Canadian Down Under

Sunday, May 27, 2007

"This woman is a dentist, so we can't show her face"


Ever seen those Oral B ads?
I don't get it.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

A bit of a post script

to this post here

No matter how many times you tell me throughout the conversation that I'm a great kisser - it in no way atones for calling me a mistake.

Not in the slightest....

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Brrrr. It's cold!!!!!

It's so cold - I've had to start wearing socks.

It's so cold - I've taken to wrapping my doona around me while watching tv (doona=duvet for the non-Aussies out there)

It's so cold - I not only wear a jacket to work - I even button one of the buttons.

It's so cold - I thought about turning on a heater.

What with the cold? Isn't Australia suppose to be hot????????

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

My Cat is Fat

I found this great website that finds people to look after your house while you go away - and in some instances, they will also look after your pets.

So I got a list of names of potential house sitters and interviewed three different couples (okay - one was a single). They were all really good, from all walks of life - including one guy who was a vet. And you know what? He's says my cat is fat.

I think he's right.

Wow, this is going to be fun to say, wait for it..: Mom you were wrong. My cat IS fat!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Mitch - this post is for you

Last time I went home I stopped in Vancouver - for which I picked your brain on favourite things to do.

Well, I'm going home again this summer (Canadian summer) and I'm stopping in Vancouver yet again - but this time my best friend is coming out to meet me and we're planning to spend 4-5 days on Vancouver Island

soooooooo - can I pick your brain again? I know you sometimes go surfing in Tofino - so I'm guessing you might know the good places to go.

My apologies upfront for my approach - but I would have emailed you direct if I had your email address.....

Any info is greatly appreciated (even if your name is not Mitch) via comment posting or an email.


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Mandated Bedrest

This would be so much funner if I wasn't alone.....

Seems I've managed to really hurt my back this time. You know it's not good when the doctor and the physiotherapist both say 'you're too young to have this bad a back'.


And I hate when they get all tough with you and say things like 'you're really going to have to think about what exercise you do from here on out". Shouldn't health professionals just be happy that I'm thinking about exercise?

So Day 4 on the couch - and man am I bored. I've watched every single season of the West Wing (that is available to watch on DVD here) I've moved onto the Closer and am re-watching Without A Trace.

If only the last season of Gilmore Girls was available.....

P.S. Hey - you ever watch the Carol Burnett show? You know how Tim Conway used to play that old guy? The one that took forever to get anywhere? Well, my doctor is his brother....perhaps his twin....

Saturday, May 12, 2007

"Kissing you was a mistake"

Those words were said to me this evening.

I don't have enough resilience to tell the whole story - but obviously my evening was shit.

Just had to put in writing so I can't pretend it didn't happen.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Your mission should you choose to accept

I'm looking for sheet music for Blue Rodeo's song 'Bulletproof'.

I can't find it.

Can anyone else??

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

I am so obnoxious

I was just going to post 'Happy Birthday to me' and that's it - but my obsession/excitement over my birthday has escalated this year - and I just have to tell you about it.

So normally I post a two-week warning - but I seem to have lost the plot this year and forgot. However, I have been telling people at work for the last week or so. Every day I did a countdown so they wouldn't possibly forget.

But I went a little over the top today - as I was getting in the elevator to go home, I noticed there was already a man in the lift. I kind of said hi before realising it was the bank's CEO -whom I've never met before.

He was very nice - told me about his evening where he was going to 'The Lodge' for dinner with the Prime Minister. He asked if I wanted to go in his place. My reply?

"Well, thanks for the offer, but it's my birthday today and I'd rather not spend it with John Howard."

I think I'm a birthday whore.
Is there such a thing????

Monday, May 07, 2007

The Logies

The Logies are the Australian equivalent of The Emmys (is there a Canadian equivalent??? I'm sure that there is but for the life of me I can't remember.... I mean the Junos are music - but music only right????)

Anyway - the Logies were on last night - and Rove - from the show 'Rove Live' which I consider to be the equivalent of David Letterman (I don't like Jay Leno...) - won two awards. Now, he's good so that's no surprise - but what made this particularly noteworthy is that he was off the air for quite a few months last year because his wife died. He's young, she was young and they were Australian entertainment royalty of a sort - and they came across as true soul mates so it was all very heartbreaking.

Why I mentioning this is that I missed his first acceptance speech and saw the beginning of his second - and he started off by apologising for the first - and I'm wondering what happened. Was he too irreverent? (he usually is in his skits) Did he feel he'd offended people by not being as morose as perhaps he perceived people wanted him to be?

I have to say - they did a tribute to those who has passed in the last year and the footage of his wife seemed never-ending. I felt for him - I wouldn't have wanted to sit through that.

I'm just curious as to what happened. I know that many years ago when my Dad died - it seemed to offend people if you made a joke or smiled or laughed before others 'deemed it appropriate' - and I just hope that didn't happen to him on a night when it was about celebrating and having fun.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

I have the hiccups

I didn't think I was that drunk, but apparently I'm wrong. No amount of Snakatas or Chocolate covered Teddy Bears has helped to alleviate the problem.

Tomorrow is going to be messy.

Happy early birthday to me. (Yes t my birthday is Wednesday - consider this your 5 day warning.....)