Archive for November, 2007

Exciting Doozy Developments!

Dudes!  Okay, first off, I have no idea what’s going on with the font in my last post, but no one seemed to care so I guess that’s not a big deal…

Anyhow!  I got a call yesterday from a very large animal shelter in Vancouver that wants to interview me for a job!  Excuse me while I do a little dance…*does little dance*, okay!  I applied this week and they called me the next day and I am basically wanting to launch myself right out of my desk with joy.  I could explode with excitement at the prospect of working for an animal shelter.  Plus, getting to play with animals on my breaks?  Um, YES PLEASE.

I guess I shouldn’t get OVERLY excited, but I am absolutely ridiculously qualified for the jobs and I LOVE ANIMALS.  Hello, did two of my worlds just collide?  Animals + nonprofit job = extreme awesome overload!

 I have the interview on Monday, which I am totally stoked for, so I guess until then I have time to prepare myself my snuggling puppies.  Eeeeek!

Sand in the hourglass

Do you ever feel like life kind of gets the better of you sometimes?  I wish I could put it more eloquently, but in all reality I just feel like the most minute of tasks can be the most painful to repeat each and every day.  I guess that sounds a little depressing, but I’m not really sad about it so much as I just need to figure out how to handle all the things that come with being grown up.

For instance, most of the time I can get through my morning just fine.  Okay, I am basically a hypersomniac, so it’s nearly impossible to get me up in the morning, BUT, once I actually GET up, I am quick to get ready.  It’s just that some days the task of repeatedly brushing my teeth, getting into the shower, washing, getting dressed, doing my hair and makeup just seems like this insurmountable task that I just don’t want to do today.  You can’t really get out of doing stuff like that without smelling and looking like a dead hooker by the end of the week though, so I guess we just buck up and continue.

But then there’s the housekeeping, and the eating, and the playing with the dogs and the fun times with the boyfriend, and the friends, and the hobbies, and just at the end of the day it sometimes becomes overwhelming, as if I am structured to do all of these things to keep my life at the status quo, but that it must just be so much easier for everyone else in the world to do everything they want, so why can’t I figure it all out?

Take even something simple like hobbies.  I have a handful of interests that I like to keep up to date with, but where in the world is all the time to do all of them?  It’s like there is really only time for maybe one hobby a day, and maybe it’s selfish, but I wish there were time in the day to really relax and take in all of the enjoyment of the things I love to do.  I just wish that magically the apartment would be clean and the laundry done, and that somehow everyone would eat dinner with no effort and that it would leave me a good chunk of hours to do something I love.

Maybe everyone is like this though?  Maybe we’re all just trying to get that balance of life correct and that’s why we are here for so long, because that’s actually how long it takes to get it right.

O holy…man this is terrible!

December is only a few days away, but I thought because you need to hear this glorious mess right here and now, that I would continue my tradition of sharing this glorious mess of a song with you to get you in the holiday spirit:

(or download an mp3.)

Can you believe it? Isn’t it just the most wonderful mess you’ve ever listened to? I originally got this from The Sneeze, and I have been in tears listening to it since 2006.

Vancvouer finally gets its 2010 Olympic mascots!


I could seriously die of cute overload here.  Are these not the cutest mascots you’ve ever seen?  Oh man.  It’s kind of hard to find photos of these dudes online because they were just released yesterday, but I think this one does them justice.


Miga is a young sea bear who lives in the ocean with her family pod, out past Vancouver Island near Tofino, British Columbia. Sea bears are part killer whale and part bear. Miga is part Kermode bear, a rare white bear that only lives in British Columbia.

Quatchi is a young sasquatch who comes from the mysterious forests of Canada. Quatchi is shy, but loves to explore new places and meet new friends. Although Quatchi loves all winter sports, he’s especially fond of hockey. He dreams of becoming a world-famous goalie.

 Sumi is an animal spirit who lives in the mountains of British Columbia. Like many Canadians, Sumi’s background is drawn from many places. He wears the hat of the orca whale, flies with the wings of the mighty thunderbird and runs on the strong furry legs of the black bear.

 The only thing that could have made it more awesome is if there was a pug involved, but pugs generally aren’t all that althetic, and really have nothing to do with Vancouver, but I can dream, can’t I??

Every morning I see this face:

followed by an obscene amount of whining because SOMEBODY wants my cereal!

A Pug Lover’s Christmas Wish List

On the advice of Goodboy Norman Featherstone’s Mom, I have made a list of the top things that any pug lover would enjoy this Christmas.  And I’m not talking cheesy, lame pug things.  I am talking about hip items for the every day pug owner who likes to show their love for all things pug:

A pug luggage tag.  Tired of never knowing which suitcases are yours?  Why not slam your luggage with pug-themed things?!  I think this is absolutely adorable, and I’d likely just clip it to my purse or something in an attempt to show my pug pride!


Or how about maybe a HUGE pug magnet for the fridge?  I love this, and I’m sure it would bring hours of entertainment to see my little puggies bark at this thing!

Or maybe these silver plated pug salt and pepper shakers will be your delight in the dining room?


Of course no pug lover can go without her antique pug necklace while she’s at all those Christmas parties!

Or if a classier version is more your style, check out this sterling silver, gold, or white gold bracelet.  I like the simple lines of the pug, and I think it makes wearing your pug pride look really beautiful, not cheesy.

Maybe you’re into a more casual pug love, eh?  How about this Pug Power t-shirt?  I own a t-shirt from this place and it’s really great.  Comfy, lots of colours to choose from, and pretty reasonably priced!

Maybe a fun and whimsical pug painting?  I love the tongue sticking out on this one!

My favourite item that I own and recommend is the Living With Pugs book. This book was highly recommended by my pal, Amanda, and is one of the nicest pug items I own. It’s a great coffee table book, and a really informative book on the breed. The photography of pugs in the book is to die for, it’s absolutely gorgeous as well.

Hopefully this gave you some good gift ideas for the pug lover in your life, or you know, since a lot of you like pugs, I mean, you can always pick something up for yourself, right?!

Holy Sweet Volcano Mother!

It’s about as hot as the photo in the office today!  The heater in the building is broken and so I’m livin’ the island life over here at my desk with a fan on full blast while I die a slow death in the sweater I chose to wear this morning!

 It’s apparently “quite” cold outside today.  Apparently people in Vancouver think that two degrees celcius is cold.  Let me tell you: IT IS NOT COLD.  I am still wearing a fall jacket and I am toasty, meanwhile there are people walking around in winter boots and jackets and holding scarves over their mouths like the next ice age has arrived and it is going to kill us all THIS VERY SECOND.

You know what’s cold?  MINUS FOURTY!  And did you know that at -40, celcius and farenheit are the SAME?!  Think about how cold that is.  You want to die in weather like that.  That’s the kind of cold that puts hair on your chest–MAN OR WOMAN!

Anyhow, despite this amazingly temperate “cold spell”, people went out to the grand Santa Claus Parade, which is known to me as “IT’S GOING TO TAKE FOUR HOURS TO DRIVE TEN BLOCKS TIME!”  I was sitting in traffic for so long that my gas light came on and I was VERY close to being stranded.  I had to park just to conserve my morsels of gas.  FOUR HOURS!  It was mayhem!  I accidently ended up parking like a block from the parade, so Steve and I just watched the parade and made a fun thing about it.  It was pretty sweet, except for the floats that we ad floats.  Since when were there advertisement floats???  Like literally there was a big semi driving the parade route with the coca-cola logo on it.  BUY COKE OR YOUR FAMILY WILL SUFFER THIS CHRISTMAS!!!

 I guess I’ll be sufferin’ away while I drink delicious Pepsi this holiday season!

They might be singing, they might be fighting…okay, they’re fighting

The Technological Crisis

There’s a lot of older volunteers where I work, and none of them like technology.  A lot of the notes and correspondance is in pen, which is fine, as long as you can read scripted handwriting.  Otherwise it looks like someone just took a pen and went bat shit crazy on paper. 

We just got a new photocopier/printer/help you have a baby machine and it’s pretty swanky.  The trouble with a new photocopier and old people is that they will likely break it faster than you can say “INTERNET.”

Over here, it kind of looks like this:


Needless to say one of the volunteers didn’t like how the paper fed into the paper tray and thus decided to unscrew and REMOVE part of the paper feed tray to accomodate his needs.  Now all I can get to come up on the copy screen is “PAPER JAM!!! OH MY GOD THERE IS SUCH A PAPER JAM IN ME!!!! KILL ME!  I DON’T WANT TO LIVE AS A PHOTOCOPIER HERE!”

You’d be surprised that all that text neatly appears on the display screen.

Pink Triangle


Ask me how the hell I ended up crocheting a pink triangle, and I wouldn’t know any more than you would!

As you can see, I am getting the hang of crochet, but apparently I am not counting my stitches or something, or maybe I secretly wand to knit a tiny bikini?  I guess it’s good that I actually make something that doesn’t look like a giant lump of yarn like the last one did!

I’d really like to crochet something like this eventually:


but for now all I can do is make bikinis…

Perhaps I can become the hottest new winter bikini designer??

November 2007
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