Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Hoping everyone has a fantastic holiday season! Really though, this is simply an excuse to use my new toy!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fabulousness, All Around

Slight panic last week at prospect of turning another year older - have been having daily freakouts trying to figure out if my hair is going grey or if it's just a strange, blonde highlighted area (have repeatedly assured myself it's blonde, but this does not stop me from bugging out every time I dry my hair). Got very concerned at the state of my skin and how desperately it needs to be tighter and fuller and agggggggggggh. Slapped some moisturizer on, blamed it on our horrendously drying heat and called it a day. Crikey, how bad am I going to be when I'm turning 30? 40? 50?

Had a lovely birthday weekend regardless of age-induced stress spikes, albeit very, very chilly and topped off with quite a bit of snow, which has continued all week. Fingers crossed tomorrow's flights aren't delayed cuz I am on my waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Hardly surprising that the final days of my month long challenge would end up being a few days late, is it? No, I didn't think so.

Am getting verrrrrrrry excited for a number of reasons...

  • have a Pink Crocodile benefit tonight which requires putting on heels and getting all slapped up (as Peej would say). Given that dressing up the past year has translated into putting on a semi-nicer top with my jeans and boots, this is a big deal. New dress, new jewelry, hair will be done, skin will be tanned. It's getting ready, Jersey style... which will probably be a somewhat hot mess, as it's been an incredibly long time since I've put much effort into it and am desperately out of practice. But it's casino night and open bar and Donut gets to come, and it will be tons and tons of fun!
  • Christmas is right around the corner. The markets are open, the hot wine is flowing, and the tree in front of our building is lit up. This time of year is magical in Prague.
  • Erin's coming to visit next week! Yay!
  • My birthday. So begins the first of probably three consecutive 28th birthdays, in case you were wondering.
  • Home in ten days! As magical as a Prague Christmas is, I'm dying to get home. 
And here's what I need to catch up on...

What do you think people misunderstand about you most?

Uhhhh, that I'm a bitch. I blame that eyebrow, and my face in its natural resting state, which is "bitch face". I can't help it, that's just how it looks. I have tried experimenting with a more pleasant neutral face, but then I look brain damaged, sooooooo. I'm also pretty quiet and fairly awful at small talk, so the whole end result is that I come off as an aloof, uninterested, unamused, unfriendly bitch. Which is absolutely (I hope) not the truth at all - I'm too non-confrontational to be a real bitch. It's definitely something I need to work on, but if I can't fix it, at least I have a good role model...

List ten things you hope to be remembered for. 

I really don't have any clue what to write for this, and my brain has been overloaded with Christmas prep and too little sleep and I don't really feel like working it harder than necessary (for full disclosure, I should point out that I started this yesterday afternoon and now here we are, 30 hours later and just getting around to finishing it up). I think I would want to be remembered for being a good friend/daughter/sister, eventually for being an excellent wife/aunt/mom/grandma, always having a laugh, plying my loved ones full of scrumptious food and overloading their houses with beautiful things, experiencing the world, doing good to make an impact, and curing cancer (though I don't do science, so this is highly unlikely). I do not want to be remembered for the following: my shameful inability to make a cupcake, my debilitating fear of feathered avian creatures, or my graceful awkwardness. Please note that anyone who mentions these items in my memorial service shall be hunted down and haunted for the rest of your days.

So ends the November challenge... in December. I had an excellent time writing so much this month and have some ideas for the future. And since my posting schedule is seldom reliable and  you might feel like you need something else to read to keep you entertained, check out Peej's blog. Shocking that it's taken him so long to start one, as he's got a fantastic written voice and I'm sure you'll all be amused.

Happy December everyone!