Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Flickr Me This

When I first decided to start a blog, waaaaaay back in the sweet, sultry summer of 2006* I knew that I wanted to include photos in my blog.

So, to do that, I started a flickr account and have since come to really enjoy using flickr and being able to witness glimpses of people's lives through their photos.

But since my original intention for using flickr was to provide photos to go along with posts, that's what this post is about.

Well, to be more precise, it's about this photo. Because, for the life of me, I can't figure out a post that this photo would go with. So I decided on this post.

The one you're reading right now.

Yes, this one.

Tell me a memory you have from Elementary school. I'll go first.

I hated using the bathrooms at school. I can't honestly remember if I ever peed at school until, like, highschool.

Is that weird?

Ok. Now you.

But, um, you don't have to share about your bathroom habits in Elementary school.

And you also don't have to share about how scary that 'woman giving birth' video was and how it made you certain you'd never ever ever have a baby.

Or was that just me?

*Actually, I don't remember if that Summer was sweet or sultry. It just sounded like the thing to say.

Monday, 30 March 2009

Earth Hour

I remember, last year, when Earth Hour came around, I sat in my Mum and Dad's living room with them and my sister in law and we lit some candles and we sat around and talked.

It was nice. And relaxing. And it was nice to all be there with each other, instead of someone being off in another room doing something else.

And I remember at the time thinking that I was glad we'd all been there for it.

This year, I was home alone for Earth Hour and it was just as nice.

I stared out the window for a while and there was something about being in a dark apartment that was completely relaxing.

When I eventually put the lights back on, I felt calmer and happier than I had before and it really made me think about the light based visual stimuli I'm constantly surrounded by. Other than being asleep, I can't think of a time when I just sit and do nothing in the relative dark.

I liked it.

I think I'm going to do it again.

Maybe even fairly regularly.


Saturday, 28 March 2009


Not a whole lot to say today.

I've had quite a week.

Am planning on relaxing.

Did, however, think this was pretty cool.

Have a great weekend. Y'all rock.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Maybe it's Genetic

You know how there are certain things that some people can do and others can't, like making your tongue curl n stuff?

Well, when I go to hold hands, with anyone, I like to be the hand under (if that makes sense) and I wonder why that is.

Do you have a hand holding preference?

Thursday, 26 March 2009


So it's kind of weird to say (because it still seems surreal) but my friend C and I were in this bizarre car accident.

We're both ok. Sore, but ok, and are feeling really really lucky.

The whole accident was someone else's fault and C did an awesome job of getting us out of the worst of it. If I told you the details of the accident you wouldn't believe me. It's movie worthy, really, but the novelty of it has worn off.

Um, so yeah.

We're really lucky and grateful that things went as well as they did. No pileup or anyone seriously injured. It's kind of weird to say, but if you have to be in an accident, this is the best possible result.

Um. Ow.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Am I The Only One With My Mind In The Gutter?

There's a store here in town that every time I drive by, I can't help but wonder just who, exactly, decided to name their consignment clothing store "The Velvet Crease."

Tuesday, 24 March 2009


I'm in kind of a different (I refrained from using the word "weird", yay me) headspace with regards to guys right now.

The guy I went on a couple of coffee dates with right now is out of town for a while so there's nothing new on that front.

I've fallen out of "he's perfect"-ness with the guy I thought was maybe meant by the Universe to be my husband.

I can't even be bothered wishing Huck would suddenly decide he wants to call.

Maybe I'm still just tired from the death plague, because lord knows that took a lot out of me, but I don't know. I kind of feel like I just can't be bothered with the whole wondering about guys thing right now.

It just somehow doesn't seem like that big a deal.

Monday, 23 March 2009


Do any of you ever type dyslexically?

Because, more times than I can count, I find myself typing words backwards, or sometimes flipping the order of letters.

Just me?

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Smooth Sailing

So don't hate me or anything, but I've already finished doing my taxes.

It's part of my mega-awesome "procrastinate until my work load falls over and maims me" plan. And so far it's working really well.

My taxes are done and my bathroom's never been cleaner. I didn't even know I had fake glitter eyelashes in there!

No, in all seriousness, I am getting some work done.

I'm just proud of being done my taxes too.

Updated to add: I forgot to wish you all a very Happy Spring!

Friday, 20 March 2009


I forgot to talk about the absolutely hilarious weather we've been having, and had this weekend.

For anyone who grew up around here, we're used to this kind of thing, but for those of you who don't live in these here parts, let me tell you about an average March day we might see.

Take last Sunday.

The day started off grey, then it rained. Then the sun came out. And then it poured. While the sun was out. And then it went back to being sunny for a while. And then it rained.

And then it hailed. And then it was sunny.

And then it snowed. For all of five minutes, because then it cleared up and was sunny.

And we capped the evening off with a few drops of rain and a wind warning.

Very, oh so very typically March in the Pacific Northwest.

Comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb.

Has a few undecided days in-between. March is kind of like a toddler: really not sure what it's thinking, but man oh man, does it ever let you know how it's feeling.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

I Like Sugared Cereal*

Have to head out of town for some secret spy stuff for a couple of days.

I should be back by Friday, so until then . . . play nice!

And, no, it's not snowing, I just thought the girl in the photo looked all mysterious.

You know, like me.

Looks around all shifty eyed and spy-like.

P.S. Happy St. Patrick's day to those of you who celebrate it.

*No, the title doesn't have anything to do with anything either, I just couldn't think of anything to say and that was the first random thought that popped into my head.**

**I may be hungry.

Monday, 16 March 2009


Well, I'm still mending from the death plague/flu/cold thing, but I got back to the gym this weekend, which was good.

I was worried that my lungs might not be up to capacity, but they seem fine, just feel a little tight sometimes. It actually makes me have a lot more sympathy for people living with asthma or other breathing conditions. You forget how nice it is to be able to breathe without coughing until you can't.

The other thing that happened this week was that I rediscovered all the work that I have to catch up on. That's the other funny thing about being really sick; you just don't care about anything but getting better.
Which is great. Um, except that now I'm on a deadline that feels pretty tight.

Or maybe that's just me getting into panic mode in order to get things done. Guess we'll see.

Wish me luck though, eh? Because if I don't get my work load down, dere won't be no time for da postin of de posts.

And, apparently I'll start talking weird.

But, anyway, wish me good "get lots of work done" vibes, kay?

Friday, 13 March 2009

Oh Yeah

I went to a Hawksley Workman concert last week with a few good people (including Buddy, hi Buddy!) and I was totally going to tell you how awesome it was, but then I got the death plague/cold/flu and forgot.


It was awesome. Like, seriously so.

The end.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Roll On Summer

I don't think I ever quite get used to the time change thing and how suddenly everything's at the wrong time and my brain just won't get over the fact that it's no longer (blank) o'clock when I *know* it should be.

But I'm not going to complain about the hours of light I have when I get home from work, that's for sure.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Shakin' My Head.

Bird texted me last night completely out of the blue apropos nothing.

First I've heard from him in months.

Random, eh?

Tuesday, 10 March 2009


People often ask me why I love snow so much and I'm not always able to come up with a great answer.

"I just do, I always have!" is usually what comes to mind.

But I paid special attention to it this weekend, knowing full well that it's the last snow I'll be seeing for a few months around here. (Well, we do often get an Easter mini-snow in Victoria, but this may have been the early version of it for all I know.)

One of the things I love about snow is how it falls. Because it doesn't *fall* the way rain does. Rain just comes down. Straight down. Drops down.

Snow floats down. Or drifts down. Or sometimes it swirls or the wind blows it back up for a moment, but it's not heavy.

Snow comes out of the sky magically. Every single time. And when I watch it coming out of the sky I can never quite believe it's happening because it's just so beautiful and magical and mystical.

So, that's one of the things I love about snow. I love how it doesn't just fall down out of the sky, it magics down.

Monday, 9 March 2009


So, you'll have to give me a little bit of time here to get my health back up to par and then to get back on track with blogging.

I won't go into details, but will say that it's been so long since I was last sick that the expiry date on my cough syrup was 2007. I found that amusing.

It snowed here on and off this weekend, which was fun and very March-comes-in-like-a-lion esque.

So, yeah, I'm still sick, but now it's more like I've just got a really bad cold, which is such an improvement from last week I feel like throwing a party.

And how have you been?

Friday, 6 March 2009


Am alive.

Over the worst.

Functioning at minimal levels.

Back to work today.

Back to blogging once brain recovers.

Whatever you do, avoid this cold/flu/plague thing.


Monday, 2 March 2009


I woke up this morning with the cold/flu to end all others.

Won't be blogging for a while. Won't be at work either.

Have a good week. I'll be busy getting better.

This post took all my energy to type. Someone push publish for me?
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