Quote of the Day:
“I can’t believe I spent eight dollars on sardine jellybeans and a flying ball.”
Merry Christmas! I have been visiting my grandparents in Sun City Center, FL for the past three days and I have taken that time to gather a few great quotes for my faithful readers to enjoy. It has been a blast discovering them but I must apologize up front for the surplus of excerpts from Harry Potter books. Can you tell how I amused myself while away from home? Speaking of Harry Potter, I wish I had brought more than the second and third books from Gainesville since I am almost done with the third one and I am desperately looking for something else to read until the end of the vacation. Also I should mention that I am taking time away from my usual reading time to write this entry – so you should feel privileged to have something to read yourself!
I guess I should explain the quote of the day because no one will understand it as it stands. My mom bought me some Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavor Beans (a wizard confection from the Harry Potter books) and a golden snitch (figure that out for yourself) key chain from the Warner Brother’s store in Brandon. She figures I am a little too wrapped up in the books, especially since I also got a Harry Potter wall calendar for Christmas from my brother. Maybe I am a bit taken with the story right now but what do you expect from a good book?
The holidays have treated me well so far. On Christmas morning my parents woke up to a little surprise I had been concocting for several weeks – new stocking holders for the mantelpiece and stockings for them since they had never had any as long as I could remember. They loved it and it looks really great with all four stockings in a row. The bulk of my Christmas gifts was videos and CDs. I got four new movies to add to be collection – “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace,” “Titan A.E.,” “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” and “X-Men.” When I looked at them all together after they had been unwrapped I realized that my journey towards the sci-fi end of the spectrum was complete. What will Irene think when I get back to school? I am somewhat more apprehensive to divulge the titles of the CDs I received for Christmas. I would get teased if anyone around me knew what they were and I already endure enough of that to keep my mouth shut. Here’s a clue as to their nature: I am now the proud but anonymous owner of a copy of the song that defined the summer of 1997, “Mmmbop.” I think I have said too much (as she shields herself from the inevitable barrage of jokes and laughter).
I missed the annual high school friends’ get together, courtesy of Meghan, this year because I was visiting my grandparents. It is the only time each year that I see some of these people and since many of them will be graduating this May I was disappointed I had to miss the party. So if anyone who is reading this entry went to Meghan’s cabin party please email me (email@example.com) or call me (at the same number I had in high school) and catch me up on the happenings of the Lincoln crew. The way things are right now I am not graduating in May (even though the normal four years of college will have passed) but I plan to spend June through December in California working for Boeing. This pushed my graduation date to May 2002. So I’ll be around for a possible party next year!
If you know someone who has a birthday near Christmas you may have heard how awful it is and sometimes that is the case. When you get one generic gift for both occasions it’s not a lot of fun. However, it can be really cool. My birthday is January 9, two weeks after Christmas, so I only have to make one list and I am almost guaranteed to get every item between December 25 and January 9. This makes me sound like a greedy little girl, but when you consider that my mother doesn’t start most of her holiday shopping until the semester is over, there is precious little time to find all of the wanted articles. The way my birthday worked out, everyone has extra shopping time. So get moving! I am only going to turn twenty-two once! Just kidding.
If you can’t tell, each of the above paragraphs was written with a totally different thought in mind. Usually I have the flow of the entire entry in mind when I write but tonight that button was turned to the “off” position. Just keep in mind the title of this entry – “Every-Flavor.” How many did you find? I am sure there are many other things I have forgotten to mention but it is late now and I should be going to sleep soon. Maybe I can forget the horrible shambles that is my bedroom when the lights are out. I really need to do something about this mess.