Wednesday, November 29, 2006

On chicken noodle soup, 25, snowstorms and white rabbits.

It's 11:58 and I'm eating chicken noodle soup. I have weird eating habits, mostly due to working during typical meal today, for example, I slept until 11...ate lunch at 3...and then realized at 9 that I'd only eaten one meal today. So here I am, almost midnight, enjoying chicken noodle soup...or more like "noodle soup" that tastes chicken-ish.

Well, I did it folks. I turned 25. Now, let me tell you, that due to recent snow falling (i.e. dumping), my "Big" Party that had been planned had to be postponed, which really was a bummer for me...but my friends are great people, and managed to throw me a semi-big party last minute a little closer to home. And Alicia - who was throwing the original party for me (and still is...sometime in the snow-less future) - has promised not to eat my ice-cream cake (although I told her if she did it carefully/craftfully, no one will notice!).

25...not much to say about it. Seems like a big number...a very "sophisticated" number. We'll see what the year holds.

And as I'm's snowing outside. Yet again. Is this global warming's effects on Abbotsford? I mean, Toronto is a balmy 15 today and we're -8, which feels like -100 with wind chill? And then if you look at Sandra's blog, you'll see that one area in Mexico experienced -7, and people died because they didn't know how to handle the cold! Unreal.

Well, on a chipper note...I was out grocery shopping today with Misty, when we found ourselves in the ethnic foods area, and I found White Rabbits on the shelf. White Rabbits, for those of you who aren't so privileged to know, are these creamy white chewy candies, made in China, that somehow I know from Costa Rica. When I was down there, a couple of summers ago,we gave them out to the kids, and I thought they were the best candy! Well...looks like I don't have to go to Costa Rica to get them...turns out China sends stuff here too...fancy that ;)

Sunday, November 26, 2006


I guess I can't say that Abbotsford never gets snow. Today, we got snow. Lots of it! Probably a foot and a half! (You think I'm exaggerating...but I'm not)

So instead of being "snowed in" in my little cave of a place, I walked to Misty's house...and we had a snow day together with Jer Thom and Mike...and had a day of fun! (Mostly which involved Jer and Mike throwing us in the snow...and our feeble attempts to get them back). We also shared a lot of food...including baking chocolate chip cookies, and jello, and a fun "dessert" that my mom and I would make when I was little.

See, I'm not sure exactly what we were trying to make back then...whether we were making snow cones, or trying to freeze maple syrup...but we would take a cup of snow and add maple syrup (the real stuff works the best)...or sometimes, if it was really cold, we would pour maple syrup on the snow and leave it for a bit, in attempts that it would become solid. So tonight I shared with my friends this snow/syrup combination. It seems to have been a hit - I dare you to try it, and tell me what you think.

Anyways...loving the snow...but not loving the fact that our landlords shovelled only THEIR half of the driveway today...hmm.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

You know you're an adult when...

Ok. I love the snow. I think it's marvellous. But I know that I'm an adult when I find myself thinking, "oh, how I love snow, but man, I sure hate driving in it".

When I was little I would be SO excited about the snow, but my parents were always less "enthralled" by the fact...and now I understand why.

But, nevertheless, I think it's beautiful out there tonight! One of my favorite things? A walk in the snow, followed by hot chocolate and a roaring fire.

p.s. Totally got Misty with a face-full of snow tonight as we were clearing off her car. Definitely didn't mean to do it, but I laughed my face off when it happened.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Those days. You know.

How is it, that when you are having a bad day, you are having a BAD day. I don't know if this happens to you all, but it seems like when I have a bad day, it's multiple occurences of bad...and by the end you're just longing to go to bed so that you can start over. Yesterday was one of those days. But thanks to some friends, it ended well!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

To Beta or Not...

Hey Bloggers...question for you - has anyone switched over to Beta version of Blogger? Do you suggest it?

Monday, November 06, 2006

WhiteSpot Land

Well folks, welcome to my third job of the last two months :)

I'm still working at the Ramada, and actually really enjoying it now that I know my co-workers, and the job...and now I am entering what I like to call WhiteSpot Land. The restaurant at the hotel is changing over to a WhiteSpot, and they've hired me to be a server I'll be now doing both jobs, which is great for me - two different things going on, and full-time hours between the two. The last couple of days (and the next week) is training overload - learning the menu, the WhiteSpot "golden rules" and basically trying to get the whole thing in my head before I actually start serving customers. Oh, not to mention meeting another 35 staff (didn't I just do this 2 months ago? ;))

Anyways, life is busy right now, but good...and if you phone me and I mutter something about triple-o sauce, I'm sorry, it's just that WhiteSpot land has taken over my brain :)

p.s. Anyone seen/heard those "Say no to Meth" commercials? While I think the campaign is great, I have a hard time with the lady that they hired to do the voice...I keep thinking she's saying "Say no to Math"...and every time, I catch myself thinking, "Why would we say no to Math?"

Friday, November 03, 2006

25 in 25

So yesterday while I was at work, setting up 100 coffee cups in a tower, I realized that I am turning 25 in 25 days (as of yesterday). It was a fun thought, and a little overwhelming at the same time.

When I was younger, what did I picture 25 to look like? Definitely a heck of a lot more "settled" than what I am now. I was talking with a friend a couple nights ago, and we were saying how when we were teenagers, we looked ahead, and had these "perfect numbers" in our heads. Married at about 22, 23, start having kids 24, 25, buy a house 27,28. What were we thinking?