Sunday, May 30, 2010

Death and All His Friends

Today marks the end of an era.  Well, I am being dramatic, but it still sucks.  Tomorrow I will be taking on number 15 of my '21 before 21'... I am cutting out all junk food for 30 days (for those of you who pay any attention, I formerly had it as 'no sugar' but I figured no junk food was more accurate for what I wanted to achieve)

Ugh, I am so [not] looking forward to this!  But, I figured out of all the months left this one is the most appropriate...  Just before summer (aka, bathing suit season) and because I fear if I procrastinate any longer it will not be completed!

So I have convinced my mother to join the battle and we are doing this one together (I needed her to so she would not be bringing junk in the house and tempting me..*cough*... and for her health, of course)   However, prepping for this month of good eating has been a very fulfilling time!  It has been quite a chore ridding the cupboards of all things tasty hehehe 

It should be noted that I am a chocoholic, this could get messy.
I went and saw Iron Man 2 the other day, and I've got to say that I was impressed!  I never quite know what to expect with sequels, and there have definitely been a few that lowered my expectations *ahem* transformers 2.. Lion King 2.. need I go on?

But Iron Man 2 has been officially added to my list of winners, along with the Bourne trilogy, Die Hard series, and yes, Twilight Saga [guys can insert eye roll here] 
Hmmm what else to tell you?   On Wednesday I am bringing my snake, Sydney into a grade 8 class for my friend [lets call him] Cory's project.  I foresee that the teacher is expecting me to bring him in a confined glass tank instead of the pillow case he will be travelling in.... and if all goes well, at least one kid will wet their pants (I mean pee, get your mind out of the gutter! hehehe) and perhaps someone will faint...... Don't judge me;  If I've gotta go back to elementary school for the day I at least want some excitement out of it ;)  

Mum and I before our 30 days of hell.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Just To See You Smile

So my life has suddenly become a whole lot more busy.  I now have 3 jobs.  For those of you unfamiliar with my jobs.. I Currently work at a nursing home as a cook for 55 people.  However, it is a casual position so I am only called in if someone is ill or taking a holiday.  Then, I work part time taking care of my Grandmother, where I play 'housewife'.  I tidy the house, do the laundry, make supper and just talk to her.  Now, as of yesterday, I am also a Waitress at a pub. So far it's been good, but I have really only been trained on the computer systems etc... But I have waitressed before and quite enjoyed it.. (or just the tips :P)  So, with all three combined I manage to have full time hours; let's see how it goes!

Enough about work, I want to show you more of what I do for 'play' =)  sooooo, here are some of my recent drawings.  I know I'm no professional, but I love to draw and I learn a little with every one!

~Thank you for inspiring me to keep trying~
~You are so beautiful inside and out, but I could only capture one~
~Just a gorgeous photo I couldn't resist~

Monday, May 10, 2010

Plenty Gyal

I saw this today, and had a good laugh.. Hope you do too!

The different Bra sizes. A-almost. B-barely. C-can't complain. D-dang! DD-double dang! E-enormous. F-fake. G-get a reduction. H-help me, I can't get up.... LOL

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Little More You

This lovely award was given to me by Kris from 'Because or Why Not'

I think the way it works is now I have to do this quiz about 3's, so here I go!

Three names I go by:

1. Joy
2. J
3. New girl (currently)

Three jobs I’ve had:

1. Worked in an Ice Cream Parlour 
2. Waitress
3. Cook

Three places I’ve lived:

1.  Teen Ranch
2.  Downtown Toronto
3.  Scarborough

Three favourite drinks:

1. Water
2. Cream Soda
3. Jack Daniels with ice

Three TV shows I watch:

1. How I met your mother
2. The vampire diaries
3. Accidentally on purpose

Three places I’ve been:

1. Ontario
2. Quebec
3. Nova Scotia.... I hope to expand this list far beyond my Canadian borders!

Three places I’d like to visit:

1. Scotland
2. Uganda
3. Australia

Three favourite retro TV shows:

1. Walker Texas Ranger ---yeah Chuck Norris!
2.  Original Degrassi
3. Road to Avonlea

Three favourite dishes:

1. Mom's home made macaroni and cheese
2. Turkey dinner
3. Sushi (but the tame stuff, I have not gotten too adventurous; yet!) 

Three things I’m looking forward to:

1. Travelling
2. Finishing school
3. Surfing (trying)

Three people I’m tagging:

-----you three definitely deserve an award for your lovely blogs!-----

I wish I knew Natalie Portman

Have any of you tried the new 'Canadian 67' --the 67 Calorie beer?  

'Canadian' is one of my favourite beers to drink, so naturally when they come out with the low fat option, it only seems appropriate to switch over (assuming it still tastes good)  

Two days ago it was hot outside, like above 20 degrees (Yes, that is hot in Canada) and it just felt like one of those days that sitting, getting a tan with a cold beer would be perfect; so I went to the NSLC and picked up a case of Canadian 67.  6 of the 12 beers are currently residing in my fridge cooling in anticipation but I am at a crossroads.  

My mom hates beer (and is going on vacation anyways) and most of the people I know down here are underage.  Apart from one friend who would really be getting the wrong message if I invited him over to drink...  and from what I have learned over the years, drinking by yourself usually just means you are an alcoholic.

So I have yet to try this new beer that waits for me downstairs; and I have no prospects of opportunities in the future to giver' a try.  fml

Monday, May 3, 2010

Manic Monday

2 Sundays ago I had a very nasty visitor.  His name is mr. Norwalk Virus.  Seriously I did not know things could depart from my body so quickly/violently or in so many ways at the same time!  From 8:30pm to 5:30am I was so sick it was ridiculous!  I even had to get my mom to call work sick for me (I have not called in sick for like 5 years!)  

The next morning I was trying to sleep and stay hydrated and after eating a cracker I sucked the straw from my juice and felt (what I imagined was) a piece of cracker sticking to the corner of my lip but it just didn't have the right consistency or feel, more papery... so I brushed it with my hand instead of just licking it and a big moth smeared across my finger!  Apart from it being a spider that was the worst possible thing to happen to a person who has been violently ill all night :(  I was sooo not impressed!  

Then a few days later I went for my shift to take care of my Grandmother;  She treated me like I had the plague (yes, I waited the required time after my last symptom before I went to her) She refused to hug me and made me sit on the couch and read.  I was not allowed to dry my clean hands with the hand towel, but instead had to use paper towel (even to dry my hands after I washed the dishes) ---but on a good note I completed number 10 on my list and finished 'I kissed dating goodbye' 

After reading the book, I don't think I will actively 'kiss dating goodbye' I think that might be a bit naive (for me), and I would end up focusing on the 'I'm not dating' aspect instead of actually discerning and listening to when I should pursue a relationship.  Although he does have some very good points on how couple should value each other and God.  

Hmmm what else?!  I feel like there is so much more I have been saving up to talk about and it has all dissipated from my mind... LOL  Maybe it will come to me tomorrow?