Thursday, August 31, 2006

Nasal Irrigation

Okay, so, for those who may have shuddered during the comments section of the last post, here's a whole post to make you shudder. *grin*

About's article about Nasal Irrigation

Wikipedia's entry on Nasal Irrigation (which seems much scarier to me somehow)

Nasaline, the nasal irrigator we're using... (yes, I said we, it's too weird for me not to try)

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

T.O. post - Acupuncture

Does anyone know a good acupuncturist in Toronto?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

perfection is…

I’m not sure it’s possible to have a day more perfect than today.

The sun is shining but it isn’t oppressively hot. In fact, it’s not hot at all, since, after all, I did say it was perfect. Given that perfection is a subjective thing, I am of course only speaking of perfect for me. It is probably about 23 degrees, an ever so slight breeze is in the air, just enough to ruffle the leaves as it passes through, mimicking the sound of waves ever so slightly. There is no humidity, just clarity.

I’m sitting out in my backyard (what I call the small 10 foot square patch in behind my house) and my neighbor is playing classical music (or rather, he has a radio on which is delivering classical music, it is not so perfect that he is out on his back stoop playing the violin…), something he does on a near constant basis, which admittedly often drives me crazy, but today, today it fits.

My mum is napping upstairs, John is at work, I have a cider that I am sipping slowly, and I have, for the first time in months, time to blog.

Work has been the epitome of insane lately, but today, my second day into my week off, I have managed to only think of it very briefly. It’s almost like it is transforming back to the normal workplace it once was and I am slowly transforming back into a person who goes to work and then leaves work there when she comes home. I suppose I should clarify just briefly here that work is not emotionally insane, no insane bosses or anything, just insanely busy right now, for some reason, in my job August (and really even July) to October are the busiest times. And if I were being honest, I would tell you that there is a lot of fun in that insanity, but there is also a lot of stress, so the reprieve, however brief it may be, is more than welcome.

I have no idea what this week, or even this day, will bring, and I’m okay with that. Perhaps not a miraculous statement for most, but I am a planning kind of person. I need to know what’s going on, I need to know what’s going to happen, I need to know where I will be and when. But today, on this day of perfection I am able to just enjoy the perfect weather, my cider, my cigarette, the breeze, the music, the feeling of tranquility.

love is...

letting someone else use your toothbrush...

Friday, August 25, 2006

actually, no, i haven't fallen off the face of the planet...

although it may seem like i have vapourized, i am in fact still here.

however, things are still insane at work, and now my mum is here. so i'm not inclined to spend my spare time blogging.

right this second i'm dealing with a tiny bit of insomnia, so i thought i'd take this opportunity to say that i am indeed still here.

of course, i can't really think of anything interesting to write about, so it really is just an 'i'm still here' post.

see ya later alligator!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

apparently the gym got much more interesting...

apparently all i have to write to you people about these days is the gym. either the gym has suddenly gotten more interesting, or, far more likely, i need to get out more.

nonetheless, here is another gym anicdote for you...

today the hottub in the change room wasn't working, so they had to bring a maintenance person to come fix it. the maintenance person was a guy. the poor man was walked through the shower room and into the maintenance room with a towel over his head.

on his way in i managed to stiffle my laughter at this poor man with a towel wrapped around his face, but that was mostly because i was trying to keep shampoo from running into my eyes. by the time he was ushered out with the towel wrapped around his face stiffling was no longer an option, i had to laugh or i would burst. i'm pretty sure that i managed to wait until he'd made it out of the room...

Monday, August 14, 2006

an embarassing admission...

okay, so, i'm a little embarassed about this but...

tonight i watched an episode of canadian idol (yeah, yeah, i know, but you see, i just had it on as background, honest...)

but guess what! there are some AMAZING singers on there. i am actually glad to have watched.

the most amazing was a woman named eva avila.

interestingly the women were all great, and the men were all fine, but not amazing in the same way.

i don't know if that's a comment on the singers or a comment on my musical preference.

morning observations

i don't have the time or energy to keep this blog up on any kind of regular basis right now, but there are still things that happen that i think "i'd like to blog about this". and that brings us to this morning's observations made at our local (one of several, but lets not get picky) YMCA...

- in the bathroom there are two toilet paper rolls holders in each stall. on one the toilet paper is placed so it rolls under, in the other it is placed so it rolls over.

- there was a man on one of the bikes with a terrible toupee. who wears their toupee / wig while working out? it's hot and sweaty enough without having that extra non-absorbent thing on your head...

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Toronto post: Optometrist

Does anyone have an optometrist in Toronto that they particularly like? I’m looking for an optometrist and/or an ophthalmologist in Toronto, and I was just going to go the phone book route, but then I realised that I have access to Toronto folks here on the blog.

Lemme know...

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

sorta kinda

it sorta kinda looks like i'm on hiatus doesn't it?

things are very busy, work and other, so i'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that you probably shouldn't expect much activity around here until mid-september or so.

of course, now that i've said that i'll probably post every day, that's what seems to happen... ;)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

the great thing about friends

you know one of the great things about friends?

one of the great things is that you can see a friend, share space with a friends (see my earlier entry from today about the hot guy at the gym) and even though you don't talk, it sets a nice tone for the rest of the day.

i didn't actually exchange any words with NOAU, but just being in the same room as one of my favourite people in the whole world first thing in the morning put me in a good mood for the rest of the day.

i like friends. yay friends. yay NOAU.

feelin' hot hot hot...

this post has nothing to do with the (mere 41 degrees with the humidex) weather...

today, at the gym i saw a super hot guy. super super hot.

i was compelled to blow him a kiss.

then smile sweetly at him.

he smiled back. *swoon*

plus we were both wearing bandanas in exactly the same way, although his was on a shaved head, and mine on my drippy sweaty hair.

i think he might be gay, and a librarian, and have two cats, and be a big buffy fan.

i can tell these things...

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

too hot to trot

in the time it took me to walk from dundas to wellesley today i ended up drenched in sweat, and vaguely heat stroked. i'm struggling to function now.

for the record, extreme heat and i, we don't get along so well.

this morning when i left my house at 8:30am i was greated by a wall of heat. it was already 43 degrees with the humidex, a mere 30 degrees before the humidex. i feel it important to point out that this was at 8:30am.

this afternoon it is supposed to get up to 48 degrees with the humidex (a mere 36 before humidex). for my friends in the states i took the time to look up what 48 degrees was in fahrenheit, the answer is: 118.4 degrees fahrenheit.

i don't know why this memory sticks out so much in my head, but i remember being at some border crossing somewhere in africa (we took a lot of road trips when we lived there) and seeing a thermometer and seeing that it was 120 degrees. so for me now, even though i don't know fahrenheit, that is some marker of stupidly hot, because even as a child, that was WAY too hot for me, and my heat tolerance was much higher then than it is now.

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