Wednesday, December 18, 2013

merry friendsmas.

This week, I celebrated my First Annual Friendsmas with my new crew here in my new town.  (#34 on my 35 Before 35 - done!)  To those of you that are new here, I recently discussed the difficulty of making new friends for the thirty-somethings.  Thankfully, I have been able to make some friends through work.  They are affectionately deemed K-Hop, MoJack & J-Wil.  
Friendsmas became a thing for me years and years ago.  Now that I'm in a new place, (and I've actually managed to make some friends) I felt it was time to implement the First Annual Friendsmas here.
J-Wil wasn't able to come since she's off in Cancun or someplace with her hubby.  Whatev.
But, K-Hop and MoJack were in!  We met up at Bayou Jack's and exchanged gifts. 

K-Hop, me & MoJack.

You have to appreciate friends who understand your geekish ways.  K-Hop surprised me with a new addition to my treeI was just talking about my Christmas tree and how much I needed more geeky ornaments and she has blessed my tree with this awesomeness...

Perfect timing!  And you know that when he's not gracing the Christmas tree, that he'll be on desk at work.  I love him!
The thing that did go on my desk immediately, is MoJack's sweet gift -- a Funko POP Darth Vader Vinyl.  

Now, we all know that I have an unhealthy obsession with Funko POP Vinyls.  This has spurred an even greater want. Ugh.  All the Funkos are belong to me!

 MoJack is a HUGE Potterhead, so one of her gifts included a wand.  I have seriously never seen anyone so excited about such a small gift.  I'm 100% certain that she brought it to work.  No lie. Of course, I've never read or seen any of the Harry Potter business.  I know how excited I got when I saw Funko POP Darth.  There was literally a squee heard throughout Bayou Jack's.

 We ended the night by going to see Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas.  Too much fun.  I'm thinking that we'll need to start planning a GNO once a month now. 
I'm pretty excited about my new friends.
Do you do anything special for the holidays with your group of friends?  What kinds of things do you do?  I might need some ideas!



  1. Seems like you had a blast!
    My friends do Yankee Swap (White Elephant) and on Christmas Eve we see a late night movie!

    I love that your friend was stoked about the wand. Wand, or light saber, I'd be stoked! Happy Christmas to you!
    (and I understand how you feel on making friends thing...I'll be 31 in a bit, and it's been a weird transition between 27-30).

    1. It was too much fun. Light saber!? That would make my life. haha.

  2. Looks like a ton of fun! I love that ornament and that Funko Darth Vader!

    1. That ornament AND Darth have found their way to my desk at work. I love them!

  3. Your friends sound great! I've tried and failed so many times at making friends... I just can't make connections with people in "real life". I guess it doesn't help that I don't have a normal job with co-workers. The best I can do is, but most groups seem centered either on drinking or dating! Oh well, never meant this to be a rant... just wanted to say, sounds like you have cool new buds!