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My Cousin is an Ass!!!

While on my lunch break I ran into my cousin’s girlfriend. She said “Do you wanna see what your cousin did to me?” I replied “As long as it’s not a hickey, sure.” She said in the middle of the night he was nudging her to wake. When she opened her eyes he was standing there….like this:



I mean, can you imagine? What a jerk! Seriously, this is the thing nightmares are mad of.

By the way – I LOVE my family. I’m actually kinda disappointed that I didn’t think of something like this first.



movie night ticket copy

We’ve been getting tons (and tons and tons and tons!!) of snow here in Nova Scotia. In fact, today is the 3rd day in less than a week that the kids have had school off because of snow days (today is the 2nd consecutive day and my nephews are ecstatic). I wish I had a snow day. I’m exhausted.
But this weekend Blair is on backshifts and in spite of me having a hundred and one things on the go (including taking two additional classes, getting my hair did and doing the Coldest Night of the Year walk for charity) I plan to spend some quality time with Winston and watch a few movies. Whether this happens or not, we’ll see, but it would be nice to at least attempt it.

So….here comes your job. I am keep and open to movie suggestions. PLEASE!
Although I have a few on my list that I’d like to watch (All the President’s Men, The Sugarland Express) and rewatch (The Handmaid’s Tale <ohemgee – WATCH this movie< and A Midsummer's Night's Dream), I would love to hear what y'all think I should watch.

There ya go – snow day homework assigned!



This is a shout out to fellow winos bloggers Dara at Brunch for Every Meal and Jules at GoJulesGo and, of course, Thoughtsy over at Thoughts Appear, (although she’s knocked up currently and will have to wait a little longer to booze it) {sorry Lily, you need to take up drinking.}
Happy Valentines Ladies! Enjoy your dates!



It’s Valentine’s Day

I’m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day. I think it’s such a boring day and it can be really depressing for the single peeps (or for people like me whose other half are just finishing up backshifts and will be less than coherent on our date night) and it’s a little ridiculous how overboard some people go with it. And I (personally) think it’s kinda cliché and tacky when couples get engaged or married on February 14. LAME.

Fortunately, when I was in high school, my BFF’s birthday is Valentine’s Day (shout out, Kim!) and I always had plans regardless of my relationship status. I was the best best friend and even threw her a fantabulous surprise birthday party one year – which was perfect because we were all together and didn’t have to buy into that craptastic Valentine hoopla.

But, since it is Valentine’s Day today I figured I’d share with you one of my heartbreaking Valentine’s memories. I may or may not have posted on this in recent years, but if I did, eff you. It’s my blog and I’ll do what I want.

Here’s the story: When I was a wee one and in the 2nd grade I had a huge crush on a boy in the 6th grade. His name was Russell and I loved him – to the degree that an 8 year old can love a boy she really didn’t know and rarely ever had a conversation with.

That Valentine’s Day I gave out Snow White and the Seven Dwarf Valentine cards. They were very cool. One of them was a picture of Snow White kissing Dopey on the head and the caption said something like “You’re a Dream Come True”.

Similar to my card minus the cheesy caption

Similar to my card minus the cheesy caption

There were a few of those particular cards in the pack but I gave out only two of them – one was reserved for David – who’s been my friend since birth – and the other one was for Russell.

I was so excited to take Russell his card. Filled with anxiety and fluster, I walked down to the “senior” wing of the elementary school, knocked on his class door and asked one of his friends to call him. Russell came to the door and I gave him the card. He read it, started laughing and ripped it up and threw it in the trash. OHEMGEE – 8 year old heart BROKEN. I didn’t say a word, simply turned around and headed back to my classroom and cried all the way down the hall.

I hated him (read: secretly loved him) after that and even one day called him a piss-head because I wanted to be cool and swearing at older boys on the playground will gain you instant coolness. We ended up at the same high school where he was even more beautiful as a star hockey player (because, honestly, all we do in Nova Scotia Canada is play hockey) and senior. In fact, he was so beautiful that one of my closest friends had a huge crush on him also and I made sure she knew the story of his deliberate piss-headedness.

Flashforward to many years later when, at a “reunion” of sorts at Christmas I was talking with a new suitor, Mike, when he had a quickie convo with Russell. I ended up telling Mike the story of my heartbreak and we had a laugh over it. He went to get us drinks and a few minutes later when he returned, Russell was there with him. He said “Sandy, I am so sorry I ripped up that Valentine Card when we were little. I was an ass and I hope you’ll forgive me.” And he leaned over and gave me a kiss on the cheek. (Insert “awwwwwwwww”s here.)

Obviously…OBVIOUSLY I forgave him.

Enjoy your VD, y’all.

Han Solo Cup

I have been away from the blogosphere the last few weeks mostly due to a back injury and not wanting to be sitting (in front of a computer) for any longer than I have to, and partly because my brain feels lazy and I haven’t had any brilliant topics to blog about (although they’re on their way – SOON!). But I stumbled across this this morning and had to post it because it’s awesome.

My new fridge!

Han Solo Fridge

Han Solo Fridge

Isn’t that rad?

Harrison Ford is the coolest and that fridge is bomb-diggity.