Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My Favorite Things

Since I've been so lazy about posting, I thought I'd tackle this one, found on Stacy's blog a really long time ago.

: Hoops
Game: Trivial Pursuit
Color: Brown (I know, that's weird)
Movie: Pride & Prejudice (Kiera Knightley version)
Broadway play I have seen: Tony and Tina's Wedding (actually off-Broadway, but I've never seen a Broadway straight play, only musicals)
Broadway Musical I have seen: Les Miserables
Song: favorite song ever? How to choose? Current favorite song is "Single Ladies" by Beyonce.
American city I have visited: That's tough, too. NYC, I guess.
Foreign city I have visited: I wish I remembered more of the cities I visited, they all went by in a blur of 16 year old sleep deprivation. Forced to choose I'd say Moscow. That's the one I remember the most.
Book: I don't have one favorite book.
Children’s Book: What's the one that ends with the man holding his mother in the rocker? THAT one.
Classic television show: is Friends classic?
Recent television show: LOST
Actor: George Clooney
Actress: Kate Winslet
Perfume: Burberry London
Food: pizza
Dessert: chocolate ice cream
Chain Restaurant: Outback
Local Restaurant: Riverside
Car: Honda Accord
Condiment: A-1
Kitchen Appliance: dishwasher
Home Appliance: HDTV
Beauty Product: mineral powder foundation
Piece of clothing: black yoga pants
HGTV Show: Moving Up
Food Network show: None
Author: John Grisham
Male Songwriter:
Female Songwriter: Lori McKenna
Holiday: Christmas
Ballet I have seen: I saw Swan Lake in Moscow, that was pretty cool.
Disney character: Pooh
Flower: peonies
Alcoholic drink: non-beer? Iced tea with Peach vodka. Or actually, it's better if it's peach tea with regular vodka.
Non-Alcoholic drink: Crystal Light pink lemonade
Magazine: Real Simple.
Animated movie: Finding Nemo
Television network miniseries: Hmmm.
Season: Fall
Male vocalist: I'm enjoying Jack Johnson right now.
Female vocalist: Carrie Underwood
Day of the week: Saturday
Household Chore: folding laundry
Ice Cream: Chocolate
Candy: Hot Tamales
Artist: I don't have a favorite.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Don't look now...

But I'm blogging again only 2 days after my last post!

Not that I have much to say...

We haven't had much snow since Christmas, but as I type this I've been watching a snowstorm move in. Which is fine with me, because if it's going to be frigid it might as well be pretty, too. Since I don't drive much or far, and I don't spend much time outside, I say bring it on!

I did go up skiing yesterday, and I had a great time! I was so worried I wouldn't remember how to ski, and that I would fall a lot, and that my friends would be tired and bored of waiting on me. If they were, they didn't show it, and I only fell once-- I was down at the bottom and just not paying any attention, and my skis got tangled in each other and I fell over. That was the very end of the day. I had a few moments where I was going too fast and was out of control, but for the most part I felt good. It was nice to be outside (even though it was like 5 degrees) and with my friends. I'll be excited to get back up there now that I know I can do it! Here's a picture of me with Pebbles and another friend on the gondola:

Saturday, January 03, 2009

2009? Seriously?

I cannot believe it is 2009. But I'm happy to see a New Year. 2008 certainly was a difficult one for me, but I honestly believe I'm smarter, stronger, and happier for getting through it.

Getting a day off work was the perfect medicine to improve my Christmas Crankiness, and I had a beautiful, relaxing, happy white Christmas. I will go next weekend to visit my family and they are very nicely doing a Christmas dinner re-do, complete with my favorite ham and mashed potatoes. I'm very excited about it.

I still haven't been skiing yet... I'm skeered. :) I just know that I'm not going to remember what I'm doing and I'm going to have to start all over again. Also, it's cold. And I want to go with my Colorado BFF (let's call her Pebbles) but she and I have conflicting work schedules.

New Year's Eve was big fun-- Pebbles and I went to a very crowded bar and there was dancing and champagne and laughing and kisses at midnight (no, I didn't kiss Pebbles, I may be discouraged about men but I'm not giving up yet). And if you even knew what NYE 2008 was like for me you'd understand how incredibly AWESOME that is. Here we are, left unsupervised with the camera, welcoming 2009.