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!