Graveyard Shift

9 09 2007

Thankfully since strikes began in May, the 130 grounds workers of Notre Dame Cemetary in Montreal are back to work this week.  They will be working a 4 day work week, with continued striking on Fridays until a resolution can be hatched.

The grass and grounds have not been cut or maintained since the strike began in May.

More than 500 loved ones passed on are awaiting burial to their final resting place, currently being held in cold storage.

My thoughts go out to the families of the dead. . . .

Read the CTV Story here 

Welcome to the World Boys

7 09 2007

A quick congrats to Alex and Mike who both had baby boys born into their families yesterday!

Jake Alexander & Michael Todd

Both families are doing great, and the little men are darling!

RIP Dear Crackberry

25 07 2007

My Blackberry is dead.   She passed away over the weekend.

I’ve been trying to revive her for the past few days, not willing to give up on her. . . she was so strong for so long.

She lost her battle, and will be laid to rest.

She was very very well kept, and looks brand new on first glance – even though she has been in the family for almost 2 years now.  The factory plastic protective cover on all new phones still sits proudly (never peeled back) on her screen.  Always in her holster, the signs of wear are minimal.

She was a trusted friend who sang “the Entertainer” to me in the morning to help me rise, and offered me a soothing ‘buuuuuzzzzzzz’ when a message arrived in my in-box.

She had a soft and gentle way of helping me stay connected with those it was most important to be connected.  She kept me on time, she kept my appointments, she kept my address book up to date.

We enjoyed car rides together, and business meetings.  We have traveled to several countries together, and talked we dozens of friends and acquaintances together.

Colin didn’t understand our relationship.  I often thought he was jealous, calling her names – like Crackberry.  She never let it affect our relationship, and I respected that.

She and I were always attached to the hip (literally), but I don’t believe we were addicted to one another.  We respected each others space, and enjoyed the time we spent together.

I’m saddened by her lose, I mourn her passing, I shed a tear for our friendship . . . . .

RIP November 15, 2005 to July 25 2007


Mickey Moose & Louis XIII

15 07 2007

We arrived for dinner at some friend’s house around 6:30, upon entry we were ‘greeted’ by Mickey Moose. A large 10-point moose head that they had caught up north a few years back. It was freaking huge. And in the front hallway, on the floor. We joked that he’d make a great coat-rack.

Dinner was lovely, the evening was even catered!! We drank copious amounts of champagne and wine and laughed and laughed and laughed.

After the gorgeous deserts a bottle of Louis XIII was brought outt.  Now, I’m not a liqueur drinker – but I couldn’t resist the chance to try the most coveted of all cognac – Remy Martin Louis XIII. At more than $4000 retail a large bottle (usually it sells for $200-$250 a glass at restaurants) I felt sort of guilty, but I must be honest – it was a sinfully delightful “guilty” pleasure. I might have had 2 (or three) glasses, I had to tell myself when would I ever have the opportunity again to tryit?! 🙂

I now understand what “smooth” means in reference to liqueur . . . .

Working on the Weekend

14 07 2007

This weekend we have a big deadline.  Its tomorrow.  I’ll be in the office all weekend.

I’m such a team player . . . . hahahahah


I do plan on enjoying some of my weekend, we are going to Harry & Sigi’s tonight for dinner. . . .

Tampon Lady

12 07 2007

I’m officially the “Tampon Lady” at work.

Slowly and surely the X-chromosomed members of the office work team have one-by-one systematically been coming to me in search of personal feminine hygiene products.

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Dangerous new VIRUS!!!!

29 06 2007

There is a dangerous virus being passed around electronically, orally, and by hand. This virus is called Worm-Overload-Recreational-Killer (WORK).

If you receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your boss, or anyone else via any means DO NOT TOUCH IT. This virus will wipe out your private life – Completely.

If you should come into contact with WORK put your jacket on and take two good friends to the nearest grocery store.
Purchase the antidote known as Work-Isolating-Neutralizer-Extract (WINE) or Bothersome-Employer-Elimination-Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system.


Picture Source. (in case you are wondering, that is a picture of the herpes virus. ewwww)