Sunday, December 24, 2006

Green Christmas in the Valley

T'was the Night before Christmas
And the whole lawn is green
And to the Bear I said
This is one freaking weird scene

There's not a lick of snow
To reflect the stars above
But what is the same this year
Is the abundance of Love

The light in my childrens eyes
As they wait for Santa to come
Is music to my heart
Though it may sound trivial to some

So even though there's no snow this Eve
And the weather is warm
It's still a Merry Christmas
Here on the Beck farm

(pfft okay, I never said I was a GOOD poet LOL)

Merry Merry and Happy Happy to all.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

New Year Memeage

In 2007…

1. Will you be looking for a new job? I hope not.
2. Will you be looking for a new relationship? NO!
3. New house? No, but I'm hoping to arrange new paint and maybe starting rent-to-own of our current place.
4. What will you do different in 07? Exercise more, eat less bad food. Get in better shape, maybe join Kung Fu
5. New Years resolution? I try not to make them, because I always break them.
6. What will you not be doing in 07? Sitting around on my ass doing nothing.
7. Any trips planned? I was hoping to take the whole family to Fest this year, but Peej's grade 8 trip to Toronto is that week, so that's out.
8. Wedding plans? Nope, already married, '07 will see Hubby and I celebrate a dozen years of marriage.
9. Major thing on your calendar? Nothing yet, but there are several things I hope to be on the horizon
10. What can’t you wait for? SPRING!
11. What would you like to see happen different? I'd like to be able to get away for a week with Hubby. We have yet to have a honeymoon.
12. What about yourself will you be changing? My eating habits.
13. What happened in 06 that you didn’t think would ever happen? I kept my job.
14. Will you be nicer to the people you care about? I hope so. I try to be nice all the time.
15. Will you dress differently this year than you did in 06? Yes - especially if I lose enough weight to get into some nice clothes!
16. Will you start or quit drinking? Neither
17. Will you better your relationship with your family? I think my relationships are doing well, with the exception of a few people, but it is nothing I can (or plan to) control.
18. Will you do charity work? I don't know.
19. Will you go to bars? I'd like to. I haven't been dancing in ages! Wyrd, maybe you can help me with that... 80's night at Barrymore's while you're here???
20. Will you be nice to people you don’t know? I'm always nice to people...until they piss me off.
21. Do you expect 07 to be a good year for you? I certainly hope so.
22. How much did you change from this time last year till now? Quite a bit I think. I've grown as a manager, as a person and shrunk as a body :)
23. Do you plan on having a child? *gasp* nope! Already gots me three!!
24. Will you still be friends with the same people you are friends with now? I'm sure I will be. I'd like to make new ones as well.
25. Major lifestyle changes? Eating better, exercising regularly.
26. Will you be moving? Good Gods, I hope not!
27. What will you make sure doesn’t happen in 07 that happened in 06? Big Rae, ugly pants, depressed Rae
28. What are your New Years Eve plans? We're having a party - it may end up being just me and Hubby, but we will still party
29. Will you have someone to kiss at midnight? Yes. Loki. Just kidding, Collar... just kidding of course, it will be Hubby.
30. One wish for 07? No hardships for my family.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Yuletide Greetings

All hail the returning Sun!!

A very blessèd Holiday season to you all, however you celebrate it!

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Lots to post about, not enough time

Today is day one of my SIX DAYS OFF for the holidays.

In point form, here's what's going on:

Today: Christmas play for Chrisco, training with Chrisco and Peej at Kung Fu, laundry
Tomorrow: Memorial Service for Miss Mac (will post more about that today or tomorrow), laundry, Yule celebration at home
Saturday: Kung-Fu taxi in the morning PARTY with friends and family for the rest of the day!
Sunday: lol recover from Saturday, put out gifts for..
Monday: Christmas at home, at Mom's and at In-Laws!!
Tuesday: Absolutely butt-fucking-NUFFIN all day!!!

Have a wonderful Holiday, however it is that you celebrate it!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Early morning memeage

Yoinked from Ted's blog.

Apparently, if you’ve seen more than 85 out of 174, you have no life. Or perhaps like me, you just enjoy movies.

I managed to score , 104 BTW…

( ) Nacho Libre
(x) Grease
(x) Grease 2
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean 2
( ) Orange County
(x) The Green Mile
(x) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
(x) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
(x) Airplane!
( ) Red Eye
(x) Stick It
(x) She’s the Man
(x) 8 Mile
(x) The Princess Bride
( ) SNL’s The Best of Will Ferrell
( ) Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Fun With Dick and Jane
(x) Saw
( ) Saw II
(x) White Noise
(x) White Oleander
( ) Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
(x) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
(x) Scream
(x) Scream 2
(x) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
(x) Scary Movie 2
(x) Scary Movie 3
(x) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
(x) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
(x) Harry Potter
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
( ) Cinderella Man
(x) The Village
(x) Lilo & Stitch
(x) Finding Nemo
(x) Finding Neverland
(x) Signs
(x) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) White Chicks
(x) Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
(x) I, Robot
( ) Robots
(x) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
(x) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came Polly
(x) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
( ) Meet The Parents
( ) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
(x)King Kong (2005)
(x) A Cinderella Story
(x) The Terminal
(x) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
(x) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
(x) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
(x) Halloween
(x) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving X-MAS
(x) Flubber
( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(x) Practical Magic
(x) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
(x) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
( ) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Day After Tomorrow
(x) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
(x) 10 Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
(x) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(x) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
(x) Bad Boys
(x) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Slevin
(x) Ocean’s Eleven
(x) Ocean’s Twelve
( ) Bourne Identity
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) Superstar
(x) Ice Age
( ) Ice age 2 The Meltdown -
(x) Independence Day
(x) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
(x) Christine
(x) ET
(x) Children of the Corn
( ) My Boss’ Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
(x) Monsters Inc.
( ) War of the Worlds
(x) Rush Hour
(x) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
( ) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She’s All That
( ) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
(x) Mars Attacks
(x) Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
(x) Forrest Gump
(x) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
(x) The Terminator 2
(x) The Terminator 3
(x) X-Men
(x) X-Men 2
(x) X-Men 3
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
(x) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Others
(x) Freaky Friday
(x) Reign of Fire
(x) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2
( ) Swimfan
( ) Miracle
( ) Old School
( ) K-Pax
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
(x) A Walk to Remember
( ) Boogeyman
( ) The 40-year-old-virgin
( ) The Hills Have Eyes
(x) The Sandlot
( ) The Sandlot 2
( ) Queen of the Damned

Grand Total: 104

Okay, so maybe I'm not as much of a movie buff as I thought...

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Errrrm, Tedward.....???

You must think I'm a horrible friend, because I haven't commented on your blog in MONTHS, it seems...

Well, dear friend, I have an excuse: every time I try to post a comment, I get this page:

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Is that bad???

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Holiday Meme thingy

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Both....though not at the same time...

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?
Mostly wrapped...big things like bikes or other large objects are set under (or near) tree.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
Right now they're coloured, but I used to have the white icicle lights on my old place.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
No, I dont', but I would if I had some. I loves me some Hubby smooches.

5. When do you put up your decorations?
It depends on my mood and my time constraints...I currently have decorations set out but the tree will have to wait till next weekend.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish?
We have a tradition of having one of the following desserts: either homemade pan cherry cheescake or pineapple delight, so I'd have to say that...or my stuffing :)

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child?
The year I got my flute.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I remember very vividly...I was 12 (catholic and naive) and I found out at the same time that the Easter Bunny was Mom and Dad, too.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Yes, it was a tradition in my family and it's usually pyjamas to sleep in on Christmas Eve.

10. What kind of decorations are on your Christmas Tree?
It's mostly decorations collected over the 34 years I have been alive. Some were donated from my family tree, and some either the kids made or I've picked up over the years.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread?
Hate snow....if it didn't make Christmas homey and warm and bright, I'd say f*ck snow altogether, but Christmas snow is good. Just go away by New Years LOL

12. Can you ice skate?
I have not ice skated since childhood. I think I'd give myself shin splints and heel spurs just putting the damned things on. LOL.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
See question 7.

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
See question 6.

16 What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Everyone getting together Xmas morning for homemade 'Egg McMuffins' at my parents' place.

17. What tops your tree?
A crocheted angel that my mother in law made for us a few years ago.

18. What is your favourite holiday book?
I'd have to say "T'was the Night Before Christmas"

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
Carol of the Bells and The Little Drummer Boy

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yummy?
I love candy canes...especially the Crush ones that come in Grape and Orange!!

21. What is your favourite Holiday movie?
OMG this is a HARRRRD one. I've been watching the Charlie Brown Christmas special every year for as long as I can remember, and I still love watching it, but believe it or not, my favourite holiday film is "Love, Actually". It's brilliant.

Saturday, December 02, 2006


Picture this:

Encino Man...

"Hey.... hey, where's Dave?"

Stoney, pointing: "Dancin'..."

Yep that's me.

Carolan's good, tree pretty.

It was only for a little while today, but...

Anyone else ever feel like this?

Boy oh boy, Tatsuya, have you got it right!!