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Last post from this apartment...

I’ve got permanent butterflies in my stomach now, at least until we’ve moved.I have this weird thing where when I get anxious/excited like this, my hands ache and sometimes my feet do a bit too.Not a normal ache but literally an anxious one.It’s hard to describe.Do other people get that too?I’ve asked people before but anyone I’ve asked has always said no.I guess I’m just a weird one!Pretty much ready though, just the last minute stuff to throw into boxes.James has a few chores he’s going to take care of tonight.Hard to believe that tomorrow night a lot of this stuff is going to be unpacked!I will probably stay up super duper late unpacking because I CAN’T WAIT – literally – for our new place to be all set up =)Let the fun begin!

The Old Apartment

In some ways it’s going to be hard saying goodbye to this place.We’ve made a lot of fond memories here and when there weren’t fires, alarms, domestic disputes, strange noises, hostage takings – we really did enjoy our time here. But for obvious reasons, it’s time to move on.I’ll always have a bit of a soft spot for this place, but I think ultimately I’ll feel safer and happier thinking of it as something from the past, rather than the present.I’ll miss our city view, since in our new place we won’t be as high and won’t have as much to look at.I’ll miss the pool maybe once or twice in the summer, though we never really used it that much anyway.I’ll miss seeing certain familiar faces, although we’re not moving far so there’s always the chance of seeing them again.I did enjoy this apartment.When we’d been living here about a year, I had some strange nightmares where we had moved out and I was regretting it and doing everything I could to convince the managers to let us move back in!I f…

The ___ from hell

Griping about work issues.One person being told one thing, another a completely different story.Not just low morale but no morale.Incompetent managers.Low pay.Completely devalued.They just don’t seem to get why none of us are happy.And they definitely don’t care.I’m tired of being swindled.Asking you to do work stuff on the weekend because the boss is ‘too busy’ during the week to deal with it?!Are you kidding me?!!I’ve never heard anything so ridiculous. And the weekend right before we’re moving.How’s that for timing?She’s so sick and yet she won’t stop working for more than 5 minutes.Admiral on some levels, on others just plain silly.And sad.I can’t watch it anymore.So many people piss me off, annoy me, making me feel pissy and sad and confused and frustrated and a whole slew of other things all at once.I feel like Richard Lewis, with that exasperated look on his face.“You fuckin’ idiot.”This is the ____ from hell.

Just some pics

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Maude on her first outing to the beach :) N called me up and invited me along!
I love being an aunt to this adorable gal!!
Random Vancouver pics...


Our babies!




Life in a jar

Life is so precious, so bizarre.One moment you may think there’s nothing in the world that could stop you, then poof, in an instant, it’s over.Remember those bugs I mentioned that we had in our kitchen?Not a lot but enough that I became concerned…Well James decided to trap one early on when we first started finding them, in case we ever felt it necessary to take it to the next level: extermination.(Always good to have a specimen ready to show the experts!)We never did decide it was bad enough to go that route though.Instead, I added 2 more to the jar with the one James caught.When I put the first one in, the one that had been in there on its own for almost 2 weeks (with nothing but a tiny bit of flour to munch on) immediately mounted it.I didn’t know if it was having sex with it or killing it.I thought it was dead for days afterwards but eventually I saw it moving around again.When I added the third, I presume it was the same one that mounted this one also…I would check it from time t…

Blue skies over bad lands

It’s such a beautiful day today, it feels like spring is in the air!I discovered it is going to take me approximately 15 minutes to walk to work from our new apartment.20 if I’m sauntering.Awesome!Walking home today (I left early because I started work just after 5:30 this morning - yawn!) I saw N walking Maude, my cutest-ever puppy niece!It was so cute because they were waaaay up ahead from where I was walking when I spotted them…I started walking their way to catch up and get N’s attention.Maude whipped around and when she saw me, she kept staring and then refused to move, so N turned around to see what she was looking at.And it was me!It’s like she recognized me, how cute is that?!And then she came bounding toward me with her cute little French bulldog legs!She is the sweetest thing.She brings so much joy to my life that I can’t stand going a whole week without seeing her, so it was a bonus that I happened to meet up with them!Of course, it was nice to see N as well =PWe’ll be a bl…

Psycho

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I wouldn't want to look at this shower curtain every single day, but wouldn't it be the funnest thing ever to have up during a party?!

The world is a vampire

So much going on and yet nothing.Finally!The clouds are breaking and I can see sunshine in our near future =)

James is stiiiiiill sleeping, at almost 11am…BUT he’s always complaining he’s tired so I guess he might as well get some rest.I want him to get up so we can go out though.We have some little odds and ends type chores to take care of today but I also want to make an outing of it, maybe grab a bite to eat somewhere along the way…I wish the weekend could last forever.There’s a shower curtain I want to buy off eBay but I never buy anything till I find out what the shipping costs are (learned this from experience).But the guy hasn’t written back yet and it’s been almost 2 days…What is up with that?!If you want to sell something, you should have better customer service skills than that. It takes 2 seconds to send an email.If I was an eBay seller I’d be really attentive!It also bugs me that it was my 1 yr anniversary of working at my company but my manager didn’t even acknowledge it.A…

Some things are too good to be true.

This morning I had a woman over to groom our kitty cats.2 lion’s cuts and a nail clipping.I knew pretty much as soon as she walked in the door that it probably wasn’t going to be a good experience, just by the way she talked to me and what she had with her to ‘set up.’Imagine an old, ratty anti-slip bath mat from your grandparents’ tub.She had that with her and her clippers, and a plastic Safeway bag for collecting the hair in.(Although not a lot of the hair made it into the bag...I had to get the vacuum out after she left to clean all the fur off the floor).She got ‘set up’ and asked me to come and hold Fiona while she clipped her.Which is fine when it comes to Fifi, since she’s so easy going, but I knew there was no way I could do this with Moorka.She’d tear me to shreds!As it was, Fifi was squirming midway through the haircut and it was all I could do to force her back onto the counter every time she hatched a new escape plan.The woman would sigh deeply as if annoyed each time Fifi…

Lazy Sunday

I am soooo tired.In large part because I took some cold/flu meds that knocked me out.I slept part of it off but not enough.I’m also tired because I barely slept last night due to a party that went on till after 2:30 in the morning in a suite near ours.I don’t know if they were singing karaoke or playing one of those guitar games (sorry, I’m not up on them) but it was DAMN ANNOYING.I tried really hard not to get frustrated by it because I thought about the post Trista wrote recently re: trying to have a bit of fun without the neighbours freaking out.But it was hard, let me tell you!The thing is, I completely appreciate people wanting to have their fun and there’s nothing wrong with that, but when you’re screaming out song lyrics and people a few suites over AND on a different floor can hear every word clear as a bell and it’s after midnight, it’s a bit much.A little common courtesy goes a long way!It’s one thing to tolerate it TILL midnight, which is already getting late, but after 2am…

Gawd I can't wait to get out of this hell hole...

I am sooooooooooo relieved that we found a place and will be out of this apartment in just a few more weeks.Our angry alcoholic neighbour was quiet for a short time after getting 5 complaints in one night and being threatened to get kicked out…but he’s since reverted back to his old self.I knew he’d show his true colours again eventually, it was only a matter of time. If I had a penny for each time I’ve heard him say the F word in just the past 2 days, I’d be rich.It angers me when I keep hearing aggressive talk over and over.I’m feeling fine, happy, going about my business but subliminally I’m being told I should feel anger and hatred for the world.When it’s all you hear, you start taking it on yourself.And I don’t want to be doing that.I am so sick and tired of him.I’m putting in another complaint about him, so chances are he’ll be kicked out.I’m just going to explain that while it’s fine for us since we’re leaving soon (and mentioning that he’s one of the main reasons I wanted to g…

B-day Recap

I had a great birthday.My mom came over and we went to Subeez for brunch, after having a few mimosas at the hotel.Then we had another mimosa before heading to the Spa at the Century, where I had a pedicure with paraffin.It was soooo relaxing!
After the spa treatment, my mom and I headed to the lounge at the Bayshore, where we were able to get a corner couch area.We had drinks and snacks and eventually James, M & N joined us.We ate and drank and chatted the night away.I had quite a few drinks – a Metropolitan, 2 Emerald City’s, a spicy Bloody Mary, and a B-52 shooter.We tried to order Bicardi 151 but they were out…We were there so long that eventually the waiter came with a full plate of different desserts – on the house, as a birthday gift!There was coffee crème brulee, chocolate fudge cake and a strawberry cheesecake.It was soooo good and so nice of them to do that!For my b-day I got: money, a new purse, flowers, socks, pj's, 2 necklaces, an outfit, a gift certificate to Cloud…

It was meant to be

For once I don’t have the Sunday night blues – because it doesn’t feel like Sunday to me.I’m taking Mon-Wed off this week and I am sooooo happy for the break.On Friday night I got back from spending a few days in Nanaimo, and James got back from his trip to San Jose.We were so happy to finally be together again…and what a bonus that we had LOST to watch =)It was amazing as always.We can’t wait till the next episode, which we get to watch on a big screen tv thanks to the invite we got to watch it with some friends!We had inquired about suites at an apartment building in CoalHarbour a few weeks ago but figured it was completely out of our league.Two bedroom suites were going at a minimum of $2500 per month, obviously waaaaaay beyond our means!But we left our contact info and said we’d be willing to pay in a particular range (much, much lower than a 2 bedroom suite).We pretty much forgot about it after we left, figuring nothing would ever come up in our price range.But while we were away…