Canadian Down Under

Thursday, July 26, 2007

I'm a brat

So by now you probably know I heading home soon - but did I mention my little side-trip???

Somehow I managed to convince my best friend to come meet me in Vancouver for a few days before arriving in Toronto. It's all good - we're going to the island, we're watching some whales, but mostly we're just hanging out. And it's all come together with relatively little planning on my part. I've booked a car. Oh and I booked the airline tickets.

That's why I'm a brat. See, I booked the flights for my best friend on my points (if i had booked one way - it cost me the same amount in points as a round ticket - so my friend and I swapped - her round trip on points and my one-way in cash).

It worked. I booked 'em. And when I'm booked them, I marked her as special. Special needs that is. I told them she was deaf/hard of hearing.

Why? Not because its true, but just because I thought it was funny.

Seems she found out because I just received an email titled 'BRAT'.
I'm still chuckling to myself....

Monday, July 23, 2007

5 days and coounting....

Unbelievably, I'm already packed.... Usually it's midnight the night before.

Hmmm.... could I be excited????

P.S. I think they already want to ship me off.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

10 days

Me go home in 10 days. Yippeee!!!

Not that I'm counting or anything.....

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Today's Horoscope

From the paper today:

If you are feeling a bit high strung today then you should be sure to put that energy to work on practical and constructive things rather than letting it fritter away. Conversations should be positive for the most part though tonight you may feel a little confused over other people's behaviour. Let it go, sleep on it

"let it go"?? "sleep on it"??? obviously these people have never met me.....

Sunday, July 08, 2007


I've been thinking about getting another cat. That'll mean I have two (and will really be the crazy cat lady...)

So why?

Well, not because I need another.....or even want another - but because I've thought of a great name: Maniac.

Monster & Maniac

aka M&M

You know - it'd be worth the crazy cat lazy label.......

Monday, July 02, 2007

On a slightly more serious note....

Something's been going on recently that has made me a little (okay, a lot) sad. I haven't blogged about it because its something I don't want everyone to know - but that's not what I want to blog about. What I want to blog about is how today's society treats people who are sad.

First? They accuse you of being depressed (I'm not - I've checked because I didn't want to be in denial and I believe I have had family members suffer from undiagnosed depression - so have been very careful..)I'm not particularly fond of being judged - nor is it helpful that its the first thing people say.

Next - and this is a kicker - they tell you need to talk to someone.. But what do they really mean by that? They mean: find someone to talk to, pay some one, anyone - just don't talk to me.

You think I'm kidding?

Then they usually follow up with comments like "I hate to see you sad." or "You can talk to me anytime" and "I'll call you tomorrow"

Sounds lovely doesn't it?

But the thing is - I was trying to talk to them. But people don't want to listen. They can't bear to see people sad - which I understand to a degree - but it happens. Just like happiness happens. And sometimes the best way to be a good friend is just to be there.

So they tell you these nice (brush-off) thinks and then they don't call - not just the next day - they don't call for days (actually not sure how long this lasts...I'm still at the no call stage) So it kind of makes all their 'I care', 'talk to me' lines sound pretty insincere.

There are exceptions though. My friend in Vancouver has been outstanding.

Thank God for exceptions...

Day 1 of New Job - Navy Socks

I thought they were black when I put them on this morning. I really need to either turn on a brighter light or open my eyes a little more in the morning.

At least I didn't wear pants from one suit and a jacket from another like I did last week......