Monday, January 31, 2005

Puns and stuff

Well, I see I can't be trusted to drink and blog.. I corrected my blog that read "My Dog Looks Like Sophia Lauren"...ahem...make that Loren... For some reason when I was coming home from work today.... I had a nagging little thought in my mind..I couldn't quite get up there and grab it..but I knew something was amiss.. I just stepped out of the "Tank", and started into the house and >>>>>>>> it came to me.....Sophia Loren, you F*head. I have a trillion more important things to think of, why was this one nagging me? Well, probably because I knew when I typed looked wrong.. but I hit "publish" anyway. Story of my life.. "leap before you look", so went in and edited it.

I love BC coastal nephew sent me some today, cause he loves his auntie Joan..

a.. Those who jump off a bridge in Paris are in Seine.
b.. A man's home is his castle, in a manor of speaking
c.. Dijon vu - the same mustard as before.
d.. Practice safe eating - always use condiments.
e.. Shotgun wedding: A case of wife or death.
f.. A man needs a mistress just to break the monogamy.
g.. A hangover is the wrath of grapes.
h.. Dancing cheek-to-cheek is really a form of floor play.
i.. Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?
j.. Condoms should be used on every conceivable occasion.
k.. Reading while sunbathing makes you well red.
l.. When two egotists meet, it's an I for an I.
m.. A bicycle can't stand on its own because it is two tired.
n.. What's the definition of a will? (It's a dead give away.)
o.. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
p.. In democracy your vote counts. In feudalism your count votes.
q.. She was engaged to a boyfriend with a wooden leg but broke it off.
r.. A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.
s.. If you don't pay your exorcist, you get repossessed.
t.. With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.
u.. When a clock is hungry, it goes back four seconds.
v.. The man who fell into an upholstery machine is fully recovered.
w.. You feel stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.

I am just watching what is "left" of Michael Jackson on TV...Hey, his makeup is cool, like his Elvis wannabe white suit. I really don't get this guy.

nuff for tonite...later gators

Sunday, January 30, 2005

You know who you are/vacations

When I was reading the comics this morning I came across this cartoon, and it reminded me of some of the blogs I read. I guess living in Winnipeg Canada makes me "smirk" a bit when I hear people actually stay home when there is a little freezing rain. I'm still smirkin...LOL.. Hey, let's play "dodge the snowflake"...okay, I'm wiping off the smirk on my face. I have a lot of friends that have moved to British Colombia. Suddenly, when they move to a warmer climate they become wierd, and always want to talk about the weather. They never talked about the weather when they lived was JUST weather. Now, because it's jest a teenie weenie little milder where they now reside, they tend to FLAUNT it...over and over..They make a point of calling or emailing me in February, and saying shit like...ohhhh my daffodils are up...(yeah, well stick them up your nose)

Ya..well, I'm just getting ready to go curling. Not only do I enjoy driving and walking on ice all day, I enjoy meaningless sports that require the same agility to stay upright for my nightime entertainment. At least with curling you can always count on your broom to sweep away any debris left by ole folks hitting their heads on the ice and leaving a trail of cracked dentures. Actually I love Vancouver. I flew there last March. When I left, it was about -25 Celsius, when I got there two hours later it was +15. And the f*n daffodils were blooming..

I don't fly very often, so this was pretty exciting. We were on our way to visit my nephew Chris and his wife...who by the way are the biggest offenders with the weather thingie. The trip was pretty crazy. It wasn't even half an hour into the flight, when I knew there was going to be trouble. There was a guy on the other side of the isle, who immediately upon his arrival, tried to make everyone in the section...HIS BEST FRIEND. Apparently, he had been "up North" at a jobsite for 3 months and was going home for a little RNR. He had two very nice people seated beside him and he was on the third seat on the isle side. (cocktail cart side). When the flight attendant passed by the first time with the liquor cart, he immediately took ..not one..but two beers. And each time she came around again, he took two beers!..and in between the two beer run he proceeded to get very friendly with all the passengers, especially the poor buggers beside him. He was regaling tales of his adventures UP NORTH...and generally makin stuff up. On the third beer run..he got another two, and put them on his tray, and as he was talking (with his hands) he spilled them on both of the passengers beside him. You know how apologetic drunks can be, and this guy was just apologizing ..on and on. The lady beside "was not amused." She suggested to him that once we got to Vancouver, there was "lots more beer"...and he didn't have to drink the world's supply on the airplane. OOPs...Mr. Loggerhead took drunks do!
He called the attendant and explained how mifted he was at the RUDE person he was sitting with. He must have said RUDE a trillion times. Finally, between all the attendants they decided on mediation. That did not work. So they yanked him from his seat and asked a very nice man about 3 seats down if he would mind trading places. Mr. Loggerhead moved and took his indignity with him. I was watching all of this stuff, and was getting a little scared, hoping the guy didn't have a chisel or something on him from his "jobsite". He finally calmed down, but occasionally turn around and "glare" at the poor lady he spilled all the beer on.

I haven't been on an airplane for 20 years, and with all the excitement I had to pee really bad...and no..I didn't have any beer, unlike Mr. Loggerhead, because I knew there was a ton of it in Vancouver. With some urging from my bladder, I finally got up and check out the facilities. The bathroom door looked like vault, which gave me a bit of the willies. I figured out the code to get in by yelling I AM NOT A TERRORIST.. and .. opened.

Actually the flight attendant had to give me a hand.

Hey, it's nice and cozy in here, I can sit here a spell. I did my business, and was in the midst of pulling up my pants.............When the door opened!!!! A man was standing there, mouth agape, I am fumbling away trying to get my jeans up...Toilet paper hanging from my ass...he shut the door with such a scared the shit out of me...hence more toilet paper work. Mannn, I can't believe how dumb I was. I was so embarrassed, I didn't lock the door!!!! I don't know why I didn't lock the door, I mean after all there are about 100 people that could have been using the facilities!!! Red faced I went back to my seat and told Gord what had happened...Mr. Plowperson, thought it very amusing. I saw the guy again, coming back past our seat to try it again, he didn't look at me, I didn't look at him... I couldn't keep my eyes off of him after that. Was he smirkin'...???? and sure enough when we were getting off the plane looked and me and laughed!! I laughed was over phewwww....

We went down to the baggage check area, where we met our nephew Chris. We also met the lady that had dissed Mr. Loggerhead. I asked her if she wasn't afraid he would come after her. She said NO....I don't put up with shit... so there! Mr. Loggerhead..ya messed with the wrong lady. AND...When we got to Vancouver....the daffodils WERE blooming...

I'm such an ass..

I think my dog looks like Sophia Loren

It's the eyebrows I think.

Penny Posted by Hello

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Grocery shopping with an attitude

I just got back from Safeway, and finished putting away the weekly provisions. Sometimes the "TANK" is not a bad vehicle to own when one goes grocery shopping. If you put down the bench seat in the back, it becomes this huge bed and you can toss all your grocery bags on it. If ya feel the need to warm your frozen food, you can turn on the bed heater. Handy dandy thing to have.

I don't know about anyone else, but shouldn't a grown person ..unlike myself.. have a quarter in her purse at any given time? Oh noooo, not moi. Ya see, I needed me a cart to slop all of those groceries in, and I didn't have a quarter for the cart. I had a dime, 1 nickel, and three pennies in my wallet! What now? The only thing other than going home and rooting through old jacket pockets, was to humiliate myself, and go to customer service and ask if I could "borrow" a quarter if I promised to pay them back when I was finished. Which I did. You could see by the clerks face that she had heard this deceptive plot to bilk Safeway out of quarter before! I was standing there mumbling..."well, its this way, I always either use a credit card or my debit card and I don't have any cash" voice fading, eyes tearing up.. By this time I have 159 irrate people behind me...going AHEM...some shouting.."give her a damn quarter".... my head was spinning and I could think of was "they all think I am poor". At some point the clerk calmed down the crowd and shoved a quarter over the counter at me, and said "don't spend it all in one place dearie". Nah, actually she was pretty nice about it and when I left I forgot to give her the quarter back! So, I guess I will have a quarter in my pocket the next time I go shopping.

I am evil.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Hey, I kicked HTML's ASS

Yahoo!!! I am so proud of myself, I figured out how to put the side bar in today. It was embarassingly easy, but it all looked like greek to me before. A huge thanks to Mary Lou and Tara. You guys are the best!! I didn't do the links on your names yet, but I know how to do it. I'm a little crazy with power right now, and have to be sure what I am doing. It still scares me to go into templates and change things. I'm poking at my keys, tryin not to screw anything up. I'll be off and running soon. I must of read and reread the instructions those two lovely ladies sent me, and could not figure it out for love or money. But, for some reason a "little light" when on my teenie weenie brain this afternoon. So, screw the 60's and 70's, I still have some brain cells left LOL...dis girl be a happy camper!! ( sorry for the little dots)

I just had someone response to my last post, about the little dots, which I found so true. Special K, said:At the time, I thought it was simply some manner of email lingo with which I was unfamiliar, but have since learned it's mere laziness of expression.

How true is that!! I am or was a lazy arse. I am still holding myself back, I need the dots! I am sure there is a self help group out there that can help me with this dot problem. I will probably be going into withdrawl for awhile. So bear with me.

Just on another note:

I became a auntie of sorts today..for the 4th time no less. (my cousins kids) One would wonder why my hair is grey..ish..? She had a bouncing baby boy, weighed 7 lbs. something I can't remember.
Who really cares about the ounces anyway. That's probably a parent thing, all the details are very important when they have the baby. I only want to know the gender, if it was healthy, and the date of the baby shower, so I know I will be out of town!! Hey, I don't have anything against drooling babies and new mothers, but I'm not a "shower person". I'm hoping Grandma, Grandpa, misc. old bridesmaids and cousins, and other close family members can fill the bill. Maybe they will forget me. It could happen! I will lay low and make sure call display is working on my phone!! me verrry bad.

Well, it's time for our Friday night pizza....tonites choice is!!!!!...drum roll....BOSTON in Canada ( or maybe just Manitoba) ...and we are having ...hmmmmm.. the Boston Royal, which consists of: Pepperoni, black olives, green peppers, fresh mushrooms, smoked ham, onions, and SHRIMP. It is to die for...I have urged their management to put a few pieces of pineapple in the mix, because ...well, I just think it would taste better. They haven't got back to me on that. Who said the customer is always right? Okay, I just noticed a *few dots* up there. Once I get enrolled in the dot detox program things should change..... I hope LOL.. jeez this is so hard!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

My hair and AOL

I have been looking in the mirror every morning ...and don't really pay attention to my reflection.. but this morning I thought...hmmm I should put some more colouring in my's looking the time. I can't quite figure out what is going on with my hair...I guess it's at the point that it is "white/grey" and I keep on putting blonde stuff on it..and within a few weeks it's white..ish... again....and starting to piss me off.. Not to mention that it is wayyyy to long and I need seriously need a haircut... how did this happen to me?...just yesterday I had brown hair. Okay 5 years ago.

I was reading a few more blogs today at work...(hey I'm not taking up my bosses time).. but we are slow..and I have nothing to do. I noticed most blogs are very well written. They have comma's where comma's should be and periods where periods should be. I must admit I write like I talk and always put those ........... marks instead of using real puncuation. I can't help myself, I never ever used to do this before I was started with email. For some reason I feel I have to do run on sentences etc. by putting the f*n .... there. I don't even like reading a lot of blogs where people go on and on with the, I am going to stop it.... I mean today..oops just did it again. Before email, I was an avid letter writer, I wrote to people who probably hoped I would stop writing. I love writing. Oh lordy, this is a habit that is so hard to break, I almost did it three times before I got this sentence out!

So, I won't promise real sentence structure, and comma's and great punctuation, but I will no longer put those stupid periods before and after every stinking thing I say.

Today I was thinking about my good ole days on AOL. (I just put the periods there,now erased). grrr

So................ okay this only for effect. I got my first AOL "diskette" in the mail about 7 or 8 years ago. They promised the to open my world and give me the internet, which I so much wanted. Gord had just bought me my first real computer a 486, (not counting the ole Commodore) for my 50th. birthday ( and it had a modem!) so I was in business! I got on line right away, I can't remember how many free hours I had that month, but they were never enough. It was the most horrible time with AOL and the best of times. There was so much password stealing going on etc. it was havoc if you didn't know what you were doing. Fortunately, my nieces clued me in on all the crap that was going on, and I got it all figured out..

I met the most wonderful group on was a group called "Tip's and Tricks" and they were all about helping AOL members finding there way around email, internet, computer probs etc.

Eventually we became a family of about 50 members who helped out the newbies with their problems in chat, internet, computers,whatever!

Just going back to when I started with this wonderful group, I had to get a name on AOL, and I couldn't think out anything I liked. I tried a lot of names and AOL said they were taken. Pywacket, being one of them LOL...I finally go so frusterated I went to the fridge and looked at all the stuff in there, thinking just maybe I would get some inspiration from a label. Finally, I looked at a bottle of relish in the fridge...and thought, hmmm I will name myself relish...(as in relish in a diffent sense) nope, someone else actually had that!!. So, ended up calling myself relissh, I just added an S. Yup, you guessed it everyone in chat called me ketchup, hotdog, you name it. One day when I was in chat I was telling someone that I was so tired of my name I was thinking of changing it. She said, hey Relissh, why would you want to do that? I said, because I am tired of being a "Condiment"!! I thought my screen would explode, everyone thought it was so funny. I will never forget that. After time went by, my friends started to call me "Relly", which is still a name I cherish today. I will always be Relly, to them.

Unfortunately after about 4 years good ole AOL figured out that their chat rooms needed to be monitored. They brought in hosts to supervise all the pervese little creeps that made up half the chat rooms and threw down the law. The host would chuck anyone out that swore, disrupted, or just was being a pain in the ass. That cleaned up a lot of things. Our chat room never really had that problem, because our group managed it, and all the crap wasn't allowed, and we found a way to shame the ones who tried to get away with junk. We also had some pretty good ways of making them pay if they tried. (evil laugh). Those were the days!! Well, to make this story a little shorter AOL decided all rooms needed a host and recruited a lot of our people to to do that on a 24 hr. basis. They called themselves "Rangers" and patrolled many rooms. As time went along AOL made another management f*up decision, they wanted our room as their own, to control the Tips and Tricks we gave to the newbies and Oldies. This of course was the beginning of the end of a great relationship. Once AOL took it over, all the reg's started to go their own ways and we started to drift apart. We did start up a group in AOL where we could all get together and chat, but it was never the same. I still miss all of them, they became like best friends. I still hear for some of them at Christmas.

That's my AOL story and I'm sticking to it.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Just starting to figure out where I belong in the blog world

I have about 20 blogs I read daily...and when I first started I figured I needed to be what they were....but as I go along...I've figured out I need to be who I am...just that. Get your own style..yadda yadda... some of the blogs I read, are very serious and make you cry, and then there are the ones that make me laugh...and then there are the ones that are just daily life...sorta like Seinfeld, not about anything in particular. This week I read (sorry I don't know how to do links yet)..Audience of One....which I really enjoyed. His life is just beginning over after the break up of his it's a bit sad, but he has such a wonderful outlook, and good friends on blogger as well. Of course I have to mention Mary Lou LIFE AFTER NEXCOM..somehow through the blog surfing I chose hers...don't know why...just clicked on..and liked it a lot...and BTW..she helps me out every now again...(nope..not kissing A**) LOL. and Mary Lou .btw..the reason I stopped in at your site is that your pic reminded me so much of Auntie Betty..

Lets see who else I read...I have to go back into fav's to remember...there is

Gemmak's Blog - wonderful pic's of Scotland...I don't know why she wants snow!!

Andie Pandie -who just lost her fav cat Jingers...and she throws in a recipe every now an again

A wacky southern housewife...she has a wonderful sense of humour (canadian spelling)

The Homeless Guy ....he is homeless and an advocate for the homeless...

What's up down south...very funny lady...

The crazy world of a RN - She is struggling through divorce and making her own way in the world an donating her kidney to a friend.

Shaking a fist in impotent rage at the sheer malignacy of fate since 1971 ...she just makes me piss my pants...she is so funny and "smart"...and she also comes from I am a little biased...she know's who she is...and doesn't take any crap..

Living in Egypt...she is a really intelligent Canadian woman who is making her home in Egypt after the death of her husband....and all the trials and tribulations that go with it. Very inspiring.

I do a few mommy blogs too...I love Dirty Olive....great sense of humour, and struggling through the new mom years...

A Lumbering Soul...."Faith" a recovering Alcoholic...and her struggle to stay sober..

It's funny when you actually get on one site and you see who they read, you go there, and find a good one that you like..and on and on it goes... it's like a just gets passed on.

oops almost forgot to mention two great girls...The pondering of a princess and Tramps like us...

I am loosing my blogging virginity....I am starting to get it...I will just be myself...even if I have to bore you with of my dog.. or any of my deceased pets..which reminds me I have a huge blind hard feeding him...I gotta get the food right in front of his face...poor little guy..but thats another post.

I'm done....good thing I don't have anymore days off....I'm starting to bore myself....

On a side note...Mr. Plow boy just pulled up the hour late for supper, he had to replow all the stuff that was plowed last weekend at his shop. CAN'T WE JUST HIRE SOMEONE TO DO IT?.. noooooooo...

otta here :)

Walking in a winter wonderland

Friends of mine, went for a Sleigh Ride last winter and sent me this picture.

Bits and Bites

Grandpa was always going on about the good old days, and the lower cost of living, in particular...

"When I was a kid, my mom could send me to the store, and I'd get a ham, two pints of milk, 6 oranges, 2 loaves o' bread, and a magazine... all for a quarter!! You can't do that any more...
they got those darn video cameras everywhere.

Q: Why do men ask for a woman's hand in marriage?
A: Because they are tired of using their own.

This is tooooo funny....for the nose pickers out there!!!

A woman has twins, and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a
family in Egypt and is named "Amal." The other goes to a family in Spain;
they name him "Juan." Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his
birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she
wishes she also had a picture of Amal. Her husband responds, Why"They're twins!
If you've seen Juan, you've seen Amal."


Parmesan Baked Potatoes

4 medium to large potatoes
melted butter, margarine or olive oil (1/3 cup)
grated Parmesan cheese
salt & pepper
Cayenne pepper-dried powder
dried Parsley flakes

1. Boil potatoes until just fork tender
When done, allow them to cool enough
to handle. Cut into quarter slice wedges and
place in a large flat casserole dish (I use my
glass lasagna dish.
2. Brush with the melted butter. Quickly sprinkle
a light dusting of the paprika, salt&pepper,
cayenne pepper, parsley flakes & parmesan
3. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until light
golden brown.

Baked Apple Pancake

1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
2 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 1/4 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Combine maple syrup, brown sugar
3. Butter in a 9 inch round baking pan.
4. Put in the oven for about 5 minutes, until the butter melts.
5. Remove.
6. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
7. Arrange apple slices, overlapping, over the syrup mixture in the pan.
8. Set aside.
9. Whisk together the egg, milk and melted butter.
10.In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
11.Pour in the milk mixture.
12.Stir until smooth.
13.Pour batter over the apples.
14.Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
15.Remove from oven.
16.Turn out onto a serving plate.


1 can cherry pie filling
1 can Eagle Brand milk
1 can coconut
1 large container Cool Whip
1 can drained pineapple chunks
1 C chopped nuts
1 C miniature marshmallows, optional
Mix together and refrigerate.
This will make a very large salad. Can also be frozen.

Salisbury Steak

1 lb. ground beef
2/3 to 1 cup crushed cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons catsup
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 whole egg
1/3 cup all purpose flour
pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 can mushroom soup
2 to 4 tablespoons oil

In a mixing bowl add the first 7 ingredients and mix well. In a skillet over medium to medium hot heat add 2 tablespoons of oil and let get hot. Shape the ground beef mixture in patties and coat with the flour, salt and pepper. Add the coated patties to the oil in the skillet and brown on both sides. When that is done add the mushroom soup and cook at least another 20 to 30 minutes or until done.

(from Nancy's Kitchen)..I tried it last week, I didn't have regular crackers so I used ritz crackers, and it tasted great.


1 stick butter

2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning

1 medium onion, chopped

3 ribs celery, chopped

1-2 medium zucchini, chopped

1 lb. frozen, peeled crawfish, thawed and drained

2 tsps. Creole (or Tony Chacheres) Seasoning

2 pkgs. Cornbread Mix (Jiffy if you like a sweeter cornbread, if not, any brand)

1 3/4 cups grated Cheddar cheese, divided

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large saucepan, melt butter and stir in Old Bay seasoning. Add onions, celery and zucchini and sauté. Stir in crawfish tails and heat thoroughly, then set aside. Prepare cornbread mix according to package directions and stir in Creole seasoning. Stir in 3/4 cup of cheese and crawfish mixture and blend well. Pour into 9x13 greased baking pan. Top with remaining 1 cup of cheese and bake at 425 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.NOTE: If crawfish is unavailable in your area you may substitute 1 lb. chopped shrimp.

(from Nancy's Kitchen)

That's it for this week....

Too dang short Posted by Hello


I rescued Penny from the shelter about 4 years ago. She was only 6 months old and already been in two different homes. I promised her this would be her last stop...and it was. She's part Daschund and sumthin' else...don't know what. She is a really good hunter. You can hide anything in our yard and she will find it..even if it takes her hours, she won't give up. She keeps her nose to the ground and it looks like she covers the area in grids!..

She can identify 8 different toys by their name, and she will bring them to you in the order that you call for them. Usually, by the time she reached #6 she gets a little distracted and runs off to chase a bird or squirrel.

She also has the worlds loudest bark!!...The first time she barked I almost wet my pants!! Before I had her I had poodles and they have a sort of high pitched bark, so when she let out a real bark, it surprised me.

Right now, she is pouting...and she can really pout!!...It's been so cold outside it's hard to take her for a walk, because her hair is so short and she freezes up easily. This last week however, I have noticed that her winter coat is coming in, and she is getting a lot of fur between her toes, so she will be able to adjust to the temps. a little better.

She loves sitting up high, as you can see from the pic. When we are out on the patio, she always has to have her own patio chair, right beside mine.

I think I lucked out when I got her, she was wonderful sweet nature...loves kids and people..the only thing I don't like is that she has a "hate" on for other dogs when we go for walks. She goes balistic. When I see another dog coming down the street, I check for anyplace I can think of to get her out of it's path. I don't know if she would ever do anything, as I haven't given her the opportunity. When she is with other dogs ..let's say at the vet's etc. she is's only on walks when she gets crazy. I have talked to the vet and he suggested I bring her to classes and maybe they could straighten her out!

Saturday, January 22, 2005

It's time to quitmybitchin'

But before I do that....have a looky at the monster I have to drive everyday!!! It actually looks short in the picture, but trust me it's a long "mother". Folks around here must be wondering if I'm going on vacation everyday when I pass them on the street. Hey, here is the bright side, I can pull over on the way to work, have a nap on the back electric powered bed, watch a little TV, have a cocktail, and.. once refreshed ...carry on! However, this is not a workable plan in the winter, when the leather seat turns to "stone"..

What you don't see is the FOR SALE sticker on the back. Don't have to many buyers right now, so it looks like I will be driving the 'tank' until spring.

Friday, January 21, 2005

Penny and Tiger

Penny and Tiger.. Posted by Hello

Penny is indulging me with her fav toy can see by the look in her eyes that this is not what she would really liked to do...but because "mom" says .."stay"...she does it....poor penny loafer..

I will post better pics of my sweetie's Friday....I have 2 days off, and I might even have Monday off.....whooo ..whoo...I am bone tired...I'm sure it this weather...I thought I was going to pass out by the time I hit the driveway tonight....we had another Alberta Clipper tonight...if that makes no sense to anyone...we get all the shit that comes from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan...and it beats the crap outta us...cause we are all lined up in a row....but then WE pass it on to Ontario...and so bad Ontario...neeners...We haven't had weather like this in years...if I didn't have to drive, I wouldn't give a shit...but this makes me nuts...especially when I have to drive hubbys stupid, huge, conversion van...that is made for old folks going to Arizona for the winter... that is another whole other blog....see you to have some wine and pizza....

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Okay I have calmed down some

I had a great post....with all the shit that's making my life miserable with all this snow ....we have had two more storms this week...and I am sick and tired of it...bone tired...trying to get to work in the morning without getting some idiot.

Idiot #1: I am going down Pembina Hwy..(three lanes) to work...I am in the left lane...poking around because we have sheer ice...and major ruts between all lanes..F*head.. in the right lane decides to come over two lanes..over the ruts at a rate of speed only use on dry pavement ...he spins out...and is doing major u-balls in front of me...he car is totally out of control...he goes left..then right ..and finally the car takes a turn and ...without a word of a lie...goes directly into driveway going into a mini mall....swerves in there...and gets into a stop....I watching this like a movie....I had come to a stop in case his car started coming my way!!...I wipe my ass...and start moving again...then once I had passed the mall I saw him coming out the other side of the mall parking lot...waiting for traffic to pass the F*n asshole could do it again. I followed him for about two blocks....and he was going really slow...lesson learned asshole!!

Get me a hammer

I just spent 1 hour posting a blog, and went to hit publish and "page could not be displayed" popped up and its all gone....#$%^%*

Blogger, if you can hear me......I'm going to kick you ASS!!...It's good thing I did it on company time, I would have really been pissed if I would have wasted my time at home :)

Sunday, January 16, 2005

It's my day off and I will post till I drop

I just went through my blog and was appalled at all my grammatical and spelling errors...I'm a Office Manager for heavens sake. If that would happen at work I would be pissed.. Who spells Google, Goggle..I do, obviously.... doing the walk of shame ..and there was a whole bunch of other stuff. I have to learn how to slow down....

I am just making the most...wonderful, delicious pork loin roast, with mashed potatoes, gravy, brussel sprouts, and a side of homemade apple's starting to smell.. yummers.........okay a little lie...I have to make brussel sprouts for me..and another veggie, for veg head..that being my hubby...I don't why he doesn't like sprouts...I could eat a pail full in a sitting...

I spent all day yesterday revamping my computer station to suit my new and improved Dell computer....I reluctantly took my old HP downstairs the basement... a burial ground..I pretty much wanted to throw it down the stairs and watch it explode..but hey....we had good wasn't "her" fault that I was too careless and let in all those wasn't her fault I was too cheap to buy a good virus program, instead I used a free one from the net and forgot to update it. She still works, but she is wobbly...ya never know when she's gonna sign off... goodbye ole friend... the HD is formatted...she cannot tell any tales.............we had a good 6 years.......and if she would have had more than 2 USB ports I would be a little more sad.

This is right up there with cremating your animals when they die...which I have done more times than I care to remember......I just might have to torch the ole HP...and do the right thing.


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Need a little help

If anyone reads this, could you tell me what I am doing wrong? I would like to have my post on the blog before the pictures show up, but it doesn't seem to work that way.. blahhh

I posted first and then went into Hello and put in the pics...I guess I should be doing that the other way around.....yeahhhhh...maybe I just answered my own question...hmmm

I think it's time for a glass of wine.. I work better when I half in the bag..LOL...yeahh rite.

I colorized these black and whites of my bro and myself.  Posted by Hello

Back to the 60's...hubby on the bike..and he and his bro on the right. Posted by Hello

awww..this is our "Flower" sitting in a can see the "evil" in her eyes LOL...but we luved her anyway! Posted by Hello

He he...this is Emerson...she wasn't a happy camper that day!! Posted by Hello

My Grandniece Mackenna...whatta sweetie Posted by Hello

This is my dad and our dear Munchie..who is not longer with us. Posted by Hello


Scrapbooking on the computer is something I love to to. I use Digital Image Pro to make the layouts. Computer Scrapping has really taken off this last year or two and is so much easier to do than the traditional hand scrapping. When I started there were no "kits" and stuff like they have now, we made almost all the elements ourselves or scrounged up the graphics and backgrounds from talented people on the net. I still have a hard time using all the premade stuff, so mine are not half as professional looking as what the pro's are doing now.........but I enjoy it...

I figured out the picture thingie

Okay, now I'm ready to roll. I still haven't figured out the sidebar stuff, but that will come.

I got the spell check to work Mary Lou.......thankies!!

I wanted a picture of myself in the sidebar, but it ended up in the post part, buts that's okay I really don't want to look at myself all the time anyway! Once is enough. I couldn't find a picture, so I had Gord take a quick one before he left today..Good thing I cleaned up the office area yesterday.

We are still pouring over the house plans, and getting no where. I say white, Gord says black ..grrrrr..I really don't know if I really want to go through with seems like waaaay to much work. I really think we should renovate our house, it's 20 years old and is getting a dated looking. I think a good coat of paint and new flooring and furniture would make a world of difference. We'll see.............

Its freaking cold here again, 30 below ..and getting colder... see the pics. These are from the snow storm around New Years.

Oh, I almost forgot, I should post a pic of our "Snow Blade"....Gord took it out with him again today, don't ask me why, it hasn't snowed. Probaby needed to "bond" with it again..

Time to take grouchy old dog for a walk...she's gonna freeze her ass, but she is insistant.

Back later...

Plow Boy!...when he backed up he nearly hit our van sitting our on the street. Posted by Hello

Back yard Posted by Hello

Part of our house Posted by Hello

House next door Posted by Hello

Welcome to  Posted by Hello

Welcome to my world Posted by Hello

Friday, January 14, 2005

It's taking me forever!!

It's taking me forever to get set up again. It seems the moment I get home from work, there are a billion things to do and the computer is last on the list. Last night I finally had time to load all my software, but I still have to transfer all my pictures, graphics and scrapbooking stuff from the CD where I saved stuff before the crash. I found a bunch of stuff I thought were gone yesterday...good for me..I actually saved something worthwhile..surprise..

A fellow blogger (Tara) send me some codes to put in my blog so I can purdy up my blog and make it look a little better. I will get to that this weekend. I should have time because the temperature is like 40 below, so the dog won't be bugging me for walks..she will just sit across from me with that pouty face of hers and make me feel guilty. I hope to have "hello" going as well, so finally I can do pics. I can't believe I have actually waited this long without exploding. I have no patience at the best of times.

I have a question, if anyone is reading this. I can't use my spell check. This happened on the computer I took back as well. When I click on the ABC with the check mark on the top, a box comes up and says pop-up blocked. to see this pop-up or additonal optons click here...when I click it gives me options whether I want to allow pop ups or not. I changed the settings but that didn't help the spell check. It's got me baffled. Mary Lou tried to help me with it on the other computer,but I still could not get it to work. I must be doing something else wrong.

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Later on January 14, 2005


I can't believe it's still 35 freaking below...THIS IS GETTING OLD!! I'm waiting for ...what they used to call the January "Bonspiel Thaw"...this would be a sudden warm spell, just when the annual Curling Bonspiel would be begin and piss the curlers off. Doesn't happen anymore now that we have artificial ice, nor does the weather.

Curling is probably right up there with "watching paint dry"...not the most exciting sport.
I enjoyed it when I was in high school, we played teams from all over southern Manitoba.
Actually if the truth were to be told, I actually "stunk" at curling, but that didn't stop me. Hey, it was the only thing to do in a small town of 500 or so in the 60's. Once they built the bowling alley I abondoned all my curling buddies and make new bowling buddies...fickle huh? Come to think of it...I "stunk" in bowling too. Nobody really wanted me on their teams, but let me play because I was always the "life of the party" type and liked to laugh....I was sorta like a mascot..
they let me hang around because I was popular and it didn't hurt to be my friend.

I was a cheerleader in high school too. I really stunk at that..but some how they overlooked the fact that I was uncoordinated and couldn't do a cart wheel. Damn near broke my leg trying.
My stint as a cheerleader was always in jepordy. Your grades had to be in a certain range in order to join the squad. When I started cheerleading my grades were pretty average, but once I actually go into it...they slipped big time. I had no time for homework, I had cheerleading, curling, bowling and BOYS on my mind. When mid terms came about I did miserably and was told that I would be axed if I didn't pull up my boots!!...I promised...I started to study...blah blah...I squeeked past the next term and by that time I started to buggar around again, Basketball season was over.. I was reading my diary the other day, and had to laugh at myself. Every entry for months on end starter off....Jan and I went downtown ..met so and so...HAD A BALL!....If I was having so much fun, why can't I remember that now. I must of been desperate to lie to my diary...

I will have to start a little Dear Diary section....and take some actual entries.


Tuesday, January 11, 2005

I'm Waiting....

I know I am sounding like a broken record. My computer is still not here. Yesterday I tried to track it down on the Purolator web site. Unfortunately now Mr. Purolator is my hit (shit) list as well. All it says on the site is that as of Jan.3/ is in transit somewhere in the USA ...duh.. it's January 11th today, don't they update the progress? I thought it was being built in it probably has to clear customs techo fetish is starting to show..

The purolator truck just pulled up...I better be on there.....yayyyyyyyyyy...this time it's not a "blueberry" either LOL...can't believe I wrote that. I am doing a very "happy dance" I can can get on with some serious uninterupted blogging, emailing, farting around..and wasting my is good! The only loser in this is my poor Penny Loafer..she had me all to herself for a few weeks, now it back to standing on her head to get my attention. I had it delivered to my work, so I won't be able to open it until I go home for lunch......I better go before I wet myself!!!

Later gators

PS...sorry Mr. Purolator...I'm taking you off my shit list...but all those others I have mentioned before are still on it until further notice.

Friday, January 07, 2005


No computer for me this weekend. I am taking the Compaq back today before it explodes!! I was hoping my Dell would arrive today....but didn't happen. The computer was supposed to be delived to my work, as no one is at home during the when the Purolator guy came in today to deliver some stuff I gave him a pretty rough time for not delivering my Dell.. I told not to bother coming back here until he has it in his truck!...two minutes later he came back in with a little package he had forgotten to give me...and said it was from Dell, they had sent me a Blackberry -- not blueberry...LOL..I'm such a twit.. by mistake.....yuk yuk...Mr. Purolator guy....don't mess with someone who will be without a puter for the weekend!...grrrr.

Have to get off my work computer...boss is nosing around my desk!!

Later Gators

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

I don't get it

When I read other peoples blogs they are all lined up according to date ...mine has to be clicked on for different come?...hey, I want my money back!!!! oop's it was goggle that could be the problem.

I can see I have a lot to learn...

I have only done three blogs with my new computer and I have already taken issue with Mr. Norton, Mr. Goggle...and today I think it's Mr. Compaq's turn...Mr. Compaq is going back to his nice cosy shelf at Office Depot..where he can sit there and have a "time out" until he starts behaving himself...or someone sells him to another unsuspecting soul. Today he has been regurgitating, and making really rudes sounds...he doesn't sound like he wants to crash, more like he wants to take a very large dump!...not in my house..! So,today I phoned Mr. Dell. Mr. Dell has a lot of WalMart I suspect...and most of them don't know squat..all they tried to do is up-sell me from the cheap computer I have chosen from there flyer. One guy actually told me the computer I wanted to buy was only good for email....huh?...not even the cheapest computer is only good for email....blahhhhhhh...he ticked me off. So, me being who I am...I don't like to fight with people etc...hung up on him and ordered prob...the website didn't tell me I was buying a piece of shit...done...!!! I will keep this receipt too..and if something goes will get a "time out" just like little Mr. Comapaq did.. that outta my system...

Getting out of here before my computer know I'm talking about him..(you notice I have given my computer a gender)...

nite...later gators..

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Another Freaking Storm!

By the time we left my brothers house last night around 9:30 at least 5 inches of snow had fallen and we had to drive all the way across town to get home. It was a hairy ride....not only because of the snow, but because I decided to be a backseat driver. Gord wanted to take the perimeter around the city to get home because it was shorter, but I wanted to go through the city just in case the perimeter was shut down. I won...and the ride home was pretty quite....sometimes victory isn't so sweet. I shudda kept my mouth shut...he is a good driver and I should have trusted his judgement. I'm such a nag sometimes...and can't keep my big mouth shut.

So, needless to say we had to shovel our way out of the front door again this morning, and Gord is out once again with his "blade"...clearing snow at our shop. Once I get the hang of that dang "Hello"...which keeps sayin "Goodbye" to me, I will send some snow pics.

I just got back from taking Penny Loafer...out for a crispy walk. She was getting a little antsy with having to be inside for so long. She was so cute, the sidewalks had just been plowed creating huge banks on each side, and she kept on stopping and sitting up trying to look over them. I think it scared her a bit. For her it must be like walking thru a tunnel, she only a short assed little dog!

My girlfriend is coming over tonight with our house plans. We bought a piece of property this summer on the outskirts of the city, and are building a house. We are going to downsize, as our house is huge and inconvienent. It's a 4 level split and the stairs are making me crazy. Hey, once ya hit need a bungalow! We don't even use half of this house. We basically only use the upper level where the master bedroom, bath, family room and kitchen are located. The other three levels hardly get used, but of course it still all has to be vaccumed etc. Lots of work for nuttin. So, ole hippy girlfriend is drawing me up a nice cottage type bungalow. Building this house should be an experience. Gord and I can't even agree which route to take home from a visit, nevermind agreeing on all that has to be agreed upon in building a home. Scarey!! Every house we have owned was already built; which makes it easy to envision with your furnishings etc....but my brain is wayyyy to small to transfer what is on a drawing to real life. So, if the house ever gets built..and if our marriage survives will be a miracle!

I was going to take down the Christmas tree today, but instead I started twenty projects that I will not complete..just in order not to have to take it down. I have to go back to work tomorrow, so I guess it will have to wait till next Saturday...which will piss me off because I will have to rush around getting it done. Whose worst ememy am I?....

To all of you who have been so kind as to comment on my post...would you mind sending me the url to your blogs? I sure would like to see them.

Off to make some Lasagne...before girlfriend gets here and we get into a little wine:)

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Happy New Year!

Well, the good news is our Bronco is still in one piece, mind you it looks mighty truckered out, after Gord spent all day yestereday riding the crap out of him in the storm. We put him in the garage and fed him some oats and water...he should be good to go again tomorrow:)

The evening was pretty uneventful, we ate the French Roast Beef dipping sandwiches and managed not to get too much of it on us. Mind you having a dog really helps keep the mess down. She looked pretty confused because we usually have supper at the kitchen table and here were eating in the living room by the fire. I only had one of those phoney logs left, so we had to eat fast. Those logs really bug me, it says in HUGE letters "This is a three hour log"...I wonder what the genius at the log factory was lasts at least 1 1/2 hrs. at the most. I guess keeping the damper wide open might be a clue. We never close it because invariably one of us will put a log in and forget to open it.

I finally started back at my fav hobby, computer scrapbooking. With all the computer problems I was having I was falling way behind. Of course I always manage to create the most unrealalistic goals for myself. When I first started, I had visions for scrapping my whole life, my parents, my grandparents, my dogs, and maybe my neighbours..or anybody off the street? ... but soon found out that "every" picture in our photo albums do not need scrapping...mainly because I am too lazy to scan them all ..he he..It's easier just to do events, like B.Days, Anniversarys, Christmas's etc....phew that took the pressure off! Unfortunately I have depressurized so much that I can't get one done in a month. I blame working full time, walking the dog, and cleaning the house on this. If I didn't have all this to do I would be able to scrap till I drop. Well, I have had two days off...procrastinated...made silly crafty stuff on the puter, discover blogging..etc. and I have not made one stinking layout. Maybe put it off even further I began playing with the speech recognition thingie on the computer. What's more fun than talking to yourself?

Almost time to get ready to out and spend a belated xmas with my bro and family. They were out of town, so we are getting together tonight. I hope the old Bronco is rested enough to make the trip accross the city. I am sure Gord will take the "blade" with him just in case they need a little snow moved.

Thanks to Mary Lou and Sally for giving me encouragement to keep blogging...thanks gals! I gotta figure out how to work the spell check.

later gators!
..seems to be a problem with spell check and the pop up blocker..hmmm will have to figure that out. It's always something!