Thursday, April 30, 2009

I'm blaming Tom Cruise

People magazine has a headline, "Top Gun Kelly McGillis 'Done with the Man Thing'", in which Kelly has reveled she is done with men and looking to date a woman. Its interesting that not even a week ago, CNN.Com had an article on married women leaving their husbands for other women. Hmmmmmm, something to think about - I do have a girl crush on Audrey Taotou.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Random thoughts on crap.....

A couple of things that made me shake my head...

1. Spencer and Heidi Fend Off Swine Flu - as seen in People Magazine (love the masks!)

Wow! I really hope that Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag are okay on their "pre-honeymoon" in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico .....because that would be a tragedy if something happened to America's sweethearts - forget about the locals.

2. Historian gives President a grade - Incomplete - as seen on

Ya think? Hmmmm, what did we expect the man to do in 100 days? Make blood in to wine? Part the seas? It is a 4 year term - just remember what his predecessor did in 8 years....the bar is set low, I think!

3. The concept of Wife Swap, tv show

Who thought it would be a good idea to go on national tv and switch families? Who honestly thinks that their family is so perfect that they know best, and that they should go and criticize another family's choices? Then everyone is surprised and in tears .....all and all, it makes for great entertainment!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Oh the things I learnt on the way to the dentist....

1. Wear underwear and/or tights with a short denim skirt (as approved by my grandmother, no doubt)

As I was climbing the stairs on the doubleDecker bus, I happen to glance up only to be "greeted" by two very white ass first thought was "thong"? After that, I couldn't muster up a second thought .....

2. Always carry a quarter

Just as one tends to clean up a bit for the annual pap smear, I wanted to make sure I didn't offend my dentist with jungle breath. I wandered in to the Market on Yates in search of a gum ball machine as I was pretty sure I had a quarter....alas, I did not. I had 3 dimes and 4 nickels (50 cents for all you mathematicians) but not enough for a gum ball - how crushing

3. Nostalgia will strike in the strangest place

As I could not justify paying for a single pack of gum with debit, I wandered over to the cooler to buy a drink; and there, nestled in with overpriced organic cane sugar pops was a bottle of The Pop Shoppe pop (Black Cherry to boot, my favourite). The red circle with white print is a beacon of my childhood as my grandpa always kept a ready supply in the small fridge in the basement: stubby bottles filled with candy-coloured frizzy drinks we never got a home. My grandpa made sure there was a selection: lemon lime, orange, grape, cola; and we would drink these forbidden treats as we played pool or danced around the room to Bony M's "Rasputin". To me, The Pop Shoppe is a symbol - silly, I know; but I still bought a bottle and enjoyed the fizzy drink as I waited for the dentist. I then carefully put the cap back on and placed the bottle in my bag, so that I could take it to work and be nostaligic whenever the mood strikes.

And this all happened on the way to the dentist.....


Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Name Game

I love the differences in cultures....for example, Jesus is a very popular name in some cultures; however, I never went to school with a Jesus in Port Alberni. I guess that would be a lot to expect your son to live up to. On a different note, Adolf must not be popular anymore.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Random thoughts about short shorts....

When did short shorts come back....paired with tights? Or furry boots? Is that fashion?

At what age is short shorts appropriate? When is it cute versus sexy versus white-hot mess?

It must suck to be twelve year old boy, stuck in this gray area of not a boy/not a man (que Brittany) - especially when you head out to skate board and your friend brings his leggy girlfriend in her short shorts (as seen on a playground this early evening). There were three boys awkwardly looking on as their friend was being taking to the dark side by his taller was very Judy Blume.

Finally, I only saw denim short shorts.....looking for some colour this season.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Why the title?

I used to hate my be Eden is a sea of Cindys, Julies and Michelles sucked. People always called me Erin, Ethel, Edith - anything, it seemed, but the name I was born with. It was as if people could not wrap their brain around I began to say "like the garden" after I introduced myself and it work - people got it, it clicked.....

This is about wrapping your brain around something, getting it, clicking - about everything and nothing, and whatever lies in between. Its not so much about my life, my work, my family - I don't want to go there (and its pretty pedestrian, to be honest); instead, its just about my quirky observations on everyday occurrences.......thats all