Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Apparently everybody is being forced to be a beta blogger. This has not happened to me yet. Do you think maybe blogger forgot about me or something?

Speaking of, when you switch to beta blogger do you still get that little yield sign with the exclamation point and the dancing circle of bricks around it???

If you don't I'm suing.

Charlie is going to be one year old on Thursday. Every time I see him I say "Hi almost one year old!!!" Don't even try to imagine the excitement that is my life, it is beyond comprehension.

Anyway if you have any good ideas for what one year old dogs like to get for their birthdays let me know.

Speaking of anyway...yeah we were, go back and check...does anyone else want to punch holes in walls when people say ANYHOO??? ANYHOOOOOOOOOOOOO. ACK!!

How about ACK?? No, I think I like ack. It's very descriptive and silly. Perfect mix.

Went out with Sassy and Mr. Sass on the weekend.

We had a lot of fun though I think I was a little "please be my shrink and answer my ridiculous questions" at one point.

Okay maybe at three points.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Dear 69dude69,

Don't send me messages anymore because I'm not gonna respond.

Even if you looked like Johnny Depp I would have a hard time replying.

69dude69 as an "internet handle" is sorta like kryptonite for females.

Like my fargging gawd have you ever been out of your house before?

Why did I put before at the end of that sentence? It sounds weird, but at the same time oh so familiar.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Who says "internet phantom"???

Here's another little silly quiz because apparently I have become completely blog blocked lately.

I did do my first YouTube vlog today (above) but my camera is all bad, or I don't know how to work it, so it is pixelly.

Also I am a nerd. A pixellated nerd.

Anyway tell me what cartoon character you are. I'm Charlie Brown. Woot.

Everyone has a personality of a cartoon character.

Have you ever asked yourself what cartoon character do you most resemble?

Answer all the questions with what describes you best, add up all your

points (which are next to the answer that you choose) at the end and look for your results. Do not cheat by looking at the end of the email

before you are done.

Then forward this to all your friends (including the person who sent it to you) and change the subject of this message to what character is you.

1. Which one of the following describes the perfect date?

a) Candlelight dinner (4 pts.)

b) Fun/Theme Park (2 pts.)

c) Painting in the park (5 pts.)

d) Rock concert (1 pt.)

e) Going to the movies (3 pts.)

2. What is your favorite type of music?

a) Rock and Roll (2 pts.)

b) Alternative (1 pt.)

c) Soft Rock (4 pts.)

d) Country (5 pts.)

e) Pop (3 pts.)

3. What type of movies do you prefer?

a) Comedy (2 pts.)

b) Horror (1 pt.)

c) Musical (3 pts.)

d) Romance (4 pts.)

e) Documentary (5 pts.)

4. Which one of these occupations would you choose if you only could choose one of these?

a) Waiter (4 pts.)

b) Professional Sports Player (5 pts.)

c) Teacher (3 pts.)

d) Police (2 pts.)

e) Cashier (1 pt.)

5. What do you do with your spare time?

a) Exercise (5 pts.)

b) Read (4 pts.)

c) Watch television (2 pts.)

d) Listen to music (1 pt.)

e) Sleep (3 pts.)

6. Which one of the following colors do you like best?

a) Yellow (1 pt.)

b) White (5 pts.)

c) Sky Blue (3 pts.)

d) Dark Blue (2 pts.)

e) Red (4 pts.)

7. What do you prefer to eat right now?

a) Snow (3 pts.)

b) Pizza (2 pts.)

c) Sushi (1 pt.)

d) Pasta (4pts.)

e) Salad (5 pts.)

8. What is your favorite holiday?

a) Halloween (1 pt.)

b) Christmas (3 pts.)

c) New Year (2 pts.)

d) Valentine's Day (4 pts.)

e) Thanksgiving (5 pts.)

9. If you could go to one of these places which one would it be?

a) Paris (4 pts)

b) Spain (5 pts.)

c) Las Vegas (1 pt.)

d) Hawaii (4 pts.)

e) Hollywood (3 pts.)

10. With which of the following would you prefer to spend time with?

a) Someone Smart (5 pts.)

b) Someone attractive (2 pts.)

c) Someone who likes to Party (1 pt.)

d) Someone who always has fun (3 pts.)

e) Someone very sentimental (4 pts.)

Now add up your points and find out the answer you have been waiting for!

Put your character in the subject line and forward to your friends and

back to the person that sent this to you. Very interesting to see "who"

your friends are!

(10-16 points) You are Garfield: You are very comfortable, easy going,

and you definitely know how to have fun but sometimes you take it to an extreme.

You always know what you are doing and you are always in control of your life. Others may not see things as you do, but that doesn't mean that you always have to do what is right. Try to remember your happy spirit may hurt you or others.

17-23 points) You are Snoopy: You are fun, you are very cool and popular You always know what's in and you never are out of style. You are good at knowing how to satisfy everyone else. You have probably disappeared for a few days more than once but you always come home with the family values that you learned. Being married and having children are important to you, but only after you have had your share of fun times.

(24-28 points) You are Elmo: You have lots of friends and you are also

popular, always willing to give advice and help out a person in need.
You are very optimistic and you always see the bright side of things.
Some good advice: try not to be too much of a dreamer, if not you will have many conflicts with life.

(29-35 points) You are Sponge Bob Square Pants: You are the classic person that everyone loves. You are the best friend that anyone could ever have and never want to lose. You never cause harm to anyone and they would never not understand your feelings.

Life is a journey, it's funny and calm for the most part. Stay away from traitors and jealous people, then you will be stress free.

(36-43 points) You are Charlie Brown: You are very smart, very perceptive, honest, loving, You are tender, you fall in love quickly but you are also very serious about all relationships. You are a family person. Everyone loves you, people want to be around you, everyone calls you their friend.

You call your mom every Sunday. You have many friends and may occasionally forget a few Birthdays. Stay away from Jealous people they confuse you, you can be trusted, and admire smart-quick people.

Don't let your passion
confuse you with reality.

(44-50 points) You are Dexter: You are smart and definitely a thinker..Every situation is fronted with a plan. You have a brilliant mind. You demonstrate very strong family principles. Maintain a stable routine but never ignore a bad situation when it comes.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Want to know if you are autistic or close to it?

Take this test that I found over at Px's blog. Clickety click barba trick

I got 14.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

January 24th has been scientifically proven to be the most depressing day of the year.

But just think, if you get past Wednesday everything will be on it's way up from there.

If you watch any YouTube vlogs, a.k.a. video blogs, you will see SO many sad people, gawd the whining, the gloom. (oh yeah I know vlog sounds silly, but they all say it with a straight face. Seriously.)

People telling their sorrows in video form is so much worse than in a blog. I think it's because if you are reading a blog you don't get as sucked in by a person's emotions. If you are actually watching some person that is so sad that they are crying on your computer screen it can be pretty unnnnnggh, but if you are reading a blog and it sounds all sad and depressing you can just think to yourself oh they are just kidding, or oh they were just sad for a few minutes when they typed that, I mean look at the smiling pictures in their sidebar, they're fine for sure.

But the vlog, oh the vlog.

You think okay they were obviously depressed because they were all puffy faced and crying and I am ABSOLUTELY SURE that they are still depressed because they are living in a place with one light bulb and bad wood panelling and their bedspread, or duvet cover, or whatever you call it, is ugly, really really ugly. A person can't overcome a depression sleeping in a room that looks like THAT. No way.

Anyway, it's almost Groundhog Day. Yaaaaaaay.

And it's almost Superbowl which means football will officially be over until whenever the hell it starts up again. Yaaaaaaaaaaaay.

And the days are getting longer. Yaaaaaaaaay.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Your Rising Sign is Leo

You are confident, self-assured, and more than a little vain.

And you have a flair for the dramatic - whether you're on stage or causing trouble.

Your spirit can't stay in one place very long.

You like to live in new places and travel the world.

Cultured and sophisticated, you pride yourself on having good taste.

You are an expert in art, music, food, and film.

I stole this from Leesa, because that's what I do.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Speaking of pop, or soda as some of y'all call it, I have a story.

I used to drink A LOT of Diet Coke. And I used to have a lot of weird things happen to me like (go look them up at aspartamekills.com, there's a list of 92 and I had a lot of them) Yeah used to. I'm all normal and stuff now. Sorta. Anyway, when you have all this shit going on you don't really attribute it to one thing, but when I did some research I found that a lot of people were saying that aspartame is VERY bad for people. And I'm a person, so I quit it. And that's hard to do because it's in A LOT of things. I made sure to always check the labels for it. Like it's in pretty much any pack of gum besides Big Red I think. After a month or so a lot of my symptoms went away. And I lost weight. I don't know how long it's been since I have had anything with aspartame (a year maybe?) but I have seen pictures of myself when I was consuming it heavily and my face was all swollen or bloated or something. And like I said I don't have ANY of those symptoms now. Coincidence? I doubt it. You can do a Google search on aspartame yourself and see what you think. And I know there are people out there that will say aspartame is fine but all I know is what I experienced and I just wanted to share it so maybe I can help somebody that doesn't know that this might be causing problems for them too. Now I think I am going to quit the regular pop/soda. Baby steps.
I think it's good that Pepsi has been spying on Coke. Maybe now they can make a soft drink that tastes better. Maybe they could call it Poke. If it tasted exactly like Coke but it was called Poke I would drink it because Poke is funnier. I'm gonna go get a Poke. See? Funnier.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

This is how my awesome internet friend made me smile today. Thanks S.

"Fun fact (‘cause I can’t sleep): There are roughly 3,667,900 men in Canada between the ages of 30 and 44. Statistically, about 90% of those are straight, and 5% of those have never married, but expect to marry some day, leaving 165,055 men for you. Now, according to Jung, there are 16 personality types, so that makes 10,316 men that are the ideal personality type for you. There’s 12 signs of the zodiac, meaning there are roughly 859 men who are also matched to you by the stars. 38.9% of the population of Canada is in Ontario, and 41.8% of that is in the GTA, so that makes 139 men for you. In order to buy you the things you deserve, he should have a good income, so we’ll say he’s in the top 10%, leaving 13 men for you. I believe you said once that you like skinny guys, so we can eliminate the overweight ones. That means there are 3 skinny, single men in your age group, that have the ideal personality type for you, that the stars say would be a good match, and that can afford to buy you that 99” plasma TV living right here in the GTA! See, Mr. Right is not only out there waiting for you, he has competition!"

I said skinny but what I meant was "not a muscle head". I dated one of those in high school and he was all about the gym and little blue pills??? Ha ha.

No seriously he was.

So maybe that leaves 13? Unless they are like REALLY fat, you know like literally stuck to their couch fat, like in that episode of Nip/Tuck?

Have you seen that show? It's awesome. Well, freaky awesome is more accurate.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

JaG, Sassy and Ophelia answered the two questions in the post below correctly.

True and true.

I did in fact rent Beer League, it pretty much sucked, but I like Arte Lange too Tesco.

And I had no idea that I would be able to turn off the subtitles, pretty technological of me huh?

Friday, January 12, 2007

True or False:

1. Last week I called Roger's Video and told the guy on the phone that there must be something wrong with the copy of BEER LEAGUE that I rented because there were Spanish subtitles across the screen and he said "There is a button on your converter that you can press to remove them."

2. My ex-boyfriend who lives far away asked me on the phone tonight why I wasn't married and when I said I don't know he said are you waiting for me to come back and marry you and I said I don't know.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Photo Blog!
Click on the picture above and you will find some awesome jewelry made by an awesome chick.
Shadowdog is right, I have something to talk about, it's movies I have watched.

The Wicker Man SUCKED. And Jennifer Aniston wasn't even in it.

I am SO not renting any more movies recommended by Ebert and Roeper because they are obviously being paid off or something. Didn't two thumbs up used to mean something?

Another one that is LAME in my opinion is The Last Kiss.

Does anyone besides his mother find Zach Braff attractive?

Or maybe he just isn't my type.

But that is not the only reason why the movie sucked. Oh no, it had much more suckitude than that.

They said it was a comedy. Yeah, whatever. Screaming and yelling and cheating on your fiance and other crap is NOT funny, it's bad drama that I don't want to watch.

I'm not even referring to Zach Braff's features or anything, he's just got the sex appeal of a toaster, if you are not into freaky fetishes like toasters.
The new Finger Eleven song Paralyzer is awesome, it makes me happy.

Spying devices in twoonies is funny.

Dear Universe,

You know that man I asked for, the one with the juicy lips, long lashes and awesome personality? Yeah I am expecting him to show up. So pronto. I need something to concentrate on/talk about on my blog other than news headlines and my favourite new song.

Let's go Universe. Move it.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


This is an invitation to try a recipe exchange. I hope you'll participate; it should be fun! It's easy, quick and should yield a whole bunch of recipes! (And you only need to send a recipe ONCE TO ONE person).

Please email a recipe to the person whose name is in the number 1
position below.

Then copy this letter into a new email and move my name to the #1
position and put your name and email in the #2 position. Email the new letter to
10 new people (or more).

If you cannot do this within 5 days, please let me know. This is only
fair to the people participating.

You should receive 36 recipes! Seldom does anyone drop out as we all
enjoy trying new recipes.

Thanks for participating. I'm looking forward to trying out the new


Fuck you. I got two of these mother fucking emails and I thought to myself aren't I too young and cool to be exchanging recipes? And myself said yes, yes you are. But then I felt bad you know because after five days it wasn't fair to the person in the number 1 position and shit so I took the time against my better judgement as a young, cool, 'I don't need recipes' type and fucking put in a recipe and changed the email addresses and sent it out and how many recipes do you think I got?


According to this math I was supposed to get SEVENTY TWO.

Don't send me this bullshit old lady crap anymore.

Oh wait I just reread the email, and I swear I just figured it out now while I was being so sarcastic that I think I did it wrong.

I forgot the sending it on to ten new people part.

But I could just Google a recipe. So yeah, please stop sending me this stuff.

In other news, I kinda created a little bit of a flame war on a message board about dogs (Potcakes).

They were talking about invisible fencing and how everybody is doing it, and I did a little research and came to the conclusion that it was kind of cruel. And I asked them if they would put electric shock collars around their kid's necks to keep them in the yard, and one girl told me she thought I was a bit "off".

Well I have news for you girlie, you aren't the first person that has told me that.

So whatevs.

And then I got an email from another girlie who is obviously way cooler:

"Robin, thank you for posting that link. Like I mentioned before, animal cruelty...just the thought of doing that to a dog makes me ill."
I thought they blocked Blogger access from my work and I was all stressy and wondering what I was going to do if I couldn't surf around blogs in my free time but it turns out I am just a mope.

My internet/telephone provider is retotted. THEY changed my account number and then they shut off my internet when they didn't receive my payment via internet banking, and then they made me send them a bank statement showing where I made the payment in DECEMBER. And they talked to me like I was a criminal. Don't you have your b1 id number? And I said I don't know what the hell you are talking about.

What else? Hmmmmmmmmmm...nothing I guess.

Have a pleasant day with a light breeze and chance of preciptation.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Your Personality Is Like Marijuana

You're laid back and easy going, so much so that taking a shower is often too much trouble for you!

Nevertheless, you're quite popular, and many people enjoy your company. You're rarely turned down.

You're prone to giggle fits, paranoia, and forgetting where you are exactly.

So I am just about to go crawl under my awesome new down duvet and read the book 'Angels and Demons' that my awesome sister-in-law gave me to read.

First though I have to put Charlie out for his last pee of the night.

Okay he hasn't come back to the door for a bit so I go to check on him and this is what I find:

You can still see the cut over his left eye from the New Year's Eve fiasco.

Bath time for Retardo Montalban, after I carried his 35 pound ass up two flights of stairs by myself.

Okay now I can go to bed.

Friday, January 05, 2007

The Peach
Random Gentle Love Master (RGLMf)

Playful, kind, and well-loved, you are The Peach.

For such a warm-hearted, generous person, you're surprisingly experienced in both love and sex. We credit your spontaneous side; you tend to live in the moment, and you don't get bogged down by inhibitions like most women your age. If you see something wonderful, you confidently embrace it.

You are a fun flirt and an instant sweetheart, but our guess is you're becoming more selective about long-term love. It's getting tougher for you to become permanently attached; and a guy who's in a different place emotionally might misunderstand your early enthusiasm. You can wreck someone simply by enjoying him.

Your ideal mate is adventurous and giving, like you. But not overly intense.

DREAD: The False Messiah

CONSIDER: The Loverboy, The Playboy, or The Boy Next Door.

I think I am going to officially change my name to random gentle love master.

Balmy January day + sunshine + awesome Japanese lunch (tempura shrimp and California rolls) + phone calls from all of my favourite people + FUNNY ecards (have you seen the Hallmark screaming banshee ecard??) + flattering ecards + sweet personal emails + lots of good wishes from the bloggy peeps + real old fashioned hold in your hand cards (1 from my parents had a picture of a little girl on it that looked EXACTLY like me when I was 4 - I think it was me and somebody got a hold of the picture and made it into a card) + a new down duvet + Happy perfume + the cutest little jacket with furry collar + the cutest little crop pant pajama things with pink lace detail (that I am wearing right now) + giftcard + lobster and shrimp and mussels for dinner in the NICEST restaurant around + feeling the love = A HAPPY girl.

Or should I say 1 year old woman?

Yeah, a HAPPY one year old woman who is stuffed to the gills with seafood.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

It's my FIRST birthday. Yes first. Every year from now on.

I read it in a book. And I liked it.

"Do not put lots of candles on your cake unless you want to summon aging upon yourself."

Those are my legs. For HNT.

It's Lecram's birthday too. Happy birthday Lecram.

And it's Dave Foley's birthday.

And I don't get this:

"In probability theory, the birthday paradox states that given a group of 23 randomly chosen people, the probability is more than 50% that at least two of them will have the same birthday. For 60 or more people, the probability is greater than 99%."

This is how Canadians apparently celebrate birthdays:

"Greasing the nose with butter or margarine. In Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland) the birthday child is ambushed and their nose is greased for good luck. The greased nose makes the child too slippery for bad luck to catch them. This tradition is reputed to be of Scottish decent."

I guess in Canada bad luck sneaks in through our noses.

"Birthday punches. In Quebec the birthday person receives a punch for each year they are alive and then one for good luck."

I'd like to sign up for punching people in Quebec.


Also it's Tamil Thai Pongal Day in Sri Lanka. Whatever the hell that is.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Lauren Graham
Maura Teirney
Jennifer Aniston
Courtney Cox
Gwen Stefani
Pamela Anderson
Ashley Judd
Catharine Zeta-Jones
Shania Twain
All of the Sex and the City chicks
Faith Hill
Halle Berry
Jill Hennessy
Sarah McLachlan
Julia Roberts
Sandra Bullock
Nicole Kidman
Elle McPherson
Cindy Crawford

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

I forgot to tell my funny (well it's funny now) New Year's Eve story.

I was at my brother's with his girlfriend and her sister and we are drinking lots and the phone rings shortly after midnight. It's my mom. So my brother's girlfriend answers and they chat, then my mom talks to her sister, then she talks to my brother and my brother takes off into the bathroom with the phone, which I don't think anything of at the time. So then my brother comes out and says "Phone Robin". So I say "HI MOM HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!" and she says "Hi robin, I have something to tell you." in this voice that sounds like, well really bad. I say "What?". She says "Well Charlie is bleeding from his eye." (They were taking care of him for me for the night.) So I am like "WHAT?" She said "Yeah it just happened after I phoned you."

So everybody is drunk, I'm 45 minutes away and my dog is bleeding from his EYE. Anyway, she said I'm sure he'll be okay. So I figured well I can't get back there, and my parents are responsible so he will be okay.

When I get home and see him he's got a cut right beside his eye, and she didn't tell me until I picked him up the part of how it was GUSHING down his face all over his tan coloured fur. Anyway he's fine and we think he must have run into something sharp, like under the table.

Can you see it just a quarter of an inch above his tear duct?
I posted pictures and took them down. (Edit: I put them back up except for the dinky one of me.)

I am half way through my Wicca book, it's good, I will have to practice.

I had an awesome time on NYE at my brother and Mitchie's in Toronto. Also got presents and special treatment for my almost birthday since I won't see them on Thursday.

I have to stop saying awesome so much.

I need a calendar, I should buy one of my own.

Back at work, it's not that bad once you manage to crawl out of bed 3 hours earlier than you are used to.

Hope you are enjoying the second day of 2007. It's my first boyfriend's birthday today.

Okay, enough choppy, random thoughts.

Monday, January 01, 2007