Friday, January 27, 2006


I just had to share this. A friend of mine sent this in an e-mail and it was to funny not to share with others. ENJOY

Now that Vancouver is to host the 2010 Winter Olympics these are some questions people the world over are asking! Believe it or not these questions about Canada were posted on an International Tourism Website. Obviously the answers are jokes, and the questions are hilarious but sadly the questions were really asked. (really sad. )

Q:I have never seen it warm on Canadian TV, so how do the plants grow?UK)
A:We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around and watch them die.

Q:Will I be able to see Polar Bears in the street? (USA)
A:Depends on how much you've been drinking.

Q:I want to walk from Vancouver to Toronto-can I follow the Railroad tracks? (Sweden) A:Sure, it's only Four thousand miles, take lots of water.

Q:Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Canada? (Sweden)
A:So it's true what they say about Swedes.

Q:It is imperative that I find the names and addresses of places to contact for a stuffed Beaver. (Italy)
A:Let's not touch this one.

Q:Are there any ATM's(cash machines) in Canada? Can you send me a list of them in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Halifax? (UK)
A:What did your last slave die of?

Q:Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Canada? (USA)
A:A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe. Ca-na-da is that big country to your North...oh forget it.
Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Calgary. Come naked.

Q:Which direction is North in Canada? (USA)
A:Face south and then turn 180 degrees Contact us when you get here and we ll send the rest of the directions.

Q:Can I bring cutlery into Canada? (UK)
A:Why? Just use your fingers like we do.

Q:Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule? (USA)
A:Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is...oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in Vancouver and in Calgary, straight after the hippo races. Come naked.

Q:Do you have perfume in Canada? (Germany)
A:No, WE don't stink.

Q:I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Can you sell it in Canada?(USA) A:Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.

Q:Can you tell me the regions in British Columbia where the female population is smaller than the male population? (Italy)
A:Yes, gay nightclubs.

Q:Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada? (USA)
A:Only at Thanksgiving.

Q:Are there supermarkets in Toronto and is milk available all year round? (Germany)
A:No, we are a peaceful civilization of Vegans. Milk is illegal.

Q:I have a question about a famous animal in Canada, but I forget its name. It's a kind of big horse with horns. (USA)
A:It's called a Moose. They are tall and very violent, eating the brains of anyone walking close to them. You can scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go out walking.

Q:Will I be able to speak English most places I go? (USA)
A:Yes, but you will have to learn it first.

Send this on to other true Canadians or just anyone who wants a good laugh.

Sunday, January 15, 2006


Last night I was up way tooo late chatting with a few very good friends. This is something that hardly happens anymore. So when it it ever FUN!!...Just us few women together and man oh we ever enjoy talking girl talk lol.

What makes me sad it that it doesn't happen often anymore. I remember a time when a whole bunch of us got together on a regular basis in a chatroom and had great fun. Granted we had to put up with alot of ass potatos and fart popsicles...(just a variation on the words, dorks or fucktards)....but they were easily ignored and we moved on.

Yahoo made some changed so there is no longer user rooms. Since then, it just hasn't been the same. I and others have gone into existing rooms where there are a few regs we know but frankly...I am lucky to last more then 5 minutes.

I have either changed alot in the yrs I have been online or the population in yahoo has changed lol. I made many friends over the yrs in chat. Many I have actually been able to meet for real with their partners and some the whole family. I have made real friends I will keep for years to come.

I realize that chat is comprised of all kinds of ppl from all over the world but......before I got the impression of having interesting or funny or serious or silly conversations...all while meeting lots of ppl interested in the same thing.

Now it seems to be a fuck fest full of ignorant pions who know how to turn a computer on. I am the first to admit that flirting was a mainstay of chat alot of the time and could be funny and light hearted . But its outrightly gross , classless and at times TMI!!...

Yes, some could say, I should just leave or ignore...they are right. I do leave...even if I know a person or two in a room and begin a convo...if I were to start ignoring the one else would be left in the room lol...

I guess I just wonder what ever happened to having alittle class?...It used to be a norm for ALOT (not all) of men to act like total losers or perverts . Show their little PP.s on cam then send women unwanted invites to view even though we never asked for them. There was even often the odd cam whore or cam a room that needed attention and couldn't get any in a *Cam Room* so would come to a *labelled chat room...and thus wake up all the cam directors....we always felt sorry for those women who felt they had to show thier bits on cam to get some male attention.

The difference now is that there seems to be less and less intelligent life forms in chat lol. Lots of whores, male and female doing it on cam, tweaking their nipples, slappin their booty while bending over and bragging about it, more women talking like truck drivers, and so many who can barely grasp the english language...when it's the ONLY one they speak. .....

Don't get me wrong..I am all for freedom of doing what you want. I just wonder what happened to self respect or common courtacy or intelligence conversation no matter what the subject.

Let's not forget all the ppl cheating on their partners...damn...profiles that actually say ''Married but looking''....WTF?... Personally if I saw that and I was single , I would have enough brains to know that if that person was cheating or wanted to now, what's to say they won't do it in their NEXT relationship?...Unfortunatly I have met way to many women and men who have fallen into that trap over and over again. WAKE UP !!...Integrity..try looking for some of that in a person....GEEZ..if a person is unhappy with their life or partner...leave and start over THEN try to meet someone. If not, try to work it out with your partner..don't go trolling while your still living with someone...would you like it done to you? I have seen ppl, leave one person to go live with another after a worldwind then ask themselves why it didn't work WELL DUH!!... It's about as evident as a truck coming straight at you NO?

I know some will take offense of some of the things I am saying today...everyone has their own story I know but I am speaking in general and of things I have seen over and over in the last 5 or so years since I started chatting.

I also have nothing against cams, I have loved seeing my friends on cam just as they have seen me it is like having my friends over for a coffee...they see me and I see them...or if my partner walks by and waves or my daughter they have been invited into my home as I have been in theirs.

Just to clearify things to some, I am not talking about the chat rooms labelled xxx or the rooms with very clear sexual content announced...I am refering to simple chat rooms.

Anyone who knows me knows I have had fun being silly in chat like the next guy. I can also swear in 2 languages when the situation is called for lol. If the it's not all the crass and gross crap going on then its just plain rudeness.

I have hopped into so many rooms to say hello and be totally ignored just because I am not part of the clique*. I know that you sometimes have to be persistant and jump into the convo when u can and I do. I can even be pretty funny when I want to be and even that doesn't budge some rooms. I wonder if they remember what it was like to be new in a room. To even have some ppl type in a room...WHO IS THIS MOON PERSON? I broke a law in going in are public rooms. They were never a newbie?.....Good lord, its so highschool it almost funny....

There are a few gems out there and by gems I mean...nice ppl who are just trying to pass some time talking with ppl just like them. Polite enough to say hi or how are you, where are you from or what ever.

Just so sad that those ppl seemed to be drowned out more and more by the rest of the crowd of ignorant masses.

I am very thankfull for the handfull of true friends I have made from chatting over the years. We have all shared part of our lives with eachother, been in eachothers homes whether it be by chat, phone or for real. Known about the happy and the sad that we have gone through and tryed to be there in what ever capacity was possible to either rejoyce or cry together.

I can truelly say that I have been blessed by chat for those very reasons, including the best of all, meeting Chris through chat...

At one time, chat was what kept me sane. Working at home, being isolated, chat was a great way for me to talk to ppl and help pass some of the time. It also helped when I was unhappy with my former relationship.. in having ppl to talk to or just help me forget about my problems. It helped me when I left said relationship and started over again. It helped me while I was adjusting to being alone again after a 14 yr relationship. It helped.....just being among friends..

Chat rooms like those seem to be long gone......maybe I will see that the meantime...the moments like lastnight when a few of us get together are that much more precious.

Friday, January 13, 2006


So yesterday I had to take my new border Ray..for his yearly checkup. He is the one that moved in just before December. Ray is always happy and smiling and a pleasure to be with, such a difference from my former border who sucked my soal dry lol.

So I met his doctor who was a big burly bearded man with a very jovial disposition and liked him immediatly. He spoke nicely to Ray and took the time to joke around with him. Unlike so many who barely lift their head from looking at papers or hardly address the patients like my borders.

Raymond apparently hadn't had a regular checkup in some years. Also being 53 yrs old his doctor had to go through a basic checklist of questions for his dossier...during this whole time the doctor spoke quite robustly, I just assumed it was part of his personality.

Doc...''Ray, do you have any pain anywhere?''
Ray...''No''...(always with his big smiling face)
Doc...''Do you ever get headaches?''
Doc...''Do you see clearly?''
Ray... ''Oh Yes, I see good.''
Doc...''Are you deaf or hard of hearing?''
Doc...''So why am I shouting?!?
Ray...Tilts his head, shrugs his shoulders still smiling says ''I don't know''
Doc bursts out laughing and so do I....I look at Ray and say '' Good answer Ray'' LOL
Doc and I both again laugh some more . Doc tells me that for some reason Ray reminds him of one of the older patients he has who is hard of hearing so he always has to speak loudly to him...he had to remind himself that Ray WASN'T him lol.
This ofcourse made Ray laugh aswell and that in itself is contagious cause he has a kind of giggle that makes u laugh no matter what.
During the physical examination on the other side of the door I could hear him the whole time. It was so cute....''Wow, good strong heart Ray''...and Ray was like....''Oh yes (giggle) me strong!''...
''Oh I can see that!'' Doc says..then with tummy exam....''Oh I can tell thats a tummy full of cookies!''...and Ray giggles...''Oh yes, cookies are good..MMMM(giggle)''

I guess I was just so touched at this doctor's manner. More doctors should be this way. We left there all smiles and I have no doubt the doctor enjoyed our visit.

Over the 10 years I have been a foster family for these clients, I have met all kinds of doctors . Some are nice enough and I am the first to realize that they have THOSE bad days or patients Too...but some make no efforts at all. Others just treat u like a number.

When you think that a simple Doctor's visit made mine and Ray's day...THAT'S saying ALOT for this fine Doctor.......


Friday, January 06, 2006

Last Day Together

This wasn't taken yesterday but the day before. I had to start with this pic, I just love it. Morning cuddle with dad..she may look tall but she is just a little girl at that moment.
At the airport. We had lunch and Chris kept everyone laughing......Are those boys handsome or what??
Chris, Mahault and Cléo.
Yup, she is his daughter alright.

Even in the last moments when Chris knew they would fall apart, he kept those kids laughing..cutting up..goofing around...I had a lump in my throat watching him be the man he is.
They kept it together but it was with great effort for all 3...Chris amazed me in the way he kept them busy laughing till the last moments so they couldn't get too deep in the saddness of parting. I think the hardest part for him was watching them go through the gates and seeing how they were holding it together untill we couldn't see them anymore once through the detectors. He knew how big all their lumps in the throats were. His little man was red eyed but smiling as they waved for the last time. Mahault also kept a smile for those last waves but her eyes were the truth tellers.
It was a visit far better then we could have even hoped for. We look forward to the next one.

We recieved word in the wee hours that they arrived safe and sound in Paris then with the smaller flight to home..All was collected and accounted for. They left with heavier bags and we filled one more extra HUGE ass suitcase we had stored away collecting dust.
So all is well that ends well.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

New Beginnings and Hard Goodbyes

Today was Chris' first day back at work. At the same place but different job. A new beginning for him in the Production field as a training Supervisor. For the next month or more Chris will be working 7am to 4pm Monday to Friday . Once his training is done, he will start the actually post of weekend supervisor.. Fridays to Sundays on 12 hour shifts.

Untill training is done, it will be a very long haul with him being gone 5 days a week. How other ppl do it I don't know lol. Some may think...YUCK at weekends. For us it's the opposite. Since I work at home and the clients are always here anyway, doesn't matter that he works weekends. It actually works out better that he is normally home 4 days a week on weekdays. It isn't as crowded in the stores when we go shopping or do what ever. I much prefer him home 4 days a week and work 3 long days. He does too . It also saves on gas and usage of the vehicle when he does a weeks worth in 3 days. Less milage and 4 less trips. He also gets a bonus for working weekends. It's all good. Now we just have to get through this training stint before our normal routine can kick in.

Oh and he also gets a kick ass raise for having gotten the supervisor position. I am so proud of my sweety.

He has already warned them of not being in on Thursday. It is the day he takes the kids to the airport. I am hoping to go with them all, it will be bitter sweet. I don't want Chris to be alone after they go through those gates if I can help it.

I have to say the whole visit has been really good. I think the kids had a good time. We pretty much let them all do what they wanted lol. It's the holiday afterall. My daughter and his kids all stayed up till the wee hours most nights. They played on the PS2 or the computer or just watched movies together. We were glad because it really helped them all to bond pretty well. Not one fight or argument over 3 weeks! Now that is awesome in itself lol.

Chris announced to the kids that we were engaged ...during a quiet moment alone with them. All they said was WE WANT TO BE HERE FOR THE WEDDING!! lol So that was a good thing.

Chris and the kids had lots of fun together. They went sliding on crazy carpets and like a fool, Chris being a big goober hurt his ribs from throwing himself down head first down the hill , I don't know how many times!! We also went to the movies a cpl times. He took them to a lazer tag place and had a hoot. Did some shopping. We didn't go out as much as we thought but just being home in pj's was alot of fun too.

It will be hard when the kids leave but I think they feel closer to their dad now and to Cleo and I . They are certainly comfortable here lol. I am really pleased with the visit as I am sure Chris is. What a great gift it has been for him and us.