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Two things worth mentioning this week (just two?) but I'll only make mention of one since someone told me to "get over it" in reference to the first. But before I do that, how's about I throw a little holiday (and gift receiving in general) advice in this ol' post:
It's always a good idea to thank the gift giver, even if you're not a fan of the gift. It's called being polite.
/Public Service Announcement
So that leaves the second thing.
At this evening's sewing class (what, you didn't know I was taking a sewing class?) I got to talking with the gal that sits next to me. We were talking about the upcoming holidays, and she asked if I had any plans. I told her mine, then asked what her plans were. She said her in-laws were arriving, and staying for "a short visit, about 6-8 months ."
I couldn't contain my surprise (my poker face is getting worse) and commented that that was a long time for house guests. She crispy responded, "In my culture, they are not considered 'house guests,' but family," before she abruptly turned away and went back to her sewing.
Well ex-cah-youze me. 6-8 months for anyone to visit is too damn long -- I'm fond of the expression that "House guests, like fish, need to be thrown out after three days."
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
From SFGate's Daily Dish :
Spelling Expecting Boy
Former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott are expecting a baby boy next year.
Spelling, 33, and McDermott, 39, have been married since May. McDermott has a son Jack, 8, from a previous marriage.
She tells People magazine, "We are thrilled to be having a son together. Little boys are a ton of fun. We love talking to him. We play tunes for him and watch him kick.
"He already loves the Dixie Chicks! We went to their concert and he kicked the whole time."
McDermott adds, "Now Jack will have the baby brother he's been waiting for."
Spelling has previously said that if she has a boy he will be given the middle name Aaron after her late father, legendary TV producer Aaron Spelling, who died in June.
They are still deciding on a first name.
She adds, "Yes, his middle name will be Aaron. Dean and I feel it's the perfect way to honor the memory of my father."
What Ms. Spelling meant to say was: "Mebbe if I give my son Daddy's name I'll get a percentage of his estate that I was cheated out of!"