Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Run away! Run away!

humorous pictures
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Monday, October 18, 2010


Peanut butter cookies.


Saturday, October 16, 2010


Or autumn, if you prefer. In most of Canada, it looks like the picture here. My birth province, New Brunswick, is known for the beauty of its fall (autumn) leaf colours.
Sadly, at least on the far east coast of this island, it isn't quite so colourful. Far fewer maple trees, for one. Too much black spruce, which has to be the bastard child of the tree world. UGH-LEE.
It seems like the least nature could do, provide us with some spectacular colour before everything goes gray, with the odd cover of white, for six months or so. Unfortunately, around here fall looks mostly like this.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


But a freak. It's not normal to be in between, is it?

Right Brain/ Left Brain Quiz
The higher of these two numbers below indicates which side of your brain has dominance in your life. Realising your right brain/left brain tendancy will help you interact with and to understand others.
Left Brain Dominance: 16(16)
Right Brain Dominance: 16(16)
Right Brain/ Left Brain Quiz

Oh. Wait. After more research, it means genius. Well. That's better,then.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Why? WHY???

Why can't I copy and paste into the blog post editing page?

Very annoying.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! (CDN)

I have murdered a turkey in the time-honoured tradition.

Okay, I have purchased a pre-murdered turkey and am now committing indignities to the poor, not-so-wee, ded to deth creature.

For a scintilating account of how the Canadian Thanksgiving originated (43 years prior to the US), go to Yahoo! Canada News. I'd copy and paste it here for you, but there seems to be some sort of computer voodoo preventing this.

UPDATE As well as roasting a pre-murdered turkey in honour of intrepid explorer Martin Frobisher, I am also attempting to bake Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread in the very same oven at the very same time. It will either be brilliant or an unmitigated disaster. Also, I left it too late to look for canned pumpkin purée and had to resort to buying an actual pumpkin, chopping it up, baking it and puréeing it in the food processor.

I could SO survive in the wild.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

*#^$%@$*#& car

So, multiple appointments for the next couple of days, tickets for events the next two nights, Thanksgiving coming up and what happens when I pull out of my driveway to go to a meeting tonight? The frickin' brake light comes on. The emergency brake is not on, so that means one thing... not enough pressure in the brake lines. According to the car manual, total brake failure could be imminent.
And here's the most annoying part. I had planned to put the car in the shop for regular maintenance early next week. On account of being so busy and NEEDING IT TO WORK this week.
I can't catch a break.
UPDATE: Leaks in both brake lines. GNEEP! It's a good job I chickened out on driving it and had it towed to the garage. It'll be fixed on Tuesday. (Monday is Thanksgiving here in the Land of the Beaver.)

Monday, October 04, 2010

Is anyone out there?

Whoa. Where has the time gone? And look at all of you! Wow! Have you lost weight? And your hair looks fabulous! Yes. All... three of you...
Well. There was a vacation. And then there was um... September... when my hard drive gave up the ghost, corrupted sectors or segments or some kind of [insert tech babble here], except I didn't realize that it was that bad, and then two days later... HURRICANE! We had a hurricane! We never have them. Tropical storms, yes, but full-fledged hurricanes almost never. I was very fortunate not to have any damage from it, but the power was off for a couple of days and then there was the usual delay getting my Nerd to make a service call due to all the storm-related damages, only to find out that the computer was a lost cause and then YOU try to find an HP tower in this city (because that's what I wanted DAMNIT). Laptops up the YINYANG but towers not so much.
But now I'm BACK!