Thursday, November 29, 2007

I'm sorry

I'm sorry I can't respond to your e-mails today. Something crashed on my computer.

I'm sorry I can't respond to your e-mails today. Something crashed on my computer.

Sometimes email 'forwards' are worth opening up. And no, this isn't on my my cats. But he/she is awfully cute!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Not Working Out

I don't think things are working out with Pirate. He hasn't settled in, or made himself at home at all!

I should have saved this for wordless Wednesday.

Scrooge until December 1st, but not this year

I generally hold off any kind of Christmas decorating, or playing of music until at least December 1st. The husband has asked me every day this last week "Can we put up the tree yet??", and I've managed to hold him off.

I am, however, going to a Christmas Craft Fair today, AND a friend sent me this video. I can't not share this video.

Please enjoy it. And You can consider yourself the first to hear it from me - Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Another list of things

I know that every Province and every State have lists like this, and most e-mailer's get one at least once a year, but today I thought I'd post my Provinces. I agree with most of these statements. And I challenge you, that if you don't understand one - just ask someone (or me) from British Columbia to clarify. Or might have some that you share if you're not from these parts - I'd love to hear all about it.


You Might Be From B.C., if...

1. You know the provincial flower is actually Mildew.

2. You feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash.

3. You use the statement 'sunny break' and know what it means.

4. You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.

5. You know more people who own boats than air conditioners.

6. You feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.

7. You stand on a deserted road in the rain waiting for the 'Walk' signal.

8. You know that if it has no snow, it is not a real mountain.

9. You can taste the difference between Starbucks, Blenz, and Tim Horton's.

10. You know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.

11. You know how to pronounce Squamish, Osoyoos, Nanaimo, and Tsawwassen.

12. You consider swimming an indoor sport.

13. You can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Thai food.

14. In winter, you go to work in the dark and come home in the dark while only working eight-hour days.

15. You never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho.

16. You are not fazed by 'Today's forecast: showers followed by rain,' and 'Tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers.'

17. You cannot wait for a day with the forecast 'showers and sunny breaks'.

18. You have no concept of humidity without precipitation.

19. You know that Dawson Creek is a town, not a TV show.

20. You can point to at least two ski mountains, even if you cannot see through the cloud cover.

21. You remark the mountain is 'out' when it is a clear day and you can actually see it.

22. You put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 5, but still wear your hiking boots and parka.

23. You switch to your sandals when it gets about 10, but keep the socks on. (Ew!)

24. You have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.

25. You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.

26. You recognize the background shots in your favourite movies & TV shows.

27. You buy new sunglasses every year, because you can't find the old ones after such a long time.

28. You measure distance in hours.

29. You often switch from 'heat' to 'a/c' in your car in the same day.

30. You use a comforter in the summer.

31. You know all the important seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Raining (Spring), Road Construction (Summer) & Raining Again (Fall).

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Some Yuk Yuks .... or maybe not

1.Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.

2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, "I'll serve you, but don't start anything."

3.Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a salted.

4. A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

5. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and says:" A beer please, and one for the road."

6.Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?"

7."Doc, I can't stop singing 'The Green, Green Grass of Home.'"
"That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome."
"Is it common?" Well, "It's Not Unusual."

8.Two cows are standing next to each other in a field.
Daisy says to Dolly, "I was artificially inseminated this morning."
"I don't believe you," says Dolly. "It's true, no bull!" exclaims Daisy.

9.An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were nothing to look at either.

10. Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.

11. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.

12. A man woke up in a hospital after a serious accident.
He shouted, "Doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs!"
The doctor replied, "I know you can't - I've cut off your arms!"

13. I went to a seafood disco last week...and pulled a mussel.

14.What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.

15.Two fish swim into a concrete wall.
The one turns to the other and says, "Dam!".

16.Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft.
Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.

17. A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories.
After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse.
"But why," they asked, as they moved off.
"Because", he said, "I can't stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer."

18. A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named "Ahmal." The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him "Juan." Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother.
Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal. Her husband responds, They're twins! If you've seen Juan, you've seen Ahmal."

19. Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him ..(Oh, man, this is so bad, it's good).....
A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

20.And finally, there was the person who sent twenty different puns to his friends, with the hope that at least ten of the puns would make them laugh.
No pun in ten did.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I'm not dead yet

Ya gotta love old ladies with conviction!

On a side note: I'm not dead yet either, just busy burning the candle at both ends, and hoping I survive until Christmas. CHRISTMAS!!! I don't even want to think about Christmas yet, but I realize its just a little more than a month away.

So much to do, so little time to do it. And that has nothing to do with Christmas.

I'm finding my work very consuming these days. Last week alone we had two funerals and our Annual General Meeting. This combined makes for a very busy office, held together by one wee woman. Well, actually thats not entirely true. I'm far from wee and I'm not the only one who works in this office - it just feels like that sometimes.

I'm sounding ungrateful. Forgive me. I know not of what I speak. I am a blessed woman. I work in a job I love. I work in an environment that I love. I have a happy healthy home and husband. I want for nothing.

I'm just tired and cranky. At least I don't have family feasting over my bones while I'm still alive.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Coming up for air

At the moment ... I can kinda sorta come up for air from my desk. I still feel like I'm playing catch-up from being away the first week of October!!!

The time-change that we had over the weekend is playing a number on me too. At the moment it is actually 2:53pm, which a week ago would have meant 3:53pm, and I would have been getting ready to go home. But I'm not and I can't, but I feel like it. That, AND my body is like clock work - I pretty much always 'hit a brick wall' around 2 or 3 in the afternoon - everyday. I reach a point of no return, but have to keep on moving.

I've hit my wall today!

I've accomplished the major task on my desk for a Thursday - preparing our Sunday Bulletin. It's at a point where I now take it home and have the husband go through it and find all my faulty spelling and grammar.

Yet - - I have an hour and a half to go, and no will power to move on to another task. So I blog! Blessed you!

In other useless news - I called the vet today. Our fair young Pirate has a date with destiny tomorrow. Pirate will be losing some jewels! And he doesn't even know it. I wonder if he'll still love me? He has to stay over night, so it will be so strange and quiet around our house tomorrow night. I just hope that our other cat Digit isn't lulled into a false sense of security. She may very well think we've ditched the wee fellow, and can go back to ruling the roost by herself without fear of unexpected pouncings.

I rather hoping the for all his annoying habits, she'll kinda miss him - just a little.

The animal hospital told me that Pirate is not allowed any water or food after 10pm tonight. The food won't be so hard, but the water ..... that will be difficult. It's not that he likes to drink it, its more that he'll really miss the play aspect.

Did I tell you that he likes to takes showers with us? He absolutely L.O.V.E.S. water. We can't put the water bowl down without him diving in with both paws just to sloosh all the water back out again. And he is beyond fascinated when the hubby goes in to pee. Lets just say Pirate is not unfamiliar with "golden showers", albeit unintentionally on my husbands part. Hubby has yet to figure out how to fend off Pirate and maintain aim.

Don't even get me started on the time we used to use "2,000 flushes". If you recall, it makes your toilet water blue. So was Pirate after he fell in.

Water is a cheap toy, but a messy one, and I think Pirate may feel were punishing him for something by locking him out of any room with plumbing.

Well, I've probably spent enough time away from the things of "need", and I must return to my grindstone.


Friday, November 2, 2007

Halloween Schmalloween!

We aren't big Halloween celebrators, however I do enjoy seeing the little kids all dressed up, and hopefully knocking on our door. After purchasing last minute mini-chocolate bars on the 31st (which made my chocolate fiend hubby happy) I set up the bowl of goodies by the door expectant for wee ghosties and goblin's, or thematically speaking princess' and mini-Harry Potters.

Six o'clock came and went ....

Six thirty came and went ...

I nibbled on one little chocolate.

Seven o'clock came and went .... and not one child ....

Seven thirty came ....

and finally at 7:45 there comes a loud rapping on our door. Based on the size and volume of the come hither sound I thought it must have been someone we knew. I opened the door expectantly to find 5 teenage boys holding out their pillow cases.

No "Trick or Treat". No "Please". Just 5 boys thrusting their candy filled sacks at me. And then ... "Your our last stop so give us lots".

Let me tell you, these children did not endear themselves to me. I did give them some candy.

Not only did I not get the sweet little deserving children at our door, but I was rudely reminded of the lack of manners in the teen generation! Or maybe its just teenage boys on a sugar high.

Needless to say, shortly after that I pulled in the candy, turned off the porch light, and called it a night.

The husband is happy - he's got a lot of chocolate at his disposal and I am desperately trying to work on my discipline skills - and failing.

Next year - No Halloween at our house!!!