Thursday, September 21, 2006

IKEA Catalogue

A coworker brought me an IKEA catalogue which she picked up when she visited her parents on the mainland. I'd been checking my mailbox daily awaiting my ordered copy. Of course the ordered copy showed up two days after Kate brought me one.

I had two!! I had already started to put post-it notes onto pages with notes written on the post-its. The second catalogue was scooped by my partner, John, as his ordered copy had not shown up. When I mentioned to friends that during our trip to Vancouver (aka Vankookoo) we would be making an IKEA stop, I was asked if I had a catalogue. I had to mention I had two, one already scooped and one now plastered with post-its. However, I would bring said catalogue along for viewing purposes only and I would turn the pages.

I willingly lead out some of my books, but my IKEA catalogue is a treasure not to be lent. I've saved for months to purchase the matching dresser for the bedside tables I purchased last year.

I think IKEA should include a page of post-its you can peel off labelled: NEED IT, LOVE IT, WANT IT, like LOULOU Magazine.

Now the latest question is, Last year did John leave the back seat in the van or did we take it out to fit in the IKEA purchases??

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

What Now?

I applied for a Payband 7 position in our office and again I didn't get it. I asked for feed back on the interview and got useful information. To be honest, when I left the interview I went through that phase where I thought of better answers. I know from past experience that when I start doing this my instincts are letting me know..."not this time".

It isn't IF it is just a matter of WHEN!

Or as I hope something better is coming my way.

I won't believe it when I see it....I'll see it when I believe it.

I will, I will, I will, I will be a PB7!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw

Beauty Tips From Moose Jaw, Travels in Search of Canada by Will Ferguson

I started this book, and then put it down to read The Secret Language of Girls (see review below) and then picked it up again. Some books you just can't pick up again, you have to go back and begin again. This book isn't like that, this book is a road trip across Canada, and one can take a side trip, such as reading another book, then return to the main road.

As someone who has studied Canadian History at university and who has lived and travelled through most of my selected home country, I completely enjoyed this book. I've been to some of the places Will Ferguson writes about and a lot he hasn't. Which just made me realize that writing a book about Canada isn't easy, there is just too much to see.

I've seen a lot of the Giant Objects beside Canada's highways, and could add to Will's list as he forgot Husky the Muskie in Kenora, the Icelandic man in Gimli (aka the giant chess piece) and a few others. I've even drunk Muskoka Dry.

What Will Ferguson has given us is a taste of Canada with a sense of humour. One that will make you yearn to hit the road and see this great big country for yourself.