- Finally having all my Christmas shopping done and knowing I got something everyone I bought for will actually want...Yes
- Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks
- Starbucks "dates" with Jenna
- Old fashioned cream drops
- That today is payday
- That Mom lets me wear her work boots
- Meeting the president of Sauk Valley Community College and him being such a nice man
- Fake facial hair
- Speculating on the origin and purpose of a group of teenage (well...possibly college) guys where suits and bow ties wondering collectively through Barnes & Noble (and yet they never sang...they should have)
- Friendly sales people who actually take your strange questions seriously and never question you carrying around a book with the words "Sex God" clearly printed on the cover
- That Christmas is 6 days away, Heather comes home in 2 days, Rachel comes home in 1 day, Jeff comes home in 2 days, and I will get to be in Ohio in 14 days...oh yeah...only 14
Life is good. Jenna and I spent a good deal of time today telling each other stories. Por ejemplo:
me: lighting my coat on fire, ABC stories, how I met people at FUEL
Jenna: how she met Mike Zizert & Jon Fletcher, the Tulip festival, her car accident
Needless to say, it was a very bizarre and lovely event. Spending time with one's cousins should always be this much fun. We're going to try and get together again before she heads back to school.
The only thing that didn't make me happy today was finding out that my Starbucks gift card will not work at the Starbucks in Barnes & Noble because though it is a Starbucks, it is technically not of the Starbucks or something weird, so next time I meet Jenna I may just say that we need to go to the "official" real-deal Starbucks so that I don't have to spend money. Geez.
Oh, and the other displeasing item was getting to the Dollar General to buy Veggie Tale's videos for my Sunday School class only to find 4 of them when we have, in fact, 7 kids (though only 4 of them show up regularly). Boo. Oh well, I got hideous snowman lanterns, so the kids are going to have to enjoy them and Kayla and I will make them cookies or something to go with them. So there. bwahaha.
All in all, an excellent, though very busy day.
And on that note, I have nothing outside of this to say. At least nothing constructive.