I went up to Comanche to pick up the grandmother yesterday, and we drove back this morning. I always enjoy those first few hours with my grandmother because it’s easier to shrug off her less than appealing qualities. She's staying through the New Year, and I'm still on the fence as to whether this is a good thing. To put it bluntly, she makes me fucking BATTY. I usually find myself alternating between wanting to plug my ears with my fingers whilst screaming "Lalalalalala!"
at the top of my lungs, or telling her, at last, STFU already. Yes, I realize this sounds harsh, but she is one of those people that wear their ignorance like a badge of honor.
But there is one thing to be said for road trips and that is it gives you time to think. So I’ve put together a list, a How To for surviving here should you ever find yourself wandering the back road highways of Texas.( Road-Tripping Texas Style )
Now for a bit of bitching that I MUST post for the betterment of all.( Letter to Temple, Texas )
SO MUCH BETTER NOW. Thanks.
Among other things, I finally got to watch The Office
and The O.C.
today and OMG, LOVE. Ridiculously so. I won’t go into specifics as I really need to go wash off my honey mask and toss my washer load into the dryer and do other little things before I can go to bed, but TWO HOURS OF AWESOME MUST BE COMMENTED ON.
Oh, and halfway2home
, I adore the holiday mix. It had me grinning from about Brenham to Temple. It’s a toss-up as to which track is my favorite, but right now Snow Patrol’s When I get Home for Christmas
and the Jason Mraz and Tristan Prettyman duet All I Want for Christmas
are tied for the lead. Seriously. There is not one skipper, and I never would have thought I’d like a cover of Last Christmas
, which rates up there among my favorite Christmas songs as well as in the top five of my favorite George Michael songs.
Now, I really need to go wash off my honey mask, put the gunk in my hair that makes it somewhat tamable in lovely Houston, Texas, and go to bed.