Monday, April 30, 2007

A day in the life

You have a few days to prepare for this challenge. Who will join me?

Friday, April 20, 2007

Boy, is Jacques Villeneuve short!

Lucky me got to attend a VIP event at Cirque du Soleil's new show, Kooza, last night. As the last minute un-official photographer, I was running around taking pictures of the biggest movers and shakers in the Montreal finance and business scene. One of the guest's was Jacques Villeneuve himself, of F1 Grand Prix fame. Can you imagine my surprise when suddenly he was a few feet away from me and I towered over him?!

I did a quick internet search this morning and found out that he's actually only 5'6" (168cm). Who knew? That's 1-inch shorter than me, but rather more if you count that I was tottering around in 3-inch heels. For some reason, suddenly I wasn't so impressed by him.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Relaxed and Stuffed

Ohhhhh ... what a wonderful afternoon I've had! Had a divine facial. So wonderful that I nearly fell asleep a couple of times. Followed by a fun lunch where we ate and ate and ate. Am now ready for a nice long nap.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Welcome to Hell

One of my favourite comedy sketches by one of the most brilliant comedians ever.
Enjoy Rowan Atkinson's Welcome to Hell.

Why? Because it's Friday the 13th, it's been a long week and I'm tired and crabby and basically would like everybody to go to hell and leave me alone.

Good thing I'm getting some pampering done at the spa tomorrow with Cecilia. I need it.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The 4 Rs of Recycling

When people usually talk about recycling these days, they talk about the 3 Rs of recycling; Reduce, Reuse and Recylce.

Yesterday was recycling day in my neighbourhood so I naturally left my green box on the curb as I left for work. When I came home last night I was a little surprised to find everybody else's green box in our foyer except my own. First thought ran something along the lines of "oh great, they can't just steal my paper, now they have to steal my recycling box too?!?!". I realised shortly after though, that someone probably took my box to their unit and suddenly found themselves with two green boxes. I figured by this morning my own would be back in the foyer, looking lonely and waiting for me. I am very pleased to report that I was right! Phew!

It's been kinda tough since getting back from vacation, what with the ceiling, the cold, the never ending snow (and more is expected today!) and it was starting to feel like the straw that broke the camel's back. Thankfully not and I have discovered the 4th R of recycling:

Return to owner!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Talking Turkey

Here's a question that's been rolling around my head for a while

How come, when my brother brings leftover turkey home after a turkey dinner at my parents' house, it makes his car smell like fart? And not just any little dinky accidental fart. I'm talking a really big revolting, nasty, gag inducing fart.


Monday, April 09, 2007

Homemade Bread

Is there anything better than the smell of fresh bread baking? Well, apart from homemade cookies and melting chocolate, I mean.

Recently I've been on a bread making kick and you can view two types of bread here. This weekend I also made a Walnut Bread and some curly bread (tpyically known in Switzerland as tresse or zopf, depending what part of the country you live in). Um ... I forgot to take pictures of these loaves and they are all gone now. Eaten up by my family. Guess they were pretty tasty.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Tax Time

If anything, I'm consistent. Once again I have proven this to myself, and not intentionally.

I did the first run at my tax returns this morning and as usual am in a complete panic because I did something wrong or missed something somewhere and owe each of the governments close to $5,000 each.

Yes, I have had one bout of tears as the initial shock hit but I'm OK now. Next week a colleague will review it all for me and hopefully (I'll be chanting hopeful chants all weekend) it will all work out in my favour (meaning I will be getting cheques back from the government). That's what usually happens. But there's always a first time and I hope (again more chanting) that this will not be the year I have to pay the government even more in taxes than I already do.

Maybe it would help if you, friendly readers that you are, could do some chanting too.