Thursday, July 24, 2014

The irresistable pull of TBT

Ever the follower, I have finally succumbed to the ubiquitous "Throw Back Thursday".

"But ma, everyone is doing it!" 

Here is an adorable photo of my brother Mike and me at Beaver Lake in Montreal. Check out my sweet sweet afro puffs.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

At 2:01 yesterday I...

was at the movies (again) with Audrey. We finally went to see Maleficent. Why didn't I see that earlier? It was so much better than I expected.

I was one of *those* people at 2:01 when my phone went off. I really though "airplane mode" meant no noises but apparently it's no NOTIFICATIONS. Alarms still go off. Heh.

Later we went to see Justin Timberlake but that wasn't at 2:01. It was, however fucking amazing (pardon my French). Here's a pic...


Monday, July 21, 2014

Best. twitter. Ever.

So I was scanning through Audrey's twitter feed (like you do) and I happened upon this:

"I spend more time with my mom than with my friends, but im not complaining I love my mom, she's fun :)"

Well colour me surprised. We had just spent the day together, walking around downtown and pretending we were tourists. We ate ice cream and cupcakes and tried on shoes. What's not to like about that kind of day? But I really was surprised at the post. She never said much about it even though I know we both had fun. I love that she posted this to her friends although a thank-you wouldn't have gone amiss. I consider this it in spades. In fact, I may print and frame it.

kxx (Best mother ever)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

At 2:01 today I...

It's okay to take a still photo inside the theatre, right?

Was just about to leave the movies with Audrey. We were seeing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. It was so good! I don't think we've seen a shitty movie yet this summer. And we want to keep our streak which is why we aren't planning to see the new Transformers movie...


Monday, July 14, 2014

What a busy weekend!


Scott and I went to Montreal to see Cirque De Soleil. Before that, though he had a meeting in town and I went with him so I could play tourist. I had no idea that a parade would break out. I've lived in Ottawa over 20 years and never saw the changing of the guards except by accident. Today was no exception.

They close the road to traffic every single weekday in the summer for this. In busy downtown. So cool!

Later was the trip to Montreal. While the show was beyond amazing, our "hotel" room was one step up from a European prison cell. Scott, being the ultimate gentleman that he is (because I made the reservation) kept going on about the view, the quiet, the location and the clean sheets but I couldn't get past the bathroom fan that sounded like a jet engine, the tv that didn't work, the lack of a radio, the lack of a closet, the one small lamp for lighting, the truly abysmal green streaky paint in the bathroom (I swear it looked like someone had smeared their poop on the walls. Seriously.) Oh I forgot to mention the humongous spiderweb behind the bathroom door. I didn't look too close but at least it seemed to be uninhabited. And the toilet that only worked half the time.

See? We had to mess with it every time we flushed.

So. Freaking. Small. Look at the edge of the bedspread...

then attach it to this picture to get the "scope" of it. I'm standing in the doorway.

Thank goodness we didn't stay in that gross room too long. Like I said, the show was fantastic... so much to see. I thought Scott would think it was too "frou-frou" but he enjoyed it on another level. He loved the engineering of it and how they moved trapezes and trampolines in and out of their places while keeping the theme. Pretty incredible. Naturally I liked the shirtless guys.

Pre show...


We went to visit my aunt in her new "old folks" home. She's pretty lonely so every time we find ourselves in Montreal we go see her. She's going to be 82 in September. Looka dat face...

This was at McDonalds of all places. She was jonesing for a Big Mac


Blissfully nothing but a dragonboat practice.


My second crown appointment at the dentist. I hate the dentist but I love laughing gas. I felt nothing as they ground my tooth down to a nub then glued a shiny new porcelain tooth in its place. She told me that my teeth were so white that they had to use the second whitest one they had. I'm so glad it's all over. I hate the dentist but you can't really tell from this photo...

They shouldn't have left me alone. Did I mention I like gaughing las?

So that was my weekend. How was yours?

PS: Saw this plaque on a door as we were leaving the "hotel" and it made me laugh...

"On this site in 1897 nothing happened"

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

This is great stuff

Longtime readers know that I have a complaint about my dreams. They are usually quickly forgotten, senseless, vaguely scary or about nothing at all. Seriously I have had dreams about sitting on the couch watching So You Think You Can Dance, I shit you not.

I always keep a pad and paper by the bed for when I randomly remember a grocery item to throw on the list later, song I want to download in the morning or an  invention I think would revolutionize the automotive industry. Like plastic self-adhesive defrosting strips that you attach to the windshield and plug into the lighter. I've got to get on that one...

So anyway, this morning the pad and pen were in my bed and there was stuff on it I don't remember writing. I obviously had a dream, I woke up, wrote it down and quickly forgot about it. Cool, right? here it is, weird spellings and punctuations and all. I'm pretty sure I wrote it in the dark (or maybe in my sleep) because the writing was a mess and Scott didn't wake up...


Alien chase in space one runaway and two bountay hunters.

they crash land on earth at a seaside town and immediately the atmosphere forces them to shapeshift or something borrow the bodies of the locals?

the chase restarts but and now the hunters are in male and female bodies. They incapattte (I think it's supposed to be "incapacitate" but side note: how good is my vocabulary even while asleep?) there bounty then finally realise what a beautiful place they are in.

***massive incomprehensible scribbles here***

they hide the body the proceed to have an amazingly romantic day at the seaside. NOSEX  (Wow, it looks like I'm a prude even while dreaming)

in the evening another ship that has been monitoring the whole chase arrives and starts scanning the earthlings looking for the 3 aliens. the original bounty alien had woken up and watched the other two aliens fall in love. He dmages temporay the scanner guns which don't work when used on the bounty hunters. After a few tries, they start to work as they lovers get painfully discovered.

happens in one day. space stuff. SPACE ROMMACE!!!


What kind of crazy is that?

Now I just wait for Hollywood to call...


You get the weirdest pictures when you google image search "alien romance"

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

At 2:01 today I...

Was leaving the movie theatre after seeing How To Train Your Dragon 2. I hadn't planned on seeing it but my friends who have had nothing but good things to say about it. Plus it was "cheap" Tuesday and a rainy day to boot. What's a girl to do?

We went early so we wouldn't eat but we ended up at Dairy Queen anyway. I'm addicted to Banana Cream Pie Blizzards...


PS: Pardon my old ladying out here but I remember when it was called "$2.50 Tuesday". Now that was a deal. Spending $12 for 2 tickets is barely a deal, thank-you-very-much...