Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Delurk, I demand you!

Okay, so I feel like I've been neglecting this blog I started, for which I had high hopes. I thought I would be a literary genious, writing wittily about my everyday life and everyday opinions. However this it has not become. And I think it's because of three things. Firstly, because I'm quite frustrated with Blogger. Maybe it's more my frustration with my lack of internet blogging skills. I wish I knew how to write my own scripts (is that the right word even?). It's just that with blogger most of the work is done for you - you just write and post - which is great, but it seems like ever since I got my Mac I can't do certain things - like centre my photo titles, and add links. Just writing them now sounds silly - like they're no big deal, but they are a big deal. The other culprit waging against my blog is Facebook. Facebook is addictive, and unlike what your momma might tell you - yes, everybody's doing it. And, it has been a long long time since anyone really posted any comments on my blog, so I feel like no one reads it anyway. On Facebook however, there's comments all the time! Mostly on old vintage pics of us all looking stupid (and young, which isn't so bad). So should I abandon this blog of mine? Should I try to commit wholeheartedly to Facebook and see if there's a way to have the best of both worlds on one site? With this dilemma in mind, I am proclaiming this week Rhonda's delurking week. Let me know if you read my blog, and if you think I should commit to blogging better - and, by the way, if you know of a better host that blogger - or maybe you just have internet blog tips.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

You know you're not a student anymore when....

...you spend $40 on an air freshener.

And the refills cost $24! But wait, it's not just any air freshener, it's a "Lampe Berger."

Go ahead do a search. Check out http://www.firelight.ca/Lampe-Berger-Information-p-5.html

Actually, I've been scoffing at these things for awhile now, mostly out of ignorance. I've seen them in the shops on 4th ave and in Steveston, where I bought mine. I thought they were ridiculous, and ugly, and who would ever buy something like that for their home... It's a gigantic overly decorated perfume bottle. I really didn't know what they were. At one point I had decided they were just that - gigantic perfume bottles with no purpose whatsoever. So me and my friend Andrea were walking around Steveston and head into one of my favorite shops, The Monkey Tree, and as we're browsing (that's right, just supposed to be browsing), we come across the display of overly priced gigantic perfume bottles and immediately start making fun of them, in true Andrea fashion. I guess the lady running the store heard us because all of a sudden she comes over and starts explaining that they're all the rage, and they've been around for over a hundred years and people in Europe use them all the time and they're just starting to become popular in North America. Well, of course, learning about a trend before it's a trend piqued my interest. She began to explain the antibacterial and deodorizing properties of these things and did a demo for us. Wow, the aroma! It was so cool! She told us it actually gets rid of odors and doesn't just mask them, and it will cleanse the air. Her husbands uses one when he's in the bathroom, and when she goes in after him, the scent is breathtaking! Imagine that!

So, of course we each bought one after spending over 30 minutes sniffing the different scents several times over. And get this, I bought the cheapest bottle! That's why it's clear and you're probably not thinking much of it. But seriously, there was one there for a THOUSAND dollars! It was called Hot Love, and if I were a richer woman I might have actually bought it. The average price is about $100 and they're all like little works of art. My apartment smells good, but most of all it's fun to light, and blow out. What have I gotten myself into?

Monday, May 14, 2007

Projects - finally!

A couple of weekends ago I bought a new adirondack chair for my deck. I put it together all by myself and painted it my favorite colour. I bought one a few years ago and have been looking for a matching one ever since but was not able to find one. So I bought this one that's a bit different, and even has a foot rest.

(I can't figure out how to make them upright!!!! Any tips??? I think I'm going to look for a new blog site)

And just yesterday I finally started a knitting project. It's a shrug, a very small one. And it's my first project on circular needles. I don't even know if it's something I'll be able to wear, but that's how it goes. If I could figure out this blogger thing I'd post the link to a photo but I can't so I won't. I used to be able to make a highlighted link but for some reason I can't do it anymore, or rather I've forgotten how. So here's a picture of the start. I'll post more as I go.

SNL Molly Shannon -

Saturday, May 12, 2007

No Landscapes....

I went to Whistler last weekend with some friends. We were all excited to go as the weather in town was hot so we packed up our capris' and flipflops and headed for ...(screech)... the mountains. That's right - once we got there we remembered why people ski there - it's cold!!! So I put on as many layers as I could, which ended up being a hoodie and my jean jacket and walked around the village. Turns out we didn't stick out - although there were people wearing their ski gear, there were also girls wearing nothing more than miniskirts and t-shirts. But thank goodness for their Uggs otherwise I don't know what they'd do (note: sarcasm). We had a nice weekend. It was good to get away and relax, away from the ordinary. Here's a few pics - you'll notice we didn't do anything athletic or wildernessy. I'd like to try the ZipTrek next time.

wanna be wicked

mmm...learning to be wicked

Only Jason's really wicked

In the moooo-d

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Ferry Pictures

It was hard to leave. I've begun to feel really sad everytime I have to leave my parents place. I don't know if it's the fear of going back to work, or if it's the fact that I've begun to really value my parents and the love I've come to have for them as an adult. I don't know what I will ever do without them. My mom has talked of moving back here so that I have family close by and wouldn't be lonely. I'd hate to see my parents leave such a beautiful place to come back to the city. I could never ask them to do that, although I do miss them a lot.

Here are some picture of my ferry ride home. Believe it or not, I actually took these with my computer! I love the coast.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Boredom has struck (and...another two bite the dust).

So I've got 4 days off, and I'm bored. So bored, that I'm going to visit my parents again tommorrow. And I've already started to rearrange my furniture, which some of you might remember was a favorite pastime of mine before I went back to school, and has been on hold...until now:) The rearranging will have to wait until my next set off to be totally finished as I have a shelf to put up and I don't think my neighbours would like to hear me drilling into the wall at 11pm, the time it is now. (Although, don't get me wrong, I did consider it for more than a few seconds). I don't think I've been bored in a long time. Truly bored I mean. There are different kinds of bored for me. Like when I was in school I would get bored and lay on the couch and watch tv, even though I had a ton of homework to do, so it was more like an avoidance of something I hated kind of bored. But now I really am just bored, with nothing to do. (well, there's always something but I have more time to do those things and of course I procrastinate). I was actually excited when Dawn from staffing called and asked if I wanted to pick up an overtime shift next week. Of course I accepted. I guess this is what hobbies are for, which I remember writing about in my very first blog entry but have just not seemed to be able to get started. I think once my furniture is rearranged I will start a knitting project. I also need to get off the couch and start exercising, because my bum is showing the effects of my love for Safeway donuts. I also remembered today that I sort of made a vow to get in shape before my 30th birthday and I haven't started yet. I thought I had lots of time left but it's April already.... uh oh.

On Sunday my friend Christopher got married. The wedding was a lot of fun. Here are a few pics.

Congratulations to Christopher and Michelle.

Some of us girls, most of us single (well, all, except Kyla on the end)

Some Asians (don't worry, they don't mind...)

Some crazy dancing pictures. The blurred effect makes us look like better dancers.