Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Last Night

Last night I went to Whitney's house for dinner. Her mom, Desiree made twice baked potatoes, collard greens, green beans, meatballs, & stuffing. ALL VEGAN. For the non-vegans she made meatballs, pasta, grits with cheese, twice baked potatoes with cheese and mayo, chicken wings, and um... I don't remember what else because it didn't apply to me. So it was like it wasn't there. And Auntie Hazel (I think it was her that brought them, she wasn't there when I got there) brought vegan cupcakes from Raw Food Daily. I'm grateful that I have friends and family who are supportive of my decisions. We all know people who aren't as lucky. Thankfully I'm not the only one who's vegan at these gatherings. Her grandfather is as well.
These people have been in my life since Kindergarten. Whitney and I met in Mrs. Leeland's classroom when we were 5. Whitney is not just a friend. She's family. We've grown up together. Her family is my family.
I did not have my camera there last night though. So I got no pictures. I know, stupid. But I've got pictures of the presents I received.
All I asked for from Whitney this year was perfume. Patchouli to be specific.... that's really hard to find apparently. So she got me incense.
And Desiree got me a neck pillow. I have trouble sleeping because I have a crappy bed and crappy pillows (pronounced pellows, thank you very much. Oh and I also say Soy Melk. I have a problem with 'I's.) So I slept with the pellow last night and I feel great.

Also, today I broke down and watched DreamGirls. I know I shouldn't have. But it makes me want to start an all girl group, like the Supremes. Oh Diana....
I just happen to be listening to Diana Ross right now.

Speaking of... it was an odd gathering at the Gordy house last night, since there were lots of cancellations due to the cold season. Chico wasn't there because he was back home with his family. And Cammy Cam was in RI working on a movie and being with his new girlfriend and new doggy... weird. Cameron was my crush in elementary. He is TJ's (Whitney's brother) best friend from Kindergarten or 1st grade. Neither was Uncle Harry, since he threw his back out. Which meant Granny Goose wasn't there either since Uncle Harry would have driven her here from Palm Desert.

But, we did have a new face last night. Kash was there last year, but he brought his good friend Mun from NY. He just moved here and didn't get to spend christmas with family, so we were his family this year. n806040596_2141022_1328

After most people left, we put on Superbad. Sooooo good. I was slack-jawed most of the movie. After that we broke out the Guitar Hero. I rule by the way. It took 4 tries to finish Foghat. And 2 for Joan Jett. haha... I wish there were pictures of the evening. I'll never go without my camera again.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Day

It's Christmas Day.... I'm not really into Christmas though. This year there were no decorations, no tree, and not many presents. My mom and I just buy presents for each other all year round.... and I tend to buy presents for myself while trying to shop for others. yeah, I know, I suck. But, whatever. So, this year, I got a Nikon D40X Digital SLR camera. Love it! Two years ago, I got wasted and lost my 6month old ($500) camera in Vegas. I don't drink anymore. Next I got a new MacBookPro. Both these gifts I got earlier this month.
Earlier this month I went shopping online and bought the brand new vegan cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero. I'll be making some of the recipes out of this for my birthday party in a week and a half. On this same shopping spree I bought a bag from FoodFight! Grocery that is made of recycled bottles and has a cute drawing... well I'll just show you later.
Today, I opened my presents from my mom though:

-Gilmore Girls Series boxset! That's Seasons 1-7! Holy crap I'm a nerd....

-Nip/Tuck Seasons 1-3

-Harry Potter Gift Box Set movies 1-5 with bookmarks, a disc of special features and trading cards.




-The Joy of Vegan Baking

-Art School Confidential

-Veronica Mars (First Season)


-Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins


And my gifts to my mom were:
Two paintings done by me and framed and an awesome framer in Santa Clarita called Frame Connections... I think that's what they're called. We just drop off the prints and say use your best judgement. And they come up with amazing frames.



and a salad spinner and mushroom slicer.... I know, I'm weird and practical. She asked for these things, people.

Every year on this day, my mom gets up and makes coffee and breakfast for us. It's always been the same. An omelet, fake bacon, hashbrowns, toast and avocado. This year my mom made a slight change due to my new but not so new outlook on food. She made Scramble Tofu from the book Vegan with a Vengeance, Smart Bacon, cut up Avocado and tomatoes. Soooooooo good.



That's it for now. I'm heading off to Whitney's house for vegan twice baked potatoes, meatballs, greens, etc.