That's my girl... That's my good girl.

Kaylee ,'Serenity'


Goodbye and Good Riddance 2011: Maybe the even years are better  

Every year we watch the Charlie Brown special, do the Snoopy dance, wish everybody a Merry Christmukkah, and thank our Secret Santas in the good riddance thread. Which is this one, in case you were wondering. 2011? Room for improvement. Srsly.


Shir - Jan 19, 2012 10:17:10 am PST #382 of 408
"And that's why God Almighty gave us fire insurance and the public defender".

I just been informed that there's a package waiting for me in the post office! Woo-hoo!

Sadly, post office is closed tomorrow, and it'll be few days till I'll be in Jerusalem again in post office opening hours.

Thank you, Buffisanta!


Strix - Jan 19, 2012 10:22:04 am PST #383 of 408
A dress should be tight enough to show you're a woman but loose enough to flee from zombies. — Ginger

ChiKat, I'm sorry to hear about your dad. That's so hard; I can't even think about losing my dad -- it wrecks me so.

OTOH, 65 pounds?! GIRL. Awesome. You should post a before and after pic, if you're comfortable. I wanna see your sexy self!


Shir - Jan 25, 2012 10:35:15 am PST #384 of 408
"And that's why God Almighty gave us fire insurance and the public defender".

Sarah, thank you so much for your gift! It's both wonderful and thoughtful. If last year I got Christmas in a box, this year it's been New Orleans!

I came back after a pretty bad day in a hectic time of life to find, and I hope I didn't forget anything, a book I wanted, two great CDs (one that was on my wishlist, the other didn't but I can't wait to give it a try), candies! (maple candies and glazed pecans), Mardi Gras beads, calendar, a local seasoning, and a kick ass sticker which says "fight the stupids". All very wonderful, and very, very appreciated.

Thank you, Sarah, so much. Opening this gift today was receiving a healthy doze of love, sanity, and trust in the human kind. I do need all of these at the moment, especially item no. 2.

I love and cherish this place, and glad to be a part of it. I wish I had more time to participate.

Last but not least, my yearly warning:

Guys? Ladies? Even if you're slackerishly late, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT, send me stuff in priority mail. It's pricey!

(Short for being very tired at the moment, sorry!)


smonster - Jan 25, 2012 2:55:34 pm PST #385 of 408
We won’t stop until everyone is gay.

Yay!!! I am so glad it got to you intact. I mailed it 12/27 and was a bit anxious until you said you'd got a notice.

Guys? Ladies? Even if you're slackerishly late, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT, send me stuff in priority mail. It's pricey!

Eh, it was a conscious decision. And one I don't regret!


Shir - Jan 25, 2012 10:42:47 pm PST #386 of 408
"And that's why God Almighty gave us fire insurance and the public defender".

(Now, after a night and bus-on-the-way-to-work's sleep): Yes! Everything's got intact. Last night I was too tired for coherent typing, but I saw how carefully every item was packed, and the beautiful wrappings.

Again, thank you, so much.


Nilly - Feb 23, 2012 7:50:44 pm PST #387 of 408
Swouncing

Slacker Santa Nannying: Is there any Slacker Santa who slacked so much as to not send their gift yet? Is there any giftee who didn't get their present yet? Please e-mail me and let me know, so I can see what can be done about it!

Ta, ever so.

(My life in Hebrew suffers from a great lack in using "Ta, ever so". Not enough that I'll try to teach the baby to say that without understanding what he's reciting, but enough to want to use it on every possible opportunity.)


billytea - Feb 23, 2012 8:05:47 pm PST #388 of 408
You were a wrong baby who grew up wrong. The wrong kind of wrong. It's better you hear it from a friend.

(My life in Hebrew suffers from a great lack in using "Ta, ever so". Not enough that I'll try to teach the baby to say that without understanding what he's reciting, but enough to want to use it on every possible opportunity.)

My little boy makes great use of DO NOT WANT in Chinese. Just teach him the meaning too!


Nilly - Feb 23, 2012 11:03:56 pm PST #389 of 408
Swouncing

My little boy makes great use of DO NOT WANT in Chinese.

That's so adorable! (um, since I'm not the one who has to face these do-not-wants). Are you raising him in both languages?

Oh, how does one say "DO NOT WANT" in Chinese? It may come to a wonderful use for muttering to myself when I feel like a grumpy 3-year-old.

(I'll probably not be able to pronounce it anyway...)


billytea - Feb 24, 2012 12:44:59 am PST #390 of 408
You were a wrong baby who grew up wrong. The wrong kind of wrong. It's better you hear it from a friend.

That's so adorable! (um, since I'm not the one who has to face these do-not-wants). Are you raising him in both languages?
We are. His mummy talks to him in Chinese most of the time (as do his grandparents when they're with us). Oh, and we have some Teletubbies DVDs from Taiwan, dubbed in Mandarin (which is hilarious).

Oh, how does one say "DO NOT WANT" in Chinese? It may come to a wonderful use for muttering to myself when I feel like a grumpy 3-year-old.

The Chinese is "bú yào"; rising pitch on the first syllable (trans: "DO NOT"), falling pitch on the second (trans: "WANT"). Which I think is quite awesome, because Chinese doesn't have a word meaning simply "NO", so I'd been wondering how Chinese toddlers communicated.

PS: Hi, Nilly!


Nilly - Feb 24, 2012 2:04:03 am PST #391 of 408
Swouncing

His mummy talks to him in Chinese most of the time (as do his grandparents when they're with us)

Oh, how wonderful (not only for the grandparents).

(And how geeky am I in thinking that he's going to be the perfect audience to understanding every word in "firefly", what with the English and Chinese taken care of? Oh, goodness, so geeky. Sigh.)

The Chinese is "bú yào"; rising pitch on the first syllable (trans: "DO NOT"), falling pitch on the second (trans: "WANT").

Thanks!

I didn't know that about Chinese. Interesting.