Monday, April 26, 2010


K, slight hair trauma happening...I'm doing better now...
Last night I was lounging on the couch watching 10 Things I Hate About You on tv.  Love this movie, so good!  Anyway, it comes to the part where Heath Ledger sings "You're just too good to be true" (pic shown below) and ...
I realized that I have the same hair as Heath Ledger in that movie!

My husband thinks it's 'very vogue' of me to have the same hair style as someone of the opposite sex....
my life...

Heath, 10 Things I Hate About You

Laura, this morning at home

Heath, I'm keeping it real for you.  Happy to oblige...I guess.

On a completely unrelated note...NYC trip begins tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

counting down

I'm making a trip to NYC this week with my mom and my 2 sister-in-laws.  I'm soo excited!  I've been packed for days, all receipts and itinerarys are printed, and now I'm just counting down.
I've never gone to a big big city before.  I'm excited beyond words.

Tomorrow at work is going to be sooo long.  It's my last day before I leave.

Now I'm going to end my evening by watching Ten Things I Hate About You on tv....I own the DVD, but I'm still watching it on tv, commercial breaks and all...why do I do this?  It's not the first time.

Anyway, back to the late Heath Ledger...and then dreaming about NYC :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

my garden...well, my patches of soil with plant life...

The other day my mum had a little inferiority complex about her garden, not that there is anything she could do about the garden itself.  As she pointed out we live in a cold costal town (that got snow this morning!!! I am not impressed) and the garden she was comparing hers to was in California.
You can see that garden 'totally pwned' mum's here.
So, to make her feel better I have decided to photograph what I generously describe as my garden.

BTW: I do not even have roses (as if you couldn't tell)
this is one of my gardens
it needs some love. 

but my chives appear to be thriving.

hosta seems to be comming along

i'll level with you here, i don't even know what this is. dad gave it to me last least it came back...that's good, right?

my daffodils.  mum, yours are totally kicking my butt.
J said i had buds but something has nibbled them off.

well, this year, much to my husband's chagrin i plan on changing my little garden....dramatically.  The Veseys Seed Catologue arrived the other day! I want everything!

But, what I REALLY want are Dahlias.  They are my favourite flower. So happy and bright. So many fun varieties.  I want beds just full of them! They look like daisies on steroids...and who doesn't like daisies?!

speaking of steriods... look at THIS!

this was in the Veseys catologue and has changed my life. 
Enjoy perusing their website here.

I am going to go plan my dream garden

speaking of dreams...
I've actually been to the gym twice within a 7 day period....true story.  I am very proud of myself.  Let's hope this becomes a habit...although I could cancel my membership and have that extra money for flowers...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cape Breton and Yoda...a great adventure

As mentioned in my last post I went to Cape Breton last weekend with a friend.  It was a lot of driving.  4 hours to get to her place, then the next morning we were up and on the road by 7am for a 3 hour drive.  She was going for a work meeting and we were driving back that same day.  So, a lot of driving but a great opportunity to chat and catch up.

We drove up in a rental car, it was a 2010 Ford Fusion, and was it ever nice!

I fell in love with Sattelite Radio.  It displays the artist name & song title! One of my pet peeves when I listen to the radio is not knowing who it is when  a song comes on, and the DJs never seem to talk anymore between songs, just at the top of the hour with annoying nonsense...anyway, that's beside the point....yay satellite radio!

When she went in to her meeting I was left to my own devices for a few hours. Not much to do in Saint Peters so K told me some high lights.

The magic starts here on Denys St.

There are beautiful views of the water

And I got to share this lovely lookout spot with none other than Yoda himself...I kid you not.

See! Yoda.

And me sharing the view with him

Now the odd thing about the placement of this lovely Yoda fire hydrant is that not only is it accross the street from a National Historic Site in is basically in front of a little museum...and not one associated in any way to George Lucas or his me this kind of subtracts from the seriousness and/or credibility of said museum...but I also took my pic with Yoda so I can't really say much....
Just to the left of the museum's sign lives Yoda.  Poor sign, it's seen better days.  Yoda needs to get some Jedi powers working on it.
Bizzare/gross fact alert! Inside this museum is a Spanish Bible that is bound in human skin.  Yes, true story.  The cover of it is skin, it has been tested and discovered to be the skin of a caucasian female.  I did not go in to see it, the museum looked very closed, but my friend does site visits there and told me.  She's going to have the Bible sent away for further testing. Oh Cape Breton, what will I find next?!
Oh! Stewie, what are you doing in Cape Breton...outside a consignment store??
see him??

Yup, definately Stewie....

This costal adventure has taught me many things:  Ford actually makes a car that I like, my purse can hold coffee cups , Bibles can be made from human skin, and that where ever you go look at the fire hydrants - it could make your day

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Purses...they can save the day

So, my husband is forever rolling his eyes in exasperation at my many purses.  He does not see the need for all the stuff they hold, let alone appreciate the purse as being an accessory.  I maintain they are a practical (and pretty) device and crucial to my everyday life.
Well, last weekend I discovered another reason to love purses...some of you may have already discovered this....but here is my tale:

Last weekend I took a roadtrip with my friend K to Cape Breton.  She had to go for a work meeting so I got to kill time for a couple hours....not the most exciting thing to do in Cape Breton, but I'll fill you in on that in my next post. So, I went to Tim Horton's for a breakfast sandwhich ( on a bagel...sooo good) and cappucino.  Skip to: me having to go to the bathroom, but having no place to put my cup.  I went into the stall and it was one of those toilets that don't have a tank so I would have had to put my cup on the floor....I don't know about you, but public bathrooms are not my favourite places and I did NOT want to put my drink on the floor.  Luckily my purse saved the day!  As I hung it up I realized what a lovely sling it would make and surely it could hold my cup...
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!

fun fact: I have a friend whose great aunt lived in NYC.  She grew up in a small town and I think was always wary of big she kept a brick in her purse!!  Sure enough one day someone tried to mug and and this little old lady hauled back, swung the purse, and whacked the guy!  Everyone on the sidewalk clapped!  true story. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Confession...part 1 & 2

Part 1.
I have allergies.  I long ago made peace with constant nose blowing.  If the sound of someone blowing their nose with all their might makes you gag, I'm sorry, you cannot be my friend.  It just won't work.  I have no shame and I am loud.  Tip: Kleenex 3-ply with lotion is fabulous!  It's the only brand that keeps my nose from chapping.
All that being said, I am constantly surrouned by tissue boxes and therefore, used tissues.  There is usually a little mound beside me when my allergies are acting up.  My confession is, I am so accustomed to this that I don't see it, used tissues do not gross me out.  I am forever leaving used tissues all around my house much to my husband's chagrin.
I took a little survey of my surroundings the other in point:
This is the table infront of me...

...And this is the spot on the couch I just got up from.  Please note (again) the totally 80's bedspread.

Part 2: I am Meg Ryan.  Remember that scene in When Harry Met Sally when Meg crys to Billy Crystal because Joe is getting married.  She's blowing her nose and just throwing the tissues...I am sure that this is a trait that she has chosen to give her characters and not given by the director...anyway, that's me!


Flash forward to You've Got Mail.  There is a fabulous scene where Meg has a cold and she's trying to quickly clean up all used tissues she thrown willy-nilly around her apartment.  I have done this!  The doorbell rings and I realize to normal people I look like I'm just living in my own filth.  I do this mad dash to clean all the tissues up, and there is always either a dirty plate or bowl around and I always put all the tissues onto it or into it, just like she does in this scene!  I am not alone!  It just cracks me up that I do this exactly like she does.

ps. the sound is not synched properly in this clip. I apologize.

I'm glad to know that of all the people in the world Meg Ryan is my kindred spirit :)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Not to toot my own horn...

but I'm kinda famous!

I did the make-up for this ad!

Please do not judge me based on her facial expression...

Check out this link !  I did make-up for an ad campaign for Revolution Strategies. 
Below the photo is a video of the photoshoot and I'm in it doing the make-up.


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