Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Creme eggs in the Morning

It's my study day and I'll eat my creme egg whenever I want. Which is right after I finish warming it up. Creme eggs are most enjoyable when the chocolate is soft, but not melty. I prefer a little too melty over not soft enough though. It's also important to eat half the chocolate shell, then eat alll of the sugary goodness, then the rest of the shell. And if you're wondering, yes, i do eat other chocolate bars in a particular way as well. Only a few though. I'm not crazy or anything.

I remember that glorious year in high school when I ate over 30 creme eggs that easter season. The no name ones came in a package of 4, rather than Cadbury's 3, for the same price. Ohhhhh goooood times.

Creme eggs are on sale at Pharma Plus this week. Holly, you know you want one!!! =)

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Nascar Sunday

I'm just sitting here, drinking a beer, reading about financial security systems. Yes, a beer. Sleeman Cream Ale. The only beer I don't mind drinking.

This weekend I've been studying like crazy, reviewing as much as possible before my Exam on Wednesday. It sounds like a stupid exam that no matter how much I study it'll still be easy and hard at the same time. I'd rather just a hard exam. Oh well. After I spend two hours on wednesday I have the afternoon off to do whatever I like so that is totally worth it.

I think studying too much makes me go a little crazy. Hence the beer, and the fact I've decided it would be a great idea to give a gift I deemed to be too young for an 8-year old to my friend as a house warming present. I don't know why, it just seems soooo amusing. And no, it's not the beer talking. I haven't finished half of it yet.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Current Pet Peeve

is the way Americans say finance/financial. *shudder*
Am I weird for sorting my trail mix into little rows for each item?  I don't think I am.  I think I'd be weird if I had an order I liked the rows to be in.  Which I don't.  Well, not yet anyway.  Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned this.. hmm...
And yes, this was the most interesting part of my day, thank you.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Walking in a Winter Wonder Thunderstorm

I think I've been deprived of snow this year. It was snowing like crazy this morning and I loved every minute walking to work. I think I enjoyed it because it wasn't very cold, and the snow hadn't turned to slush yet. I could have walked inside part way but i didn't want to. The snow was too much fun. I made a huge mess at my desk though. Sooo much snow was stuck to me that the carpet is pretty wet. oops =)

Right when I was leaving my building I saw a flash of light. I was confused, I couldn't figure out where the light came from. Then I heard thunder! I can't remember that happening before. There was one more on the way to work as well. Very amusing.

On the weekend was Rob's Birthday, Happy Birthday Rob! Lots of people showed up for his party on Saturday and it was very amusing. Some of the highlights were cake, rob's slutty cousin, and one of the girls taking home some of our toliet paper.

Sunday was DAYTONA 500!!!!!! Ohh how I've missed nascar and the hilarious nascar commercials. Holly and Matt watched with me which was awesome. I made tuna casserole to make the time spent watching worth it for them hehe. It was a crazy race with the majority of the big names getting involved in a crash. It was the second time I saw a car cross the finish line upside down, but the first time it happened while the car was on fire. eep!

Tonight is the final episode of The O.C. evar. It better not suck like last week's.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Americone Dream

On my way home from work yesterday I went to a couple drug stores to buy some cheap valentine's day candy. Instead, I ended up buying easter candy. Oops. I can't help it easter candy is soooo much better than valentine's day chocolate. My favourite shape is the star, not heart. The only thing I regret is not buying the family size bag of mini eggs. What I really should do is get to costco and buy a gigantic bag. Wait.. no.. I'm trying to be healthy.

I came across the Stephen Colbert Ice cream the other day which i find very amusing, and OMG it sounds so good. While I was browsing Rabba's today, I was checking out the Haggen daz ice cream because they had a sale on. I came across a very similar flavour. It has the chocolate covered waffle cones with caramel, but it also has almonds in it. Well, I had to try it. I've been craving this Stephen Colbert ice cream since I heard of it and who knows if it'll come to Canada. It won't be quite the same though, since I don't get to look at Stephen Colbert while I'm eating it, but I'll take what I can get. Now I'm off to the gym in preparation of eating ice cream for supper. Like I said, gotta stay healthy.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


I have to say, this Valentine's Day has been going pretty well so far. 

First, it brought the first real snow fall!!  Snow in general is a pain and cold and icky, but the first snow fall rocks.  It was so fun trudging through the fresh white snow drifts on the way to work and back.  My coworker said it felt like Christmas cause of the snow.  How can a day that feels like Christmas not be awesome?  I was even wearing a Christmas sock so I obviously had the Christmas spirit too.

Also, I got 5, count em five Valentine's day gifts this year.  I have to admit I use the term gift quite loosely.  A couple *gifts* I received are a Valentine's Day card from my Grandma, and a chocolate heart from building management at work. 

And tonight, is the finale of Beauty and the Geek.  Throw in working out at the gym, some crappy season 7 gilmore girls, the prospective of buying cheap chocolate tomorrow, and I have myself a successful Valentine's day.


Last night for *wing* night we decided to go to Rob's Polish place for supper.  It was pretty far west, but thankfully the streetcar went right past it.  Well, it was supposed to anyway.  The streetcar we got on decided to randomly stop at Roncesvalles which left us 6 blocks more to go in the cold snowy weather.  Thankfully Patrick asked the driver about it and we all got transfers and hopped on the streetcar which conveniently just behind ours.  So that turned out alright.

Rob was watching out the window to figure out when our stop is, and when he requested a stop we gathered and watched out the window looking for the restaurant with him.  We saw it.. and the closed sign as we drove by.  Closed???!!  We spent half an hour on a street car and the place was closed? Oh noes!  So we got out and went to look at the sign.  It was closed from sometime in January to February 15th.  Two days early.  What bad luck. 

We followed Rob into the Sobey's a couple doors down, where he asked the cashier if she knew of any other good polish restaurants.  He knew there were a few good ones close by but didn't know of them.  The cashier was useless.  Thankfully a couple people paying were helpful.  One suggested Chopin because his friends go there a lot and one is polish so it must be good.  The other pointed us in the right direction.  Matt had heard on Chowhound that it was one of the best polish restaurants so off we went.  It was a nice little place.  And the food was yummy!!  Another wing night success =)

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Bears vs. Colts

The superbowl was pretty exciting to me.  My colts made it, as well as my brother's bears.  My brother has been a fan of the bears since he was a little kid.  He stuck by them even when they were playing horribly and was embarrassed by them.  That's a true fan.  Me, I just randomly decided to like the colts a few years ago.  Because of this, I decided I would cheer for the bears last Sunday.

Yeah... that didn't work out so well.  After the first kick off when the bears out maneuvered the colts and went all the way for a touchdown I was like "noooo!!!" then I realized wait, I want the bears to win, so I should be happy. It was too strange and conflicting and weird to not cheer for the colts.  I decided I would cheer for the colts but in the end i hoped bears would win.  Sucks they didn't, but on the other hand, wohooo!  They really deserved it last year and it sucked they got knocked out so quickly, so I'm very happy they won.  Maybe it'll be the bears turn next year.

I made chilli for the big game, and Matt came over and brought fresh bread from thuet.  Mmmmm bread.  Wilson came too and brought homemade dumplings!  Those were super yummy.  Rob watched too (while playing DS) and he contributed melon bread from j-town.  Overall, there was a silly rainy game of football in pretty HD, friends, and lots of great food.  I call this a superbowl success!!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

17 Days

Since my secret shame of liking Nascar is simply just a fact now, i guess it's no surprise I have a Tony Stewart daily calendar at my desk.  My Dad saw it at Walmart and thought of me.  Each day has lots of orange, the number 20, his autograph, a monthly calendar, date, and a little nascar/stewart fact.  Today had to be the *best* fact I've read so far: "Tony Stewart drives the No. 20 Chevrolet for Joe Gibbs Racing".  It's a Tony Stewart daily calendar for goodness sakes.  If you're going to state the obvious, at least mention one of his championships. At least that way it'll bring happy memories, rather than disgust of the writer's stupidity.
I remember a girl at work asked me once, "Is that your boyfriend"? referring to the picture of Tony on my mouse pad.  Eugh. If I have to have a nascar boyfriend, it would be less embarrassing if he was hot.  Easier to justify anyway.