Archive for March, 2012
Monday, March 26th, 2012
So, Easter is coming. Really? I couldn’t tell. Wow! The other day I went to Grant Park shopping mall because I had to buy toilet paper at Zellers. (great sale) I had to bring Alexandra with me because daycare was done for theday. Has anybody else noticed the ENORMOUS SIZE of the Easter section? What happened? I was shocked to see 10 aisles of chocolates, toys, eggs, books, clothing, baskets…..all easter? I am not sure how to deal? Remember when we were kids and Easter consisted of a few Oh Henry things and maybe a mesh bag of coloured foiled easter eggs? MAYBE, if you were lucky, an assorted basket of stuff from Laura Secord? (the big yellow pre-cadboury cream egg thing) NOW, it’s out of control. There is a giant egg for every single Nickelodean cartoon out there. Since when can you just make Dora and her friends out of chocolate and call that Easter? If you can take a toy….make it out of chocolate and stick something shiny on it…they have done it. Aren’t peeps marshmallow chicks good enough? Why do we need a Transformers robot egg?
What are you giving your kids for Easter? Are you going old school? or GIANT KINDER EGG new school? EASTER gets you 1000 points.
Write me and let me know! xoxoxokerr
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
Get with the times! You don’t TWEET? What’s wrong with you? OMG…you HAVE to start tweeting. That seems to be a conversation that I’m having a lot these days. Are you in the same boat? Is it just me, or is this pressure to tweet similar to the facebook pressure of a few years ago? Remember when you’d run into people you hadn’t seen in a long time, you’d chat, talk about what you’d been up to….upon leaving say, ‘are you on facebook? just facebook me, we’ll facebook and then we can be facebook friends..yeah! Then we can REALLY catch up! On facebook!’. And if they WEREN’T on facebook, it was like, ‘oh. Ok, well, then uhmmmm…see you sometime in the next ten 10 years!’ There are still a lot of people who don’t DO facebook. I get it, it’s time consuming, it’s distracting, it creates nosiness, insecurities,..all kinds of great stuff. But you have to admit, it’s weird when someone is not on facebook. Like, how do you communicate? What do you do with your spare time? Sad but true. But this tweeting. punch in TWEETING’ for points. Now IT’S the thing everybody is doing. The problem is, for a lot of people, like me..it’s confusing. It’s a whole new concept of communication that still only sort of makes sense. ‘You follow people? They follow you? Follow what? Just anything? My handle? Love handles? It took forever to get what #hash tagging was for. That’s right up there with ‘offside’ in hockey for me. The who-sy what-sy and the where with the hashtag? Ok, I’ll try and go along. Because EVERYBODY is on twitter now! My 64 year old step mom is on twitter. My friend is a teacher…she has 76 followers! So, I guess this is what I have to do. I guess that’s all for this blog. Maybe it wasn’t that interesting, but it HAS to be more interesting than me tweeting about how I am ‘reaching for the peanut butter’ or ‘on my way to clean the bathroom!’
Cheers ladies and gents xox
Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Spring. Time to get some new clothes. Right? Hey, guess what’s in style THIS year! ugh. I can’t keep up. Still trying to get LAST year right. Who else has stuff in their closet that they bought last year because a magazine said it was ‘in’…and you’ve never worn it. Well, this year they’re saying the colour tangerine is a good idea. Hmmm. Not sure about that. Or how about that head to toe flower print that’s in the forecast? Now, while I DID love Little House on the Prairie, I don’t think actually dressing like Laura Ingalls will work for me. You? Or what about hats? Apparently hats are BACK everyone! Because….they went out a few years ago. Remeber that big hat backlash that erupted in 2003? If you were caught wearing one……WATCH OUT. So, yes, dig that giant sun hat out of storage, because you can finally slap it back on. Type in FASHION for 1000 points. I love the fashion dictators of the world. How do they know? I am amazed how they can predict that purple will be ‘in’…four years before it’s ‘in’. You’ve read magazines before that write things like, “We’re starting to see polka dots on the rise on the runways this spring..a telltale sign that next year will be the YEAR of the polka dot. And same with pants…pants are making a HUGE comeback!” It is utterly confusing…and I’ll tell ya, It’s no wonder that a majority of women these days are just sticking to wearing yoga pants. So, I’m off to Winner’s this afternoon to buy some new things. I hope I don’t get sucked in to the trends. If I come back with a tangerine flowery dress and a big floppy hat and an oversized purse I will officially be spineless. Or, FABULOUS! lol
love ya, kerr