Finally found some time to actually post rather than skim skim skim through my f-list which is what I've been doing for the past few days. So, let's see, what have I been up to?
Christmas Day was pretty lowkey. Instead of our tradition of going to the movies, we spent the day getting ready for the Invasion of the Relatives for Christmas dinner. My contribution was mashed potatoes, which was, other than the turkey, the only Western dish on the table. 2 of my aunts are great cooks so there was lots of yummy food.
Next day, we braved the Boxing Day crowd. My SIL and I both purchased a travel bag from Roots. I've wanted one since they came out but no way was I paying $128 (small size) or $198 (big size). Roots had them 30% off so both of us snagged a small one, yay!! I tried to buy my tv but they were all sold out. My brother's friend managed to get one but she lined up outside Best Buy at 5 in the morning. That's just insane. Bought a few books, got my Flip Video and some clothes.
We did manage to catch a movie this holiday season and that was National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets. Not as good as the first (and I really enjoyed the first one) but it was good fun and that's all I was looking for. I also downloaded and finally got around to watching a couple of movies. Waitress, starring Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion, about a small-town waitress who gets pregnant and has an affair with her doctor. Not the best plot summary but in reality, a very sweet movie which I really enjoyed even though I figured out the ending halfway through. Besides, this movie had Fillion which gets a thumbs-up from me! The other was the indie movie, Once, about a busker and an immigrant girl in Dublin who meet and how their friendship over the course of a couple of weeks inspire their music and change their lives. The lead roles were played by non-actors and the songs are lovely so I snagged the soundtrack, too. Shot on very small budget, this only helped with the intimate, almost documentary-like feel to the movie. Really loved this one.
Of course, I watched the Doctor Who Christmas special, Voyage of the Damned. Not the best, Kylie Minogue was decent but really, I was just giddy to see Ten again. Ten in a tux was very nice. Waiting impatiently for the new season of Doctor Who and Torchwood to begin. And I'm even more impatient for the season finale of Robin Hood that is airing right now in the UK. Reading insta-reactions at the RH comm isn't helping but I have to look. *crosses fingers for a link tonight*
The rest of my days have been filled with work and running around with Bro and SIL looking at wedding stuff. The hall and the menu are pretty much done, now it's just everything else -- photographer, DJ, flowers, decorations, wedding favours, bridesmaids/groomsmen, invitations, seating plan, cake, hair & makeup, wedding & traditional dresses, travel arrangements, hotel accomodations for out-of-towners, etc etc etc. Too stressful.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, charlea2 !!!!!!!!!!!!! Come January, when I'm back in my condo and at my own computer again, I'll have lots of video to upload for you *wink*
I also wanted to share some music and I had almost half of my CD list up on cd-tracker.com but the site is closing down on the 31st. Anyone know of a similar site?