Sunday, April 30, 2006

yaaaaaayyyyy!!!!!

Go Flames...whoohooo.

If you think about it, the last goal was a 6 on 4, so it doesn't really count....and the one before that was sort of kicked in and was kind of a fluke...so it doesn't really count. SO REALLY...it was 3-0 flames.


Sure the scorecard said 3-2, but the score doesn't matter...the win does. And the SERIES is 3-2.
That means 3 down, 13 wins to go....

Thursday, April 27, 2006

game day


As it is game day, I need to throw a GO FLAMES GO out to the internet world.

I got a call from a friend the other day...it was so nice to talk to someone at home. Thanks for the Calgary cheer!

In other news...I am so happy tomorrow is friday. I have had a looong week and I'm appropriately exhausted. (though i've started on the B12 supplements again in the hopes of boosting my energy levels).

And one more with gusto: Go flames Go.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

cinnamon dolce

I have emailed starbucks about the cinnamon dolce and how much I love it and wish they would bring it back. I think you should all do the same.

And just to make you (as in Heather) jealous...I had one yesterday. The Starbucks at the Marriot hotel here in Ottawa just happened to have some left. It made for a wonderful treat on a Monday morning.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

mistaken identity

I thought I saw Sam Roberts today....but alas, I was mistaken.
Better luck next time.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

whoohooo!

One down, fifteen more to go. (you've gotta dream big no?)

We have about 6 "CBC" channels...not one of them showed the puck drop for the Calgary game because of the Edmonton/Detroit overtime. That Edmonton, always trying to bring us down ;-)
But eventually, we found one that had switched over to show us our game and all was well.

My goal for the weekend: Finish my thank you cards.
I think the weather will co-operate...it is supposed to be cloudy and rainy but still...good luck to me!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

go flames go

With playoff hockey starting tomorrow (go flames go), the smart bets aren't on who will win the series (go flames go), the conference (go flames go) or the cup (go flames go) but on whether or not I will be able to stay awake for more than a few whole games. The money of course is on me not lasting through the games -especially the ones in Anaheim.

This eastern time zone is going to kill me I tell you. I have no idea what I will do if games go into triple overtime.





ps-go flames go.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

soooo tired

I hope you are all having a good week. I'm tired from sending all of my good energy toward my sister and my friends who are in the middle of exams. Y'all can do it!
And if you need a laugh, please enjoy this picture.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

happy easter

Ok, so I know some of you have already seen this over here, but I got it from a co-worker last week and I was saving it for this weekend...so I'm going to post it anyway. Because Easter is about the bunnies isn't it? I was sure I learned that the most important symbol of easter was the bunny.

Being so far away when you know that everyone else together is really weird. I'm not sure I realized until right about now that that's what my bad mood was about yesterday. Getting used to different traditions (or a lack thereof until you have your own) is kind of hard. When you actually get along with your family and enjoy their company, being without it is hard to adjust to. I know that both Jordan and I really love family dinners. The food, the company, the chatting. Good times...maybe with H-mo's new job, we can come around for a few more.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

hoooray!!!!

Hooray for my sister!!!

We're proud of you H-mo...and we will both be very disappointed if we don't see your pleated pantsed self darkening our door as often as possible...

Saturday, April 08, 2006

when albertans move to ontario

I've been meaning to tell you about this...

So we grew up in Alberta. In Alberta, we need to be rewarded for recycling. Unless you're my mum (and yes, I know that plenty of you recycle, in fact, some of you PAY to recycle, but it doesn't sound as good in my story), all the sorting and storing and carrying just doesn't appeal.

Unless of course, you're talking bottles and cans...because THOSE get you "free money". Sure you already paid that money, but it was at least a few days ago (and most likely, months ago). So everything gets piled into boxes and bags and it's off to the ever popular and wonderful smelling bottle depot.
There is no stranger place than the bottle depot. Millionaires next to homeless people...everyone with their stinky bottles and cans, waiting for their few dollars.

But I digress.

It is done differently in Ontario. Your pop cans, pop bottles and even wine bottles just get collected with all of your other "blue box" recyclables and are picked up "curbside" every second week (black box one week, blue box the next). Beer bottles and cans can be returned to "The Beer Store" (seriously, it's called that), but that is all.

We had no idea....we were saving our cans and bottles for when we rented a car and were going to return them all in one fell swoop, hoping to leave the bottle depot with at least $10.

How would we have known about this "crazy Ontario custom"? I'm not sure, but perhaps there are a few things that should have tipped us off:
  1. We should have noticed that we weren't paying a deposit. (honestly, how did we miss that?)
  2. We should have thought to ourselves "I wonder why there are so many cans and bottles in people's blue boxes" (instead we figured they were lazy...but in thinking about it further, we live in a building full of students, of COURSE they aren't too lazy to get that money back)
  3. And here's the kicker: I should have been tipped off when I googled "bottle depots Ottawa" and the first hit was "Calgary Recycling at Bottle Depots" (please make note of the second hit as well, one of those drop spots- not that far from our place...in fact, it is accross the street from "our" Loblaws)

It was a glorious but somewhat redfaced day when we finally put all those cans and bottles into our blue box. I'm sure the recyle man picked up that blue box, piled with our diet pepsi with lime empties and thought to himself "I sure wish I had been invited to this party".

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

oh dear oh dear oh dear

Sometime in junior high, I saw a video about the ebola virus. My biggest epidemic/pandemic/medical fear of course became the ebola virus. My biggest medical fear is STILL the ebola virus. The avian flu has NOTHING on ebola. If the human strain of the ebola virus were ever to become airborne, our guts would all be liquified in a month...(ok, that is perhaps an exaggeration, but the diagram on the video was quite convincing).
Then, I hear about this guy.

Please don't let him near any labs that research the ebola virus....just to put my mind at ease.
(please also notice his hair and his beard...oh wait, hard to miss)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

feelin' crappy...

I'm home from work because physically I feel crappy.
It is grey and wintery outisde...more crappiness.
I miss everyone at "home" and I am longing for springtime in the mountains...extra crappiness.

Suggestions for cheering up?

Sunday, April 02, 2006

i was sooooo close (i think)

I am pretty sure that I was just down the hall from Jack Layton today.
There were so many things wrong with today:
-i had to "work"...and by that i mean that i had to attend a workshop for work
-i had to get up to be at said workshop for 8:30 am
-it was daylight savings...so it was like being there for 7:30. ON A SUNDAY
-the room was windowless...i was locked in a windowless room on a sunny sunday
-it ran late
But there were a few things right:
-starbucks in the morning
-i'm pretty sure jack layton was just down the hall for part of the morning...
seeing him would have righted all those wrongs...though i would have been really disappointed with the fact that i didn't have my camera.