I'm pathetically happy

I am afraid that before we actually go travelling that I will only be posting about awsome movies and tv shows. Perhaps in my next post I will attempt to be more interesting. Until then I must tell you all that I LOVE The Holiday. http://www.sonypictures.com/homevideo/theholiday/

It is a smart, funny romantic movie. Tonight would be the second time I have seen it. And I love movies that involve little brain power and that I finish feeling oh-so-happy. Case in point. Birds are singing right now and children laughing and life is wonderful and it is 11 pm on a wednesday nite.

 la la la la


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sweet kisses of sleep

I love how when you work your body very hard during the day, you sleep like a log.

After my excititng day roaming around on my bike (I pushed it up 19th!) and mall walking. My head hit the pillow finally and it was sweet kisses of sleep 

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recipe: migraine soup

Last night I O.D.'ed on Doctor Who. Meaning that I watched so much Doctor Who that I gave myself a headache. Damn you head! I have so many triggers for my migraines, but if I watch too much tv or if I watch tv during the day time, it is almost guaranteed to become a migraine. I did both.
The best part is that I know when I'm about to watch too much. My head was hurting as I thought, "Just one more won't hurt." knowing that full well, it would hurt. After I finished the episode, I tried to get to sleep. But the headache was already too big. I drugged myself, threw a wet wash cloth over my eyes and hoped for the best.
I woke up this morning with a migraine. A Doctor Who hangover. I tried to go to work. But I couldn't do it. Nausea started to take over, so I went home.
I have slept most of the day. I practised my home remedy (2 extra-strength gel cap advil, 2 ultra-strength tylenol, washed down with coffee, while in the shower). Gotta love my headache ritual, without it I would never get to see my beloved Doctor (other than Sheona, she doesn't give me migraines)

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folk festing it up

Well folk fest was again wonderful this year. A few minor blips occurred. Mainly who invited Don Mclean? American Pie being his only hit was his last song AND his encore because really, that is all anyone wanted to hear from him.

Enough complaining here are my top picks of the weekend:
1. Tons Of Fun University or T.O.F.U. http://www.mikemcgee.net/tofu/
All I can say is fab-u-lous!
2. Final Fantasy
Baffling and amazing and man can this guy cover Mariah.
3. Brett Dennen
Really lovely. Sweet music.
4. City and Colour
Dallas Green from Alexisonfire wowed me Thursday night and made me happy.

I need to recoop from a weekend of sittin in the sun all day.


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passport tips

  1. Fill out the application online (You still need to drop it off at the passport office, but that line is much shorter).
  2. Don't go on Friday. I bet Monday would be a good day
  3. Go in the afternoon - everyone else thinks they'll go first thing in the morning to avoid the lines.
  4. If you're in Calgary, go to the south office (McLeod & south of Anderson).
  5. If your old passport got wet one time when you were caught out in a monsoon, and the ink got smudged a bit. You'll need to go find a notary public so that you can make an oath that this is indeed your passport and not a forgery.
  6. In the signature sample box on the application there's a thick border. There's big bold text that says "If your signature touches this border your application is void". If you signed this while standing up, with a gel pen, and no book or something else hard underneath, and your signature consequently went all over the place, don't stress. You won't need to go make another copy, drive across the city to find your executor to re-sign the application, and drive all the way back, hoping that you'll get there before they close. Instead the clerk will just put a sticker over top of your botch, and you try again.
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I have an addicion

I will admit it. I love bad tv. America's Next Top Model, Gilmore Girls and now...you my dear sweet Dr. Who. http://www.cbc.ca/doctorwho/

You have everything I want. British accents, bizarre events, hilarious costumes and time travelling. what more could a girl want?

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kiss them loans goodbye!

Last week Dave and I paid off one of my three student loans. It was the most marvellous feeling. We walked into the Royal Bank (student line of credit) and slammed down almost three grand. woohoo. I now have an Alberta Student loan (sitting at like $400) and the big one...the Canadian Student Loan (like...um...waaayy too much) but really if I can get it down to just one dipstick government loan agency...i think we'll be doing fine.

But on the up and up I'm looking at what graduate work would look like for me. Hopefully after our stint in Korea I'll never have to get another student loan again.

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A recipe for a packing disaster. While on your trip buy 2 bottles of wine, 3 containers of goat cheese, 5 new books, a new bathing suit, some new clothes. Combine poor purchases with, 1 unbelievably bulky sweater, 1 pair of impractical shoes, 2 jackets you never wear, a make-up box that takes up too much space and 2 pairs of jeans you wear once each. Mix it all together and you get a packing disaster.


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