Monday, November 22, 2004

Another small leap

Amazon is now making short movies for advertising products - the first one features Minny Driver. I kind of appreciate the directness of Amazon's approach, after all, most movies are just advertising anyway. It reminds me of the BMW movies with (drool) Clive Owen (they were much better).

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Adriana came over last night for some Chinese food and to see Ben now that he is walking around. She has the barest fridge I've ever seen, and she mentioned that she was now running out of condiments. That started us on a conversation about buying condiments at Costco. For me, it was a big bottle of ketchup that I bought when I was single. That bottle became an old friend, it saw me through good times and bad, through men, moves, and was still there when I met and married Steve, who came into our relationship with his own bottle of ketchup. When we ran out of ketchup last year, it was a little hard to get my head around. Fortunately, I recovered quickly, and even bought a huge bottle of dijon that should see me through until retirement.
We also tuned in to The Amazing Race last night. If you haven't watched it, it really is worth a gander. They were in Iceland, and I was blown away by how beautiful it looked - it's definitely been added to my travel list.

Monday, November 15, 2004


Originally uploaded by dina the mundane and oblivious.


What a great weekend! On Friday night we went out and saw The Incredibles which was amazing! If you haven't seen it yet - go now! Right now! Just leave work and tell them I told you to. On Saturday, Maggie and I went shopping out in Pointe Claire. We spent some money at Old Navy, and then had lunch and wandered some more. Sunday was quiet and relaxing with a touch of drama. We went for a walk after picking up my group Christmas gift, and decided to play in the leaves with Ben and take some pictures. We had a great time, took some great pics, and were getting ready to leave when Steve realised that he was no longer wearing his wedding ring. There we were down on our hands and knees in the park rummaging through huge piles of dead leaves. I found it after about 20 minutes of digging around, but talk about needle in a haystack. Sunday night was nice and quiet. We gave Ben a bath and then he decided to be very busy for another hour before bed. He gets very excited about baths now. When I'm running his water, he comes in and bangs on the tub and yells and bounces. It's getting much easier to figure out what he wants.

Friday, November 12, 2004


Going on a date tonight with my sweetie to see The Incredibles! Yippeee!

Tuesday, November 09, 2004


I am now in my new office, without a window. To compensate, my office mate and I have all the lights on, including three desk lamps, a torch light, and the overheads. If we get tired of working, I'm pretty sure we have enough candles/foot to start a decent marijuana growing operation :-)
To be fair though, the office makes up for its windowlessness by being big, and it's still better than a cubicle.
This Sunday we went up to the townies and helped my parents install their new computer and we put on our snow tires. The snow tires are on just in time, it snowed this morning. Fortunately, the snow isn't staying, but I'm ready for it!
I also picked up a sweet little film camera for almost nothing. The guy only used it for two rolls of film!

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

How to....

Coffeering is proud to offer the following 'How to'. This is not a rant, merely an instructional guide:

How to use an elevator:

When you arrive at the elevator, decide if you would like to go up or down and press the appropriate button ONCE. Frantically pressing the button every 1/2 second upsets the elevator god.

When the elevator arrives, stand back from the doors and give the people in the elevator a chance to get out. Barging into the elevator and pressing your floor number before people can get out will result in a thrashing.

When you get out of the elevator, keep going. I know that you think that you are very important and that the people behind you are either capable of walking through solid matter or, in fact, not even there, but some of us cannot walk through incredibly dense material. Be understanding.

When you see someone coming towards the elevator as the doors are about to close, OPEN the door. Do not pretend that you are pushing the open door button and shrug your shoulders.

freakin' nitwits

Monday, November 01, 2004

pumpkin market

Originally uploaded by dina the mundane and oblivious.

They'll pass anything off as a pumpkin these days!