Friday, April 27, 2007

My Boss.

It's good to know that no matter where I go in radio, I will always find someone who is just a little weirder than me (in PG it was Pope).
Happy day!

Monday, April 23, 2007

The Mall Chronicles...

Ah yes, blogging neglect. The reason I haven't been blogging has been 1 part lack of time, 1 part lack of things to blog about, and 1 part not wanting to hint at things that are just sort of in the works but not actually solidified at this point.
Saturday Brad and I went to Saskatoon to find a dress for me to wear to his Dad's wedding at the end of May and for a suit for him to wear.
At the Midtown Plaza, we went into a store called Siren's which mostly had twinky-skanky-diva clothes, but there were a couple of more conservative potentially cute dresses, which I picked up and went to the changerooms with. I stood at the changerooms for at least 2 minutes before getting fed up and seeking out one of the dipstick twinky employees. I asked her if I could have a changeroom and she looked at me and said "I guess...if there's one open." I felt like tripping her and dumping a table of sweaters on her bleach blond head, but refrained and followed her to the changeroom instead. When we got there, there was another girl waiting, and when the Twinky-extraordinaire opened up a changeroom, she just unlocked it and walked away. No "here you go", no "this one is free for you"...nothing. So, obviously the other lady who had come to the rooms while I was off getting "help" (a term I use loosely in this circumstance) and thought she was next. So she went in, and I dumped my clothes onto the nearest rack and made a beeline out of the store saying something to the extend of "that's crap" loud enough for people to hear.
At the next store, Bryan's, I went in, picked up a dress, and was immediately approached by a sales lady who asked if she could start a changeroom for me. I nearly cried in gratitude. And it was that dress that fit perfectly. I put it on hold and braved the rest of the mall for an hour searching other stores for that just-in-case find. But I ended up going back to Bryan's and bought the dress.
I don't know what it was, but Saskatoon was full of assholes that day, so we were really relieved to see Saskatoon fading away behind us as we high-tailed it out!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Kinda makes you want to go to court, doesn't It? Ok, maybe not, but still...

I'm posting this picture because every time I go to cover something in court, I'm amazed at the building. It's a gorgous structure, and is one of the city's many historical buildings. Apparently it was built in 1913, and was the first provincial building outside of Regina. Anyway, it's gorgeous, and I'm always a little bit awed by it.

Designed Just for Radio People?

I think it must have been designed just for us...those in radio who must remain allert for our shifts, who must perform despite sleep depravation, exhaustion, and hang-overs most vile.

I'm talking about the Burger King Joe coffee. It comes in two strengths: Regular, and Turbo. BK was handing out free samples today as a promotion and so, obviously, the newsroom packed into the cruiser and headed down to score ourselves some Joe. Feeling daring, we ordered Turbo, which claims to have 4 times the caffeine as the regular. How, you ask? Well, apparently they don't have coffee grounds, but instead use a syrup, so the turbo is just a more concentrated, less diluted variety. Seriously. It's quite a bit stronger than I've grown used to, and so took me roughly 30 minutes to finish...then the buzz hit. I actually can't remember the last time I had a caffeine buzz like that! The full meal deal of side effects: jitters, increased heart rate, antsy, name it! And I just had a small! So, to radio folk everywhere, if you didn't behave last night and are trying to get through a shift when really you'd rather just curl up and die, grab a Turbo Joe from might burn a hole through your stomach lining, but you'll be awake!
(Post Scriptum: the buzz has worn off...4 hours later, and with only a slight crash...I'm still functioning...which is good)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Too Much Time On My Hands

A true feat, yes, it is HALF a cut of of tea, and not just half, but the TOP HALF of a cup of tea. Hahaha, I'm so bored sometimes! Brad and I went for coffee with his brother Nick a couple of weekends ago and I ordered tea. Well the lady brought my mug, a pot of hot water, and a tea bag sitting in a small black dish in the mug. So obviously, I steeped my tea in the teapot, turned the little dish upside down in the mug and poured. It took a few tries, but eventually I had half a cup of tea! Then I discovered the disadvantage: I wanted more than just a half I drank my half and then had to stab at the little black dish which had suctioned onto the cup. Too much time on my hands? You bet. But mostly the boys were talking about engines or something equally boring. Silly boys.

Monday, April 09, 2007

The Game has been Upped!

Happily, I have had good response to my hair at work today, however, that being said, I also had some interesting reactions. The 'do is now being refered to as "Jess's Break-up hair" after Ryan asked me what possessed me to cut it and asked if I had broken up with my boyfriend over the weekend, stating my haircut was drastic enough to be "breakup hair." It was funny that he mentioned it since, as I was washing my hair yesterday morning, it occured to me the last time I chopped off my hair like that was when Chris and I had broken up. Unless you count the head-shaving that followed the end of my relationship with Shawn...but that's different, it wasn't a "I need to feel hot again" change. Then came the comments of "ooh, she's uppin her game!" So, there we go; no breakup, but consider the game "upped"!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

First successful haircut in 6 years or so

Well, I totally bit the bullet today and went and got my hair cut for more or less the first time in about 6 years. Aside from two poor attempts in those 6 years, I haven't been to a salon. The last time was a year ago when I got that perm that just fried my hair, so today I cut off all of the gross, fried hair and got a new haircut. I felt a little sad to chop off all the hair I had spent so long trying to grow, but I figure I managed to get it that long once, I shouldn't have any trouble getting it to that point again. It was a good experience and I'm happy with what I've got now; I'll be able to play with it again and not spent over a half hour trying to straighten it. Oh, and, on top of cutting off all of the gross perm-fried hair, all of the random colors from various dye-jobs was also cut off, revealing (dun dun DUUUUUNNNN) my natural hair color! I knew it was inthere somewhere!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Long Lost Friends

Today, kicking off the long weekend, I went for a drive to visit a friend.
Lauren and I met in middle school in a babysitting course in grade 7 and totally hit it off. The strange thing about it is that we haven't really talked since graduation...7 years ago. We didn't deliberately not speak, but what with going to different schools and taking different directions in our lives, we just sort of lost touch. Then one day I was looking on myspace and saw that she was living in Saskatchewan. I wrote and asked where and it turned out she's living in a small town only an hour and a half away from Swift Current. So I hopped in the car this morning and went to see her. It was so great to catch up and I was very surprised to find that NOTHING had changed between us and we started talking freely and easily right off the bat...and for the next 3.5 hours! I have no doubt we could have kept talking, but, sadly, I had to get back to Swift.

Me and Lauren

I saw this view on the drive home...and actually had to backtrack about 5 minutes later when I found another turn off to go back east on the #1 just to take a picture.

I can't see a road like this and resist the urge to just GO! It's the most incredibly free feeling!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Past and Present Reflections

While browsing the blogs I frequently visit, I noticed slskenyon had posted a numerology/tarot year in review sort of entry, which got me curious about my past and future. The way to get your card is to add the digits of your birthday and the year in question. So, as my birthday is July 18th, and it's 2007, I would add 7+1+8+2+0+0+7 which equals 25, then add those two digits until I get a number between 1 and 10. My number for this year is 7. Get it? Which translates to a Tarot card. But I'm getting ahead of myself. I figured I'd start with last year.

2006 - Card The Lovers VI
"Desire, new lover, relationships, physical attraction, love, sex, commitment.
The Lovers can symbolize that a new love is going to enter your life even if you can't see where from - you're in for a surprise. This is a card that symbolizes an importance choice that could affect the rest of your life. The Lovers symbolizes a choice between duty versus your heart's desire, take a risk and it could lead to greater happiness and emotional fulfillment, stay dutiful and life will remain the same"
VERY interesting, it was in 06 that I moved to PG, making a choice which probably saved my relationship with Brad (since I was miserable in Rosetown), and definately made it stronger.

2007 - Card The Chariot VII
"Triumph, movement, change, self-belief, assertiveness, good news
The Chariot symbolizes conflicts ending in victory, so advises sustained efforts if in a current struggle or facing one, as you will win in the end. This card also heralds unexpected good news and represents self reliance and belief in your own abilities. Travel and change is indicated by The Chariot as well as representing a vehicle - if in a favourable position it could mean you'll get that car you've been wanting!"
I'm gonna say bang on with this one so far...especially the change and struggle and travel.
Anyway, there we are. Interesting to look back a little. If you're interested, the web page I got the write ups from is seems to be a pretty comprehensive page.
Also interesting is that the rules that I followed don't seem to make a lot of sense since there are 22 cards in the Major Arcana in Tarot...including the Fool which is card 0, up the the World at #22. guess it's a good thing that this is just for a bit of fun rather than anything deep and meaningful.

Home Sweet Apartment

Well, here we are. The time has finally arrived for apartment pictures! Or, the apartment minus the bedroom because it's not tidy enough for pictures...hee hee.

The Living Room and Dining Room at the back

The Living Room from the other angle (with computer desk in the corner)

Kitchen...pretty small, but it's got a full stove which is amazing! And the appliances are practically brand new

The Kitchen looking through the little serving hole in the dining room (notice my lovely mixer? haha) Through those closet doors is our in suite washer and dryer (YAY!!!!) and through the second set of doors is the storage closet with our deep freeze.

And the Bathroom...not sure why you'd want to see it, but there it is anyway.
So there you have it, our humble abode, it's small, but really feels like home.