Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

My Favorite Christmas Website

The Other Donut Shop

If you're ever in the Clackamas neighborhood - go ahead and give this place a try.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Xmas in Frisco

I'm really easing my way into blogging, one post every month for the first 18 months, after that you can expect more from me.

I found a cool online radio station for Christmas music. Check out www.somafm.com 's Xmas in Frisco. They play all the Christmas music you could possibly handle, and some you probably can't. Careful if you listen at work they play the vulgar stuff too. Apparently Eazy-E made a Christmas album, which is exactly what you would imagine it to be. 90% of the stuff is okay though, that or I have been seriously desensitized.

I love Christmas, and Brittany would probably not want to skip it so often if I wasn't so hard to buy gifts for. The decorations for the Christmas tree were all Brittany's idea. The tree itself I bought for my work Christmas party and then brought home. My profile pic is from me doing the same thing last year.

Friday, December 7, 2007

The Rice Krispie Treat

I came home from work a few days ago - tired, exhausted and ready to end the day. I walked into our dark apartment and noticed a light coming from the kitchen - the stove light. So I turned the corner and this is what I find...

A hundred times better than flowers! Wyatt really knows me and knows that "I Love You" means much more when said with food. Needless to say - my mood turned for the better and I was one happy woman! I Heart You too Wyatt!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Doughnuts, How do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways

I LOVE doughnuts. Love, love, love them! I really have to control myself sometimes when I'm on my fourth doughnut reaching for number five. Wyatt and I went with some friends (Jen and Clint) to Portland's famous Voodoo Doughnuts this past weekend. Apparently it's number 10 on the list of best doughnuts in the country. Wyatt and I ate the biggest doughnut they had there - which I will with hold the name because this is a family show. Apparently the names of a lot of the doughnuts were pretty bad. I guess I didn't notice because I was so enthralled with all the pretty doughnuts - Wyatt told me after the fact. Despite the poor quality of names - I'd still recommend it.

Yes, that is Captin Crunch on the doughnut!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Ba Humbug

Christmas is not on the top of my list for favorite holidays. I have various reasons for my lack of spirit and I have no idea where it roots from. It's just ho-hum to me. I don't hate it. I just don't LOVE it the way everyone else seems to. And the idea of Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving makes me want to gag myself with a spoon.

Things I do enjoy about Christmas include Nativity Sets, reading the story of the birth of Christ from the Bible, specific Christmas music (not including Feliz Navidad, Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer, ...Two Front Teeth, etc.), and the spirit of giving. So pretty much I don't like the commercialism.

Another thing I enjoy about Christmas - the book Skipping Christmas. Nearly every year for the past six or so I've read the it. It is one of my favorite books. I really like the sarcastic and dry attitude of the main character Luther. I feel that I can really identify with him when it comes to my opinions of Christmas. This year I'll be listening to it on CD and am very excited to hear how it is read.

They made a movie based on the book, "Christmas with the Kranks." I think the director's interpretation was far off and frankly it was a dumb movie. If you've seen it and were turned off by the slap-stick and silly humor - you should give the book a try. The humor is different and you'll get a different vibe. I would never have casted Tim Allen as Luther. I imagined someone more like Micheal Douglas. And as far as Nora - not Jamie Lee Curtis. I'd pick someone like Sally Field. I'm still upset that the movie was such a disappointment to me.

It has been my dream nearly every Christmas to pack things up and go else where for the holiday. I have had the opportunity to do so in the past but I think the opportunity in the future looks dim. I haven't been brave enough to suggest it to Wyatt but I don't think he'll go for the idea. So I guess I won't be skipping Christmas anytime soon...

By the way, if you're interested in learning my opinions about other books I've read, Wyatt and I both have an account at Shelfari.com. You'll have to create an account to view my "Shelf". However, it'd be sort of like a book club and I can view all the books you've read and read your recommendations.