whiski_sour: (happy new year bitches)
I'm quite happily buzzed right now. Tradition dictates that if you open a bottle of champagne on New Year's Eve, you must finish it or risk bad luck. Carrie wasn't feeling up to drinking her share and I didn't want to have bad luck, sooo...I drank most of the bottle.

I also survived my first close encounter with death shortly after ringing in the new year. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating, but champagne hiccups hurt, dammit!

Since I'm on the intoxicated side, I'll just say that I hope everyone has a marvelous 2013. I hope it's happy, healthy, and a lot of fun for everyone. We all deserve it.

Here's to a bright and shiny 2013!
whiski_sour: (Danno's on hold)
The first few days of 2012 can be summed up thusly:

-I had to go to five different places to find the right sized boxes that I needed to mail some stuff I sold on eBay.

-I got one of the items packed up and ready to go, only to run out of packing tape for the second one, which now results in two trips to the post office.


-I've taken up watching Murder, She Wrote (thank you, TV Land for bringing it back) and Bonanza (THERE IS NO DANNO NOW) and I admit to watching Little House on the Prairie.

-Matlock and Perry Mason never leave me!

-I'm doing more than watching TV, I swear. Like stressing about all of the events and deadlines I have this month, including Hammie's birthday, my birthday, Cubs Con (all in the same week!), and this crazy notion of rewriting/revising a novel by the end of the month.

-Also I've been rewriting/revising a novel.

-And I'm sore from the new workout routine.

-But my new protective case for my phone came today and it's super cute, so there is that.

If you just look at the list and don't actually read it, it looks like I've actually been a lot more productive than I really have. Pretty cool, huh?
whiski_sour: (happy new year bitches)
Spending my New Year's Eve watching the Jaws movie marathon on Spike. The GERD is making it questionable as to whether or not I should indulge in any champagne tonight, but it will not keep me from the cinnamon roll cheesecake, that I promise you.

I'm not in the mood to be reflective. Instead, I look to the future and I hope 2012 is a happy, healthy, productive, and fun-filled year for myself and for all of you.

Be safe as your party hard.

Happy New Year!
whiski_sour: (happy new year bitches)
Rang in the new year at home with Carrie. I made chicken and spinach pizza for dinner. Later, we snacked on chips and queso, and I had pickle wraps (Carrie had black olives and mozerella, but she forgot them in the fridge). Food is an important part of all of my celebrations.

Carrie bought us silly string and these popper that had confetti and streamers. She also got us champagne classes with light up stems. They were really cool to drink champagne out of at midnight in the driveway.

After we drank our bubbly, popped our poppers, sprayed each other with silly string, and cleaned up most of the mess (it was windy, so we just let the streamers and confetti blow into the neighbors' yard), we played cards and ate cheesecake until the too early hours. It was a good time.

We decided to go into 2011 as positive and optimistic as possible in order to properly set the tone for the new year.

I'm ready to take on 2011 and I'm ready to own it.
whiski_sour: (happy new year bitches)
2010 wasn't all that I hoped it was going to be, but it wasn't too bad.

I had some fun, succeeded a little, failed a lot, endured a little heartbreak, scrounged, flailed, laughed, loved, and learned. Good and bad, I'm ready to put 2010 in the books and move on to the next.

Bring on 2011.

Enjoy your celebrating tonight, babies. Stay safe and have fun.
whiski_sour: (Winner!)
As I said in this entry, my Aunt Jo got me two scratch off tickets. I won two free tickets on the first two and two dollars on one of the free tickets I got.

Since I decided to keep going, I got two new tickets with the two dollars I won...and won 16 bucks on one of the tickets.

So the streak continues! I'm going to get two more tickets and then pocket the 14 dollars left over. Let's see how far I can take this. I hope the amounts getting bigger is a trend.

This totally makes up for the money I spent on cheap champagne and fixings for pickle wraps for New Year's Eve.
whiski_sour: (one of those days)
Well, 2010 has gotten off to a questionable start for me.

While I had a great time ringing in the new year with Carrie in our low key way, I ended up staying up until after 4am because I was sick (and it had nothing to do with booze; we went alcohol-free). I fell asleep to The Three Stooges. I rarely go to sleep with the TV on. Unless, of course, I'm sick.

I woke up around 10:30 feeling fine and spent the rest of the morning and part of the afternoon switching back and forth between Looney Tunes and Barney Miller. I finally got off my ass to run to Walgreens to pick up a few things and only to get to the check out and find out that my credit card doesn't work. I don't know why it doesn't work. I've never had any trouble with it, so I don't know what's going on. With my current state of agitation, it's a mystery best left until Monday.

In the meantime, Dad gave me some cash so I could pick up the few things I needed.

It was on my way out the second time that I realized I'd forgotten to pay a bill (just the subscription to the local newspaper, but it still irks me). So I dropped that in the mail a few days late.

So much for getting a good start to 2010. I'm so cranky right now that I've already declared that I'm not making dinner tonight and I feel so jinxed that I'm surprised I didn't wreck while running errands and the microwave didn't blow up when I used it this afternoon.

If this is going to be how my year is going to roll, I'll pass.
whiski_sour: (happy new year bitches)
I'm only making one resolution for 2010.

Don't get dead.

I'm pretty sure I can handle that.

Carrie and I are staying in tonight to ring in the new year. I'm making Buffalo chicken pizza and Carrie made cookies last night. We've also got chips and queso dip and two bottles of sparkling white grape juice.

I've spent all day watching The Three Stooges marathon, but at some point tonight, we're going to switch to MST3K.

The only way tonight could get any better is if we had more friends over to eat, drink, and be merry with us.

Happy New Year, guys.
whiski_sour: (happy new year bitches)
So far I've spent the majority of 2009 in bed watching cartoons when I was conscious. I did have a short burst of forced productivity early, but it wore me out and I was soon out of my real pants and into pajama pants, tucked snugly under the covers, watching Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.

I'd feel guilty about such lethargy (in theory), but I'm sick. I have a cold.

I knew I was getting one, but I kept hoping that it was just sinus troubles, that I had just thrown my sleep schedule off again, but no. I woke up with all the symptoms. Sneezing. Coughing. Sometimes stuffy, sometimes runny nose. Scratchy throat. Fatigue. A thirst for embalming fluid.

I really hope this isn't a sign of the year to come.

Speaking of which, tradition dictates that I should make resolutions. I'm lousy at this. It's not that I don't keep them; it's that by March, I don't remember if I made any.

So this year, I'm setting the bar low and only setting myself two resolutions that I should be able to both keep and remember.

I resolve to have a good time and not get dead.

I'm pretty sure I can manage those.

You notice I don't resolve to be a better person. I think we all know why. I'd have that one broken thirty seconds after the words left my lips.

Besides, it goes against my resolution to have a good time.
whiski_sour: (happy new year bitches)
Happy New Year!
whiski_sour: (happy new year bitches)
After getting sick in the middle of the night and not doing well with the whole sleeping thing (when you start dreaming about Mickey Rourke and Muppets, you know it's time to give up, boys and girls) and Carrie ending up in a bad mood, I knew there would be no partying to be had on this night, no ceremonial drop kicking of the old year.

Also, we totally failed at coming up with any ideas on what to do tonight even if we weren't cranky and sleepy.

I'm watching MSTK and working on the next writing project. I look to toast the new year with a glass of orange juice and then probably go to sleep shortly after.

2008 was a success for one reason and one reason only: I'm not dead yet. I've always set my standards low.

My final thought for 2008...My sinuses itch.

It's hard to be sentimental, profound, and thoughtful when you've got an itch that you just can't scratch.


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