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!