Saturday, August 15, 2009

Finish the sentences

Feel free to join in if you'd like. Finish the sentences. Some may be uncomfortable, but you'll manage.

1. I've come to realize that my last kiss ... was wasted.

2. I am listening to... Michael Bublé (not live ... I wish)

3. I talk... often.

4. I love.... life ... most of the time.

5. My best friend... has made me a very blessed girl.

6. My first real kiss... was surprisingly good.

7. Love is... great if both parties are willing to work for it ... because as much as we'd love it to be, it ain't easy.

8. Marriage is... something I desire at times and not at all at others.

9. Somewhere, someone is thinking... "Aaaaah, crap! Why'd I have to step in that doggie doo doo." (I don't know why, but that was the first things that came to my head, so I went with it).

10. I always.... get happy when I see things in 3s.

11. The last time I really cried was because... my heart was breaking for someone close to me.

12. My cell phone... has helped me out when I'm at a store and have no money in a certain account, so I hop onto the Internet and voila, money transferred.

13. When I wake up in the morning.... I hit snooze a few times but really wish I could just thank God for another day and go from there.

14. When I go to sleep..... I look forward to what I'm going to dream about.

15. Right now... I would like to go to sleep but have energy from Boot Camp.

16. Babies are... uhm, sometimes loud, sometimes cute, sometimes smelly, sometimes in their birthday suit. Bad rhyme, I know. I didn't know what I think about babies ... honestly don't think about them much.

17. I get annoyed when... people are fake.

18. Today I... am wishing a wonderful friend many blessings in her new home.

19. Tomorrow ... I MUST mow the lawn and clean the house.

20. I really want to be... oooooh, so many things ... famous ... a writer for a travel magazine ... truly who God intends me to be ... 35 pounds lighter ... a millionaire ... friends with Bono ... in a great relationship ... but mostly right now I really want to be in bed, so that's where I'm heading.
Peace out!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Always be camera ready

We rejoin our main character, Fiona, as she gets ready to go out for her last birthday celebration.

Plans were going to have to be changed as everyone was supposed to meet downtown and either go hang out at the beach or take a walk around the seawall, then go for a late lunch or supper, but unfortunately, it was now raining. Text messages where sent and phone calls were made and plans were changed to go to Cactus Club in Coquitlam. Fiona was thinking that it was great to see everyone as there were a few of them she hadn't even seen over the summer. They had a great time catching up, eating the delicious food, taking a couple of pictures ...

and then ...

As they were sitting there chatting after paying their bill, Fiona looked up towards the doorway and saw this guy walk in. She thought, "He looks like Michael Bublé … I think it IS Michael Bublé, IT IS MICHAEL BUBLE!!!" Once she was sure, she said out loud to her friends, "You guys, that's Michael Bublé over there." One of her friends whipped her head around (not thinking that he was close enough to see her do that, but really he was only about 10 feet away), he looked right at her and she said, "Sorry. We love you." He said back to her, "I love you, too" waved at their table and then came over and high fived the same friend on his way over to be seated at his table. So cute!

They all sat and giggled at their table for another 3 minutes or so and then Fiona said, "Ok, I'm going to get my picture taken with him." All her friends looked at her and said, "WHAT?" "Yup," she said, "I always live with regrets after situations like this and I'm not going to do it this time. Who's going to take the picture for me?"

Only 1 friend stepped up and said she'd do it, so she walked over to him and said, "Hi, I'm the one who spotted you over there and it's my birthday. Would I be able to get my picture with you?"

He looked at her with a big smile and said, "Sure!" Fiona looked at the pretty, blonde girl he was with and apologized, but she just smiled and looked totally fine with it. Fiona's friend took the picture and Michael said, "Is it ok?" Isn't that sweet? He cared if it was a good picture and if it wasn't, he really seemed like he would've let her take another one. Anyways, Fiona looks at it and says, "Yeah, it's great. Look." She holds the camera out to him, he leans over and looks at it and says … get this … "Oh yeah. You look HOT!"

Yes, ladies and gentleman, Michael Buble told our little ole main character of Borne To Travel that she looked HOT! Sure, he may know how to work his lady fans by now to keep them hangin' on, but whatever. It totally worked on Fiona! :)

Then, after she finished blushing, Fiona said to him, "I just want to let you know that I saw you at Deer Lake Park a few years ago and" to which Michael interrupts her and said, "Was that you in the front smoking pot?" with a huge smile on his face, so Fiona says, "Yeah!" He grabbed her hand and lifted it in and air and said, "I love it!" haha Little joke between performer and fan (because just in case you were wondering, Fiona WASN'T in the front smoking pot).

Fiona then continued and said, "I just want you to know that I loved your concert. I knew you'd be great musically, but I had no idea that you're so funny. You put on a great show." He said, "Thanks. It's always great to meet the Vancouver fans." Little side note in case you didn't know, he grew up in Burnaby.

Fiona said, "Thanks for the picture," and started walking away and he said, "Happy birthday, kid."

And that is why you should always be camera ready.

In case you're not sure who this gorgeous man is, take a look here and listen to his amazingly smooth voice:

And if anyone still hasn't gotten me a present and is wondering what to get me, I would really love to have the DVD he made of his concert at Maddison Square Garden. :)

Friday, August 07, 2009

New look, new countdowns

So, can anyone tell me the flag that's at the top of my blog? I know one of my readers can for sure ... actually, two, seeing as Jennie sat with me for many hours figuring out my new look on my blog. Thanks Jennie! You're the best! :)

This flag represents the next new country I am going to visit in 82 days from today ... I mentioned it a few posts ago ... ARGENTINA! I'm so excited to go and see my friend, Leana! :) Lea and her hubby, Doug have lived there for about 8 and a half years and probably every year I say to her, "Maybe this will be the year I come and visit." Well, no more dangling it out there. My ticket is bought and I leave the day after the U2 concert so I'll be flying high ... maybe I won't even need the plane to fly me there. ;)

Lea will come meet me in Buenos Aires for a few nights to start off the trip, then we'll go to their place and I'll get to meet their 2 adorable girls. It's so fun to webcam with Lea and see the girls. They come up and say, "Hola, Fiona!" Their English is getting better all the time. I hope to learn a bit more Spanish before going down there, but we'll see if I can fit it in.

I'm not sure what else to do while I'm there, but I'm sure Lea will have some great ideas. If any of my readers out there have been to Argentina before, please let me know of anything that I absolutely shouldn't miss.

I'm also getting myself psyched for the U2 concert. I have a friend who knows all things U2 and he sends me updates all the time about how their tour is going so far and You.Tube clips of "how to get front row seats at a U2 concert." All fun things like that. The anticipation is killing me. It seems so far away. I cannot wait!

Such fun things to look forward to! Let the countdowns begin!!!

Monday, August 03, 2009

My Birthday!

Yesterday was my birthday (Happy 37th to me!) and I kind of celebrated all weekend. :) We had originally had other plans for the weekend but they fell through. I'll admit that I was a bit sad at first, but it all turned out great in the end.

Friday night my wonderful friend Rachel had Steve, Brenda and I over for steak and she made yummy peach cobbler for dessert. Now, this wasn't in any way for my birthday, but it was part of my excellent weekend, so I wanted to publicly thank Rachel for yet another wonderful meal and fun times.

Saturday I got to hang out at a friends pool all day and soak up some rays. That was most delightful. :) Then in the evening, Bren, Steve and I headed into Vancouver for the fireworks (that Steve said he had arranged especially for my birthday). Since Steve wouldn't be able to be at my birthday supper the next night, he asked me where I wanted to eat and I chose the yummy place below.

Mmmm, mmmm, mmmmm. If you've never tried Vera's Burgers, they are SO yummy. Their fries are really good as well, but I prefer the onion rings. Delicious! We made our way through the throngs of people and ate on the beach. I was obviously too hungry to remember to take a pic of our food. Sorry!

We asked someone to take our picture and this is the doozy we got. Oh well. It's better than nothing.

We waited for the sun to go down so the fireworks could begin.

It was China's night to perform and they didn't disappoint. They were very good ... can't say they were the best I've ever seen, but very good none the less.

Then afterwards we made our way through the throngs of people again and made the very long drive home (our weekend plans had been to stay in Vancouver so we didn't have to make this drive but the place where we were staying the person decided to come home last minute so it wasn't to be).

Then, the day of my actual birthday, Bren and I took the top off on her convertible and headed down to the States. We stopped at Tar.get and I found some goodies and didn't get dinged at the border, which is always nice.

Came home and got ready to go out to dinner with these lovely ladies.

I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends. I really am. I love each and every one of these girls at this table very much. They all mean so much to me and represent different eras of my life. I'm so glad they're all still around for this era as well. :) Love you girls!

I'm thinking my will last all week, though, because a few of my other friends were out of town this weekend and they've all said they still want to go out with me and I also have a lunch date planned with work friends this week as well. Who am I to say no? ;) Again, very blessed with wonderful people in my life.

Thank you to all who either Facebook'd me, phoned me, emailed me or sent e-cards. You are all treasures in my life.

It was a great day.

Now I'm off to watch my friend jump out of a plane! Have a great BC Day everyone (or Family Day or just a regular Monday to those of you who don't have today off).

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Be encouraged

As no scripture is of private interpretation, so is there no feeling in a human heart which exists in that heart alone, which is not, in some form or degree, in every heart.

George MacDonald

Be encourage. You are not alone in how you're feeling.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Try, try again

So, I went online to book my trip the other day (going to Argentina to see my friend, Leana) and the prices had gone up from the few days before that I had looked. No problem, I'll just check out a different day. Perfect. There's the cheap price again. I go through the whole process of picking my departing flights, returning flights and putting in all my information and when I hit "purchase" it says that this flight cannot be found. Huh? I get on the phone and call their tech support to which the lady tells me that their website hasn't been updated and those prices are no longer available. I ask her to help me find out which flights do have those prices. She hems and haws for quite awhile and I realize she's going to be no help to me.
I hang up on her (after saying thanks (for nothing) and goodbye) and I try again ... and again ... and again on the website. Choose my flights, put in my information, flight not available. So frustrating. I decide to call back and this time, I get a fellow named Peter. Peter politely asks me what the problem seems to be and goes through it all with me again. After Peter hears my story, what does he say to me?
"Since that price is on the website, I have to honour it."
WHAT? I think I love Peter! Thanks, dude!
Why am I telling you this? Because it's a good reminder that if you don't get what you think you should be getting from the first customer service person, don't be afraid to try again ... although you may end up talking to the same person as before and that can be a little embarrassing.
But yes, back to the even more exciting part. I'm off on another adventure to Argentina!!! I'm not leaving for awhile yet, but you know me ... the countdown will start soon.

Can't wait to see you, Lea and meet those 2 beautiful daughters of yours.