Monday, February 12, 2007


This is my pet peeve(well one of them) people who say please and thank you in one breath.. you know how it goes. 'can you please pass me the monkey brains in jalapeno sauce, pleaseandthankyou'

Its just as bad as people cutting their nails in the subway (actually, cutting your nails anywhere but your bathroom).

Friday, January 26, 2007

We got cocky


Christopher and I live in a bungalow in Toronto (which in winter can be the equivalent of living in the freaking Arctic) We have no basement (primative, I know) and for the past 8 winters, save last year, our pipes have frozen at least once. Last year was quite warm and we had just put in a new furnace so of course it wasn't until 5 am that I realized that we might be losing the water. Now I don't know why (she swallowed a fly) I didn't think to plug in the pipes or find the small heater but I didn't and awoke this morning to NOTHING. Not a drop.

As I said before, we have experienced this many many times, so I went over to Shoppers Drug, bought an 18L bottle of water poured some out for precious tea and other things, filled the toilet and turned on the heater.

Funny enough, a last week I read about dry shampoo. You can buy it and you don't have to wash your hair (great when you have forgotten to get up on time, or just not in the mood) so while I was there I asked about it and they had it but it was REALLY expensive. I thought, okay, I will look up alternatives and if they don't work I will come back. So I found out that you can use Cornstarch and IT WORKS, IT REALLY REALLY WORKS.

I put it into a small container, dipped my fingers in the rubbed it into my hair, tada, no greasy feel which is whyI always wash my hair. Try it, it works.

Now off to make some tea and wait for the water to come back on. Thank heaven I did laundry and ran the dishwasher last night. YAY FOR PURELL.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Way better than the Simpsons. It only lasted 4 seasons. That is always the way.

I recently replied to a girl who was looking for a brain slug for her friend. Knowing it was an easy pattern I decided I could knit it for her. So I did. I started it 4 times before I decided to crochet it. As you may know, I only learned to crochet a few months ago so this was a challenge to say the least. After MANY tries I finally finished him.

I sent him along with some 'canada only' treats to Ireland in exchange for some Irish Stamps. What am I going to do with the stamps? wait and see.

I wound yarn around a pipecleaner that I threaded through his head. It worked out so well. Yay, I crocheted.