Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Over here the presents here have been opened, we went to churhc, gorged ourselves on a huge turkey dinner, proceeded to sleep off the turkey coma, watched UP and are now going to bed. I know that it is still Christmas morning there, and thought I would wish everyone a happy Christmas while it was still in the moment!
I hope Santa is good to you. He was certainly good to me. I think I got a whole new wardrobe.
Oh and enjoy. I am sure we have all heard this by now, but I may love it. Not only is it my favorite Christmas song, but it is sung by Glee people.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Other interesting fact: we were one of the last flights to leave Washington before the storm hit. We have family friends whose son is trapped in DC, unable to leave until tomorrow morning because of the snow. We sat for 2 hours while they de-iced our plane. That meant we showed up an hour late in Doha and missed our next flight... but when all was said and done we only showed up 3 hours late. My poor father who waited for us. The strange part I think is that they de-ice our plane in Washington, where it had barely started to snow, but didn't in Edmonton. Maybe we are just way more efficient at de-icing planes and we don't need to announce it to all the passengers and make it into this huge deal. Americans make a big deal of everything.
In Washington there was also a bunch of Obama propaganda. Bejeweled OBAMA shirts, Michelle's face on a Barbie pink Christmas ball, magnets, keychains, books and even rugs. I was tempted to buy the rug. What I was really tempted to do was buy a huge life-size cardboard Obama and stick it in Bonnie's bed. I didn't though. Be thankful.
Life is good here. If you are visiting soon- be happy. And excited. 24 degrees, not a cloud in the sky. That being said, I am still not getting a tan. I will show up just as pasty white as I left...
Saturday, December 19, 2009
So just try to imagine my excitement when Anne told me about this picture on People.com (I never thought her celebrity website addiction would come in so handy)
Shakira and I have the same clothes!! It's lucky that her breasts are small and humble...unlike mine....which are always confused for mountains...and make the shirt look better on me.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Things I want to adopt in my life from this:
-the 4-fingered wave
-eating sweet potatoes for 3 days straight (in hopes to gain the female equivalent of that body)
-playing hookey cookie (rules anyone?)
Monday, December 14, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Ok on a different note...it's Phin's (Finn??) bachelor pad. What wouldn't you give to be there?! I can't think of anything.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
I've never actually read the book, but I flipped to the table of contents and found it highly entertaining...secret to success right here:
1. Be a "creature unlike any other"
2. Don't talk to a man first (and don't ask him to dance)
3. Don't stare at men or talk too much
4. Don't meet him halfway or go Dutch on a date
5. Don't call him and rarely return his calls
6. Always end phone calls first
7. Don't accept a Saturday night date after Wednesday
8. Fill up your time before the date
9. How to act on dates 1, 2, and 3
10. How to act on dates 4 through commitment time
11. Always end the date first
12. Stop dating him if he doesn't buy you a romantic gift for your birthday or Valentine's day
13. Don't see him more than once or twice a week
14. Don't tell him what to do
15. Let him take the lead
16. Don't expect a man to change or try to change him
17. Don't open up too fast
18. Be honest but mysterious
19. Accentuate the positive and other rules for personal ads
20. Don't date a married man
21. Slowly involve him in your family
22. Practice, practice, practice!
23. Love only those who love you
24. Be easy to live with
Should we be following the rules or not...?
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Can you believe I missed that by 30 seconds?! How funny would that have been if I was there? Anyways, I've thought about what I would have done if I had been over the past few days and I've decided that the best option would have been to burst into tears. Agreed?
Sunday, November 29, 2009
It is a little off center. Oops.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Will Dubai still be there when we go?
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I was watching the news this morning, and this commercial came on for the Canada Olympic Snowboard team, and I immediately developed a little crush for Matthew Morrison (who we all need to cheer for by the way), and then upon further searching, I discovered that the teacher from Glee is also named Matthew Morrison.....interesting.
I don't think i like white people as much as i thought i did.
I have now edited the ad. It's $19, as opposed to $20. Big step down, but this is all part of the master plan.
I have received no other e-mails about it. I wanted to repost it, so that it would show up on people's 'most recent' feed, but I need the picture to do that. Maybe tonight, at Bonnie's computer.
Note that any of you are free to buy it too. $19 OBO
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I love it. *barf*
It is gloriously hideous. So, in the interest of social sciences, and following the mantra that one man's treasure is another man's junk, I decided to conduct an experiment:
1. I took a picture of the aforementioned bathroom set, after removing all price tags. [SIDE NOTE: Who gives people wedding presents with the price tags left on? Especially when it's that ugly and you got it on sale at Winners? Riddle me that, Batman.]
2. I posted the picture and an ad up on kijiji. I was asking for $20 OBO (or best offer, for those non-kijijiites out there) and figured that was WAY too much money for the pile of junk. The plan was to repost the ad every day and ask for less and less, and see at what point someone was interested.
You can see the ad HERE: http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-home-garden-Wildflower-Bathroom-Set-W0QQAdIdZ170693864
3. I waited. It took almost 24 hours for the post to show up on kijiji but NOW...
...SOME SUCKER WANTS TO BUY THE CRAP.
Sorry Diandra, you could have had $20 in your pocket but, no, you chose to give it away and now I am reaping the benefits. Eat that, married woman!
[We'll see if they actually show up. I told them to come by tonight.]
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I think the Room for Squares CD was played more at my house growing up than any other CD- except perhaps the first Savage Garden CD. That was an absolute classic. It was also the first CD I ever owned. I thought I was so cool. So I have listened to him for the majority of my teenage years, and love his music. I think in real life he is a tool- but that is beside the point. His music is great.
He has a new CD out- it is called Battle Studies. Check it out when you are looking for some chill music. Every once in a while you need it.
He is also coming on April 4th (or somewhere around that).
I will be there.
Call a ticket if you want to come.
Monday, November 23, 2009
it's long i know....but still entertaining. we watched about 10 of these, and this was the best one....
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
He proposed to me on Saturday. It was a mix of a 'P' Themed day, same as our first date. And a proposal in the river valley at sunset. Very cute. :)
I hope this posts. I'm so bad at blogging...
Monday, November 16, 2009
I have lost my New Moon knowledge.
My mother sent me this quiz (which I'm surprised you hadn't found yet Bonnie- people.com and about vampires... you are slacking) and I got 4/10. Apparently I am clumsy Bella. Whoops.
Maybe I need to read the book again before we go? Pull an all-nighter? Call in sick to school to finish it? My students will understand... they are probably doing the same thing. I am also debating wearing my Team Edward shirt to school on Friday. I think it will cause mass uproar amongst the students and cause many of the teachers to puke. This sounds like a good Friday to me...
Try it. Tell me you suck too.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
makes me kinda proud....
Sunday, November 8, 2009
he has the most ridiculous hair ever.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I love the message and the music....
What do you think we should create?
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
I'm not convinced that this is legit - what do you think?
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Apparently it has.
It makes me happy that they are engaged.
I am past the point of caring about Jason anymore.
Particularily because we signed up for Jason's Place and got nothing from them.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
So last night cathy and I went to a hockey game, featuring the LDSSA's ferocious ferrets, and some other random team. They took pity on us since we were so bored at the last game, that they invited us down to the bench to be their "coaches". We brought oranges, and I winked madly at the ref for most of the game, and guess what.....they won! But I obviously didn't realize how badly everyone smells when playing hockey, meaning that next time, I'm going to spray everyone down with Gap's "so pink" to decrease the odour, and I think we'll all enjoy the game a little more.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
It is perfect. And I like Glee again...
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
The time is nigh at hand where we are faced with the Halloween costume dilemma. To avoid the embarrassment of past years- i.e. the recycling year- and to shut down terrible ideas early on- i.e. Pokemon characters, I suggest we begin to think of costume ideas right now. That way we will not wander around with recycling bags full of newspaper and our faces painted bright blue, and we can try to ask Bonnie's mother very politely to make costumes for us. That means that once we have an idea- our work may be nil. [If this is a problem with Bonnie's mother, maybe for Halloween we can all be Ashton's bridesmaids and kill two birds with one stone.]
I found this terrible website where I typed in "group costumes." These are a few of the gems I found:
- toilet, toilet paper and plunger (recycle Scott's costume from last year?)
- Traffic Light, Speed Bump, Road, and Road Kill (poor sucker who is stuck with trying to come up with a costume for a speed bump)
- Labyrinth Characters (Cam can be David Bowie again?)
- Jon and Kate Gosselin Plus 8 (we quickly find 8 children that we can use as props)
- Hannah Montana Characters (not such a bad idea- we can carry around a ghetto blaster and play Party in the USA all night long because the DJ never will...)
- Fruit of the Loom Characters (I don't understand.)
- Angelina Jolie's Kids (another terrible idea)
We need help.
From Wikipedia. Obviously, the following is all correct.
"While the idea of a non working Sunday goes back to biblical times, the idea of two non working days at the end of every week is not very old. According to the book "Waiting for the Weekend" by Witold Rybczynski, the American concept of the weekend has its roots in labor union attempts to accommodate Jewish workers who took Saturday instead of Sunday as their Sabbath. The first five-day work week was instituted by a New England spinning mill for this reason.
In 1926 Henry Ford began shutting down his automobile factories for the entire weekend, Saturday and Sunday. Soon afterward, The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, in 1929, was the first to demand a five day work week and receive it. After that, the rest of the country slowly followed suit, but it wasn't until 1940 that the two-day weekend officially began nationwide."