Tuesday, December 23, 2008


So, one goal I had for the year was 200 blog posts. And this is it. I've made my goal! (And it's one reason I am blogging when I should be packing to leave for Christmas.)

Of course, I've only made it so far thanks to the Spring and Fall reading challenges and the mini reviews I was doing for those.

Last week, I dropped $1000 on my car. Minor things like timing belt, water pump, front breaks. All things I'm glad I have taken care of before heading to my parents.

But this weekend turned out to be all about fun. Heck, I barely got presents wrapped and laundry done. Friday night was Kurt and Kellie's annual Christmas party, which was fun as always. And I made Blonde Brownies and Strawberry Whippersnappers, both of which seemed to be a hit. Personally, I think the brownies are better, but I'm not a fan of the artificial strawberry taste.

Saturday I hung out at the condo and went to see Yes Man, which was okay at best.

Sunday at Sunday School, I was invited to head out with a couple guys and race electric go carts. Wow, they moved fast! I was almost the slowest person on the track, but it was fun. At the price for 8 minutes, I probably won't do it again soon, but I'm glad I did it.

Then I headed over to Jason and Ashley's to drop off some books for him to read. Wound up staying to watch the end of the Redskin's game and then play some Mario Kart Wii. That got me in the mood, so I came home and played more.

Yesterday I goofed off, just barely getting the afore mentioned present wrapping and laundry done. But I did head over to Chris and Brooke's for a Christmas Open house. I was only going to stay an hour. You guessed it. I stayed two.

Now? I really need to pack so I can get to Donald and Heather's at a decent dinner hour so we can have a good visit before I have to continue on to Mom and Dad's.

If I don't check in before, have a very Merry Christmas.


Anonymous said...

Hi Mark! Long-time no see! :-)

Have yourself a very Merry Christmas and an extraordinary New Year 2009! I don't really blog anymore (no time) but you can look me up at myspace!


I know you're partial to Trixie Belden but if you decide to go to a Harry Potter convention, it's gonna be in San Francisco this year!!!! For more info, visit:


Hope you're doing well!

Gabi Guzman

Mark Baker said...

Okay, I know I haven't updated in a while, but Christmas is long past. :)

Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, I think I'm going to have to skip all coventions this year. Really need to save some money. But I hope you have fun.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha. I know but Christmas just creeped up on me this year. Shows you my level of procrastination, huh? :-)

I haven't seen Yes Man but it definitely is not the kind of movie I'd see...or so I thought. I read your review but one of my friends insisted that the movie has a scene where someone throws a Harry Potter party! And so, I must go see! :-) He's even thinking about throwing a HP party himself! Yikes!

Anyways, I thought about not attending any conventions this year but since this HP one is coming to my state, we're driving to save on costs. If you change your mind, let me know and we can pick you up on our way up that way you can save some $ too. The cheap registration date for the convention ends Feb 28th though.

Say "HI" to my Trixie Belden fans if you see 'em for me, k? Angelique comes to mind! We must all do Disneyland again sometime. Take care! :-)

Gabi Guzman