Thursday, December 22, 2005


For those who don't know what Prosecco is, it is sparkling wine from Italy. I guess the other European countries had a little bit of an inferiority complex or something when it comes to sparkling wine because since they can't call it champagne because it isn't made in the Champagne reason in France, they had to come up with new names. In Spain, sparkling wine is called Cava. So, that begs the question, why don't we have a special name for sparking wine here in the U.S.? Oh that's right. We just call it champagne because we really don't care if the French are upset with us. Like what are they going to do about it?

Anyway, this isn't what I was going to write about. After work today, I met my mom, Annie and her daughter Emily at Olive Garden. The waitress was pouring my glass of wine (not sparkling), when my mom asked me if our two bottles of prosecco and one bottle of cava was going to be enough for Christmas? This is funny coming from the woman who has half a glass of wine and is ready to pass out. I think that is more then enough because she's not going to drink a lot of it. I just thought it was funny.

Sadly, I really don't have much to write about at the moment. I'm a little tired from working all day. Why do people wait until the last couple of days to go shopping and then are upset they have to wait in lines? Are they all that stupid? Oh, don't answer that. Well, two more days to go. Ick.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Drinking Games!

There are several reasons why I love both my sister and my roommate. Katharine is home for the holidays and is staying with Sarah and I. Monday is usually Monday Night Football but since Andy and Nancy were to tired we decided to stay in. We first watched the remaining episodes of the brilliant Arrested Development and then played some harmless drinking games to some of our favorite Christmas movies, The Muppet's Christmas Carol and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The rules were pretty simple for the The Muppets:

1. Drink every time Scrooge says "Bah Hamburg"
2. Every time Rizzo takes a bite out of something.
3. During Scrooge's visit from the Ghost of Christmas Present, when he says "Know me Better Man" and
4. Drink every time any character says "Merry Christmas"

Well, that got us pretty toasted from that movie alone. I alone went through 2 bottles of Blue Moon. And then we watched the Grinch. It's a good thing it's not very long. First we thought we should drink every time, anyone said something that was not english or something the dear ol' Dr. makes up a new word. We decided this was unwise because we would all be out in the first five minutes. So instead we had to drink every time anyone referenced the Who's and every time the Grinch raised one of his eyebrows. Yes, that was enough. Boy, am I feeling it now.

So Merry Christmas everyone and Happy Holidays. Go play these two games. It's guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Snow just puts me in a bad mood.

It just won't stop snowing! It has been snowing since about 11:30 last night. I was so hoping that Scott was kidding when he said that it was pouring snow. I mean, he is from North Carolina. What does he know about snow? Sadly, he was right and now almost 21 hours later it is still snowing! I can't stand it. I wish it would just stop snowing. Ok, it could be worse. I mean, I didn't have to dig my car out of 4 feet or snow or anything like that.

Another reason I don't like snow is where there is snow, it's cold. I don't do well in cold. Because that means I'm cold. I think I rather be hot then cold. Even my roommate, Sarah's car didn't want to start this morning. Apparently it doesn't like the cold either. I wish I had the option of not working when I get cold. That would be awesome.

Is winter over yet?