Total Comments: 191 First Post On: 11/09/2005 07:39 PM Last Post On: 09/15/2014 01:16 PM #1) Monday, November 07, 2005
I have played several pit shows including the Mikado in the viola section and i can't see jack. Ballets are especially fun, trying to imagine what the thunderous "elefantanz" must look like.
#3) Tuesday, December 06, 2005
One MORE reason not to live in Canada? Is there is a lengthy list somewhere? (besides the freezing cold and the clipped words.) I love how they (CNN) felt it necessary to explain "Transport Canada" as if its "equivalent" couldn't be deciphered by the average reader. then again...
#4) Monday, December 12, 2005
Batman Begins was pretty good, too bad about katie/kate holmes "performance." she should just stick to getting knocked up.
#5) Thursday, December 15, 2005
That Tappahanock bit in F 9/11 is the best part of the movie. Or was it Rappahanock... do they have a wal-mart?
#6) Monday, January 30, 2006
or you could have written to the writers of 24, exposed all of the flaws, and saved us from hours of horrible yet laughable TV.
#8) Monday, February 06, 2006
re:broken flowers (more like broken nerve synapses) whatever happened to the days of bill murray in hits such as "what about bob" and "groundhog day"? i'm still waiting for the return....
#10) Friday, March 17, 2006
Using company time to update your blog....hmmmm......Kinda like the suprisingly high number of government employees (military included) that are pool sharks. Good to know where tax dollars are going. Naturally I'm just jealous. If I could, I would gladly take corporations or taxpayers' money whilst blogging or shooting pool.
#27) Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Thanks Brian. Yes, babies, congrats to all having them here, there and everywhere. But none HERE yet. Not for a while, like a few year while.
#28) Wednesday, August 02, 2006
I agree 100%. B does not like roughing it. That's why Transylvania had better get the whole indoor plumbing and wal-martesque shopping venues up and running before I visit next summer.
#32) Monday, August 21, 2006
Um, why are there 3 "n"s in my name? Triple the fun? Well, at least you didn't call me Brianna. Everyone except my husband and my parents calls me Brianna.
#33) Friday, September 01, 2006
I find that self-proclamation is the best way to make rank. I myself am a self-proclaimed lieutenant commander.... in everything.... video games, military.... you name it. It's much easier this way.
#34) Friday, September 08, 2006
In real life Kim Bauer is married to a hockey player, that's almost as bad as being attacked by a mountain lion.
#35) Friday, September 08, 2006
Not to mention, one season she's a rebellious teenager miffed by her parents' separation, the next she's an agent at CTU. Um, hello? College? I didn't realize American espionage agencies had an open door policy. If that's the case, sign me up! I've always wanted to be a spy.
#40) Thursday, October 19, 2006
Who are those blackened man shapes in the picture? Are they your stalkers? But are they real? Perhaps they are your inner self.... and that inner self is stalking your orange-loving asymmetrical outer self. Why Brian, why??!? What are you afraid of?
#51) Friday, May 04, 2007
They actually interview named slum-i mean, landlords and such for those clearances? DANG! I submitted one last year in order to satisfy the powers that be giving us permission to get married. Now I'm worried. I've got a lot of, shall we say, *cough* pothead friends. I can just imagine the interview,"yeah dude, she was, like, cool. She, like, isn't into terrorism or nothing.... but she's a terror on the dance floor." I'm scared.
#53) Thursday, May 24, 2007
You would love driving in Italy. And by love I mean hate. There's nothing like having a punto barrelling towards you down the shoulder of the road... thus creating another "lane."
#54) Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Milles Bornes is awesome. Whenever my french teacher was too tired to teach she would let us play it.
I am also called Brioche, but not by French people. By Hungarians because they can't seem to pronounce Brianne. Except they spell it: Brios.
#55) Wednesday, June 06, 2007
My sister-in law lives in the Flint area. Perhaps when I have kids I'll ship them there to wrangle with her four brats when I need a vacation.
#58) Thursday, June 14, 2007
Nickelback gets my vote(s) for worst suckage ever. Yes, they're from Alberta and no, I don't know them.... but if I did, I would tell them how much they suck to their faces.
#60) Friday, June 29, 2007
If you knew my husband's real name perhaps more people would have voted for us.... ps. it's not Jim. Jim is my nerdy hungarian music friend.
#61) Friday, June 29, 2007
If I told you his real name I'd have to.... explain why I didn't in the first place. OPSEC baby, OPSEC.
#62) Friday, July 06, 2007
I've seen the Canadian citizenship test. It's HARD! It's all long answer/essay questions about obscure historical events. Not like y'alls multiple choice test... I got 85% on that without studying.
#63) Friday, July 06, 2007
Now that I think about it, pretty much all Canadian historical events are obscure.
#72) Thursday, January 03, 2008
From what I understand from former Europe travellers and from my own experience, train travel in Europe is not the bargain it used to be. Sometimes it is cheaper to rent a car if you're hitting many destinations or fly if you're only interested in one place.
#73) Thursday, January 03, 2008
Only England and Malta are on the left as far as I know. But you're right, the driving can be a bit crazy anyway. Especially in big cities like Paris. Street signs are small and hard to see!
#75) Wednesday, January 16, 2008
In Paris you can buy metro passes that allow you unlimited access for the day, but if the weather is nice, most destinations are within leisurely long walks of each other.
Have you booked accomodations yet? Paris can be really expensive. We stayed in the Montparnasse area.... very convenient.
#76) Monday, February 11, 2008
I too am a pathological room arranger and have been my entire life. It's disturbing how excited I get each time I enter a room for the first week after a re-arrangement.
#80) Thursday, July 24, 2008
I too have a motorcycle story. Once upon a time there was a young Canadian girl travelling with her family to the big United States of America, via Sweetgrass,Montana, a small border town.
Tired and hungry after driving up through Montana, the family stopped at the border cafe to relieve their bladders and grab a bite to eat. Unfortunately for the small mother and her two young boys, the washrooms, as Canadians are apt to call restrooms, were on the bar side of the establishment.
But I digress. The young girl, for once, did not need to urinate, so sat in the restaurant with her father.
Minutes later, her mother returned with the little boys. As soon as they were seated the young girl noticed, with horror, a chap-clad moustached man coming from the bar over to her mother.
"Mom," she hissed, "theres a biker guy over there and he's coming to talk to you!"
The mother whipped around and exclaimed, "Tom!" Turns out, this sketchy looking character was the mother's cousin.
The girl wondered what other skeletons her mother might have lurking in her closet, or rather, in an American biker bar.
#85) Monday, October 06, 2008
Congrats! That's awesome! When's the big day, or are you already tired of people asking you that?
#86) Wednesday, October 22, 2008
We almost always ate dinner together as a family. My mom cooked (she is a self-admitted "bad" cook) all but one year, the year my dad was home with my little brother. This is a man who barely knows how to boil water to make mac and cheese. We ate a lot of beef because, well, Alberta is the land of cows so it's real cheap, eh? That and oil. And we might as well have been slurping oil, that's how good his cooking tasted. One night in particular stands out. He was making our classic family "goulash" which was just ground beef, onions, flour, and water, why water? I don't know, fried up in an old iron skillet. On this fateful night he confused icing sugar (what you americans call, confectioner's sugar) with flour.... but of course we still had to eat it. Mmmmmm, sweet cow.
#113) Thursday, September 02, 2010
I saw Namesake shortly after Nadia was born and loved it. Then again I was high on percocet so maybe it isn't as great as I remember it.
#114) Friday, September 03, 2010
I have two questions, 1. What do you spray on your lawn for mosquitoes? and 2. Does it work? We have a terrible problem here and I might as well rent myself out as a citronella candle for outdoor parties, they love me so much.
#115) Friday, September 17, 2010
Hey now, take it easy on Virginia Beach. T'ain't that bad - mostly. But then again I've never been to a NC beach.
#117) Friday, November 05, 2010
Agree wholeheartedly with first 3 especially but dude, avocadoes are DELICIOSO! By themselves or in some guac - they're right up there with peanut butter:)
Escalades - I guess some people like to drive from gas station to gas station.
Disproportionately large boobies- Sigh. Can't wait to get rid of my temporaries.
#122) Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wonder Years, definitely. I can't believe it's not available. I've been looking for it for a long time because it's one of the few shows my parents like that isn't about horses:P
#133) Friday, November 04, 2011
I've recently discovered that math is in fact not like riding a bike. If it is not practiced it is lost, or, at least, buried somewhere deep in the mind. At one time I considered myself quite good at it but now, after 14 years away, I am a dummy.
#138) Monday, February 20, 2012
I totally agree (with pretty much everything you wrote) that voting independent is a waste of a vote. Though if I saw "squirrel in the parking lot" on a ballot, I would have a hard time resisting.
#140) Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Quebec is beautiful - Montreal is the most English-friendly place, and a really kick-bum city, one of the best! And by English, I mean English-speaking people. In some places, Quebec city, for example, even if you speak fluent French, not BEING French means you're not good enough. But if you don't mind a bit of snobbery, Quebec city is a great place to visit too.
#141) Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Or you could just fly to Edmonton, rent a semi-truck, and make the ice road trek up to the frosty (further) north. And maybe even get your own show. So, you know, you have options.
#148) Friday, April 20, 2012
I still don't know a lot of those. It's amazing I've survived this long in the world.
#149) Friday, April 20, 2012
@Rebecca - I think I did a power presentation once but someone helped me with it. Am still scared of both it and Excel. But if I go back to school full-time I guess imma have to do some 'puter learnin'.
#150) Thursday, April 26, 2012
I was totally looking forward to tinker tailor soldier bum because I love Oldman, but also kept falling asleep and couldn't keep track of witchcraft and control and blah blah. Overall kind of uninteresting and disappointing.
#152) Friday, May 18, 2012
For me, the ultimate life-threateningly annoying is the use of the apostrophe to pluralize and the scary thing is that it is becoming all too common in the media. ie. I have a bunch of DVD's for sale.
#153) Friday, May 18, 2012
I'm embarrassed to admit that I, like Rebecca, was not aware of the nauseous/nauseated thing. Man I feel stupid.
#155) Friday, June 01, 2012
We bought a 'Sole' because of a recommendation from a 6 foot tall, 7 minute mile runner we know, and find it great for running, but not so great for watching TV. But I think running in general, unless the treadmill has a TV actually attached, makes it difficult to watch, or at least, hear, the TV. But that would be 8000 dollars.
#158) Thursday, June 14, 2012
Not that the rest of Canada doesn't have weird tax things, but Quebec is sort of in its own category when it comes to wackiness. If a Canadian wants to move there that isn't a Quebec resident, the hoops involved are not unlike a full immigration process.
#164) Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wow! Good for you! A real job... hmm... hopefully some day I will know what that feels like. I'm taking anatomy right now - as I'm sure you've discovered, there are way too many muscles in the body.
#166) Thursday, November 01, 2012
Totally agree re: Avengers. Hate comic books. Bore. Iron Man's quips slightly funny. Not to mention, Johansson was clearly instructed to stand with her legs two football fields apart to make her look more lithe/cat-woman-esque. Looked ridiculous and we were not fooled. At least, I was not.
#167) Monday, December 03, 2012
Fage (pronounced Fayeh, not, uh, what you're thinking) is my new favorite Greek yogurt. Most of the Yoplait, Danon, etc., varieties have too much junk in them, especially the ones labelled, "light." Unless junky, processed, aspartame-y taste is what you're going for. In which case you should buy Sponge-Bob Tuberz.
#168) Tuesday, December 04, 2012
I cannot BELIEVE you chose Quebec over Alberta. I mean, Edmonton has the biggest mall in the world. In. The World. Brian. Does that not mean anything to you?!! Your loss, buddy.
#169) Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Definitely bigger than MoA, which was verified at some point in my childhood because it was of big concern, but Dubai's specs are unknown to me. We may indeed have been beaten. Doesn't make Edmonton any less awesome, though;)
#170) Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Ouch. I feel like I just got shanked. No wonder WEM was looking so ghetto the last time I was there.
#171) Friday, December 07, 2012
1. I've said sorry to inanimate objects before (after bumping into them). I'm so Canadian.
2. Have two kids instead of one. That way, when the second one is past the brutal first year, they'll play together and leave you alone. At least, when they're not fighting. Or sick. Okay, so it only really improves about 12 days a year of your life. The other 353 are just more expensive.
3. If I could get more efficient at the whole 'moving forward without sucking in 10 gallons of water', aspect of swimming, I would probably want to do a triathlon of some description. But I generally am not motivated to put time into things at which I totally suck. Hence, being a yoga hater.
p.s. Sorry for not updating my blog more often, I actually considered it yesterday. I guess that's progress?
#173) Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Speaking of nausea, I always felt nauseated after being on swings as a kid, and now feel the same way when I watch my kids being pushed (by me) on swings. One of the (many) reasons my husband and mom are in charge of taking them to parks.
Though theoretically, train travel is my fave, it's the only form of travel that makes my ears pop and hurt (tunnels) and gives me a bit of motion sickness. By contrast, I absolutely hate flying, but am physically unaffected by it, unless you count the 'runner's stomach', the dehydration headaches, and the feeling of desperately needing a shower once we land.
#175) Thursday, February 07, 2013
Oh wait, I just read about eye physiology - is it because of your color blindness? How many (out of 3) of your cones work? And which ones?
#176) Thursday, February 14, 2013
I hate Johnny Depp. I realize I'm the only woman in the history of the world that has said that. Except maybe his ex-girlfriends. But I am most definitely NOT one of his ex-girlfriends. Yuck.
#180) Monday, July 01, 2013
I clearly came 'out of lurking' back when computers didn't automatically capitalize the I. Fortunately technology has caught up with my laziness. Nice to meet you both! P.s. - Just how much does Rebecca do outside of running 30 minutes a day to get such great muscle tone?! I hafta know.
#183) Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Brian. That's probably my most memorable "nickname." Runners-up include:
Brios (in Hungarian, pronounced, Brioche)
#184) Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Rocks, like, crappy ones, for more years than I care to admit. Also, there was a time of a about a year or so, where I took note of every out of province/country license plate I saw.
#187) Tuesday, September 10, 2013
I have said on more than one occasion that the last time I see a series of stick figure stickers on the back of someone's vehicle that vehicle will be subject to rear-end-ation. Which would actually end up being more of a 'joke's on me,' sort of situation.