Friday, November 27, 2009

It's Beginning to Feel A Lot Like Christmas

Less than a month and the countdown begins around my house. We always try to put our tree up the first weekend in December; we decided that this weekend is close enough. Now I'm going to have to locate and dig out all of the decorations. Argh!

Christmas planning starts now, baking starts now and the serious present buying starts now too. I always have good intentions to have it all finished by now but... realistically I'm always just getting started. I have a few ideas and thankfully none of them are included in this list...

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I'm stuck at home on the couch today with my box of kleenex and a sinus infection. My body doesn't feel capable of much and being alone in the house provided me with the opportunity to finally watch Twilight. I've never really seen the appeal. I wanted to read the books just to see what the hype was about, and while I still can't speak for the story in the books, I can finally see why there is this obsession with Edward Cullen.

Twilight is crack-cocaine-porn for women.

Watching the on-screen interaction between Edward and Bella left me breathless more than once. Is that what we want as women? Is it the utterly passionate longing that makes us go weak in the knees? Girls long to experience it, and women want to experience it again.

Dear god.

Dear god.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Well, if you've been looking for me and my stories, we're still here. I've been having a hell of a time kicking this cold/flu and haven't had the energy or ambition to sit down and post as often as I should have been. Look forward to posts about Alek's birthday, Halloween and my birthday in the upcoming future.

Hmm, I just realized that I have been sick for well over a month now and my cough has just come back stronger and more hateful than before.

I despise being sick. I think Jose and I just might sit down tonight and try a new remedy. I'm going to try and drown it.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Well, if you are looking for me tonight, I will be the one with two little boys (one will be crying and one will be screaming) waiting for their shots at Prairieland Park. I've decided to go ahead and get them vaccinated. So far the flu shot has gone against all of my beliefs, but I am in a process of re-evaluation...

I'm a mom with mixed feelings.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Now here is a site that I definately don't Regretsy going to! Check it out; it's so funny.

Now, don't get me wrong, I love Etsy (seen as even I have a shop there) but now I have proof that I'm not alone in thinking that some of the items listed on there are CRAZY!

When you feel in the need of a good laugh... Regretsy!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Here's a movie that I'm going to see; I think that everyone else should too.

The trailer makes me happy that Alek is so high-functioning, but the quirks that the man has seem oh so familiar.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Yes, you Can Open Wine With Your Shoe

This drunk guy is a genius! A genius I say.

My Sister is Officially a Brainiac

Well, my sister had her thesis defence yesterday (which she passed; YAY Heather!!!) and here is a list of things that I'm glad that she didn't do/say...

  • Describe parts of her thesis using interpretive dance
  • "You call THAT a question? How the hell did they make you a professor?"
  • Group prayer
  • Sell T-shirts to recoup the cost of copying, binding, etc.
  • Mime
  • Hold a sex toy party
  • "In protest of our government's systematic and brutal opression of minorities..."
  • "Anybody else as drunk as I am?"
  • Use a Super Soaker to point at people
  • "Please phrase your question in the form of an answer..."
  • Present her entire talk in iambic pentameter.
  • Cry
  • "Which reminds me of a story - A Black guy, a Chinese guy, and a Jew walked into a bar..."
  • Leave Jehovah's Witness pamphlets scattered about.
  • "There will be a short quiz after my presentation..."
  • "OK - which one of you farted?"
  • Post signs: "Due to a computer error at the Registrar's Office, the original room is not available, and the defense has been relocated to (Made-up non-existent room number)"
  • Make each professor remove an item of clothing for each question he asks.
  • "I'm sorry Professor Smith, I didn't say 'SIMON SAYS any questions?'. You're out."
  • Show slides of her last vacation.
  • Put her powerpoint on a film strip. Designate a professor to be in charge of turning the strip when the tape recording beeps.
  • Call her advisor "sweetie".
  • Have everyone pose for a group photo.
  • Answer every question with a question.
Well, to be honest, I kind of wish that she would have tried a few of these; I could have used the laughs.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Chicken Feet

While talking about dim sum in the staffroom at lunch today, one of my co-workers made this comment...

"eating chicken feet is the same thing as licking the batter off the beaters; you just
get a taste of the flavour."

Hmm, what flavour would that be; chicken toe-jam? I think I'll pass thanks!