So it’s official: Christmas is cancelled. Due to work reasons, Aaron and I aren’t able to make it to Texas to spend Christmas with our families. We’re bummed as all hell, my parents are broken hearted, and my sister has basically threatened to kick my ass… if she ever gets to see me again.
Let me tell you about the first (and LAST) time we had Christmas on our own… Read More
Last Halloween, I was finally able to unveil my costume that took me all year to put together: Steampunk Princess Bubblegum — based on this drawing.
Here’s how I pulled this off without sewing anything: Read More
Totally boring, brag-y posts. But it’s mah blog and I’ll brag if I want to…
Decorations? Amy’s dad rented a pair of bolt cutters and broke into the storage unit that had a key break off in the lock. They’ve been freed and put up.
Tree? Found it, chopped it down, brought it home, decorated it. Done.
Parties? Went to one, made these chocolate dreidels that have been tweeted about my Pee-Wee Herman. And I made it a point to take a picture with my best friends Erik and Oliver.
Presents? Fucking taken care of. All of ‘em. Done. And they’re thoughtful as hell. (Btw, if you haven’t found the right gifts yet, check out my gift guides on Offbeat Home.)
Travel? Just booked the rental car that will take us from LA to Texas, and it’s cheaper by MORE THAN HALF then two roundtrip tickets, boarding the dogs, and the gas it’d take to get there.
Now I can’t wait to get to get to get to Texas, drink wine with family members in front of roaring fires, and play with my dogs in the snow.
Let’s do this, Christmas!
Once again, Aaron’s birthday rockin’ eve was an amazing time. There was a lot less people at this party then at years past, but it was just as much fun as they’ve always been. For those of you who don’t know, Aaron is that guy I married and his birthday is 12/31. We both used to hate that birthday date because, well, making reservations for dinner is a nightmare and most of your friends can’t hang out because they’re trying to give their partners a nice evening. So we started throwing an annual New Years Eve birthday party for people who don’t feel like celebrating New Years Eve with the masses. And it’s been our favorite day of the year ever since.
Here’s how this birthday blowout went down:
Animal masks were donned:
Megan (koala) & Aaron (giraffe), Daren (monkey) and KayLee (tiger)
Ari as the creepy horse.
The Finleyquists were together, as always:
There was much dancing:
Here’s a quicky about the my first Christmas without ANY family. The Finleys spent it with our best friend Coco Rosenquist — hence the “Finleyquistmas” name.
We spent Christmas eve with Oliver and Marianne:
Coco rocked her reindeer slippers.
The next morning, aka Christmas, I got up before everyone else, turned on our fireplace, and spent the morning with my fur babies…
This year is the year that I came out as an atheist. I don’t know why it took me so long to admit and and share it with others. But, I feel a HUGE sense of relief being really out and proud about it.
This post is one that I’ve been kicking around for a while, but I never published last year when I started writing it. And now, a year later, I’m ready to hit publish and put this out there.
This is how and why this atheist not only celebrates, but loves her some Christmas. It’s long, and rambles at time, it talks about my views and awkward experiences with religion, but if you feel like getting inside of my brain, you can take a stroll through this Christmas-themed coming out party…