thetofupirate: (Jayne: eating people alive)
It's so strange how I can feel like I'm so busy, but really I'm not doing all that much. Just work and some exercise, and some cleaning, and some Christmas organizing. Oh well.

Yesterday I felt like crap, so I skipped out on a friend's cookie swap. Which I feel bad about, but I figured feeling gross and being around people and the food that they'll take back to their people would be a really bad idea. There's a work cookie swap coming up, so I won't be entirely cookie swap-less.

Plugging away on my nephew's Christmas present - I'm knitting a blanket. Nothing fancy, just garter stitch squares of different shades of blue that I'll sew together and then trim with a border of another shade of blue. I just have three and a quarter more squares to go, then I can start on the trim and sewing. Must remember to check my needles, I don't think I have a yarn one. If not, then a stop at Len's Mill will be in order. I love that ridiculous store. It's like a craft store, fabric store and dollar store all smashed together in one place. And I'm sure at Christmas it will be even more insane than usual! A couple years ago my friends and I joked that we should all meet up there one day, and give ourselves 20 mins and whoever can find the best Christmas present (the tackier the better!) for $10 or less would win (what they'd win, I dunno. All the presents?) - we never did it, though. I should see if anyone would want to do that this year or next.

Earlier this morning I came up with my own Christmas list for Scott's family's gift exchange. I kind of hate coming up with lists, because I feel like a greedy jerk and like people will think I want everything on the list. I'm just giving options! And then the present will be a surprise. I should really get over that feeling. I know that anyone would know that I do not expect everything on the list (especially because you can't buy everything within our price limit) and I really should stop feeling bad about the things that I do, especially when someone else asks me to do them! Ah, self esteem issues. Awesome.

Okay, how much more random can I get? Perhaps that's a sign to stop here, and come back another day. Hopefully before a full week goes by.
thetofupirate: (Jayne: eating people alive)
I am celebrating Christmas by watching zombie movies. Which are particularly awesome when they have a narrator who sings (and sometimes raps! AWESOME!), as in Dead and Breakfast. Next, I think I will move on to Slither, so that I can add some Nathan Fillion to my celebrating. Because what is a holiday without Nathan Fillion? A sad one!

Dude, I would totally join whatever religion considered Jesus a zombie. YES! (Please don't hate me, if you're religious. I think I ate too much chocolate a moment ago.)

I actually had to stop at the mall earlier today. It wasn't that bad - I only had one store to go to, I got a parking spot about 7 spots away from the door to the store, and what I wanted to buy was on sale! And I'd only waited in line for like 5 seconds before a sales person came by and opened another register to let me buy stuff. Woo! So the rest of today has been baking, watching cheesy tv Christmas movies, and finishing up the scarf for Scott's cousin. I think it should be done before the end of the movie. Awesome.

Merry Christmas, y'all!
thetofupirate: (I aim to misbehave)
Lately, I've been on a LOST kick. I didn't watch any of it when it actually aired on TV, but I've borrowed Season 1 and Season 2 from Nat. And totally flew through those seasons! I'm thinking I might rent Season 3 when I have my week off in January, and hopefully that would get me caught up in time for Season 4 to start, whenever that is. It's totally crazy! But so interesting. I love seeing how all the characters are connected (although when I tried to use that special feature in Season 2, it didn't work as well as I thought it should have. Le sigh).

Anyway! Christmas presents are almost done - I have a little bit more baking to do, and then I'm set! Except that I keep forgetting I need one more present. Must remember to get that! I should write a list of everything I need to do still. That would make sense.

Other than that, not much is going on. I'm actually at work today (le sigh). It will be quiet for another 15 minutes, and then my annoying coworker will be here. Ugh. But she may actually go home on time, which is exciting (she usually stays at least an hour longer than she should), as she's leaving for Florida tomorrow, and hopefully has a bunch of stuff to do today. I can only hope.

So I should probably do some actual work now, since I've been here for an hour.
thetofupirate: (itty bitty chairman meow)
I have made so much chocolate today that I'm beginning to dislike the smell of it. Ack! That is a sad state of affairs.

I only have a little bit more chocolate to make. And I think I'm going to run out of cookies, so I may have to make more. And I have to make more biscotti. This is what happens when Scott tells me two days ago that he'd like to have baskets for several people that I had not accounted for. Good thing I'm not working much this week.

Dude. Bring It On: In It to Win It comes out tomorrow. How exciting is that? Those are totally my favourite crappy ass movies. We shall see where #4 lands in the awesome badness that are the sequels.
thetofupirate: (Default)
Nat and Brad's Yule party last night was fun. And for the first time in my life, I sang two Kareoke songs! I do not sing in front of people usually, so that was very weird for me. It helped that most people were playing a game and not paying attention to me. It was an '80s-themed video game that I do not recall the name of, and we did the duet version; I sang "Come On Eileen" with Heather (and found out there's a part that Save Ferris does not sing - the only version of the song I actually know - which of course, ended up being the part I had to sing), and a song that has completely left my brain now, which I sang with Amy, the person who has had years of vocal training, and I surprisingly beat her on it! It's really bugging me that I can't remember the name.

And Amy and Chris gave me Scott Pilgrim 1-3, which is super exciting! I'd gone in to the Dragon the other day to order 1-4 from Amy. Hee. And Nat, Brad and Caleb gave me a sock monkey hat (he has a green tufty-mohawk!). I will eventually take a picture of myself in the hat and make that my facebook profile pic.

I'd forgotten how ridiculous Zoolander is. It is currently playing the walkoff. If only all fashion shows were this kind of ridiculous - I'd actually pay attention! So it's probably a good thing they're not, because, really, I don't care.
thetofupirate: (last $8)
I've finished my holiday shopping! I am very excited about that. Not that I had a lot of shopping to do, though, since I'm making most presents this year. But whatever, I'm done! I just have a few last things to make, which won't take long, and then wrapping. I think this is the earliest I've ever finished. Awesome.

And I have enacted my plan of having an Emily calendar year. For the kitchen, Emily Carr, and for the office, Emily the Strange. I'm taking over!

So, everything else I need to finish up to be completely ready will happen tomorrow morning, and the days I don't work next week (every day but Thursday, woo!), and just before Christmas (that'd be baking bread, since it won't keep). And I'll get to hang out with Nat a lot while I'm off work, too, which is always a fun thing.
thetofupirate: (itty bitty chairman meow)
I have indeed been baking up a storm! I made the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and chocolate biscotti last night. And right now I'm waiting for the dough for the sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies to chill.

We also finally decorated our Christmas tree. Perhaps while I'm waiting for the dough to chill, I'll start making some record bowls.

I also want to go to the mall briefly, to pick up some reusable organic cotton bags that some store is selling, with a festive print on them. They'll be perfect for packing all the goodies in.

I have no idea what else I'll be doing today...although I should probably try to finish the scarf I'm working on, for Scott's family's present swap. I got his cousin again this year, so I'm trying to do something really different from last year. I have her a Sephora gift certificate last year; this year I'm making her a scarf (red, which I believe is her favourite colour), a basket of goodies, and I'm not sure what else yet. Maybe I'll see if there's anything left on her wedding registry that might be okay. I don't know, but I'll figure something out.
thetofupirate: (itty bitty chairman meow)
D'oh, I've missed two days of my own private NaBloPoMo. Oh well.

I'm going to be baking up a storm tonight. I've made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (from Cam's yummy recipe!), and I'm planning to bake gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies, and biscotti sometime, either tonight or tomorrow. I'm also in the midst of baking bread for Scott.

And I've set up the Christmas tree. It just needs to be decorated now.

I think perhaps I'll make biscotti now.

I'm sad that there are no good Christmas movies on tv tonight. I am sort of watching a really bad one called The Road to Christmas.

Huh, hitting shift 5 times turns on "Sticky Keys". Well. How about that? I have no idea what Sticky Keys is, though.

Okay, to the kitchen!
thetofupirate: (itty bitty chairman meow)
I like getting mail. I also like sending mail. If you'd like me to send you a card for the holidays, fill out this poll.

[Poll #1084245]
thetofupirate: (dear buddha...)
Happy 2007, everyone!

I hope you all had lovely holidays, days off, regular days, whatever!

My break was nice, and it seemed longer than it actually was, so that's good, I suppose. Nothing earth-shattering happened, and I didn't get to see my nephew (because my brother and his wife run late usually, but now that they have a baby, they run superlate), but nice times were had everywhere I went.

Things for you to look forward to: posts of movies I watched in 2006, books I read in 2006, and reasons why 2007 will rock (I wonder if [ profile] audrawilliams ever thought she'd end up making a meme?), among other things. Possibly even some resolutions, if I decide to conciously make them.

I hope you're all happy and healthy, and starting off 2007 in a good way.

thetofupirate: (Andrew panflute)
On the twelfth day of Christmas, emiline sent to me...
Twelve movies drumming
Eleven rheostatics piping
Ten bis a-skateboarding
Nine anarchopunks reading
Eight communications a-longboarding
Seven pirates a-writing
Six chaos a-knitting
Five ma-a-a-aking lists
Four striped socks
Three gilmore girls
Two making mixtapes
...and a sleater-kinney in a photography.
Get your own Twelve Days:
thetofupirate: (Andrew panflute)
I just finished watching My Date with Drew and it's gotten me all schmoopy and verklempt (if that is the right word - it is not in my dictionary). So this could be as good a time as any to do the Holiday update.

How I spent my holidays, by emiline )

All in all, a fun holiday time. I am lucky to have such lovely family and friends.

And now I should sort out my New Year's Resolutions.
thetofupirate: (you are very star)
Happy holidays, y'all, whatever you're celebrating.

Today is the start of much driving around. But it will be fun, and nice to see all sorts of family and friends.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


Dec. 5th, 2005 11:16 pm
thetofupirate: (agnes of god)
Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In January I farted in an elevator (-6 points). Last Wednesday I ruled Iran as a kind and benevolent dictator (700 points). In October I caught a purse-snatcher who stole [ profile] montykins's purse (30 points). Last month I helped [ profile] vitaminbootay see the light (8 points). Last Tuesday I put gum in [ profile] girldetective's hair (-12 points).

Overall, I've been nice (720 points). For Christmas I deserve a Lego set!


Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:
thetofupirate: (oz)

Step One

Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two

Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

So, here we go.

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth... )

Y'all should let me know if you've posted yours.
thetofupirate: (you are very star)
So, the December holidays will soon be beating down our doors.

If you would like to receive a holiday card from me, comment here (no comments with personal info will be available for anyone but myself to see). And if you feel like it, you can also note which holiday, if any, that you'll be celebrating.

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