December 25, 2010

December 24, 2010

best gift ever

we have a delightful, quirky, one-of-a-kind friend who's got a sense of humor that i just adore. it's a very specific brand of "funny," and sometimes i'll get a thought in my head that tickles me, and i preface it by saying to matt, "ok, this is totally [insert name] humor..."

this friend said he had a little Xmas gift for us, and that he would leave it in our mailbox. it was a homemade dvd, so we popped it in the player. what comes up is like a fireplace dvd with xmas music. you know, just a static shot of a roaring fireplace, i think there's a cable channel dedicated to this. but this is no ordinary fireplace dvd, because after a while... things start to happen. turns out, he made his own fireplace dvd, in real time, and every now and then would make something happen. like a paper airplane flying into the flames. or a nutcracker staging a battle and then getting thrown into the fire. we watched the entire 2 hour+ video, laughing hysterically. i guarantee that watching this will become a Patrick family tradition.

December 14, 2010

that looks about right.

the recent snow storm... as viewed from SPACE.

seen here

road weary.

left for work an hour early in an attempt to beat all the craziness. WAY less vehicles on the road, but way more wrecks and stalled cars. tomorrow i'm snowshoeing.

December 10, 2010

happy winter.

sometimes you just need to eat salty, cheesy bread, drink delicious wine, and bask in the brilliance of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. 

December 9, 2010

love her.

mindykaling: One of my greatest fears is I become really famous and then Keenan Thompson plays me on Saturday Night Live. #humblebrag

December 8, 2010

sad winter.

resisting the urge to cradle the space heater in my lap.

December 6, 2010