Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cartier Winter Tales Christmas Commercial

Sorry for the blog hiatus. I went to visit Matt in San Diego....and boy do we have some great stories and pictures for the blog. More to come.....but for now, this commercial is adorable

Cartier's Christmas Commercial.
Loving the Nutcracker touch.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

miss her already!


I just spent an amazing 19 days with this girl.  We did so many fun things like try new beer, go out to nice dinners, watch movies, cuddle, laugh at each other, hang with friends, start new tv series (dexter), play games with friends, and eat eat eat!  Im home in Reno until the 29th but cant wait to see her already.  New Years will prove to be an amazing experience, I am sure of it!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Coca Cola Christmas Commercial

I might have found a runner-up for this year's best Christmas video!!
Coca Cola never lets us down.
Plus I LOVE this Train song :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

McDonald's Christmas Commercial

This little boy is to die for. He's so cute I could die.


Plus look at how hard he's trying to be good for Santa.

Guess who's going to Disneyland??!?!??!

We are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Folgers' Christmas Commercial

I've never actually seen this one until I started hunting for commercials.
But apparently it's a classic.
So much so that they remade it in 2009...
And to everyone's surprise, it sucked. But here is the classic.


On that note, I'm going to go make some coffeee now. Yum

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Jello Jigglers Christmas Commercial

I've never seen this one before, so this is actually Matt's choice.
Very cute....plus it has Bill Cosby in it.



Monday, December 6, 2010

Hershey's Kisses Christmas Commercial

Matt and I LOVE this commercial!!


This one is simple, but fantastic.
Plus that poor red Kiss worked so hard!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

M&Ms Christmas Commercial


This is a classic. I love this commercial.
The yellow M&M is my favorite!

Also, I know you are all dying to know more about what's going on with our lives, but we both have our respective finals weeks coming up tomorrow (well, Matt has Finals Week 1 of 2), so it's just going to be a little crazy. Plus again, working is really cutting into usual activities of doing absolutely nothing. Plus at some point I have to start Christmas shopping....hmmm I think that you will just have to sit tight and enjoy the plethora of our favorite Christmas commercials that are about to come :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

GO DUCKS!

quack quack

I GOT A JOB!!!

So last Tuesday, I got a call from this immigration lawyer that I had interviewed with almost 3 weeks ago. And she was calling to offer me a JOB! I was soooooo excited I am now an employee at Gee Law Firm :) I went to the library and renewed my book about Immigration Law. The job is currently only parttime, about 15-20 hours a week, but maybe I will get more hours later. Anyways, I started on Thursday and it is awesome. I get to work in this little office building, sharing an office with her. It's such a real people job, with a break room area (with FREE coffeeeeee/tea/cocoa) and I have my own key/clicker to get into the building! I have my own desk with plenty of very cute office supplies. On Friday, she sent me off to Office Depot and told me I would have fun because they have cute paper clips :) I bought the colorful ones, of course. And now I have a cute pencil cup holder too! Anyways, so far I am loving it. On Thursday, she took me to lunch at Ming's, this cute Chinese restaurant similar to PF Changs, but much more authentic (the sad part is that I actually prefer PF Chang's lol). Anyways, I spent most of Thursday working on putting together a client's adjustment of status packet to be submitted to the USCIS. So an adjustment of status is when someone in the US is changing their status from visa to permanent resident. And the USCIS is the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Are you impressed by all the new stuff I learned already? Because I am :) Anyways, just wanted to share about my new job!! Have a great weekend :)

Shopping for paper clips!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Campbell's Winter Commercial

In honor of Tiffany & Co's beautiful Christmas commercial yesterday, I decided to go on a search to find the best Christmas commercials :) Campbell Soup makes the list...



I used to love this commercial. How cute is that little snowman eating soup?

Thanksgiving with the Evans

I promised you a Reno update....


Okay I know I promised you a Thanksgiving update soon...and it's already been like 5 days. But in my defense, I've been a little busy....I have finals next week and I started a new job this week (more about this later...).

But let me just say, it was definitely one of the best Thanksgivings ever (even if I spent a total of almost 18 hours traveling for 4 days). So I left Sunnyvale on Wednesday morning, catching the 6:52AM Amtrak to Sacramento. If you are ever bored and simply want to enjoy the amazingness of the bay, please take this train while the sun is rising. It is SPECTACULAR. After my train ride, I switched over to a bus to get to Reno. Well, this whole trip, which was supposed to take 6.5 hours ended up taking almost 8.5 hours. So my trip had a rough start (especially since Matt was late picking me up :-P). Anyways, I got in around 3 and we headed to sushi with Josh and Abby (remember Yen Ching?). As always, sushi was awesome :) Later that night, we met up with his other brother, Brian, and his wife Brandie (wow...wife, that's weird to say) to grab drinks at Flowing Tide. If you recall any of my other Reno posts, this is pretty much routine for us. Sushi and late night drinks.

Of course, the next day was Thanksgiving at the Evans. His mom woke up pretty early and popped her turkey in the oven. Did I mention that Connie's turkeys might be on my top 10 favorite things to eat ever? We spent most of the day watching football (of course)...Oregon won :) I think that I am officially an Oregon Ducks fan now. I decided this a while ago....it's mainly because Matt went there and I've been to a game there and because they have REALLY cute jerseys!! Anyways, Matt and I were in charge of peeling, boiling, and mashing 15 pounds of potatoes. Let me just tell you...it may not seem like hard work, but it was! The Evans have a pretty large Thanksgiving, there were 18 people at the table: the Evans family + me (8), his grandparents (2), his aunt and uncle (2), and Basim's family (6). It was so traditional...his mom made these cute nametags with pilgrims on them, there were all the classic Thanksgiving fixtures, and all of this was followed by a group activity (Mafia of course!). The food was spectacular and the company was even better. Needless to say, we had the best mashed potatoes! Anyways, after everyone was stuffed to the rim (Matt gained 9 pounds in the course of that meal), we played mafia...Matt killed off everyone as the lone mafia :( but it was still a blast!




The rest of the weekend passed in a blur, we went black friday shopping and scored biggg (Us: 104325, Black Friday: 0). We ended up getting the only portable hard drive at Walmart at 5AM because we had gone there at midnight to buy movies. When we were there, we hid one of the hard drives in the sporting goods section (behind golf balls). Thank goodness we did because otherwise, we would not have been able to find a hard drive. I ended up with at least 8 new movies :) (including Harry Potter 5 & 6). We saw Unstoppable (with Denzel Washington and Chris Pine) with Brandie and Brian...it was awesome. I recommend it to anyone who loves Denzel Washington! Or Chris Pine...because he is really cute! We also went to this British Pub, called Firkin & Wolf after the movie. They have a decent happy hour (although we only got beers). It doesn't really feel British inside though...because the decor on one side of the room doesn't really match the other side. But overall, it was pretty pleasant. And I got a Boddington's! Did I mention they put up Christmas decorations. The Evans house is now lit up in Christmas lights and their first tree is in place. I love this tree...his mom started collecting these ornaments from Hallmark, the Nostalgic Houses series and has ornaments dating back to 1984. It's really awesome :) and the tree is so cute, filled with all these mini houses and buildings. His mom also made turkey pot pie (yummmmmmmm) and I beat the Evans in 2 games: Chicken Feet and Perquackle (spellcheck that?). For the most part, we didn't do anything crazy and exciting. It was just nice to be able to hang out, relax, spend some time with my favorite boy and my second-favorite family! Thank you for the awesome Thanksgiving weekend Evans family :)






PS. Did I mention that it snowed? It SNOWEDDD!!!!!



Thursday, December 2, 2010

best christmas commercial. ever.

video

Wow. Tiffany & Co. really outdid themselves this year.
This commercial almost brought me to tears. BEAUTIFUL.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I Like Our Dumb Phone Calls

The best part of having a relationship is getting to call the person or lay down next to them and tell them all the crazy things that happened to you all day long. And in the end that’s what it’s about. It’s not about the lust, it’s not about the money that they give you or whatever. It’s not about how good-looking they are, it’s about...can they listen to you talk for hours and hours and hours about stupid stuff that doesn’t matter. And if they can, then you’re meant to be together forever. Even if that means you have to call them 100 times, that’s okay. 
--Tegan Quin