Tuesday, December 27, 2005

streets made of taffy

Hello LaMies! San Fransisco was beautiful as usual. We love the vintage shops, the weather and THE CANDY! Yes, I do believe I am candied out for the next three months.

I had a very fairy/spider Christmas. I came home to a spiderific box of presents that Lorraine sent. WOW! I now have the best collection of spider pins ever. I'll ask Miles to take a picture of them for you!! She also sent some SOLAR powered fire flies for my fairy garden. How innovative is that? Can't wait to hook them up. I made her a LaM scrap book filled with snap shots we wouldn't want anyone else to see. Hey! We're not always glam divas, but we must keep up the appearance yes? Haaaaa. no! Not really. Secretly you know you love us more because we burp and swear like the rest of the free world. Lo-We want photos d#$^ it!

Miles family gave us all sorts of creepy cool stuff. Like a Creature Features CD! How fitting. In addition to giving me the coolest spider earrings ever, they spoiled my baby bean rotten! ROTTEN I SAY! (She loved it of course.) She is now the Hip Hop Rasta Diva. Everyone knows I love spiders and bats, so when Christmas comes, that's what I get most of. Yeah! Life couldn't be sweeter. Even my Mom gets into the goth action for the holidays! I missed my little Momma and sisters very much. I didn't get to see them this holiday season. Major pooper! I won't go into that or I'll cry.

If any of you dare, send us your christmas photos and we'll post them. I was taking most of the "christmas morning" photos so I lucked out! (I'm not in them) I can't wait to catch up with all of you.
Malena the spider woman
P.S. Those Anansi boys better watch out!


At 6:42 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

Merry Christmas!

I have consumed way too many holiday goodies and begin to despair of ever fitting back into a dress. The wife's birthday is next month, though, and she wants an elliptical so there is hope, though.

I will have to remember the spiders and bats for my next care package.

My children were spoiled completely rotten with presents from us and grandparents but it is mostly good stuff so I don't mind.

Their uncles and fairy geekmother have been slipping them DVDs of shows from our childhood like the original Strawberry Shortcake and My Little Pony and Ducktales and JEM, so that when they do watch TV it's the quality stuff. LOL I can't believe the vocab in Strawberry Shortcake -- in one episode I heard "anthropomorphic" and "indubitably". Sweet.

At 1:06 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

I have three spoiled rotten rats myself, tho have to say I was spoiled as well. I understand completely Dan how you're feeling!
Two more parties to go, and out come the exercise videos, carrots and celery. I love those cartoons too, my kids watched them as well - tho this year for the first time in many years I got to see "Hardrock, Coco and Joe", a Chicago WGN animated song from my childhood and I just about cried-it brought me right back into my ma's living room, and I was again about 10. Cool. Hope everyone else's holidays were great!

At 1:40 PM , Blogger Malena Medium Cool said...

I love strawberry shortcake and my little pony. Yes, the quality of toons back then ROCKED! Send me your email and I'll send you my diet notes! Elliptical machines are the best.

At 3:39 PM , Blogger Appleblossombeck said...

When I was in kindergarten I tried to change my name to Jem. I used to get up at around 6:30 every morning and watch the Monkees and Jem and especially She-Ra. Yay quality programming!

At 4:16 PM , Blogger olga said...

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Check out the vamp rings. :)


At 5:14 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

PS- Inspired by you two I retrieved my viola from grandma's house and have been fiddling away again. And Xander got a toy accordion for Christmas which I've totally been monopolizing -- I love accordions! In pit orchestra for school musicals this accordion player and I sat next to each other and would trade instruments every few shows.

At 5:24 PM , Blogger vandaluna said...

Hey Malena? Would you send me your diet notes too? vanda at knology dot net. :-)

We had a great xmas! I got alot of wonderful chocolates and my fav perfume, Shalimar. The child got LOTS of Anime, sculptures, artwork, and an embarrassing amount money in gift certificates!

You know what her favorite gift was? I gave her one of the little poppets that Lisa makes and she was sooo excited!

It may have been my best xmas ever.


At 10:09 PM , Blogger mistress mousey said...

Malena - you must be mentally channelling ideas to my in-laws - my husband's step-mom bought me a black widow pin this year. Not that I mind spidery things at all... it's just not normally the sort of thing I'd expect to get from her. Glad you enjoyed SF. :)

-girl what has over 30 My Little Ponies still in the house... actually, closer to 50.

At 10:50 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

Sounds like a great Christmas all round! I am glad to hear that everyone had a good yuletide. I have no children (yet) but I do have two childish parents that I get to buy toys for and my boss' super cute girls so a few more fun doodads found homes this year. For a Christmas surprise for me my parents dragged all my old toys out of their storage containers and Strawberry Shortcake, Rainbow Bright, She-Ra and the My Little Ponies made up the Christmas display this year... so I am glad to hear that those jems (mispelled on purpose) are still loved out there by such wonderful folk as you. (My surprise for the folks this year was a TrailerParkBoys X-mas... complete with Rum and Coke and a toy gun in the morning for a laugh.) (Personally I prefer the stuffed animals as a suprise)

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Safe New Years.

(and as I pigged out like everybody else, could you please send those diet tips to rubius at hotmail dot com?)

At 6:51 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

I would love some diet tips too! Ivenotime@aol.com is my address, and thank you much! How cool to use your toys as a display Rubius, I must remember that for next year - I have My Little Ponies, mutant ninja turtles and power rangers in my attic. Hurrah for parents who love toys! (what are the trailer park boys?) My best gift was a gameboy ds from my hubby, great fun but I am lousy at it! Cheers to all for the New Year!

At 1:20 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Well, having gained 5 pounds in the past few days, send those diet tips to me, rowane at hot dot rr dot com. It doesn't help that I haven't been exercising this month, but we start belly dancing again next week.

I have 4 year old and 2 year old girls. The 4 year old now has around 10 My Little Ponies, mostly Pegasus ponies, not counting the soft ones. The 2 year old now has Barbie Fairytopia Flower Sprites, Mermaid Christie, a purple fairy with unicorn to ride, and a Barbie Magic of Pegasus Kelly with purple winged horse. They both got stick unicorns, though in different colors (Santa ain't dumb, or generally stupid), plus several DVDs. My brother's family got the 4 yr old a multi-function Lite Brite box and a color in, velvet castle that you put together after coloring and has lights that run on batteries. The 2 yr old got wood blocks and a large bag of Mega Bloks. Do we sense a pattern here? ;)

Granted, they've also been getting the little Mega Bloks Dragons Metal Ages dragons that come with the kid's meal for about a month. That's changed so we'll be going to the competitor, now, who has little plastic Furbies in the kid's meal (Collect all 100!)

As for me, I got a carousel Bundt pan for my birthday, and a castle Bundt pan for Christmas. :)

At 1:35 PM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

Castle Bundt Pan???? We need to know....

At 4:05 PM , Blogger Maureen said...

I saw the castle pans here at... um.... Williams Sonoma? They're by Nordicware, and at lots of places (though I realize you must trek to shop)


If I say I dropped 15 pounds during the holidays please don't everyone beat me with their holiday tree branches. :P Trust me, you'd not swap places. Thanks and hugs to everyone for the nice comments over at my LJ. I've not been chatty much lately, more mumbly and dazed. I'm looking forward to 2006 since KittyCat told me it's the Year of the Dog. Yay!
Quiche - glad you're feeling better.

At 10:47 PM , Blogger Malena Medium Cool said...

yeah for Fairytopia! I love those little things. I am such a kid. She-ra? Ah I can't believe it. You guys are so cool. My daughter is the biggest anime fan ever. What fun! I'm so glad everyone had a good holiday. For those of you who are going to balticon, I COMMAND you to come up and say hello to us. Ok?

Here's the url of my diet notes. http://psychicdiet.com/secret.html

At 2:31 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

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At 2:33 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

a very strange place to explain this... and I am not sure anyone would appreciate this but because you asked...) Trailer Park Boys is a very Canadian, very rough/crude/not-for-kids/stupidly funny type of show about a group of booze-drinking, pot smoking, gun waving idiots who live in a trailer park and think up crazy plans to get rich.... certainly not what I am used to watching... and not what I would have expected my hippy/bird-watching/artist parents to watch... but they seem to find it amusing and so they liked the cheesy slap-together banner (with multiple spelling errors) and the rum and coke bottles and glasses and the unloaded cap gun. Not the usual presents around this house, let me tell you.

(and Malena, I truly wish I could come to Balticon... but I live in Vancouver... and I expect it would be very difficult)

At 2:36 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

I am SUCH an anime fanatic. What kind of anime does your daughter like?... she must be extra cool!! Although I didn't know it at the time I was watching japanese animation when I was little and loving (and being twisted by)it... from Kimba the White Lion and Astro Boy to The Last Unicorn, Speed Racer, and even Transformers... apparently I was an anime fan from the start.

and I must say

Yeah for all thing Fairy!

At 11:20 AM , Blogger mistress mousey said...

rubius - you left out Voltron (series one, of course) and Robotech. Shame on you. ;P

At 4:48 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

tee hee!!! excellent... actually I left out Robotech on purpose cause I didn't actually watch it as a kid. I haven't even heard of Voltron... interesting... I will have to look that up.

At 1:32 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Yep, the castle, carousel, and rose Bundt pans are all by Nordicware. AFAIK, the castle and carousel pans are new this year, though the rose pan has been out long enough that another company has a silicon knock-off which I've seen at Walmart. My husband got mine at Foley's, though you can probably find them at Bed, Bath and Beyond or Linens 'n Things, too.

The castle pan is square with four towers and the door on one side only. I baked his birthday cake in it, since he baked mine in the carousel pan (then washed, repacked and wrapped it for my b-day present). And yes, for anyone keeping track, that means that both of us have December birthdays.

At 1:38 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

And just so you know how the rest of you are making me feel old, I watched Top Cat, the Herculoids, Sealab 2020, The Monkees followed by the Banana Splits, and the original Jonny Quest growing up. Not to mention H. R. Pufnstuf and Sigmund and the Seamonsters.
I was already out of college when most of the cartoons/anime you are talking about were on.

At 3:37 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I look forward to the kids getting into Voltron and Robotech and Our Star Blazer. Xander just got into Transformers.

Molly has announced that for her birthday this February she wants "a pony party" where the guests all have to bring her a pony.


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