Friday, December 29, 2006


Feast One Hundred & Twenty Four
How do you usually celebrate on New Year's Eve?
at a party w. friends

Name one thing unexpected that happened to you in 2006.
I got a cat whose name has gone from "Jade" to "Miss Jules", and she is happily lazing around our house either on the furniture or in one of her TWO cat beds. Mom's allergies have seemed to peeter out with only an occasional sniffle when the cat sheds a lot or spends time in my mother's room [which we discourage].

Where was your favorite place that you visited in 2006?
my brother's new house

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What resolution is your top priority for 2007?
find a legal job!

Using just three words, describe 2006.
stalled life plan

Thursday, December 28, 2006


I was tagged awhile back by Charlsie for the Christmas Carol game. I am supposed to list 5 of my favorite Christmas songs and then tag 5 others to do the same. I know it's a tad late, but between holiday mayhem and this cold that slapped me upside the head on Christmas Eve I have been a bit out of it.

My five favorites are:
1. "Linus and Lucy" from A Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack
2. Harry Belefonte, "Mary's boy-child"
3. Amy Grant, "Emmanuel"
4. anything from The Nutcracker
5. The Boston Pops, "Will Santa Come this Year"

I don't know if I should bother tagging people at this late date, but since New Year's has not happened yet I suppose it can't hurt.

I tag: Bealeton Babe, TAN, APL, Glib Gurl and ETS.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006


On Thanksgiving:

TSCGirl: Uncle Mike*, you haven't been over to the house to meet our new cat, Jules yet.

Uncle Mike: You know the problem with cats?

TSC: What?

UM: There just aren't enough recipes.

and then I punched his arm. [And people wonder where I get my sarcasm.]

Three days before Christmas my four-year-old niece was refusing to go to bed and my brother used the classic Santa threat:

Brother: You better be a good girl and stay in bed, Christmas is coming and Santa can see you!

Niece: All the way from the mall?!

Aaah, and another generation takes over.

Friday, December 22, 2006


First a BIG, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! to my dear friend T for not only passing her
PRAXIS II exam, but scoring in the top 15% of all test takers - you go girl!! I am proud of you!

Feast One Hundred & Twenty Three

What is one of your Christmas traditions?
We go to my aunt's house on Christmas eve, and we always have
scrapple for breakfast Christmas morning. [It sounds gross, but it is delicious.]

Who is the easiest person on your list to buy presents for?
It depends on the year and how much I brainstorm. Usually my niece, because clothes and toys for a little girl are easy. My only problem now is finding toys she doesn't already own or that someone else isn't buying her already.

What is your favorite Christmas scent?
A fresh tree is excellent, but I love the smell of a fire in the fireplace.

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If you could give a fellow blogger a Christmas gift, who would it be and what would you give them?
If I had the funds, I would get gifts for Pete [b/c he makes me laugh and want to hit him at the same time], Lack of Scienter [b/c I WISH I was as "together" as she is], WWFD [b/c I think we could have been friends IRL], the GFY gals [they are awesome], APL [she SO deserves some pampering gifts], the Waiter [b/c he has a sexy voice] and absolutely the Barmaid! [even though technically it would be a gift for Chanukah]. I am sure there are others that I am missing.

What's something on your Christmas wish list this year that you need (not just want)?

As far as tangible objects, I really need a new hairdryer, but what I really need is a job in my field.

Happy and Safe Holidays to everyone!!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


There is Christmas, New Year's, Chanukah and Yule (or Solstice) and some people include Ramadan, Kwanzaa and Boxing Day.

Don't forget to add Festivus to your "holiday" celebrations.

I knew about the Seinfeld phenom, I was not aware that people are actively celebrating this holiday. I expect that the wrestling of the house head and the airing of the grievances would be quite interesting. Ahh, an excellent excuse for a dinner party when I have my own place.

Confidential to SN: I LOVE my job and I have the best boss in the universe!! [See, told you I would post it.]

Friday, December 15, 2006


Only ten days until Christmas - wow, that sure came up fast.
The Festival of Lights starts tonight at sundown, so if that is your culture, Happy Chanukah!

Feast One Hundred and Twenty Two

What was your very first job with a paycheck?
I worked in a drug store for a short time.

Did you ever lose something really important to you?
yes, a watch I received as a college graduation gift, several times, but I always found it. I lost it in a friend's boyfriend's car, a NJ Transit train, my own car, and my house.

What is the best Christmas present you ever received?
my first Nutcracker along with tickets to see the ballet at a local theater

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Tell about a favorite "hang out" place for you and your friends when you were in high school.
the mall - very traditional

Name something that always brings a smile to your face.
thinking about the night I found out I passed the bar

Thursday, December 14, 2006


I've come across some interesting info and a few minor revelations in the past few weeks, somewhat boring, but consider this a mini brain dump.

  • While "slow dancing" is relatively simple, there are people who are "good" at it and people who are "bad".
  • You can slow dance anywhere if you really want to. Bowling alleys are fine, pool halls are OK, movie theaters are not recommended.
  • Having a cute guy kiss you on the hand when he is being sincere [as opposed to an overdramatic twit] is one of the nicest gestures ever.
  • If you know that a person or persons in your life is/are prone to being self-centered, immature and/or untrustworthy then you must accept that this is not going to spontaneously change and you either need to accept it and keep your distance or cut your losses and move on completely.
  • Never underestimate your love for an animal, it can drive you to such acts as say attacking the Chinese food delivery guy. [What?! I'm just sayin' as a hypothetical ...]
  • Women can have "beer muscles" too.
  • Jameson and Southern Comfort are the same color, however they are NOT the same flavor. Consider yourself warned.
  • What you might consider a small gesture could mean the world to someone else.
  • Chatting with a friend over lunch can make the rest of the day seem brighter.
  • When someone really deserves it, a tongue lashing is just as satisfying as a physical one.
  • Nothing beats the blues better than a hug from a small child.
  • Dogs and some cats will eat Cherrios.
  • Letting cats eat donuts, however, is not recommended.
  • Speaking of cats, they don't care if the tree is fake, they will try to climb it anyway. [If it's a real tree they drink the water from the base too.]
  • When taking a car in for a few "small maintenance" issues, nothing about the ensuing transaction will be "small"
  • There is direct, inverse correlation between the size of one's front lawn and the number of blow-up holiday ornaments on it.
  • You might be able to get a cat to wear a mini Santa hat - for a few seconds. You might be able to get a cat to sit in front of a Christmas tree. You might be able to get the cat to look at the camera to get a cute pic. It is impossible to make all of the aforementioned happen simultaneously no matter how many treats you feed the cat.
  • Making homemade holiday cards sounds like a fun and adorable idea - until you realize you have to make 100 of them.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Which Rock Chick Are You?
Aggressive, tough and opinionated - moi??? Shocker.

Friday, December 08, 2006


Feast One Hundred & Twenty One

Which language would you like to learn and why?
I would like to learn ASL [American Sign Language] and I would really like to become fluent in Spanish b/c I was so close to that once, and it has all slipped away.

What's the funniest thing you've heard or read so far this week?
Has to be this:

Which movie was so bad you couldn't watch the whole thing?
The 'burbs, I walked out of the theater, there are countless others that I gave up on while watching TV

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If there were a holiday in your honor that didn't use your actual name, what would the day be called?
Struggling Lawyers Awareness Day

Name one movie which is coming out soon that you would like to see.
Charlotte's Web

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


CNN Breaking News says:

President Bush's policy in Iraq "is not working," the Iraq Study Group said in releasing its long-awaited report.
Ummm, YA THINK?!?

I won't even begin to comment on whether we should have gone over there in the first place. It's a complicated question with no clear cut answer. At this point we should focus our energies on fixing the problem at hand rather than being Monday morning quarterbacks. The fact remains that US troops ARE over there and the situation has deteriorated to a point that we don't know where to go from here. I think any semi-intelligent citizen can see that. Did we really need a "long-awaited" complicated report to tell us that? Or is the Iraq Study Group just acting as hall monitor telling the president what everyone else has known all along, but he refused to acknowledge until he received it from an entity with pereceived authority or expertise?

Read the report HERE.

Friday, December 01, 2006


I hope there is an especially horrific kind of hell awaiting the taliban.


First I have to say that it is downright UNNATURAL for it to be 72 degrees on 12/1 in NJ. Now that we've got that out of the way, on to the feast!

Feast One Hundred & Twenty
Have you ever flown in a helicopter?
nope, seems too dangerous to me unless it was a necessity.
Edit: I have never been in a helicopter for a recreational reason, but I was in a medivac copter when I was transported to a hospital after an accident years ago.

What color is your warmest coat or jacket?
black, and being 72 degrees I haven't even come near wearing a coat this season. I think I wore a fleece sweatshirt once sometime in October.

What is your favorite rainy day activity?
hee hee, not something I can discuss in polite company. I think second favorite would be snuggling and watching TV.

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Describe your hands.
exactly like my mother's, seriously it's freaky

If you could eat only one nut for the rest of your life, what nut would you pick?
Oh come on, this question is just begging for a dirty answer. Seriously, it's a tough call between cashews, peanuts, almonds and pecans. Yea, I really narrowed it down there. Peanuts are my least favorite, but there are so many yummy things with peanut butter in them that I don't think I could give them up. If we are talking about just eating plain nuts then I'd have to go with cashews.