December 22, 2008

Random Thoughts on a cold, cold day

As I sit here at the counter typing away and enjoying a steaming hot cup of Chai I look outside to see...
This.  It is cold today and I am so thankful that I am not at work.  I am especially thankful I don't have outside duty in this 2 degree weather.
I am on winter break for the next two weeks.  I really hope the weather warms up because I don't want to be cranky and stuck in the house.

Yesterday we had my side of the families Christmas dinner.  If Grandma would have made it just 6 1/2 more months we would have celebrated on her 100th birthday.  I don't know about you, but that just seems like a bit too long to go on.  If you knew her she would have agreed 25 years ago it was too long.  She was a pretty cool lady.

I did make some hand crafted Christmas gifts for my folks this year.  Dad got an awesome Knit beer.  Mom got a jade and pearl necklace and a prototype frog I made for a friend.  (I'll tell you who, but after Christmas).  Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of the necklace for my anal retentive ways.  I like to have photos in case I go for a recreation at some point.

I am recently addicted to our new wii.  Love me some bowling and oddly boxing!  I will master that uppercut one of these days.  Come on it's only been a week since we got it.  I am excited because Santa is bringing me a wii Fit for Christmas.  Being a yogi, I want to see how long it takes me to unlock all those poses.....  Oh and he also got me the new Shaun White snowboarding game.  Awesome!

Last random thought of the day.  My 4th grade teacher left a lasting impression on me.  In the last paragraph I accidentally misspelled 'BECAUSE'.  My finger slipped.  When I was in 4th grade I could not for the life of me spell that word.  So, what did my teacher make me do?????  Recite it every day at the start of the day CORRECTLY for 3 weeks.... IN FRONT OF THE CLASS.  To this day, I cannot spell it without saying the letters in my head.  Sorry, just a random thought.  It is weird what sticks with you.


  1. I LOVE that knit beer. That's hysterical!

    So, your mom got the prototype?

    I would love to see that necklace. It sounds pretty.

    I'm thinking of getting my kid a Wii for her birthday (in March). Of course, I'll have to get Wii fit to justify the whole family using it! Let me know how you like it.

    Hope your Christmas is a wonderful one.

  2. When I was in 5th grade, my teacher said outloud, "John, could you teach Teri how to write legibly?" Yeah, that really helped with the self-confidence thing. Everytime I write like #*%i&, which is every single day, I think of her. Ho. :-)


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