Friday, April 9, 2010

Thought-provoking statements

I am hoping to get back to regular blogging asap (this coming week at the latest), particularly on my two equine-related blogs, so please bear with me. In the mean time...I must seek out and marry whoever wrote this: not only have they got a great sense of humour, but they are so brilliantly correct ;)

Even when opportunity knocks, you still have to get off your ass and open the door.

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to
immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when
you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap
when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm
pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you
how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a
moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything
productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue
Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and
it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper
that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never
wash this - ever.

15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello?
Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times
and goes to voice mail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the
phone and run away?

16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and
then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I
know not to answer when they call.

18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

19. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given
Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

21. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was
younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on
when I first saw it.

22. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in
each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

24. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between
boredom and hunger.

25. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you
just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word
they said?

26. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of
cars team up to prevent an A-hole from cutting in at the front. Stay
strong, brothers and sisters!

27. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never
get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

28. Is it just me or do high school kids get dumber & dumber
every year?

29. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure
you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

30. As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate
drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate

31. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times
and still not know what time it is.

32. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating
their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the
Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my ass everyone can find and push the
snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed,
first time, every time!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Whatcha say

Okay, this keeps nagging at me so I am going to finally blog about it. Video below.

Jason Derulo, Whatcha Say. Lyrics here.

I love the woman's lyrics, how the chick in the song is sarcastic "of course it is", "well of course you did". Booya!! I only wish she had slightly more self-respect in the movie, and did not open the door to him at the end. Why? Here's the problem. The guy in the song is your typical guy. Self-serving, wanting the cake and to eat it too. He did not stay true to her (though I do believe personally that cheating is the result of something wrong within the relationship, which may be a result of one party or both parties, rather than simply the cheater's fault) and does not realise all his mistakes until the end. Fine. I understand forgiveness. But like I said, your typical selfish bachelor-living guy who only looks after himself and does not realise what he has until it is gone. But then he goes on to say "but when I become a star we'll be living so large, I'll do anything for you". That's the problem. See, guys I know it's natural for you to want to play the role of the 'provider'. You think it's enough to just bring home the dollars and work your ass off, but, and I realise this sounds bitchy, it's not. You have to invest in the relationship as well, because eventually we get tired of it being one-sided and of carrying all the weight. Don't tell us that you'll do anything for us "because we'll be living so large". We (well, any down-to-earth woman, I am leaving out the shallow twits here) don't want your money. We don't need to live large. We just want you, and we want you to play a part in the relationship.

*sigh* rant over. Sorry, I realise this is just a song, but it really showcases how it really happens. Guys honestly somehow really think this, that it's ok because they'll treat us well and make up for their mistakes in living large. Trust me, I've heard it before and it's annoying to get through to guys - so listen up guys!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Olympics: Days 9/10/11 & final conclusion

Our Day 9 of attending the Olympics encompassed watching some fabulous Speed Skating with Matt's parents. We enjoyed observing quite a few oval records as well as a new Olympic record!! All our Canadian skaters did exceptionally well; it was quite fun to watch! Meanwhile, we also watched the Russia/Canada game, which we won (7-3 for Canada) - wohoo!!!

Day 10 (Day 14 of the Olympics though) Matt and I attended the Freestyle Skiing Men's Aerials Final at Cypress Mountain. It was a little chilly but well worth it. Vanoc once again stepped up to the plate, moving 9,000 people from SFU to the mountain within an hour; they were fantastically organised. We stood for well over an hour to keep our spot with a decent view, haha, meanwhile freezing our feet off (we sort of under-estimated how cold the mountain would be, ashamed to admit as Canadians, lol). After the first round, the Canadians were doing fantastic, with Kyle Nissen I believe it was, sitting at the top. Unfortunately though we were beat out of any medals at the final round!! It was a bit of a let-down, however it was still an enjoyable and worthwhile event to attend (and our first where Canada did not do something exceptional or go on to do something exceptional!).

Friday we were up early to pack up and head out!! I already miss the old house we stayed in, everything else now just seems so lacking in history, character, and stories ;) We headed out to Lone Butte, BC, where we checked out a horse we were interested in (and ended up purchasing) and were treated to the hospitality of some of my family's friends for the night. The following day, after a last visit with our new filly, we headed back to the Olympics, this time to stay in Hope, BC, so that Matt could attend the Gold Medal Men's Hockey game with his dad.

Today Matt was up early and was out with his dad for the game (our Day 11 of the Olympics); I definitely took advantage of more sleep, hehe, before heading out to the nearest bar with his mom to watch the game on tv. And what a game it was!! I have to admit to a sigh of relief escaping with the first goal, and another with the second goal. The Americans soon tied it up though, which only made for a more intense game which included my perching nervously in my seat and even knocking over a glass of water (re-hydrating, don't worry, as a true Canadian I was drinking, hahahaha). We had to win, after all we'd endured from the Americans. Sorry US friends, but some of your fellow comrades were downright disrespectful and cocky up here!! They needed a good boot in the butt for some of their behaviour. Like, using our flag as a doormat in the changerooms (US women's hockey team), apparently. And claiming our winning a Gold and Silver (cannot recall which event though?) over the US was all part of a 'conspiracy'. I'm sorry, but that's just downright un-sportsman-like. Pull up your socks, suck it up, and be a fricken sport. Hockey is OUR sport and we deserved that win today - kudos to Crosby for that game-winning goal in overtime!! I am so proud to be a Canadian, we rock!!

Tomorrow we are headed back home to more mundane tasks such as sleeping, taking three horses to the vet for dentals, checking in on one of my fully leased-out horse and letting someone try out another to potentially be leased, riding my Thoroughbred, checking out properties for sale, and packing for work (3 weeks of it, look out!). It'll be nice for a break, and watching a few events on tv (and the game today) was a nice, slow, let-down from the Olympics high from attending the events we did (we attended 11 Olympics events/venues of 17 days of Olympics), we're finishing the Olympics on a bright note - DOMINATION!!! Muahahahahaha....*silence*.... ;P

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Day 8

As plans usually prove, yesterday's did not go as planned and we did not make it to the Aquarium - but it is on my list of things to do next time I am out here for sure!! I definitely recall loving it as a kid and am anxious to see it as it is now.

Prior to hitting the hockey game, we toured about Granville St and Gastown, including a stop at Lululemon for some hockey hats (only the coolest hats ever to wear to the hockey game! Muahahahaha!!), a couple of stops for souvenirs for family, and a stop for crepes (oh my!). Everything was much less packed than is usual, due to the drizzly weather. By the time we were finished our shopping, we were pretty happy to be headed to our venue and a break from the rain, which had increased and now included some fairly strong winds. I was a little chilly underneath my raincoat (I had just a Canada t-shirt on beneath), but was pretty ecstatic to find that I was completely dry under my coat!! The water just beaded off as if I were a (very cool, I might add) duck - it was so cool to shake off the beads later (hehehe, yea, I know, simple minds, simple things, yada yada yada). Matt's coat was alright but the extra $$ paid for my coat seemed to have paid off, as his was a little less resistant to the water. I was so glad that putting the money into a really good raincoat paid off, because usually you find things tend to be the other way around (lol).

Today was our 8th day attending an Olympic event/venue, 12th day of the Olympics (did you see that Gold yesterday by our Figure Skating Ice Dance, Virtue and Moir?? WOW!!! First time in North America for such a Gold!!!): today's special was attending the GER/CAN game!! Wow, our boys played fabulous today! We used Luongo in net today, which proved amazing - he did an absolutely fantastic job of goalkeeping. Canada produced 39 shots on goal today, in comparison to Germany's 23, and Luongo made 21 saves (for a 91.3 saves percentage) to the Germans' 31. First goal was scored by us at 10:13 in the first period by Thornton, second goal was scored at second period by Weber at 2:32 into the period! Weber's shot actually broke both the net and the glass behind the net; we had to wait not only for repairs but also for a decision - they did not notice the goal right away. Third goal was scored by Iginla just a little over a minute later, then again 8:50 into the period. Finally the Germans fought back with a goal at the end of the second period, but Crosby added another goal to our roster just over a minute into the third period. Richards topped it off at 6:41, as did Niedermayer at 11:22 and Nash at 16:28. Finally, just before we finished the third, the Germans fought one more goal into the net, just over a minute prior to the horn. Some of those goals were absolutely amazing to see!! Crosby's was so neat and tidy - he just sort of tipped the puck into the net as it was about to slide past between him and the net (while Greiss was on the other side of the net, blocking) . It was so seemingly effortless and fluid :) The game finished at 8-2 and plenty of singing and chanting on the trains (I don't think I've ever sang the Canadian anthem so much!!).

Tomorrow Canada plays Russia, so hopefully we can keep up the good goalkeeping and aggressive plays (Staal beautifully wallpapered a German player today - it was AWESOME!!) for a win. Fingers crossed!!!! We'll be watching on the iphone, as we are attending, in person, Speed Skating tomorrow: 1,000m women's qualifying; 500m men's qualifying; and Ladies 3,000 medal relay...I think Canada has some medal possibilities in the relay, which would be great! We have been pretty lucky so far to have attended some great events where we either watched Canadians make medals (Golds included) or where they've played/competed great to go on to win a medal :)