Family ties and scary movies
Sunday, April 27, 2008

The party I threw for my granny was great! We had lots of fun talking, eating and drinking. It was the first time that I invited a group of family members over and it was very nice. We were indeed a merry bunch. My mom is only 20 years older than me and she has 4 brothers who are younger that are more like big brothers than uncles. We all drink Johnny Walker/cokes so I had quite a bit of a buzz going. B had a wonderful time too, it's so nice to see that he's totally accepted and just part of the family.

Today we didn't do much, I didn't have a hangover but... you know how it is...

But we did watch REC. It's this Spanish horror flick that has won lots of prizes so I was really excited to watch it. I am a big fan of horror movies but not with zombies and gore but with ghosts and voodoo and satan worshippers and stuff like that. I loved Blair Witch Project too, it's so thrilling.

But REC was a bit of a let down. The story was pretty good but the makers kept to the surface... I thought they could have gone deeper with the whole why and what. What really bugged me was that it was being filmed by a cameraman in the movie but it was so bumpy it really irritated me: he was a professional cameraman and he couldn't shoot for shit! Totally unbelievable. It did make me shriek a bunch of times, which is always good a good feeling.

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A crying granny is never good.
Friday, April 25, 2008

I woke up at 7 this morning and it's SATURDAY. What am I, 80 years old???

But it came in handy because I'm throwing a little party tonight for my grandma and my house is a mess so I'm gonna clean this shit up and do some grocery shopping. My mom is cooking the dinner since I'm not that good of a cook. I never throw family get together's but my mom told me that my granny was crying a few weeks ago because she doesn't have the greatest, warmest bond with her kids and grand kids. We all love her and we see her quite often (waaaay more than any of my friends see their grannies) but I guess it's more about the quality than the quantity for her. It's weird 'cause my gran is a very tough woman. Always makes sure she gets what she wants and is very, very outspoken. And in her heyday she used to wrap men on all of her ten little fingers. Or so I heard from my great-grandmother. So it was weird to hear about her (overly?) sensitive side.

I'm throwing her a farewell party 'cause she's going on a vacation for a long time. She's a traveller too, she's been around the world... She's pretty darn cool, come to think of it.


Say what??
Saturday, April 19, 2008

It's 4:05 out here right now. I just came home from a night out with Kim, my flight attendant friend. She's great, she is one of the few people that I really trust. I have a bunch of friends but I am very aware of what I tell them. I don't want anything bite me in the ass, you see.

So, there's a couple who I frequently meet downtown. I don't have their number or anything but we bump into eachother, lots of my girlfriends know them and we're all just one big drunky family whenever we see eachother. They are superduper nice, and we all talk about how special they are and the bond that they have together, 'cause we never see them without the other. They are symbiotic or something, not at all like B and I... there are people who I know from downtown for a very long time and they have never seen B. We just roll that way and do our own thang.

But, anyways the couple's a bit punk, she shaves parts of her hair and likes dressing up unconventionally. He has an earring like this one:

It's all good. I think they're really nice, and it does not matter how someone looks, we can all hang out and have fun. Well, tonight I asked the girl if she ever kissed a girl. And that was really weird 'cause I suddenly felt the need to ask her that. And then she told me they do THREESOMES all the time...and always with another girl, never with a boy.

SAY WHAT? I really think I'm pretty liberal and progressive but I really never thought they had it in them, such a perfectly happy punky couple!!!!!! I try to be all cool about it but it's a bit weird because we sometimes dance close to eachother, for fun, not at all sensual and it gives that a whole other meaning... Am I just fuckin' conservative or what??


Sometimes I wish I was a man.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I have been having a weird feeling in my lower tummy lately. I'm afraid it's my reproductive organs. I have an appointment with my gynaecologist in May, because I'm not really happy with my family doctor. He suggested he'd do vaginal touching! That's way too freaky! I hope the other guy knows what to do...


Girls and their mothers
Monday, April 14, 2008

I just got home from yoga. It's fun! It feels good! I'm stretched out but not in a pushy way and I like that a lot. I don't like being shoved.

When I got home, I saw that Cris' mom had called me. Cris and I go way back, and I know her mom pretty well. And she does not call me for no reason. So I called her back and she was a bit drunk and told me she worries a lot about Cris and she cried because she saw a tv-show yesterday about grown-ups who got bullied when they were little and the impact it still had on their whole adult life. And Cris got teased when she was little. I'm ashamed to admit it but I've teased her too when we were 12/13 years old.

Cris is going a bit crazy these days with one boyfriend, one fuckfriend plus she slept with Emily's friend with benefits. She was boycrazy when we were like 16-20 y/o and then she mellowed out a bit and now she's back at it again. She fell off the wagon.

So there were a bit too much players in that particular field. Emily was pretty mad at her, 'cause it's an unwritten rule in our she-unit; you're forbidden to screw your best friend's squeeze. Even if the girl's not that interested, you stay out of eachother's business, plain and simple. But Cris has issues with self-esteem and she needs boys to make her feel good about herself. She's the kind of girl who laughs obnoxiously harder, opens up a few buttons and acts dumb when a guy walks into the room. And she's a pretty and nice girl, so she doesn't have to do that but she does. And she attracts the wrong crowd in doing that.

It was weird to talk about one of my best friends with their mom. I told her Cris is a lot stronger than we (and she) thinks and that it's not like when we were younger. She knows that she's not being smart and fucking boys is never the solution. But sometimes you forget and sometimes you want to forget, I guess. The play we went to this weekend had a very good line in it, it went: "Just write that it'll all be alright....just write that it'll all be alright...just write that it'll all be alright" His voice faded and it was beautiful. It's how I feel.


Sunday, April 13, 2008

The first two cd's that I bought (or better, I picked out and my parents bought) were the soundtrack from Grease and Vanilla Ice's debut album. I even had two posters hanging on my pink little girls' wall.
I am very, very, very much ashamed of myself.



I have never enjoyed my weekends better than at this point in my life. Your weekends are so much more appreciated when you actually have to work during the week instead of sleeping in, skipping classes and run around with you friends/boyfriend. I love it!

I went to sleep over a Emily's on friday. We planned to eat magic mushrooms for the last time because our government is planning on illegalizing them. But the store was closed so we just had drinks, ate some pretty good finger food and saw two movies: Mr. Brooks (an original story, good, natural acting and just a total suprise 'cause I'm not particularly fond of Kevin Costner) and Vacancy, with Kate Beckinsale and one of the Wilson brothers (you know, with the noses) which was also a suprisingly thrilling movie. I felt my heart beating in my neck, and during some scenes I covered my eyes with my pillow. So I say go see both!

Yesterday B and I went to a play, Frankenstein. It was performed by one my favourite theatrical companies, and it was a good play, but not their best. The leader of the group is this older gentleman (50 y/o) who just totally rocks. He's so smart and wise and self assured. Once in a while I see/meet an older man who has a certain confidence that is sooo appealing to me. The fact that I feel this way about a guy I've only seen on stage and whose company was founded a year before I was born, is very silly, I know. But I don't care:-D

B and I had a great night, first sushi, then the play, drinks after that and a very pleasurable night at B's place. I'm very happy, right about now.

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I love the fashion!
Thursday, April 10, 2008

The hair, the dresses, the boots, the make-up... divine!

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I'm the one who brings flowers to the earth
Monday, April 7, 2008

I had my first yoga class today. I figured I really need a way to unwind and relax, now that I'm working full time in this paper chasing business.

I offered the earth three different flowers. I did the dog. The most fun was when we had to rub our hands together 'till they were hot and then hold a ball of hot energy up in the sky and make "8's" with it.

It wasn't as tiring as I thought it would be. I did ballet, horse back riding and aerobics (waaaay too spastic for me) and yoga is very different. I'm going in again next monday.


Mary you da bomb!
Sunday, April 6, 2008

Just saw the first three episodes of season three.... LOVE IT! The stories are exciting and totally original, the actors are so on point and I really have a thing for that Mary-Louise Parker. She rocks I tell you! Every episode's definitely worth your 40-something minutes.


The hormone horror

Wow, yesterday Cris called me to tell me she had a bigass double hangover. One was from drinking way too much at her favourite bar on friday night and the other was from sleeping with Emily's best male friend after she got home. Emily's soooo not gonna like this, she doesn't have a relationship with the guy but she is terribly jealous and possesive when it comes to him. I was hanging out with them a few weeks ago and her face turned into a thunderstorm when another girlfriend of his kept calling him. Plus, Cris already has a boyfriend and although she's not happy with him, he is technically her boyfriend and this is just not right. I don't know why she does these things, Cris doesn't even really like the boy so WHY??? There are plenty of other boys to hook up with, if you're not in a picky mood. I know Cris for a far longer time so my loyalty will be with her but I'm not going to be in the middle of this.

I had a nice weekend, I went out to dinner with Kim and 8 other girls who are not really friends of mine but who I do know from downtown. It was fun but they went out dancing after dinner and I went to meet B. We don't get to see eachother much during the week so I really wanted my time with him this weekend.

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Talking shit to my manager in the first week! Not so clever...
Friday, April 4, 2008

I just got home from my first drinks with co-workers. I've got a little buzz going and although I know it had been better to stick to 7-up's the whole evening, I chose to be true to myself and have two wines. I stuck my foot in my mouth once or twice but it went great overall... I guess I'm just happy go-drunk-y..:-)

I'm gonna shove a pizza into my mouth and go to Conrad with B. Drink beers and PlayStation. Hope y'all have a nice friday night!

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So this is working life?
Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Today was the second day at my new job. I like it! There are lots of young people working there, mostly 30-something so I'm the benjamin, once again. I like that. The first month is for getting to know the firm so I have a pretty intense (but not toooo intense) introduction program. I like that, I've read and heard a lot about how companies do not guide their fresh-from-uni workers at all, so I'm happy with this incredible amount of attention. We're gonna have drinks on friday with the whole crew. That should be fun too.

But I am really tired every night. I make sure I eat, tidy up the house and relax for a bit but then there's not much time for anything else.

To illustrate my level of boringness, this is who I watch almost every night:

I also like to watch these young lady's shenanigans:

Gone are the days of recreational drug-use... melancholy hits me...


This is me. 32-year old, mother of 1 and living in Europe. Going through life with one hell of a man, lots of love for my family and a pretty tight circle of mismatched friends. Very self-confident even though I don't know what the fuck I'm doing! (more)