And the villagers rejoiced

December 21, 2006 at 11:36 pm 7 comments

Let’s see….

WordPress has introduced a festive new theme which I have adopted for the time being.  I have no time to be creative myself.  Heck, I still haven’t even finished mailing my Christmas cards!  (The shame!  My only excuse is that I’m the Christmas card gal for the library and after sending out 150 there, it’s painful to think of doing my own.)

So.  The rejoicing.

  • I called the bank the other day to check on my student loan payments and… ONE AND A HALF LEFT TO GO, BABY!!!  Woot!  That’s right!  It’s almost over, after nine and a half years.  My friends and I had made a solemn pact to completely blow the cash equivalent of a payment after we were finally done paying it off, and I’ve been considering what to waste it on and coming up blank.  Let’s face it – I’d probably spend it on books and manga and quite frankly I’d do that anyway.  (ahem!)  So, it’s going in the bank along with the next couple of months worth for my trip to Japan.  I think finally getting to take a dream vacation is a worthy use of my loan “play money.”  Amy is so awesome for giving me this amazing opportunity.  sniff!
  • I am DONE my Christmas shopping!  Well, I have one or two gift certificate type token gifts to pick up, but upon finding Sydney Crosby and Don Cherry action figures for my brother the other night, I was officially done!  heh heh.  That quite nicely combined his passion for hockey with my love of buying action figures.  Thank goodness.  I’m seriously beginning to flag in the energy department and I have zero spare time right now.   I can squeeze in one trip to the comic store tomorrow and that’s going to be all about me.  And the Teen Titans.
  • The Nutcracker was wonderful.  I spent a lot of time doing the “whatdoIlookat??whatdoIlookat??” thing between the waving arms and flipping feet and people in the background and moving scenery…  One of the ballerinas fell which was a bit of a shock (apparently the feathers they use for snow are really slippery) but she got right back up and continued to dance with a big smile, so that was all right.  I’ll have to think about going again in a few years.  Watch something different the next time.  :)
  • I was thrilled to find a stack of DMP/June manga in the back room of the bookstore today waiting to be wrapped.  Finally!  My two years of whining has finally paid off!  But when I mentioned it to the manager I’d been giving my lists to, he told me that the store will be doing a co-op with them and we’d be having a big display and tons of books in the future.  Well, crap.  Thanks guys.  Two years of begging and we could have been selling tons of copies in the meantime if they hadn’t ignored me, and now it’s all about marketing.  (Okay, that’s probably unfair, but arg!)

Sigh.  Oh well.  I’m going to move on to Go! Comi (since we only have a few random volumes in the store) and NetComics next.

Not sure how the posting is going to go next week.  I’m going to be at my mom’s and she may or may not be having problems with her computer after moving it into another room.  I don’t know – it’s hard to troubleshoot for her over the phone since we don’t have the same computer vocabulary.  I plan on being antisocial and spending some quality alone time while I’m there so I might play a bit on the computer.  I also want to bring my Playstation 2 home with me but can’t decide how to pack it so it doesn’t get damaged.  I don’t want to risk trying to bring it with me in my carry on bag.   Are there still rules against bringing electronic equipment on planes?  I don’t know anymore…

Merry Christmas in the meantime and I hope everyone is having a stress free time right now, whether you’re celebrating and preparing for the holiday yourself or just trying to avoid getting caught up in the freak outs and general mayhem spillover.   Remember, Christmas is supposed to be a happy time of year, and no one wants to get a present that made the giver cry, or become enraged, or whatever.  :)

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My newest “I want” Vacation bliss

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ama  |  December 22, 2006 at 8:47 pm

    The entire week has been a breeze. There was literally one day I had homework, and the rest were filled with movies and in class activites. It was pretty hectic today, what with Dog Day AND THE VERY VERY TERRIBLE SUPERMAN RETURNS. It was so bad, I gave up my position next to the guy I have a crush on to go play cards. That’s saying something…

    I’m also feeling festive since the year ended on a good note, and I think my friends will all love their presents. :)

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  • 2. melrose plant  |  December 22, 2006 at 9:05 pm

    excuse me, I have not heard about this Japan trip.

    Or how Amy is or where she is….

    I need some news now !

    thank you !

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  • 3. pajcat  |  December 23, 2006 at 12:13 am

    How could anyone who knows me not know that I am going to Japan in May?? So, er… I’m going to Japan for two weeks in May to hang out with Amy, and we’re probably going to go to Tokyo for a week then back to her town when she has to go back to work. I am SO looking forward to it, and I think half my family is giving me trip $$ this year for Christmas instead of presents. Also, I need to get my butt in gear and get my passport. Amy will be staying in Japan this year for Christmas, though. No exotic trips to Sault Ste Marie for her! (Which is where I’m flying to tomorrow after work.)

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  • 4. pajcat  |  December 23, 2006 at 12:14 am

    Superman Returns wasn’t THAT bad! The plane scene was neat, anyway. Buying presents is fun when you have good ideas and pick stuff you know your friends will love. I hate giving people uninspired gifts, though my poor family gets enough of those… Hope you have a merry Christmas, though!

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  • 5. melrose plant  |  December 23, 2006 at 8:03 am

    The guy in Superman Returns was a cutie !!

    You just need to look at him.

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  • 6. Ama  |  December 23, 2006 at 11:47 am

    He was cute, but not worth watching the other half of the movie. My friend had seen it, and he said there was only one action scene. And then later, I asked him “Was that it?” and he said, “No, that was the plane.” I was like… “oh,” and left.

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  • 7. xiexie  |  October 2, 2014 at 3:00 am

    nyimak dolo gan

    Reply

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