Thursday, October 26, 2006


So just recently I kind of started watching Grey's Anatomy. The only reason being that everyone at work was talking about McDreamy and McSteamy and McFartypants. So I just had to find out who these Mc's were. So after a few short weeks I have to say I find the show somewhat enjoyable. I'm not a diehard fan yet but I'm definitely enjoying the view.

Rant of the day!

As everyone knows (or should know) yesterday was Election Day in Manitoba. Due to the nature of my job it was a fairly significant day. After a busy and long day, as I was calculating the official count and the election turnout, I was actually disgusted. We had less than a 50% turnout, and I heard that in Winnipeg it was even worse at around 32%. What this tells me is that people don't care. This also tells me that people have no right to complain about the state of our local governments.

With all of the attention focused around the election in our office, I had the opportunity to ask a few people about whether they were voting or not and why. Some of the most common responses to why people weren't voting were that they didn't know the candidates or they didn't like any of them. I think that these are poor excuses. It makes much more sense to me to still go and get your ballot and write declined on it. This way you are still exercising your right to vote but you are expressing that you don't like the options. And believe me - all of this information is recorded.

So to all of you who got out and voted - kudos to you.

And for those who didn't.....

Monday, October 16, 2006

Takes one to know one!

One of the funny things about Scott's family is that everyone is "Dick". The dog, Davie and Cornie are all "Dick". This tends to get a little confusing when all three are standing around you. It was quite an adjustment when I first started frequenting the Klassen hacienda to adjust to all of the nicknames, german expressions and sometimes just general jibberish. But I can now proudly say that I can partake in a lot of this now - I've already gone through a few nicknames and can even recite grace in german now (not that I ever volunteer!).

This weekend we went on a little trip to visit the in-laws. Part of this trip was a side trip with Davie to his farm. Watching his expressions as he showed me all of his sheds full of tractors, tools and various other equipment was like looking at a kid at Christmas. It was an amazing day and I managed to capture a bit of it on camera.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


A great thing about living in the country is all of the wildlife you see. Today on the way to work I saw some mooses. Actually moose is the plural of moose. Not meeses as some of you may think, ahaha. Anywho.... it was a moose family complete with a baby and of course I had to stop and have a looksie loo.

I tried to take a picture but I wasn't getting out of my car (I didn't need to start out my day with a moose up my ass!) so they turned out blurry.


Friday, October 06, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

Things that I am thankful for:

1. A loving, caring, and handsome husband ( especially when he's sleeping, ahaha )
2. Our slobbering dogs that love us even when we are cursing at them
3. My parents, siblings and the outlaws too!
4. Our house, that even though is not finished is still OURS! And also the 10 acres that we have all to ourselves to skip and frolic on.
5. A career that pays the bills and supports a minor shopping addiction.
6. Friends that still talk to me even though I can be a bitch.
7. The good health of all of my loved ones.

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!!!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

blah, blah, blah

Been awhile....
Life has been busy but I am eagerly awaiting the long weekend and the turkey and the stuffing and the pie. Mmmmm. Maybe I should go the gym for a few hours tonight in preparation for all of this?? Oh yeah and of course I'm excited about visiting family and all of that which I am thankful for. I always forget that holidays are not just merely about pigging out.

Scott introduced me to this site a while back ( and I found it highly entertaining. It tells you what celebrities you supposedly look like. If you have a minute, check it out.