Friday, May 18, 2007

Finally Reconnected

Hello everyone!

This is me, finally blogging from the sanctity of my own home with Mike leaning on me. I FINALLY have my internet connection back!! After a trying 3 1/2 weeks trying desperately to get Telus to set up my damn high speed, it's back!!!!! I'm so happy I could fact, I'm going to stop blogging and do that. Then we're off to see Shrek the Third tonight and tomorrow I'm off to the folks house. Ciao for now!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Hi Everyone...long time no blog...

Yes ladies and gentleman, I'm back. Well kind of. My internet STILL isn't hooked up at home. I'm a little miffed with Telus right now. Me no likey. So I thought I'd do a quick hey how's it going post to all my dear friends and let them know I haven't forgotten them, I just can't get to you. And most of you probably are on Facebook anyhow. I'll blog again soon.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

It's official, I'm a trendhopping sheep...BAAA

Hello bandwagon!

Remember me? Trish? You know, when I discovered everyone else had blogs, I decided I should do one too. Well, my dearest bandwagon, guess who just joined facebook.

Yup, it's me.


I can barely remember my login for my e-mail, let alone the hundreds of things that I have signed up for over the nearly 10 years that I have been on the web.

Mr. Bandwagon, sir, why do you make it so tempting?

I'm supposed to be packing. I'm moving this weekend. I mean, I have things to do, I have a life! But no. I've been here finding friends. And finding out which of my friends are on, and adding them to my friends list.

Remember when we actually used to call each up and actually talk? Why aren't we doing that again? Is there a good reason, or is it less awkward and inconvenient than having to make polite conversation? Maybe we need to find that art again. How about real face time instead of Facebook time. I'm gonna try that out.

Trendhopping Trish

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Maybe It's not so scary after all...

Since I have a 4 day long weekend, I decided that this would be a good weekend to do the bulk of my packing. And I was feeling incredibly daunted by the task at hand. I assumed that I mountainous piles of stuff all over the place. And every time I looked it was all I could see, clothes here, dishes there, random unused crap all over. Now, after the first real day of seriously doing something, I can see it's really not that bad.

The probable saving grace of it not being so bad is the fact that Mike and I spent a day in the summer cleaning out my storage cupboard. I did a huge purge of crap at that time. Stuff that had been piled in there since I moved in. We moved what was left out of there today and it all fits in my dining room (I dismantled my table this afternoon, so there's space).

So the plan is this. Tomorrow, I will do a second round of purge. This should finalize getting rid of all the things I don't need/want and thought I might during the summer.

I feel better now. Only 2 weeks until the big final move. We're doing it the 3rd weekend of the month because I knew well in advance I would have to work on the last weekend.

My posts will most likely be minimal for the next couple of weeks. But it doesn't mean that I don't love you all, I'm just a little busy. Wish me luck!

Thursday, March 29, 2007


So, why did I give up my beloved (and often accursed) 1992 Corsica? I said I was starting think about getting a new car out loud while I was in the car. It staged it's final coup, and I cracked under the pressure. But I didn't let it get the best of me, hahahahaha!

Monday night, Mike and I came out from dinner and it was hemorraghing antifreeze for either the 4th or 5th time. I was unimpressed. My exact words may have been "fuck it, I'm getting rid of this goddamn piece of shit", I don't exactly remember.

Tuesday night I loaded the old bitch with antifreeze and headed back to Innisfail, where I had been on the weekend. I saw a car there and it was within my price range. I tested it with my dad and got a hella good deal from the guy at the dealership. He knocked $1500 off the asking price and threw in new tires and wipers as well. I'm super impressed.

After that, all the insurance and registration crap had to be taken care of. I got a hella good deal on the insurance too, they gave me a loyalty discount because I've been on my parents insurance for so long, I also found out that I have the highest rating for drivers because of being insured with my parents for so long.

So, it took about 7 hours to do all the crap, then I drove back here in my very nice, very reliable, not rattling and shaking and wheezing new car! I was a little tired, but it was totally worth it.

Oh, and my new license plate start with JAG, so I get to say I it's my Jag...

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Adventures In Trishland

Well, I've done it. We all knew this day would come. Nothing could have been done to stop it.

I bought...

A NEW CAR!!!!! (This is where the cheesy gameshow voiceover come in)

More details later, bed now.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Eleven Saints

My friends find the coolest, weirdest videos on You Tube. I love them for it. It saves me so much time...

Sunday, March 18, 2007

I have a lot of CRAP!!!

I'm trying to pack up because I'm moving in with Mike at the end of April. I'm wondering why I have so many old magazines. I have a garbage bag that is almost too heavy to move, and the majority of the stuff in it is old magazines. I don't need them. They serve no real purpose, other than gathering dust.

Oh, and speaking of dust, I have a lot of that too.

Here's hoping I can purge a lot of the stuff I don't need anymore. This week, we moved 7 boxes of books to his place. And the sad part is, I can't bear to part with any of them. Well, I guess it's not sad. Reading is important. But I have a book called 'Theatre in Lethbridge' that I got free from a lecture I had in University. I've never read it or had any use for it. I perused it and it was so dry my contacts hurt. Maybe it's time to let go...

The Horror of Swimsuit Season...

So, yesterday I had to do the thing that I think may be the most degrading thing that any woman has to face. Ladies, you all know what I'm talking about, and you've all had to do it. Yup, I'm talking about swimsuit shopping.

Tis the season when a young ladies thoughts turn to needing a new swimsuit because her current one is starting to stretch out. My current suit has served me very well, I've had it for...gee, I guess about 8 years or so. I bought it when I worked at Addition Elle in Red Deer. Some of you out there remember that period.

I started in the most obvious of places, Sears. Sears is always good for that kind of thing. I found the suits, found the rack with the fat kid suits, then pawed through until I found some not hideous ones in my size...or rather, what I thought my size was, but apparently not in swimsuit sizes. I think my problem is that I have a long torso, but I'm not really busty. Of course clothing manufacturers assume that fat kids are all short with big boobs. Sorry. I don't fit that mold.

So I find the fitting rooms in Sears and I head in, and it smelled like BO and a lot of Cinnamon scent to cover it up. On top of putting myself into the swimsuits (which really didn't work out for me) I had to smell this terrible smell that was making me nauseous. Or rather, not helping the nauseous feeling I had from trying on the suits.

After my harrowing experience, I head over to Addition Elle (I was at Kingsway mall, where true Edmontonians shop. West Ed is located in a little part of town that I like to call 'West Angria', mostly because I develop incredible rage when I drive to the west end. Then I have to try and park at the mall, which increases the anger. Then I have to go IN the mall, where the stupid people are...) and plunge headfirst into the swimwear area.

Part of my problem is that I really don't want a fancy, froofie bathing suit. I don't like crissy crossy, tummy tucking, boob lifting beaded things. I want a plain suit that I can do laps in. That's what I'm going for. I also don't believe that fat kids should wear 2 pieces or 'tankinis' as they are called. No no. Nobody needs to see that. Nobody. It's bad enough they have to see me in a one piece.

I think I'm gonna check online suits now. Maybe I can be spared some of the humiliation of doing this in public. Check y'all later, don't let the bathing suits getcha down!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Text Message Breakup

Don't be a deck! Watch this video betch! (Can I just say Margaret Cho rocks!)


If any of you know me, you know how why I love this song and video...

Monday, February 26, 2007

Watching the Oscars

Last night I watched the Oscars. Doing this only affirmed for me that I don't enjoy watching the Oscars. Now, I must qualify this if I'm going to say it. There are 7 categories that I want to see. I'm pretty sure that they are the same 7 categories that everyone wants to see. I think it's wonderful that they give technical awards and I believe that the people who receive them are wholly deserving. However, I don't give a crap about the art design or costume design, but the people who do these things are amazing, I won't ever say otherwise. The slobs who are watching from home (myself included) only care about the famous people. I may be cynical and terrible and shallow, but I want to see the really famous people, the songs and the host. I want them to be witty and charming and subtley mock their famous friends, but in the time frame of 60 - 90 minutes.

Maybe I only say this because I'm jealous. I've never been on an award show. I haven't received any recognition for being the creme de la creme in my field. I think that all of the technical achievements though, screenwriting and cg effects and all, should be presented at the separate technical awards night. I think I would be more gratified being recognized by my peers than being recognized by millions of people who won't remember my name, face, design, whatever tomorrow.

The timeframe is really too long as well. I have better things to be doing than spending almost 4 hours listening to speeches that thank all kinds of people that aren't there. If I do ever win an Oscar (hahaha!), when I get up to the podium, I'm going to thank myself. That may sound arrogant, but realistically, I'm the one who's done all of the work to get me where I am. Sure I had support, but I'm the one who drove all over hell's half acre, spent hours rehearsing, and more hours learning all of the nuances that made my performance stand out. And all the time learning the techniques to recognize the nuances. Yup, it's all me baby! Oh and definitely not thanking gob, or jebus, or anyone. They weren't the ones running themselves ragged while I performed in back to back shows, while taking a full class load and directing my own projects. No sirree bob! Jebus wasn't pulling all nighters with me.

So, that's my award show rant. Tell me how you feel about them.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Stuck at home sick

Yesterday, I woke up and thought I was going to die. Well, it wasn't really waking up, I had been awake on and off most of the night because everytime I swallowed, it felt like I was trying to swallow either razorblades, or a fork sideways. I have tonsillitis. I haven't had tonsillitis for almost 10 years. Maybe I should have had the little buggers yanked out when I had the chance. My neck is swollen and I can't eat because it hurts too much. I feel somewhat better today. The fever is down and the dizziness has subsided. It felt like it attacked me in my lower back too, I was having lots of trouble walking yesterday. Thank god for penicillin.

So, I called in sick to work for the past 2 days. I haven't slept so much in a long time. Yesterday I would wake up, attempt to do something, like go to the doctor, have a shower, make a phone call and end up sleeping for another 2 hours or so. I spent about 18 hours in bed. That's a record for me. Today, I can't go to sleep at all. I would like to, but I just can't. I ate a granola bar. Maybe I can eat a little more of the sandwich I have in the fridge. I feel like I should be hungry, but I'm not really.

One of the things I hate about being home sick is I feel like I should be doing something productive, like cleaning or something. I just don't have the energy to do it. But enough of me whining, how's everyone else doing out there? Take care of yourselves.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

A nifty little blog

I had a gentleman post on my blog about after I did my David Copperfield post. I went to his and found a link to a great blog called "Post Secret". The person who runs the blog has people anonymously send in 4 X 6 postcards with a secret on them and he posts scans and posts them. Check it out

I like other peoples' dirty laundry...


I've been tagged by Joy...

THE RULES: Each player of this game starts with the 6 weirdest things about them. People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own about their 6 weirdest things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment on their blog that informs them they are tagged and tell them to read your blog.

1. I have texture issues...meaning I won't eat certain foods because I don't like the way they feel in my mouth, or I won't wear certain fabrics because I don't like to feel them on my skin.

2. I like Spongebob Squarepants

3. I keep my DVDs alphabetized. I used to categorize and alphabetize my CD's too. I probably will again when I move.

4. I hate chaos & clutter in my working life, but at home I'm surrounded by it.

5. I can find a song to relate to most situations. Most of the time they play in my head and can be triggered by a word. I knew someone who always said life is a musical and I fully believe it. And it will be some random obsure song that only I know, like songs from musicals...

6. I love to buy make up and shoes. I really only wear 2 or 3 pairs of shoes and I very rarely wear makeup.

Now I have to tag some people: Krystina, Jeremy, Mike

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Who is Trish?

This post is inspired by one of those "get to know your friends better" e-mails. So, since you'll all know me so well, you won't have to send me those things anymore!

Here goes:

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Not that I know of, but my middle name, Lynne, is also my mom's middle name

2. Are You an Only child? Yup, and no I don't wish that I had siblings. You can't miss something you haven't had...

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? I do. I used to be very complusive about it being perfect, but I've learned to relax. It's still really nice though. Mike told me that it looks like comic book writing :)

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LUNCH MEAT. Ham. I used to like ham sandwiches with ketchup on them. I'll eat that stuff everyday


6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? I find myself annoying sometimes, but I guess that's true of most people. Can you repeat the question?

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Is 'sarcastabitch' a word?

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes. They've been swollen since I was 12. Maybe they're just fat though...

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Only if I could bungee jump from the flooor to the floor, I am deathly afraid of heights.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CEREAL? Life and/or Honey Nut Cheerios

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? I hate tying my shoes. I have them all knotted so that I don't have to untie them ever.

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? In body, not really. In spirit, yes. In mind, I can bend spoons.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ICE CREAM? Chunky, crunchy kinds


15. RED OR PINK? I don't like to play favorites with color

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVOURITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? I am loyal to a fault and I tend to overwork myself, even when it's bad (you all remember me working at the Citadel...)

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? Jeremy, Brian, Deb, Kari,

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? They can't send it cause I didn't send it TO anyone, I shared with everyone!


20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Chinese food from Beijing Beijing in Southgate. I travelled 40 minutes in shitty weather just to have it. And I bought new shoes too...

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? The constant din of the TV Listings channel. Mostly because I can't find the remote.


23. FAVOURITE SMELLS? Mike when I cuddle against him, italian restaurants, when the rain starts to fall, too many things to name

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Deb, one of my best friends and former roomies from Keyano. Whenever we talk, it's like no time has passed even though we've both gone through a lot of changes

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? He's a great guy who I don't talk to or see nearly often enough

27. FAVOURITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Do any of you really want to hear my rant on sports? I think not...let's just say nothing, they're all stupid

28. HAIR COLOUR? Kind of dark brown with reddish bits in the right light

29. EYE COLOUR? Depends on when you catch me, but mostly green


31. FAVOURITE FOOD? Meat. I don't believe in vegetarianism. I think not eating meat makes you do crazy things. Save a cow, eat a vegetarian is my motto. I also like bread and chocolate.

32. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? I don't like scary movies at all, but I don't always need a happy ending. I say "Ambivolent"

33. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? The World's Hottest Commercials. These are all of the Clio award winning commercials from the past year. I hate commercials on TV, but put 'em on a movie screen and charge ten bucks and I'm there!



36. HUGS OR KISSES? both

37. FAVOURITE DESSERT? Anything with chocolate

38. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Well, if you guys want to comment that's cool, if not, that's cool too

39. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? I hate these questions. I don't require the validation of people responding to me.

40. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING? Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters - the play, by Stephen Briggs, The Worst Jobs in History, by Tony Robinson. He hosts the show on History and he played Baldrick in all of the Balck Adder series

41. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Usually a calculator, but right now I'm using the couch (it's an optical mouse)



44. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles, Keith Richards scares me...

45. WHAT IS THE FURTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Hattem in the Netherlands.

46. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? It depends who you are asking...;)

47. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Melfort, Saskatchewan

Did anyone else notice that there was no question #26?

Do you all feel like you know more about me?

Good. So you won't send me more of these, right? I'll just refer you here if you do...

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

David Copperfield ROCKS!!!

Wow, what a blast!! Did anyone else watch his specials whenever they were on TV? Mike and I went to his live show last night and Oh my God! He is just as awesome in person. I couldn't believe how happy it made me to see him live finally. He was here about 4 years ago and he passed out in the performance before the one I was supposed to see, so it was cancelled. I promised myself that I would go see him if he ever came back. And he did. And I did!

What amazes me is how great it is just to see someone do something as simple as a card trick. Picking out just the right card. I think I love magic so much because it's a puzzle I can't figure out. I like mysteries and trying to solve them first. Magic is the one puzzle I haven't ever been able to figure out. I had a friend that used to do card tricks in university. He showed us how he did one of his tricks. He used to pull cards out of thin air. Even after he showed us the secret, I was still fascinated every time he did it.

And last night, even though I'd seen him do the trick before, I got a little teary when he vanished with an audience member to Australia and reunited her with her father. I don't know why I was so overcome with emotion, but he was fantastic. Maybe I'm just sentimental. Maybe I like a happy ending. Maybe it was just such a great reminder of my childhood.

I'm so seeing his show again. Maybe he'll be in Vegas later this year...