Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Something I love about the cold icy snow!

The fact that when it's icy every guy I know has this uncontrollable urge to pull e-breaks around any corner instead of driving normally. I might pretend I'm annoyed but it's always fun!

Monday, November 27, 2006


Here I am playing with the wireless trigger for the camera and a soft box before heading out for the night.


My first male subject, my baby brother. I always say he got the best of our Greek/German genes with his strong German Jaw line from Mom and big pouty lips from Dad.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Tubing/Snowboarding in the Snow!

Who's who

Tom - Orange and black jacket
Jon - Grey, orange and black jacket
Quentin - Blue jacket
Darryl - White jacket
Michelle - White jacket

and me using the video from my little canon point and shoot.

Hot Tubbing in the Snow

What a day in the snow, we had a great time sitting in the hot tub and then jumping in the cold. It even gave me an opportunity to get mad at my brother for being mean to his girlfriend, good times!

You have to love the snow!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Monday, November 20, 2006

Coolest Show On TV Right Now!

Monday nights Quentin and I watch Heroes. The premises revolves around select individuals who're learning about their new super hero powers and slowly are finding each other. Save the cheerleader save the world is theme of the movie, yes it sounds cheesy but they've made it cool.

We just watched an episode tonight and Claire is my one of my favorite characters. Her ability is to regenerate. A cute scene is when her brother puts a deep staple in her hand and as she pulls it out her skin regenerates. Also she's totally cute and adorable and I love how's she's smaller and athletic looking.

Another favorite character is Niki who's actually Ali Larter. She has a split personality who's called Jessica. Jessica is Niki's dark evil side, she has super woman strength and goes around beating everyone up to get her way. Hmm I wonder if split personalities actually exist.

My 5K in the Wind and Rain!

Well I completed my run on Sunday, which started uphill and into the wind and rain. It was wet and miserable but only 5km so I just did it to get it over with. We were suppose to run the 10km but my knee has been bothering me lately so I thought it would be better to run half as far. I also wore an old knee brace from high school which I hate, and I swear it slowed me down.
Here's the graph that Nike+Ipod produces for you when you upload your runs. I choose an 800 calorie run of which I burned 405. The program is kinda neat as it interrupts whatever song your listening to and says, "200 calories burned", very motivating. Also if you have a record workout, then Lance Armstrong all of a sudden starts talking in your headphones saying what a great job you've done. The graph says that I ran 5.98 kilometers which is odd because you'd think the people at the race would have measured out the race properly and I swore I turned the senor on and off at the appropriate times. So if I ran pretty much 6km in 36 minutes my time should have been ummm (36.04/5.98)5=30.13 I don't know if you can use math to make your time better but whatever it makes me feel better to see 30 minutes instead of 36, ouch!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Saturday Night At Home Alone, Self Inflicted

Well everyone I know is out doing something fun and exciting tonight and I get to stay at home alone, and do laundry (bla...) and the dishes that obviously my other half wasn't inspired to do either. (phew) I have a race in the morning at UBC 9am, so must be fresh in the morning. I know I'll thank myself a 1000 times when the alarm sounds at 7am and I didn't just get home 2hrs ago.

Well here is something I found on a friends myspace in the comments section that sounded exciting. Well I thought it was exciting until I read the end, Happy Saturday Night everyone!

I just thought I should be up front with you.
I Want To Have My Way With You!
I will seek and I will find you ...
I shall take you to bed and have my way with you.
I will make you ache, shake & sweat until you moan & groan.
I will make you beg for mercy, beg for me to stop.
I will exhaust you to the point that you will be relieved when I'm finished with you.
And, when I am finished, you will be weak for days.
All my love, . . . . . . . . . .

~The Flu~

More interesting trivia

-thanks to my December edition of Psychology Today
London School of Economics reviewed data on the attractiveness of 2972 men and women who were rated on a five - point scale and found that the fives had significantly more daughters: 56 percent for the couples with one or two hotties versus 48% for the rest. Why the propensity for pink? Parental traits that server one gender better than the other can influence the sex of the baby (though no one's sure exactly how). Because girls have historically relied on beauty for reproductive success, pretty parents have a better chance of passing along their genes through daughters.

It's amazing in psychology what type of experiments they will conjure and find significance for. I was surprised to read this!

Another article talks about character traits that may or may not change in a lifetime.

Being organized, self-discipline, goal-directed - rose across the board over time. The biggest increases being during the 20's.
Agreeableness, shown by generosity, selflessness and helpfulness, and mostly commonly linked to building relationships, increased most during the 30's.
Neuroticism in women declined with much older age, but not so with men. Openness declined persistently over time for both sexes. Extroversion dropped among women but not for men.

Last statement that's interesting, I never thought of it as pessimistic!

Being self-critical, which is a form of pessimism, is a very good thing. A mix of discontent is a healthy thing: it creates striving."

Thursday, November 16, 2006

5 Toughest Questions a Woman Can Ask a Man

The questions are:

1. What are you thinking about?
2. Do you love me?
3. Do I look fat?
4. Do you think she is prettier than me?
5. What would you do if I died?

I opened a FW email and I just couldn't help but laugh when I read the questions. I read them out loud to Quentin along with the recommended do and don't responses. It's funny how questions can indeed be overwhelming.

Yummy Mommy

Driving to work this morning I listened to an AM channel which I usually never think to do and the featured lady was Erica Hhm who used to be a DJ on Much Music. She talked about her newest career and her website the Yummy Mommy Club. I really liked her definition of a yummy mommy, a women who's continuing to inspire herself, to learn and grow. Her children and parenting are a huge part of what she does but it's not all that she does. She talked about when she had her first son and said, "I didn't love him at first" wow I've never heard someone admit to something like that, and that she cried for the first 4 months.
She spoke about photography and how she thought it was a good idea for Mom's to take time for themselves and in particular to get dressed up once in awhile and do a photo shoot. This woman is so up my alley!
So Erica has my attention and I'm looking forward to listening to more of her radio talk shows and reading her website.
Here's a photo that I just can't get enough of this morning from Erica's featured photographer. Look at that foot, it's memorizing!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Return of the Leonids

Meter shower possible this Sunday Nov 19. I love hitting the hottub on a night with the increased possibility of meter showers. So this Sunday night it will be great to set up the telescope right by the tub and hang out for a bit.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Slobs Make Better Lovers

I'm a bit of a neat freak and for the most part I think this makes my life easier. I googled the word slob today just to check the spelling of it actually and I found this article posted by CBS from 2002. I think it's pretty funny especially the part about husbands and pj on the floor!

Slobs Make Better Lovers
October 25, 2002
(CBS) According to a recent poll, guys with messy sock drawers have sex three times more per month than those who organize their socks. I never knew there was such a direct connection between socks and sex. Maybe soon, schools will be offering courses in socks education. The poll was conducted by IKEA, the home furnishings people. It was part of their "You Can't Be Too Organized" survey. I guess this "more sex" result was not something that the pro-organized people at IKEA predicted. And those who are disorganized don't just have more sex. According to the poll, their relationships might be better in other ways, too. Those couples that don't have closet organizers argue three times less per month than those who do. (I don't know what a "closet organizer" is, so I guess we don't have one. I could ask my wife if she thinks we should get one, but that might just cause an argument.) Also, men who don't own Palm Pilots are more likely to remember their wives' birthdays than men who do own them. These results are not all that surprising. If you spend all your time organizing your socks or entering data in your Palm Pilot, you will have little time for anything else. Also, if you are compulsive, and must do things like make sure all the dishes are clean before going to bed, or check to see that all the doors are locked several times before you can relax, your spouse will probably be asleep before you're ready to settle in for the night. Being organized seems almost by definition to be un-sexy. How many people fantasize about a romantic stranger who makes lists? How many people dream about a sexy somebody who has a calendar on his watch? How turned on would you be if you heard, "I'll be right with you. I just have to color-code my shirts?" On the other hand, while a disregard for order might be sexy in the beginning, what about a long-term relationship? According to the survey, married men were four times more likely to leave their pajamas on the floor in the morning than single men. I wonder what percentage of wives find that sexy. There are other curious results of the poll. Registered Republicans were three times more likely to color-code their T-shirt drawers and organize their closets than registered Democrats. However, Democrats were five times as likely to color-code their files at work than Republicans. What conclusions should we draw from this data? That Republicans are less likely to have sex at home and Democrats are less likely to have sex at work? I don't think recent history supports this. Despite the messy socks-good sex connection, the people at IKEA maintain that being organized is a good thing. They believe that you can gain a great deal of quality time by reducing all the minutes and hours you spend looking for keys, glasses, or the remote control. (By the way, according to the survey, men spend an average of 80 minutes per week looking for the remote control. Women spend 7 minutes.) I'm not so sure about this quality time benefit. Almost daily, while I'm looking frantically for my keys, glasses, or the remote control, I'll come across something that I lost a week or two ago. I might never have found that thing if I had a regular place for my keys, glasses, or the remote control. Let's put this whole survey in perspective. It was conducted by a home furnishings company. Is this really where we should be getting our information about sex and relationships? Traditionally we learn about these things on the playground or from daytime TV. Besides, how unbiased can a company that sells organizers be about organization? And this isn't just any furniture company. It's IKEA. That's the place that sells you furniture in a million pieces that you put together after you get home, working from directions that always seem upside down. I'm not sure that this company should be considered experts in sex. If I bought a bed from IKEA, I'd probably spend more time trying to assemble it than I would using it.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Brazilian Girls

Last night we ventured out to Richards on Richards to see Brazilian Girls who are Hadley's absolute favorite band. They're slightly different, the lead singer wears a mask for most of the show and sings in German, French, Spanish (I think) and English of coarse. They were incredibly different and unique. They had lots of hyper energy but seemed to sing mostly cool mellow songs. One song towards the end was in French and I really like it. I can read a bit of french (thanks to French 11) but can't understand it spoken at all, so Quentin interpreted that the lyrics were, "I want to wake up next to you". Awww that's cute :) Anyways it was a really good show and I'm definitely a Brazilian Girls fan.

She kept putting her lipstick on over her mask, that was funny!

Hads and I

Here I am loving my black slouchy boots, black tights and long comfy sweater, perfect Monday night bar wear.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Cleanse Dat!

We'll I'm officially staring to feel like crap on this cleanse which I started this morning. I have to take 4 pills from each bottle and 30 drops once a day. I know the real reason I'm not feeling so happy is because I can't just eat whatever I want. I can 't have bread or cheese which are big staples in my diet, no pasta either. It's a big list of food that you need to avoid and it's tricky finding the right kinds. I bought this special frozen bread because the store clerk said it's a special ancient grain and when I showed it to Quentin he said, "what is it ancient because it was made last year"? and it tasted about as good as it looked.

But according to Hadley I'll feel so much better at the end of the 12 days and since she was starting one this morning I thought I'd give it a whirl so we could whine, complain and be cranky together. We'll see how it goes.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Trying out new Blog Amps

It's at the bottom of this page, can you hear it? Or I have to figure out how to put the code at the top of the page otherwise I'm leaving it below. I'll be changing the songs once I figure out how. The current song comes from Deep Dish and I've had the chorus of this song in my head all day. Very techno not my usual but great for dancing.