Musical Baton

I stole this from Paul Bellows.

Total volume of music on my computer

20.98 GB

The last CD I bought

Christmas With The Rat Pack

Song playing right now

Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money) – Pet Shop Boys

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me

At Long Last Love – Frank Sinatra
Walls -Tom Petty
Banditos – The Refreshments
In A Little While – Uncle Kracker
That Song – Big Wreck

Five songs Iā€™m happy I rediscovered while doing this

Hanky Panky – Tommy James and The Shondells
Money Talks – AC/DC
Why Can’t This Be Love – Van Halen
Strike It Up – Black Box
I Go Blind – Hootie & The Blowfish

Five people to whom Iā€™m passing the baton
Geoff
Roland
Ryan
Lisa
Athena

Opportunity Knocks…Can’t Answer


The opportunity to have Rich’s job for the summer has popped back up, and even though all the volunteers were hoping I’d be back, it’s just not going to happen. The reasons? #1-my permission to work is going to expire next week, and I don’t have the $120 to renew it. #2-childcare. Hiring a babysitter would suck up the money I would make. #3-remembering how much some volunteers drove me batty. So yeah, the money would have been awesome, and I’m sorry that everyone was looking forward to working with me, but it isn’t going to happen. I will renew my work permission in a few months, in time to go back to Harry & David. Besides, I love spending time with Elijah, and I love having flexible days to do what I want (or have to).

I did get in touch with Mary, that’s how I found out what the deal was with Rich’s summer job. We’re going to get together on Thursday. We’ll be going to the museum picnic and zoo trip next month. She’ll be bringing her kids, and they’ve been dying to see Elijah. That will be fun.

Well, nothing else is going on. So I’ll sign off and close with a quote from Return To Me.

Tyler Dayton: And then we went to see the gorillas and Mommy said it was you.
Megan Dayton: I did not.
Joe Dayton: Oh, really? Did you go to see the elephants?
Megan Dayton: Watch it Joe.

How I Spent My Weekend

I am so ashamed (and yet I will blog about it) that I spent my Saturday watching the America’s Next Top Model marathon on VH1. I left the house only to get the mail. I did miss 90 minutes of it when I took a nap, but other than that…

And I can’t say anything bad about it. It was kinda cheesy, but I was riveted. You could easily turn it into a drinking game because there are lines that are repeated over and over again.

Friday we walked mall to pick up Geoff’s glasses, and then treated ourselves to Coldstone Creamery. Today we went to Peet’s after church, then spent the day inside with the air conditioning on. Geoff took care of Elijah, and I was able to do some organizing in the closet.

I don’t have any big plans for this week. Elijah has a doctor’s appointment tomorrow morning, and I may try to get together with Mary this week (if she’ll return my phone calls).

I have become addicted to a new show, Judging Amy. Reruns air on TNT, and Hallmark so I’ve gotten hooked. I don’t watch the new episodes, I’m content to stay in the past. šŸ™‚ It’s a pretty good show, though it deals with some pretty serious subject matter.

I got an email this weekend from a friend (Eddy) I had at Harry Ainlay. I will try to write back this week, and find out if he kept in touch with Adam. I found it a little funny, I was only at Harry Ainlay for a year, so the fact that I was remembered is impressive to me. I’m always impressed when people remember me, as I don’t ever think I could make an impression on someone. I kinda blended in back in high school, with the exception of my circle of friends. It was a very small circle of friends at Harry Ainlay, but I was Adam’s date to his grad. That was a fun night, I remember that they served lemon sorbet and it was tasty.

I’m looking into things I may want to do in Edmonton, Calgary & Banff. One thing I used to always to do was catch a Captain Tractor show, but I don’t think late nights are for me anymore. I’d feel weird getting someone to babysit Elijah so I can go out to a show. My time should probably be spent visiting with family & friends. The last Tractor show I caught in Edmonton was in Churchill Square in July 2002. It was awesome. Meghan, Susie & I met up with Doug & Kirsty. I got my picture taken with Brock after the show, then we took the LRT to University and walked down Whyte all the way to Bonnie Doon Mall. Ahhh, good times, good times.

Anyways, I want to go to Melissa’s in Banff for lunch, and maybe try to check out Bow Falls too. If the gondola wasn’t so expensive, I’d consider that as an option. I have no idea what I want to do in Calgary, maybe go to Calaway Park. My dad loved taking us there, it holds a special place.

Well, I’m going to sign off and close with a quote from Hackers.

Mrs. Murphy: Dade?
Dade Murphy: Yeah, ma?
Mrs. Murphy: What are you doing?
Dade Murphy: I’m taking over a TV network.
Mrs. Murphy: Finish up, honey, and get to sleep.

Paraskevidekatriaphobia

I don’t put much faith in superstitions, though I know many people who do. Though I won’t walk under a ladder, I don’t believe something bad will befall me if I do. I think this one is funny, If you have 13 letters in your name, you will have the devil’s luck. The date is not going to keep me from leaving the house.

Geoff is working a half day, then we’ll head out to the mall to pick up his glasses. We’ll also stop in at Harry & David to see Kevin and Nicole. I imagine we’ll go to Peet’s too.

Thanks to Roland for bringing to my attention that Wendy’s is giving away free jr. frostys all weekend! Whoo-hoo! We live within walking distance of a Wendy’s! Too bad the offer isn’t available in Canada.

Because there are some deals you just can’t pass up…we bought The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide for $10.19 from Amazon.com. Even with shipping, it was cheaper than Barnes & Noble was selling it for. And we found out last night Barnes & Noble stopped selling it at the discounted price. Now I’ll be able to read past the third book. Regarding the movie, we will likely rent it, since we don’t go out to movies. I don’t trust all reviews, frankly there are times I think I will enjoy something and I am disappointed.

Well, I should get out of my jammies at some point. I hope you all get the chance to listen to Stevie Wonder’s Superstition today. Or even Stevie Ray Vaughn’s version. šŸ™‚

I’ll close with a quote from Scream. I was so happy it was on the other day, they always show Scream 2, and I like the first one much more.

Tatum: Oh, please don’t kill me, Mr. Ghostface, I wanna be in the sequel!

How Canadian Are You?

Here’s your score: 92

Wow. Pierre Berton, Peter Gzowski, Stompin’ Tom, Pierre Trudeau, Bob & Doug, Anne of Green Gables and Rush all rolled into one. You make Dudley Do-Right look like Uncle Sam. Prepare for immediate idolization at home and a lucrative career in the states.

Stupidity
I got a bill in the mail this week for a doctor’s visit from June 2004. This appointment was suppose to be covered, I checked before hand because it was to see the fertility specialist. My doctor referred me, and I checked with her and the insurance. So I’ve complained and they are going to get back to me. The manager will call in the next 24-48 hours. And I’ll be asking him/her why they would wait 11 months to bill me. It’s not like we’re quibbling over a few dollars, it’s $185. The funny thing is we didn’t need to progress with the fertility specialist, we got pregnant before we had to go any further past the initial blood work.

Mother’s Day was pretty good. Geoff was kinda grumpy most of the day, but the steak dinner was yummy. I got some phone calls and some cards (both paper & electronic).

We finally got our A/C fixed, and I couldn’t be happier. Our apartment gets pretty warm, but not like the Irvine place did. People don’t think Denver gets so hot, but it does.

I gotta put a question out into the void…why is Gwen Stefani singing about bananas in her song Hollaback Girl? Geoff thinks it’s great, but he’s always liked bananas and he’s always had a thing for Gwen.

I’m a bad friend. I called Lisa in Vancouver this morning, and woke her up. It was 8 o’clock her time, I figured she’d be awake. She gets back today, and she said she’ll call me tomorrow.

Scrubs season finale is on tonight. And next Tuesday the season one dvd comes out. I’m hoping to get it for Christmas. Until then, I’ll have to make due with summer re-runs.

Not much else is going on. We’ve gotten Elijah’s passport sent off, and Geoff sent off his info to renew his Canadian passport. He could tell you forever about what a stupid pain in the butt the whole process is. My passport is still good until 2008, then I can go through that trouble.

Well, I’m gonna close with a quote from The Princess Bride.

Vizzini: I can’t compete with you physically, and you’re no match for my brains.
Westley: You’re that smart?
Vizzini: Let me put it this way. Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates?
Westley: Yes.
Vizzini: Morons.

Your Mother Was A Hamster
Happy Mother’s Day!
Here is a picture of my gift from Elijah. Just gonna spend the day doing chores and hanging out. Geoff is making me steak for dinner. A pretty good first Mother’s Day. šŸ™‚

Well That’s New

I’ve never had such a good dentist appointment before. The hygenist was very nice (Jane), and the dentist seems like an alright guy. And for the first time ever…no cavities! So my teeth are all nice and clean, and I’m set to go back in 6 months. The office is just up on Colorado Blvd, so it’s a short walk there. And lucky Geoff, he gets to go tomorrow.

He is lucky, because Elijah was good for him this morning. I hope he’ll be a good boy tomorrow as we go get his passport photo taken. I’m a little worried he may fall asleep on the walk to Sears, I want him to stay awake so it will be easier to get him to be good for the photographer. Then we need to get his passport application filled out and sent, since we leave for Alberta in 46 days.

Caught the strangest show on Cartoon Network on Sunday night. Robot Chicken. I don’t know if the fact that it is on at 12:30am makes it funnier or not. But it’s a little messed up, and a little funny at the same time. Kinda has some inside jokes, and they jokes come fast.

Gotta go be a mom, so I’ll close with a quote from Kids In The Hall.

Filipino kid: You are American?
Tourist: No, I’m a Canadian. It’s like an American, but without the gun.