Archive for January, 2008

A Blessing Or A Curse?

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

My apologies, Gentle Readers — I’ve been somewhat absent for the last day or two due to a preoccupation. Fortunately, Clan Starr has –until now — been quite blessed with our reasonably good health. But now I’ve been doing some research on a medical condition (no, you don’t need to know details — what, are you that sadistic?? ;) ) on the Internet. And while I’ve always considered the availability of information on the ‘Net a good thing — always keeping in mind validity of sources, etc. — the problem now seems to be that there’s TOO much to read.

Why is it that I’ve read for probably several hours in total now, and still feel like I haven’t been able to get definitive answers? And why is it that so many websites or sources have so much conflicting information?

I think this is why I’d never be a very good researcher — I want my answers now. I don’t want to spend months looking for them! :D

And this is probably also why the WiP is sluggish — I need to do a little bit of research on a thing or two, and it’s deterring me. I guess I just need to bite the bullet. (Ha. I first typed “bite the butt”…)

In other news, though, it seems that Sir Elton John is supposedly coming to Northern Canuckland in March. Yours truly may be going to said concert. I’ll keep you posted on what transpires there!

Weird Random Thought #359

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Bubble wrap feels like thousands of small, wonderfully pliable nipples under one’s fingertips.

(Don’t believe me? Next time you get something packaged in bubble wrap feel the bubbles before you pop them.) :D


Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Yes, in a sheeplike fashion, I have followed the masses and created a Facebook account.

So if any of you are on the Book, look me up and give me a poke. :)

(I mean that. Literally. Heh.)

*Mega Squee*!

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Some days I really am rather glad I’m somewhat out of the pop-culture loop. (Hush, Donna!)

Because on days like today, when I happened to stumble upon the information that the next Narnia movie, Prince Caspian, is out on May 16th, it’s such a FUN surprise!

And then, finding a teaser trailer for the new movie…! Wow. Just… wow. (you’ll see a link approximately in the middle of your screen for the teaser trailer, if you’re interested)

I. Can’t. Wait.


Swimming In A Sea Of Clutter

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

I am up to my eyeballs in a sea of paper and miscellaneous crappe at the moment.

Why, you ask?

I’m cleaning my desktop off.


I don’t even know if the end result will be any different. I hate paper. :P

Sad And Happy

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Did you hear about Heath Ledger? I’m rather dismayed about this, really. Strange to be upset about someone you don’t really know, but still. I think it’s the shock of it all, more than anything. :( Watching his portrayal of the Joker in the next Batman movie will be a little disconcerting, I think.
In happier news, the Bro turns 33 today. Hippo-Bird-Dog two Ewe, Dude!

Rumors Of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Sweeney Todd was delightfully macabre. And who knew Depp could sing like that? I just heard, too, that he’s been nominated for an Oscar for his role in that movie. W00T!

In other news, I slept like the deceased last night — fell asleep on the Offspring’s bed around 8:30… and woke up again at 11:20. Heh. Heh.

Well, the weather’s enough to keep one in bed… it’s in the -20s Celsius lately, pushing into the very low -20s with the windchill. Yick.

Bugs in the summer, frigid temperatures in the winter.

Who picked Northern Canuckland as a place to live…?!?

Out With A Bang, Or A Whimper?

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Robbie — stole this from you. :)

Okay, so here’s the deal: Find out how you end your life, the Google way. Go to Google, type “(your name) was killed by” and see what the end of life holds in store for you. Remember to use the quotations marks, or else it won’t work.

I got a couple of cool hits on this (what’s with the illicit stuff?? and a brass bell?? wtf?):

  1. Kris was killed by a Mexican drug dealer who simply drove across the American/Mexican border.
  2. Kris was killed by drug traffickers, but much of the debate right now is focused on illegal immigration.
  3. The laboratory determines that Kris was killed by a brass bell.
  4. Mrs. Carlo Petersen’s boy, Kris, was killed by a [MISSING-TEXT] runaway machine.

So tell me — how do you snuff it? :D

Vote, Vote, Vote!

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

I’m a little behind schedule with this, but I wanted to let you all know that author (and awesome buddy) Donna Alward’s book, Hired by the Cowboy, has been nominated for Category Romance of the Year over at CataRomance.

So if you’re a fan of Donna’s (or just want to help out!), please head on over here and cast your vote!

I thank you (and I’m sure she does, too… :D )!

Kris’ No-Fail Sleep Guide

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Having trouble dozing off? Try Kris’ technique:

  1. Read a story to your Offspring.
  2. Close book, turn off light.
  3. Put head on pillow and close eyes.
  4. Instantaneously fall asleep.

Miraculous! You won’t believe the results!

Warning: Side effects may include:

  • grogginess (when you wake up an hour later)
  • gluey contact lenses stuck to your eyeballs
  • a general sense of discombobulation
  • extreme exhaustion
  • subsequent wakefulness from approximately 10pm to midnight 

Sheesh. If I could bottle this, I’d make a million. :P