A good time was had by all.

This is being written from my childhood bedroom in St. Lewis. Yep, you guessed it, I’m home for Christmas. It’s not as Christmassy here as it is in Goose Bay, we’ve had a nice bit of rain, and it’s still raining. But honestly, a white Christmas is not that important anymore. I’ve come to realize that none of it really matters as long as you’re with your family.

It’s been a while since I posted anything. I’ve been busy (go figure, so is everybody!) at work, and busy packing up. I moved, again! I’m seriously going to refer to myself as a nomad now. I’m still in Goose Bay, just in a different part of town. My favorite part of town.

My contract was also extended so I’ll be here until at least May month. There’s so much planned, it’s somewhat overwhelming, but totally exciting. There are many opportunities to be had, I’m going to enjoy the ride.

You know what’s funny though? The change in writing style. I do some technical writing at work along with my other social media/photo/video work and the difference in style seriously makes me lol. You go through grade school writing one way, just making sure you spell things correctly. Then you move into high school and make sure you understand the concept of irony and where to place your commas. Then it’s off to college – particularly journalism school – and suddenly everything changes! You’ve got the Canadian Press after ya. And then, then you get into the ‘real world’, which if you’re into PR means a lot of political rhetoric – a lot of – ‘a good time was had by all’. Et cetera.

<I’m aware that there are a lot of errors in that last paragraph>

It’s just silly, really. But it’s all a learning experience! and I love to learn.

Anyway! It’s Christmastime, and I’m home, and my family is safe and happy, and healthy. And really, that’s all that matters.

Merry Christmas all. Love from blogland.

M.

Ten day shuffle

It’s been ten whole days since I posed a blog. Clearly there must be a lot of stuff going on in my life, right? haha. Well I’ve been studying pretty hard for exams; conquered two today, Newfoundland History and International Issues. I found NL History quite difficult, but I’m pretty sure I passed it anyway. International Issues I feel pretty confident about, at least an 80 for sure.

Like I said, I’ve been doing a lot of studying – other then that, cleaning my house and wrapping Christmas presents. I can’t wait until Thursday afternoon – I’ll be free for Christmas holidays! Aaron may still have to work on Friday so I’ll be sticking around for a while and we’ll be driving to Pasadena and spending the night there with my Aunt & Uncle, and my parents who travelled in to Corner Brook for a night.

I have two more exams tomorrow, Internet Journalism and Reporting & News Writing. I don’t anticipate Internet Journalism will be overly hard, but I’m going to study my butt off anyway; you can never be too careful.

I’ll leave you with that, dear reader. When you hear from me again it will be from Labrador, I’ll be writing on my moms swanky new computer and wishing it were mine lol. Oh the joy of having work and being able to pay for things.

Catch you later – from the Big Land.

M.

My 10 favourite Christmas films

I realize it’s not even Halloween yet, but I just finished watching one of the films in my top 10. So, in anticipation of the glorious holiday season, here they are!

1. A Charlie Brown Christmas

I’ve watched this one every Christmas for as long as I can remember. I don’t think you could run across anyone who doesn’t recognize a “Charlie Brown Christmas tree” when they see one. And who doesn’t love seeing Schroeder jammin’ it out on the Piano during the Christmas play, and Snoopy decorating his dog house with lights.

2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

This film is such a classic. Another one that I watch every year. When the Grinch grins his evil grin atop the mountain it still makes my spine tingle ( I know it’s animated! but still!). And when his heart grows, it makes me smile. And who could forget miss Cindy Lou Who!

Narration: “Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville – did not. The Grinch hated Christmas – the whole Christmas season. Now, please don’t ask why; no one quite knows the reason. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. Or it could be that his head wasn’t screwed on just right. But I think that the most likely reason of all… may have been that his heart was two sizes too small. But, whatever the reason, his heart or his shoes, he stood there on Christmas Eve hating the Whos. Staring down from his cave, with a sour grinchy frown, at the warm, lighted windows below in their town. For he knew that every Who down in Whoville beneath was busy now, hanging a holly who wreath.”

Tell me you don’t love that.

3. It’s a Wonderful Life 

This one has been my personal favourite since I was in grade school. I remember waking late in the night during Christmas holidays and turning on my T.V. because I couldn’t get back to sleep. The only channel we had a that time was CBC and it was playing It’s a Wonderful Life. The film is over two hours long, but I watched every last bit of it.  No one will ever be able to replace James Stewart.

4. A Garfield Christmas

Don’t you just love Jon’s grandmother? and when Garfield finds her those letters. *sigh*. They don’t make em like this anymore.

5. The Santa Clause

They’ve made a few of these, but this one is by far the best! I’m pretty certain this is the best thing Tim Allen has ever done, and I love him for that. 🙂

6. Home Alone

Another film with sequels, but this one tops them all. How many times did I watch this I wonder? For some reason, the scene that sticks out the most is when the paint cans swing down the staircase and hit the robbers on their heads.

7. Frosty the Snowman

This movie is SOO GREAT! I wish frosty was my friend, ha ha.

8. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

My favourite stop motion film. This one is so magical. I wish I owned all these on DVD. *sigh*

9. The Preacher’s Wife 

I think this is another one I watch pretty much every year. I’m really in the Christmas spirit now as I begin to end this list.

10. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

What Christmas could be complete without watching this? I mean really! Chevy Chase! haha, enough said.

Clark: Burn some dust here. Eat my rubber.
Rusty Griswold: Dad, I think you mean burn rubber and eat my dust.
Clark: Whatever, Russ. Whatever.