Sunday, December 26, 2004

Happy Holiday!

Yesterday was Christmas, as you all know. It was a good day. I enjoyed it immensely. I always do. I love being with my family. We are very low key. We get up about 9 or 10, have breakfast and then open presents. We go around in a circle and open on present at a time. I like that. It gives all a chance to see what we all got. This year my family decided that we were not going to go overboard with presents and save money to go on a family trip later this year. So we all got one big presents. I got new glasses for entertaining. A strange present since my mom wants thought I was an alcoholic. I don't think she was ever serious about it but it's become a family joke. For the record I am not an alcoholic.
After we finish unwrapping our presents we start preparations for our dinner. We eat during the day around 2 or 3 in the afternoon and after we eat we go to a movie. This year, we all got new DVD's of comedian Eddie Izzard. He is such a funny funny man. I LOOOOVVVVEEE him! We had a little mini Eddie marathon in our house. Sometime during the day, we got the annual holiday greeting from the Grandparents. Everyone else in the family was with them in South Carolina. I know they would have loved us to be there too but when three of the four of us work in retail, we really can't travel to far this time of the year.
The fun thing about this year was wondering where we are all going to be next year. I assume that my parents will still be here this time next year but I doubt Kat and I will be. Kat is applying for Grad School. She is being courted by Harvard but her first choice is the University of Cardiff in Wales. I can celebrate Christmas in Wales. :D I, graduate this year, and hopefully (keeping fingers crossed) will have a job in radio outside of Iowa. I'm really not that picky as long as it's warmer then here. A lot can change in a year. Who knows where we all will be.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Peter Jackson is a freakin Genius! Yes, he had a great material to work with. Tolkien was also a freakin' Genius but I guess it's no surprise that the Lord of the Rings Trilogy would turn out so brilliantly when you have two Genius working together! The extended edition of the Return of the King came out today and I just happened to have a gift card to Best Buy! I'm watching it right now and it has been so wonderful! The new scenes have been placed in so seamlessly. It's BRILLIANT!! I love these movies! Yeah!
In other news, my semester is almost over. I have one more final left. I'm kind of excited and kind of anxious because I have only one more semester left! Ahh!! I am so ready to be out of college but not ready to be a full-fledge adult. You know what I mean. Thanks to my internship with NPR, I decided to pursue a career in radio but I'm not exactly sure where to begin. When do I start sending in resumes? How do I go about looking for jobs out of state? It's just so confusing. I just rather not think about it, right now.
Back to the movie! Go Frodo!!