Sunday, February 25, 2007

Where in the world......take 2

Alrighty then! Here we go again, friday blogger was seriously sucking big time, today seems better... and although I know that oodles of you do not check this blog on a sunday evening - as you are probably watching the oscars.....buuuuut, I shall do this anyways, hey I might even do a double post just for the heck of it - I mean come on, you poor poor people deprived of your weekly Where in the World contest, how atrocious! Anyhoo, here you go, and remember all of these places can be found in my photo albums.....

#1. Clues... he is NOT pointing to where he should be pointing, in fact he is missing his mark by somewhere on the order of 90 degrees... but really he stumbled on it in the first place, I don't really expect him to find it again.....but he did!

#2, Nothing too tough is found at the intersection of three roads, and it was designed by a favourite designer of mine....let's call him "B"...... if you do ever visit it, make sure to toss a coin in to ensure your return.....

Friday, February 23, 2007

Where in the World

Sorry guys blogger won't let me upload any pics --- so we might have to wait until tomorrow for Where in the World......

Thursday, February 22, 2007

A recap

Upon reading the last psot I noticed that I really didn't give any sort of real synopsis of the weekends events..... so here goes...

Friday - KQ and AQ and the new boy and I, plus KQ's "friend" and his friends all went out for a night at the Rose and Crown....... firstly, KQ, AQ and I had a few too many - me and my scotch.. KQ and AQ with their rum.... hilarity ensues as we arrive, make complete asses of ourselves (or myself) as I get pulled down and end up on the sticky dirty yucky floor of the bar, only to be helped up by the bouncer...nice guy... and then to be taken home and be put to bed as I did in fact have to work the next day. Woke up with a huge hangover, no wonder!, and made my way drearily to work....yuck!

After work on saturday I had the eact same conversation over the phone with both KQ and H mo as we relayed our hangover stories..... not pretty I tell you.... then it was into the shower and a mad room destroying race to get my hair dried, done, makeup on, clothes ironed and on and ready for my dinner pcik up at 5:45........ which I am proud to say that I made! Bravo to me!
Dinner was superb - we went to the cutest little french bistro on 4th (Fleur de Sel) - had yummy salmon, and I even got some Crème Brûlée... what a guy! Oh, I also managed to pick up a new book - it looks awesome... Labyrinth by Kate Mosse....

Sunday was shopping with Megs for her new condo! EQ3 is a great store, plus we had yummy mexican to restore all the energy we spent sitting in couch after couch....... and then what happened sunday night? I can't remember, probably desperate hosuewives and then to bed....

Holiday monday - more shopping, this time with Rachel - who is a great clothes shopping partner may I point out..... we compared notes on various fancy things at Zara, spent a bit too much money but ultimately left with a lot of really awesome stuff, which I love, and which I need to go back to buy more...... I am such a sucker for European stuff.......

And then of course back to work on tuesday. Today I have some more school, KQ is not going to be in class with me, which I am sad about, but meh, I suppose I'll live..... I am staying at my favourite Bolivers for a good week and a half...... BBC here I come!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Ash wednesday

So I've noticed the sever lack of personal posts on my blog lately, and frankly I have no excuse. Life has been quite hectic lately, as Heather would say it I have a new "gentleman caller" - not a boyfriend, that word scares me at the moment, but so far so good.

Otherwise I was reminded today that it is Ash Wednesday and I need to decide what to give up for Lent, now I know that I am not catholic, but ever since France I have always done something for Lent. This year I have commited myself to several things, namely..... give up swearing - sometimes I feel like I swear like a sailor and I particularly enjoy the use of certian "religion based" words...........let's see if this one will stick. Also, I have thought that I should give up chocolate (a repeat) and junk food (also a repeat).....

Now I am leaving in 16 days to the land of yummy coffee, and delicious sweets and I am in now way in a position to have enough will power to stay away from all sorts of goodies that I may encounter on my travels so I did not even try to give up those things - perhaps I should have, that would have been a real test, no?

On the schedule for tonight is school - boring boring class, tomorrow is much of the same, but I do get to go chill with the Bolivers for a week and a half (aka house-sitting) so that should hold me until I go away...yeah!!!!!!!!

Friday might bring some salsa dacing with Rachel, Robbie and the aforementioned "gentleman caller"....... and I do not have plans for saturday as of yet, perhaps that will change in the coming days.. I'll keep you all posted!


Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Someone recently emailed this to me and I almost died laughing......thought I might share with the rest of you - Edmonton Barbie is my favourite!

Barbie Dolls Made Just For Calgary

Mattel recently announced the release of the improved limited-edition Barbie Dolls for the Greater Calgary market:

" Mount Royal Barbie " This princess Barbie is sold only at the Mount Royal Shops and specialty boutiques . She comes with an assortment of Kate Spade Handbags, a Lexus SUV, a long-haired foreign dog named Honey and a cookie-cutter house. Available with or without tummy tuck and face lift. Workaholic Ken sold only in conjunction with the augmented version.

" McKenzie Lake Barbie" The modern day homemaker Barbie is available with Ford Wind star Minivan and matching gym outfit. She gets lost easily and has no full-time occupation. Traffic jamming cell phone sold separately.

" Applewood Barbie" This recently paroled Barbie comes with a 9mm handgun, a Ray Lewis knife, a Chevy with dark tinted windows, and a Meth Lab Kit. This model is only available after dark and must be paid for in cash
(preferably small, untraceable bills) .unless you are a cop, then we don't know what you are talking about.

" Eagle Ridge Barbie " This Barbie comes with your choice of BMW convertible or Hummer H2. Included are her own Starbucks cup, credit card and country club membership. Also available for this set are Shallow Ken and Private School Skipper. You won't be able to afford any of them.

" Forest Lawn Barbie" This tobacco-chewing, brassy-haired Barbie has a pair of her own high-heeled sandals with one broken heel from the time she chased beer-gutted Ken out of her house. Her ensemble includes low-rise acid-washed jeans, fake fingernails, and a see-through halter-top. Also available with a mobile home.

" Sunnyside Barbie" This doll is made of actual tofu. She has long straight brown hair, arch-less feet, hairy armpits, no makeup and Birkenstocks with white socks. She prefers that you call her Willow. She does not want or need a Ken doll, but if you purchase two Sunnyside Barbies and the optional Subaru wagon, you get a rainbow flag bumper sticker for free.

"Marlborough Barbie " This Barbie now comes with a stroller and infant doll. Optional accessories include a GED and bus pass. Gangsta Ken and his 1979 Caddy were available, but are now very difficult to find since the addition of the infant.

" Edmonton Barbie" This pale model comes dressed in her own Wrangler jeans two sizes too small, a NASCAR t-shirt and tweety bird tattoo on her shoulder. She has a six-pack of Bud light and a Hank Williams Jr. CD set. She can spit over 5 feet and kick mullet-haired Ken's butt when she is drunk. Purchase her pickup truck separately and get an Oilers bumper sticker absolutely free.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Where in the World

Alright, again, I'm not too terribly impressed with this weeks pic, but to help out a bit, the town is very medieval, and I've bee there before........
Ciao Bella!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Broke even

Last night whilst chewing an enornmous amount of bubblegum that turned my enitre mouth bright blue, I was told that our beloved Joe Sports, aka Colin Smith had passed on - he had Leukemia. Very very sad, he was always quite entertaining to listen to on Cjay and later on the 11:30 Sports show on global.

Otherwise the day was pretty okay, depsite the fact that I hate Valentine's Day and I had to go to class. Today, however is awesome!!!!

I rolled into work almost an hour early today to be greeted by my boss with this email form our ridiculous IT guys in T.O.:

"Subject: Linda Spencer

She processed 50 files today with 45 searches!

She was searching and processing 12 files in an hour (5 Min a file) and another at 10 (6 Minutes a File).

Linda was the top processor in the country yesterday"

HAHAHAHAHA, I am very impressed that I beat Ontario, wicked!

No new raise on the horizon though, I don't think I even get a prize for that, too bad.....

School again tonight, that paired with last nights debacle of learning the different parts of a land title and I should be right ready to smash my head against the desk on account of being terribley bored......brutal!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Damn Day!

I hate Valentine's Day, I do, it is a stupid meaningless holiday that forces you to buy crap teddy bears and stupid flowers...... but, having said that I did just receive a huge bouquet of flowers and a card delivered to my desk, very nice! So now I am forced to eat my words, but not really, because I still hate Valentines day!

In other news, I still am coughing my lungs out, hoping that I get better soon, or be forced ot be sick in Tunisia....... which by the way is in 23 days, 11 hours, 44 minutes and 37 seconds.... wicked, I can hardly wait to get out of this ridiculous snow!

Update - my boss just popped round the office with a long stemmed rose in a vase with baby's breath for everyone in the office - what a sweetie!

Monday, February 12, 2007


No fun weekend stories to tell, I spent pretty much the entire 2 days in bed, or on the couch, sick and with no energy. On the plus side because I was so sick and therefore didn't have any sort of appetite, I think I lost 5lbs. at least that is what my skinny pants tell me, they are even loose today - so now all I need to do is get sick lots more and voilá, I'll be set for bathing suit season! I know, I know, that's not good, but a nice surprise nonetheless.

In fact, friday was suppose to be wicked fun watching more bbc miniseries with Denise, which we did, but I was no blah, I couldn't eat my yummy dinner, and wasn't very talkative - Sorry Denise!- saturday wasn't really that much better. I called my mom late friday night and left her a worrisome message that I thought I might have pneumonia, which I am sure I don't - but I could hardly breath and my chest felt like it was going texplode...luckily that passed, but come saturday morning my mom showed up and dragged me out to a clinic - against my will - but in the end it didn't matter because they were closed. Now instead of being responsible and going back to bed doped up on drugs my mom took me out for soup. Quite the gesture, but I could barely eat anything, which is when I really did go back to my place and rest all evening.

Nothing much accomplished this weekend, and as a result I have nothing interesting to report, my creativity has taken a nose dive as of late, but hopefully with the return of my appetite I might be able to conjure up something fun for you all to read - note: I did not say y'all, but rather you - all, make sure you say it correctly please and thank you....

Perhaps tonight I will make a pit stop at good old MEC to pick up some travel necesities for my trip...... good idea!

Friday, February 9, 2007

Where in the World

I had wanted a different place, but yet again my image findings skills need sharpening, perhaps in my NyQuil induced haze I forgot how to search for pictures. In any case, here it is, I hope you've all been watching the discovery channel!

Thursday, February 8, 2007

A synopsis of events

Still sick, quite sick, thought I might die at one point...but no worries, I am still here! But anyhoo, here is a synopsis of last nights and todays events thus far.
Yesterday I sat at my desk with many jackets on and several cups opf tea in front of me, hoping that school would be cancelled, which it wasn't. Last night, made it to school, amazingly, almost crashed while coughing, sat in class huddled in 5 jackets shivering praying that the teacher would hurry through the class - no chance. Afterwards made my way through the blowing snow to my car, collapsed in the front seat waited a few minutes for the engine to warm up and tried valliantly to get home. Again, almost crashed the car as I was coughing too hard...good thing I live really close to SAIT. Came home, showered - question for is it that I sat in the boiling hot shower for 5 minutes and was still shivering????? not cool I tell you, not cool. Anyhoo, put some pjs on, and a hoody sweater with the hood up, and some heavy duty socks (sleep socks if you will), and a steaming hot cup of tea and mug of soup - didn't warm me up. Went to bed with loads more blankets on the bed and downed the NyQuil, oh how I love NyQuil!

Slept well, woke up, stumbled to the bathroom to get ready, almost fainted while trying to do my hair, decided to lay back down for a minute, stayed there for 20 minutes, called KQ croaked into the phone that I didn't think it was a good idea to come to work today and promptly fell back asleep. woke up at 2 o'clock this afternoon and voila! here I am, still sick but not dying improvement!

In other news, Anna Nicole Smith has died, no cause yet, but CNN is all over the story....

Also, I forgot to mention yesterday in my NyQuil haze, it was my 200th post! Yeah! And in honour of that I have a survery question for you to answer...what is your yummiest non girly, sans pop alcoholic drink that you enjoy?

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Big N, little y, Big F***in' Q

Uggghhhh, I sm sick, very sick and therefore am quite excited that I get to dope up on the aforementioned NyQuil, which if you haven't already heard from either me or my good bud Dennis Leary- I love! Last night I felt like death, cold, shaking, very achy, basically just miserable - but thankfully for my NyQuil I managed to get a good sleep and can therefore function at work today - and hoepfully at school tonight.......yuck!

Nothing else really to report, I ahve acomplished almost nothing at work this morning, it has been meetings all day, tomorrow should be hopefully a bit better and then friday should be even better....girls night at Denise's - parts 5-8 of our BBC miniseries, again with Sunterra's Friday Night Feasts...yummmmmm, maybe I will have my appetite and creativity back, thus far I've got nothin'


Monday, February 5, 2007

What in the World

So I forgot to post this in the morning, so here we go - courtesy of crazy saturday night chats, here is the second installment of What in the - Rachel dear, you can't guess, you totally know what this is!

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Always remember to look inside your shoes before you put them on!

Oh, sunday night again and again I am exhausted.... here I sit, flipping back and forth between Notting Hill and Rob Roy..... good times, good times. Friday was a loooong, I started work at 7:30 finished at 6 pm and didn't in fact eat dinner until almost 9.

Saturday was really really fun, work was very very busy, Rachel and Rob popped 'round to pick up Robbie's glasses - good choice Rob! Then I ran home, stripped, jumped into the shower, sat on the couch with Miss Heather, curled my hair, gussied myself up for girls night, drank some more scotch, and then sat on the couch laughing hysterically with Heather and Rachel, crying at times because we were laughing so hard.

The really funny part came when Rachel and I decided to go and get some snacks to hold us through girls night, so we set out to the local 7-11. Here we were all fancy in our heels and gloves, hair and makeup done up, laughing, searching through 7-11 for snacks - we ended up with a yummy bag of Miss Vickies sour cream and chili chips, popping mini eggs, green tea with lime and a delicious box of macintosh toffee.....wicked! we laughed all the way home, and upon arriving at my place, we stumbled on some young guy trying desperately to get into the window of my neighbours apartment - so we stared at him......until he said "Oh, hi! do you guys live in the building? Do you guys know "...." the building manager - to which I replied "Uh, yeah, I know of him...why?

Apparently he was the guys brother and although it looked uber suspicious he assured us that is was okay and he just locked his keys in the door....We accepted it and told him that we just lived next door if he needed help....and this is where it got funny. After I told him what appartment I lived in he said "Oh, you must be the ones who have all the parties!"

Nice, I am now known as the partier in the building - hilarious! After that we watched little black book, munched our snacks up and laughed some more about all sorts of radomn things like snow snakes, scorpions and a whole plethora of funny stuff....good times good times!

Now I have to remake my freshly laundered bed, mmmmmmm, can't wait for bed....put away groceries, finish my movies and watch for my housewives.

Tomorrow should be fun, I've recruited more friends to be part of the job#1 team, yeah!

Friday, February 2, 2007

Where in the World

Dedicated to Miss Heather - good luck!

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Hi, my name is Linda and I am a Harry Potter addict.

Today - glorious day that it is - I received a lovely email from my friends at Indigo sharing the news that the 7th and final Harry Potter book is now available for I ordered it post-haste of course! What a sucker I am , I know full well that I can buy it the day it comes out at any store for less, but 46% off the cover price, I just couldn't resist! Now I just have to wait until July 21st....boooo-urns I say! Perhaps I can pass the time re-reading the previous 6 so I can remember all the intricacies of the plots..... Happy reading everyone!

PS - Grey's is new tonight, make sure to watch.