Music and Words

November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving

Filed under: Words — melomania @ 10:47 pm

I have to admit, I’ve never really been much for the whole “gorging yourself and sleeping the rest of the day” that the rest of the country thinks is what this holiday is all about. Nor have I ever been into getting up in the middle of the night to go shopping the day after. Maybe I’m just nuts, but I don’t like turkey enough to make myself sick on it. And I never “like” getting up in the middle of the night, no matter how cheap your laptops may be.

I do like Thanksgiving as a holiday, of course. I like spending time with my family, especially now that it’s one of the 7 weeks of the year I get to see my brother. I like having friends over for dinner, and spending the whole day playing RockBand (even if we did buy the nice big TV the day AFTER the digital jam session).

(It’s going to look fantastic now. Wish I owned a game system.)

Also, I’m really enjoying the 5 days off work. FIVE DAYS! I don’t even get 5 days for Christmas. Just 4. And then 4 again for New Year’s the week after. I’m going snowboarding that week. Which is the first time I’ll get to use my new snowboard and boots and cold-weather-clothes. In fact, it’s only a little over a month away! I can start counting down!

My point. Right. My point was that I don’t really get into Thanksgiving like the rest of the country does. I don’t gorge, I don’t shop, and oh did I mention I don’t like pumpkin pie? I don’t like pumpkin. I don’t like pumpkin pie, or pumpkin spice lattes, or … any of the other pumpkin stuff that people enjoy this time of year.

But it’s ok. Because my mom knows me and bought a strawberry-rhubarb pie for me.

I love this season.

November 8, 2009

Going All Martha Stewart

Filed under: Words — melomania @ 6:18 pm

Mom has just decided that the house “needs to be decluttered”. I’m going to grab a book (or maybe just my iPhone and some headphones) and go hide out at Barnes & Noble, the only place that will be open past 6 on a Sunday night.

I’m hoping the mood passes. At least until tomorrow, when I have to spend the whole day at work.

November 5, 2009

I’ve Got THE LOOK

Filed under: Words — melomania @ 11:02 pm

I work with kids. Let’s just go ahead and get that cleared up now. I love the kids, but sometimes (like today) they drive me up the wall. I actually had one tell me “not to speak to her that way” after I got sick of repeating myself 20 times (among other things I was getting sick of watching her do) and let my irritation creep into my voice.

And ooh, that was bad. See, I was raised knowing that if I had told my mother that, I wouldn’t have lived to see tomorrow. I have to admit, I’m still a little shocked at how some of these kids speak to their parents, siblings, and teachers. I know I should get over it, and I’m sure I will, but for now, I have a weapon.

I looked at this kid with my eyes wide and one eyebrow raised, and said “Excuse me?” That was all it took. She insisted that she was “just kidding” and walked away rather quickly and without another word to me.

The lesson: they really do understand that not everyone lets them get away with it. Also, I probably inherited a lot more of my mother than I initially thought.

November 4, 2009

Veteran’s Day

Filed under: Words — melomania @ 9:04 am
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Yesterday, I realized that I didn’t have a clue when Veteran’s Day is. I had a brief thought it might have been yesterday, becuase it didn’t look like anyone has come to work in the office upstairs. So what did I do to find out? I checked Twitter. No one had said anything about Veteran’s Day, so I figured it couldn’t be yesterday. A quick Google search confirmed it’s actually not til next week.

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