Friday, July 28, 2006

Monday, July 24, 2006

just a quick note of catch-up

It is summer...lots of things to do, people to see...so the blogging has been lacking.
My mum is in town for another day, then Jordan's parents come. It has been nice to see my mum and will be nice to see Jordan's parents. That means still a lack of blogging. Much better to actually be experiencing life than to be writing about it.

Hope you are all having a good summer!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

the bus isn't always bad

I was on my way home from work on Tuesday and I was sitting next to a lady who was on the bus with her four kids. The two middle kids were sitting right in front of us and I figure they were about 5 and 7 (maybe 4 and 6?). They were discussing whether they were going to have pizza or MacDonald's for dinner.
The "votes" were tied, so the mother got to cast the tie-breaking vote (plus it was her birthday so she should get to decide anyway...which is strange, because it was also my birthday that day). She decided on MacDonalds and then mentioned "besides, you don't get a toy with pizza". The joy on their faces as they realized they got a toy, and a drink, and THEIR OWN BAG with their dinner was astounding. They both had the biggest smiles and then started to dance in their seats.
I couldn't help but laugh.

When do we lose that? Or do we still have it, but it takes just that much more to make us "dance in our seats" excited?

Monday, July 10, 2006

sun: 1 kristen: 0

Well...I have to say that I now understand the power of the sun, the heat and the humidity.
Saturday started off quite nicely. I was playing in the Hope Volleyball tournament with a team from my company and although we didn't win very much (ok, the only game we won was by default because the other team didn't show up...but we came very close on two occasions), we had a lot of fun.
It was HOT...high heat and high humidity...I drank lots of water...so I thought.
As the paramedic so aptly put it "I'm going to guess that you DIDN'T drink enough water".

I ended up in the emergency room, not entirely able to answer the nurse's questions, throwing up more than I had any idea my body could produce and hooked up to IV fluids. For those of you who know my disdain (and that's putting it nicely) for throwing up, you'll be happy to know that I puked my way through the gravol drip and they had to move on to something a little stronger...which really makes me wonder why all that water was still in my stomach and not getting absorbed...that sure would have prevented some problems.

What have I learned?
Ontario is freaking HOT.
Humidity doesn't allow your body to cool itself very efficiently.
Heat exhaustion really sucks.
Drink more water, find more shade.

I'll post pictures later this week (of the volleyball, not the trip to the hospital...Jordan almost took pictures of our first trip to the ER...who'd have thunk it would be for me and not him?).

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

good grammar costs nothing?

I am the first to admit that my grammar is not perfect...but here is my question:
Has there been a rule change that I don't know about?
Is adding an apostrophe and an s to a word now an ok way to pluralize it???

I was in a BOOKSTORE...the place of literature and writing...and there was a big sign that said "DVD's for under $20".

I just don't get it. Is this new rule that if it is a "short form" word, the 's ok? Is it CD's, TV's, GIC's and STD's? I for one think not (as in "everyone's dumb but me)...but perhaps one of you knows of this rule change and can set me straight before I make a fool of myself in the next store that has such a silly sign.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

my feet (heather...you may not want to read this)

Summer is supposed to be a time of feet floating freely...without socks, loving the world. Unfortunately, my feet hath rebelled against my stupidity and are looking a little worse for wear.

It all began with the start of flip flop season...I started with the flip flops and my poor feet were not used to where they rubbed so the blisters came. One of them was rather bad...I ended up with a nice scab on my foot for a few days. But I had no idea that the worst was yet to come.

Just as that cleared up...the foot day of death: new sneakers, no socks, lots of walking.
I'm fairly sure that even those of you who are not faint of heart would have found the results rather disgusting. They were so bad that Jordan wanted to take pictures and I was a little concerned about the possibility of resulting infections. I even had trouble walking for a couple of days and though this happened two weeks ago, I'm still not sure my feet could handle regular (as in, with backs) shoes.

So what do I do last weekend? Well, I couldn't wear flip flops (which are safe to wear because the original blisters healed long ago) to the bar...so I put on a cute little pair of strappy-esque shoes I wore to my cousin's wedding last year. Guess what? MORE BLISTERS. I am fairly convinced that my feet will bare the scars of May and June 2006 for the rest of my life.

If I didn't live downtown where going barefoot means exposing yourself to countless sharp bacteria/virus weilding objects (especially when you have open wounds such as nasty broken down blisters)...and if it was socially acceptable (we know what people say when britney goes barefoot)....and if my feet weren't so darn sensitive, I might just give up shoes all together. Ok, maybe not...as shoes, well, they're just so darn cute...even if they do cause me great pain.