Tuesday, November 27, 2007
It took a long hot shower, some caramel hot chocolate, a robe, a blanket and a good hour to completely warm me up.
I’m a little better prepared for my walk home today, the better scarf and long coat will be helpful.
Here’s to the first of many, many cold walks home.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Last week I went to Chapters and bought a book that Brad and I have been wanting for a while but as I was leaving I remembered we still had a gift card to Chapters that we haven’t used, darn. We don’t buy books very often so now is a good time to use it. I didn’t have to card with me so a couple days later Brad and I decided to go back with card in hand.
The plan was to return the book and then re-buy it using our handy gift card, easy right? As we were standing in line we saw a cd that I wanted so we added that to the pile, slightly complicating things since the gift card now won’t cover the entire purchase, we’ll just give them some extra cash though.
So we get called up to the counter and we explain to the very nice man what we want and he’s on board says he’ll just need to get authorization to make the return (he seemed really new). His manager happened to be standing right beside him so he heard the story and said rather than do a difficult return how about he just gives us an additional $5 in store credit and we call it even. We agree immediately as it seems like a great idea, we make our purchase and leave.
And then we start to wonder... wait a minute, what just happened in there? Cause when you think about it, it doesn’t actually make any sense.
Goal: Use our gift card, not our bank account to pay for the previously purchased book.
Result: We got $5 off a cd.
The manager must not have understood what we were wanting to do, or perhaps he wanted to get rid of us, either way we figure we’ll take the book back and try again. Maybe we’ll have better luck this time.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Oh how I suffer
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend
I’ve been listening to the soundtrack to the musical Wicked a lot right now and today this song really hit me. There are so many people I’ve know who are with me now “Like a handprint on my heart”. I am who I am because of the people I’ve known. Just a few that have made a difference in me:
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
I realized the video I'd put up was only 4 seconds long, this is the real video.
It's funny so check it out. Enjoy!
Monday, November 5, 2007
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...
Happy Guy Fawks Day everyone!
Unfotunately our celebration must be put on hold, who knew you needed a permit to set off fireworks?
Sunday, November 4, 2007
So remember when I promised the recorder video? Yeah, I forgot until today.
We went to Jen and Ian's house a while ago and Brad noticed Jen's recorder lying on the table and he got excited. Turns out she has two recorders so they started playing duets together while Ian and I tried to tune out the noise... er, I mean music.
A little while later they were all set up to perform their beautiful duet for us and for some reason none of us could stop laughing, and playing the recorder while laughing doesn't work at all. Listen for yourself.
Saturday, November 3, 2007