Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Randomness

Photo from last week at the Vashon Island beach house. One of my favorite spots in the world!

1. In the News: Ferguson. You know what? I don't think there is a way a white person can talk about Ferguson or any similar event that won't make them sound racist or trying to hard to not sound racist. So i only put this here for historical reference. 

2. Looking Forward To: A smaller Thanksgiving with my nephew Brian and his wife and Baby Brady, my parents, and my brother Troy. I can't believe how excited I am to watch the Seahawk's play San Francisco. In past years i was always so irritated about football on T-Day! 

3. Good News: It was scary to do but I cut many inches off my hair! It's not easy making it look as good as the stylist though cause it's so freaking curly. It boinged up without the weight of my hair. I have so much of it. 

4. Discovery: Bruno Mars on SNL! I knew OF him, but not his music. What i really love is his performance. That man can dance - just like Michael Jackson. He even looks like him and dresses similar. Better than Michael because he doesn't have the he's alive~! 

5. What I Might Do: Take up yoga. I'm not a good candidate for yoga because i'm the furthest thing from anything that is meditative or new age. But maybe that is why i need it. Plus i continue to hurt and i know it's from not stretching and running for so long. Besides my right foot, now my left knee (probably because i favor it) is giving me trouble. 

6. What I'm Thankful for: 

  • That everyone of my friends and family are healthy; 
  • My great nephew Baby Brady who has made it possible for me to be a grandma without having my own kids; 
  • Retirement so that i can spend time babysitting, reading, cooking, and not worrying about insomnia; 
  • My husband; 
  • Music - as i type, i am listening to Christmas Blues on Pandora One. I LOVE Pandora One, i have said this before, but it's the best $5 a month i've ever spent;
  • Books and more book; 
  • Living in the Pacific Northwest; 
  • Having enough money to do stuff and buy good quality, and still save but not so much that i ever take it for granted; 
  • Jon Stewart; 
  • The Seahawks
  • That I am not an only child. 
What are y'all thankful for? 

Notes about posting comments here: Try a few things. First be sure you are logged in to your Google Account. I understand to get your name to stick on blogger you might have to click off the box that says Keep Me Logged In. PCs seem to have more trouble here than Mac computers. Not sure about other devices like phones. I know i have trouble with my iPad sometimes posting. 

If all that fails just post anonymously and add your name to the bottom. I might have to check my spam box more frequently and open it, but that's okay. I will try and figure this out further. I hate talking to myself but i'm not ready to quit blogging just yet. 

Notes to Self: 
Sunrise: 7:32 am
Sunset: 4:26 pm
Temp hi/low: 50/38


jojo cucina cucina said...

I like this photo from Vashon. I think i might change it and use it for my blog banner.

jojo cucina cucina said...

I am looking forward to a long time Christmas tradition with my niece Kylee this Saturday.

Since she was about 10 years old (she is 25 now) she used to love to help me decorate my Christmas tree and back in the day i needed it because i had about 300 ornaments that i used to put on it. (I've since cut back to about a third of that!). We would decorate my tree, order out her favorite food from Hunan Garden, and watch what was usually a cheesy movie. (For example, I made her watch Love Story when she turned 15 because that was my favorite movie when i was that age). Last year we watched Annie Hall.

I have forgotten most of the movies, but i do remember i loved hating on "Eat Pray Love" the year we watched it.

When she moved from her parents' house i thought she would not want to continue, but she did. When she fell in love i thought she would be too busy to come over, but she called me last year to see when we were doing it. I love that she still wants to get together because it is always my first Christmas Moment and the real start of the season for me.

This year her sister, my other niece Ashley (who is getting married and is my goddaughter) is coming too! So we'll be getting together for take out Chinese food, wine, and another movie.

This year's movie is Thelma and Louise! They have never seen it before. I can't believe that they missed seeing Brad Pitt in his break out role!

jojo cucina cucina said...


Anonymous said...

Love that you are continuing this tradition! Thelma and Louise is a great choice!!


jojo cucina cucina said...

Damn i know why people don't post. I'm having trouble with my own blog now. I just added a whole dang post and it got lost. F*cking blogpost. For some weird reason i have to keep signing in over and over on Facebook and on blogger when posting from my iPad. Doesn't matter if i say keep myself signed in. It won't do it.

I think sometime after the new year i might try unplugging from everything for awhile . I hate technology so much. NOW....let's see if i can get this comment to stick.

jojo cucina cucina said...

Weird. it worked that time. Hi equeyaya!!!!

jojo cucina cucina said...

I wrote earlier... and asked this question. Does anyone know who made this song famous?

All by myself. Don't wanna be....All by myself!

jojo cucina cucina said...

I just lost another post but I see what happens now. If I log off I have to sign in again but I can continue with comments until then. But I don't stay logged in like before. FAcebook is doing the very same thing now.

jojo cucina cucina said...

Testine 1-2-3.

jojo cucina cucina said...

testing... dammit ... have clicked NO on word verfication but it won't go away!

jojo cucina cucina said...

OK, if anyone is reading please try this ... i have reset the template and you can see the comments section looks a little different now. Even though at the bottom it says prove you're not a robot i have clicked OFF the word verification in comments. I posted the above comment by totally ignoring that part and it posted. Not sure if that is becase i am moderator or not. But it worked. Maybe the box appears anyway because of resetting the template. Try and see if it work.

jojo cucina cucina said...

I don't like the looks of the new comments screen (and blogger tells you that when you change it, but it is supposed to make it work better according to help.)