Saturday, November 24, 2007

Deck The Halls & Such

This year, I'm loving Christmas. And that's only because I've cranked out sooo much shopping already. AND, I've wrapped AND shipped some gifts already. STOP! Don't throw your coffee mug at your monitor--you'll just make a mess. I've started decorating. Check out how cute my front door looks!


I might even put up a sign that says: Your PRESENCE is welcome! Get it. Presence. PRESENT. I know. Dumb. But who cares.

You're lucky you caught me in a good mood because seriously, I was vacillating between either this post or a post titled GIFT OF THE MANIC, which I will write soon, that's going to be a play on this O. Henry story.

But you're lucky. Cuz, this immediate second, (and as it is with seconds), it could change, but I am feeling like it's OK that I'm off my meds. Last night, and most of this previous week, I was not so sure. Here's to the holidays. Right? Right.

But, as it is with free-writing, I digress.

Anyway, really, most of my shopping is done, even a present for myself, which sparked the idea of the O. Henry-soon-to-be-plagarized Gift Of The Manic short story (is it considered plagarized if it's spoofed?), and I think we may get our tree up this weekend, and I'm hosting a neighborhood cookie exchange with like 30+ women in a few weeks, and I'm like ALL spirited and shit. What the heck is going on with me?

Where did my inner Grinch go!?!?!?!

And we saw Fred Claus yesterday! Dude! GREAT MOVIE! All-star cast, including, Kevin Spacey, playing an evil villain! This movie's right along the lines of my other faves ELF (SANTA'S COMING! SANTA'S COMING!) and THE SANTA CLAUS.

Here's a youtube trailer, cuz you know how big I am on the youtube movie trailers. Feel free to skip it if you like, but the dancing section is really cute. I think Vince is a hottie, and who is the song by? Elvis?

And a Dancing Vince Vaughn. Yum. I would so like to hang with Vince. I mean, I would want to drink an appletini with him (although I had a tangerine-tini the other night that gave my beloved appletini a MAJOR run for its money let me tell you!), but Vince... he is my kind of guy. Jennifer A. and he were positively NO match. I like him because if we were together, I'd be like, "Honey, I didn't feel like making dinner," and he'd probably say, "Baby, that's OK, let's you and me go grab a pizza, and then I'll give you a back rub, and let ME make love to you. But ONLY if you want me to, OK?"

Nah, he wouldn't say that.

But, he seems like he is just my type. If I had a type. I guess I do have a type. He's tall. He's dark. That's part of my type. He seems like a Mr. Manic type, when Mr. Manic is on my good side, which he is sllooowly working his way back to, and I wasn't even going to 'go there' and boy, if you folks could read the hand-written BLOG I own... HA! Can you believe that! I HAVE A HAND-WRITTEN BLOG!

I crack my self up! Anyway, he was up to less than standards this week. That's why maybe I need to go back on my meds. So I can like him better.

That's ALL I'm gonna say on THAT subject. Because I could go on and on and on and on. And I won't.

But Vince. Yep, Hottie in my book. A guy's kinda guy--you know, someone a guy would befriend at a bar, and not be intimidated by, not be afraid he would be trying to pick up his chick, although he would be totally capable of stealing away another man's girl. A girl's guy. A charmer. Someone Swish, Jess and I could hang out with till 4:00 a.m. and teach a few things to, right gals? Maybe we'd let him show us his boxers or something? Maybe get out a measuring tape? Hmmm... you betcha!

Anyway, what really sparked this post, which really was supposed to be just a two-line hey, Merry-Holidays-Check-Out-Melek's-Post was what the talented and cute Melek has to say over at her blog about Christmas and memories. So go check her out now. Tell her Manic sent ya.

And remember...

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to sing aloud for all to hear--
Buddy the Elf

Peace UP!


kay said...

love the door!!!

way to be on the ball!

AutoSysGene said...

Cute! I might have to steal your idea!!
30 women for a cookie exchange? Cripes, what do you have to bring like 30 dozen cookies? Ouch!
I want to see Fred Claus, too. Maybe we'll head out this afternoon!!

Ello - Ellen Oh said... ....all ready?!!!!! Can you do mine too?

And I love the door! It is really clever and so shiny and pretty.

Eileen said...

I haven't even started yet. Yikes.

xxxx said...

I TOTALLY think that Vince Vaughn would say that!

And hey, you know if you just use the ruler it doesn't count ... HA! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Manic, love the door, and more to the point you are even earlier than us for decorations!! We'll be transforming the front room into a groto on thursday so we can stop the "sleeps to christmas" count down that has been going since mid january with daughter no.1 (aka Kate!) It still seems wrong to me to have decs up in november and not be a retail outlet. We usually mnage to hang out to 1st december but my mother is coming on that day and I can't face putting decs up with my mother. I just may have to START meds if that happened. She's staying for a week so don't expect any sensible sober comments from me until 7th december at least. What's that saying?? oh yeah, "Find a happy place, find a happy place..."

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Kay--thanks! I love my door too! If I get in a bad mood, I'm just gonna go look at it.

Melissa--for the cookie exchange--I think each woman will bring like 5 or 6 dozen the day before the get-together. Then, I am going to assemble cute boxes of assorted cookies for everyone to take home! Last year I gave everyone little bell necklaces, and anytime anyone said COOKIE, the person who caught them saying COOKIE got to steal their necklace. Person with the most necklaces won a prize! IT was a fun time. Oh, and I had everyone either bring an app or a bottle of wine so I had to do NOTHING for the party!

Ello--you give me your $$, I'll do your shopping!

Swish--yeah, I know it doesn't count with a ruler, but don't forget, we need a measuring TAPE! right!!!

Amanda--go to that Happy Place!!

NerdyRedneck Rob said...

I sure am glad they keep making those Christmas movies. I mean isn’t it great those little people get movie work now and then? I mean you can only live off of "The Wizard of Oz" residuals for so long!

onthegomom said...

WOW, love the door! I need to get off my arse and get some of YOUR enthusiasm and get in gear for Christmas. Your joyfulness was pretty contagious! Thanks, I needed that :)

kim said...

Dahling, love the door. You go on with your bad Christmas self.

House of Jules said...

Manic: Did you ever see SWINGERS (Vince's movie with Jon Favreau)? If not, DUDE, you must!
House of Jules

xxxx said...

Ohhh, we know ALL ABOUT Swingers, don't we, Manic? HA!

I came back to say, P.S. your door ROCKS.

Anonymous said...

AW Manic!
I love how you decorated it's a-door-able (HA!) My tree has been up since Thanksgiving Eve and the gifts were done in August. Don't hate.xo Jenn

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Rob--have you not seen Little People Big World on TLC? They're keeping 'em in business there too!

onthegomom--my enthusiasm is all a rous (I am not spelling this word correctly--roux? rouse? Like as in, "it's all an act?"... how do you spell that word... roux?... but reading everyone else's comments about getting excited about the holidays really is getting ME excited about the holidays! So, maybe pretending about it IS working! HEY! Maybe I'll pretend I'M SKINNY!!! AND RICH!!!

Kim--I am sooo loving my door. I can't stop looking at it. I might decorate it something different year round--like Valentiney for Feb. St. Paddy's for March, etc.!

JULES!!! TOTALLY SAW SWINGERS!!! And even tried to find an appropriate youtube clip for the post about our young studs but couldn't!!! They sooo reminded us of that movie... they were sooo smooth!

Jenn--great one-- a-DOOR-able... go on with your funny self girlfriend!

blog author said...

wow, thanks for the shout out Manic. i'm flattered.

and just so you know, i've seen Vince vaughn in person. he was the Emcee at a comedy show here in austin. i was only 14 short rows away from him. to be honest, he was kind of bloated and not his most attractive that night. but, it was still vince.

so, the movie was good huh? i'll have to go check that out.

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

Oh gosh! My Mom used to foil wrap our front door! Thanks for the trip in the wayback machine!
Peace up to you too.

Steve H said...

can't wait for gift of the manic!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Hotwire, I am SOOO going to write it. I got the gift already.

AutoSysGene said...

Manic, that must have been quite the party. I will have to remember that for future cookie exchanges. A party where I don't have to cook is a good thing.

Stephanie J. Blake said...

Cool. Sounds like the xmas spirits are kicking WAY in. Get it?

And you can have Vince. I'll keep Brad, if you don't mind.

Michelle Kemper Brownlow said...

Hello my friend,
checkin' in after an in-law holiday with NO internet.....AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

Love your door! Looks great!

Cecily R said...

The door is aDOORable. I am so SO lame. Glad you're feeling festive (are you still feeling that way since I'm behind?).

I'm all for Vince too. Love the funny types. And the taller types.

Unknown said...


Love the door! We're right with you in the Christmas spirit...both trees are up...decorations, up...outside still needs to get done but I'm ready!!

30+ women at your cookie swap!?!?! I can only get 8..apparently everyone is having their work party that night..whatever...I didn't want their damned cookies anyway!!!

Drewpy Drew said...

OK, put the coffee down and step away from the keyboard.

That reminds me of a joke.

How many ADHD people does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Hey look, a chicken.

Seriously, I got worn out just reading that post. Rock on.

BTW - Plagiarism is copying and taking credit for work someone else did. There are laws that protect people who write parody songs and I think this is like that.

Peas out. :)

March2theSea said...

watch out Martha Stewart..gonna start calling you Manic Martha! hahaha i kill me.

KATE said...

Favorite line, "I'm ALL like spirited and shit." That is a fabulous fabulous line. I LOVE it!!! ha ha
& I'm right there with ya on the Vince Vaughn thing. I've loved him since way back in Lost World! & of course Wedding Crashers. Yum yum yummy yum yum!

I am Heather...creator of all things crafty! said...

Hey girlie, did you hear that Quiet Riots lead singer was found dead today....sad huh! Bah Humbug....

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

He's not gonna take it anymore. No, he ain't gonna take it. He's not gonna take it. Anymore...

I'm giggling.

But may his soul rest in peace...

Now I've got that song stuck in my head!

That was the Quiet Riot song, right? Hee hee..

Patti said...

i love vince...he's on my list...

Travis Erwin said...

It is overachievers like you that ruin it for the rest of us procrastinators.

Christmas can be hell, and over on my blog I have started rehashing my year is hell as a mall Santa.

The Dummy said...

I LOVE Elf! It's my favorite Christmas movie of all time. And I love the door too. Very original.

Cecily R said...

Ohhhhh. I just read my comment. Sorry about that. In my defense, I was high on Lortab at the time. Does that help?

Unknown said...

I refuse - REFUSE - to put up any holiday decorations until the 1st of Dec. But I love your door! Wanna do my shopping for me?

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MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Cec, what was wrong with your comment?

I am Heather...creator of all things crafty! said...

Quiet Riot sang bang your head Manic....Metal health will drive you mad...OR DEAD...RIP Mr. Quiet Riot Lead Singer