Monday, January 30, 2012

Making a veggie plate

While I was making a veggie plate last night, I laughed to myself when I realized how many mushrooms I cut compared to the rest because they're one of my favourites. I started to think of my family members, if they were making a veggie plate, what it would look like.
Dad: It wouldn't have any dip, "that shits fattening!"
Serena: a bunch of veggies I've never heard of, and couldn't pronounce or spell to save my life.
Janine: store bought
Aleisha: cucumber heavy
Greg: hates veggies, he'd cut up meat bits
Brian: would probably end up cutting off one of his fingers because he was trying to catch the game from the kitchen as he cut his veggies

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Timmies cups

If you've visited Tim Hortons lately, you might have been pleasantly surprised if you ordered a hot drink. They've adjusted their sizes without adjusting the price, which makes sense considering the medium felt far too small. I'm told they shifted all their cup sizes down about a year or more ago, and this switch is just changing it back, but I don't know that for certain. What I do know is, the male staff won't get sick of being told, "Wow, it's so big!" anytime soon.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Unfriending = dirty card

I don't consider myself someone who takes Facebook too seriously, but I'm no stranger to that sinking feeling when I go to someone's Facebook page and see that completely unfriendly "add as a friend" button. How rude! And then you start thinking of the last interaction you had with them.."What could I have done to piss them off this much?" When its ever come up in conversation, it's always the action that's considered too far. "Yea, she told all our friends my secrets, gave me all my stuff back, AND she deleted me on Facebook...can you believe it?"

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Corny one-liner

Some of my favourite TV shows are CSI: Las Vegas, Bones, Dexter and Castle. I just love all the crime solving mysteries, but it's never a mystery what happens in the first five minutes. There's always a dead body, and they usually show the crime scene investigators showing up to find the body too. I'm not sure where this phenomenon started, but right before the theme song plays, there's a tendency for a main character to say a corny one liner about the victim's situation, and it's usually a pun. In Castle, when he showed up to a scene where the body was frozen he said "This is my first cold case!" before the theme song. I've noticed that Bones is more subtle about it, but it's still there. In CSI: Las Vegas it's almost always Grissom that says them, and I'm usually rolling my eyes when the song starts. Watch for it.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sick, but true.

I love watching people run trying to catch transit. It's amusing because they're usually in bad shoes, with a lot of stuff on them, and they never anticipated needing to run that day. They always look so desperate, and usually bus drivers will stop for these people, which is nice. But what is even more fun, is the skytrain, because it doesn't wait for anyone. These people always look so crushed, even though another one will come in 5 minutes. Apparently there are no google images of this happening, I will have to take pictures next time..I bet they won't mind at all, and if they do, toooooo bad! I made the train!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Scent vs flavour

I've had this pet peeve for a while, but since working at Body Shop, it's come to a head. It bugs me when people ask if I have soap in a certain flavour. Are you going to eat the soap? Rip of the plastic and take a nice big bite of Satsuma? Doubtful.

They should be saying they want the soap in a certain scent. I've given up correcting customers, because it literally happens on a daily basis, but I do correct my co-workers from time to time.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Gram's middle finger

Since I've had my license, I've only driven with Grandma in the car a few times, but I always feel as though I have precious cargo. I drive more carefully, I obey all the rules, and I try not to get road rage. One time though, I was driving Grams and I back from Red Robin and we ran into a whole new kind of bad driver on Lougheed. He cut me off, and then drove way too slow, and then slammed on the brakes before going into the turning lane. We had to pass him, so I had every intention of looking over and giving him a dirty look, that way Grams wouldn't see it. As we start to go around him though, something comes into my peripheral vision, and next thing you know, Grams is pulling on her seat belt, practically in my lap, giving the guy beside us her middle finger. I couldn't believe it, and neither could he. That's got to be the pinnacle moment when you know you're a bad driver, when grandma flips you the bird.

That's why you're awesome Grams, love you so much :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

My lettuce hero

I was in Save-On-Foods the other day, and I pulled the classic "I don't need a basket, I'm only getting a couple things" gig. So there I am in the produce section holding two cartons of ice cream, some face cream, a chicken pot pie, and a cesar salad dressing perched on one arm while I tried to stuff a head of wet romain lettuce in the small plastic bag. I struggled for a good minutes and a half, without dropping anything might I add before an older lady swooped in to save me. All she had to do was grab one side of the bag, but I appreciated her help. She gave me a look like she'd been there before.

And speaking of lettuce, my sister started using it instead of a bun on her veggie burgers. Despite being slightly skeptical, it was actually pretty tasty.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Poo walk

Every dog owner knows when their pooch is about to poop. They start waddling in that funny could call it everytime when we took Indy for a walk tonight. We started lauging when I joked about when people do the walk. We've all seen it. Heck, some of us have even been there, although I'm not admitting to that. "Hows it going over there Ted?" 
"Fantastic, I always hobble like I have no knees in the direction of the bathroom..."

Monday, January 9, 2012

Chocolate bunnycicle

When I was a kid, my sister and I used to stick our big chocolate easter bunnies in the freezer. When we wanted some, we'd pull them out and start nawing away on the huge frozen chunk. I'd never considered this normal, until the other night I got talking about food with my friend Kelsey, and she used to do the same thing. I can't even remember why we did that, but I can't help but wondering how many other people did it too.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Black neck

Since wearing make up on a semi regular basis, some things have come up that I didn't anticipate. When I sneeze, I try doing it without closing my eyes, and if they get watery, I can't rub them. Also, if I put my glasses on too soon after putting on mascara, my lashes rub the lenses and make a huge mess. On a more embarrassing note, the other day when Greg came over, he asked what was on my neck. He tried rubbing the lines away, but he couldn't. I realized when I looked in the mirror, that I had large black lines streaming down to my neck from my eyes. I had gotten upset earlier, and didn't even think to check. He teased me while I washed my face.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Shoe section farter

Yesterday I was at Value Village shopping around with Greg, looking for good finds to use our 30% off coupon on. Since I had no luck in the womens size five section, I decided to check out the girls shoes. They happen to be situated just across from where most of the boots are. As I was standing the middle of the isle paroosing the racks, something grazed my hand. When I turned to see what it was, my eye encountered a BUTT! Some lady was bent over, trying on a pair of boots, and somehow didn't notice her rear end had actually touched my HAND! Ew ew ew ew.  Needless to say I moved away. The thing is, the boots she was trying on were either leather, or pleather and she was sockless. The action of squeezing them on was creating a farting noise. I couldn't muffle my laughter anymore, I had to leave.