Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’


Trying To Pull It Together

November 20, 2009

I would consider today a pretty momentous day. Jenny and I finished up 99.9% of all Christmas shopping a good month before Christmas! Thanksgiving is next week, which means the beginning of the busiest part of the year for us. I may have mentioned it in blogs past but I’ll bring it up again.

Jen and I rotate our Thanksgiving locale every year. Some people prefer the insane method of visitng everyone and having six different dinners. I love Thanksgiving and all but no thank you. We rotate between going to Jen’s parents, my parents, and having it here at home with my parents. To sort this out out you might need a flow chart but I’ve managed to simplify it pretty easily.

Jen’s parents place on Thanksgiving is the ground zero for all family activity on her side of the family. Jen’s Mom has a good 25 or people over year (not including us). They also live a good 10 minutes away from us, so we figure we are giving them a break on the work load to not have to feed three extra mouths, plus we seem them on a pretty regular basis. My parents live out a bit farther away and we don’t see them as often so inviting them over when we have dinner here always seems like a nice thing to do.

After Thanksgiving we are re-arranging  the living room to make room for the Xmas tree and all other Xmas related decorations.  So it’s going to be a busy few weeks leading up to the 25th O’ December.

Jen and I check out Funny People from one Judd Apatow who was behind 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked, ect ect.

Real good movie! Laughed my ass off at a lot of stuff. I thought Eric Bana was really awesome in this, and Adam Sandler works so much better mixing comedy and drama then he ever did with just the comedy in my opinion.  If anyone has not checked this out yet then I highly suggest a viewing or an extra addition to your Xmas lists.

Also watched Drag Me To Hell from Sam Raimi and I was less impressed. Most horror movies do not earn high critical praise and thi one most certainly did. I was told to expect cheese, but that it would be of the good to great variety and I guess I just didn’t see it. I certainly saw in parts of the movie but most of what I saw was the bad kind of cheesy.

On a totally unrelated note I am getting a little worried about my classes. I knew the math classes were coming down the road and I thought I’d be ready for them when they did but so far it is not turning out that way. I have always been a terrible numbers person and it doesn’t help that I find pretty much everything above basic math to be pointless in everyday life. I’m hoping (as the title indicates) that I can pull it all together sooner rather than later as not only do I have to pass these classes but I have to maintain a decent GPA in order to continue my grants.


It Was Worth It

December 28, 2008

So Christmas has come and gone. Jen and I are taking the tree down tomorrow. The heavy debt stuff really sucks but it was worth it to see how much Kayla enjoyed everything. Grandma and grandpa Arnold got her a purple Scooter~! and a Barbie Car. We got her some books, movies, DS games, and that Hannah Montana Guitar Hero game. My parents got her the Barbie Dream House she wanted ever so much all year. The look on her face was worth the wait. Pictures to follow at the end of the post.

If you wander by here and happen to be a fan of House MD I recently made a video covering my two favorite episodes thus far “House’s Head” and “Wilson’s Heart”. I’ve made plenty of videos in my day but never one based off of a TV show. you can download it @:

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Last week the Lions went to a historic 0-15~! No team in NFL history has ever had a record that bad. They look to further that history by going 0-16 in Green Bay tomorrow, I shall be watching!

Christmas Pix:



Fuck That Last Post

December 26, 2008

Christmas was great! We had an awesome time, so I am going to forget all of the stuff that was posted before Christmas and I will come back later with an exteneded Christmas post!


It Snowed

December 20, 2008

To put it lightly….It snowed quite a bit. We got a good 11 inches yesterday. That wasn’t to much fun to dig out of. There isn’t a lot of stuff to write about really. We are in the process of trying to get the house in ship shape for Christmas time. All of the stuff we ordered for Christmas did get here on time so that’s good. We got all of our shopping done well before most that we know so that is definitely a plus.

Tomorrow is Jen and I’s last day of class. We only get one break a year when you taking online courses and it’s for Christmas. We get two weeks. Personally I am considering doing some work ahead of schedule just to give myself some breathing room.  I still have no idea what I got in my last two classes. I was citting on “C’s” last time I looked so I am hoping the finals can raise them up in to the “B” level.

We are suppose to get more snow on the way for tomorrow, hopefully it won’t be as a bad as yesterday.



Extenuating Circumstances

December 11, 2008

As we draw closer and close to Christmas the weeks get bussier and bussier. Heroes and House were on. This was a good break from things I must say.


Heroes was pretty darn good this week. I do believe it is coming back next Monday which is more then I can say for House…….. I was under the guise that this was the blowoff to the “Villians” volume leading into to volume four, but I was aparrently incorrect.


House was damned excellent! Everything from House not even opening Wilsons gift from last year to Foreman and 13 hooking the fuck up, to House telling a woman she was going to give the first ever virgin birth as a “good deed” to save her fiance from the fact that she cheated on him. House is great, the fact that I must wait until January to watch more is no less then the crime of century!

My birthday is in four days, I am cautiously looking forward to it knowing what I know from last year. As in previous years we are going to Frankenmuth for an EPIC celebration, good food, and family. Xmas is a mere two weeks away!