Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Lowest of the Low at The Grape and Wine Festival

Me: "How can I get backstage?"
Some guy that I don't know: "I'll slip you my pass under the gate, but you have to get it back to me when you get in"
Me: "For sure, thanks a lot"

(He kicks it ever so sneakily under the fence... Now I've got the nice shiny laminated pass around my neck and I head over to the security guard)

Security guard: "Friend or family?"
Me: "Friend" ha ha
Security guard: "Come back in fifteen minutes"
Me: "Ok"

Fifteen minutes later I'm back at the gate and in...I wander to the back area where the band is playing darts with a knife?

Me: "Excuse me may I borrow your marker?
Some girl that I believe is another security guard: "Here you go"

Now I stumble over to the band...

Me: "Can you guys sign my cd?"
One of the guys in the Lowest of the Low: "Sure"
Me: "Can you also take off the wrapper, I can't do it" (Because I've had a number of tasty beverages by this point)
Same band guy: "yeah, it should have one of those tab things on it"

He opens the wrapper, signs it and starts rounding up the other guys in the band (How nice!)

Next band guy: "What would you like me to write?"
Me: "I love you Robin and..."

He writes exactly that and passes it on to the next band member

Me: "Who writes the songs?"
Dylan Parker (the one I talked to the longest): "Barry Manilow writes the songs"

Lots more chatting about how they are my favourite Canadian band, that they like Sloan, that I snuck in, and why they are playing darts with a knife (I can't remember why they said they were though!)

Me: "I'm going to see you play again on Thursday in Toronto, can I get a backstage pass?"
Dylan Parker: "I don't think the security is going to be too tight you can just come and say hi" (Good answer!)
Me: "Okay well thanks so much I've gotta go my friends are waiting for me"
Them: "Nice to meet you" SUCH NICE GUYS (Including the friendly stranger who let me use his pass)!!!! The End...

Monday, September 27, 2004


Please do all you can to avoid using, breathing in or consuming pesticides. They have been linked to a myriad of health problems. Who cares if our lawns look good, and our apples don't have worm holes if we are affecting not only our health and our children's health but the health of future generations? Vote to ban residential use of pesticides in your regional election. Support organic farming. Thank-you!

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

My First Comment!

I recieved my first comment on my new blog today...thanks Mark! He said that he thought this blogging could be therapeutic for me, and I think he's right. I'm starting to realize that I am a little (maybe a lot) sensitive to sounds and people around me which can cause me to be a little on edge at times. Now the question is how to deal with it! I guess I'll keep blogging and see where I get...

Have a nice day :)

Friday, September 17, 2004

Do you have E.S.P.?

I bet you do. I believe that we all have the ability to communicate telepathically (at least I know I do!) This does not mean that I would be able to sit down with a stranger, hold a piece of their jewelry and tell them how many kids they are going to have or what letter their future husband's first name starts with, but I do get feelings and thoughts that I know are coming from a higher consciousness...one that we haven't been able to quantify yet...but one that many of us have experienced.


You know, life is so strange sometimes because this morning I passed by an older man who said good morning to me...and he said it in such a nice, sincere way that I realized that I don't hate hearing good morning and that not everybody is an idiot :) Maybe I'll get over the jingling change thing soon too...probably not. Another one I'm not sure if I like or not...Bless you after a sneeze...ta ta

75 Things

1. I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba but I don't remember it because we left there when I was 2 1/2 and I have never been back.

2. My brother is exactly 2 1/2 years younger than me so his birthday is my "half birthday" and vice versa. Make sense?

3. I once broke my toe kicking my brother in the shin.

4. I think I want to get married. And I think I want to have a child. But I'm not sure.

5. I love to sing.

6. Actually, I love anything to do with music. Except for jazz music.

7. I've been told I look like Neve Campbell by many people.

8. I take it as a compliment.

9. I am currently single and I live alone.

10. My middle name is Alexa. It was my Grandmother's name. I hate that it is trendy now.

11. I love the Toronto Maple Leafs.

12. Doug Gilmour once bodychecked me but there wasn't any ice. And no, it's not a sexual thing.

13. I have no time for phony people.

14. I am psychic, but not on demand. It comes and goes when it wants.

15. Some people call them coincidences, but I know they aren't.

16. I drink a lot of green tea.

17. My parents have been married for 38 years...together for 44.

18. I am in to holistic medicine.

19. Mostly because my mom has been since I can remember.

20. I love to try new and unusual food.

21. Uni (raw sea urchin) is the worst thing I have ever tasted.

22. I like fishing. But I hardly ever fish.

23. I think that new parents are annoying.

24. Until they stop thinking they have just created an uber human.

25. I'm a bit of a rebel. But a lot less than I used to be.

26. I want a boat.

27. My lucky number is 4.

28. I would love to be a professional photographer.

29. I like beer. A lot.

30. I am a Capricorn Rooster.

31. I had really blonde hair for 5 years. My family hated it.

32. I like being a brunette better.

33. I hate to fly but I'd love to travel a lot more.

34. I can twist my arms all the way around.

35. I think it's my shoulders that are double jointed.

36. Every time I hear a word that I don't know I have to look it up as soon as possible. Every time.

37. I cannot tell jokes. I always screw them up.

38. I tend to keep things inside until they build up.

39. I've realized that it's not healthy and I'm not going to do it anymore.

40. I'm very loyal.

41. I used to be a lifeguard.

42. I quit because it was so boring.

43. I'm not religious but I am spiritual. I think Buddhism is pretty good stuff though.

44. I also think Buddhas are cute. I have two of them.

45. I think fifty things is a lot.

46. I wonder if you are still reading this?

47. My car is always messy.

48. I carry Purell hand sanitizer wherever I go.

49. I've been to Hawaii.

50. I love plants and flowers...maybe I should live in a forest.

51. I have never met a person that drives a Jaguar that I didn't want to punch in the face. What a bunch of tools.

52. I cannot STAND the sound of the dryer finishing.

53. I won a colouring contest when I was 13.

54. I lied and said I was 12.

55. When I was 19 I was unjustly fired from a coffee shop. My boyfriend at the time was so upset that I was crying that he took an entire garbage bag full of croissants and dumped them in the middle of the floor during their morning rush.

56. Another boyfriend, another lost job, and a molotav cocktail. I SWEAR I had NO idea he was going to do something like that.

57. The Dollar Store confuses me. How can they sell all of that shit for only a dollar?

58. "Give me Shelter" is my favourite Rolling Stones song.

59. I've been drinking with Darrell Power of Great Big Sea. He's as funny as all of the other Newfies I've met.

60. I always mute commercials when I'm watching t.v. due to the fact that they turn the volume up to mach gazillion. Yeah, I know mach is speed.

61. I am a very light sleeper so don't try and sneak into my bedroom when I'm sleeping.

62. I think the sleep button on an alarm clock is one of the greatest inventions ever. I'm surprised mine hasn't worn out.

63. Me going really fast one way, cop going in the other direction turns to chase me, lights flashing, siren going, I get away.

64. I can drink most people under the table.

65. I always have a Bionaire air purifier running, mostly for the sound.

66. I have four piercings in my ears, three on the right, one on the left, but I never wear earrings because they make my ears red and itchy.

67. Flip This House on A&E is my new favourite show.

68. I played hockey for one year when I was 11.

70. I think university is a bunch of bull unless you are going to be doctor.

71. I think everyone should stop microwaving stuff in plastic. Trust me, it'll kill you.

72. I tried out to be a cheerleader, I made the team, and then I quit.

73. My favourite word is Haligonian.

74. Sometimes I play dumb to see if new people I meet are nice or not.

75. Sometimes I'm just a little south of smart on unpurpose.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Please Change

To all the men out there this is a plea from me...take the change out of your pockets. It is soooooooooooo annoying to listen to you jingle down the halls of an office. Get a wallet with a change pocket or keep a bowl on your desk. Anything. Please. Thank-you.

Good Morning

I just have to say...unless you wake up in the same room (house) with someone then DO NOT say "good morning" to them. In my opinion there is not much more annoying then having to say good morning back to every person I see for the first three hours of my day. It's so phony.