Friday, December 29, 2006

What's this? A finished project!!

It's a Christmas miracle!! Not only do I have a finished object to share, I also seem to be back in the groove of updating this thing called a blog.

clap for me.

(do it)

Heeeere it is! The 2006 Christmas sweater I knitted for my oh so cute nephew.



And here is the oh so cute nephew. (He's captivated by a Dora DVD)

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Be afraid, be very afraid

I am leading a secret life, and I bet you never even realized it. It is now time, however, to reveal my true identity with everyone...

Shocking isn't it.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

TAG, I'm it: 6 weird things about lil ole me

I was tagged by Sandi so that means I have to update my blog yet again.

Here's the dealyo: Tagged peeps make a list of 6 weird things about themselves and post in on their blogs. They must then describe the rules clearly with the post, select 6 new people to be tagged, and list them as well. You also gotsta leave them a comment so they know they have been tagged, with clear instructions to visit your blog for the game.

Without further adieu (and bear in mind, I am weird by nature, so I should really just put #1. myself).

1. I used to think pot-pourri was prounounced as written... "poht"poor-ee"
2. When I'm leaving a basement, I'll often run up the stairs (from fear of the Boogie Man)
3. I do silly dances when nobody is around (and often when they are!)
4. I used to think people who changed billboards never died because they HAD to be there each month to change the ad.
5. I used to think the CN Tower was a rocket ship that had been grounded.
6. I can't walk in high heels (I guess that's not TOO weird is it...)

TAG you're it to: Laserone, Peggy, Lisa, Dawners , and David (I cheated, and only went with 5... but I'm cute so I can get away with it.)

Thursday, December 14, 2006


This was the goal:

This was the result:

(Not quite as pretty as the original.... but probably MORE delicious.)

Monday, June 12, 2006

House Centipede HELL!

I think I'm being punished for the vicious murder...


Not only do they totally wig me out to look at, but they just appear out of nowhere. This morning? One crawled out of a MOP! I dropped the mop, screamed like a little girl, and ran from the scene. I left for the day and hoped it would just vanish, but no, there he/she was just sitting there (well, not moving) in my bathroom sink.. so gross....

I'm not sure if I killed this one.. I like to distance myself as much as possible. I wadded up an old tank top, dropped it on the guy, and hit that repeatedly with the handle of my broom... well no sign of the bugger. It's either absorbed into the fabric of old junky shirt, or hiding.

I'm rambling.... rambling from fear. FEAR!

Monday, May 29, 2006

House Centipede MURDER!!

Icky gross poo yucky house centipede disgusting creatures! ewwwwwwwwwwww

I am not a typically squeamish person, but these multi-legged fast moving crawly guys make me shriek, hop on one foot, cry, that sort of thing.

I hadn't encountered any yet in my semi-new apartment until tonight. Since my two cats were useless in capturing the intruder, I just dropped a large textbook on one... it did the trick. Does this make me a bad person?

Friday, May 12, 2006

Sunday, May 07, 2006


There is a Baptist Church near where I live and they often have quite "interesting" tag lines on their sign as you drive past.

Today it read:

"Avoid burning, use your SON Block"


Tuesday, February 14, 2006

I am my own best valentine

Happy Valentine's Day....

I don't really get excited for Valentine's, it seems like a bit of a silly day. What I don't like is the focus media places on this day being for couples. I always thought it was about love, and love is for everyone, whether you are in a relationship or not. But I guess any excuse to eat chocolate isn't a bad thing (was this holiday created by dentists?)

Today I was my own valentine, and I treat myself good!

Today I:

- bought myself flowers
- attended my weekly cardio kickbox class

Sunday, February 05, 2006

My name is Soosan and I'm an informercial junky.

Admit it... we all watch them, we all get caught up in them!

I have a few favourites:

-the REVO spinning hairbrush (it's REVOlutationary)
-Anything by Ron Pompeil (just set it.. and forget it!)

Numerous others which I can only visualize but not remember the product name.. such as one from aaages ago that was used on coarse thick hair to smoothen it and actually ended up making everyone bald.

What I love are the fake actor ones...

I *love* this one.. it makes me laugh like... well.. it's memorable.

The funniest part of this informercial ARE the actors! Has anyone seen this one? They have really peppy people in their mid-30s (or early 40s), but then they have this out of place spinster lady "Ethel" with a cigarette hanging from her mouth the entire infomercial. She is wearing one of those floral dresses, her hair is all mega-permed, she has cat eye glasses. She reminds me of a character that Rachel Dratch would play on SNL. Who exactly ARE they marketing to..

I want to find a picture of Ethel.. she's too funny. My favourite is how grossed out she is by garlic, and broccoli. weird weird weird

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Friday, January 27, 2006

Girly girl skin care tips

#1: under the skin zits

Lavendar Essential Oil! Apply directly from the bottle the moment you notice, and they barely develop.

(works like a charm! I am forever grateful to my friend who passed along the news)

#2: dreamy bath

Pretty much any bath product from LUSH. Recently I used this... I really liked it, but then I'm a sucker for citrus. If you go the bath bomb route, beware of the term "glitter" anywhere in the description. Yeah... I left a trail everywhere I went.

#3: smell like a baby (you know what I mean)

Again... LUSH. Another friend opened my eyes to dusting powders...

We all love this one: Silky Underwear

Monday, January 23, 2006


Looky looky what I made! It's for a co-worker's baby to be, and it's one of the patterns from Stitch 'n Bitch Nation. This was the "baby's first tattoo" cardigan, but since I am still fairly new to intarsia, I opted to leave the decals and instead make a more plain jane cardigan. Still... I think it turned out pretty cute! I love making things for people, it's so much fun.

Here are a few shots.... I'm quite proud! And look... snaps!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

These boots aren't make for walking

A letter to my fellow ladies,

Why is boot shopping so hard? Why are they always sold out of the style that make your heart a flutter? Why do sales clerks make you feel like a twat for not being used to the "feeling" of heels?
I'm sorry, but if the arch of your foot isn't hitting the base of the boot.. it's not because you are used to the "feeling" of flats, it's because the shoe doesn't fit. If the shoe doesn't fit, don't wear it.



Saturday, January 07, 2006

Friday, January 06, 2006

Pepe le Peu!

Today at work I dissected a loon... she stank. she stank real bad.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

In the beginning....

...there was um... er... like... stuff.

First post at my 3rd or 4th of 5th... (who's keeping count anyway) attempt at this thing we call a "blog".

I won't bore you with the little things (like how awesome I am, or smart, funny, and incredibly beautiful, and how if you met me you would want to be me...).

Let's just start with the important stuff.

Take a look at these jeans! Who came up with this idea? Nothing against the worn in look, but you have to admit, this is a bit silly. What's next? Jeans that look like and feel as if you shrank them in the wash? riiiiiight.

On a more personal note, what's my new year's resolution? Learn how to crochet. (seriously)