December 5th, 2004

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We had my mother-in-law's 70th birthday party last night. It went off well, though it was a long day for my husband, his siblings and myself. We got to the hall at 1:00, after having stopped to pick up huge amounts of beer, wine and ice. Decorating commenced (Don's youngest sister is really quite amazing!), interrupted only by Don and I running out to get the cake and other items we found we needed.

It was a good night. Don's mom was completely taken by surprise, and very moved. The family clan is HUGE. As I've only met most of them at a wedding or two, I barely remembered some of them. I felt badly, but it was happening all-round, so no big deal. I had forgotten how blasted charming some of his relations are. His Uncle Michael, for one - "Take my picture with Kelly, so I can take it into work and brag!" in that lovely Irish lilt of his. "They'll say I'm robbing the cradle!"

"And then they'll say "She has excellent taste!"" I replied.

His other uncles are just as lovely. I did remember a few of his cousins (some of whom are a complete hoot!), and met a few for the first time. The three C. boys seemed to move around as a unit, all three of them tall, charming and handsome. Don wants to take them out next time they're in the city. I want to just sit in the background and watch the results.

Funny - I wanted to make Don proud. I wanted his relatives to see he had an attractive wife, even though I'm not feeling it (skin issues, as usual, and the customary weight gain resulting from Faire's end and a month of sitting on my butt for NaNo). But, I found a decent outfit to wear (though I loathe clothes shoppping for myself!) which -surprise, surprise- didn't come from an Old Navy clearance rack. And you know what? I looked nice. I'd even go so far as to say I looked pretty. I took some pains over my appearance, which was noticed by one of my nieces. "Your face looks different," she said.

"I'm wearing makeup."

"Your eyes are sparkly."

"That's from the eyeshadow."

"Oh." Then it was back to playing with the way cool pirate ship and castle they had in the Cry Room. And yes, I spent a fair amount of time in there playing with the kids. 'Cause it was fun. And they had these incredible Fischer Price knights that I want.

At ten p.m., the party was officially over. Of course, that just meant it was moving to my mother-in-law's house (the family does love to party!). We kids stayed to clean up the hall and set it up for Sunday School. Got home after midnight. A truly good evening, but, admittedly, a bit of a relief that it's behind us now.
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nipped from celticflamerhia

RULES:
1. Put your birth month in an entry.
2. Strike out anything that doesn't apply to you.
3. Bold the four that best apply to you.
4. Put all twelve months under a journal cut.

DECEMBER:
Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egoistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

Okay. I didn't strike off 'sexy' because my hubby thinks I am. And, every so often, I feel it.
-Patriotic? I love this country, what it has been and what it can and hopefully will be again. So, no strike through.
-Ambitious: I want to be published. I will. I hope.
-Fun to be with: as much as any of my friends, I'd like to think. Ditto for Good sense of humor.


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SG-1

Okay. I'm officially hooked, no big surprise there. But, watching so many eps, so close together, one begins to notice certain things...

And so is born the SG-1 drinking game, my way. Yes, I know there are other lists out there. I'm only part way into season 2, though, so this will grow as my viewing of the eps does.

Drink when:

Anyone says "Oh my God!"

There is a reaction shot of Teal'c raising a single eyebrow.

Someone (most likely Dr. Frazer) says "I think you should see this" or "Take a look at this."

Someone (and it will probably be Sam) says "With all due respect, sir..."


Bonus points if you can find the magic moment in each episode wherein you can insert the phrase "Now we are married."


I am so loving this show!
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