January 31, 2010

Today is a good day....

......because 1 year ago today "C" proposed :)

January 27, 2010

A Sad Post

I have been juggling back and forth about whether or not to post about this, and have decided that I sort my thoughts so much better by writing them down, so I'm going to apologize in advance for being depressing.
The dog is Max and the Cat is patches, and we had to put them both down last night. Before I go much further, they were both pretty old. Max had some form of Cancer, we never really did get much of a straight answer from the vet, and Patches was recently diagnosed with diabetes, and wasn't looking good either. My parents decided to do it all at once.

I haven't been through this before, and I have to admit that I never thought it would be this difficult.

I always knew losing a pet was difficult, but I never fully understood people that put it on the same level as losing a family member. I do now.

I guess I'm going to put my great writing degree (almost) to work here when the only word I can use to describe it is that it kinda really sucks.

I guess that didn't help as much as I thought.

January 22, 2010

I forgot it's Friday!

So you guys get two posts in one day.

My random fact for today is concerning books that have movie covers on them.

This drives me crazy.

The book is not based on the film, the film is based on the book. So I have no clue why publishers insist on a mass reprint of books with the actors faces plastered all over them. Its a waste of money.

This has been brought on by my current search for "The Lovely Bones." I saw the movie, and I have to admit I was not overly impressed. It was decent, but rather out there for my liking. So since I normally do not go to movies without reading the book first (I broke my rule because C and my brothers girlfriend wanted to see it so badly), I decided that I was going to leave my final judgment of the movie until after I read the book. On Wednesday I went to my local chapters, looking for the book, and of course I find that all of them have the cover for the movie AND were a good $5.00 more expensive just because of this. I didn't buy the book (I did buy four other books...different post for a different day).

Anyways, my random fact for the day is that books that are republished to incorporate the movie poster on their cover puts me into an illogical rage for some unknown reason.

I have a Bridesmaid Dress!

...No not for my wedding...lets not get ahead of ourselves.

I have mentioned in the past that I have been asked to be a bridesmaid for a friend of mine (V) wedding. The wedding is May 1st, 2010, and V is a little less organized than I am. The wedding is now close to three months away and we only ordered our dresses on Sunday, they will arrive, unaltered, the beginning of April, leaving us only about three weeks for alterations. Needless to say, I would be panicking, and I plan on learning from this experience and leaving myself lots of time. But V apparently works better under pressure and is not worried at all.

Anyways, back to the topic on hand. Actually ordering the dress has made me much more excited for this wedding. I guess now that I actually have a dress to wear makes it all more real.

So this is the closest image of our actual dress that I can find.

The top is slightly different, and ours has straps, and the colour is Lilac, not gold.

A far as bridesmaid dresses go, I actually really like them. They are pretty, the top is fitted so it sucks in all the problem areas that drive me crazy on a daily basis. The colour I'm slightly concerned about, only because I am so deathly pale, I fear wearing Lilac may make me sick.

But all in all I am happy with V's decision.

January 15, 2010

Random Fact Friday

Ok Christmas and New Years are over, I'm back at school, and its time to get back to my blogging life. So, even though I have missed several Fridays, I'm going to make a serious attempt to try to keep this theme up.

For this week I am going to share my unnatural fear of sharks.

No I have never been attacked by a shark, nor so I know anyone who has. I live in Canada, and therefore live nowhere near shark infested waters. Yet they terrify me. So much so that I refuse to put even one toe in an ocean. This bother "C" a bit because I tell him almost daily of my desires to travel to Hawaii, but yet stress that I will not go in the water. He doesn't see the point in making the trip if I'm not going to swim. I think that if I am perfectly happy sitting on a beach and not swimming then what is the problem???

Oh and to make this post that much more random. Sharks terrify me, but yet I obsessively watch Shark week on discovery every time it is on.....