Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My New Years Resolution

Smoking here drives us all nuts. It's akin to the US decades ago when smoking was cool. Young and old, women and men... everybody smokes. It's like a $1 a pack.

Frankly, you really don't need to actually smoke in order to smoke... you can get a good nicotine fix through public smoke. In fact, recovering smokers can let down gradually by going out in public every few hours. No patches, no drugs. I wonder if this is the real reason behind global warming. Somebody tell Al.

Some places try to restrict smoking, or contain it to certain areas... if you can understand the signs.

My husband was recently in the main government office that gives out health licenses to businesses and restaurants. You know, the place that regulates certain areas must be designated non-smoking. Most of the employees were smoking beneath signs over each of their cubicles that read... you guessed it 'no smoking'.

Some places like Chilis try to contain it to certain kinds of smoke... just the really dirty kind. (It reads: No pipe or Cigar smoking please)

Other places just get a gas out of not making any effort.


So, for New Years, I'm going to try to kick my second hand nicotine addiction.

I will no longer be leaving the house.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I am slowly emerging from my turkey comma.
I have not left the house since Christmas Eve.
It was a happy Christmas for us.

Hope you had Merry Christmas too!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Get 'em While You Can!

Dear faithful blog readers,

Merry Christmas and thank you. Thank you for enjoying Apricots Today. Thank you for seeing the humor in our lives. To express my sincere gratitude, I would like to purchase special gifts for each of you. Below is a beautiful flier that I recently received in the newspaper (you can click on the image to make it bigger). It showcases the best of what can be bought here. Please select your gifts. I know, the choices are hard. Will it be the silverware hanging on a tree? Will it be one of the fine urns? Will it be the Louis XV juice goblets?

Merry Christmas!
Apricot Lady

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Anything you can do I can do better...

We thought our Gingerbread house was pretty cool...

And then we went to the Movenpick hotel...

Yes, that is actual edible Gingerbread. Can't win them all...