Posts from December 2010
December 27, 2010
I got to say…Christmas is my new favourite holiday. My relationship with it goes back a while and it always keeps changing. While I was a real journalist, it was a time known as the triple time and a half holiday, ’cause that’s generally what I’d be making as a Jew working on Christmas. It was great, but not in the spending time with people you love kind of way.
That’s what yesterday was for me. My friends who felt sorry that I was alone with my dog on this sacred day, all invited me over. Four events in one day! I hadn’t felt that popular since…hmmmm…never. I’ve never felt that popular.
It started out at Chris and Lizzie’s.
Lucy (not Ball) is in town. She lives in Portland. She’s an actress.
Chris and Lizzie’s brother Bobby were trying to convince me that Black Adder is the greatest British comedy series ever to be created. Lizzie and Lucy disagreed. (They’re all from the UK btw.) I said I’d be the judge. I got lost and distracted within two minutes.
After that, I took my dog to Katie’s, who was celebrating Xmas and birthday times with her family. It was a short but delicious visit. (No photos.)
Next was Jo’s, for the craftiest Xmas in town.
December 20, 2010
This weekend was spent entirely at Christmas parties. Who knew being social could be so much fun?
So my downstairs neighbours had a surprise party that I swung by that turned into a sub-surprise party for me ’cause this guy showed up…
…straight from the airport after a 12 hour flight from New Zealand. Matt Jarry! One of my closest male friends (and I don’t have too many of those.) He just so happened to be friends with my downstairs neighbours and showed up to say hi on the way back from YVR. It was sooooooo good to see him after four years of not seeing him. He now talks with an accent, which is trippy.
Last night I went to three Christmas parties. The first one was Jo’s. This little girl’s head nearly exploded when she saw Dutchie. She would shriek with excitement, which would make Dutchie bark, which would make her shriek even louder. We had to eventually separate them because it was loud and disorientating but then when we were leaving, they had mellow times.
Luke, Katie’s ridiculously handsome, strapping younger brother (far left) and his friends were the only ones dressed like this. When I told them they looked like a barbershop quartet, they started singing doo-op loudly in my face, which made me laugh so hard I cried.
The last party was full of people who were substantially hotter and younger than me, who were all sexy dancing in the living room. I’m pretty sure this girl had practiced her stripper-esque routine beforehand. I sure was jealous of her moves. She looked good.
I’m slowly getting over my Grinch mood and starting to feel the holiday (let’s face it, Christmas) spirit. As a Jew, I’ve spent much of my life totally tuning out anything Xmas related that I was ever subjected to…particularly carols, which I DESPISE. But I must say, there’s something so lovely about all the lights and families walking around spending time together, and people getting together for parties and getting so wasted they start getting joke-y violent but it’s all good because it’s Christmas time and it’s everyone loves each other!
December 18, 2010
This time of year, people with real jobs generally take time off, so that people without real jobs (me) feel all unsettled because they don’t know if they should still keep working or if they should feel like they’ve earned this time off too. No one’s going to be answering their calls anyhow. It’s weird like that. Whatever, I’ll still use it as an opportunity to chill out, regardless of the fact that I’ll still feel unsettled about doing so. Does any of that make sense?
It’s totally the season for being social. Mostly. Here are some pictures of stuff…
Randy and I checked out Science World, or Telus World of Science rather, which we soon realized was a backdrop paradise…