Because I said so

I had Friday off and I went shopping with Kendra. I went in search of Nivea Summer Touch self-tanning moisturizer, which I found, and have used on my legs since. It smells really pretty. I also bought some Jergens shea butter skin enriching creme for my hands. It’s nice and thick and smells like coconut.

And then Kendra dragged me into The Body Shop which was a bad idea because I never leave that store without purchasing a new yummy treat. This time I came away with my card renewal, strawberry body polish, pink iridescent eyeshadow/body shimmer, and a free $15 gift which I spent on Jordan because he’s so special. 🙂

I worked all day Saturday and it was pretty slow. Then I had Sunday and today off. I spent Sunday with Kendra & Jay. We first went to Costco and then took the puppy Oscar for a little romp at the park. While Jay went on the computer, us girls watched the movie “Flicka” which was sad but really good. Later on we went to Jumbo Video to rent some movies and I found “The Nativity Story” used for cheap. One of the movies we rented was “Because I Said So” with Mandy Moore and Diane Keaton. Another good one! Before we watched that movie, though, the three of us went out for dinner at The Copper Penny. Mmmmm! Lidija and Nataša ended up stopping over, as well, to see Oscar.

Even though I had a headache for most of Sunday and felt lethargic, it was still a fun day. As for today, I haven’t done much but chat with Jordan, wash the dishes, and work on my cross-stitch. Good times.

I see the hunger in your eyes

It was very close to the one-year anniversary of my previous layout so I thought it was about time I made a new one. And for the thousandth time, the new layout features Leonor Varela. What a surprize! haha At least Keesje understands. 😉

I enjoyed my Saturday off. I didn’t really do a whole lot. Talked to Jordan on the phone for a bit. We tried to chat on MSN but the computer he was on kept freezing. We were going to try using webcams but couldn’t get it to work. I would have loved to be able to see his face. But maybe it would have made me too sad…

Worked on the cross-stitch again and read some more of Shopaholic Ties the Knot (Sophie Kinsella). I am loving this series. It’s pretty funny and I hardly want to put the book down! Ooh, I also watched the movie “The Devil Wears Prada” which I loved!

Ich liebe dich. I think about you all the time.

I’m feeling yummy head to toe *

I had a great time this weekend in Toronto with my Nancy Pants! Went up on the train Thursday afternoon. Did some shopping at Yorkdale that day. Since Friday was a holiday we went to the Pacific Mall in Chinatown because, well, it was open. I think I was the only white girl. lol All we bought there were movies: “The Prestige”, “Little Miss Sunshine”, “The Devil Wears Prada”, “The Holiday”, “Step Up”, and “Take the Lead”.

Friday evening we went out to Red Lobster for dinner with Diane. That was my second time eating there since I was little (and that time I had spaghetti lol). I had some popcorn shrimp and French fries and a tall margarita. Yummy! I met Nancy’s boyfriend George, who seems cool even though he didn’t eat with us. 😛

The next day, Saturday, Nancy and I went shopping for a couple hours at the Eaton Centre, and then after dropping stuff off at her house we went back to Union Station to buy bus tickets for Hamilton. Just under an hour bus ride got us to Hamilton and we found Copps Colliseum for Stars on Ice no problem. The show was alright, not as good as some of the others I have been to, but honestly I was really there just to drool over the loveliness that is Dubreuil & Lauzon and the power that is Shen & Zhao. After the show Nancy got us lost, er, I mean the bus station moved. Yes, that’s it. So we had to find it. That was fun, er, I mean COLD. Got home real late.

Woke up late on Sunday, packed up my stuff, and we watched the terrible farce that is “Blades of Glory”. Oh how I loathe Will Ferrell but I suffered through it because it was about figure skating.

And then I came home. Jordan picked me up from the train station. Dinner was ready when we got to his house. It was yummy but he tried to get me to eat cooked cabbage. Gross. Watched “The Prestige”. Pretty good movie! A couple parts were a bit icky, but I love how the movie was done.

And now for a little “Remember when…” list that Nancy and I love so much:

Remember when…
– my train was late, like usual.
– we ate McDonald’s for breakfast too much.
– we had our first Godiva experience.
– I was the only white girl in Pacific Mall.
– the music store man scammed Nancy!
– we were so excited to get free samples from Fruits & Passion!
– we went body butter crazy at our one true love Sephora.
– we pretended to still be eating at Red Lobster so we could stay longer.
– we loved the Caesar salad at Red Lobster because it was the best we ever had! lol
– everyone had bubble tea and I wanted regular Orange pekoe but it was so expensive for a big pot (only wanted a little cup) and so I drank nasty Toronto tap water.
– Lena and Nancy were being themselves: “What up? What up?” … “Nutting up!”
– Nancy pretended to be Asian with her “peace” sign.
– we wanted to put D&L and S&Z in our pockets.
– Nancy hit the granny in front of her with her purse (accidentally, of course).
– Nancy’s Pepsi kept “travelling”; somehow it ended up two seats down from her.
– we got lost in Hamilton because the bus station got up and moved!
– the PizzaPizza lady in Hamilton didn’t really know much English.
– we were given the WRONG cast lists in our programs!
– I was so against buying four dollar fries and three dollar pop at the concession.
– we got bubbles when we left Copps Coliseum.
– Nancy got pulled into another dimension … she has proof! lol
– I went underwear crazy. And Nancy went bra crazy.
– Nancy gave money to the homeless guy.
– we actually watched Blades of Glory.

I’m on it like fire

I’m getting ready for work right now. Jordan dropped me off this morning at 7 am and I went back to bed for an hour and a half. I could use some more sleep. Today might possibly be a long work day…I am scheduled 10:30-3:30 at the grocery store and then I’m “on-call” for Value Village for a night shift. So I won’t know until 3:30 whether I have to work there. Blah.

Jordan’s housemates have been away. Two days ago we went grocery shopping and picked up a few things for dinner for the next couple of days. On Tuesday, while he played his “Zelda: The Wind Waker” game, I made us spicy French fries and broccoli-stuffed chicken. Then yesterday I threw on a pizza and the rest of the fries and ended up eating by myself because somebody was too absorbed in his game and let his food get cold. >_< And then I washed all their dishes. We did watch a movie, though, when I finally got him to turn off his game. I'm gonna have to hide it on him. 😛 I picked out "Failure to Launch", which happened to be the first movie we saw at the theatre together. hehe He apologized for letting his food sit on the table for half an hour and get cold, though, lucky for him. Gotta go dry my hair.

Second trip to New Brunswick

Finally I have time to write about my trip out to New Brunswick with Jordan. I have been so busy since I got back on the 2nd that I haven’t had a moment to think! I have been working on this entry off and on for the past three days.

On December 26th, Boxing Day, I worked at the grocery store until 2 o’ clock. After getting my schedule from Value Village and bringing it to my boss at the grocery store, Jordan picked me up. The truck was already crammed with our stuff so we headed to the 401.

After about three hours of driving we reached Montreal, Quebec. Traffic was not that bad; only one hold-up when cars were slowing down on the highway to gape at an accident. (I don’t know why because there was one police car and one other vehicle, nothing interesting.) The weather was alright to begin with but the further into Quebec toward the U.S. border we got, the slippier the roads became.

We saw plenty of deer. At one point we had to stop because a little family was crossing the road. Good thing we waited for any stragglers, because another one came bounding across, losing its footing on the icy pavement, which was kinda funny. We also saw three huge moose after crossing the border into Woburn, Maine. Didn’t have any trouble at the border. Just like last time, we were the only vehicle there, but unlike last time they didn’t ask us stupid questions and search our vehicle for gifts.

Oh yes, no trip is complete without running out of gas on the highway. Just after Bangor, Maine the truck sputtered and we were out of gas. We knew we needed to fill up but Jordan was determined to reach a particular Irving gas station. So much for that idea! Lucky for us we stopped near a ramp, so we ran across the highway, down the on-ramp, crossed another road, and filled up a container with gas. It was freezing cold outside! Ran back to the truck and Jordan cut the bottom off a bottle of water to use as a siphon to get the gas in the tank.

We reached Hampton, New Brunswick around 3:30 a.m EST (4:30 a.m there). His mom fed us crackers and dip and then we went to bed. When we woke up later in the day, we had dinner and then his mother gave us our Christmas gifts. I got lots of neat little things, like candles, a photo album, chocolates, etc. That evening we were going to watch “Christmas With the Kranks” but the DVD was lost so instead Jordan picked out this really old movie called “So Dear To My Heart”.

On January 28th, we drove into Saint John to drop presents off at Ryan’s sister’s house. Then we went to visit Serena & Chris and his grandmother but neither of them were home. His friend Brad called and we ended up going out to his parents’ place to hang out. I was starving so Jordan and I went to a restaurant for food while Brad & Rachel test drove a truck. When we were done we rented “You, Me, and Dupree”, which was funny.

The next day I was up early but couldn’t get Jordan out of bed until 11:30 in the afternoon because he was such a sleepyhead. After lunch we drove into Saint John and met Jordan’s friend Nick at a Tim Horton’s. Had some hot chocolate and coffee. We couldn’t decide what to do for the longest time. Finally we went to the mall and Market Square to look around. There’s a huge aquatic centre there, too. Went home for 6:30 pm because Jordan’s mom had arranged a birthday party for him (a month early). For dinner there was soup or sweet chili; the chili was really good! Lots of family there…chatting, taking pictures, etc.

On December 30th we were planning to go swimming at the Aquatic Centre with a few people. I didn’t have a bathing suit so Jordan & I went to a whole bunch of stores in search of one. I couldn’t believe how ugly many of them were! Finally we found a green camo bikini top and black bottoms at Wal-Mart. Then we met Serena & Chris and a couple others at a bowling alley for a little while. Turned out that the centre was closed so we had to postpone swimming until the next day.

Instead of going back to Hampton, we went to Serena & Chris’s for dinner. We had chili, which was a little spicy for me. Jordan’s parents showed up to eat and we played the game “Taboo” for a little while. However his mother and little brother kept interrupting each other and arguing so that downscaled the fun factor quite a bit.

The following day was New Year’s Eve. Got up way too early to go to their church. Afterward we rushed to get some lunch, and made it to the Aquatic Centre just in time to meet the others. We had free passes to get in. The pool centre was pretty awesome. Jordan and Chris had a lot of fun on the tarzan rope. The first time Chris went on it he forgot to let go and he swung back and forth a couple times; the lifeguards didn’t like that too much. lol Anyway, swimming was a lot of fun. Later in the evening we drove out to Brad’s house, chatted with the people there, ate snacks, watched some television. We stayed about an hour than drove forty-five minutes back into Saint John. Next stop, Chris & Serena’s, for yet more food. The guys played some guitar. It was a good night. I really like his sister and her husband. 🙂

January 1st rolled around. We were home probably close to 1:30 am. Stuffed from food the night before. But his mom cooked a turkey dinner for us this day. All I could think was, man how can I stuff any more food into my stomach? But the food was yummy, like usual! Not more than an hour and a half after we ate, we all had to go over to some lady’s house for ANOTHER dinner and birthday party for Jordan and his cousin. I couldn’t eat anything…except a piece of chocolate peanut butter cake! Jordan & I left early because it was freezing rain out and we wanted to get home to pack up our stuff since we were leaving the next day.

To sum it up, woke up very early on January 2nd. His parents got up to make us breakfast. We left the house at 6:15 am. Jordan convinced me to drive on the highway until the border, which was kind of illegal considering I only have my learner’s permit and am not supposed to drive outside the province of Ontario, but we were supposed to switch before the border crossing into the States. He tricked me though and I was the one in the driver’s seat at the crossing, completely in a panic because the city driving was freaking me out. I was so scared and nervous and so mad at him for tricking me. As soon as we were passed through, I parked at the gas station and got out and refused to drive for the rest of the trip. I was so mad. lol That was the highlight of the drive home. Not much else of consequence happened…Oh wait, we got lost in Montreal for an hour and a half because we somehow got off the highway and ended up downtown…Yeah, that sucked. Finally we escaped that devious city though and made our way home!

And now, I am going to bed because I have had a long day. My brother is down for a visit and he cooked us supper tonight. It was quite delicious — basmati rice with some kind of broth in it and chicken covered in apple sauce! Got to work a long shift again tomorrow… Gute Nacht!