Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dear Universe

I think the universe is trying to tell me, I'm old. Well universe, you can CUT IT OUT!

The other day I offered to babysit for a friend of mine for an hour while her babysitter went to the dentist. As it turns out, during my college years, I used to babysit the babysitter. She was 1 year old. I swear I graduated from college just a couple years ago, so how can it be that she is now 12 years old? That's a dirty trick universe, a very dirty trick.

And while I'm at it, I like male attention, I really do. But the next time you send a gentlemen caller, can you please make sure he is at least shaving? There is a decade difference, an entire decade, and that is pretty malicious - even for you. The boys are incredibly sweet, and I'm flattered. I truly am. Now, knock if off.

I'm old, I get it, so, you can stop pointing it out repeatedly.


Sunday, November 23, 2008


So during a moment of extreme boredom, I started watching Paris Hilton is my new BFF... and it's my new favorite show. Seriously. Okay, you can stop laughing now. It's completely fake and totally ridiculous and that's what I love about it. I love sitting in my PJs on the couch and yelling at the moron's on tv who behave as if Paris Hilton's actually going to become their new BFF. I hope Vanessa wins because I think Paris deserves a crazy stalker chick as her new BFF. Vanessa, stop the crazy-eyed swooning - its Paris Hilton. Really, how good of friend could she be, if she needs a reality show to find people who want to be her friend?!? Actually, the show makes me feel really good about myself, cause even though I have no friends, I would never lower myself to that level.

Speaking of BFF's Tara's coming!!! Tara and I met on a reality tv show... HA! I'm super excited, that she is coming all the way from Vancouver to visit me in Dawson Creek. Yes, Tara is coming to Dawson Creek!!! YIPEE!!!


I should be sleeping right now, but thanks to my very itchy legs, I'm not. Nope instead I'm applying lotion every 5 minutes with an intolerable Miley Cyrus song running through my head, over and over and over and over and over and over. It's been 2 days.

This is probably a torture tactic used in secret military operations...

Saturday, November 22, 2008


I'm feeling pretty anxious right now. I guess things aren't going the way I expected them to. My life is not the same, and although I knew it wouldn't be, the reality is more difficult than I expected.

I moved here to be closer to my family. I don't regret that for a minute. Over the last 10 years I've had some pretty awesome experiences and met some incredible people. I've worked hard, played harder and lived well. I've learnt so much about myself and how to enjoy life. It would've been easy to indulge myself and continue living that way for another 10 years. But I think there's more to life than self-indulgence and that's why I'm here. (I dunno, maybe it's selfish/greedy of me to want more)

It's an adjustment, but it's so much more than just learning to live without sushi and an underground music scene. It's learning accept this new version of myself, and that's going to take some time.

Gotta love mom

I'm just getting over a stomach flu, I, like most of the sane popluation, hate being sick. But being sick is waay better at Mom's then it is anywhere else. My whining falls not on deaf ears, she always has the right type of medicine, and I get tonnes of great advice. I also get a good amount of unsympathetic beaking... it is home afterall. It almost makes being sick tolerable.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I know, right?

What doesn't affect you should not concern you. It's none of your business so don't worry about it. How many times have I said that lately?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Today marks the start of my rapid ass growth...

...and I intend to enjoy every minute of it in ignorant frothy bliss.

I love sundays especially lazy sundays. But this sunday is my favorite one of the entire year. What a wonderful surprise as today had all the makings of a super crappy one. I spent about 4 hours sorting invoices at work and to be honest I'd rather stick glass in my eye. However, this sunday my life got about a zillion times better. That's right!! IT'S EGG NOG LATTE SEASON AT STARBUCKS!!!

Whoever thought of combining frothy egg nog with a shot or two of espresso and a sprinkle of nutmeg is a freakin genius who I credit a great deal of material happiness to. Time is limitied - I have only about a month and a half to enjoy the ultimate of seasonal delights...

Egg Nog Latte, you are AWESOME & worth the enormous amount of sweat that will be required to reverse the damage you'll do to my ass.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Lions play in western final on saturday

Grrrrrr! Playoff football should always be accompanied by friends and beer. Friends at this point are a BIG stretch. The beer I could do, it would be rather pathetic but I could do it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Worth it

I grew up in Dawson Creek, I graduated from high school and couldn't wait to get out. I swore I'd never be back. A decade comes and goes, priorities change, and I'm back.

It's my brother's birthday and Mom has made dinner. My parents, 3 brothers and I are enjoying a familar round of funny insults, witty comebacks and random banter. Davin's (the youngest brother) recently allowed his large mouth to contribute to the loss of his two front teeth, which provides enough material to last all night. It's a non-stop comedy show. In a moment I remember the exact reason why I gave up my busy, active, friend filled, life in the city... there is no place I'd rather be.

Did I miss something?

How sad is a world where simple personable interaction can be mistaken for romantic intent.

Long story made short.... Somehow, someway, without me knowing, I managed to "hit" on this guy at work. Hmmm, that's a little awkward. I mean if I'm interested in someone, I should know right??


I went for coffee with a friend the other day who has also made a move from the big city to Dawson Creek. He said something that made a lot of sense...

"If I'm going to be here, I'm going to be here, involved and busy because if I spend my time here wishing I was someplace else then what's the point?"

Time to get involved.

The Big Move

I walked outside today and could see my breath in the -10 celcius cold, and for the 400th time since I moved here a month ago, I asked myself ... "What the hell have I done?"

I used to live in Vancouver, I used to spend saturday nights out on the town, I used to have hobbies, hell, I used to have friends. Now, I live in Dawson Creek, population, somewhere between 12,000-15,000. Now, I have no friends and on a saturday night chances are, I'll be at home with my best friend Molly. Molly is a cat. More times than not, I wonder how I ended up here and then I realise this is what I choose, what I wanted. A return to my roots, to the place I grew up, to my family. SUPER.

The last month has been, well... interesting, but I if I can survive the cold hard life of the city, then I can adjust to life in this small town - right?