Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mingus' new bed

8:07 sunrise
18:19 sunset

Bought Mr. Mingus a new bed today and I didn't even get a chance to put it in his corner before he plunked down on it. This is in the middle of the living room floor, smack in front of the fireplace, where I dropped the bed after dragging it in from the car. He hasn't moved in nearly 4 hours.

Cute though :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

More Meme'ing

8:16 sunrise
18:11 sunset

Thursday night, tomorrow's a holiday (yay for Heritage Day), and I am sitting in front of the fireplace drinking red wine, listening to Ron Sexsmith. Lovely. It's -20C outside (why the hell isn't it warming up yet?!?) but cozy inside.

Tonight we’re playing FINISH THAT SENTENCE… brought to you by other blogs I have wandered through tonight.

Maybe I should… go to bed. It's getting late and I could do with the extra sleep.

I love… many things. My dog, white wine, cheese, bicycles, my house, vacations, Ben, people who *engage* with the world. Not necessarily in that order :)

People would say that I’m...all about the shades of grey. I know this because it was a topic for discussion at spinning on Tuesday. I find this rather interesting since I consider myself to be an often judgmental, opinionated kind of person. But I suppose one can still see all sides to an argument and remain a disapproving bitch, eh?

When I wake up in the morning…I almost never want to get out of bed. Even on weekends or days when I don't have to go to work my first desire is to roll over and catch some more zzz's. Exceptions to this rule are waking up to catch a flight (especially if it's to somewhere interesting!) and often on vacation. Then I want to get up and get out and see the world!

Life is… partly what you have been dealt and partly what you make of it. In my case, life is a pretty good these days.

My past is… not all that interesting. White and fairly middle-class.

I get annoyed when… people don't listen. I don't mean listen as in "agree with" me I mean literally listen. I hate when you can tell that someone isn't paying attention to a conversation.

Parties are… usually a lot of fun. I love an excuse for a theme party! There are rumblings that this summer someone in my circle of friends is going to host a Jersey Shore party. I need costume help readers (all 3 of you...)!

I wish… Ben didn't have to do his pltc (practical law training course) in Vancouver. I don't do living alone all that well. I miss him.

Dogs… are smarter than babies. At least, for the first few months :)

Cats… have never been my thing. They make me sneeze. But I'm always a softie for people's pets.

Tomorrow… is a holiday! I plan to check out the Rendezvous activities around town and I have a snow bike ride planned!

If I had a million dollars… I'd pay off my debts (car, house, consumer) and then I'd put it away and pay myself a monthly dividend. Not exactly an exciting answer, is it?

For those of you looking for a blog post option - play on! And leave me a note to let me know you posted.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Winter Light

8:28 sunrise
18:00 sunset

The winter light has been pretty awesome the last week or so. We experienced some northern lights on Thursday night (not a glorious display due to the full moon, but pretty cool nonetheless).

Friday's sunrise too was beautiful. This is the view from one of our upstairs bedrooms/the office. I didn't punch the saturation on this photo or anything.

And today, Sunday, it is sunny and gorgeous out! There were even birds chirping outside my bedroom window. I'd say it's a sign of spring, but that is a pretty cruel word when it's still -17C outside.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hair like a rat's nest

8:39 sunrise
17:50 sunset

Does anyone else have hair that does this in the morning?
I mean look at that. It's ridiculous. It's really bad if I go to sleep when it's still wet, but this beauty was the result of a sleep on perfectly dry hair. I'm tiring of this since it requires attention in the morning and I hate spending time getting ready for work. I'm not convinced I am yet ready for short short hair, but I may be getting closer to that decision.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Polyester Disco Karaoke & Martinis

8:48 sunrise
17:41 sunset

There's just something about how life is lived here in Whitehorse. I mean, maybe it's the people I hang out with, but I think it's broader than that. I think the attitude extends to much of the town. Last night we went to a "Polyester Disco Karaoke Martini Party." People showed up in a wide range of polyester and otherwise unflattering or uncomfortable clothes and everyone acted as if this was just another night out in Whitehorse. Which it was. Which is the super cool and yet sorta weird part. Guests wandered in and out of the host's bedroom and would come out wearing one of her polyester articles of clothing. I'm wearing one of her dresses in the photo below and then you can see it on someone else in the photo that follows. Note the guy behind me wearing a Hawaiian maxi dress. I also can't believe that I convinced Ben to wear one of my polyester shirts. I think it's actually kinda cute on him!
Men wore dresses, women too, people sang karaoke (often badly) and drinks were served. Just another night north of 60 I guess. But I love it. Something about this community feels very free or unedited.
It's not in-your-face weirdness either. It just is. I can't really explain it; I can only show it to you through these little glimpses from my camera.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Dress Code FTB

8:50 sunrise
17:39 sunset
Our FTB jerseys came in this week. Cool beans, or what? I need to get a photo of all 7 of us who bought one. Until there, here are Monika and Niki rockin' the fat tires, slimming jeggings and the jerseys.
Thanks to Jonah for the photo!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Regional Dialects Meme

8:58 sunrise
17:51 sunset

I finally got a chance to record the dialects meme that has been making its way around the interwebs. The light in my video is kinda all blown out and I think I look a bit crazy but whatever. This is supposed to be about how I sound not how I look, right?

The deal with this meme is the following:

Say these words:
Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught
Now answer these questions:
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

So, listen up and enjoy. I'm off now to hear how everyone else sounds.