amelialourdes: (icon ; croissant time)


To my friends around the world -- happy ordinary day! And for the Americans, hope everyone's enjoying their few well deserved days off and everyone has so much food that they do not know what to do with it. The potatoes are baking, I just woke up, and the turkey is done and looks delicious. Ready to eat! The National Dog Show is starting soon and there's a House Hunters marathon on HGTV. \o/ I am grateful for those things.

I feel so, so thankful this year. I feel so thankful that I have a job, a roof over my head, food in my stomach, hobbies that make me happy, and friends and family I know I can count on. I'm so, so thankful that you all are here to listen to my crazy, to squee with, to reminisce with. I'm thankful that some of us had Luke and Reid this year to inspire us and to bring old friends back together, back into the world of obsession. I've never really written anything that's been so well received and it both surprises me every time that someone comments on it and it's flattering. I'm grateful for all those comments and any kind of acknowledgment regarding anything I write. I'm thankful to be involved in two fandoms that are so incredibly entertaining and continue to keep my interest. I'm thankful for LJ and to you guys! I really appreciate that you're all here, truly.


amelialourdes: (turkey day ; brianturkey)

I hope you all enjoy your turkeys and various food items today. Just wanted to let you know how grateful I am that you all are here and around in this small LiveJournal world of ours. I think it's a wonderful place to be and in my six years here it's brought me more joy than I could imagine. So, thank you to all of you and wishing you a safe and happy holiday.

amelialourdes: (holiday ; doodle!love)

Tomorrow is the last day of my mini-vacation and all I want to do is take another week to just hang out at home. As if I didn't go through the majority of my life doing that. Guess that's why I'm having the work blues. This is my first year out of college and there's a lot to get used to after being within a very organized school system since I was three and a half years old (pre-school).

But, hopefully next year I can take a nice couple of weeks to just go somewhere and do something. I still don't know what it is because there are a lot of options. Part of me wants to go to New York and see the West Side Story revival. Big part of me is totally gung ho for Toronto's pride. And of course I'm reserving a side to see Randypants sometime. But, I don't really know. It all depends on the whole financial situation.

That's on everyone's minds these days. There are a lot of people who simply can't afford to fly home to spend the holidays with their families. It's unfortunate.

Wow, that was kind of a downer. Sorry. I guess I've been watching the news a lot.

In other news, I love this article and it's about Twilight so Twilight loves beware. This isn't the article for you. That hospital scene? I literally LOL'ED through it. It was the sputtering a la Kristen Stewart that got to me. For the most part I was able to contain my laughter until that moment.

I will be shamefully watching the Britney Spears special tomorrow because I am intrigued. I actually loved Blackout but I don't like what I've heard of Circus. I'm a Queer as Folk fan. I love dance music. This cannot be helped.

Oh! Speaking of music. I watched Topic Thunder today and thought that it was absolutely hilarious. Usually Ben Stiller movies are a hit and miss for me but this one was really great. Robert Downey pretty much trumps everyone in the movie. So, about the music? Hearing Name of the Game playing? Yeah, my fellow Qaf fans. We all know what I was thinking of. Mhmm.

amelialourdes: (holiday ; doodle!love)

I plan on replying to everyone's comments tonight! Just wanted to get this posted for the day.

The day after turkey day is a day filled with wonderful left overs. I must not have made that much mashed potato because it's totally gone now. :( That and the turkey is quickly disappearing. So far still have ham, plenty of salad dressing and pie! That makes a pretty damn good meal. I made myself a great breakfast this morning. I'm still thinking about it. It reminds me of my dad since he used to make it. It's pan de sal, ham in the middle, toasted, butter on both sides of the pan de sal. It's just simple, nothing fancy or anything but he used to make it for breakfast. I don't know. Maybe he still does.

I've also been driving myself kind of nuts because around this time I'm always antsy to watch Pieces of April and of course this is the only time of the year that I can't find that tape.

I'm completely failing on my Thanksgiving weekend plans by not fulfilling anything that I've written on my list. Instead, I'm re-watching Luke and Noah clips and reading an incredible amount of fic. As is obsession, right? This isn't any different than waiting in anticipation for those holiday Brian/Justin fics to come out.

Randall's Thanksgiving one is a favorite of mine. Justin stuck in a kitchen trying to figure out a Thanksgiving feast. Can't go wrong.

I hope that everyone had a good day yesterday and today and that everyone is staying safe. A lot has gone wrong today and definitely in India. We all have a lot to be thankful for right now.

amelialourdes: (holiday ; doodle!love)

Are you writing fiction or are you trying to win "the most awesome banner" contest? Fucking lame and it only takes away from your story that probably isn't going to be good anyway. *nod*

*ahem* Anyway.


Or should I say, happy day where everyone gets to eat with people you only see once or twice a year? Yeah.

So, my mother and I did have that feast that I spoke of last night. Turkey, ham, salad (with blue cheese dressing that I made that kind of turned out amazing), mashed potatoes, apple pie, lumpia, and pancit. Over all? Totally amazing. I just feel so fucking grateful that I was able to have all of this food today in a failing economy and in a time where things are tough for a lot of people. I'm feeling very thankful.

I called my dad in the morning and he had his own food prepared for everyone in the house. Feels so weird to spend the holidays away from immediate family but what are you going to do? That's just the way that things are.

So, my cousin came over around noon and we ate while watching the dog show that they broadcast after the Macy's parade.

Oh and since she's into Twilight. Um, yeah. Yeah, I went to see Twilight.

Uh, why ... um, yeah. I guess I'm still trying to recover from the experience.

So, hope everyone had a good day today or the best type of day that they could have had. I am enjoying the Friends episode with Brad Pitt. Friends Thanksgiving episodes = love.

amelialourdes: (randy ; way too excited)

It's finally Thanksgiving and that means that I had a half day today.

That also means that I have four complete days of vacation in which I'm thinking about what I'm going to do. I'm going to be doing the eating thing tomorrow but since we don't really have a lot of family over, Thanksgiving is just an ordinary day with a fantastic parade and a hell of a lot of food for me and my mom.

I used to boycott the holiday because when I was 8 years old my dad decided that he wasn't going to come for Thanksgiving and that was really crushing. Honestly, it's not like I remember many Thanksgivings that I had in my house with my family but I remember being 8 years old and my dad telling me that he wasn't coming for Thanksgiving. I remember crying on the phone and asking him why.

It was one of the first times that I really felt the effects of the divorce on me and it was a painful experience. You know what? Most of the time I'm really Chandler for Thanksgiving. I just want the food, I want the day but then it's over and I don't really think about it much. But, I guess my mom and I now have this new tradition of buying food, watching the parade and just doing whatever.

So, I'm thinking about what to do. I have a lot of movies that need watching. I have a lot of DVDs to go through. I'm thinking about doing that. I'm also planning to see Milk soon. The movie prices are kind of outrageous at Arclight so I'm debating on whether or not I should wait for it to come out nation wide so I can see it in other theaters for a cheaper ticket. Although, I love Arclight I don't know if I want to pay $14.50 a ticket.

Ah, what are the holidays without these entries?


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