Monday, December 31, 2007

Jessie and Christian's Wedding

It was a lot of work (especially for Mom), but Jessie's wedding/vow renewal went well. I have some pictures from the wedding. Hopefully, more are on their way.

I bought a different dress than the one I talked about on the blog. It's not the best picture of me, but I've seen worse too:

Mystery Solved

Until I caught it on camera, I didn't know what Sydney would bawl about or look at in corners of the room. But, here it is, sitting on the brown chair on Christmas Day:

Friday, December 28, 2007

Tomorrow is the Big Day

Which means that Mom is going nuts, stressing out over little and big things; Jessie is taking the Germans to Gettysburg for shopping and site seeing; I need to shop for items that go with my outfit; and, Dad makes jokes (some funny, some not) along the way.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

How Old We Are

I met with a bunch of my high school friends today. We reminisced and caught up with each other. Lisa commented that her son reprimands her for calling his Nintendo DS a "Gameboy". When did we become our parents?

Angie said that she is amazed by what she has to teach her kids. There are things that she doesn't think her parents taught her that she know needs to teach. Like, "Don't lick the door knob."

We reminisced about high school, which is getting harder to remember. I commented, "That was half my life ago." The others didn't believe me but, yeah, our sophomore year was half our life ago.

Sydney's Rough Life

We've taken to calling Sydney a "pissy" cat rather than a pussy cat.

A recap from Jessie: "I made Syd into a pissy cat again, but not on purpose. I gave her a hug, and that was fine, but when I put her down, we both got a big shock (not in the Grandma way). And then to calm her, I pet her some more, which led to more static. She hissed at me, but I felt that she was justified in her opinion."

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas to All!

And to all a good night.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Dinner Conversation

The topic: what is your favorite alcohol?

The answers (sometimes brands, sometimes type):

Dad: Rum
Mom: Southern Comfort
Christian: Jim Beam
Jessie: Doesn't like to play favorites
Me: Raspberry Vodka or Kahlua

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Being a Bridesmaid

I'm the maid of honor in my sister's vow renewal on December 29. I have one responsibility: finding a gray suit or dress to wear. Of course, that's difficult for me. Finding something that fits, looks nice, and is appropriate is always a challenge. I found a dress, but I wasn't sure if it was too much (besides that the price really was too much, so I'm hoping it will be on sale before then). So, I sent Jessie a picture online of a similar dress, and she wrote back, "I think that's a pretty dress. It would also be something that you could wear to some other event later, like the divorce proceedings." Yeowsh. But still makes me laugh.

I'm not posting the dress because I don't know if that's what I'm wearing yet, and I don't want to get my ones of readers excited about nothing. I know how you all are about Fashion. And me modeling Fashion. (I liked the emphasis the capital 'f' gave fashion.)

Monday, December 17, 2007

Public Service Announcement

As of last month, the complete series for Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist is available for purchase.

Gettysburg and the South

I met some new people at the school at a party last week. One couple I met has a daughter who is a junior at Gettysburg College. The wife mentioned that very few Southerners go to Gettysburg. There is one high school senior from Lexington who is going next year. Another person added, "And [General] Lee was there." (It took me a little bit to catch who he meant, so I clarified for you.) Then he proceeded to crack up for a while, nearly crying, while the rest of us just shook our heads.

What Kind of Dog Are You?

Take this survey to find out what kind of dog you are. It may be broken because, so far, my whole family is Siberian huskies, and I usually think of us as having different personalities.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

My Football-School Heritage

We watched Delaware play against Appalachian State in the Div 1-AA football championship. They got crushed. App State won for the third year in the row. The previous winner? Delaware.

The last few days, I've talked to several people who knew that UD's mascot was the blue hen. Then, I found out it was because the coverage of UD not playing the predominantly-black Delaware State in football.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Alternative Pay Models

Frank and I have noticed that in Lexington, pizza places have an alternative pay model. Instead of paying when you order, you pay after you eat. We're not sure why they all do this. We're not sure what the benefit of this model is. Any ideas?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Update on an Old Friend

One of today's headlines on CNN is Olga becomes a tropical storm. I wondered what happened to Olga.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Christmas Menu

Dad reports:

Grandma asked Mom, do you like deer liver? Gma has 6 deer livers. So now you know what we're having for Xmas dinner. In case anyone doesn't like deer liver, she also has deer hearts.