About Me

Monday, November 29, 2010

Disney A-Cappella


Just found this and thought I would share. It's really cute, although not the video isn't the best quality, the singing is really great! And really, who doesn't love Disney songs??

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Because Who Doesn't Love Questionnaires?

01) Are you currently in a relationship?

02) What was your dream growing up?
I wanted to work with animals or be a ventriloquist. Eventually it turned into wanting to be a teacher and that pretty much stuck.

03) What talent do you wish you had?
I wish that I could fly. Or maybe have a photographic memory. My memory fails me sometimes and it's annoying.

04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
Non alcoholic: Chocolate milk. Alcoholic: Canadian.

05) Favorite vegetable?
Potatoes! Sooo many different ways to make, sooo delicious!

06) What was the last book you read?
I'm about 100 pages from finishing The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It's really good!

07) What zodiac sign are you?

08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
I have my ears pierced, one in each ear.

09) Worst Habit?

10) When was the last time you cried?
I cried of laughter last night playing around with D. We were trying to do our best "sad face" and it was just hilarious. Last time I cried because I was upset was probably a couple of weeks ago when a dog bit me. I was just so surprised, it caught me off guard! :(

11) What is your favorite sport?
Love to watch hockey and favourite sport to play would maybe be soccer or swimming.

12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
Generally optimistic.

13) What was the last movie you watched?
D and I saw Harry Potter in theatre last night. It was very good, dark but good! Last movie not in theatre we saw, I think was Salt? I forget, we watch a lot of movies.

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
Losing a grandparent. Losing a close friend of the family.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
I cannot burp. My brothers are pros and tried to teach me but I can't.

16) Do you have any pets?
Not anymore :(

17) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
I think they are silly. Not scary or cute.

18) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
Mmmm I'd give myself naturally blonde, straight hair.

19) What color eyes do you have?

20) Ever been arrested?
Nope. Hope to keep it that way!

21) Bottle or can soda?
Bottle. It takes me forever to drink pop so I like being able to reseal it.

22) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
Woohoo! I would probably put $9000 into savings. And allow myself to spend $1000 how I wanted. Most likely a vacation or some new bedding furniture.

23) What's your favorite place to hang out?
I like the beach in the winter. Otherwise probably anywhere with my friends or D.

24) Do you believe in ghosts?
No. Maybe spirits, but not ghosts.

25) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Spend time on the internet, baking, or sewing.

26) Do you swear a lot?
Hardly at all. At least not around people!

27) Biggest pet peeve?
Arrogant people, grrrrr.

28) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
Kind, I guess.

29) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
Of course.

30) Favorite and least favorite food?
Favourite: pizza and mashed potatoes. Least favourite: Beets and mushrooms

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas is Coming!!

One month left to finish ALL the Christmas shopping!! No one has given me lists, or at least REAL lists. Both of my brothers told me they like beer. Beer to me just doesn't seem like a Christmas present. Ah well, if they can't think of anything else they want then I may just go with beer and possibly a gift card.

Although I was thinking about bringing back the stockings to my house. We haven't done stockings in a few years and I miss them. So maybe I can find stocking things, along with beer to give.

I am still thinking about Ds gift. Ah that is going to be the hardest one to do. Work clothes, but that just seems boring. I dunno, still time to think I guess.

My parents, hmmm. My mom said that my dad is likely going to buy a TV for downstairs. He wants to "modernize." She said there is a TV stand they like at Home Depot, but didn't have a picture and I don't want to get the wrong one. She said that my brothers and I could go in on it together to get it. I had originally wanted to get them new table and chairs for the kitchen, but again not sure what they would want exactly. Then I thought about how my mom used to really want a wii. I have one and they use it sometimes. But it would be nice to have their own. My dad wants a blue ray player for the new TV he's getting. So I thought why not get them a PS3 with Move. It's new and I'm not sure how great it will be since there are only a few games out. But she can play the active games like wii has, and he can watch blue-ray movies. Win-win?

There is also the Xbox Kinect that looks pretty neat. But the problem with that one is that it uses no remote, just a camera and so you need a big clear space to move around in. No people or objects in that area, and where my dad wants to put the TV there just really isn't enough space to be able to do that. Anyone have either of these? Played them?

I bought my cousin a board game. My roommates I have small things and I'm going to also give them pillow slips I'm going to make soon. Going shopping this weekend. Hope to get several things crossed off my list!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Need More Work!!

I worked 3 days two weeks ago (2 of them half days) and 2 days last week (one of them not teaching). I NEED more work. I have things to save for and need money to spend! Last year around this time was awesome. H2N1 was in full force and I was getting work nearly everyday! Hopefully it picks up soon.

I had a pretty good weekend. Visited my two roommates from university in Toronto. We got to Toronto late-ish on Friday night, had some supper and chatted until 2am. It was nice to catch up. We had been planning on going to the Wine and Food Expo for a couple of months. Then Friday my one roommate (the one that got married in July) says to us that she is excited to go but she can't drink any wine. It took about a half-second to realize what she was telling us! She is having a baby!! She is 12 weeks pregnant, wow!

It was pretty exciting news. She is a bit stressed financially but her husband just got a new job that pays really well so that will help. She will be the first of my close friends to have a kid. I'm very excited for her!

Saturday we went out to the Wine and Food Expo. I wasn't overly impressed. We bought tickets ahead of time and still had to wait in line for nearly 2 hours. It was totally overcrowded and overpriced. I would have much rather gone out for supper and had a better meal for a less expensive price. Ah well!

Sunday we planned on going to the Santa Claus parade but it was too busy and my roommate thought it started earlier than it actually did so we didn't end up going. We played a game and went out for ice cream instead (just as good). I left and visited my cousin who also lives in Toronto then drove home. I went to D's and we watched Vantage Point. Overall it was a good weekend. D and I are going to be doing something tonight, gotta think of something!

It seems like today is going to be another day of no work, so I hope to at least do some productive things around the house. *Sigh*

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Weekend Coming Up

I'm going to the big city (Toronto that is) this weekend with my old roommates! I haven't seen them in a really long time, I think since the end of July!! So it will be nice to catch up. We plan on going to a Wine and Food Festival on the Saturday and then to the Santa Claus Parade on the Sunday. It should be interesting.

Yesterday D got off work early so we went to his parent's house so he could pick up some mail. His dad was wondering what his plans were for Christmas and invited me to the family Christmas parties as well. That was a nice gesture :) Last night D and I watched She's Out of Your League. I thought it was pretty funny and had some cute parts to it as well.

What are your weekend plans?

Monday, November 15, 2010

How Often Do You Update Your Budget?

I wonder how often you update your budget? I used to update it daily, or whenever I spent or saved something, which worked out to be almost daily. Now I update it about once a week and that is due to the fact that my spreadsheet is no longer on my computer, it's on my external hard-drive, and the fact that I'm getting lazier with it. It's still accurate when I update it though so it really doesn't make a difference.

How often do you tweak/change your budget? I have a column in my budget that I try to stick to approximate values monthly based on the low average I make each month. With my income fluctuating so much it's usually off and I no longer have debt so that one is off by a lot. I just try to spend a low amount and save a high amount each month. It works but I think I could do better. I think I may try to tweak the budget a bit more for the new year since some items are obsolete and others need to be added (car fund, computer fund).

D and I made bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers last night. They were as good as they sound! WARNING though, if you do make them, wear gloves when cutting and scraping out the insides of the jalapenos. We did not and I touched below my eye and he touched his eye after we both rinsed our hands and they were BURNING! It was quite funny afterwards, but painful at the time!!

I am also getting my hair cut and highlighted today. I cannot wait, it's been since September I think, usually I go every 3 months to extend the budget but it's needed now. I think I will ask for them to thin my hair out a little too, I think that might make it a bit easier to straighten.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Quick Update!

I bought skates!! I went with hockey skates. And apparently my feet are pretty small so I was able to fit in a boy's size 4 and save money that way along with the pair I got being on sale! It was $71.99 for a pair of Easton skates. I'm so happy with them, now just to get some ice time.

D and I made Chili on Thursday and banana pancakes on Friday :) Of course we listened to Jack Johnson's banana pancake song while eating them :)

Today he and I drove to his Nana's house where D and his dad helped to take down a tree in her yard. I did some errands and washed my car while I waited and then Nana and I "snoopervised" the boys work. It was nice to talk with his grandma. He has such a nice family.

I am about half way through The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It's getting better. It was a slow start with all those character names I thought I needed to remember. Hope to finish it by the end of this month, but I've been taking my time with this. Definitely won't reach my 12 books for the year goal :(

Monday, November 8, 2010

Added Some More...

I paid another $700 to my TFSA which brings me now up to $5850!

I had an extremely boring weekend. Hung out with D on Friday evening (remember, remember the 5th of november) and Saturday morning. We made pizza and watched a movie. He left to go to Toronto to see a concert for the rest of the weekend. I helped my mom make soup, did some laundry, chatted with friends on MSN, watched the hockey games, and that's about it. I must say I did enjoy the time change! Gotta love the extra hour of sleep.

Today I am off again, geeze teachers get sick! This is day 5 of being off (including the weekend) and I am getting very bored. I think I am going to try to make the rest of today productive at least. Banning myself from the internet where I just procrastinate and instead finish up putting away my folded laundry, straighten my hair, and work on my quilt which has been calling my name for almost 2 weeks!

Friday, November 5, 2010

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!!

It's snowing!!!

Snow and I have a love/hate relationship. I love the look and some of the activities it allows me to do, but I really dislike having to drive in it, the damage the salt does to my car, having to brush off the car, the coldness, the wetness...

Well D is going to put on my winter tires next week. I also want to purchase some skates. I am one of those few Canadians that is a terrible skater. I wonder if figure skates or hockey skates are the way to go? Which are easier to learn in??

Christmas is also coming! I am so glad I have saved up for it. It will make December a lot easier! I have $800 saved to spent. I may or may not end up using all of that. So far I have noooo idea what to get anyone! I'm hoping people will start dropping hints soon. No procrastination this year!! I need to buy for at least 8 people.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy November!

Did you have a good Halloween weekend? I carved pumpkins with D and his roommate. They turned out really well. Pictures to come. I watched a scary movie, Hostel on Saturday night (I do not recommend it), and we went to see some decorated houses on Sunday. One house had about 30 carved pumpkins!

I also did some baking. D and I made apple chips. Then I also made chocolate chip cookies with some reese's pieces to make them more Halloweenish, chocolate cupcakes with orange frosting, Haloween papercups and Halloween sprinkles, and I roasted all the seeds we collected from carving pumpkins. Lots of snacking foods!

I worked today and have another full day lined up for Wednesday in the same class. My computer lately has been going to a black screen of nothingness (however not totally black or off), I can tell it's still on but I have to reset it everytime it does this. Maybe one of my resolutions will be to start a computer fund. Or maybe extra earnings next year can go toward it. It works well when it stays on, but it's so frustrating when it shuts off. It did it already once while typing this post!