Sunday, 31 December 2006

Here's to the New Year


I wish all of you and your loved ones, near and far peace, joy, good health, and happiness for the coming year.

I hope your dreams find you and laughter comes easily to you.

I hope 2007 is a year of adventure and love and goodness for you and yours.

Happy New Year everyone.

Hugs and kisses!

Saturday, 30 December 2006

Mind Body Disconnect


Sometimes when I'm typing, my fingers have the word typed out faster than I can figure out how to spell it.

It's like they have a mind of their own.

Which is odd.

Especially when they spell things in reverse.

Sometimes, my fingers are dyslexic.

But they can type my passwords faster than you can sneeze.

(Wow. That was a weird statement.)

Friday, 29 December 2006

I *LOVE* Love!

Many years ago, a guy I knew introduced me to "blogs". He sent me to the site of the first blog I ever read, that of a lovely, talented local girl named Julie.

Now, I've never met Julie, being un-brave and a tad shy, but I've smiled with her through happy times and cried along with her through challenging times.

A while ago she met (or, re-met, actually) a young man and they hit it off. Very well. And I thought, "He should marry her." And after a bit, they moved in together, and I thought "He should marry her". A year or so ago, she posted a picture of a gorgeous ring he gave her and I emailed her and said "OOOH! Is that an engagement ring?" And she giggled and said, no, just an "I love you ring". And I thought, "He should marry her."

Well, guess what? He's going to marry her!

Nothing makes me happier than two people finding each other and finding love with each other. Yay!

Congratulations, Julie and Tyler!

Ain't love grand?

Um Yeah

Still sick here, got nothin much to say, sorry.

Found out that a couple of big name tv corps are streaming this season's shows for free on their sites and all I did yesterday was sleep and watch five episodes of Ugly Betty.

Today I'm going to see if I can make it off the couch. Have a good one.

Wednesday, 27 December 2006

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

I hope y'all had a good Christmas or whatnot.

I've got a couple of days off, yay!

I did, however, pick up a winter cold from the kids that were running around this weekend. It's good that they've learned to share, though, eh?

Naptime.

Sunday, 24 December 2006

Happy


If you celebrate it, have a wonderful Christmas.

If you don't, have an amazing long weekend!

Love to everyone everywhere!

Thursday, 21 December 2006

December 21st




I nearly forgot to wish y'all a Happy Winter!



Now we get our daylight back! Yay!

Wednesday, 20 December 2006

Giving Notice In Advance

Please excuse any lack of posting you might encounter in the next week or so.

We're having Christmas over here on the Island this year and family is starting to head over. Specifically, my poor brother and his family who are escaping from North Vancouver where they've had a month that's included a "boil water" advisory,a cold snap, a road closing,tree breaking snow storm and lastly, a multi-day power outage.


I'm not saying I won't be posting... just that if I don't, you know where I am: stealing Christmas goodies from my Mom's freezer while she's not looking!



PS. I meant to post this last night but fell asleep first. So the date's from last night even though TEEEEEEECHNICALLY I'm posting it this morning.

Tuesday, 19 December 2006

Distance Makes the Heart Something Something


So, I've been in a long distance relationship more than once. I've never been in the same *type* of long distance relationship, but so far, none of them have lasted.

Obviously. (Me being single and all)

The way I've experienced it, there are three main types of long distance relationships, each with their own challenges. Let's take a little look-see, shall we?

Victoria's Long Distance Relationship Primer

1. Started out that way. - In this situation, two people go in to the relationship knowing they do not live in the same place. (Um, why would anyone do this? Well, love is stoopid.) Unless someone is willing to move, this relationship will have to end. This relationship involves a lot of travel and phone calls. (I bought a new suitcase during this one. It's pretty.)

In my case, neither of us could leave our jobs to move. Or, maybe more to the point, neither of us would.

2. Going away for a while. - In this case, the relationship starts, and then one person needs to go away, with an eventual return date. Depending on the length of absence, arrangements can be made and the relationship can survive. This relationship involves a lot of phone calls and possibly some travel. Also, a clear understanding of expectations and what/where the relationship is. (Really really big phone bill on this one. He was very far away.)

In my case, the relationship survived nearly a year apart. It was the return that killed it. Bummer.

3. Has to leave. - Here, the relationship starts and then one person has to leave, with no foreseeable return date. This, again, is a move-or-end-it kind of situation. (I learned how to text message. It's fun)

In my case, our relationship was fairly new and he had a fantastic job opportunity elsewhere. He left, we tried it for a while, but as he put it, he "wanted to wake up next to the person he loved every morning". Fair enough.




I'm not saying long distance relationships can't work, just that they haven't worked out for me in the long run.

Which makes me wonder why I'd consider dating a guy who lives across the country. I mean, not that we're dating or going to date, but he'll be visiting in January and we'll be hanging out. (With our friends. Who introduced us and may be encouraging some flirting. Maybe.) So, I ask myself, why even hang out with an attractive guy who may never live in this town?

It's probably the idea that he *might* someday live here. Or something.

I'm an idiot, right?

Monday, 18 December 2006

Next

A triathalete I was considering dating just blew his chances.

Which is fine.

But, damn, he was cute.

Sunday, 17 December 2006

Ghost in the Machine


Biz. Arre.

This week I've been unable to sign in to comment on other people's blogger blogs.

I've tried singing in as me.

I've tried signing in as other.

I've tried signing in as anonymous.

Nothing. Couldn't sign in, no matter what I tried. It was weird.

Then, this morning I tried again to leave a comment and the most bizarre thing happened.

Where it usually says "Victoria-your sign in name" it said my Mother's name, which shares three of the same letters as Victoria, but not at all in the same order.

So I rushed over to my blogger profile to make sure I didn't somehow inadvertently enter my Mom's name or use it as a password or something.

Nope.

So I went back to the original site where I was, once again, able to sign in as Victoria.

GAH!

I don't think it was a trick of my imagination or my eyes, but I have no other explanation for it.

It was creepy. And weird.

I need me some Ghostbusters.

Saturday, 16 December 2006

Dear Mister Perfect

Sometime, some years from now, you will be walking out of a jewellery store with diamonds for me.

Thank you, they're lovely.

Friday, 15 December 2006

Sweet


Another major wind storm hit the Island last night and as my office has no power ( one of the only grids in town that's out ! ) we all just got sent home!

Mother Nature must loooooooove me. First, a snow day, now a power outage day?

Majorly cool.

Although, we're quickly running out of upright trees aroud here.

Thursday, 14 December 2006

iCrush

I love my iBook.


And I also totally have a crush on the Mac.



Best. Ads. Ever.

The MTV Generation Is Teh Cool

I just heard the best thing ever.

I was in the line at the store getting some wrapping stuff when the girl in front of me turned to her friend and said, in all seriousness,


"Do you know how to use matches? I can't find a lighter."


It took everything I had not to burst out laughing.

Awesome.

Wednesday, 13 December 2006

I Heart Mutts

Tuesday, 12 December 2006

Seriously?


My Mom and I were talking the other day and she told me that if a guy isn't begging me to go out for him, he's not worth considering.

(Keep in mind that my Mom has my best interests in mind and means the best. So, no Mom bashing. At all.)

I'm just wondering, how much truth is there in her (slightly exaggerated) statement?

Think about it this way... why shouldn't I only go out with guys who really really really want to go out with me?

Of COURSE I should go out with those guys. I'm just not sure how to tell them apart from the guys who only kind of want to go out with me.

So, what's the deal non-single guys? How did you make your lady know that you really wanted to ask her out and date her. How did you "beg"? Or, did you actually beg? Cuz, that's a story I'd like to hear!

Monday, 11 December 2006

This Service Temporarily Unavailable

A couple of years ago, my brother accused me of only getting into relationships where the guy was, in some way, unavailable.

I didn't have much of a comeback, seeing as I was in my second long-distance relationship in a row and, as a rule, guys who don't live in the same town as you are unavailable in a noticeable way.

His statement has always irked me, in a "nuh uh" kind of way, (You know, your brother tells you you were found in a box and all you can come up with is, "NUH UH!", or maybe an "I'm telling!") but I'm starting to wonder if he may have been accurate.

See, there are three guys that are remote boyfriend possibilities at the moment. Very remote, but still. One of them lives on the other side of the continent and is hoping to eventually move back here. Another has a girlfriend at the moment and the third is an intern, therefore younger than I am and probably not appropriate dating material work-wise. Which makes me wonder if my brother was right.

Am I interested in these guys because they're unavailable and, therefore, safe? Does knowing the relationship wouldn't work or wouldn't last make things easier for me somehow? Am I really that messed up, or is my brother just being mean?

I mean, I'm pretty sure I wasn't found in a box, my Mom swears she went through labour. Maybe he's just a big meanie and I should tell on him.

Again.

Sunday, 10 December 2006

Ho Ho YaHoooooo


This year, my family decided we'd pull a name out of a hat and buy gifts for that one person.

We each also put out a list of suggestions, which really helps with the shopping!

The person I drew sent out their list today and I am thrilled to say I've just finished my Christmas shopping.

Without leaving my house.

Or my couch.

And, most importantly, without having to put on any underwear!

Woo Hooo!

I love you, Internets. Will you marry me?

Friday, 8 December 2006

Spam, Spam, Spam, Eggs and Spam

I usually just delete spam without looking at it, but this one's first line caught my eye. Once you get past that first line, it's a terrifically entertaining piece of writing, and since I've got a whole lot of not much to say at this moment, I thought I'd share with you.

I dare you not to laugh! Or chortle. Or, at least, roll your eyes.


talking about or I will kill you.
something like youll find out soon enough. I had no choice. And I had

Hes fine. Im fine. However we would have been a lot better if you
them. Instead he followed the young man back to the castle. In the
with an air of weary sophistication. Had he done this kind of thing
In there, the petty officer ordered, pointing to the anteroom in
sure, watch with pleasure. Not only pleasure but I sincerely hope that
femininity. All of the myths about Iron Hans, Iron John, Barbarossa,
spider with many black legs. He slung it about him, puffed strongly
I smiled and let the silence stretch before I spoke.
Well, Jim, I said to my smiling and sleek image in the mirror, as I



As you... as you what? Come on! Don't leave me hanging, Jim.

Insert Interesting Post Here

...


I'm working on it.

Wednesday, 6 December 2006

Things that Make You Go Hmmmmmmm


So there hasn't been much going on around here lately. Which is why the phone call I didn't get was interesting.

That's right. The phone call I *didn't* get.

See, almost ten years ago, the guy I thought I'd spend the rest of my life with ended the relationship and asked me to move out. Broken heart and all that, ya know? I ran into him last summer and we caught up a little.

Turns out he's married now with an infant child and happily ever afterness.

Which makes me wonder why his number turned up on my call display this weekend while I was away.

That's a little odd, no?

Tuesday, 5 December 2006

Ack!

They're blasting at a site close to my apartment and, dude, that's just not a natural sensation.

crackBOOOOOOOOOOMTHUD. (unnatural silence)

Monday, 4 December 2006

Hi


These men are all wearing pants.





What's new with you?

Friday, 1 December 2006

Good Timing


I'm taking off for a couple of days so don't panic if your comment doesn't get approved right away and all that good stuff.

Now that NaBloPoMo is officially over, I can take off and not worry about internet access, which is kind of nice.

My email checking obsession will probably get me on a computer over the next couple of days regardless, but just in case, have a nice weekend all!

*Hugs*

Danger, Danger!

Today, I'm home again, recovering on the couch and flicking through blogs I haven't had the time for lately.

On Miss Zoot's recommendation, I'm reading through this gal's NaBloPoMo posts about her relationship with her husband. Not an easy time for her, but an engaging read.


The thing that's scaring me, though, is the strong urge I'm now having to call up my ex. To call him up and try to relive the good parts. (Having, for this moment, conveniently forgotten the completely stinky parts.)


This, ladies, is why you must delete his phone number. I couldn't call him if I wanted to. Can't. Rememer. His. Number. Probably better that way, especially considering this was the last time I heard from him. Someone remind me why I'd want to talk to him again?


It's hard though. Mind v/s heart v/s reality v/s what *could* have been and all that.



To do:

Write Lines: I will not think warm thoughts about the ex. ( copy out 100 times )
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