Saturday, 30 May 2009

Seriously

Who writes a post saying they're going away and therefore won't be posting tomorrow and then goes ahead and posts anyway?

Who does that?

*shaking my head at the crazy people*

Heyyyyyy, wait a minute!

Friday, 29 May 2009

No, I Don't Know Why I'm Talking Like This


Going away I am.

Not for long am going though.

Anticipatorily tired I believe I may be.

Not posting tomorrow I decided.

Even though could postdate (pre-date?) post and just pretend here am.

Back soonish very.

Weekend, yay!

Have fun youse do ok?

Please mail brain back mine when found, thank you.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Ribbon Cutting

I hereby declare Summer Fruit Season officially begun!


Amen!

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Soundtracked

It was kind of a hard weekend for me this weekend.

There were just a few things that all seemed to happen, or not happen, as the case may be and they all just sort of snuck up on me and then stood there and stared me in the face.

There was a family birthday I wasn't able to be a part of due to schedules and there was the realization and understanding that the person I thought I'd like to try being in a relationship with is not interested and there was the first time in ten years I haven't attended a particular event with some friends of mine and the truth the hurt from that surprised me greatly.

I found myself down on Dallas Road (our waterfront drive for you non-locals) staring at the water and the mountains and watching the boats, spinnakers flying and I listened to this song over and over and over.


Friday Night Lights Theme Song

I know I've used this song on here before. It was my Sunday soundtrack for a while and it reminded me that it's ok to feel sad or hurt or disappointed or let down, or all of the above, if the case may be.

I'm feeling better now. Not perfect, not back to 100%, that'll take a while, I'm guessing. But for now I'm better, and that's good.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

I Agree

I finally got a spam email that actually:

1.makes sense and

2.applies to me.

The subject line was:

"Your wrist was made for the diamonds"

And they're so, so right!

Monday, 25 May 2009

Hello? Victoria?

Victoria: Yes?

Post: Hi. I, uh, don't mean to be pushy or anything, but I'm the 900th post. And, I just thought you should know. You know, in case you were, planning anything.

Victoria: Planning anything?

Post: Yeah, you know, like a band to play or streamers to fall from the top of the page or anything.

Victoria: Oh. Um. I hadn't thought of anything like that. I, uh, didn't know that I was supposed to, um, do anything special, um, but, hey, how about I put up a photo of a paper jellyfish and you can imagine it blowing in the wind because that's just like streamers!

Post: (looking kinda sad) Yeah. I guess, that's a nice thought.

Victoria: (looking around desperately) Um, hey! I know, here!



Kool & The Gang - Celebration

We love you Post #900!

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Public Service Announcement

I can't remember if it was Dilling or Likalia, (or maybe neither?) but I seem to think someone localish was bummed they missed Xavier Rudd last time he was in town.

So, just in case, I thought I'd put it out there that he's just added a Victoria show to his North American tour.

Wooooooooo hoooooo! (Whoops, that was supposed to be an inside thought, sorry!)

If you don't know Xavier but like music, check him out and if his tour comes near you, I'd highly suggest you go. He's awesomely awesome and I loves him muchly!

Friday, 22 May 2009

Undefined


I have a hard time answering the question "what's your favourite" when it comes to movies, books, songs, or, well, a few things, now that I start to think about it.

I mean, I know who my favourite band is, but could I pick just one of their songs as my favourite? Nope.

And as I was looking at this picture, it made me think of the Beatles' song "Golden Slumbers", which made me try to think of my favourite Beatles song, but I couldn't.

Favourite movie? Can't put it down to just one.

Book I'd read over and over? I have three shelves full, as a matter of fact.

So am I the exception or the rule?

Do you have favourites? Or are you more like me and find it hard to pick the one book/movie/song/etc. that's your ultimate fave?

Thursday, 21 May 2009

I'ma Gonna Write a Petition

Seriously.

I know that it's season finale time, but I think cliff hangers should not be allowed.

Not. Allowed!

It's one thing to get to a season finale and go "oooooh, I can't wait to find out what happens next"

It's completely unfair to get to a season finale and not know what happened!

Yes, Lost and Grey's Anatomy, I'm looking at you!

Not. Fair!

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Crush

So I have a crush on someone. But it's not really a crush.

I mean, it is a crush, it's just that that it's really only a crush on what little I know of him.

If that makes sense.

Like, it's more like I have a crush on the *idea* of him than the actual reality of him since I don't really really know him.

Know what I mean?

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Perfection


I just had the best cup of tea ever.

Everything was just perfect.

It was so good, actually, that I'm thinking I may never make tea again because I want to remember just how good this tea was.

So. Good.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Rad!

I know I've already posted today and so you can count this as a Sunday post if you'd like, but since I don't really post on Sundays and Monday is a holiday (here) this can be my Monday post or whatever, but aaaaaaanyway the point is that I just came back from seeing Star Trek and LOVED IT!

LOVED!

Hidden Agenda

I want to re-open this discussion because I'm still not convinced that single men and single women can be just friends.

But I may work on disproving this theory over the next few months.

Maybe.

Unless, of course, it's totally not possible and I end up with further proof of my assertation.

(Wait, why is that not a word?)

Ok, fine, further proof of my theory.

So, my fine friends, whaddya think?

Friday, 15 May 2009

Lucky


With the exception of a year I spent near Oxford England, I've lived all my life within walking distance of the ocean.

What about you?

Is there anything you've always lived near and can't quite imagining living away from?

Or maybe a something you've always lived with? (Cat, dog, etc.)

Thursday, 14 May 2009

I Wonder

I wonder what my life would look like if someone decided to turn it into a reality tv show?

What spin would they put on things? What would get edited out?

I wonder if it'd be any good?

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Finding Order in the Randomness

I was sitting here thinking about what, exactly, I might want to say in a post today, and I thought I'd listen to some music while I was waiting. So I flipped iTunes onto random shuffle and up popped this song:


Tomi Swick - Sorry Again

Now, that song reminds me so completely of Smith (I think he must have introduced me to the song, plus, it sort of matches a lot of the mood and words in our relationship.) that I thought it'd be interesting to see what popped up next randomly and what, or who, I associated the song with. And here's what came up:


Xavier Rudd - Fortune Teller Live

I love Xavier Rudd, and I owe my introduction to him to DD and I'm very very grateful for that. Xavier is so totally, amazingly, wonderfully, awesome.

Next, this one came up and it weirdly reminds me of both high school and early University. Kind of angry and head bangingish, or something.


Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

So Cool

I was at my physio yesterday when he said "Have I threatened to tape your shoulder before?"

And I laughed as I shook my head, because all I could picture was him getting out a roll of masking tape and taping my arm up against my body like some ridiculous prank.

But he decided it would be the best thing to do (in my ongoing, progressing really well thanks, car accident recovery) for my shoulder.

I sort of giggled through the whole thing, because he didn't tape anything to anything, but rather, used big strips of stuff that reminded me of the toe tape I used to use for pointe class, to, like, tape my shoulder down.

I felt crooked!

But man did it feel good after a couple of hours.

So good I actually slept with the tape on.

Weird, but true. And completely effective.

Awesome.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Eight Hundred and Eighty Eight*


Driving home from my Mom and Dad's yesterday afternoon was awesome.

Partly because I'd had a lovely morning with my Mom, but really the highlight of the trip home was seeing other people on their way to see their Moms.

I must have passed four really big, tough looking guys holding a bouquet of flowers and I saw more than a few people carrying potted plants as well.

It just made me smile to know that, even if only for a couple of hours, so many Moms in Victoria were going to have a nice visit from their children and would have flowers and plants left over to look at when they left.

It just gave me an "awwww" feeling, and that's a pretty nice way to feel.




Hope you had a nice day yesterday too.





*Posts, that is! (cool, huh?)

Saturday, 9 May 2009

M is for Mothers

And I love mine very much.


I hope you all have a lovely Mother's Day tomorrow, and if you're a Mom? Please hug yourself for me.

Updated to add: Or you could just hug yourself for me anyway!

Friday, 8 May 2009

Unknown


Part of (a small part of) what my brain is processing right now has to do with my physical health.

Most of you will remember that I was told, a few months ago, by the specialist, that I have Celiac disease and that it was quite a shock.

But I adjusted, and as I adjusted, I prepared myself for the test that would confirm, 100% that I had the disease.

Well, now I've had the test, and a few others for good measure, (and I assure you while some of may have been uncomfortable, none of them were awful, so if you're going through any sort of digestive system tests and are nervous, email me and I'll tell you just how ok you're going to be.) and I've had my results back.

The tests I was most anxious about came back clear; a big relief.

And then my Celiac biopsy results came back.

And I don't have Celiac disease.

But I don't not have Celiac disease.

And I can't quite wrap my brain around it.

I just spent the last few months wrapping my brain around being diagnosed with an illness that I now don't have. That took a few days to process.

But before I was finished processing not having it, I went in to see my doctor who went over the results with me and showed me that while things look great, they don't look perfect, and we don't quite know what that means.

So I'll be back to see the specialist in a few months and meanwhile I'm going to stay off gluten. My best guess is that we've caught the disease in it's earliest stages (which rarely happens) and so while things are a little "off" (and my blood work points, most definitely to Celiac), nothing's damaged. So that's good.

But it's still not clear. It's not a specific, measurable, nameable answer, and it's not what I had wrapped my head around.

So I'm re-adjusting, but I don't know what to, and I won't know for several more months, if ever.

And that's a little odd.

To say the least.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

You Have No Idea How Much I Amuse Myself

I had to buy a new pot the other day and as I was leaving the store, all I could think of was all the funny jokes I could make.

Like, "Man, the pot I just bought won't fit in my bag."

Or... "I can't believe how expensive this pot was."

Heh.

Heh.

I could go on and on. Because it lasted the whole car ride home.

Heh.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

It's The Small Things


I've finally been given the O.K., nay, the encouragement(!) to go back to the gym. (And may I just mention here how much I love my physiotherapist?)

So I went yesterday, a nice easy 30 minutes on the treadmill.

And it feels good to be back.

So good.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Mmmmmmmm

I love how the sky looks at 9 pm right now. It's just so . . . wow.

And everything's all green and alive.

Spring rocks.

Monday, 4 May 2009

"It Just Felt Weird"


There was a poem I wrote years ago that I can no longer find, but I remember the feeling behind it and I remember the ending lines.

It talked about the feeling of panic from falling ("falling" in this case was the actual feeling of falling straight down into a dark hole, but was metaphorically representing change and turmoil and fear) and how when everything stops, you "realize you weren't falling at all, it just felt weird."

I kind of feel like that again right now.

Except this time I know I'm not falling, so there's no panic. But still.

There is twisting in my life. And it's not bad and I don't feel too terribly uncomfortable, but it's not comfortable either. If you've ever gotten a foot sunk in mud you know what I mean about having to pull so hard to get it out that you don't feel like you can but you have to or else you'll never get free.

And it feels weird. Because maybe the other foot's on solid ground and it's just the one that needs pulled free. Or maybe the other foot's slowly sinking too. And it's pulling and pushing all at the same time and damn does it ever take effort. Sustained effort.

And you know it's going to be ok because you've gotten out of muddy patches before, and in this case you actually walked straight into the thing, knowingly, but it's still tiring.

I'm tired. But I'm pulling. And waiting for that sudden release. You know that feeling? When you finally get your foot out and you almost fall back from the lack of resistance?

Yeah.

I'm tired, but I also know the relief I'm waiting for will come if I just keep going.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Please Visualize A Tired Smile On My Face*

The best part of getting sick is when you get to start feeling better.

Which I am doing.

Yay!

*insert here

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