Saturday, September 21, 2013

in my head

Dear neighbour, 

I'm not bothered by your guitar sing along until the wee small hours of the morning. It is Friday night after all.

I was unimpressed when you started on the nickelback. 

I am officially peeved by the fact that I know have that song stuck in my head.

"Are we having fun yet?"


Friday, September 13, 2013

friday the 13th limerick time!

There was a camp with a lake just like crystal
And a history of pain - oh so dismal!
To step on it’s shores
That Jason adores,
Means death – swift, certain and brutal.

Check out my past limericks celebrating this auspicious day:

Friday July 13th 2012

Friday February 13th 2009

Friday April 13th 2007

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

chip truck at sherwood park

Tonks had a bit of an adventure today; Jeremy took her to Sherwood Park to get microchipped. Toronto animal services is running chip trucks. It is $10 bucks to get your pet microchipped if you have a Toronto license for them. You can still do it if not it just costs more.

 We have been meaning to do this for awhile, I am addicted to welcome home videos of dogs greeting people they haven't seen in ages. It started with soldiers coming home to dogs then escalated to dogs being reunited with owners after ages and ages but were found because they were microchipped. I would be devastated if I lost Tonks, when she came home I told her there was no escaping us now.

 Jeremy took her and said she went happily with the people but jerked around when she got her needle like ' what the fu-' and then they gave her a milk bone and she was their best friend. After a quick turn around the park she wanted to go over and see them again so I don't think she is traumatized.

 There are a few more trucks scheduled this year if you have not microchipped your cat or dog I highly recommend you do so. In case they go on an adventure without you.

Friday, May 17, 2013

sleepeh puppet

Poor shmoo had a busy day. So many things to roll in on the farm...

Sunday, February 3, 2013

PUPPY BOWL! I ordered the animal planet channel today just for this. I might die and they've only done the starting lineup.

Monday, January 28, 2013

the future is now!

Last night I was reading my Kobo while lying on my side in bed, turning the page with an infinitesimal pinky extension. I remembered all the times I was trying to read on my side in bed and my neck or wrist was hurting but the book was so good I would keep going until I was in agony. I would imagine a device that would display a page at a time in front of me and my thoughts would turn the page. Granted it was a floating holographic display in these musings I realize the Kobo is in essence that fantastical invention I dreamt about as a child/teen/adult.

Today Jeremy sent me this article about science fiction things that are now real. There are some pretty crazy things, like an invisibility cloak and spray on skin, but my favourite is number 13.

Rogue Planet Floating Through Space.

That is so awesome.

He's all "Pffft. Fuck orbiting shit. I do what I what. Peace, I'm out."

CFBDSIR2149 is bigger than Jupiter and officially the badass of planets. I'm assuming it will be given a more colloquial name, something along the lines of 'Chuck Norris'.

Monday, January 14, 2013


I was very sorry to hear that Neil Gaiman's dog Cabal passed away recently. I heartily enjoyed reading about their adventures and imagined that he and Tonks would be best buds if they met. When I met Neil I gave him a picture of Tonks and told him about her rescue. We super bonded.

Grab a tissue and read Neil's tribute to Cabal.

He was a good dog.

I'm going to go have a good cuddle with Tonks now. I suggest you grab your pup and do the same. And if you don't have one go rescue one and then have a cuddle. You will not regret it.

Friday, January 11, 2013

I have been away from Tonks since last Saturday, today I did facetime and barooed at her and she tilted her head back and forth.

It was the best thing ever.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

i love bats

They are adorable.

Little did I know just how adorable they could be.

Ladies and gentleman the Honduran White Fruit Bat! I might die of teh cutes.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

4:06 am

So Tonks gets me up super early for a walk, not a big deal since I went to bed at six last night. I meant to have a quick nap ( like 2 hours or so) but it was just so cozy.

I love when Halloween is in the middle of the week. There are parties from the Friday before until the day of, and when you walk your dog at interesting times you see some interesting things. Jeremy came home on Friday and said 'Wow I have never seen so many slutty cats'. I totally thought he meant stray cats that were all in heat. It was ladies heading out to the bars.

Anyway the point of the story is this, I was walking Tonks enjoying the escapades of the drunk people walking home when I saw something magical. There we were having a pee (well Tonks not me), when we saw it - stumbling widely down the sidewalk. Where those skinny jeans? Wait was that a blue bikini bottom? Batman?



Spiked suspenders, pointy ears, grey face paint and all. Made my day.

Friday, September 14, 2012

adopt a less adoptable pet week

Almost that time of year again!

Don't forget about these awesome pets when adopting! just because they are older/less mobile/tripodular doesn't mean they won't be the best thing to ever happen to you!!

Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week 2012

Check out's article on the subject.

For those who aren't aware petfinder is where we got Tonks, and 4 other dogs in my family. I wasn't aware at the time that bigger black dogs were in this category but I've since learned a lot on the subject.

Don't overlook a pet because it's a little older or has special needs, it will love you so much, you won't be able to imagine your life before. For serious.


Yeah so they dismissed us by the end of the day with an 'oops no jury trials scheduled this week, you're free to go and have fulfilled your obligation'.

After the rousing civic duty video it was a little bit of a let down to have it end so abruptly. Ah well.

Monday, August 27, 2012

jury dutes

Today is day one of my adventure on a jury selection panel. Now I searched online so I knew what to expect and where to go and found some helpful blog entries, but thy were missing things for he truly anxious. So here goes: I was summoned to 361 University Ave, room 167 (listed as groundrm167 on the summons). The courthouse is smallish and set back from the road with trees and a fountain in front. Someone told me 'you can't miss it' well you can and I did so I'm giving details that are probably boring for the rest of you but for those anxiously waiting their day in court so to speak  I'm  sure you'll appreciate the extra details. When you enter the building there is an x-ray thing for you bag and a metal detector to go through, once you've navigated that it's off to room 167. It's straight down the hall on your right. You have to go through a couple sets of interior doors but here is  clear signage saying 'Jury Duty Room 167'. There will probably be a line to get in on the first day. When you enter the room here will be someone at a table on your left who will take your summons sheet (make sure you fill it out beforehand) and check you off a list. That's it so far for me. There are tv monitors mounted on pillars and I've heard whispers of a video about our civic duty that we watch on the first day. Hopefully that means I don't have to be here for 8:30 tomorrow. Not that Tonks will let me sleep in.

Friday, July 13, 2012

happy friday the 13th everbody!

Some camp counsellors went for swim, 
After a night of debauchery and sin,
They thought it a lark,
To go out in the dark,
And meet Mr. Voorhees therein.
"C'mon in guys! The water's fine! Hey would you hand me that rusty pitchfork on your way in? Super."

Saturday, June 30, 2012

well it's true

Me: Hahah! I just farted on Tonks.
Jeremy: What!?! Why would you do that, that’s terrible!
Me: What? She farts on me all the time!
Jeremy: I can’t believe you did that to her.
Me: C’mon! She eats poop!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

better than a kid getting a puppy for christmas

 An adult getting a surprise puppy. Or old person, even cuter.

Everybody melts when they get a puppy.

Friday, February 24, 2012

jeremy built tonks a den

It took her over a year to use it and now it's her favourite place. 

It has a hinged top so we can open it up and clean out whatever treasures she's dragged in there. I think Jeremy should market these and we can be millionaires. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

dear alan wake,

I am enjoying playing you. You have a great story and are very scary.

However, there was no reason to kill that dog, Max the lab. I am very disappointed in you. It was not necessary for the story and made me very sad.

A great horror story (movie, book or game) can, if done properly, kill any character and not lose the audience - but you never kill the dog. It simply isn't done.

For shame.

When in doubt ask yourself "would Dean Koontz kill this dog in his story?'. The answer will always be no. So no. Don't do it.

P.s. Dying of old age is acceptable though frowned upon.