May 31, 2009

The Way Things Work

Cute Story:

This morning in church I noticed that the second youngest child of the Pastor and his wife was now old enough to be in church. He was very excited, and dressed in the same cute blue polo as his older brothers. It was adorable. Anyways, when the pastor went up after the praise team had opened with a few songs, I heard the little boy say quite loudly to his mom, "Look! It's Daddy!" Surrounding congregation members smiled.

A little excitement in my own life?
Finally made management at the BK Lounge! Yay for a new uniform!

MCC: still 8- the 11 oclock news is disappointing me

Word of the Day: Myrtle Beach

Quote of the Day: "Look! It's Daddy!"

May 26, 2009

Oxymoron #18- Dry Wetnaps

My lovely parents have made their way out to a sweet vacation spot to celebrate their 21st wedding anniversary (*party streamers and noisemakers cue*), leaving my sister and I to fend for ourselves all week. Of course, both of us are self sufficient, so we have had no problems. Tonight we decided to put our mediocre culinary skills to rest and took ourselves out to Crabby Joes, along with our cousins. Meal was delicious, dessert was excellent. Steven provided astounding comic relief. It was a great evening. The main source of amusement was when we openned a wetnap and unfolded it- only to find it was dry. Many jokes were made, someone made the suggestion that Steven should ask the waiter for a wet one, and then of course, we all realized rather quickly the connotations involved with that request. Cheap bill, thanks to 39 cent wings they had going on. All in all, a good deal.

Tonight I was passing time by flipping back and forth between Leno and The Hour (with George Strompo-something), and George had this really interesting economist on. He was the former head guy from CIBC and he wrote a book. His ideas were interesting, suggesting that three digit oil prices might just send globalization on a reverse course. He said that eventually, fueling everything to bring around the world for the demands- such as fresh fruit we have in the grocery stores- will just not be cost effective any more. Our world will become smaller, because people will not be able to afford gas prices to commute 40 miles to and from work. Supply and demand is going to need to be met within regions. Remember the old family farm? Suddenly back in business in the local markets. It makes sense. But what does that do to our manufacturing (or lack there of) businesses within our country? This economist suggested that triple digit oil prices will bring back industry. Yep, I was confused too. But it made sense. For the money that China, let's say, is using to transport the iron to it's factories to make the steel, and then ship it out again, will just not be cost effective. They aren't suffering for the hour's wages it takes to make the steel, but the transportation costs. Suddenly, manufacturing factories are reinstituted in places nearer to home.

One of the notions that struck me, was his insistence that our diets would change. We wouldn't have access to all the fresh produce year round (worst case scenerio), and so we would have to grow things appropriate to our climate. Carrots, potatoes, beans, corn, strawberries, raspberries- and start freezing veggies and making jam again. Local farm will come back to serve their communities, and backyard chicken farms (all the rage in Europe) will become a part of every home.

My decision about all this? Marry a farm boy with land and horses.

MCC: 8

Word of the Day: Wetnap

Quote of the Day: "You're an oxymoron!" "Yeah! Well you're an idiom!"

May 25, 2009

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Eviction

It's official.
I have run out of bookshelf space. I have come to the bitter conclusion, after much deliberation, that in order to make room for my newest additions to the classical literature I have on my bookshelf, someone had to go.

Little House on the Prarie, the complete set, excluding, of course, the novella actually entitled 'Little House on the Prarie' (which I don't actually own yet...) needs to be relocated in order to make room. They will stay in my room, but their new home is in the process of floor plans. My options are: splurge on another much needed bookshelf, or resort to boxes. I don't prefer the latter, but let's face it, that one is a money saver.

I'm also taking inventory of the books I do own. And I have found that I am missing my copy of 'A Handmaid's Tale' by Margaret Atwood.

MCC: 5

Word of the Day: Funghi

Quote of the Day: "I can't believe the books people get rid of. I'll gladly take them because then I get the pleasure of selling them to young people such as yourself who seem to care about their well being." The old(er) man at the used bookstore.

May 22, 2009

A Catchy Little Tune...

I couldn't believe that Sherilyn had never seen a MarineLand commercial So I have put together some of my favourites for her to listen to and watch. I started counting these darn commercials years ago after I got sick of hearing the song. They did a good job on these, because kids love to watch them, and adults groan and sigh everytime they are heard. It's an Ontario anthem of sorts...much like the "Good things groo-ow in Ontario!" song they've also written.

I think I have made my point.

MCC: 4

Word of the Day: Uhura (Ooo.Her.Ahhh)

Quote of the Day: Psalm 121- just read the whole thing!

May 20, 2009

Whopper Wednesday

MCC: 3

Word of the Day: Whopper

Quote of the Day: "You're Bum is making gross noises!"

May 16, 2009

Life Lessons Learned

Ladies, I am about to share something profound with you all that may save you from the pain I have gone through. Gentlemen, this may also prove useful to you.

Tonight I decided to wax my legs. I have done it with the Veet strips before. They didn't hurt all that much and the results were not bad. A few hairs missed here and there, but not a bad job for the easier wax strips. As I went through my home cupboards tonight, thinking to myself, 'my my I have hairy legs right now!' I came across some Veet Wax that my sister had purchased last summer and used once. So, running my hand up and down my hairy legs, I thought, 'yes, this could work.'

I learned an important lesson tonight. Shave! For the amount of prep work needed for the manual wax strips, heating and cooling the wax and then ripping the strips off of my leg, it did not yeild the results I had hoped. AND IT HURT LIKE (fill in the blank)!!! So, for those of you who are 'wax virgins' I make 2 suggestions. 1) Stick to your razor. Shaving is less prep work, and quite painless. 2) Buy the Veet no wax strips if you still think waxing sounds like a good idea.

On a different note, I have a riddle. How many New Orleans' Pizza employees does it take to change an outside garbage? The answer: 2! Let's start from the beginning. Two of the girls that work in the Pizza place beside the BK Lounge went out to change the garbage in their parkinglot. Nosily, my manager and I watched from the Drive Thru window. They walked out, with their big yellow elbow-high gloves to change a garbage. A few seconds later, they turned around, walked back inside the restaurant, and re-emerged with 2 garbage bags (hmmm, who would have thought you needed those?). Okay, so now they were ready. Well, here's where it got fun. It took the two of them and their gloves to pull the garbage bag out, not because it was full, or heavy, but because it was garbage. The bag was only about the size of those black ones we use around the house..about as sturdy too. Once said bag had been pulled and tied, they proceeded to stick 2 new bags into the outside garbage. It was a little windy, we'll give them that, but their method was totally wrong. You never fully open the garbage bag until after it is inserted into the garbage bin, or else you risk it flying away like a kite. Can you guess what happened? Oh yes, flying bags. After a game of catch, they had managed to insert both new garbage bags, and then they had to put the lid back on. The two girls stuck the lid on so that it faced towards the lamppost that makes its home about 6 inches beside the garbage bin. Yes, we smiled.

Now, the next task was bringing the full garbage bag back to the dumpster. Ew, gross, there was a leak (make appropriate flailing arm gestures). When they had discovered this, the unlucky one who started to carry the bag away decided to drag it along the ground, only to have the bag rip open and trash begin to fall out. Riddle 2: How many girls does it take to clean up a parkinglot full or garbage?

We laughed and shook our heads.

Word of the Day: Ow.

Quote of the Day: "In one swift and decisive movement, remove the strip against the direction of hair growth."

May 15, 2009


This is what my life has come to.

I am thrilled to announce that Strathroy's BK Lounge has the second best Drive Thru time in all of Ontario. That was almost the highlight of my day.

The most amusing part of my 8 hour shift happened around 3 oclock when the teenagers all got out of school. The kid driving his little black honda civic has the thing souped up, and the engine turbo charged and the wheels had really nice rims. Until he drove away in cloud of smoke, I noticed that one side of the car had the nice rims, and the other two wheels were rusting and rimless. I couldn't help but smile.

MCC: 2

WOTD: crumpled

QOTD: "Thank God it was before the YouTube!" John Goodman on Letterman

May 13, 2009

And the Counting Begins...

For those of you who have known me for a long time, know that every summer I faithfully count the Marineland Commercials for Niagara Falls, ON. This year shall be no exception. At the end of each week I will keep you all informed on the latest numbers and tally. I know, I'm weird, but it is so much more fun to go through life accepting the idiosyncrasies we all have rather than fighting them. For me, it is a matter of embrassing the most annoyingly endearing commercial on T.V.

There's a place I know in Ontario, where the sea lions kiss so the story goes. It's amazing shows and friendship coves...everyone loves Marineland. You'll be spinning, diving and soaring high up on a coaster ride, you'll fly into the sky, now you know what to say when you leave here today...everyone LOOOOVES Marineland.

Gag me.

The count begins.

Marineland commercials: 1

Word of the day: Irrate.

Quote of the day: "I'm not going to kill Jacob. You are!" John Locke to Benjamin Linus (sorry Sherilyn).

May 11, 2009


I was lucky enough to get one of the book lists for my fall Literature course via email this past weekend. So, following a nice short shift at the BK Lounge, I made my way over to the local library and picked up some of the titles on the list. The good news? These books also make the list of the 1000 books I need to read before I die.

The other ounce of excitement in my life? My wonderful friend, Joel, has offered to send me the copy of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on MP3 format so I can listen to it to and from work. I hear the version he has is quite entertaining, and I really do love strange fiction.

So there you have it! My life in 2.5 paragraphs!

May 8, 2009

Grocery Shopping

On the agenda for tonight, with the sister.
Stalking up on fruits and veggies! Yum!

May 5, 2009

Pickles and Cheese

This has to be about the most disgusting thing ever. The smell of pickles and processed cheese under one's skin. One thing I didn't miss...

May 3, 2009


Probably not spelled correctly.

I miss my friends.
I miss class.

Tomorrow I start work.

This blog is called BK for a reason. My namesake is Burger King.