Sunday, December 31, 2006

Walk the line.

Rob took me to Longwood Gardens as a holiday treat, since I had been begging to go since last Christmas. I remember going once when I was really little, and boy was my memory distorted. The entire time we were there, we were forced to shuffle along in a gigantic line, getting pushed past the gorgeousness of it all. It was worse than Disneyworld. I tried to take a few photos while I was there, but I felt rushed and crowded. Next time we go (if there is a next time), it'll be during the off season!

Anyway, here are a few of the photos I took while I was there. I wish I would have had more time, and batteries.

Catching up.

I haven't been blogging as much lately, but there were a few things that I wanted to share with you folks. First of all, I hope you had a wonderful holiday! I sure did. But pretty soon it's back to the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Rob and I have kept pretty busy lately, and I have done a lot of fun things! From my post above, you'll see my trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. Despite the crowdedness of the evening, it was a good time.

My mom got a puppy! I was given the privilege of naming her. Since she is a Morkie (half Maltese, half Yorkie), naturally I named her Mindy. Mindy is the sissiest puppy ever, but she's so adorable, so I love her anyway.

A few weeks ago, Rob and I went to a Holiday Soiree that was put together by the "Young Friends" of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Basically, it was an excuse to dress up and mingle with other Yuppies in the area. We met some interesting people and had a good ole time sampling the free wine. They have a Winter Gala in February, which is a "black tie" event. Depending on our financial situation at the time, we may try to attend that as well.

Here we are all dolled up.

My "holiday" dress, which I happen to be wearing right now.

And of course, there's Christmas! I got my share of toys, including a vacuum (seriously, I wanted one!), a Palm TX and an iPod Shuffle. Our fourth iPod in the household. Now I feel like I can't buy a new video iPod in a few weeks like I had originally planned. We'll see about that. Here are some pictures from the day.

"Starbucks?! How did you know??"

Rob loves books. Even boring ones about the Spanish Civil War.

Check out my new sweet coat from Banana Republic. Who knew Rob had taste?!

Rob only likes toys that are edumacational. What a weirdo.

And lastly, just for fun. My boss's hubby threw her a surprise 80's themed 30th birthday party. Turns out her friends ruined the surprise, but we went along with it anyway. Rob recycled his Magnum PI costume from Halloween, but I didn't feel comfortable parading around my boss's house in my Robert Palmer girl outfit. So I made a new one. I went as Punky Brewster, and if I do say so myself, the outfit is fairly accurate. Except for the vest. I tried to find a pink one, but camouflage was all I could come up with at the last minute.

And I guess that's about it! It's New Year's Eve and we have 7:30 dinner reservations. Then it'll be board games and tv for the rest of the night. After the stress of the holidays, this sounds perfect to me! Peace out, homeboys and homegirls!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Tag, I'm it!

I've been tagged by a SillyMonkee, so now I must share with you my top 5 favorite Christmas, er, holiday songs. And don't worry (Jeope), I won't be tagging anyone else. But if the three people that peek in on this blog feel like sharing as well, go for it!

  1. Maybe This Christmas - Ron Sexsmith | Tears me up right away.

  2. Bizarre Christmas Incident - Ben Folds | Gross, yet hilarious.

  3. Happy Christmas (War is Over) - The Polyphonic Spree | It's impossible to not smile while listening to this band

  4. Christmas in Hollis - Run DMC | A holiday classic.

  5. Christmas Wrappin - The Waitresses | I know, I know, but I can't help myself.

I'm a bit behind on my blogging. I have some pictures to share with you, but I haven't uploaded them yet. Don't let the anticipation get to you.