Saturday, December 13, 2008

accidents for the holidays

the other evening, in preparation for a homemade christmas party, i was working like crazy on a present for my dear friend gaby (who's name i drew).  i was using scissors to cut something that really shouldn't have been cut with scissors, and sliced my finger open.  i always get so woozy when i spy even the slightest drop of blood and was completely alone, so i shakily bandaged myself up and then put my head between my knees.  

soon enough i felt better and got together with mip and hadz.  then came the call that my sister trish was in an ambulance on her way to the e.r.  she had been hit by a car while crossing the street on her way home from the subway, about one block away from home.  it was a hit and run. luckily she is ok, other than bumps, sprains, and bruises.  

i would like to say, though, that it makes me sick to think that some person out there knows what they did and washed their hands of it.  so if you've recently hit someone with your car and drove away from the accident without fessing up, (and are currently reading my blog), please know that many people are very upset with you.  that is all.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

one more christmas thing

if you're not getting a christmas tree this year, like me (sniff), then at least your place can smell like you have one.  this stuff is amazing.

christmas music, yay!

you may or may not know, but i really love christmas music.  if there was enough variety i could listen year round.  it's just so nice sounding.  anyway, i have a lot of new and old favorites playing this year.  here is my current playlist:

it's that time of year- manhattans
it's beginning to look a lot like christmas- bing crosby
x-mas song- fireflies
donna & blitzen- badly drawn boy
(everybody's waiting for) the man with the bag- kay starr
have yourself a merry little christmas- bright eyes
the christmas song- the raveonettes
what are you doing new year's eve?- mel torme
christmas dreaming- frank sinatra
oh little town of bethlehem- bright eyes
lo, how a rose e're blooming- feist
god rest ye merry gentlemen- pedro the lion
i've got my love to keep me warm- billie holiday
merry christmas (i don't want to fight tonight)- the ramones
santa baby- eartha kitt
the first noel- pedro the lion
all that i want- the weepies
candy cane children- the white stripes
the christmas song- nat king cole
snowflakes- evangelicals
the little drummer boy- deerhoof
silent night- my morning jacket
what child is this- dave brubeck
winter wonderland- dean martin
carol of the bells- the bird and the bee
santa claus is coming to town- mason jennings
have yourself a merry little christmas- hem
holiday mood- apples in stereo

plus i'm still in love with low's christmas album and sufjan steven's.  i love all the old crooners and elvis.  why not?  

Monday, December 1, 2008

listing wishes

well it's christmas time again, and i'm sure those of you who read my blog are just dying to know what i would ask for.  well, i won't keep it from you any longer.  my wishes are simple this year.

normal jeans that fit me right and a pair of cords.  haven't had some of those in years.

a warm, cute, and long coat.

a hairdryer with a retractable cord.  so much easier to store.  rosemary mint anything from aveda.  a wood handled brush.

and some boots that hopefully won't wear out in a year.

nothing too glamorous, just some things i need but haven't been able to get yet.  that's all.