Friday, June 30, 2006
I had my friend I grew up with come visit me last night with her younger brother and her fiancé. We had some drinks catching up. All of a sudden there is a knock at my door. It's a girl about my age and she's wondering if she can borrow some toilet paper. Her friend was moving next door to me and he hadn't bought any. I invited her in and quickly showed her around and gave her the TP. Later on, we were chillin' on my balcony and the new neighbour saw us and invited us over. We are the only 2 apartments per floor that have touching balconies. It's kinda neat, I can lean in and say hi to him and vice versa via the balcony.
He had some ppl over drinking and they shared their wine with us. His apartment is TINY omg! my apartment is huge next to his. I felt a bit claustrophobic while I was in there and when I went back to my apartment and my friends and I noticed how much room there was in my pad! holy crap his was waaay too cramped so I feel so much better the way my apartment is set totally much better!
Anyways, I'm really happy that I now have 2 cool ppl on my floor! I'm so going to try to meet everyone on my floor at least!
Here are some updated photos of what my apartment looks like so far. Keep in mind it's nowhere near fully ready! Still some boxes and lots of things missing but just a preview.
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Shitty thing is that I've been asked if I could work this weekend. That's alright since I said yes. I want the money. Though I think i'm going to take it in time rather than in cash that way I won't get dinged come tax time for it. I'll be on call from Friday night till probably Monday night. I don't mind! I get payed and hopefully if I get called, I get automatically payed for 3 hours even if I just go in for 5 minutes!
The apartment is starting to take nice shape. I still have a lot to do but a lot of it is on hold until Jimmy sleeps over next cos he said he'd lend me his hammer and nails and well, I doubt he's coming over until hopefully Friday so that I can do it then otherwise, I'm going on Friday night to buy a hammer and nails cos i'm sick of waiting!
Some pics of the place
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
- This girl is scared of pickles. YES PICKLES!
This kid has a serious problem with beans
During spring in Denmark, at approximately one half an hour before sunset, flocks of more than a million European starlings (sturnus vulgaris) gather from all corners to join in the incredible formations. Here is a video of the coolness
- Where the hell is Matt??
I need to find my file folder with all my stuff for my apartment cos I can't remember my parking spot number or my locker room number! All the boxes I have left are for my locker room and I'm dying to move them down there but I need to find my apartment info file folder :( I was sure it was at work but it's not! So it's either at Jimmy's place or his car (which he says isn't there) or I left it somewhere at my parents or in my parents car... hrmm :(
I have my internet and my tv set up and I get my phone set up tomorrow morning. I'm going couch shopping sometime next week. I was hoping to go before canada day but I'm not sure if it will be possible, we'll see, maybe I can go with Jimmy tomorrow.
I heard it's going to rain starting tomorrow all the way to sunday how crappy is that?! canada day I guess i'll spend it indoors! oh well :) I think I can see the fireworks from my balcony!!! yay!
OH! news! So I found out who ratted on me the day I worked from home. It wasn't the lady I thought it was, turns out it was my director! what an arsehole! Supposedly, I guess I picked the wrong day to work from home cos noone from my division was in except for the director and the lady I had mentioned I'd work from home. He came in and wondered where everyone was and the lady told them and then he asked where I was and she said "she's working from home" not thinking anything of it but he was pissed and he went and told my boss. My boss didn't really care (we talked about it today) it was my director who threw a fit but my boss told me to not worry that he's been on edge lately. My director is weird, even if I was in, it wouldn't have made a difference! I don't do the kind of work the other ppl do so even if I was in, what the heck did he expet me to do? I don't do accounting and almost everyone in my divsion is an accountant. What a maroon.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
I'll post photos of my place once I get rid of all the boxes.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
So I'm going this afternoon to hand over my bank draft to my lawyer and give all my post dated cheques *sigh* I hate handing over so much money!!!! I think it's finally sinking in that I move in 3 days!!
I also won a contest this morning! On a local tv show!! I only entered yesterday and I already got a call back. I love it! This is what I won:
The prize for Wednesday, June 21 (Day 3) of the contest consists of one (1) weekend stay for two (2) at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel. Rooms subject to availability. Certain blackout dates may apply. Advance reservations required. It is the winner's and the winner's guest's responsibility to provide for any additional expenses not expressly included in the Day 3 prize as described herein, including, but not limited to, gratuities, in-room movies, taxis, return transportation between the winner’s home and the hotel. Expires June 1, 2007. Two (2) tickets to one of three (3) select Summer Music Concerts at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa. Reservations required and must be made before July 1, 2006. Concert dates are July 4, July 6 and July 11. Two (2) passes to Scarlett's Dinner Theatre in the Velvet Room. Reservations required. Alcoholic beverages and gratuities not included. Not valid between November 15, 2006 to December 31, 2006. Expires June 6, 2007. One (1) gift certificate valued at $50.00 from Rideau Centre and one (1) family admission (two (2) adults, two (2) children) to Upper Canada Village Heritage Park. All prizes must be used by the dates indicated or the winner must forfeit the prize. Approximate retail value of the Day 8 prize is $350.00 Cdn.
Can you believe my luck? I'm entering Jimmy and my parents so they have a chance as well.
Oh I also found another site where you can submit your blog!
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Links of the day
- Gotta love spying on your siblings and catching them acting like IDIOTS! Love the ending spazz attack!
- A Chinese woman has been charged with accidentally killing her husband with a sword after he refused to make her dinner. Accidentally???
- This baby knows his presidents!
- This is just crazy! Either he's a complete dumbass, or this is all fake. For the last 16 months Richard thought little Nathean was his son but he just found out that he isn't the father. The funny part is that Nathean is half black, and Richard is white...
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Jimmy invited an old high school friend over with his wife for dinner. I cooked them chicken à l'orange. At Jimmy's request, it was a success just as I expected hehe ;) Anyhoo, while I was cooking the meal, we got a nasty thunder & lightning storm and we lost power for about 20 mins! I was freaking out! Thankfully it came back on. We heard it was some kind of an accident on 10th & old 10th line, I guess someone crashed into a power pole? anyone else in Ottawa hear anything about this? I didn't hear anything on the news so I'm going to call around some other friends who live close to us to see if they also lost power.
So I've been shopping around for a kitten. I'm not sure if I want to go to the humaine society and pay the $250 for the kitten or get a free one which this lady at my work is giving away. The problem with the free ones is they usually don't come with their first set of shots nor any carrying cases/litter box so I'd have to buy that seperately. The ones from the humaine society DO come with their first set of shots and are usually already fixed or they give you a discount to get them fixed at the vet. I'm not sure what to do! I'm totallly going to get one though but we'll see what happens. I may wait until later in July or Aug.
Monday, June 19, 2006
I think that July is going to be a good month. Heck, this summer is going to be a great month for me. I move into my new pad, Jimmy and I celebrate 1 yr end of July, I'm going to Halifax (again) for 1 week, I got a raise at work and I'm getting my very first kitten!!
If anyone in Ottawa knows of someone who has kittens up for grabs please don't hesitate to send me their email!
I'm so glad that summer is finally here, I spent all weekend by my pool and now FINALLY have some colour to be proud of.
Jimmy has invited a friend and his gf over for dinner tonight and I'm so nervous cos I've never cooked for complete strangers before! EEK! I know what I'm cooking thankfully but it's still nerveracking. I hope they aren't picky eaters cos I'm going all out :)
Friday, June 16, 2006
Thursday, June 15, 2006
- I move a week from Monday
- My dvd player broke :(
- I have to give too much money to my lawyer for my occupancy fees next week
- I'm glad I got a raise it will help a bit
- I don't think I'm getting a kitten for the next couple of months cos I'm broke *sniff*
- I need an ergonomic chair
- I wonder if I lost any weight from eating more salad & less carbs
- I need to book a massage but I can't afford it right now
- I need to fix my bike
- Why are my legs so damn itchy?
- I HATE BEING BROKE!
- I have no idea what I'm doing for canada day...
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
My boss took Friday & Monday off and since, some of us have access to remote admin from home, I told one of the ladies on my team that I'd probably be working from home on Monday since our boss wouldn't be in.
So Monday came and went and I worked as much as I could from home. Today my boss is in and she comes over to me and says "So I heard you worked from home on Monday, why?" I was dumbfounded, I seriously didn't think she'd find out. See, it's not that we're not allowed to work from home but we have to have a legitimate excuse; doctor's appointment in middle of afternoon, kid is sick, getting something delivered, etc, plus we have to let everyone including the boss know before this happens. I of course, did none of this, only told this other lady in case she wondered why I wasn't in. I seriously didn't think it was a big deal. Well my boss thought otherwise, I got a huge lecture that I shouldn't have worked from home cos she wasn't in and bla bla bla. Whatever. I didn't have a reason for staying home I told her, I just thought I'd try out this remote access to see how well it works, I even told her that as she could see by all the emails I cc'ed her on and all the workd I completed that things were getting done.
I don't like to point fingers, but it's obvious who blabbed. What a beotch. I don't see what the point of it was for her to tell her in the first place, I would have never told on her ever. But I guess that's the difference between her and I. She was probably annoyed that she had to come in and I didn't bother. She can kiss my ass.
I now am 100% convinced that I can't trust/rely on anyone in this division. Screw them.
Friday, June 09, 2006
Links of the day
- Never piss of an American!
- The right way to get your SIDEKICK back! (long story but totally worth it)
- Woman hits a dog breeder with a dead baby chihuahua
- Good old tv bloopers
- LOL, no comment
- Amazing finger skillz
- This just goes to show that you should never mess with karma. It always comes back to hit you!
- Your curiousity can come back and hit you right in the face!
- Men will go to extremes just to get a peak at a sexy woman!
- Don't you hate going to work in the morning and finding yourself in traffic? Well these pranksters decide to tell the world how they feel!
Thursday, June 08, 2006
- Only in Japan!
- Ryota’s Move is a video clip of an amazing 5 years old Japanese kid playing DDR. It will definately make you go speechless. HOLY CRAP! I can barely pass the beginner's.
- Ready for a good laugh? Presenting: Paris Hilton's new music video
- That 5 second rule that everyone lives by, turns out it's not a myth after all!
- This sheep believes she's a dog...
Monday, June 05, 2006
This lady at my work every day she has a different story about her kids. Today it's all about how her daughter had a bake sale over the weekend to raise money for a school trip. She went on and on about what she was selling and how much she sold and who she sold to. Do I care? How is that interesting??
Anyhoo. I just had to get that off my chest! :) The day looks gorgeous out there, i'm just getting annoyed how all the nice days fall on weekdays and all the crappy days land on weekends. WHAT IS UP WITH THAT? What was the point of opening our pool if we're not going to use it? *sigh*
I had a relaxing weekend. Friday a high school friend slept over and Saturday I went shopping for decorations for my new pad. Sunday I played computer games and watched movies taped on my PVR and slept at Jimmy's. This weekend Jimmy and I are heading to a friend's cottage overnight. Can't wait!
Friday, June 02, 2006
My model came with a den but I had them not build me the den and build me a pantry instead. Probably one of the best decisions I've ever made! The builder showed me an apartment, same model as mine but who had kept the den and with no pantry. AWFUL! no room! claustrophobic! I'm sooo happy I opted out for the den! The builder told me i'm one of the only ones who opted out of the den and the only one who has a pantry!!!
The gym, pool & party room still weren't ready and probably won't be until end of June so no pictures yet sorry!
I'm really happy with my view I think I'll be able to see the fireworks! :D
I can't beleive there are only about 3 weeks left before I move out OMG! I never could have imaged that time would fly this quick!