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Happy Halloween!

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I hope your night is delightfully frightful!

A Halloween Questionnaire Made by KS

1. If you could go for lunch with a deceased, famous person, who would you go for lunch with?
I honestly have no idea…

2. Name some of the Halloween costumes you wore throughout your childhood.
I went as Bob Dog from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, a punk rocker complete with spray-on fluorescent pink hair, Strawberry Shortcake, an old man and a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball player.

3. What is the most eccentric thing you've worn on a day other than Halloween?A vintage black velvet poodle-type skirt with a hand-painted pattern on it, coupled with a white vintage angora sweater.

4. Do you believe in ghosts?Yes…I think so.

5. If you were reincarnated, what kind of life / persona would you want to assume? [eg: someone of the opposite sex, a scientist, a famous painter, etc.] In other words, if you could be anyone, who would you be?I wouldn’t mind being a famous painter, or famous writer…But if I was going to be something completely different (not human) maybe I’d come back as a dog belonging to a…

Just rockin' out on the Sunday Blues

It’s almost 11:30pm, I have to be up just after 6 but I don’t feel like sleeping.I hate the Sunday night blues!At least next weekend we gain an hour with daylight savings.Mind you, I’d prefer to lose an hour and have it be light till later…I’m not looking forward to winter really settling in.We had a fun and very social weekend.Tonight we had some friends over for dinner.We made veggie tacos and had apple pie for dessert.Seemed well received.Those two are a riot!Super nice guys and really easy to get along with.They’re fun to be around.I’m pretty happy right now.I was feeling all ‘ho hum’ about it being Monday tomorrow so I watched the slideshow of James and myself that my bro and his girlfriend made us for our pre-wedding bash.It’s seriously one of the nicest things EVER and I absolutely love it.If I’m ever feeling low I can just put that on and feel worlds better.It really is amazing the power it has over me!I just find it so heart warming, to see all the ‘then’ pictures mixed in wi…

Lotsa stuff going on, keeps life interesting

Today we helped M&N with their garage – or should I say courtyard – sale.They move into their condo together in 2 weeks.I’m so happy they’re moving in together!I think my brother and her are perfect together.James and I had a special coffee (coffee with Bailey’s) before we left, then had 2 coffees with whiskey while we were there (hey, we had to stay warm – it was freezing standing outside for almost 4 hours!)…then we went out for lunch and had beer.Ugh.I’m not used to drinking that much!It might not seem like a lot but for me it is, especially when I haven’t eaten much.The sale went well, and we met some interesting people from the neighbourhood.And I fed a squirrel, which was really cute.Now we’re about to head out on the town with P&H.Should be fun times!And we’re having some friends from the building over for dinner tomorrow night.We’re not used to socializing THIS much.Should I jump on the Facebook bandwagon?I’m not sure if I should…on the one hand it’d be interesting to …

Me and my girls

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I'm all about the pictures today!Fifi in the Looking Glass! She loves to sit on the other side of the curtains and stare out at the world.

Moorka finds it all rather shocking...:)

We got these funky wall decal things from IKEA and this is the pattern we came up with for it. I'm not totally sold on it yet, I might rearrange it...but I'm not sure yet...Think I should change it, or does it look ok as is? It came with one more large stem and flower and a bunch of little things, but we put that up on another wall...

A Taste of Fall

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I had to go run a few errands on my break today. It's quite sunny out today so I decided to take our camera along and snap a few photos of Fall. If you don't like trees and fall leaves, this post is not for you!






Alterations

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To say the least

1. I feel like doing something yet nothing really comes to mind.I want to just veg even though I know my time would be better spent doing something more productive than just plugging myself in.2. I thought I’d missed gourd season but not so…on our way to my aunt and uncle’s for dinner last night, we stopped by the Lonsdale Quay Market in North Van and I hit the jackpot.3. I don’t enjoy listening to other people’s sex lives.Our next door neighbour only has sex on Saturdays and I’d say it happens about once a month or so, probably less.It’s a different female voice each time, which I find quite sad.I don’t enjoy listening to it, it makes me feel uncomfortable and resentful.Not resentful because I wish it was me (I’m quite satisfied with my sex life, thank you very much!) but resentful because it always takes place around 4-4:30 in the morning (hmm, interestingly coinciding with the time the clubs are closed) and it wakes me up and I end up having an exhausted Sunday because I feel compe…

As technology advances, my creativity becomes stifled

I was about 11 years old when my parents bought our first computer.Don’t ask me the make of it because I’ve never been one to pay much attention to such things.What I do know is that there wasn’t much on it.The screen was always black and when you typed, the letters were a yellow colour.The only program on the computer was some sort of variation of Microsoft Word, only an extremely simplified version.There was literally nothing else on the computer.I used to go through the Word-type program’s tutorial ‘for fun’ because there was no such thing as a computer game (well, not on our computer at least).What we had all seemed state of the art at the time.Oh and did I mention we did not have internet access?Am I dating myself yet?!Despite not having much of anything to speak of on the computer, I found I was much more creative when all I had to choose from was a creative writing tool.I couldn’t become distracted by web surfing, checking the news, reading blogs or playing games.I had no choic…

Machine Punch Through

A few weeks back we went and saw David Usher at the Commodore Ballroom.His performance was so incredible, I’ve decided he’s my second favourite artist, after Matthew Good.I don’t tend to compare artists because they’re all unique and have their own amazing talents in different ways.Matthew Good’s voice is incredible and I don’t think any other voice could ever quite out-do his for me.I enjoy the uniqueness of David Usher’s voice too though, and perhaps sometimes his lyrics are more thought provoking for me, sometimes maybe in a more positive way than Matthew Good’s.Although, again, it’s difficult to compare any artist, and they’re both fantastic at what they do.But we’re discussing David Usher here…and he was AMAZING.He was obviously there promoting his new album, Strange Birds…We hadn’t heard it yet (although we purchased it at the concert) so we were a bit concerned that the night was going to be filled with listening to songs we didn’t know.Not so, however.The concert was incredib…

Last night I finally learned how to see those Magic Eye pictures!

So I didn’t get the job. BUTI honestly don’t feel the least bit bad about it.If anything, I feel relieved.It would have been a bit more money but not much, in fact I probably wouldn’t really notice it on my paycheque, so it’s not like I have to kick myself because I could have been making double or something.There were way more cons about the job than pros.Even though I’d thought it would put me closer to the field of Criminology, it wouldn’t really – not after hearing what the job entailed during the interview.It was going to mainly be data entry and similar stuff to what I’m doing now.Only in this place I’d have no windows, construction around me for god knows how long, more stress, and a job where I never know what I’m going to have to do from one day to the next because the organization is in total chaos apparently.I’m starting to think my current job isn’t so bad, really!The woman told me that I was over-qualified and that they’ve decided that because the job is going to be so b…

Contact routine gone wrong...and other stories

I have a routine with my contacts each day.In the morning when I’m putting my contacts in, I use an all-in-one no rub solution just to ensure there isn’t anything on the contacts before I put them in.At night I use a peroxide based solution that disinfects them overnight.It says right on the bottle that you can’t wear the lenses for at least 6 hours after putting them into the solution.Can you see where I’m going with this yet?This morning I grabbed the wrong bottle, and despite that the peroxide based bottle has a red tip for the purpose of reminding you not to use it for putting contacts in, I did just that.Even upon doing it I didn’t realize what I’d done.But let me tell you, it hurt like a sonofagun!It began burning into my eye immediately and I felt as though my eye was going to shrivel right up from the pain.My eye’s reaction was to seize up and refuse to open, but I knew I had to get the lens out so I finally managed to force it open long enough to remove it.Soon enough I reali…

50 Things

I tag everyone who reads this to do the same!!

WRITE EXACTLY WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND, AND DON'T CHANGE IT.
1. My last relationship = doesn’t matter – it’s my current (and life long) one that means everything!
2. I am listening to = Wayne Cox give the weather report on the tv.
3. Maybe I should = Maybe I shouldn’t.
5. Chocolate is = Delicious and desired.
6. I don't understand = Why I haven’t found my calling in life yet.
7. I have lost my respect for = My ex manager.
8. I last ate = Welsh Currant Cakes.
9. The meaning of my display name = Exactly what it sounds like.
11. Someday = I will figure things out.
12. I will always remember = The love James and I shared during our wedding ceremony.
13. Love = Everything.
14. My MySpace is = Non-existent.
15. Today = For the most part, forgettable.
16. Tomorrow = Is a whole new day, with no mistakes in it (yet).
17. I get annoyed = By quite a few things…
18. Parties = Good times.
20. Simple kisses = Security, Love, Devotion.
21. Today was = Meh.
22. I w…

A Bit of the Blues

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I wish finding my career path and feeling positive and excited about it was an easier venture. I wonder why it is that some people just know what they love and love what they do. It’s not that I want an easy way out – I’m willing to work hard for what I want. But I just don’t have a clue what that want is!

I had an interview today and I have no idea how to feel about it. While I felt I was in a good position going into it, given that the person doing the hiring sought me out based on a resume she had of mine on hand from over a year ago, I’m not entirely sure how the actual interview went. It could have gone smoother. And I found out she’s interviewing a number of other people, so who knows what kinds of skill sets they might bring to the table. As well, the organization, while of interest to me, sounds in some ways like it’s even more chaotic than where I’m at now.

So the way I’m looking at it is, if it works out, great, it’s an opportunity I’d like to explore. But if not, I’m …

Nothing to talk about

Office politics suck.

I’m tired but there’s never any time to properly sleep.

James is in San Jose this week.

I got some new clothes yesterday and I’m pretty excited about what I got. Lots of sales, great value for everything I got. Once and for all I am cleaning out my closet and getting rid of stuff I never wear. Enough with attaching sentimental value to everything I own!

I need to downsize in a lot of ways actually.

Even though my job is pissing me off, there’s enough going on beyond it that I’m not overly bothered. At the moment, life is fairly interesting.

I can almost see the forest!

This morning I got a phone call from an organization that works in the field of alternative dispute resolution. Anyone who knows me knows that restorative justice was my main passion throughout my Criminology degree program. It’s what I’ve always wanted to get involved with more actively, but something that’s generally hard to get a paid position doing.

I had applied for an admin position with this particular organization over a year ago. The woman doing the hiring told me she would have given me the job but turned me down because they needed someone long term for a part time position, whereas I was looking for full time. I had meant to keep in touch with her as a contact into the world of rj, but sheepishly I admit I did not maintain that contact as I had planned. But lo and behold, she kept me on file and called this morning to let me know that a few positions are likely to be opening up in the near future and she wanted to give me the heads up to apply.

I am ecstatic, and left s…

James loves me so much he's not bugging at me for playing NKOTB! Now THAT is LOVE!

I’m feeling horribly miserable tonight, so much so that I’m even getting on my own last good nerve. Nah, it’s not that bad. I actually felt worse earlier. James has been really sweet and has given me lots of loving attention, making every effort to cheer me up. While he can’t fix my current situation, he is definitely a major source of light in my life. I know I’m lucky to have him!

I ate scalloped potatoes for supper and came to realize that they’re a great source of comfort when feeling down! I love comfort foods, and times when it feels right to enjoy them.

It’s pouring rain and gets dark too early now and I’m not happy that it’s fall. I’m already sick of wearing my jacket and having to go around with the hem of my pants soaking wet from the rain. Did I mention these days that I’m using a busted umbrella? Classy, I know.

Yes, yes, woe is me. I know, I know, cry you a river and you’ll build me a dam!

Anyway, it’s work that’s getting to me. They’ve approached looking for a rep…