Thursday, December 29, 2005
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Monday, December 26, 2005
My plans of running to the mall to catch the post-holiday sales is shot. :(
Any plans I had of meeting friends for drinks tonight is shot. :(
Any plans I had of cleaning out my closet to put away all my new goodies is shot. :(
Shopping for my New Year's party? Shot. :(
Maybe tomorrow after work I'll hit up the mall for this skirt I wanted in the Loft & these cute white boots in Aldo. We'll see how I feel. You know I'm sick when I don't even want to go shopping!! Sigh...
So I'm spending my day watching HGTV & surfing the net. I'm bored out of my skull, but I don't have the energy to do much more than type. I slept until 12:30 and I feel like I need a nap already.
Off I go.
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Merry Christmas to everyone!! Here's hoping you get all you've wished for & more.
I know I did. ;-)
Thursday, December 22, 2005
Had my office holiday party on tuesday. Brought Corey as my date. :) Got to meet the insanity I deal with on a daily basis. Love them. Stacy was my secret santa and gave me cozy sleepy pants from Old Navy, Spinal Tap on DVD and a laser paddle (don't ask). Drank lots o'beer and ate lots o'food. Food was amazing, but there was just too much of it (if there is such a thing). Took a lot home.
Photos are here for your viewing pleasure.
The party was over and before I knew it, it was time to say gooodbye to Corey. Won't see him for Christmas since he'll be with his family in WV. I will miss him but, then again, it'll be next Friday before I know it and we'll be headed into the city for dinner & the Met.
Last night I went to Friday's to see Roseann & Dan. Gave Dan his bottle o'Jager as a thank you/xmas present for always taking care of me when I'm there. Gave Roseann a gift card to Vicky's . She is insane - thats all I have to say. Gave me a Coach bag & matching wallet AND a Bath & Body Works set in Warm Vanilla Sugar. Love it all. Mwah!
So, today I'm off from work. Using up my last personal day of the year. Yay!! Don't have to work until Tuesday. So, I've been loafing on the couch and now I'm off to Anthropologie to do some damage. Teehehehehehe....
Friday, December 16, 2005
However, I still have to deal with the stress of school for at least another week. :( Finals start on Monday. Something about complement proteins and microbial diseases that really puts a damper on my Christmas cheer.
I'm just looking forward to the end of this semester and the month off that follows. Free time? Whats that? I haven't had any of that in a LONG time and I can't wait.
So, now, when someone says: "Hey Mags! Wanna get dinner on *insert random weekday here*?" I can say: "ABSO-FUCKING-LUTELY!!" Well....at least for a month.
Also means hours will be kicked up a notch at work which means that the cash flow will be slightly better. Just too bad that couldn't happen BEFORE the holidays, huh? But atleast that'll give me more time during the day to do what I have to so I'm not scrambling to get it all done by 4:30.
Looking forward to the weekend, too. Crop tonight with Kelly, Christmas party in Brooklyn on Saturday with Corey as well as our Christmas present exchange. I hope he likes what I got him. :)
My office holiday party is also next week. Bringing Corey as my date (of course). Can't wait for the girls to meet him. I know they'll love him.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Friday, December 09, 2005
One of my favorite books of all time comes to the big screen today. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden . I can't wait. I absolutely LOVE this book. It follows the life of a young Japanese girl sold by her family to a okiya in 1930's Kyoto's Gion district.
I cannot tell you how much I loved this book. I couldn't put it down and I've read it 1.5 times more. :) Now...if Lauren would just give me my copy back.
What cracks me up about this movie is the controversy that is surrounding it. Japan's in an uproar because they're afraid the partial Chinese cast will not be able to accurately portray their culture. The fact that Geisha were not, indeed, prostitutes. They were highly educated and cultured women who worked simply as company & entertainment for wealthy men. They were schooled in the art of seduction through music, dance, conversation. They never exchanged money for sex. At least the majority them didn't.
China's in a tizzy because they're still not over WWII. All the 'savagery & inhumanity' as my mother says. Apparently, they're pretty upset as one of their most beloved stars, Zhang Ziyi, is in Memoirs...
As for me...I could care less. I look forward to seeing this story brought to life. From what I've seen in clips & previews, Rob Marshall has done a pretty good job. I truly looks like a beautiful movie.
As for the Chinese actors playing Japanese characters? What does it matter? A Russian Natalie Wood played a Puerto Rican in Westside Story and you didn't hear them bitching, now did you? Heck...probably more than half of America can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese. I know I can't sometimes. Can you?
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Pretty much been work, school, repeat.
Looking forward to tonight. Taking Roseannadana out for her birthday to our usual haunt - the Junkyard to see BLASTED.
Looking forward to the weekend. Going to see the Rockefeller tree & Santa at Macy's. yay! My FAVORITE Christmas tradition. :)
Okay...well....I guess thats all I have to say for now.