Tuesday, March 27, 2007

where have all the bloggers gone?

OK, I know everyone is on facebook, or hiding from creepy anonymous posters, or giving up the addiction that is the internet... but I miss my (semi) daily updates of your lives! Sure facebook is fun, it's interesting to see what all the old high school people are up to. And sure, it gives you a burst of self esteem when one of your high school crushes who you didn't even know knew your name adds you as a friend (now you can all go look at my friends and guess who I'm talking about), but it's not the same as the blogs. It's not the same as reading your witty observations of day to day life. Or hearing about what is making you happy/sad/perplexed/bored/etc today... a little bit of the conversations we might get to have if we saw eachother more often. So I urge you, for the well being of those of us forced to spend hours on the computer... bring the blogging back.

Soon, perhaps I won't rely on the blogs quite as much, since I'll hopefully be seeing much more of you when I move back to Vancouver! It's just over a month away... I'm coming for a visit this week with the goal of finding the perfect apartment to start my married life in. I've been picturing it in my mind... a one bedroom plus den with a balcony on a quiet street. We have insuite laundry, a fireplace, and maybe even a dishwasher... and it's not underground. I'm hoping that by visualizing this perfect apartment, it will become a reality. I'll let you know how that goes:)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Free cable?

Well yesterday I accidently hit chanel 41 on my remote, a channel that I don't get... or so I thought. Turns out, I've got full cable all of a sudden! I don't know how long this has been going on for... the only thing I can think of is that when my upstairs neighbours got cable, they accidently gave me full cable too. But that was over a month ago... to think of all the movies I saw on the TV listings and thought " I wish I had that channel"... and the whole time I did, I just had never checked!

Yesterday I watched two episodes of Sex and the City on TBS, and it was great. But this afternoon, I found myself watching TLC and Slice, shows like 'Til Debt do Us Part' and 'Bringing Home Baby'. Really, 30 extra channels just means 30 times more crap to waste time on... with the exception of the odd movie or rerun of SATC. So the moral of this story is... I guess I'm glad that I haven't been paying for full cable all along.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Spring has sprung, I hope...

It's melting here like crazy, and you wouldn't believe the size of the puddle in my ally! I swear, one of these days when I drive through it, I might not come out on the other side, it seems that big. The funny thing about spring here, is now that the snow is melting I can see all the leaves on the grass that I never got around to raking last fall... so really, it feels like it's fall since the ground is covered in leaves... very confusing.

So I had big plans of posting some pictures from my trip to Mexico today... but when I tried to load them on my computer, iphoto crashed, and none of the pictures are there... but I think that they may have been erased from my camera... which would be pretty annoying. But in computer related news, I finally got facebook, apparently that's where everybody is. But getting facebook made me realize that I take so few pictures, I really need to be documenting my life better.

Friday, March 02, 2007

It's official...

April 30th, I report to the Vancouver office. I'm coming home! It's a huge relief to finally have a date, and to be able to start planning my move. And it's even earlier than I expected. Thank goodness they didn't want me to start May 18th... that would have been stressful.

Although I'm really glad to be returning to the coast, I'm definitely going to miss Jenny and Rachel, and the people I work with here. It's always a little scary when you leave a great workplace, like the one I have here, for the unknown. Throw in the stress of moving, on top of the stress of wedding planning, and the knot in my stomach is still very much intact. Things like this deffinitely show me that I am a huge worrier. My mom would tell me that it's the german in me. I need to learn to relax... so I'm going to try, and to focus on making the most of my remaining 57 days in the snow...