November 29, 2003

Friday Five 2003 11 28

Friday Five for today:

  1. Do you like to shop? Why or why not? - No. Boring. Make a list of what you need, and where it will be. If the listed stores are out of it, you don't need it that badly, and can wait.
  2. What was the last thing you purchased? - Groceries. Can't avoid buying them.
  3. Do you prefer shopping online or at an actual store? Why? - Actual store. I want to see it first, and I like to support local merchants. If it isn't available locally, and can't be special-ordered, then I'll buy it online.
  4. Did you get an allowance as a child? How much was it? - Yes. Depends, I was a child for a long time. First allowance I remember was $1/week. Usually spent $0.50 to go to a movie, $0.25 on candy. Yes. I am old.
  5. What was the last thing you regret purchasing? - Life is too short for regrets. And since I only buy things I need (my wife may argue this point) I don't make mistakes. After all, I'm perfect, you know.1

1pssst! wanna buy some nice land in Florida?

November 15, 2003

Update 2003 11 15

Yesterday was bad and good:

bad: took my wife to emergency with problems due to her asthma.

good: fastest trip ever - we were in and out in 2.5 hours.

bad: Alexander had one of those days - tantrums upon tantrums. Ack!

good: new employer called. Expected start date: November 24th. A week later than originally thought, but still, a start date.

November 14, 2003

Friday Five 2003 11 14

Friday Five for today:

  1. Using one adjective, describe your current living space. - cluttered
  2. Using two adjectives, describe your current employer. - nonexistent. absent.
  3. Using three adjectives, describe your favorite hobby/pasttime. - fun. Super. Fascinating.
  4. Using four adjectives, describe your typical day. - fun. Super. Fascinating. Cool.
  5. Using five adjectives, describe your ideal life. - fun. Super. Fascinating. Cool. Current.

Please note: I thought this one was dumb. No, really. Really really dumb. But for some pathetic reason, I participated anyway. sigh

November 13, 2003


Again, a period of blogging inactivity. My apologies. It's been a sucky two weeks.

October 25: Brent, my wife's best friend, and a good friend to me, also, passed away.

October 29: Final day of my contract position. No new contract in sight. Drive the 300 kilometres home through a Prairie Blizzard, to arrive late for prayer vigil for Brent.

October 30: Pallbearer for Brent's funeral. An honour, but not a joy. Previous experience as pallbearer was in 1983, for my grandfather. Also an honour but not a joy.

October 31: Had a wonderful third Halloween with our son, despite bitterly cold temperatures. He went as Buzz Lightyear, in a costume made by my mother-in-law.

November 3: Alexander comes down with a cold. Doesn't sleep. My wife doesn't sleep. I don't sleep. This lasts three days.

November 7: Informed by aquaintance that a job is being offered. Accept job, details to come on start date - expected start date week of November 17. Details to follow.

November 8: Go to my wife's cousin's second birthday party. 6 year old cousin is sick, with some dreadful viral infection that my wife's aunt and uncle failed to warn us about.

November 10: In evening, my wife and my son start showing signs of virus that had afflicted aforementioned cousin. Much fun and fever and vomiting.

November 11: My wife's birthday. Much fun, fever and vomiting. A good time was had by all.

November 12: Son's fever peaks, and finally breaks in the wee hours.

Today: Wife still ill, son recovering but grumpy. Finally regains appetite. Has lost 1.5 of his 29.5 pounds. Still no official word on start date of new employment.

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November 07, 2003

Friday Five 2003 11 07

Friday Five for today:

  1. What food do you like that most people hate? - Beef tongue, liver, kidney, heart, etc... yum!!!!!
  2. What food do you hate that most people love? - shredded dried coconut. Can't stand the stuff. Yecch!
  3. What famous person, whom many people may find attractive, is most unappealing to you? - I don't get the fuss about J-Lo. She's not ugly, no... but she's not particularly high on my list of attractive people, either. Not to mention that she can't sing... so what's the fuss about? What?!? What am I missing?
  4. What famous person, whom many people may find unappealing, do you find attractive?Renée Zellweger at her Bridget Jone's Diary weight. I'm sick of the stupid Anorexic Look in Hollywood, and thought Renée looked great at the normal weight she had in that role.
  5. What popular trend baffles you? - body piercing/tattoos/scarification. I mean, really! If <enter deity of choice> had wanted us to have more than the number of holes we are born with, we'd have then already! And tattoos? Ack! They all (sorry, friends who have them) look like crap after a few years. All of them. No matter what you say. And if you change your mind? BWAH HA HA HAHAAHAHAHA!!!