Monday, October 29, 2012

I'm a very lucky girl :)

No hurricane warning, no earthquakes, no tsunamis and last I checked chance of tornado... is slim to none.

*deep breath*

Kind of makes everything else in my life pale in comparison...

Boys and girls...

So it occurred to me recently, that one of the differences between lunch out with "the guys" and lunch out with my girlfriends... is that when something like *this* won-ton malfunction happens:

Girlfriends will hand you their own napkin provided it's still relatively clean, and/or any other napkin within reach... while another one waves down the waitress and has her bring a cloth...

Guys? Well if you're lucky, they wont point and laugh... and you might get a helpful between-mouthful "there's a stack of napkins over there" *nod-point*

I guess that's one way to tell you fit in ;)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Should've used the chop sticks...

There's a reason you shouldn't try to cut won-tons in half with a spoon, and now I know what it is...

But my cover story, *pauses listening* is that I have an inner ear infection and its messing with my balance and my aim ;)

Wait what?!?

Another spin around the sun...

I had the best birthday evaaaar!!! yesterday. So many people sent me birthday wishes, I feel so loved :)

and I walked in the door to no Internet, except there was internet on the bypass machine... so that meant the Internet coming into the building was okay :p

But for reals, I love problem solving even when it's a system I don't fully know... because it means you have to trust your instincts. You have to extrapolate the basics that you *do* know.

... you have to think.

I would just like to say, that I have the most wonderful friends in the entire world. I can't even begin to tell you how happy it made me to receive flowers at work on my birthday *grins* ... and yes some of it is that it had the rumor mill working overtime ;)

The best part though, is that I'm still grinning from ear to ear this morning... and I am so not a morning person ;)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Falling into winter

Love the reds and other brilliant colours of fall, because it's like the spectacular grand finale before settling in for a long quiet hibernation slumber...


So much for eating healthier, someone just dropped these off because "they're too salty" but sooooooo good :p

Looks pretty good...

As long as you don't ask how close we're shooting from ;)

Okay so the big holes are the Marlin 30-30 and the little holes are the .22

So much for having a University degree

Maybe it's because I've never worked in a grocery store... or any kind of retail for that matter... or maybe it's because I ignore as much as I can when I'm shopping in big box stores...

I find the amount of advertising overwhelms my senses making me numb to everything, and that the most painless way to get through it all has been to narrow the amount of sensory input I process down to colours, aisle signs and my shopping list.

To the outside world I probably look like a zombie, it helps me blend in ;)

But today in self checkout I must have looked like an intelligent zombie because the guy overseeing checkouts taught me that I can just enter the number on the sticker rather than look up vegetable (even though it's technically a fruit) ... not organic, sure maybe mixed vegetables... um I think it looks most like *this* tomato!

So *that's* what that sticker's for! Huh who knew? This definitely falls into the category of stuff they just don't teach anywhere ;)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Jarvis, engage autopilot

Aaaaand this is why you shouldn't text while flying, there was a zig to this zag behind us but I couldn't fit it all in the picture :p

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I'll never make it as an old person...

I usually sleep through the night, or I sleepwalk to the washroom... I'm not really sure which, but in any case last night I woke up at least three times. Waking up in the middle of the night, soooo doesn't work for me getting a good [night's|nights]? sleep...


My brain struggles reconcile the sound of something falling into the middle of a pond, with the fact that it knows I'm waking up in my two bedroom basement suite.

The final tug into the waking world comes from the semi-coherent thought that only thing that could possibly make any sense at all, is that I may knocked over my water bottle...

Groggily I roll over and realize it was my phone that I knocked off the bed... *squints* That means my alarm went off at least once (because I don't actually sleep with my phone)...

I scoop it up and poke it into wakefulness, peering at it with one eye still squeezed shut, making no attempt to hide the protest against the glow bathing my face.

Simultaneously an alarm goes off in my head as a medical dosage of adrenalin is shot into my bloodstream while the numbers 7:26 burn themselves into my grey matter.

At the very latest I should have left for work one minute ago...


I'm not particularly proud to say that I did the fireman this morning... except that not only did I get up, dressed and out the door in five minutes, I also remembered to put on deodorant.

You're welcome.

SssssssUPER SAM!!!

Shhhh it's supposed to be a secret, but I think I just did something amazing and I'm pretty sure it's because I'm wearing a lucky shirt ;)

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Winter is coming...

Nothing wakes you up from the lazy slumber of summer quite like a frosty poke in the eye.

Apparently the first of October was the proverbial changing of the guards, and it's winter now.