Archive for December, 2006

December 29, 2006

it seems like every day here in atlanta with erik is paradise, and each day is better than the last…
we’ve been doing a lot of stuff and i’m absolutely loving it.
he always picks the best dates for us to go on 🙂
we went to go see the local AA hockey team (the Gwinnett Gladiators vs. Columbia Inferno) with Marty and Sonja
it was my first time going to a professional sporting event (other than a rodeo…) and it was awesome!
our team won, Gwinnett 7 Columbia 3, a very perfect first time i suppose
Christmas was incredible.
during the day we went shopping for WE gifts (see below) and had lunch and Erik bought me an absolutely gorgeous coat.
Christmas eve we went over Marty and Sonja’s for turkey dinner and White Elephant.
i’d never played before, and for those who have no idea what i’m talking about (since i didn’t know either) here’s the deal
all the people “playing” purchase a predecided number of gifts. none are to exceed a predetermined value.
the gifts are wrapped and placed in a pile. then, a dec
k of cards is dealt to the “players”.
one of the players draws a card from another deck, and whoever has that card can pick a mystery present from the pile.
the process is repeated until the second deck has been gone through in its entirety. players can either pick a present from the pile, or steal from another player.
i made out damn good 🙂
i got an awesome my little pony bath set, a $20 target gift card, some hair clips, a box of hello kity fruit snacks, and a spongebob electric toothbrush.
after dinner we had some wine and played fantan
the next morning, Erik and I woke up and exchanged presents 🙂
i got him a pair of 5.11 HRT boots for airsoft and 5.11 socks
he completely outdid himself and went above and beyond…
first, he got me an awesome my little pony umbrella because mine had broken a few weeks ago in philly. it was so incredibly sweet and thoughtful of him to remember that i was unprotected from the rain 🙂 so then he made me open one of the gifts and it was a 1GB memory card for a digital camera. i open it and i’m like, oh, cool, a memory card. but it didn’t fit my current camera. he says “oh man, i totally bought the wrong one! i meant to get you a card so you can use my camera. i guess i’ll have to return it…” (since my camera broke a few months ago, i always use his when i am here visiting since his is really nice). then he made me open my
second present which was a box of random little goodies and candies and a beautiful gray sweater from Old Navy. then, time for the third present! *drum roll please* i start peeling away the wrapping paper and it’s a Canon box. instantly i knew what he had done, but it seemed too good to be true. i looked at him and asked if he had put something in a Canon box. he laughed and told me to open it. it was a brand new Canon SD630 digital camera. 6megapixels (my old, broken one was only 2mp) with a 3″ display and omg the camera is absolutely GORGEOUS. funny thing is, i had been looking at the exact same one online a few weeks earlier thinking about buying it. he knows me so well 🙂 i was so amazed… i was so happy (and i still am, i love this thing!). the camera is really amazing, it’s got a TON of features, it’s slim and sleek and really pretty and i just love it 😀
this is a picture of the camera, but it really doesn’t do it justice (ironic, yes?) it’s much prettier in real life 🙂

mom sent a present for each of us (so thoughtful!). she got me this to-die-for baby blue micosuede Outback riding vest. it’s so pretty i’m scared of actually using it for riding and getting it dirty. lol.
after, we did the traditional Jew-Christmas thing and went to get chinese f
ood at Golden Buddha for lunch (i didn’t get food poisoning this year! woo!). after, Marty and Sonja came over and hung out for a bit, then Erik and I went to see the Pursuit of Happyness at around 10pm. all in all, a perfect christmas: gifts, time with my love, chinese and a movie 🙂
wednesday night we went to dinner with Torry and a bunch of his friends at Bucca di Beppo. (J i finally went!)  I’d never been before, and my god it was a TON of food. he and i both ate until we were sick, and had a great time meeting some new people and just hanging out. woke up this morning still in pain, a food hangover… 😉
last night we went to go play airsoft. i’d never played before and omg it was so much fun! we went to this place, Strategic Airsoft Command, an indoor joint with lots of cool dark rooms and neato stuff to hide behind and whatnot. i had to rent gear of course (which was all too big for me, lol) but i managed to get in a few kills. i only got shot once and it didn’t hurt too bad. but maaaan it was awesome. there are so many nice guys there too! i can’t wait to go back and play again next week 😀
we’re having a new years party again this year which should be a lot of fun. he’s also got two more suprises for me that he is insisting i will love (and i’m sure i will) but they don’t happen until january 6 & 7…
i feel like a princess 🙂


be proud of me!

December 20, 2006

so i’m here in atlanta for the holidays (woo!)
it’s been so warm lately, in the 70s all week
i think i will like living here 🙂
erik finally got around to making me a set of keys to the house, i feel like we’re a “real” couple now 😉
i got all my grades today…
four As and one A+
which brings my GPA to… *drumroll please* 3.88
as long as i don’t get a single A- for the next two terms i will be able to graduate with a 3.9 and Summa Cum Laude honors
*crosses fingers*
what else… i’m exicted about christmas, i got erik a great pair of boots for airsoft and he has some “surprises” for me that i am all antsy about 🙂
hrm… yeah, nothing really important to report on
i loveeee himmmmmmm
and i miss ej and cori 😦

December 12, 2006

my top ten reasons i am excited about moving to atlanta to live with erik when i graduate…
1) living with erik 🙂
2) always having someone to kill bugs
3) my own washing machine! (try not having one for 5 years, yeah, you’ll realize how much you appreciate them…)
4) my own parking spot/driveway
5) *finally* having storage and being able to unpack the cardboard boxes i have literally been living out of for years
6) not having to worry about being scaulded in the shower when someone in the building flushes
7) no noisy neighbors!!!
8) a real, full kitchen
9) someone to cuddle on the couch and watch modern marvels with
10) splitting rent/utilities 😉

December 10, 2006

i miss california. i miss work. why? well, here’s one reason…
“I forgot my security badge to get into work today. Luckily I had yours in my wallet as a back up. I just thought you should know that your picture is always against my ass.”
yeah, one of my (now ex-) coworkers just left me that comment on myspace…
ah, the memories…

IHSA horse show #5 & thanksgiving with the in-laws

December 1, 2006

i always mean to update after stuff happens, but life gets in the way…
the last IHSA show of the season went ok.
i had classed up to advanced and was looking forward to doing well.
that didn’t happen.
the horse i was riding was lame and was therefore trotting/cantering *really* weird
i was trying to keep him going but had to work really hard to do so since he wanted to stop and man i felt so terrible about forcing him to go…
i wound up getting fourth because i was so jshdjkfhaksgjdhgarrrggggh trying to keep him going 😦
however, the only people that beat me were from u del and del val and they all ride like 5 times a week so i guess i didn’t do too badly all things considered…
other show highlights:
– another girl fell off and had to be medivac’ed out.
i’ve been riding for 14 years and i’ve only seen *two* medivac’s, both of them during this season of IHSA. wtf?
– we gave megan (our coach) her christmas present.
megan’s boots had holes in them (seriously) so i decided we should get her some new boots
and got the team together and everyone chipped in and we got her top of the line ariat paddock boots and when we gave them to her she was so touched that she started crying. little ms hardass. yup. then she pranced around the show carrying the ariat box and shouting “my team likes me!” to all the other trainers. how classy 😉
– after the show the entire team went out to dinner at Ecco Qui for drinks and food and stuff. we got megan nice and drunk. overall it was a really good time, everyone was relaxed since this season was over and we got to hang out as a group and it was just really awesome. too bad i’m graduating soon… anyway, a few of us had gotten together to get megan an ‘extra’ christmas gift… a handle of rum and a carton of cigarettes. i think she liked that better than the boots… ha.
– after dinner the few of us who are of age went over to New Deck for some more drinks. megan got sloppy drunk and proceeded to tell us that she fucking hates us because she loves us so much and started crying and yeah, it was awesome. she’s so adorably emo when drunk, and so incredibly tough-guy when she’s sober… 😉
thanksgiving was awesome, the best i’ve ever had
(i hope everyone else’s was great too!)
i went up to ny after classes and picked erik up from the airport on wednesday night.
i stayed with him at his father’s place while i was there…
met the family for the first time.
(i’d met his mother once before, very briefly, about a year and a half ago)
and they were absolutely lovely.
his dad’s awesome, his mother’s a doll, his brother is rad.
yeah, if this works out, i’ll have a really great in-law family…
thursday we had thanksgiving at his mom’s,
friday we had dinner with my mom (erik hadn’t met my family either) and patrick then went into nyc to go to a bar for erik’s friend ryan’s birthday
we got home around 4am, went to bed…
saturday we drove down to brielle, nj for the extended family dinner which was absolutely wonderful
his family is so normally dysfunctional it’s incredible.
sunday we had lunch with my dad then drove back to pa and i went over to ej’s to meet *her* man zander (ej you are a lucky girl, he’s a catch!!)
we ordered chinese and made the boys watch a my little pony movie to prove their love to us 😉
i got a stupid speeding ticket in nj… cop was sitting exactly where it changed from 64 to 45 and i didn’t see him and didn’t slow down in time and he nailed me for 70 in a 45… yeah that’s gonna be 4 points and about $300… *cries* stupid cop 😦
and now, well, now i am just working my butt off trying to finish up this term so i can go down to atlanta for christmas and new years with erik.
** anyone read
ing this is invited to come to our new year’s costume party **
it’s in atlanta, so i doubt anyone will wanna come, but if you do, let me know 🙂