this is the stickiest muffin i have ever had

didn’t have time to bring lunch today (which would have been yummy BBQ chicken!! why did i have to sleep in?!?), so for a morning snack i purchased a reduced-fat muffin from starbucks. for the most part these muffins are good; they are usually somewhat sticky on the top (haha muffin top!) which is OK by me.  however, today, the muffin is ultra sticky. it stuck to the waxy paper bag which, in my opinion, should be non-stick like teflon. it stuck to my finger upon immediate contact – i was forced to obtain an emergency napkin to get rid of the goo!! now i find myself eating the muffin with a fork because i am hungry!

i can’t believe i forgot to post about my adventure last night in my last post. we carved pumpkins. to jamie’s dismay, we were unsuccessful in finding a ginormous 60-lb pumpkin like last year. this year he was forced to suffice with a 35-lb pumpkin. i carved 2 – a white one with a creepy smile, and a large orange one with jack-skellington! they turned out pretty well. jamie is going to complete his tonight while i am out for dinner and at the spa with super cool steph! i will upload photos after halloween.

which reminds me . . . i have some amusing part photos i should post. heh heh heh. evidence, but i am ok with that!


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october october how i love thee, october

what a fun, busy, hectic, ridiculous, fast month it has been. halloween in just 2 days. . . then it is november.

i can barely remember what has gone on in the last two weeks. . . lets see. well, we went out for my b-day (oct 23) . . . the pub was not the most exciting place i’ve ever been to, but thats ok – simply won’t go there again!!! thanks for the jager bomb neil. i love jager bombs. maybe not anymore though . . . more about that later on.  i didn’t get plastered, it was a pretty low-key evening which is all good. also had dinner with the folks for both jamie and my birthday… went to boston pizza – edible, but that’s about as far as it got haha. i guess we were warned by, i don’t know, common sense maybe?!?

i also ended up travelling for business last-minute. here’s how it went down – 3 weeks ago, i decided i didn’t need to go. then 1.5 weeks ago i decide it would probably be a good idea to go. get manager approval, and start looking for flights/hotels. all the fucking hotels are booked, unless i feel the urge to pay $300/night – which, despite reported revenue in billions per year, the big t cannot fork out. so, trip cancelled. i am ok with this as i would be in ottawa during my bday. so, the following monday rolls around, and low and behold a hotel is found and i am flying out at 5pm monday evening. OY.  so, this trip meant i missed my bday with jamie, and also lost an entire weeks worth of preparation for our halloween party the following saturday! not to mention the business trip was an information-overload 2 day workshop, and i now have way more work, but i also come back to “OK WE HAVE 12 HRS TO SET UP AND COOK FOR A PARTY!”.  On the saturday we find ourselves putting on our halloween makeup (we decided to go all out) when jamie suffers a makeup malfunction. this sets us back at least 1 hr. on cue, my sister arrives early, and we had not completed our makeup, didn’t have plates, forks, etc set out on the table, had no decorated the cake, and had not made the punch. by the time we were downstairs in costume, everyone was arriving. SON OF A. this is where my excuse comes in. i was very stressed, and therefore i drank way too much and ended up vomitting for approximately the last 2 hours of the night. whoops. i remember making chicken nuggets, 2 double jager bombs (oh god never again shall i do those… or will i?), unknown quantities of high-sugar punch with vodka, almost no food, ben’s squinty eyes, the room spinning, ripping paper, and then i spilt and drink and was told to go upstairs which was absolutely a good idea because i was very sick. very drunk, and very sick. the moment i had a break from violently convulsions of my abdomen, i found myself ripping off the latex makeup from my arms (which i was supposed to shave first…) as the pain subsided how sick i felt.         anyway, once everyone left, i felt pretty good so i had a shower and played nintendo ds.

oh, by the way, jamie bought me a nintendo-ds for my birthday. this was a good and a bad idea. excluding the last 24 hrs (i am very proud of myself), i have picked up the damn nintendo ds the minute i have a break from whatever i am doing – the epitamy of sad occurred when i waited in the car for jamie to run up and grab something we had forgottend only to find jen deeply enthralled in another game of mario.

anyway it is past midnight and i need to be in the office before 7am. wow i am going to require some coffee or something tomorrow!

sometimes fridays feel like mondays

this morning i am so unbelievably tired. i am actually having trouble focusing. it seems the more winter-y the weather gets, the more exhausted i seem to feel. or maybe its something completely different, i don’t know. i have been eating less veggies lately. ok, i will up my daily spinach intake.

i had orange juice for dessert last night. is that sad?

this weekend is going to be such a cluster, assuming the weather is good tomorrow so we can still go hiking. i am getting tired just thinking about this weekend.

we went to don’s hobby shop last night to pick up some halloween / theatre make up. they have some pretty sweet stuff. i saw an r2 d2 costume for a child; an adult wookie costume; and many more cool things. i am going to be a zombie this year, so i got some good “dead” make-up. the guy at the store spent a lot of time showing us the ins and outs – thanks dude!

ah, another joyous work week approaches. . .

well, we unfortunately made it through the entire day and now we loom over the imminent arrival of another monday. ugh. oh well.

in preparation for our halloween party this year (sorry any parents reading this, this is a kids only party), we stopped by zellers to check out their cheap-0 decorations and successfully found a few items. once involves a plastic shrunken head with part of the spine sticking out, pretty cool stuff.  oh, at michael’s, i found a cute little halloween sign that advertises ear wax and booger cakes – how could i have possibly passed that up?!? i didn’t. so i bought it.

the only thing good about sunday night is the tv lineup: simpsons, family guy, and american dad. i am a fan of those shows. i must note that we are likely going to cancel tv during the winter – once motogp is over for the season. we tend to watch dvd’s rather than tv anyway… so lets contribute to a less couch-potato lifestyle and be even more active!

we stopped renting from blockbuster, and have replaced it with something called .  it’s an online dvd-rental-mailing service. makes sense for those of us who rent movies all the time – i know there are a lot of you out there who just download what you want to watch but, well, i am much too lazy for that!