Sunday, January 27, 2013

Easy Like Sunday Morning

And it's Sunday again.  It's been a really great week.

On Monday, I attended the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Hamilton Community Awards on behalf of HIVE - the young professional group hub in Hamilton.  I was at a great table of YPs who I enjoyed getting to know in a more social setting.  Until we went around the table and it was determined that I was the oldest in the group.  By four months, but still.

Afterwards, I joined our Oscar Movie Mondays with Dru and Jen.   We're watching as many of the nominated films as we can before Oscar night.  We watched Silver Linings Playbook, which I had already seen and loathed.  Turns out, I am the only person who feels this way.  Everyone I poll really likes it.  Meh.

We've been doing thematic food and drink for the movies we watched.  Well, to be honest, Dru and Jen have been - I've totally dropped the ball.  There were cajun bayou shrimp, swamp water cocktails and BBQ chips for Beasts of the Southern Wild...

and Polar Ice vodka (a nod to the main character's bi-polar issues) and almond blondies on a literal silver lined playbook for Silver Linings Playbook...

and tomorrow night we're watching Lincoln.  If you have any suggestions, please throw me a bone.  So far, all I have is AbraHAM sandwiches, but Jen is a vegetarian.  Errrgh.


This week also brought the first dodgeball victory for my team, the Daj Mahballs!  And not just a small margin victory, but a full blow-out.  We were amazing.  It was like we all hit our stride as a team and each individual member was the best they'd been.  I always have a blast playing, but I'll admit that I coasted off this winning high for several days.


Online dating.  Again. Those two words summon so many thoughts.  While I wish I could post the images and messages for your entertainment, trust me when I tell you that they provide me a daily mix of laughter, exasperation and "Are you freaking kidding me?" faces.  I've already been messaged by a cross-dressing man hoping that we share a love of short skirts.  I can't make this stuff up.


Have you been seeing all the advertisements lately for these cigarette alternativess?

First of all, what does SNUS mean?  Sinus?  An acronym?  It's been promoted as a drama free alternative to cigarettes.  What does that mean?  Do smokers experience drama?  Perhaps there are turf wars outside on smoke breaks.

I went to the website and it's basically a small pouch filled with nicotine that you slide "under your upper lip and enjoy".  A massive immobile banner on the website yells at you that it causes mouth cancer.  Awesome.

There is also a ridiculous ad campaign for the Blu electronic cigarette starring Stephen Dorff.  Fine, I'm not a smoker.  I never have been, but this all seems silly.  Is good old fashioned will power not an option? I've seen people do it. It's possible.


Keeping these messages on my kitchen white board always make me smile.  The first one was from my Dad when he installed the board and the others have appeared there after dinner parties or random nights when friends come over.  Except for the mean one from my high school nemesis about my penchant for wearing vests, they're lovely.


Have you ever bought an apple from the grocery store that actually had the stem on it?  Like a picture.  I felt like I was in a fairytale.  Ok, that might be a bit of a stretch.

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