Sunday, December 25, 2011

No Snow

I really wanted to send my holiday wishes to all of you guys earlier, but I was too busy going wassailing door to door with my roommates and cats. Sorry about the delay; we just had to make sure we hit up the ol' retirement home and cat shelter.

If we can make just one (1), JUST ONE (1), cat smile, then we've done our job.

Juuuuust kidding; I'm currently in Florida visiting family. It's almost 80 degrees (F) outside and nary a wassail was had. It feels strange to be sweating on Christmas. 

But don't let anyone ever tell you that Christmas dreams can't come true. Because sometimes, when someone reads your blog and sees what you really want and then goes on eBay and wins a bidding war and then wraps it and gives it to you on Christmas, your Christmas dreams CAN come true. 

...Christmas dreams like SWEET VALLEY HIGH: THE BOARD GAME!  

(for when the books just aren't enough)

Devin definitely earned the Brother of the Week award with this one. 

He also got my Mom this t-shirt, so it's safe to say he won Christmas this year. 

You can bet your bippy I'll do a full post dedicated to a review of this game, but for now, I made my Mom and brother play a "quick round" with me to give it a whirl.  Two (2) hours later, I was triumphant, having found my boyfriend, corsage, prom decorations and prom gown in time for the big date. My Mom came in a close second and Devin wholly regretted his purchase. (His biggest mistake? Choosing Enid as his character. Newb!)

Happy holidays, everyone! I hope your cats are smiling, your weather is brisk and your Sweet Valley High memorabilia is plentiful. 

...and I hope your Santa beards were more durable than mine. Helpful holiday tip: use cotton balls instead of makeup remover pads. You live and you learn. Now enough wisdom; there's a King of Queens Christmas marathon that's calling my name. 


  1. Wow! Devin is the best brother and son EVER!

    I hope you had a very merry Christmas, Sam. I wish we had spent more time together ... more than half an hour at least. But at least we got some hugs and pictures out of it :) Miss you!

  2. I think the makeup remover pad beard came out fantastic-although a touch less "real" looking than the cotton ball version.

  3. I know, Jenn! He really knocked it out of the park this year. Made me look like QUITE the fool indeed with my homemade Great Grains collage gifts.

    I hope you and the fam had a wonderful holiday as well! I promise the next visit will be at least 45 minutes and will hopefully be in a beautifully exotic Toronto. ; )

    Melvet, I will say that the makeup remover pad beard was far more durable than last year's cotton ball beard. So there's that.

  4. I want a copy of your holiday card! it's always so beautiful and is perfect for keeping cheer on the wall near my desk at the office.

  5. You will get one, Zak! We didn't get our act together in time for Christmas cards this year (the caroling one at the top was one of the versions that went out last year). We're choosing another holiday this year for cards and that holiday is a mystery. You'll know it when you open it. That's the only clue I can give. Also, mark May Day on your calendar.