Thursday, October 30, 2008


I am cleaning.

I have company tomorrow night.


*white tornado swoops by*......

devilish fun all my shite together for my costume for tomorrow.

See, it's my friend's birthday. Yes, Halloween, poor boy.

He's the bartender at the pub down the street from me, always throws a big Halloween party for his birthday, and tomorrow is no exception. And I'm always given the heights of shit for appearing without costume.

So....I put together something I can both wear at work tomorrow and tomorrow night (although tomorrow night with be the more boolicious sexay version!)

I'm now horny and got some tail. Ok horns, a tail (red sequins no less) and for evening red velvet gloves.


So there you have it. Tomorrow should be fun, and I have confirmation that the hockey player will NOT be showing, and that makes me doubly happy. He and my bartender friend are buds....and I was not looking forward to that confrontation considering that I called him on his lies etc and we never spoke since :) I do NOT need that shite.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

more of the same


Now how irritated must I be with Bell Canada? I know I know. None of them are any good around here...

Twice I ordered Expressvu (dish) and twice it got I got a nice guy from Ontario on the phone and he told me that my best bet was to go into the Bell store. So I did, got an awesome kid that got me a better deal then I got online, like $30 a month better...god bless and I will have tv on Saturday just in time to watch the Habs - cuz this girl is going into some serious withdrawl. And I'll get HBO. Thassa happy let me tell you!

I wanna whack people in the head, I was walking by the HC's area and the girls he currently works with were grilling him, about me from what I could tell, and I know that irritates the shit out of him to no end. As in, lose it...he's a very calm guy but, although I've never witnessed it to that degree as of yet, I have no doubt he could lose it (and he says he has I just don't see it while steam pours out of his ears).

Then there's the manager that is bypassing me trying to get rates for a client. It's ok, his employees and I are colluding on that one. Piss me off again.

But all is fine, at some point I am going to have tv. PHEW! And currently due to a switch on the line (long story, but I need a special internet line as I only use cell and not a land line), I have no internet at home. Thank god for the episodes of Rescue Me & Six Feet Under that I copied eons ago....

Ok so that's me in a nutshell today, slightly disjointed, all riled up

Sunday, October 26, 2008

of chicken feet & hot singers

So. Jonas last night. I don't find the dude to be the most attractive (in fact, for me his brother Lukas I find more attractive), but dude is one sexy mofo mover. Yikers. Those hips. Nuff said.

Funny thing is, met his parents, met his bro (hence I know how hot the bro is) and then realized that I know his dad...teacher at a local high school, frequently in my parent's store when they had it. Small world.

Anyway, twas a loud concert, many screaming fans (including a friend of mine, who behaved at sat at the back of the venue), but my friend the photog knowing the family was mucho useful.

I can't show you any photos yet because I'm waiting for the ok from the management. Or him. Not sure which. Photogenic dude though.

Anyhoo....onto today....

Like a good bean (and as instructed), I texted HC to make sure I was still meeting him somewhere so he could figure out where we were eating (he wasn't sure and I'm glad cuz I forgot where the restaurant was myself!), he called me back....we determined where we were meeting.

So I'm waiting and get a call from him that he's running late (at 11 and he's not at the metro, behaving ever so South American....then he calls and says where he is so I walk up to meet him.

So we wander about, he complains that it's early (ha!) on a Sunday, he had a rough time getting out of bed. Get to the restaurant after me getting us mixed up, and meet everyone else.

Dim sum was fab. God I love it. Okay except for the chicken feet. HC and another colleague ate those. After HC did rude things with them at me that I caught on film. (an aside, do you still call it film?) and then told him "dude that is SO going on Facebook!". It is now there, and apparently disturbing to some (you know who you are!). It's funny. He insisted on preapproving it, so I emailed it to him after I uploaded it and the response I got was that it was horrible but fun. Um yeah. I have no control over what people on the other end of my camera do!

We wandered about, went to the chinese bakery, sat and ate some sesame/red bean buns (the same one..) and did some grocery shopping...

And. That's that.

Good time had by all.


Saturday, October 25, 2008

must. stop. freaking. myself. out

Ok between Aveos and Softimage this week, I'm worried we're back to the mid 90's bullshit crap that was going on when I was laid-off from Lufthansa. It's unreal, and I wonder if the large corps out there are using the bullshit excuse of the "economic difficulties" to thin the employee herd when in fact they aren't doing as badly as they say.

Just my thought. Cuz up here in Canada, we're not faring as badly as the US is. And that's a fact that corporations are seeming to forget.

Anyway, it irritates the shit out of me.

Ok so what you've all been waiting for.

So. Now I'm off to photograph Jonas. Considered by some to be a hottie. Considered by me to be...well...too pretty. Muscles do fuck all for this girl. Really.

Happy weekend all :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

oh no!

I think I've been blown off.

More to come.

Joo joo is broken :(

the blahs

Sorry guys, I'm just not mentally up to blogging at the moment, not sure what's up with me but I'm getting an overwhelming sense of negativity for some reason.

There's usually something behind it, but at the moment I don't know what that is. I have my suspicions. But, anyway, no clue.

Work. Don't go there. This week has been full of stress, and I am feeling pulled a million different directions, none of which I want to go in. No clue what's wrong with me today.

But it's the weekend. I have a million offers, just not the one I wanted. So maybe I'll just stay in and save some $$.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


The US State department.

Not so much.

Just sayin'.

This pretty much sums up my day so far.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

and for dinner we have....

Smartfood popcorn & white wine.

Dinner of champions.


Dinner of the stressed more like. Oh I can't manage the cooking tonight, I have lunch for tomorrow and that's just freaking peachy and works for me.

Work is insane. And we got further volunteered for this project, HC's boss and I. Not happy. Lazy....erm......oh my colleagues out of town don't want to know what I think of them right about now.

Nice lunch today. I enjoy that rep.

And now I think I'm going to pass out and watch more Dennis Leary. I have a major Dennis love.

Monday, October 20, 2008

ummm good

Tortellini with a basil cheese rose sauce, green salad, a glass of white wine....and Rescue Me (see Dennis Leary a personal favorite) on the tv.

Yep. It's a good thing :)

Completely insane day at work today. I got volunteered for something that I really don't have much time for. I mean, just because I'm enthusiastic about something doesn't mean I want to be volunteered by a managing director to do it nationally.


Busy busy otherwise.

I almost feel guilty for going to lunch with a cute airline guy tomorrow :) He's a rep, it's business, but I think he's awful cute. We used to work for the same airline, him in Toronto, me at Mirabel.

I want BBQ chips. Is that bad? Probably eh???


Week 2 of being good and cooking dinner every night and taking lunch every day. I'm pretty proud of myself. DInner out once. That's it. Ok except for with HC, but I didn't pay for that. I need to save $$. Big time.

Ok one of the guys on Rescue Me is spraying cooking spray on his balls because he had them waxed. Dammit, I love that show.

And on that note, another glass of wine is in order while I edit photos.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

:-) <----this is me in a good mood

So I had a terrific night last night....

After working all freaking day on my house, I got the reward of a lovely evening with a lovely man, including taking photos of a fabulous Canadian artist by the name of Colin James....what a guitarist!

Before the show, we walked and talked for a few miles, I explained a few of the landmarks (including Habitat, which said looks like the houses the poor build in the mountains of his country - can't remember the name).

He actually enjoyed the concert....and grabbed my camera and took a few horrendous photos of me (I'm in them, therefore they are horrendous!).

Then we went downtown and had Szechuan food, and he actually, he took me for dinner :) I was not allowed to pay.

Then we sat and talked for 4 hours. Oops.

Anyway. FUn.

Now to meet a friend for breakfast, then to her art show, and take some photos of my other friend's house which is currently 8 feet in the air (has to replace her foundation).

Then I come home and die a bit and back out to see Ron Sexsmith and get some photos.


Friday, October 17, 2008

TGI *freaking* F!

I have how the week becomes endless when there's a holiday. It's one day less...WTF??

Anyhow, have a fabulous weekend coming up, tonight I'm continuing the house re-org which in and of itself creates such a mess and necessary cleaning that I have absolutely no desire to do. But I did it last night and now that I've started I have no choice at all.

Am going to dinner with a friend, she's 50 tomorrow, yay her! And doesn't look at day over my's the lack of children frankly....

Tomorrow it's the gym.... more cleaning if necessary (it's me, who am I kidding? it will probably be necessary) then down to the port to take photos of the CP Spirit Train, which is for the Vancouver 2010 generate some buzz. I got access from CP Rail for it, which is frankly huge, because I want to photograph Colin James who is the headlining act.

And Sunday night there's Ron Sexsmith, another Canadian act....looking forward to him also, interesting looking dude....different...

And truthfully, being off is GOOD. Amazing really. I have been looking forward to the weekend all week.

Back to the slog, I have so much going right now at work, but it's all good, it's all good, I love this....stupid, but I do.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

this space

Is gonna remain pretty blank tonight, I'm freaking myself out for nothing and have decided that hard work on this SHIT HOLE I call a house is in tonight....

I got nothing.

Have a lovely night y'all (god I hate that expression...hehehe)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

oh no it's not good!

Ok I had a glass of wine while cooking dinner, which of course resulted in loud Pogues music being blared whilst creating my bland dinner (stupid, didn't taste as I cooked, was too busy singing "you're a bum you're a maggot you cheap lousy faggot" the top of my lungs causing dogs to stare....), but that can be saved of course.

My mental state cannot however.

It's behind the fridge. My mind that is. Follow my vino brain please :)

I was just reading something about how if my house isn't clean then I won't get a man. So I'm cleaning.

Ok. I've had too much wine. It's official. But my kitchen is looking good. Woo hoo!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

nonsensical blather

So, for all my kvetching that I didn't wanna, I did work, my proverbial ass, off today. Tuesday, my agent in Delhi on my butt, a shipment gone terribly wrong that was going to Mexico....and a pile of requests as well as a project for the government.


A glass of wine would do me right now, however, I'm thinking that with the impending inclement weather (rain, what else?), it's not good to tempt the migraine gods with vino.

I'll save that for the weekend.

I got invited for dinner on the weekend. Hello???? I'm feeling pretty good about all of this.

I searched for the recipe for the Brazilian carrot's called Bolo de cenoura (apparently I pronounced it correctly). Yummy. It's flat. With a thin chocolate icing. Delish.

I forgot to pay the Videotron bill. I even wrote it down. But you see, I have issue with the way they bill us (this is local cable in Montreal). See, most of my bills go directly through my account and I don't even notice them, but I object to having to pay up front for service I haven't received. But unfortunately this has a tendency to result in my hving the damned thing cut off because I forget to pay it, regardless of the multiple notes I tape to my computer, the fridge, the cupboard door....I am an idiota. So I'm waiting for the payment to make it to them for reconnection. Sigh. Idiota

But this is quite alright considering that I want nada to do with seeing anything concerning the freaking election. Don't get me going. It's really best.

So I'm editing photos for a friend, removing time stamps....yeehaw, I should also upload my photos from Thanksgiving and all and sundry that we did. As well as upload a few items to my Etsy store.....sigh.

Everything I need to do and so little time to do it in. I love my life.


oh I'm supposed to work?

Grumble to IT depts that disallow certain things! Forcing me to blog on my cell. Seriously!

Sigh. I don't wanna work....

Monday, October 13, 2008

yadda da da

So if you read the comments, you'll know that I'm ok with all of this now.

I'll take off at lunch to vote, still not sure who in hell I plan to vote for though. The socialist that I am prefers the NDP....but the realist in me knows that doing what they want to requires more tax money probably in the end, and I, like alot of others, just can't afford, that. And I hate Stephen Harper. Where does this leave us.

Sigh. Canadian politics. It's all about picking the least damaging candidate.

Speaking of Canadian, back to my Blue Rodeo dvd. My favorite band, like ever.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

a teensy rant

Ok. I love my friend. But I don't love some of the things she does.

She got together with a guy a year ago this past August, who had just gotten out of an LTR for a few years, living together etc.

In May he split with her for about 4 months, and came crawling back in August this year.

They're moving in together.

Explanation being that with kids it's easier to have help.



Is that a reason to move in together?

Someome to clean & fix things for you is a reason to move in together?

Not to mention his proclivity for picking women that will take care of him so he isn't alone... he doesn't like to be alone.

There's kids involved, I think that's one of the things that irks me the most, quick decisions are not to be taken lightly when there are children, but maybe I'm wrong.

Anyway. I was there when the split up happened, I was the one she leaned on. I have no desire to do that again. Ever. It was tough as hell on me emotionally, watching her as a mess.

Can we just imagine what it'll be like if this ends?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

this post is brought to you by my fried brain

I'm in tonight, watching hockey. Actually watching the Canadiens beat the holy crap out of the Maple Leafs. Classic. Classic Montreal/Toronto battle.

I'm joining the hockey pool at work, and instead of chosing my players intelligently from what I know about their stats etc (I really am a hockey whore, I know my hockey), I am chosing players by hotness. Just as much chance of doing well what with injuries and such!

Should be out watching my friend's son play down on the South Shore tonight but truly, I am not feeling well. It was a hell of a week at work, culminating in my being completely and utterly stressed yesterday, and having to make sure a piece was found and made it to Vancouver because there was a grounded aircraft waiting on it.

This is why they pay me the big bucks.

I am feeling like hell right now, praying I don't have the flu, I just don't have time to be sick. I get every goddamned cold out there, including bronchitis, can we just avoid the flu thing please? I have stuff to do here at home tomorrow . Goddamnit!

Hammie wheels are turning, I'll try to get a photo of the hammies, but no guarantees on that....they don't like daylight nor flashes.

Anyway. No excitement at all really. Just me sitting down. For once. Watching some hockey. It's totally enjoyable. Phew.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Trust Me

Trust Me

(performed & written by Amanda Marshall)

I look at this mountain
So many heart aches wide
And I can't help but wonder
Where's the other side
I've got to be honest

I've got my doubts
These tears are asking me
What's this got to do with love?
Baby, I'll tell you something
To help us throught this long, dark night

When this trouble passes over
You and I will walk away
Knowing that our love survived
Another test of faith
You and I can walk on water
The river rises, we rise above
It may not look that way right now
But trust me, baby....this is love.

Love isn't easy
I'm torn, I confess
when a heart is uncertain
It's bound to second guess
This love won't forsake us
So dry your tears I promise you

I'm here for you baby
There's nothing I want more
Our day is coming
And we'll reach that peacful shore

One more mountain what
Trust me baby...this is love

Monday, October 6, 2008


Ok it's pretty freaking late. I had a busy day at work, rushed home, cleaned a bit, then my friend came and did my hair. More cooking ensued (I needed dinner yanno, shrimp and asparagus) and then I had a lovely bath.

Nothing like falling asleep in the bath.

Today at work was downright weird. After yesterday? Yep.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


:) is all I can manage currently.

I had a terrific time, what a lovely day, there are plans for future activities.

I'm feeling nicely happy right about now.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

t minus 12 hours picking tomorrow. I'm so looking forward to it.

Tonight I was at a surprise party for my youngest sister, who just graduated from nursing school. Starts her full time position on Monday at the local hospital - and is super stoked about it. I'm just glad she's found what she wants to do, being youngest, and my having moved out in her early teens, my sister was the least "watched" of all of us and she got herself in a lot of hot water up to age 25.

She's 33 now, and very serious about being a nurse. So yey!

So I'm just about to do housework, this place is a disaster, and I won't be around much tomorrow.

Iggy is yelping and yipping, seems he wants to go to bed and driving me crazy to try and get me to take him up.

To hell with the small dog. I'll cut his nails, that'll cure him (like to do that before I vacuum of course....)

So I bid you a fond nighty night

Friday, October 3, 2008


Oh praise be to the gods or the goddesses.....whatever, all I know is it's almost the weekend.

Work coming out of my ears, but I've started to achieve an increase in business even with the economy the way it is, so I'm good with that! Work is what work will be!

I think I may have actually gotten enough sleep last night, thank god, I'm feeling alot less exhausted which is excellent.

Got a new hammie. Got to the SPCA and they were all still asleep so we woke one up and he was sweet (they can be unhappy when woken I'm afraid!), and loved being picked up and was very he came home to live with me. His name is Antoine.

Anyway. I had fun. And I feel a bit better that I could save another leetle hammie life. Happily most of the hammies that were there when I got Emmy & Mabel are gone, a few of Emmy's siblings left, but that makes me super happy.

Anyone in Montreal wants a bunny, they have about 15. Poor things.

Ok off to work!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

finally it's Thursday

Oh thank god. Means one more day til Friday.

I'm morose. Going to the SPCA to get another hammie, because if I don't the vision of that little animal dying in my hand will prevent me from getting another one ever again. And I vowed to have 2 at any time, in an effort to give as many homes as possible to these little abandoned rodents.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008


My hammie Mabel passed away last night.

I was fiddling with her food (as in giving her more) and she rushed the cage door and fell a couple feet.

She died within 5 mins in my hand.

It was horrible.

Day of mourning.

warning: this post has hot (to me) men

Ok, call me a hocky whore. Go right ahead.

It's my favorite sport aside from Formula One car racing, and the added bonus to the action on the ice is that alot of the men are nothing to sneer at looks wise (and then alot of them are nothing to look at!).

Last night, I was 4 rows up from the ice, on the side close to the Habs (Montreal Canadiens all you non-hockey philes!) goal.

First off, Price is smaller than I expected. Somehow I expected dude to be huge and hulking.

Any way, in the area we were sitting, this is what I got to stare at all game:

First guy is the Habs defenseman Ryan O'Byrne, if I'm lucky he's 24, but at 6'6", I'll quote Technodoll and say "reer!". Best looking mug shot ever, sorry to say (got arrested in Florida early this year while probably hammered out of his skull at the annual rookie dinner).

Second guy is the Detroit Red Wings defenceman Niklas Kronwall (I like defencemen, they have nice asses due to skating backwards all the time....NUFF SAID!).

Ok now even if not a hockey fan you can see the benefits of a hockey game right?


Hockey whore.

I can stare can't I? Or drool as my girlfriend I went with said!

I'm hoarse from yelling (yes, I'm a hockey screamer), and we had fun with the guy next to us that was a Detroit fan (they're my 2nd fav team behind the Habs, so last night was all good for me).

I know it's just an exhibition game, but props go out to Max Pacioretty, if the kid isn't put onto the roster this year, then Guy Carbonneau has been having vodka in his Shreddies all summer (another hot man...but in a different way....yummers). That kid is fast and scored one of the best goals I've seen in a long time, defencemen all over him mid air bung into the goal, it was a thing of beauty. And he was named a star. A photo of the child just post goal just cuz (I think he's all of 19).

And now back to my regular programming :D