Thursday, December 21, 2006

Guess who's not going back to work till January 8, in the year two thousand and seven?

Yeah, that's right - I'm a spoiled bitch.
I have to get up at 6:00 tomorrow anyway, but I still feel like dancing around the house.

Here are my big plans for the holidays:
- eat more turkey than has previously been recorded in the history of human existence

- make a large pile of music magazines - that have been ignored over the last couple of months - beside my favourite chair, and pour myself a glass of sherry and flip through the music gossip in between sips and admiring glances at the Christmas tree.

- finish reading Borstal Boy and have that book club discussion that Eva has been hinting at

- stay in my pyjamas for an entire day, watching episodes of South Park, and then order pizza for supper

- read lots of blogs, and write lots of posts, including some of the ones I've been threatening to write:

- a separated at birth pic spam,
- a review of that wonderful film which has ties to that crazy band,
- a profile of Kinnie Starr,
- a profile of Tokyo Police Club,
- a compare and contrast piece on Jeff Mangum vs Colin Meloy,

- and much much more.

I am so pumped.

Hey , Momus came to visit! He noticed the shortbread cookie that Eva had decorated up to look like him and posted a bit about it on his site. He also stole our picture, but he is more than welcome to it. We know it is in good hands.


Allison said...
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Allison said...

Huzzah!!! I'm looking forward to the wealth of posts. Although we might have to duel it out for a post on the Tokyo Police Club. You will win most likely, as I won't be able to touch that one till after new years.

Enjoy your time off Barb, catching up on everything, etc...even if you have to get up at 6am still. I've been getting up at that ungawdly hour. Really, it just shouldn't exist in my opinion. If I ruled the world everything would start at 9am (which really would mean 11am...can you tell I'm a night person?)

kelly said...

wow you have your hands full for your time off...don't overdo it...pace yourself

Anonymous said...

Now that sounds like a grand holiday. Copious amounts of turkey and sherry should be a part of any Christmas celebration!

Ben said...

It's funny, I'm sure people only drink sherry at christmas and funerals. I drink it, and I've still never quite worked out if I like it or not.

Christmas and funerals, maybe the link is christmas pudding and a distinct possibility that sherry is in fact enbalming fluid.

Look forward to the extra posts over the holiday period.

I'd love to double up during that limbo week (between 27th & 31st) and do a post together.

I had an idea!!

"5 reasons why you know you think like a Canadian/Brit."
We could each list a particular mindset that denotes our nationality.

It's just a thought...

Anonymous said...

Wow - you really feel strongly about this subject don't you? Take it easy - no need to get all wound up...

Anonymous said...

I'm off until the 2nd of January and love the sound of your plans Barbara. Did you ever imagine that someday you'd be a blogging role model?

Barbara said...

As you find more time in the holidays for blogging I am finding less because now is the time to catch up on friends and Family in Montreal I have been missing in favour of all the blogging and working I was up to. So I'm going home to Montreal today, then coming back home to Toronto Thursday. I will try to catch up to you in the New Year my friend.

Evelyne said...

wow, sounds like great holidays! staying in pyjamas and watching dvd all day long is perfect. We did that last year and we really enjoyed it.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You're going to write about Tokyo Police Club as well, Allison? Cool. I don't know a tonne about them, other than some name dropping, so I think there is plenty of room in the blogosphere for two separate posts.
I generally like early mornings, but it helps if the sun has risen.

hahaha Kelly, you're right - I don't want to give myself a hernia relaxing too hard! I'll take some time off for mindless chocolate consumption as well.

It's all about the copiousness in my opinion, Toccata. Hope there's plenty in yours as well.

Ben, I love your idea! It would be great fun to do a post together on the isiosyncracies of the thought processes of our respective nations. I'm fairly certain that queuing will come up in the conversation, eh? Do you have that week off as well?
Sherry as an embalming fluid? hmmm that may explain a great deal actually - you could be onto something.

I don't understand your point, Anony. Are you referring to being excited about having two weeks away from work? I think that's actually a fairly universal human response. And I think I went pretty easy on the hyperbole. Explain yourself!

Me, a role model, Dale? Oh I don't think so. Rather, the parents generally cover their children's ears when they see me coming - stay away from the crazy lady, kiddies! Besides, you had your Christmas to-do list up first! How's your list coming along btw?

Hanging out with real-life people, Barbara W - good for you! Have a great Christmas, safe trip, and enjoy your visits.

You have already laid the groundwork then, Evelyne, and have proved that the world will not in fact come to an end if one doesn't get dressed in the morning. That's good to know, because I was starting to feel a little guilty about it already. Are you doing that again this year?

Anonymous said...

good for you...lots of chocolate consumption is a excellent idea....

Will said...

geez, sounds like a good plan. i'll be going back to work on dec. 26 - but i can still can follow all of your adventures. must do the music magazine pile sometime soon myself.

Allison said...

No, Dale's right. You're a blogging role model Barb :-)

Evelyne said...

We might do it again Barbara, but only if we get dvds for Christmas (and I'm pretty sure we will), last year we watched movies, few episodes of the Gilmore Girls, 24 and The Simpsons, and some basketball dvds (to make everybody happy), and played to Clue (I have to blog about it, my brothers take way too seriously!)

mellowlee said...

YAY for the time off! You deserve it!
I can't wait to read the upcoming posts. Hopefully I will be able to check them out before Wednesday. (I know just enough about computers to get me into real trouble, and may make my problem worse!)
Very cool about Momus! I clicked on the link :)

kelly said...

hey Barb how did your progressive lenses turn out? Can you wear them? I hope you didn't take any stock in what I said about mine, my girlfriend (i hate that term) got some and she liked hers right off. The difference is that she tends to turn her head more when looking at things (which is the right way) I tend to move my eyes, thus always lookign through the wrong part of the lens

justacoolcat said...

Sounds like a great plan. I want to be off until Jan8.

Can I have your job?

Or atleast your vacation time?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm working on getting my chocolate levels up there right now, Kelly.

That's one thing that I really appreciate about working at a university, Will - getting the week between Christmas and New Years OFF! It's what keeps me there sometimes. You should call in sick (of working) and start on that mag pile.

Oh sure, put all the responsibility on me, Allison, so that when the next generation of blogging kids goes bad they can point the finger at me. No pressure!

You guys really play fairly, Evelyne - even watching basketball dvds - that's pretty hardcore.
Clue, I can understand being competitive about that, actually; I take it pretty seriously myself (which is why I always win).

That's pretty much my level of computer skills as well, Mel. I'm my own worst enemy when it comes to computer diagnoses. I shall do a little dance to the computer gods for you and hopefully it will heal itself magically.
Pretty cool about the Momus thing, isn't it? Eva was SO thrilled.

Oh the progressives! I am starting to adjust to them, Kelly. But they were (and still do somewhat) make me dizzy. They were actually sitting crooked on my face so that really exascerbated the weirdness. But after they adjusted them, they told me it would take three weeks to get used to them. And they're only for close-up work! I think I got taken.

PLEASE take my job, JACC! I want to retire or be a kept woman or something.

Anonymous said...

My list is done except for the casting aspersions Barbara, that's a lifelong sort of commitment.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You are GOOD, Dale! One day and Christmas, good deeds and grooming are looked after. Wow. But yes, some things are a constant work in progress.