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Etsy Holiday Roundup!!!

So now that the holidays are passed and all the gifts are opened, I thought I’d take this opportunity to do a rundown of the awesome Etsy sellers I shopped with this year, and the produces I got as gifts for others!!!

First up we have a kickass Metriod Necklace I picked up for one of my best freinds, who had recently developed a pretty hardcore interest in Metriod. This fused glass pendant, from Lin’s Geekery, is of wonderful quality and was a big hit. The photographs don’t do it justice, it really does shine under lights.

For my beloved, along with a Wiimote and a decal for it, I got a MegaMan Charm by Egyptian Ruin, who does some awsome things. There will be more on her and her awsomeness in later articles, because I have plenty of her goodies to review.

And for my other best gall, with whom I was doing a low-cost Christmas exchange, I picked up a Handmade Murano Glass Lampwork Bead by Bello Design. The color is every bit as lovely as shown in the image, and it fit her Pandora bracelet really well.Yes, I got a bead for a Pandora bracelet as a low cost Christmas gift. That’s insanely awesome! If you’re looking to throw some color onto your Pandora bracelet without dropping an arm and a leg, check this seller out!!!

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Happy Holidays with Kenzie!!!

Happy Chanukah from Mackenzie!!! Not without my bear!!! Look at all the pwesents!!! Merry Christmas to All!!!! Festival of Lights A Shot with the Tree

Kenzie came with me this Holiday season on a trip to see my boyfriend’s family for the holidays, and we celebrated both Christmas and Chanukah.Thanks to a grievous postal error, her Christmas clothes, which were meant to be delivered to the out-laws house, were routed to a similar but incorrect address on the 24th, and then arrived at their house on the 26th after we left. They forwarded the envelope to my place tho.

So we did some Pajama shots for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning while we were down there, and a quick little photo shoot with a red shirt, which was ok, but I still missed the clothes that I had ordered for her.

Kenzie also came to the Latke Party hosted at my house on the last night of Chanukah, and to my parents house on New Years Day for a late Christmas gift exchange, wearing the Christmas clothes that had finally arrived.


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I Still Hate the Holland Tunnel

The Holland tunnel is still gives me the creeps. My brother says I’m probably claustrophobic. My mom says I can’t be claustrophobic because I live in a tiny room. I know there’s definitely a difference, I certainly never have that feeling in my dorm room… but then I can always leave my tiny room, and I can see out of my tiny room… I have a window in my tiny room, and it is only 3 stories off the ground with nothing but the roof above me. I cannot see out of the Holland Tunnel… and the irrational part of my brain keeps imagining that the sound of all those tires whooshing along in the tunnel, is really the sound of hundreds of gallons of water two inches above the tile waiting to come in and drown us. It’s really rather similar to the feeling I had as a kid back in summer camp when I flipped out and started screaming in the spelunking tunnels at Albany Indoor Rock-climbing. We got lost in the tunnels and we couldn’t find our way out… and I found this one place where you could see out but not get out because it was up too high, and refused to leave. Really rather embarrassing when I think back to it. But that isn’t the same as claustrophobia, because I find small rooms rather cozy. I do have elevator issues, but that’s a fear of heights… or rather, falling from them, the whole lack of windows thing…. and it’s never interfered with anything, I just do like I do in the tunnel, and force myself not to think about the impending doom. It’s very specific. There are no windows in the supermarket but that’s not a problem because it’s big and on ground level… I really think it’s the underground, or illusion of underground (as it was at AIR) thing… Howe Caverns freaked me out a bit too, in the squashy small tunnels. It’s odd though, because in real life, as long as I know the way back out, I’ll go into all sorts of small spaces… like inside the ends of folded bleachers after another kids lunch money, or into the long narrow music cubbies, or into these small assed places under the Clifton Commons Wooden castle playground that technically no one is supposed to be able to squeeze into… but I frequently have nightmares about being stuck in a dangerous situation where the only way out is through a very small squashy tunnel, and I’m afraid to go through. Perhaps it’s because I don’t know where it comes out… or if it comes out… it could wind up being like the Pipe in Tank Girl… *Twitch.* Narrower and narrower, and no way out.

Anyhow…. We went into the city again today to see my father’s mom and her husband for Christmas. We had dinner at Mimi’s on 52nd and 2nd Avenue. It used to be our traditional yearly restaurant when we only went up there once a year. I listened to my Cake Like “Bruiser Queen” Album on the way down and back, so the trip went faster than last time when I just spent the whole time trying to figure out were Elizabeth was and just how big it was.

We only went in for dinner though. I slept last night on an air mattress that my grandfather got before we came down because their new couch is to narrow for anyone to comfortably sleep on, as I discovered last time we were up here, and I spent the whole night trying to keep the blankets from sliding off the couch and onto the floor.

I didn’t wear my Fedora today because I didn’t want it to blow off and get lost forever in the city. That would suck to much to say. I’ve had some little lump on my right eyelid for a couple of weeks now and I’m starting to think I may need to get it looked at, and the scars on my right ankle have been itching lately for no good reason. I mean they’re fairly old scars, like, 5 or 6 months old… no reason for em to be starting to itch now. None of my other scars itch, but all of them are older, though quite a few not by much. There’s just that one on my calve from the lanyard lacing (that stuff is flammable people be careful!) and the one on my knee from tripping over a parking partition in the parking lot at Disneyland… and then the ones all over my hands from when I fell in the K-mart carrying IBC Cream Soda (which comes in glass bottles.) But the ones on my left shoulder and wrist, and thigh… those are all from the past year or so, and none of them are itching me. Meh.

Where was I? Mimis!

I had the Muscles at Mimis, and I though you know, it would be like when you order shrimp, you get like 6, on top of pasta, and that’s all… but I got this like Giant Metal bowl of muscles, at least 40 of the buggers!!! Not to say I wasn’t delighted, I was delighted. I love Shellfish with a passion. One of these days I’m going to develop a sudden shellfish allergy and die… I sometimes have irrational fears like that but people say if you drink to much milk you can become lactose intolerant, and I subsisted almost entirely on steamed clams this past summer… so it does track in a scary sort of way.

Now I’m back at the grandfolks… trying to figure out why the lamp in here keeps blinking. I mean not constantly… just every once and a while it blinks. Also it’s also getting late, but I can’t go to sleep because I sleep in the family room on the air mattress so I have to wait for everyone else to go to bed. Mef.

Can you tell my thought pattern is all over the place right now? Cause it is. I’mana go bug people to let me sleep now…


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Happy Birthday Shay!!!

Yes, I’m still wearing the Fedora. I took it off to sleep, and for Church this morning, because we had to go anyway even though we were just there on Friday. *Shrugs.* Liturgical Calendars are confusing… ya need a Ouiga Board to figure em out. Which is funny because I don’t think the Vatican approves of Ouiga Boards. They’re probably considered dabbling in the satanic arts. I sometimes wonder where I’ll wind up when I croak. Cause if there’s no heaven, or hell I’m wasting my time, but if there is, I should probably join a hyper religious sect or something, cause Catholicism is actually pretty lenient, compared to those cut off your hand pluck out your eye fundamentalists. I guess this way I got all my bases covered.

I’m a little chilly here in the car, but the only way to fix that would be to put my shoes back on which would require that I have someplace to put my feet, other than the seat, which I don’t because we’ve used every available amount of space back here to pack the stuff which we are brining to New Jersey to give to my relatives… well I should say that my parents and I are brining to give them as I’m pretty sure my brother only got presents for the babies of the family, and actually those my mother and I picked up at the store without him so it’s not like he put any real effort into it anyhow.

My brother finally gave me my birthday present this morning. I say finally because my birthday, if you recall, which you might not, so that’s why I’m reminding/telling you, was back in mid November. Very mid November… like right in the middle. I was born on the 14th… of November. He didn’t have the money to pay my mother for it after she picked it up for him to give me, but he did have the money to exchange $100 worth of presents with E. You remember E, from the last entry E. Anyhow, as it turns out he got me the full screen version of HP3 so that’s gonna have to be exchanged, cause I’m a terribly finicky girl when it comes to my movies… I like them wide screen. I actually saw a boxed set earlier in the store so I think I may return it, and take the cash and ad some of my own, and get all 3 movies in new, wide screen version, all at once. Cause my HP1 is second hand, and my HP2 is full screen. I’ll probably bequeath those to my cousins when they’re old enough to have them… they won’t know the difference between wide screen and full at that age anyhow.

But yes, I suppose I hadn’t also mentioned that I’m writing this in the car on the way to New Jersey. It’s my cousin Shayla’s 3rd Birthday today.


The roads are kinda strange… actually at the moment we are squeaking through a toll plaza. I love the EZpass. Anyhow… yesh… now that we are through there… the roads look dry, but they also have snow on them. The thing is the snow isn’t stuck to the road, it’s just wafting back and forth getting blown around by cars, and just can’t lay down on the road. Actually it seems the further south we go the more there was of it… last time I looked up, like 10 minutes before the toll plaza there were little bits wafting round, but now, 10 minutes after the toll plaza, because I got distracted from my typing by my WMP playing Me First and the Gimme Gimme’s, it’s now all over, like swirling around in little eddies 4 or 5 feet off the ground… which is odd cause it’s not actually snowing, it’s just hovering off the road, lifted up there by the air currents over cars. Someone could really test the aerodynamics of a car in this weather.

Have I mentioned how much this Fedora Kicks Ass? I’m sorry I totally can’t get over how much it rocks. I love hats. At this rate my mother’s gonna make a habit of giving me a really cool hat each year. Last year it was a Newsboy cap, this year a Fedora. Next year I think I want a cap like my father’s got. Perhaps in navy blue. The last two hats were black… I wear a lot of blue… I should have a blue hat too… but right now I just think it’s cool that I have a fedora. Yesh.

Well I’mana watch some of my Babylon 5 DVDs now… so… I’ll Blog again tomora. Toodles!!!


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Merry Christmas to all and to all a good day! Last night’s Christmas Eve Mass went off very well, and the stuff I ordered from JCPennys came in just in time for me to wear it for Christmas Mass. I’m not a dress wearer, so usually I wear Nice Black Pants to church with my red Mock Turtleneck and my Christmas vest, but this year I got these kickass black legwarmers that I wanted to show off so… horror or horrors, I voluntarily wore a skirt. Well actually it was skorts so that was good cause I didn’t have to listen to my mom tell me all night to act like a lady and sit like a lady and all that stuff. Paired up the black pleated skorts with a pair of opaque red stockings, and my legwarmers over them, and I actually looked pretty nifty. Christmas is like Halloween, only instead of dressing up as a fictitious character or sommat, I’m dressing up as a mild mannered good little Catholic Girl. *Higgles.* Which of course no one who saw me at choir practice was buying… but they liked the getup anyhow, the vest matched my mom’s.

A Run Down of the Christmas Bounty…

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