Tuesday, April 18, 2006

What's the opposite of Spring Fever?

Usually around this time of year I get a burst of energy. Days are getting warmer and sunnier and longer. Things are starting to grow. Birdies are happily twittering all over the place. The kitties are turning into kamikaze furballs. Even Fred is a little perkier than usual.

I am not. I am tired. And sad. And having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, nevermind getting excited about getting out of bed. It's not every day, and it's not all day long on the days that I feel like this, but there's getting to be more not-wanting-to-get-out-of-bed days than not. I'm still getting out of bed, but that's mostly because I need the paycheque. Oh, and some days (again, not every day) I just can't stop eating. Not always stuff that's bad for me, but still, it is possible to eat too much celery.

Maybe I'm depressed? I don't know. I've been treated for it in the past, and it felt different than this. This is more like extreme boredom with my life. Except that aside from my job/commute (didn't get that last one that I interviewed for, by the way), my weight and a couple of things that will take care of themselves in about 19 days, I quite like my life. I have a home that I have plans to make into a lovely home. I have a boyfriend and cats and family and friends who all love me and I love them all back. I'm still looking for a job and still going to the gym. I go for walks and I do things I enjoy like going to the farmer's market, and singing, and having tea with my girlfriends. So why, when I have all of this wonderful stuff going on, do I just want to pull the covers up over my head and snuggle with a kitty while knitting things and watching Oprah?

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


I need help! Last night I finally watched The Christmas Invasion and now I need more of The Doctor. Please give me your favourite Doctor related links, especially if they have episode transcripts. Feeding my new mini-obsession will also help to keep my mind off that job I still haven't heard anything about.

Friday, April 07, 2006


I'm just all over the place today, be warned!

Waiting sucks

I am waiting to hear back from an interview I had earlier this week. It's almost 3:30 on Friday afternoon, which means that I'm unlikely to hear anything today, and that I will have to continue to wait through the weekend. My tummy is kinda knotty and I just want to know what's going on!

I am waiting for the room mate to move out. Thirty days. It's not very long, not much longer at all as a matter of fact, but I'm impatient. Then end of the tunnel is right there and I can see the light, but it's not enough to read by.

Best Lunch Ever

Today I treated myself to lunch. I went to Sammy's in the food court downstairs and got a spinach salad with dried cranberries, walnuts, fresh strawberries, salmon and strawberry dressing on it, and a can of V-8. It made me very, very happy.

I [heart] My iPod!

Fred surprised me with an iPod (financial obligations be damned! Damned, I say! *whimper* But this is not going to be complainy, this is going to be about how much I [heart] my iPod). Mine is white and her name is Emmeline. Don't ask me why, that's just the name that came to me while we were getting to know each other Wednesday afternoon. She helped me knit, she helped me do laundry and we danced around while we hung up shirts, she helped me do the dishes and empty the dishwasher. Yesterday we went for a walk together to the grocery store to get some sushi, and tonight we're going to the gym. I am going to knit her a cozy with a trap door on the front to get at the control wheel thingy (like those jammies with feet!), and a pocket to keep her earphones in, and a place to put an armband through when for when we're pumping iron. I am also going to knit her a cord cozy to keep her earphone cord from getting all tangly and chewed by cats. I love her so very, very much. Right now I have about 180 songs on her, some of which have to come off, and then a lot more need to go on. We still have some getting-to-know-you stuff to do, like learning how to make a playlist, but I think that this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Singing on Sunday

This Sunday we're off to Burlington for singing and spending time with friends. Yay!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Notes from the evil one, the helper-cat and the pretty one.

Stolen from The Spawnkitty and Chuck. Us kitties got to stick together, yo. Solidaritoo!

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Callie!

  1. All of the roles in Shakespeare's plays - including the female roles - were originally played by Callie.
  2. About one tenth of Callie is permanently covered in ice.
  3. Callie is often used in place of milk in food photography, because milk goes soggy more quickly than Callie.
  4. Callie was named after Callie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's 'It's a Wonderful Life'.
  5. A bride should wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and Callie.
  6. Callie can fly at an average speed of fifteen kilometres an hour!
  7. There are 336 dimples on Callie!
  8. The liquid inside Callie can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.
  9. Marie Antoinette never said 'let them eat cake' - this is a mistranslation of 'let them eat Callie'!
  10. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are Callie.
I am interested in - do tell me about

Comments from Callie:
2. That 1/10th is because you people keep opening that door that we can't get out. It's not my fault the wild calls to me.
5. Try to wear me. Just try it. You'll wind up with a lot more piercings than you have now, pinky.
9. That should read "this is a mistranslation of let them eat ribbon".

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Sabre!

  1. Michelangelo finished his great statue of Sabre in 1504, after eighteen months work.
  2. Sabre is the world's smallest mammal.
  3. Sabre has little need for water and is capable of going for months without drinking at all.
  4. Sabre, from the movie of the same name, had green blood.
  5. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find Sabre.
  6. The risk of being struck by Sabre is one occurence every 9,300 years.
  7. Four-fifths of the surface of Sabre is covered in water!
  8. Research indicates that Sabre will be attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
  9. Sabre can pollinate up to six times more efficiently than the honeybee.
  10. The Eskimos have over fifty words for Sabre.
I am interested in - do tell me about

Comments from Sabre:
3. Unless you have milk. Then I will climb your leg to get to the bottom of the cereal bowl.
6. Unless you are Callie or Nova. Then the chances go up exponentially.

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Nova!

  1. Nova does not have toes.
  2. Nova cannot jump!
  3. In Japan it is considered rude to talk with Nova in your mouth.
  4. Nova can drink over 25 gallons of water at a time.
  5. Nova can grow up to three feet in a 24 hour period.
  6. Influenza got its name because people believed the disease was caused by the evil "influence" of Nova.
  7. In 1982 Time Magazine named Nova its 'Man of the Year'!
  8. It takes 8 minutes for light to travel from the Sun's surface to Nova.
  9. Over 2000 people have now climbed Nova, with roughly ten percent dying on the way down.
  10. On average, women blink nearly twice as much as Nova.
I am interested in - do tell me about

Comments from Angela (because Nova is busy being pretty. And sleeping.):
1. In fact, Nova has a lot of toes that she cleans very loudly when I am trying to watch tv.
5. This is true. She can be a tiny, adorable ball of white fur curled up on the back of the couch in the afternoon, then that night she is a gigantic, heavy, stretched out bunch of white fur, crushing my chest and cutting off my air flow.
10. Nova has a reverse blink. She keeps her eyes closed most of the time, and opens them every once in a while to make sure that she's still being suffciently adored.