Spread Your Wings and Fly

Monday, July 31, 2006


Some of us just handle the heat better than others.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Subtle shades of blue

My walls are still two different colors. Yep, two different shades of blue. I can't believe it and I'm not quite sure what my next step.
I went back to Lowe's and purchased another gallon of skywriter blue paint. I know this is the correct colour because sonic sky blue was so wrong. When I painted the walls it looked good but wasn't quite correct. Its close but close doesn't cut it when you're painting. Sure, I understand subtle variations in color due to hue, saturation, base coat, etc. This isn't a subtle variation it's a totally different colour! How can this be possible? What is going on with all there different variations of paint? Does anyone know?
I think my only option now is painting the original wall the new shade of skywriter blue. The original colour is still my favorite but it will drive me crazy having those walls different shades. It's a constant reminder of the inconsistencies in life. I'm going to try and fix it this weekend, keep your fingers crossed.

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Sunday, July 23, 2006

The Pain in Painting

I've been doing some painting. I painted a wall in my bedroom a lovely shade of light blue. It was beautiful and peaceful in (what I thought) sonic sky blue. I know it was sonic sky, I liked the name and kept thinking about it as I painted. My original plan was just painting one "focus" wall. I liked it so much I decided to paint the joining wall too. I had enough paint left so I happily started painting. I finished one coat of the extra wall and ran out of paint. I cleaned up and threw away the empty paint can. This was last weekend.
I'm ready to finish my painting today. I still have the pant chip in my purse and know its the middle shade, sonic sky. When I started to paint it looked a little different, but I wasn't too worried. It wasn't until I met the joining wall I noticed how much different the paint is with two coats. My walls are two different colors! Two different colors!!!
Ok, before you start asking yourself, "Hello! Dumb arse, how can you not notice the difference??". Gentle reader, they are very subtle (but different)blues. The first paint appears to be skywriter (why would I buy that?) and the second paint is sonic sky (the middle chip...I know the paint guy said that). They are very very close in color, except when you're trying to get them to match. Uhh!! What to do, what to do? Two different colors!
I'm still hoping that I haven't made a horrible error and the paint just needs to dry. I'm not holding my breath, but you never know. Otherwise, I'm going back to Lowe's and buying more skywriter blue or paint supplies to continue painting sonic sky blue. I guess I'll just pick the color I like best. Two different colors!

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Friday, July 21, 2006

News of the day

Full Scale Invasion Imminent

How sad is this news in 2006? I don't want to choose political and socio-geographical sides, but this whole situation makes me so angry. How can we (the global community) allow this to happen? What about all the innocent people who are losing their lives? Where are the armies fighting for them? It's so very sad and the worse is yet to come.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Sounds of the Underground

There are 3 words that best sum up my experience at Sounds of the Underground; Hot, crowded and amazing. I had such a good time and it was a super crazy experience that I'm so glad I had. The music was really great (and often too extreme for me) but it was live and had such power and feeling, I couldn't help but love it. The experience was totally new to me and I wasn't disappointed.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Wires, cables and coax oh my

My new furniture was delivered yesterday and I really love it. It's a great fit for me and works well in my home. I found myself a wee bit overwhelmed looking at all the new/old furniture in my living room and dining room yesterday, but I sorted that out easily. When I was finished I felt quite fancy in the new digs. What I wasn't prepared for was connecting all my electronic equipment again.
Let me first say, Yes, I should have paid better attention when I disconnected the wires and cables. Maybe I could have marked then in bright colors with nailpolish (thanks for that suggestion John) or drawn a diagram? Sure, I could have (3 days ago) but that didn't help me at 8:05 when I got home and wanted to watch Big Brother 7 (and it was already unplugged). How hard is it to plug in a TV?
Ha! It's not just the TV, its the cable, TiVo, DVD recorder, Xbox and sound. They all fit and work together through a maze of coax, cat 5 and AV wires. It's impossible! I had manuals, flashlights, manufacturers' websites, countless call to unwilling participants, and half a bottle of wine to try and get this all to work. At one point in the evening I thought to myself, "This is great, I really wanted to cut down on my television watching anyway". I kept working and trying different combinations and finally my Tivo came to life with it's familiar jingle. I had done it and I'm never moving the TV or entertainment center again.

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Saturday, July 08, 2006


It's time for a picnic! No, I'm not talking about the 1955 Movie Picnic starting William Holden. Although it is a classic and I really do like it. The picnic I'm talking about is my work's annual picnic. The picnic is today. Great. Good times.
The picnic is great, if you have small children and a spouse to bring along with you. It's so much fun for kids and they can stay busy all day long. However, for the few non-married and child-free the day can be a little long. I'm helping to set up this morning in hopes that will allow me to leave on the early side of the day. It's a great plan. I help get things going, say hello to management, have a beer and brat and be on my way.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

July 4th

Happy 4th of July (or belated Canada Day)!
I hope everyone has a great day and enjoys the fun, BBQ, and fireworks. Please, remember all the service members who fought and are still fighting for our freedom. Freedom began with the War for independence but it still continues in Iraq and Afghanistan. They sacrifice everyday so we can live in peace. If you see a veteran or service member today, just say thank you.

My own TS - stay safe, I miss you and come home soon.

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Monday, July 03, 2006


I'm redecorating my home. Correction, I'm decorating it for the first time. I've always lived with 1 (my sofa) newish pieces and other various bargain or hand me down items. Not too long ago I started with new bedroom furniture and now I'm moving on to bigger and better things.
This past weekend I purchased new living room furniture. I went in for an entertainment center (wow, that sounds so old of me) and came out with that plus a new sofa, love seat, chair, ottoman and 2 lamps! It's crazy but it was such a deal I couldn't resist. The craziness continued when I decided to paint my living room a beautiful shade of blue. The blue coordinates with a subtle pattern in the sofa. While right now I'm questioning the color and placement choice of the (now huge) blue wall, but I'm hopeful when all the furniture arrives it will come together. If I just had to sit and look at the wall, I know I couldn't take it. It's so overwhelming. It's so blue!

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