Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ha ha ha and a hmmmm

Just now, when I logged in I noticed a comment on my last post. The comment was a simple, straight forward "fuckin grow up" from a guy by the name of peniswrinkle who has started a blog (with no posts yet) titled "Boobs"


I was on this site the other day. It's a video blog by a former co-worker and her husband. She lost her job this past week and has the best attitude about it all. She is an amazing talent so I have no doubt that she'll be more than fine. But her response to the entire situation got me thinking about attitude and how important it is especially during times of change. I stole this from the top of their page.

"Whatever you’re thinking about is literally like planning a future event. When you’re worrying, you are planning. When you are appreciating, you are planning…What are you planning?"

pretty relevant, eh?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My mistake

Yesterday, although technically it was today. I got on a plane. Said plane took me from a beautiful oceanside city set up against the magnificent Rocky Mountains and plopped me in the middle of no-where a place that might be considered the ass crack of hell if the fires of hell were made of ice!

I should never have got on that plane.

I love my family, and they actually LIKE living here, so here I am. Cold. Very Cold.

It was great to see a few of my friends in the city. I wish I'd been by myself... I would have stayed longer, done some shopping, and spent some quality time at the spa. There's always next time, and I'm building up a good stock of long underwear!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Honey in my hair

Blind date recap time! This was the definition of blind date, I knew very little about the guy and had not seen a picture or anything.


Not cute, but not ugly. No immediate chemistry or attraction. However with me there rarely is. This is workable.

Older, 8 years older. A little outside of my comfort zone but not a deal breaker.


Not a lot in common he likes to hunt, fish and ride his motorbike. The problem being that I would never do ANY of those things. I might go fishing, but I would never actually touch a fish soooo you'd probably just call that boating.

He didn't seem interested in getting to know me. He told me A LOT of stories about him. But didn't ask me about me and often cut me off. This could be nerves, but he knows next to nothing about me

He was trying a little too hard to impress me. For instance I know he used to compete as a body builder, he's paid for a bunch of things for his parents cars, house etc, he's always there for his friends... etc. These stories were NOT prompted, they were told randomly like he had a bunch of stories to tell me so I'd see how cool he was.


Alright on to the fun stuff! I am awesome, I seem to make a spectacle of myself where ever I go. It's about 45 minutes into the date and we are arguing over the differences of a cattle farm and an elk farm. (don't judge, it's a perfectly normal topic of conversation... uh, yah.) Anyway as I was making a point I knocked my tea cup against the table a little hard. He makes some remark about me being angry. I, being the goof I am raise the cup above my head and bring it crashing down onto the table. The cup, much to my surprise, is not empty. Tea comes flying out and ends up in my hair, and all over my face and lap! I wish I could have seen the expression on my face. What did I do? I laughed and laughed... I am one classy gal! AWESOME!

Overall he was nice but after an hour and half of listening to him tell stories about himself I was bored. Is it worth a second date? I'm still debating that, he may have just been really nervous. At this point I don't really see reason to go out again. But I'm going to talk to cupid to see what she thinks before I fully decide.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Corb Lund aka my future husband

Okay so maybe he only known as that to me, but I think that's enough.

I'm a HUGE Corb Lund fan, have been since I interviewed him working for a radio station in Olds Alberta. I think I'm such a big fan because he sings my story. An independant wanderer with strong country roots and a rockstar attitude.

These lyrics from "Especially A Paint" off Corb Lund's latest album say it best:

There's something about horses, especially a paint
Whenever I see horses it reminds me of what I ain't
‘Cause I am not your lover now and I may never be
But with a couple pinto ponies how things go we'll have to see
‘Cause they're hitched outside to the rail right now and their silver jangles free

Anyway back to reality and the reason for this post. Yesterday I've found out via his website that Corb's been signed to a record deal with New West Records, out of the states. It's the same label that represents Drive By Truckers, Steve Earle, and Kris Kristofferson. I'm so excited for him.

This is my first Corb song:

This is his latest release:

I think he's incredibly talented especially in the songwriting department. He's amazing.

Okay I'm done gushing :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Me? Tall?

So I have a date.

I've been set-up on a blind date and the only thing I was told about the guy is that he's a french newfie and he makes A LOT of money. Just for the record, I don't care how much money a guy makes as long as he can support himself. I'm perfectly self-sufficient. What he does know about me? I'm tall, blonde and not fat or ugly.

HA! Sure I'm tall, if you're a baby or a super midget! My hair is blonde but the rest of it is pretty subjective. The rest of it has me a bit worried, let's just hope he's worthy of the worry.

We are going for coffee, at a restuarant tomorrow. Stay Tuned...

Saturday, February 14, 2009


I wish today was not Valentine's Day for two reasons:

1) I had plans to spend the day with a friend of mine, who at 45 minutes after we were supposed to leave decided she didn't want to go because it was Valentine's Day and places would be busy. Did I mention I waited those 45 minutes for her? That was really awesome for me.

2)I have a message sitting on my phone from a guy who I'm being set up with. It's a blind date and I'm totally all for it. Problem is he called on Thursday and again last night and I still haven't returned his phone call. I want to, I just haven't because I was out late both nights. I could return his call tonight but it's Valentine's Day and it feels kinda lame. I might anyway cause tomorrow I'm having birthday dinner with my family and I really don't want to wait until Monday. DILEMA!

Other than that I'm having a great day enjoying some tv on dvd!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Long beautiful dark hair

For the last few nights, my hair has been the focus of my dreams. Last night I had amazing, porn star long, dark hair, set in perfect ringlets. The night before it was a honey blonde and blowing in the wind. The hair dreams happen whenever I'm feeling restless and need a change. A change in hair signifies the need for a change in life. But really? Already?

It's been only 5 months since I moved from Vancouver to Dawson Creek. That's a big change, how could I be wanting another one already?

I've also been thinking a lot about living on a beach someplace warm... Perhaps I have a case of cabin fever. Maybe I need a vacation.

Either way, I wonder if I'll be a stunning red head tonight?

Monday, February 9, 2009

Times are tough

So as it turns out I was right. The company I work for is closing down 2 departments and laying off over 70 people. I hate being right. But you know the news can't be good when they call a management meeting followed immediately by an all staff meeting. Not fun. The surprising thing is that this has nothing to do with the current state of economy and more to do with the refusal to change about 9 years ago.

Change is good, change provides opportunity to reinvent yourself, to be better than you were before. I feel for everyone that has lost their job but there is something different out there - a forced opportunity is still an opportunity. Good or bad -depends on what you make of it.

This is the best book I've ever read. It's an awesome perspective on change and it completely changed my attitude towards life.

Let's face it. I work in marketing and it's typically the first to go when times are tough. (I don't agree with that at all, but its a topic for another day) For now, I still have my job but I'm not naive enough to consider it secure.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I'll take why sunday's rock for $500, Alex

What is Meatloaf: To Hell and Back THE MOVIE currently playing on MMM!

I love love love Meatloaf. One of the best concerts I've ever been to. Sure wish there was more of this stuff in the musical spotlight ...

I'm glad I'm enjoying this part of the day because I don't expect to enjoy the evening. There is a small chance I'm wrong, he's to that thought!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Probably too much information

25 Things... it's flying around facebook like crrrr...AZY!

So here's mine, and I'm not going to lie, I love this kind of thing

1. I really love to sing and dance when alone in the car. I've even choreographed some sweet dance moves for the car. That's right, my car can break on the beat like no other.

2. I live by the motto: "Why do for yourself what others are willing to do for you?" I know it makes be a bit of a princess, but I'm okay with that.

3. I tend to get super obssesive over things I really like. This isn't always a good thing

4. Case & Point: I rented "The Painted Veil" and watched it 4 times IN A ROW

5. If I could, I'd never take my skates off... I'd skate everywhere - I love it that much

6. I hate women, or rather large groups of women... My best friends are female but I avoid large all-girl groups as much as possible.

7. I didn't think Napolean Dynamite was funny.

8. I can't wait to have kids, but up until my Grandpa died a few years ago, I didn't want anything to do with them. That event completely changed my perspective on life

9. I'm completely freaking out about turning 30 in a couple weeks and I've started a savings fund for future age reversing proceedures

10. When I was a kid I wanted to be "the boss" when I grew up. I still want that.

11. The older I get the more I appreciate my family and the amazing childhood I had. My 3 brothers are my 3 favorite people in the world

12. To date the best years of my life were those post-college. We got up to some seriously random shit but that was when I learnt how to have fun

13. Oddly enough, that was also the poorest time of my life. I had no money - to the point where I once wore a white garbage bag on my head so I could walk to work in the rain because I didn't have the $1.50 I needed for bus fair.

14. I really badly want a dog, a big dog just like my brother's Husky.

15. I'm addicted to coffee but only need one cup a day... I look forward to the first sip of the first cup everyday

16. I hate going home to an empty house, and everyday I do my best to find other things to occupy the between time of work and sleep.

17. I love Corb Lund - everything he does is brilliant

18. My Dad is an incredible guy who I credit for many things including teaching me all my awesome dance moves. If I ever get married, the best part of the day will be the dance I share with my dad.

19. I hate lifting weights but I often dream of super strength and winning fitness competitions

20. NPH aka Barney Stinson is my hero. For real.

21. I love live music. I am super super excited about attending the Bonnaroo Music Festival this year

22. I find it a little weird living in a town where I run into people I recognize all the time. I never say anything because I'm certain they don't remember me.

23. I never remember movies, I can watch a movie I've seen before and not even realize it until halfway through. It drives me crazy to not be able to quote the funny lines like everyone else.

24. I miss my friends and the lifestyle I had in Vancouver, but getting to see my family on a monthly rather than yearly basis is worth it.

25. I think that this list will be fun to go back and look at in 5 years time