Lost in Vancouver

A thirty something single woman pretending to be a grown up... Mary Richards with liquor and attitude. Hell, I might just make it after all.

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Just like starting over

So here we are again, filing away all the ups and downs of the past year and looking forward to the fresh start afforded by the new year on it’s way. Before that can happen there are a few things that I need to understand.

1. Shania Twain. Okay, she’s Canadian, she’s attractive and apparently she can sing, but is it absolutely necessary that she is on television every single day?

2. Nutella. I’m sorry I don’t get it. What exactly are you supposed to do with a chocolate and god knows what spread? It’s disgusting.

3. George Bush. I think that’s self-explanatory.

4. Star Trek. What’s the big deal?

Can anyone explain these things to me?

Hope you all have a safe and happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

It's snowing!

Now where are my mittens?

Friday, December 26, 2003

Visits from Brits

I just got off the phone with Rich and Bex and they will be here for a visit the first week in February. YAY! Of course I'm going to have to go on a serious detox program before they get here to ensure that my liver doesn't shut down after their first day. Yes, they enjoy the odd beverage or forty. I believe that we went through 6 bottles of wine, a case of beer and four bottle of champagne on their first night when they were here in June. Oh my. Perhaps if I sleep solidly between now and then...

Okay, I give up

I spent 20 minutes writing a beautiful post about the holidays and how nice it has been spending time with people I love, despite the fact that we are postponing our actual celebrations until my brother and sister in law arrive in January. Trust me it was lovely. You'd have liked it. Unfortunately I have accidentally deleted the bloody thing twice so now you just get this very brief version.

I hope that you're all having a wonderful holiday season and that you're lucky enough to have time to connect with the people that you love and who love you.


Sunday, December 21, 2003

Ho Ho Ho

Despite the fact that Christmas is only 4 days away and I haven't put my tree up or started shopping, I'm feeling remarkably relaxed about the whole thing. It could be because I don't have to work again until the 29th. Yup a full week off. Heaven.

I'm hoping I'll be able to get into the 'holiday spirit' during this time, 'cuz it really hasn't felt like Christmas yet. Of course when your days are spent trying desperately not to cough a lung up on your desk, shopping, decorating and partying don't really seem that appealing. Maybe a trip to the theater to see the new LOTR will perk me up. Or maybe just crawling back into bed until this bloody cough goes away will do it. Anyone wanna come by and take care of me until I'm better?

Friday, December 19, 2003


What on earth were our parents (or grandparents) thinking? Did they really actually eat any of this stuff?? Nah... they wouldn't... would they? I mean really... some of it looks like it belongs on the front lawn of a frat house after a big party.

The horror!

Link courtesy of Lovewine

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Please check your drama at the door

You know those people... the ones who have to have drama in their lives? Well I'm surrounded by them. Every little problem becomes a major production.

Oh no! I broke a glass and I have company coming over and what if I don't get all of it with the vacuum and someone steps on it and they die?!

Oh my gosh, my boyfriend wants to hang out with his friends tonite... It's over... I just know it!

Oh no! My boss asked me to stay 5 minutes late tonite and it's just going to throw off my entire evening!!

These are not life and death situations and they certainly don't merit hours of discussion. I am sick to death of it.

People, chill the fuck out. Please. I just can't deal. I don't create drama in my own life... what makes you think that I want to deal with it in yours?

Update: I'm feeling better now... thanks for letting me vent.

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

So, did ya miss me?

I haven't been around for a bit, as I've been a little bit under the weather yet again. I guess that I don't take very good care of myself so I tend to get sick alot. Anyway, I'm back on the mend... I think... and will be back to regular posting very shortly. Is it Friday yet?

Thursday, December 11, 2003

There are some things that I just don't wanna know

And why a website that gives instructions for sex with dolphins exists is one of those things. Really... yuck.

Link via Joey

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Just a quickie

I am in love with The Foo Fighters version of Darling Nikki. In love I tell you.

Things are still pretty nuts...have a dinner meeting tonite with our sales guys but I'm hoping to have a chance to actually sit down and write at some point tonite.

Oh and if anyone is stuck for Jesus' birthday gifts, how about a set of these? Bobble, bobble.

Link via Fark

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Crazy busy

It seems that lately everytime I sit down to blog, I get tied up with something else... and not in a good way. So much going on with work and friends' crises that I barely have a second to myself these days. Ugh... and on that note the bloody phone is ringing again. Grrrrrr....

Friday, December 05, 2003

Consider yourself warned

I'm back. Actually I've been pretty functional for a couple of days now, but have found that by the time I get home I'm overcome with road rage and can't think well enough to write. Just thinking about the drive home pisses me off.

This is Vancouver. It rains in Vancouver. A lot. If you are incapable of driving in the rain, please, do us all a favour and move. You are potentially dangerous not only to me and everyone else on the road, but to yourself. At the very least, please take transit when it rains because if I have to spend another hour driving behind you I'm going to get out of my car at the first red light and bitch slap you silly.


Wednesday, December 03, 2003

In recovery mode

So here are a couple of things to keep you mildly amused until I'm back to full strength.

First, create your own masterpiece here. (link courtesy of Buntz). And once you've finished that, you can check how well you really know punctuation here. ((link courtesy of Zoe)

Tuesday, December 02, 2003


Seem to make me vomit. I've been up since 4 am hugging the toilet and I'm not happy. Okay, I'm hot, cold, sweaty, clammy and starving. It's just not a pretty picture boys and girls.

Monday, December 01, 2003


...make me sleepy.