Dec 30, 2012

Feliz Navidad!

Well this one's a bit late isn't it? I had a back log of shit to say, what do you want from me? JEEZ!!

So old man Winter tried to snow on Christmas morning...I suppose a light dusting is better than rain or just a gloomy day. So thanks for that! It was a Christmas miracle!

We were excited to wake up on Christmas morning.  So excited in fact, that I pretty much didn't sleep at all the entire night. So the first order of business was to make coffee. With Bailey's in it of course. What else is Christmas for besides being perfectly acceptable to drink at 8:30 in the morning? With some cheesy holiday music thrown in for good cheer.

Oh we went there. We turned on the fireplace channel and WE LOVED IT. 

In Dave's family, the stocking was always more fun than the real presents. I will have to remember that next year and not buy him lame underwear and some chocolates. He spoiled me with my stocking! Everything in it was gold man, gold!

Yes, we had a stocking for the cats, and I know for a fact they loved everything they got #spoiledrottenfurballs.

I did good on choosing that sweater and those jeans. Well, he picked the jeans out and I bought him the same sweater last year. The guy is a creature of habit, but hey, makes it easy for me to buy him articles of clothing. And look how happy he is, the simpleton! Just kidding Dave!

And then we headed to my parents for a great dinner and some family time. Of course it was special this time around because my dad was home from the hospital following his heart attack, and my brother's wife was also out of the hospital.  They were both a little worse for wear, but present and accounted for which was a huge relief.  I love my family. And I love my brother's in laws, who were also there for Christmas dinner...I wouldn't want it to be any other way.

The riffraff table. Speaking of riffraff, my brother had a big announcement to make at dinner: he and Sara are having a baby!!! I knew this, as did the rest of the immediate family, but my cousins and aunt and uncle didn't know. So it was even more cause for celebration. You should have heard the table of old folks erupt with glee, it was heart warming.

Sara got me for secret Santa, and she certainly picked out the best gift anyone could have ever given me. Onesie pajamas? C'MON!!! You want me to die of happiness over here?

And for my birthday, my brother and Sara got me a collectable Harry Potter wand which also caused some major nerdgasm's and high squeals from yours truly. What shall I do with this wand? How shall I display it? This is my first real piece of nerd paraphernalia  It might call for a glass case to display it and then I will truly have joined the ranks. I plan on watching all the movies again and using my wand to pretend like I am a part of it all.

Boxing Day, and we do it all over again at Dave's parents house. They were calling for a giant Boxing Day storm so I was nervous for us to leave his folks' at a decent time later on that night. All was quiet and clear at 11 in the morning.

Oh but there were clouds looming.

It's always exciting when you know a storm is coming. At least it is for me. All that anticipation and checking of weather reports/ maps, and then it finally hits! Fun times!

Except when you are stuck in the thick of it on your way home and you have an hour drive ahead of you. Gah. Nerve-racking. I am already nervous in cars when things are all good, so throw a big storm in there and I am essentially a wreck. Normal speed limits on the 400 series highways are 100 km/h. Everyone was driving 50km. It wasn't fun.

But we made it safe and sound. Once we dropped the car off (Zipcar) and were on our way home on foot, I was happy. Stupidly so, as per my awesome face. I was also pretty excited that it was snowing. I love snow!

Back to work tomorrow for a half day, and then it's New Years Eve! I am going out for dinner locally and then coming home to get into my onesie and drink champagne.  I have never been much of a partier on New Years. 

I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Years! See you in 2013!!

Dec 29, 2012


I can't believe it. The day came and went and I survived. No I am not talking about the apocalypse, I am talking about my 33rd birthday.

Oh look! Leg warmers! I will never act my true age, only the one in my head.

Dec 28, 2012

A Beautiful (Almost) Christmas Miracle

So, so happy to be out of those stockings and heels. This is more like it: woolies and's like being in pajamas that are acceptable to go outside in!

Dec 27, 2012

Ubisoft Christmas 2012

Dave's work Christmas party was two weeks ago and damn it was a doozy.  Seriously. I'm only half joking when I say I am still recuperating from it.

Ubisoft really does know how to do it right.

Dec 23, 2012

Updates and Holiday Greetings

Hello out there!  I know I said I was going to write all these blog posts in December and try and be a good girl, but sometimes shit happens.  Crazy shit that is more important and needs to be dealt with directly.

Dec 12, 2012

This Is No Ordinary Love

Sometimes I have really good ideas.  Like this....BEHOLD. Yogurt in a glass. With a banana and some granola.  I bet I am a pioneer with this invention. Right? I AM A PIONEER *angry face*

Dec 10, 2012

Vacation All I Ever Wanted

I had to dress up for work last week.  Ummmm....I never dress up.  Ever. I hate it.  Sometimes I think that it would be fun, and then I do it when the occasion calls for it and am like "UUGHHHHHHHHH" the whole time I am in said dress and heels #slobforlife.

Dec 7, 2012

It's Beginning to Look A lot Like...Oh...It's Raining.

I love that 5 people voted that they secretly love me and want to marry me.  FIVE!! Well let's do it then guys and gals! We can go to Niagara Falls and have a big fun group wedding! I'm serious now.  

I walked down the 'Christmas street' on my way home last night and felt a little more Christmas-y in spite of not having any snow.  I am just going to have to get over it and accept the fact that we might not get any (again) this Winter.  Such a bummer.  Oh well, as long as it stops going from cold to warm and just stays cold, I will be happy enough with that.  The Weather Network is calling for 15cm of snow on the 21st (the day before my birthday! Weeee!), but I won't hold my breath for it.  I told my mom the other day that if Toronto winters were to continue being this way, I would have to move further North.  I NEED snow in the winter time!!! So tired of everyone whining about the snow in Canada!

I was feeling a bit down today so I bought myself some super cute, extra long leg warmers off of Ebay. These ones actually:

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Dec 5, 2012

A Title Escapes Me

I am challenging myself to write a post a day until the end of December.  Well, maybe not on Christmas day, but you get my drift.  Expect a lot of dry spells with some tumbleweeds because come on guys, who are we kidding?

Work has been ok.  Except for that pain between my shoulders that feels a lot like TENSION, things are cool.  I am on vacation in 7 days, praise Jesus hallelujah.  Shit went down hard at work today, in a good way.  Some changes are taking place that are good, and I feel good about it.  So that's all good. I said 'good' a lot there so you would believe me that it's good.

I have lost my emails twice in a week now, all of them gone, poof! Just nowhere to be found.  Believe me, I know all the tricks and they are gone.  And when I ran out of tricks I contacted our IT people and they couldn't figure it out either.  In fact, they told me to do all the tricks that I had already done.  Tell me why I am not a computer nerd again? I could be making the big bucks, working with people who play WOW and Skyrim all day, learning about interesting places that pimples can grow.  Just kidding.  I fucking love nerds.  

2008, my old laptop set up.  Pretty cool right?

Dec 4, 2012

There Have Been Some Changes Round Here

I decided that my blog needed a little updating.  What do you guys think?  Do you love it, hate it, hate change?

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