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Archive for February 2011

Daphne du Maurier, 91st birthday pics, grammar, February 2011 BBT Tally

February 28, 2011

Teunis and I discussed advertising, cigarettes, his having fried mushrooms while I was out, cleaning the fridge while he stays up all night, creepy radio shows (Daphne du Maurier’s DON’T LOOK NOW), NOT enabling each other’s laziness to the extent that Steph thinks, and my going to bed at a reasonable hour when I *do* […]

Grandma is now 91!

February 27, 2011

When Jon, Steph, and Harmony picked me up, I had my gold bling sweater on – HAHAHA! Steph said that Lisa had paid for some seaweed, which was now mine. Then she said something about Blue Menu lasagna, which was huge – sure, I guess I can have some! Saw Alan, Polly, Uncle Reuben, Auntie […]

No church! / The MUPPET SHOW / Pork chops / Pearls

February 27, 2011

While I was listening to some out-of-season stuff last night, white Eric called to say that he’d pass on church because of the snow… BEST IDEA EVER! Teunis and I discussed porkchops, ENCHANTED, chocolate, the MUPPET SHOW, Arabic noodles with cream of mushroom soup / mustard, John Denver / Crystal Gayle / Arlo Guthrie / […]

"When you’re 48 or 50, would you go to Sleep Country or the hospital?"

February 26, 2011

Ada and her family picked me up at almost 4, and I talked to Ian about the snow / hail / rain for a bit. He was concerned that we’d be late, but his dad and I told him that it would be okay because of the weather. At church, I said hi to Chrystal […]

Snowy weather is BAD for driving – are you INSANE?!

February 26, 2011

I checked Facebook, and found this as Jenny’s status: “In the span of one block on No. 5 & Westminster Hwy: 2 cars in the ditch, 2+ car collisions, and 4+ cars on the side with 4-way lights on. Oh, and an ambulance.” Yeah, I don’t think I’m going out alone today if I can […]

SKY HIGH, ENCHANTED, and skiing / sledding / skating / snowboarding

February 26, 2011

I updated my recap entry while Teunis put on SKY HIGH last night – I remember watching that at Erik’s, and it IS better written than the cadaver movie, haha! Had him help me with opening the jar of raspberry jam, and then had a nice simple meal of a sandwich and chicken noodle soup. […]

Sin and wrath, Cattle CafĂ©, and B-movies

February 26, 2011

Eric picked me up and started bugging me about the snow, but not before he returned Jen’s phone call about worship. We talked about Mr. Creep, my “paranoia,” hockey, Team 1040, gas prices as they related to current events in Libya (126.9), Mohawks, why I “shouldn’t” have disturbances in my psyche (too bad!), the ENEMY, […]

Unconventional childhood, DORA bubble bath, Eric and weddings, clinginess

February 25, 2011

Teunis and I discussed his unconventional childhood, multiple languages, Dolly Parton, philosophy, games, building up confidence, communication, literature, blonde bimbos, Brandy acting like one when she’s really very intelligent, gaydar, alchemy, disturbing movies, Terry Gilliam / John Cleese / MONTY PYTHON / LIFE OF BRIAN, a radio show on being Canadian, and not seeing most […]

Word Facts for Feb. 19-25, 2011

February 25, 2011

Word origin for the weekend of Feb. 19-20, 2011: playing with a full deck – This phrase, which first appears in about 1930 in a detective story by Dashiell Hammett, is almost always used in the negative: someone who is not “playing with a full deck” – of cards, that is – is missing something […]

Russell Stover, Josh Groban, Worcestershire sauce, and more!

February 24, 2011

Went out in the chill this afternoon to get on-sale Valentine’s Day gourmet jellybeans / on-sale mouthwash / pads from Shoppers Drug Mart, and on-sale Valentine’s Day Reese’s peanut butter cups / five bottles of on-sale ginger beer / actual milk (coconut milk is apparently too sweet in hot chocolate) / on-sale Russell Stover chocolates […]