Archive for April, 2011
Friday, April 29th, 2011
All dressed up and nowhere to go! That’s me right now, in my polyester-Linda-Evans-esque dress and tiara, sitting here, wondering how to celebrate the marriage of the century!
The coverage of the big to-do was pretty incredible! The camera angles alone rivaled that of any big hollywood movie! First a shot from above, and then from behind a plant, then from a building, then through a window…all in a matter of seconds! HOW DID THEY DO IT???? Apparently there were around 60 cameras in Westminister Abbey, so they wouldn’t miss a thing. I’ll say, I saw every tiny little exchange between the royals. And it’s funny, they seem to barely open their mouths when chit chatting. Mumbling , britishly. You know when people sound so british it hurts? Everything, so tight lipped. (I can say these things because half of my anscestors are from the U.K.) And maybe they’re not really even saying very much at all, mostly, “oh yes…right…very well then, yes, excellent…oh…what?..yes,…yes.. very nice”
I loved when they played GOD SAVE THE QUEEN at the ceremony. Everyone is singing it, but not the Queen. Well why would she, she IS the Queen. But imagine if she just forgot, and just decided to chime in? She just starts singing, ” GOD SAVE OUR NOBLE QUEEN…GOD SAVE….” and then Prince Phillip has to poke her on the side and say, ” darling..ssshhh, you cawn’t sing along, not this one, dawling, this is a song ABOUT you” (insert noble British accent) Queen: “Oh, yes indeed Phillip, so sorry dear”. “How embarrassing!!”
I really hope Will and Kate last. In times like these, with so many problems in our world; all of the natural disasters, the economic crisis, the wars; this wedding celebration provided a break from it all. Something happy and fun to think about! I really get why people were excited!
Please,Will and Kate, for the sake of mankind, don’t be a downer and ever get divorced. I can just see the headlines now: THE PRINCE WANTS OUT!!! FREE WILLY!!!! 200 reward points for you for reading this! punch in ROYAL WEDDING
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
I’m not great with a cell phone, still can’t fully figure out my PVR, my laptop is really just a glorified typewriter that I check e-mails with….and I rarely drive my old crappy car. I just don’t care much about stuff like that…but, I AM particularly picky about WALKING. I love to walk. I will walk anywhere, even if it takes me 2 hours!!! I just like to think, and look around at the world and try to notice things….well…that I haven’t noticed before.
Which brings me to the sidewalk. Isn’t the sidewalk just like a mini-street? It’s the street for the people..who are not in cars. Now, I am not one of those people who are really hung up on the rigid rules of society, but when it comes to the sidewalk…oh boy!!!!
Does anybody else feel like this? There are two directions on the sidewalk, just like on the street! If you are walking behind someone who is going to slow, passing is on the left, but watch for oncoming traffic. If you have to get something out of your bag, or tie your shoe, it’s mandatory that you pull over. (to the right) Talking on the phone IS permitted on the sidewalk, but only if you do a continuous even-paced walk. No stopping and starting with each exciting beat of the conversation. Walking as a wall of people doesn’t work either, if it’s a big group, couple up. No tailing people either! Am I right? There’s nothing more uncomfortable than someone who is tailing right behind you, walking at a good clip…who won’t do the pass. That’s when I make the first move and do the FAKE BAG-CHECK-PULL-OVER. Works every time. Another sidewalk classic, and not necessarily traffic related is the…’OH OH..I RECOGNIZE THE PERSON IN ON-COMING PEOPLE TRAFFIC, BUT I HAVE NO TIME TO TALK, FAKE CELL PHONE CALL MOVE’. This explains itself. It’s when you want to AVOID someone, you might have to grab your cell phone and have yourself a good ‘ol fake conversation. If you can manage to turn the ringer off, even better. Having your phone go off when you are fake talking, really, kinda blows it. Then they know…and you know they know, that you were trying to avoid them…blah blah blah….
At the end of the day, as long as we’re all walking a bit more….no matter of the unwritten sidewalk rules….it’s a good thing. 200 reward points for you for reading this! Type in WALKING.
Kerr – xo
Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
After work each morning, it’s nice to come home and put my feet up and really relax!!! I mean, I have the REST OF THE DAY to lounge around, have coffee, read magazines, watch the tube! I hope you know I’m kidding. (sarcasm is not easily portrayed in the written form)
NAW! I do come home to an empty place a few days a week, and yes, I do indeed need a nap….but not before I clean up the BABY BOMB!!!
Parents worldwide know what I mean! It’s the tornado like path of destruction that your child (or children) leave in the house…MINUTES after waking up! Add that to trying to get ready in the morning, feed them, feed yourself, put clothes on you and them….brush teeth, answer the phone, change diapers……wipe tears….you know what I mean. (Francois does this part each morning, bless his heart)
Books pulled out of shelves, toy boxes and their entire contents dumped on floors, clothes yanked out of drawers, crayons scribbled on walls, banana pieces in corners of the room…..sippy cups and empty bottles stuffed in the couch……it’s the BOMB I come home to every day, that I have to clean. That, my friends is all part of having a small child, right? Wait, my mom told me this period lasts until at LEAST mid teens. I guess I have selective memory. Thanks for reading my blog! Punch in KIDS ROCK and you get 200 reward points!
KIDS ROCK – xox kerr
Thursday, April 14th, 2011
All right, all right…..so I finally got a cell phone. Well, I actually already HAD a cell phone, I was still paying for it every month. I just couldn’t find it. But good news, someone found my old phone!!!Yeah, I saw a poster up on River Ave describing my exact phone and who to call to go get it….problem is, when I saw the poster, I didn’t have a pen, or a phone. But that’s all in the past now. Now that I am doing the morning show, I needed to get with the times and get something that could do more than just make a phone call! So, enter the Blackberry. WOW. When I first set eyes on it at the shop, I knew I had to have it. I mean, it comes with a little typewriter! (Wait, I guess that’s called a keyboard. Anyway, it has little letters and I push them and they write things to people)
I bought the phone without hesitation. I knew that once I had this phone, this technology, this THING in my possession, I would finally be like everyone else!! I could walk and talk…..I could stop in the middle of the sidewalk and furiously text people, I could have it on the table at a restaurant and put it on vibrate and keep looking at it….ALL OF THE GOOD STUFF! Plus, I could buy a fancy little phone case for it….in pink…or with tiny rhinestones on it! OH MAN! So many options.
No more carrying a pad of paper and pencil, no more scribbling notes on old receipts found at the bottom of my bag, and no more using a payphone! (although, I still enjoy a payphone….I feel like Columbo when I use one)
When I left the shop after buying my phone; my new, amazing, can-do-everything phone; it really was no surprise that it took me about 7 minutes to figure out how to actually CALL someone.
As it stands, I still carry a pencil and pad, still carry extra quarters for the pay phone, (all of that technology drains the battery in the phone) and my fingers are far too fat for that little smurf keyboard. Oh well, I tried.
Have a great day!
Thursday, April 7th, 2011
The red has unofficially hit flood levels, with the crest expected to hit our city around May 2nd. While many people have already stepped forward to help build sandbag dikes, many more are needed.
If you can help, please call 311 and they’ll let you know where you’re needed most. You’re asked to please bring your own gloves and rubber boots, as you will get dirty!
When people are in need, Winnipeg steps up!
Bonus Code: sandbag
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
CALLING ALL PARENTS!!!!! I love a good picture book…..because let’s face it, a picture can say a thousand words. If you have kids….you will really appreciate the humour in this book. It’s called S*** my kids ruined. (fill in the blanks) It is awesome! I bought it, then proceeded to read it as I walked home. I laughed so hard out loud, that I kept crashing in to stuff. (fire hydrant, mail box, another person)
Here are some of my favorite quotes that are in the book:
- Last week I got a flu that I caught, because my daughter coughed in my mouth
- A 2 year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it
- I love you mom, I can not say how much I love you, I can not love you more…but you are ugly -(A mothers day letter from a 4 year old )
This is just a taste…..just some of the cute quotes in the book! But, really, it’s all about the pictures!!!!!
If you see this book, buy it for yourself, or it makes a great gift! It also is an incredible form of BIRTH CONTROL!!!!
Have Fun Laughing!!!!!