We bought Wallace & Gromit: Curse Of The Were-Rabbit a few weeks ago and finally made time to watch it on Saturday. What a cracking movie! It was laugh out loud funny, and easily one of the better movies I’ve seen in a while. But it’s hard to not love an Aardman flick. I enjoyed the preview of their next movie, Flushed Away, coming out this fall.

Sunday night we watched Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin – The Untold Story. We borrowed it from Chad & Khara. It’s entertaining, but I expected more. It did have its funny moments though. I think Family Guy is better suited for the small screen.

Today I’m hoping to get to Blockbuster and rent an Oscar-nominated movie. I have seen 2 movies nominated now (March Of The Penguins, and Wallace & Gromit).

Not much else going on. Honey goes to the dentist on Thursday, and we may be going swimming this weekend for Elijah’s birthday. We’ll have to see how our schedules work out. In my perfect ideal world, Geoff is able to take Monday off and we can celebrate then. The pool would be less crowded. Not gonna happen, Mondays are busy for Geoff. A half day maybe?

Three weeks until my visitors! If the weather is as nice as it is today (70’s), I think we’ll take the grandmas (mine & Elijah’s) to Garden Of The Gods. We’ll see.

I’m baking a lemon cake right now, so I better go get the glaze ready. I’ll close with a quote from the Family Guy movie (mentioned above).

Al Harrington: Hi, I’m Al Harrington, President and CEO of Al Harrington’s Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man Emporium and Warehouse! Thanks to a shipping error I am now overstocked on wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men, and I am passing the savings on to *you*! Attract customers to your business, make a splash at your next presentation, keep grandma company, protect your crops, confuse your neighbours! African American? Hail a cab, testify in church or just raise the roof! Whatever your wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man needs, come on down to Al Harrington’s Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man Emporium and Warehouse, route two in Weekapaug!

Friday’s Random Ten

Sour Girl – Stone Temple Pilots
Tear – Smashing Pumpkins
If I Had A $1000000 (Yellow Tape Version) – Barenaked Ladies
Linus & Lucy – Vince Guaraldi Trio
Lorelei – Styx
Love To Hate You – Erasure
The Waiting – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
19th Nervous Breakdown – Rolling Stones
Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks
Around The World – Daft Punk

Thanks Melanie!

You Are a Peacemaker Soul

You strive to please others and compromise anyway you can.
War or conflict bothers you, and you would do anything to keep the peace.
You are a good mediator and a true negotiator.
Sometimes you do too much, trying so hard to make people happy.

While you keep the peace, you tend to be secretly judgmental.
You lose respect for people who don’t like to both give and take.
On the flip side, you’ve got a graet sense of humor and wit.
You’re always dimplomatic and able to give good advice.

Souls you are most compatible with: Warrior Soul, Hunter Soul and Visionary Soul

Caribou You

Jayla drove me to Mom To Mom this morning, and we left early enough for us to go to Caribou Coffee and treat ourselves. It’s a cute little coffee house, just down the road from us. Jayla & Dave love it, and Geoff and I have been meaning to go, since Peet’s is so far away now. I had a turtle mocha, here’s the pic:


Today I ordered some camping books from AAA, as it is my plan for us to go camping this summer. I hope to find a campground as nice as the ones in CA, but it’s been hard. Hopefully once the books come, I can nail down some prices and possible sites. A few of our friends here are keen, which is great as camping is more fun with more people. Especially if they share your interests (right Cate?).

Tonight Geoff has his men’s group, so I’m making stir fry for myself.

Talked to Colin on Monday and got all caught up. Everyone there is good. He thinks he may be getting a promotion in the next few months. Snoop is doing well, and Colin has realized they need to think about getting hardwood floors or something all throughout the bottom floor. Yep, puppies will wreck havoc on your house. 🙂

I’ll close with a quote from The Fisher King.

Jack Lucas: It’s important to think. It’s what separates us from lentils.

Welcome Baby!

Just got the call from Andrew…

Congratulations Andrew & Athena on sweet little Stephanie Mersina!

You guys are naturals (seen above with Elijah), you’re going to do great! Can’t wait to see pics!

Athena and Stephanie are both doing well, and expected to be home Saturday.

A Little Privacy Please

Inspired by the upcoming visit of my mom & Grandma, I tackled one of my projects. There is a small window in the guest bathroom, and I wanted to find a way to shield it from the outside. Someone would need a ladder to look through it, but I found it really bothered me having that window exposed. Months ago I used one of our home depot gift cards and bought a printed film to put on the window. The project was really easy, and I’m thrilled with the finished effect. Because it’s just a simple film adhering with soapy water, it will be easy to remove if needed. Here are the before & after pictures:

As mentioned before, I’m excited about the upcoming visits we have in the next few months. That seeing us is a priority to some people means a lot to me. I wish I could do the same for others. I would like to make it a goal to get out to Ontario in the next 2 years. Money is really the only issue keeping me from getting out there this year.

I’ve been corresponding with Mike, my former classmate, and it’s just fun to reconnect with someone from elementary school. The fact that he still talks to people from the old neighborhood is a little weird. I guess some people are just good at staying in touch with their roots.

House was awesome last night, and now I have to wait two weeks for a new episode. I hate that!

No big plans this week, same old, same old. Andrew & Athena’s baby is scheduled for arrival at some point tomorrow. Gonna call today and find out when they are scheduled for the c-section. They are going to be great parents, I’m so happy for them. I look forward to being a “auntie”.

I’m going to close with a quote from Bruce Almighty.

Bruce: There were so many. I just gave them all what they want.
God: Yeah. But since when does anyone have a clue about what they want?


I got the funniest message the other day on MySpace, from a guy I went to school with. I haven’t spoken to him in well over 15 years, and I was a little shocked he remembered me. Am I memorable? I, on the other hand, remember tons of people, and stuff about people I went to school with. Anyways, none of y’all would know him, except maybe Doug & Colin. If you had lived in Burnewood, or you went to Julia Kiniski/Ottewell with me you might know him.

I was telling Geoff about it, and he said the funniest thing regarding it, and I still laugh thinking about it. I asked Geoff why would he send me a message? And Geoff said, “remember that scene in Fargo?” Then Geoff proceeded to act it out. It was really funny.

Saturday was an awesome day! We went swimming (see Elijah’s blog), got groceries, and then went to date night. The desserts were yummy, and believe it or not we restrained ourselves from eating everything. We actually ate the least of everyone at our table. We won the Newlywed Game at our table (barely), but it was hard. My questions were harder than Geoff’s.

Today Geoff has to work, but is aiming to knock off early so we can go to Runner’s Roost (to get him running socks) and we’ll browse at Linens & Things.

I’ve saved the best news for last…My mom & my Grandma are coming to visit! Next month, they’ll fly out for a few days. This is huge! My Grandma has never been on a plane before. She’s a little nervous and she’s worried about needing insurance (she thinks she’ll be in financial trouble should she have a health issue arise). But she has a few weeks to get herself ready. They are coming March 21. I’m super excited. I wonder…should we *magically* have all the fixins to make cabbage rolls? Geoff loves her cabbage rolls.

House is on tonight, whoo-hoo! And I hope to try and catch the gold medal women’s hockey game today.

I’ll close now with a quote from Fargo (for you Geoff).

Marge Gunderson: So, Mike, should we get together another time?
Mike Yanagita: No!
Mike Yanagita: I’m sorry, I… I shouldn’t have done this. I shouldn’t have done this, I shouldn’t have… I thought we’d have a really terrific time.
Marge Gunderson: It’s OK, Mike.
Mike Yanagita: You were such a super lady… and I’m, I’m so lonely.

Feeling Olympic

I love the snowboard cross, how much fun is that?! I know, I said we needed to cut back on all the olympics we’ve been watching, but it’s easy to watch or tune out. Canada finally made a big jump from 4 medals to 11, and we still have hockey left. The U.S. is struggling, a lot of their “hopefuls”, that they talk about all the time, have been choking. I like the unpredictablity of it, nothing is a gimme.

I’m currently watching the Switzerland-Canada hockey game, and it’s just frustrating! Errgh!

Got a good night’s sleep last night. Today we’re still aiming to go swimming, and possibly go get groceries. Tonight is Mom To Mom date night. Dessert and a game at the ministry center. Free childcare, so I’m in. I hope to get the chance to talk to Myrna and find out what transpired at Noah’s doctor appt this week. I’ll maybe post about it later.

Geoff doesn’t get Monday off work, but I hope maybe he’ll work a shorter day.

I got the best email last night. My friend Erik proposed to his girlfriend, and she accepted. Congratulations Erik & Becky! I am so happy for them, I wish them all the best.

I’ll close with a quote from Swing Kids.

Thomas: Look who we have here, Peter’s priss. Have you talked to her yet?
Peter: Who says I’m interested?
Thomas: Your tongue was on the floor.