There I was. Peacefully working out in our quaint little gym at our apartment complex. Alone. Watching a chick flick on the USA Network when all of a sudden some dude comes in, completely out of nowhere, and says, "Hey, can I change the channel?"
In my head I was thinking "Are you kidding? I was here first! I know it may not be what you want to watch, but aren't there rules to this whole situation?!"
My mouth said, "Sure. No problem."
For the last half of my once blissful workout session I had to watch ESPN. Er.
We passed a Best Buy around 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening and there were already a number of folks in line, in tents. I found this to be absolutely ridiculous. No TV, computer or any other electronic apparatus is worth that much to me.
We went to the mall for dinner. (Classy, eh?) But, I did not do any holiday shopping.
I'm so blessed to still have three of my four grandparents in my life. At 27 years old, I know it's quite rare. I love them all so much and get a kick out of seeing them whenever I hit Mayberry.
My Grandma T., though, continues to get more senile everytime I see her. On Thanksgiving, it seemed even worse. From not hearing a word that was said to making up her own versions of stories to going on racist tirades, I found it very difficult to remain in my seat.
Frankly, it scared me. Both in the way that she's changing every day and in the way that I couldn't be more understanding. I don't want to remember feeling this way around her. She deserves more from me.
She is, after all, Granny Goodrich. :)
* She ALWAYS has lifesavers in her purse for us. ALWAYS.
SYDNEY (AFP) - Santas in Australia's largest city have been told not to use Father Christmas's traditional "ho ho ho" greeting because it may be offensive to women, it was reported Thursday. Sydney's Santa Clauses have instead been instructed to say "ha ha ha" instead, the Daily Telegraph reported.
One disgruntled Santa told the newspaper a recruitment firm warned him not to use "ho ho ho" because it could frighten children and was too close to "ho", a US slang term for prostitute.
"Gimme a break," said Julie Gale, who runs the campaign against sexualising children called Kids Free 2B Kids.
"We are talking about little kids who do not understand that "ho, ho, ho" has any other connotation and nor should they," she told the Telegraph.
"Leave Santa alone."
A local spokesman for the US-based Westaff recruitment firm said it was "misleading" to say the company had banned Santa's traditional greeting and it was being left up to the discretion of the individual Santa himself.
I put my life in the hands of multiple bus drivers on my weekend excursion. (One driver was actually a really big jerk, but I digress...) I'm all for public transportation but, when you actually think about it, it's crazy how much faith and trust you have to put in the person behind the wheel. I'm really not all that comfortable with it. For all I know, he/she could have just downed a couple of forties.
I had an awesome time visiting M and C in Chi-Town this weekend. Every time I go to the Windy City, I'm reminded of how much I love it. The diners, bakeries, grocery stores and pubs around every corner really make it feel more like a quaint community than a big city.
I don't think I (nor my checkbook) could handle the pressure of always dressing in the newest trends, though. Everyone is always so incredibly stylish and unique. I'd be way too tempted to try to keep up with the Jones'.
Thanks M and C for letting me visit. I love you guys!
A was telling me earlier about a recent finding regarding cell phones and home phones. Apparently, the number of households that have cell phones only has surpassed the amount of homes that have home phones.
We don't have a home phone, but I always thought it was something I'd want someday. Once I become an adult maybe... I'm sure they won't exist by that time!