This is SO GREAT. You are SO GREAT!
Also, I really love the last day at work before a holiday. Everyone is so NICE. It goes slow, but people are so full of cheer. Even our patrons are being nice.
I was just thinking that ten years ago I was gearing up for my first-ever Peace Corps Thanksgiving, which involved a very bloody goat slaugher (and ruining my only pair of PJs), and a hilarious day of explaining how to prepare Thanksgiving dishes to my neighbors. And it’s a wonderful memory, but I am super thankful that I get to just bake a few things in a kitchen with running water, and that I have running water.
I just tried to figure out what this INSANE Hallmark Christmas movie that I saw at my parents house a few weeks ago was, and I found out that there are SPECIAL movies based on Debbie Macomber books (I read her Harlequin romances in the 7th grade and am surprised and delighted to hear she’s still around) AND that a lot of these are full-movie on youtube. This might save Christmas.
I NEED to know about the chustnuts song, though. Report back, Superglue.
I had the best cheeseburger of my life at the Detroit airport.
Oh my god, I want Al Swerengen to teach me how to dance.
God, I’m so jealous. I watched a few when I was visiting my parents last week. Anyone else I know who has cable would NOT be supportive.
Every year I consider getting cable from Thanksgiving to Christmas for this very reason. I can’t say no to those movies.
This made me laugh out loud.
Today I realized my phone had been out of batteries since the weekend, and I missed all these fun texts like a friend who was in town telling me her flight was delayed and do I want to go get pizza, and my mom offering to buy me a toaster.
I only saw it for the first time a few years ago, and it’s now one of my favorite movies. I cry and cry and CRY AND CRY at the end. It’s one of 3 movies I own on DVD. I will watch it as soon as I put my Christmas tree up. You are invited.
You guys BE CAREFUL because Fall River is for real a place where bad things happen. Nothing good has ever happened in Fall River. Tell a loved one you are going first. ALSO if you want to check out a kind of creepy place near Boston, I suggested hiking around Dogtown, MA. Go early enough, though b/c you WILL get lost and then all the sudden the sun will start setting.
Oh man, that’s rough. I’ve been in that position with kids before. It’s hard when they just won’t ever ever ever ever admit their lie no matter how stupid it is Maybe adults do this, but not to the same degree, I think people get less ballsy with age. And it’s not as easy as is sounds to just say “I know this isn’t yours. You stole. Give it back.” Working with kids is hard. Thank you for doing it.
-She wanted it.
-Her sister wanted it and her sister cries when she didn’t get things.
-She had once “accidentally” taken home a Clifford toy that was ours. So, you know, sometimes things happen.
-Maybe someone left it here, and they don’t want it anymore.
-It’s soooooooooooooooooooo cute.
-It actually already belongs to her, and she knew that WE had one too, and she brought it in so it can meet ours, but she can’t find ours and do I know where it is?
-I’m just going to go play with this over her for a while.
Today a little girl tried to steal a stuffed animal from my work, and her stories about why she was taking it home, and that it was probably hers to begin with, and it’s totally okay, don’t even worry about it, got more and more outlandish, and against my better judgement/experience/professionalism I argued with her for a REALLY long time about it. She was 4, tops.
I’d say I need a vacation but I already had one so I think I’ll have a drink.
Oh my god, I love this idea and I’m so excited! My biggest wish is that the posts would be at a time of day that I could participate in real time, so, you know, before 7am or after 7pm. NO BIG DEAL I’M SURE!
But for real, what a great idea. I’ve always wanted to see Alice Sweet Alice (always=ever since I saw a list of scary movies with masks on flavorwire, about a month ago). But I don’t know if it’s easily available.
-port wine cheese spread
-i guess that’s it
That video made me super motion sick, but I watched until the very end.
You know, I have never actually read Great Expectations, which is maybe not so surprising because the canon is large, and I’m only one person (right??), but what IS surprising is I somehow managed to make it to my mid-30′s, working in a book-centered career, without really knowing what it’s about. It just seems kind of impossible that that could happen.
I found myself thinking maybe the Grace Kelly movie would seem more exciting to me if someone else were playing her (I really like Nicole Kidman, just not as Grace Kelly), and then I thought for a while what I would want this movie to look like, and then I got REALLY sad that it couldn’t just be grace Kelly, back then, playing herself and making more movies, and I got unexpectedly sad that she died. She was really just so great. At least in movies, I don’t know what kind of person she was in real life.
Chiming in YEARS LATER to say Kenosha!