Thursday, June 27, 2013


This is where I play...
I'm often a Viking, or 14th Century, or 13th Century... working on Tudor :)

Monday, June 24, 2013


Don’t fight your demons. Your demons are here to teach you lessons. Sit down with your demons and have a drink and a chat and learn their names and talk about the burns on their fingers and scratches on their ankles. Some of them are very nice.
~ Unknown

Happy Beginning of the week

I love this movie
Happy Week

Saturday, June 22, 2013

ringing my own bell

Colour Me Rad Buffalo

29C and humid - not my kinda weather

Friday, June 21, 2013

Winter is Coming!*

Blessed Solstice!

May you dance in joy and health with the MidSummer Sun!

To everyone else - Happy Summer!

*so sorry! I *HAD* to ;)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Christine? Is that you?

I have a rental car this week. I think it’s haunted.

They gave me the whole “no smoking in the car” speech at the pick-up place. Fair enough, and no problem – I don’t smoke.

But I got in the car next morning and it smelled like stale cigarettes – you remember that smell in Grandpa’s car way back when.

Then, I was on the highway and all of a sudden the car filled with a really strong gardenia-type perfume smell* which dissipated when I opened the window.

This morning it smell faintly like B.O.** and then a few minutes later the car filled with a an aftershave smell***.

So, definitely haunted.
Or did I miss the memo about the new Smell-o-Rama feature being available?

* [cue gagging noises] We hates it precious.
**No! not me! The nerve!
***Quite pleasant actually


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Important information for men

Just some information for all you men folk out there.

We women have noticed that you sometimes like to smell your clothes before you put them - this is fine.  We women like to imagine* that it's because you, along with us, enjoy the fresh smell of clean laundry.

HOWEVER, if at ANY POINT during the dressing process you feel the need to get a second opinion and turn to some unsuspecting soul and "does this smell okay?"

Gentlemen! Gentlemen! If you have to ask... NO, it probably doesn't smell okay

*I say imagine because deep in our souls we really know the real reason...

Friday, June 14, 2013

Hey People! We made it!

Huzzahs! It is Friday again! it has been a long week - not bad, just long. Very long.

This song made me happy this morning.

As did this wee gif! It makes me smile. The longer I watch it the more I smile.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
~Thích Nhất Hạnh

I have once again over-scheduled my weekend.  I'm thinking it might be a relief to get back to my desk on Monday... except that on Monday (and Tuesday) I'm at a conference. Ack!

gif credit: unknown - but THANK YOU!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Something to think about this week

When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.
~C. S. Lewis

Thursday, June 06, 2013

a 12-step programme

Credit: not sure, I found this on FB.

sometimes I even talk to people

Conversations I have:
Them: I have an appointment to call her at 1pm.
Me: Okay
Them: But then they told me I didn’t need to call.
Me: Okay
Them: Should I call her anyways, just in case she wasn’t informed that I didn’t need to call her?
Me: So, like call her to tell her that you don’t need to call her anymore, in case she wasn’t informed that you weren’t calling because you no longer needed to talk to her?
Them: I think so

Them: *contemplating the catering menu* What do I need to order for you because you’re vegetarian?
Me: Don’t worry about it – there is always cheese on the cold cut platter and egg salad sandwiches on the assorted sandwich plate.
Them: But I thought you didn’t eat that stuff
Me: I’m vegetarian, not vegan. I just don't eat meat.
Them: So then I'll order the chicken for you, or would you prefer ham?

Me: *sigh* *head desk* *need more educational material*

Monday, June 03, 2013

on playing hookey

I played hookey today.

I went to The Hammer and wandered around downtown. had lunch in a lovely little Mexican restaurant. It was lovely to find a restaurant that was vegetarian and vegan friendly - as I've said before there are only so many veggie burgers one can eat.

I drove home the back-roads way - it takes way longer but it was such a lovely day!*

I spent the rest of the day getting the seedlings planted. Not that I'm a huge gardener but I am trying.

I am also addicted to a new web site called Duolingo; pick a language and get learning.

I just noticed that ever sentence in this entry starts with "I" - See? It really is all about me. ;)

* sunny, cool breeze, and abso-freaking-lutely NO humidity. The weather has now been discussed.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

warning! drunk post!!

Don't go to the gareden center tipsey cuz you'll end up with all sorts of weird tomato seedlings. \yay weird kinda Spanish wine!

Got soaked loading mulch into the cAR !  tHat RAIN CLOUD HAD IT IN FOR ME!!

Gotta go...