Thursday, November 29, 2012

I love this.

I saw someone with this taped on their car, too. That was a little weird, but it's still a great message.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My family is so creative.

My aunt's latest Halloween creation is on the left. Aunt Jul has been featured on this blog a number of times (and would have been an additional time had I won her homemade salsa contest, cough cough. I'll happily take second place though.), and this time it is for a semi-creepy dude who she forced me to name. Friends, say hello to Maxwell. Maxwell, say hello to friends.

On the right, is my Ma's headband creation. I wore it all day on Halloween, even through hurricane Sandy. Quite impressive and very stylish.

The only thing I offered towards Halloween this year was pouring beer in a pumpkin, and I've been doing that for years. Ah, that and I was a bumble bee this year for Halloween, and got asked so often if I was channeling the Blind Melon music video that I actually youtubed it. I wasn't close at all.

I'm also going to throw the condescending cat in the mix just for good measure. That thing glows and even though it's way past Halloween it's still up. Walking home drunk past that thing is not fun, not even a little bit.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Challenge Accepted

Turkey, just wait until Christmas for this to become a reality. This is the autocaption assigned to our turkey from Thanksgiving.

PS. This might be the most brilliant idea in awhile. And I've never really thought about it but motorboating a turkey might be really fun. Or weird. But probably fun.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Turkey Exchange

Katrina, a girl I met through Chloe, sent a message that reads the following:
"An effort to decorate the house for Thanksgiving, we will now be accepting handmade turkey hands from all of our friends & family. You are not limited to any medium or size, so be creative! Your artwork will be displayed discussed and admired daily.  
Send us one & we will mail you one back!"
So I decided to play along. The bass clef wattle accompanies the treble clef legs for my musical turkey. Super lame, I know, but it was certainly a fun idea.

Anyway Happy Thanksgiving all. It's been a crazy year and I have so much to be thankful for - I certainly am happier than I have been in a long time. Enjoy the delicious holiday and fantastic shopping savings! Don't forget about Small Business Saturday!

UPDATE 29Nov -- I received a Turkey in return! From young James, Katrina's son. So cute! Thank you!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Cake Envy

This is from my cousin's child's first birthday a few weeks ago. How cute is this cake! I love the little mini duck cake below -- that one was just for him.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Drincoln like Abe Lincoln

I do understand that sometimes we're awkward in public.

This weekend was a bit strange in the birthday celebrations. At the time I didn't realize that New Jersey getting a foot of snow was possibly the most normal part of it all. Since when does the coast of New Jersey get snow before the rest of the country? And lots of snow? Perhaps it being the last season of Jersey Shore really bothers mother nature.

Because of the snow, travel was difficult for some members of the party. Still, Thursday night arrived and was kicked off with some live music, stout tasting, and sub-par pool playing, until the birthday was rung in at midnight.

Friday was your average night - Gangnam style with my grandmother, another woman with a walker (no, I did not drink up at a nursing home), and finally me making shots behind the bar FOR the bar. As I walked back to pour the drinks there I realized in all of my 27 years I've never once done that.

I also put my friend's names on miller lights in my fridge and made them hunt for them like easter eggs - sorry about that guys. You're good sports.

Saturday a balloon animal making man was walking around the brewery and made us the man who had the adventures below. He also stopped back later and asked us if we "offended easily", and gave us a few additional balloon objects. I'll leave that bonus object up to your imagination, but I'll give you a hint, it's also a five letter word that starts with BON. All in all, Balloon Man had a pretty good day. Also we ate rattlesnake+cactus pierogies. Very interesting - they were spicy and somewhat like the texture of refried beans, but I psyched myself out too much about them to enjoy them. I think if I hadn't known what they were they would have been tasty.

In case you were wondering, Balloon Man is still alive and well and oddly not even slightly deflated.

After a ride down the incline later on, we walked on to the filming of a rap music video. I will most certainly share that if we're in it.

Sunday it was 70 degrees. We barbecued. Oh yeah. There were more than a few drinks this weekend.

And lastly, we snagged tickets to the tough Steelers game on Monday night. What a blast, and thanks vets.

I'm detoxing. Sort of.

THANK YOU to my friends and family, from close and far, from sober to drunk. What a good, good time this was and 100% because of your assistance in debauchery. I'm still debating sending an "I'm Sorry for Being Drunk and Belligerent" card to the local bar with hopes that I'm allowed back in tomorrow night.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

My friends are all adults; I'm still a teenage girl

I go to a lot of weddings. Twelve weddings since 2008; excerpts from eleven of which are shown in the collage below.

So much love for my friends and family, and their exciting life updates!