Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Kind of slacking...

So I've kind of been slacking on the list the last little while...but at the same time I'm also working on stuff that takes a while to finish off. In the past week I've read 3 new books...which were also by an author that I haven't read before. I've read the entire Queen of Babble series by Meg Cabot. They were easy to read chick lit books. I started the first one last Monday and by tonight I have finished all 3. I couldn't put them down!! If you like chick lit I would definitely recommend reading this series if you haven't already!

I've also been going to the gym on a fairly regular basis. Mostly I've been going twice a week...which I lacking. This week I am aiming for three times...but its hard, because things at work are busy, which makes me super tired and after work I have so many little things to do...aka get togethers with friends, shopping and doing last minute things for work. I can see some small changes in my body already though. Things are tightening up and my abs are starting to show :D

Anyways...I don't have much more to until next week :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Part 2 of the 5000 Question Survey

101. What does happiness/joy feel like physically?
It's hard to explain...your body just feels....lighter? and everything is peaceful for that moment

102. List five people you love starting with the one you love the absolute most.

A Mom
B Mike
C Sisters
D Friends
E Kairo (even though shes not a person)

103. How many movies have you gone to see this month?
2 I think... Charlie St. Cloud and Step Up 3D...actually 4 if you count the drive-in...there we saw The Other Guys and Salt

104. If you could have 3 wishes…but none of them could be for yourself, what would you wish for? World peace, End Hunger and that everyone had somewhere to call home

105. In what ways do you relax and de-stress when you are really tense? TV or a Movie...if its really bad lol have a drink...

106. How much money would it take to get you to drive to school naked in the springtime and get out of the car?
a whole hell of a lot..

107. Have you ever killed an animal?
a fish maybe...but not purposely

108. Have you ever lost someone close to you?

109. What do you think of cloning?
I don't know if I agree with me there should only be one of everyone...that's how we were put on this takes away your uniqueness

110. Do you read or watch TV more often?
watch TV...although I will ignore the TV for a good book any day

111. With all this talk of terrorism going around are you willing to sacrifice rights and freedoms for increased safety?
Depends on which rights.

112. What is the punishment you would come up with for Osama Bin Laden if you caught him alive?
I'm just going to leave this one alone...

113. Have you ever named an individual part of your body?
nope...can't say that I have

114. Have you ever been on the radio or on TV?
not that I can remember

115. Have you ever won a lottery, or sweepstakes?
I wish I would win the lottery

116. Have you ever won a contest or competition?
I used to win colouring contests all the time as a kid...and once I one a draw at Burger King for some really cool toy...

117. Do you like to watch The Joy of Painting show with Bob Ross (check out this link if you don’t know who he is. Also please note me if you notice the link is broken)
haha nope...but my Papa used to watch shows like this when I was growing up

118. Do you know what your grandparents and your great grand parents did for a living?
I know what most of my grandparents did...but not really my great grandparents

119. Is there anything really interesting in your family history?
My great grandparents were some of the first settlers out in BC...they are actually in a history book about BC

120. Is there anyone you trust completely?

121. Have you ever lost someone without having the chance to say goodbye?

122. How do you feel about women in politics?
Good for them...

123. Would you rather have an indoor Jacuzzi or an outdoor pool?
Outdoor pool for sure

124. What things are you interested in that you study or read about on your own?
Native culture...Egyptian culture...a lot of historical things like that

125. Would you consider yourself to be intelligent?

126. Would you consider yourself to be wise?

127. Have you ever given or received a lap dance?
never received

128. Have you ever spoken to a homeless person?
don't think so...I haven't really come across a whole lot

129. Would you ever creep into the subway tunnels to go exploring?
If it wasn’t illegal, yes.

130. If you could add 70 years to your life but only by making some random person die 70 years sooner would you?

131. Can you finish any of the following lyrics?

A: Nothing to kill or die for… No

B: Late comings with the late comin’ stretcher… No

C: I could make a film and make you my star… No

132. Were you ever with someone while they died?

133. Would you rather be a world political leader or a rock star?
Rock Star

134. Have you ever given someone a love letter that you wrote?

135. Have you ever sent someone a surprise though the mail?

136. Are you looking forward to any concerts right now?
yes...Carrie Underwood in November

137. Of all animated movies, which is the best one you’ve ever seen?
hmm...Little Mermaid or Lion King or Beauty and the Beast

138. What are the best bands or songs to listen to while driving?
depends on my mood really...usually I just plug in the good ole' iPod

139. What do you think is the most amazing thing that anyone has ever accomplished?
I think to have lived a good life as a good person is one of the most amazing things anyone can accomplish..

140. What could a member of the opposite sex do to impress you?
be honest, make me laugh

141. About how many emails do you get a day?
10 or so...but most are junk

How many of those emails are junk mail?
almost all of them

142. What’s your favorite thing to do online besides write in your diary and hang out at this site?

143. Do you believe Kurt Cobain ( killed himself or was it a conspiracy?
killed himself

144. Have you ever thought about hitchhiking across the country?

145. Who would you bring with you on this kind of a road trip?
Mike and the dog

146. Of the following, which word best describes you: accurate, bold,charming, dependable

147. If you are single, at about what age do you think you will be ready to settle down and get married? If you are married, how old were you at the time?
I got married when I was 24

148. Do you often wonder, when you say goodbye to people, if it is the last time you will ever see them?

149. What movie are you most looking forward to seeing when it comes out?
right now I really want to see Resident Evil...and I`m looking forward to Breaking Dawn

150. What is your quest?
I don't know...

151. What is louder and more annoying: 200 adults talking or one four-year-old screaming?
Four year old.

152. Do you believe the stories about planes, boats and people mysteriously disappearing into the Bermuda triangle?
yea...where else would they have gone when they suddenly disappear there?

153. Who are you the most jealous of?
Nobody...I have jealous moments but I don't stay jealous

154. What is the happiest way you can start your day?
sleeping in and then having a yummy breakfast

155. Do you ever have moments where you feel like everything is all right in the world?

156. Who thinks that you are offensive?
I dunno...

157. If you had to teach a class in something, what would you be able to teach people?
about child development and behaviour

158. Have you ever had a spiritual experience (an experience that cannot be explained by science)?

159. Do you believe that this experience was truly mystical or do you think there is some scientific explanation for it, only you don’t know what it is?

160. Do you get offended easily?
depends what the topic is

161. Would you still love and stay with your signifigant other if he or she had to have a breast or testicle removed?
Of course!

162. Do you believe in fate or free will?
a bit of both...

163. Do you believe that only boring people get bored?

164. Can life change or are we all stuck in vain?
life is always changing

165. What changes are you afraid of?
nothing that I can think of...change can be good

166. Are you a day person or nocturnal?
day person

167. What one CD could you listen to for an entire week (no mixed CD’s, it must be an album)?
going teeny bopper here...BSB...any of them really

168. Which is worse, working in retail, food service, or an office?
Food service...been there...done that...

169. What’s the coolest job you ever had?
working in daycare is pretty fun...

170. What is one central idea that your thoughts seem to come back to?

171. Have you ever wanted to be an actor/tress?
yea...when I was little

172. If you had the power to control one person and make this person do anything you wanted for a whole day, who would you pick and what would they do?
noooo idea...

173. What star sign are you and what is your sign like?
Gemini, we're kind of two people...theres our calm self and our other what that other self is is beyond me..

174. Did the Blair Witch Project scare you?
hell was so stupid

175. Are you in constant fear of death?

176. Does fear of death keep you from building a life?

177. Do you like all your movies to be in wide-screen?
no...I prefer regular

178. Are you a fan of any comic books?

179. At what age did you attend your first funeral?

180. What do you smell like (lotion, cologne, sweat)?
me? I dunno lol...

181. What are your greatest sources for wisdom?
Life experiences.

182. When you were little, where did your parents tell you babies come from?
can't remember...the stork?

183. What is your favorite band?
don't know

184. What’s the best cheesy 80’s song?
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

185. What’s the best kind of movie to see on a date?
Rom Com or Action for me!

186. Do you like to sit in the front, middle or back of the Movie Theater?
in the back in the middle

187. Have you ever been inside an abandoned building?

188. Under what circumstances would you agree to work for free?
Charity work...or something I really like doing

189. Candles or strobe lights?

190. Do you think the Lord of the Rings movies are true to the books or did Hollywood change the story too much?
couldn't tell you because I haven't watched or read them

191. When you see a stranger on the street does your first reaction lean towards thinking of this person as a potential friend or as a potential threat?
depends what they look bad as that sounds

192. Is it natural for human beings to fear and distrust each other, or is it cultural?

193. What do you really want to buy?
a house

194. You have to choose. Would you be happier marrying someone rich for their money or living in the streets and subway tunnels with someone you love?
Streets and tunnels with true love

195. If someone wanted to understand you what book could they read that would help?
none really

196. Do you think it’s odd that Americans have freedom of religion and yet call themselves ‘one nation under god’?
It doesn’t say which God

197. In what sense are you a minority? comment...

198. Are you anti social?

199. Do you photograph well?

200. Do you think that human beings would survivor through a nuclear winter?
some people could...but not everyone

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

Well yesterday was our first wedding anniversary :) It was a fun night and I got to cross something off the list :) Mike had a volleyball championship in the morning so I didn't get to really see him until later in the afternoon. He had made reservations for a restaurant called O. Noir in Toronto. It is something I have been wanting to do since I watched an episode of CSI a while back...dinner in the dark!!

30. Go to dinner in the dark

It was actually a really cool experience. For those who have no idea what dinner in the dark is...basically you go to the restaurant, you are brought into a a lobby type of room and given a menu. You then choose what you want to eat (there is a 2 or 3 course choice) and then you are taken into a room off of this room. A waiter/waitress is then brought out to meet you and take you inside the room. All of the wait staff are visually impaired. You then place your hand on the waitress' shoulder and are brought in to your table and your meal is brought to you! It was so you can't even see your hands infront of your face dark. Dinner itself was amazing. I ordered filet mignon with potatoes and vegetables and had fruit sorbet for dessert. Normally I am a really picky this experience was interesting since I obviously didn't get to see anything before I ate it. At one point I got kind of frustrated because I couldn't find anything with my fork, so I started using my fingers lol. All in all it was GREAT and it is something I would recommend to others and do again myself.

This week I also tried two new foods...arugula and mango sorbet. The arugula I tried in a pasta salad...usually I just pick it out and don't eat it (I'm not big on anything green lol) but I decided to try it. It's not something I would eat again though...kinda just tasted like chewing a leaf...blah. The mango sorbet I had for my dessert at O. Noir. I was kinda nervous eating the first bite, because on the menu it specified the sorbet as "fruit" but not which all honesty I was hoping for raspberry...but it was mango....something that I have never tried before. I actually really enjoyed it...and would definitely eat it again!

I also watched Precious this thats another movie off the alphabet list.

I'm still reading Eat, Pray, Love....its taking me forever because I don't feel 100% committed to the book. Hopefully I'll finish it this week and I can move on to my next book and author!

I have a lot of things on the list in progress, but I feel like I haven't accomplished much yet. I'm going to review the list this week and change a few things....not because I don't feel that I will be able to do them...but because I don't feel like they accurately depict things I want to do before my time is up. I want the list to reflect me a little bit there are probably about 5 things I'm going to change!

Anyways...I hope you are all doing well with your lists!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Food...glorious food!

I didn't cross anything officially off my list this week, but I started a couple of them :)

One of my items on the list is to try a new recipe once a week for 3 months...and in the last 2 weeks, I've started this :) Last week we made burgers and needed a side dish, but neither of us wanted the usual fried potatoes or baked potato, so I decided to try making rosemary oven roasted potatoes....SO YUMMY!! Mind you, I didn't really use a recipe....I just kind of threw together a bunch of spices on some new potatoes that we had sitting around. I covered them in oil, salt, pepper, rosemary, paprika and garlic powder. They were so good, but next time I think I'll use a little more spices on them!

This week we went grocery shopping and we came across small whole I decided we should get one and I would make roast chicken for dinner...which was honestly the best idea ever! I made it tonight for dinner...I cooked the whole chicken, rubbed it with oil, rosemary (yes rosemary again lol), thyme, salt, pepper and garlic powder...added some water and put some onions on top of the chicken and in the water and slow roasted it for a couple of hours. The chicken turned out so tender that it was falling apart as we tried to take it out of the pan. For side dished I made mashed potatoes, cobs of corn (Ontario grown yay!) and crescent rolls. It was the best dinner I've ever lol. I'm becoming quite the little chef!

I also tried something new...which is one of my items (to try 5 new foods). Mike and I were out to dinner on Friday night at East Side's and he ordered scallop carbonara. I have never tried I don't really like seafood. I asked him if I could try it...just to taste it so he let me. So my new food is scallops...can't say that I will eat it again, but at least I can say I know what one tastes like!

I've also been keeping up with the gym this week. I've gone three times, for roughly an hour each night. Hopefully I can keep this up!

I'm still reading Eat, Pray, Love...and it seems to be taking me a while. I don't know why but I can't read this book quickly. I know many many many people LOVE this book...but I'm finding it just OK...but who knows...maybe I'll get into it this week. My goal is to finish reading it by the end of this week.

Well until next week...adios!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Stay Awake...must...stay...awake...

Woohoo...another one bites the dust!

87. Go to the Drive-in and stay awake for all of the movies

Last night Mike and I went to the drive in and I stayed awake for both movies! We watched Salt and The Other Guys. It was actually surprisingly easy to do last night for some reason, normally I fall asleep half way through the first one...sometimes just after it. I'm going to attempt a long weekend at the drive-in when I get the on long weekends there are 3 movies to watch which is a bit more of a challenge.

I also started a few more tasks this week...I started my 1000 piece puzzle, but I'm still kind of in the sorting process, looking for all of the edges at the moment. I have a feeling this one is going to take me a looonnnnnggggg time...but oh well!

This morning I attended a class at the gym...which was a bit disappointing showed me how out of shape I really am. I only made it half way through the class and had to leave...but I'm not giving up! I'm going to go back next week and try again, and I will keep going back until I make it through the entire class. I'm going to try and get to the gym at least 3 times this week as well...I'm finally feeling better so I think I can do it! I'm going to seriously work on my more slacking on a bike...I'm going to use the Treadmill this week!! Yay me haha!

I'm also kind of working on the whole debt thing...I'm going to get my smart serve so that I can work for my sister part-time...she hires people to waitress and pour beer at big events in the city, so she said she would let me know when things come up and I can choose to do them or not. I like the idea, because its not something I have to commit to 100%, I can say no if I don't want to do it and not worry about not being called back. I also have an interview tomorrow for a babysitting job. It's kind of wierd because I've never been interviewed for babysitting before, especially since I'm an ECE...but it's potential extra cash on an occasional basis. Any money I make doing these two things will go directly towards credit cards or school loans...bye bye debt!

Anyways, I'll update again later in the week :) I start Eat, Pray, Love tomorrow!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Another one off the list...

I totally meant to update this weekend...but I honestly felt like crap, so it didn't happen. As I wrote last weekend...I came down with strep throat (I guess it's about 2 weeks ago now) and then this weekend I was taken out by your average cold with a sucks. I'm actually still not feeling good, but meh what can you do?

Anyways...this weekend I knocked another one off my list :)

38. Go on a hike through Rattlesnake Park

Mike and I decided to head up to Rattlesnake Point and go for a hike, we planned out our root, even packed a picnic lunch!

Basically Rattlesnake Point is located up on the escarpment in Milton. There are a few hiking paths, you can camp out if you want and lots of people go rock climbing off the side of the escarpment.

It was a lot of fun, we followed a 3km hiking path through the forested area...well we kind of detoured to the edge of the path so we could check out the view. In this picture I climbed over the barrier, this is where man of the rock climbers could set up, and took a picture with the view behind me...beautiful :)

Another view from the path.

We never actually got around to eating our picnic...I was starting to not feel so good, and Mike was ready to head it actually didn't take us as long as we thought it would, so we just brought out picnic home to eat for lunch.

This week I am not really sure what I'm going to get done off the main goal is to focus on me and feeling better...not sure how I'm going to make that happen other than to take it easy and get some rest. I might go see Step Up 3D by myself...yup...thats myself. It's not on my list, but I really want to do something just for me...and this might be my start!

Anyways...have a great Friday everyone :)

Friday, July 30, 2010

The start of the 5000 question Survey!

So figured I might as well start this for are 100 questions out of the 5000 lol I'll find some more later and maybe do some more...

1. Who are you?

2. What are the 3 most important things everyone should know about you?
I trust too easily, I care too much and I LOVE my husband :)

3. When you aren't filling out 5,000 question surveys like this one what are you doing? Working, spending time with the husband and the dog, reading...lots of things

4. List your classes in school from the ones you like the most to the ones you like the least (or if you are out of school, think of the classes you did like and didn't like at the time).
The ones I liked the most were Art, English, History, Biology...the ones I likes the least were math, general science, sometimes English (depended on the teacher), Computers....mostly I just hated math...I was so bad at it lol

5. What is your biggest goal for this year?
To pay off as much debt as possible and bank some money

6. Where do you want to be in 5 years?
With a couple of kids and a house of our own

7. What stage of life are you in right now?
Mid-twenties, married, hopefully going to be a homeowner soon...which will lead to maybe a baby soon after :)

8. Are you more child-like or childish? Childish

9. What is the last thing you said out loud?
Kairo, go away!

10. What song comes closest to how you feel about your life right now?
honeslty I have no idea...

11. Have you ever taken martial arts classes? was always something that looked interesting, but by the time I was interested I was way too old

12. Does your life tend to get better or worse or does it just stay the same?
It has its ups and downs...theres lots of good times and a couple of bad times...

13. Does time really heal all wounds?
I'm going to say yes

14. How do you handle a rainy day?
Same as a not rainy day...just with an umbrella!

15. Which is worse...losing your luggage or having to sort out tangled holiday lights?
Losing your luggage

16. How is your relationship with your parents?
Good...better with my mom than with my dad but thats a story for another day

Will you miss them when they are gone? of course I will

17. Do you tend to be aware of what is going on around you?
Yes, I'm a people watcher...I always have to know what everyone is doing at all times

18. What is the truest thing that you know?

19. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Lots of things...a teacher, a children's author, a fashion designer

20. Have you ever been given a second chance?
Yup...but I didn't opt to take it

21. Are you more of a giver or a taker?
Definitely a giver

22. Do you make your decisions with an open heart/mind?
I try to

23. What is the most physically painful thing that has ever happened to you?
When my appendix was about to burst a couple of years ago

24. What is the most emotionally painful thing that has ever happened to you?
When my Nana passed away

25. Who have you hugged today?
the dog

26. Who has done something today to show they care about you?
My hubby

27. Do you have a lot to learn?
Sure...everyone does

28. If you could learn how to do three things just by wishing and not by working what would they be?

A – How to cook

B – to drive standard

C – how to clean everything immaculately

29. Which do you remember the longest: what other people say, what other people do or how other people make you feel?
What other people say

30. What are the key ingredients to having a good relationship?
Communication, compromise and love

31. What 3 things do you want to do before you die?

A – Start a family

B – Know that I made a difference in someone's life

C – own a house

32. What three things would you want to die to avoid doing?

A – Murdering someone

B – Watching my husband suffer

C – Causing a war

33. Is there a cause you believe in more than any other cause?
not really...

34. What does each decade make you think of:

The 19..

20's: prohibition

30's: Great Depression

40's: WWII

50's: Leave it to Beaver

60's: Hippies

70's: Disco!

80's: When I was born

90's: Boy bands, Pop Music

2000 (so far): Y2K

2010's: Here and Now

35. Which decade do you feel the most special connection to and why? – 90's...lots of memories about growing up

36. What is your favorite oldie/classic rock song?
Anything by Bon Jovi...old school though like Living on a Prayer

37. What country do you live in and who is the leader of that country?
Canada - Harper

If you could say any sentence to the current leader of your country what would it be?
Stop screwing us over

38. What's your favorite TV channel to watch in the middle of the night?
Food Network or TLC or A&E

39. What Disney villain are you the most like and why?
Hmmm...The Beast? kinda misunderstood lol...I have no idea

40. Have you ever been a girl scout/boy scout?
I was a Brownie for a whole year lol

41. If you were traveling to another continent would you rather fly or take a boat? a Boat...planes scare me

42. Why is the sky blue during the day and black at night?

43. What does your name mean?
Nooo idea...

44. Would you rather explore the deeps of the ocean or outer space?

45. Word association

What is the first word that comes to mind when you see the word:

Air: Bender

Meat: Steak

Different: Same

Pink: Purple

Deserve: Punish

White: Hair

Elvis: Presley

Magic: Wand

Heart: Love

Clash: of the Titans

Pulp: Fiction

46. If you could meet any person in the world who is dead who would you want it to be?
My mom's BFF from childhood

47. What if you could meet anyone who is alive?
Not Sure

48. Is there a movie that you love so much you could watch it everyday?
Dirty Dancing

49. You are going to be stuck alone in an elevator for a week. What do you bring to do?
Food and Books and Flashlights

50. Have you ever saved someone's life or had your life saved?
not that I know of

51. Make up a definition for the following silly words...

Fruitgoogle: Online Search for Fruits

Ambytime: some kind of dance move

Asscactus: a type of alcoholic drink

52. What was the last thing you made with your own hands?
a game at work for the kids

53. What was your favorite toy as a child?
Barbies...they were the best!

54. How many TV’s are in your house?
2 right now

55. What is your favorite thing to do outside?
Sit in the sun and read

56. How do you feel when you see a rainbow?

57. Have you ever dreamt a dream that came true?
I don't think so

58. Have you ever been to a psychic/tarot reader?
I've had my cards read twice...not sure if I believed them though

59. What is your idea of paradise?
Living a happy life with the ones you love...somewhere tropical with beaches doesn't hurt either ;)

60. Do you believe in god and if so what is he/she/it like?
Yes...and I don't know

61. Do you believe in Hell?

62. What one thing have you done that most people haven't?
nothing that I can think of...

63. What is the kindest thing you have ever done?
I couldn't tell you...I've done lots of kind things, just don't know which one would be the kindest

64. Are you a patient person?
only when children are involved

65. What holiday should exist but doesn't?
Friendship day lol

66. What holiday shouldn't exist but does?
meh I dunno

67. What's the best joke you ever heard?
Whats a mans idea of safe sex?.....A padded headboard lol...I dunno why but I find that pretty funny

68. Where is the most fun place you have EVER been?
Disney world!

69. Is your hair natural or dyed?
Right now its dyed

70. Do you have any deep dark secrets or are you pretty much up front?
maybe a couple

71. What is under your bed right now?
nothing....well maybe a dust bunny but thats it!!

72. If you were in the Land of Oz would you want to live there or go home?
Go Home for sure...

73. If you drive do you frequently speed?
I do whatever everyone else is doing...which usually involves going about 10km/h over

74. What is the world's best song to dance to?
Hmmm.....macarena!...ok but really...I'm not big on dancing so I'm the wrong person to ask

75. What song was on the last time you danced with someone?
Any of the songs that played at my wedding...thats probably the last time I danced

76. Do you prefer Disney or Warner Brothers?

77. What is the first animal you would run to see if you went to the zoo?
Gorillas...they're fun to watch!

78. Would you consider yourself to be romantic?
I like to think that I am

79. If the earth stopped rotating would we all fly off?
maybe...maybe not

80. What is the one thing that you love to do so much that you would make sacrifices to be able to do it?
spend time with my husband

81. If you (and everyone) had to lose one right or freedom, but you could pick which one everyone had to lose, what would you pick?
Freedom of the press

82. If you had to choose would you live on the equator or at the North Pole? – Equator....not big on winter all year round

83. Would you rather give up listening to music or watching television?
AHH...what about music on television does that count? cause if I can have music on television that I choose to live with television

84. What do you think makes someone a hero?
Willingness to stand up and fight for someone or something that you truly believe in with no alternative motives fueling you

85. What cartoon would you like to be a character in?
Simpsons lol

86. Name one thing that turns your stomach:
Boogers....big green dripping boogers UGHHH

87. What was the last thing you paid for?
To wash the dog

88. Are you a coupon clipper?

89. Get anything good in the mail recently?
no unfortunately

90. Which would you rather take as a gym class...dancing, sailing, karate, or bowling?
Dancing or Karate

91. In Star Trek people 'beam' back and forth between different places. What this means is they stand in a little tube and their molecules are deconstructed and sent to another tube somewhere else where they are reassembled. Only problem is when the molecules are deconstructed the person is dead. When they are put back together it is only a clone that has all the dead person's memories. So...

Is the person who gets beamed the same person on both ends?
I'm going to say yes...looks like you, thinks like you, remembers everything you knew...must be you?

92. What insects are you afraid of?
Spiders, bees...all of them pretty much

93. If you could print any phrase on a T-shirt, what would it say?
Monkeyman!! with a picture of a superhero monkey

94. What's the most eccentric thing you have ever worn?
something when I was a child...I like to think I have pretty good taste now

95. If you could pick one food that you could eat all you wanted but it would have no effect on how much you weigh, what food would it be? cheeseburgers

96. What are your parents interested in? – Dad – cars...model cars, real cars..all cars really. Mom - cake making, jewelery making, reading

97. Have you ever caught an insect and kept it as a pet?

Have you ever caught and tamed a wild animal?
nope can't say I have

98. What is more helpful to you, wishes or plans?
Plans...wishes are just something you want to happen...a plan actually makes it happen

99. When do you feel your life energy the strongest?
At work with the kiddies

100. You are spending the night alone in the woods and may bring only 3 items with you. What do you bring?
Tent, Flashlight and sleeping Bag

I Hate Being Sick...

So this week was almost completely a write off :(

Sunday night after updating my blog I noticed that I wasn't really hungry and that I had only eaten one meal that I cooked something and ate for the sake of eating. Normally on Sundays I spend the day scavenging for food around here because I can't stop eating. I also noticed that I was getting a bit achy...but thought nothing of it because I had went to the gym that morning. Anyways I went to bed and woke up Monday morning burning up with fever and just feeling shitty. Every movement made me break out into a sweat, I was super tired and just felt BLAH! I went to work for an hour and then came home and took a 4 hour nap...fever went away and I ate 1 meal that day, as I had zero appetite...went to bed Tuesday I woke up burning up with fever again, my throat was killing and still felt generally shitty. I got up and dragged myself into work, somehow survived the day then headed to the walk in to find out I had a lovely case of strep throat! The doctor's exact words were "Eww...that's nasty in have some septic tonsils going on!"...this was at about 6pm...I was given meds, instructed to take a whole days worth before going to bed and then start a regular med. schedule in the morning...finally started feeling better on Wednesday, and was back to my regular self by Thursday :)

I have never had strep so bad in my life...and I've had it millions of times! Its crazy how one night of meds can make all the difference in the world...but anyways thats why not much has happened this week. I feel like I'm not accomplishing much off my list, granted I only started a couple of weeks ago.

This weekend Mike and I are going to go up to Rattlesnake Point, go hiking and have a picnic. I'm looking forward to it :) This will knock two things off my list...38. Go on a hike through Rattlesnake Park and 93. Have a picnic in the Park. I might also try to talk him into catching a movie or two..or three at the Drive-In since it's the long weekend, which would be something else, but thats still up for discussion.

Anywaysssss....I'm off to get ready for the day, going to get my hair all nice and did ;)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

This week....

So unfortunately I didn't get as much accomplished as I wanted to...but on the bright side...I started book #2 of the 50 I need to goal is to finish it this week, my next book will be Eat, Pray, Love...which will mark book #3 and also be a new author for two birds with one stone :)

Last weekend Mike and I went to a taping of Comedy Now! which is a comedy show played here on CTV. One of the comics is pretty well known in the industry, Glen Foster. He has made appearances on several tapings of Just For Laughs and Comedy Now! I guess that knocks off 37. See a famous stand-up comedian live. The show was hilarious...I was dying of laughter at some points. There were actually two comedians that hour was Glen Foster and the second hour was a new up and coming comedian. It is definitely something that we would do again :)

I also watched a few movies so I can knock a few off the alphabet too! This weekend I watched Did You Hear about the Morgans?, Planet 51, Mulligans and Inception.

Did You Hear About the Morgans
was pretty funny. It stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant...basically its about a couple who witness a murder and have to go into a witness protection program. It was free on TMN on Demand so I figured why not!?, as were the next two movies I watched...

Planet 51 is a cartoon about aliens...lots of famous people do the voices for the characters including Justin Long and Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock). Honestly it was had some funny moments and was pretty much a twist on the "aliens invading our planet" theme. Basically the movie is based on an alien planet "Planet 51" and an astronaut lands on the planet and the aliens believe that he is an alien who is there to take over their planet.

Mulligans was ok...not at all what I thought it was going to be about based on the description I read. I assumed it was going to be about friends (what I thought would be a guy and a girl) who fall in love with each other over the summer...but nope it was about two guys who spend the summer at one of the guy's family summer houses...the best friend admits that hes gay and then secretly has a fling with his best friend's father. The acting wasn't terrible for a B movie but meh the storyline was kind of boring.

Inception was awesome!! Mike and I went to a late viewing of the movie on Saturday night. The special affects and storyline were really good! It's pretty long (2.5 hours) but we weren't bored for a single minute of the movie....highly recommended if you haven't already seen it!

I have decided that for my scrapbook I am going to make a scrapbook for Mike and I over the's obviously not a scrapbook that I can finish before this challenge is done but it is something that will be well under way by that point. Before our anniversary next month I am going to pick up a scrapbook at Michaels and get started. I'll start with a couple of pages of us over the past few years, followed by an engagement page and finally one for our wedding. I will then do a page for our 1 year anniversary and any big life event following. I'm excited!! I have a bunch of scrapbooking stuff already, and now I have a plan so time to get started!

To address my last message...I sent my so called BFF a bbm message pretty much asking if we were ever going to get together for we've been talking about for the last couple of months....or if I should just give up...and the response pretty much says it all.....I haven't gotten a response yet! Oh well I guess...

Anyways...hopefully this week I can accomplish more off my list :) Cheers!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Letter to You... the past year and a bit I seem to be losing my best friend...I'm not really sure whats happening, maybe it's just that we're growing apart, as our lives are very different...especially since she moved away. she is back and things are just well...awkward? lonely? I don't even know...but I miss the old us. Anyways...this is just kind of a rant/open letter to her...chances that I will ever send it are probably slim to none...but at least I wrote it!

Dear You,
We've been through a lot together in the last 9 years. We've gone from riding around in strange cars with boys we kind of knew to marrying strange boys we picked up at pub ;)....but...and theres always a but....things have changed between us. I miss the friendship we used to have. It feels like over the last year that I am losing It's easy to pretend that I don't care and that things will get better, because lets face it...with us, they usually do, but this time feels different. It doesn't feel like the other times this time, this time feels more permanent and although I really hope it isn't, I still have that nagging feeling. You have been back for a couple of months now and have only made the effort to see me twice and one of those times you barely said shit all to me all night long. I message you and ask you if you can let me know when you are free so that we can get together and you ignore my messages for a day or longer and then message me back, when I know you read them right away (that little 'R' in bbm means read btw). You tell me you will let me know days and times and NEVER do...or come up with these total last minute ideas and expect me to just come. I know that you make way more time for your other friends and yea I'll admit it...I'm jealous...what makes them more important than me? What do they do to make you commit to something when you can't commit to a fucking dinner or a drink with me? It drives me crazy...I hate being the only one of us who seems to tell me that you miss me, but then fail to do anything to strengthen this weakening friendship. I feel like you barely even know me have no idea what has gone on in my life since the wedding and it sucks...UGH...

This week I am going to make one last effort at getting together...I will initiate a get together...whether its dinner or a movie or whatever...heres hoping you take this opportunity to get to know me again...if not...then I guess its goodbye and goodluck

Your Broken Hearted Friend

Friday, July 16, 2010

This Weeks Tasks...

So this week I didn't accomplish a whole lot...I completed the 50 Questions to Free Your Mind Survey...but I'm going to aim higher this week. So far I am in the process of reading a new book...and I have 2 new authors lined up for one of my other tasks. I am also going to try a new recipe this week :) which I'm excited about....if any of you have any yummy recipes you want to share please leave them and I will give them a shot!

This week I think I will also put my cake decorating skills to use...I plan to make cupcakes for the girls at work (using cake decorating techniques), as one of the girls recently got engaged. Not sure what I'm going to do just yet...but should be fun! Along with this, I plan to bring my own lunch for the entire week...keep your fingers crossed that I can do it...I'm usually one of the first to cave when someone steps out for lunch.

Next month I plan to complete the no pop and no fast food for a month tasks...I've made it a competition with the girls I work with, we're all going to put some money into a jar and whoever lasts the entire month splits the money...I'm doing this for me to prove I can do this...but a little incentive never hurt anyone...right?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

50 Questions to Open Your Mind... I thought I would tackle something on my list today and since hubby is busy watching FIFA I thought I would do the 50 Questions to Open Your Mind Survey that is on my here goes!!

1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? hmmm...I feel like a 30 year old...but looking at me I would think I was maybe 20ish
2. Which is worse, failing or never trying? Never Trying
3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so
many things we don’t do?
because it's easier to do what we're used to then to venture out and try something new...and if people are anything like me...we're very good at procrastinating
4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
Most likely...I tend to say I am going to do things and then don't...hopefully this project will help me with that
5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world? Poverty
6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich? What I do now...working with children...they make me happy every day :)
7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing? a little bit of both...I love working with children and I know what I do helps build their foundation for later in life...but at the same time I'm sure there is more that I could be doing
8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently? hmm...I'd spend my time doing more that I love doing...have a house and kids by now too probably
9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken? I would say 75%ish
10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? Doing the right things
11. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do? I would stand up for the friend in some way...knowing me the other people still wouldn't stop, but I would at least say that I didn't agree with what they were saying...and if it got bad enough I would probably leave
12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be? you are loved
13. Would you break the law to save a loved one? If it was a matter of life and death, YES
14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity? yes
15. What’s something you know you do differently than most people? the way I eat...I don't like when things touch on the plate...yuck!
16) How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy? because not everyone feels the same way about the same things I do
17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back? buy a house...mostly money is holding us back...but we'll have our own house one day
18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of? I'm going to say yes...I have a tendency to do that...I always feel like I need to hold onto things in order to keep the memories and feelings intact...even though deep down I know that's not true.
19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why? Out East is so much quieter there
20. Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster? sometimes..I know it doesn't make it come any faster but I can be impatient
21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton? A joyful Simpleton. I already worry enough as it is, and it is not productive.
22. Why are you, you? this is just who I am...this is the person that life has made me out to be
23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend? I try to be...and I like to think that I am
24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you? Losing touch with a friend who lives right near you.
25. What are you most grateful for? Being alive
26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones? I would rather not be able to make new I said before I tend to hold on to memories...and they've made me who I am
27. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first? nope
28. Has your greatest fear ever come true? No
29. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now? felt like the end of the world..but no it doesn't matter at all now
30. What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special? Christmases at Nana and Papa's was a time when all of the family was together and it is even more special because Nana and Papa were still here...
31. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive? working with the kiddies
32. If not now, then when? Then never
33. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose? that feeling of triumph...that you were actually able to do it...even when people tell you you can't
34. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever? Yes
35. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars? lots of, politics, greed...the list goes on and on...
36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil? no...its a fine line that can easily be crossed, but does not have an actual definite definition
37. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job? maybe....I'd maybe work part-time or just do volunteer work...a million dollars doesn't last that long nowadays
38. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing? More work I actually enjoy doing.
39. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before? Yes, I have
40. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in? probably never
41. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today? I'd throw a party and have them all over
42. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous? wouldn't make me any happier.
43. What is the difference between being alive and truly living? everyone is alive...truly living is what makes you feel's living your life to the best of your potential..
44. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right? probably right away....but I think everything over way too much
45. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake? because sometimes we don't always learn from a mistake the first time...its only normal to fear making a mistake
46. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? Probably nothing.
47. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing? every now and then...when I have a panic attack...not the best time to think about it but its when it becomes most obvious
48. What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love? Family, Friends, Mike, the dog....and yes I let them know I love them everyday
49. In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that? probably not because I didn't do anything really worth remembering...
50. Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you? I try to make my own decisions...I do whats best for me and my family...

101/1001 List!

1. Watch 26 movies I've never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet. (0/26)
2. Get professional pictures taken. (Boudoir or Pregnancy)
3. Ride a mechanical bull.
4. Buy essentials for a family in need. Make it an anonymous donation.
5. Pay for the next person in line at Tim Hortons.
6. See the sunrise and sunset in the same day.
7. Find an inspirational quote/verse and incorporate it into a piece of artwork or home decor.
8. Try 10 new restaurants. (0/10)
9. Get pregnant/have a baby.
10. Read 50 books (1/50)
11. Make a scrapbook
12. Buy a dSLR camera.
13. Write an inspirational note and leave it in a book for someone to find.
14. Learn to drive standard
15. Get a professional relaxing massage.
16. Move out of Catherine's house.
17. Create a list of 100 things that make me happy
18. Find a class at the gym I like and attend it at least once a week
19. Complete a 1000 piece puzzle.
20. Update my blog at least once a week for 6 months.
21. Watch all seasons of Nip/Tuck
22. Learn Sign Language
23. Go horseback riding.
24. Don't complain about anything for a whole week.
25. Try 5 foods I've never had before. (0/5)
26. Make a new recipe a week for 3 months.
27. Pay off 2/4 credit cards minimum
28. Begin the process of buying a house (if not buy a house).
29. Invite someone to go out or come over for dinner. (someone I have never asked.)
30. Go to dinner in the dark
31. Learn a new word a day for a month. Blog the word for others to learn.
32. Go to Las Vegas.
33. Go snow-tubing.
34. Go to the AGO
35. go to Marine Land with Mike
36. Visit the Scenic Caves at Blue Mountain
37. See a famous stand-up comedian live
38. Go on a hike through Rattlesnake Park
39. Eat at 5 new local non-chain restaurants (0/5)
40. Go yard saleing
41. Go to St. Jacob's
42. Bring a homemade lunch to work every day for a week (0/5)
43. Make a dessert completely from scratch
44. Write for an hour every weekend for a year (0/52)
45. Fill a sketchbook with drawings (1 drawing or 3 doodles per page)
46. Read 5 books by authors I haven't read before (0/5)
47. Host a dinner party
48. Organize the entire basement
49. Go one day without internet (Willingly, not minus access)
50. Go one day without television (willingly, not minus access)
51. Answer the 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind
52. No Facebook for a week
53. Take the 5000 question survey (0/5000)
54. No fast food for a month
55. No pop for a month
56. Take a picture of 26 different things, one starting with each letter of the alphabet A-Z (0/26)
57. Go to a yoga class
58. Donate to a charity each Christmas
59. Donate Hair to Charity
60. Inspire someone else to start a 101/1001 list
61. Buy 10 food items for the sole purpose of donating to a food bank (0/10)
62. Compliment everyone I interact with for 1 day (must be a day spent outside the house)
63. Fill wedding photo album
64. Have a date night once a month with Mike
65. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
66. Send a secret to PostSecret
67. Donate blood
68. Take my mom and Mike's mom out for dinner (not necessarily together) (0/2)
69. Stay awake for 24 hours
70. Do some Volunteer Work
71. Do the splits
72. Give a 100 percent tip
73. Make 5 new friends
74. Say yes to 50 things I want to say no to
75. Paint a picture
76. Donate 5 dollars for every goal that I don't complete.
77. Drink nothing but water for a week
78. Go to a drag show
79. Do 100 full sit-ups in a row
80. Lose a minimum of 1 inch of my thighs (currently 38 inches)
81. Go a week without wearing any make-up other than Mascara and cover up
82. Work out 3 times a week for 3 months straight (1 hour)
83. Walk every other day for one month (min. 30 minutes)
84. Get back to praying every night before bed
85. Buy nothing but essential items for one month
86. Go to a concert
87. Go to the Drive-in and stay awake for all of the movies
88. Go to a Toronto FC Game
89. Go to the Top of the CN Tower and face my fear of heights
90. See a Musical in Toronto
91. Go shopping in New York
92. Buy 1 designer piece of clothing
93. Have a picnic in the Park
94. Go to the driving range
95. Use my cake decorating skills to make someone a cake
96. Learn how to Snowboard
97. Take a cooking class
98. Go wine tasting in Niagara
99. Get my hair done and let the stylist decide what to do
100. Kiss in the Rain
101. Floss every day for a month (0/30)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

And it begins...

I'm totally notorious for starting blogs and abandoning them shortly thereafter. In the last year I have probably started 3 or 4 blogs, but I'm hoping that this one will actually inspire me to keep this one open and up to date.

This blog has been started because of something called the Day Zero Project. Basically the goal of this project is to create a list of 101 tasks that you want to complete and you are given 1001 days to do it in. Over the next couple of days I am going to put my list together and get started :) I'm actually pretty excited to get started on this...hopefully I will be able to keep this up and not drop it as soon as I'm bored of it.

So the list is up...

Start Date: July 11, 2010....lets begin!!