Friday, March 30, 2007

A strange thing happened on the way home today

Today after work, I was walking downtown towards the Art Gallery of Alberta (the old Edmonton Art Gallery) when I heard a CRASH behind me. A man on a bicycle had run through a red light and a car had hit him!! He fell off his bike, picked himself up, said sorry and rode off, leaving behind on the ground a bicycle seat and some sort of metal pipe.

The man was sort of bummish looking, so it's not like he was a business man riding his bike to work as a work out.

I stood watching this scene, and watching him ride away, completely stunned. How could someone get hit by a car and just carry on as if it was nothing more than a stumble while walking?? And he left those bike parts on the ground! I turned and walked away when two other bums were crossing the street and stopped to pick up the bike parts. I didn't want them attempting to talk to me.

Peeps time of year

It's that time of year again... and the best thing about Easter, aside from the Lindt gold chocolate bunnies, is the PEEPS ! Here is my Peep army:

It looks small and pathetic, but I am going to get sick tonight eating all those Peeps, so I though it best if I only made a small army to spare my belly. I wonder how many Peeps I can eat before I want to puke...


I ate 9 then stopped. I gave 1 to Miranda. Then I ate 4 more. There is one lone purple Peep in the bowl. I can't even think about stuffing it in my mouth. I'm stuffed with Peeps.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Ballet Exam

Last Friday, I took the day off to take Miranda and Sadie to the dance studio for their grade one RAD exam. The girls came out of the examination, happy and confident! We should have the results in about six weeks.

Click to see the photos

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Wii Wii Wii

Now that I have your attention... hahaha!
I did not get a wii today (unlike someone I know; congrats BTW) but I did have a fantastic lunch break in the mall and went back to the office with something better than a wii - my very own copy of City And Colour LIVE ! I bet the boyfriend was the only one buying 2 copies today. (Thanks you, thank you, you're the best!!) Initially he said that he was going to get 100 copies. That would have been funny to see.
I am ashamed to admit that I didn't have time tonight to watch the DVD that came with it.
ps - oooh'ing and ahhh'ing over the children's clothing in Alligator Pie was so much fun!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Favourite day of the week

Tuesday is my favourite day of the week. Why? Well, because that's the day when the record companies (are they still called record companies?) release new albums to the stores!

With the popularization of music over the internet, it takes away the excitement of New Music Tuesdays, since I can usually get albums on-line before their release date. But things will be different this Tuesday!!

Tomorrow, Scott and I are planning to hit the music store and actually buy CIty and Colour Live CD/DVD, which comes out tomorrow. Talk about exciting!!! It has my favourite unreleased songs, Confessions and Sensible Heart, both which Dallas Green sang when we saw him in January. Oh and Forgive Me! another previously unreleased song. Did I mention how excited I am?!

Other awesome new CDs

- Good Charlotte Good Morning Revival (March 27th) is freaking amazing!

- Finger Eleven Them vs. You vs. Me (March 6th)

- Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (March 20th)

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Dress Up

Q: Why do little girls play dress up?

A: It is practice for when they are grown up. This way, they can go through their closet, trying on various outfits, planning what to wear tomorrow ... you know, to give them something to do when they get stood up by a man on a Friday night.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Seeing Stars

If you were staying at the Pan Pacific Vancouver and happened to run in to Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, what would you say? Would you forget his name and call out Van! and tell him something along the lines of, I took my girlfriend to see Smokin' Aces and it was awesome!

... that's what makes my Rockstar so cool. :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Hello, Spring?

No trick photography here, it's March 20th, in Edmonton, and it's freaking snowing! I have video evidence, too.

Mother Nature plays the cruelest of jokes. Here we are, excited at the start of Spring, and the weather has been warming up, the snow has been melting and then BANG! more snow.

In the snow's defence, the snowflakes are huge and soft and sparkling, and it was pretty to watch them fall down and around me.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Hair Whore/St Patrick's Day

I have been a bit of a hair whore since Anthony yet again abandoned me, but I am ready to settle down now. I went to see Allan (totally not gay) at Icon (he cut my hair once before Anthony resurfaced). He's only there on Fridays and Saturdays but definitely worth trying to fit him into my schedule.

On Saturday, I had my hair cut and coloured, something fun and flirty was what Allan wanted because he said it matched my bubbly personality. :D It's darker now, with bleached blond peek-a-boo highlights. I love it!

After my appointment, I met with Jenn, Michelle, LL and Damon and Yves. We had some drinks, dressed up the cats, and gave then Sambuca shots, which they turned their noses up at. Oh and I actually got ID'ed buying festive green Sour Puss at the liquor store. The day before I was in another store buying wine, with dark sunglasses on, and had no problems!

click to view the March 17 photos

We went to Whyte Ave, which was insanely busy! Why was it so busy, can someone please tell me! Do more people really drink out in the pubs because it's St Patrick's Day? Instead of fighting the lines, most of us left, and I went to hang out with Scott and his friends, as they drank beer and watched horrible movies on TV (End of Days, seriously horrible movie the first time around; 100 times worse watching it a second time!) Still, I think that was better than risking having green beer spilt on me in a pub. And please don't judge them because of the movie selection. ;)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Whose bright idea was it ... oh, an American's!

Since the clocks changed on Sunday morning, I have had a heck of a time getting to sleep at night, and waking up has been quite difficult (and we're only on day 3!).  Last night I forgot to turn on my alarm clock (and I have a new cell phone that doesn't have the option to set a weekday alarm that goes off Monday to Friday without me even thinking about it, like my old phone did, and guess what! I forgot to set it last night) so I slept in.  Guess what time I woke up at - THE EXACT TIME I would have been waking up at before the time change, exactly one hour late for this morning, leading me to ask, whose bright idea was is to adapt Daylight Saving Time two weeks early this year?  I HATE IT!! 
Thank you U.S.A. for making me late for work today!  Thank you George W. Bush for making me late for work today!  Thank you stupid American Energy Policy Act of 2005 for making me late for work today!
And why is it called Daylight Saving Time ... we don't actually save any daylight, it's just shifted to later in the day.  Kudos to Saskatchewan, Arizona, and Hawaii standing up for themselves and keeping away from the DST idea.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Another Waver!

(Scott, I totally forgot to tell you about this last night!!) 
Guess who has another waver... me! 
Yesterday while I was running, I was rounding the corner by the spin class area and this guy was by the weights and he waved to me, and smiled, AND SAID HELLO.  I said hi and kept on running.  Lucky for him I wasn't too far into my run otherwise I wouldn't have been able to say anything back and he would have thought me to be a total snob. ha ha! 
He's a muscly guy with no neck and usually wears a faded maroon coloured ball cap.  He is there, with his friends, on a somewhat regular basis.
He is not the same waver from December, but at the end of January I was walking behind them leaving the gym and one guy told the other 2 guys, there's that girl, and then they all looked at me as I walked past them, and it was soooo obvious they were talking about me. 

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Crack Doctor

I went for the first time to see a chiropractor.  For over a decade I have noticed a popping in my back/hip when I do sit ups that involve single leg extensions.  I didn't think that was normal and finally decided to have it check out. She aligned my back and worked on my neck and oh my gosh how much do I love that massage machine she has!!  Turns out the ligaments/tendons whatever in my back/hip are tight and she said to work on stretching out the hip flexor and quads (or was it the hamstrings, I can't remember now! no, no it was the quads, because she said I was tight in the front)  I go back on Thursday for a follow up and then next Wednesday I start getting massages again.  I forgot how much I have missed them!

Monday, March 05, 2007

New Books

I finally used my gift certificate; new books are on their way to me.
  1. Shopaholic & Baby Sophie Kinsella
  2. The History of Love: A Novel Nicole Krauss
  3. Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro

Sunday, March 04, 2007

The Hudsons Hangover

This should have been posted 2 weeks ago but I've been busy and sort of neglecting my blog.
On Friday I got to experience a night out drinking with Scotty and his friends. On Saturday I spent the day suffering from hangover! Yes, I learnt my lesson: I cannot keep up with the big boys when it comes to drinking, especially when it starts at 2:00 in the afternoon!!
I think, while in a drunken stupor, I might have agreed to join the dodgeball team. I hope no one remembers that, because I can't even remember the rules to the game, and I don't know if I could stand having people trying to intentionally hit me with a ball. Maybe I'll check out a game and see. It mught be fun!
His friends are great, and a lot of fun! Wow, looking at the photos, there was a lot of hugging and kissing and licking (what the heck was up with that??). I think I remember everyone's name... there were so many people at our table!

So, what does it mean, to die?

About a month ago, Kev was raving about this movie, said I HAD to see it. I download it and was going to watch it but then got busy doing other things and then Cookie tells me he started watching it and it was good, so good that he didn't finish it so he rented it again the next weekend to watch it all the way through. Then a bunch of other people at work and stuff were talking about it... well I finally watched THE ILLUSIONIST and I LOVED IT. Thank you for the recommendation!!