December 31st, 2003

Bright Eyes


Well. I have been enjoying my visit to New Mexico, at least once I got over the nasty cold that I had when I first arrived. The weather has not been too terribly cold, though it has been miserably dry to this Florida girl. My lips are so chapped that I don’t even need to wear lipstick because they are so red and raw.

We’ve managed to eat real Mexican food a few times now, to our complete rapture. We went to Papa Felipe’s, one of our old favorite restaurants from when we used to live here, and I got a bit of a shock. They brought out chips and salsa, and I doused my first chip in salsa, took a bite, and immediately felt steam coming out of my ears. I grabbed a few dry chips to cut the heat, started choking on them, and looked around for my glass of water, only to find that the waitress hadn’t brought us any water! Now how can you bring out chips and salsa and no water!? It just makes no sense. So I had to suffer, coughing and eyes watering for a few minutes before she brought us water—but I survived. I said to my mom, “I forgot there’s no need to be quite as enthusiastic with the salsa in New Mexico as there is in Florida.”

Christmas was lovely. I got a few more nice gifts, though nothing that compares to the 3D Puzzle of Edoras or the PotC DVD, which I have still not had a chance to watch yet because my grandmother doesn’t have a DVD player.

On Monday we drove down to south NM to visit some of my mom’s relatives. We spent the night in Carlsbad, then drove back up on Tuesday. We got to spend a little time at my great aunt and uncle’s ranch in Artesia on the way back. Little suburban me was duly awed by the plethora of animals, from the more exotic peacocks and llamas, to such classic farm animals as horses, cows, and sheep (including some adorable less-than-a-week-old lambs). One of the best animals I saw, however, doesn’t fit either category: Gizmo, their Chihuahua. Certainly, dogs are classic farm animals—but Chihuahuas? Anyway, Gizmo was very cute and fun, and not too yippy.

And now for some lj fun. Both of these are from connielane.

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My LiveJournal Sitcom
As The hymnia Turns (WB, 3:00): hymnia (RuPaul) cheats on a test, and ladyfiredove (Lee Majors) finds out. Also, connielane (Carmen Electra) causes problems at work when a file from seviet (Adam Sandler) has a virus. That night, bluemeanies4 (Cheryl Ladd) bakes 500 cookies for a bake sale, but acemyth (Tracey Ullman) eats them all. Then, angua9 (Bernadette Peters) convinces lilac_bearry (Traci Lords) to buy a cookie. In the next town over, shipaholic (Morgan Fairchild) takes springdove (Soleil Moon Frye)'s dad on a date and ends up necking. Presented in HDTV.
What's Your LiveJournal Sitcom? (by rfreebern)