Monday, April 30, 2001

Ahhhhhhhh, bubble wrap (pop! pop! pop!). The ultimate in brain-dead activity. Can't resist this site...
Neat self promotion site. Neat Flash use!Andy Foulds
Wow Elizabeth, that's one fine turkey hunting site ....thanks! I'm thinking of trying some of those calls out on my boss :-)
For some more useless fun, try this: waste vital minutes with the PERPETUAL BUBBLEWRAP
Yelp, Cluck and Cutt, Cutt
Wha...? you're probably saying. No, I haven't finally lost it. I've just found the best site ever for turkey hunting. This is no hobby for the self-conscious. My guess is that there's no need to actually shoot the birds. All they have to do is listen to the calls suggested here and they probably die laughing.

My grouting weekend I started to regrout Steve's bathroom last weekend and it's finally done! Yay! My folks came in to give us a hand with the garden shed as well. They are a great help, but I've seen them for four straight weekends and I think that's plenty. Luckily I'm getting a little break. I won't have to visit the parental unit until the weekend after Mother's Day. The Mother's Day weekend I'm leaving for Chicago and going to the STC conference for three days. Anyway, my back and arms and very sore, but the tile looks so much better and hopefully the wall behind the tile will stop rotting away from water damage.
The fates are against me! Last Friday I went out for lunch with a couple of people I work with. I didn't actually want to go, I had a lunch and stuff, but sometimes you have to be sociable at work. Besides, one of the guys has a cousin who works at the restaurant and he wanted to see her. I've been trying to watch what I eat and refrain from the french fries, etc, so this was a bit of a temptation . Well, I was really good at the restaurant. They had a grilled chicken sandwich that they serve open-face with a nice salad. It was very good and quite healthy. We're getting ready to leave when the guy's cousin shows up and gives us dessert to take out. When we get upstairs we open our take-out packages and there's a piece of chocolate cake the size of my head in there! Someone is definitely plotting against me.

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Melt in your mouth Hey gals! I've been thinking about chocolate. I love chocolate, it's my favorite food. I got a whole whack of it for Easter, but I've hidden most of it from myself in order to not gain 20 pounds in one month. I did a Google search for "chocolate" and came up with some yummy sites. Godiva and Ghirardelli both have recipes and a history of chocolate. I found out how chocolate works, and even where I can go to send virtual chocolate. Ahhhhhh, I am spent!
Of course you can stay Rebecca! Welcome aboard!

Wednesday, April 25, 2001

Hi everyone. Hey, I watched some excellent TV the other night. It shows that "reality TV" is good for something. It was the top 15 moments of COPS. It f-in' rocked. The tension and unbelievable circumstances that these cops experienced were riveting. The no. 1 moment was when a cop rushed to a burning house to see if he could get any occupants out before the fire trucks arrived. He spent a very tense five or six minutes trying to bust down the door, then knocked out pane after pane of window, shouting "Police! Your house is on fire! Come on out!" Then this little old lady came to the door in her nightie, and he tried to get her out but she went back in for her robe. He finally got her out on the lawn and radioed in that he had cleared the house. On the radio his mate says "Okay, but I'm over next door at the house that's on fire.." It just doesn't get any better than that. My only regret is that I didn't tape it.
Incidentally, the weekly version of COPS is not really worth watching. Too boring and depressing. Criminals are so dumb!
I'm new to this blog. Whaddya think? Can I stay? I'll try to be interesting!

Monday, April 23, 2001

Sleazy Keith I couldn't agree more, Keith's a real bottom feeder. I was hoping that he would get voted out. I wonder if that proposal is worth anything at all, and whether his girlfriend will rethink the whole thing now that he has returned from the Outback. I like Rodger and I was really sad that he got knocked off. I think that Elisabeth will be the next to go, no one stands a chance if she's in the final two. It's too bad. I'm also wondering what has happened to North Americans in general. The people who came here and started from nothing certainly had it way tougher and I'm sure, with the exception of Susanna Moody, that they did very little complaining. I guess it's because we're all so used to our cushy existence, but it's sad to think that our pioneering spirit is a thing of the past. I don't think that I would be any less whiny if I was a Survivor. Pretty pathetic........

Friday, April 20, 2001

Survivor. Is it just me, or is Keith from Survivor a sleaze and a dork? And isn't Colby hypocritical? And what's with these morons that they can't do anything besides sit around and stare at the fire (except Roger) ? I know they're hungry, but geez! Well, they must be something, given how poorly they did in that easy immunity challenge. But still... And poor Roger! 0! But the guy's a class act....
Sigh...OK, I've had my Friday morning rant...cheers, all! :-)

Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Yet another stupid show
I haven't seen this one yet, but it's called "Chains of Love". A guy is chained to four cute girls non-stop in a mansion. Apparently, there are bathroom breaks, but they go out in public shackled together and the guy votes off one girl at a time. The last one bound gets money. I'm wondering how much people are willing to humiliate themselves for cash. Can we go any further?
To continue on the theme of scary stupid cultural phenomena, I watched The Weakest Link and while some of the questions demanded some knowledge and skill, the way people were voted off seemed just as arbitrary as Survivor. The weakest didn't necessarily get voted off, but rather if someone was perceived to be too arrogant that was sufficient grounds despite their ability to bank money and answer questions. Those who were voted off are interviewed briefly afterwards and the whining is really quite something, particularly if the individual couldn't ansswer questions correctly.

However, the one "redeeming" quality of the program if you want to call it that is that once a participant is voted off, the participant has to walk the walk of shame (or is it humiliation?).

The emcee is a nasty piece of work, but for some reason I find her more likeable than the contestants. Call me callous and sadistic....ooh, ouch, ouch!

Tuesday, April 17, 2001

Melting snow, warm sunshine, and no more Dr. Laura - does life get any better? The truly scary thing about phenomena like Dr. Laura, Jerry Springer, and Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire is the fact that enough people watch or listen to keep them alive!!!

My sister recently announced that according to her calculations, 80% of the world's population is idiotic - and every day I become more convinced. I just read Scott Adams' latest newsletter, in which one True Tale of In-duh-viduals featured a woman who complained to her boss that her cubicle was badly located. She was moved, but then her boss realized that the new cubicle was too big for her employee grade - so they promoted her.

Happy after-Easter!

Monday, April 09, 2001

Spring whooping dance
Yay!! The snow is melting and it's really nice outside!! Steve and I went up to the townies yesterday with his mom to celebrate my dad's birthday. It was a good day.

Friday, April 06, 2001

So a cultural icon is given the heave ho eh? If you thought her pronouncements were idiotic, so were alot of her callers who couldn't think their way out of a paper bag and it's no surprise that they were having problems with their lives. The trouble is the masses when they are bored find other equally boring and annoying icons to keep themselves amused.

As for the build a better mouse and the world will feel better, I'll believe it when I see it. I think the real cure would be to stop using computers entirely. We would all feel better.....

Wednesday, April 04, 2001

For everyone who suffers from mousing, the solution may be just around the corner. - Canada’s Information Technology Resource

Tuesday, April 03, 2001

Dr. Laura finally canned
It's about time the masses finally heaved a huge sigh of boredom and ignored this lady and her idiotic pronouncements. Her advice is cut and dry and given without any true knowledge of a caller's situation and she always assumes that her audience is as dumb as a sack of rocks. True, most intelligent people who are capable of running their own lives tune out after one "I am my kid's mom", but she has done no one a service by making her opinions known throughout North America. Good riddance.

Monday, April 02, 2001

Here comes the sun!
After a small, depressing snowfall on Friday night followed by a cool weekend, I believe that we may be finally out of winter. I realise that saying this jinxes the whole darn lot of us, but it's sunny and nearly 4C out there, so I have my hopes up. Steve's returning from Windsor today with his mom. 10 hours on a train is not my idea of fun, you lose a whole day travelling. This week I will be attempting to visit the printer with my idea for the wedding invites and see if we can come up with a plan. I'll keep you posted.