Friday, October 24, 2008

A quiz or cement shoes. take your pick.

I think when Megan punched me that means that I'm supposed to do this quiz. But it's so hard to keep up with the young folk and their techno babble these days. It could also have meant that I was supposed to meet her down at the docks and that I was responsible for bringing the cement shoes.

5 things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. Getting drunk on weeknights, skipping classes, crushing on hipster doofuses. Generally being a second year university student.
2. Working in the paint department of ye olde home improvement store.
3. Rocking the school girl mini, grandpa plaid top, converse sneakers "style".
4. Avoiding picking a major.
5. Choreographing elaborate dances to the musical genius of Aqua, the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys. (you got a problem with that?)

5 things on my to do list today:
1. Clean the bathroom.
2. Admire new curtains.
3. Practice piano.
4. Organize bedroom closet.
5. Cook real food for dinner.

5 snacks that I love:
1. yogurt covered raisins
2. Nachos with sour cream
3. Ambrosia or Honey Crisp apples
4. those sweet and salty granola bars
5. ripple chips with dip

5 things I would do if I was a millionaire :
1. Pay off mortgage.
2. Buy a Toyota Prius.
3. Take month-long vacation in Greece.
4. Buy something designer
5. Lose 50 pounds (I'm sure it's easier when you're wealthy...right?)

5 places I've lived:
1. The wee house in Mountview
2. The Crowded House in Dalhousie
3. Bangkok, Oriental setting where the city don't know what the city is getting
4. Chez Chapmaneroniopolous in Bridgeland
5. The new wee house in Tuxedo

5 jobs I've had:
1. Box Office Bitch for local pro theatre company
2. Communications Assistant (i.e. proof this document for me English Speaker!) at education-based NGO in Southeast Asia
3. Box office, communications, office management, a little dash of everything for local theatre company
4. The job for the awful company working for that awful bitch whose name shall not be revealed but ultimately ended a 5 year stint of working in the arts (that's some serious awful)
5. Communications Coordinator for a health services non-profit organization

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Highlights and Lowlights

There is nothing so satisfying as a vacation. But, as with all vacations, there are always ups and downs. And so here you will find a selection of highlights and lowlights of my recent vacation.


1. Disneyland on my birthday! I got to wear a special Happy Birthday button which meant that every Disney employee within a 10 foot radius was required to wish me happy birthday. I thought it would start to irritate me, but it didn't. I even got birthday wishes from 2 of 3 fairy godmothers in the parade!

2. California Screamin. I'm usually just so-so on rollercoasters but this one is awesome. I enjoyed it several times.

3. Photos with characters. Last time we went to Disneyland we had to chase those damn characters down and barely got any pictures. This time I got Micky and Minnie, Mary Poppins, one of the chipmunks, the Beast and Winnie the Pooh!

4. Feeling thin! If you want to feel thin and beautiful, Disney is the place for you! I have never in my life seen so many overweight people in one place. This one could actually go under lowlights as well because it was kind of sad.

5. Outlet Mall shopping. God Bless America and it's conspicuous consumerism. Bath and Bodyworks products to last a lifetime? Bring it on! Three designer (well, if you consider Tommy a "designer") sweaters for under a hundred bucks? Yes please! A satisfying day of shopping indeed!

6. All the Mexican food a girl could want. With the lack of any decent Mexican restaurant in Calgary I was worried that my Mexican palate would be stunted. Thank you San Diego for reawakening my taste buds to the joys of Mexican cuisine.

7. Splash Mountain. Sure we were wet, cold, angry, and had a definite funk to us...but those are memories that last a lifetime.


1. Random hip pain. How old was I turning again? Surely not old enough to be experiencing random hip pain.

2. L.A. - what a gross, gross city. or perhaps just poorly planned thus stranding us in a gross, gross part of the city. But even the "nice" parts we saw from the bus...not so nice. It is unclear to me why people would choose to live in Beverly Hills.

3. A surprise trip to Lady Mountain.

4. Splash Mountain. Come on! We were wet, cold, and angry. Nobody likes wet panties!! Plus there was that suspicious rash that developed...