday, December 15, 2006

"Business Casual"

I'm happy the new boss considers jeans as business casual. I wish everyday was business casual. ;-) Especially when I have new jeans from a shopping trip earlier in the week. Happy Friday!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


That was our record during Beat Big Ten Week. This week will be reserved as Timeout Week. I’m going to take some time out to reconnect with a few friends, go shopping, decorate the Christmas tree, write Christmas cards, and catch up on e-mail. Will I know what to do with a weekend off? Maybe I'll even go to a Holiday Cocktail party. I’m trying to get in the Christmas spirit, but it’s taking me a long time this year. Perhaps it may be because I wasn’t able to celebrate Thanksgiving in a traditional manner. Side note - my goal is to not buy one more ornament this year, since I have enough ornaments for two complete trees. Good luck to those who have finals this week. It will be nice to see things quiet down for the next three weeks.