Sunday, September 30, 2007

Busy busy busy

I haven't blogged all week! During the week I was watching tv, and this weekend I was packing up Scott's stuff, moving Scott's stuff, bossing the moving boys around, unpacking Scott's stuff, cleaning Scott's old apartment, breaking for Glenn's birthday party, then doing more work at Scott's new place.

I love the new house! It's so quiet (compared to his old apartment) and the ceiling in the bedroom is sort of low and slanted. I woke up this morning and felt like a Barbie in a doll house! It's so cute and cozy! and I love the big trees in the yard and along the streets. (The weekend pictures are HERE. I didn't take too many because I was too busy working.)

Big trees=lots of leaves

Lots of leaves=lots of fun

Old doll-house=old-fashioned phone

Saturday, September 22, 2007

My heart stopped today

Tonight I was checking out GUESS purses online. I love GUESS purses, when I find the perfect purse. (some of them are quite ugly!) Suddenly, my heart stopped! I heard the angelic choir singing Ahhhhh! and the pure white light was shinging down from ths heavens. I found the perfect GUESS purse for me!!!


♥ Mocha canvas exterior - Bronze metallic leather-like trim - Brass hardware ♥ It's here on eBay!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Mr Safety and his movies

One day I found this Mac vs Hater video on the internet. It made me laugh, so I watched some more Mr Safety videos. He has some silly music videos (pig latin song, i will not pay for numa), a 5 minute video of him killing time, even posted a video of him proposing to his girlfriend, and then he wrote a song about his cat, Mean Kitty, and now he's posting videos about his kitty. I find him mildly entertaining, so I suggest you check his stuff out.

Loonie News

This is so big that CBC News sent me a Breaking News email

Breaking news from CBC News:
The Canadian dollar hit the $1 US mark on Thursday morning, marking the first time the loonie has been on par with the American dollar since 1976.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

her super cool backpack

Grade 1 she wanted a Princess backpack.
Grade 2 she wanted a Barbie backpack.
Grade 3 she wanted was a FOX backpack.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Cruel reminder of things that are unobtainable to me

Brian vents:
itunes is suck a dick!
Why is itunes mean?
It would take very little effort you make a check in the software to say
oh! if you're in a country, if then show ringtones, otherwise, DON'T TAUNT ME!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Canada Vignettes: Log Driver's Waltz

We were watching a Molson's I AM CANADIAN video on the internet which ran through images of the 70's and 80's. There was one shot of a log rider and I piped up, Hey! remember that little thingy that used to be on TV as a filler, that started off with the man on the log and turned into a cartoon?? In no time, we had it qued up on youtube. If you had a TV in the 80's then you will remember this film about the girl who wants to marry the log rider over the afflunt men, because he is the best dancing partner she can find. The 3 minute animated film was made by the National Film Board of Canada (go Canada!) in 1979.

For he goes birling down a-down the white water
That's where the log driver learns to step lightly
It's birling down, a-down white water
A log driver's waltz pleases girls completely.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Shoot 'em Up, not cool when it's in your backyard

I was asleep on the couch, so I (thankfully) missed all the action. I don't think it was in my parking lot, but there are a few complexes very close here, so it was still practically in my backyard.

    Parking lot shooting angers neighbours
    Elise Stolte
    Edmonton Journal
    Thursday, September 13, 2007

    EDMONTON - Three men are in hospital after at least a dozen shots were fired in a townhouse parking lot Wednesday night.

    At about 8:30 P.M., Krista Sedgwick heard swearing and looked out her bedroom window near 137th Avenue and 38th Street.

    She saw two men in their 20s pull guns and start firing on three teenagers. "I threw my two kids off the bed," said the mother of four.

    "Two idiots pulled guns and fired at three idiots. I've had enough with this neighbourhood."
    When the two men took off running, she locked the doors, gathered her children in the centre of the house and phoned police.

    Acting Staff Sgt. Troy Carriere said patrol cars arrived to find one man had been shot through the hand and fled through a stranger's front door. Minutes later, police got another call from a Wal-Mart across the street. Two other men had been shot in the legs and fled there, Carriere said.

    Their injuries are not life-threatening. They aren't co-operating with police.
    When officers taped off the parking lot, they found more than a dozen casings scattered on the ground and bullet holes in vehicles and in townhouse walls. The bullets appeared to come from a 9-mm pistol, Carriere said.

    "We're still trying to find where the rest have landed. ... It was just lucky there were only three victims."

    The parking lot was nearly empty at the time, Sedgwick said. But many homes have young children.

    Sheri Crowe heard shots, poked her head out the front door and saw a car speed away. She has a four-month-old baby. "I went back inside. I was curious, but not that curious," she said.
    When Bisharo Omer heard the shots, "my older one was outside, my 14-year-old. My heart just dropped," she said. "The area is not what it used to be."

    © Edmonton Journal 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

My vanity and the distorted perception of reality

A few months ago, I used to believe I was perfect because of my imperfections. Today, I feel like my imperfections are taking over, and I'm not pretty enough. I'm getting fat. I'm getting wrinkles. I'm getting grey hairs. I'm growing older. I look at the girls on the fashion and beauty magazines, and I don't look like them. The truth of the matter is, most of those girls on the magazines don't look much like themselves either.

I found this site - a project made for the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. It's an interactive Flash Demo that illustrates how almost every part of this girl's body has been altered to create a more attractive photo. I knew this already, but it's easy to forget just how much a photo can be digitally altered.
click here to launch
I don't know what my problem is. I'm pretty, my daughter thinks I'm pretty, I have a boyfriend, I have friends who like to be seen in public with me, and the children don't shreak and run in fear when they see me. I am perfect and attractive in the eyes of the people who matter the most to me, so that should be enough. I'm working on accepting that.

Now I'm obsessed with retouching. Here is another site that illustrates the changes that can be done digitally. I espacially like the close ups of the faces/lips.

(I also really like these shoes!!)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Ouch, that was painful

I'm not one to get dragged into the hype of celebrity gossip, but after seeing the passionless stills of Britney's VMA comeback performance, I admit I had to Google it to see it for myself. click here to view the show

Ouch! Talk about a crash and burn.
Right from the beginning she looked wobbly in those boots. Her fake giggle make me gag. She looked like she was auditining for one of those "think you can dance" shows. It looked like a run-through, you know, where you're just making sure you hit your marks, and you don't go through all the movements like you will be doing in live performance. She looked awkward, distracted, totally not interested in being there. Maybe someone played a cruel trick on Britney, and told her it was just a practice, that the cameras weren't rolling, and that the real show was going to be later. She didn't dance, she didn't sing, it was painful. it was like a car crash... horrible but you can't stop looking at it.

Sarah Silverman cracked some brutal jokes right after the performance. It's rumoured that Britney heard Sarah rehearsing earlier and actually wasn't going to perform, knowing what would be said about her after her show.

The song, Gimme More, it's kinda not bad. I wouldn't call it good, but I'd dance to it if it was playing at the club. listen to it here
ps - it annoyed the piss out of me how many times she brushed back her hair. Hello! you're supposed to be a performer, you know how your hair moves, so you're supposed to style it so it is not a distraction from your dance. duh! (I just saw a clip on MTV that said her stylist flew to Vegas with her, but refused to do her hair). I won't even touch on the subject of the glittery bikini...

Monday, September 10, 2007

1 minute 13 seconds

September 9, 2007: Scott and Angeline visit Galaxyland and ride the Mindbender rollercoaster together. They landed the sweet front seat, where you can experience the ride with nothing obstructing your view. The ride lasts for 1 minute and 13 seconds. You travel a total distance of 4,198 feet (1,279.6 m), reach a height of 145 feet (44.2 m), drop 127 feet (38.7 m), and hit a max speed of 60 miles per hour (96.6 km/h)... and love every minute of it!!

I can't remember the last time I was on the rollercoaster (wow, probably 10-ish years ago). My daddy used to take me on it all the time when I was a kid! Some people won't go on it because of the accident; some people just don't like rollercoasters. They don't know what a rush they are missing out on!! I didn't say anything when Scott double checked my restraints; as if I was going to let myself be not properly secured in my seat! ;)

As the train cimbed up the first hill, and we were at the top and just about to turn over the peak, I wondered to myself, oh shit, what the hell was I thinking, agreeing to sitting at the front?! But then we went down and around and up and loop-dee-loop and my hair was blowing all over the place and Scott was whoo-hooing and it was so much fun and we went this way and that way and then into the tight third loop and then around on the side (I was sitting on the close to the ground side that Scott had wanted, next time we'll know better) and it totally sucked when the ride stopped!! And Oh! I just realised that the part that used to freak me out the most when I was a kid, the side close to the ground by the mirror part... well I didn't even notice the mirror this time around. Being in the front car is the best place to be!!

Before the Accident June 14, 1986: I was 3 days away from turning 10. There was an accident at Fantasyland, and loose bolts on the wheel assembly cause the train's last car to break off the track. The car hit two support pillars before entering the third loop. Three people were killed and a forth person was paralyzed. One person was a friend of my after school teacher.

The rollercoaster opened in 1985. Now the mall stops the rollercoaster every 2 hours for routine maintenance checks, and in the 21 years since the accident, the Mindbender has had an excellent safety record.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

The White Stuff

Sept 6th, thankfully not snow - hail. It cam complete with wind and thunder. After dinner, the kids were out in the backyard, shovelling it into pails.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Rose Quartz

My stepmum bought me a pair of Rose Quartz earrings this past weekend, earring which I would never wear out of the house. Each earring had 2 beads (one large, one small) so I decided to grab some Swarovski crystal and other rose quartz beads, and I made them into a bracelet! (shown below. Also shown, the new bracelet Scott bought for me; I love it, I'm going to be buried wearing it ♥ )

The larger quartz beads make the bracelet look funny when on the table, but it weights it at the bottom, so the nice round beads stay at the top of my wrist.

Along with the earrings was a note about Rose Quartz - This stone is of unconditional love and infinite peace. It is the most important crystal for the heart and the heart chakra, teaching the true essence of love. It purifies and opens the heart at all levels, and brings deep inner healing and sel-love. It is calming, reassuring, and excellent for use in trama and crisis. This stone gently draws off negative energy and replaces it with loving vibes. It helps heal childhood fears and tramas, and teaches you how to love yourself. It encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance, and invokes self-trust and self-worth.

Wow, all from one stone! ;) I know I have been a bit of a monster lately, but if things do improve, I will be hesitant to say it was due to having some pink stones strung around my wrist.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

coolest song in the world (for the moment)

♪ ♪ So Happy... ♪ ♪ by James Blunt! I heard it at the boyfriend's place a couple weekends ago and I was like, Why haven't I heard this song before?! He was like, oh, it's a new one.
It's from the 1973 cd single, along with the song, Annie, which also really good! If I had to put them in order, 1973 would be my least favourite of the 3 songs, but I really do love them all.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

What's better than Tic Tacs?

ym yum yumMANGO TIC TACS!!

I resisted the urge to rip open the package and suck the little candies up like a Hoover... until yesterday. Oh my, these things were tasty! (avec Vitamine C!) But look, I didn't eat that many!! With only 4 coveted boxes in the country (these ones came from the Netherlands), I have to be a wise consumer.

dank je wel :)

Monday, September 03, 2007

Creepy Crawlies

I'm usually the first to run screaming at the sight of an insect, but this site shines a new light on insects. They are almost beautiful. Cool > Super Close Up Insects