Monthly Archives: February 2009

It’s Friday!!

Yay! Its Friday! Get out there and get your freak on!!

Youtube sucks so you can’t see the full, original version of this skit in all its early SNL glory. BUT you can see it here (Be sure to skip past the ads at the beginning):

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1399546/jim_carrey_what_is_love_original_version/

As for my plans for tonight, I’m going to out to dinner with a friend and we might watch some scary movies later.  Anyone have any recommendations for some good flicks?


Long, but fun Meme!

Taken from a new blog I’m reading- FrekledK.  I double dare XUP, Raino, Quack Attack  and Jobthingy  to fill out this meme on their own blogs.:)

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
No, well except for my middle name, which was dedicated to my paternal grandmother, who never complains, can whip up a mean pie, goes to church every Sunday and knits tea cozies. (We’re obviously very different, but 1 out of 3 ain’t bad!)

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Last Sunday while I was in the throes of excruciating jaw pain! This was before I was visited by the codeine fairy! (ie. Robax platinum)

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Meh! Its a bit big, but o.k. When I put some effort into it, I actually can create some nice calligraphy.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Being a veggie -but not dedicated enough to be vegan- I would have to say cheese!

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Yes, they have fur, poop outside and obsessively chase laser pointers. Oh you mean, children! No, just pets. (I hate saying “just”, because they mean so much to me and my hubby!)

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Perhaps, but I’d probably think I’m weird and have too many animals! LOL

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM?
Pfft! What do you think? *rolls eyes*

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yep.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Hell no! Being tied up by your ankles and thrown off a bridge just does not sit well with me! (I would like to go hang gliding though)

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?

I really like Golden Grahams and Sugar Crisp. Does anyone remember “Oh’s“?Those were great too!

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Nah! Too lazy!

12. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Candy cane! LOVE that stuff!

13. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Their handshake, followed by eye contact and how good their dental hygiene is.  I can’t stand nasty teeth and/or bad breath!

14. RED OR PINK?
Red.

15. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
My breasts-Nice shape but too small. Ah well, at least I don’t get back pain and they don’t ‘hang out ‘ on my lap when I’m not wearing a bra!

16. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My aunt and maternal grandmother. I’d love to sit and have tea with them, now that I’m grown up. They were cool ladies!

17. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST?
They don’t have to, but its nice to get to know other bloggerites!

18. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Black pants and shoes.  I’m also wearing my way-cool cherry print socks!

19. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Paralyzed” by some band on the radio.(Finger 11, I guess it is) Its not very interesting.

20. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Purple or black

21. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Cinammon candles, baked goods, coffee, books (yes, they have a smell. Or maybe I should just stop buying them used. LOL)

22. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My husband, he was complaining about the lack of printer toner in our home. (Honey-next time, tell me we’re out and I’ll go buy some..m’kay? Wuv you!)

23. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
Of course! 😉

24. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
I’m not a big sports person, but I do occasionally like to watch boxing and women’s tennis.

25. HAIR COLOR?
Dyed red.

26. EYE COLOR?
Blue/grey

27. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
No.

28. FAVORITE FOOD?

Potato salad! I don’t know what it is, but that stuff is like ambrosia! Maybe because it reminds me of summer.

29. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
I could make a bad joke about ‘happy endings’ here but I won’t! LOL. I like scary movies. My horror library will one day indeed be a library!

30. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Vicky Christina Barcelona-Super, sexy, Spanish spiciness! It wasn’t bad!

31. SUMMER OR WINTER?
SUMMER! For the love of God, SUMMER!

32. HUGS OR KISSES?
Kisses. (Low on slobber and tongue, followed by a swat on the bum!)

33. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
I dunno..maybe..XUP or Raino? I hope they respond, their answers should be fun to read! 🙂

34. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
Someone who is obviously no fun! 😛

35. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Dominion” by Bentley Little. Its sheer craziness, but entertaining nonetheless! Read it!

36. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
An orange kitty, just like my Pumpkin. (She’s starting to look like a pumpkin too, maybe we should get her a kitty treadmill!)

37. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
I didn’t watch TV last night. I played “Fable 2“, ran out for grocceries and then went to bed. My life is très exciting!

38. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
The Beatles!

39. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Greece, but I’d like to go even farther than that someday!

40. WHERE WERE YOU BORN

Right here, in Ottawa, Canada. I’m still here too, the snow has trapped me here and I can’t escape! LOL

So that’s it, feel free to post this meme with your own super special answers even if I don’t tag you.:)

Wednesdays Animals!

Since its Wednesday and Wednesdays suck, I thought I would declare the middle of each week-Animal Day!-and post glorious photos of those fluffy, curious and crazy furballs.

Thus without further ado, here is my first post for “Wednesdays Animals”. These are pictures of my in-laws new kittens-Bailey and McGee. Long haired brothers who love to wrestle and cuddle up with you.

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They also love their cat post. Here is another one of Bailey:

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and here’s McGee (Love that name, it reminds me of a pirate. Arrrr!):

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That picture is blurry. Here’s another one!:mcgee2

So that’s it for now. Hope you enjoyed the photos! 🙂

Feelin’ blue

farsidechickendepressionAnyone else feeling really depressed and angry lately? I am and its driving me nuts! I think its from the weather…or the disturbed sleep. I wake up about a zillion times during the night! Then the next day, the sunlight feels like its stabbing into my sleep deprived brain, giving me headaches!

I don’t think its just me though because some of my coworkers are being really pissy right now too!  (Its creating an interesting work environment where the main form of communication are grunts and nods.)

I’m also feeling majorly restless but am also too tired to actually do something constructive, like paint or get off my ass and exercise. This leads to guilt, which leads to sadness, which leads to anger which leads to sleepiness and then the cycle continues. (Yoda, I am not!;)

So how are you guys doing out there emotionally in bloggerland? Are you feeling the same way or am I just plain looney?

Picture-“The Far Side” by Gary Larson

Doggie pics and trouble at the groomers

I took our puppy to the groomers this week, which isn’t a big deal for most people’s dogs, but for ours its the equivalent of sending her into a torture chamber. Selena-our dear doggy-is what you would call a big, fluffy chicken.

She’s scared of all sorts of things and suffers from what a trainer once called a “lack of self confidence”. We’ve been trying to work on that, but it can be challenging. Anyways, the last time I took her to Petsmart to get groomed, the groomers were not impressed. Turns out she wriggled, whined, howled.. oh and took a big dump right on the table. Lovely! But I figured, well maybe this time I’ll take her to a smaller place with less traffic so she will be less freaked out.

Wrong! She did all of those things(minus the crapping, yay! progress!) and it took TWO groomers to wash and clip her! When she was done and I went to pick her up, the owner told me she would not be grooming Selena again, because she didn’t want to risk possibly nicking her with the scissors. But, she did add, that I could work with our dog to get her more comfortable by simulating the grooming environment at home.  So, I will be brushing our dog on a counter top a bunch of times during the week to get her more used to it. Hopefully it will work because Cocker Spaniels need to be groomed!

Anyways here are the photos from her latest traumatic session.selhaircut1-feb09

The groomers I took her to are smokers so unfortunately she smells like cigarettes, but I do love the St.Patrick’s Day scarf they put on her.selhaircut2-feb09

If anyone has any other tips on getting your dog to relax a bit at the groomers or any good places that might accept a neurotic Spaniel, feel free to suggest them! 🙂

My Jaw and its bad habits

littjaw040913I went to the dentist yesterday and his best guess was that it was a teeth grinding thing, so I will be fitted for a nightguard the week after next. He told me to keep taking pills if it bothers me but then quickly added “in moderation”. (Darn!:P)

Wearing a nightguard should be no problem, but there are some wickedly evil habits that I will also have to give up:

-Residual anger/resentment-I tend to be a grudge holder, which is a silly and counterproductive. This quirk of mine particularly comes out during certain times of the month and transgressions from 15 years ago randomly pop into my brain! Get over it? I’m trying damnit! LOL.

-Chewing gum-No more ‘Double Bubble’ watermelon/cherry/apple flavored crap for me or those sour gum balls you can buy in bulk at ‘Bulk Barn’. (My husband does this!)

-Caramel/Candy apples-These treats are murder for everyone’s teeth and jaws, but I swear those things call my name come Halloween time!;)

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-No more mandibular nerve demos-This one goes without saying! I’m fairly tough, but if something causes me an extraordinary amount of pain, I’m smart enough to not fall into the macho act of trying to ignore it.

-Find ways to de-stress and try not to overreact to everyday annoyances and inconveniences. Personally, I think this whole jaw thing was aggravated by the whole ‘bus strike’ thing, but in life shit can happen, so its best to try and find coping strategies for dealing with stress.  I should also probably get back to using my Wii-fit again soon! Its been asking where the hell I’ve been..

One habit that I do hope to get back into again soon is eating crunchy, healthy foods-Carrots, apples, etc. Its not fun having the diet of a 90-year-old where practically everything is pressed into a fine mash. 😛

Jaw pic and cool article on new therapies to relieve jaw pain:http://advance.uconn.edu/2004/040913/04091309.htm

Caramel apple pic-http://www.candy-apple-shoppe.com

Weekend of cupcakes, hearts and pain!

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 The weekend was..mostly good. I took Friday off, watched ‘Mad Men’ with the hubby and made these lemon cupcakes. On Saturday-Valentines Day-I made a heart shaped pizza and we went out for dinner. (Oh and the hubby followed the tips from my previous post, yay!)

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The main crappy part of the weekend occurred on Sunday while I was helping my instructor with a self defense seminar. He was going over pressure points and demonstrated the mandibular angle  technique on me and holy crap! Pain city! It normally hurts, but this time, the pain was excruciating and followed me all the way home! (Where I had to take happy robax pills) Its better now, but I am definitely booking a trip to the dentist to find out what the hell is wrong with my jaw. Anyone else have pain in this area?