Like, OMG, wireless internet is a beautiful thing. I'm at a Panera Bread somewhere in Greensboro. And, ooooh, I can access my computer ... and I *should* be completing and emailing some job applications, but, well, I am blogging. Sosume.
Christmas with the family was good. As much as I totally *heart* my parents, good lord!, can they start to wear on my nerves after a couple of days. And there was No Alcohol to help! GAH! I could jes' die.
Here's a funny little story about how to tell if you are in North Carolina ...
My brother and I were watching the news on Tuesday evening, and the reporter was interviewing a man about his community's group dinner and, he said, and I kid you not!,
"It provides a good opportunity to conversate against each other."
Um. What? My brother actually hit rewind on the DVR so we could verify what we had just heard.
Against Each Other.
And, then, my brother said, "And this wasn't live. They could've edited that out. That was the best quote they could get." *sigh*
Anyway, so the parents arrived. We had a nice, if somewhat sparse, Xmas. It's the economy, kittens.
My parents gave me a new pub table set for my dining nook. And, then, said, "we'll come up in April to get your old set for your brother."
I'm supposed to find storage space for an extra dining set until April? I think not. I mean, it's a good set (the chairs kind of suck though) and I understand my brother needing a set and the frugality of it all, but where am I supposed to keep it?
I also got the Doctor Zhivago DVD. *w00t* I can not tell you how much I like totes luv the Dr. Z. Please let's take a moment and quietly hum "Lara's Theme."
And, that was the highlight of the presents ... I got a few more inconsequential things, like toothpaste and a lamp and a spurtle (from my slightly insane Aunt in Maine).
Today, there will be LOTS of boozing with the bro (once he gets off work). And, tomorrow, I am heading back to civilization (via Staunton, VA).
Have a great day. *smooches*