Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Safeway Soviet Socialist Republic

Why can't all trips to the grocery store be this amazing?  

I just fixed my woolen military coat because moving to Vancouver from Edmonton has turned me into a weak little whimpering pansy when it comes to the cold (it's a whopping -3 right now) and I can't handle it without 15 layers.  I head off, newly repaired coat on body, gigantic furry hat on head.

Checkout Guy:  "Wow.  You've got this whole Russian aristocracy thing going on.  You royalty or something?"

Me:  "Well, technically I *am* a Baroness, not that it counts for anything in THIS country."

Checkout Guy:  <checks out all my groceries, I pay>  "Thank you very much..." <looks at airmiles card>  "...Baroness Romanov.  It's been a pleasure to serve you."  <salutes>

Old lady behind me:  <baffled>

Love it.  This is why I should have a camera crew that arbitrarily follows me around.


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Saturday, December 31, 2011

On 2012, &c.

Been a long time since I've posted; been a long time since I cared to post.  I'm not going to go into a phenomenal amount of detail here, because anyone who needs to know my sordid bits already does, and nobody needs to hear me complain as I'm sure you've all got your own gripes.

Summing it up, 2011 was one craptacular year.  From a failed marriage to failed health, it's been mostly a junkfest all around.  There were some highlights, however:

  • A fabulous trip to Vegas with my awesome BFF Dan, even though I had the demon flu the entire time we were there.
  • Making some new friends and getting closer to some old ones.
  • Not having to wear spectacles anymore, even though the recovery was something I wouldn't wish on my dearest enemy.
  • Plenty of Mexican food.
  • A nice long visit with my Mom and Dad in November, even though it was on wonky circumstances and we had to sit in the dark the entire time due to my healing eyeballs.
  • Cabin rave with Dutchie et al.
  • A trip back to Edmonton at the changing point of my life and having my sweetest and best friends around me to give me strength.

The rest of it, however, was by and large a load of horse puckey.

Not to worry, though - I've got big hopes for what 2012 may bring.  Frankly, anything at this stage is going to kick the spleen out of 2011.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Very Wise Was She

There was a girl - a very strange, enchanted girl
They say she wandered very far, very far, over land and sea
A little shy and sad of eye, but very wise was she
And then one day, a magic day she came my way
And while we spoke of many things, fools and kings, this she said to me:

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. 

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Monday, October 17, 2011

The Soundtrack of my Life.... Lately

I've been a horrible absentee Baroness for a while.  Apologies.

It all started here:

And then this happened:

Cut to end scene:

And drive the nail in the coffin home:

And until whenever things are right again, I'm going to wish and pray for one more precious, sweet moment of this:


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