Friday, June 27, 2008

20 questions....(actually, 14. I counted.)

From Heather

If you went to the bank right now, how much money could you get out in cash?
Nothing. I immediately transfer anything into my bank account over to Keith's and we spend it together.
What was the last piece of fruit you ate?
I "stole" from a bowl some strawberries that Keith's mom was hulling. Yummy!
Did you think sex was over-rated after your first attempt?
Oh, hell yeah. I don't even remember the guy's name.
Someone just handed you $1000 to spend within 24 hours, what are you going to do with it?
Probably go out for some lavish date with Keith, get Molly fixed, and then pay some of my debt off with the rest. Having debt terrifies me so much. Whats even more terrifying is that I can't do anything about it just yet.
What's for dinner tonight?
Dinner was sausages in buns and rice with green beans and pieces of steak mixed in. I just had a sausage.
What are you really great at doing?
Keith says I'm really great at 'loving him'....but I'm not sure that counts - so typing I guess? (how sad is that?) Oh! and reading.
What is your greatest childhood memory?
I can't really remember my childhood that clearly, actually. Most of my memories all stem from about the age of 13 or so.
What is your worst childhood memory?
Again, can't remember.
What was the name of the first person you ever kissed (first name only)?
His name was Tyson and it was at co-ed camp the summer I was 13. It was a dare and since I didn't know what the hell to do, I just copied him - tongue and all. It was so sloppy!
What is the most amount of money you've ever spent on one item and what was it?
That would either be drugs or rent. Woot, such a sad life.
What constitutes the best day of your life thus far?
When Keith admitted that he wanted our relationship ending up in kids/marriage. I remember it so clearly - It was in February and we were both in the kitchen making a frozen pizza and he went to say something but then stopped and blushed - I asked him what he was going to say and he blushed some more and then said that he knew where he wanted our relationship to go - and then he muttered "kids and marriage". I was so blown away.
What random question have you been pondering lately?
Who put that hill here?
Who is your favourite relative?
If I had to choose it would probably be my dad or my sister, but only if my sister and I are alone and it's been a couple of days (she's always angry the first few days I visit).
What are you planning for the rest of your day today?
Mmm, since it's just after midnight, we're drinking and then falling asleep. Then its Saturday and I usually get a break from taking the dog out, and then its a slow, long, lazy sleep-in with lots of cuddling. I love Saturday mornings.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Back in the city!

Hey guys.

What to say? Visit home went about expected - good, slightly awkward. Of course. Cabaret was so good. Except for the dancing Hitler-themed dreams it inspired later that night. This would be about the point I bombard you with pictures, but they're all still on the camera.

11 days until we officially move in together - and it just so happens that Canada Day is one of my favourite (if not the favourite) holidays. I always celebrate it by getting, uh, otherwise altered and going downtown for the fireworks show. I can't wait to spend our first day as a live-in couple and our first Canada Day together. Woop!

Speaking of spending time together - Keith and I are about due for a date night. Our last one was just after Belleville! I'm thinking either dinner and a movie, or grab a quick bite and go to a Comedy Club for some pitchers and a few laughs. Which one would you choose? I wanna know!

Friday, June 13, 2008

fridayfive #4

It's time for the fridayfive!
Who gave you your last balloon, and what was the occasion?
Keith gave me my last balloon, and there wasn't really an occasion, we just found a pack of them mixed in with his income tax slips. Weee!

Who gave you your last scolding, and what was it for?
I'm kind of past the age to be getting scoldings, but probably my Mother. You're never too old for that, unfortunately. (lol)

Who gave you your last attaboy, and why?
... probably my father. A couple of years ago.

Who gave you your last haircut?
Never caught her name but I got it done at my hometown salon, Total Image II. Love that place. So much. It's big town service for a small town price (wedding updo's are only forty dollars. Yeah.)

Who gave you your last massage?
Keith. That reminds me, it's about time for another one *bwahahaha*

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Becky's 19!!

I forgot to mention earlier that it's my baby sisters 19th birthday today. The youngest of our family is finally all legal. Scary!

I love you Becky, Happy 19th!

We're off to see the wizard ....

We're off on our journey home tomorrow morning (we leave Ottawa at 9:20am and get into Stratford at 6:45pm), and I'm so looking forward to it. A weekend away from all the stress sounds LOVELY right about now, and even though he's nervous about meeting my mom, I have absolute confidence he'll do just fine. Really, sweetie, you will.

And then just 19 days until Keith and I officially move in together. (!!!!)

The original reason why we were going got cancelled at the last moment because my Great Uncle died this week, but mom got us tickets to Cabaret at Stratford for the three of us. Apparently it's very risqué, but good. Getting Keith to pack something with a collar for it, though, is proving to be difficult.

I picked up two books for the ride up - The Host by Stephanie Meyer (NOT part of the Twilight Triology) and Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisburger.

What else? Oh yeah, just wanted to say - CONGRATS MICHELLE!!!!

Monday, June 9, 2008


(31 degrees C = 87.8 degrees F.)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

200 Things

It's a list of 200 Have or Have Nots. All you do is bold the fun things on the list that you have done.

I'm not going to "tag" anyone, but play along on your blog if you like!

1. Touched an iceberg
2. Slept under the stars
3. Been a part of a hockey fight
4. Changed a baby's diaper
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Swam with wild dolphins
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a tarantula
10. Said "I love you" and meant it
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sporting event
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
19. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
20. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Bet on a winning horse
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (does going topless count?)
27. Taken an ice cold bath
28. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar (uh, duh, I was one.)
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Ridden a roller coaster
Hit a home run
Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
33. Adopted an accent for fun
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Felt very happy about your life, even for just a moment
36. Loved your job 90% of the time
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Watched wild whales

39. Gone rock climbing
40. Gone on a midnight walk on the beach
41. Gone sky diving
42. Visited Ireland
43. Ever bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited India
45. Bench-pressed your own weight
46. Milked a cow
47. Alphabetized your personal files
48. Ever worn a superhero costume
49. Sung karaoke
50. Lounged around in bed all day
51. Gone scuba diving
52. Kissed in the rain (Keith loves doing this, actually)
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Done something you should regret, but don't
56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Been in a movie

60. Gone without food for 3 days
61. Made cookies from scratch
62. Won first prize in a costume contest
63. Got flowers for no reason (from my daddy)
64. Been in a combat zone
65. Spoken more than one language fluently
Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
67. Bounced a check
68. Read - and understood - your credit report
69. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
70. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
71. Called or written your Congress person
Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
73. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
74. Helped an animal give birth
75. Been fired or laid off from a job
76. Won money (Like, three dollars from a scratch lotto ticket.)
77. Broken a bone
78. Ridden a motorcycle
79. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
80. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
81. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
82. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
83. Eaten sushi
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read The Bible cover to cover
86. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
87. Gotten someone fired for their actions
Gone back to school
89. Changed your name
90. Caught a fly in the air with your bare hands
91. Eaten fried green tomatoes
92. Read The Iliad
93. Taught yourself an art from scratch
94. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
95. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
96. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
97. Been elected to public office
98. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
99. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
100. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
101. Had a booth at a street fair
102. Dyed your hair
103. Been a DJ
104. Rocked a baby to sleep
105. Ever dropped a cat from a high place to see if it really lands on all fours
106. Raked your carpet
107. Brought out the best in people

108. Brought out the worst in people
109. Worn a mood ring
110. Ridden a horse
111. Carved an animal from a piece of wood or bar of soap
112. Cooked a dish where four people asked for the recipe

113. Buried a child
114. Gone to a Broadway play
115. Been inside the pyramids
116. Shot a basketball into a basket
117. Danced at a disco
118. Played in a band
119. Shot a bird
120. Gone to an arboretum
121. Tutored someone
Ridden a train
123. Brought an old fad back into style
124. Eaten caviar
125. Let a salesman talk you into something you didn't need
126. Ridden a giraffe or elephant
127. Published a book
128. Pieced a quilt
129. Lived in an historic place
130. Acted in a play or performed on a stage
131. Asked for a raise
132. Made a hole-in-one
133. Gone deep sea fishing
134. Gone roller skating
135. Run a marathon
136. Learned to surf (body surfing counts, right?)
137. Invented something
138. Flown first class
139. Spent the night in a 5-star luxury suite
140. Flown in a helicopter
141. Visited Africa
142. Sang a solo
143. Gone spelunking
144. Learned how to take a compliment
145. Written a love-story
146. Seen Michelangelo's David
147. Had your portrait painted
148. Written a fan letter
149. Spent the night in something haunted
150. Owned a St. Bernard or Great Dane
151. Ran away
152. Learned to juggle
153. Been a boss
154. Sat on a jury
155. Lied about your weight (Not really lie, I just don't mention it)
156. Gone on a diet
157. Found an arrowhead or a gold nugget
158. Written a poem
159. Carried your lunch in a lunchbox
160. Gotten food poisoning
161. Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission
162. Been to the southern hemisphere.
163. Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks
164. Gone to the opera
165. Gotten a letter from someone famous
166. Worn knickers
167. Ridden in a limousine
168. Attended the Olympics
169. Can hula or waltz
170. Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books
171. Been stuck in an elevator
172. Had a revelatory dream
173. Thought you might crash in an airplane
174. Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert
175. Saved someone's life
176. Eaten raw whale
177. Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint
178. Laughed till your side hurt
179. Straddled the equator
180. Taken a photograph of something other than people that is worth framing
181. Gone to a Shakespeare Festival
182. Sent a message in a bottle
183. Spent the night in a hostel
184. Been a cashier
185. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
186. Joined a union
187. Donated blood or plasma
188. Built a campfire
189. Kept a blog
190. Had hives
191. Worn custom made shoes or boots
192. Made a PowerPoint presentation
193. Taken a Hunter's Safety Course
194. Served at a soup kitchen
195. Conquered the Rubik's cube
196. Know CPR
197. Ridden in or owned a convertible
198. Found a long lost friend
199. Helped solve a crime
200. Kissed more than one guy/girl in a night

Why I love Keith: # 14

Every Saturday and Sunday morning that he sleeps over at 'my' place, he wakes up early and takes Molly out, letting "Mommy" sleep.

This guy? Definitely a keeper.

Friday, June 6, 2008


Last night I got really fustrated when trying to install (what I thought) was Sims2-BonVoyage. A screen would come up, I would click it, the computer would do its whirry thing and then ..... nothing.

Today we figured out he had given me disc 1 of Sims2-FreeTime in the BonVoyage case. D'oh. Aren't I a smart girl for not actually checking what the disc said? Seriously. I blow myself away with my stupidity sometimes.

So thankful it's the weekend - this week seemed to really have dragged on and on and on and on .... Just a week now until Keith and I head home. Good news is that Molly doesn't have to go to the kennel!! G'pa & G'ma offered to watch her and we just pay them instead. Woop! Although, I just realized we're travelling on Friday the 13th. D'oh. Again, with the stupidity thing.

Well, there's nothing much else to report on this side of the country/globe and my Sims has just finished installing (and the fridayfive sucks), so I'll catch you all later.

Mwah Mwah!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Problems (Part II)

I really wish I knew the reason of why I feel so pukey all the time. You know the feeling of "Omg I'm going to puke" and then you don't? But you keep feeling like you are? Yeah. That's what I'm feeling nearly all the time for the last week. It's getting to the point where I just wish I would puke already! and get it over with. It's basically a really gross taste in my mouth of whatever it was that was last in there, plus just feeling yucky and nauseated. This morning on the bus it was Shreddies and toothpaste, right now its bread and egg salad. It's been going on for a couple of days now. It's really annoying!!! I don't like feeling nauseated 24/7, that's for sure.

So. Found out today that Department Head will not/is not writing me a letter. However, he said to check with Financial Aid for other funding options and with CSD if they would give support/accomodations which would change his opinion. Checked with Fin Aid; no (other) options. And the reason I wasn't successful last term wasn't because CSD had no supports/accomodations in place for me so that's a dead end as only hope right now seems to be a letter from my Dr. who saw me for depression/ADD, but even my CSD counsellor says (and I agree) it's a very, very long shot.

But - getting honest here - I'm really done with this whole debacle. Fustrated beyond belief. I'm so ready to just throw in the towel, apply for welfare, and start job-hunting. I've already shed a few tears twice today over it; I don't like the feeling of failure but I'm kind of backed into a corner (whether self-inflicted or not isn't the point here). The bottom line is a simple equation -
Money=School ........ No Money=No school ........and when there's no other way of getting it other than this guy writing you a letter, and he's not writing you one.....


But Keith would be really disappointed in me if I didn't 'fight'. If I just gave up. He's already expressed that sentiment, so I have to balance whats really realistic (I can't sit around waiting anymore for what may or may not happen with absolutely no income) with the risk of really disappointing him.


Is he going to cover all of July's rent when I can't? Is he going to pay off my (very overdue) Rogers bill? My credit card? Buy my bus tickets/bus passes so I can get to school? All of the food for the month? Molly's stuff? Is he really ready and willing to be the sole provider - because, make no mistake, that's what he will be while I'm waiting to hear back from Administration about this whole mess.

So. Should I drop out of school now? Or what? Wait? How long? Another month? I'm not sure I can afford to do that. And if I'm waiting for another month then I pass the "Drop-Out" date - where on your record it says "W" for Withdrawn instead of "F" for Fail (F's are terrible, horrible, no good, very bad, while "W's are acceptable).

I think Keith and I are due for a long serious talk about this...that's the only conclusion I can come up with right now. I just hope he realizes how fustrated and worried (okay, panicked) I am about it rather than seeing it as me taking the "easy way" out.