Tuesday, December 06, 2005

In the Spirit

It seems that every year the Christmas season starts earlier and earlier (it's really just a marketing ploy to reel in consumers). But last night's snowfall really signaled the start of the season for me. I have already done some gift shopping and now I'm gearing up for my annual holiday party. Tis the season for holiday musings!

* My holiday party is on December 17th. It has a charity aspect as well. I'm having everyone bring a shoebox project for S.O.M.E. - So Others Might Eat. This is an organization in DC that benefits homeless citizens. I'm requesting people bring an empty shoebox and small NEW toiletries to fill it with. It can contain items for a man, woman, or child such as: socks, gloves, shampoo, comb, toothbrush, small toy, etc. Then we'll wrap the boxes in festive seasonal wrapping paper and I'll drop them off downtown. If anyone would like to be added to the Evite just shoot me an email!

*A note on Evite ettiquette - My supposed friend S. Lo made a real shady move by scheduling her party the same night as mine even though I sent out my Evite 3 DAYS before her. I know she viewed the Evite last Friday and then yesterday she sent out hers. I know it's a really busy season and there are tons of parties going on, but now our mutual friends have to decide between our parties that night. (I really would prefer that our friends just choose one party and stay there throughout the night instead of trying to go back and forth and run the risk of drinking and driving). I guess S. Lo doesn't have the balls to admit that she's a jealous conniving heifer, so she directs her roommate to send me a lame email apologizing and saying that Dec 17th was the only day that worked for them. Shady shady shady. Don't expect an xmas present from me. Like my Mom always says: "God doesn't like ugly." Anywho, my party will rock harder and has a charity involved, so clearly if they don't come they hate children and homeless people.

*I admit that I like holiday music. There are 3 musical stylings that get me in the holiday spirit.

1. Wham - "Last Christmas" breaks my heart everytime but a great song to dance to.
2. Linda Eder - She is a Broadway star/performer with the most amazing voice. I swear her version of "Ava Marie" makes me cry like a 10 yr old girl.
3. "Christmas With the Rat Pack" - A must have CD for the holidays. So classy. It takes you back to a time where gin martinis were strong and the men were even stronger.

* Going to my mom's house on xmas eve and waking up to the smell of a roasting turkey and pie, then opening up presents with my brother. That is such a warm fuzzy feeling.

*The gift hunt for Malibu Ken continues. I already purchased a Simpsons DVD but I need a clincher. He mentioned he needed a tie rack so I thought I might get him one of those snazzy electronic rotating tie racks you can install in your closet. But doesn't that seem like such a Dad kind of gift!??! He also plays guitar and loves Pearl Jam, so maybe a tabs book?

*I love D.C. in the winter. It's such a pretty city. 'Tis the season everyone!


Blogger Rhinestone Cowgirl said...

Guys are so hard to shop for. Unless you're actually shopping for him by shopping for yourself, if you catch my drift.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Washington Cube said...

Skip the tie rack. Way too "Dad." The Pearl Jam book? Yes. Also, if you know what type/weight guitar strings he uses, those are always a good stocking stuffer. Also, if he is a serious fan of Pearl Jam, or some other group/artist, check eBay for some collectible oddities in cd's, etc. that might turn up.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Complacent Chase said...

Sorry about your friend. That does suck.

6:11 PM  
Blogger Siryn said...

I was shocked to walk into my office building the Monday after my birthday (11-19) to see Christmas decorations up - and it wasn't even Thanksgiving yet! Pretty, but way too early! Too much peer pressure, maybe, for Christmas.

It may be that it really is the only night your friend can have her party. Granted, if I were in the same position, I'd try to schedule another night if I could but maybe she just can't. *shrug* Okay, why do you keep this woman as a friend..?

I love "Do They Know It's Christmas" by Live Aid. Would also be somewhat apropo for your party.

MK - yes, that is a dad kind of gift. But the electronic one ... that has prospects. Check out The Sharper Image, maybe?

10:20 PM  
Blogger Dutchess said...

She had her roomate email an applogy to you??? Good God - she needs to grow up!

You should post a comment on your regret to her e-vite about all this.

Have a great party!

3:20 PM  
Blogger Asian Mistress said...

Shady bitch. I def have another party to go to I'm telling you this now...

OMG Last Christmas is a great song.

Can't wait to see you THIS SUNDAY. Hah.

4:22 PM  
Blogger sethro said...

Dammit! Siryn stole my song! I'm gonna get her!

As for the party, I'm not going to be able to make it, since I hate children and homeless people. :)

4:48 PM  
Blogger VP of Dior said...

rhinestone - i hear ya, loud and clear!

cube - good call. i started looking on ebay for PJ collectibles.

chase - got your message about doing the shoebox! i'll come up with a way to make it happen.

siryn - yes it may be true that it was just a scheduling snafoo, but this girl s quickly heading towards the DNR (do not resucitate)list.

the dutchess - now that would be fierce! if i did that there would no doubt be another email from her roommate.

AM - even if you were having your own party that night, I wouldn't mind because you have a different set of friends so there may not be as much overlapping. i've known this girl since seventh grade. she knows better than to do an underhand thing like this.

sethro - hmmm i'm getting an idea. i should request everyone come dressed up as their fave live aid circa '88 performer and then we can all sing along!! i think i could do an OK jodi watley. and i always thought you were a decent guy, but the truth comes out about your hatred for children. tsk. tsk.

5:00 PM  
Blogger sethro said...

Ooo, ooo! Can I be Paul Young? I want the winged, flippy hair look!

As for the children thing, don't worry, I also hate puppies, old people, and clowns. Well, ok, I don't really hate all those things. Except clowns. They're scary.

8:25 PM  

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