Category Archives: Rants

Hope You Partied on Without me


Guess what? I’ve got my laptop!!!

Now I can blog and be a social recruse again!  I regret buying it from Dell, but their purchasing process was so easy… and we all know how much I hate complicated purchases. 


I got the 15 inch Insprion Notebook (I think this image is of a mini… mine isn’t mini, it’s wide screen) I didn’t pay much for the system, under 900 and it included a printer, McAfee for a year, office and photoshop. 

So here’s the beef I have with it:

1) The GodDamn Cursor Pad SUCKs!!!!  I can’t use it for more than 5 mintues without my finger cramping up on me.  I need to press on the pad hard in order to move the cursor… the sensitivity just sucks. 

2) Basic indicator lights MIA.  Num Lock, Cap Lock… we take these indicator lights for granted.  This laptop isn’t equipped with these basic lights, they are displayed on the taskbar.  Probably something that just takes some getting used to.  But right now, it annoys the hell out of me. 

There were many other things that urked me, I can’t quite think of them now, but I am sure I’ll add to this post later.



It’s a gorgeous day, I’m going to take full advantage of today and go to the pioneer village with Christopher, maybe even Western Fair…



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Now, you’ll never see what you’ve done to me


It’s apparantly bad taste to dance with your male friends and smack each other’s ass. 


Even though his girlfriends is right there, and my boyfriend is right there.  I smack his girlfriend’s ass with just as much love.


Marc is even friends with this guy and has no worries about anything that might happen between us… Not to mention that there’s nothing that can come between Marc and I.


Outsiders, friends alike doesn’t like this playfulness.  They are afraid that I’ll break Marc’s heart.  I love that they care about him.  But clearly they don’t know me.


I don’t flirt, I don’t know how to flirt.  I am just being playful with guys that I am comfortable with.  The ones that met me for me; likes me for me and not as X’s girlfriend, or Y’s friend.  There’s no sexual tention between us, we’re just play-flirting.


Maybe he just wasn’t there when I was grinding on this guy, and Marc was grinding on his girlfriend who was grinding up on me.  Thanks for caring but please don’t judge.

Am I really being inappropriate?


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Anti-Sunfest… Carnival


Getting ready to go out for the afternoon after a nap.  I felt pretty good about myself because I got my teeth whittened with that Rambrandt stuff.  (Even though it didn’t do much, I felt like it did, so it was a confidence boost in itself.)  I will later regrett wearing this outfit. See Marc in the background checking himself out in the mirror? I’m not the only one in the household that’s narcissistic.


We went to Sunshine carnival.  Thought for sure it’d be packed being a Saturday afternoon and since Sunfest was insanely busy, this should be too… But it was pretty much empty. 


Christopher b-lined to the rubber duck stand, he went right in and picked three..  well guess I have to pay for it.  This fishing game made me reminisce about those little toys I had when I was a kid, so I let him play that too.  And he got 3 stupid little ugly fish plushs that he’s forgotten about by dinner time.


Aww what a handsome little guy…  He loves riding in cars.. all things mechanical anyways.  He’s going to grow up to be an engineer.  I asked the shrimpy little attendant if I can pose with the pink little car… he awkwardly said yes, kind of like I was crazy.  I then pussy-ed out because there were little kids and their parents around me.  And my skirt was a tad too short for a family setting.


Noticed how his steering wheel is turned the right way? What a smarty! We realized that this wasn’t a coincidence, he did it on every ride.  Just a smarty he is.  the kid behind him didn’t do it right… there’s no bright future for him.


I’m too tall for all the rides. 😦 so not fair!


I love these motorcycles!!! Wanted to pose on these too.. but Marc had an arguemment with the carny about how Leafs rules and Red Wings Sucks.. blah blah blah… They are both losers to me. (the teams and the two of them)


We didn’t stay much longer cuz I’ve spent $40 bucks in like 30 minutes and the wind kept picking up my skirt and I had to skirm and pull it down and hide behind Marc. Why I don’t think ahead and not wear bright pink undies when wearing a light skirt is beyond me.

I wasn’t very impressed with the rides, games, carny attitude. Would’ve much rather Western Fair. I was so surprsied at how dead it was. I guess hosting it the same weekend at Sunfest was a bad idea. If it was like RIGHT beside sunfest it’d be crazy busy. but it’s so darn far away, there’s no concurrant traffic. Come on. Simple business sense people!


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Tooth Fairy

Tried out the Rembrant 2 hr teeth whitener. It was on sale at Shoppers for $29.99. Might as well give it a try.
step 1: Heat mouth guard-like things in water and shape it to the top and bottom of your teeth.
Step 2: Put Whitening gel on the top and bottom of the guard and put into place.
Step 3: Leave the Mouth guard in place for 20 minutes, take it out and rinse mouth and mouthguard. Wait 10 minutes. Repeat 3 more times=2 hrs in total.
By this time, both Christopher and Marc were napping so I was to entertain myself for 2 hrs….
I watered my plants… see how sad they look? Makes me sad.
Poor Basil and lavender plant. I’ve just never been good with plants.
Outfit I started the day with… first I didn’t wear the leggings, but Marc said it was way too short… this is slightly cuter anyways~
Glow in the dark unicorn my SB friend AJ gave me.. 🙂 Got to mail her something back… but what…??

… ooo ya.. and after the 2 hrs of whitening, my teeth were so sore. It stayed that way for about 24 hrs. I could eat and stuff, but it hurts quite a bit. The result was not quite as I wanted. I might try again next weekend and keep doing it once a week until I get the desired effect.


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The Passionate Eye: Sex Slaves

slavesThe Passionate eye featured a documentary yesterday on Sex Slaves. This documentary focused mainly on girls taken from impoviahed Eastern Europe, like Moldova. These girls are often lured in by promise of jobs and money to work in hotels, restaurants by travelling to foreign countries such as Turkey, Yugloslavia, Albania, England and even Canada. However, once arrived, they are sold off to pimps as sex slaves, raped and beaten for nothing in exchange. These girls are sold by traffickers that sell them for as little as $1000 by people they trusted.

Though a lot of girls do travel abroad to find jobs and are successful, many are not. The most horrific matter is that the police are often bought off by these pimps so there isn’t even use going to authorities. Moreover, even given concrete evidence, the jurisdiction protects the offenders and gives the sex slaves no rights because they are technically illegally in the country.

Canada isn’t innocent either! The canadian government legalized a stripper visa that let’s girls legally come to Canada to be worked as sex slaves. Like in Europe, these girls thought they were in the country to make money at hotels or restaurants, end up signing contracts as strippers because they don’t know the language. And in turn was used as sex slaves.

I trully think that there are several angles the war on human trafficking must be fought from. Internationally, the demand for such services must be eliminated and therefore without demand, there shall not be any supply. Secondly, the main reason that these girls are risking their lives is because of the poverty. After being returned as a sex slave, one girl was forced to go back to Turkey to prosptitute for herself to make money for the family.

The Government MUST take action in protecting the rights of these women as victims of human rights violations and be protected from returning to the world of prostitution.  Violators must be punished and stricter regulations must be made against trafficing of all kinds.

It baffles me that we are living in such luxury with such great prosperity and moaning that we have to give up our million dollar homes when across the ocean, people are being forced into prostitution. And where a legal system is so corrupt that asking the police for help will only harm the situation. Don’t think I am a huge commie or anything, but why can’t we just spread out the wealth where everyone can live comfortably. O right, humans are greedy…

I have to research further on different international activist groups that are fighting against human trafficking. So definitely going to have links coming up. As well as a link to the documentary.

Read about the documentary

Frontline PBS website for more information

Anti-slavery International

Marc and I are deeply disturbed by the events of this documentary.  We both watched it from the beginning to the end and definitely want to do something about it.  We want to contribute to the cause.  We don’t believe that donating money will create long term change.  However, we haven’t found any real ACTION that we can get involved with.

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Self-pity induced motivation

I’m in full swing for my body-reshaping! I am not calling it diet because that’s a negative term! As a marketer, you learn to take these negative terms out of your vocabulary.  I am not on a diet, I am not trying to slim up.  I am BODY-RE-SHAPING!

P7081152 Work out’s been going quite good so far.  We went to a fitness assessment on Tuesday.  All I can say is, I need a lot of work.   I want to get fit, but not enough to pay 69.99 every week, but I do want it.  I’ve been going to the gym pretty consistently.  I start with a 20 minute cardio work out on the eliptical: 5 min warm up, 3 minutes of fast, 2 minutes of slow etc. etc. and followed by a 5 minute cool down.  Just so my heart doesn’t explode, I then do my weight/resistance/muscle training.  Whatever you call it.  I work with moderate weights (30-70 lbs depending on the muscle) about 3 reps of 5.  Probably not enough.  I also do some situps, some body bend down thingy during this time too.  I follow it with another 20 minute on the treadmill, 5 min warm up, 3 minute fast, 2 minutes slow etc etc. and a cool down.

Yesterday I was motivated and even swam 5 laps in the pool too.  Today, I woke up feeling a tad like something shot everyone of my muscles but I’m still full of energy.  Good thing ♥ ♥ I wanted to go back today, but Marc advised me to take it easy and do pilates and a walk instead.  Deal. 

I found this website that is basically a free trainer.  Hence the name stupid. It can get you a personalized fitness plan complete with what machines you should do on what days as well as  nutrition plan.  Check it out 🙂

Any fitness people around? Am i doing anything wrong? What should I modify?  Keep in mind, I am trying to lose weight and tone my body.

Thanks and Much ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


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