alexxxx– i havent yet been able to watch anything about the jersey shore… but i have heard a ton about it. lots of people from my hometown area and beyond started groups on FB that are against, wrote letters to editors, and, so, on. its a shame, that this area of nj already has such a bad bad bad rep., and this will just make it worse. but, it will also blow over like everything always does, so its just disturbing for the moment i guess. i just have to brace myself for an even worse backlash when people say ‘where are you from’ and i say ‘southern new jersey, halfway between philadelphia and the jersey shore’. (this is very often followed by some of take on ‘really, NJ?! i never would have thought that!’ while im left to wonder how bad the people from nj really are. i didnt want to stay in my hometown forever (or for any longer that i had to), but the people werent that awful. they were just the normal semiunculutured shopping suburbanites.
here is a pesto recipe that sounds great. try it and let me know. i have been cooking lately, much to my enjoyment!!! a real life! with a kitchen and an empty suitcase! i want to be here more than not here, and though that plan isnt really working, soon i hope it will become more true.
and… holidays. i have bought exactly one gift for my one and only mother and thats that. im being so bad this year. i am going to go shopping at stupid places on xmas eve and get people what they want or need or think they need. or want to need. and lots of giftcards. i am generally not into these, but this yr i dont care. in a bad economy give people you love money almost directly. im fine with that. and alex i actually have a present for you that i got on a trip, but i will wait until jan to mail. bc the UPS guy who delivers to my office said hes really overworked right now.
oh that reminds me i actually do have some presents i bought at random points over the past yr, for my family and some loves ones. goooooood! glad that is true. next year im making presents for everyone bc the magic year 2010 is when i become a crafter. artist by occupation. lover/artist/model. yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssreallyFINALLY.