Wheeeeeeeeew! Is this week over yet or what? It’s been an uphill climb since Monday. But tomorrow is Friday, thank God. I have a big job “exam” tomorrow for a better-paying position as a translator-editor-terminologist at a different government department than the one I am currently with. It’s full-time, more chances of a permanent position; … Read more
I suffer a mini- heart attack (or at least, serious heartburn) every time I hear word of a fallen soldier, Canadian or otherwise, in the news. I frantically read the headlines, caption, and scroll down to fish out the names of the soldiers who have been killed. Feel overcome with sadness and then relief when … Read more
I managed to sneak in some time this weekend for cooking and baking, despite spending a solid weekend hammering out my final University paper. It was for my Aboriginal religions class and as much as the subject matter had the potential to be fascinating, the class was decidedly not. But it’s done; now I just … Read more
Chicago sign Originally uploaded by thekitchenquean. Well! Apparently none of my picture links in my previous blog re: Chicago are working, so click Chicago sign to go straight to the source! (I.hope.this.finally.works.)
Wow, what a trip. If you haven’t been – go. Don’t wait. Visit Chicago. From the welcoming locals, to the FANTASTIC, mouth-watering food and hot hot hot jazz/blues lounges, to endless shopping, the stunning architectural marvels up and down the Chicago River and off the shore of Lake Michigan, I loved it all. I’ll try … Read more
Last Monday, I embarked on a personal challenge that I first caught wind of on a number of personal blogs I read regularly. It’s called 101 in 1001. It’s not a new meme, but one that interested me from the moment I first read about it. Basically, it involves making a list of 101 specific … Read more
From Air Canada's website re: checked baggage: "Items permitted but not considered part of the allowance include camera, coats, purses (25cmx30cmx20cm or less), urns containing human remains, strollers, child restraint systems, canes, crutches, walkers, containers carrying life sustaining items and other similar items." That's not at all ironic, huh.
For a while now, I’ve been toying with the idea of moving my blog. I also debated whether to leave all my old posts at Xanga – but that’s exactly what they are: ‘old’. Past. Former. I started that blog when I was in my mid-teens (and later moved to a different space, before returning … Read more