Sunday, August 27, 2006

Come hang out at my place.

On Friday the weather looked miserable, and that was the forecast for the whole weekend. I wanted to get together with friends but didn't want to go out in the rain. So I decided to have a last minute party on Saturday.

I posted the event on here in Toronto, and asked people if they wanted to hang out. I would preovide the apartment and pizza and they could bring the beer, or whatever they drank.

I also sent an email to a few friends who weren't on the MeetIn site. When Keitha got hers she sent me an email saying 'thanks for the laugh.' I didn't remember sending her a joke, but then she explained I had written "I'll provide pizza, you byob." She had read it, "I'll provide pizza, you boob!"

One person emailed me suggesting we watch a movie, so I put out the call for people to bring dvd's of their choice.

Anyway now I had to spend Saturday cleaning, it seems the only time I really clean is when I have people over!!

So about 20 people showed up. I ordered 3 extra large pizzas, that wasn't really enough, I only got one slice, but that meant I could eat LOTS of dessert! And my guests brought huge amounts of desserts. Beatriz brought ice, Munny brought peanuts and Al brought chips. Mona brought bread and a great red pepper spread. Manal brought popcorn for the movie, Henrieta brought chocolate cake, Richard brought blueberry pie, Georgia brought apple pie, Alice brought keylime pie, someone else brought chocolate peacan caramel coffee cake, and Mark brought chocolate birthday cake. I didn't know it was Mark's birthday, so this was a bonus. Of course I put candles on the cake and we all sang HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Mark had also brought a bottle of champagne to toast his special day. So it was kind of a surprise party, a surprise to me!

At one point someone knocked on my door. It was someone visiting my neighbour who had cut her hand and needed a bandaid. Jeez what some people will do to crash a party!

So we all had a great time, and ended up not having time to watch any movies.

People left a few at a time, but a handful stayed until shortly after midnight.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Michigan Pictures day 2

So the following day we shopped all
morning, but took a break to find a Krispie Kreme doughnut shop. We had found coupons in the motel to buy a dozen get a dozen for .99, so who could pass up that offer?

They had this amazing van outside in the parking lot. I took loads of pictures of it, because I think it looked very cool!

Here is Sandra buying hers. She was attending a big barbeque at her Dad's house later that day, so this was going to be her contribution for it.

Then it was time to find a post office so that we, (the Canadians) could buy ourselves some American stamps for future swaps. I ended up with lots of one dollar coins in my change that I donated to PST for the prize vault. Who knew there was an American $1 coin?

Outside the post office were these signs protecting newly painted lines on the road. It was just begging for a picture to be taken! Both Keitha and I posed.

Along the highway there were signs saying that if a worker was killed or hurt while working there was a $7500 fine and 15 years in prison. I asked Sandra if the same went for these cute little workmen signs! Posted by Picasa

Pictures from Michigan

For some reason I am not able to add pictures to my blog about Michigan so I am adding them here.

The first picture is of myself, Geri and Keitha in the van heading toward the border.

Next we see a terrible accident that happened just ahead of us, although we still can't quite figure out how this happened. It was a single car, and by the looks of it no one was seriously hurt.

Next is outside K-Mart where we met up with Sandra. She drove past us at first, but then we eventually found each other!

And finally here we are after at a shopping spree in a scrapbook store. We ended up getting a few gifts here for Robin with a discount since we bought so much collectively. Posted by Picasa

Yuk Yuks

Hey I had a good day yesterday.

It started off with a trip to John Innes Community centre where I did 45 minutes of aquafit in their pool. I have only been going for two weeks, but every Tuesday and Thursday I find myself looking forward to it, eventhough I HATE to exercise!

I later walked downtown to meet Beatriz for lunch. We chatted about our upcoming spa that we would enjoy together. Hopefully it will be better than the last place we tried!

In the evening I met up with Ildiko who had offered me a ticket to Yuk Yuks. We spent an hour and a half laughing at about half a dozen short acts, and then the feature comedian, Wafik Nasralla. It was very funny, and I knew that I needed the laugh, as things have become a bit stale in my life lately.

Thanks Beatriz for lunch. Thanks Ildiko for thinking of me to join you for a good laugh.