Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Post Christmas wrap up

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday. I sure did. Not being at work was terrific. I mean honestly if I could take the next, oh I don't know, 75 years off, I would be one happy camper. Friday my family and I went down to the see the house from "A Christmas Story". This guy from California bought the house from the movie and fixed it up and now for a small fee you can walk through it and through the museum. It was pretty cool. I mean walking up to it, you can't help but see The Old Man on the porch shooing away the Bumpus's dogs or trying to fix his leg lamp (soft glow of electric sex) in the window while his wife laughs in the background. Could that movie be any more classic. No. It could not.

This weekend the ladies and I played with one of my birthday presents-Trivial Pursuit Totally 80's Edition. Let me just say this right now, and I mean this with all sincerity: I am freaking awesome at 80's Trivial Pursuit. Seriously. I will take on all challengers.

As usual I was showered with enough presents for 10 people. Thank you Mom, Dad, Diane and grandparents! I have already started in on my Scrubs DVDs which I was so happy about I had to resist the urge to make out with them right then and there. Also new favorite lip gloss: Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Cocoa. Thanks, Diane. And like a true person in their 30's who asks for nerdy gifts, I got the present I wanted most of all: a new printer. But this is not just a printer, you guys. It is also a fax machine, a scanner, a copier and something else that I can't remember. Man I'm a dork. I thought it would be useful for when I work from home. And for when I want to scan in funny pictures for this blog, I mean let's be honest. Speaking of working from home, there is no way that is ever going to happen again because my parents got me a handheld electronic Sudoku game, and my sister got me handheld electronic Tetris so that is pretty much all I ever do anymore. I don't eat. I don't sleep. I just play games. One day my parents will discover my lifeless body, laying on my couch, electronic game in hand. And they'll say, "At least she died doing what she loved." Because there will also be Salt and Vinegar Pringles by my side.
Other Christmas highlights:

- My dad referred to the band Nine Inch Nails as Nine Inch Heels. Kind of changes the band's image, no?

- On Christmas Eve we saw two little kids walking their bulldogs. The bulldogs were wearing reindeer antlers. It was by far the cutest thing I've ever seen. Seriously bulldogs wearing antlers. Try not to laugh at that.

- Also on Christmas Eve we saw people jogging at 10pm. Um...WTF. Seriously. Jogging at 10pm is already entirely unnecessary without making it part of your Christmas celebration. I'm just saying maybe take a breather, folks. Sometimes there are more important things than working out. You know like eating cookies and watching "Christmas Vacation".

- We passed by a house that had two reindeer in front, and the reindeer had been placed in a...how do I say this delicately...in a compromising position (see: doggie style). That's the closest I've come to crapping my pants on Christmas Eve since I was in diapers...3 years ago.

I hope you guys got to see some vandalized Christmas decorations, too! Now on to the shittiest holiday of the year: New Year's!

22 comments:

russ said...

I got 80s Trivial Pursuit too. Played it with the 'rents and sib's on the Christmas Eve, instead of jogging. That's some good fun.

I got a new coolio pocketPC cell phone too which has to be nerdier than your printer combo, and I got a kick-ass new skillet with more slopey sides so I can flip and stir my foods, which has to be at least as girly as your lip gloss.

So there! Happy Xmas and have some fun this New Year!

CruiserMel said...

I secretly had 80's Trivial Pursuit on my wish-list - but no one pony'd up on that. I guess I'll have to get it myself. *sigh* BUT, Christmas still rocks. Glad your's was great.

Johnny Virgil said...

I will take your challenge, and I will crush you. Just sayin.

danielle said...

nine inch heels. man i love your dad. and i so want to take credit for the inappropriate reindeer configuration. alas, there's always next year.

Hugh Janus said...

I would accept your trivia challenge but I don't want to extinguish the hopeful twinkle in your eye like all that have thrown down the trivia gauntlet before ye. My infallibility has become dogma. (Dungarees will will debate this but trivia losers remember incorrectly because my trivia beatings are so severe, their brains are never right again.) Plus, I can't envision when this challenge would ever come to fruition, since we only cross paths once every couple years, in the dark, in a backyard, around a campfire.

And, conicidentally, I have Scrubs playing in the background as I was reading your post. As great as The Office is, I believe Scrubs is better.

slcup said...

Is it bad that I've never seen "A Christmas Story"?

Hugh Janus said...

Hi, I'm Hugh. I don't know you cup, but while it's blasphemous that you have never seen A Christmas Story, my yearly average of 4 or 5 viewings for the past 15 years, combined with your lack of viewing, at the very least, average out.

John said...

I will actually grant that Hugh Janus has dolled out some pretty severe trivia beatings. His Stage II victories are in the trivia beating hall of fame, however I am a betting man and if this trivia face-off does come to fruition my money is on HorKay Seriously. She's just younger and her brain still works and I would destroy Virgil so I don't even take that challenge seriously. One word Kajagoogoo.

Johnny Virgil said...

what? You think I don't remember Too Shy? For the love of god, give me something difficult.

Hugh Janus said...

lead singer - Limahl

Somebody make this happen.

Johnny Virgil said...

Oh, it's happening.

John said...

Yeah everyone sitting at their keyboard knows "Too Shy" and Limahl. Wait until we're in Sarah's bedroom then we'll see who's king.

Johnny Virgil said...

That sounds dirty.

And I will admit to having no idea who the lead singer was.

Mon said...

I saw the Christmas story house on the news but I totally had no idea where to go see it! I'm way jealous!

Hugh Janus said...

And we'll see who is queen. It's you.

But that was another easy one.

Johnny Virgil said...

I like how we're using Sarah's comments section for this conversation and she hasn't even said anything yet.

Sgt said...

I think she got a bit frightened after the bedroom part.

Beth said...

A Christmas Story is my daughter's favorite movie and she was on her way to Cleveland to see the house too!!! But I don't know what happened, but she never got to see it...maybe next year.

I just read a book, "Swapping Lives", by Jane Green...I think....and there was a character named Hugh Janus...no lie.

think that's really him up there, commenting? Hey, isn't Will Farrel in a movie something like that, where he is a charecter in some woman's book or something?

Hugh Janus said...

In reality, I'm just a woman in a few character's blogs.

Sarah said...

I'm just happy that you guys are still conversing on this post. I am so in for our 80s trivia challenge '07, and even though I am going to talk smack deep down I know there is no way I am better than you guys. By the way, you're all queens to me.

citygirl said...

There's nothing like having your fiance' spend about $20 on everyone and then finding out he spent $50 on you. That absolutely rocked my cashbah.

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