Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
So, gardening again. . .my favourite thing to do. o_O
Dr. Evil finally mowed down most of the jungle that had become our backyard and I can actually see the swing set now. I took those heavy clippers and nicked most of the giant spawning plants. With the rain and the monster plants, I honestly began to think that I was somewhere tropical cutting through the bush. Dr. Evil said he really wants a cutlass (machete) so that he can hack his way through everything. I can certainly agree with him as our yard is some kind of monsoon season, bugs everywhere, out of control plants that need to be chopped the f**k down!!! Forgive my language kiddies.
Also, while attempting to make the front lawn less ugly. . .it will still be ugly. . . we're just trying to make it less so. Dr. Evil and I are trying to put the plastic stripping down to create a definitive border because clean and orderly lines is the Canuck way to do things. Well, every so often while putting the shovel or garden claw in . . .it goes clunk! Lo and behold we found that underneath our dirt was chunks of concrete and brick. Not small chunks. . .Large ones!! So now a job that should have just taken a couple of hours is taking a couple of days. I would dearly like to ask the previous owner what compelled him to throw dirt on top of a border that was already there. . .jacka**! I'm glad it rained though. . .it will make the digging a lot easier.
Other news in my life. . .Opposite George will kill me because I haven't called her in over a week. It is the equivalent of abandoning my soul mate so I will rectify this as soon as possible. The main reason for this slight is because I've been out doing the g*dd*mn gardening all the freakin' time. She will not understand this. . .because she is my jealous girlfriend :P
BJL is getting married! YAY!! I love weddings and this was probably my only chance to attend a Jewish Lesbian wedding but alas. . .my heart is broken because I won't be able to go. So never in my life will I get to say that I got to attend a Big Jewish Lesbian, woe is me :( It sounds like it will be really nice. . .held on the waterfront in a mansion. At least Dr. Evil gets to go. I'm fairly sure though that I'm the only one out of that mutual group of friends that she invited. I'm still sorry that the exes couldn't be friends. . .but hey. . .hurt feelings are hurt feelings.
Soon-to-be-divorcee took me out for Japanese yesterday. I took it upon myself to call her since I think she got the hint that I needed some alone time during the weekends. . .mostly so that I could walk around naked. Turns out now that she will not be soon-to-be-divorcee since her and significant other will be getting back together. Hope they can make work this time especially for their son; I'll also have to find a new name for her. Dr. Evil watched all the kiddles for us while we went out and he just told me "Man, that kid just behaves so bad!" He then itemized to me a list of disciplinary actions he had to take to get him to behave. I simply told him. . ."yeah, I know." I already know first-hand it's not easy to rein in two and three year- olds but it gets especially hard when you just don't care to do it.
As for the kids; they're doing pretty good. Thing One is not healed yet but she's getting there. I'm able to take her outside and I have been for the past couple of days while I've been gardening. Heck, I even finally got to use my Barbeque and I did them up some burgers and hot dogs. Since I haven't barbequed in well. . .years. . .I forgot how easy it was and how delicious food turned out. I had done up some huge triple A steaks the other day too.
I also took the twins to Marineland and it's just as boring as I remembered it to be. Even more so now because I found out the Killer Whales don't perform anymore. I didn't watch the show when I was there but since I have a season pass to go the next I'm there I'll see how they changed the show up. I liked seeing the belugas though. . .it seemed like they were showing off to us. The trainers were nice. We asked them about a billion questions regarding everything and anything about the killer whales. She must have thought I was weird though when I asked her if the whales could mate with other species of whales and I referenced a mule and liger. She kindly told me that it was not a weird question and that in Hawaii there was a Wholphin. A Killer whale was housed with a female dolphin and they had offspring. I'm still sure she thought I was some kind of freak for asking her that. o_O
A Wholphin. . .yeah. . .freaky
Thursday, July 23, 2009
1. What time did you get up this morning? 10:00 a.m. (In my defense I stayed up late watching Party Down)
2. How do you like your steak? medium - rare
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Ugh. . Knowing
4. What is your favorite TV show? That's a tough one . . .I guess the Simpsons
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? On the coast of somewhere tropical
6. What did you have for breakfast? Toast
7. What is your favorite cuisine? Japanese
8. What foods do you dislike? Anything weird
9. Favorite Place to Eat? I don't really have one
10. Favorite dressing? Sundried Tomato
11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? Honda CRV - don't do a lot of driving though :P
12. What are your favorite clothes? Anything casual
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? India or Japan
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full ? I'm a realist. . .it's a glass.
15. Where would you want to retire? I'd want to retire somewhere clean and quiet; here in Canada
16. Favorite time of day? Morning
17. Where were you born? Toronto
18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Figure skating (does that count as a sport?!)
19. Do you love the one you're with? Most of the time. . .but I'd leave him for Wolverine and he knows that :P
20. What's the freakiest place you've done "it"? Ummm. . .the bathroom at the Sheraton. . .Lakeshore?!
21. Are you naughty or nice? A little of both
22. Bird watcher? With binoculars and that stuff; nope. Just sitting around and seeing who flies by. . .yes.
23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Morning, I guess...
24. Do you have any pets? Nope
25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? I'm going to Vegas baby :P
26. What did you want to be when you were little? A vet or animal trainer of some sort
27. What is your best childhood memory? ummm. . .don't have any good childhood memories but I when I was 14 I went to the Star Trek exhibit. . .that was pretty good
28. Are you a cat or dog person? neither. . .maybe more cat.
29. Are you married? Yup
30. Always wear your seat belt? Always
31. Been in a car accident? Nope
32. Any pet peeves? Too many to list
33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Ground beef, Italian Sausage & Tomatoes
34. Favorite Flower? Peace Lily
35. Favorite ice cream? Cookies & Cream
36. Favorite fast food restaurant? Wendy's
37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? Three times. . .Fourth time's a charm o_O
38. From whom did you get your last email? Opposite George
39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Wal-mart
40. Do anything spontaneous lately? Nope. . .those days get to the wayside when you have the kiddles
41. Like your job? Yeah. . .involves lots of cleaning and wiping butts :)
42. Broccoli? Yup
43. What was your favorite vacation? Mexico
44. Last person you went out to dinner with?Lalalallleeesssaaa; out for Japanese
45. What are you listening to right now? Pinky Dinky Doo
46. What is your favorite color?Green
47. How many tattoos do you have? 1 but if I had funds I'd have more
48. What's the wildest thing you've ever done? Umm. . .stripped?! Drinking too much at my birthday?! Hmmm. . .that's a hard one!
49. What time did you finish this quiz? 11:16 a.m.
50. Coffee Drinker? Sometimes. . .Vanilla Hazlenut. . .ahgahgahgahg :)
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Yeah, I'm going there. Now of course I don't have much to complain about. Cool and rainy weather doesn't bother me so much but it would be nice to have at least a couple sunny days. This is mostly because, even though I have a deck there is shade of covering on it of any sort and I would like to sit outside even if the weather is wet. Mostly because I would like some fresh air as staying in constantly tends to, of course make one depressed and Vitamin D deficient.
Now I know some folks are very upset that the weather hasn't gotten any better because it's the end of july and there really is only one more month of summer left before leaves start falling off trees and all that jazz. Well, I think I'm on the verge of agreeing with them. . .some sun would be nice. . .o_O
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
It's very surprising to me how much can change from the time I was 21 to 28. It really doesn't seem that it's been as long as that. I went from having not much of anything when I was 21 to meeting and having a boyfriend, a college education and two very cute munchkins in a house bigger than I thought I'd ever have.
Sometimes I think about that what if? scenario. What if I had gone ahead with my plan of moving to the middle of nowhere to get a job. What if I had never me Dr. Evil or decided to keep that job instead of going to college? What if I had decided to not have kids? Boy, it would certainly be a VERY different life. . .that's for sure. Too bad I can't have one of those machines that shows you what would have happened in an alternative life; that would quite a novelty!
Nah, I guess I'm happy with what I picked out for myself. Dr. Evil and I spent our anniversary watching Event Horizon and eating the cheapest possible food (taco bell - well, we're broke whaddya expect!). We did this at around 11 at night because Dr. Evil had to work super late as usual. I spent most of my day talking to my soulmate. . .Opposite George. . .we have an understanding ;P
So, as wonder what life might have been like it things were different. . .that's fine, because the reality is pretty damned good :)
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Ever get a bit of a song stuck in your head and for the life of you, you can't remember it?
Yeah, that happens to me very frequently. Mostly because I'm getting old and nostalgic. . .I want to be able to find the music that I used to listen too and enjoy. This song that got stuck in my head I knew was a Michael Jackson song that I really loved but just could not remember it. I could hum it but I just couldn't get the words in. I would hear brief clips of it on montages that CNN, and CBC and those other stations would play when talking about him but they would never play it enough that I could hear what the title of the song was!! It was grating on my nerves that I couldn't remember it because I associated a good memory with it.
I was sure it was the song that was playing when I went to my first wedding when I was around 7 or 8. Now those of you who know me . . .know that I LOVE weddings. I enjoy every aspect of them. I would go out of my way to attend one. I think they are a great celebration of love and the little details involved always tell me a bit about the couple. Elegant weddings, party weddings, last-minute weddings. . .yup, I love them all!! This wedding I went to was the first wedding of my cousin and it was a very 80's, princess, party, extravagant affair. They were playing this song and I really loved it. . .so having this happy memory. . .I wanted the song to go with it so that it could help me remember more about what happened. For some reason. . .songs make me remember things more fully. A time in my life or a specific memory. . .some songs will just make me do a total recall.
So I had given up trying to find this song. I spent so much time searching through Michael Jackson songs to find it but well. . .it's g*ddamned Michael Jackson. . .he's got HUNDREDS of songs!!!
So that brings me to my second part here. For the first time ever I went to the circus. The Shrine circus specifically. It was great. . .I loved the performers and the animals. I think the girls were expecting to see lions but there were only dogs, horses and elephants. Mind you, those animals were great performers. I loved the acrobats and there were plenty of those. I was wondering if all the adults were as pervy as me when watching them. . .but hey, those were some good-looking trapeze artists ;)
Well, halfway into the flying horses act. . .THEY PLAYED THE SONG!!! I so wanted to squeal "OHMIGOSH, IT'S MY SONG!!!" but seeing how I was front row and center I didn't think that would be a good idea. Also, I'll have to remember not to listen to my parents and sit somewhere that the spotlight will constantly be on me. Thing 2 fell asleep during the second half and everyone under the big top could see us while the clowns were literally two feet away performing in front of us. And, I was dressed pretty crummy and not wearing make-up. . .but they played the damn song. . .and that was important!!
I finally remembered everything about the wedding and as I was enjoying the glittery horses flying past I vowed to remember what that song was. So naturally, by the time I had gotten home. . .I had forgotten it again.
This morning though I had a vague dream about attending the wedding and the song playing . . the only words I remembered were "can't stop." So I googled Michael Jackson and "can't stop" and I finally found the song that I have been humming every day for a while now. Thank you internet and google!!
Now I shall listen to it about a hundred times since I was so excited to find it :)
Thursday, July 9, 2009
There just doesn't seem to be that much free stuff to do anymore. I called up the rec centre and they said it was $15 to go swimming for one time and the pass is $35. I was like "what the H*LL!" I have to pay to go to a public pool here???!!!! No wonder so many of my neighbours have their own pools.
On the plus side I'm getting my vitality back. Managed to get my place to at least an upgraded condition after the wrath of Dr. Evil was placed upon it. Still have a ways to go. . .
It looks like I will now have to invest in an expensive lawnmower. I attempted to mow my lawn but since the grass now reaches my waist I can no longer do it with my pushmower. I had hoped Dr. Evil would have done it in the time that I was laid up but since he did not I don't have a choice about it since my yard currently looks like a jungle and is unusable. So I will take funds I don't have to proceed with this matter. . .and because I'm more than a little ticked off I've informed Dr. Evil that he gets his wish; the one he constantly kept harping to me about. Now he has all the gardening to himself. I will no longer do it. . .AT ALL!! He can go out and get it done to his heart's content and if it grows too long than it will be completely his responsibility. One less thing for me to worry about is good stuff :)
I got my passport today. . .yippee!! Unfortunately my picture makes me look like some oldie indian aunty. It also appears that I have no neck in the picture. When I was telling Opposite George this she began laughing so hard she started to choke. I saw pictures of the resort we were going to be staying at. It's very pretty. It has a man-made beach on it. I only wish I was going sometime when it was colder because I could probably use it then. As Opposite George put it I absolutely should go since I often sounded like I was having a mental breakdown. I don't doubt that she's right.
I guess my only regret this summer is that I won't be able to plan a great housewarming party. I'm of the schooling that if I can't do it properly than just don't bother doing it. I really wanted to so I could have a way of seeing everyone I haven't seen in a long time. Ah well . . .whenever the funds permit. . .maybe in 5 years??!! LOL
Hope you're summer is going splendidly :)
Old Dance Music to cheer me up
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
THE YEAR OF THE IRON DRAGON, WISHING YOU PROSPERITY AND GOOD FORTUNE IN THE CHINESE NEW YEAR
FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS - DO NOT CHEAT
TAKE 3 MINUTES - TRY THIS - IT WILL FREAK YOU OUT.
THIS GAME HAS A FUNNY / CREEPY OUTCOME. DO NOT READ AHEAD, JUST DO IT. IT TAKES ABOUT 3 MINUTES - WORTH A TRY
1st. Get PEN and PAPER
2nd. WHEN CHOOSING NAMES, MAKE SURE THEY ARE REAL PEOPLE THAT YOU ACTUALLY KNOW
3rd. GO WITH YOUR FIRST INSTINCTS !!!!! It's very important for good results.
4th. SCROLL DOWN ONE LINE AT THE TIME
DON`T READ AHEAD OTHERWISE YOU WILL RUIN THE FUN.
On a blank sheet of paper, WRITE NUMBERS 1 through 11 in a COLUMN on the LEFT.
BESIDE the NUMBERS 1 & 2 , WRITE DOWN ANY
2 NUMBERS YOU WANT.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE NUMBER?
BESIDE the NUMBERS 3 & 7 , WRITE DOWN THE NAMES OF TWO MEMBERS
OF THE OPPOSITE SEX.
CAUTION: DO NOT LOOK AHEAD or IT WILL NOT TURN OUT RIGHT
WRITE ANYONE'S NAME (like FRIENDS or FAMILY. ...) next to 4, 5, & 6 .
DON`T CHEAT OR YOU`LL BE UPSET THAT YOU DID
WRITE down FOUR SONG TITLES in 8, 9, 10, & 11
ARE YOU READY?
HERE IS THE
KEY TO THE GAME
THE NUMBER of PEOPLE YOU MUST TELL ABOUT THIS GAME is found in
SPACE 2 (obviously you don't have to do this!)
THE PERSON IN SPACE 3 IS THE ONE YOU LOVE
THE PERSON YOU LIKE but your relationship CANNOT WORK is in SPACE 7
YOU CARE MOST about t he PERSON you put in SPACE 4
THE PERSON YOU NAME IN NUMBER 5 IS THE ONE WHO KNOWS YOU VERY WELL.
THE PERSON YOU NAMED IN 6 IS YOUR LUCKY STAR
THE SONG IN 8 IS THE SONG THAT MATCHES WITH THE PERSON IN NUMBER 3
THE TITLE IN 9 IS THE SONG FOR THE PERSON IN 7
THE 10TH SPACE IS THE SONG THAT TELLS YOU MOST ABOUT YOUR MIND
AND 11 IS THE SONG TELLING HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT LIFE
NUMBER 1 IS YOUR LUCKY NUMBER
3. Dr. Evil
5. Opposite George
7. That person
8. Lady in my Life - Michael Jackson
9. Can't Stop - Jacksoul
10. Human Nature - Michael Jackson
11. Everything is everything - Lauryn Hill
So I didn't cheat and this was my list; ummmm. . .a bit eerie . . .lol!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
So the kiddles are doing well. Little burn victim's wounds are healing up. Not quite gone yet but getting there so I've been able to take her outside. That helped because my lawn was about a foot long in the front. Since Dr. Evil wasn't going to do it, I got to work. Too bad I'm not ready to tackle the monstrosity that is now my backyard. Hopefully, I'll be able to do so soon.
Getting my energy back. Slowly but surely. My place is looking a little disaster-ish so I've got my work cut out for me to return it to the norm I'm used to as opposed to the norm he's used to.
Don't seem too ill anymore. It might have also been because I discovered I have another mouse in my house. As, I unfortunately found out when I moved in, I'm allergic to mice. I become lethargic, unable to breathe and I break out in skin rashes. Having never been allergic to anything in my life. . .this was pretty alarming to me. So from now on the mice are my mortal nemesis. I think it's about time I had one.
Planning a trip to Marineland. The twins keep seeing the commercial and every single time ask me if we can go. In fact, if they even hear it. . .they dash off running to see it. Marineland to me is meh. . .a glorified aquarium really. Since the girls want to go though I've taken some of our airmiles to get their ridiculously priced passes. Well I should be going in about two weeks. . .since that's how long it will take the damn passes to arrive. Who wants to go with??? :)
So I went out recently and saw someone I used to have a huge crush on. It was very weird seeing the person. As far as I was concerned this person looked just terrific. And here I was. . .looking ummm. . .not decidedly so. It was one of those moments when I wished I was looked really bangin'. I don't often get those moments since I've never really been overly insecure but at that moment I really wished I looked hot too. Ah well. . .maybe it should be a good motivator for me. So in case I ever saw this person again or anyone else I ever feel that way about I'll be able to not have that envy thing happen. Yup, sometimes that envy is a good motivator ;)
My mortal enemy as seen below. . .I was always a Bugs kinda gal anyways