Thursday, June 14, 2012

Whats so great about summer anyway....

WOW. it has been a BANANAS time for me since the last post - with lots of drama, lots of work, and the beginning of a much needed vacation.

I started my vacation last Thursday and am off until July. Sweet lazy bliss.  So far, ive not done a whole lot.  I bought a new book to read....went to Canada's wonderland - and let me say that the new ride kicks some serious thrill seeking ass. And YES - i actually found Canada's Wonderland and didnt get lost!!!

I also bought a book today called 3 fat chicks on a diet. Not that im overly fat or anything - but I figured that someone i know might find it a few years back - her and another friend started a blog about weight loss....I tried to find that blog tonight, but havent been successful. The book was withdrawn from the library, and on sale for a dollar. So i snatched it up, and started to read. Its strikingly similar to the blog that was previously mentioned above, and i wondered if the authors had run across it before their book was written.....

Anyway - my advice - and let it be patent here first. Trade marked and all of that nonsense for my brilliant words to be broadcast to the rest of the globe. you want some diet advice? if you want to lose weight - lose the excuses first. Get to the gym and eat healthy. the weight will fall off. The only thing standing in your you.

Anyway - i was going to travel to Alaska on my lovely holiday, but alaska was 4000 for 6 days. So guess who isnt going to Alaska? I might not end up going anywhere. I might end up laying at the pool for the next 19 days. Fine by me. its gorgeous outside right now.i have new books to read. LOL

the one thing i am doing while im off, is looking - seriously looking - for a new job. im just about done at my place, and cant bear any more drama. I also have decided that i want a pet, (preferrably of the barking species), which isnt easy when you have shift work.

My new job search is entitled "Project 9-5 Dog"

Im applying for everything - teaching, education and counselling. Im sparing no expense in the resume submission department. So if you hear of any good ones - let me know! Id appreciate it.

I hope that all of you are doing well and getting ready for the HOTNESS that is July. Thats why i took june off - all those pesky kids are still in school. LOL!!! And the july long weekend will be the grand finale of a month long break! Wicked. here i come Canada Day :)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The bucket parts

over the last 6 weeks, ive been thinking a lot about my life, and things that im doing and things i want to be doing..and have decided that i need to compile a list of things that i'd like to do before i kick it. (as has been all the rage lately).

off the top of my head...i want to do the following things.

1. write a book (ive written several actually, but they're in boxes in my parents basement - so maybe start sending them out...just incase - AND a friend who works in mental health, asked me to coauthor something she's working this one might be done before 2014).

2. be bold...almost daily. If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.

3. get back to my original hair color (which i think is posted here like..7 years ago in a a half blond)

4. really lose those last few pounds that i always seem to put off becuase chocolate/thai food/sushi/pizza/etc tastes so delicious

5. read one book a month (i read all three hunger games in 3 days - no problem)

6. take a serious vacation by myself - location to be determined

7. travel outside of north america

8. stop taking myself, life and my job so seriously and relax more often - going on vacation with a book on incest/victims bill of rights/suicide/addiction/etc...isnt really a vacation.

9. take comfort in small things

10. learn to write with my left hand

11. become FLUENT (not just functional) in french and italian. - this one is currently in the works :)

.....i need to work on this - but its a good start so far.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ive tried to write this post like 10 times now...and no matter how fun, or apologetic (for the business) I try to make it, the post always comes back to the same thing....

someone that ive been hanging out with since the end of last year, who was sort of important to me tried to commit suicide last week and I dont know how to process it, or what to feel about it - I mean sure, im heartbroken and devastated....

but other than that...i dont quite know what to do or think....Im just trying to be there I guess....

Friday, January 27, 2012

Ill fated adventures at the asian market: Part 2

So last night, I decided to go to my favorite place for Assorted Guts - T&T, the Asian grocery store, that I have certainly blogged about before.

It was just Chinese New Year on the 23rd, and so i figured i'd go hit up some of the after sales - i like red, and its the year of the dragon - which my Chinese client ASSURED me that it would also be a prosperous year for the snake (me).

Instead of buying fun and festive, I bought food. My favorite spicy noodles, sushi, and thai shrimp crackers for my neices who love them. But - when you have those, you need the delish peanut sauce to go with them. Having a hard time finding it, I stopped the nearest person who worked there and the conversation is as follows:

Me: Do you have peanut sauce
He:(in the thickest accent possible) Peanisauce...
Me: yea, peaNUT (with the emphasis on NUT because you never know what other cultures might find delicious - no pun intended)
He: Ohhhh Penis - here.

he walks, I follow. He stops, I stop.

He: Penisauce....Frozen?
Me: yes, PeaNUT - its frozen?

He turns towards the soy sauce scans the shelves and looks at me

Me: PeaNUT - like peanut butter?
He: Yes. Penis. I never hear before.

And he proceeds to walk me to the aisle with all of the sauces, and says "Penis. I never hear before. bye bye now"


Saturday, January 07, 2012

Sigh. Im dumber than i thought..... LSAT marks came in on Thursday.

So much for law school.

The test is ranked and scored between 120 -180 points. You have to get 160 to be competative in applying to law schools.

I got 140. Not a great score, but not the worst score either. And as you all know, I didnt want to really be a lawyer, I just wanted an option. I kind of felt like this was it. Turns out i was wrong. But Im happier not applying to law school. I'd rather save 100K then spend it on something i wasnt sure I wanted anyway.

But what REALLY upset me was not only did I not do well on the test. I got in the LOWEST 10th percentile of all test takers. 90% of the people who wrote that test did better than I did....Stupid bell curve.

its a universal test - and 50 million people could have written it on Dec. 3. 100 million could have written it. I dont know. Every test center in Ontario was full except Windsor, and Thunder Bay, which is why i went to buffalo.

Oh well - my personal policy is to be miserable, and feel sorry for myself about things like this for 48 hours tops. And that 48 hours is over.

Moving on to bigger and better (and less expensive) things.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Phone apps and the friendships they destroy...

As you all know I upgraded my dinosaur phone in August and got an iPhone. Just last week I got an email from a friend suggesting I download "Words with Friends" onto my phone so me and him could play back and forth. It was the first app I ever got.

I don't like to pat myself on the back - but I'm smart. I know a lot of words and have a broad vocabulary and therefore proceed to DESTROY my friend each game by over 100 points.

This current game I hit a triple word score in the middle of a word with a letter that I added to ANOTHER word - and got TWS for both words (and used a Q). 122 points - thank you very much. He accused me of cheating. How insulting. if I was making words that you'd need to pull out the dictionary for - then accuse me of cheating. but words like "togas, scab (a word that got me like 40 points alone on a TWS), chums, can i cheat? arent those everyday sort of words?

My first word of the game was ozone - and it got me like 55 points. or something like that...

Heres some advise - if youre a competative SORE loser who cant handle being beaten by a girl with a much larger vocabulary than your own. Dont accuse her of cheating just cause you SUCK.