Friday, August 28, 2009

I think I may have neglected to mention that I work part-time in one of the most fascinating, surreal pubs on the planet. That I know of anyways. Think Twin Peaks.

Anyways, I hope to have photos soon (said photo has since been uploaded. See below)....but last night, on just a regular old Thursday, with nothing out of the ordinary scheduled, here are a few thingsthat went down:

-Even though I was bartending, I was roped into playing an impromtu game of pool (doubles) with 3 others (I don't play pool). My fellow players consisted of one slightly retarded man, one short fat blonde woman dressed straight out of 1983, who told me she was good at pool and therefore would be my partner to make up for my lack of skills (she lied) and some guy named Will who wore some of the narrowest jeans I've ever seen.

-Shortly thereafter I was draped with a 10-foot long albino python named Cooper. In the bar. I'm still working at this point.

-After the snake tried to get a bit fresh with me (see above photo)....we were treated to an unplanned Alice Cooper Tribute Performance, complete with smoke machine, face paint & light show. (My former pool partner was up front & centre living it up on the dancefloor during this show might I add. And she put on quite the show herself.)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Just like jeans, most girls have their favourite bras. I have a whole pile of bras...but I have one or two that are my favourite and I wear wayyyy more than the others. My go-to bras. Well, this morningf I went to get one...and they were both in the wash. My BF had forgotten to through the laundry into the drawer before he left for I panicked...and realized there was no time to dry them before I had to go to work. So I went to the "B-line"....the ones I never wear and don't particularly like. Anyways, it's throwing my whole day off. It feels different. And when I look down, they LOOK different. And I know no one else could possibly notice...but I'm feeling very self-concious today and I feel like everyone is looking at my boobs wondering why they look different. I'm insane.

Friday, August 21, 2009

We've has insane weather here for the last few weeks. Weather that would seem very unlikely for this part of the country. In the last 2 weeks we've had 2 tornados in my county. My house is didn't hit Owen Sound directly. But still....craziness. An 11-year old boy was killed in Durham last nigth as a result of the tornado. Very sad. I stole this photo from Trevor Mackenzie. It is a photo of the Markdale Cemetery, right after the storm hit.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

OK pal....

...let's get this straight. My name is JAMIE.

So, there's this guy, I won't say who it is...but we've known each other for about 6 years now. He clearly knew my name as we've had a number of conversations over the years. And he's used my name and called me by my name, many times. Then suddenly, out of the blue, he started calling me Jody one day. No explanation....after years of knowing someone's name how do you all of a sudden change it to something else??

I don't know either.

Anyways, this man happens to have a loud bellowy voice....and it's very awkward and uncomfortable when in the midst of a crowded room he will shout out, "Hi Jody!". You see, I never corrected him. I don't know why. It would have been very embarassing. For both of us. And I was always worried someone else would correct him and say "That's Jamie"...which would then create an even more uncomfortable situation because he would realize I've let him call me Jody for going on two years now. So not only would it be silly that he changed my name...but even more dumb that I never once bothered to correct him and just let it continue. And in fact would answer to Jody.

It got to the point that I would just avoid him. Many times if I heard him coming I would duck into a studio or office.....sometimes, quite often in fact, I would pretend to be talking on the phone when he was nearby.

Just last week, I saw him coming towards me in the hallway.....I had nowhere to go so I thought I would just suck it up and let him call me Jody.

"Hi Jane!"

What the F is going on???

Marmy & Gampy

These are my absolute 2 favourite people in the entire world. Gampy always gives the best advice and he might be the most trustworthy, dependable, honest man I know. Marmy is selfless and loving and cute and the best cook ever. They have played a huge part in who I am today...(haha, I bet they're THRILLED about that) and I only want to make them proud of me. I can't even explain how much I love them.
All morning I kept smelling something that smelled like Pepsi.....everyone I went I was sure I could smell it.

Just a moment ago I opened up my purse...which happened to contain, among other things, a can of Pepsi...and a fork. Said fork had pierced the can of Pepsi and it had been slowly leaking into my purse all morning.

I guess it could be worse....remember that girl in public school who always smelled like pee?

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wayyy better than work

I spent yesterday on a house boat cruising the waters of Georgian Bay. I am not a photographer....but I got some great shots that I want to frame and hang in my home.

Ok, not that photo. These photos:

It was Media Day for the Salmon Derby, which starts August 28th. We caught precisely zero fish during our 5 hour boat trip....but about an hour into it I had had enough drinks to not even care.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

There is a woman I see most days on my short walk to work. She lives across the street and a few houses up from the boy's parents. Anyways, we always say hello or good morning to each other, because she is ALWAYS sitting outside at her patio table, on her front lawn, smoking cigarettes and listening to her Walkman.

Well, this morning, instead of sitting she was pacing up & down the sidewalk in front of her home. I didn't want to startle her as I came up behind her so I tried really dragging my flip flops along the sidewalk so she'd hear me coming. Anyways, she did and this was our longest conversation to date:

Me: Good morning!
Smoking woman: Good morning, how are you today?
Me: Great, thank you.
Smoking Lady: And how is everyone at the house? They all ok?
Me: Everyone's great.
Smoking Lady: And what about Randy, how is he doing?
Me: He's fine too.
Smoking Lady: I'm so glad to hear that.
Me: Well, have a nice day!

I certainly hope Randy is doing well and that he hasn't recently passed away or something. You see, I have no idea what this woman was talking about, nor do I know "Randy". But wherever you are friend, I hope things are swell.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Actual coversation

This is an actual snippet of a conversation the boy & I had while in the car on Saturday. Don't ask me how the topic came up because I can't remember.

Me: I'd really like to get Lux signed up for those dog agility classes.
Boyfriend: Are you kidding? That's a terrible idea.
Me: No seriously, I think he would be so good at it. And it would be great for him.
Boyfriend: It would be a disaster. Do you really want to do that?
Me: (Blank stare)
Boyfriend: Um, you know you have to run with the dog, right?

Strike one for agility classes.

Weekend Wrap-Up

It's Monday, and while nothing terribly exciting happened over the course of the weekend there are a few little things I will update you on.

1. A tornado touched down just outside of town last night. It was sunny & incredibly muggy all day. Then around 6:15 it got so dark outside and rained like crazy. The wind was insane. I saw a couple of firetrucks go flying by and for an instant I hoped my house had been hit by lightening (that's covered by insurance, right?) Then I could re-build my dream home. Until I remembered that the boy and dogs were at home. Anyways, I got home from working at the pub to find everything standing and intact. Despite a huge pool of water on the bathroom floor because someone forgot to shut it when they left for work.

2. It's only 10:58 a.m. and I'm already STARVING. We had an amazing steak dinner last night...and I have leftiovers for lunch. And I've spent the last hour and a bit trying to convince myself it is to early to tuck into another helping. I will probably die from clogged arteries when I am 40....but this girl will never say no to a good steak.

3. I also had to work at the pub on Friday night......and the boy's ex came in with some friends, who I also happen to be aquaintances with....they sat RIGHT at the bar. I thought it was going to ruin my night.....but surprisingly by the end of the evening we were all talking and laughing and having a blast. We even did a few shots together. I don't think it could have gone any better. Especially since I tend to get crazy anxiety when I am put in a situation like that. But I kept it under control and probably fooled them all into thinking I wasn't bordering on panic attacks.

4. The boy totally thought he was off the see, I bought myself floor seats for the Aerosmith/ZZ Top concert in my hometown next month......which I've been excited about forever. The boy, not so much. He has no desire to see me publicly hurl myself at frontman Steven Tyler. Who can blame him. Anyways, he had to break it to me last week that he could no longer attend because the concert fell on the exact same evening as a prior commitment he had here in town. Well, just on a hunch I looked this "event" up online and discovered it's not until the weekend after the concert. I could have waited until we were both home from work to tell him this in person....but I was so excited I called home and already left him a message. He'll be so thrilled!

5. I bought ANOTHER new couch....long story....but I bought it knowing full well that this 9ft x 7ft couch might not fit into my living room which is 9 feet across. I know...I will take a photo tonight to let you know how THAT goes.

Anyways, that was my weekend in a nutshell (I almost wrote "nutchell"....a combo of "nutshell" and "satchel" almost works, say it out loud!) - I hope you all had a fabulous weekend as well!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Miss Molly

I brought two of my four dogs with me to the cottage this past weekend. But I really missed this one. She was the first dog and for awhile it was just her & I. She's got the biggest heart of any dog I know. Sometimes I push her off the bed at night when she takes up too much room or is breathing too heavy. But I always feel bad afterwards. Sometimes I just can't explain how much I love this gal!

Lakes, Laughs & Lagers

Back from the cottage. So good to see everyone. Family & friends alike. Always makes me homesick.....but it'll pass in a few days, it always does. And it's so good to be home. The boy cleaned the entire house while I was gone. Like a good OCD, top-to-bottom, woman type of cleaning. Sigh, I love him.
P.S. I was right about the dog barf.