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Christmas Stuff

Had lunch with Jay today at a Thai restaurant near his work. It was nice to see him, as always. He's incredibly busy, so it's always hard to make plans with him, unless I'm free on weekdays for lunch (which I wasn't for the last several weeks, since I was in school). I suppose I'll be able to get lunch with him occasionally while I'm working temp work, also, since I plan to ask them to start out with a maximum of 3 days/week.

Two weeks until I plan to call the temp agency. I'm excited.

After lunch, I went to the Dollar Tree, which I never would have thought I'd do. It just seems so trashy. But I needed some cheap stuff to fill up my stocking, so I thought I'd see what they had. Everything in there is $1, and I was amazed that they could sell some of that stuff so cheaply. I was tempted to buy stuff other than what I'd come to get -- there was a big box of $100,000 Bars (now called "100 Grand Bars," I believe) that was especially appealing -- but I left with only my stocking stuffers. I feel so virtuous.

Usually, Shannon and I go out to dinner on Friday nights, but we went out to dinner last night, so I'm not sure if we are tonight, as well. We probably shouldn't spend the money. It will be so nice when I'm working and our money isn't so tight anymore. [Just talked to Shannon, and we're going out for Mexican. Woo hoo!]

Last week, I was complaining to Shannon that they never show my favorite kids' Christmas movie on tv anymore: The Year Without a Santa Claus. It's got Heat Miser and Snow Miser, and it rocks. Then on Saturday, Donald (my ex and Shannon's friend) expressed the opinion that The Year Without a Santa Claus is the best Christmas movie and pressed the DVD upon Shannon so that we can watch it. Shannon said, "It must be a Southern California thing." (Donald is from LA and I'm from Orange County.) So now we have an excellent Christmas movie to watch sometime over the holiday. We'll see if I still like it as much as I once did. Heat Miser and Snow Miser rock.

I also like Miracle on 34th Street and It's a Wonderful Life, though they don't have the nostalgia power of The Year Without a Santa Claus. But The Grinch, now, I think I actually like that one even better than The Year Without a Santa Claus. (See icon.) The Year Without a Santa Claus, though, has this cheesy stop-action animation that just harkens back to my childhood.

I wonder when The Grinch is showing on tv this season. Maybe it showed already. I don't know how to find these things out quickly and easily.


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Dec. 23rd, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
1) where's the Dollar Tree?

2) not just a SoCal thing -- I also love that movie. It's been years since I've seen it, so I just have a dim memory of the "Heat Miser/Snow Miser" number.

3) http://www.tvguide.com/search/index.aspx?keyword=the%20grinch
Dec. 23rd, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
The Dollar Tree is on the west side of Shattuck, a block or two north of Dwight.

Thanks for the link to tvguide.com. I've never used the site before!
Dec. 23rd, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)
Have you seen the live-action version of Year Without a Santa Claus? It really makes you appreciate the original.
Dec. 23rd, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
I'm frightened.
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