Monday, May 29, 2006

Elephant Shoes

Did you know if you mouth the words elepant shoes, it looks like you are saying 'I love you'? It's also the name of a romantic comedy set in Montreal about a couple that meets, falls in love, and then breaks up all in 12 hours. I watched it the other night, when I was preparing myself for night shifts by staying up late, and I thought it was great. The couple goes through all the stages of a relationship from flirting to awkwardness to acceptance, all within this really short time frame. A very interesting concept, and I think they did a good job with it. The thing is that you know from the begining that they will break up, because it says so on the back of the DVD, but I was really unprepared for how heartbreaking it was when it happened.

So, tonight was the Ben Harper concert in Vancouver...and I'm so sad to be missing it. Why do I live in Edmonton? It seems like over the last year, I've always been in the wrong town at the wrong time, concert wise. But things may be looking up... Feist will be at the Edmonton Folk Festival... Rachel do you want to go?

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Forecasting all night long...

It's 1:15 am and I am half way through my second of three night shifts... even though I'm not feeling tired, I still can't help but wish that the next 6 hours will fly by so that I can get back into my comfy, comfy bed (ok, maybe I am a little sleepy). I've spent all shift trying to convince my supervisor that what she really wants to do is run over to Tim Hortons to get us coffee and tim bits...but she doesn't seem to be buying it. Shoot.

Night shifts can be pretty quiet, we have to issue our forecasts between 10pm-12am, and then again between 4am-6am, so around 1am it gets really slow... but I did sneak out to the lunch room to watch a bit of SNL... that will probably be the highlight of my weekend! I know you think I'm kidding, but it's true. It's really strange staying up all night long, and working 36 hours in one weekend...because almost all of your waking hours are spent at work. I get home at 7am, go right to bed, and sleep until 4pm... and then go back to work at 6:30pm.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

I heart the library

So, I know I'm a huge nerd but I really love libraries. I just love how thrifty they make you feel, because you are taking all these books home and you didn't have to pay for any of them. And I love how when you're reading library books sometimes you find a slip of paper used as a bookmark by someone else... and you can wonder about all the other people who have read this exact book that you are holding, and what they might of thought of it.

So a couple of months ago I finally got a library card in Edmonton, and although I was shocked to have to pay a yearly fee for it (umm... Ralph? Isn't this province filthy rich with oil?), going to the library is now one of my favorite things to do. Today, for the first time I browsed through the CDs at my local branch at the super-cool Capilano mall (it is the most grandma mall you could imagine). Anyways, I was shocked because they actually have some great CDs there... I got Ani Difranco-So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter, and Jason Mraz, who I remember Bec loving... didn't we once try to see him in concert? Yeah, so the library is pretty cool.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

my very first post

Hello everyone... after months of reading everyone else's blogs I have given in to peer pressure and decided to make my own. I figure if Ang can use her blog to let us all know why she's late for Rach's wedding... then it's almost irresponsible NOT to have one.

So, I'm back in Edmonton where the sky was still light until amost 11pm! I just love how late it stays light in the summer. It will be weird to go back to work after over a week off, but I do feel very rested. The sad thing is that I have to work tomorrow night and will miss the 2 hour season finale of Grey's Anatomy. I miss VCRs, at least then you could tape the shows and watch them later. Is it worth it to buy one for tomorrow, tape the show, and then return it? Hmm... something to think about.