Thursday, July 30, 2009

toothy topic

Here's something I recently discovered about myself while doing my morning routine one day. I brush my teeth with my eyes closed. I do the whole toothpaste thing open eyed, of course (I'd be REALLY good if I could do that with 'em closed and not make a giant mess), but then as soon as the vibrating swirling toothbrush makes contact with my mouth it's like a trigger and my eyes go shut. I think it's something to do with enjoying the sensation of the bristles scrubbing my pearly whites so much that I'd rather shut off some of the senses so I can dedicate more to the taste and feel of it all... but I'm not about to admit that if it makes me seem totally strange.

Does it? Wait, maybe I shouldn't have said anything at all.

Jules :Oj

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I went to the Stettler Pioneer Museum last weekend and in one of the houses was a doll collection and this doll. I swear, if you don't think this is the FA-REAK-IEST doll you've ever seen, I'd be quite worried about what collections you have at home! This is the stuff nightmares are made of. I think they modelled Chucky after this doll. And to think, back in it's day it brought great joy to some kid, somewhere. I wonder at what point it turned on the kid and started to become a source of terror.

Jules :Oaaahhhh!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

maybe later...

I need to vacuum, and right now I'm procrastinating. I'm not usually one to put stuff off, but lately, things seem to be not all that appealing. Especially if they actually involve the prospect of working up a sweat. Well, I can think of one thing involving working up a sweat that I still enjoy, but let's not get into that. The point is... do I really have to keep a clean house?

Well, if you know me, you know the answer....




So off I go. I've left it long enough. Wow, I did good there, that was like a whole 3 minutes!

Jules :oj

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I just nose...

Have you ever been trying like the dickens to blow your nose only to have not much luck with it because you, for whatever reason, have sticky snot?

So then what do you do? Just blow harder? Won't come out. So then? The only real thing to do is pick it out somehow. So you wad and twist up the snot rag and attemt to do some sort of reverse plunger action, and you think that works but then you can still feel ths sticky snot inside. You're embarrased now, becuase you've made such a spectacle of yourself already so you excuse yourself so you can go tackle the sticky snot in the privacy of your bathroom or in the company of a mirror so you can at least see what's going on.

Finally, you find the stuck booger and manage to relieve yourself of it. Thank God. You can breathe easy once again without feeling like every particle in the air is building up and making the sticky snot an even bigger ball of impossibility.

What causes sticky snot. That's what I wanted to know.

Jules :8j

Friday, July 24, 2009

I'm new.

I got new glasses. Do they look good? Nobody's noticed here... maybe they're too similar to my last ones.... you tell me. Just ignore my haircut. I know it's too short!



At the very least, I look more tanned! Credit to all the outdoorsy stuff I keep up to daily! Woot! Makes my teeth look whiter! LOL

Jules 8O)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Prehistoric Walk

We went to Edmonton to see Walking with Dinosaurs today and was that ever worth the $50 each!! Wow, what a spectacular show. It takes you through all the different periods of dinosaur evolution and spotlights several examples of what the mega dinos from each era were. The music was great, the sound effects reached your very core, the dinosaurs looked very realistic (or what you'd expect them to look like), the rest of the props, while there weren't many of them were really so great as well. I was impressed with it all. Even with the narrator, with his little written bits of humor thrown in. We were a party of 4, and each of us had a fantastic time!!! I'd recommend going to see it, if you're at a location where you can take it in. My only problem with it was that I wished it was longer.... but looking at everyone else's faces when it was over... their eyes and excited voices all said the same thing too!

So much fun! Worth travelling in the gruelling heat for, absolutely!

Jules :Oj

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Let's do it for HOURS, Honey!

If you ever want to see a HUGE amount of dragonflies mating, you need to come down to what I call Peaceful Ponds in Red Deer. While you won't be able to find it, because I've named it for myself as "Detention Pond" is neither an attractive description nor a name, you can call me up and I'll take you there to witness this phenomenon!

It's amazing, actually! The male just attaches to the back of the female somehow and they land in the water (these small ones do, the big assed dragonflies just do it mid air), and while the female all but drowns the male, you see his backside turn and curve under to implant his seed. This causes the female's wings to flap wildly (so rapidly that you can't even see them, almost) and almost audibly scream with pleasure. Well, that last part *might* be made up. But they do enjoy this process so much that it wouldn't be strange to see them attached and goin at it for more than half an hour!

So much fun to watch insects and animals mate. Yup!
Jules :Oj

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

don't read this if you are a telemarketer... or maybe do.

Fuck off, you fucking telemarketers looking for Rod and Mrs. Burkhardt!

Every telemarketer that calls my house asks for these people. Every single time. And every single time I tell them that these people don't live here. And then I politely ask them to take me off their call list because I'm not interested in whatever they're selling either. Well tonight, the guy calls and asks for Rod.

Guy: Hi, is Rod there?
Me: No, there's no Rod here, what are you selling?
Guy in an irrate tone: I'm not selling anything!!!!!!! Is ROD there?!?!?!
Me: There's no Rod living here... (and then I'm cut off)
Guy (even more irrate): Well let me talk to Mrs. Burkhardt then!!!!!!!
Me: There are no people living here by that name and if you could just take me... (was going to say off your call list before I was cut off)
Guy: I'm not selling anything, Lady!!!
Me: Oh fuck off. Click.

This was unbelievable!!! A telemarketr takes THAT MUCH effing tone with ME, who's simply trying to ask what it's all about, what he's calling for and let him know there's nobody here at that name?!?!

And to top it all off, they just don't relent. They call the house sevral times a day.

I know everyone needs a job, and I know most people don't listen to telemarketers, but holy shit, man. Is it any wonder when they fly off the cuff at something like "no, he doesn't live here". I swear to God, I've never been spoken to that rudely by one of them before. So that particular guy can go into some tight little corner and F*ck himself because I didn't need that sort of attitude to end my already bitchy day.

Maybe it's just time to change my phone number.

Jules :Ogrrrrrrr!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Shower Questions...

Okay, so everyone experiences this and I need to know what your opinion is on fighting it.

You are having your lovely hot shower, morning or night, whatever and the steam cleans your pores and fills your lungs loosening up whatever's in them from the air we pretend is clean to breathe. You're lathered, rinsed, smelling fresh and clean. Life, for that moment in time, couldn't be any better.

And then..

You open the shower curtain and are bombarded with COLD air. All of your steam has stayed behind the curtain with you keeping you cozy and hasn't bothered to think about how freaking cold it's gonna be when you turn off the water and open the curtain. Thanks a lot, steam. How about instead of blanketing me in your warmy goodness, you get to work warming the rest of the damn bathroom!

Anyway. How do we combat that rush of cold air? Is it better to have that steaming hot shower and warm your body up a bit more than needed so that the cold air feels good? Or is it better to have a somewhat cooler shower so as to aclimatize your body so it won't be such a shock?

Jules :Oj

Friday, July 03, 2009

Belated wishes count, don't they?

What's that? A Canadian blogger who didn't wish all other fellow Canadian's a HAPPY CANADA DAY on the 1st of July? Well, what can I say, I was too busy having the best Canada Day ever!! We had a family BBQ, there were about 20 people over, all visiting and having fun in my back yard! Kids in the pool, adults playing kids games, loads and loads of food and drink, so much laughter and good conversation... it was absolutely fantastic!! Then to top off the already superb day - Si, Nate, Corey and I all went down to Bower Ponds to take in some of the headlining entertainment down there. More drink, food and music... more womderful times!

Thank you to all my family (everyone here, I consider family) for coming along at some point, I loved having you all here and I'll definitely consider doing it all again next summer!!

For the rest of you... I'll try to make it on time next year to wish you all a Happy Canada Day, but as luck would have it, this post is just in time for Independence Day!! So all my American blogger friends, a most happy one to you!!

Jules :O)