Christmas Day...  

Posted by Megan Moulos

It's 12:04 on December 26.
Christmas has come and gone.
I used to feel the swell of holiday joy growing steadily in the weeks before x-mas; I used to smile at every light-covered house and lay on the floor gazing at the twinkling tree.

It just wasn't the same this year.
Maybe it's because I'm moving.
Maybe I'm just getting older?
I don't know. It wasn't cold out at all. It seems like we've only had our Christmas trees for a few days. The dinner tonight flew by, and some of the family was absent.

I think I'm just feeling some pre-move homesickness. It will take A LOT of getting used to the fact that Mom won't be home to cook dinner, that Ron won't stop by to make cocktails, and that Dad and his lovely pups won't be a short drive away. I won't be able to pick up Nana to go to the beach, or listen to Gabby gibber on for hours on end. I am very very very close to my family. I will miss them more than they know. I have a huge problem leaving. I guess it's abandonment issues? I feel terrible for leaving my family alone, because I worry that something might happen when I'm gone, and I could never forgive myself.

This is going to be the hardest few weeks of my life.

But I do love Christmas the very most. My mom is hilarious, she likes to wait until the very moment of christmas-present-opening surprise to yell out "Where's the CAMERA!" Mom, it's too late. Then we have to fake the moment. She was also playing Gabby's new Wii which was HI-larious. Her and Donna cannot grasp the "flick of the wrist" concept and slide all over the floor with crazy gesticulations. Gabby accidentally got punched in the teeth from a wild swing during Wii Tennis. Nana got a laptop from all of her children. She was beaming ("WHERE IS THE CAMERA!") I brought this handicapped homeless man I see every now and then on the corner a plate full of Christmas dinner. I almost got hit by a steeeupid Hummer trying to run it over to him. Bottom line: if you drive a new "Hummer," you're lame.

Merry Christmas.

Christmas is all around me...  

Posted by Megan Moulos

As tacky and lame as it sounds, I spent my day knitting a scarf and watching one of my all-time favorite movies, Love Actually.

Perhaps you should see this film before you go passing judgment on my questionable taste in cinema. It's funny, almost sickeningly touching, and BRITISH! The film somehow weaves together about 10 love stories, not all of them requited. My personal favorite is the recently cheated-on English author/pretty Portuguese maid shindig.

Jaime (the Brit) seeks refuge in France after discovering his girlfriend is cheating on him with his own brother. His maid, Aurelia, takes care of him, and they fall in love during the course of his stay. They speak to each other in their own alien tongues. In spite of this, they are often saying the exact same thing:

Jaime:: It's my favorite time of day, driving you.
Aurelia:: [in Portuguese] It's the saddest part of my day, leaving you.

J:: Erm. Would you like the last, uh...?
A:: [in Portuguese] Thank you very much but no.
J:: No?
A:: [in Portuguese] If you saw my sister, you'd understand why.
J:: That's all right, more for me.
A:: [in Portuguese] Just don't go eating it all yourself, you're getting chubbier every day.
J:: I'm very lucky I've got one of those constitutions where I never put on weight.

Blah blah blah, he learns Portuguese, and returns to find Aurelia. Jaime shows up at her house, asks her father for her hand in marriage, and...well...this is by far the funniest scene in the movie. "Apparently he is going to kill Aurelia!"

I cry every time. Wuss.

I also almost cry every time when Mark gets shafted by Kiera Knightly for the ugly bug-eyed black guy. So romantic. Barf.

Emma Thompson is probably the best actress ever for the scene where she cries listening to the CD her philandering husband just gave her for Christmas. Also gets me.

The little weird kid's mom dying. Double barf cry time.

Keira Knightly is still a bitch.

Ah, the Joys of College.  

Posted by Megan Moulos

All from Overheard in New York:

Blonde: I just had the meanest thought in the whole world.
Guy: I doubt it.
Brunette: Tell us what it was, and then we'll judge.
Blonde: Okay, well, I hope that Tim and Tom don't realize we have a Spanish test tomorrow, because I always study way more than them and they still score, like, 20 points higher than me.
Brunette: Oh, that's not mean. There are way meaner thoughts, like I hope Tim and Tom catch rickets so they're too sick to take the test.
Guy: Yeah, or like let's force all the Jews out of Germany and burn them in an oven.

--Fordham University

Chick: ... And that's how I had a miscarriage. Oh! That reminds of a funny story!


Guy #1: Shut up! Why are you so obsessed with sombreros? Every time I talk to you it's sombreros, sombreros, sombreros!
Guy #2: Isn't this, like, the first time we've ever talked?
Guy #1: Yeah, and it's about sombreros, isn't it?


Drunk Guy: That girl's tits are huge! And it's snowing!


Two NYU girls are walking downtown and one trips and falls on the street.
: Did you have a nice trip? I'll see you next fall!

NYU Girl: Hey...where's your home?

--Water & Fulton

NYU boy #1: Dude, let's go to Delaware. I've never been there -- I didn't even know it was a state until the quarter came out.
NYU boy #2: Oh yeah, you told me that. That was like last week.
NYU boy #1: Yeah, man.

--University & Waverly

Almost makes me want a kitten...  

Posted by Megan Moulos

But then I see this...

kitty wigs...

And I know cat people are too hardcore for me.

Because laughing > working  

Posted by Megan Moulos