Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Because going to some posh club on new years is sooo 1996

Yep, after years of shelling out at least $125 to have a not 100% garenteed good time, I am going the way of the old biddy and spending New Years in Vermont with my friend Rachael. We'll probably watch TV and eat something fattening, a hundred miles away from cute guys and designer clothing. I guess with my whole midlife crisis thing I just didn't feel like faking a new years- so why not have a simple quiet one instead?

Monday, December 26, 2005

Because everything's bigger in Texas

Somewhere out there

Well here are my first pictures from Kris over in Kuwaitt/ Iraq. If you're interested in sending him a care package just let me know and I'll give you the address!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

TWU strikes are so not Kawaii

A lot of pretty un-kawaii stuff has happened this week- from freezing my butt off due to the TWU strike, to some old lady almost burning down my apartment building, to my mom's job being seriously threatened. But in the spirit of my mom who likes to see the glass as half full, some good stuff has happened to. I got a new temp job and full time work- for a freelancer- is always good work. My mom was totally the face of Liz Claiborne on Martha Stewart's apprentice- please note the shout out Martha gave my mom: "That Liz Claiborne executive is tougher than me!"
Oh and the whole having my health thing. That's pretty kawaii.
But in the mean time I still have three holiday gifts to but for no more than $25- any suggestions? An as for this whole "Holiday" vs "Xmas" crap- just say holiday people, not all of us are celebrating the birth of Santa!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Holiday shopping for MOI

What to get Halli- great question! So glad you asked! Here is a list of everything from the cheap to the super $$$ that I want this holiday season:
  • a box of Marie Belle New York chocolates
  • a fabulous kimono
  • anything hello kitty
  • Betsey Johnson "Glitter Polly" shoes (size 6)- in either gold, green, pink, or black
  • a new TV- mine doesn't even have adaptors for a VCR it's so old!
  • day at a spa- a 60 minute massage can count as a "day"
  • gift certificate to:
  1. Loews/ AMC etc......
  2. Barnes and Noble
  3. Bergdorf
  4. Bendels
  • a computer that doesn't crash every two minutes
  • a job connection that actually leads to a full time job (though kudos to Judy who is exempt from that)
  • diamond anything- sparkly jewlery from Canal street can count as "diamond"
  • Hell anything sparkly
  • one of those adaptors for my IPod that lets me listen to my Ipod music on my car radio
  • speakers for my ipod
  • more time with certain friends who I swear have been ignoring me for like 9 months......

That's it for now! Get shoppin' and be sure to email me with what you'd like too!

Friday, December 16, 2005

My Mom the Celebrity!

Here are some quotes refrencing my mom's take no bull role on Martha Stewart's Apprentice
"...Amanda and Howie met with Liz Claiborne executives to select outfits for the show. The duo's lack of fashion knowledge transformed them from capable professionals into bewildered bumblers... hungover Howie and a doddering Amanda blew their meeting to finalize the fashion show with Liz Claiborne - and a disenchanted executive told Dawna she faced potentially fatal problems"- From the Official Martha Stewart Apprentice Website

That 'disenchanted executive? OH YEA IT'S MY MOM!
Go to:

To see clips of my mom kicking ass and read the whole summery.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Big Daddy Gom and Jack


Ok, so maybe Bris pictures are a bit touchy- what with the whole snip snip topic and all. But I wanted to post these so everyone can see A) how cute Jack is in his little yarmulke and B) how proud and auntie I am!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Tis the season to not be a Jew

With all the holiday cheer strewn up everywhere, warping my fragile little mind to spend, spend, spend, it's both a comfort and a distress to be a Jew. A comfort in that I don't have to worry about buying tons of Xmas junk, and a distress in that I don't get tons of Xmas junk! As a kid not having a tree was the hardest thing. I would break branches off the trees on the sidewalk, smuggle them into my house, hide them where my mom couldn't see, and decorate them with whatever sparkly crap I could find.
I'm not kidding. Christmas junk has this effect!
Now as an adult (or something like it) I'm cooler with not celebrating the birth of Christ. No Santa sweaters, no pine needles everywhere. But there is also no TV specials other than "A Rugrats Hanukah", no Chanukah cookies! (Notice my use of both spellings). And for that matter who has like 20 flippin spellings for their holiday name anyway?! God being a Jew is complicated.
I would also like to mention my good friend Kris is over in Iraq right now (he's a Christian) but regardless it sucks majorly not to be able to celebrate the holidays with your folks. The pic of Bush is for him. Once I get his mailing address I'll post it here so you can all send him your good wishes- and maybe proselatize him with a dreidal or two.
Merry Hanuchriskwanza!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

'cause my cat is so damn cute

Got pictures of your cute pet? Send 'em in and I'll post them!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Auntie squared take 2

Well because he worries about my sanity my brother Dave has decided to come out with my new nephew's name early- yes ladies and gentlemen for the rest of my life I'll be aunti to Jack Gomberg. But since I keep forgetting my snap camera over at their house I have no pictures to show. So to make it up here is one of Eric and I with Liam wrapped up in the quilt I made!