Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hey Girl

So, this Google Chrome extension is making me super happy: Hey Girl

It can be kind of inappropriate when reading awful stories on CNN, but it's awesome for Facebook and other lighter stories.  Also? It creates a dream world when I log onto PlentyofFish!  :-)

I'm almost done with my Christmas shopping.  I bought two small things last week, but other than that I did most of it yesterday.  I'd say about 70% was online, with some supplementary shopping last night at Kohls and Ulta.  Tonight will be Dick's Sporting Goods and Bed Bath & Beyond.  I should be just about done after that aside from one super quick gift pickup I'll have to do when I get to Omaha.  I'm pretty happy with most of what I came up with for everyone, and I'm excited to give all of my gifts!

I'm still waiting for my meeting this week (I presume) about my annual review and bonus.  I'm guessing now it will be Thursday or Friday since my supervisor didn't mention it yet when I talked to her today, and she's out tomorrow.  Boo!  I know my raise won't be anything stupendous, as the economy just doesn't allow for too much awesomeness in that area, but I am hopeful about my bonus.  We'll see!

I still have yet to watch any Christmas movies aside from Love Actually.  Watched it with a girlfriend the other weekend and it was the first time I'd seen it.  I really liked it.  :-)  Anyway, I definitely need to watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, and I'd like to watch Home Alone and the Charlie Brown Christmas classic.  A Christmas Story is also on my list, but I know I'll see bits and pieces of that one over and over on Christmas day with the marathon!

Anyway, boring update, but it's better than nothing!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


I feel like I haven't posted here in forever!  I guess it's been a combination of being crazy busy due to the holidays and end of year craziness, and also just not having a lot new to share.

I haven't even started my Christmas shopping yet.  However, I'm not too panicked, as my shopping list is short and I mostly know what I'm getting everyone.  I'm a bit stumped on what to give my ex-H, though.  For as much as he drives me nutty, he is insanely generous to me.  This year alone he gave me his "old" (READ: Less than 2 years old, perfect condition) 42" flat screen LED TV when he upgraded to a new one, got me a plane ticket to Orlando in January and paid for admission and fast passes to Universal Studios for us, he used his hotel reward points to get me an awesome oceanside resort room in Ft. Lauderdale for my birthday, and he scored us free, amazing tickets to the Chiefs v. Skins game this past sunday.  In addition, he pays for everything every time we go out to dinner, brunch, a movie, haunted house, anything.   The problem?  The man has everything he wants.  He makes good money and doesn't want for anything.  So I have no idea what I'm getting him.  I know I can't compete financially, and he doesn't expect it (or probably anything from me), but I am going to try to think of something thoughtful for him.

Tis the season for holiday events.  On Friday I went to my previous employer's holiday party, as I did last year.  It was a fantastic time as always.  I got to dress up, see old friends and co-workers, and indulge in a handful of amazing peppermint martinis!  Today we have a regular old all personnel lunch at work, and this is on the heels of a breakfast hosted by building management for all tenants.  Tomorrow is my current firm's holiday party, and then we have a holiday firm luncheon on Monday!  Craziness.

I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's festivities.  I got a gorgeous sparkly dress for the occasion, as well as some lovely sparkly shoes.  I have a new nail polish to match, and I've timed it so my usual hair appt. will be tomorrow morning, so I can reap the benefits of the blowout afterwards.  :-)  Luckily the party is at a hotel right next door to our building, so there will be no long treks in heels from the office!  I'm bringing sparkly flats to change into if necessary at the party, and definitely for after.

No news on the dating front.  Talking to some people, like always, but it's a hard time of year to make time to meet new people.  I'm trying to not think too much about the fact that a year ago, Artboy picked me up from the Metro after my holiday party. Sigh.  This year I'll definitely be going home alone, and that's okay. I have to work on Friday, anyway!

Saturday I have plans to go to Mount Vernon by Candlelight with a group of friends.  The weather folks are predicting another possibly messy weather day, though, and I'm hoping it doesn't screw anything up.  At the very least, it will probably be raining, which sucks since part of the event is usually outside.  :-/  I still plan to go so long as something crazy doesn't end up happening weatherwise, and it sounds like it should mostly be rain.  I do love the night-time tour of Mt. Vernon and the caroling and hot cider and everything.  Very old-timey Christmas!  I'd also like to get a Christmas ornament there as well.

Anyway, that's all I know for now.  Be assured that even when my posting is non-existent, I'm still reading along with everyone else!