Monthly Archives: December 2008

The Hat Box

As promised.


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You’ll always be the hottest pickle in this town!

If you don’t know my *friend,* Erin, you should get to know her.

*I like to call her my friend b/c we met like once and all and so now we’re tight like that. *

Anyhow, read her story. (Don’t cheat. Start at the beginning!) I promise it’s worth it.

Also, don’t worry if you start to act strange after spending time with Erin.

Common symptoms include:

Not wearing any pants or just wearing your pajamas to social functions

Documenting everything you eat and drink with your digital camera

Nicknaming important people in your life

Taking life advice from adorable children

Laughing hysterically often

Finding that the real world often takes us to exciting new places! Congrats, Erin!


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Jumping Justin & Other Christmas Break Happenings

  • My mom made her famous spaghetti for Christmas. It was yummy!
  • Everyone loved their gifts  — whoot!
  • Gertie picked a fight with my Grandma’s weiner dog, Buddy. For a split second, I thought she was going to have a hot dog for lunch.
  • Gertie and her BFF, Lily hung out on Christmas, then on Saturday, we went to see Marley & Me with the boyfriend’s family. When we returned, we discovered that Gertie and Lily had torn into some Christmas gifts, reminding us that every dog has a little bit of Marley in her.
  • Speaking of the boyfriend’s family, I’ve decided to start a list of things overheard when at their house. My top entry is: the boyfriend’s brother crashing in on their sister, napping on the couch exclaiming, “Spoon me, L!”
  • Among my gifts this year was a regift. I totally called it too. My mom has this tradition of giving us an ornament each year. The ornament is supposed to reflect our life in the past year. Mine was a ceramic painting of the Plaza. But upon closer inspection, I recognized it as an ornament my parents have had for years!! I am sure at one point it was a gift from someone too…








  • Gertie was terrified of half her gifts this year.
  • On Sunday, Justin’s van died, so I helped out by jumping him! Always willing to help out where needed.
  • Merry Christmas 2008!

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Super Secret Reveal Part II

For my mom:

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Super Secret Reveal Part I

I bought the boyfriend a fedora for Christmas, but that wasn’t good enough. It needed a hat box.

But that wasn’t good enough.

The hat box needed some color.

I pasted strips from The Spirit, Dick Tracy and the Green Hornet. 

Nothing like a little mod podge, a hat box and some comic books for Christmas. Picture to come.


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It’s a very Super Secret Christmas

And yet another super secret Christmas project is underway. I am so excited about it. I will be sure to share details on Christmas, but it may be the best gift I’ve ever given.

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Scrooge be damned!

I found my inner Christmas spirit last night.

But I can’t tell you how (yet.)

It’s a super secret project that will be revealed to the boyfriend on Christmas day.

Things he knows about it:

  • It’s created a huge mess that cannot be concealed – in that he’s not allowed to “pop by” my apartment until after Christmas.
  • It’s sticky – when he texted me last night asking how my project was going, I had one word: sticky.
  • Something has to dry – in that I can’t stick around for “one more beer” with friends because this project needs to get done!


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