Friday, December 26, 2008

Pop Art, by an 8-year old

For a Christmas gift, Miranda’s teacher had the class working on art projects to compile into a calendar for 2009. Of her pieces, my favourite is the pop art picture she made of herself.


She was give black & white pictures of herself, which she cut out and pasted onto the coloured rectangles already pasted on black paper. Then she coloured the photos.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Farewell and Goodnight

Our goodnight to Christmas 2008. Click here to watch!


Redneck Wrap Job

Who needs tape when you have zip ties?

Although, (FAIL) a true redneck would have used newspaper instead of gift wrap.


He was smart and left them loose enough that I could slide them off without having to cut the ties. It’s wrapped, I couldn’t care what was is in it, I already love it.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

That girl can move!

M does Christmas, disco style!  Click here to watch.

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A Country Celebration

Click to watch us dance an elf-tastic country hoe-down for you!

country elf

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Disco Elves

Check out the disco elves I work with. The ISG boys don’t know yet that I have a blog ;) Click to watch the hilarious video of them dancing.

disco boys

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Latest Obsession

On Sunday, the BF put a jailbreak on my iPhone and since then I have been obsessing over building my own custom theme.  Here are some screen shots. 

The home screen background transitions between two images.

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I have been lazy and instead of creating my own icons, I have pieced together a few different sets.

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Other mods:

lock & charging screen, with a calendar reminders displayed:

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custom SMS screen & keyboard:

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custom dialer and iTunes store:

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I have done more, but this is highlighting the majority of the changes.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Dance Dance

Hotel room scene, getting ready for the Christmas party, Angel in one room, BF in the other.

BF: Woman, are these new shoes?!

(obviously he saw my new shoes on the bathroom floor)

Me: (in a slightly higher than usual pitched voice) Maybe...

BF: I thought I forbid you to buy these shoes!?

Me: (confidently) Nope! You just told me you thought they were ugly!
shoeBF:  I must have dreamt it.

Honestly, he didn't forbid me to buy them; he simply had commented that they were ugly.

I told everyone I was going to get these shoes, even if it killed me... see HERE.
Everyone else loved them!  I was in the elevator and a cute guy told me they were great shoes!  Then I get off the elevator and I could hear 2 women getting on the elevator and saying wow those are cool shoes!!
Me dancing in my shoes. 
dance dance

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Activities at the Festival of Trees

Creating a Christmas bag ...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Drum & Bass from Down Under

I have abandoned rock music for a bit and I have been listening Pendulum, a drum & bass group from Perth, Australia. Their most recent album, In Silico, was released in May. I have been listening to it non-stop for the past day!

My favourite songs:

- Propane Nightmares
- Visions
- The Tempest

Friday, November 21, 2008

I just saw a snail zoom past me!

Snow on the roads suck!

I have been in the car for an hour and I'm only 15minutes away from
home. Barely any snow fell but the roads are so freaking slippery.
Traffic is moving so slow, I just saw a snail zoom past me!!

With this 'free' time I am listening to the Kevin Smith smodcast,
delighted that I was experimenting with outing podcasts on my iPhone
last night. They are talking about Zac and Miri Make a Porno.

And I'm starving! I am eating white TicTacs, spearmint Excel mints,
and original Lakerol pastilles Ikea. They are not appeasing the
rumblies in my tummy.

Sent from my iPhone

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Make Out Mints

Cool tin, yummy mints

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Who vs Whom

It drives me crazy to listen to people misusing words. I stumbled upon this trick to remembering when to say "who" and when to say "whom".

Correct usage of these two words can be determined by dividing a sentence in two.

* Use who when it stands for he, she, they, I or we.


The police issued a public alert for a man who they said was armed and dangerous. (He  was armed and dangerous, therefore, who.)It is the board who approves resolutions from the Representative Forum.

* Use whom when it stands for him, her, them, me or us.


The package is for a friend whom I am visiting.
Whom do you prefer for these jobs? (You preferred them f or the job.)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Any Key

I have found



on my DVD remote control:


haha !  I just noticed that the hand on the magazine cover appears to be reaching to grab my remote.  I wish I could take credit for the creative genius, but it’s a total fluke!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New album Dark Horse by Nickelback

It's said to be one of the most anticipated album releases of the year - Dark Horse, by Nickelback. I cannot recall being this excited about a Nickleback album since Silver Side Up !! Probably because that was the point when the rest of the world hopped on the Nickleback bandwagon. This time I have been able to listen to it before the it gets played to death on the radio. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad for their success, but you know how it is...

I have been listening to it all morning and Dark Horse is amazing!! Lyrics about sex, drugs, rock n' roll, amazing riffs and Chad's powerful voice, co-produced by the band and Mutt Lange, this album has more of an old-school rock sound than of the post-grunge genre Nickelback usually is placed in.

My favourite songs:

- Something In Your Mouth
- S.E.X.
- Just To Get High
- Next Go Round
- If Today Was Your Last Day
- I'd Come Back For You
- Gotta Be Somebody
- Burn It To The Ground
- Shakin' Hands
- Never Gonna Be Alone

Honestly, I LOVE every song except for 'This Afternoon'; it sounds waaaaay too country-ish for my liking.

Dark Horse is set to be released November 18th.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

More connected less effective

More connected less effective

Now that I have an iPhone, I am blessed with a constant connection to
the Internet, email and text messages. One would think this would make
me more responsive and accessible by I find that my inboxes are filled
with more unaddressed messages than ever before!

Messages come in when I'm in the car, at the store, in meetings... I'm
usually quick to get my messages but clearing them out of my inbox is
proving to be difficult.

With emails, I find my inbox is littered with messages I need to view
from by home computer. It could be because they contain Flash files
(not yet viewable on the iPhone) or other files I want to save to my
computer at home. Sounds easy enough, if it wasn't for the fact that
since I'm connected all day, I do not want to go home and spend more
time on the computer.

The other emails are ones I need to respond to but because I might
view the message when I'm not able to reply they get piled up with all
the others and the idea of going through them in the evening is such a
daunting task.

Text messages, same thing. I read them when I can't respond and then
they pile up.

I am not at home at the momemt, and I suppose I could be using this
time to reply to messages, yet here I am, blogging about why I am
behind instead. Isn't that the way it always is?

Sent from my iPhone

Friday, November 07, 2008

My new stapler

Of course it's pink!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkin Peu

Next to the smells of coffee and cut grass, pumpkin is next in line to
make me gag. That aside, I am taking one for the team and carved a
pumpkin for the office.

My pumpkin "Two Face".

What is it?

Can you guess what this is?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pink Dragon

I was sent on a mission to track down a Webkinz Bat for Miranda and in my journey I found a pink dragon. PINK! I had to have it. Now Pink Dragon is sitting on my desk at work, guarding over my pink folders, pink paper clip, pink tacks in my bulletin board, and all my other pink office things.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

My New Favourite FOX Sweater

My new sweater.  These images don’t do it justice.  I have to try taking some with my camera.  It has logo buttons, stars on the pocket and roses on the side and sleeve.  It’s so cozy!  I fell in love with it the first moment I saw it.  I wish I could wear it every day.

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Some random guy’s signature on my leg

Here's the story how I ended up with this on my leg.


Niki had this great idea for us to go out dancing!!

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DSC02183Near the end of the night, Niki and I take a break from dancing and we found Raylene and Jen sitting with some random guy. There was a blonde hovering around and Jen stepped in to rescue him. We talked about my shoes because it was apparently impressive that I could walk in them, let alone dance all night long in them. I jumped up and down a few times to show off.



So this guy says to me, "I don't know what to say to you, you are so beautiful."

I laughed and said thanks. As you can see, I didn't look all that beautiful, hot from dancing so much and my hair was pulled back in a messy ponytail in an attempt to cool me off.

Later on, he was talking to me about this song that was playing, at which point I said to him, "Ok, so you seem to be someone popular, with all these people hanging around. Who are you?" Jen, the hockey super fan, had already told me he was one of the Oilers. She probably said his name, too, but I wasn't paying attention.

He told me his name and said he was a soccer playing from Europe. I asked from where in Europe. He said from the Czech Republic. I asked him why he called it soccer, because I though everyone in Europe call it football. He shrugged and did a little imitation of a soccer player with a ball.

Another girl came over and she had her cell phone taking pictures of him and had a paper for him to sign with a Sharpie. And then he wrote on my leg.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

OMG LOOK at these shoes!!!

To freaking die for!  I WILL have a pair, even if it kills me.


Urban Organic Absurdity

uoaThe talented and lovely Artist in Residence Stephanie Jonsson has her latest exhibit opening today until November 15th at the Harcourt House Arts Centre
3rd Floor Gallery
10215 - 112 Street
Edmonton, AB, Canada


Says Steph of her work,

My work is a paradox; a reaction to the absence of nature in our increasingly urban culture. The industrial, civilized world has become so disconnected from nature that it appears strange to me, like an absurd alien universe.

DSC02102I am really looking forward to seeing this exhibit!  and not only because I helped out with some of it – I helped stuff these things (seen here, arranged on my floor for the photo)  Stop in to see the exhibit so you can see how the artist incorporated them into her work.  I guarantee it will be more spectacular than my little pile on the floor.

Please support the Arts, and our local artists!!


Click on the images below to read more about her exhibit.



Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sunday, October 05, 2008

The stuff we stuffed for Steph

Five hours worth of stuffing and there's still more stuffing to be done!

WoW da Bunny!

someone has a new pet... Hoppin' Aces.

Men In Pink

Us with the pink firemen. :D

The Sleeping Spider

Shhh the spider is sleeping

Run for the cure! <3

Saturday, October 04, 2008

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

... only this spider isn't so itsy bitsy! And it's freaking gross! Like as in so gross you can't help but stare at it. His web is right by the side door of the garage. He comes out at night and sleeps tucked along a ridge in the garage siding. I wanted to squish it with a book, but I was held back. I think the threat that I would be squished too might have been thrown my way.