Thursday, December 28, 2006

Happy Holidays!

Hope everyone had a great Christmas Holiday! I know I did, though I feel like it went by too quickly. Why do the weekends and holidays always zip by but the workdays are slow as hell??

Santa was great to me. I received:
  • New luggage (suitcase & matching carry-on bag) perfect for my trip to Peru
  • "Say Anything" with John Cusack, Cube & Season 3 of Degreassi Jr. High
  • Gift certificates for Place D'Orleans
  • Clothes
  • Socks
  • Slippers
  • Dessert fondue & main meal fondue set
  • PADERNO 40-set pots & pans (well Jimmy got it from his parents but I'll be the one mostly using it)
  • Cooking books
I can't wait to leave for Peru in less than 2 weeks. It's starting to get pretty cold here in Ottawa and I'm starting to get depressed by it. It's supposed to only be -6 celcius right now but it's soo damp/humid outside it feels soo much colder. The cold really goes right to your bones :(

My cats have finally figured out that they are able to climb on our kitchen counters. Jimmy and I are not very amused. They have been punished today and are locked in the laundry room until we get home from work. I'm going to invest in some professional deterrent this weekend but in the meantime, I've been told to try putting tin foil on the counters, supposedly cats don't like the feel of tin foil on their paws nor the sound. I'm going to test it out with a small piece when I get home before putting tinfoil on our counter tops.

Does anyone know what they are doing for NYE?? It's Jimmy's turn to pick something and he's leaving it until the last minute I hate that!! We don't have plans yet oh well :(

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Ho Ho Ho

3 days until Christmas Eve. Awesome. I'm all done my gift shopping, everything is wrapped! As Elastica once said "I'm done, I'm ready to go..."

I'm staying at Jimmy's over the xmas holidays but it won't really be much of holidays that's for sure! Jimmy works with the army tonight and so I'm going to take the time to go get us some tanning sessions to get some colour before Peru, pick up some last minute things for the dinner prep for xmas eve & day and mop the hardwood floors in the house. I'm hoping we get out of work early on Friday. I can go home and wash out the kitty litterbox, then JImmy and I are going tanning and I'll head to the gym then we're going to his friend's xmas party. Sat my family from Toronto is up so I'll go spend some time with them before heading to Kemptville to Jimmy's sister's house where his parents are up from Halifax. The 24th I'm going to visit a friend who's in from out of town, go tanning, do the gym thing then head to xmas eve dinner at my parents. the 25th we head to kemptville again and the 26 is Jimmy's bday! I go back to work on the 27th :(

Monday, December 18, 2006

One month!

It's been a month and a day since I had my laser eye surgery!!!

I can't believe how much time has already passed. My eyes are doing so well I really can't complain. The last time I went in for a check-up, they told me that by mid-january I'd be done my daily drops. I'm looking at my calendar and on Wednesday I reduce my right eye drops from 4 times a day to 3 times. I'm still really glad I had this surgery and I tell anyone I have a chance to, to seriously consider it!

My apartment's been up for rent for a week and some and I've had 2 ppl email me interested but after a few email correspondences, they never got back to me :( One guy called and I returned his call and he never got back either. Then on Friday a girl called me and told me to either call her back or email her, so I emailed her and I haven't heard from her yet either. If I don't hear from her by today after work, I'm just going to call her to find out if she wants to come see the place or not.

I found someone to take care of my kitties while Jimmy and I are away in Peru. My high school friend Emily is going to be staying at my apartment for the 2 weeks we're gone. It's good for me that she'll be at my pad taking care of them instead of having someone come in a few times a day to watch over them. Plus, it's closer to her work as well. She gets a parking spot, food, internet and satellite tv :) I'm really happy. She's coming over this week to pick up her pampered chef stuff and I'm going to remind her to make sure she's still interested in taking care of them!

I finished my christmas shopping on Sunday!!! yay! ALl I have left to do is wrap everything :)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Bad Luck

Both elevators in my building have died!!!!!! I just went up 12 flights of stairs! HOLY SHIT! I was with a guy who lives on the 20th floor so I feel bad for him haha.

What sucks is I need to go to Chapters tonight to pick up some Christmas gifts and tonight they are having a special 20% off for irewards members on top of your regular 10% off!!! EEK! I'm contemplating being tough and going for it. Hoping that upon my return the elevators will be fixed though for some reason I don't think that will be the case. What sucks even more is that Jimmy is still at work and he's sleeping over and the poor guy will park 2 levels below ground level and then have to walk up basically 14 flights of stairs! I'm praying they will be fixed by then, at least one!!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

'Tis the Season

I am forcing myself to go Christmas shopping today. I hate xmas shopping and especially at the Rideau Centre which is always packed! How I miss the dead mall (Place D'Orleans) *sigh* luckily this is the last yr i'll be shopping around here!

Thursday night as I was getting into bed, I heard a loud bang. I peeled back my bedroom window blind only to find that one of my windows had shattered into a thousand pieces!!! Luckily it was still intact, just all shattered. I'm also very lucky that the windows are double pane ones! Otherwise I'd be freezing and have to find someplace else to sleep! I called the super the next day and they said it would take about a week to order another window. Keep your fingers crossed the second one doesn't shatter!! They think that the window was faulty to begin with. Isn't that awful?? Check out the photos:

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Well, here is it. My apartment has been officially advertized! Please pass on to anyone who you think may be interested!

- Brand New Loft-style apartment in the Byward Market (George Street).

- This unit has 1 Bedr. and 1 Bathr.

- It is located on the 12th floor faces north and has a balcony with views of Gatineau Hills, Parliament, gorgeous sunsets and fireworks on Canada Day!

- Exposed concrete 9 foot tall ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, hardwood & carpet in bedroom, 6 new appliances (washer, dryer, dishwasher, stove, fridge & range microwave).

- Industrial window blinds included.

- Underground heated parking can be rented at additional $150/month comes with garage door opener

- Internet and cable ready.

- Only unit with a pantry. A large pantry!

- Freshly painted.

- Closet organizer set up in bedroom.

- Very large party room with kitchen area, foosball, pool table, chairs & couches accessible through the 2nd floor open 24/7.

- Large patio connected to the party room with reflective pool, lounge chairs & gas bbqs.

- Gym facility on the 2nd floor open 24/7.

- Doorman on-site Monday – Friday 8-4pm

- $1350/month includes all utilities (heat, electricity, water and central A/C) and locker.

- 24 hour LOEB across the street.

- Available March 1, 2007 (or earlier – negotiable).


Please contact me for more information and/or viewing:

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Global Warming?

I can't believe it's currently 16 degrees celcius outside. WTF! Not that I'm complaining or anything it's great! If it stays like this for the next couple of days I'm going to go back to wearing skirts!! Maybe we'll get a nice green christmas for once. Though I'm sure that won't be the case, it's gotta be global warming. The United States and Canada are two of the largest global emitters of the greenhouse gases that contribute to a warming climate which can make our summers disgustingly hot and our winters pretty mild. But do most of us even really know what Global Warming really is? I did a search online and came across an interested CBC article online which gave me all the background info I needed.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

1 week post op

I just got back from my 1 week post-op check up. I'm doing pretty good according to the doctor. I see 20/25 in my right eye and 20/40 in my left. Which explains the trouble I'm having reading the text on my computer screen and in books b/c the difference is so huge between them. He gave me more drops some steroid drops to put in my left eye in hopes of speeding it up to match up with my right eye. I told him I had suuuper dry eyes when I would wake up in the morning and now I have to put this thick paste around my bottom of my eyes before going to bed, sounds so attractive I know.

I'm going back in 2 weeks.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

One week later

I'm seeing better and better each day. Though recovery for reading both books and on the computer screen are still delayed in healing. I'm still having problems. Everything else seems fine. I go on Tuesday afternoon to find out what my vision is at. I think I'm around 20/30 or a bit better, I hope!!

I did barely anything this weekend. Rented the entire first season of Six Feet Under. I'm going to have to now get the other seasons. My friend also lent me Grey's Anatomy season 1 & 2 so I've basically been watching that all weekend.

I was supposed to start my xmas shopping today but I didn't even bother changing out of my jammies. I'm going to be in Orleans the next 2 weekends so I think I'll just do it then. I have to do it at least sometime next weekend!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Details, details and more details (part 2)

I've already posted details about the surgery day, now I'm going to post details about the few days in recovery.

Day of Surgery - Friday Nov 17, 2006

Once I arrived at my parents place, I was hoping to pass out for a few hours but instead, I was wired awake, probably from all the adrenaline and since I had to keep my eyes closed as much as possible, I had nothing to do. My mom decided to take the rest of the afternoon off and sat on the bed with me and we gossiped until my stepdad came home. My parents were going out so my brother and his gf offered to "babysit" me. They cooked me dinner and brought it up to the bedroom where I ate in low light. My eyes even with the sunglasses provided, were extremely sensitive to any source of light. I watched CSI with them with my eyes closed and went to bed around 10:30pm.

4:30am - I awoke with excrutiation pain in my eyes and my general sinus area. It was soo painful to open my eyes and they were still swollen as well from the surgery. I didn't know what to do, I didn't know what was going on since the entire afternoon after surgery I wasn't in pain at all. I finally caved in and woke my mom up at 530am when I couldn't handle the pain anymore. Turns out, that I was supposed to take the oral painkillers (2 of them) every 6 hours and when I was due to take them (at around 1230am) my mom felt bad waking me up so she hoped I'd sleep through it. WRONG! Regardless, she brought me my painkillers, I put my numbing drops in my eyes and put a cold compress on my face and within 20 mins I was sound asleep with all pain recollection long gone.

24 Hour Checkup - Saturday Nov 18, 2006

Saturday wasn't a bad day, I was still scared to open my eyes for long periods of time and plus it stung quite a bit. Kind of like you had been chopping onions for many many hours. That's exactly what it felt like. My vision wasn't clear especially with the protective contact lenses in place. I went in for my 24 hour check up and the optometrist said I had to have my contact lens replaced b/c it was full of protein buildup. I was freaked out that he'd be touching my eye but frankly you don't feel it at all! He put sooooo much lubricating drops in my eyes and then made me close my eyes and told me to look up, down, left and right three times. Then I opened my eyes and he put more drops. He asked me to look towards my nose and he gently pulled the contact away from my pupil and pulled it out. I didn't feel nothing! He did the same process to stick a new one back in. My vision was tested at 20/30!!

48 Hour Checkup - Sunday Nov 19, 2006

Everyday seemed to get better and better. My eyes were still stinging which the doctor said was completely normal. I was taking 2 painkillers orally every 6 hours and 3 different types of drops throughout the day. The cold compress every few hours also helped with the swelling of my eyes and my humidifier helped as well! I highly suggest a humidifier cos your eyes get suuuuper dry! At my check-up, my eyes had worsened 20/60 but the doc said this was completely normal while my cornea was healing, it would go up and down in vision. Only pain I felt this day was again the onion cutting sensation. Was able to watch some tv but not a heck of a lot as focusing for long periods of time gave me headaches. Still wore sunglasses all the time. Even for my showers.

72 Hour Checkup - Monday Nov 20, 2006

I was able to walk around my parents place without my sunglasses without any problems. It was only whenever I went outside that the light bothered me and I had to whip out the glasses. At my check-up, my vision was 20/40. TV watching wasn't a problem at all, though reading a book or anything on a computer screen still was a bit bothersome.

I went back to work on the Tuesday. I've had minimal problems at work. I've stopped using the sunglasses except when out in direct sunlight. I still can't see properly on the screen and I'm hoping within a week I should have that stabilized b/c it's bothering me long term for my line of work to not see super well up close for now. Though I've heard some ppl can take up to a month to stabilize so here's to hoping I won't! I'm down to just 1 type of eye drop 4 times a week. I can now drink alcohol and I"m glad now that it's the weekend.

It's true what everyone says, it is one of the best decisions you could have made. Yes it totally sucks going through the 3-4 days of pain but in the end, when you realize how long you'll have perfect vision for, it's sooooo worth it! I highly recommend it!

Thursday, November 23, 2006


They are growing soo quickly! I can barely remember how small they were when I first brought them home. What sucks is that my slave hdd died and so I've lost most of the photos I took of them when I first got them. I'll have to check my old blog entries for the photos *sniff sniff*

They turned 5 months old on Nov 21!! Next month they will be at the right age for me to get them fixed but Jimmy and I have decided to wait to get them fixed until after our trip to Peru so that's going to be one of the first things I get done upon my return.

I still can't believe I'll be in Peru 2 months from now woohoo! I need to start getting tanning sessions cos I'm as white as a ghost and well, I really don't want to show up that white there b/c that will just be invitation to get burnt in the first few days at the beach. Jimmy finally received his first ever passport in the mail on Tuesday. I'm soo happy now he can officially go anywhere in the world!

My eyes are improving day by day. The only downfall is that I work on a computer all day so I have to continously stare at the screen and well, my vision hasn't completely improved for reading or viewing on a computer screen. Each eye right now sees completely different, though they aren't far apart in vision I can tell the difference whenever I cover one eye with my hand. My left is slightly lagging behind my right in getting 20/20 vision. It makes for working pretty difficult and tiring. The medicated eye drops I have to use until next Tuesday are pretty gooey. I have to put them in 4 times a day and the last time (at bedtime) makes my eyes sticky in the morning. I have to get up a few mins earlier to clear my eyelashes of the gook. Luckily (hopefully) it's just for until Tuesday when I pressume they will tell me to stop taking all meds though we'll see!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Details, details and more details

A few of you have asked for an in-depth explanation of what went on for me the day of the surgery and the days following the procedure.


I was scheduled to be there between 12:30pm & 12:45pm. I went into a room with my mom and a nurse and she administered the Valium. We chitchatted for about 15-20mins before she led us both to a "waiting" area.

Believe it or not, the surgery room (if you'll call it that) is performed in a room encased in glass. So anyone walking by or sitting outside the room can see the procedure being done. It's pretty neat. I watched the girl before me get done (which actually she told me after it was her second procedure cos her eyes regressed over time). Within minutes, she came out walking and talking, which also reassured me and then wished me luck. I went into the room with my mom and I quickly blurted out to the 2 assisting nurses that I have anxiety and I get nervous very easily. They led me to a chair that is identical to the dentist's chair, they told me they would talk me through the entire process and that it would be over before I knew it. They began to put drops in my eyes. This continued for the next 5 minutes to the point where my eyes were naturally "crying" from the amount of liquid they kept putting in. It was all to numb my eye.

The chair began to go back slowly and the nurse told me that a pillow behind my head would slowly begin to inflate to accomodate me better. Once that was done more eye drops were used. The nurses began to tell jokes to my mom and myself in hopes of relaxing me when the surgeon finally came into the room my anxiety kicked in. I started hyperventilating and trying to talk myself into breathing slowly and more controlled through my mouth. The surgeon told me he would be putting a clamp on my eye to open up my eye some more and that I would not feel anything at all, all I could think about was CLOCKWORK ORANGE

Lucky for me, it's nothing in comparison! You don't even see the clamp coming towards you. He was very gentle and came in through the side so I wouldn't freak out and he opened up both my top and bottom eyelids very slowly and I didn't feel any pressure or pain in the least.

Once my eye was forced open, the surgeon (Dr Edminson) told me that I may smell something burning for a few seconds and to not be alarmed that it was just him scraping off the top layer of my cornea (NOT BE ALARMED!!!!) I once again started breathing very quickly and requested that my mom hold my hand. I was breathing through my mouth so I barely smelt anything at all THANK GOD. But the few seconds I did catch a whiff, it smelt like burnt flesh meets burnt toast. It's kind of hard to explain but seriously, it's only for a few seconds.

A large machine was placed over my head (not touching) and a small red light covered my vision. The surgeon told me to stare continously at the blinking red light, that that was the laser and to try to not move but if I did move my body or my eyes, the laser was so good it would follow my movements or stop completely if I had to cough or sneeze. It's that safe. So that reassured me. The nurses started counting down with me and before I knew it, 30 seconds had passed and they were completely done one eye. The same steps followed for the second eye except this one only took 20 seconds.

AFter they pulled away the big machine, they moved my chair back in the sitting position and told me to close my eyes as they cleaned the leftover tears from the drops from around my general eye area. Then they told me to open my eyes and take a look around. I slowly opened my eyes and couldn't believe how awesome my vision was! I could actually read the time on the clock across the room!! I was then told it was all over and they gave me a glass of water with 2 pills (painkillers) and to go home and rest for the next few days.

I stood up and almost fainted from all the emotions and adrenaline rushing through my system. They gave me "stylish" sunglasses to keep my eyes protected since they would be extremely sensitive to all light sources for the next few days. I then went home and rested.

Friday, November 17, 2006

LOL of the day

I got this from Wesa's blog hilarious! Thanks Wesa!

On Thursday morning approximately 50 customers were lined up outside the Wal-Mart in West Bend. The customers were waiting to purchase Sony Playstation 3 game consoles.
At 7 a.m. an assistant manager of Wal-Mart announced to the waiting customers that the store anticipated getting only 10 of the game consoles. The game consoles are first available for sale at 12:01 a.m. this Friday.

The assistant manager explained he was going to put 10 chairs out, and the first 10 customers to get to the chairs would be eligible to purchase the game consoles when they go on sale.

The assistant manager then lined up the 10 chairs outside the store and directed the waiting customers to another area outside. He then gave a signal for the customers to run to the chairs.

As the customers ran to the chairs a 19-year-old male ran into a pole and struck his head injuring himself. The 19-year old was conveyed to an area hospital where he is being treated.

The big day

Today is my laser eye surgery appointment. I AM FREAKING OUT!!

It's 11am and by 1230pm I'll already be at the clinic, swallowing my valium in hopes of it really calming me down. I've already had a few instances where I've wanted to bail out. Picking up the phone and trying to dial the clinic. But I know that deep down inside, this is the best decision I've had to amke and from what everyone has told me, you don't feel a thing and it's over before you know it's begun and you will be thankful you went through with it. Everyone I know who had it done says they would do it all again in a heartbeat.

So, wish me luck and once I'm able to go onthe comp again, I'll update you guys on how it went.

This is a photo of the difference between PRK & LASIK surgery.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

The cat is out of the bag!

I just sent out a mass email to everyone I know giving them a heads up that I'm going to be posting my apartment for rent mid Dec and hoping to score someone for March 1st or even mid Feb if possible. Keep your fingers crossed that I find someone.

I'm still not sure on prices since the places for rent in my building fluctuate from prices I want to make sure I get enough at least to cover my mortgage so we'll see....

Tomorrow is also the big surgery day. I'm soo nervous!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


I just met a girl in my building waiting for the elevator who is moving into my building one floor above mine in about 2 weeks time. You will never believe how much she'll be paying for rent...$1400/month!!!!!!!! I acted really cool but I couldn't get over how much the owners are going to be bagging a month through her! I know what the model looks like, it's much smaller than mine and it doesn't have as nice a view as I do (it faces rideau street). If the owner was able to get such a high price for a small unit, it's making me wonder once again, how much I should charge for my unit. The price includes utilities but I don't know if they have a parking spot and/or a storage room.

Seriously, if any of you in Ottawa know of someone looking for a kick ass pad in the heart of the market please let me know@ I'll be drafting up my apartment blurb early next month and the more interest I get the better for me.

In other news, my kitties are getting so big!! They will be 5 months old in less than 2 weeks and then in Dec, I'll have to start thinking about timeslots to book for them to get fixed and declawed. Today I kinda freaked because Simba started meowing weirdly and rubbing up against everything and all I could think about was, shit what if he's starting to get horny? LOL. I have no idea what the symptoms are! I should really start looking...

Monday, November 13, 2006

Focus Eye Centre II

I went in to get my mapping of my eyes this morning. I still can't believe that by this time next week, I'll be glasses/contacts lens free!! It seems like a total dream. I'm extremely nervous about the procedure still but looking fwd to not using any aids to see :D

Today is municipal elections in Ottawa, so fellow Ottawans, please don't forget to take a moment out of your busy schedules to vote!!!

We also have the board of directors voting for my condo. I had nominated myself as a candidate but as we got closer to the voting day, I removed myself from the candidate list. I was up against 16 other ppl, some included school board members and even doctors. I just lost all confidence, what do I have to offer? :( Plus, I'm planning on moving out hopefully in March into Jimmy's house and renting out my place, so if I'm not here 24/7 what's the point of being a member of the board of directors?

Sooo if you know someone who may be interested in living in the market let me know! :)

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Blast from the past III

I just got an email from another girlfriend I went to school with while I was still living in Peru!!
Funny part is, her name is Ximena Gonzalez, just like me LOL except her name is with an "x" which is pronounced the same as an "h" sound. I can't wait to see her as well! She looks the same she sent me photos!

I'm really getting pumped for this trip back to Peru!!!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Links of the day

Monday, November 06, 2006

New bed

Jimmy and I are going shopping on Wed night for a king size bed woohoo!!! My queen is falling apart thanks to my cats and his queen is under 2 yrs old. Since I'll be moving in there next spring, we decided we'd opt in for a king size bed since he's so large and the master bedroom has enough room for one. So he's going to lend me his queen size until I move in there and my old queen is going back to my parents not sure what they'll do with it. His queen will be in one of the spare rooms when I move in there.

I can't wait to have a new queen!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Just For Laughs Comedy Show II

I got Jimmy and I tickets once again to another JFL Comedy Tour. Though this time I think the extent of the audience participating will be with the comics making fun of certain ppl in the crowd. Regardless, it will be fun!

Talk about odd, my brother bought tickets to the same show and even though he bought his tickets a different day than me, we're actually sitting next to each other haha what are the chances?? So I invited him and his gf over for dinner so that we can all walk over to the show after since it's walking distance from here, that way, we don't have to pay for parking in there.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

:: winter ::

Winter is fast approaching and that means I go back to hibernating!! God I hate winter!! It's so cold and depressing outside. I normally try to avoid going out to events and only enjoy going from point A to point B via car and nowhere else. I think this weekend just proved it.

The wine and food show is this weekend and I really wanted to go and I didn't find out when it was until a few days ago and by then it was too late :( I have noone to go with and plus it's going to be packed oh well!! Next time it comes to town, I won't be living in the market so I probably won't even bother.

So I just found out that my friend across the hall from me is moving in with her bf on Dec 1st and her apartment has been rented out to my neighbour!!! cool for him easy move and to top it off, she's leaving it furnished for him! he's really happy cos he won't have to buy any furiture, just a TV. I hope it's that's easy for me to find someone to rent mine out next year!!

Thursday, November 02, 2006


I think my desktop PC is dead. I went to turn it on 2 days ago and I got a black screen with the words "Press any key to reboot", I'd reboot and get the same screen. I shut her off. When I turned her back on later that day, I would get the boot screen then it would revert to the screen where you choose how to load up windows, either in safe mode or regular mode. I tried both options and they both just would load up the boot screen then revert back to this original screen.

I think my CPU is donzo. *sigh* It's about time, I haven't upgraded my CPU, MOBO nor HDD since 2004. It's lasted me 2 yrs of ups and downs. Jimmy is coming over tonight to try to fix it. If we can't, I'm going shopping this weekend for new parts. How sad.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Blast from the past II

I recently got an email from a childhood friend I haven't seen/talked to in 20 years! Can you believe that? All thanks to this cheesy website called "Where Are You Now?". It's actually a pretty cheesy website and since I hadn't been on it in years, I logged on to remove my account when I noticed I had messages in my inbox. I clicked and discovered a private message from a girl I used to be best friends with when I lived in Peru!!! We went to preschool, kindergarten and grade 1 together until my dad's job sent us over to Europe and I lost contact with her.


I'm still in complete shock. So is she. She seems to be doing really well for herself. She's married and is a lawyer, living in a house overloaking the ocean! We're planning on meeting up when I go back to Lima in Jan. I cannot wait. I've tried to reconnect with a few of the girls I hung out with when I was still living in Lima but it's been close to impossible to find them. It's fate that Augusta (that's her name) found me. All I need now, is to find my best friend in Belgium named Astrid. I can't even remember her last name. She was also the child of a diplomat but with the Norwegian embassy and left with her parents to go back to Norway.. wonder what she's up to these days....

Monday, October 30, 2006

The Common Cold

I hate having a cold! I wish there was some magical pill I could take and it would make the darn cold go away. No matter what kind of meds I take it doesn't do anything! Though I've heard great things about this COLD FX (sp?) has anyone taken it before?? I'm considering taking it if it really does work wonders.

I spent all weekend at Jimmy's catching up on the entire third season of The O.C. I was never really into that show until just a few weeks ago when I was bored on a weekend and went to the video store and couldn't find anything decent to rent so I ventured over to the TV SERIES section and decided to give this show a go. Everyone had been telling me how good it was. I'm hooked now! Season 4 begins on Nov 4 or 8th I believe. Can't wait! haha. I'm trying to figure out which should be the next show I should get into. I'm thinking of either, The Sopranos, Six Feet Under or Nip/Tuck. Any suggestions?

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Focus Eye Centre :: UPDATE

So I had my Focus Eye Centre consultation yesterday afternoon. It took about 2 hours from start to finish.

You have to go through 2 doctors before you reach the surgeon. While I was with the second optometrist, she put those freezing drops into my eyes, where you don't feel like blinking and she approached my eye with some measuring stick. I started to hyperventilate and my vision started to go blurry. I got woozy and had to ask the doctor to stop because I was going to faint. haha, I'm such a wimp!! I had to have a paperbag and a glass of water to calm my nerves. The doctor left for a few mins to give me some time to collect myself and my mom pulled me aside and drilled me to make sure I knew what I was doing. I'm a sack of nerves, I will admit that, heck, the day I went in to get fitted for contact lenses for the first time, I got so nervous that I fainted in front of my parents and the doctor LOL

When I finally regained my composture, I met with the surgeon who told me I am a good candidate. He told me about the 2 different types of operations you can get, Wavefront PRK & Wavefront Lasik. I'm going for the one that my friend Rahul and my mom went for. PRK. Which is the more expensive one but the safer and the one guaranteed to give you 20/20 vision if not better. While the other one isn't but is the cheaper more affordable option ranging from 500 to 1K per eye as opposed to what I'll be paying ($4200) eek! Luckily they offer financing through the Scotiabank. I'm not going to go through their financing though. I'm probably going to either pay half of it up front and the other half pay it with my line of credit.

I could have booked my appointment as early as Nov 3, but I can't b/c the 5th I have a date with Jimmy to go to Just For Laughs Comedy show. The only other date they have available for a Friday is on the 17th so that's the day I'm going through with it. I'm soo nervous! Luckily, they give you valium before the operation and I'm going to get double the amount b/c i'm such a wimp LOL. The surgeon also told me that the operation lasts longer for ppl with worse vision. Mine is so-so, therefore, it will take between 25secs to 30secs per eye. My mom's took 1min per eye. The recovery is patient specific but they say anywhere from 3-5 days you'll be in bed sleeping most of the time. Hence why I picked a Friday so I would have Sat & Sun to rest and probably have to take Monday and Tuesday off to recup.

Only crappy thing is, I had planned on going to Toronto the following weekend so I don't think I'll be able to go, I'll have to play it by ear depending on when my follow-up appointments are (if they fall on the day I was going to go up to tdot) and how well I'm feeling of course. I know I'm going to be sooo nervous knowing me, but I have to go through with this. I'm sick of switching between glasses & contacts and having to clean them, not seeing the alarm clock in the morning and not being able to see everything in the shower! I also hate going to the beach and not going underwater for fear of losing my contacts. I can't believe in a month's time this will all be over. I'm sooo nervous! It couldn't be better timing either, 2 months before Peru is just perfect! It feels like a dream, I swear... I haven't had 20/20 vision since grade 5! :D

If you are considering going through this, go at least to see a specialist, the consultation is free.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Party photos

Photos from the event

My party rocked! About 56 ppl showed up including my parents and there were only a handful without costumes. This just prooved to me how awesome my friends are. I've decided that I'm going to host 2 themed dress-up parties a year. One around halloween season (unless I get invited to a party first) and one in the summer/springtime. Now that I see how many ppl are eager to participate it totally gives me incentive. As you can see by the costumes, some were pretty original! I got some great gifts ranging from martini olive picks to body shop gift bags.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Party Crashers

My party was a complete success though while I was showing my apartment to some friends, a group of 4 or 5 chicks who I have no idea were, showed up at my party uninvited. They knew some ppl there and not even once did they come over to say hi. Let me tell you, it took A LOT to control myself from going over and saying "please get out of my party". So I had the friends of mine who knew them tell them personably. I found out who invited them and let's just say, I'm really not impressed with that person and have lost all rspect for them. Not only for inviting those ppl without consulting me, but they didn't bother to show nor call and invited 2 other ppl at the beginning and I specifically said DON'T INVITE ANYONE ELSE WITHOUT MY CONSULT FIRST. I'm a nice person, but if you're going to be stupid enough to test my patience....

Saturday, October 21, 2006


Tonight's the night!

62 ppl have confirmed attendance through my evite. Let's see how many of those show up and how many of those that do show up actually come in costume. I'm planning on throwing a themed dress-up party at least once a year and this party will help me determine who has spirit and who doesn't. Those that don't, will not be invited to my next dress-up gathering simple as that!

Friday, October 20, 2006


I'm going to be putting up my apartment for rent sometime in Feb. If you know of someone who would be looking for a pad for anytime after that please let me know! I'll be posting photos and detailed info closer to February. I sure hope I don't have problems finding someone! *crosses fingers*

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Updated pics of apartment

I've been way overdue to update everyone with photos of my pad. Jimmy helped me put up some more photo frames all over and I bought a few more decorations including new shelving units and a neat panel display which we haven't put up yet. It's from Beddingtons and you put it behind your bed to make it look like a bed frame it's really cool! Hopefully I can get it up sometime this weekend before showing off my place to new ppl while hosting my bday party. But we'll see.

Work has been busy which is good. I've been doing enough overtime that I've taken it in time and will be going to Toronto for a weekend end of Nov so I'm taking off the Friday and taking the train down with the overtime I accumulated. Woohoo! :)

I weighed myself the other day and I've lost a few pounds I'm soo excited! I guess cutting down on my food intake, working out more often and taking those energy pills Jimmy told me about really are helping!

I taped the movie DOOM on my PVR last week. I haven't had time to watch it, I'll probably watch it tonight. I wonder if it's any good. Probably not. It will never live up to the game I'm sure!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Is it bad etiquette when someone invites themselves to your bday party and then you uninvite them giving them some lame excuse only because well, you're not really friends with them and aren't impressed that they had big enough balls to ask if they could come to your bday party.

I initially said yes, but the more I thought about it, the more it annoyed me and so I told them they can't come haha.

Whatever! It's my party and I think it's only fair I celebrate it with those I want there right?


I've been considering getting laser eye surgery since my mom had it done almost 2 yrs ago. She's recovered very well and the prices have gone down and well, now that I have extra money I figured I should go forth with it. Especially since I'm going to Peru in January and I'd just love to not have to worry about bringing glasses/contacts on my trip!

My consultation is next week. It's 2 hours and I find out if I'm a good candidate and how much it will cost me. My mom offered to help pay for it. So if I'm able to get it done, I'm going to aim for the first week of Nov! eek!!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Car crash

I had my annual physical yesterday afternoon. Since my doctor recently moved from Orleans to Kanata, both my mom and I did not want to switch docs since it's close to impossible to find a decent doc these days, so we continued with her. We made our appointments half an hour apart so we'd be able to commute together. We were done by 2pm and on route back to work.

Little did we know, there had been a 10 car collision on the eastbound highway!! It was brutal! Bumper to bumper. It took us literally 45 mins to pass one exit and make it to the next. Since we were in the farthest right lane and it was bumper to bumper, there was no way in hell we would have been able to switch lanes to exit. We would have had to somehow squeeze through 2 other lanes on the left before reaching the exit.

I didn't get into work until a bit past 4 pm!!!

This is what I found concerning the crash.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


So I'm having a Halloween themed bday party on the 21st. Jimmy's already got his costume. I haven't narrowed it down but this weekend I'm going to make my final decision. That's what I'm dedicating myself to doing on Saturday. Buying all the decorations/food for the party and finally choosing a costume. I've got some ideas ranging from THE MONA LISA to PUNKY BREWSTER. I'll have to see. I wanted to buy a cool costume but really there isn't a lot of time left for delivery so I scratched that idea off. So I'll just make my costume as best I can!

My parents and my brother and his gf came over for pizza on my bday. Jimmy had to work in the army so he came over later that night. I got a really really nice martini set and a wine decanter with a holder and everything! Some candles and new ice trays. Jimmy also gave me gorgeous roses yesterday aww :) My division is taking me out for lunch tomorrow to KHAO THAI in the market yum!!!

Some old high school friends are coming over tonight b/c they haven't seen my apartment nor my kittens and I told them I have some hilarious old school videos from when we were 16 to show them!! We're going to have soo much fun! Jimmy is gone with the army this weekend so I've got things planned for myself ranging from going salsa dancing on Friday with some friends, to going to a housewarming on Saturday and my mom taking me bday clothes shopping on Sunday.

I talked to my dad yesterday, he just bought a 3 bedroom apartment can't wait to see it when we go down. My brother also just bought a townhome with his gf! They were told move-in date is sometime in Aug. They will be walking distance from where Jimmy and I will be. AWESOME!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


It's my special day today!!


Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Holy it's foggy today!

My alarm went off and I seriously thought it was still the middle of the night it was so dark! You couldn't see much outside my windows.

My kitties are soo cute when they are well behaved and sleepy.

My bday in 6 days!!

Monday, October 02, 2006

I'm going to my lawyer's today to hand over the remainder costs I need to pay (lawyer fees, land transfer tax, etc) it's the last big bunch thankfully. After this, finally I'll be paying into my mortgage!!! Before that I was just paying "rent" to the builder until the building was registered.

I went shopping for more goodies for my apartment on Sat and Jimmy and I finally put up more photos up on the wall. I'm out of frames so I'm going to wait until later this week when we put up my shelves and my mirror and then I'll see how much room I have left and go buy more frames and get my remainding photos printed. I've got tons of wall space in my bedroom so I may as well use that up. I'd also like to get a wall clock, I asked for one for my bday so I hope I get one and a funky one for that!

My bday is a week from tomorrow lalala!

Friday, September 29, 2006

Whose Line is it Anyways - Tour

I went to the "Whose Line is it Anyways" Comedy Tour last night with Jimmy. It had 2 of the main guys from the show doing routines for 2.5 hours. Colin and I forget the other guy's name.. something Sherwood. HILARIOUS! They always call up ppl from the audience to participate and Jimmy & I got picked. We had to make the sound effects to them. They had a skit lined up and we each had to do the sounds for each person. The problem was that the speakers were facing the audience so we couldn't make out every single thing they were saying so we kept screwing up! At one point, my guy was trying to yell to this guy in a burning building I guess to tell him he was going to get help, but I didn't hear that so I thought he was just yelling out to a friend. So I kept saying "HEEEEEEEY" everytime he cupped his hands around his mouth as if he was screaming. Jimmy did really well, he made the audience crack up a lot. Which doesn't surprise me, he's a comic at heart.

I just got another email from a friend who saw me in on stage heheh cool!!

Monday, September 25, 2006

The countdown begins!

My bday is in 2 weeks so I'm going to begin the countdown now!!

I wasn't going to have a party at all this year but changed my mind because my building has a kick-ass party room so I'm going to take full advantage of it since I'm living there only until the spring. I'm going to host it about a week after my real bday since it always lands on thanksgiving. It's going to be a halloween theme and mandatory costume is in effect!! I'm going to send out the invitations via email later this week as soon as I talk to the property manager to confirm that all the appliances will be in place by then as she specified to me earlier in email.

Speaking of which, our gym is open! Well, it hasn't been officially announced but I've already used it twice last week. It looks like they are still missing a mirror and some paint on part of the walls but most of the equipment is in there already and I may as well use it before it becomes super busy in there! Jimmy is sleeping over tonight so we're going to spend a good hour in there tonight working out. I have to work out now almost every day to get into tip top shape in time for Peru. I've got exactly 4 months to get cracking!@ I've toned down on the wine/beer intake and only do it when I have ppl over for dinner or I go to out or something which isn't often these days.

Another thing I've been talking to my mom about is going to get laser eye surgery. It's something I've been considering since my mom had it done over a year ago. She is so happy and I'd love to have it done before I head to Peru so I have one less thing to worry about while there. I talked to my mom about it this past weekend and she said she'd help out with payments if need be. We're going to have a serious talk about it after my bday. I may ask her to help me out with payments if it's too costly and tell her to give me that money as a xmas present or something. So we'll see! Naturally, I'd aim to have it done in Nov so after my bday, I'm going to most likely book a free consultation to see how much my payments would be. I'm so excited!!

Today the kittens turn 3 months old!! I can't believe how quickly time has gone by! I gotta go get them their second set of shots this Saturday and I'm going to ask the vet to see when is the earliest time I can bring them in to get fixed/declawed.

I rented the first season of The O.C. this past weekend. Now I understand why ppl love that show so much! It's addictive and I'm going to go this weekend to get season 2 hahah.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

We are not the same~

I just read this on my friend Sean's blog and thought I'd share with you guys as well.

... Some asshat MP is trying to turn Canada in to the US where copyright is concerned.

Go here and choose your province and then your MP. The letter against it is all written up to submit to your member of parliament. You just enter your name and address and then send it in to register your stance against americanizing Canadian copyright laws. The main push is to prevent legislation that would make it illegal to circumvent DRM on your legally owned media. This is a step back. It would open us up to being sued a la RIAA. TAKE A STAND!

He's completely right, I just signed and sent off a letter, now it's your turn to vote and stop the insanity!!

Retroactive pay!

YAY! I got my retroactive pay from the 2 past years this week! lalalalala!

It was a lot of cash and it makes me a very happy person. It couldn't have arrived at a better time. I had recently bought our tickets to Peru (Jimmy is going to pay me back for his flight soon) and I was worried I'd be in the hole, but alas, I received this huge amount of cash and it's actually just a bit over what our total tickets were combined YAY! So it's as if I got the tix for free.

My kittens are getting sog so quickly!! To think I got them the day they turned 8 weeks old and now they are going to be 3 months old on Monday! I've taken some more photos of them so you can see them growing.

I'm going to my friend's Pampered Chef event this weekend. She booked it through my event which means I'll get discounts at her event because of it! I can't wait the girl picked as a theme "Chocolate". Though I'm not a huge fan of chocolate, I think I'll still have fun especially cos she's making chocolate martinis which I've never had and look forward to trying. I'm also going to most likely order some stuff, partly because i get a discount and partly because I want her to get freebies, she bought stuff at my event so I'll buy some at hers naturally.

I think I'll book another pampered chef event sometime this winter and host it at Jimmy's so that I won't have to deny ppl from showing up. By then also there will be more themes for me to choose from. Can't wait!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Useless Trivia

  1. Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the western Pacific.
  2. Blondes have more hair than dark haired people do.
  3. Belgium is the only country that has never imposed censorship for adult films.
  4. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.
  5. Bees kill more people a year than sharks do.
  6. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow film down so you could see his moves.
  7. A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside.
  8. Brazil is the only country to have played in every World Cup soccer tournament.
  9. Bulls are colorblind, it is the motion of the cape which angers them.
  10. Babe Ruth kept a lettuce leaf under his hat to keep cool during a game.
  11. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
  12. Cards may not be played in the street with a Native American.
  13. Broccoli and cauliflower are the only vegetables that are flowers.
  14. Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed and continue living.
  15. China has more English speakers than the United States.
  16. By age sixty, most people have lost half of their taste buds.
  17. Cheese is the oldest of all man-made foods.
  18. Before 1850, golf balls were made of leather and were stuffed with feathers.
  19. Bill Clinton is the only President ever to be elected twice without ever receiving 50% of the popular vote. He had 43 percent in 1992 and 49 percent in 1996.
  20. Children grow faster in the springtime.
  21. By the time a child finishes elementary school she will have witnessed 8,000 murders and 100,000 acts of violence on television.
  22. A healthy human eye can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.
  23. Banana plants are the largest plants on earth without a woody stem. They are actually giant herbs of the same family as lilies, orchids and palms.
  24. Casanova wore condoms made of linen.
  25. A man and woman in Mexico city were engaged for 67 yrs and finally married at the age of 82 yrs.
  26. Back in the mid to late 80s, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered 100% compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.
  27. A Horse has 18 more bones than a Human.
  28. Barbers are forbidden by law from shaving a man's chest in Omaha, Nebraska.
  29. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew cannabis sativa (marijuana) on their plantations.
  30. A kangaroo can jump up to 3 meters high and leap up to 8 meters

Monday, September 18, 2006


My boss has been gone for 2 weeks. Normally, it's a time to rejoice but this week, has been hell on earth! It's been soo busy at work and I've been trying to balance both taking care of the IT job I normally do, plus dealing with communication department directly aaaaaaaaaah. IT and Comm just don't mix that's for sure!

Anyhoo, I'm hoping I don't have to work overtime tonight cos I made a gym date with a friend. I had to cancel on her twice last week cos I got stuck at work till 630pm which isn't THAT late but it's late enough that I can't make it to the gym :( I seriously cannot wait until the gym in my building is up and running! They said end of this month so one more week hopefully!

My friend Mel called me on Friday night, she's been living in England for the past few yrs and we've been in contact via email/msn the whole time. But seeing her in person since not seeing her ever since we were teenagers has been awesome! Cool thing is, she's staying at her mom's place who lives kind of close to Jimmy's house so super convenient! I'm going to call her tonight to see if she wants to come over tonight or tomorrow for a sleepover since I don't have to rise until later cos I'm getting things fixed in my pad and I need to be there to supervise :)

Friday, September 15, 2006


Another weekend is about to roll in, thank god!

I can't get over how quickly this past summer zipped by and how close the winter is . How depressing. Back to hybernation for me that's for sure!!

The kitties are getting so big! They will be 11 weeks old on Monday wow. They've become very people oriented. Very friendly. I seriously cannot wait until I can get their claws fixed. I'm still not sure if I'm getting them declawed or keeping them with the "soft paws" deal. I want to get them the soft paws for now but unfortunately, they don't offer soft paws for kittens under 4-5 months old DAMNIT!. So I'll just have to keep going to the pet store to have their nails clipped every 2 weeks. I'm also thinking of getting a much larger scratching post/play area for them. The one they have is too small for them. I should have invested in one with at least 2 levels that way they would have more areas to play on. I notice they enjoy being up high at my eyesight level.

I've had to start leaving my bedroom door closed because, even though I don't mind them playing in my bedroom (especially sitting by my floor-to-ceiling windows and ppl watching, they figured out a way to get inside my boxspring by ripping open a small hole. I don't want them in there for fear they will hurt themselves. Plus Simba got stuck in there and was meowing like crazy cos the stupid cat couldn't figure out how to get out hahah. Dumb cat! So I'm going to be bringing home some industrial tape to tape up all the loose ends on the boxspring. Jimmy and I are throwing out that boxspring when we move in together anyways cos it's old!

Last weekend I finally went out to a club with Jimmy and some friends. It had been MONTHS since I'd been out. I really enjoyed it. But Jimmy and I drank way too much and we suffered for it all of Saturday we were bed-ridden LOL

This weekend, I'm having a friend and his fiancée over for a couple of drinks (to Jimmy's since I"m staying there all weekend) and it's Jimmy's nephew's bday on Sat so we're going to his sister's place all day and at night we're heading to my work friend's bday thingy at her apartment. Sunday I'd like to get as much of my errands out of the way as possible.

Oh yea! We bought our Peru tickets! I can't wait! We leave Jan 10 - Jan 25 yay!!!

So look for updates on here :P

Friday, September 08, 2006

Friday of WTF?

Is that her family name or her profession??

Thursday, September 07, 2006


So this weekend we get to finally celebrate a bit of our long overdue anniversary. We're going to the Velvet Room on Saturday night for a murder mystery dinner theatre. Should be lots of fun! It will be free too cos of the contest I won earlie this summer for 2 dinners inclusive. We'll use up the hotel vouchers probably the weekend of my bday which is a long weekend. I took a cute photo of Jimmy napping with the kitties.

Simba has been using the litterbox more now thank god. I've been rewarding him with treats everytime he does. This weekend I'm going to go buy them a scratching post b/c they are starting to scratch my couch a lot more these days and I have to get them to stay away from that. They're also playing a lot more around my computer which I do not like, so I'll be also buying this spray stuff or sticky stuff that cats do not enjoy and putting it around areas I prefer them to not play around for safety reasons. I think I'll also buy some kitty shampoo and give them their first bath in a couple of weeks. I want my kitties to be used to water :)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Bad kitty!!

Simba has been a bad kitty lately. He pooped on Jimmy's roommate's off-white couch TWICE over the long weekend. We thought it was probably because the litterbox was too far and he couldn't figure out where it was so we brought it up to the main level.

Then last night, as I'm reading my book in bed and cuddling with Simba & Zazu, Simba decides to take a leak on my bed!!!!!!!! I was livid! My duvet and duvet covers reeked. So I had to get up and wash everything. I was trying to figure out why he'd do something like that, but I guess cos he's still a baby, accidents will happen. I'm going to keep them in an enclosed area (a make-shift playpen) until Simba is fully littertrained. He has to understand where the litterbox is and I need to know that there won't be anymore accidents. I hate having to do this to Zazu as well cos he is good with the litterbox, but I can't seperate them, they'd be miserable.

Everyone pray for me hehe

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Back to routine

Boo, the long weekend is done how depressing. I had so much planned for it but we didn't end up doing much at all. I was supposed to be celebrating my anniversary with Jimmy at that hotel we won 2 nights stay back in the summer but we didn't end up going cos it turns out that all the fun facilities were closed in the hotel so no point :( So we're going to wait to celebrate. Oh well.

I took the kittens to the vet on sat. They are in perfect health and received their first set of shots. I also got Jimmy to finally set up my pantry shelves it looks awesome! I'll take a photo of them once we set up the hooks to hang stuff with. All that I'm really missing is 2 more rugs, hang the rest of my photos and set up my bookshelf on the wall. I'm going to start inviting ppl over for small housewarmings. First one is set for the 15th. I have to start calling ppl to confirm dates.

Can't wait!

Thursday, August 31, 2006


OMG.. I won't bore you guys with all the emails that went back and forth, but the latest email, which I've saved and printed for proof, the property manager has agreed with us and will NOT be charging visitors for parking. The tokens will still be used but ONLY for overnight stays. She is sending out a new memo to all tenants advising them on the change.

This just goes to show that 1 person (in this case 2) really CAN make a difference. I'm so happy.

And if she goes back on her word, I've got it in writing.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

It's a mad mad world!

My friend who was in the car accident on Monday night sent me a photo of the scene. Her car is the one on the left. I'm so glad she's ok. Her car is a total write-off. So the only good thing is she can now get a new car through her insurance since hers was old.

On another note, I went home for lunch today to play with my babies. They are doing wonderfully. Last night, one of them came and woke me up at 4am by purring and rubbing his face against my cheek (awww!) On Friday I take them with me to Jimmy's place. Poor things will be scared and confused after just starting to settle down in my place! Then on Sat I take them with me to the hotel we're staying at for the weekend (until Monday) they allow pets (yay!) and we don't want to leave them home alone at such a young age so we gladly drag them with us :) Poor things will have to settle into 2 new homes for a weekend.

While at home, I noticed that I had received a notice from the management company of my building under my door. I'm steaming right now. I scanned the letter so you can all read what it says! It sucks it's a long weekend and noone will be around cos I'm planning on getting a bunch of my neighbours to write a letter to the management company to complain about this letter. I'll let you read it now!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Batch of photos - 2 months old (8 weeks)

Kittens: Day 1

So far so good!!

I was going to keep them in my bathroom for the day with their food and the kitty litter. But they are already litter trained and they are pretty well behaved. I woke up this morning to a clean litter but so far, so messes in my apartment so I really hope they start using the litter. I'm going to stay freaked out until I finally see messes in the litter cos for now, if they make a mess on my couch, I have nothing to clean it with!! I'm going this weekend to buy some spray stuff just in case they do make a mess on my couch.

I don't know how it works, I've taken them to the litter and so I've basically shown them where it is, but I wonder if they would remember where it is? I don't know if they know where the litter is by the smell of it or something? Regardless, I'm going home for lunch as much as I can until I see that they are using the litterbox regularly.

I've finally named them. Coco & Nala. I still don't know what sex they are I can't figure it out! The male kittens don't get their testes until a few months later I read somewhere. So I'm going to try to book an appointment with a vet this weekend to get their first set of shots and get the vet to tell me if they are male or female.

Now that they are getting comfy in my apartment, I feel bad that I'll have to take them for a few days to Jimmy's house cos I don't want to leave them alone in my place just yet. They will be freaked out at Jimmy's house cos it's bigger but oh well that will be their permanent home come the spring! :)

If anyone has any more tips/suggestions that I should know about kittens please let me know!

I'll try to take photos at lunch or after work.

Oh and my friend from work was supposed to come home with me for lunch to see the kittens but she got into a bad car accident last night on St. Laurent & Hunt Club. I can't find any info online if any of you find anything please link!! Supposedly it was a few car pile up thanks to a truck of some sort losing control and skidding into a car which made a domino effect. She said she was one of the lucky ones, most ppl were taken away in ambulances!!! YIKES! Another friend emailed me to tell me she passed by the scene of the accident and it was brutal with debrie everywhere!... If I find the link, I'll post. I'm just glad she's ok but her car is completely totalled.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Kitten day!

The day I become a mommie is here!!! I keep looking at the clock. Time is going by way too slow.

I'm registering Jimmy and his friend in their spanish courses after work then we're driving to pick up my little munchkins. I'm going home for lunch tomorrow with a friend from work to play with them and make sure they are ok their first day alone in my apartment.

I'll post photos sometime this week.

I've narrowed down the names to Nala & Coco for girls and Aiko & Symba for boys. I wonder what sex they will be!

The lady who owns them right now emailed me this morning to tell me that they are now litter trained. I had downloaded a bunch of information on how to litter train them if they weren't , but now that they are ready to go, all I gotta do is lead them to where the litter will be :)

I'm also going to call the vet clinic tomorrow to find out if I can make an appointment to bring them in this weekend to get their first set of shots. How exciting!!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

#1210 updates

I finally got around to taking updated photos of my place. You guys probably won't see much difference in the other photos except for maybe the outdoor area is way closer to being completed. The paint I chose for the apartment were very pale colours. Reason being that I'm going to be renting it out in the spring and I don't want to turn potential tenants away by putting dark colours. I also don't want them asking me to paint the place when I just painted. So I'm hoping whomever rents it from me, will be ok with the colours. The only real colours you can notice is the pear green I picked for the kitchen and the bathroom. The others are really very pale you won't even notice them in the photos.

I had problably one of the most useless meetings today. There were 4 of us and 2 of us just kept going back and forth and back and forth. So stubborn, not listening to each other's opinions/suggestions. I came to the realization that if I didn't referee this one, we'd be sitting in the conference room for the rest of eternity not advancing anywhere. Seriously, what is the point of a meeting?? *sigh* The worst part is that I saw this coming because it's always the same with these two people!!

I'm going to get probably my last pedicure of the season tonight. The mornings are starting to be alot chillier and I found myself turning off my a/c more and more now before going to bed. It's kind of sad, I barely got to enjoy this summer as much as I wanted to because I was so busy buying stuff for my apartment. :( Now I gotta take out all my winter gear soon booo....

So I pick up the kitties 4 days omg omg :D I'm super nervous but very excited to be bringing them home. I've already got a list of a few names.

  • Aiko
  • Bamboo
  • Symba
  • Coco
  • Keisha
  • Nala
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Quick service

Wow, I only ordered my new iPod on Friday afternoon and lo and behold, I just received it!!

Tonight I have so much to do. The painter is coming to finish the second coat in my bedroom so I need to make sure i'm home for that, Jimmy is sleeping over and I'll be transferring all my iTunes music to my new iPod, while also somehow cooking dinner as soon as the painter leaves then hopefully heading to the gym for 9pm.

I hate going to the gym, I hate working out it's such a hassle lol. I wish we could all just naturally look great without having to work at it! I'm forcing myself to go to the gym as much as possible until I see some results. I even ordered some energy pills so who knows, maybe they will help me work out longer on the eliptical for now I can only last about 30 mins before i'm dead. I'm also trying to eat much smaller portions and drink wine/beer no more than twice a week and only 1-2 glasses of wine and 1 beer.


I meant to take updated photos of my apartment but I forgot last night. I'll hopefully remember tonight though! Or maybe I should wait until after labour day weekend when I'm putting up more decorations and my shelves... yea I think I'll do that.

As for the drama from the weekend, the girl did in fact leave the cash with the party host cos I ran into the host in the elevator yesterday. Now hopefully she left me the right amount.

So once I get the cash, I'm going to order the encasing for my hdd.

6 days till kitty pick up!! So exciting! :) I'm also registering Jimmy in Spanish courses on Monday so it's going to be quite the busy day for sure! What with me nervous all day at work and then going to sign him up for his courses then rushing to pick up the kitties!!!

Can't wait!

Links of the day

Monday, August 21, 2006

Weekend of drama

What a weekend!!

I won't go into too many details but this was probably the most drama I've seen in a weekend so far.

Sat night, I went to one of my neighbour's housewarming party. Things were going great until around 3am when some ppl wanted to listen to salsa music and the host didn't have any so I volunteered to go up to my apartment and bring down my laptop with my external hdd which houses all my mp3s.

At around 330-ish, I was getting ready to leave soon when a girl at the party tripped over my hdd power cord and the entire external hdd topelled to the ground. :( I was really upset and she gave me her number saying she'd pay for the damages and to call her tomorrow.

I went home crying. Maybe to some ppl computer stuff is just hardware, but to me it's more than that. So the next day, my neighbour borrowed my hdd and tested it in his system. it's fine thank god! but the power cord is definitively dead. So naturally, I call the girl to tell her that it's just the case that's busted and i'll need to get a new case. She said it wouldn't be a problem since they only cost around $10. I said "um.. no they don't. They average 40$ and go up to almost 80$ for a super expensive one" That's when she became difficult. Making up reasons to not pay for it. Give me a break, I know it was an accident, you offered to pay the damages and no offence but if i break something of someone's, no questions asked, I'd replace it. She finally gave in after a few mins of arguing and offered to leave the cash with the housewarming host (the apartment she was actually staying at she was from out of town). I called the host of the party and left her a message to make sure that she was aware that her friend would leave the cash with her.

I haven't heard back from her so let's hope there aren't any further problems. *sigh*

My iPod died on Friday as well :( THe battery is dunzo. So I ordered a new iPod lol. This one had lasted me a good 3 yrs that's good enoguh for me!

Friday, August 18, 2006


My iPod died today. Actually, the battery, which is internal died and obviously once that's dead. The whole thing doesn't work. SUCKS!!!!

I know I know, if I really wanted to, I could go through all the hassle of sending it back to Apple and paying for a replacement battery but naw. Too much hassle. It's easier for me to dish out some cash and just upgrade. I always told myself that once my iPod died, it was a sign for me to upgrade. The price has gone down since the last time I bought mine by at least $100 so that's a bonus.

My dead iPod was a 20GB, 4th generation iPod. The one I just bought tonight online is a black one with 30GB, I guess the lastest generation. With a bigger screen and it's in colour! so i'm quite excited about that :D

I payed the extra 14$ to get it shipped here within a week's time. It's bad enough I have to go a week without any beats to and from work. Thank god at the gym they have TVs so that entertains me!!

Thursday, August 17, 2006


I love reading and have a list I compile full of novels I need to get. I usually go to Chapters and buy them in pairs. Once I finish those, I go back and get 2 other ones off my list. The two latest ones I've bought were

  • Dry: A Memoir - Augusten Borroughs
  • Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk (most known as the author of Fight Club)
Dry was awesome, as expected. It's the continuation of his first best-selling memoir novel titled RUNNING WITH SCISSORS. They are actually making it into a movie I can't wait to see it!

I only just started Haunted last night and boy, it's pretty screwed up! nor Chapters warned me about how graphic and gross the first chapter was geez LOL.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

New additions to the family

I went with Jimmy to check out the kittens I have decided I will be taking home in 2 weeks! Check 'em out!

Sooooo cute!

We're picking them up on the 28th!! I can't wait! I've been having problems sleeping b/c that's all I've been thinking about lately haha.

I'm not sure what their sex is, but I've got some ideas on names. If you guys have any original exotic cute names for both males & females, please do post them!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


I'm staying home today because I don't feel well. Work hasn't been very busy so I figured it wouldn't be a big deal. But of course, ironically enough, I just checked my email and got a call from my boss that all this work has come in and she may need me to go in this afternoon. *sigh* I really don't want to have to go in. I'm going to wait until our purchaser returns from vacation and I'm going to ask her if they mind getting me a laptop with internet connection rather than access through a browser to email cos this would prevent me from having to come in to work when I'm sick. It's really annoying *sigh*.

I'm hoping the clients don't get the work submitted on time today so I don't feel obligated to go in when I feel like crap.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Another week

Can you believe that summer is almost over? How depressing. I wish we'd have 3 day weekends instead of just 2. They seem to go by way too quick. Or maybe it's because I make too many plans on the weekends which keep me busy?

I finally started going again to see my ortherapist. My back is thanking me! I'm going to start going once a month and if I can afford it, go twice a month.

Didn't do too much this weekend. I had my friend who has a painting business on the side, come and paint part of my apartment this past weekend. Most of my apartment will be a beigy type of colour but a few of the walls will have other colours, like my kitchen & bathroom, since they use the same countertop, I picked a pale pear colour. my living room and one hallway wall are a very very pale beige. It is barely visible. I'll post pictures end of this weekend once the rest of the apartment gets painted! I also noticed that the party room & outdoor bbq/lounge/pool area is practically ready! I can't wait! I'll also take some photos of that.

In other news, I'm getting 2 kittens!! YUP! I am going to see them tomorrow but I won't be able to take them home for another few weeks which is perfect b/c the last weekend of this month I am going to Montreal for the weekend and wouldn't want to leave 2 kittens alone in my apartment. I've been reading up on training kittens to not scratch your furniture and how to litter train them. That's what concerned me the most but I've decided that when I'm at work, I'm going to keep the kittens with the litterbox and some pillows to sleep on in the bathroom for the day until they are fully litter trained. That way, if they make a mess, it's easier to clean in the bathroom than on my nice hardwood flooring!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Girl takes pic of herself every day for three years

That's pretty cool!

Nothing special

Last night's dinner was awesome!! Everyone complimented me and the women even asked me for the recipe. I can honestly say there is no greater satisfaction than knowing that you've slaved over the stove/oven for a while to cook up a meal and everyone enjoys it to the point where there are absolutely NO leftovers for your lunch the next day haha. I feel good!! Now I really want to cook more large meals for large crowds.

The guy in the cubicle next to me is clipping his nails, I can hear him. Who does that?? Leave that to do in your bathroom dude!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Poor midget!

Too bad it's not a true story. Or so I've heard.

I had my first ever Pampered Chef event last night at my apartment. It was a complete success with over 500$ worth in sales!!! 2 of my guests ended up booking their very own event for September. I think I'm going to host another event but wait until sometime in the early winter maybe January or something. This way new products will be out and new recipes. I can't wait!!

I feel like hosting other parties now haha.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Long weekend

Wow what a great weekend I had though I feel like it went by way too quickly.

Friday night Eric came up to visit for the weekend we had a blast. We went over to one of my neighbour's place cos he was having a house party.

We had a blast. Saturday I took him to Jimmy's place so he could see the house and then we made a quick pit stop at my parents to go swimming. Sat night I had ppl over for drinks. I don't have those photos yet cos Eric's camera decided to act up when we wanted to download them and now we can't access them :( Hopefully he can get that fixed up soon.

Sunday we had brunch with Jimmy and then went for a walk in the market until he drove me to my parents cos I had family from Toronto & my grandma from Peru visiting. He went home and I chilled with Jimmy at my parents with everyone.

Monday I hung out by the pool and then had dinner over at a girlfriend's place.

So I've decided to get a kitten! The only thing missing to do is find out where I will get it from. One of my neighbours told me about this place called "Friends of abandoned pets" I was on the phone with the lady last night. She's supposed to call me sometime soon to let me know if there are any kittens available cos I don't want a full grown cat I want a kitten. I also went on and found a bunch of ppl giving away kittens so I contacted them too.

We'll seee!1

Thursday, August 03, 2006


I'm annoyed. I just found out that probably starting next week I'll have a neighbour. As in, a cubicle neighbour! grrr

See, our division shares a huge office space with anotehr division but noone from that division had moved to our floor and we were told it would problably be a year or so before they did. So I loved the idea of having a hallway and an empty cubicle as neighbours. I could put my music semi loud and talk on my phone without worry of anyone hearing anything. But now the techies are here installing the computers and other stuff next to my cubicle grr.

I just hope the person next to me is cool. I guess my personal calls will have to be limited now SUCKS!!