May 21 07

my internet is super slooooooooooooooooooooooooow. has been the entire weekend. which means i’ve been, well, unplugged. no work, no email, no blogs, nothing. it’s so frustrating when you are watching a movie (the break-up) with a friend (tova) and you and discussing the guy that dresses like a Jcrew model and you remember that he was on the show Jack and Jill and she knew that he was on Charmed, but you can’t remember his name. and you can’t look it up on imdb. these things kill me.

it’s a holiday weekend in Canada. Victoria Day. I’m not exactly sure what we are celebrating, which, i guess is sad, since i’ve lived here for 10 years….but, truthfully, all that really matters is that i don’t have to go to work today. yay. our weekend, like always, has been jam-packed so far. bbqs, birthday parties (between emily and josh, they have 5!), errrands, seeing shrek 3, moving our overgrown lawn, joshie had his first sleepover last night and since we didn’t have to go over at midnight to pick him up, we are assuming it was a success.

the plan today was to go to wonderland….but it’s a balmy end of may high of 16 degrees (for all you americans out there that’s roughly 60 degrees. read: not warm enough). so, we’re not sure if we are going to go. knowing us, we’ll all wear pants and sweatshirts and still go. we have passes. we always go. (update…husband went outside, ala Tony Soprano -which, ps, was amazing last night. i always end up being a spoiler, so i’m not going to spoil it for all you pvr’ers out there….but, AJ, brilliant last night – and said it’s nice enough to go. so, we’re going)

it’s only 8 in the morning. Isabella is screaming. (how dare i try to remove the pennies from her mouth?! seriously, she’s teething so badly these days…everything is going in her mouth) and Emily is bored. already. not really a surprise, since she came waltzing into my room at 5:30, asking for me to fix her ponytail. the husband is complaining about my mess in the room. like he’s my dad.

before i go, and pray that i can actually publish this post…since the internet has been iffy this morning. it took me about 45 tries to get the “Sweet Escape” video up for Emily on Youtube. what can i say…she listens to VERY different music than i do…i wanted to tell you something interesting.

part of my job is to track down photos to use in our books. i’m the kind of girl who knows how to get things. i can find museums in non-english speaking countries and somehow get them to send me photos. just recently, for a book we are doing on glaciers, i needed to track down a photo of the Otzi iceman. little did i know that i only had to look as far as Brad Pitt’s arm.

so, for all my Canadian friends, enjoy your holiday monday, and for all my American friends, he he. but don’t worry, you can rub it in next week when i’m working on memorial day.


  1. Moving your overgrown lawn? Where to?

    Kidding. Hope you have a great holiday. I am very jealous! I’m also jealous of the 60 degrees, because it’s already freakin’ 90 here and that’s too hot.

    Comment by Sadie on May 21, 2007
  2. Happy Victoria Day up there! Nothing sucks more than iffy internet access. I didn’t have access for most of the weekend and was about to pull my hair out. Enjoy your day off.

    Comment by egan on May 21, 2007
  3. Also, forgot to say that when our internet was down for a weekend, I had the worst imdb withdrawal ever! You don’t realize how much you need it til it’s gone.

    And I tagged you for a meme….

    Comment by Sadie on May 21, 2007
  4. Happy V-day! I have been going though renovation to my house and been with and without a computer -I hate when I am without it!

    Comment by Princess Extraordinaire on May 21, 2007
  5. How was shrek 3? I was thinking of taking my son.

    Comment by kelley rees on May 21, 2007
  6. Is the monkey old enough to go to Shrek 3??
    Don’t worry, I’ve lived in Canada for my whole life and couldn’t tell you what we’re celebrating either — something about Queen Victoria….
    Glad you went to CW. It’s a GORJ day out!
    Is THAT what Brad’s weirdo tat is!?

    Comment by Haley-O on May 21, 2007
  7. Ali, Victoria Day is the weekend closest to Queen Victoria’s birthday. Now you know. She was a big fan of drunken camping trips, from the looks of things.

    Comment by Rebecca on May 21, 2007
  8. Ivan Sergei; also starred in the short-lived television series “Once A Thief”.

    Victoria Day is our counter to Memorial Day. We’re not as war-hungry as the US, so we can only celebrate our soldiers annually.

    Comment by SciFi Dad on May 21, 2007
  9. I’ve lived in Canada my whole life, and I’m still not sure about Victoria Day. A good excuse for the first long weekend of the summer I guess…

    Comment by Jodi on May 21, 2007
  10. i know exactly what you mean about imdb and going crazy if you can’t remember someone’s name. also, i think that tattoo is creepy. even on brad pitt.

    Comment by lara on May 21, 2007
  11. rebecca is right about victoria day.sounds like you had a busy weekend.and that was funny about your husband complaining about your wheres his mess?

    Comment by LAVENDULA on May 21, 2007
  12. Okay, so, The Sopranos was better but still, this season kinda sucks. I’m not the only one who thinks that, right?

    Comment by Chris on May 22, 2007
  13. hmm.. that is a very interesting tattoo….

    Comment by Drea on May 25, 2007
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