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TP and You: Getting to the Bottom of Things.

I am a curious person by nature. I need to know things. Something happened yesterday that made me think of a question for you.

So I go into the staff bathroom and head into my usual stall (the one farthest from the door, because the one closest gets a LOT of traffic. Namely poo traffic, and I’m not about that.

Anyhow, as I walk in, I see that this woman who I work with is washing her hands. I know for a fact that she also prefers my secret stall of happiness, but I go into the stall anyway. Sadly, our toilets don’t flush as good as they could (I mean, we’re a nonprofit for Pete’s sake! We don’t have money for new fancy toilets!). This means I am faced with a dilemma. I can either embarrass the woman washing her hands, or I can flush for her, OR I can just potty on over top of the TP left and flush. While deciding, I noticed that she folded her TP in a particular way.
She grabs say 2 feet of TP, and then she folds it over and over—making it look like a little novel! I didn’t know so much skill could go into toilet paper management!
I went home later that day and discussed with Steve.

He had an entirely different method all together! I don’t know how much he wants to share, so I’ll just keep his TP habits out of it until he comments, but I am here to tell you that I don’t do either of the things I saw/heard about.

I am a buncher. I just grab oh…an arms length let’s say, and then I just crumple and get to business. Every bunch only gets one “go” at me, so sometimes I grab a second helping. I always bunch it though, I’m not a folder. To me, folding is too much of a time consuming business considering what I’m going to do to it. I just can’t justify it.

I also prefer that the toilet paper roll have the TP go over the top, not out from the bottom. My sister agrees on this.
My question to you is, have you ever heard of another “technique” in the bathroom? It seems like some people have quite the elaborate process from what I’ve been told. I also know that people are QUITE particular on how the TP should come off the roll. What’s your view?

Do you ever find something really stupid that makes you laugh really hard?


THIS would be mine. I can’t help it! Kitties + Pokemons = My new desktop wallpaper at work.

It’s Savin’ Time!


Pretty, pretty Vancouver….aaaahhhhhhhh

Survey Time, Y’all! What what.

1.WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? My sister named me! Thank God, because my dad wanted to name me Remy, after the alcohol, Remy Martin. Gag!

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Yesterday when I watched the sad, SAD ending to Heroes.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? I like when I write in caps. My handwriting is nice, but I don’t really like it.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Fake meat!

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Winston and Zelda!

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yes! I am hilarious!

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Heck yes I do.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes indeed!

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Yes, but I am scared of heights so I think I might scream a lot and maybe pass out.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Fruit Loops.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? I don’t think I own shoes with laces…BIZARRE

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? YOU tell ME after I write my memoirs entitled, “You Can’t Make S*%T Like This Up.”

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Bubble gum, yeah!

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Hair I think, and eyes.

15. RED OR PINK? Pink, but it has to be really bright pink otherwise it’s too fufu girly for me.

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? How my anxiety constantly has me fighting battles in my head about how to get though a day.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? Out of living people, I’d say I miss the Duke, out of people no longer here, I miss my grandma.

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING ? Brown and brown.

20 WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Some kind of crazy pecan thing that is actually a Weight Watchers brand treat that is only 1 point. I don’t know what 1 point is, but it doesn’t taste that good…all the women in the office are on weight watchers…it’s hard to escape their food!

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? I was listening to the Decemberists, but my iPod died. 

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Purple!

23. FAVORITE SMELLS? Steve, the foreheads of the pugs, fresh laundry, forest

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE ? My mom

25.PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Various sites

26. HAIR COLOR? mousy brown originally, but I dye it various colors. I think it’s kind of reddish

27. EYE COLOUR? Green and brown

28. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Yes, after the unfortunate incident where Winston ate my Chanel glasses, I decided to switch to contacts!

29. FAVORITE FOOD? You know what I like a lot? Guacamole and chips. It’s not really a meal but I love avocados. I like tacos too.

30.SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? BLOODSHED!!! Okay okay, happy endings.

31. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Pan’s Labyrinth I think.

32. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Brown shirt with a green vest-ish shirt over it…hmm, it sounds tacky, but it looks good!

33. SUMMER OR WINTER? Autumn. Ha!

34. HUGS OR Kisses ? Punches!

35. FAVORITE DESSERT? Pie!

36. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Probably no one!

37. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? don’t know.

38. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING? Clara

39. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? My mouse!

40. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST? Heroes

41. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SOUND? I like when you can hear the birds again in the spring, and I like lawnmowers, except when it’s 6am…

42. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles!

43. WHAT IS THE FURTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? San Fransisco, CA

44. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENTS? I am double-jointed almost everywhere because I have really slippery cartilage. I wish I had a cool nickname because of it…like “There goes Slippery Bones Martin” or something. I can also do a back bend with no hands—kind of like Neo in the first Matrix movie! Wait wait! I can also do a good limbo because of that!

45. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Calgary, AB

46. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?I think everyone has done this already who would be willing to!

Oh noes!


Oh my beautiful 12-inch powerbook, how your days are numbered!!! I talked to the lovely folks at My Mac Dealer who informed me that since a little tiny cord came out of a slot, that it will cost me $300 minimum to fix! AAAAAAAHHHHH!

Also, because it’s been yanked off a table or two in its day, it’s not a guarantee that it can be put back together again, which is totally BALLS.

It looks like I may have to invest in a laptop a little sooner than I had imagined!

Oh, lappy, you have been so good to me, why…WHYYYYYYYY?!

Thankfully at this point it’s just the internet that’s messed up, so I can work something out I think, until I can buy a new laptop.

Life as a grown up is expensive though!!!!

News!!!

I believe the wheels are in motion to move to Vancouver at the end of the summer! Oh my!

Steve and I had a talk about job prospects for the both of us, and things are looking a lot better for the nonprofit and journalism scene out there. There are a boatload of npro jobs at arts organizations as well as left-wing papers for Steve. They have some of the best things I could hope to work for including the David Suzuki Foundation, Arts Umbrella, Emily Carr School of Art & Design,the Vancouver Aquarium, UBC, and the OLYMPICS! That’s just a taste of the amazing possibilities.

We’ll have to wait and see how the job market is in the summer, but likely there will be some good stuff out there.

This basically makes Xray win a bet that after I visited once, I’d move there.

YOU WIN, OKAY?!?! I LOVE IT THERE!!!

Plus, pugs and the beach?! HELLO AWESOME.

Naturally there will be some sadness from all of this, including having to move from people like my much loved sister and niece, and also my favorite passtime of my city’s pug meetup group, but I think it’s a step in the right direction.

Who knows, I might even get a masters in the arts while I’m there… 😉

Bird of Prey


Come to Alberta and you might just get plucked from the streets by an enormous bird of prey!
Someone working on an oil field outside of my hometown took this photo this past week. I am staying inside the rest of the winter!!!


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