Monday, March 26, 2007

a candle in every window?

There is a house on our way from our 'country home' where there is a (fake) candle in every window.

I have a vague memory that there is some significance to this, but can't for the life of me remember what it is.

Anyone out in interweb land know?

Thursday, March 22, 2007

For folks in Toronto - wanna see some live theatre for free?

So, the format of my theatre reviews on is that I always have a show-partner, so that there are always two opinions in every review. I try to take a different person every time, so I'm looking for some more people.

Here's what I'm expecting to go to and when I'm expecting to go...

April 4 - Edward Scissorhands the musical - touring company from the UK

April 10 - Revisited - at Harbourfront

April 17 - Noble Parasites - at Theatre Passe Muraille

April 24 - If We Are Women - at Alumnae Theatre

May 1 - Don't Dress for Dinner - Village Players

So, if you haven't been to a show with me yet (and won't be going to one with me next week...) and you are either in Toronto, or willing to make the trek in here, then let me know if any of these interest you.

you could read me at

so, obviously i'm not doing so good writing here.

but after about 11:30 my post will be um, where you can find out what I thought of the play. *grin*

Okay, I now have a direct link for the review.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

apparently i'm bad at blogging these days...

but i'll be back soon, i promise. maybe i'll write something tonight... or, you know, maybe not. ;)

Monday, March 19, 2007

wanna see a free show (if you're in toronto...)

okay, so I need a show-partner for Tuesday night.

If you come with me you get to see a free play.

This week it's called Two Lies and a Switchblade.

The show starts at 8:30.

Anyone up for joining me?

Friday, March 16, 2007

Sleep, glorious sleep

This will be kind of another complaining post

Okay, so, I haven't been sleeping well lately (long story, all to do with the hellish sick stuff).

Last night I managed to go to bed before 9, AND I managed to sleep. It was exciting. But not enough sleep to catch me up. When my alarm went off at 7 I reset it to 7:30, and even then hit snooze. And now I'm sitting here, feeling very tired.

I have to wonder if my body is every actually going to recover from the hellish plague like illnesses of the last several weeks.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Writers block

So, I have to write my theatre review thingy for blogTO and I'm having a major case of writer's block.

But the post has to go up Thursday, preferably before lunch.

So I have to write it, there is no getting around it.

I suddenly feel like I'm in school again. It's kind of weird.

Um, yeah, that's all. Nothing interesting to say, but I guess I thought this would be a fine form of procrastination... ;)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

lovin' that man o' mine

Today I wrote an email to John that said:
"It's like a sauna in my office. Seriously, so hot, I'm sweating buckets..."

John replied with an email that said:
"Keep them. We can always use buckets. "

I laughed uproariously. Then proceeded to find a co-worker to tell about the brilliance that is my partner.

It was a good moment.

Monday, March 12, 2007

I could have done without the fire...

In a valiant effort at returning from the dead today I made my way into the office.

It was pretty nice to be back. The human contact was wonderful. The work was interesting and, frankly, distracted me from still feeling kinda cruddy.

That is until the fire alarm went off around 10. At which point we all piled out of the building, smelling some kind of burning plastic smell on our way out. We stood around outside for an hour, and although it isn’t cold per se, it’s certainly cold and damp enough that, when I’m fighting whatever hellacious plagues are being visited upon my body, I probably shouldn’t have been standing out in it for a hour.

And the hour was only how long it was until they told us it would be another hour before we could go in. There was apparently a car fire in the underground garage and they had to vent the building.

Around noon I made my way back into the building and cold smell the smoke and chemical burnt plastic smell. Not the best when you have a sore throat. So, I spent the afternoon with a headache and a sore throat, as did many of my colleagues. I’m sure it was psychosomatic, but still, good god, honestly, the timing of this, well, I don’t know, I’m going back to “I’m not sure what I did in a past life to have this stuff visited upon me, but boy it must have been a doozey!”

The whining will end eventually, I promise.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Send me your cat pictures!!!

Okay, well, you guys weren't much help in the mushy foods department, but perhaps you could redeem yourself...

My mum and I are starting a blog about cats -

We need picutres of cats doing fun cat things. Yay for fun cat things!

So, if you happen to have some cat pictures that you'd like to get out there on the interweb send them over to (note the .ca, not .com - I had it wrong initially)

By sending them to me you are giving me permission to post them on the blog, but all pictures will be credited and if you want them linked somewhere (like, say, your own blog) then I'll make sure that happens too.

So, anyone got any pictures they want to send my way?

Saturday, March 10, 2007

soft food suggestions?

okay, my throat, although less swollen, is still on fire.

i need to eat something.

i need suggestions of soft benign foods (not too acidic)

so far i've come up with:

- soft boiled eggs chopped up really really small
- mashed potatoes (which really don't appeal on their own)
- ice cream (which actually also hurts a fair bit, I don't know if it's the sugar or the cold or what)

i tried tomato soup, too acidic, amazingly bananas mushed up, also too acidic. chicken noodle soup is okay, but only if i mostly avoid the noodles.

so i'm looking for suggestions to get me through the day (she says, full of hope that normal food will be possible by sunday...)


Thursday, March 08, 2007

i don't deal well with pain

I’ve been sick for almost two weeks now.

The first week and a bit was with a virulent viral infection that had me cycling 3 fevers an hour. Something that concerned my doctor enough that she tested me for leukemia. In the list of words you don’t want to hear from your doctor, “I’m testing you for leukemia” ranks pretty bloody high up there.

So, I did the tests then spent two of the longest days of my life waiting for the results. I do not have leukemia. I did have some whopper of an infection though because my white blood cell count was up and I had a concerning “left-shift” in the differential between my blah blah and my blahbladyblah (medical terminology isn’t my strong suit).

That then triggered a migraine, which I didn’t recognize as a migraine because I thought it was part of the other thing. This meant I couldn’t see properly and I was completely dizzy and woozy for a good 5 days. When I mentioned it to my doctor at my Monday follow-up appointment and asked her if she thought it might be a migraine, she said it might be and I could try my migraine meds. So I did. And voila, suddenly I could see again, and no longer felt like I was going to fall over.

But wait! There’s more!

Tuesday night my throat was a bit sore. Wednesday morning it was swollen shut and I couldn’t swallow without wincing. Today I made it back into the doctor (third time in two weeks, apparently I’m going to make the most of my tax dollars this year…) and found out that I have strep throat, presumably I caught it because my immune system was so compromised because of the other infection.

I had no idea what excruciating pain strep throat involved. Seriously, I want to cry, but crying would hurt my throat even more. I have antibiotics, which are supposed to kick in after 24 to 48 hours. I’m hopin’ for 24. Please god, let it be 24. I don’t know how much more of this I can take.

Okay, that’s enough bitching for now…

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

posting will resume eventually

but for now i'm still sick, and it seems unlikely that it will be happening until next week. although, i could be wrong, it could be how i distract myself...

only time will tell i suppose.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Another blogTO post

Okay, at some point I'm going to stop telling you every time I post at blogTO, but...

I've posted two there today. One on theatre, one on a fun free thing to do on a Friday night in Toronto.

I had thought I'd suppliment the theatre posting here, because there was so much I wanted to say, and so little room to say it. But frankly, I'm tired, I think I need to drag my sorry ass back to bed.

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