Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My uncle died today...my grandma went over to have lunch with him, and found him dead at his home.

So it was after work, and im feeling a little blah; but I was hungry and wasnt sure what I wanted. So i got out of my car, and walked...and picked up whatever looked appetizing, and consoling...

No matter what you feel, or what youve heard - what ever kind of cravings you are having....please take my advice....

Spicy Crispy Salmon Sushi rolls....and poutine, is NOT a good dinner combination

RIP Uncle Nick!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Notable Notables...

Random bits.

1. I hate my lulu lemon pants (and I looked, they're Dance Pants)

2. Its been almost 8 months since I started blogging again - and have definitely proven that I am back to stay. There's no reason that I shouldnt be back on everyone's blogroll again. (I think i am, but just saying...)

3. Now that im back into kickboxing, I find myself constantly humming "Eye of the Tiger"...and feel like I should get a tattoo that says "Have the guts, got the glory". I wont - but im sure you can appreciate my standpoint.

4. Another one of my Exes has been in constant contact with me, and confessed that while hes not in love with me anymore (and me not in love either), that he still loves me, and that a peice of himself was gone the day that we split. Almost 2 years later....we're becoming fast friends, and thats it. Neither is looking to rekindle, but its just nice to know what hes up to. Im not being skeptical - but I am being careful. I know what he's capable of.

5. For the first time ever, I decided on a Christmas tree. my mom gave me a prefrosted, prelit fake thing that she usually keeps in her bedroom. I took it out of the case, and got one touch of the prefrosted leaves, gagged, and immediately put it away. I havent been in the christmasy music spririt, but definitely in the christmas MOVIE spirit.

6. Kickboxing is going very well. I hated my trainer so bad yesterday, she pushed us so hard, that I wanted to throw up. But, when i asked her about the speed ropes we use, she gave me one, and all was forgiven.

7. im behind on my christmas shopping. Usually im done by now. and while im done ALMOST everyone, im not done and its unsettling. Ugh...i need to make a list.

Friday, November 19, 2010


Oh. My. God.

I went to see Harry potter last night....well, this morning at 12:01am. I woke up for work thursday at 6:30, and had a not TOO crazy day at work - the first semi quiet day in 2 weeks - and then drove to Mississauga for 7:30, where we proceeded to have dinner and then wait in line for 3 hours to get good seats...and they were PRIME.

You know what the best thing about opening night for a movie this huge? No ones annoying. No one talks. No one says a word. Its so quiet, and amazing.

This movie was everything I wanted it to be. It was happy, and hilarious, and heartbreaking, and nail biting....it ended on a perfect note, and I cant wait for part 2 - which I imagine will be the most anticipated movie of all time.

If you are planning on going - I recommend it. It was absolutely amazing. Potterlicious. lol

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

i did it...

...I bought pants from Lulu Lemon...blah.

I needed pants for kickboxing...and these are the best ones I found. They have a tie on the waist and they dont slide when I skip. YIPPEE...

AND...when I went into the store, and tried on one size...the lady was like "Those are much too big, let me get you a smaller size."

YAY to kickboxing, and smaller pants. LOL

Saturday, November 13, 2010

TGIF. Seriously

this week has been VICIOUS.

no word from the dude...its over. Moving on.

2 of my clients were arrested in the last 24 hours and i spent 6 hours at work today (on my day off, and cant get overtime).

But with all the shit this week, one good thing has come from it. I LOVE kickboxing. its been really good to help get the stress out - turns out that punching and kicking for an hour has been fantastic - helped me sleep better, and im much less stressed at work, and about life in general. The FIRST day....skipping for 15 minutes, 400 crunches, 200 squats, and 200 reverse lunges plus 35 minutes of bag work almost killed me. i didnt bring enough water, but im not in as bad shape as I thought i was...but i did learn that i need tighter yoga pants. By day 2, i was doing much better, and tomorrow is day 4. i'll be even better. My skipping coordination is shit...and i think that i whipped my arm with the skipping rope only 15 times today, instead of 50 like i did the first day.

Ive been everyday, and not eaten any carbs this week. Done so well that I treated myself to some ice cream tonight. and felt really good about my decision to do so.

Other than that, when i was holding the bag today in the circuit, my trainer kicked so hard and just the right spot that she got my finger, and she thought she broke me for sure. But my bones have been through worse than that, and are fairly resiliant. So i bounced right back...got to wear the pink boxing gloves, and ran home from the gym. Go me!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Im an idiot - AKA, I hate my phone.

So i blew it with the new guy...

long story short - my phone's a peice of shit, and sent text messages to everyone that I had texted in the last 24 hours, that SEEMED like i could be crazy if they were received by someone other than who they were intended for....these were sent to about 6 people out of my phone directory who I had been texting over the last 24 hours, including the new guy. HOWEVER, my one saving grace is that one of the texts out of 3 that was sent to everyone had her name in one of the texts....but still nothing

THEN i went to work and was laughing with my coworker about how he probably thinks im nuts, and I got another text from someone else, and when i replied, I watched it send and it said "Sending New Guy"....and my jaw hit the floor, and my face went so red that my coworker said that I looked like I was about to cry, and that she thought i got a message that said someone died.

it seems pretty unbelieveable I suppose and my coworker said that shed NEVER have believed it if she hadnt seen it herself - but for sure to never text again becuase he probably thinks im insane at this point.

I do have to say that everyone that I have talked to about this has been incredibly great and supportive - it just sucks, and I know that I have to leave it now and never contact him again...i just hate that its becuase of my phone and there's no way to fix it, or explain it.

But let me ask one thing - for those of you who have read this blog for years...WHY IS THERE ALWAYS SO MUCH DRAMA HERE?

I totally need to change the title of this blog - Dramarama, or A day in the life of a Drama Queen - but the thing is, i dont go looking for it - it finds me, and im sick of it. LOL

SO, because of this, I decided to get up this morning and go back to kickboxing. I needed to do something for myself to clear my head...and skipping, push ups, sit ups, squats, kicking and punching a bag for an hour - is a GREAT way to clear your head. Trust me. Its been a while since ive been, so I dont know how im going to feel tomorrow, all I know is that i'm going to sleep great and get up and go again in the morning. Its an amazing feeling to get all of the stress out. Ive put my goal list on hold for too long, and its about time that I said "fuck it" and did something for myself. So for now, kickboxing is it.

AND I started no carbs etc again...day 3 - feeling great. And the wretched headaches are gone already.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Back from all that is Hogwarts.

Ok - so i disappeared for a couple of weeks - with good reason. It was my birthday yesterday (GAH...33!!!), and my entire family went on vacation to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I know. Utter nerds.

If you like Harry Potter - it was unreal. Truly amazing. The castle ride - was so incredible....it took 20 mintues of constant walking to get from the main door to the ride itself - and you walked through the entire castle. Through the greenhouses in herbology, and Dumbledore's office, the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, etc....not to mention they had walls of talking pictures, and props from the movie. VERY exciting. And the ride was like a quasi roller coaster, with 4 chairs side by side on an arm that put you in front of a green screen, and spun you upside down, and sideways according to what you were seeing.

My neice was terrified of this ride, because aside from the green screen, it pulled you out of that, and real animatronic dementors and spiders flew at you (she was afraid of the spiders - that were half the size of my car).

Anyway - she braved this ride again on the last day there - and we went one last time before we left the park for good.....and it broke down, while we were on it. Dangling face first over the green screen....and then they had to turn all the lights on while we were on the ride - 50 feet over the floor, dangling...and seeing all of the wires, and claws, and metal beams that kept it in place....She cried, and asked several times to get off - I did feel bad for her since she was so afraid of it prior to that - but she seemed to be ok.

When we got off the ride - they were giving out the pictures for free (the ones they take mid ride) to all of the people who were stuck on it. I looked wildly unimpressed, and my neice had this sheer look of terror on her face. We decided against getting the picture.

However - I did take many of my own - which i'll post soon.

For those of you who are curious - butter beer is a combination of rootbeer and butterscotch REVOLTING...and pumpkin juice is even worse than that.