Dear Canada, Bite Me!

7 07 2009

Dear Canada,

I know you have been saddened by my absence and that many things have changed while I have been away.  And while I’m sure there are many lovely things I have not had a chance to note or appreciate yet, I have a few complaints.

You realize the size of the cars your residents drive is retarded, right?  Especially as 90% of the time people are pootling about alone or with one person.  Why, then have you not made some nice cheap little 2 seaters that are fuel efficient?  I’m not even going to pretend this has anything to do with the environment (although I suppose it should), it’s just ridiculous!  Everything is so far away you usual must have some form of transport and it’s killa cold in the winter, I can think of 20 solutions off the top of my head.. come come now.  This isn’t the end of the world but it’s more than a little silly.

Let’s discuss the circle of fun that you put me through, shall we?  Let’s see my wallet was stolen/lost about 1 1/2 years ago in Taiwan, now obviously replacing my Canadian Cards wasn’t happening until I made it here.  Now stupid me, did I realize that I should bring my birth certificate  home with me? No, my fault I’m aware, but when the hell did the nation fall into a state of FREAKING panic.  Everyone was like.. but how do I know you are you?  Do you see this Passport????? Issued by our government???? Accepted BY EVERY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AS DEFINITIVE ID??? DO YOU SEE IT!!!! As I smack you in the god damnity damn head with it?

Costco: can you replace my member card?  Do you have your Drivers license?  Die.

So, clearly all problems are solved with this magical drivers licence, yes?

I went to replace my card, and I have to pay a fee, ok, and oh wait.. can you prove who you are? What do you mean my passport isn’t primary ID???? REALLY?  Ok so my ONLY choice in this awesome situation is to Read the rest of this entry »

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Let’s get it started

14 09 2008

So it’s going to be an interesting few days /weeks
I’ve decided I want to get a few things done and I’ve been really crap about it. I’ve always put things off until the last minute. Well I’m trying to not do that now. Also I know it’s true but TV is a time sucker.. and it’s fine if you’ve finished everything and then you wanna veg.. but I veg and then try to finish things… appears it doesn’t work that way.

I honestly enjoy watching certain programs, I have always really enjoyed silly fluff I always will it is part of my whimsical side that I like to nurture so I’m not cutting Tv out of my life, permanently that is. But for the next couple of weeks no TV, well no ‘shows’. At the same time I doing the Master Cleanse (sort of, I’ll do it how I want to), and being a Nazi about getting up in the morning. Should be interesting, I get up early and can’t watch tv.. I’ve read all my fluffy books which means I’ll have to dig into those thoughtful or learning type books I’ve got.. :P. Every time I try to do the cleanse I just sit around watching TV.. plus I want to break the habit of sitting watching TV nibbling and eating.. I eat when I watch TV and I always watch tv.. can’t be healthy. Also when you do the cleanse you have nothing but time on your hands so much of your day is taken up with food, thinking of it, buying it preparing it, cleaning up after, etc. well after I have made me some lemonade and some tea.. I’m done. Which leaves loads of time for reading, running, biking, yoga and seeing some friends. Which is what I really want to be doing when I’m outside of work anyway. Tv was never meant to fill the majority of my day.. just the bits when I had nothing else to do.

Speaking of I’m going to make some tea.

Actually I wrote this a few days ago, so I can follow it up with an immediate update. The cleanse business is over, in part because I wasn’t that interested in doing it in the first place and Costco was out of maple syrup. I have stuck by not watching TV, which has been a skitch on the difficult side as we had a typhoon day on on a Sat. I haven’t been training this week, but I’ll be on that as soon as the weather improves (something I always forget about cleansing is running and things are difficult do to you tend to be afraid to venture too far from the potty 😉 ).

The typhoon wasn’t very bad, just dull as usual. But Melissa came over and some silliness ensued. And we went to Emma’s house in the evening for a little shindig. All in all a fairly fun time, and a LOT of rain.