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birthday weekend

Thanks to everyone for their birthday wishes and picspams of pretty boys and virtual gifts!!  It was all so appreciated.  ((hugs everyone)) 

Friday -- co-workers took me out for lunch after N declared LOUDLY that it was my b-day LOL  Crazy girl.  But I'm glad I was in the office then being stuck by myself at the clients in the sauna-like boardroom

Saturday -- dentist appointment, ooooh fun.  Then got an oil change (which was waaaaaaay overdue), more fun.  Headed into the office for a couple of hours before going to the CA grad dinner (our firm purchased 2 tables so I decided to go this year).  My god, I've never seen so many accountants in one place before.  There was probably around 4,000 of us plus another 1,000 of significant others!  I never went to my CA grad dinner so I figured I should check it out at least once.

Sunday -- did some research on courses and discovered that UofT's con ed dept offers not only full courses but "mini-courses" too (ie the course ranges from 1 - 8 sessions) which is great cause there's no exams/assignments, it's cheaper and I can squeeze in more classes instead of spending the entire 4 months in 1 class.  There's one called "Great Inventors & Their Inventions" which I'm going to sign up for.  There's a Jane Austen course but it's an afternoon class *criez*   In the afternoon, went to Holt Renfrew just to check out some handbags.  Of course, all the bags that caught my eye were in the 4 digit range *headdesk*  And then I purchased a Gucci wallet.  I am such an impulse buyer -- if something catches my eye, 90% of the time, I buy it right then & there.  Walked out of Holt quickly before I totally lost my mind, left an "OMG I JUST SPENT $$$$$ ON A FREAKIN' WALLET! WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING?!?!!" message on R's voicemail, got a mani/pedi on the way home and now I'm posting!

I also started reading again \o/ !!!!  I must've started 4-5 books over the last few months but nothing grabbed my attention and I didn't continue with any of them.  Went to grab a book yesterday to prepare for waiting at dentist office and service centre.  I picked up Phillip Pullman's "Ruby in the Smoke" as I figure I should read this before I watch the BBC adaptation and I'm hooked!  What a relief.  I miss reading.

Off to make some dinner, throw a load of laundry in and get ready for some Oscar/TAR watching!  Hope everyone had a good weekend!!

misc: blue flower

helping out the economy

Just got off the phone with Mom, firming up plans for this weekend for a get-together to celebrate Grandpa & my b-days.  Mom mentions that her & Dad plan on giving me some money to buy a Coach purse (Mom & I went into a Coach store a couple of weeks ago and I did find a couple that I liked).  I protest, saying I can't possibly spend that much on a purse on a convention or concert tickets, no problem!   Then I get the whole "I'm a professional and should be spending money on stuff like Coach purses instead of DVDs/concert tickets/etc" speech from Mom.  So basically, Mommy is forcing me to buy a Coach bag  =)  I am thinking of this one (in black).  Not sure if that's exactly the one I saw in the store but close.

I also want a netbook to use for travelling (looking at you, cute Acer netbook)

Want to book a massage (but that's covered by insurance).  And a pedicure.  Maybe a facial (haven't one in ages).

Car needs an oil change and a wash (eta: it's raining outside, thanks Mother Nature!).

And now, going out to buy some lunch cause I was too lazy to cook anything last night.

misc: blue flower

finale ramblings

Under the cut are my ramblings for the finales of Robin Hood and Dante's Cove which I watched back-to-back. Major spoilage will occur. 

Wow, did I ramble.

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In other tv news.  I would be surprised if anyone knows about the '90's Australian tv show, Ocean Girl.  It aired here on YTV (our kid's network) at some ridiculous hour like midnight and I somehow got hooked on the show.  I've been dying to watch the show again but the DVDs were never released here.  But thanks to a wonderful poster over at a tv comm I frequent, I now have the first 7 eps and am eagerly awaiting for more.  Ah, memories.

Happy birthday to kissedbythegods.  She probably won't see this as she's backpacking her way through South Africa right now. 

I'm staying in this New Year's Eve.  Hope everyone has a good time and surrounded by good company!!

movies: enchanted

finally some calm

Finally found some time to actually post rather than skim skim skim through my f-list which is what I've been doing for the past few days.  So, let's see, what have I been up to?

Christmas Day was pretty lowkey.  Instead of our tradition of going to the movies, we spent the day getting ready for the Invasion of the Relatives for Christmas dinner.  My contribution was mashed potatoes, which was, other than the turkey, the only Western dish on the table.  2 of my aunts are great cooks so there was lots of yummy food.

Next day, we braved the Boxing Day crowd.  My SIL and I both purchased a travel bag from Roots.  I've wanted one since they came out but no way was I paying $128 (small size) or $198 (big size).  Roots had them 30% off so both of us snagged a small one, yay!!  I tried to buy my tv but they were all sold out.  My brother's friend managed to get one but she lined up outside Best Buy at 5 in the morning.  That's just insane.  Bought a few books, got my Flip Video and some clothes.

We did manage to catch a movie this holiday season and that was National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets.  Not as good as the first (and I really enjoyed the first one) but it was good fun and that's all I was looking for.  I also downloaded and finally got around to watching a couple of movies.  Waitress, starring Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion, about a small-town waitress who gets pregnant and has an affair with her doctor.  Not the best plot summary but in reality, a very sweet movie which I really enjoyed even though I figured out the ending halfway through.  Besides, this movie had Fillion which gets a thumbs-up from me!  The other was the indie movie, Once, about a busker and an immigrant girl in Dublin who meet and how their friendship over the course of a couple of weeks inspire their music and change their lives.  The lead roles were played by non-actors and the songs are lovely so I snagged the soundtrack, too.  Shot on very small budget, this only helped with the intimate, almost documentary-like feel to the movie.  Really loved this one.

Of course, I watched the Doctor Who Christmas special, Voyage of the Damned.  Not the best, Kylie Minogue was decent but really, I was just giddy to see Ten again.  Ten in a tux was very nice.  Waiting impatiently for the new season of Doctor Who and Torchwood to begin.  And I'm even more impatient for the season finale of Robin Hood that is airing right now in the UK.  Reading insta-reactions at the RH comm isn't helping but I have to look.  *crosses fingers for a link tonight*

The rest of my days have been filled with work and running around with Bro and SIL looking at wedding stuff.  The hall and the menu are pretty much done, now it's just everything else -- photographer, DJ, flowers, decorations, wedding favours, bridesmaids/groomsmen, invitations, seating plan, cake, hair & makeup, wedding & traditional dresses, travel arrangements, hotel accomodations for out-of-towners, etc etc etc.  Too stressful.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [info]charlea2   !!!!!!!!!!!!!  Come January, when I'm back in my condo and at my own computer again, I'll have lots of video to upload for you  *wink*

I also wanted to share some music and I had almost half of my CD list up on cd-tracker.com but the site is closing down on the 31st.  Anyone know of a similar site?



misc: blue flower

belated birthdays

First, to cerisaye .... hope it was a good one and the next year will be full of laughter, family, happiness and lots of good porn!

I also failed to celebrate Jakey's birthday.  I'm a bad fan.

.... ummmm, I lost my train of thought there.... 

ETA:  See, this is why I shouldn't post sexy pictures of Jakey cause I forgot to thank claireyfairy1for her card.  It's so pretty!!  So THANK YOU!!!!!