Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Yearning for the Holidays

"Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft."

I don't know if she made it up or if it's from a legitimate outside source, but if she didn't write it herself to directly apply to me and my boy, it's just spooky. At any rate, I like the quote!

Anyway, I want to talk about HOLIDAYS because of how happy they make me.

OCTOBER is a ridiculously exciting month, mostly because of the anticipation for upcoming THANKSGIVING. But then I really like Thanksgiving because it's the beginning of the season for Christmas, which is my absolute favorite time of year.

Note to self: Make blog in future (closer to Christmas) about how everyone should enjoy the season and not find it stressful at all.

I am so happy with the new chilly weather here. I went to Canal Street today in a guilty pleasure of outdoor shopping and haggling (one of the very few instances I truly enjoy a shopping trip) and got a Christmas present for my mum (I know it's early; just one!) and a vair vair cute bag for me. (It's small. Give me a break.)

K, that's it for now.


Tracy said...

YAY!!! Aw, I can't wait.

You got me a liddle sumsin sumsin?

Jennifer said...

Did you actually haggle? And did you go to any dark hidden warehouses?

Lauren said...

Thanksgiving sucks hard.
Winter would be nice up north. I envy you.
I love autumn and winter because I get to wear beanies and lovely scarves knitted by my best friend.

Kate said...

Jen- I got my friend Ashley to do all my haggling for me. I'm far too mousy at haggling and she isn't afraid to be really forward and forceful about it. (Jersey girls aren't afraid to be mean about it!)

Yay Lauren :) <3

-J. said...

The quote is from Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune from a June 1997 column which was later made into a terrible song called "Wear Sunscreen" by Baz Luhrman.

What can I say, I'm a repository of useless information. Sometimes a suppository of useless information.

Liking the blog. Just found it. Not sure why that is. Nobody told me. (sniff)