Every once in a while My Man gets "stuck" on a TV show. He discovers something new-to-him or revisits an old favorite and then goes on a gorge-like viewing frenzy. In the past it's been shows like Iron Chef America, Dirty Jobs, Star Trek: The Next Generation. His latest obsession? For all you Brits who read my blog, it would be Top Gear which airs here in the States on BBC America. Basically three guys who talk cars, drive cars, and talk cars some more. He discovered it on YouTube, and now he's hooked. I'm currently wondering how long it will be before he completely O.D.s.
After five years, the Bat Cave once again has a Christmas tree. When we lived in Michigan, we did a real tree every year. Since we now tend to travel over the holidays, I have refused to shell out cash for a real tree since moving to So. Cal. Of course traveling also means I have put off buying an artificial tree. Well no more. We did it today, and in a confession that will likely send the hounds of Hell after me....
I'm done with my holiday decorating. Already. I know, I know. Would it make you hate me any less if I tell you I haven't even thought about holiday cards yet and I haven't done a lick of shopping for gifts? See, I'm not that ahead of the curve.
Of course getting a tree has meant another long discussion with My Man. He's of the I Think The Tree Should Look Like Better Homes & Gardens school, while I think Christmas trees are like people. When they lack character, nobody wants to spend any time around them. I like my Batman ornament thankyouverymuch. And yes, Strawberry Shortcake is going next to Rhett and Scarlet. And how could he possibly suggest I not put up my Pinky And The Brain ornament? Rubbish!
Ultimately I "won" this round. Heh, only because our tree couldn't look like Better Homes & Gardens without us spending a shitload of money on new ornaments. And we're nothing if not
I got a thank you card this week from my niece, The Fairy Princess, who turned 8 years old earlier this month. I got her the gift that keeps on giving. Yep, a Barnes and Noble gift card. I would say the favorite part of the thank you note was the fact that she signed both her first and last name. Like I wouldn't know it was from her. But the entire note is pretty damn cute.
"Dear Aunt Wendy,Me too sweetie. Me too.
Thank you for the Barns and Nobles gift card. I like it because I get to pick out my own different kinds of books."
I signed on to my e-mail this afternoon to discover a message from one of my longtime online buds. The long and the short of it is that I may have some news to share....hopefully soon. I just need to write another e-mail to verify a few things. When I can share, I will. For now, you'll have to settle for me being a tease.