Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I can so cook

Boiling water and stirring counts as cooking!

I made some pink watermelon (with watermelon schnapps) flower shaped Jell-o jigglers


Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I saw Avatar yesterday.  It was awesome!  I want to see it again!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I (heart) Sonic

I went to the Sonic studio this afternoon to pick something up, and they sent me home with all sorts of goodies, and lots of PINK things!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Brrr! Did I say Brrr because I meant Brrrrrrr

Article from the Edmonton Metro

Frigid temperatures recorded yesterday shattered records set in previous years, marking the coldest Dec. 13 in Edmonton’s history.

The temperature at the Edmonton International Airport dipped to -46.1 C at its lowest point, smashing the -36.1 C record set in 2008, Environment Canada meteorologist David Schmidt said yesterday.

“It was a chilly one,” he said.

The Edmonton City Centre Airport recorded -36.6 C yesterday, beating the previous record of -32.8 C set in 1882.

“We’re probably experiencing the coldest temperatures we’ll see for the next little while,” he said.

Thankfully, Schmidt added, the season’s icy grip will ease by mid-week when the  Arctic high-pressure area dominating weather over the Prairies will shift to a Pacific stream.

Temperatures will level out by Friday, likely reaching minus single-digits.
The all-time record at the International Airport was set in January 1972, when the mercury fell to -48.3C.

“We almost beat it — just within the two-degree range,” Schmidt said.
Edmonton was the coldest place in the world yesterday, second only to a Siberian weather station, where temperatures reached -48 C.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

OMG Such a Cute Kitty!

It giggles when tickled!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Christmas Ornaments

M and I were at Hallmark the other day and she came rushing over to me, so excited because she found the perfect ornaments for us, right beside each other.  I said, “I bet mine is a shoe or a dress!…”  Oh yeah, I am gooooood!


A pink Barbie shoe for me, and a blond Barbie on a horse for M.
We couldn't have planned it any better if we tried!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Motorbike, A Guy and A Dog

I saw this guy with his dog in the sidecar doing down 109 Street on Saturday.



Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Buddies, Mono, Chlamydia and Polio

George, my Serta Counting Sheep that has been in my window for probably 5 years has been evicted, and replaced with the giantmicrobes Mono, Chlamydia, and Polio.



Polio guards my prescription sunglasses.  Stay away or he will get you!

Yesterday i was walking to my car (not wearing my glasses) and from a block away I saw something green in the window.  I thought, WTF!  That better not be a ticket, because I know I still have 2 minutes left on the parking meter!  I laughed to myself when I realised what it was.  Oh, that’s not a ticket, it’s just my happy little toy Chlamydia!


Pictures of my new bedroom fish, Flakey.  I hope I don’t have to tell him to keep it down so I can get some sleep.

Flaky the Fish

Flaky the Fish

White Fishy

I got a new fish on the weekend. It's a baby Beta and he is almost all white. I made a joke that I was joking to call it Dandruff and no matter how hard I try to pick a classy name (like Snowflake or Glitters or Crystal) the icky flake idea is funny. So Dandruff has evolved to Dander and now I have just decided to name him Flakey, like an icky flake of skin... or like the delicious Passion Flakies that are sold in the Twinkie isle of the convenience store.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dress Up Keychain

I was shopping for a new keychain and when I saw this one, I knew it was for me.  A keychain… that you can change the clothes on…!!  That has my name written all over it.  Oh yah, it’s pink too!!


And it’s for a good cause, raising Breast Cancer Awareness, with part of the proceeds being donated to Rethink Breast

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Don’t Touch My Lunch

I have new lunch containers.  I hope they will deter others from touching my lunch in the office fridge and at home.

lunch containers

Wanting to leave with Herpes and Chlamydia

Yesterday, I was in the gift shop at the Telus World of Science, when I saw a tag in a basket of stuffies that said “Ebola”. I laughed at the silly name for a snake.  Then I reached for a purple round one with eyelashes: “Kissing Disease”.  The sunny yellow one was “Herpes”.  The happy green one was “Chlamydia”.  The mean black one was “Polio”.

The toys were GIANT Microbes!  The tags show the microscopic view of the actual microbe.  How ingenious!!  I wanted to take them all home with me!  These 4 are my favourites:

Kissing Disease
Kissing Disease

As I was at the display, a guy and girl walked over and were talking about them.  He was showing her one that he picked up, and I took that opportunity to offer him “Herpres”, which he willingly took from me. hehehe!  I gave a stranger herpes.

I want to be a science teacher now, and have these little Microbes all over the classroom!  They have a website so you can order these cuties online GIANTMicrobes .

Bad Breath
Common Cold
Egg Cell
Fat Cell
Flesh Eating Disease (love the fork & knife!)
Lyme Disease
Sperm Cell

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

New Favourite Jeans

LUCKY Rider jeansThis past weekend I took at trip to the Lucky store and tried on practically every pair of jeans in that shop.  I found only one pair that fit me, their Easy Rider jeans (pictured on the right). 

Unfortunately, I left empty handed because they only had one pair of Easy Riders in my size and one leg was sewn shorter than the other!  The jeans were only 32” to begin with so hemming them was out of the question and with heels on, the un-even leg length was so obvious even a man would notice it.


GUESS Alana Bootcutjeans

A stop at the GUESS store proved to be more productive.  I tried on 2 pairs of jeans and went home with a pair of Alana Bootcut jeans! (pictured on the left) 

I also totally love those shoes and want to track them down.  I think they are the Cashy shoes (pictured below).GUESS Cashy shoes

Friday, October 30, 2009

More Pink Kitchen Things

Pink measuring cups and spoons… I buy the pink kitchen stuff to try to motivate me to cook  more.  So far I would say that it isn’t working very well.  Still, one day it may happen…


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

OMG! How did I miss this?

I visit the Town Shoes store on a regular basis, and I have seen their Barbie line of shoes (I want every pair!), but it was just today that I noticed the cut out for the toes is in the shape of a heart!




Monday, October 26, 2009

Beware, they are everywhere

I found this one today on my iPhone…


Friday, October 23, 2009

Pink Butt Wipe

I'm buying pink TP!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I need a drink.

Virus problems at work are making for a very terrible day.

(See attached file: AA.jpg)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Papillion by The Editors

My new favourite song right now is Papillion, from the new album by The Editors, In This Light And On This Evening.  Whenever I hear it, it makes me want to dance and sing!!!

Here’s the video:

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ewww Gross!

M had a loose molar.  It was hanging on by a thread before her dance class.  Once we got home, it came out while she was eating her snack.


Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I Fell in Love with Rex

IMG_2044 I met Rex yesterday and instantly fell in love with him!  Rex is a Black-capped Lory I met at the pet store.

I stuck my finger into his cage to try to pet him.  After a little bit, he turned himself so he was hanging upside down from his perch that was low to the cage’s floor.  Next think I knew, he was on his back, feet in the air and not trying to get up.  I was terrified that I had broken the $2000 bird!!


IMG_2045 The bird was not broken, in fact, he did it again.  He wanted me to pet his belly!

It was time to go and I said goodbye to Rex and walked away.  He started chirping at me to come back.  I walked back to the cage, opposite the side he was on and he came over to me for more attention.  Again, when I walked away, he called after me.  Awwww, Rex loved me too!  I wanted to take him home soooooo bad.


494px-Lorius_lory-20051118 Reading up on the species, they are playful and energetic and love to listen to music and dance!  and form strong bonds with their owners.  They are intelligent and require lots of stimulation to ward off boredom.   Sounds like my kind of bird!  They eat nectar, pollen and fruit instead of seeds, and thus keep an untidy cage with wet droppings that needs to be cleaned daily… why can’t pets be neater?? 

Monday, October 12, 2009

Ultimate Thailand Explorers

My buddy Lacey and her boyfriend, Len, applied for a contest to go to Thailand and blog and tweet about their adventures!

When they are named semi-finalists, I will remind everyone to go vote to send Lacy and Len to Thailand!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Winter Sucks

But while out at the mall, I found a hot pink snow brush! I wasn't even looking for a new one but maybe this one will maybe snow brushing a little more enjoyable (although I know I'm just trying to fool myself by thinking that it will).

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Combining two of my favourite things

Pink... And shoes...
A Scotch Shoe tape dispenser!
I was going to buy one, but this one was delivered to me as a present!

In support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 3M makes a 50 cent contribution for each pink shoe sold.
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Sunday, October 04, 2009

City and Colour "Murderer”

Cover of Murderer, by Low.  I couldn’t find a recording from the Edmonton show, but here is one from Massey Hall in May.

City and Colour “Grinnin’ In Your Face”

Not my video, but take and the concert & S and I attended on September 30th: Dallas Green covering Son House’s Grinnin’ In Your Face.

Set list from the show:


Monday, September 28, 2009


I saw this today  in the window of a tanning bed place. It reads:

DID YOU KNOW? 17 forms of cancer linked to Vitamin D deficiency!

Ummmm, are they trying to use the message “Risk skin cancer so you can ward off 17 other forms of cancer” as a selling feature of tanning bed use?


Don’t be scared into the tanning bed!

- Food sources of Vitamin D - seafood! cod liver oil, herring, catfish, salmon, mackerel, tuna, eel, sardines (plus they provide you with Omega-3 fatty acids), whole egg; fortified foods, milk, some juices, cheeses, yogurt, breakfast cereals.

- Vitamin D supplements - 400IU containing the D3 form (it may be listed as cholecalciferol).

- Sunlight - your body produces vitamin D every time it is warmed by the sun. 

Sunday, September 27, 2009


I just learned that Peacock can only be used to describe the male birds.  The females are Peahens, and jointly they are called Peafowl.



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Evening at Indigo

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Painting things pink

Tonight I finally framed my ITIL certificate, in a pink frame that I painted myself!

Wanting to paint more things pink, I painted the inside of a photo box I have on my desk.


Saturday, September 05, 2009

My life according to Depeche Mode

depeche_mode_enjoy_the_silenceUsing only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to people you like and include me. You can't use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Repost as "my life according to (band name)"

Pick your Artist:
Depeche Mode

Are you a male or female:
Happiest Girl

Describe yourself:
The Sweetest Perfection

How do you feel:
I Feel Loved

Describe where you currently live:
Sea Of Sin

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:
In Your Room

Your favorite form of transportation:
Behind The Wheel

Your best friend is:

You and your best friends:
More Than A Party

What's the weather like:
The Sun and the Rainfall

Favorite time of day:
Waiting For The Night

If your life was a TV show, what would it be called:
Dressed In Black

What is life to you:

Your last relationship:
It's No Good

Your fear:

What is the best advice you have to give:
Enjoy The Silence

Thought for the Day:
Everything Counts

How I would like to die:
Breathing In Fumes

My soul's present condition:
Dreaming Of Me

Most Faithful Companion:
The Love Thieves

My motto:
Get The Balance Right

Monday, August 31, 2009

My friend, Charlotte

S is being possessive of the first 2 spiders, but he has graciously granted me ownership of the third, “nameless” spider.  His “boy” spiders are “8-Legs” and “Wheels”.  I have named my girl spider “Charlotte”. 

Here is Charlotte in her sleeping place:

Here is Charlotte fixing her web tonight:IMG_1664

Here is a view of Charlotte’s under side.  It’s cool how she is dangling from her silk thread, and the other threads are wrapped around her.