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A Little History II

inMa Vie

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I did this May 11, 2005 – thought it would be interesting to see what almost 4 years does to the equation.

10 years ago:
I was 27 going on 28.
I was working for TNT Logistics in their Texport division.
I was commuting 2 hours a day to Brampton.
I was laid off in April b/c Eatons was going under.
I was single but dating.
I was living in Hamilton on my own.
I was driving a Toyota Tercel.

5 years ago:
I was 32 going on 33.
I was living in Grimsby with my father and brother.
I was single but dating a lot that year.
I was losing weight almost 50lbs at that point.
I was working in a CA firm in Oakville.
I was driving a Hyundai Elantra GTi.
I took my second trip to the Dominican.

3 years ago:
I was 34 going on 35.
I was living in my own home, a condo in Hamilton.
I was still single (go figure…).
I was working in a CA firm in Oakville but looking for another job.
I had lost over 65lbs.
I had a part-time job at Shoppers Drugmart.

1 year ago:
I was 36 going on 37.
I have been dating an old ex of mine since Aug 2007.
I traveled to the Dominican in January.
I sold my home an moved to Mississauga, renting.
I bought a condo but it will not be completed until Jun 2010.
I had Lasik surgery and now have 20/20.
I was working in a design firm on the bean team in Mississauga.
I got a puppy and fish.

I am 37 (will be 38).
Back to being single; stopped dating the the ex last month
I still work at the design firm and love it.
Regained 40lbs and now in the process of re-losing it.
I still live/rent in Mississauga.
I still have Bruiser (dog) and Bill (beta fish)
I drive a smart Car named Buttercup.
I am contemplating taking a pottery class.

  • Aerik

    That’s one of the things I like about having had a blog for so long; we can go back and see what our lives were like a few years ago and compare.

  • Trish

    I agree Aerik, I’ve been blogging for almost 8 years (it was longer but lost stuff on geocities) and although some stuff remains the same, it is really fun to go back and see what you were doing.

  • Suzannah

    Wow !I didn’t realize I had been reading for so long. I remember you working at the Shoppers Drugmart. I remember you buying alot of clothes at that time!


Damn Geese!

inMa Vie

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The geese have been missing for about two weeks when our building’s owner put out picnic tables in the sweep of grass that they had been guarding. While walking home a week ago I would run into them down at the Burnanthorpe/Hurontario stairs (not in the parking lot!)…feeling like they were following me.

Then they completed disappeared for about a week…didn’t see them at all last week or this…until last night.

Since my car is 65% ‘new’ (whole side replaced and then last year the back end when I got hit) I have been parking at the back of the parking lot, so that no one will ding my car sides.

Last night a coworker and myself are walking out and she is close to the building and I am at the back so I walk and lo and behold, there’s those damn geese! But guess where they are….RIGHT AT MY CAR! Not a car length down, not ‘near’ my car…but AT MY CAR.

When I saw them at Burnanthorpe/Hurontario they were friendly in that you could walk a close to them and they left you be, so I thought…I will just walk up to my car and get in.


One starting honking at me and walking quickly towards me so I backed up away from them. I wait for my coworker to drive up and she offers to drive me to my car, not knowing that where they are IS my car. She starts laughing when she realizes and I told her to drive up close to my car and maybe they would walk/fly away…


She then leaves and I have NO clue how I am going to get to my car as each time I try to get to my car, out comes the wings and honking and BOTH of them come towards me.

A guy in a minivan had been watching and decided to help in trying to herd them around his van as he drove up to my car. The geese, knowing I am there, try to get around the van back to me. I quickly RUN to the passenger side of my car and climb over to the driver’s seat. Once I sit down, one goose is staring at me through the driver’s side window honking at me and the other is in front of my car. I look at the one to my left and told him in a stern voice to not peck at my car, it had been newly replaced and slowly backed up and drove off….

I am a freakin’ goose magnet…


Email I Sent This Morning To My Coworkers

inMa Vie

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So this morning I was attacked by a goose in the parking lot. I am not exaggerating. First it flew at me and over. Then I continued onwards watching it and it then it decided it still hadn’t taught me a lesson and dived at my head which I covered with my laptop bag. People who were getting out of their cars saw this…and got back into their cars, lol.

Anyways, this happened to Joanna and I on Tuesday as well but I heard his squawks from behind and we ran out of his way.

He is in the parking lot closest to Hurontario. Wifey is there too, but she is in the bank of grass right by the sidewalk on Hurontario. I ran into her the same day Joanna and I were attacked when I was walking home – she just honked at me a few times.

But him…he’s an aggressive little bugger, well HUGE bugger and he seems to think that that parking lot…is HIS territory. So heads up (and ears) for those parking there. HE WILL ATTACK!

Now you may commence your laughing…I did. Just my luck to adding “attacked by goose” to my repertoire of oddities.



JOTD: The White Dot


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A kindergarten class had a homework assignment to find out something
‘exciting’ and relate it to the class the next day.

When the time came to present what they’d found, the first little
boy the teacher called on walked up to the front of the class ….
and with a piece of chalk, made a small white dot on the blackboard and then
sat back down.

Puzzled, the teacher asked him what it was.

‘It’s a period,’ he replied.

‘I can see that,’ said the teacher, ‘but what is so ‘exciting’ about a period?’

‘Darned if I know,’ he said, ‘but this morning my sister was ‘missing’ one.
Mommy fainted, Daddy had a heart attack, and the boy next door joined the Navy…


Oddity of the Day


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MascaraI forgot to put mascara on this morning. I don’t recall ever forgetting before. I have very light eyelashes…so it was noticeable this morning as I was dusting my face with powder when I got to the office.

I feel nekkid.