Sunday, June 22, 2008

Am I just tired...

...or did I just lie down on my couch at 9pm, look out the window and see a giant, fairly sinister Mr Peanut?

Um. Yes, I did.

Am I losing my mind? Likely.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Trying to slow down...

A day of running around. A lot. Interspersed with seeing friends. And I'm soon to do more of that - the night is still young.

Only a week and a half to go before the big trip (Home>UK>Greece>UK>Home). Excitement hasn't kicked in yet - I'm too full of the anxiety of ensuring that I have done all I need to do, bought all I need to buy, organized all I need to organize. I should be more zen about it. But it's hard.

Some lessons this week:

1) Even if she does a great job, if your esthetician can't really compute "no, I don't want a brazilian" for the second time, maybe it is time to find a different one.

2) Cinnamon goes well with cryptic crosswords.

3) Enclosed private patios make me very jealous.

4) I need down time - no noise (that includes you too, cats!), no people. I haven't had enough of it this week. Not sure where I will find that as I travel with my family, but maybe that is what earplugs are for?... ;)

5) It hurts when a cat runs across your face. Particularly if they are dragging a cheese bag behind them, and it's 4:45am.

Too tired for more observations. At least right now.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

I *heart* Jimmy McNulty

Yes, it's true. He's been my fictional crush for a while now. Actually, my not so fictional crush is The Wire - one of the best series I've seen. McNulty's drunken, doing the wrong thing for all the right reasons cop is just one part of what makes this a fantastic, fantastic show - the complex interplay of police, government, media, and the drug trade has never been presented so well. And yes, I do have a crush on McNulty. But I also have a crush on Stringer Bell, crime lord - equal opportunity fantasy is what I'm all here's a short clip of the two of them. (And FYI, both Dominic West (McNulty) and Idris Elba (String) are brits. ..don't be fooled by the Baltimore brogue)

The 5 season series is over now, but it is on DVD, which is how I'm watching it. I don't bother buying DVD series of shows usually, but I may just break that rule for this one.

And here is something classically McNulty, summing up the major McNulty vices - and true to McNulty form, it isn't PG (I've warned you).

yay Jimmy.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Up up and away....

OK.....what to say, what to say...oh ya -
If anyone ever offers you a trip in a biplane, go. One of the most surreal and fantastic adventures I've had. If something lasting 15 minutes is an adventure.

That is really all I have to say - except here is Ottawa by air. I would usually post a video directly on the blog from YouTube, but am trying to avoid too many workmates finding this blog so no such luck this time. Sorry.

The label in the photo is right infront of you as you sit in the plane - easy way to stop the pilot being asked the same damn questions each and every time I guess.

Other interesting Ottawa moments: eating in the House of Commons, and sitting in Stephane Dion's chair on the floor of the House (cool not because it was Stephane Dion, but just because we actually got to go on the floor like that). But the biplane trumps the House, hands down.

Then headed for Toronto for a couple of days (by Porter Air, the only way to fly if you can). Stayed at the Sutton Place as I got a really good deal - but the $32 I spent on room service continental breakfast makes me glad this is on work's tab, not mine.

Toronto visit was capped off by a very fun night out with R & MM - wine, meat, vodka, and a camera - what more does a Vancouver girl need? Not much my friends, not much.

Sunday, June 01, 2008