Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Wedgy Underwear

Today, I ran out of underwear. Ridiculous I know but hey, I'm a procrastinator. So, I was forced to fall back on the dreaded thong. Who invented the thong? I swear it has to be one of the worst inventions.

I don't even know why I keep it in my drawer. I should toss it. I know there are a lot of you out there who swear by them; fat and slim. But I just haven't been able to get used to wedgy underwear. Lets just say gardening today was not as enjoyable. Not. Tonight my laundry is done.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

"C" is for cookie....

Does anyone else think Sesame Street changing the Cookie Monster song is just ludicrous? I mean "come on"! I'm fat, but I sure didn't get that way because I saw a blue puppet make a lot of cookie crumbs and sing a song about cookies "being good enough for me".

How about we spend more time being nice to fat people instead of giving them a complex. Have you hugged a fat person today? Share the love.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Where does the time go?

Been busy with new forum at Beautiful Magazine. Can hardly wait until the magazine comes out. I realize it won't be a Mode but I hope it worries more about the content and readers than the advertisers.

Gardening is well under way. I had to take a few days off cause I over did it but it and me are coming along. The ideas are flowing and so is the nose. I think I have springtime allergies. Don't care really. Nothing could keep me from the garden. Well...maybe an awfully big spider. No, no maybes about it. An awfully big spider would have me in the house, doors bolted, windows caulked and on the phone to the nearest exterminator. I know, some environmentalist I turned out to be.

I'm pretty good though. I recycle, I sort of compost, I don't use harsh chemicals on the yard, I don't litter (I hate litterers). I could do more. Couldn't we all?

New review up at L & L. Real Women Have Curves. If you get a chance read the review and if you have more time, rent the movie.

I'm off to clean out a small bed at the side of the house. Wish me luck that I don't run into any awfully big spiders.
Topic Links
* Beautiful Magazine
* Real Women Have Curves

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Kung Fu: The Legend Continues...

I love this show. It always blows my mind the stars (before they were stars) I see on this show. This morning it was Scott Speedman. Remember the hunky guy Felicity followed to college? And the werewolf in Underworld. He was definitely green in this episode, playing a basketball jock being bullied into throwing a game. But still ... And he's Canadian! You got ta love that. Well, I do.
I'm off to the land of emails and posting reviews and newsletters. Wish me luck.

Topic Links
* Kung Fu
* Felicity
* Underworld

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Tulips, Tulips, Tulips

That's my Spring mantra. Tulips are my favourite flower. They are a very voluptuous flower you know. I love all colours and sizes. I have about 50 planted in various places throughout the yard. They are about 2 inches from the ground at the moment. I'm crossing my fingers a bunny doesn't come through the yard tonight and chomp off the juicy crisp leaves.

I worked on two flower beds so far, the side and back. I didn't get to finish the back one. Today I have garden legs and back. That just means I feel like I lifted weights with Lou Ferrigno. Jeff said I wasn't allowed to work in the garden today. I don't think I could have if I tried. I sure wanted too though.

Good thing Tai Chi works different muscles. The class always goes by so fast. If you ever get a chance to take a Tai Chi class be sure you do. Taoist Tai Chi is what I'm taking. I took it years ago and just felt the need to get back into it. I like it and it likes me.

Anyway, that's all for today. Enjoy Spring. I know I am.

Topic Links
* Lou Ferrigno
* Taoist Tai Chi

Saturday, April 09, 2005


No reason.
Just tired.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Interesting Observation

I've been in Ottawa for a few days. Jeff is on conference and Suz and I tagged along. Can you say "IKEA!"?I finished my Evanovich book, To the Nines. Lots of walking. The parliament building were awesome. It was overcast so the building detailing really stood out.

Last night, on our way back we decided to eat at this corner restaurant in the market called Mother Tuckers. We handn't heard of it before but read the outside menu and it looked promising. We were greeted by two petite femmes, one of which asked us if we'd been there before then she showed us the layout. It's a buffet. It costs 15.99 each. Salads, soups, hot stuff, dessert.

Now you're probably wondering about the interesting observation I mentioned in the title. While I was doing my usual people watching, I suddenly became aware of all the overweight people eating buffet (Notice I said overweight, not obese. There's a difference). People at the tables, being seated, coming in the door; majority were overweight. The more I noticed, the more self conscious I suddenly became of my own weight. There was an older women at the table next to us who seemed to be watching me (yes she was overweight but she was looking at me like she wasn't. Two not so lovely words kept coming to mind; Colin Farrell using them a lot). I don't remember ever having this type of experience before. This insecurity while eating out. I think I've reached a new level and I don't particularly like it.

For the skinny person who may happen across this blog and think "well maybe you'll stop pigging out at the buffet" I have this to say: I didn't get fat at a buffet table so back off!

There were a few skinny people there holding their own with numerous trips to the tables, like I mentioned above most were with chubby friends.

I just thought it was an interesting observation, both in the sense of the amout of overweight people and the emotional discomfort I experienced. It didn't stop me from enjoying my mashed potatoes and gravy. I'm Irish, give me a break.

If you ever happen across a Mother Tuckers, we recommend it.

Monday, April 04, 2005


get up
drink water
rush to aerobics
rush home
feed dog finish feeding cat
back exercises, stretching
do a little dance
make toast
have yogurt with lots of bacteria
eat man's left over apple
check email

eat leftover cabbage rolls for lunch
rewrite review of 'real women have curves'
more laundry
cut dog's nails
brush dog while at it
should have had a longer nap
time to organize supper
pack cat's travelling gear

man home
kiss and hug man
feed man
watch pre-recorded soapies
check email
respond to email
eat snack maybe chocolate
wash up
read evanovich
go to bed
stare at ceiling
get poked
get poked
argue not snoring
roll over

Sunday, April 03, 2005


I know, I know. Well, I'm here now.

I've been busy with Book-in-a-week stuff. It starts on Monday. You can read about it at the official website.

I started reading To the Nines, Evanovich's ninth book in the Stephanie Plum series. Pure entertainment. I don't plan on writing a review of it as they are all good. :)

Time to feed the critters and make supper.
Topic Links
* Book-in-a-Week
* To the Nines
* Janet Evanovich Official Website