Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Am I missing something here?

Let me state off the bat that I truly enjoy meat. I am not a vegetarian or vegan in any way shape of form. I love meat!

That said, I constantly struggle with getting enough vegetables into me, and don't even get me started on trying to get vegetables into my husband! Its a common joke amongst our friends to try to trick him into eating anything vegetable-like.

However last week, while I was away visiting a friend, we made spaghetti for dinner one night. Although she is also a lover of meat, she used a vegetable substitute that looks like and cooks up just like hamburger. In fact, the packaging stated "vegetable Ground Round", "cooks up just like meat". (and in another fact - it was delicious).

But it got me to thinking .... why do 'they' have to disguise vegetables to look like meat products? Veggie dogs, Veggie bacon, Veggie Sausage for a few more examples. Who are 'they' trying to fool?

To my recollection I have never seen a meat product disguised as a vegetable .... I can't even picture a meat product masquerading as a vegetable. I googled it! I know!

Do vegetarians have to fool themselves into eating vegetables? Is it a mind-over-matter thing?

Can anyone shed some light on this world shattering topic?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Holiday's End

Well, my two weeks off has almost come to a conclusion. It's a gorgeous Saturday, but my mind is already gearing up for what Monday - back at the office - will bring.

The husband and I had a lovely time away. The first week was spent up at Sprout Lake in a lovely rustic (and I DO mean rustic) cabin. At the end of our weeks stay we were fortunate enough to see on of the Mar's Water Bomber's giving the lake a buzz over several times. I suppose it was working out the kinks before it took off the next day for a 5 month contract to California to assistance in the abating of forest fires down there. This lake is the home for these magnificent flying machines!!

During our week we also took a day trip out to Tofino, Uclulet and Long Beach. Truly the west coast of Vancouver. Stunning scenery in its rawness.

For more pictures from our trip please check out my Flikr pages at the lower left of my home page here.

I will hopefully have more stories to tell soon. I will NEED to share with you something I learned about myself .... but that's for another day.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Top 10 Gripe for the Day

Ok, now that I've got your attention - I'm really only going to talk about one particular issue.

Can anyone - and I mean ANYONE - explain to me the reason behind wanting to hang these from the back of your vehicle?

I'm almost hesitate to name them - men's testicles - but I'm about to say something far more ... delicate ....

I really do not understand why a man (I'm making assumptions here) would want to advertise his wears this way. Is he proving he has the brain the size of a pea - or a 'p' the size of a pea? Does he think this will honestly attract the opposite sex - or maybe its not the opposite sex he's trying to attract? I just don't get it.

I've seen several of these are around recently, and it almost offends me. In fact I will go so far as to say I think it's incredibly crass and tasteless. I wonder what these fella's (assumptions again) would feel like if their daughters drove home their Ford Focus with a model (brace yourself) 'Vagina' hanging off the back of their cars. What then, do you think?

Please - I'm begging you - someone explain this new trend to me.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A little bit of nothin' and a squirrel

I'm having an out-of-body experience when it comes to blogging lately. Every day I come in and check on you all, and everyday I don't update myself.

The last three weeks I've been in survivor mode to make it to this Saturday - when my holidays start. I love my job, but I'm one tired puppy/kitten/reptile/ ... (insert favourite cuddly being).

So even though I've been 'here', I really haven't been here, but my mind is still constantly thinking of new entries that will never get written. Bad Blogger!

However .... I did remember to bring you a picture of one of the squirrels that live in the tree beside our house.

He has no tail, and if you look closely - you'll notice that the back leg that's facing you - has no foot. That is no trick of photography. He in fact is missing his rear foot. But BOY!!! Can that rodent hustle up (and down) a tree at a moments notice. He's actually very cute. I must make a confession - I leave bird food out for them. That's why he's stopped where he is in the photo. There is a little pile left out, just for him.