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Matthew and I briefly discussed this last night:

What’s worse, a terrorist attack (think 9/11) or a natural disaster (think the tsunami)?

the high cost of blogging

sweet slumber will continue

My new bedding set, purchased today with a small portion of my Christmas money. Hooray!

the beauty of, well, beauty

Tonight has been an amazing night from the standpoint of personal relaxation. Thanks to Katie and Matthew, respectively, I soaked my feet and my entire body.

The joys of at-home spa treatments! I feel rejuvenated after a long day of shopping with my sister.

P.S. This little beauty is next on my list :-)

the retail experience

Katie and I plan to shop ’til we drop today. Pretty exciting stuff.

I’m thinking of drafting a list of new year resolutions for ’05. There are a few goals I have, a few changes I’d like to make. My question is, however, why the hell have I waited to make these changes? Why have these goals simmered on the proverbial back burner rather than moved up front and brought to a full boil?

I need to ponder this longer. More later.

the wish list is now reality

Christmas 2004 came and went like a summer storm: short, fast with plenty of lightening (in a good way). All in all, I celebrated Christmas four times during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Cash was a popular present this year, as were lapel pins. I received three of them, and love ’em all. I picked up a two pretty sweaters, as well as $100 to IKEA. A crock pot was another favorite of mine, as was the kitty soap dispenser from Matthew :-)

Here’s a photo of me opening an orange scarf my sister made for me. It looks oh-so-fabulous with my orange Gap coat. Thanks, Katie!

purple is pretty

A new color scheme to usher in 2005. You’re not all that surprised, are you?

because everyone does it

For the second consecutive year, here’s Jason Keese‘s top 10 list from 2004, which he actually released early last week. Enjoy.

Drum roll, please…

The Jason Keese Best Albums of 2004 list, just in time for last-minute Christmas shopping. As usual, I’ve listed the Top 10 albums, some “with honors,” as well as honorable mention selections.

In no particular order, here they are:

(* denotes with honors)

– A.C. Newman, “The Slow Wonder”
– Elliott Smith, “From A Basement On The Hill”
– Keane, “Hopes and Fears”
– *Dogs Die In Hot Cars, “Please Describe Yourself”
– *Arcade Fire, “Funeral”
– *Nellie McKay, “Get Away From Me”
– Sufjan Stevens, “Seven Swans”
– Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, “Shake the Sheets”
– Iron and Wine, “Our Endless Numbered Days”
– Rilo Kiley, “More Adventurous”

Honorable Mention:

– The Walkmen, “Bows and Arrows” (came in at No. 11)
– Interpol, “Antics”
– Snow Patrol, “Final Straw”
– Neko Case, “The Tigers Have Spoken”
– The Futureheads, “The Futureheads”
– Joseph Arthur, “Our Shadows Will Remain”
– Wilco, “A Ghost Is Born”

ho ho who?

Dear Santa,

Tonight’s your big night, isn’t it? I hope you’re resting comfortably today, as you’ll need your energy. You may have heard, but my sister’s flight from L.A. to Omaha was cancelled last night in Salt Lake City or Phoenix; I haven’t heard from her yet. It sounds like she’ll be spending Christmas Eve in an airport. She may arrive by midnight tonight, but I’m not holding my breath. She was scheduled to land late last night. I think it’s the weather’s fault, don’t you?

I’m enjoying my day off from work today. Already I’ve made my bed and enjoyed a bowl of Life cereal while paging through the latest issue of Rolling Stone. I plan to read this morning, empty my dishwasher and paint my fingernails before going to my mom’s house this afternoon.

About presents. I have just one item on my list this year. It’s much too big to wrap, and it’s something that can’t be purchased. It’s a gift that would keep on giving well into 2005. I think you know what that is.

Stay warm tonight, and good luck. You’ll do great.


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