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Wanna Play A Game?

After a long week and an exhausting evening at the gym I thought it’d be fun to list a few movie quotes from some of my favorite movies.  Reply in the comments with your answers and the person with the most correct answers WINS (my respect).


1) “Penis Penis Penis. Vagina Vagina Vagina.” 

2) “What was God Thinking?” 

3) “What do you think is more exciting… having sex or boosting cars?” 
4) “Some advice, okay? Just don’t point your fuckin’ finger at crazy people!”
5) “Transfer to Washington. Transfer to Jefferson. No one at Westerberg is going to let you play their reindeer games. ”
6) “I’ve got women to do, places to see!”
7) “I did it when I was a freshman, and you’ll do it when you’re seniors. But you’re doing great. Now fry like bacon, you little freshman piggies. Fry!” 
8) Person 1)” We’re immortal, _____. We can do anything.”   Person 2)” Oh yeah? Clap.” 
9) “What’s with you, kid? You think the death of Sammy Davis left an opening in the Rat Pack?” 
10) “Toepick!”
11) Person 1) “You know something? I’m still gonna get into Harvard. And in 10 years no one will remember any of this. But you’ll still be a goddamn Jew.”  Person 2) “And you’ll still be a prick.”


I'll Be Back
“Hasta la vista, baby.”

WWSD? (What Would Sandy Do?)



The other night I got a message from my friend Anic.  She had started a new job that day so I’d texted her asking her how it went.  She replied “good” except “I got lost and thought ‘Crap!  What would Sandy do?‘  Then, out of nowhere some gentleman happened to be walking past and I asked for directions.  He offered to walk with me because he was going that way.  We introduced ourselves.  His name is SANDY.”

I thought this was a) hilarious b) too cool to be a coincidence c) a sign that I should start a running post titled “What Would Sandy Do?

So…please, by all means, if you’re struggling with something, feel free to ask me what I would do.  In the interim here are a few mock up scenarios in case you’re ever in a pinch:

1) Not single or not interested but at a party/club where a dirty old man (or woman) who’s had entirely too much to drink will not stop hitting on you.  Unlike some people who would throw a fit or have him threatened or kicked out, I would Woo him!  Hells yeah.  Ask him what he’s making you for breakfast in the morning.  Tell him you have a 2 year plan (because, let’s face it, you’re not getting any younger and there’s no time for a 5 year plan) and you expect to have a ring on your finger within 6 months.  And don’t forget to talk about kids.  And destiny.  Ain’t destiny grand?  How it brought the two of you together on this winter’s eve.  And, if he’s getting a little fresh, don’t hesitate to announce, loud and clear to the entire room, that he should remove his hand from your ass.  Make him the center of attention.  Men love that.

2) Like Anic, if I were lost in a strange City, I too would certainly ask for directions.  OR, I would randomly break out into my own personal flash mob, dancing like a maniac, hoping passersby would throw change at me so I could go buy a map.  Flash mobs are cool.

3) At a Zumba class and don’t know the moves?  Forget the instructor.  Bust a move to your own drum.  In other words, make up your own dance moves and rock that joint.

4) Got a friend who’s a little klutzy?  If you’re walking along and he/she trips don’t bother to help.  GET YOUR CAMERA OUT and take as many candids as possible.

There is more to come…it’s been a long day.  I’m tired.  And hungry.  But mostly tired because, once again I did not sleep last night but had to get up, go to work, then the gym, then to Zumba.  I’m tired.  Did I mention that I’m tired?  So, if you deep concerning questions…please feel free to ask me WWSD?



Here Kitty Kitty…..


H&M tank

H&M tank

I know Christmas is over and I can’t add to my Holiday Wish List but I can’t stop looking at this tank.  I think it’s too cute.   Who said Animal Prints were out??


Feeling Blue

Last week I, once again, saw my favorite band, Blue Rodeo, in Halifax.

Blue Rodeo in Halifax

Blue Rodeo in Halifax

If you know me or have been following my blog for several years you will know that I am obsessed with love these guys.  These guys have been playing together for more than 25 years (this is actually their 25th Anniversary Tour) – although Jim and Greg have been writing and performing music together since the 70’s – and it was an honor to be a part of this concert experience.

They played to a gracious crowd and, as always, gave an incredible performance.  But this concert was different than their other, more high energy concerts (or maybe I was the high energy one).  This concert was very intimate.

Jim Cuddy sits at the piano and plays us a tune

Jim Cuddy sits at the piano and plays us a tune

A lot of the music was from their upcoming album, tho they did play some of  their traditional hits.  They shared stories from their experiences from way back when they were releasing their first record and playing their first tours (of course I was already familiar with these stories – being a true fan and all).  It was a great night.


My friend Melissa and I had floor seats – as always – and we had a thoroughly enjoyable night.  Toward the end of the night the band invited guests to come to the front of the stage and dance and sing and have a blast and, with my shoving her urging, Melissa and I were up and participating with the other hundreds of people on their feet.

Honorable Blue Rodeo guitarist Colin Cripps and the incredible Jim Cuddy.

Honorable Blue Rodeo guitarist Colin Cripps and the incredible Jim Cuddy.

Blue Rodeo has a history of performing incredible encores.  And they did not disappoint this time.  They played a few songs, including their hit Lost Together where they stand back and encourage the audience to sing and kinda take over the concert.  It’s always so much fun.

Part of their first encore

Part of their first encore – Lost Together

At the end of their encore set the guys all gave great thanks and exited the stage once again.  But, as we’re all gathering up our coats and other belongings something happened….Greg and Jim came back to the stage and sang a beautiful rendition of their “duet” Is It you?.  Something unexpected but wonderfully exciting and appreciated.  The crowd went wild with applause and cheers.

Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor - second encore

Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor – second encore

It was such a great night.  I love this band.  I love their music.  I love the energy at their concerts.  I love how gracious they are to all their fans and for the continued support over 25 years.

This was one of my favorite of their concerts.  The first of course being in 2008 when I finally got to meet Jim Cuddy.  Boo Yah!!

If you're sexy and you know it...(And yes, that's him on my shirt)

If you’re sexy and you know it…(And yes, that’s him on my shirt)

I encourage you to go to YouTube and check them out (Try, Rose-Coloured Glasses, Rain Down On Me, House of Dreams, After the Rain and Jim Cuddy’s Pull Me Through are some of my favorite songs ever) and check out http://www.bluerodeo.com for info, history, sound bites, tour dates and just for kicks.



I am soooo tired today.

I don`t have the energy to purr.

I don`t have the energy to purr.

Last night was the absolute worst night of no sleep I`ve had so far.  I slept less than 2 hours the whole night.  Similar to last week, Blair awoke at one point in the middle of the night and gently began rubbing my head.  It felt so nice but I told him that at least one of us should try and get some sleep.  He`s sweet tho.  I think he understands how this freakish on again, off again insomnia is affecting me.

I woke up this morning with a pounding headache and with that dizzying feel you get from a semi-bad hangover.  I got my butt ready for work anyway and went out in the nearly -30 weather and drug my feet thru the snowcovered sidewalks on my way to the office.  I am not a happy camper.

It`s been a rough day. Usually I`m still able to function when I haven`t had enough sleep but today seems to be excruciating.  And to make matters worse I have a 3 hour gym session tonight.  Yikes!  I just hope my warm-up run gives me a boost of energy that I`m desperately needing (as well as this late lunch I`m taking now).

I am hoping that when I finally get home tonight I will be pooped and will fall fast into a coma asleep.  A girl can only hope.

End rant.

(I`d say `Cheers!`as I always do but I don`t know if I fully mean it today.)





Nothing like a chick pea fritter!

Nothing like a chick pea fritter!

A week or so ago I was at a market (Pete’s Frootique) with my friend Amy K. and we were working ourselves around the deli section….frothing at the mouth.

In the line of salads and dumplings and several other interesting concoctions were these weird little fritters.  Amy said that we had to get them because they’re delicious and so I heeded her advice and bought one.

I waited ’til I got to Blair’s, warmed it up and gave it a whirl.  It was good.  It wasn’t great.  Something seemed to be missing from it but it was still okay.  A little different with each bite.  One kind of bland, another too spicy.  In the end it turned my stomach* (*this may not be fully blamed on the pakora but I tied to two together).

I would certainly give pakora another chance.  Just to be fair.  It’s always good to try something new.  Life is an adventure.  Eating should be too.




January 21st is National Hug Day.  (To learn more about this designated day click here:


In being a good sport, let’s all try and celebrate N.H.D. today by hugging everyone: friends, family, pets, strangers, your barista, carpool buddies, that lady in front of you at the pharmacy.  EVERYONE.

DON’T be a spoilsport!  Have  some fun.  But remember, it’s National Hug Day not “grope someone freely” day.  Try not to get arrested.

Natational Hug Day


Dream Weaver

Last night I had yet another sleepless night.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights I struggled with sleep and hadn’t slept much so when Monday night rolled around I was out like a light.  BAM!  I slept so great.  Which meant, and I knew, that I wouldn’t be sleeping well last night.  It’s just the way the crappy cycle of this insomnia has been working.

I went to bed around 11:30 – I was at the point where my eyelids were heavy and I thought; “Hey, this is my chance.”  But my luck isn’t that great.  Blair had come to bed about an hour following me and he was in dreamland pretty quickly.  Lucky duck.



So, for a few hours I laid in bed, trying for sleep.  Nada.  At one point, in the middle of the night, I just started cursing.  I was pretty cranky.  Blair, hearing my bitching the sweet sound of my voice woke up and quietly said “Just relax.  Close your eyes and I’ll rub your back.”  (Which I thought was a half-assed promise, but to my surprise he lovingly followed thru.)

He laid there and rubbed my back for about a minute and a half and then he fell asleep.  Mid rub.  With his big lug of an arm across my back.  Which, to be honest, normally I would enjoy.  I usually tell him; “Put your arm around me, Babe” and will wrap his arm around me in a snuggle.

But last night I was pissed.  Now I was wide awake in the middle of the night, counting down ’til it was time for me to get up for work, with a big hot arm thugged over me.  Then Blair woke up and began rubbing my back again trying to put my mind at rest so that sleep would come.  Eventually it did.  EVENTUALLY.

Thank goodness for love. ❤


Breakfast of Champs

This morning I was feeling a little weakish from my lack of protein.  After two high energy workouts yesterday I didn’t have enough protein in my meals yesterday.  I knew this as I went to bed still feeling hungry but it was late and I didn’t want to eat too much before bed.

Since I had some time to spare this morning I made some delicious high-protein eggs (which, I have almost everyday because I’m thoroughly addicted);



And, in addition, I made myself a protein shake, which I nursed most of the morning.

My shake contained:

Chocolate whey protein
1/2 a banana
4 large fresh strawberries
a handful of blueberries
a scoop of peanut butter
a handful of greens (spinach, etc.)
flax seed
pinch of cinnamon
Almond milk

Healthy and Delish!

Healthy and Delish!

It was so good and I feel so much better now.




I’m so sorry….I couldn’t resist this.  This photo has been cracking me up for months.




Happy Tuesday, y’all.