Monday, December 7, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

On Saturday, we had our first snowfall of the year. It was glorious--a full day of uninterrupted, fat, wet snowflakes. I celebrated by doing four loads of laundry and watching about ten hours of saccharine holiday movies on Lifetime and the Hallmark Channel. And then another several hours on Sunday. I think I have a cavity from all the sweetness.

Aside from that, though, I am kicking ass ahead of the game this holiday season. Last night? I WRAPPED GIFTS. This is impressive not only because I did this so early, but because I actually have gifts in my possession to wrap! Eighteen whole days before Christmas! ...Thank you, thank you, no need for applause.

Anyway, 12 days from now I will be heading home for a rather lengthy holiday break, which will be preceded by various holiday gatherings (most of which require me to bake things) and also a visit from Jules! And, by the way, know what's even more exciting than having your best friend visit just to go see The Nutcracker with you? Going to see it FOR FREE. Which we are doing on Friday.

But anyway, as I mentioned, I spent the weekend watching bad Lifetime movies and also a couple of BBC miniseries--North and South (NOT the one about the Civil War) and Daniel Deronda--and boy, if those two networks aren't at opposite ends of the quality spectrum, then I don't know what are. Lifetime : cotton candy :: BBC : oatmeal. And in case you were wondering what all the old Dawson's Creek stars are doing now (aside from Pacey, who is on that Fringe show, and Joey, who is married to that crazy, couch-jumping Scientologist), they're starring in sappy holiday movies.

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