Sunday, June 29, 2003

Trip was great until the fight with my brother. Combo of hurt feelings and hormones. Rare occurrence - my Scorpio-ness came out. Relieved to be home.

Friday, June 27, 2003

God Help Me

On another note, it's nearly 3am west coast time and I'm still up! I am going to be sooooo tired next week!

Vegas Baby

Let me start by saying, I'm not a brave gambler. I get nervous about losing money and I get nervous approaching the tables..

Well, at the Hard Rock Hotel tonight, after playing the nickel slots for ~2 hours for minimal cash and drinking four small tequila sunrises (which I'm positive had nearly nill alcohol in them), I got brave and played Blackjack. It was $10 minimum, which is too rich for my blood, but I said screw it - I wanted to play a couple hands... won some, lost some... got out of there down $35 (left with $30 in chips). Slightly stressful, but fun. Didn't lose enough to cause an ulcer, but couldn't help but think, "that $ would have bought me a nice pair of shoes" (even though I had already bought two pairs of shoes today).

Tomorrow we're going to play the $2 tables at the Suncoast - that's more my speed. Maybe I'll go crazy and play some craps too.

I laugh that most people visiting Vegas lose more in 5 minutes than I lose in 3 days, but it doesn't stop me from stressin.

Thursday, June 26, 2003

Star Spotting

Seriously, this is becoming a joke. I am the queen of spotting C-list celebs and that's about it. Granted, I got to go to the BET Awards and spotted alot of A-list hip hop stars down in the audience and onstage (such as P. Diddy, 50 Cent, Beyonce, and - best of all - Michael Jackson), but I don't consider that the same as a proximity encounter (ex: seeing them at Starbucks)... so on that note, here's who I saw:

- Adam Corolla (The Man Show) walked by me in the lobby of Trizec

- Jamie Lynn Spears (Britney's little sis) was at the next table at The Pig 'n Whistle

- Pauly Shore walked by me at the Vegas airport

Purse Saga

So my purse was supposed to arrive by thursday. Nothing. On Friday, on the way to Ikea, I get a call from Kamal (my devoted Holt Renfrew employee), alas, my bag could not be sent for the $5 shipping he had quoted me... may cost $20 and definitely won't arrive in time for my trip... bummed, but ok, will have it for summer... Monday in LA, I get another message from Kamal - apparently the shipping is only cheap at Christmas (due to volume) and it would cost $50-$70 to ship. UUUUUUGGGHH! I cancel the order and give up on my purse. Start to sink into depression... then realize that hubby and I will be within 2 hours of Ottawa next week, we can drive to Holt Renfrew! Call back Kamal and ask him to hold it. He says he will... and will let his manager know - because it's his last day and he regrets that he will not be able to meet me.

Now I can only HOPE that I don't get there only to hear, "aah, we thought you weren't coming so we JUST sold it" and I fall in to a pool of tears in the middle of Holt Renfrew (US equivalent is likely Saks)

Friday, June 20, 2003

In searching for a pic of the pink & black purse I bought, I found other good stuff.

Like this site for replica purses (for those of us who are not filthy-stinkin-rich yet) -

And this cool is this new Kate Spade purse??!! If I win MegaLotto, I'll buy it!

Thursday, June 19, 2003

So I'm a traveling fool... off to LA again on Sunday (for work), then to Vegas for a short, side-trip to visit my brother. The BET Awards will be on while I'm in LA - right at the Kodak Theatre where we're installing kiosks - could be potential to see some big stars (Halle, Denzel, Magic, Beyonce... maybe they'll play with our kiosk... that would be very cool)... though with my luck in that area, I'll probably only see Gary Coleman.

My brother is going to move to LA soon to pursue his acting career. Can't wait to ride on his coat-tails! Then again, the NY Megalotto is $175 MILLION dollars, so maybe I won't have to wait. How SWEET would that be?

I'd be very generous to my family and friends and my favorite charitable causes, of course, but there'd be some reserved for frivolous stuff... having Jamba flown in*, hiring a cook, getting a kitten, but hiring a maid to clean DAILY so my sister could still visit and not have an allergy attack, fly to NY every wednesday just to eat Pomme Frittes (Jenny - I think we could work those calories off with our [price-is-right-come-on-down voice] NEW PERSONAL TRAINER, BOB)

*Jenny and I already discussed the best way to do this - put the smoothies in an insulated cooler, slap on a "LIVE ORGAN" sticker, and go thru the airport screaming "Let me through, a life is in the balance here!"

A girl can dream.

Jenny and I went to see the Peeps Fun Bus yesterday. Jenny is very into [fillintheblank]mobiles. Joel dissed the Peep Fun Bus and now he is on Jenny's S-list. They are having a very "energetic" discussion about the various mobiles as I type. Joel says the Peeps Fun Bus is lame because it's not shaped like one big peep, it's just a but with a giant peep sitting atop - apparently not enough to impress Joel. After all, the Weinermobile IS a giant weiner, the Spammobile IS a giant can of spam... and so on. I love my friends.

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

My life:
- working
- working out with Jenny
- eating less carbs
- drinking Myoplex Lite Chocolate Cream shakes - yummy if blended with ice and skim milk (yummy to me anyway)
- NOT losing weight - ugh
- listening to Guster's new songs on their website
- getting ready to see Guster in concert on the 21st
- getting ready to go back to LA, have Jamba, go to Vegas for a couple days, see my bro and meet his new Doberman, Buddy
Oooh, I ordered the purse. It's a cargo purse, pink with black trim. Oooh, oooh, oooh, I can't wait for it to arrive! I ordered it from Ottawa after calling four other Holt Renfrews. I hope it gets here before I leave for LA again on Sunday!

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Oh Canada

Lately it seems that many things I want are only available in Canada.

I'm dying for a Chanel-copy pink and black purse I saw in Lucky magazine. The catch - it's only available at Holt Renfrew, a Canadian department store that does not ship to the US. UGH.

Of course, I'm always jonesing for Love Hearts - not available in the US - abundant in Canada.

And now, I need some Canadian Preparation H. Apparently the original formula - which is only available in Canada - works wonders for many things other than hemorrhoids. It is quite the nifty little beauty secret. I've read that it can be used to minimize a double chin, puffy eyes, and even cellulite! You can bet your itchy butt I'll be trying it!

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Meow Meow Meow Meow

Apparently Guster (my favorite band) sends out almost finished* CDs to radio stations before their release. *The catch - the lyrics are all sung like a Meow Mix commercial. Pretty damn funny, those boys.

Sunday, June 08, 2003

Visited Mom's grave today, her headstone is finally in, 8 months later... makes it feel so permanent, so painful. It seems like just yesterday she was getting chocolate stains on my new sweatshirt just after Sherri had Mya... now Mya is about to turn one!

The graves next to hers also got their stones. The woman to the right of her was only 47.

What do I learn from this? Life is too short, do what makes you happy.

Friday, June 06, 2003

I have not fallen off the face of the earth. Been busy and travelling. Here's a quick rundown of the past few weeks:

- worked out alot with Jenny, cut down on carbs, ate lots of dairy, lost a bit of weight

- saw Finding Nemo, loved it... "seamonkeys stole my money"... Duuuude, SEE IT!

- celebrated 12 years of marriage - and yes, I STILL like him and still find him to be a hottie

- got ready to go to LA....

- client had hooked us up with tickets to Jimmy Kimmel Live... so looked up guest for June 2nd.. read... George Clooney... heart palpitations, nearly fainted... pinched myself... looked again... DAMMIT JANET... it actually said George Lopez... along with others I'd never heard of... ugh! Cried myself to sleep... my luck doesn't allow me to see Seth Green and Staind.. or Kelly Osborne, or Tyra Banks and Jay Mohr... nope, I get an unknown pickpocket and a barely famous comedian.

- went to LA...

- immediately got a Banana Berry Blitz Power Smoothie at Jamba

- hiked Runyon Canyon, was a dog whore* (*term coined by Jenny and Aaron for someone who pets every dog they see)

- ate at Jones, had a potential Justin Timberlake sighting, but couldn't verify

- had successful business meetings

- went to Jimmy Kimmel Live - lame guests, fake enthusiasm required of the audience... but overall, interesting experience

- went to Universal Studios - work related - prefer Disney

- dinner with clients at Lola's - homemade mac & cheese, mmmmm

- back to gloomy Rochester