Thursday, November 25, 2004
Happy Thanksgiving !
Hope everybody is having a great holiday. We got up late and had some breakfast. Later on we will have dinner at the Spinning Wheel Inn. It's a beautiful inn (the same one we got married at in the summer of 02 - so it holds cherished memories) We went there last year for a Christmas dinner which was also very nice.
I am looking forward to stuffing my face with turkey and pie. :) Aren't the holidays fun ? :)
On a different note I also managed to get some of my shopping done which is good. I still have some people to buy for but at least I got started. :)
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Give Bush a Brain Game
Here's another funny thing that my friend Joanne emailed to me.
Click on the link and check it out for yourself. It's a funny game. :)
Give Bush a Brain Game
( warning - you probably need a pretty good connection speed - dial up will probably take a little while)
Monday, November 22, 2004
California's secession letter to Bush
A little something that I received in an email the other day - Enjoy.
Subject: California's secession letter to Bush
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 03:29:56 +0000
Dear President Bush:
Congratulations on your victory over all us non-evangelicals. Actually, we're a bit ticked off here in California, so we're leaving you.
California will now be its own country. And we're taking all the Blue States with us. In case you are not aware, that includes Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, all of the North East States, and the urban half of Ohio.
We spoke to God, and she agrees that this split will be beneficial to almost everybody, and especially to us in the new country of California. In fact, God is so excited about it, she's going to shift the whole country at 4:30 pm EST this Friday. Therefore, please let everyone know they need to be back in their states by then.
God is going to give us the Pacific Ocean and Hollywood. In addition, we're getting San Diego. (Sorry, that's just how it goes.) But God is letting you have the KKK and country music (except the Dixie Chicks). Just so we're clear, the country of California will be pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, and anti-war. Speaking of war, we're going to need all Blue States' citizens back from Iraq. If you need people to fight in Falujah, just ask your evangelical voters. They have tons of kids they're willing to send to their deaths for absolutely no purpose. And they don't care if you don't show pictures of their kids' caskets coming home. o, you get Texas and all the former slave states, and we get the Governator and stem cell research. (We would love you to take Britney Spears off our hands, though. She IS from the south, right?)
Since we get New York, you'll have to come up with your own late night TV shows because we get MTV, Letterman, the Daily Show, and Conan O'Brien. You get... well, why don't you ask your people at Fox News to come up with something entertaining? (Maybe you should just watch Crossfire. That's a really funny show.) We wish you all the best in the next four years and we hope, really hope, you find those missing weapons of mass destruction. Seriously. Soon.
Sunday, November 14, 2004
This has been one lazy weekend - I really didn't get anything done... but I guess that was sort of the point. We haven't had a weekend with absolutely nothing to do in a while.
Watched "Before Sunset" yesterday and "The Prince & Me" on DVD today. I guess it was sort of a veg out on the couch with my cat Ollie and watch romantic movies-weekend. :)
I managed to answer most of my emails but still haven't answered any letters. It's really time that I get moving because soon enough I will have to worry about all my Christmas cards as well. I will try and do some during the week. ..... we'll see how that goes.
The American Music Awards are on tonight so we will be watching those in a little bit - should be fun. Had pizza for dinner ... super yum. Now I am stuffed and lazy ... ready for some more time on the couch watching TV. :)
Saturday, November 13, 2004
When I woke up this morning I was greeted with a white landscape outside our window. It's really not a lot but enough to cover everything in white. Now that the sun has been out for a bit (you can see Ollie enjoying the sun in this picture *g*) some of it has melted away already again but it was definitely a sight first thing in the morning - didn't really expect that.
As much as I am not a winter person I always enjoy the first snow. I don't mind it so much up until Christmas ... after that I think we should skip right to spring. :) Already had one big cup of tea and will make myself another one in a little while. Going to answer my emails next and will see what the rest of the day brings - just going to enjoy being lazy. :)
Friday, November 12, 2004
Happy Birthday Mom !
I know .. I know ... I promised to post more often but of course haven't gotten around to it all last week.
Work has been busy although I got lucky and hired a new employee on the spot on Monday. I have been busy training her ever since. It's always a lot of work to train somebody new but she seems to be catching on so let's hope for the best.
It's my mom's birthday today so HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM. :)
The weather is miserable today. It's actually sleeting and snowing although it isn't sticking to the ground which is good. Yucky weather. :(
Only good thing is that I am off this weekend so I am lucking forward to a lazy Saturday and Sunday. We don't have anything planned which sounds just perfect to me. I do have to answer my emails and letters so maybe I'll curl up with a big mug of tea, light some candles and write some letters.
Hope everybody had a good week. I'll truly try and post more often from now on. - we'll see. :)
Friday, November 05, 2004
Now that some time has passed ...
... and I've calmed down a bit I can make a post about the past elections.
I am not a Bush supporter by all means and I can't believe that this country has re-elected him for another FOUR YEARS. I simply cannot understand that people are not realizing how horrible he is for the country. We've lost more jobs than ever before, the economy is bad, we're fighting a war we shouldn't be fighting, the country has a huge debt, he's not paying any attention to enviromental issues .... I can't even think of all the things that are bad on the top of my head.
The only good thing about this (and there really aren't many good things) is that we are surrounded by other Democratic states that feel the same way. Looking at the map you can see that CT is surrounded by a sea of blue. At least the people around us have some common sense - thank god. I read an article in the NY Times that talked about the shock that a lot of New Yorkers experienced when Bush got re-elected. In both Manhattan and the Bronx, Bush only received 16.7 percent of the vote.
One person was quoted as saying that New York is an island of the coast of Europe. :) I think that's my favorite quote yet. I am going to remember that and tell anyone that asks me how I can live in a country that elected Bush TWO times. I really think it's embarrassing to admit that he won yet again.
The only hope that remains is that he might change some of his policies and start to understand how divided the country is. Maybe he will start to pay some more attention to the views of the people that didn't vote for him. I really can't picture it but I am hoping he will - it would be the smart thing to do.
I apologize to anyone that I might have offended with this post. I am not a hugely political person usually but I definitely have very strong feelings on this subject and Mr. Bush.
Thursday, November 04, 2004
I'm back :)
I know I haven't posted anything in ages but I was so busy during my friend's visit. We had so much planned and I never really had a chance to update my weblog so I'll try and combine everything in this post to update everyone. :)
Thursday, October 21st: Went to pick up Joanne from JFK Airport, she arrrived around 9 pm.
Saturday, October 23rd: Went to Essex, CT for a true New England fall experience, riding the Essex steam train and riverboat. The train runs along the CT river and was a really neat experience. The weather was kind of cloudy and cold but we still had some very pretty views and foliage. I love fall and all the pretty colors.
After we got back we went to Jim Barbarie's restaurant for a very yummy pre-birthday dinner. My parents had sent me some money so we enjoyed a very delicious meal. Yum. :)
Sunday, October 24th: My birthday. :) Turned 25 - wow I'm getting old. :)
Went out for breakfast and then headed up to South Deerfield, MA to the Yankee Candle Flagship Store. I am absolutely in love with Yankee Candle and that store is pure heaven for any candle lover. It's huge and really nicely designed. They have tons of pretty stuff and even a new home/kitchen/bath & bed section - so cool.
Spent the rest of my birthday money that my parents sent (thanks *g*) and then headed back to Danbury for a small get-together at our local favorite bar TK's. It's always nice to go there for your birthday as they give you free birthday wings - yum. I have a feeling as I get older it will be harder and harder to eat all those wings. :)
Just to mention a few great gifts I received for my birthday: Stationery, chocolate, perfume, a picture frame and a rocking chair from Mike. Yes, a rocking chair. :) I've always wanted one so I think that's very cool. I'll post pictures soon - promise.
Monday, October 25th: Took the day off from work and went shopping with Joanne at the local mall. We had lunch at Uno's Pizzeria and spent the afternoon browsing the various shops. Lots of fun as always of course.
Wednesday, October 27th: Took another day off from work and headed down to NYC on the train together with Joanne and my other friend Sharon. Enjoyed a beautiful fall day roaming around Central Park, exploring all the different floors at Macy's, relaxing in Bryant Park and walking around the library. We met up with Mike for dinner in the Village at our favorite pizza place Arturo's. Yum. :)
Thursday, October 28th: Had to go to work but met up with Sharon and Joanne for dinner at Applebee's. After dinner we carved our pumpkin and played some Trivial Pursuit.
Saturday, October 30th: Went out for breakfast and then headed to Harrisburg, PA for a Rockapella concert. Joanne had never seen them live before so we took the opportunity to see them while she was here. It was a charity event and the tickets were a little higher priced than usual which meant that there weren't as many people there as usual. We had great seats though and enjoyed a really good show. Didn't get back home until about 2 am Sunday morning though.
Sunday, October 31: Got up late, had some breakfast and then went to Blue Jay Orchards and bought some apple cider, home made apple sauce and apple cider donuts. True New England fall food - very yummy. :)
Dressed up as a witch in the evening to hand out the candy for the trick or treaters. We actually had a very low turnout this year (seems to vary a lot every year) - but leftover candy is never a bad thing. :)
Monday, November 1: Joanne's day to go back home. Her flight left around 10:50 pm from JFK Airport.
Let's hope she comes back soon.
So you can see why I haven't posted anything in a while - busy busy.
Ever since Joanne left work has turned into a big mess yet again as well. One employee is no longer with us so I am back to hiring, hoping for some good resumes to come in. I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed. We shall see.
Hope everybody is doing ok and I promise to post more regularly from now on.
PS: Take a look at my photo album to see some pictures from Joanne's visit. :)