Oct. 21

Oct. 21st, 2006 11:03 am
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It is truly hard for me to believe this, but 29 years ago today Rich and I started our relationship. I can’t believe that it’s been this many years. We’ve always celebrated this day more than our actual wedding day. No plans for today, though, which reflects my laziness. I guess we need to come up with something fun to do next year.

Last night we successfully got Caroline from the train station. She had been in NYC for a few days, got to Penn Station in the midst of rush-hour madness, and ended up on the train without a ticket because the lines were too long to pick up her ticket at the station. The mean conductor made her pay on the train. I’m not sure what would have happened if she hadn’t had $72 in cash on her.

And now for my rant on Amtrak. We didn’t just reserve her seat on this train, we paid for it. With a perfectly good credit card. And she had a piece of paper that said this. Why is it that Amtrak can’t figure out a way to get you a ticket when you pay for the ticket online? So we double paid for this trip, and now have to spend time either trying to get a refund or credit with Amtrak or canceling the charge on our credit card. Grrr.

Oh, and it snowed yesterday. It looks and feels like November out there. I think it’s time to put the tank tops away and get out the turtlenecks.
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The best Christmas gift I gave this year is happening right now: I'm at work. Because my family really doesn't celebrate the holiday other than opening presents, I volunteered to work today so someone who does celebrate Christmas can spend it with their family.

So here I am at work, and the lead editor hasn't come in yet so I have nothing to do!

We did open presents this morning. I think everyone was pleased with what they got. One of my favorite gifts was a plush terry cloth bath robe that I got for Caroline, the type they have in upscale hotel rooms. She immediately put it on and looked adorable. One of the stranger things I got from Caroline is a body wash that smells of chocolate fondue. I love chocolate, but I'm not sure I like it enough to smell it in the shower!

Tomorrow is going to be a truly crazy day. Every year, one of our college friends has a party in NYC. We've managed to go once or twice, and always struggle to think of how to do it. Rich and I decided to go this year, and we're planning on doing it in one day -- driving 5 hours there, going to the party for 5 hours, and then leaving and driving straight home.

Then, home for two days and we're off first thing Wednesday morning to our annual New Year's party with a different set of college friends. This party has been happening for 25 years. For the last few years, we rent a huge house on the beach; this year we're staying in ritsy Long Island.

OK, the lead editor just arrived, so I have work to do. I hope everyone is having a great holiday!

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