Tuesday, January 24, 2006

You can't always get what you want


I'm not really thrilled with the election results. While I thought we needed a change of leadership, Steven wasn't what I was really hoping for. Since it's a minority government, I can only hope that he won't be able to shimmy himself too far up Bush's ass or start quoting scripture in the House of Commons.

Based on the election results, there appear to be a whole lot of homophobic, bible-thumping Philistines in rural Canada (and especially in Alberta, but we already knew that).

At this point, I'm really glad I'm back in the city.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Love Lost

Compared to other Canadians, I'm not the biggest hockey fan going. But, I've loved Mark Messier for quite a while, in much the same way as I love Owen.

In fact, I had briefly considered marrying Mark, but decided not to for a few reasons:
  1. He's never met me.
  2. He's never proposed.
  3. I worried that his insurance premiums would be outrageous because hockey is something of a violent and risky sport, and also because his LDL cholesterol readings must be through the roof, what with all the Lay's potato chips he consumes.
  4. I was already married to Arthur.

I know. I know. I should have looked past these things. It broke my heart to make the decision.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

I love stupid videos

Heh. Heh. Heh. This is pretty funny.

Amateur Stuntman
Watch it now on StupidVideos!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Hell in a HandBasket

Good grief.

I can't believe the Conservatives are ahead in the polls. Sure, the Liberals suck rocks, but the "Reform Party with a comfortable new name" winning a majority scares the piss right out of me. See? I've left a spot on my seat!

Want to make a similar stain? Read this.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Things Better Not Said Aloud

On Wednesday morning, while having coffee with my colleagues, I lamented about how I was running out of work to do. I shouldn't have said it out loud because now, on Friday, I'm absolutely swamped.

Lesson learned.

What's ok to mentally note is not ok to verbalize. I've angered the work gods. This will not end well.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Mixed Signals

Benjy: "I miss Sweetie*. I hope she likes living at Gramma's for a while."
Trillian: "Me too."
B (smiling): "Remember that time we watched Sweetie open the pudding cup all by herself and eat it? She got so messy! You had to give her a bath. That was Sweetie's first bath!"
T: "Hmmm. I don't remember that. Are you sure that happened?**"
B: "Yeah."
T: "Are you sure it wasn't Daddy?"
B: "No! It was Sweetie! I remember the fur!"
Frankie (groaning): "Oh my God! How do you function?"

*Sweetie is our cat.
**This is not as strange a question as you might think. Benjy has vivid dream recall. Sometimes she confuses her dreams with reality.

We're Officially Homeless

We moved out of our house yesterday. :(

We decided not to build because we would be homeless for 5 months, so we bought a beautiful home closer to my office. Unfortunately, we won't be moving in for 2 1/2 weeks.

In the mean time, we are renting a lovely cottage about an hour from my office and about 1/2 hour from the kid's school.

It wasn't hard leaving the house - we did it so quickly that we didn't have time to think about it. I'm thinking about it today, however. Someone else is moving into my house today. A house I chose and had built to my specifications. Someone will be changing things that I specifically picked out. Someone will be painting over colours I painstakingly selected. :(

[Sigh] On the other side of the coin, I'll be doing the same thing to someone else in a couple of weeks. :)