1. As a child, who was your favorite superhero/heroine? Why?
I liked Wonder Woman with her snazzy costume, dark hair, invisible jet, bracelets that could deflect bullets and her crazy lasso.
2. What was one thing you always wanted as a child but never got?
A Tonka Truck. They were so cool back in the day, heavy and made of metal. It was like you had a real miniature bulldozer. I only got to play with them when I played with boys. I am a tomboy at heart. Now Tonka’s are lame... they're made of plastic?!!!
3. What's the furthest from home you've been?
4. What's one thing you've always wanted to learn but haven't yet?
To site read music and also learn to play piano
5. What are your plans for the weekend?
Convalescing... I am feeling pretty rundown this week.
For now I think Boatman is the mole... BEEEP...wrong...EXECUTED... please try again. OK, OK I think Frederique is the mole! But I am still unsure!!!!
:: tiffany 1:40 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, January 27, 2003 ::
Sasha has her first tooth coming up. Poor thing. We thought she picked up some bad fussy-habits from Baby-Carsen when she visited but she is cranky from her tooth.
In blogging news we have Blogwhore 2, the "Survivor" of blog-world. I just found out about it today and I will try and follow it... we will see how it goes. If it is anything like the Celebrity Mole... then I will like it. I got my wish: both Corbin and Baldwin are off the show. I didn't mind Corbin as much without Baldwin but he still had that crazy-veiny-hockey-dad-thing going on. The more I watch the show... the more moley everyone looks. For now I think Boatman is the mole... but I am still pretty unsure!!!
:: tiffany 1:48 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, January 24, 2003 ::
Caught off Guard
It has been a very busy week. We have had two sets of guest breeze in from out of town for the
Canucks verses Red Wings game *
Fri. Jan 24, 2003 7:00 PM * General Motors Place - VAN.
Our first set of visitors were my BIL and his new girlfriend. They were supposed to come over on Wednesday for dinner. On Tuesday I get a call from my BIL and he was saying that he was standing outside our apartment building and to buzz him up. I am not believing a word that he says because my call display does not show him calling from the door. Well he fooled me. He was calling from his cell phone and he needed our buzzer number. He must have been really excited about introducing his new girlfriend showing up a day and a half early, unannounced, and straight from the airport. Unfortunately it was an inopportune time for me. I was in my scrubbies, in the middle of a cleaning storm, getting all sweaty from running the vacuum, and I'm in the middle of cleaning the washroom. I couldn't believe it. I buzz them in rush and change my pants and hurriedly throw a sweater on. My hair is up and there are strands falling all dishevelled. I am breathless at the door when I answer it but I put on a big smile. Sasha just woke so I use her to entertain them and my husband's due home in 10 minutes. This is not the way I planned to meet his girlfriend.... Some first impression!
The next night they come over as planned for a nice dinner and we played a board game afterwards. I was looking lovely and primped and everything went as planned. I really like his girlfriend. She is very charming and personable. It was a lovely evening and I wish we had more time to visit with them.
Our second set of guests my girlfriend, her husband, and their daughter who is 2 months younger than Sasha showed up as planned. We were all excited about our babies meeting each other for the first time. We put them on the floor right away to let them check each other out. It was wild. Sasha scooted right over to Carsen and put her hand on her. Unfortunately the day was taxing on Carsen and she was crazy-fussy. Everything was unfamiliar to her and she was really hard to put down, poor thing. I was really proud of Sasha. She was so well behaved and pretty much a ham showing off her moves to get attention. Again we had a nice meal and we also drank a couple of bottles of wine... and then we wished we had more. The wine was really good, especially since they made it at a U-Brew joint. We were going to play a game but we got pretty wrapped up in conversation leading well into the night.
Gordon Campbell blew 0.149 on the breathalizer... I guess he did have more than a few!!!
:: tiffany 5:47 PM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 ::
Our *Lovely* Premier Gordon Campbell
Our Premier of BC Canada took a nice vacation to Maui had a few, and drove home all drunken-ed up. He said he was pulled over by police and given a roadside blood alcohol test. Drivers in Hawaii face charges of driving under the influence when they are suspected of driving with a blood-alcohol concentration level above .08 per cent. The charge carries a maximum $1,000 fine or five-day jail term. So I guess he had more than a few...
In Campbell's statement he said "Let this be understood: this misjudgement happened on my personal vacation. This is utterly my responsibility. It had nothing to do with the discharge of my duties with my staff, my colleagues or officials."
But NDP Leader Joy MacPhail said Mr. Campbell should quit. "I am completely perplexed by Mr. Campbell's defence it was on his private time," she said. "I have never ever believed public officials are allowed to distinguish between public and private time when it comes to breaking the law."
He also said "he doesn't believe he has ever broken B.C. drinking driving laws." Hmmmmffftttt! "believe"... can you see the snake-politician in him seeping out?
His only hope is the sympathy of the BC public. I am sure we won't be forgetting this soon.
Here's my sympathy: He works for BC and our taxes pay his salary andhe can afford to take his grand annual vacation to Maui so he can get a tan and all liquored up during our rainy season. And who was he with at the party? He claims he was driving alone. So where was his family at the time? He breaks the law and pleads to the public, his family and all the rest his bozo-staff for forgiveness. I just wonder how much sympathy he would muster for one of his fellow felons if the tables were turned. I have never had a good feeling about Campbell. He tried running when I was a kid and everyone despised the guy back then; it's a wonder how he snuck back in. I suppose most of the population who voted for him recently weren't living in BC when I was a kid and didn't know what a snake he could be. Thank goodness nobody was hurt... oh, except his pride. I am mad... can you tell?
1. Where are you right now? In the baby room/computer room
2. What time is it? 12:23pm
3. What are you wearing? Black sweatshirt, grey long johns, soft grey socks and my big blue fuzzy slippers... tres chic!
4. Any people or animals around you? Describe them. Sasha my 6 month old daughter is on the floor playing with various toys, rolling to where she wants to go. Milo the cat who is black with white markings is lurking about keeping an eye on things.
5. What are your plans for the weekend? My family is going to make the big journey walk to the library... who knows maybe we will pop over to the mall quickly so I can pick up some knitting needles. Other than that we are going to relax and enjoy our little family.
It was a sunny autumn day when I went for a walk with my baby girl and took this picture. The sun was shining down with warmth, not a cloud in the deep blue sky. It was the kind of day where you feel cold in the shade and are thankful to feel the sun slowly sinking into you. The wind was brisk, kissing your cheeks with gusts of cold. Everything felt crisp; nature's colours were bright and sharp. On days like this nature makes you smile and in your heart your spirit feels free.
I remember hearing how Billy Bob Thorton was supposed to be such a great actor. After hearing how everyone’s raves I sought out some of his movies; watching them here and there I never understood what all the fuss was about. That is until my husband and I watched Sling Blade this weekend. Now I understand what all the ruckus and hoo-haw is about. What an amazing film and to top off his acting ability Billy Bob wrote and directed it as well. I am partial to low budget independent films. The cast ( Billy Bob Thorton, Dwight Yoakam, J. T. Walsh, John Ritter, Lucas Black (II), Natalie Canerday, Robert Duvall ) was amazing. I have never been a big fan of John Ritter but I think this is the best roll I've seen him in. The kid, Lucas Black was so well suited to his part. I was amazed by everyones abilities. I have to say that I didn't even recognize Billy Bob right off. The music (Daniel Lanois) was powerful and very much suited the whole ambiance of the movie.
:: tiffany 12:21 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, January 02, 2003 ::
Happy New Year!
It seems that when the New Year approaches we naturally take stock of what we have accomplished this year and what we want to accomplish in the New Year. My husband and I have some firm goals to better our family for the year before us. I find that if we really want to get things done we have to write them down on paper and make a plan... otherwise things seem to blow away or become disorganized. It's hard because it takes time to do all this planning (I think I am a procrastinator by nature). The thing is... most of the time it is soooo worth all the time invested in planning. I came across some helpful tools. Now I will just have to *find the time* to take advantage of them.