Friday, December 22, 2006

The Six (only) Weird Things....

When I first saw this meme I thought....only six? How do I decide?

Here are some of my foibles:

1) I love teddy bears. I own about 30+ all sizes and shapes. They all have names. Somehow my husband peacefully co-exists with the bears which are scattered throughout the house. He does not, however, remember their names.

2) I will watch movies and read books that I've seen/read before--sometimes over and over. I cannot even guess how many times I've read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Use your imagination when it comes to the LOTR films.

3) I hate, hate with a passion, punch. You know that mixed up fruity concoction (sometimes alcoholic, sometimes not) that shows up at parties and it's that time of year, alas. I much prefer plain seltzer or a lovely glass of wine. (Unfortunately, I belong to a family of "punchers".)

4) If it were possible, I'd move into Wegman's (an upscale grocery store in the northeast). I have declared to no one in particular, that I will never [again] live in an area without a Wegman's. (If you had one you would understand......) Wegman's has been Money Magazine's #1 or #2 company to work for for the past 3 years and in the top 10, for the past decade. I <3 Wegman's. I bought my little Christmas tree at Wegman's.

5) I do not ascribe to the current popular dislike of Wal Mart. I believe that stopping Wal Marts from moving into an area is short sighted in the long run, and is discriminatory to the very segment of the population that self-serving activists claim to want to protect. That being said, I do not go out of my way to shop there, and Super Wal Marts give me hives.

6) I like to do other things when I talk on the phone, which isn't often, by the way. I'll cut vegetables, put dishes away, set the VCR, you name it. My husband says that this is unspeakably rude.

Here's a bonus:

Bonus) I have a master's in information science and teach computer science, yet don't personally own a computer.

So that'd be it. Not as strange as some...but I decided to share only the elements that can't get me into too much trouble.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

See yunz in 2007!

Friday, December 01, 2006

It can't be December already!!

This morning when I woke up the nightlight we keep in the hallway was off, and the room was pitch, pitch black. I just couldn't believe that it was that dark and my alarm was really going off. How do people near the Arctic Circle do it? I just cannot wait until the soltice when the days start getting lighter again. Even moments matter.

Meanwhile the miserable storms that have plagued the mid-west are barreling toward us. But you can hardly tell. We have miserably high winds, but so far, only one downpour and now the line of storms looks like it passed us and the sun is actually out at the moment and it is still in the 60's. What's up with this? Of course, tomorrow, when we don't get out of the thirties, I'll be griping about it. No doubt.