Did you know that they make cheesecake Hershey Kisses now? I had heard of caramel and almond and all that fanciness, but not cheesecake. Just for you, I sampled one. It tastes like something that has spoiled, but it's wrapped in chocolate in order to trick you into eating it before you smell it. I don't even know if it smells, I didn't try that. I'll go get another one right now.......Nope, it doesn't smell at all. Just like chocolate. Oh, and I just ate it without even thinking about it. That was gross. The aftertaste is horrible. And the woman giving them away probably thinks I really like them since I went back to her desk to get another...I should probably tell her it was just an experiment...
I can't decide whether to give you an anecdote or a movie review first. Maybe I'll do two movie reviews and squeeze in an anecdote...
Movie Review the First: My husband, kbbtfg, and I went to see The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D. I hadn't seen the movie in any dimension at the time. I didn't really like the movie that much, mostly because I hated the songs. And obviously, no one was Hot. There was a preview for a live action movie that will be shot for 3D, but I think it stars Brendan Fraser or someone I find equally not-Hot. If someone appears to be rocketing toward me, it should be someone I want to go on long walks with. Also, I had a pretzel- it had not been heated in the pretzel machine, but rather the microwave. As someone who has worked in an airport cocktail lounge, I can tell you that this produces an inferior pretzel.
Travel Anecdoate: A few weeks ago, I flew to the Seattle Tacoma Airport. I then rented a car and drove to a city an hour away. Two days later, I returned the car by parking it in the appointed spot and putting the keys in the Express Return drop box. When you do this, they're supposed to mail you a receipt with your final charges. I waited ten days or so, but then I really needed to turn in my expense report, so I looked up my account online to see if there was a receipt. There was what looked like a statement, but it said that I picked up the car on Monday at 2:58 and then returned it on Monday at 2:58. So I called the company and asked them if they were ever going to charge me for taking the car I had from Monday until Wednesday- and mentioned that their website seemed to think that I rented the car for less than 60 seconds. The agent confirmed that I had picked the keys up...but then asked me in an incredibly condescending tone if "I was sure I had left the airport WITH the car." As if I may have picked up the keys and then just wandered off on foot for two days. And now was calling begging to give them $300. So I told her what kind of car it was and how far I drove it and how I was a responsible person who doesn't forget how they got to meetings....and she just told me that she would not be able to produce a recepit because I had not actually driven the car. But they couldn't charge me for it either, so it didn't really matter. Except for the part where I got accused of telling the dumbest lie ever.
Movie Review the Second: My husband, kbbtfg, Fred, Nemo, and I saw that movie that has Denzel and Russell Crowe in it. It was pretty good in parts, but was also very long. I really don't like Mr. Crowe, but found him less irritating than usual in this film. Though I would have liked him even more if he cut his hair. And seriously, I am either getting really old or everyone is reverting back to long hairstyles on men, because I find myself mentally yelling at all men that they need haircuts. I hate that shaggy hair look on guys. Well-groomed is the way to go- you can let so many other things slide if your hair isn't flying all over. Think of Bruce Willis in Die Hard. He wears a filthy tank top, no shoes, and is grimy the whole movie. But he's awesomely Hot. If he also had one of those fluffy, shaggy haircuts, you would turn a hose on him. Anyway- at this movie I had nachos. I got really possesive over them and told my husband that they were specifically MY nachos and that if he wanted ANY nachos at all, he had to get his own. Because I wanted to savor my nachos and if he started eating them "because we're married and we share everything," I would feel like I needed to start eating them faster in order to get my share. He pretty much looked at me like I was insane and assured me that he didn't want a SINGLE nacho of mine. But I let him finish them when I couldn't eat any more. It was really a control issue more than a hunger issue, I think. With this explanation, he will undoubtedly think I am even more crazy than he thought I was while listening to my rules of nacho-ordering speech.
I just like nachos on my own terms, that's all.
I haven't said anything about the holidays yet. So, please be sure to enjoy your holidays. If you're doing anything awesome, you should post about it. If you're doing anything remarkably lame, you HAVE to post about it so everyone else can feel superior to you. Or start a holiday related topic. People may be getting bored at work around this time. They need your witty banter.