Thursday, August 31, 2006

Originally uploaded by limmers.
Today, I designed a logo I liked. It's for Parkway Forest's ladies' fellowship. I drew the girl and the balloon myself! That's is definitely a stretch for me.

Gone to Sh*t

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Well, got my mail back about 20 minutes ago. Blood pressure has gone down 50%. Now... to catch up.


Email is down. This is starting off to be a bad day. Hopefully ends sooooooonn.....


Monday, August 21, 2006

Lately, I've accomplished so much stuff that I've been meaning to take care of, but haven't.

  • Get my digital photographs from San Francisco printed, and then assemble all my photos from that trip into photo albums. My sisters know what a feat this is!
  • Repotted all my plants that were too big for their old homes
  • Put shelving into my bathroom space to improve tidyness in there (Margaret-assistance)
  • Installed a light over my kitchen sink so we can see! (Margaret-assistance)
  • Upgraded my Microsoft Office for Mac and got my email organized
  • Started planning better storage space with Gonzo. But have to wait - can't blow all our money right now
  • Booked and are planning our vacation to Germany and Sweden. Gonna be amazing!
  • Bought a scanner recently - after waiting about 2 years.

    Feels pretty good. Working on neatness. Working on sleeping. Working on waking. Gonzo has been transfered to a new house in Richmond Hill, which has cut the travelling time into more than half. That's one good thing. Gonzo's got his new schedule which is far more consistent and less sporadic than his last schedule. Many days are 7am to 3pm. Another GREAT thing. Gonzo's also got a great boss. He even uses email. Trust me, that's a leap and a jump forward than what his last house was managed like. And yet another great thing. Thanks God!

    Anyway, life has taken a nice comfortable step forward. I'm happy for it. Gotta move on booking a dentist appointment for both of us... a not so great thing.
  • Humility

    Wednesday, August 16, 2006

    Keep my ears open
    Keep my eyes seeing
    I want to forever be someone
    Who learns from everyone
    Around me

    It's Official

    Monday, August 14, 2006

    My uncle John confessed to Gonzo yesterday that he is scared of me. He also said that he knows I'm scared of him too (or so he thinks). He thinks that this is good.

    My family is officially deranged.


    Sunday, August 06, 2006

    So after my whole ordeal yesterday (I effectively purchased three scanners yesterday), everything came out alright. I scanned a TON of pictures today in a little over half an hour. And the colour reproduction is actually pretty amazing. I am very surprised for have bought an HP scanner. HP, sheesh, they make really good printers - but heck, not necessarily scanners. Photo stuff is usually left to Canon or Epson. Actually Canon is pretty much crap aside from their video equipment and digital cameras (congratulations again, Lindsay Thompson). Canon makes crappy printers. Canon makes crappy copiers. Canon makes crappy scanners (as I discovered yesterday when mine failed to even power up out of the box - and that was the top of their line).

    The only thing about this scanner though, is that it's HUMUNGEOUS. Oh well, I'm happy that it works and the quality is actually quite excellent. I only hope that it stays working. I read a review from someone online and said that it crashes and freezes up on her/him all the time. But, that might be their crappy computer's fault. I have a mac, so therefore, that does not apply to me.


    Scanner Trouble

    Friday, August 04, 2006

    So.... today, I finally brought myself to purchase a scanner after about 2 years of deliberating. Like, I don't reeeeeally need a scanner, but there are instances where I am like, 'it would be nice if i had a scanner right now.' Anyhow, I have a video project coming up for a client's wedding, where they want me to produce their photographs in a video. Video slideshow, yes. Great! An excuse to buy a scanner! Well, if the scanner that I just bought works tonight when I finally get home, it'll be the third one I've bought today. 

    I'll let you know how it goes.

    crawling out of my skin

    Thursday, August 03, 2006

    Today I saw a bug worthy of being from Asia. Body was at least 2 inches long, and probably half a centre thick. Lots and lots and lots of legs. Long, long legs. I showed Rob and he then turned around and said he'd get Juan to kill it although he acted like a tough guy about it. :-)

    That was two hours ago. Now, I am extremely bored 'cause no one is hardly here at work. I have Juanita, Samantha, Mike, Rob, Juan, Olive, Sandi, Rex and Debbie. I think that's it. If you know what work is usually like for me, you'll notice that people who usually give me work are not here. Nope, not a single one. Only 1 hour and 2 minutes to work... 

    Counting the seconds...

    let down

    Wednesday, August 02, 2006

    the illusion is fading
    i can see what really is
    i'm not surprised, i'm not afraid
    although i am not relieved
    that i was right
    i hoped i would not be that person
    who would see
    who can see through
    all that you appear to be
    you are you just the same
    i can't be hardened by 
    all that we search to explain
    but you are stepping down
    now that i am sure
    i see through
    all that you appear to be

    History of the Wok

    History of the Wok
    Originally uploaded by limmers.
    I invited my parents over for dinner on Sunday night, and I made sage pork loin with apples and onions. (So GOOD, except I shouldn't have used my cast iron pan 'cause it made the sauce black!) I planned a whole evening (simple, mind you) where after dinner we could enjoy some coffee out on our balcony. But because my parents were expecting to go home after dinner, they decided to cook the chicken wings they had brought over for dinner 'cause they wouldn't have time to cook dinner on Monday. Well, the wok you see in the picture is actually their wok. It's at least 25 years old. My mother gave it to me when I got married 'cause I asked them for it. Everything I had was new, and had no history, so I wanted something that I knew from even childhood.

    My dad got contemplative, and said, "You know how many meals this wok fed you?" And that made me appreciate my dad (and the wok) that much more.