Winter Break

I ended up with 10 straight days off work (including two weekends) over the Christmas/New Year’s holiday, so everything’s kind of blurred together for me and I don’t really remember what happened when, but here’s some highlights:

  • We had a quick snowstorm, so GG and I had to shovel a bit, but the weather’s been much warmer since then and actually much of our snow is already gone.
  • I got my eyebrows done (they needed it!). There were a couple people ahead of me, and the eyebrow lady was kind of crossing her legs and hopping around while she worked. When it was my turn, she told me she had to go to the bathroom, and I was like, “Please, go!” I didn’t mind waiting, I would rather have her happy and comfortable while she pulls stuff out of my face!
  • I watched both Extreme Couponing (is this a regular series now?) and the return of My Strange Addiction (so sad this comes on Wednesdays when I won’t be able to watch it!). I also, over the course of a couple days, watched the entire fourth season of Big Love. I’d never seen it before but now I’m hooked – just in time for the fifth and final season to start!
  • We had brunch on New Year’s Eve with J, R, and baby at Silverspoon, which was excellent – I’d definitely go again! And it was fun to see our friends of course. Also, the baby is suddenly a real human who moves around and does stuff. His current favorite thing is to blow everyone kisses!
  • We spent New Year’s Eve with MB and A and a few other guests at their place. Most of our time was spent eating – MB is such a great hostess (also, I brought a cheese tray that turned out to be quite a hit, despite olive juice leaking throughout everything). GG and A spent most of their time in the office, where GG gave a guitar lesson/show-off session, since MB gave A a guitar for Christmas. And we spent a while playing Creationary, which is like Pictionary with Legos. I didn’t really think I would like the game, but I ended up doing really well at both building and guessing! (I would have won, if we hadn’t made one of the rounds worth 8 points.) GG ended up getting super drunk, and slept the whole way home. He was hungover and remorseful on New Year’s day.
  • GG and I saw Black Swan. That was a messed up movie, although messed up in a different way than I’d been expecting. Also, the black and white metaphors were so obvious, as was the use of reflections. We’re still fans of Darren Aronofsky, though.

Back to work and regular life tomorrow! Welcome to 2011…

6 comments on “Winter Break

  1. I’ll have to check out Extreme Couponing but I probably won’t like it as much as My Strange Addiction, haha! I was wondering if you were on Yelp because you give such useful reviews of restaurants and other places. If you’re not on there, you should be! I’ve been meaning to ask you that for a while. I am in the running toward becoming an Elite ’11 member which means i get invited to free events with free food and stuff!

    • I just signed up for Yelp last week and have been re-posting some of my reviews from here and adding some new ones :o) Good luck with the Elite status, that would be cool to get!

  2. A was also very hungover and remorseful; he did not remember writing his FB status. He loved playing with GG – he’s looking forward to their next session!

    • Aww, haha! When will those boys learn their lesson about drinking? I’m glad he had fun playing, though! GG had a good time too, and is very happy to hear he’s keeping up with regular practice :o)

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