Monday, December 25, 2006

Sick and tired

The antibiotics I am taking for my bronchitis have totally fouled up my stomach. I will spare you the gory details of my ailments, except that I hardly had energy to make my bed before my parents came over for Christmas Eve dinner. Instead of going to my aunt's house, Jason stayed with me to watch the Law & Order marathon on TNT and chow down at a diner. Double bah humbug. I hope I am well enough to go to Chicago on Friday :(

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

...Or For That Special Someone

Thank you, J, for sharing. This will provide countless hours of entertainment. The video, that is ;).

UPDATE 12/23: YouTube ran into some copyright snags, so I have changed the link to NBC's SNL shorts, the uncensored version.

Keep Christ in Christmas - Buy Bible PJs

Got any Bible-thumpers on your Christmas list? Get them Army of God pyjamas! What a fantastic synergy between the religious right and post-modern consumerist materialism.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Bah humbug

For some reason, I am just not in the holiday spirit this year. Walking around midtown, especially near Rockefeller Center and Times Square, induces homicidal tendencies. All the stores are really crowded. Luckily, I did most of my holiday shopping online or just gift certificates.

The most Christmas-y thing I have done so far is buy an ice cream maker for my company's toy drive. Kids are really sophisticated these days. Instead of asking Santa for Barbies or Matchbox cars, they requested picnic tables, XBOX 360's (way over the price limit), and kitchen appliances. I left her a note that said that the elves made an arrangement so that she could exchange it at Bed Bath and Beyond if it didn't work.

It doesn't help that I have a raging cold that felt like the flu yesterday. Thank God for Nyquil and Dayquil.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Overheard at B&N

Little Girl: (holiding merchandise) Mommy can I have this coloring book?
Mom: (looking at magazine rack) No.
Little Girl: (pointing to cover) Oh, that's Gwen Stefani!
Mom: How did you know that?
Little Girl: Can we pleeeeeease buy this?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Life Likes a Box of Chocolates

I love perks! Today a mysterious package arrived at my desk. A vendor with whom I had worked sent me a nice assortment of Jacques Torres chocolates. There goes my plan to avoid gaining weight over the holidays...

Friday, December 01, 2006


It's interesting that World AIDS Day coincides with receiving the results of my first HIV test. I'm happy that it came back negative, not that I was worried. It's sad to think that a lot of people have not been so fortunate, but many people seem to be under the impression that this isn't a problem anymore. We are all at risk of suffering from HIV while there is no cure, whether we catch it our we watch our loved ones waste away.

[cue music from Team America World Police - the Lease The Musical scene]