Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Sock Monster

Oh. There definitely is a sock monster living in my house. Actually two monsters: one that lives in the dryer and one that lives in the closet. The one in the dryer is named Bert. He is green with red hair and a devilish smile. He has three eyes. He is also short and fat. The one that lives in the closet is Blue. He is tall and blue with blonde hair.

How else can you attribute this many missing socks...and I know there is more!

Seriously---those are all my socks that are missing a mate!

I hope I discover some of them--because well...I don't want to have to throw this many of my favorite socks away.

Friday, January 30, 2009

My Meanderings....

So, I was upstairs in my doll room--and I realized somethings.

There is too much stuff in there! (And some of it--I never use!)

Plus, in May with the release of the first Jewish Historical--which I can't wait for--and want to buy that day. Seriously. And I want to buy everything--I want to make room for her. So, in the next few weeks, I am really going to go through and pick and choose what I can sell.

Right now, I have in mind at least 2 dolls, which may change to 4. Not sure yet.

Felicity's and Josefina's dish set. (I bought those as impulse buys--and well since I don't have either of their tables, and haven't even taken them out of their packaging since I bought them--why hang onto them?)

Addy's Quilt (another impulse buy).

Clothes I am more reluctant to sell--but I definitely see what will go on the chopping block as well. The problem is my favorite clothes for my dolls-are the ones that could fetch me the most money for my mission. Seriously--I have an outfit that has routinely sold consistently for over 90 dollars on ebay. Yah, I paid 18 for it when I bought it--but I love it! So we will see about that. Some of my One New Baby items will be heading out.

I also have a Cabbage Patch Kid I want to sell--but have no clue how to price it!

I think tomorrow I may go through and sort through various items.

I seriously can't wait until May. I am really considering taking a personal day at work and going up to NYC for the release of Rebecca and her items.

Well...onto my other obsession:

My random Office quote of the day:

"Oh well. If they're not together now, then they probably never will be. I thought they'd be good together like P.B. & J. Pam Beesley and Jim. What a waste. What a waste."-Kevin

Movie Buddies...

So...ever since middle school...I always loved watching movies/tv shows over the phone with friends. However, I realized that some guidelines are of value in this situation:

Movie Buddy Guidelines/Rules
  • Choose a movie both of you know. Honestly, the fun gets lost if one of you have never seen that movie before, and may ruin the ending.
  • If possible, try to watch a movie that you have seen many, many times. It is more fun to overanalyize one that has been watched a bunch of times.
  • Try not to make it a long movie/show. 90-100 minutes is ideal.
  • Happy, upbeat movies, work best. However, with me I cry at every movie, so just try to find one that isn't going to make someone depressed or angry.
  • Use DVD's as opposed to ON DEMAND, VHS or the TV. The fun of watching a movie together over the phone is watching it from the same place. Years ago, it was very hard and frustrating to sync up movies when it was on TV or VHS. And On Demand freezes to much to sync it up.
  • Try to put it on early enough. Last night, I had a problem that it started a little too late, and I fell asleep before the end.
  • Don't just make the conversation one sided about the actors/actresses, you can discuss other things about the movie/show (maybe why it is relateable, what you would have done better, etc)

It is funny, in middle school--my friends and I would watch the Muppet Movies over the phone, or Beauty in the Beast. High school we would watch Grease and When Harry Met Sally. College brought 10 Things I Hate About You, The Princess Bride and VH1's Pop Up Video. preference of movies to watch over the phone is definitately Definitately Maybe.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Snow dance


First things first:

PJ's are on inside out: check!

Now it is time for my snow song (and snow dance)

If all the snowflakes were candy bars and milk shakes,
Oh what a snow it would be!!!
I'd stand outside with my mouth open wide,
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah
If all the snowflakes were candy bars and milk shakes,
Oh what s snow it would be!!!

Valentine's Day Stage 1

So...I went to Target and they FINALLY, FINALLY had their Valentine's Section set up. So, phase 1 of my Valentine project is complete. And no....I WILL not reveal what phase 1 is. Just that it is complete.

And my daily warm 'n fuzzy Office Quote:

Jim: That's... great. You know, to tell the truth, I used to have a big thing for Pam, so...
Michael: Really? You're kidding me. You and Pam? Wow. I would have never have put you two together. You really hid it well. God! I usually have a radar for stuff like that. You know, I made out with Jan...
Jim: Yeah, I know.
Michael: Yeah? Yep. Well, Pam is cute.
Jim: Yeah. She's really funny, and she's warm. And she's just... well, anyway.
Michael: Well, if you like her so much, don't give up.
Jim: She's engaged.
Michael: BFD. Engaged ain't married.
Jim: Huh.
Michael: Never, ever, ever give up.

Random Before Work Thoughts

Sometimes someone says something really small, and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart.~from a TV show

Even though it must have been about 10 years or even more since I heard this quote, I still love it and it's simplicity. I find the best compliments, are the unexpected ones. The ones that kinda floor you, but you can't admit it. The ones that have you thinking and rethinking what was said, and just smiling. It makes you feel warm and fuzzy, and warms you from the inside out. Which is why I love e-mails and letters, because I do re-read them, until the pages are worn, they are memorized, but still...on a tough day, it is nice to warm your heart. I try to tell people how much they mean to me, or show them--because I know how it feels. And that warm 'n fuzzy one that definitely should be passed on.

Monday, January 26, 2009

C is for Cookie!


The other day, my brother dropped off a bag for me. Some fabric, some magazines, and a rolling pin from my mom. It made me smile.

You see,

I love to bake cookies--I bake all the time, but well...I don't ACTUALLY have a rolling pin. I know, I know. The one thing vital to making cookies--and I don't have. Typically when I go out in a store, I don't ever think about buying one. I don't ever think about it until I start to bake. So, when I bake my cookies, I flatten the dough via my hands or a thick drinking glass (My Smurf glasses being my first choice).

After here this, I finally got a rolling pin. Even though my method that I have been using for years worked perfectly fine.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Yay for new list time!

So, after listening to one of my favorite songs: "Happiness" I decided I needed to make a new list about things that make me happy...

So here it is:

1. Rich.

2. My family.

3. My cats.

4. The smell of Barnes and Nobles.

5. Dunkin' Donuts coffee.

6. A newly falling snow.

7. Catching snowflakes on my tongue.

8. Sipping hot chocolate with marshmallows.

9. Reading by a fire.

10. An old abused book.

11. A brand new book.

12. My best friend.

13. When people to come to me with their problems.

14. Good friends.

15. My American Girl Dolls.

16. Sewing for my dolls.

17. Writing.

18. Going to the beach.

19. Ice-skating.

20. Swimming in the ocean.

21. Lobster.

22. Chocolate covered gummy bears.

23. Harry Potter

24. 10 Things I hate about you.

25. Definitely Maybe.

26. Movie Theater popcorn with M&M's.

27. Broadway Shows.

28. Daffodils.

29. Getting e-mails from my friends.

30. Baking cookies for people.

31. Giving gifts to people.

32. Playing with my cats.

33. Smiling people.

34. Catching fireflies.

35. Star gazing at night.

36. Horseback riding.

37. Birthdays.

38. Happy Music.

39. Bubble baths.

40. Chocolate chip pancakes.

41. Pierogies.

42. Books by Mary Higgins Clark.

43. A Little Princess Book.

44. Brand new sweat pants

45. Rice Krispie Treats.

46. Reading in Barnes and Noble.

47. Homemade popcorn.

48. My cousin Beth.

49. Good conversations.

50. Talking on the phone (as long as I don't call first)

51. Spending time with friends.

52. Cool Beans.

53. A Brand New Box of Crayons.

54. New Stationary.

55. My house.

56. Work.

57. Letters.

58. Unexpected packages in the mail.

59. Expected packages in the mail.

60. The Holidays.

61. Christmas Music.

62. Decorating for the holidays.

63. Potato Latkes.

64. Jelly Beans.

65. Relaxing at home.

66. Snuggling.

67. Romantic Comedies.

68. Valentine's Day.

69. Anything pink.

70. Sparkly things.

71. Stickers.

72. The Office.

73. Pam Beesly and Jim Halpert.

74. My Pam Doll.

75. Warm Winter Sweaters.

76. Crazy Socks/Tights

77. Pineapple Pizza.

78. "Remember Me This Way"

79. Care Bears.

80. Doll Sized Items.

81. My Little Ponies.

82. Man in Motion-St. Elmo's Fire Song.

83. American Girl Place.

84. NYC.

85. Show Place Ice Cream Parlor.

86. Keeping secrets.

87. Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper

88. Friends TV show.

89. My pink peacoat.

90. Sunrises.

91. Sunsets.

92. Wishing on a stars.

93. Childen giggling.

94. Walks on the beach.

95. My pink fuzzy slipper socks.

96. Target.

97. Reading outloud.

98. Long Car Rides.

99. A cup of hot tea.

100. Random snow days.

So....what makes YOU happy?

Happiness is....

Happiness is finding a pencil.
Pizza with sausage.
Telling the time.
Happiness is...
Learning to whistle.
Tying your shoe for the very first time.
Happiness is playing the drum in your own school band.
And happiness is...
Walking hand in hand.
Happiness is...
Two kinds of ice cream.
Knowing a secret.
Climbing a tree.
Happiness is five different crayons.
Catching a firefly.
And setting him free.
Happiness is being alone every now and then.
Happiness is...
Morning and evening,
Daytime and nighttime too.
For Happiness is...
Anyone and anything that is loved by you.
Happiness is...
Having a sister.
Sharing a sandwich.
Getting along.
Happiness is singing together when the day is through.
And happiness is those who sing with you.
Happiness is...
Morning and evening,
Daytime and nighttime too.
For happiness is anyone and anything that is loved by you.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Random Office Quote...

The Random Office Quote today is:

*drumroll please*

I call it Pam Pong. I count how many times Jim gets up from his desk and goes to reception to talk to you~Angela in Office Olympics

Okay, that quote just makes me squeeee a little bit inside. For the ones that know me, know why. For the ones that don't know me-just ask.

'Enough Said.

I am officially bored...

...and there isn't much as to say to that. I need someone to entertain me. However, whenever I hear those words...I immediately think of the song "May we entertain you" from Gypsy.

Make me entertain you
Make me see you smile
I will do some kicks

It really is a knee jerk reaction. I think show Gypsy is heavily focused in my high school memories--for certain reasons. It is one of those shows that I just look about fondly. Mostly because during that time that I was happy. Really happy. Which is completely and utterly odd. I wasn't happy in my high school anymore--it was my senior year. And I so don't want to go into that. I know I know--I keep this from getting too personal. I just feel uncomfortale. So, but even though I wasn't happy in school--I had so many friends out of school, that made me realize what true friendship was. And kinda made me realize how immature people in my high school could be. And I valued their friendship above all others--so even though I may not have seen them every day at school, because they didn't go to my school--I didn't feel like I had a lack of a social life. I know I did. I knew people cared about me, and trusted me, and maybe even loved me. *wrinkles my nose* Or maybe not--that is requiring too much guesswork and assumptions. To put it simply, I knew people cared about me. I cared about them. I remember coming home from school; and just not having free time because I was so busy. Between the school play, and USY and ice-skating, I remember collapsing into bed some nights. Yah, it would have been nicer if people were nicer to me in school--or saw me for me. (but that could be my fault--I digress) But I guess I wasn't unhappy and I have so many happy memories from that year. And pssst....some of the best movies were released in the theater (or re-released) that year: The Wedding Singer, Grease and The Little Mermaid. So, the show Gypsy makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside, and reminds me of Scott and Brian and Steph and Mike and Andy and Shelly and Jesse and Frank and Erik and Bill. It just reminds me of senior year in high school.

But, after that quick reminisce--I am still bored! Rich isn't feel well, and went up to bed early. (really before The Office early) and now I am just being a schlump because I am so not tired or motivated to go to bed.

*sighs* Oh well.

On the plus side I am almost finished with my doll sized tank top. It is adorable if I do say so myself. *pats myself on the back* I did run out to Target today, and I was disappointed that they didn't have their Valentine's section set up. I kinda skipped in there wishin' and hopin'--I have something I want to do for my friends, but I can't...until Target gets it stocked up. I love Valentine's Day. I think maybe in Feb, I'll try to wear something pink each day until Valentine's Day arrives. (And yes, I do have enough pink "somethings" to go around...It is only 14 days. Way too easy.

Well...I think I will find something to do!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I hate when things go missing...

Right now, I can't find my camera.

Which is completely frustrating because I have some things I want to take pictures of. And it is not like my camera is a color that blends in. It is pink! You would think it would be easy to spot.

But sadly, no.

On the plus side,

I did find my IPOD.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Collective thoughts....

My thoughts are all mixed up. And right now, I wish they were cohesive. Definitely be easier. I wish sometimes I didn't stumble over my words, and could be direct. I try to, but I just can't do it now.

Did you ever think that a memory you had didn't really exist?

Sometimes I hold on so much to memories because I just need to know that it really happened. I'm not making this up. It is real. I didn't dream it.

That is why I write. Because if I write my impressions down after it happened; I know that it really did happen. And that someday, 5 years from now, 10 years from now, 20 years from now, when my memory of that event or day is fuzzy, I know it really did happen. That is why I like e-mails and letters too. I save them, so that when I start questioning my memories, (which I do) I know that they really happened. That people really felt that way. And for the most makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

As Michael Scott would is a win-win-win!


Sunday, January 18, 2009

13 Going On 30

Well, the other day I was at Target and they were having a sale on dvds--so I picked up two for nine dollars: 13 Going on 30 and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. (And there may be a reason those movies were on sale--i.e. no one besides me would buy them, but I love sappy cheesy movies.) But I do completely digress.

I remembered how much I loved that movie in the theater when I saw it once, but that was over 4 years ago, and I kinda forgot what actually happened in it until I saw it again. Anyway, it remembered me how I was the complete opposite as a kid--I had no problem waiting to grow up. I remember one day being tramautized about it--I must have been about 6 or so, and my friend Jonathan and I were in the basement and he knew everything. No seriously. He knows everything. He was telling me that he couldn't wait to get older like Doug, his older brother. It hit me then, that I would have to grow up too, and well...I didn't want to. I think I started to cry after I argued with him about it. Being a kid never bothered me. I loved it! I seriously should have lived in Never Neverland.

Anyway, so I was wondering (and I know that people's tokens answer...the one that should be said) if you were able to go back to your childhood (and for arguments sake up to the age 18) and changed something, or have a do-over, what would you do. (And yah, none of that, I have no regrets or I learned from my mistakes, they made me who I am-that is considered direct avoidance. If you had no choice but you had to go back and change something that happened to you up until you were 18 years old, what would you change?


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Confession Time....

I am not that good of a person. I try to be. And, for the most part I do succeed. However, sometimes, silly feelings, feelings I can't stand that I have; jealously, envy, start to creep up into me. I hate it--I hate feeling petty. So, I do try to push them back down as far as they will go. Most days it works, I usually forget about that "ugly" part of myself.

However, sometimes when I least expect it, they do creep back up.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Amusing Office Quote of the day...

So, I am cheap in so many little ways. Seriously. I would gladly pay full price for a meal at a restaurant, most movies, almost all books, and American Girl. But clothes, other neccessities and odds 'n ends. Mostly likely not.

I was eyeing an Office calendar--one of those day by day desk calendars, but refused to pay full price, especially when I knew that Jan 1st, they would all be 50% off. And, if I am a week late with purchasing the calendar, it isn't the end of the world.

I waited. I waited. I waited. (And yes, with some things, I do have infinite patience....others not so much) And finally I found it.

*drumroll please*

The amusing, random Office quote of the day is:

I signed up for Second Life about a year ago. Back then, my life was so great that I literally wanted a second one. In my Second Life, I was also a paper salesman and I was also named Dwight. Absolutely everything was the same, except I could fly.

Stay tuned for the random and amusing Office quote tomorrow.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A lazy Sunday...


I went to see the movie Bride Wars. And it was corny, cheesy, utterly predictable, got horrible reviews--and yet, I was bawling my eyes out. Go figure! I am probably the biggest mush ever. Anyway, it made me miss the proximity of my friends. I know that is odd, and weird and well...complicated, but the movie takes place obviously in the city, and friends were just a few blocks away. College was so nice--I just walked across the hall if I needed to talk. (Not that I ever really did...I wasn't the type to share when I was upset...but I could if I wanted to). Summer camp was the same. Here, I have friends scattered all of the country and state, and yah, I can talk to them on the phone or through e-mail, but it is not the same as just knocking on the door, asking to talk---and not have to make a huge master plan, that inevitably falls through. So, I guess I just miss seeing my friends, especially my best friend. I remember when I was younger, I just wanted to have a neighborhood with my friends--it would make it so easy, so convenient, so nice just to see people. I still want that.

Okay, enough mushiness.

On this lazy day, I started attempted changing my dolls for Valentine's Day. I LOVE Valentine's Day--I always have. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. It is a holiday that celebrates love and friendship among other things. Plus, you can find heart shaped things everywhere--and that is super cool. Everything is pink and purple and sparkly and makes me start to bounce inside. Plus, heart shaped cookies are so much fun to bake (and give away!) I already have my cookie cutters, my frostings, the sprinkles and cookie sugars. I can't wait.


Friday, January 9, 2009

New dollie stuff!


The UPS man did come today. Seriously, I was at work the whole day counting down the hours until I got home. And it wasn't because it was the weekend or anything--I love my job! But, I was so excited about my purchase I made on Jan. 1st. And well...those that know me...know that patience isn't one of my finest qualities. And well, sometimes, I have a lack of patience that is very surprising.

So, waiting a week for the man in brown to bring something I ordered...uhh...yah. Not so much. But I did get two lovely new dolls--Sonali and Chrissa. I am in dollie love. And yes, that is completely and utterly possible.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Update on my Pam doll...

Okay, so the other day---actually more like a few weeks ago. I love it. I don't have the best pictures of it, but just exhibits all sorts of Pamish qualities.

Without further ado--Miss Pam Beesley, soon to be Mrs. Pam Halpert.

I apologize

First off, I apologize to all the people that this affects.

I hate the phone. Hate it. Loathe it.

*wrinkles nose* that doesn't sound exactly accurate. Because I do talk on the phone, and don't even mind conversations on the phone.

How about the good ole: "It's not you, it's me." I think that fits.

I hate calling people on the phone. It is not that I don't want to talk to you-I do. I just don't want to call.

And, it has always been like that. For as long as I could remember. In elementary school-I hated calling up friends to play. Usually, I tried to convince my mom and dad to do it! (I think that worked until I was about 10) I wanted to see them--but I felt in my kid mind that I was forcing them to hang out. *rolls eyes* I don't know.

But, even now, there are four people I call--that I don't get a nervousness panicky feeling when I call. My parents. Rich. And my cousin Beth. (Mostly because Beth never picks UP the phone--so when I call--I know that I am inevitably going to be talking to a machine.) Everyone else forget it.

I'll e-mail, write letters 'til the cows come home, I'll even text someone before I make the last and final attempt to call. And it is not that I don't think of calling-I do. I think about it. Debate it. Something inevitably distracts me---and then when I realized I never called, I breathe a sigh of relief because it is way too late to call.

So, if you don't hear from me...just remember.

It really isn't you. It is me.