Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

Will you look at that, three weeks in a row! I think I deserve a medal or something.

1. This weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving. So happy Turkey Day!

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2. Two of my aunts are visiting from England. I had forgotten just how hilarious they are! I don't think I've laughed that hard since.... well, since last time they visited!

3. My dad's cat is 8 now. I don't know if it's that he's mellowed or is just nicer than our cats, but this cat actually sits on your lap. Like, for more than 10 seconds. I'm really hoping it's an age thing and one day our cats will be that affectionate and social. I figure they've got to start earning their keep eventually, right?

4. It's starting to feel like almost-winter. There were times this weekend when I was so cold I couldn't feel my toes. I'm holding on to my delusion that it's still indian summer until the end of this week and then I'm busting out the hats, gloves and winter coats and starting to knit again.

 Of course, it will be awhile before I attempt a project on this scale. Right now I'm working on mastering the scarf.
5. As anyone who's ever been to the UK will know, above is a British phone booth with London landmark Big Ben in the background. I haven't ever lived in England, but both of my parents are from there. The weird thing is that I've never really felt Canadian, despite being born here and spending my whole life here. England, on the other hand, has always felt strangely comfortable and familiar to me. I get so, for lack of a better term, homesick for it sometimes that it's like a physical sensation. I'm still working on convincing J. that he wants to move there with me, since I have always wanted to live there but am quite fond of having him around. If it comes to choosing, though.... ;)

6. I'm going to assume you live a stone's throw from a Starbucks ('cos let's face it - these days, who doesn't?). Next time you go in, order a Peppermint Mocha. Technically it's a Christmas beverage, but they're so good I rarely order anything else. It's like having After Eight mints in a cup. I also like that the mint cuts the bad coffee breath a bit.

 Doesn't that look good? It's like Christmas in your mouth.
7. My boss gets back from vacation on Thursday. Thank God.

8. I never thought I'd say this, but I'm actually having a hard time keeping up with Fall TV. So if you know me personally, don't tell me ANYTHING that's happening on TV, because I'm an episode or two behind on nearly everything and I don't want any spoilers. I'm serious.

9. On our floor at work we have two individual bathrooms. One of them has a hatch in the ceiling beside the toilet, and it's always open. If I watch a zombie movie I can't use that bathroom for at least three days afterwards because it totally creeps me out and I can't pee for fear of being attacked from above. This means that if the other bathroom is occupied, I have to got all the way downstairs. You can imagine how inconvenient this becomes when The Walking Dead is in season.

 Here, have some nightmares.
10. My nose is not being nice today. It's running like it's gotta get somewhere. I'm hoping this isn't the beginning of being sick for the next six months. 

This is how I plan to spend my winter. See you in the spring.

That's it for this Tuesday - hope the Canadians out there enjoyed the extra day off, and to everyone else, neener-neener, we got an extra day off and you didn't! (Don't get too sulky - you'll be able to get us back on your Thanksgiving.) See you next week!


  1. 1. Cool, happy Thanksgiving! Question, do you guys celebrate with Turkey too?
    2. I love it when family visits. Especially the fun ones :)
    4. You're like my Canadian sister or something...I know it's Winter when I start knitting too haha. Thing is I still have about 3 scarfs I need to finish & a really really big blanket I started like 5yrs ago :/
    5. Haha hopefully he'll come with you.
    7. You're so strange lol, Ive never heard of anyone being happy that their boss is back from vacation.
    8. Same here. My DVR is working overtime.
    9. Bwahaha...me too! Get outta my head.
    10. Hope it's just a runny nose & nothing else. I hate being sick.

    Congrats on posting 3-whole-weeks in a row! Yay you.

  2. 1. Traditionally, yes, it's turkey all the way. I, however, am a freaky vegetarian (for the most part. I like tuna sandwiches and will eat chicken breast if J. quote "burns the crap out of it"). So not much turkey for me.
    4. Tell me about it. I have about five projects started or lined up that will never be finished. But it's fun to start them, anyway.
    6. Totally guilty pleasure. Terribly unhealthy and ridiculously expensive. *hangs head in shame*
    7. It's mostly so she can be responsible for decision-making again. I'm exhausted.
    9. When I watched 28 Days Later for the first time I couldn't sit with my back to a window for weeks. When my dad made me watch Shaun of the Dead one Christmas I woke up in the middle of the night terrified because all my friends were trying to eat me. Can we say overactive imagination?
    10. *Crosses fingers*

    Thanks! Going for 4...


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