Man oh man, you have to love turkey. And a picky eater like me, it’s all about the turkey & gravy. The Jones’ family from our church had us over, and after food I got to play Catch Phrase & Pictionary. I love games. I’m a little competitive, but not as much as I used to be. I’m mellowing. But I do like to win. And I’m married to the guy who doesn’t care one way or another about games. Unless it’s Bridge. And because it’s just the two of us, that leaves Whist to play (2-man Bridge).

I was thinking, now that I live in Colorado, there are probably some things I should now about it.

1. What are the states surrounding Colorado?

2. What’s the population of Denver?

3. Who’s the governor?

I have no clue. I hardly know the names of the other cities here. Met someone from Cortez, I didn’t even think it was in this state. But I’ve got 3 years to learn this stuff. And it can only help me with Jeopardy!

Just watched Bruce Almighty, loved it! Hilarious! Definitely worth renting.

Bruce Nolan: Behind every great man.. is a woman rolling her eyes.

I was thinking today, about when I was in the twelfth grade, my friend Dani asked me to be in a play she was directing. I agreed to it, though it was big role. The play was called A Taste of Honey (I still have my script). My character was Jo, and the other actors were friends Maria (she played my mother), Dave (my mother’s boyfriend), and Adam as my gay best friend. Adam also had to play my boyfriend who leaves me when I get pregnant. I haven’t seen any of these people (save for Dani) since high school. Funny, now I hardly remember the last names (& sometimes the first names) of the “friends” I had when I was younger. Did I make such an impact on people too? What I find so weird, is the older I get the more shy I get. In elementary school, I was always signing up for school plays, and in junior high, I stuck with drama and joined the theatre sports club. In high school, I started to shy away, though I did have a small role in A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Then I moved into doing the tech stuff, sound & lights. Then Dani’s play. We never got to the performance stage. There wasn’t enough time. Two years ago, Geoff & I participated in the church’s Gong Show. We re-enacted a scene from the Princess Bride (Battle of the Wits).

Where am I going with this? Someone at our church asked us to consider joining the drama team. They do skits during service once in a while. I’m hesitant, and I don’t know why I’d be so afraid to branch out into that again. I’m just more self conscience than I used to be. Huh. I don’t know.

The other point, I guess it’s weird to me that I had so many friends growing up, and I hardly remember half of them. I guess the really good friends, are the ones I still talk to. But I don’t miss high school. I wasn’t a very good student, I spent most of it chasing boys, playing cards, and ditching. I do miss some of the friends I had, and I have some good memories, but I wouldn’t go through it again. I do want to go to my 10 year reunion in a few years, but Geoff won’t. They may not even have one, as I’ve heard they haven’t had one for the last few years. Maybe once it rolls around, I’ll contact the ones I want to see, and we’ll meet for dinner.

I think this may have stemed from watching Never Been Kissed last night on tv. But it’s a cute movie, so I had to watch it.

End quote, That Thing You Do!

Mr. White: It is very important that you don’t stink today.

Lenny: Hey, I make no guarantees.

Well, had a fairly relaxed weekend. It snowed like I haven’t seen in so long. And the day it snowed, & snowed, & snowed some more was the day we decided to go shopping for groceries & cheese. Geoff wants to expand his cheese palate, while I’m pretty content with cheddar. 🙂 And the roads were okay enough to get to church Sunday am. We accepted an offer to join a family at church for Thanksgiving. Last year we spent it with the Houghs & Salernos, and let me tell ya, that Rachelle Hough, she makes a mean turkey dinner. The year before we went to the Kroliks. Ya, the holidays make me miss our adoptive families in California. I miss my real family too, don’t get me wrong.

I felt sad this weekend. I just really missed my dad. I miss his voice, and hearing him laugh. Though most of our conversations were just sports related, or what was going with people he knew. And have I talked to my brother lately. He was always asking me that. My brother & I talk, albeit, not as often as some siblings. But I would say we are close.

The tv had A Christmas Story on this weekend. Now it’s officially the holiday season. After 2 days of nagging I convinced Geoff to let me decorate the house. He likes it because he gets to light his Hollyberry candle. We’ve been listening to Christmas music since November 1. We got some Peet’s holiday breakfast blend tea a few weeks ago. We love Peet’s.

Anyways, the tea is really good, they have it in coffee too, but I’m not crazy about flavored coffee.

I’ll close with 2 quotes from my favorite Christmas movie, The Ref. (What? It’s really funny!)

John Chasseur: Mom, the TV’s broken. What are we gonna do all night?

Connie Chasseur: Celebrate the birth of Christ!

Rose: You’re a “Wong”?

Gus: Well, my mother was Irish.

Rose: And your father?

Gus: Wasn’t.

The song I can’t stop listening to: Here Without You by 3 Doors Down. This is the first song of theirs I actually like.

So, since I have no job, I’ve been renting a lot of movies from the library. This is my chance to see movies for free, and movies that Geoff doesn’t want to see. So I watched Punch Drunk Love. Now I like Adam Sandler’s movies, I think he’s funny. Let’s start with the fact I was a little disturbed by his call to the phone sex operator. In the last few years, I’ve grown a little uncomfortable with certain things in movies, namely drug use & sex. So you can imagine, that it sucks if there is a movie I’ve grown up on, and it features those elements. I’m just saying I don’t think everything needs to be so graphic. Okay, back to the movie. It wasn’t so graphic, but I had my hand on the remote in case it got that bad. Anyways, it was kinda of central to the plot (if you could say it had a plot). I didn’t hate it, but I doubt I’d watch it again. It was sad, and not nearly as in depth as I thought it would be. Alright next movie, Tuck Everlasting. I loved this book as a child, still do. And I thought it was pretty true to the book. So I liked it. I don’t think I’d own it, unless I had kids interested in it. But it was enjoyable. The Importance of Being Earnest. This I liked, even though I don’t care one way or another about Reece Witherspoon. She’s okay, and I like her in some stuff, but I’m not a fan of all her work. But this movie was cute, again, I enjoy the play so it stood I should like the movie. And I did.

You wanna know something funny? Even though I love movies, I don’t go out to them. It’s just too expensive, there is always a tall person in front of me, people talk, and you can’t pause it if you have to go to the bathroom. Plus at home, you can wear your jammies, you can cuddle with your fella & your cat, and the popcorn is cheaper. But we try to go at least once a year. We’ll pick a movie we think is worth the trouble. So I can name on one hand the movies I’ve seen in the theatre in the last few years. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, Spider-man, Austin Powers: Goldmember, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, & Finding Nemo. We will indeed go & see the final installment of Lord the Rings: Return of the King in the theatre. Simply because epics were made for the big screen.

Well, that’s all I have to say right now. I will close with a quote from The Mask: “but that’s…impossible”. “No, those pajamas are impossible, this actually happened”

I guess I kind of liked the thought of being able to voice what goes on in my head. So I joined the blog world. I hope to be able to post several times a week, and I’m working on finding a comments system.

For now, it’s neat to have a diary of sorts.