Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Alchemy of Desire

book I picked up a new book the other day... The Alchemy of Desire by Tarun J Tejpal.  The first sentence reads,

  Love is not the greatest glue between two people. Sex is.

oooh sounds like it's gonna be interesting! 

I have  not read about the book, but I read a review that says the novel contains extremely strong female characters. "Fiza, Bibi Lahori and Catherine are the kind of characters you would want to meet in real life. The kind of women you could promptly fall passionately in love with."


Synopsis on the back of the book -

A young couple from a small town in India, penniless but gloriously in love, move to the big city, where the man works feverishly on a novel, stopping only to feed his ceaseless desire for his beautiful wife.  In time the lovers abandon the city for an old house in the mist-shrouded Himalayas.  While renovating their ramshackle new home, the young man unearths a chest full of old diaries written by the previous owner.  Thrust into another world and time, he slowly uncovers the dark secrets at the heart of her story...

Saturday, August 30, 2008


I talked to Miranda an hour ago.  She was at Papa's house and told me to come pick her up.  I told her I had to have a shower first.  Well, I get to my daddy's house and the door is locked, so I unlock the door.  Then I hear a BEEEEEEEPPPPPPPP BEEEEEEEEPPPP BEEEEEEPPPPPP and then the alarm sets off.  FUCK!  hey have a new alarm system and I think the code is either the old code or one other code, but I didn't know which button to press after entering the code.
It's now a monitored system so the alarm stops and the alarm company comes on over the PA, asking for a name and password.  Ummm, FUCK!  I tell them my name & dad's name but don't have a password so they hang up on me.  Then the alarm starts again.  I call my stepmum's cell - no answer.  I call my dad's phone and there's a ringing in the kitchen - he's phone is on the counter.  FUCK!  The alarm is still armed so I can't leave the house without setting off the alarm again.  Then my cell phone rings.  It's the alarm company!  They couldn't contact anyone else on the list.  duh!  I tried already so I knew that.
The only good thing about this situation, is my dad hasn't set up a permit to have the police dispatched, so we won't get billed for a false alarm. 
Anyway, so if I open the door the alarm will go off so I'm sitting here waiting for someone to come home and let me out.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Pretty Floral Rainbow

*gasp* someone discovered that buying flowers for a lady really won't kill you! 
It's a very big bouquet, so I took a picture from the top so all the flowers can be seen.


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Mini Me

I have created my own Mini Me! - we were both dressed in robin-egg blue clothes, and she got a haircut like mine, only a little shorter!

I took my little princess to see my wonderful stylist, Allen at Mango, and he chopped off her hair! (at my request)  When he made the first cut, I was ready to cry, thinking that I was being too rash at saying "cut it to shoulder length".  I was almost ready to cry! It looked so short!  I think I was just over reacting to the shock of the dramatic change.

Miranda loves her new hairstyle, and it looks super cute on her, so light and bouncy!

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

It Gets Me Excited

Good music excites me, and I've been listening to some really good music lately.   Here are my favourite new CDs, and a list of my most favourite songs on them.  Honestly, I love almost every song on these CDs, which is rare that I would have so many complete CDs in rotation at one time.

Shinedown - The Sound of Madness [2008]sd

- Call Me
- Cyanide Sweet Tooth Suicide
- Sin With A Grin
- Second Chance
- Breaking Inside
- Sound Of Madness


10 Years - Division [2008]10

- Actions And Motives
- Proud Of You
- Beautiful
- Alabama
- So Long, Goodbye
- Day Dreamer


Staind - Illusion of Progress [2008]st

- Pardon Me
- This Is It
- Raining Again
- Nothing To Say
- All I Want
- Believe


3 Doors Down - 3 Doors Down [2008]3d

- She Don't Want The World
- Pages
- Citizen/Soldier
- Let Me Be Myself
- When It's Over
- Give It To Me


Carolina Liar - Coming To Terms [2008]cl

- Simple Life
- Better Alone
- I'm Not Over
- Coming To Terms
- All That Shit Is Gone
- Something To Die For

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My Music Count

holy!  No wonder I'm having such a hard time keeping everything in order... and remembering what I have!!

Here are my current iTunes stats.

  • 263 Genres
  • 4596 Artists
  • 2888 Albums
  • 31,013 songs
  • 89.5 days worth of music
  • 176.89 GB

.. and I have another 9.98 GB of music that needs to be imported to iTunes... oh!  Then I have another 545 songs (3.62GB) of newly ripped music to add.  It never ends!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

A Wider Perspective On Flavour

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Bad Internet, Bad

I've said it once and I will say it before, the Internet is a bad, bad thing!  It's 5:25am and I can't pull myself away from the machine, despite my being ready to pass out from exhaustion 2.5 hours ago.

I was talking about my blog today, mainly about how far back my archives go, and what kind of information could be extracted from it about it.  I started looking back at my blog from the beginning and I found some posts about whacked out dreams, some that that made me laugh, some posts that brought back memories, and read some posts about things I completely forgot ever happened.

Her Abstraction

Angel now has a pink guitar for Guitar Hero!! yay!!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Nuclear Wasteland

(sung to the tune of "Winter Wonderland")

Sirens ring!
Are you listening?
In the lane!
Fallout’s glistening!
A horrible sight!
We’re deformed tonight!
Walking in a Nuclear Wasteland!

Gone away is the bluebird!
They’re all dead, all the bluebirds!
Society’s gone -- I’m wearing a thong!
Walking in a Nuclear Wasteland!

In the meadow we can build an ashman!
And pretend that he is Jimmy Dean!
He’ll say, "Got some sausage?" We’ll say, "No Man!
But I hear that my friend here’s very lean!"

Later on we’ll perspire
In the heat of the fire!
And drink atom-ade!
Beneath atom-shade!
Walking in a Nuclear Wasteland!


More songs here, at

A Piece of Swedish Furniture...

If you were a piece of Swedish furniture what would you be?
Click HERE to find out.


Saturday, August 09, 2008

Don't Leave Her Alone in the Sun

DSC01454Yesterday I spent the afternoon at Hawrelak park.  With my blanket, bikini and book (along with my ipod, water and a slurpee) I enjoyed the calmness and warmth of the day.  Maybe a little too much, because I fell asleep in a shady spot, but as I slept, the sun was moving and the shade was retreating off me.  Let's just say it's a big ouch and it hurts to sit because the back of my legs are so red.  However, I did find this amazing product at the drug store - spray on aloe gel! with DNA protectors, it says.  I call it sweet relief in a can.

DSC01449Anyway, so when I finally woke up, I push ed myself up on my elbows and opened my eyes to see a goose looking at me, his face inches away from mine!  I looked around me and the girl who closest to me said she was going to yell at me to wake me up because the geese also startled her awake when they were hissing in her face.



DSC01445There was a gaggle of 22 of them.  After they finished eating, they walked single file back to the lake and swam away, again in single file. 

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Eleanor Rigby

cover... a Beatles song about death and loneliness (Ah, look at all the lonely people)... and a novel by Douglas Coupland...

I snagged the book off Michellini's bookshelf and today I have devoured 1/2 of it.  It's kind of a crazy story, but not hard to follow and not too entirely out there.  I'm looking forward to reading how it pans out.

My Best Bar Story

If I never again set foot in a bar in Sylvan Lake, that would be fine with me.  The vibe at Chef's was icky, a bunch of pompous, pretentious and rude pups in the Abercrombie & Finch shirts, all WAY too drunk to stand up, pushing everyone our of their way on the dance floor...

However, there was one exception to the rule.  This guy walked in and checked his Icon jacket & bike helmet at the bar.  I told the girls that I should ask him if he could take me for a ride on his bike. Although I was doubtful I would ask, I watched where he sat down, and made note of how many drinks he was having (2). 

pink At one point, I was surprised to find him beside us.  I wasn't having that great of a time since practically everyone else around me was piss ass drunk, and I was being the responsible DD for the night, so I took advantage of the opportunity and tapped his arm with the back of my hand and asked if he was the guy who came in with the bike gear.  He said yes, so I asked him if he would take me for a ride.

He said he didn't have another helmet, at which point I surprised him by saying that I had one in my car.  He said sure, he'd take me out before he left, and we exchanged names.  I read his lips a few minutes later as he told his friend "she asked if I could take her out for a ride," and then they both laughed.  I wasn't sure if he thought I was serious or not.

Lo and behold, he actually did come over to me as he was leaving and said, "let's go."  So in the street in front of the A&W, with an RCMP parked   at the end of the block, probably wondering WTF was going on, I opened my trunk and swapped my skirt for jeans, sandals for Sketchers, and hoodie for bike jacket.

Neither of us were familiar with the area so he let me navigate where we were going.  Thankfully he kept note of the maze to get us back.  After 40 minutes of riding and small talk we were back in front of Chef's.  I hopped off, said thanks, and he drove off to Red Deer.  I went inside to find the girls, and this time I was the one checking my pink bike stuff behind the bar.

At closing time, we were hanging out in the street when I saw another guy with a bike.  I thought about running over and asking him for a ride, but I hadn't seen him earlier so I had no idea how much he had been drinking.


Friday, August 01, 2008

Now with Titles

When I redesigned my blog template, I forgot to include the post titles.  (duh!)

The titles are here now!