Tuesday, February 28, 2006


So there's this really crazy guy who comes in to shop at my store on a quite regular basis and all my cashiers are terrifyied of serving him because he creeps them out. He's got more than a few screws loose and likes to talk about death a lot.

Until today I've never had a run-in with him, but I had 3 people go home to take care of sick kids today, so I was running a cash register for most of the afternoon and had the pleasure of chatting with our crazy man. He walked up to the counter and before I could say hello he blurts out:

"I'm thinking of walking to work down the centre of the highway tomorrow. I've never done that before I bet people would notice that, I've never done that before."

So I'm thinking to myslef 'ok looney tunes, hang on while I call the mental health clinic down the road", but I know he's always a little crazy so I just tried to explain what I bad idea I thought that was. He dropped the subject, and paid for his sunglasses....on a rather cloudy winter day I might add....and went on his way. As he left I didn't know whether to laguh at his craziness or be genuinely afraid that he might actually be suicidal. I don't know what I could have done since I don't even know the guy's name....but I do know that I will feel largely responsible for having done nothing if I hear tomorrow that a man was hit whilst playing in traffic on highway 2A.

Scary. How do I help a crazy man like this??

Sunday, February 26, 2006

A problem like Maria....

Having that song stuck in my head makes me smile ;o)

I can't believe that this weekend is actually over! The wedding was a complete success. Due to some amazing planning by K and everyone who helped, everything ran smoothly and fun was had by all. It was a beautiful ceremony and K was a glowingly beautiful bride. (Ok, Jordan you looked pretty hot too, but you know we all were looking at her!) And she even survived being the centre of attention for so much time!

It's really hard to believe that they're getting on a plane to head back east tomorrow and though the weekend was filled with so much joy, there were a few tears today and I'm welling up again now thinking of how long it will be until I get to see them again....or the fact that I don't even know how long it will be! But if they aren't able to make it out here for a while, maybe I'll be able to go there and see them. The only part of Ottawa I've ever seen is the Toronto airport, so I could use a few tour guides!

Congratulations K & Jordan!!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Singing Giant

Went to Ceili's last night to hang with K and watch a friend of her's perform. It was lots of fun! You know the guy's gotta be good if he landed a weekly gig at Ceili's, and I have seen him before but man, did I ever enjoy the little concert last night. Last time I saw him it was on the lower level where there are tonnes of walls and a big 'ol bar in the the way, so we couldn't actually see him singing. Which is part of the adventure for sure. The man is a giant. A real life giant, a friendly giant if you will. He's even gotta duck to fit through doorjams!

He's got some great original tunes and is crazy good at singing covers. He really knows his voice and his style and knows what types of music to sing to complement that. And they were all songs I knew and loved. I think I actually said "I LOVE this song!!" for 5 songs in a row. Yea for Brent, I will be back to enjoy another Ceili's Wednesday for sure! AND another thing that made the evening fantabulous was that

I didn't really notice this until this morning when I woke up with my normal nest of hair around my face and noticed the lack of stale smoke smell that usually makes me want to vomit! It is SO nice not to have to feel like an ashtray the day after being at a pub, and I might even be able to wear my jacket again without having to wash it! Yea for fine establishments like this catering to us non-smokers before it becomes the law to do so!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Wedding Fever!

Well, K & Jordan's wedding is fast approaching and I am getting more excited by the day! Good thing I've been ridiculously busy at work because even as I run around like a chicken with my head cut off answering everyone's questions I can barely think of anything else! Two more days of work and then I get to take 3 off to participate in this oh so exciting event. AND it's snowing like crazy outside my window right now. Normally I might not be so excited for it, but since we've been so completely spoiled and haven't had a winter this year I've missed the snow. And if it sticks around for the weekend, it will make the scenery a lot prettier than the brown we've been seeing for the past 6 months!

In addition to the excitement of this wedding coming up in a few days, I got some news yesterday that another one of my favorite people is getting married!!!! I can't reveal who yet because she wants a chance to tell people herself, and I don't want anyone to inadvertently find out here. But I literally jumped for joy yesterday when I found out that the wonderful man who came into her life a few years ago had proposed on family day. I'm so happy for you two!!! And I'm extremely excited to say that I get to be a part of another wedding party, this time as the maid of honour. I have to say that both times I've been asked, yesterday and for K's wedding I welled up a little. I don't know if everyone takes it as seriously as I do, but I see it as such an honour that my friends whom I love so much would want me to share in their special day with them!! I have to admit that being the maid of honour is a wee bit scary, but it's a responsibility that I can't wait to take on, because I love you so much and I want this next 8 months to be exciting and low stress for you and I will do my best to make that happen!!!

Congratulations both of you! And thank you for making me such an important part of it. It really means a lot to me!!!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Can I wear sneakers to your wedding??

No, I'm just kidding. I think that I've found some shoes that will work, but man! Was I ever close to giving up! You see, I'm not so much of a shopper, I can't be bothered with all of the trying on and the decisions and stuff, so after my second trip to the mall I was feeling a little deflated and not all that motivated to keep looking for the perfect pair of shoes. I found a TONNE of pairs that I loved, but they all had super high stiletto heels and no matter how fantabulous they may have looked on me, the aisle at Knox is REALLY F*#$ing long and I don't think K would apreciate me falling down the aisle.

But Sarah saved the day!! What are best friends for really? If we had only known when we were 5 months old that we would grow up to be the same size and be able to share clothes and shoes!!! She has an awesome pair of strappy black sandals that are NOT 6 inches tall and will work out perfectly. So now not only will I not trip down the aisle (touch wood) but I don't have to go shopping again!! yea!! Now I have a pair of shoes to bring to my dress fitting on Friday and I'm all excited for the wedding again!!!

Yea! Yea! Yea!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Happy Weekend!!!

Ok, so it's a day early, but I worked a six day week a few weeks back when we had to fire somebody, so I'm taking a 3 day weekend and Jimmie and I are going skiing!!! Yea! I haven't been out yet this year and I've really been missing it!

We're going to Kickinghorse which has become my favorite mountain in the past few years because the snow has been decent every time we've been there AND the runs are really long so it doesn't feel like you're sitting on the chairlift all day long! It's still a little hard for me to wrap my mind around only doing 4 runs a day but when it takes a good hour to get from the top down to the bottom it really makes sense!

One of my favorite things about going to Kickinghorse is staying at the Copperhorse lodge. It's a fantastic little place that feels nice and cozy and has THE best managers of any hotel I've ever stayed at! Jim and I discovered it last year when Puddle and Buck stayed there and convinced us to move over there from the hotel we were at and we haven't stayed anywhere else in Golden since. We even went back in the summer to check out the place with grass instead of snow and it was a fabulous time. (They even upgraded us to the Deluxe Suite!!!) And because it wasn't as busy as in the Winter we got to spend an evening chatting over drinks with the managers Paul and Stacey and got to know them better. We're really excited to go see them this weekend!