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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Day #152

For Christmas (yes, already 5 months ago!) I received a hair towel as a gift. One of those towels that had been on TV. You know, to make it easier to wrap up your long hair after a bath or shower.
I never thought I would use it because just a normal towel has always worked for me. And with my long hair, I didn't think this new towel would work! BUT me always trying something new, and being short on towels, I used the towel "as seen on TV" for my wet hair.

Pretty cool! It's microfibre and really absorbent. In all honesty I don't think I'm going to go back using those regular towels anymore! :-)

Friday, May 30, 2008

Day #151



On a daily basis I like to catch up with what's going on with the world. One of my favourite news sites (and interesting tidbits) is Fark.com. What makes it so interesting is the captions that submitters include with their links! I decided I would try to be funny as well, so I submitted a link & caption to Fark.com.
They didn't publish it. :( I guess it wasn't that funny. Anyways, the article was about an airline passenger who was told to take her lapel pin off and put it in with her checked luggage, because the pin was a gun. It wasn't even an inch long! Silly people.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Day #150




I created an icon for the address bar, for the "Links" toolbar!

(*I think you can only view it with Firefox)

Credit: Pink Penguin

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Day #149

After searching for nearly two hours this evening, I finally broke and downloaded drivers for my printer from the Epson website. I've never done that, because I've never been able to find drivers for what I needed in the past. However since my printer is just a few months old, I figured it was worth a shot!
Success!

And THEN I found the installation CD! AAAHH!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Day #148

Today's new thing is very exciting for me:
I bought my own website domain!

Not for this blog, unfortunately, but for my photography business! I've been running a free site from Googlepages for almost a year and I decided I would finally go ahead and get the website.

If you would like to visit, I only have the index page up right now but I should have it up and running within a few weeks!
http://www.waterstonephoto.com

Monday, May 26, 2008

Day #147

A girl from my church is currently spending six months in Botswana with a missionary family. I thought it would be neat to ask her about a few Setswana phrases that I could learn as my new thing for today! She says that most people there speak English anyways, so she only knows a few phrases. Interesting none the less! I have learned how to speak Setswana!

This is what she sent to me:

Dumela (doo-MEH-lah) means hello
Dumelang (doo-MEH-lung) is hello plural
Rra (rah roll the 'r') is sir
Mma (mah, drag the 'm' a bit) is m'am
When you greet someone, you use sir/m'am. To pluralize, you put bo (boe) in front. Ex: Dumelang bo-rra.
The direct translation is greetings sirs, a greeting we'd never use in English, but it's cultural, and the only way you'd greet some men.

Oh, and in Setswana, the second last syllable is always the accented one (they try to apply that rule to English, it's amusing to try to decode what they're saying)


You can visit her blog at http://susanna-botswana.blogspot.com :-)

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Day #146

For the first time in my life, I was in the same building as the Memorial Cup Championship final. Because I refused to buy the tickets for the game (I'm not that desperate a fan) the Aud still set up an area for people to watch the games on projector screens. A friend and I sat and watched the game (The Kitchener Rangers lost 4-1 to the Spokane Chiefs). It was very depressing, especially after such an amazing season.
It was a very quiet procession out of the Aud and the parking lot; quieter than I've ever witnessed!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Day #145

I've been hearing commercials for awhile now, about McDonald's Iced Coffee.
It was a nice warm day today, so I decided I would swing by and get this new iced coffee before heading to dinner (I had about an hour to wait, and I was thirsty!)

Ooh, it was yummy. High calories I'm sure but I'd have to say it was almost nicer than Tim Horton's Iced Capp! Yikes!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Day #144

Another TWO things!

1) Before dropping my husband off for a hockey game, we came to a four-way stop. I came to a complete stop (as always, helloooo it says STOP) however the guy behind me didn't think I was completely stopping, and he bumped the back of the car. My initial reaction was anger, then annoyance. I told him that I in fact come to complete STOPS. Anyways, we got out of the cars and there was no damage at all, you can't even tell... I guess it always sounds worse that it actually is! I just shook the guy's hand and said, "Have a nice day, and remember to STOP at stop signs."

2) I dropped my husband off and I continued on to William's Coffee Pub (after attempting to fix and modify wireless settings, which finally allowed me to) browse the web on my laptop in a public place. WAY cool! XD

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Day #143

I discovered a new magazine, published right here in KW :-) I found an article about the Elora Gorge and decided to read it - upside down! That was fun. Surprisingly I can read pretty well upside down, but it's so time consuming. Hehe.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Day #142

Two things!

1) I ate Poptarts for breakfast. Not too shabby; they were never really appealing to me as a child.

2) I bought a book from a co-worker. She's a full time assistant as well as an author. I believe in supporting small businesses, authors & artists. Her book isn't of a genre I would normally (ever) read, however, I'm all about trying new things!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Day #141

I drew faces on top of the faces already printed in the newspaper.
And oops, I used the office newspaper! (Hopefully no one reads the entertainment section!)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Day #140

Today was the Victoria Day holiday in Canada. Usually there are fireworks put on display, however the weather was not very cooperating all weekend long. Still when I left a friend's house late in the evening, I heard gunshots all the way home (which were personal fireworks packages in backyards). I've never driven around while fireworks were going off, and it was pretty shocking at times!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Day #139

It was another long, busy day for me but I was still able to do something new.
I shot another wedding today. At the reception there was a game to be played by each table by a certain time of the night. When it was my table's turn, they voted me to be captain. I had to roll the giant die and follow the instructions given by the MC. Thankfully the item I rolled on the die was a heart which just meant the bride & groom had to kiss. Yay! It was a great day. I had to be the only out-of-place "guest". Haha :-)

*I grew up with the bride in elementary school so at least we knew each other for a very long time!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Day #138

Last night was the kick-off celebrations for the Memorial Cup series here in Kitchener. This year we are the host city for this huge event of CHL hockey and our team (the Kitchener Rangers) have very good odds of winning the cup again! (Last time was in 2003 in Quebec City).
Today Nic & I went down to the Auditorium to check out each CHL team's exhibit, as created and displayed by many Grade 5 classes in the Waterloo Region. The kids did a great job!
As well, we made it to the trophy table where I saw the Memorial Cup in all it's glory for the first time. It's got to be the first real & famous trophy I've ever seen. :-)

The Memorial Cup

Friday, May 16, 2008

Day #137

After work I agreed to meet with my next wedding photography victims clients for their rehearsal. It was a nice afternoon/evening! The bridal party, parents, and a few friends were present for the super quick rehearsal. The bride (whom I grew up with!) is the most organized person I've ever known! She did an amazing job keeping everyone on top of things. Forty-five minutes later I was walking back to the car to head over to my friend's house, whom I am kitten-sitting for this weekend. When I planted myself on the couch to work on a few pictures (on the new computer!) I realized the fly on my shorts had been all the way down since I'd left my house and gone to the rehearsal. Embarrassing!! Thankfully though, my sweater was just long enough (I hope - I think!) to cover my front. Yikes! I've never experienced "flying low" before... never again! lol

*I took that photo while walking back to the car. I liked the shadow effect. :-)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Day #136

Today was a glorious day!
After being without my own computer for just over two weeks, I was finally able to go pick up my new machine. I bought a Toshiba 17" laptop. I've never owned a laptop, and I didn't think I'd ever get one because the desktop is what I've grown up with and always felt comfortable with.
I'm so excited!! Now I won't be confined to my office to work and surf :-) Yay!


Hello!


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Day #135

Last weekend my mum came over to the house and helped me to organize the very disorganized basement. It only took four hours but it looks fantastic :-)
Because the rec room is finally in place, my husband and I have thought about getting a second TV to put down there. Well today I logged onto Kijiji.ca and started browsing ads for TVs. I found one, and sent a message to the person who listed the ad. A few emails & two hours later, I went to the lister's house and picked up the TV for free :-) Mind you, it's a console TV and weighs at least 3,000 lbs. (Kidding) But it's HEAVY. My husband wasn't too impressed with my free find, so I'm not too sure if we're going to keep it. :-)



Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Day #134

After work today I went to the mall with a friend to find hinges & shoes. When we arrived in the shoe department, I was sidetracked by the display of umbrellas. Especially the long/tall ones with the "J" handles. Inspiration came over me, and I took the umbrella and did a short dance with it in the middle of the department store.
I don't know what it is with friends not taking my picture specifically for this blog, but I did dance with the umbrella. :-)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Day #133

I had the last minute privilege of attending Game #7 of the Kitchener Rangers vs Belleville Bulls series. I sat at ice level at the blue line with people I didn't know. This series marked the end of the Playoffs and the start of the Memorial Cup finals! We are the host city for the Cup this year, which has already turned our city into chaos. Good stuff! It's all very exciting!

The Rangers totally won the series. The auditorium was totally loud. The only unfortunate thing (besides not sitting beside my husband) was that I had to leave to meet a client right away. These are the sacrifices one has to make!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Day #132

Mother's Day!
After finding a cellphone in the grocery store parking lot, purchasing flowers for my mom & mother-in-law, we drove to both houses to personally deliver :-) I was the driver all day, so Nic was calling various numbers saved in that phone to try and find the owner. After at least 6 cold calls, no one knew who the phone belonged to! It was quite humourous. We joked that perhaps someone had planted the phone with random names & phone numbers as a prank, haha.
Eventually the owner was located and met up with us at my parent's house, yay! And come to think of it, Nic got the $10 reward when I was the one who found the phone! Hmmm...

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Day #131

On a spur of the moment while my husband was vacuuming, he gave up and said he was going out to rent one of those carpet cleaners. Ok...

He did a fabulous job with it. He offered for me to try it for my "new thing" today, so I agreed.

It was not fun. I quickly gave it back to him to finish all the carpets. Thanks darlin!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Day #130

mariokart Friday. The weekend is here!!!!

Tonight Nic went out and bought Mario Kart for the Wii. And the best part? I beat him at least five times in a row! I have never, ever beat my husband at any video game! I was so excited and made it clear that Mario Kart is now my favourite game of all time.

My success was short lived, since he is now better than me already. LOL oh well... :-)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Day #129

Ok, so I'm a little behind in the times! But I finally bought an exercise ball (on sale!) and it came with an instructional DVD.
Blowing up the ball to the desired fullness is a challenge... the air kept seeping out every time you'd take the pump needle out and race to plug the hole. Fun!
Anyways I set up the DVD and tried out a workout with the exercise ball. Rule #1: Do not wear socks when in a carpeted area!

I highly recommend this way of exercise. Mind you, the instructor on the DVD had clearly not been working out for awhile. It was kind of gross, so I think I'll stick with the drawn instructions in the manual!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Day #128

SSPX0510 Well, I picked up the Coffee Mate last night and finally tried it this morning.
Yummy!
I think I'll buy more once this free bottle is empty. It's good stuff! I'll have to try the other flavours too. :-)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Day #127

I can't believe it's only Tuesday. I was so sure it was Wednesday today! Anyways...
I had a few errands to do tonight. When I stopped by the grocery store (the Real Canadian Superstore) I decided to use my coupon for a free Coffee Mate (from Day #70), and I browsed the Joe Fresh Style clothing line. Well as it turned out, I picked out two new shirts! I've never bought clothing from a grocery store. Reasonable prices, great styles... and I've heard that the line is actually designed by the guy/team who designs Alfred Sung! Ooh, taste! :-)

Monday, May 5, 2008

Day #126

Because I've got a backlog of photos to be worked through, today's new thing was editing photos on a borrowed laptop. Again it's computer related, but it's new. I don't think I've ever spent more than 10 minutes on a laptop, and never editing pictures!
It was fun. And easy, once I plugged in a mouse to use instead of the touchpad :-)

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Day #125

tried tartar sauce I grew up eating battered fish. Can't say I was a fan of it when I was younger, but I understand now that it's delicious and healthy! (Maybe not the battered part...) All those years though, I've never eaten the tartar sauce that comes with fish. Ever! So today at lunch I ordered the haddock fish & chips, and I tried the tartar sauce. Interesting! Not something I'll eat all the time, but at least I know what it's like now.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Day #124

Not too exciting, but today I turned my computer in for repairs. For 2-6 days! I feel so lost...

Friday, May 2, 2008

Day #123

A great day!! A very long day.

Today, I photographed my very first wedding from beginning to end. I've done weddings before, but not as the main photographer. This was so exciting and nerve-wracking for me, but everything turned out so well! Once I get through all the photos I took, I will definitely post a few publicly on my Flickr account.
It was such an honour... and a great experience!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Day #122

Desperate times, call for (what? Haha) desperate measures.
Tonight was the wedding rehearsal for a friend and prior to that, I need to print off an 8x10 engagement portrait of the couple to display at the reception hall. And it needed to be done before the rehearsal (of course!)
Pressed for time, lack of machines, and desperation... I offered the photo centre manager a $10 tip if he could print the image in 15 minutes. He told me there were no guarantees, but laughed and said he'd do what he could.

He delivered! But when I went back in to pick up the prints he wasn't around. I need to remember to go back in and personally thank him!

Hilarious videos from Improv Everywhere! :-)






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