Thursday, October 17, 2013

Interview Garb

The other week I had an internal interview at work. Normally my work attire consists of business casual, emphasis on the casual. But the day of my interview, I decided to kick it up a notch (natch).

I went with a very attractive if I do say so myself skirt and mockneck combo (ew, mockneck) and tights of course. On my way to work I completely forgot to bring the second pair of tights I feared I may need if the ones I was wearing chose to conk out. Thankfully I didn't need that second pair. Otherwise, I would have been sporting a rather unglorious bright green shawl or oversized grey sweater draped over my legs for the duration of the interview.

Just before the interview one of my colleagues instant-messaged me:

Him: "Don't you look fancy today!"
Me: "Oh thank you. I didn't want to look so ostentaciously different, but alas, I 'tried' a little today." Above all else I never dress like this because it's not particularly comfortable. I brought other clothes for later. haha."

In other news, husband and I went to St. John's in September. Had literally a whale of a good time. Ron Sexsmith was on our Porter flight, and then we bumped into Sook Yin Lee more than a couple times while wandering around the downtown. Thankfully she didn't see us when we dined at Bacalao, since we had just seen her earlier in the day. She might have thought we were stalking her.

Husband, earlier in the day in coffee shop, to Sook Yin: "I've been a fan since I was 13!"
Sook Yin: "Oh."

Happy memories. Of when no one cared.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The best little gift, you'd have never thought

Once for my sister-in-law's bday I got her a bunch of small, fun giftie things. I picked most of these things up at Winners because they're a really great store for stuff like that (and similarly HomeSense, of course) - just from the check-out line really (in the 'impulse buy' section), on my way out of the store.

One of the things I happened to pick up for her was something called a Bottle-abra. Basically it's a little cork-type contraption that you put into a wine bottle so that you're able to elegantly appoint a candle high enough to light up the whole spread of a dining table, instead of trying to kick it's '70s style and cram the candle into the bottle opening yourself only to have wax drip and form like barnacles on the sides of the repurposed wine bottle (which, for the record, I actually quite like the look of). I didn't think much of this item; thought it was cool, but when I was trying to decide between picking up one or two for her gift I just went with one because I didn't want her to be inundated with two stupid giftie things should they prove to be a lame purchase on my part.

Since that time - about two years ago - I can't tell you how many times she and her husband have commented to me that the Bottle-abra (you know, instead of candelabra) is the greatest thing they've ever had the pleasure of using in their home. Man, why didn't I get two? And since then do you think I've been able to find these things any where else!?, in any stores or online or anything? No! The only ones I have come across online are super ugly and aren't at all what the original Bottle-abra was, that I found at Winners at Dufferin Mall in Toronto, Ontario.

Bottle-abra, why do you elude us? We just want to find more of you, and take you home and light you up. Come on, baby, light my fire!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Food Friday

Does just having eaten some of these
Negate having eaten some of these?
I think so. Next on the menu - lunch, hizzle as per my friend KZizzle's recommendation. Deelish!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Buffalo ice cream, what what! I really like mint chocolate chip anything!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The kind of way my day goes

Burn #1: Ordering catering for an offsite meeting one day too early, costing me $60.00 out of my own pocket.

Burn #2: Discovering only now, after sending out 80 wedding invitations that the postal code on our return address stamp is incorrect.

Aaaaand it's not even 1pm.

Need I say it? F.M.L.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Are you gonna have cow?

Ok, time to talk about something I like, something I recommend! I love THIS. Daiya is the best vegan cheese going. I have used it on pizza, tacos, sprinkled on soup and it really is the top. It also doesn't have shit in it like so many other processed foods calling themselves vegan. Vegan shouldn't mean unpronounceable ingredients! It should mean top quality foods with upstanding and tasty ingredients.

Try some today. It's quite widely available, even at two of my local No Frills stores and Loblaws at Dundas and Bloor. I wholeheartedly recommend this product for those of you who don't consume animal products but are looking for an A1 cheese substitute that you don't have to fear will slowly kill you. Yay!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

On a day like today

I like to brew myself an non-caffeinated cuppa joe, brewed in my special way with a few dashes of cinnamon throw into the basket. Mmmm.