Monday, March 30, 2009

New Music


Depeche Mode : Sounds of the Universe

The first song I heard was fragile Tension and I thought, Meh, this is ok, but kind of boring.  Then I heard Wrong and I though, Ya! this is more like it!  DM is my most favourite band of all time, but at first I found this album mellow, and the lyrics not young and fun enough, and the spiritualism seemed preachy to me, although I know that is not the intention.  This new album is definitely not one of my DM faves, but it’s starting to grow on me.

- Miles Away/The Truth Is
- Wrong
- In Sympathy
- Perfect
- Fragile Tension
- In Chains


Silversun Pickups : Swoon

I wish I could go back to the days when I was the only one I knew who had ever heard of Silversun Pickups.  I’m selfish and I don’t like to share!  Plus, sometimes bands can go down the drain as their popularity increases.  This is so not the case here.  Swoon makes me swoon!  I can’t decide which track is my least favourite!  My top faves,

- Panic Switch
- Catch and Release
- Sort Of
- There’s No Secrets This Year
- Draining
- Growing Old Is Getting Old


Metric: Fantasies

I’m totally burnt out on all the radio play Help I’m alive has received, so much so that it’s pretty much turned me off from the song, but I do like the acoustic version, and some others.

- Sick Muse
- Gimme Sympathy
- Help I’m Alive (acoustic)
- Satellite Mind
- Call Collect


Röyksopp: Junior

This is a fun and catchy album.  There are ultra synthy pop songs and then you have the melodic tunes like the instrumental Röyksopp Forever.  I love it.

- Girl and the Robot
- It’s What I Want
- Happy Up Here
- Röyksopp Forever
- This Must Be It
- Vision One

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Oh yeah, I want this!

It comes in Black, Blue, Red, Green, Orange, Purple… WTF? no pink? :(

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Happiness Is…

… having a friend who sends you the purrrrfect little surprise pick me up when you’re not feeling like yourself.  It’s so me, and I haven’t even shared with her that I once thought about getting a purse puppy so I could walk down Whyte Ave in the summer looking Über chic…


Friday, March 20, 2009

I want ONE red shoe

shoeI was looking at the Grand & Toy website for a tape dispenser for ISG because ours is leaking sand all over the place.  I found this one! A Scotch Shoe Tape Dispenser.  I showed it to my boss and he was quick to run to his office and give me his tape dispenser.  I think he was worried I would actually put it on the company order sheet.

They don't make it in pink :(

I want FAIL



Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

My Nike+ Mini

On this lazy Sunday afternoon, I made a mini Angel to attach to my Nike+ running profile. My mini like to listen to her iPod and play video games, just like me!


Album Cover

A Facebook activity that could have been a mess, but for me the pieces actually fit together in a cool formation.

Create Your Own Album Cover...

1. Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random” or click The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2. Go to "Random quotations" or click The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3. Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” or click The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4. Use photoshop or similar to put it all together.

5. Post it with this text in the "caption" and TAG the friends you want to join in.


My Band Name: The Sphere (The Sphere is a large metallic sculpture by German sculptor Fritz Koenig, currently displayed in Battery Park, that once stood in the middle of Austin Tobin Plaza, the area between the World Trade Center towers in Manhattan. After being recovered from the rubble of the Twin Towers after the September 11, 2001 attacks, its fate was initially uncertain and it was dismantled into its components. Although it remained structurally intact, it had been visibly damaged by debris from the airliners that were crashed into the buildings and the collapsing skyscrapers themselves.)

My Album Title: "Attacked By A Mad Notion" (original quote: Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion. -- Robertson Davies )

My Album Art: Lea las instrucciones de este medicamento y consulte al farmaceutico.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hanging Around

Using my new Dr. USB stick looks kinda sadistic.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Kitty City

IMG_0084Last month my Dad & step-mum went to Aruba, and Mojo got a 2 week stay at Kitty City in Nisku.  Kitty City should be a feline paradise, with individual rooms (looked like a jail’s cell block) or kitty suites, a common area with play equipment, stairs, couches, chairs and a fireplace, scratching posts, hammocks, and other kitty-guests.


IMG_0324Sounds like a kitty club med, but being hauled out to the middle of nowhere and abandoned by her owners for 2 weeks, Mojo looked miserable when we went to pick her up.  She was looking skinny, and she hasn’t been grooming herself, and overall she looked stress out.


IMG_0331She sat on my lap  for the car ride home, claws kinda digging into my leg, not sure what was happening, and occassionally watching out the window, probably apprehensive about where we would take her next.



IMG_0338 Eventually she calmed down in my arms.  I could actually see in her face that the stress had subsided.





A happier kitty!

Friday, March 06, 2009

IT Girl

I now know why guys laugh when I tell them I'm in IT.

Today I had to carry a (in girl terms) backup power thingy, (in IT terms) UPS, out of an office, down the elevator (a lady waiting for the elevator commented to me how there's never a man around when you need one...), through the hallway and out to my car. Then I drove it to my office, decided I would park in my regular spot (in the alley on the opposite side of the main door to the building) instead of being a sissy and dropping it off at the front door, then going to park my car.

Here is a picture of it. It doesn't look too intimidating.

As I was walking up to the building, there is a contractor getting a little drill from his truck and he goes into the building and doesn't even have the courtesy to told the door open behind him for me. So I struggle to put this heavy thing down so I can open the door, because it's so heavy that I can't put my leg up against the door and prop the thing on it while I pull the door open.

How heavy can it be? and why am I making such a big deal of this? When I got up the elevator and to my desk, I looked up this thingy online to see how much it weighed. 24kg!! (for the anti-metric peeps, that's 53lbs.)

No wonder my arms are still shaking 45 minutes after I put it down.

USB Stick

I have a new USB stick. It's a girl doctor! Last time I think they
only had boy doctors.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Getting Her Fix

Mojo loving da pets.