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posted by [personal profile] corbeau at 11:51am on 05/01/2010 under , , , , ,
Hi Guys!

Boy, it's been a long time! Last time I posted I had just gotten married. :) Things are still going very well, but I knew they would. We had been living together for nearly two years! Getting married just made things official. I mean, it was amazing! I'm so glad we did get married. But has it changed our relationship? No. Not really. Everyone keeps asking and seems surprised when we answer no.

I've been paying monthly for this journal and realize I really need to start writing in it. There's no reason to fork out money every month if I'm not. So. My New Years Resolution is for this year, to write more often. It's been my New Years Resolution for a couple of years but I think I can finally keep it now! I've been itching to write and so I will!

So! An update on lifey type things first. I'm married. Yay! But you knew that already. We are doing good. Right now the entire fam is suffering from some sort of sinus bug and that sucks but it's nothing bad! Adam went to the Doctor on Thursday who told him to keep taking the sinus meds he's been taking and he's finally getting over it. I started feeling bad Saturday night and so did Julia. I took today off and hopefully will be well enough to be back at work tomorrow.

Christmas was good. I still haven't received my Christmas present from Ad. He waited a bit too long and apparently it is supposed to be here today. So, if it's something awesome I'll probably be back here tomorrow to post about it and squee. :) EDITED: I wrote this last night but got to feeling bad and couldn't finish. So I now HAVE my Christmas present! It was a scent locket from BPAL Well, really, the Black Phoenix Trading Post. Which one, you might ask? The Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire! It is AWESOME. And BPAL is awesome too because I got FIVE Imps. The Ghost is glorious. I quite like Knave of Hearts as well. Highwayman and Night-Gaunt were not for me and the jury is still out on the last, Verdandi. But fun!!!

Speaking of Neil and squeeing -

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I met Neil Gaiman again on December 14th. Unfortunately the girl who was sticking Post-Its on the books with our names misspelled Renee. So I became Ronee in both The Graveyard Book and Odd and the Frost Giants. That. Stinks. But really? It's ok. I got to say hello and Thank him again and it was lovely. I also met up with a really nice local girl who sat with me and we talked Neil while we were waiting. It was nice not to just sit there like a lump while waiting to get in line. :)

AND NOW - I get to talk about things that my family is just tired of hearing me talk about!

I finally saw Star Trek and it. Was. AWESOME. Holy crap. I so wish that I had been able to see it on the big screen. Love love love it.

Also, I am in love with Up. Ellie and Carl's story just... well it just about broke my heart. I watched it three times in one day (I showed it twice at the library and then made Adam watch it when I got home!) and cried every single time at a certain point in the film. It is beautiful. I have it on Blu-Ray now (cos we bought a Blu-Ray player during Black Friday! Woot!)

TV shmeevee. I'm still watching Heroes. Yes, I know. I know I'll be disppointed in how the show will turn out but I just can't give up Zachary Quinto every week. I really don't have much to comment on it except: I'll be overjoyed if they never bring Matt Parkman back. I love Greg Grunberg but I'm so sick of his character on that show. Of course, I felt the same about Mohinder last season.

Chuck is back next week and I. Can't. WAITTTTTTT!!! I love that show so very much. Also very excited about Lost's impending return!

Of course there's also Doctor Who Spoilers, probably, ahead )

Enough talk about Doctor Who! :)

Two people are out at work today and so I'm spending a buttload of time on desk so you may hear more from me today or this could be it. I hope you all had a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year. You'll be hearing more from me! Soon you'll be sick of me. :P

Hope you're all doing well! Much love! *hugs*
Mood:: 'chipper' chipper
Music:: Doctor Who Theme
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posted by [personal profile] corbeau at 03:51pm on 15/12/2008 under ,
Snorked from WilliamtheBloody over on OpenDiary

The Ultimate 25-Question Christmas Survey

What's your favorite....

1. Christmas song?

Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth - Bing Crosby and David Bowie



2. Christmas movie? Probably Elf. I get so stupidly excited whenever I talk about that movie... I also get stupidly excited when I see it coming on the television even though I own the DVD.

3. Christmas cartoon/TV special? A Charlie Brown Christmas

4. Christmas food? My grandmother's raspberry trifle!! They're coming to visit us this weekend and we are cooking but I really really really hope my Granny brings me a trifle!!

5. Christmas decoration? Kermit the Frog. I never imagined that Kermit would make a good Christmas decoration but he looks unbelievably cute about to jump out of my Christmas tree. I should take pictures and upload them so you can see him!

6. Family Christmas tradition? It used to be everyone getting together on Christmas morning to open presents but... that's really become something I dread since my Mom passed away. Just... being with my sisters on Christmas makes me happy.

7. Lights: prefer white or multi-colored? MULTI! And if they blink that's even fantabulouser! (It is SO a word!)

8. Wrapping: prefer wrapping paper or gift bags? I. LOVE. Love. lovE. to wrap presents!!

9. Tree: artificial or live? Oh, I love a real live Christmas tree, but I love my little itty bitty artificial tree too!

10. Dinner: turkey or ham? OH TURKEY! TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY!

11. Egg nog: delicious or disgusting? DISGUSTING!

12. Inflatable yard-size glowing snow globes: cute or tacky? Tacky unless they feature one of the Peanuts Gang.

13. What's the best Christmas present you ever received? Adam has a tendency to get me things autographed by Neil Gaiman. I love those SO MUCH it makes me a little lightheaded sometimes.

14. What's the worst Christmas present you ever received? My MOm... for some strange reason, bought me a pair of footie pajamas ages ago that were pink and had little sheep all over them with the words "Time for Sleep" written above them. They were HIDEOUS.

15. When did you learn "the truth about Santa?" I was probably eight or nine. Saw something I asked for up in my parent's closet.

16. Gift cards: Do you think they're tacky and impersonal, or a brilliant way to make sure someone gets what they really want? I like gift cards a lot. I have such a hard time figuring out what people want and I know I'm probably hard to buy for as well.

17. Have you ever returned a Christmas gift? A jacket that was too small and ugly as sin.

18. Have you ever re-gifted a Christmas gift? Not that I can recall.

19. Do you write a Christmas list, or do you prefer to be surprised? I haven't made out a Christmas list since... I can't remember when!

20. Who's your easiest person to shop for at Christmas? It used to be Julia. I think right now it has to be Devin.

21. Who's your most difficult person to shop for at Christmas? Julia has been so difficult this year.

22. What's the best thing about Christmas? Being with my sisters and Adam and Devin.

23. What's the worst thing about Christmas? Trying not to go broke.

24. List some more of your treasured traditions. Watching Rudolph and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Drinking hot cocoa while curled up on Christmas Eve waiting to go to bed.

25. On a scale of 1-10, rate your current "Christmas spirit" levels (where 10 is "Fa la la la la", 5 is "sorta Christmasy" and 1 is "Mr. Grinch")

Um. Maybe a 5?
Music:: Bing Crosby - Peace On Earth/ Little Drummer Boy (With David Bowie) | Powered by Last.fm
Mood:: 'contemplative' contemplative

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