Archive for December 2008

life instructions

December 30, 2008

stole this from the bob blog (go check him out, he’s great):


this will also be the last post on  i feel really confined by this blog, perhaps choosing a name such as strange relationship (the title of which is a song, a song that has very deep, very complex memories/meanings for me) wasn’t such a good thing.  i haven’t given up on blogging, far from it, in the new year – i plan to do a lot more of it.  i hope that most of you will follow me (hint, click the pic) – but if not, c’est la vie… thanks for staying on the train as long as you did.

with that in mind – and with the instructions as a guide, some closing thoughts:

  • love yourself.  everyday.  or try your damnedest.
  • realize that you have value, and people love you – doing self-damaging things, well that just validates whatever issue you may be trying to circumvent (trust me, i know)
  • find joy/bliss/nirvana in the small things.
  • try to learn one new thing every day.  that’s a huge thing for me, something i will be working on in the new year.
  • turn off your t.v. for 1 full day every week & go for a walk.
  • you know those moments where you don’t know what to say, or what to do?  just say something!  just do something! anything.
  • enjoy the people that love you.  even if they’re a little challenging to enjoy (hi mom!).
  • oh, and that whole thing about ‘no regrets’?  i don’t buy it.  regrets can teach you tons.  just listen to your gut.

see ya’ll in 2009 (somewhere)


December 27, 2008


the closing of the year…

December 25, 2008

merry christmas and happy holidays to you all.

as a special present to you – please take a listen to my favorite modern holiday tune, wendy & lisa’s ‘the closing of the year’ the theme song to the movie toys.  it’s a beautiful song that always makes me happy for the season:

If i cannot bring you comfort,
then at least i bring you home
for nothing is more precious
than the time we haven’t sold

We all must learn from small misfortunes
count the blessings that are real
Let the bells ring out for Christmas
at the closing of the year

Let the bells ring out for Christmas
at the closing of the year

If i cannot bring you comfort,
then at least i bring you home

At the closing of the year
at the closing of the year
at the closing of the year

Now all the winter bells are ringing
hear them echo through the snow
and the children’s voices singing
on the streets so far below

This is a time to be together
and the truth is somewhere here
within our love for people
at the closing of the year


December 24, 2008


happy eve of the birth of the big j to all (and to all a good night).  stay safe this holiday season.

an early christmas for kyle

December 23, 2008

so last night cb & i exchanged prezzies… it was a killer night for me, quite the haul…

for starters he got me an ice cream scoop – hey, i needed one. 

then he got me a remote control docking unit for my ipods (score #1!)


then he got me this:





ok, thing 1; i needed an oven mitt – i didn’t have one after i moved and cb has been making fun of me ever since when i use a towel or something else inappropriate to get stuff out of the oven, but really, leave it to cb to find the most disturbing oven mitt ever created.  and in pink no less!  i didn’t think it was possible to have something look like a penis, a vagina and an alien all at the same time (it is important to note, one of the selling points [as described on the packaging] for the mitt is that is ribbed [it does not however say if it’s for his or her pleasure]).  oh, and yea, i know i look huge in this pic.  you don’t need to tell me.  ugg.  perhaps the ice cream scoop was a bad idea.

but the creme del a creme was this:


he replaced my garmin gps that was stolen last week.  how fuckin’ cool is that?!

thanks cb – helluva good start to the holliday’s.

my all-time most favorite holiday tv special ever in the history of the world (thus far)

December 23, 2008

opus & bill the cat in their epic holiday show ‘a wish for wings that work’

surely the only holiday special to utter the lines: “you also have a rubbish can up to your nether regions“, “they replaced his brains with tator tots“, “excuse me, is this crossdressing cockroaches in crisis?” and “you’re going to steal my clothes and leave me naked outside albuquerque.”  brilliant i say.

and featuring cameos by robin williams (the kiwi) and dustin hoffman (the aforementioned cockroach) – this is the one holiday special i look forward to watching every year, and the one that puts a perpetual smile on my face the entire time i’m watching….

enjoy perfection:

part 1:

part 2:

part 3:

holiday favorites

December 21, 2008

ok, to prove i’m not a total grinch when it comes to the holidays (the girls in the office just laugh at me when i go on my no-christmas music tirades) – here a couple of numbers that always get me in the mood:

band aid  – do they know it’s christmas

holly cole – christmas blues

white christmas – movie

you’re a mean one mr. grinch – i had too (hehehe)