Thursday, January 18, 2007


I feel a need to recalibrate. Or hybernate. Anyway, it's time to take a bit of a break.

Please do check back around March 1st if you are so inclined - March has always been a great month to reemerge.

Thank you so much for reading.

-- Working

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WORKING: I'm watching Cheers. Norm, Cliff, Woody and Frasier are at the drive-in watching a Godzilla movie:
(on screen, a woman is running around screaming for people not to kill Godzilla)
Cliff: Isn't that the part usually played by Akira Nakamura?
Norm: Yeah, yeah. But she left halfway through the Godzilla series.
Woody: I don't understand. Why would an actress leave right in the middle of a successful series?
WORKING: Everyone shrugs. Audience slowly gets it.
TREVOR: too funny
WORKING: It's so funny, the audience sort of like 'blink, blink' at first.
TREVOR: but once they got it
WORKING: big laughs.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Back To Business As Usual

WORKING: Hey love, how is your day going?
TREVOR: a bit flustering. how about you? where you been?
WORKING: er, napping.
WORKING: I think that's enough sleep by now. Though, I was up at 6AM this morning, in my defense....
WORKING: Jet lag, I swear. Now I'm going to disappear again to do the dishes. Oh, and the laundry. Oh, and the grocery shopping.
WORKING: I'm going to need to load an audio book onto my iPod if I'm going to do all that.

* * *
WORKING: Dammit, Boomer just tried to strangle herself on my iPod cord and disconnected it while it was downloading. It better not be fried.
WORKING: Aw f***, it's frozen.
WORKING: What do I do?
TREVOR: Press the centre button and Play at the same time for 5-10 seconds
WORKING: Nothing.
TREVOR: keep trying. That should re-boot it.
WORKING: Nope. Grrrrrrrr.
WORKING: Oh, and she just turned on the stereo and composed a whole line of chat to you, too.
WORKING: Oops, look at her fly!!!
WORKING: Well, this isn't good.
TREVOR: still frozen?
WORKING: completely. What if that's the end of my iPod??!
TREVOR: settle, settle. Keep those thoughts positive. You may not get to use it today but you will tomorrow. My suggestion is to let the battery completely drain and then re-boot it tomorrow. I've done that a few times with the video and the mini. worked every time
WORKING: "If you have an iPod Mini or 4th gen iPod or higher, then you need to press the Menu and Select buttons, not the Menu and Play button, to restart."(
WORKING: ah! It worked.
TREVOR: well done, researcher!
WORKING: I'm sure glad I didn't freak out or anything, heh heh....
WORKING: (cough!)
TREVOR: riiiiiight
WORKING: Well, I did consider doing all sorts of evil things to Boomer.
WORKING: Most involved the Humane Society.
TREVOR: you'd get as far as the lobby.
WORKING: Not even.

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Monday, January 08, 2007

Rambling Around The Dales

I’m in Buxton. About the beer. You order 'Guinness Extra Cold' and it's still not that cold. But I think I'm going to try some 'Bitter' next time, whatever that might be. I've made it my goal to try all the things I see on Coronation Street, like chip botties (hoagie roll stuffed with fries) and pasties (pastry stuffed with meat, fries on the side) and mushy peas (just what it sounds like, bit smoky in flavour. With fries).

Oh, I made the mistake the other night of tipping the bartender. Mom says that's an insult here because it relegates them to a role of servitude. It's true that after, I noticed people didn't tip. But funny how the bartender still snatched up my pound.... I think the UK is just fine with foreigners and their crazy, tipping ways.

More to come – the library computer is counting me down and I have two minutes to post this. Shouldn’t have spent so much time sending a gossipy email to my sibs.

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Good Times

Posts could be sparse for the next week as I’m wrapping up a long-running work contract and tomorrow I am flying to Manchester to see me mam (and hunt for Corrie stars, as dispatched by Corrie Canuck).

Boomer is in the shop getting her lady bits removed. I’ve heard female cat spaying is really a hysterectomy. It seems harsh. On the other hand, the Q-tip solution is kind of harsh, too.

Now the money update. Trev and I spent a number of days completely focused on our debt, organizing automatic payments, shifting around bank accounts. As positive as the experience has been, there is a sense of a tightening noose. “We are broke,” became our mantra.

I’ve studied the Law of Attraction / Power of Intention stuff for a while now, but I kind of got away from it. It sort of comes in fits and bursts, and not coincidentally, so does my success. For example, I started dating Trevor when I was in a particularly energized state. He was then treated to two years of depression. But too late, he was already in love with me. Ha.

One of the things I truly love about Trevor is that he doesn’t laugh or scoff when I start talking about shifting energy and thoughts. He dives right in. I have so many good resources and we dug them out again this week and reacquainted ourselves. We have a great foundation for getting out of debt. Time to leave it be, let the auto payments do their thing and focus on prosperity.

Even as I typed that, I felt a moment of doubt. That’s okay. I follow it up with a few moments of daydreaming. Today, I think I’ll imagine I’m going for a massage.

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Yoga Hurts, Links Are Great

I forgot how painful yoga can be. Seriously. I feel fantastic for awhile, then the body protests and I get a horrible neck kink followed by a migraine.

No, I'm not doing it wrong There is a chance I'm doing it wrong. But this happened when I was taking professionally instructed classes, too. Horrible posture tends to resist reallignment.

Eventually, I will feel less crooked and more fantastic.

Meanwhile, some links:

Most bosses lie.

Great post from new discovery, Dead Things On Sticks.

CBC’s Retro Line makes me want to say 'screw the budget'. I won't, of course.

Fantastic “Healing Foods Database".

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Monday, January 01, 2007

The Big Boom

Last night, Boomer fell through the basement ceiling tiles. The day before, she surprised Percy-the-dog and he basically flipped out and opened fire. Before that she leapt off a counter, slipped on an ice cube tray and smacked into a wall.

The cat races around the house with reckless abandon, which is why I wasn't all that surprised to discover she has a fat lip.

Ever tried to apply ice to a cat?
Trevor: "Hey, that's my sweater! Though, she does look cute in it."

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