- Username: JurassiGoth
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- A Box of Chocolates
Chocolate. Need I say more?
I want to know the Chocolate Nazi who decided I could only pick one, first of all.
*Head cocked. Eyebrow raised. Foot tapping.*
Second, it's chocolate. CHOCOLATE, people.
How in the name of Frank Herbert do you expect the JurassiGothChocoholic to pick one?
*Sighs. Waves hand dismissively*
Fine. I pick dark chocolate truffle. Thick, dark, rich, smooth.
A close second is buttercream, or cream. I'm not sure exactly which it is, but it's thick, rich, white, and delicious.
Third is raspberry.
See, it's impossible for me to pick just one. You were warned.
Don't even get me started on Cadbury Creme Eggs. That's a whole other post.
Now, I must go. I have drool to wipe off of my keyboard and a Whitman's Sampler to hunt.
- Time What-agement?
I have gathered time-saving tips like those fabled German kids grabbed breadcrumbs. I may not use them, but I've got 'em!
See, this has been a real issue for The JurassiGoth since she's been employment-challenged.
Until more recently than I like to admit, I played tricks on my own mind. Since I don't have to schedule everything around a day job, I get into the fantasy that I have all the time in the world to do things.
So, I putter around the internets. I clean out my junk drawer. I go on an unscheduled coffee date with a friend that was originally supposed to last an hour. Four hours later, I'm hugging my good-byes. I've got all day to get to that other stuff, right?
Doing things takes time. Somehow, I always seem to block that out. 20 minutes to update my resume and cover letter to fit a job can turn into 1 and 1/2 hours when I want to apply to more than one. A trip to the gym, seemingly innocuous at first, can quickly become an epic journey once I factor in traffic and time to find my favorite work-out pants.
That stuff bites me in the tookus every time.
The best time-management tip I've found? Yesterday's history and tomorrow's a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why we call it "The Present." So, don't beat yourself up over what did or didn't get done.
And as soon as I take my own advice, I'll get back to ya'.
- My Home's Not Available Right Now...
My home can't talk. It's got a holiday hangover of epic proportions.
It's lying on the floor, digesting a food baby comprised primarily of mashed potatoes, dressing (I'm Southern born and raised. That stuff that comes from the turkey's innards will forever be "dressing.") and Candy Cane Joe Joe's.
It's got red and green candy sprinkles stuck in its hair. Someone has also attempted to mummify it using the lights and star garland from the tree.
It's wearing my Jack Skellington and Sally Ragdoll Stockings on the wrong feet.
Basically, it's a hot, post-holiday mess. So, I've sent it to the shower, mumbling something about the people to whom it forgot to send holiday cards.
It'll get back to you after the New Year.
- Hold on! I'm coming!
In truth, I'd like to take a crack at visiting many countries. However, for the purposes of this post, here's my top three:
#1 and #2 will be Scotland and Ireland and not necessarily in that order. Since I'm of mixed blood--Scottish and Irish--which ancestor I'll be tracing is the only determining factor in which country I visit first.
Something in my Celtic blood has called me back to those islands in the North Atlantic since I learned of my ancestry and the existence of said countries.
Then, to jump to an even more ancient but very different culture, #3 is China. It's the home of the martial art I practice. In learning how to do this physical stuff, I've also learned a little about the culture. It's made me want to learn more.
China is such a vast, old country and culture. It's been an empire and a Communist Dictatorship. Beijing and Hong Kong are huge, modern cities while some parts of the the provinces still struggle to establish roads and water delivery systems.
It's one of our most active, living historical, economic and sociological laboratories. I'd like to go there to see that first hand and get the average Chinese person's take(s) on things.
It's also got some of the most beautiful land in the world. Sounds like an awesome trip to me.
- My Top 5 Favorite Holiday Flicks
The JurassiGoth is gratefully stationary this year. This is a good thing, as it means that no TSA agents will get slugged and Yours Truly will not spend New Year's Eve in local lock-up for aforementioned slugging.
So, while I may not need them to escape my beloved family's drama, I will still be finding these Yuletide flicks on some screen, sometime, somewhere:
1. Elf--Greatest holiday movie. Evah.
2. Love Actually--Actually made me watch a romantic comedy. Now, that's a holiday miracle in itself.
3. It's A Wonderful Life--Remember when we LIKED bankers?
4. Scrooged--It had me at Carol Kane's sparkly, pugilistic Ghost of Christmas Present.
5. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation--I agree with Clark Griswold. If your lights can't be seen from space, you don't have enough.