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Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Wonderful meeting with Bareld; I am now feeling MUCH better about being a treasurer. He said “I’ve seen it all” and he shared.  We often end services with “You are not alone” as the benediction, and he provided coffee chocolate and sage advice so I really felt the benediction!  Also got to see Marylke briefly […]

Saturday housefilk Lazy Sunday

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Sunday wasn’t actually 100% lazy, we put the awning back up in the back deck. They did SUCH A SH*TTY JOB of power washing. Water POURED into the house and soaked some rugs and wrecked some laundry soap. Jeff exposed me to ER, which I never got to watch because Paul and I didn’t have […]


Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Gotta love the Germans: circumcision declared child abuse/harm to child. There’s a fine line between narcissism and self esteem.  What facebook is good for. Don’t even get my brother started on dark matter/energy. Now that mOm is watching SG1….. Yes, wish I had some. Fire up some way cool google search techniques.

Too bad

Friday, March 4th, 2011

I WISH I could talk about work in detail.  There was a communiqué from Finance yesterday that managed to combine Kafka, Jacques Tati and General Nivelle in its spirit, tone and usefulness.  The originator will be receiving one of Allegra’s Famous Emails™. Since that about covers it without being too specific or blaming individuals, I’ll […]

Birthday roundup

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I banged on Jeff’s door at 6 am: “Where’s my present where’s my present where’s my pre—-sent!!!!??” “Sheesh.  Close your eyes and open your hands…” “Sheeeeeit!  All five seasons of THE WIRE with special bonus features!”  Happy dance. Last night Tom and Peggy feasted me (Jeff, Paul, kids in attendance, w00t!) with Roast Beast, roast […]

And the web swings wide

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

I am breakfasting with Paul – oatmeal – and drinking coffee.  I know I’m being a slug so I’m encouraging Paul to get me exercising so we went for a constitutional this morning.  Margot thought about coming along for the first little bit but she’s even lazier than I am. I have been watching the […]

Tbone and corn

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

That’s what I fed Jeff for dinner last night.  I also made stew. I was expecting Defendor to suck, but it didn’t.  I would actually recommend it. Tonight a brief trip to the dentist to get my bite adjusted (it’s causing pain and suffering, ie, less sleep) and make an appointment to get my toofs […]

The weekend’s over

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Well, this was certainly a movie rich weekend.  Besides Inception and the inevitable True Blood episode, there was Growing Op and Numb, both hilarious Canadian films with American TV stars thrown in for extra visibility.  The notion of the guy who plays Hodges on CSI playing the paterfamilias of a marijuana farm in the suburbs […]


Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Saw Paul briefly last night as I wanted him to listen to the engine and help with diagnosis.  While I was there his sister Ruth called and I got to talk to her, which was lovely.  Her houseful of girls is doing great and the news (apart from work, and I’ll spare the details) was […]

Asparagus pee… is it real?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Science to the rescue. In other news, I planted some things that will be (with luck) food later on this year. Ziva does not like wet weather.  Winter should be interesting.  She also decided to stop her sunroof from working when I showed her off to Tom & Peggy, the little bugger; it’s fine now. […]

Sundry and various

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

First, a cake that looks like an octopus. Impressive, eh wot?

Sundry and various

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Tomorrow I take the car (which at the moment can only turn right) in a cunningly planned foray through New Westminster; then I’ll drop it off at the krankenhaus and with any luck, I’ll have a plated, functioning, air-cared vehicle – my first in my whole life. My dad gave me a car once, but […]

Finally saw The Hurt Locker

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Recommended, if a little grue-y in spots. Tentacle porn Tarot deck.  You bet your ass it’s not safe for work.  The shizz you find on Facebook!  Anyway, there’s just one card, but the descriptions are pretty awful.  If I did a Tarot deck it would be updated for modern life, and there’d be an internet […]

Lovely caper film

Monday, April 12th, 2010

This movie has so many funny moments… who knew Gerard Butler was capable of being an action hero, buddy comedian, and red hot sexxay dancer?  Anyway, recommended.  You might need subtitles, sometimes the anglo dialects and idioms can be a bit much.  Written and directed by (as Jeff refers to him) Mr. Madonna hisself, Guy […]

Sunday Sundries

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

I saw one of these in knife edge flight over Lake Ontario in the first month after I met Paul.  So you know, it was a long time ago. I saw this movie and loved it, I want to immediately see it again.  RIP. Saw the girls yesterday and agreed to buy Kat’s vehicle.  I […]

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