It's Tuesday and it was snowing a couple of minutes ago. And it was really pretty and light and I loved it. I walked Rigby in it and he wouldn't cooperate. There were squirrels everywhere and Riggers decided that he was a big dog and tried to get the squirrels. But his leash is only so long and I'm pretty sure that he can't climb big ass pine trees. "You're not scary." I told him. He didn't respond. He only pissed on a tree that a squirrel had climbed up. Dogs are weird.
Christmas! Let's talk about that! So, last time you heard from me, I was on my way to work...on Christmas Eve. That shift actually went by pretty quickly. The first two hours were slow as hell and then it picked up around 11:30. BUSY!! Everyone was buying hams and stuff and I was like, "Why?!" Hams bother me. Who decided that ham was going to be the Christmas meal of choice? We make this enormous roast beast and Yorkshire pudding and it's fucking delicious!! My mom is the coolest for creating that tradition a couple of years ago. And the best part is that it fills you up so fast, you have tons of leftovers and you can make roast beast sammiches for the next week. It's delicious. So as I was clearing out my drawer at 2 p.m., about ready to leave for the day, and my manager appears and is like, "Did you get everyone's coupons?" SERIOUSLY? Did you get get everyone's coupons? DID YOU GET EVERYONE'S COUPONS?! What the hell?! No, I did not get every single coupon that came through. I probably missed a couple here and there. But, hey, sue me. I'm tired, I'm pissed off and it's Christmas Eve and I can think of ninety other places I'd like to be, my bed being a recurring location, but I made sure to get every single customer's coupons! AUGH. Management.
So I went back to the apartment and quickly got ready for church and I looked HOT. I wore a pair of black leggings with this incredible sparkly,gold sequined, black tanktop under my leather with my sexy "biker" boots. I looked hot and y'all can shut up. Unless you're going to agree with me, then please keep talking. But I get to church and I see my youth group friends and whatever and we hug and stuff and say that we missed each other and then Hannah's boobs were like, "HELLO!!" So we shot the shit for a while and then our very own "soprano sensation" decided that she was going to be amazing and she CHOKED and it was glorious. God bless us, every one. So I drew the TARDIS, David Tennant, Matt Smith, an Ood, and I turned one of the angels on the church service program into a weeping angel. I was feeling especially Doctor-y. Then church ended and we went home and ate cheese and crackers, some excellent bison sausage, and the most incredible shrimp I've ever eaten in my life. It was fantastic. Then everyone watched "It's A Wonderful Life" and I went to bed instead.
Unpopular opinion time! I really don't like "It's A Wonderful Life." I just don't. I've seen it enough to be bored with it and it just lasts FOREVER! And James Stewart's voice is the most irritating thing in the world. It's that classic, old world, nineteen hundreds, voice that makes me want to throw myself from a window. "CLARENCE!! CLARENCE I WANT MY OLD LIFE BACK!!" Augh shut up. Last year, my mom got super mad at me for not wanting to watch it but this year, she kind of just let me leave. That was cool. What was also cool was the jammies set I got from the parentals. It's basically a giant Packers shirt and it rocks my world.
Actual Christmas was great. Alaina threw a tantrum because our parents slipped a tiny Justin Beiber memo notebook into her stocking as a joke and she got so pissed. She like fucking threw the notebook across the room and now it's Sadie's because she thought it was funny and can take a joke. Good job.
So we opened presents and my mom liked the smartphone gloves I got her and Sadie liked the perfume and Regular Show stickers and Alaina was stoked to get some "big girl" undies and other perfume and my dad was just happy that I listened to him and didn't get him anything. So that was cool. The Packers gear didn't stop at pajamas, guys. My parents got me a Claymate shirt. I laughed. I'm still kind of chuckling. I think that my favorite present this Christmas was the Van Goh TARDIS poster from my parents. It's great. The best part was that my parents were like, "We didn't know what it was but it looked cool." So I started to try and explain the episode to them and they didn't really get it. "Wait...this is from one of the old episodes...Well...then how was Van Goh in it?" "No, they cast a guy that looked a lot like Van Goh. It's one of the newer ones." "But why was he in Doctor Who?" "Because he was seeing aliens." "Is that why he was so crazy and cut off his ear?" "No, Sadie. They just wrote it into the show because it was cool." "Oh. That's weird." Why do I try? The point is, the poster is mine and I love it.
But the cherry on top of the whipped cream on top of the sundae that was Christmas was when Sadie, Alaina, and I were chillin' in the kitchen and my mom leaves for a second and comes back with three, decent-sized boxes and says, "Totally forgot about these." So we open them and inside the boxes are smaller boxes. Alaina opens hers and it's a shiny new Kindle Fire. Sadie and I unwrap ours to reveal brand new iPhone 4s. It was great. Sadie and I freaked out and went straight for downloading free apps. So she and I have been playing Fruit Ninja all weekend for the past few days...it's more addicting than Angry Birds and Tiny Wings combined, I kid you not. The day after Christmas, we went to get our phones activated and Mister Amazing was there and he was weirdly cheerful. I liked it. So Sadie and I are on the hunt for cool phone cases because ours are so vulnerable right now. Also, the Packers kicked the Bears' asses on Christmas so that was nice.
Sadie got the 25th Anniversary of "Les Miserables" concert DVD and it's incredible. I had never seen or read Les Miserables before and I'm glad that I saw it in concert format...starring Nick Jonas as what's his name. Not kidding, a Jonas Brother is now a Broadway actor. I'm sure he wants to get away from the Jonas Brother shtick as soon as he can, but really, it's going to stick for a while. Anyway, Sadie has been cast as Madame Tenardier in our local Playhouse's production of Les Miserables so she's studying up. I was super sick the night after Christmas and into yesterday so when I came downstairs to sleep on the couch so I was closer to the bathroom, Sadie was down there too, watching the concert. So I stayed up with her and watched it. It blew my mind. At least three times, I almost lost my shit. It's so emotional!! And Marius (Nick Jonas. I remembered his character now) goes for Cosette and not his hot friend Éponine, played by the beautiful and insanely talented Samantha Barks.
Anyway, I am now obsessed with singing men.
So I was sick and gross all day yesterday so I called in and surprisingly, my boss/manager/whatever was cool with it. She was just like, "Just make sure you don't miss anything more this week." I said okay but if I'm sick, how the hell should I make sure that I'm not sick after another day? What if it was really intense, like what Alaina had a week ago? She had strep and a stomach virus at the same time! Both things kept her temp at 99 plus for a week! Poor baby was a mess. So what if that happened to me? What if I was so sick and I couldn't come in for my shifts later in the week? Honestly, I'd probably have to put up with one or more of my actual bosses giving me shit for the next forever because they're like that. "Well...you're really letting us down today... We're going to be busy today.... You'd better be actually sick, Rachel." WHAT THE HELL!! I get that every time I call in. "You'd better be actually sick." Seriously. I very rarely call in and when I do, it's because I'm dying. It's because I'd rather not throw up on my register or give strep to everyone I come in contact with. I don't call in then go shopping like other losers who have gotten caught doing so and have been subsequently fired. Anyway, I'm not sick anymore so that's nice.
Tonight, I'm going to John's house to catch up with him, Kayleen and Meredith!! I'm so excited! And we're going to bake stuff and I can give Kleen her present that I've been super excited about since the beginning of December! Why am I watching "Dukes of Hazard?"