merry christmas etc.

Christmas was great. Most of my friends are out of town or busy, so I've been able to finally get a few things checked off my to-do list. Also, there's nothing like Christmas with a baby around. On Christmas morning, we almost forgot that we had gotten presents for each other, since we were all focused on watching her open and play with everything.

As adorable as she is, though, I'm pretty sure I don't want kids. It depresses my mom when I say that, so I don't say it anymore. It kinda depresses me a little too, since I had always thought I'd have them. But I just don't foresee myself in that role anymore. I would want to have a husband first, and that's looking less and less likely. But also, it's so much work! I dunno. I guess we'll see what happens.

I've told you before about the annual Christmas party we go to that is hosted by Jews. So strange. Anyway, this year it was a LOT more fun than usual, because I found out my cousin FINALLY came out. We've thought he was gay since he had an obsession with Britney Spears when he was about 4, and his parents even thought so. But as recently as last year, he had a "girlfriend". Anyway, he's a senior in high school now, and for whatever reason decided it was time. I'm so happy for him. I didn't get a chance to talk to him about it, though, so I have that to look forward to. Easter, I guess.

Santa was good to me. My favorites... I got a telescope, but not to look at the stars. My new place has a kick-ass view of the city, so I'm going to be pointing it down, to check out the sites. I should make one of those things like at national parks, where they label a photo to show you where to point your telescope... I got a book called Garner's Modern American Usage, because I'm kinda a language dork. I don't always use proper grammar, but I like to know what it is. My friend B would totally jizz over this book. Hopefully he won't, though. I got a Snuggie!! I guess I'll have to give my friend his back. I love it! I got clothes from a stylish friend, which is great, because I can't pick out clothes for myself. And I guess the "big" gift is my parents are taking all of us on a cruise to Alaska this summer. That should be cool. I'm not much of a hiker (although I love to walk in nature...there's a big distinction, but I'll discuss it some other time). But I think it'll be great. If I run into Sarah Palin, I'll be sure to kick her in the teeth.

The gifts that were most fun to give were everything for my niece, obviously, since she's so freaking adorable. And I got a friend a Blackberry, which sounds boring, but was REALLY appreciated, so that made it fun.

Hmmm, what else is new? I had a Chrismukkah party at my place, which was great. This party was much more relaxing than the last one, basically because it wasn't my first. So I knew people would show up, I knew it'd be fun, I knew I didn't have to wait on people. It was a really fun and eclectic group. But those bitches didn't eat a thing, after I slaved away cooking. So for my next party, I'm either not inviting so may gays/actors/models, or I'm just having a fruit plate. Maybe my next one will be an Oscar party...

If you got any gift cards for Christmas and live in California, check this out. Very interesting! Did you know that (with some exceptions) they can't expire? Sometimes paternalistic laws are great.

So, I was supposed to meet up with my friend who voted Yes on Prop 8 yesterday, but I didn't. We made tentative plans a while ago, but then neither of us called the other. I'm not sure why we're bothering, other than habit. I don't think he really wants to be friends with a faggot, and I don't really want to be friends with a bigot. People keep telling me about the power of forgiveness, and how I should cherish old friends, etc. Blah blah blah. Why? What has he done for me in the past 5 years, other than vote against my rights? If I don't feel like I actually WANT to see him, why should I? It's just going to be an awkward conversation about gay rights, and we're not going to change each other's minds, and then what? We'll talk about the weather? About his bigot wife who turned him into a fundie? Meh. He was my best friend for about 5 years, and we had an amazing time together. I definitely value that. But people grow apart. There's nothing wrong with that.

Remember how I told you I had a model sleeping on my shoulder on my plane ride home from Italy this summer? Well, I found some pictures of him online yesterday. That's him at the top of the page. Damn, shoulda taken more advantage of that when I had the chance...