Thursday, April 26, 2007

"More of what you wanted, sooner then you dreamed"

That's the Mazda slogan on the front of their vehicle brochures...ironic hey? We're leasing a 2007 Mazda 3, starting on Monday! Hooray! I've been wanting a Mazda since before we got the Neon, so it's pretty exciting. It's got rain sensing windshield wipers, which Trevor will be happy to demonstrate to you, :) a CD player, cruise control, a glove box you could put a small child into, and a trunk that will definitely hold two guitars, an amp and a pod board.

The sad news is we still haven't heard about whether they caught the bad guys, or what our insurance is going to do for us. Our rates are going to double, between the theft and having a brand-new car, and the value of the stuff that was stolen out of the car isn't enough to claim under our home insurance. So we're out quite a bit of money, and we're told that we'll probably only get $500-$1000 replacement cash for the car. :(

At least the Neon is paid for though!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


When my phone rang at about 20 after 4 this morning, I was annoyed. When it rang again, then Trevor's phone rang twice, I was worried. Trevor went to check the message, and it was from a police constable who called to say that our car had been STOLEN, totalled and is now in the impound lot.

I'm just...WHY? It's an old NEON, for goodness' sake - it doesn't even go that fast! (Trevor said it wouldn't even count as GRAND theft We only finished paying for it last week, and we were hoping to drive it for a few more months yet. I just got some work done on it on Sunday, and yesterday after work we got Trevor new shoes to wear to Scott and Sam's wedding...they're gone, along with my down parka, two bags of books I was going to sell, a bag of food for the food bank, and the list goes on!

The car was rolled, and there's blood in it. I can't get the details because our constable has gone off duty, but the guy at the impound lot says it was an injury accident. I'm hoping that means they caught the guys that did it! The unfortunate thing is that whoever took it, even if they got caught, will probably be back shortly, prowling our neighbourhood for more cars to steal.

Now we have to get a rental, sort out insurance stuff, and get a new I really needed more stuff to stress about! Sigh...

Friday, April 20, 2007

My Personality

You Are An INFJ

The Protector

You live your life with integrity, originality, vision, and creativity.
Independent and stubborn, you rarely stray from your vision - no matter what it is.
You are an excellent listener, with almost infinite patience.
You have complex, deep feelings, and you take great care to express them.

You would make a great photographer, alternative medicine guru, or teacher.

50 Random Questions

1. Where is your dad right now?
No idea - my guess would be in bed sleeping

2. Last time you kissed someone?
This morning

3. Name five things you did today.
woke up
hit snooze
woke up againg
pushed the cat off my stomach so I could get up
fed the cats

4. Last person you text messaged?
I don't text message

5. What kind of phone do you have?
a red one that plays O Canada :)

7. Where does your best friend work?
Well, Trevor works at a law firm, and Heather goes to UBC. Which isn't TECHNICALLY working by traditional standards, but I hear university is a lot of work...

8. What are you listening to?
humming office noises

9. What do you smell like?
fabric softener

10. What color are your eyes?

11. Have you ever done a Chinese fire drill?
no, I've always meant to, but it's never come up at an appropriate time

12. What color is your bedroom floor?
some non-descript, non-exciting colour

13. Do you have a chair in your room?
which room?

14. What are you doing tomorrow?
running errands and maybe hanging out with Anne

15. Do you know anyone who is engaged?

16.What is your favorite #?

17. Do you know someone named Betsy?
I have an aunt named Betsy, but I don't really know her...

18. What color is your mom's hair?
brown - about the same as mine, but she has a wee bit more grey... :)

19. Do you have a dog? Breed? Name?

20. Do you remember singing any songs as a kid?
yah, I sang all the time. I used to get out the Maranatha praise book and sing while I did dishes.
I can't believe I just said that...

21. Are you married?

22. When was the last time you talked to one of your siblings?
I talked to my brother on MSN last night

24. Do you play an instrument?

25. Do you like fire?
I love campfires

26. Are you allergic to anything?
Yah, egg yolks, perfume, tobacco smoke, and broccoli

27. Do you have a crush on anyone?

28. Best friend?
I have a few really good best friends, but as far as time spent together and crap we've been through and all that fun stuff...well, you know who you are... :)

29. Have you ever been to a spa?

30. Did you take science all four years of high school?

31. Do you like butterflies?
Live ones

32. Do you miss someone right now?
Yah :(

33. Does someone miss you right now?
I hope so!

34. Have you ever seen your school counselor?

35. Have you ever wanted to be a teacher?
Only when I went through my Little House on the Prairie phase when I was about 10 or 11...

36. What is one thing you've learned about life?
Chocolate helps

37. Whats your favorite color?

38. Is anyone jealous of you?
I hope not

39. Ever been stuck in an elevator?

40. What does your mom call you?
I'm not telling!!!

41. What do your friends call you?

42. What does your hair look like right now?
messy - really need to get it cut

43. Has a friend ever used you?
I'm just not even going to try to answer that one...

44. Has anyone ever told you they liked you more than a friend?
not in so many words

45. What have you eaten today?
bran muffin and cheese

46. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
straight and wavy

48. Who was the last person you drove with?

49. What are you looking forward to?
Lunch with Trevor today, hanging out with Anne tomorrow, hanging out with Jennifer on Sunday, seeing Sam and Leah on Saturday, going to NS next month, going to Ottawa in July, a wedding in September...

50. How are you today?
I did the taxes on Wednesday night, and I still have a headache from it, and my boss is home sick today, so it's going to be a special day...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


My great-grand mother, Annie St. Croix, died in her sleep last night. She was over 100 years old, 103, I think it was. I didn't know her at all, but it feels kind of like the end of an era.

It's amazing to me to think of all the things that changed in her lifetime. She was born in the early 1900's, when Newfoundland wasn't even part of Canada yet! They were disputing the ownership of Alaska, the "wireless" was becoming the next big thing, coke was actually made with cocaine, the average salary was $300 USD per year, only the wealthy had phones and cars, "Yankee Doodle" was a hit song, and the Wright brothers were still working on the airplane. I wonder what she thought of how things have changed, and will things change that much in my lifetime?

They've already changed quite a bit - when I was born, people didn't have home computers, phones still had rotary dials, and families usually only had one car. Cold war missiles were still a threat, cell phones didn't exist, the Internet hadn't been invented, cassette tapes were new technology, Canadian families still got a "baby bonus", and there wasn't any GST!

I wonder what changes the next 75 years will bring? Flying cars, a molecular transporter, family vacations on the moon, microchips in your hand with all your info on them, a cure for cancer...?

Friday, April 13, 2007

What kind of Blogger am I?

You Are a Life Blogger!

Your blog is the story of your life - a living diary.
If it happens, you blog it. And make it as entertaining as possible.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Winter Blahs...

Man, is it ever nasty out there. I'm watching snow/rain blowing sideways, and it's still so dark out I can barely see it to begin with. ICK! And I've gotten a cold, and I've lost my keys, and the neighbours upstairs are a's just not shaping up to be a very good day! The perfect kind of day to crawl back into bed and pull the covers over your's supposed to be spring! :(

Monday, April 02, 2007

My Autobiography

Write this out IN YOUR OWN WORDS and re-post as, "My Autobiography"


1. Where did you take your default pic? facebook - In the parking lot of Sunridge mall, by the Krispy Kreme. It was when Heather was visiting in February of 2006. Blog - at the Deane House, at my staff Christmas party in 2006.

2. What are you wearing right now? clothes...

3. What is your current problem? Which one? lol The most pressing ones are money, a messed up spine, and wanting to move away from Calgary.

4. What makes you most happy? laughing with my friends or sitting somewhere cozy with a good book

5. What's the name of the song that you're listening to? No music - just the sr. partner trying to be funny about the fact that I don't really talk much...oy...

6. Has anyone you've been really close with passed away? My Nan - not that we were close exactly, but she was a big part of my life

7. Do you like MTV? ewwwwww....

8. Name something that's annoying to you: oh, wow, where to start. Trevor's stinky socks, cobwebs in the laundry room, driving a Neon, hard pews that make my back hurt, stupid drivers, icy roads...

Chapter 1:

1. First name: Michelle

2. Nickname(s): Trevor calls me Mickey, and that's about it for that.

Chapter 2:

1. Do you live with your parent(s): No

2. Do you have any siblings? a brother and a sister

Chapter 3: Favorite...

1. Ice Cream: chocolate or butter pecan

2. Season: spring

Chapter 4: Do You..

1. Write on your hand? no

2. Call people back? I usually get my phone before anyone can leave a message

3. Believe in love: That's kind of a vague question...I believe that love is a good thing!

4. Sleep on a certain side of the bed? yup - the side that Trevor's not on, in whatever space the cat leaves me...

5. Any bad habits? being too pessimistic, eating too much junk food

6. Any mental health issues? I don't THINK so... :)

Chapter 5: Have You...

1. Sprained stuff? My ankle

2. Gotten stitches? Two, right above my right eyebrow

3. Taken painkillers? regularly

4. Stung by a bee? I think it was technically a wasp...

5. Thrown up at the dentist's office: nope

6. Sworn in front of your parents? Well, Mom thinks 'crap' is a swear, so yes

7. Had a detention? no

8.Been sent to the school principal? no

Chapter 6: Who/What was the last...

1. Movie you saw? We went to see Blades of Glory last night - it was pretty good, but Wild Hogs was more funny

2. Person who called you? my mom

3. who was the last person to tackle u? ummm...yah, I don't know if I've ever been tackled...

4. Thing you touched? other then where I'm sitting now, the fax machine

5. Thing you ate/drank? water

6. last thing you said out loud? I don't remember...something polite to the sr. partner who was trying to be funny, I think.