Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A Little Piece Of 70's Nostalgia

I want to know if Andy Gibbs pink pantsuit is a one piece or not.

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Part 2:

Please Eat Angelina!

She looks like she is neglecting her body as she has not always looked this way. This is a shame as she is raising 2 young girls who will grow up to believe that women are supposed to be this thin.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Another Link From Sheila

This one frightens me.

We Didn't Start The Fire

Sheila sent me this link and I like it.
Whether you are a Billy Joel fan or not, you probably remember his great song "We Didn't Start the Fire." Here it is, set to pictures. Turn up volume, sit back and enjoy a review of 50 years of history in less than 3 minutes! Thanks to Billy Joel and some creative student from the University of Chicago.

Saturday, October 27, 2007


Books I remember loving as a child:
I have fond memories of Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary. My Blume favorites were the Superfudge series, Are You there God it's me Margaret, and Tales of the 4th Grade Nothing. My Cleary favorites were the Ramona Quinby books.

Other childhood favorites included...Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, The 'Little House' books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Mr Poppers Penquins, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
The first children's book I remember changing my life: Where the Red Fern Grows. By the end, when I learned the fate of Big Dan and Little Ann, I was in tears. It was the first story I remember really connecting with.

50 Greatest One-hit Wonders

The following is a list of the 50 greatest One-hit wonders of all time

Mena Suvari In Vanity Fair ( Italy )

I think she looks amazing!

Joshua Jackson Joins Grey’s Anatomy

Former Dawson’s Creek star, Joshua Jackson is set to join the cast of Grey’s Anatomy. He will appear in the 11th episode of the season as a doctor

Friday, October 26, 2007

Right Brain vs Left Brain

Take the test here. Do you see the dancer turning clockwise or counter clockwise?
I saw her going in both directions, so what does that mean?

Human Tetris

Another crazy and comedic Japanese game show.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Anna Nicole Smith

Check out this disturbing Anna Nicole Smith video.

Is Tom Wearing A Tupee'

Tom and Katie at the premiere of “Lions for Lambs” in Berlin. I think she looks great and well as for Tom...........no comment.

Things I Have Actually Worn In My Lifetime

1.) The Banana Clip
2.) The Jelly Shoe
3.) The Lumberjacket
4.) Biker Shorts
5.) Overalls
6.) Doc Martens
7.) Big Hair
8.) Neon coloured clothing
9.) stirrup pants
10.) Schunchies in my hair
11.) Shoulderpads
12.) Moon boots

Scarlett Offers Up Gifts Of Wisdom

I know how hard it can be to find a good present for your significant other, but... your wisdom teeth?!?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Francis Ford Coppola Launches Attack On Three Biggest Names In Hollywood

The five-time Oscar winner took a surprise hit at Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Jack Nicholson, saying he has become disappointed with them as they have grown older and richer.
Wowza........I guess they are not allowed to slow down and relax when they are in their 70's. He sounds bitter.

Monday, October 22, 2007

My List Of The 5 Best Movie Scenes

1.) Pyscho.....The Shower Scene.......Great climatic scene in movie history.
2.) Star Wars(The Original)......The opening battle scene.......Nothing like that had ever been seen prior to 1977.
3.) When Harry Met Sally....... The Orgasm scene....."I'll have what she's having."
4.) Pulp Fiction........Ezekiel 25:17 being recited by Samuel Jackson before he shoots the guy.
5.) Alien ........ An alien bursts from John Hurt's chest over dinner

Saturday, October 20, 2007

More Random Facts About Me

I was adopted.

I’m more shy than people think I am.

I genuinely believe in the power of positive thinking. I am who I think I am, and I can do anything I believe I can. And so are/can you.

I almost always root for the underdog.

I’m secretly pretty spiritual.

I hate being cold.

I prefer salty things to sweets.

I like to listen to audiobooks in my car.

I can be outspoken and it is often perceived as abrupt or insensitive.

My favorite food of all time is Chinese. I almost always choose it over anything.

I hate making left turns. I hate them so much that sometimes I’ll drive all the way around the block just to avoid the turn.

I love, love, love Reece Peanut Butter Cups, Popcorn with butter and salt, Pilsbury Chocolate Chip Cookies.

If I had an unlimited budget I would buy a condo in downtown To and in NY city.

I hate answering the telephone.

Confessions Of A Front Desk Clerk

Thursday, October 18, 2007

More Cheese For Me To Watch

A new reality show is coming your way this week on Fox. The producers of American Idol have come up with yet another reality show, The Next Great American Band. It will be premiering tomorrow at 8pm. The host of the show is Dominic Bowden who is the host on New Zealand Idol. Bowden will be joined with a panel of judges: Ian "Dicko" Dickson from Australian Idol, John Rzeznik from the Goo Goo Dolls, and Sheila E.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Song Of The Day: The Freaks Come Out At Night-Whodini

I used to love this song during my bar days. May be appropriate with the Halloween season approaching.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Cancer Update

My husband Garth has used his sense of humour to cope with my recent health issues and is always ready with his laughter and good humour to help me get through some of the dark days. I appreciate that he never once gave me “the look” I dread. The look of “you poor thing.” Garth understood that for me to get through this, the last thing I need is pity. I need smiles, happy moments, jokes at my expense, and an understanding that life doesn't end with a diagnosis. And that leads me to todays topic.....Cancer is hard on a girls self esteem.

Prior to being diagnosed with cancer I had a full thick set of hair and it was my crowning glory. I now am lucky if I have 1/4 of what I started out with. I lost the hair on both eyebrows and lost all my eyelashes. Let me tell you, eyebrows make all the difference in how a person looks and that is why on the eve of meet the teacher night I decided to pencil in some eyebrows. I have never had to do this and this was a new experience for me. When I was done I presented myself to my husband and he just looked at me and smiled and told me I look like Uncle Leo from this Seinfield Episode where Uncle Leo's eyebrows get singed off and Elaine tries to draw them back on with magic marker. The new brows make him look depraved. I had drawn the right brow slightly higher than the left one. Gaaaa!
As I continue to lose hair on a daily basis it is easy for my spirits to plummet but Garth reminds me of all the celebrities I am beginning to look like. I have had to start wearing a toque daily to keep my head warm and just today he told me I was looking like this fellow from The Beachcombers.
On a more serious note, my right eyebrow and eyelashes have begun to regrow and I am hopeful that the left will soon follow. My scalp is now sporting new hair growth as well.
I am booked for daysurgery on November 14th to repair a left nasal stenosis due to radiation and a biopsy will follow. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Creative Ad

I have always said that it is all in the presentation. When I have cooked or baked all day I do not just slop it onto a plate to serve. I look for the garnish, the special topping.......as I truly believe it is all in the presentation. When I saw this advertisement it almost makes me want to subscribe to their services.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Why I Like Autumn

-I look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving as it is my favorite holiday. It is less commercialized than the other holidays celebrated throughout the year. The focus is spending time with family and friends and for me is a day to reflect on everything I am thankful for.
-Driving by pumpkinfields or roadside stands selling pumkins makes me smile
-Cooler Weather means warm socks, fleece pullovers and comfy sweaters
-The clean crispness of the air
-Warm casseroles and comfort food
-The technicolor brilliance of the changing leaves
-Visiting the local orchard to pick apples
-Harvest moons

Monday, October 01, 2007

A Movie To Look Forward To

I am really looking forward to seeing this movie. It is based on a true story, which makes it even more intriguing for me, to think that the main character was a real person who went on this real, yet ultimately, tragic adventure.

My Favorite Song

My favorite song that I am always in the mood for is Hallelujah. It was originally written and performed by Leonard Cohen. It has been covered by many but my favorites are here, here, and here.

Childhood Memories

I have been spending alot of time reflecting on my 41 years of life and trying to remember my childhood ...I am not sure why but, this is quite a challenge for me... despite it tho'.... I'm really enjoying the journey.

I don't remember much......But I do remember summer days spent on my grandparents farm.
I remember the rows and rows of grapes which seemed as endless as my thirst for adventure.
I remember the pond where the tadpoles swam,visiting the cows across the road,walking along the train tracks with my cousin Patrick and collecting iron ores left behind by the travelling trains.

I remember living in Dunnville.
Mrs. Heller....my kindergarten teacher.
Playing hide and seek with Joan Stedman.
Learning to ride a bicycle and getting my first two wheeler.....a blue CCM.
Being allowed to stay up to watch the Wizard Of Oz,then having nightmares of the Wicked Witch Of The West.

I remember Kingston......1093 Hudson Drive.
I still remember our telephone number 389-6646.
Yellow gingham wallpaper in the kitchen.
Flying remote control planes with my father and my brothers in the open fields behind the high school.
The Wicked snow storms and snow days.
I remember my friends, Baddiah, Sariyah and Samirah.
Playing street hockey from dawn to dusk with the neighborhood kids.
I remember grade 3 in a portable with Mr. Hallstead who read us, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe and introduced us to the taste of Turkish Delight.
Playing on the ice hill during recess.....girls vs. boys, classmates.....Kirk Wood, Ellen Twyman.
I remember grade 5 with Mrs. Dick and the farewell cake she baked for me, as I was Alberta bound.

I remember Fort McMurray, Alberta.
We lived in a townhouse with lots of stairs.
Thickwood Heights and the strip mall where I would buy Teen & Tiger Beat magazines.
Hanging out at the local recreation centre, swimming, dances, friends.
I remember the Safeway grocery store.
Weekend afternoons spent at the matinee while mom and dad ran errands. I loved those afternoons.....Benji, Herbie the Lovebug, Pippi Longstocking, Where The Red Fern Grows.
Classmates and friends.....Vina Eddy, Barb Krawchuk, and Laura Thorpe.
Spending time with Lori Weller working on dance routines to the popular Saturday Night Fever.....Jive Talking.
I remember our dog Kirby and his horrific and untimely death.
Summer vacation heading westbound, Banff, Jasper, Vancouver, Victoria. Heading stateside.....my brother Mark buying a skateboard in Eureka, Oregon (I love the name of that city).... driving through the Redwood Forest, Knotts Berry Farm,standing on Ben Hurs chariot at Universal Studios in California.
My father buying his Moto Guzzi and the roadtrip home.

I remember Maracaibo, Venezuela.
We lived in a hotel Kristoffin the beginning.
Eating limes straight from the trees.
Icecream sundaes from the O.K. restaurant.
Our apartment.........El Tucan 7A.
Cockroaches, cockroaches, cockroaches.
Eating at the Tropiburger, El Gaucho and KFC. My chicken still had feathers on it.
Making friends with the local kids.... Fernando, Luis, Jose.
Making friends with the American family that lived in the building....the Madsens.
Spending Christmas Day at the beach.
Vacationing in Colombia.
Celebrating New Years Eve, atop a rooftop patio and watching endless fireworks.
Being one of the very few Canadians attending school at Escuela Bella Vista.
Classmates......Della Sutton, Alexandra Muchacho, Mark May.
Having a transfer student stay with us.
Endless days spent at Club Maracaibo, swimming, tennis, movies on the big screen and tequenos.......yummy!!

I remember...having absolutely no agenda...Do you remember those days? You woke up with nothing in particular to do. Just play...or whatever. I might lock myself up in my bedroom and read all day or lay in the livingroom and listen to music. I might play with Barbies or pretend I was one of Charlies Angels. I didn't carry around a never ending to-do list. The only list I kept was a list of all the movie stars I was going to marry one day.
I do remember all the smells, tastes, images, feelings and I have enjoyed feasting, in the allure of these childhood memories.