Monthly Archives: December 2008

New Year’s Eve

MemoryI will not be unhappy when the clock changes from 11:59 to 12:00 tonight. 2008 has sucked completely for me, with a few brightish spots.

On the plus side, the boy and I moved in together, I started school, quit a job that I hated, got some good grades, met some new people, and made my current friendships stronger.

On the negative, my grandfather died, Eric’s grandmother died, his mother got diagnosed with a brain tumor that was taken down to MS of the brain, my sister had a miscarriage, and my father was diagnosed with leukemia.

So, 2009 will be a nice change for us.

Happy New Year!

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The View from Eastie

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Well, our little party was a success…only 1 car got lost and ended up by the airport. They were also the car that had a person slightly freak out when they went through the tunnels under the harbor and who asked every few minutes “Is that an airplane?!”

Too bad about the Patriots, though. The Jets suck.

BSO

Holiday Show with the Pops
Holiday Show with the Pops

Watching Keith Lockhart wander around in the audience, shaking hands and hugging old ladies is amusing. However, even more amusing is seeing him try to do a can can dance. Too bad I didn’t have my camera ready for that.

Good show, either way…however, I think next year I want to do something differently since we’ve been to the Pops the last two years and have been about 5 times in our last 10 years together.

Tomorrow, we host the Patriot’s game and hopefully Miami will lose so that we will continue on our season. If not, then we will be able to talk a lot more during the Superbowl game. Oddly enough, it sounds like we’ll have about 5 extra people coming over tomorrow so I guess we’ll actually have to do the cooking and whatnot.

An Open Letter

Dear Woman on the Blue Line (Morning, 12/22/08),

I appreciate the fact that it is the holidays and you are probably bringing all those bags in either because you: A) like your co-workers and want to shower them with holiday cheer or B) feel obligated to give your crappy co-workers equally crappy gifts/treats. And I know that the floor of the subway is both disgusting when dry and so incredibly scary when wet, like on a morning like today’s was.

HOWEVER!

That does not mean that your presents have the right to a seat on the subway. Especially when there are no other seats. I’ve checked the rider’s bill of rights and no where in there do they mention anything about crappy co-worker Christmas presents.

So, do not give me a dirty look when I gesture for you to move your bags before I sit on them. I’m doing you a favor by not just sitting on them with my smashing green snow pants. Although I might have spared your co-workers from your ensuing crappyness distribution, which would have made them happier.

Oh, and the next time you spend the rest of the ride with your presents resting on my leg? I will tear them to bits.

I don’t like to mess around in the morning.

The Green Monster on the Blue Line


2 hours

This morning, I was smart and called the snow line for work before getting too awake and discovered there was an hour delay. Love it!

Went back to bed for an hour and got up, ate two bowls of cereal, put my layers on (love my gore tex pants!), and trekked into work. Found out there were two people who showed up early, which is good because our automatic door opened up at 9 AM.

Spent about 2 hours at the front desk talking to a lot of people from Austrailia, and then got the news at 11:55 that we were shutting down. Got home about a half hour ago and am in my pjs waiting for the Patriots game to begin.

I wish all days could be like this…go in an hour late, work for 2 hours, and get paid for 8! Love it!!

snow storm 08

Possibly the last storm of the year has finally arrived here in Eastie a few hours later than the weather people predicted. Its been going strong for about 2 hours and with the setting sun, the sky has turned a lovely shade of purple with large swaths of white streaming by.

I have been productive today already! Ihave a few presents that need to be made, mainly a blanket for my nephew’s puppy doll and onesies for my new niece who will arrive in May. Soon, the tree will go on and I might nip out to the back porch to sip some of my cider once the wind dies down a bit. The storm is supposed to have a wicked tail, though, that is going to hit coastal areas fairly hard. They really mean Gloucester and Ipswich, but its entirely possible that it might here too.
I’ve also gathered the stable food stuffs from the pantry that we aren’t going to eat. Salad dressing, green beans, corn, tomato sauce…all are not being eaten by us and can make someone’s Christmas a bit better. Now I just have to figure out when I can donate it before the holidays (There is a food pantry down the street at a Church).

snow

If the weathermen are to be believed, I will have about 0-12 inches of snow outside my window by Saturday morning. This will be our first significant storm here in Eastie, might be putting the car up on the non-emergency road tonight so we don’t have to worry about it.

However, I have:

  1. milk
  2. bacon
  3. eggs
  4. beer
  5. hard cider
  6. christmas presents to make
  7. 3 new books from the library
  8. 2 emergency radios
  9. gore-tex pants from work
  10. fixings for cookie making

I think we’ll be ok. It helps that we only have a very small area of shoveling that must be done, also. Hopefully, the boy will be let out of school and we can have a snow day together! That would be so awesome.