Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Thanksgiving hasn't even come and gone yet, but Christmas decorations are already up on the lamp posts in Union Square. Facebook statuses about Christmas music are starting to appear. And when I was at Trader Joe's yesterday, shelves of prettily-packaged peppermint bark (along with a host of other candy-cane-derived treats) lured me into at least 20 minutes of pacing, inward drooling, and ruminating on the importance of self indulgence (never mind the pounds of fresh pastries I regularly consume).

This is all very confusing to me, but as I'm still in a jolly mood (see last post), I'm simply going to accept it like the obedient consumer that I am. Hooray for the holidays! Soon it'll be time to break out the wrapping paper, bwuahahaha. That said, here's a take on Thanksgiving giftwrap, just to tickle my own fancy:


P.S. For other giftwrap designs, see here and here!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Why you lucky little...!

All this SF sun has got me feeling jolly good! Apparently such awesome weather is a rarity, according to every longtime SF-er I've come across (I'd like to say that I don't understand this compulsion to burst a wide-eyed newcomer's bubble, but alas I am evil and have done the same to many a poor soul, aka premed student :D). 

These mean-spirited (or perhaps well-meaning?) people have also been telling me that the snow at Tahoe has been incredibly shitty the past few seasons, but given my good luck on the West Coast so far, I'm reasonably optimistic about my chances for 2013-14. Plus, I finally got new mittens. And my Sparrows will be arriving soon!