Saturday, December 26, 2009

Belated Fragments

Friday Fragments?

Welcome to another edition of Friday Fragments - please visit my friend, the lovely lady Mrs.4444.

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Hope everyone is enjoying their holidays!!!

What a perfect day for fragments - I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted, feel like I've been going non-stop since last Friday after work when I started my Christmas shopping! And grocery shopping, and mini-vacation shopping. And wrapping (until 2 AM the eve before Christmas Eve)... and cooking. And eating and drinking. Yeah, I'll admit it, it's the eating and drinking that probably did me in most.

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Hubs has said he wants to go out on a date sometime during our days off, now that we've got a babysitter. We haven't gone on a "date" in over 10 years.

First he said that we should go dancing (the holiday party and the dancing, and perhaps all the G & T's, got him thinking that it might be fun).

I would love that too ... only problem is, where the heck do you go when you're in your 40s so that you don't look ridiculously old, as in, possibly old enough to be parents of the kids gyrating in the same room as you? Nightlife to us these days is enjoying an old Barenaked Holiday special at 12:30 AM without being interrupted by the kids for a juice or a sandwich. ... even as I sit here I'm listening to Rough Trade and Supertramp and loving it.

Oh I know, I'm fairly hip for an old gal. I FB, I twitter, I blog -- I know who Faber Drive and Owl City are, I know that Billy Talent isn't the name of a guy, I know that the two Taylors are dating. But on days like today, when the kids are off playing and I'm sitting here being Blinded by the Light , thinking about Bizarre Love Triangles while enjoying a nice cup of hot java... the thought of bouncing around at a club makes me sort of tired.

I need to give this cup a shot of Bailey's.

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Other than the camcorder we got for our family, hubby and I got each other matching old school musical gifts as part of our Christmas presents. CD's, that's how old school (although I hear that the turntable is coming back, which gives the bunch of LP's hidden in a corner in our basement a hint of a second coming...)

Hubs got me this guy's N. Am debut...
Stars Walk The Victoria's Secret 2009 Red Carpet


And I got hubby the newest offering from this cutie:
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

"So, if you were to have a choice, who would you got on a date with?", the Man asked me out of curiosity this morning, as I was making up a batch of my famous homemade pancakes ...

"Hmmmm, that's a tough one. I'd have to go with Michael. Jay Sean is mega cute and he's got a sexy accent, but Michael, he's Canadian and I think I could really have a great laugh with him. Besides, I think he's dated older women before."

"ENGGGGGHHHH!!! Wrong answer. The correct one is: NEITHER. You're married."

Hey, that's what I'd usually say. He got me. Good.

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No Boxing day shopping for me today. Last place I want to be is a mall (it pains me to say that, but it is true!). Hubs went out because I told him I'd buy him a new ski jacket. I noticed on the slopes a few days ago that only men of a certain vintage wore jackets of the same colour (dark blue, bright yellow). The final straw was last night at my mom's when the boy saw an old family friend (who, at last count, is about 75 years old) reach into the closet for his jacket and he grabbed the Man's ( "Dad, Uncle S is trying to steal your coat!").

Needless to say, the Man was on a mission today for a serious upgrade. Luckily he succeeded.

9 comments:

donna said...

If you are taking a poll, I'd go with Michael too. Sooo sexy.

mimbles said...

I think I've been living under a rock, I have no idea who all those people you named are. Oh well, I like it under here, it's nice and cool and quiet ;-)

I say stuff what anyone else thinks, if you want to go out dancing then do it! Anyway, enjoy your dates, whatever you end up doing!

Mrs4444 said...

Oh, that's funny (about the coat!) I wanted to go out today, but I just didn't make it, what with dinner at our house tonight and 3-6 more inches of snow coming down. I hope to sneak a pre-lit tree into the house for next year. Wish me luck tomorrow!

You have a good point about the dancing at "your ages." Green Bay used to have a really great night club for 30-50-somethings, but sadly, it's no more. I guess you're stuck with dancing at weddings...haha

Huckdoll said...

Hey, you did better than me, missy! I was up till 2:30 on Christmas EVE wrapping the girls Santa gifts. Drunk on a lot of red wine after a party at my parents.

Then awake at 7:30. OUCH!!

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family, Karen <3

Badness Jones said...

Too funny. I'd pick Michael too. And my hubs needs a new jacket too, but I spent all of boxing day in my new Xmas jammies - hey! It's a family tradition! - and I don't really feel like shopping today either....

....maybe he'll get a new jacket for Christmas next year?

Tara R. said...

A night out with Hubs, sans kids, sounds lovely. Hope you all had a great Christmas.

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

We got CDs for Christmas...the remasters of the entire Beatles catalog! Yay! I know, they were popular when I was being born and all, but we love them.

We went out into it a bit on the 26th. The crowds were yucky. Maya has a gift card she wants to use, but I think we're going to wait a week or two until things settle down a bit.

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

Geez, you're now old! I blog, Twitter & FB too & have you beat! But I know what you mean about where do you go so you won't look like parents (grandparents) when you go out at nite!

Visiting from SITS - Happy Holidays!

Moomette's last post: Best of Moomette’s Magnificents Blog Posts 2009

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

Okay, I don't know what half that stuff is that you mentioned other than the reference to the dating Taylors. And I quit Twitter. This leaves me to conclude that I am old!

GAH.

Oh well, you'll still hang with this over the hill gal, won't you?

;)

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