Friday, 30 November 2007

Guess What? Guess What? Guess What? Guess What?

Snowfall warning!

Thursday, 29 November 2007

I Must Be Doing Something Right

I was getting some food after work today and the guy behind the counter asked me how my day had been.

"Good, thanks!" I said.

He looked up at me, "You just look so happy." he said, a smile spreading across his face.

True dat.

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Random.


Black ice is fun if you're going slow enough around the corner that you just kinda slip a bit.

When the lady reached for my clipboard of information I thought she was putting out a hand to shake so I shook hers.

Do automatic door openers mean guys think they don't need to unlock/open the car door for their lady?

I'm not sure why, but I don't seem to have the patience for Bit Torrent...ing.

Four year olds can scream loud. ly.

I don't remember the last movie I saw in the theatres. Stardust maybe?

I like chocolate. 

It made me sad when the ferry breakfast buffet didn't have bacon.  

Monday, 26 November 2007

Am Home

But rather out of things to say.

Somewhere between over tired and sleepy.

Did my 'Merican friends have a good Thanksgiving?

Anybody get snow tonight? I got sleet on the drive home after work and got terribly excited. Am hoping there might be some overnight but they say only at the higher elevations.

I'm going to watch Eragon now.

Later dudes.

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Hi! Bye!

I was looking through my flickr for a photo to post (I like to have a photo every second post just to make things pretty n stuff) when I came across this one.

And it reminded me of a song I haven't listened to since I was in first year. I used to think it was the coolest song ever. Anyone else know "Little Fluffy Clouds" by The Orb?


Little Fluffy Clouds - The Orb

Anyway, my computer's back, but I'm going away this weekend for a family thing so I'll be disappearing again. Such is life, no?

I hope you're well and that you haven't been too naughty while I've been computer-less and unable to check up on you.

All is well here, a good kind of busy. Today alone, I've found something I lost (memory stick full o' pictures, yay!), I've watched a friend with a broken heart smile at a cute guy (hurrah!) and I bought myself a Playmobil advent calendar. Rock on!

More disjointed posts soon I'm sure.

Meanwhile, what's new? What's going on? Catch me up.

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Talking in Code

My friend Mike promises me I'll like the new doctor as much as the old one, but I'm still not convinced.  I miss hunky funny one.  *sigh*  Know what I mean?

B sent me an awesome photo of that guy I've had a crush on for ages and boy oh boy did it ever make me happy.  I mean, I didn't print it out and sleep with it or anything, but I sure thought about it!  Hubba hubba!

They seem to cancel a lot of really good tv around these here parts.  Dead Like Me, Freaks and Geeks, Joan of Arcadia.  My own personal list goes on and on, shows I've really liked and only found (through DVD) once they've been cancelled.  Maybe they're better ended before they could fall off the maps, but I sure miss those characters, that's for sure.  Any shows you really miss?

I do so love Blogger's autosave thingy.  Just saved this whole post when loaner computer's Safari quit on me.  Whew.  Because we certainly wouldn't have wanted to miss this beautiful, meaningful post.  

I still really want to call my first dog "Dog".

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Apollo Geez


Hi! I'm a little punch drunk.

HA!

I worked worked worked all weekend on big spy work big big BIG! and now done.

Well, done ish.

Usually do much work and then Done and then UH OH more not done and forgot something and whoops mistake good thing checked that. You know what I mean?

Feeling goofy and ate lots of chocolate. Whole Orange ball thing whack and unwrap this weekend, caffeine!

Sorry. Not making sense, I know, but hey! Computer into shop tomorrow so byeeeeeee unless I get loaner. Cross fingers for me and sanity returning soon, yes?

Did you not work this weekend? I hope so. I worked too much. Bad work making me work. Pardon?

Spy work allll done! Victoria craaaaazeeeeee but yay done! (hopefully yes)

Okay. You put up with me nice!

Bye for now!

PS.Wait, wait, Blogger look different, dashboard? Just me?

To the Twenty Something Guy Who Apparently Lives in my Building

Hey listen,

I'm really happy that you're young and in love lust and drunk, but dude, it's 2 am.

If we ignore the fact that I'm still awake because of super secret spy work that must be done this weekend and is keeping me up anyway, blasting your music with your doors wide open at this time is...well... not cool.

I mean, turning on your engine every 20 minutes to get the heater going, well that's understandable I suppose, sometimes you just don't want to say goodbye, but bro? Once you've stepped out of the vehicle it's bedtime. Not talk really loud because you've had eight beers and can't tell you're being loud and blast the first thirty seconds of a song that sounds like the intro to a bad movie over and over time.

So, next time you're feeling like not quite inviting your new girlfriend inside, would you mind holding your loud mating ritual on the street instead of under our windows? That'd be cool.

Thanks,
Victoria

PS Your breath smells stinky. She's just not sober enough to know. Trust me. Been there, kissed that. *shudder* (What is it with stale beer breath anyway?)

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Trying Not To Hyperventilate


I'm taking my computer in again tomorrow. Apple's going to give it another once over since it's been pretty warm (er, ok, hot) since the last overhaul.

I'm kind of nervous about it because I don't want to be without my baby for so long again this time.

I think they're providing me with a loaner while they're checking it out, but it may mean I'm not around as much as I might be.

Oh shoot, I just realized a work thing it's going to affect in a really not too great way for me. (Starts mumbling to self about how I'm gonna get around that one.)

Excuse me, I have to go breathe into a bag now.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

How About Another Song Then, Eh?


Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

Chasing Cars

We'll do it all
Everything
On our own.

We don't need
Anything.
Or anyone.

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me
And just forget the world?

I don't quite knowHow to sayHow I feel.

Those three words
I've said too much
They're not enough.

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me
And just forget the world?

Forget what we're toldBefore we get too old.Show me a garden that's bursting into life.

Let's waste time
Chasing cars
Around our heads.

I need your GraceTo remind meTo find my own.

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me
And just forget the world?

Forget what we're told
Before we get too old.
Show me a garden that's bursting into life

All that I amAll that I ever wasIs here in your perfect eyes, they're all I can see.

I don't know where.Confused about how as well.Just know that these things will never
Change for us at all.

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and
Just forget the world?




Snow Patrol

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

So, Anyway.

What kind of toothpaste do you use?







I use Aquafresh for kids.

Why?

Because it tastes good.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Me too.




Affirmation


By Darren Hayes & Daniel Jones
(Savage Garden)





I believe the sun should never set upon an argument.
I believe we place our happiness in other people's hands.
I believe that junk food tastes so good because it's bad for you.
I believe your parents did the best job they knew how to do.
I believe that beauty magazines promote low self esteem.
I believe I'm loved when I'm completely by myself alone.

I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned,
I believe you can't appreciate real love til you've been burned,
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side ,
I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye.

I believe you can't control or choose your sexuality,
I believe that trust is more important than monogamy.
I believe that your most attractive features are your heart and soul.
I believe that family is worth more than money or gold.
I believe the struggle for financial freedom is unfair,
I believe the only ones who disagree are millionaires.

I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned,
I believe you can't appreciate real love til you've been burned,
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side,
I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye.

I believe forgiveness is the key to your unhappiness.
I believe that wedded bliss negates the need to be undressed.
I believe that God does not endorse TV evangelists.
I believe in love surviving death into eternity.

I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned,
I believe you can't appreciate real love til you've been burned,
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side,
I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye.

I believe in Karma what you give is what you get returned,
I believe you can't appreciate real love til you've been burned,
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side,
I believe you don't know what you've got until you say goodbye.

Affirmation - Savage Garden

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Peace


I'm going away for a few days.

I don't think I'll be back before Monday, so I'm glad I didn't sign up for NaBloPoMo; it'd be stressing me out to no end that I will not be physically able to post for five or six days if I'd said I'd post every day.

When I commit to things, I have a hard time not following them through to the end. It's possibly why I stay in bad relationships long after I should, no?

Take some time on Sunday to Remember and to hold your loved ones close just because you can.

I'll see you soon.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Hey Y'all!


Merry Christmas guys!

Huh?

What's that you say? It's only the start of November?

But... but.. it must be Christmas.

All the stores have Christmas things out.

People are starting to put out their Christmas lights.

That means it's Christmas, right?

Right?

Sigh.

It's not even Remembrance Day.

Monday, 5 November 2007

Comic Relief

As I was driving home from the Doctor's today (because, yes, I thought after getting a filling, nothing would complete my day better than some bloodwork) I decided I deserved some ice cream. (Also, I thought I might be able to eat it seeing as my lips have sensation again, six hours later, but I still can't open my mouth, stoopid needle)

I went into the store and as I was wandering, I picked up a few other tasty treats for myself.

When I got to the checkout, the girl checking me out looked up and said "Shopping hungry?" And I laughed and told her I was guilty as charged.

"How did you know?" I asked.

"Well, it's all stuff that can be eaten right away, so you're either shopping hungry or shopping for a party of stoners." and she paused. "Which, is pretty much the same thing, I guess!"

Heh.

True enough.

Some Advice For You


If, my friends, you have an appointment at the Dentist at 11:50, please keep in mind that there was a time change two nights ago, so you will find yourself very very hungry and very very unable to eat for fear of chompin on your own tongue at 2pm, which is really 3pm and maybe you should have had lunch before you left no?

Little

Inspired in part by their cute ads (featuring people sitting by your light who cheer like crazy when you turn it off and other silly things) I've committed myself to reducing my energy use by 20% this year.

It's the simple little things that are going to make a big difference, small matters of convenience, really.

For example? I'm going to unplug my chargers when they're not in use. Sure it means reaching down and plugging them back in when I need to use them, but apparently if we all did it, we could power a small community! Also, I usually put my bedroom light on once it gets dark just because it feels cozier, even though I'm never in there until bedtime.* Well, all I do differently now is get up and turn it on when I'm on my way to bed and before I turn off the living room light and it still feels just fine and think of how much electricity I'm not using!

I'm looking forward to seeing how much I save just on my next bill. I don't use a lot of electricity as it is, but I'm thinking these little things may make a huge difference.

And then I'm going to imagine my posse of fans cheering me on every time I flick off a power bar at the end of the day. Yay me!


*Oh, also? I may possibly have been known to leave a light on in my apartment in the evenings so that if I went out it'd feel "like home" when I got back. Because apparently I was previously unable to flick the switch right. at. the. door. Sigh.

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Time Keeps On Slipping, Slipping, Slipping, into the Future.


Except not so much today.

And now begins a couple of weeks in which I insist on saying "but it's really (blank) o'clock".

For example?

This morning, I slept in 'til 11, which means I really slept in 'til 12, which is really quite impressive.

Alas, it also means it starts getting dark berry berry early in the evenings.

Which means I leave for work in the dark and return from work in the dark.

And this makes me not so very happy.

*sad pouty face*

Silly time change.


PS. Something I've always wondered.... on time change evenings, do people working on an hourly wage have to work that hour all over again? Like, do they get to two and suddenly it's one again and so they have to work it again 'til two? And if so, do they get paid an extra hour? Anyone know?

Saturday, 3 November 2007

OK, So Hi!

Yeah, did you like that last post there? The one that made no sense really?

See, some days I want to talk about absolutely everything and then other days I don't want to talk about anything and then the next day I don't know what I'm talking about.

Work is somewhat mellower for the moment, but still the busiest I've felt it in a few years.

I have nothing else to say to Smith right now and what I might say about him doesn't need to be said.

I have life stuff going on and that I won't even touch on, and there's the possibility of a stomach ulcer currently residing in my tum tum.

I've been distracting myself with some good books and some good tv shows (on DVD) and I've been trying to just keep moving forward.

Not that life is hideously difficult as such, it's just that change is what it is and brings what it does.

There. Clear as mud?

I'm fine. Perhaps a tad shaken.

But fine.


Foo Fighters - Razor

(Slinger, your boys are rocking my world right now)

Friday, 2 November 2007

I'm Sorry, This One's Just For Me.


Change isn't easy.


Letting go isn't easy.


Burying your head in your old life is easy. Until it's not.

And as difficult as change is, and as much work as it takes, it can only be so bad for so long before it starts to become better.


And then? It will be beautiful.

And I know you'll be there for me all along. As you always have been.

Thursday, 1 November 2007

All Saints' Day


It's not that I adhere to any of the religions listed here, but I just figure if we could talk up All Saints' Day a little bit more, we could maybe get a day of free chocolate out of it, or something.

What do you think?

Candy on Halloween for kids, and chocolate on All Saints' Day for grownups?

And, let's make it tradition that we get to wear pyjamas all day too, while we're at it, shall we?
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