well, well, well...
My, it has been a long time! I actually don't really know why I stopped writing on here - the combination of starting a new job, becoming consumed by on-line fabric shopping, and the devil that is facebook. So for all of that I apoloize! Things around my world have been relatively uneventful. Work takes up lots of my time in the afternoons and evenings, and in the space between I've been busy studying and writing exams for a Human Anatomy course.

Here is an example of a typical day in the life of Casey:
9:30am - wake up and scrape the sleep out of my eyes
10:00am - make coffee with the beautiful ground I just bought from the Italian Center and bust out the laptop to start doing some labelling exercises
10:30am - have my first cup o' joe with a bowl of Raisin Bran cereal
11:00am - turn on BRAVO and watch Law & Order (yes, I can still recite the opening monologue)
12:00pm - stay tuned for Without A Trace
12:00pm-1:00pm - between commercials have a shower, eat lunch, and get dressed
12:59pm - leave for work.
1:00pm-9:00pm - I'm feeding the needy, emotionally and physically!

Hope all is well with y'all - I'll try and keep posted!!


okay i am way to stupid to figure this posting of the trailer so click here and you will see something spectacular!

New Blog

Just wanted to let everyone know that I have started my own crafting blog over at www.urbancraftgirlz.blogspot.com and hopefully Casey will be joining me in sharing some of her craftiness (and add a link to this blog's sidebar)!

Sorry for the lack of posts, especially to Loy, Jane and Grandma R who have expressed their disapproval! We will try to post more regularly but the problem is we are all addicted to www.facebook.com.

They Say It's Your Birthday


Thank Goodness it's Thursday!

Sigh, I suppose it is up to me to post on here due to the utter lack of posts lately.

Here is what we are doing this weekend:

Tracey: Going on a Ski Trip - I am jealous

Casey: Lazing around her parents house in Sherwood Park babysitting Buddy the dog, Some Sewing and a Bikini Wax

Jeaninne: Shopping with my Mom, Sewing my new cushions for my sofa, repainting some thrifted night tables to be new side tables in the living room and enjoying Easter + a 4 day weekend.

Happy Easter Everyone!

shuffle me timbers...

yayy...it's friday and I couldn't be happier (or hungrier...it's lunch time alreday too!) saw this idea on a website and thought it would be kind of fun. so this is what you do:
-take your ipod/music player/whatever...
-go to shuffle songs, and write down what the first 10 songs that play - now be honest and don't skip any because you think they're embarassing. here are mine:

1. Jump by the Pointer Sisters
2. Elevator Love Letter by Stars
3. Over and Over Again by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
4. Proud Mary by Ike and Tina Turner
5. SexyBack by JT
6. Creep by Radiohead
7. Another Lonely Day by Ben Harper
8. Good Vibrations by Marky Mark (that must have been in honour of Lynette!)
9. Honkey Tonk Woman by the Rolling Stones
10. Return to Paradise by Shirley Horn

OK - that wasn't as bad as it could have been as I have some really bad songs!
Have a great weekend!

officially spring

so i know it has been awhile since i have written on this lovely thing so here is the scoop:
  • i am officially addicted to facebook. i have a love/hate relationship with it but it is oddly fun. i now understand the whole myspace thing now.
  • went to christina aguilera last week. fantastic singer/show but have never felt so old in my life, ugh. the best was jeaninne wondering why all the cell phones were in the air (in my day they used lighters). i think i am finally done with that scene (mainstream singers, i mean) i will stick with more rock artists or a bit more low key venues.
  • i have officially applied for school...again...but this time it is done, finito, i am not going to think about it, it is out of sight until the results come back and even then i cannot do anything about the results so i will not think about it
  • work is the same ol' having fun...i recently started a baking like club at work to get some of my clients involved. today we made marshmellow cookies...not a fan...i don't think cookies and marshmellows mix...
  • and finally i have a new obsession, chocolate peanut butter with graham crackers. yumm...so disgusting yet so good at the same time

ooo commercial is over...must go watch greys...might go skiing easter long weekend (crossing my fingers)...have a good weekend and enjoy the marvelous weather!

hump day hump day!

I love wednesdays for a number of reasons...it means I get to sew all night without guilt. It means there's only two more days until the weekend. It means I get to hate LOST all over again. In honour of this particular wednesday, enjoy the new trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean. I'm going to have to watch the second one again because I hardly remember it!

until later...

look what sal found!

so we found this great photo slide show that was accompanied by a great song from the early eighties, and sal found the super awesome music video. I don't think I've seen anything so cheesy in my life - the version of the song we heard is way better and if I think of it i'll post the slideshow here. but until then, enjoy this little ditty.

with love,
casey and sal.

lundi nuit

good evening all...once again, just sitting in front of the tv, writing on the laptop. I'm in love, and I'm calling him Stan! hope you had a nice weekend and were able to enjoy the beautiful weather! friday night sal and I stayed in and watched CARS and STRANGER THAN FICTION - I know lots of you weren't crazy about that second one, but Sal and I really liked it! I really do love Will Ferrell, especially in this role! Then we went to the Italian Centre downtown for the first time, and it has quickly become our favourite grocery store. Seriously - if you're downtown, or by the one on the south side, you should check it out. The produce is so cheap (for some stuff).

If you're interested in a super action flick, check out '300' sometime. we went with my sister on saturday night and it was so cool. besides these dorks behind us who talked so loud all through the previews (Sal is convinced they don't have girlfriends, especially since all they talked about was downloading movies and playing vids!) So that was our weekend! Nice and relaxing...

Sal started his practicum today and has fallen in love with working in an ambulance! I'll keep you posted with what is going on with him and where he ends up going. So that's it for now...I'm off to bed with what I hope will be a good book.

talk to you soon,

me and my lazy a**

i'm sitting here at home in front of the tv and writing a post. you know what this means? i'm never going to have to get up again! i can watch tv and surf the net all at the same time. now I know why sal was so excited to get this silly little thing. remember how I said I wanted to share some funny pics with you? I hope you get as much of a laugh out of these as I did!

I can't even look at the second one of Sal without laughing so hard I cry. obviously you recognize the first two people, but believe it or not, that last picture is of our very own Tracey. so strange...and creepy.

have a good one!

good afternoon.

sitting here in the very quiet computer lab, listening to what sounds like a mix of Gwen Stefani, Stomp, and Moby - hope everyone is having a good week so far! Sal is back safe and sound (yes, with the new laptop in tow!) which means no more lazy night of not cleaning for Casey! He should be finding out soon where he is going to be shipped off to for his practicum!

I am very proud of myself lately - I haven't bought anything online in such a long time (and by long time I mean a few weeks - and that was until today!) I purchased the two cutest prints for my little sewing corner which I cannot wait to receive! It is so hard stopping myself from going fabric-crazy! I really should start leaving my credit cards at home...

Had a pretty low-key weekend...saw Children of Men on friday night, then went fabric shopping on saturday (oh yeah- I forgot about that!) and then just relaxed on sunday. I've really been digging my new haircut...people at work say that it makes me look younger, "but not like a kid, Casey!" And with it being shorter now I hardly have to do anything to it. Yayy me...and Lindsay for doing it!

So that's it for now...am trying to find stuff to post on here for entertainment purposes...we'll see...until then dearies...

p.s. I have the FUNNIEST pictures to show you from the laptop...I love MACS!


so I'm writing here now before I start printing so I will actually do it! Things have been crazy busy lately, what with things going on almost every night this week, and Dennis officially retired as of yesterday, I don't know what to do with myself! I'm sitting at what I call my new desk - I know I won't be spending much time here and will only have it until they hire some new guy, but it's mine for now. I figure if I put up a huge picture of Sal half-naked or something they won't want the desk!
So yes, Dennis is gone, and no, I'm not taking his job or pay or position. I don't know what is going to be happening to me here, but I do know that I'm not losing my job!

So that's work for now - it's certainly going to be lonely up here. I'm probably going to start talking to myself since there's hardly another person around (and it's a big space!) If I start going crazy, please start an intervention! I can't believe it's the weekend tomorrow! This week seems to have flown by.

You will all be proud of me - Megan and I watched Marie Antoinette last weekend, and I really really liked it! And what's even more insane, I really liked Kirsten Dunst in it. I mean, I liked her a lot!! I don't think I would say that I'm a fan now, but I thought she was great in the movie (except in the parts with the girl that played her daughter - I found that really cheesy and badly acted!) So how do you like that? I'm growing!

So that's it for now - March 1st already, hey? 2007 so far is just cruising by!
Have a good one...Casey.

feeling a little sore

so me and casey did it once again...we relived our tabboganing days at millcreek ravine. i think the last time we did it was when we were 22-23...all i can say now is i think i got a concussion, pulled every muscle in my back and have bruises up and down my legs...our old 26-27 year old bodies cannot take it like they used to...and casey totally kicked my a%$ on the hill as she was WAY more adventurous than me going down the bumps while i freaked out everytime i went over a bump and let go of the crazy carpet!! :)

hey everyone!

it has been another busy week at work, so once again, my apologies for the lack of a post. Not much is new around here...just trying to get orders done within the time period!
Oh - big news for those of you that care about my new crafty side. I finally got my first Japanese craft book, and I love it. The pictures give all the details on the sizes, and with my infinite knowledge on sewing (yeah right!) it shouldn't be too tough to piece the rest together. I can't wait to get started!
Did you watch grey's last night? What did you think? I've got to say it wasn't my favourite episode, as I though it was kind of cheesy! But it's been so nice seeing Denny and cute bomb-guy! And I don't know why, but I just haven't been able to stay awake to finish watching CSI for the last few weeks. I seem to crash 15 minutes before the stupid show is done. I really am an old-lady-homebody!

So that's it for me for now. I've loved this song by Christina Aguilera since I heard it a number of months ago, and the video it finally out! Hope you like it too...and let me know what you think of it!

have a great weekend!

travel blog

okay guys....so remember when casey first opened up her blog and i think all of us opened our own blogs so that we could comment on hers? or atleast that is why i opened an account. well i was saying to casey how i can't believe how hers is still going on after this many years...craziness! well i have finally decided to "launch" my blog as of today (with casey's permission)!! YEAH! really mine is only going to be written in once a month if that...but i thought it would be fun to record my travels (and anyone else's if they are interested?) you could write about a picture, an experience or event? whatever you want, just let me know...and i am still going to be writing on this one all the time as mine is about travelling for now! :) talk to you later!

friday friday friday friday

I'm not sure what's been going on lately, but I've been waking up with these small headaches and nothing seems to be doing the trick! I drink water all day (OK - when I remember to!) and I try to relax (especially from my oh-so-stressful job...)
Hopefully it goes away soon...it could be the change in weather too.

So did you catch Grey's last night? What a good one...kind of made you tear up a little, hey Tracey? I thought it was a great episode! And then I was so excited about CSI right after it, but of course, I got way too comfortable on my couch and completely crashed half-way through the show so I had to read up online what happened! I'm going Lynette's place tonight so maybe I'll watch LOST again and see what I may have missed the first time around.

My biggest thrill of the day lately has been getting home to check for mail. I'm expecting 2 packages in the next days or weeks - my very first Japanese craft books! I know, I know - you're thinking "Casey, you don't even speak the language!" That may be so, but baby - I can see the pictures. The ones coming overseas are going to be SO CUTE! You're all going to want me to make you something, so get in line!

Anyway, happy long weekend everyone! (and happy crafting to me...)


so I have switched us over to the new version of blogger so hopefully we don't experience any problems!
Hopefully everyone had a nice little Valentine's Day! I sure did - we went to our favourite little restaurant and then just hung out at home all night. It was perfect. Sal surprised me at work yesterday with flowers, and then gave me a certificate for a pedicure. I definitely scored...can't wait to go get my feet scrubbed, pampered, and rubbed. Ooohh...I love the rubs!

So did everyone watch LOST last night? Man, was it ever a good one, although a bit confusing at time (that's a surprise, hey?) And then Grey's tonight! I love when all of the new shows are playing all at the same time.
Anyway, that's it for now. If we don't talk before, have a wonderful long weekend. I plan on staying in my pjs for at least half of the time!


random things

okay so of all the things i have done down here, one thing has not changed, grey's anatomy. but i must say, with all the hype from the preview, i really could not get that into it. agree? and you know the person in the "cliffhanger" ending is going to be okay because of the previews for next week.

i have had my molasses and brown bread and mom and i have had our lobsters. apparently grammie doesn't like lobsters so while we ate those, she had pizza (which again, she apparently doesn't like but she likes the cheese). and remember how i used to say that the lobster scream when they go in the pot, i got that tidbit from my grandma. my mom still denies that there is screaming, and i agree as our lobsters were rather quiet.

i have concluded that the game of scrabble is a horrible game meant to show off literary geniuses extraordinary vocabularies. i suck at it. my grandma said i didn't do too bad but when you have your mom and grandma helping you and you still lose...and really the opposing player giving you a hand??

and lastly my twang has come out. my mom was making fun of me just now! atleast my speech seems intact! :)

well i will see you all soon! i must go onto ebay and bid on a cigarette roller for grammie!!
I'm very excited today, as I have found the newest single from my favourite band, 'The Arcade Fire' online. If you are interested, check it out here and click on #4 (Black Mirror)!
Their music just blows me away...new album coming out March 6th-ish!
have a good one...

relaxing and a little drunk...

i love stanley. stanley is one of those extremely small towns where i think everyone knows everyone else.

yesterday i spent the day relaxing/reading and stayed in my pajamas till about 12:30. it was freaking awesome! first, there is a school down the hill from my grammie's house that woke me up by singing "o canada"(i love small towns!!!)...i watched a bit of the morning talkshows with mom and grammie until they turned on jerry springer...seriously people have you watched that lately? i remember back when i did....BUT NOW there is a bell that they ring as soon as the people start fighting (like in a wrestling match) and a live band plays (with trumpets, drums) while the fight goes on!! it is insane!!

me and mom went for a walk into town (which is 5 minutes away) and i was once again told i look 19 but i am partly blaming (sorry jeaninne) the bunny toque, i love it, but i think i have a more youthful look when i am wearing it! :) lol...or maybe i just look 19, whatever.

more people came to visit...my mom's cousins came and left. then grammie's good friend doris, her boyfriend marty (mom's age) and freda (her daughter used to babysit me) came over so i decided to have some beers with them...and 4 beers later i was a little drunk. lol. and that is all i am going to say on that! actually no, i will tell you that a police radio was brought out and conversations occured that i wouldn't dream of eg. how suddam is not dead.

ahhh that is it for now guys, here is a little trivia for you to ponder: an elephants is the only animal that has four knees!

My Grammie

okay...frankly my grandmother cracks me up and i think its because i never know what is going to be coming out of her mouth. it has actually been quite interesting looking at the family dynamic with my mom and grammie as i am seeing way to many deja vu moments (its my future, or my present???...ahhhh)

anyways some funny (cute) tidbits about my grandmother:
1. she likes mean girls so she bought the dvd

2. she has a stuffed moose but insists it is a begal with antlers

3. she got a really cute stuffed hippo for her bday but she will not sleep with it because it is a girl and my grandma does not sleep with girls

4. and watching the notebook with her i never realized what a comedy that movie was, instances:
-apparently alley was asking for trouble when she went walking with noah alone at night on their first date, but then it was alrite b/c she was being coy, and it looked like a nice "courtship"
-cut to the "seduction scene" (as she put it) and how disgusted she was as alley is going to get pregnant and ruin everything.
-noah is apparently doing it all wrong b/c he was suppose to take off alley's clothes (i seriously was laughing way too hard at this point)
-ooooo and when alley started talking to noah during the great seduction, grammie was shouting at the tv, "don't believe anything he says, they will tell you anything when your in that position, damn fool"

ahhh grammie...i love her! :)

hmmm, embaress yourself

okay so casey asked about embaressing moments last week and i noticed no one replied (come on people step up to the plate!) i don't think anyone can top casey's because it is freaking brillant and i laughed so hard when i read it. i did have one...but i was advised by my family not to post it as it may have a direct effect in getting a future job or getting into school (i guess i appear pretty irresponsible~blah) i think most of you have heard it though as it involves a hotel lobby! :)

well as far as moments, like i said before, i usually tell people right after but here are a few...i don't think they are really embaressing just cute:

1. this one is kind of lame but when i was working at complete we always had the radio on, and i was singing to, i think, sexyback by justin timberlake, and of course if i am singing to that song, the "yeah" parts are getting some really good shouting action! anyway i was out in the front and singing away and i didn't hear the buzzer and i looked out of the corner of my eye and there was a guy at the counter...i kind of looked a little shocked, turned red and started laughing and then the customer asked for an encore!

2. actually this one happened last week when casey was hemming my pants. she had finished hemming them and asked me to try them on. so i changed them right there in the living room and then realized when i looked to my left that that damn bay window was still there overlooking the neighbourhood...

3. i know one of you (you shall remain nameless until you come forward) has had this happen to you. when i was in oz, we stayed at a resort for 3 days. so we kind of lounged by the pool instead of swimming in the ocean. i had a new bathing suit (shocker) and i was wearing it wrong (brillant). and i guess if you do wear it wrong, it effects the way it stays on, and that thing did not stay on when i jumped into the pool.

have a good day guys!!

3 Hours Ahead

hello everyone!!!

well i am finally in new brunswick! i flew in on friday and had a cool moment as i was flying into the sunset (geek moment right now) and you could watch the sky around the moon go darker and darker by the second...(geek moment over).

also had a layover in montreal (thank goodness i had jeaninne's dvd player and "how to lose a guy in 10 days"~sidenote~freaking hilarious movie). my flight was delayed in montreal because i guess the plane hadn't arrived yet and then when i got on the plane they de-iced it...that has never happened to me before so i was worried that the plane may freeze in the air but many people have assured me i was fine and it isn't straight water they put on the plane and yeah i am still alive!!

the party was at my aunt beth (mom's sister) and uncle rino's house. my grammie was surprised, shocked, and i think a little confused as she at first thought i was heidi (my cousin). then proceded to tell us that we were stupid miserable good-for-nothing stinkers (something like that) for keeping secrets. ahhhh grammie, i love her!! i think she had a lot of fun. it was actually cute because two of her friends that she went to university with were there so there was some unb alumni from the class of 1949.

after the party, my cousins, mom, aunt, and i played the longest game of trivia pursuit in my life (4 hours of never-ending trivia)!! and it was the kind i have played before (pop culture dvd edition) dear gosh i think i now know how jeaninne feels playing that game...lol!

another side-note heidi has a long haired cat named lucy that likes and it even slept with me at night!!...the second cat in my lifetime to like me!!!

well i do not want to get too long with this post but in other news i spent the night with my nan and we celebrated her birthday with my dad's brothers, their wives. i finally met my little cousin ewan and of course hannah. apparently i say hannah's name wrong as i don't "twang" it with my western accent (see i am western after all). and in some slightly distressing not so distressing news...when ewan is 25, i will be freaking 50!!! AHHHHHH.....

i will blog another post later....i miss you all! luv ya!

obviously i'm busy!

I don't know if you've seen this yet, but it's the commercial that Kevin Federline is in that is supposed to be showing during the superbowl. It makes me giggle everytime I see it!

embarassed already?

So I've been meaning to share something that happened to me recently, but decided to post it on here so we could all share stories and have a laugh at each other.

So here's my question:


I was at work a few weeks ago and I went into the bathroom and noticed that the plastic toilet seat lid was broken. No big deal - I can still sit and pee, right? Right! Until I had to reach for the toilet paper and I literally fell off of the toilet. It was so embarassing but so funny at the same time - I'm pretty sure I laughed right out loud at myself. I mean, I was on the floor with my pants down! It really was one of those times when if someone else was there, I'm pretty sure they would be peeing from laughing so hard.

I shared mine...

i love the weekend!

Hey everyone...

I'm gonna say that my lack of posting just means that my life is pretty boring right now. Yeah...that's it. Jane, hopefully you're having a nice little vacation with Grammie!


Did everyone catch Grey's Anatomy? I can't mention much about it because I don't know if Tracey has watched it yet, but it was such a good one! I especially laughed out loud when Alex said "now you're Callie *beep*!" Do you know what I'm talking about? Tracey, did you watch it yet?
Anyway, I saw this trailer for a new movie with Katherine Heigl in it, and it's by the same guys that did '40-year old Virgin' so you know it's going to be one of those dumb movies, but the trailer is really funny!


Enjoy...talk to you later!


Look who is all grown up...

my new favourite song at the moment

it was a free download on itunes and i really enjoy it....its called my ex-lover is dead and it is by the stars.....

did you know....

...today is the saddest day of the year?


a. it is suppose to be the coldest day (atleast we got a +5)
b. this is the day most people quit their new years resolutions (but seriously new years resolutions are for improvement in the year...if you break it one day try again the next!!)
c. christmas bills start floating in (i am taking the dan approach here and say it doesn't matter if you are going to work the next day)

so all you guys that are celebrating the saddness don't worry tomorrow will be better!

hello hello hello

It has become so easy to forget about writing on the blog and I apologize for that. Today I'm sitting and scanning old photo albums so I thought I would write on here while I remembered! I had the most relaxing and lazy weekend...I did nothing but watch tv on dvd, realized how funny 'Scrubs' is, and have become obsessed with '24' (starting with season 1 - I've got a lot of catching up to do!)
Something has gotten me very excited today - have any of you heard of this yet? It's got a title and everything!

I've become something I never thought I would - an avid and (sometimes) overzealous online shopper. Some days it feels like all I do is sit online and shop/browse/wish/comtemplate! But it's so tempting, especially when I come across things like this, which is a beautiful book. Or even this which looks so damn cute. Or maybe I'll just buy some of this or this for some fantastic projects. Yup - I'm officially obsessed.

So that's it for now...hopefully you become inspired. And happy Monday. I'm off to coffee now.

friday friday friday

you know that friday song..."I just wanna bang on the drum all day!"? I was singing it to Dennis earlier to get him out of his funk but he just told me to stop or he'd hit me! Some people just don't appreciate good entertainment! So I'm off to Red Deer in half an hour - I figure a half day would even out my tough full week. I mean, you can't go wrong with taking Monday off, then being snow-bound on Wednesday (or just not wanting to drive across the city in a blizzard), and then a half day on Friday. I love it! Anyway, that's my plan...should be back tomorrow sometime (no promises set in stone, yet!)
Have a good one - casey!


Hey everyone...

Sorry for the lack of posts - it's been crazy at work for the past week, and I stayed home yesterday out of sheer exhaustion. So today I'm back to feeling well rested and (as they say in Sal's favourite Taco Bell commercials) GOOD TO GO!

Had a pretty good weekend in Calgary - Sal spent a lot of time talking about fish with Vic, and we all spent a lot of time drinking at night! Good news though...Sal is DOWNSIZING his ginormous tank and we're getting a nice little 2-foot cube tank. I'm very excited. Saturday I spent the day with Loy doing fabric shopping and thrift store shopping and we found the COOLEST little vintage/consignment store! I wanted to buy all of the formica tables and vintage hats.

Like I said, yesterday I stayed home and slept in and relaxed. It was wonderful! I think Sal has become hooked on watching Roswell with me - he won't let me watch any of the episodes without him now. Then last night we saw a sneak preview of the movie PAN'S LABYRINTH. It was one of the coolest movies I've seen in a long time. Actually, cool isn't the word. More like beautiful and haunting. Sal was a bit nervous before it started because Ryan (Megan's boyfriend, who invited us) told Sal it was a bit of a scary movie. But he was fine, and although the flick had some frightening parts he really enjoyed it! But be warned - it is a Spanish movie with subtitles. Sal was happy to hear that as he could understand the movie without reading!

So that's it for now...talk to you soon!

p.s. my resolution is to Bring Back Disco!

ha ha ha...i love this!

In the year 2007 I resolve to:
Fill my house with chocolate pudding.

Get your resolution here.

happy new year!!!

I'm still finding it unbelieveable that it is already January of 2007!!
Hopefully everyone had a fun and safe new years celebration! We sure did - in fact, I'm pretty sure Sal fell in love with his bottle of rum and then fell in love (again) with his bag of cheetos! Went to a girl's place who he went to school with and we ended up taking the bus home afterwards. Gotta love free transit! Even in his drunken stupor Sal was still able to bitch about how much he hates taking the bus here. It was really really funny!
Back to work this week, and it has been easier to get back into the swing of things than I thought it would! I mean, especially since all I did over the holiday break was watch tv and movies, eat, and sew a bit. it was really really wonderful!
Anyway, it's already hump day which means only two and a half days left in this short week...have a good one!
Oh - question of the day: what was your favourite christmas present to give and receive?
Mine: to give was the embroidery of elephants I gave Megan, and I loved the little drawer set Sal gave me (and the fabric store gift certificate and the quilting book and scarf set...it's too hard to choose!)


and only 358 days till christmas this year! lol