Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Favorite Band.

All my good intentions..

Since I'm giving myself a week off I decided to start it off right by cleaning and fixing up the yard.
Killing two birds with one stone I would be making the place look pretty and excercising my body which is a goal I have for two weeks.

It started off...well, I guess.
I thought cleaning the boys house was frustrating because you spend two hours cleaning it and ten minutes later you can't tell that you cleaned at all.
Well, our yard is way worse. No matter how much you do to it it always looks like it could use ten more hours of work. Lately I have been raking up leaves which seems a little strange to be doing in August but you have to know that these leaves are not from this year. Nope, they are from the past 4 years all building up. It's been A LOT of fun.

But here I started at 10 am and I was planning to spend the better part of the day out there and I actually didn't really mind all the work when I'm walking back from the house with the saw(yeah cleanup around my house are intense) and I hear some crashing around over by the willow trees..and I look..and about 40 feet away from me is a little black bear.

I'm not really scared cause the door is 10 feet away and i do have a saw in my hand if things go sour. I call for Sean to grab my camera cause my first thought it obviously to snap a picture so I can show my readers. We watched sniff out the chicken coop and go through the bushes, the whole time I'm wishing that he would just start charging towards us, but it didn't happen. And watching him got boring so we all came inside and I have changed my mind about doing anymore yardwork today.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Are you ready for this?

There is this part in ‘The Back-Up Plan’ where Zoe is trying to figure out how to tell Stan that she is pregnant.
She is talking to herself in the mirror and trying to find a comfortable way to say it.
"I'm pregnant."
"I'm going to have a baby!"
"I'm with child." (that one cracks me up every time.)
It’s fitting that I just recently watched that movie since here I am trying to figure out how to tell you some very important news.

I’m not going to beat around the bush, I promise.
Here it is.
I quit Tim Hortons.
I am no longer an employee at the coffee shop.
I am unemployed..for now.

It’s quite a shock not being a Timmies slave anymore.
Heck, I’ve been there one and a half months shy of four years!
You get used to and accustomed to things in four years.

It’s the night before my last shift I started freaking out just thinking all this through in my head and I knew I wasn’t going to sleep but 30 seconds into my freak out session a friend texted me and told me to have a good day on my last shift. And I don’t know if that is going to stop my freak mood. But, it helped me to realize that it’s gonna be okay. Even if I do have a two month holiday. Although I really hope I don’t.

Ahem. This blog will be all over the place cause it was written on different days.
So. I have quit Tim Hortons. My last day was Saturday.
I tried to keep it a secret..I don’t really know why..for dramatic effect? I’m not too sure.

Saturday was so much fun..and then so much sad.
The entire day on the whole was amazing...but then. At 1:30 my friend Danika who I work with came in with flowers..and we hugged and cried..and hugged some more..and just had a sob fest there for a while.
But then the worst was over and I was okay for the rest of it.

I am sad to be leaving, but also very happy. My time to be there is over and I am not looking back.
I have so many memories. And it’s going to be very hard these first couple of months cause it has been a huge part of my life. And I have so many friends that work there.

1 ½ months away from being 4 years. CRAZY! Who ever thought I was going to be there for so long. I would never have imagined. And as I told a group of my regulars, it’s a good thing I got out now or else I might be stuck there for the rest of my life.

But yeah. I as of now do not have a job. But I’m okay with that. I applied at a couple places but for the next week..maybe weeks, I’m going to relax and have some vacation.


This one makes me smile.
So at camp we are supposed to send letters or notes to eachother during the summer,j just to encourage and make everybody feel good cause they are getting mail..
Anyway so in the craft we have like 3 huge boxes of cards. Cards for every occasion. I guess a store was closing down or something and rather than throwing all the cards out they donated them to the camp.
And we have never really found a way to use them as crafts so the only thing they get used for is staff..
This is the one I got.
It's sort of an inside joke..but I have this doll baby beans and I take him to camp every year..and sometimes just carry him around with me..pretending he's my baby..okay...enough info for you =).

Friday, August 27, 2010

I'll pick you up at 8. We'll go on a date.

Did I tell you I did internet shopping last week?
I did.
And Amazon has emailed me saying that is on it's way.

On a day like today, when work was amazing and you had the time of your life, all you can do is pour yourself a glass of sparkling apple-grape juice and cook yourself a wonderful steak dinner complete with mashed potatos, fresh rolls and mini carrots just picked from the garden.

Since you don't want the fun to stop you decide to bake chocolate chip cookies. This is the first time you have baked for a considerable time.
Since you are a nice kind caring person you give your still-warm-from-the-oven cookies to the neighbours next door that you have never even spoken to.

Of course the show must go on. This is your comfy Friday night at home, you decide to watch a new release dvd that you rented from the Video store that you go so often they consider you a friend. It's a nice light romance comedy and the perfect way to end off a grade A day.

P.s. This is the first time you have ever had to cook the steak by yourself before.
But you figured you can't go wrong since some people like to eat them pretty much pure red.
P.p.s You downed the entire bottle of 'vino' by yourself. Somebody is going to be sleeping well tonight.
P.p.p.s You are getting scared for your social life because these days the idea of hanging out with people sounds like a chore and you would rather just do everything by yourself.
p.p.p.p.s Oh, by the way you think that visiting the grocery store is fascinating and it should really be considered an attraction.

Okay yes, this was all actually my life today but I phrased one of my sentences at 'you' and after that I just couldn't stop.

I went dancing in the rain at work today. THREE TIMES.
Yeah, that's how much we slack at my job :).
But it was so much fun.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

It's true we make a better day, just you and me.

I had a alot of fun at work today.
This past week has been one of my faves.

I found my camera cord.

CD of the week:
Begin To Hope- Regina Spektor

Bonus CD:(Since I am going to see Hedley in September I need to make sure I am familiar with all of their music, so I reviewing.)
Hedley(Self Titled)

I'm extremely tired and nothing to do anyway so I am just going to clean my room and then make it an early night by going to bed at 9(!).

It's raining really hard outside. Maybe I'll go stand out there for awhile.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thoughts of the day.

I love hanging out with my family.

To give it actually wayy more fun than to receive.

I'm doing the shirt challenge. I've started and I will force myself to finish.

I have a wall-e friend. Some child left their wall-e toy at work the other day and Julie said I could keep it.

In the months that I have owned a certain sweater of mine I have never washed it.
Disgusting thought? Yes. Is it still fuzzy and soft on the inside? Yes.
And before this last week it even looked nice still, until I got blueberry icecream smeared on the front.

I bought this water bottle. It's awesome. Disney fairies.
The camera cord is still MIA or else I would have a picture for you.

I have a problem. I am a compulsive...greeting card addict.
I buy them all the time. It doesn't really matter what type it is, whether a birthday, get well, anniversary. As long as it strikes my fancy I buy it.

I'm here, and happy.
and that is sufficient enough for me today.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Things that need to be said.

I feel a sickness coming on. Right now it's in the back of my nose/throat area. And it's making me feel terrible.

I got so much sleep this weekend, which contradicts my first statement. But somehow both have and are happening.

I have gone and lost my camera cord AGAIN! But when I find it I will entertain you with sweet pictures of the beautiful Shuswap.

It is my brothers birthday today.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

TILT On time. Weird.

1. My New pink lanyard with Dora and 'adorable' all over it.
2. Having all the time in the world to just go through humongous stores like walmart and Zellars.
3. Dates at McDonalds with 'the hottest boy'.
4.Being responsible for things. Most of the time.
6.1-9 shifts. I thought it was going to be horrible but it turned out to be awesome. I guess cause of the people that were working.
7. With me- Sum 41
8. Getting things done that I have been procrastinating FOREVER! (example: replying to a letter my penpal sent..two years ago, now you can appreciate it when it takes me a couple weeks k?)
9. The thrill of buying things online and then receiving them in the mail.
10. Heck, the excitement of waiting for anything in the mail.
11. Continuing on this mail thread: The happiness you get when you receive something in the mail and you weren't even expecting it.

I have so many things running through my brain I can't think.
Ever get that?
It's late, I'm tired, I have to work tomorrow.
But the satisfaction of getting everything done is keeping me up.
Oh well, I've done enough for tonight.
My legs are starting to get those pains from when they are too tired to go any further.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hey, Hey guess what?

Everybody knows the popular song "Love Song" By Sara Bareilles.
A catchy tune that is very piano based.
Well, she was one of those one hit wonders, it seems.
Several years later and nothing new that anybody knows of.

Back when that song came out I bought the CD, since that was back in my actually buying cd's mood. I might have listened to it once and written it off as boring. But I recently started going through all my cd's again and this one came up and I absolutely adore it.
A lot of her songs remind me of Regina Spektor.

This song I have here for your listening pleasure is very slow and sad but don't be fooled, most of her stuff is upbeat. All of it keeping with the piano theme.

She has a new cd coming out in September and I cannot wait to buy it.

Oh anddd just so you know..
No big deal or anything..
POST #500!
Amazing really. I can't believe that I am still at this.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A good day.

Starting the day off right with an episode of Fringe.

And even coffee and a bagel AT HOME!

Got ready.
Went to Starbucks.
did other things.

Zellars. This store is my FAV. right now.
So much fun.
So many good deals.

Went to 'Eat, Pray, Love.'
Seriously this was such a boring movie.
And super long.
And the popcorn made my tummy sick.

Visited Grandparents.

Fake shopped with Danika.

Ate at Earls with Danika, Shane and Kandace.

Played board games and ate cheesecake at timmies with the same lovely bunch.

Very fun.

Now to bed.

Early morning tomorrow.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Memory Lane Monday

My new feature.

The reason for it?
Just kidding.

I was going through all my boxes of junk the other day, trying to pair down on everything for the 30 billionth time and I asked myself the question that I ask myself every time. "Why do I keep all this stuff?"

Well, I keep it cause I cannot bare giving/throwing away some of these things since they have to much meaning or memories to them. Even though I never think abotu any of it unless I am going through the boxes. Crazy me.

So reasons:
1.A way to showcase all the things I think are worth keeping.
2.Maybe, somehow you can get to know me better through this.(Unless you are some creepy stalker, I would prefer you didn't get to know me.)
3.You can laugh at all the junk I like to think is special.

So, let's begin.
Oh ps, I'm probably only going to do one picture a week, cause this is meant to be a simple short thing and I don't want to run out of things in the first two weeks.

All the paper cranes my duckling as ever made for me.
Some of them are white and if you look closely enough you can tell they are welcome cards from church.
And some even have notes on them.
Aw. Ain't that sweet.
Just wanted you to know that I thought they were special enough to keep.
They spent the first couple years on my desk.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Expresso Shot Saturday!

Oh my, Today was such a good day at work.
We were all really tired so me and Rylee decided to do an expresso shot every hour from 8-12. It was amazing.

8:00- Straight up
9:00- 50%/50% with French Vanilla Cappuccino
11:00-Triple/Triple, Iced with Hazelnut flavour shot.

It was really hard to tell if the expresso was working cause me and Rylee together are always crazy anyway. You should see us..half the time our manager starts screaming at us cause we feed off eachother and bounce around and start shouting and all that good stuff.

But yeah today was a lot of fun.
I bossed people around like the entire time. Which, is a good thing and a bad thing.
I like that my manager lets me be in charge but then sometimes it's not fun just cause I feel like I have to take care of so much stuff, and I feel like it's my fault when things don't get done..and sometimes ordering people around just plain doesn't feel good.

But, I learned how to do some supervisor things, even though I'm not going to be a supervisor...and yeah, GREAT DAY!

The other day this flower delivery man walked in with this huge bouquet of flowers and me and rylee raced over to see who they were for..
They were for all the staff from one of our truck driver regulars. It was so cute.

Okay, That's all I have to say for the moment. Now off to enjoy what is left of the weekend.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


As all of you know, or should know.
I usually have a hate relationship with chocolate.

But even I can be willing to accept the milky cocoa goodness when it presents itself to me as a fresh hot from the oven brownie with vanilla icecream to go with it.

I missed my special Monday blog, and unlike Tilt which I have been doing whenever this new one has a specification and that is that it HAS to be on Monday. Hopefully I'll get er done next week.
I actually started forming my Jamaica post in my head today so that should be coming along shortly. Bout time.
I plugged in my programmable coffee maker tonight, Pretty excited about waking up to fresh coffee tomorrow morning. I'm just prepping myself really, in about a month I'll be able to tell you.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Anatidaephobia is the fear that somewhere in the world, there is a duck watching you.

Women speak about 7000 words a day. The average man averages just over 2000.

When a person is tickled, the response is actually a form of panic, as the brain interprets the tickling sensation as produced by spiders or other creepy crawlies on your skin - the uncontrollable laughter is a response to panic.

Yawning is contagious - even thinking about yawning is enough. After reading this fact, there is a 50% chance you will yawn.

Research shows that 11-week-old fetuses yawn. Yawns become contagious to people between the first and second years of life. When one person in a group yawns, over half of the people in the group will yawn within 5 minutes, and the rest will at least be tempted to yawn. Even animals yawn when they see another animal yawn. The average duration of a yawn is about 6 seconds, and guys yawn for longer than girls.

Oysters can change genders back and forth.

At exactly 06 minutes and 07 seconds after 5 o'clock on August 9th of this year it will be 05:06:07 08/09/10. This will not happen again until the year 3010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Being the genius that I am I have too special exciting events coming up.
One *should* happen Monday, I say that with a bit of speculation only because my memory has never been great and it will be a 50/50 chance that I forget about it completely.

The next..should happen in the next couple days with the way I am going.

Mmmm, Value Village. My favorite.

Of course the library and value village go hand in hand. How could they not when they are both so resistible and conveniently side by side.

This was a first for me. Cobb's Bread. It tasted good. It was a healthy alternative for lunch, and it was under $4!

Of course saving the best for last. Highly expensive but i will admit it tasted really good.

I finally finished my organizing at the Church. Well, I say finished but there is really a hundred other things I could do with it. I just had to make myself a stopping point somewhere.

And there is my day in a nutshell.

Getting things done Thursday.


It's my day off.
And I am determined to make it fun and exciting.
Well, if not those things at least productive and busy.
Cause even though I always complain about being really busy..
My brain and body do not know how to function in any other way.

So here I go. Hopefully I have some unique experiences along the way.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

TILT a little early.

  • Clean
  • Classy
  • Daisies
  • Eeyore
  • Water
  • Photo Editing
  • Hiedra and Zabar
  • Working afternoons.
  • Organizing
  • Sharpie
  • Cold Showers
  • No regrets
  • Keeping millions of unused things 'just in case'.
  • Bold
  • Laughter
  • Completion
  • Conversations with strangers
  • Waking in that minute between undersleeping and oversleeping
  • Fresh Laundry
  • Pink socks
  • The Hannah Montana phone that I wish my mother would let me buy.
  • Steak from Earls
  • That silly little girl who should get her butt back into BC this instant. Stupid Alberta.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


FYI: I actually detest it when people shorten pictures into 'pix' or 'pics'.

Flowers make me happy. Who says you need a special reason to buy them? Cause they are totally wrong!

My fishy is changing colours. He started all white, then got some reds and orange, and now there is some blue appearing. I'm thinking it must be normal, but we still don't know what type if fish he is so we can't find out.
We just celebrated our 13 week anniversary this past Saturday.

I am the queen of making fun for myself.
So, this night I invited my brother(who is a little uptight sometimes) along for the ride.
We went and saw a movie. Not together of course. That would be weird =). I saw 'Ramona and Beezuz'. Holy, that was a good movie. I could probably even watch it again in theatres. But I won't.
He saw 'Despicable Me'. Wild horses couldn't drag me to that movie. Trust me, one already tried.
After I dragged him to Walmart got some Taylor Swift and some really nasty candies(pictured above *they were called Snerdles how could I resist?*) and made him sing all the way home. Well, he was singing..I was..yelling.
And now I believe I can say I am recovered from a really really bad day at work.
Thanks for tuning in, it's time for me to get lots of sleep.

Because I'm weird like that..

1. I can't wear the same socks twice. Ew. Always fresh ones for me.
2. I go for dinner and movies by myself. And don't think much of it.
3.Every night I set my alarm and then check it multiple times. But I don't stop there, every time I check it I mentally go through my morning schedule to make sure I will have enough time. The funny thing is, I do everything the exact same every morning and it always takes relatively the same amount of time, but my brain doesn't trust itself I guess.
4. I love butter tarts but hate raisins. So I fork them into my mouth suck on them and then spit them out.
5. I love trying out new things, specially food type things. It brings me much joy to find something I've never tried before and buy it just to see what it's like. Half the time it turns out being disgusting, but it held me in suspense for awhile.
6. I am a free spirit. And for the most part I can just laugh when people think I am strange for doing things and acting the way I do.
7. I have a love for ugly. Which is pretty much the reason I chose the blackmoor goldfish and one day I will have a pug to call my very own.
8. I get very annoyed/upset when people judge on some accounts. So I try to go out of my way to prove them wrong. Maybe I'm explaining this a little wrong.
A lot of people think I'm not very physical and are very surprised when I do something like play hockey or keep up with the group when we go for a hike.
What they should know is I love doing those things. And maybe I'm not very good at them but that's only cause I've had bad experiences so I've stopped trying. I love playing hockey. And it makes me extremely happy when I actually get the ball and pass it to the right person..but half the reason I hold back is cause of the negative I get when I pass it to the wrong person.
9.I have a dress/shoe fetish. I might have told you about this before. I love love love buying new shoes and dresses. But the problem is..whenever I go to wear this I decide that they aren't appropriate for the situation and it would be easier to wear something else. Sad, very sad.
10. I have this..nasty addiction. I've decided to come clean about it.
I hoard food.
There it's out.
I know you are all judging me now.
Let me explain :D.
I like to buy myself extra food..cause really, sometimes I want something other than cheese and apples to snack on in a day. Then I put it in my closet. and usually I never eat it..and it has been building up in there for a while.
I'm gonna pawn some of it off on suspecting characters though..
Actually I already have =).

Monday, August 2, 2010

For every high...there is a low.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Have I ever mentioned..

That I love my pseudo family?
They are pretty amazing.

Today was the best day off I've had in months.

I had Starbucks AND McDonalds for breakfast. Win right there.
I took pictures, and sorted music. Cause that's what I do for fun.
I went out of the box and sat in a different section of church.

I illegally rode in the back of a truck.
I saw Kelsey and Steve's new place.
I had lunch with cool people and..
Tried the new cobb salad from Wendy's.
Btw it was so good.

I photo shot myself and watch two episodes of the sweet new show I'm into..

I got gas.
Like car gas..for my car.

I hung out with 4 of the most awesomesauce people ever!
The Baerg family is my favorite.

We made gluten free cinnamon buns that took forever..and we had to substitute a ton of stuff..and the oven caught on fire...But they turned out great. Almost tasted as good as normal ones.

Oh, we used the interesting cookbook that Jill gave as a bridal shower present..I din't know if it's bad luck to use presents before the wedding but at least you know it's a good one eh?
It was so very interesting with all the information about different flours and starches and such. We spent a great deal of time reading it.

And we discussed bridesmaid dresses and picked out the recessional song for the wedding.
I laughed way too much.
And we danced way too much too.

It has been so long since I was a Baerg I forgot how much fun it was.
I will not wait 6 months before the next time.

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