Friday, October 29, 2004
Which molecule are you?
You are glucose. People feed off of you. You are
sweet, caring, and a source of energy for
everyone around you. You can inspire others
with your creativity and depth, and you can
keep people alive when in times of famine.
People love you...or at least the way you
Which Biological Molecule Are You?
Which rock chick are you?
Which Rock Chick Are You?
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Some more quiz results
The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!
Here is how I matched up against all the levels: ( Pretty obvious result for anyone that knows me! ).
|Purgatory (Repenting Believers)||Very Low|
|Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)||Moderate|
|Level 2 (Lustful)||Low|
|Level 3 (Gluttonous)||High|
|Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)||Low|
|Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)||High|
|Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)||Very High|
|Level 7 (Violent)||Moderate|
|Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)||Moderate|
|Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)||Low|
So far it has cost us $26.18 to use that much of the banks money. Not bad!
Okay so I am weird about financial stuff, but I had one of those "I wonder...." moments this morning and decided to satisfy my curiousity. So we live in red ink a lot. It's easier to add in the cheque book than to subtract!
Sunday, October 24, 2004
Eddie did a fanastic 25 minute guitar solo. The guy is amazing! He must have to get cortisone shots in his fingers once in a while. Alex did a 5 minute drum solo that left him dripping with sweat. Quite an aerobic workout I guess. I kind of have a thing for drummers. If I was a groupie I would probably want to do the drummer.
The encore songs were: "You Really Got Me", "Panama", and "When It's Love".
Meredith you would have loved it!
Friday, October 22, 2004
For the first time I am going to try and use the ruled pages. Carrie ( our Creative Memories rep ) is bringing me a package of them tonight. I have a journal that I wrote while in Perth that I am going to transfer to the ruled pages in the scrapbook ( embellished with suitable photos and stickers of course ). So I hope to have a fun and productive night.
In other news, we are going to see Van Halen tomorrow night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Toni's boss bought tickets for various people in the office that wanted to go. We are also going out for dinner and Toni and the other employees decided that we will all chip in take care of the boss's dinner bill. Roland has shelled out at least $1000 for tickets so it's the least we can do. Dinner is at The Cannery restaurant in east Vancouver. The concert is at the Coliseum ( surprisingly it's not at GM Place ) so we picked a restaurant that is relatively close. I think I will probably have cioppino. Their's is really good.
I probably won't be doing another post until at least Sunday afternoon, so I hope everyone has a great weekend.
Thursday, October 21, 2004
So what house are you?
Weaver Creek field trip
This shows pretty much what we saw today. We also went to the Chehalis River Salmonid Hatchery just down the road from Weaver Creek. The creek feeds the river. At the hatchery are the holding tanks for eggs and fry. There was also a big pond for keeping Chum salmon in. I guess to hold them for egg recovery or something.
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Memories of Annette
"Post a memory you have of me. Any memory at all. Then post this in your own blog if you want to see what others remember about you."
Well Annette I have only been reading your blog for a month or so and I can't really remember anything from it! I remember plenty of things from various bulletin boards though. Like you encouraged me when I started Winter Queen and wasn't sure of my lilac colour conversion. And when we all did a Google search for our names and mine came up for a meeting in Mesa Arizona that some other "Kelley Mueller" was supposed to go to and didn't. You teased me about me not coming to see you and I said something like "sorry but I was too busy missing the meeting".
I do enjoy reading your blog though and I can't make any recommendations of what I would like to see. Actually I think it would be rude of me to do so anyway. It's YOUR blog, post about whatever tickles your fancy!
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
This weather pixie thing.
I am typing this at 10:32 am. I just looked at my blog and the pixie's weather update is from 9:00 Pacific Daylight Time. She is wearing a long sleeve ( could possibly be 3/4 length actually ) shirt and jeans. The weather info says partly sunny, 11C and wind of 3 knots. I don't know what knots are as compared to km/h but it was pretty damn cold in my face on the way to take Kyra to school today. And at 8:00 this morning I was not running around in jeans and a shirt. I had a swearshirt on, my raincoat and leather gloves.
At night my pixie never seems to wear a jacket either.
Monday, October 18, 2004
Very important scrapbooking.
I will pretend to be the Clarica agent now - we got married in '95 so up until then there were no "our" photos because there was no "our" camera, just mine and his. Sometimes we took pictures of the same event we were both at. By '94 when we got engaged there started to be more "our" photos happening.
Sunday, October 17, 2004
The nominees are ( in alphabetical order ):
Sir Frederick Banting. Nobel prize winner and discoverer of insulin.
Sir Alexander Graham Bell. First phone call made from Brantford, Ontario.
Tommy Douglas. One-time Premier of Saskatchewan. Father of Medicare.
Sir John A. MacDonald. Our first Prime Minister.
Lester B. Pearson. Former Prime Minister and winner of Nobel Peace prize.
Dr. David Suzuki. Scientist and environmentalist.
Pierre Trudeau. Former Prime Minister.
Ruminations on beer
Sunday Brunch, etc.
1) What size is your bed?
2) Do you prefer fabric sofas or leather sofas? What do you have?
Fabric. Leather is either too hot or too cold. I have a cheap sofa and loveseat because I have small children
3) What wood stain color is your favorite?
I like lighter stains, like pine or even oak.
4) What piece of furniture is at the top of your wish list right now?
We could really use book shelves in various places, but that's it. We just bought new furniture in July when we moved into this house.
5) Do you have a piece of furniture in your home that doesn't seem to fit but that you can't bear to part with?
No not really.
Friday, October 15, 2004
- House - not too big or fancy, just big enough and nice enough
- Kids - one of each
- Pet - a dog. I suppose to be even more average we should have a cat too
- Marriage - 9 1/2 years sounds like an average length of time to be married
- Money - hubby makes a decent salary, but we are not rich and that is fine with me
- Family - kind of boring, no drama, everyone gets along. We have a lot of fun together.
- Hobbies - cross stitch, scrapbooking. Kind of average. I am going to teach myself how to machine quilt
- Personal - height is a bit short, but otherwise average, eyes and hair are average brown, weight is a bit heavy but lots of people can say that so I am average there too.
- Intelligence - somewhere between Einstein and the Village Idiot
So my life is pretty nice just how it is. I try to look on the bright side, try to be nice to people, I only smoke cigars sometimes, I occasionally hit the sauce a bit too hard but not too often, and I obey the law ( okay I jaywalk, but that's not so bad ).
Thursday, October 14, 2004
So now it's getting smoked.
Can't wait! Yummmmm!
Hips, or "It's a bugger getting old".
I know, I should go to the doctor. I am afraid of being told I have arthritis. Almost every woman in my family has it so my odds aren't terrific. My Dad has bursitis in his hip and has to get a cortisone shot. My hip has been buggin me off and on for months and it makes aweful clicking noises. Having Dad tell me about his hip has got me thinking about mine.....
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Computer fax morons
A phone ringing at 4:45 am does not inspire light-hearted thoughts. It's more like "What the fuck?" as you wake up, followed by "Oh great, who died?". Then to answer said phone and hear fax static, well that is guaranteed to put me a good mood. The stupid phone rang 3 more times and I got 3 messages of fax static. I finally unplugged it.
You would think after 4 times someone would figure out, "Hey the fax isn't going through!"
Those of you in Eastern Time trying to send a fax at 7:45 in the morning DOUBLE CHECK THE PHONE NUMBER FIRST DIPSHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
I am a fishing widow
At least in a couple more weeks Daylight Savings will end and it will be too dark to fish ( and the fish will be gone ). He's chucked a few back in lately that look like they have been through a ringer. I think the salmon runs' days are numbered.
Monday, October 11, 2004
I'm not sure why I haven't wanted to stitch. The angel is a very pretty design and easy to stitch. Maybe I was just burned out. Anyway, now I only have a half hour to go on her current
5-hour rotation slot. Next up: Alaska Sampler.
On the way home we noticed that the Abbotsford Highway Patrol was on the war path. The Abby detachment is usually pretty good, but last night was exceptional. Traffic was reasonably heavy through Aldergrove/Clearbrook. At one point some guy from Alberta goes zooming past us. What's the rush buddy? You aren't gonna make the border by midnight anyway, so what's the hurry? A few minutes later a ghost car pulls out up ahead and nails someone. Toni says "I hope that was Alberta". It wasn't though. A few minutes later ANOTHER ghost car gets someone else ( wow, 2 cops on the same stretch of Hwy 1 within 2kms of one another! ) and this time it was Alberta. That was our giggle of the night.
Toni went fishing again this morning and came home with a spring. He's hacking it up right now. According to him "4 million people were at the river". Gee, pretty good of him to catch a fish with that many lines in the water!
Friday, October 08, 2004
Gotta love MSN!
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
"It's my blog and I'll be shallow if I want to, shallow if I want to...."
I officially love my oven!
My current oven is one of those Whirlpool ones with the flat cook-top. I made gingersnaps yesterday. So I used-2 cookie sheets covered with parchment paper, 12 balls of dough on each sheet, oven at 350, rack in the middle, timer on for 10 minutes. I went out into the living room to read and wait. After 10 mintues I took them out of the oven and they are absolutely perfect.
No fiddling with timing or temperature or anything! I can bake and follow the instructions and things will work! There is a God, and his name is Whirlpool!
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
He did come away with another chum salmon. A 10-pounder this time.
If he gets a cold I don't want to hear about it. He puts dry clothes on and then complains that his bum is cold. Naturally I am expected to warm it up! At the time of the complaint he is wearing a sweatshirt and SHORTS!
Another topic - Later on this evening he tells me that scientists have found out that pregnancy robs a woman's brain of a certain chemical that helps in memory retention. My answer, "I don't need science to tell me that!" I have 2 children and most days I am lucky to remember my own name.
Monday, October 04, 2004
My Hubby, the fishing ambassdor
Sunday, October 03, 2004
CIBC Run for the Cure
I mostly did a brisk walk, with some jogging once in a while. My cold is still hanging around and I found I was coughing more if I ran for too long. I still finished the 5 km route in 53 minutes and 45 seconds. Last year I took me just over an hour.
So far the Frazer Valley has raised over $186, 000.
My friend LB ran the whole way. Way to go!
Saturday, October 02, 2004
Sunday brunch a day early
Yes. We used to go on trail rides in Manning Park. I wonder if the Lightning Lake Stables are still there?
2) What is your favorite horse story or movie?
"The Man From Snowy River"
3) If you had the means, would you own a horse?
Probably not. I am not a huge horse fan and they are a lot of work.
4) Do you think it would be neat if we went back to everyone travelingby horse and buggy or just an inconvenience?
I think it would be a pain in the behind, literally!
5) Have you ever ridden in a hansom?
No, but that might be kind of cool!
So it's October...
I have the Angel of the Sea languishing in the closet with only half of a 5 hour rotation slot done. I dragged out my scrapbook and have done one page. The next page sits around with some circles punched out for the border and that's it. At least when I go to Croptoberfest on the 22nd I will forced to work on it. I think I just wanted to play with my carry-all....