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a tuesday I'm excited about...

Sal and I both got our cheques yesterday, although I'm really glad we didn't go to the bank as I have heard that there were lineups of over 75 people in some places! Are these people scared that the cheque is going to bounce? After hearing that I might wait until tomorrow or thursday to deposit mine! Hope everyone had a good weekend.
I also saw Brokeback Mountain and obviously enjoyed it much better that the girls that saw it saturday night. Trace, I thought the guys had as much chemistry as could be expected for two straight men - seriously, one of the best movies I've seen in a while. Man, is Heath Ledger ever good looking - I thought I was going to be drooling over Jake Gyllenhaal the whole time, but no way. So yeah - really liked it. Although half-way through the movie we heard this girl behind us and it sounded like she was laughing at all of the really serious parts, but as the movie was closer to being finished, she was actually crying. And not just a little bit - she was sobbing and huffing like I haven't heard since Romeo & Juliet in high school! Christine was getting so mad she almost turned around and threw her Reeces Pieces at her! It was really annoying but at the same time I couldn't stop laughing at it!

So that's that - now I don't have anything I really want to see in the theatre now besides King Kong. Have a good one - don't spend the money too quickly!

My First Post of the New Year

hey y'all!!

well i figured that i should make a post since i haven't done it in awhile....although i saw most of you on friday nite so it's not like much has changed. i am happy to report that my scrapbook for australia is done (minus two headings but i will do that when i have more headings to do)...i know you probably groan but it is a freaking accomplishment since i went there two years ago!! now i just have n.z, mex, and mine, and my moms! :)

i saw million dollar baby on sunday....that is the saddest movie but i did like it, where apparently mom and christine did not...maybe i liked it too b/c of the downplay....and i saw brokeback mountain....thought it was good and the actors did a really good job. for those of you who saw it what did you think? the only thing i cringed was this one scene...

well i am about to go workout!! time to start getting back into the routine! :) lol
have a good nite!

cheque, please!

Question to ponder:

What (if any) plans do have for the prosperity cheque coming from Uncle Klein?

Me?!? Some rings are in the picture, me thinks.

finally friday

hey all...

what an uneventful week! It's the end of January and it finally feels like winter might be setting in. I've heard that it's supposed to get chilly in February, but who knows. I've also heard through the grapevine that some people have received their prosperity cheques. I'm very excited about it.

Had my second hot yoga class last night and I have to say it was much better than monday. In fact, I might even enjoy it when I go again tomorrow. There's still a few stretches that work my tummy so hard it feels like I'm going to puke, but overall it's not that bad. And it went way quicker too! It's so funny hearing the instructor say things in 'yoga-talk' like the names of certain positions, and there are actually poses called the 'locust', the 'camel', the 'rabbit', and 'tree'. That one I like! I'm glad I tried it, but I think I might join some other class now since I've got the mat and everything.

No plans for the weekend except for vegging a bit. Have a good one.


cartoon... honour of my dad, the only person I know that still wears a fanny pack while he's working. I don't know why, but it doesn't look that dorky on him for some reason!

Buttercup Toiletbuns

Find out your silly name from Captain Underpants. I've already told you mine - what's yours?


Mother taught me...

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE. "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

2. My mother taught me RELIGION. "You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL. "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

4. My mother taught me LOGIC. " Because I said so, that's why."

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC. "If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT. "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

7. My mother taught me IRONY "Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS. "Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM. "Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA. "You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER. "This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY. "If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE. "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. "Stop acting like your father!"

15. My mother taught me about ENVY. "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION. "Just wait until we get home."

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING. "You are going to get it when you get home!"

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE. "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."

19. My mother taught me ESP. "Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20. My mother taught me HUMOR. "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT. "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS. "You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS. "Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

24. My mother taught me WISDOM. "When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

25. And my favorite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE. "One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!"

I love saunas...

So hot yoga is essentially what I thought it was going to be. A bunch of people with their towels and yoga mat, doing bikram poses and breathing exercises for an hour and a half in a room that feels like a sauna! And to make it even more comfortable, there's even a mirror that's as long as the length of the room so I can see my face getting more and more red as the time passes. AND...the entire room is carpeted so that it absorbs every single drop of sweat that come off of my body! But despite all of that, it was good. It wasn't so relaxing last night as it was the first time and I had no idea what I was doing. But tonight will be better, as will thursday, saturday and sunday! I'm going to get my $20 worth. And I only felt like puking once at the end. So that's it - that's my experience with hot yoga! Will write more later...


The Make-Your-Own-Advertising-Slogan-website

So this was my slogan came out as when I put my name in - thought it was pretty fitting, hey?

When You've Got Casey, Flaunt It.

Try it yourself here! Let me know what you come up with!


ok, so 'hot yoga' aka 'hatha yoga' starts tonight - like I said, yoga in a sauna (roughly 35 to 40 degrees celsius). I drank so much water yesterday Sal told me to stop or I would begin to harm my body. so I'm back at it today and am aiming to drink about 2 1/2 litres of water before class at 5:30pm. I will definitely let you know how it goes. if you're interested in learning more about it, here is the website of the place we're going to. yeah, that's me in the skimpy little shorts and sports bra. we are supposed to wear as little as possible - apparently one man takes it who is very hairy and wears just a speedo. A SPEEDO!! It's definitely going to be interesting. hope everyone had a good weekend - talk to you later.


Still confused about who to vote for on Monday? (p.s. that's the day of the federal election - don't forget! Go vote!) THIS QUIZ might give you a bit more insight as to who you should vote for. They were right for me!

Sorry for not writing more - I've been slowly getting sick over the past two days and haven't had much pep. Hopefully tomorrow will be better - the snow is starting to put me in a good mood. It's almost like Christmas all over I just need presents!


i hate hump day

ok ok ok...

I'm sorry - I've actually been really busy at work getting photos ready for a book that's being published here. And now today, I've got the feeling that I'm getting know, scratchy throat, sore head, stuffy nose. So I decided to take the day off from going to the gym today in order to sleep in a bit. And my thighs and arms are still in so much pain from not stretching (I've really got to remedy that!) that I thought I deserved a break. Megan and I went shopping last night at the big mall for some dresses, but she didn't feel like trying anything on except for some hobo gloves (I don't get those...) and I bought a cute little pseudo-newsboy hat. It's got the little brim but is more square, unlike Tracey's. But when I got home I decided I didn't like it on me anymore so Megan's buying it off of me. I've really had an itch to buy a cute little hat, so keep your eyes out for me. Urban Outfitters is really one of the coolest stores out there. I love the t-shirts they've got, as well as all of the fun home furnishing stuff that is so cute to look at, but would really just make your place look cheesy.
Tonight I'm off to the big store of flowers...hopefully it's not busy as I don't think I'm able to talk to people at all today - I'll just rip your head off. But I must recuperate by next week, as I'm going to be taking yoga classes - that's right, Casey is taking yoga. And not just any yoga - HOT yoga. Basically you're doing the classes in a sauna. It's supposed to be really good for your body as well as your skin. But we're supposed to hydrate the entire day before and wear as little clothes as possible. I'm probably going to just sweat myself to exhaustion! Luckily we can just lay down and relax if we need a break. I'll keep you posted as to how it goes.

That's about it for me right now...
Have fun in Vegas, J9 - call when you return! And don't blow all of your shopping money on the penny slots no matter how addicting they may be!

so wobbly...

that's how my legs feel today - finally went to the gym this morning, but alas, without my other half. SOMEBODY decided to sleep in and not names, though...hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I spent it at Save-On on saturday which turned out to be not too bad! Spent the day trimming and pruning potted plants and bulbs, and watering various arrangements. It's those kind of days, when I'm not bothered by customers, that I like the best. Then that night I stayed at Lynette's place and sewed and sewed and sewed. Maybe soon I'll start making things that will actually be useful to me, like a bag or skirt or pants or something...who knows!

Anyway, how was everybody's weekend? The most exciting part??? Tell me!
~ciao for now...


what do you think of the new cartoon on the sidebar?

friday morning...I'm ready to go...

...home to bed, that is. I'm pooped this week, and I think it's because I set my alarm every morning to go to the gym, but sleep-in the extra hour anyway! Next monday, though, for SURE we're going to be starting again. For sure!!!! Saw another free movie last night - 'Mrs. Henderson presents'. It was soooo funny. It almost makes me want to be in a burlesque/vaudeville show now. What do you think, girls? Maybe if another world war comes around I'll start one to entertain the troops!! Not much planned for this weekend- playing with the flowers tomorrow and then staying at a girlfriend's place saturday. Christine, if you read this before you go, have a great trip and buy me some mouse ears!

For everyone else, have a good one - Tracey, maybe we'll be able to talk sometime this weekend, hey?
hey girls and guys...

just sitting at home today while a plumber works away cleaning out and steaming our pipes. It's nice having a day off, letting me read my creepy fiction novel while the smell of bleach assaults my nose hairs! I have once again realized how much I LOVE the public library. I can listen to all the cds I want to while not paying a cent! Favourite cd of the week: Madeleine Peyroux - a little jazz singer who croons like I haven't heard in a long time. Not much is new with me this week - but I thought I should update this. As I'm not at work today I'm not able to search for news articles. You'll just have to go another day without...I'm sorry...have a happy hump day!


i love guns!

yeah...JUST now that I've got your attention (and the attention of some law enforcement officials), I'd like to discuss a topic that I find MOST interesting: guns in America and Canada. I know 'Bowling for Columbine' by Michael Moore came out ages ago, but every once in a while I find myself thinking about it, specifically the topic of violence and murders occuring within the two countries. My biggest question? Why does the U.S. have more gun-related deaths than Canada does? It's not because of movies or tv since we get the same - my guess? It's got to be because of the accessibility of the weapons. Or because of their constitution that specifically recites the Right to Bear Arms. What else could it be? What makes Detroit the most dangerous city in America with 385 gun-related murders last year? Is it because people are just generally angrier? Or is it because they can get these guns anywhere? Are the sentences for committing these crimes that leniant that criminals don't feel threatened by them?
And what came first: the gun or the violence? Does all of this violence occur because of the presence of guns, or were the guns already around to become a force used for power? It's very interesting to me and I'm going to try and find some articles on the topic.

What are your thoughts?

what was she thinking??????

I don't get rich people - I really don't.

So this lady poisons 5 trees (I believe was the final total) outside her million dollar condo in Vancouver because they were blocking her view of English Bay. POISONED TREES TO SEE THE WATER!!! I don't get it. And she's surprised people are angry with her - ok so I don't think she deserves death threats (which she's getting...but that's beside the point) but come on. I mean, unless she bought the place 30 years ago when there were no trees (unlikely), I don't sympathize with her in the least. I mean, who knows?!? Maybe they did spontaneously grow in the past few years - anyway, read it for yourself and judge. I certainly did!
Read the article here

new type of post

I find that when I'm in the computer room at work, scanning away, I need to find stuff to do to keep my mind occupied so I don't fall asleep. Finding an interesting news article does that for me. So I'm going to try and find an interesting article every few days to share with you. This first one is about an epidemic, if you will, having to do with the ever-present drug, crystal meth. It's a bit long, but talks about where one of the main ingredients originates - I found it really interesting - it was written by STEVE SUO and was published in The Oregonian.

Clamp down on shipments of raw ingredients

A diagram outlining how the ingredients of meth move across the ocean.

I hope you enjoy it...


happy belated...

birthday to Jeff (yesterday)
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Jeffrey Ronald MacDonald (yesterday)
Happy birthday to you!

So, pretending that today is actually January 3rd again, let's all wish Jeff a Happy birthday (Jeaninne, we were both wrong but he forgives us!) even though he never looks on here anymore.

Love ya,

resolutions, anybody?

Question of the day today:

Did you make any interesting new years resolutions? And I don't mean the boring ones like mine (going to the gym, blah blah)

I would like to read more non-fiction books. Call me boring if you will...

HAPPY NEW YEAR (not from Mexico!)

Hope everyone had a safe but fantastic New Years and Christmas. My apologies if I called you in a gin-induced drunken stupor on New Years eve. Calgary and a cousin will do that to you. We had a great time shopping and drinking and relaxing. I bought what will hopefully be my very last wallet in Calgary (Jeaninne, it looks like your new black purse!) Not much going on, as today is my first day back at work. My resolution this year: to actually start getting up when my alarm goes off, even if it is at 6am to go to the gym.

Have a good one,