Friday, December 28

The whole goddamn day in bed

I am not working at all until the new year so I figured I'd get all crazy and update on my Christmas.  First of all it was fantastic.  Thanks for asking!  I hope your was also.. yadda yadda and a happy New Year.  Secondly, all of my Christmas presents have told me that 2008 will be the year of rest.  I am beyond excited about that, to be perfectly honest, I'd take that over a brand new car.  Those sleep presents include:

- Sleep Sense black sleep pants (aka. apparently my new favourite kind)
- Jersey fitted sheets
- $4000 bedroom set & fucking ridiculous awesome new mattress 
That last one is actually half a Christmas/Wedding present, but it counts!  It's a new year of relaxing and I cannot wait for it to get here!!  I can't find anything wrong with the fact I will be spending a lot of time in bed ;)  

Subsequently my entire Ikea bedroom is for sale, on the cheap, if anyone is interested.  I'm talking everything. Email me.  Put it this way... for a few hundred dollars you could have an entire bedroom that ALSO has the rare reputation of being slept naked on by me (emphasis that it's all washed and clean however).  That's right, I just put a price on something otherwise priceless!  All you have to do is come pick it up.

Saturday, December 22

Merry Christmas Everybody

It's just not Christmas until I elf myself.  

If you're not in the holiday spirit yet.. then go listen to the greatest Christmas song of all time.
21 Performers, 2 Minutes, 1 Christmas Saved.  Man, I love the Sneeze.  I wish we were friends.

I hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas! :)

Wednesday, December 19


Said today.....

Ann to 3 year old girl:  Oh wow, look how high you can jump!
Girl: Yes I am high.

By the way, can someone can tell me what is wrong with this ad?  Here's a hint: it has something to do with plastic, balls, and infants.

Tuesday, December 18

Hot Potato

I was cooking dinner last night and had the most random memory pop into my head about playing the game Hot Potato.  You know what I'm talking about right?  The plush musical potato named "Chip O'Gratten" that you throw around and everyone gets into such wild hysterical fights about who gets to be the last one holding it.  It was so much fun!  And that little sweating potato graphic, so cute right?  When I was little I was, what's the word the daycare called me.. oh yes "saucy" and was not often allowed to play as a punishment for probably not listening to someone about something stupid I did or did not do.  It was clear that this was my most favourite game so I got to sit and watch all the other kids play with "Chip".  Anyways, I am almost tempted to go find this game and buy it and hold onto that hot potato as long as I feel like.  Haha.

Last night was pretty fun for a Monday night.  I had a really crappy day of trying to get things done AFTER the snowstorm (now I am sore and have bruises on my legs, for reals) so it was nice I got to chill with Andrea for a bit after work. We randomly ran into some friends at Sobey's whilst buying smoothies, too.  I have to mention it was midnight, btw, so that was actually random.. not just sort of.  So we hung out with them for a while talking and eating cookies.  It was about as fun as winning at Hot Potato, which from what I remember is a lot.  I think I also managed to buy Andrea's soul for my blue sweater.  I decided I want to start a collection of souls.  Haha.

On another note.. it's hard to believe Christmas is almost here.  I get to have everyone at my house this year though, and make Christmas dinner for the first time ever!  I'm sure my grandma will bring a bunch of things BUT I'm psyched, I think I can moderately not fail at doing this!  Good luck to me!

If anyone is interested here is the recipe for what I made for dinner:


4-6 steaks
8 med red potatoes
2 tbsp butter or margarine 
1 cup of milk
1/2 or 2/3 can diced tomato
5 cloves of garlic
Montreal Steak Spice (McCormick or other)
1 tbsp chives
1/2 cup of olive oil
1 tsp basil

Preheat oven to 400 F.  While potatoes are boiling, make the steak sauce.  Combine diced tomatoes in a mason jar or container, with 3 cloves of minced garlic, basil and olive oil.  Add salt and pepper.. usually a tsp of salt and a few pinches of pepper.  Lay the steaks on a broiling pan, shake the steak spice on both sides of the steaks then cover with the sauce.  Put in the oven for about 1 hour, checking after 30 mins to turn over and reapply sauce again.  

When potatoes are ready, mash with skins on, add 2 cloves of properly minced garlic, 1 tsp of salt, 1 tbsp of chives.  Add milk and butter and whip together with a handheld mixer.  I am emphasizing the mincing of the garlic so you don't get a big chunk of it while eating and have your eyes well up with tears.

Saturday, December 15

Wrong Reaction

The biggest snow storm in recent memory is supposed to be coming tonight.  On the way home from finishing our xmas shopping we heard on AM 640 that MMA fighter Ryan Gracie had died.  Very sad news.  Then a few minutes later the host had a guest on talking to her about how the storm tonight will leave us with the most snow in December since 1944.  She reacted as if someone told her the killstorm had been upgraded to level "Blood" and has already left 53 dead, and thousands of tiny kittens homeless and freezing to death in the streets.  Literally she yelled  OH MY GOD!!!!  lol.  Yes everyone please pray for me, I will be stuck in my nice warm house all weekend wrapping presents, painting the basement, eating pizza and drinking wine.  

Why is God so cruel?!  Doesn't he know I hate STORMS?

Wednesday, December 12

Today is a production

1. When people ask me to do favours for them like cut the skins off individual pre-sliced cucumbers.  Just keepin' it real: that was total bullshit.

2. When someone uses the term "mani-pedi" 

And now I'd like to tell you a little holiday story.  I may have already told you.  I call it "The Dumbest Thing I Ever Said" (Part 17 of the ongoing 1523-part series) and it takes place in the winter of 1997.  My best friend Jenny and I went to see Titanic for either the second or third time, of the total eight times we went to see it in theaters.  Wow that feels almost like a post secret right there!  Chatting through the previews, The Thin Red Line just finished and a single word came on the screen and stretched out across it, as per the graphic thin red line for the movie.  I turn to Jenny and said "...who's Chris Tmas?" 

Yeah, really!

You know what else really grinds my gears?  Seeing as I watched Titanic 8 times (3 more at home) I am practically entitled to know why the two of them couldn't fit on that door!??  It's bothered me for 10 years because it makes NO SENSE!  They didn't even attempt to look for more pieces of ship to hold on to.  It's like he wanted to die!!

By the way, my title is what a 4 year old wrote on our calendar whiteboard for Wednesday.  I thought it was hilarious.

Monday, December 10

Now that it's raining more than ever

Friday's Ill Scarlett show was so much fun.  I got this shirt.. it's pretty much my favourite.  And, because last time I was really disappointed at the shitty recordings I found online of their cover of the song Umbrella, I recorded my own video when they played it.  Of course it's also shitty, but less so since it's mine.  

Anyway I took the liberty of making a mini-mix tape for you to have something new to listen to.    If it auto-plays... SORRY.  Especially if you had your speakers turned way up for some reason.

One artist I wanted on here but couldn't get any recordings is Down With Webster.  They were one of the bands that opened at the show and honestly I wanted to hate them but I just couldn't!  Really interesting sound.  Especially their song Let Me In. They will be performing with Ill Scarlett on the 21st at the Naughty & Nice show at the Opera House.  So ..I will probably be going to that.  I like that venue anyway, less crowded-hot than the Casbah.

Next week is the dreaded XMAS shopping.  Usually I get so stressed out I end up not being as happy about what I buy, so hopefully that won't happen this time.  We are opting for thoughtful gifts that are also less expensive gifts this year, so the pressure is ON!  Trust me, expensive presents are real easy to buy.. not the other way around.  If Santa didn't have all that free labour there would be a lot of little pissed off faces around the world.  I'm pretty sure history wouldn't remember him the same way.. more like Santa, that fuckin guy who gave me a box of pebbles.  


Monday, December 3

Home Improvement 2

*This is also OOPS paint, FYI.  3 cans of it at $9 each.  At first glance I thought it was more of a Heather Grey but ended up going on and drying a slight Robins Egg Blue.  I'm going to be calling this Robins Grey Blue.  Um, yeah I took a colour naming course in University... actually it was my major. 

We decided to paint the kitchen, which was great because we were sick with the plague so what better thing to do then paint.  However, nothing helps you get over a cold faster than a sense of accomplishment and self satisfaction; or at least that's what I've been told by people who can't afford real medicine.  Personally I like to cover all my bases so I accomplished something and also bought the pharmacy out in remedies.. both placebo and real.  Just in case my ability to believe in anything at all was lost after I watched The God Who Wasn't There.  In response to the guy who commented on my last post: taking shots to cure my cold isn't an option.. that theory has been proven to simply get the cold drunk, then it gets angry, accuses me of stealing $5 from his pants and beats the shit out of me.  Yeah it's that kind of cold.  So let's see, I've bought a bunch of non generic Cold FX, Vitamin C (the tasty chewable kind), Neo Citran Cold and Cough, and Fish Oil.  That last one was just for the hell of it!  I also take iron and multivitamins everyday... so this is really fucking pilltastic.  Ugh.  Whatever though, I've determined I should definitely be feeling worse than this so I declare.. victory?!

My Fish also wanted to be included in the home improvements since I cleaned his tank.  It was looking pretty scummy due to the fact he eats and shits enough for 10 fish. 

Oh and my new zoolander phone is working pretty awesome, which I suppose is another improvement.  My babe bought it for me since he decided it was an Ann phone, and got a hot pink plate for it.  Sure it's the tiniest phone ever but it gets great reception in the house.  Something that has been sucking for quite a while.    

If I could only figure out where to talk into.

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