Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Brand new comic strip technology?
Check out this comic strip. Really look at it.

Notice something? Freaky, isn't it?
Okay, one more diet post. Humour me.
At Goodwill last night I bought a fabulous designer skirt suit. Size 10! That's my first size 10 skirt since before Ice Prince was born.

When I took it to the counter, the cashier took it off the hanger, held up the skirt, looked at me and said, "Isn't this a little big on you?"

I could've kissed her.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 134?
As of today, I have officially lost 20 lbs. I am very disappointed that bells didn’t go off and confetti and balloons didn’t fall from the ceiling when I stepped on the scale at the clinic. Shouldn’t that be mandatory? The receptionist didn’t even empty the contents of the three hole punch over my head – I would’ve settled for that.

So I’m about 2/3 of the way to my goal. I look great in a dress, but another 10 should have me looking nice in a bathing suit too. I hope. Well, good enough, anyway.

I am NOT doing the Pride Run this year, because I don’t feel like adjusting my diet for the training. Why mess with a good thing? Although if I find a pair of roller blades in my size at Goodwill between now and then, anything’s possible.

I thought I’d miss the wine the most, but I don’t. I miss pizza. Cheese, pesto, crust, oh!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Question Of The Day

Are you a Hollaback Girl? Why or why not?

Discuss.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

The Letter R
Via Lilly
Here's how it works: if you wanna play too, let me know in the comments and I'll assign you a letter. Then you write about 10 words that start with that letter that are important to you and explain why.
Restaurant Makeover – My favourite tv show.
Rapini – Tasty veg. First thing I craved when I was pregnant.
REM – Love “Daysleeper”. And sleeping.
Rectlinear – Sounds dirty. Like “bum”!
Redhead – At least ,for now…
Retro – I love funky old fonts, 80s music and vintage clothing.
Rivets – I was the riveter for my high school Auto Club’s race car.
Robin in the Rain – The first song I remember learning.
Ribald – C’mon who doesn’t love this?
Radio – There’s still something to be said for the randomness of radio. Shuffle be damned!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

A Meme to Get My Blogger Mojo Back in Gear
Pillaged from Dantallion who took it from Dickey: Firsts, Nexts, and Lasts
Nexts:
1. Next person you’ll kiss: Ice Prince
2. Next movie you want to see: The Susan Clarke Story: How She Lost 30lbs and Was Signed by the Food Network to Host Her Own Show.
3. Next person you want to sleep with: Fresh. Duh!
4. Next car you want to have: Green Mazda Miata with tan leather interior
5. Next time you’re going out: For our 15th wedding anniversary, June 29th
6. Next time you’re going to move: When I have to pee.
7. Next thing you’re going to save money for: New clothes.
8. Next time that you will drink alcohol: June 29th
9. Next person you are going to call: Probably check my voice mail at home.
10. Next place you’ll take vacation: Northern Northern Ontario to kayak and hike, last week of August
11. Next thing you are going to do after filling this survey?: Get back to work
12. Next thing you are going to eat: Melba toast and fat free Swiss cheese
13. Next time you plan to be drunk: Sigh. I don’t. Too many calories!
14. Next thing you are going to do outside: Bicycle home.
15. Next person you’d like to see fill this out: Crabby!
Lasts:
1. Last kiss: Ice Prince when dropped off at daycare
2. Last person you hugged: Ditto
3. Last person you spoke to: My summer student
4. Last alcoholic beverage: Shared a glass of red wine with Fresh, May 6, 2006.
5. Last movie: A Jackie Chan movie from 1974. Funny!
6. Last person you thought of: Fresh
7. Last school you went to: University of Western Ontario for my Master’s in Library and Information Science (I dropped out two weeks in)
8. Last person you said I love you to: Ice Prince
9. Last run in with the law: A speeding ticket in 1988
10. Last fight you were in: With the Wexford Soccer Club
11. Last bar/club/concert/party you went to: Chisai Jackson at Bar Italia
12. Last person you e-mailed: My summer student
13. Last thing you ate: Half a grapefruit
14. Last thing you saved up money for: Sending Ice Prince to French Camp
15. Last song you sung: “Naked Tiger”, an original composition for IP’s bedtime, which sound vaguely like “Go Speed Racer”

Firsts:
1. First car: A 1974 Dodge Duster
2. First pet: A cat named Cathy
3. First word/phrase: Not a clue
4. First alcoholic beverage: Champagne at a wedding
5. First time you stayed out all night: first year university
6. First best friend: Allison Glass
7. First job: Cashier and stock duster at Becker’s in Glencoe
8. First school: I can’t remember. I was only there for three months or so.
9. First kiss: Shaun Hindley in front of the school office. (Wonder if he googles himself? And I don’t mean the euphemistically.)
10. First Tattoo: None. My body is a temple. (The Temple of Doom, that is.)
11. First car accident: Sideswiping our country mailbox with the 1974 Dodge Duster.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Still here. Still tongue-tied.
Now don't get all excited to hear from me. I'm just checking in so that you don't think I'm dead.

Ever since I got back from Chicago I've been...empty. There were some bad experiences - like my presentation sucking eggs and my ear being clogged for the first three days. Now that I'm back, I've been on a diet since May 11th and lost 13lbs so far. Our basement flooded and we had to move all of my parents furniture and rip up half the rug. And then get the drain pipes replaced, which involved digging up our garden and some of the garden we share with our neighbours. And it's been insanely busy at work. And today I am home while we finally have our ductless air conditioning installed, for which I cleaned out the wrong two closets, so now the contents of all of the upstairs closets are heaped on our bed.

Oh yeah, and I got in a snark fight with Ice Prince's Soccer Club and he won't be going there. Surprised? Me neither. Maybe I'll sign him up for ROTC (the Righteous Outrageous Twirling Corps).

Things at work are good, though. Lots of interviews. Lots of impressing executives.

And yet...I still don't feel like typing anything in here. I'm sure it will come back eventually.

So hang in there and I'll be back. Smaller and better than ever.