Archive for the 'randomness' Category

My host sister is famous!

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Last week my host mom, Mika, sent me a link to a commercial with my host sister, himawari. It’s for a grocery store called Life. Go to Click the first image of the man with the little girls at the top to launch the commercial (the image changes every few seconds but will go […]

What to do when…

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

This weekend N and I headed to my cousins’ ski chalet up north to play in the snow. We were given the garage code and told to let ourselves in that way when we arrived. Unfortunately, we discovered the door into the house from the garage was locked (turned out a maintenance guy had locked […]

remember November?

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

When I posted once a day for an ENTIRE MONTH? Now it’s been nearly a month since the last time I posted. Oops. And just in case you were worried I have not had food poisoning since. Also, I have not had sushi since. Though I sat in a sushi restaurant on Saturday and watched […]

The Heath Inspector

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Did you know that if you have a case of food poisoning in Toronto you’re supposed to report it? No? Well, neither did I. But N did and so when I got sick and told him I wasn’t planning to file anything, he called them on my behalf. It was super awkward when a health […]


Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

I love Pepper. I put it on almost everything, and always on my eggs. So it’s no surprise that I had the urge to Pepper up this fluffy frittata from Sarabeth’s in NYC. Only thing is I didn’t know that the lid of the pepper shaker was not screwed on correctly. Result: a mound of […]


Monday, January 4th, 2010

today is the first monday of 2010. was supposed to be my first day back at the gym and at work. instead i had food poisoning last night so have spent today sick. hrmph. here’s hoping things get better from here!


Thursday, December 17th, 2009

It’s Channukah! The time of year where I can eat fried foods because I’m supposed to, then gift myself with 8 pressies and feel entirely justified (for the pressies – the food just makes me feel ill). Here’s what I’ve given myself so far: Eyebrow shaping at Gee Beauty Silk sleepmask from Gee beauty Blowdry […]

Dear Markham Honda:

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

I was happy to pay $10 more to come to you instead of my normal dealer to get my snow tires put on because you are so close to my office and will drop me off. Then your service dude quoted me a price $20 more than what I was told on the phone yesterday. […]

Hailey Hacks and helps too!

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Hailey Hacks is an innovative project by Jill Golick which is a series of web videos that show 8-13 year olds all kinds of cool things they can do with their computers. Like how to make your own lolcats Now that my birthday is done and folks have stopped asking what I want, of course […]

10 years later

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Today was my 10 year high school reunion. The best comment was made by a guy in  my class, Mark, who said (I paraphrase): All of the girls seemed to have gotten better looking. The guys all got bald and fat. Love it.