Showing posts from April, 2010


Monday night. Couching it while watching the boob tube. House, 24, whatever else is on. Hanging out with my pet cat, while cuddling on the couch under a blanket. Dinner in my tummy, peppermint tea in my cup. Relaxing is great.

One Step Forward Three Steps Back

Everyone loves payday. It's almost a celebratory moment when you get your cheque and pay your bills, and then you have money left over. Wow. So, having this situation presented to me, and being alone for five days, of course, I went out to enjoy my evening with some pals at my local watering hole. Yes, relaxing ended up being more like slipping into a coma, but I needed to have a night out. On to the theme of this essay though.
One step forward signifies the payment of bills that were collecting around my desk, collecting small cognitive pinpricks everytime I pulled out my wallet for the last month. I do have that damn gene most women have resulting in loads of stuff to avoid singed jeans pockets from money burning. Because of this damn gene with which I have been bogged down, I have accumulated a large wardrobe and fun things to entertain my easily bored being. As a result, I have those damn bill to pay. Shopping online is convenient but it does take money out of your credit card …

Rain, Rain Go Away!

Wednesday, 'my Saturday', is over. Thank you, Wednesday, for being an ugly, wet, cold, windy and grey day. We woke up, sipping our coffee after a restful sleep on our new pillows, looking out the window at the type of day David Duchovny would bitch about on talk shows. After deciding to eat breakfast at home, showering and getting ready to fight the depressing low ceiling outside, we dragged ourselves into the car to do a new activity. Over choices of the Aquarium and lunch with a relative, we opted for bowling - 10 pin OF COURSE!

Of course, it was definitely fun for an hour or so. I won 2 outta 3 games! We were both pathetic haha but it was fun. Then the decision on lunch, which is always a dilemma since we have set restaurants we like but we are getting bored of them. Hence
our trip to Locus yesterday. He chose Pho so off we went to Pho Huang on Main Street. We ate our meal and then looked at our watches - 2:30pm. My choice was next. With the rain and the food making me slee…

Ostrich, Ikea and Lazy Days

Today was a lazy day. I woke up at 10am in an array of stuffed animals, all frogs bought for me by my guy, the Frog Prince himself. I dragged my butt out of bed and brewed coffee while watching the crazy antics of the women from The View. Apparently, Scrabble UK is making a special edition allowing proper nouns. Luckily Hasbro, owners of Scrabble in North America, will not alter the rules.... Thank You.

After two cups of java and an Internet search of info on the show 24, last season ya know, my Prince showed up to take me to lunch. Locus on Main Street and King Edward Avenue is a great place for brunch, lunch, dinner, drinks, anything. He had the bison scrambler with chilis while I had the lunch special - ostrich pearl stuffed with mushrooms, topped with garlic pesto butter, sothered in jus and served with corn, baby zucchini, green onions and carrots. Yummy! Fresh squeezed OJ too. Mmmm. If you get a chance to go to Locus, please do! Deliscious!

After our gourmet brunch we decided the …

Technology, the iPad and Me

So, as you can see by my first post before this edit, I am not the technological geek for which my friends perceive me. I am known to be carrying two gadgets with me constantly. My mobile phone, which changes with the seasons depending on whether it breaks, I break it or I lose it; and my iPod touch. I spend so much time on both toys it's silly. Friends ask me why I just don't combine the two and get an iPhone. There is one main reason - cost. I spend 1/5th the cost on my cell than people do on their iPhone. I have an unlimited plan to text for free on my cell and rarely use my phone to dial out. I never call long distance. So why would I pay more?

My iPod acts as a netbook really. Wifi spots and my home wifi allow me to use it like a laptop. I have an application to work on templates and word documents so I can do my paperwork from virtually anywhere. I Facebook, Twitter, surf the web, email, order online even from my iPod. Sure it's creating a lazy human but it is also al…