Posted by thedarwinexception on December 16, 2008
Who is excited for Christmas? Anyone? I wasn’t as excited for Christmas as I was my yearly plate of goodies from Val. And she didn’t disappoint, bringing me over a huge platter of brownies and sugar cookies (the sugar cookies were Paul’s request). Of course, she brought them over on Sunday and they were gone on Monday. And I didn’t get a single sugar cookie. Paul’s assessment was “Say what you want about Val, the bitch can make cookies.” I think that was a compliment.
I ended up buying Paul something for Christmas, which I normally don’t do. But his circular saw broke down a while ago (it was really old, I think ti was my Grandfather’s, so it was bound to break down sooner rather than later.) He’s been borrowing a circular saw from his bitch, so I knew Paul would have use for one. Then I got a Sears flyer in the mail that said “Come to Sears for Doorbuster Specials the day after Black Friday – and you can get this $70.00 circular saw for $39.99. ” That seemed like a good deal, so I went and got it. So now Paul will have something to open on Christmas – which really isn’t the norm around here.
Although I do have a list of things I want – but mostly they are things I am buying regardless of what time of year it is, or whether or not there’s a scheduled day that it’s permissible to get gifts.
Number One – I need a new printer. For the first time in 20 years, out of ALL the printers I’ve EVER owned, I have one that physically broke. The cartridge holder thing on the inside of the printer snapped off when I was changing the ink. Snapped right off in my hand. Which pissed me off, because I had just spent $50 on two new ink cartridges, I was changing the ink, and SNAP! The thing came off in my hand. What the fuck is THAT?
But I want one of those new Kodak ESP printers that have replacement ink cartridges for like $25.00. They have the printer at Wal Mart for $89.99 – so that’s what I want. At least I’ll be able to print stuff without having a nervous breakdown about how much the ink costs. And since I’m not one of those people who throws the $25 printer away and goes and buys a new one when the printer runs out of ink, rather than spend $60 on new ink, I think it will pay off in the end.
Number Two – I still want that stupid book at Joann’s “The Great American Aran Afghan” – especially now since they have a coupon for Free Shipping – No Minimum Purchase. I’ve been holding off on buying the book because the shipping is $6.00 – on a $12.00 book! That seemed unreasonable.
Number Three – Rum and Eggnog. Nuff Said.
Number Four – I want a Nintendo DS. I’ve never, ever wanted any of those “game” things before. In fact, we have a Playstation sitting in the garage that someone left here. But I want a DS. You know why? Because of that stupid fucking commercial with Phoebe from “Friends” where she makes the Chinese food with some kid using the DS. Damn, I REALLY want that. *I* want to make Chinese food with the DS!!! And I want that “Brain Game” cartridge, too.
And Last But Not Least – MORE TIME. I need more time. More time to sew and knit.
So, if you have tons of extra money from your rising stock portfolios, feel free to send me any of the above. Address available upon request.
Oh – not that I haven’t been sewing and knitting lately – seems that’s all I’ve been doing. I’ve set the Sims aside for a moment and been making a bunch of stuff – mostly for Fonzie and her new nephew. I won’t show you pictures yet of all the stuff I’ve made for her, I’ll let her see it first, then show you pics, but I can show you the little dress I made for Val’s baby. And Paul hates this dress. Well, he likes the dress itself, he just hates the color. I LIKE the color. I’m just not into explosions of gaggy pink for baby girls. I like more adult prints and colors. But Paul is more of a traditionalist. He likes the dress, but thinks it would be much better if it was pink.
What do you think? Do you like the color?
Here’s the front of the dress. It’s got an apron (with pockets) over a little ruffled dress with the opposite print pattern of the apron.
Close up of the front of the dress with the little pockets on the apron. This is a better representation of the color than the other picture.
The back of the dress. The dress has a zipper and the apron has snaps to the waist.
Okay, so let me know if you like the color.
And to everyone who has asked – the snow is generated by WordPress. It’s a plug in that you can enable. I’ve enabled it because I thought it was different. It starts in winter and ends sometime in January or February. WordPress has lots of these neat features, and they are always adding more. One of the nice things about WordPress.