Wednesday, October 31, 2007

"I am so smart!

I am so smart!
I mean S-M-A-R-T!"

Oh, I love me a good Homer Simpson reference every now and again. That doesn't mean I actually watch the Simpson's though. Haven't sat down and watched an episode in several years.

But I digress....

Newsflash: I love trivia (if you haven't noticed my competitive nature on the OT trivia contest). A local club was hosting a trivia night this past weekend, so DW and I compiled a table of geniuses (well, basically just a few friends).

With more than 20 teams of eight participating, we came in second place, only loosing by one point!

We thought we did pretty good, considering we were all in our late 20s/early 30s, while other teams had a more diverse age range (which helps when you get questions about Woodstock, the Second World War and such).

On a completely different note, tonight, DD is dressing up as a pirate, and DS will be in a giraffe costume. I? Will eat all the candy (specifically the chocolate). Mwuhahahahaha!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Well, I caved...

It looks like we're getting a..... minivan.

I think I'm going to struggle saying that like Fonzie used to have trouble saying he was sorry.

But being cheap overtook my hate of the minivan, and I couldn't pass up the deal on this one. It's an '06 Pontiac Montana that we're taking over the lease on.

The payments are dirt cheap, and I get to turn it in in a couple of years. So it's just a temporary thing. And the good thing about the Montana is that it at least kinda looks like an SUV. At least I keep telling myself that.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wacky Wednesday

Wow, where have I been? And that title is an homage to Kim, not a rip-off :-)

How about a list for old time's sake...

1. Today is election day in Ontario. So will we get four more years of the idiot Premier who lied about not raising taxes, has lost thousands of jobs for the province, and has done nothing to alleviate the health care crisis that we face? More than likely.


2. I'm also going to play ultimate frisbee tonight, as we are quickly coming to an end of the season. We currently lose daylight around 7 p.m. here now, so our window of opportunity is just about up. Believe me, it's not a good idea to try and catch a frisbee in the dark.

3. DS now has 4 teeth (two top chompers, and two bottom chompers) and just started crawling. Time is a'flyin'. O

4. On a related note, DD is 2.5 going on 12.

5. Monday was a holiday, but because we have our Fall Convocation ceremonies this week, I have to work on Saturday. So even during a short week, I'm still working five days. *sigh*

6. Only six weeks until my cruise that I really can't afford to be taking right now :-)

7. More importantly, my 10 year wedding anniversary is coming up in two weeks. Guess I should go get a card. In truth, DW and I are probably having our roughest patch in the past 10 years right now. We are at loggerheads over far too many (not-so-trivial) issues.

8. I just found out that as a Big Brother, I got a voucher to take my Little Brother to one of the best Chinese buffets in town (the Madarin, for those in the loop). Meemo likey free food, especially when it's all-you-can-eat.

9. I'm tired of waiting for an official reveal. I got an awesome black t-shirt from BOOOOOOOOOOO! And it came with it's own drinking glass! I'll try to get a pic taken so that I can post it here later this week. Kudos to her for having to send it internationally. I really do appreciate and love the shirt, and have worn it proudly several times. Thanks so much!

10. I need to get a new vehicle soon.... DW wants a minivan... I want anything other than a minivan. Any suggestions for a family of four (including two kids under the age of three)?

Ten, that's a good place to stop.