phyncke: (Green Pattern)
Very happy holidays to you and yours this holiday season! I hope that you are having a great time celebrating this season with family and friends.

I am not traveling this year and am staying here in Berkeley to hang with friends. I have the week off between Christmas and New Years and have some projects I would like to get done. I also need to rest off the computer as my shoulder hurts - strain from too much time on the computer and so I am hoping to rest that. I might go get a massage this week and get the kinks worked out.

So I am looking forward to time off, getting things done and relaxed times. Yay!

Merry Christmas
Happy Hanukkah
Happy Kwanzaa
Happy New Year
Happy Solstice

All things combine to make this a great time of year!

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So far, so good. Having a great time. [profile] khylea is here. She arrived right on Christmas Day and we have been hanging out. We went out for Chinese Food last night - it was totally crowded but it is one of my favorite restaurants - King Yen on College Avenue - so the food was good. They ran a limited menu for the night but it was all good. We had a bit of a wait for a table and the service was slower than usual but we were not in a rush. Then today we went to see The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies together and that was totally fun. I love this movie more each time I see it. I find it sadder each time too. This time I got weepy at the end. So tragic.

Tonight we went to dinner at Cafe Trieste in Berkeley and had pasta - used this Group On that I had before it expired. Yays. The food was good and I had the spaghetti and meatballs. Rib sticking kind of thing. Tomorrow we are going hiking at Wildcat Canyon Regional Park so that will be good and then out for Indian Food. I think we are going to go to the Oakland Zoo one of these days and do more local sights.

Having a great time and relaxing. Getting lots of rest.

I want to thank everyone for the wonderful Christmas cards. I am really enjoying those.

I hope you are having a great holiday time with friends and family.

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A very joyous holiday to you and yours. Love and peace!

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I met a comic book artist - Babs Tarr - yesterday at my local comic book store - in Berkeley - (shout out to The Escapist on Claremont!). She is very cool and she is the artist for the latest Batgirl run at DC Comics. I have been really getting into comic books lately. I have been reading Dr. Strange, Black Widow, The Walking Dead and some others. A newbie really but it is fun and the art is really cool. Here is a cover from Babs Tarr on the Batgirl run. She animated this on her blog.

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In other news - I got some Christmas shopping done yesterday and of course I bought myself some stuff. One for them - one for me kind of thing. I did not blow my budget and I just have one gift card left to get and then I think I am done for the season. I have presents under my tree which is cool.

While I was Christmas shopping in the Elmwood District of Berkeley - a protest rolled right in there and blocked up the area. They were really pretty cool about it and did not take up any side walk space - they were just in the street and their goal was to tie up the intersection which they did. My car got trapped by two buses but it was liberated by the time I really had to go and get to the artist thing I wanted to go to. So that was cool. I could keep shopping and enjoy the civil unrest. Works for me. It was part of the nationwide protest yesterday.

Anyhoo. Work is winding down and I am finishing up projects for the year. I am kind of done and want to be finished. I don't finish up really until Dec 23. So that will go on for a while. [profile] khylea comes in on the 25th so that is cool.

Can you guys believe The Hobbit comes out next week? Hurrah! I am going the first night, I think. I cannot wait. Yays! And then it will be over and I will be sad.

Anyhoo. That is all I have. I am trying to post more often. Doing ok with that. I love comments. So comment here and I will respond!


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It gets old - we are on our 4th night of protests here. I am sympathetic - I really am (and I think we need some reforms on Police procedures) but living right in the middle of the protest zone is getting old. Helicopters over head, roaming bands of anarchists, looters and pillagers. It is very chaotic and very stressful. It is at the point where the average person does not want to be on the street after dark because of their personal safety. We keep getting alerts at the Uni about what is going on and early release time so that we can get home safely before the protests start in the evening.

Last night they blocked the 80 freeway - a major artery through here - they stopped an Amtrak train and they closed the Berkeley BART station down. I guess that would mean they are being effective since they are getting national coverage. But living here - well it gets old. It is weird seeing your town covered on the news all the time - in real time - live and up close.

I think with a major storm coming in tomorrow night - that will shut it down. Protesting is a fair weather activity.

Anyways - that is all I have - got some Christmas shopping done - all online - woot. And I have sussed out some gifts to buy from some local shops - so I am in good shape here with my holiday cheer.

Tomorrow is my holiday party at work and then I am going to see Yo Yo Ma at the local theatre - he is giving a talk on art and culture. Should be interesting. I have been into this speaker series the the Uni lately - broadening my mind.

Anyhoo. That's it for me. Hope all is well with you!


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Hey hey hey - I got my first holiday card of the season - thank you, jaiden_s. Lovely card.

Today I got a new computer at work - a brand new shiny iMac. It is gorg. Huge monitor. Like mondo. I am going to love it. No more teeny PC monitor. Love.

I started Christmas shopping today by getting my niece some cosmetic things that she wanted - she likes this site called Ulta. Mail order sent to her house - all the way. She has good taste for sure. :P

My Christmas tree is up. I will post a pic of it soon. It is very minimalist this year as I have the new cat and cannot decide if he will go for the ornaments or not. I am only using my unbreakable ornaments on it right now. No glass things and nothing too low on the tree. Best to see how he does with it. He is leaving it alone mostly though I have caught him lurking over there. So absolutely I am not sure of him. I miss Boo who used to not care about the tree at all.

This year for Christmas I am spending Christmas Eve with my friend J**** and then <lj user=khylea> comes on Christmas Day. We are going to see The Hobbit (a few times) and hang out for the holidays. Yays!

To do list-
-print christmas labels
-do christmas cards
-shopping
-etc

Hope all is well with you there. This is more of an update than I planned! Falalalala

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Greetings of the season to you and yours. I just finished work today and Wednesday - Christmas Day - I head east to see my family. I have a cold and am trying to get rid of it before I fly. Ugh.

My sister in law and brother had to cancel at the last minute due to medical thing that she has so they are not flying to NH from Los Angeles. Kind of a bummer but it is better that she not take a trip right now. They will be Skyping in. How very modern of us. LOL

Anyhoo. Happy Holidays to all and catch you in the New Year!
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I have gotten some lovely holiday greetings so far - thank you to -

alexcat
charla
jaiden_s
mamabear
aglarien1

for the lovely cards. My house is feeling bright and festive!

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Hello

Dec. 9th, 2013 08:19 pm
phyncke: (Jaded Girl)
I am around and reading LJ. Slammed at work and heading into the holidays. Family time. Woo. I leave for the East Coast ON Christmas and hope it will be a quiet travel day. I have lots going on at work. Conference this week - holiday party next week. Finishing up year end projects. Just slammed. I was not going to send holiday cards but then I found these really lovely ones so that put me in the mood to spread some holiday cheer. So I am thinking of sending them if I have enough stamps around. I think I actually do.

Anyways. That is all I have. Merry merry. Fa la la.

BTW. Hanukkah felt too early this year. So I did not have it together. I almost cheated and posted last year's menorah pics but no - only authentically new menorah pics. I will get it together next year.

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So, last night I had my first little accident. A minor fender bender in the 7-11 parking lot. I backed into a car and grazed them. Honestly, this is the first time anything like this has ever happened to me. The dude was obnoxious but I guess he had a right to be since I hit his car. No damage to my car and very light damage to his car. I dealt with him in a polite manner. It makes no sense to get into it with people, especially on Christmas. I reported it to my insurance and opened a claim and gave the guy the claim number. I don't have to deal with him - this is why I have insurance - so they can deal with him. The agent did not even think my rates would go up since my record was so good. Anyhoo. No big deal. I don't even have to pay anything out, it is all covered.

On to other things - I have taken down my decorations and packed Christmas away. Nothing depresses me more than holiday decorations up after the holiday. Since I am going away for New Year's - I thought I would get that all done. My house loos regular again.

I spent today in my jammies. Totally fun.

I saw Les Mis yesterday and found it amazing - moving and loved it. High Jackman and Ann Hathaway gave transcendental performances - truly. I have never seen this material before so it was all new to me and I found it riveting.

I hope you are all enjoying the week and looking forward to the New Year.


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Have a safe and happy holiday!






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Stolen from facebook but no less funny. This hilarious cat!




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I love this video - from Pedigree Dog food - the doggie frogs!



So cute!

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Of our holiday party. Maximum enjoyment and fun had by our staff. I really love planning events when they are special and it works. The staff had such a good time, relaxed and enjoyed some good food. We honored our exiting dean and shared good times together. I work with a committee but I do most of the planning and logistics. It all worked well and was well attended. Terrific!

I am home now and got out early today. Left the office at 2pm. I ran some errands - getting provisions for the cat and myself. I am kind of excited about my holiday plans. I am staying here for Christmas and doing some things. I am going to see The Hard Nut tomorrow night at Cal Performances - it is a modernized version of the Nutcracker choreagraphed by Mark Morris. I have been wanting to see it for years and got really inexpensive seats up front on the side. I saw the Nutcracker many times when I was young and so this will be interesting to see. Then Sunday, I am getting nails done with a friend and going to see Lincoln in the evening. I have a friend coming over for Christmas Eve and day and we are having the orphan holiday. I think we will watch Magic Mike - which my mom sent me in my Hanukkah package - GO MOM! Then for New Year's - I am off to Seattle to visit [profile] khylea. We are going to see the Everett Silvertips play hockey and also view The Hobbit together in a fandom happening. Yes. Very exciting.

So that is my holiday plan. I also have some things I want to get done here - cleaning out and stuff like that. I want to go through some stuff and toss things I don't need. I will see how I do with that.

Christmas cheer has reached me and I have received holiday cards from the following people:
aglarien1, mommabear, red_lasbelin, erviniae, alexcat, elflover59, wickedwhimsey, jaiden_s

Those are displayed on my dresser here in the living room and totally made my season. Thank you everyone and I will post updates as more come in.

I hope everyone is doing well this holiday season. Cheers to you!


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We went to San Francisco today. Photo essay post!


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Night 8/8



The final night for Hanukkah 2011. Thanks for celebrating along with me this year. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.

Today I went and picked up my Christmas cards for next year half price on sale. I love getting them for the deal. Got some pretty ones and I love the inscription on them so yays. I will store those until the appropriate time. I did that and then laundry. Not all that exciting today.

Tomorrow I go with friends to SF and we are touring the Christmas lights and hotel decor, and then doing the city lights tour bus in the evening. This was the bus tour we messed up on last week but it is all good.

Hope you are enjoying the holiday season and the last week of the year. Cheers!


by cranes
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Night 8/8



The final night for Hanukkah 2011. Thanks for celebrating along with me this year. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.

Today I went and picked up my Christmas cards for next year half price on sale. I love getting them for the deal. Got some pretty ones and I love the inscription on them so yays. I will store those until the appropriate time. I did that and then laundry. Not all that exciting today.

Tomorrow I go with friends to SF and we are touring the Christmas lights and hotel decor, and then doing the city lights tour bus in the evening. This was the bus tour we messed up on last week but it is all good.

Hope you are enjoying the holiday season and the last week of the year. Cheers!


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