Tuesday, July 27, 2010

my newly discovered headwound.

So, yesterday I had an unexpected fainting spell.
Yep, I swooooned.

It was weird and sudden, but was luckily only lasted a few seconds.


Understandably, I had a bit of a headache after falling forward when I'd blacked out.
It wasn't until this morning that I discovered the origin of the headache... a little souvenir from my when my head collided with a bookshelf .

And so, without further ado....my headwound!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The new, non-dancing boy band.

Here is a new (yes, new) boy band.
Curiously, they don't dance.
However, they seem to have perfected "the smolder".

The joys of autocorrect techology.

After the encouragement of a dear sister, I will be posting those amusing things that I wish to share with people in person, but alas, cannot.

This one is about the autocorrect feature found in most cell phones, email, and word documents. I was laughing-out-loud after reading this article from the New York Times, and even the awkward blunders that people shared in the 'readers comments' had me going.



Monday, March 29, 2010

...have a popover froggie!

So, speaking of strange movies from my childhood, here is another!

Unfortunately, i have so far been unable locate the classic "Tommy tricker and the stamp traveller", which should be seen by all, in my humble opinion.
Will post when found.

The frog prince by the muppets...so funny!

The rest of the parts can be found here:

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

tiny victories

1.I got another job!

...its at the local chestermere library, and should definitely be just enough extra hours of work to land me in the driver's seat of a nicer car by the end of the summer...or just a hospital bed from exhaustion.

2. I got myself all registered up for distance university, and my school books have arrived!

...all 3 course load materials are now in my possession! It's an intimidating amount of stuff, actually, and i'm not gonna lie... the content all looks about as dry as my lips during an albertan winter.
Oh well...only 12 more courses and then i can escape with my average-sized fist clutching a degree in Professional Arts of Communication Studies.

3. I conducted a YSA regional fireside for the first time E-V-E-R!

...and didn't go blank, pass out, throw up, go blind from panic, mess up the speaker's names, announce the program in the wrong order, or trip on something and take an embarrassing tumble.

the injustice...!

Today was day 3 of 3 of "Bring Your Own ____" at the middle school I am employed at.

The point of this 'game' is to bring an assigned item to school for each day, (or i think it was at least revealed to them what to bring on the last day...today)

Day 1: a banana
Day 2: a bowl
Day 3: a spoon

..and guess what it was for?
Yep, that's right folks...the entire student body (numbering in the high 700's) got ice cream before their spring break!

So jealous.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

'my little pony' madness

So many wonderfully strange flicks we watched as children...strangely wonderful and wonderfully strange movies that i'm sure we only appreciate nowadays only because we watched them as a child. Laura, you know the ones to which i'm referring...haha.

I remembered another today, and confess to spending a bit of time searching for it's name and whereabouts...and found it!
This lost treasure that i recovered is a 'my little pony' TV special that mom taped off tv and we kids watched..hummm... probably several thousand times.

Recalling it now, it was a surprisingly dark show for the target audience of little girls who liked horses....

but you can be the judge...enjoy!


Today has been a positively disgusting at the Lonsdale's abode, with a full on assault from our visitor, Gastroenteritis.
More commonly referred to by his nickname, 'stomach flu', this unwelcome guest has invaded the immune systems of 5 out of the 6 individuals currently living at this house.

That tricky little microscopic jerk has us all in his filthy little microscopic grasp...only Super-Mom's system remains untouched.

It first began with Daniel, who was the first to fall to unpleasant symptoms on sunday. Krista was taken down shortly after fhe, monday night. Dad and I were hit with it during the night. Even Derek, who left early monday morning for a party-like-it-was-1999 trip to BYU to visit his friends, was taken hostage by the intruding virus upon arrival in Utah.

Ugh. Feeling SO gross.

Flu virus - 5 Lonsdales- 0

"i'm a-runnin', i'm a-runnin' from you..."

well...once again, i've been slacking.
i am finally blogging about the St. patties day 5k race that I ran on march 13th.

It was something that i've always wanted to try...'try' being the operative word.
I was not exactly the fastest, or even an efficient 5K-er out there that day, but the experience was simply SPLENDID.
After the race, i soon realized that it was not purely a quick time that I was after that day, but a good time... and i found it.

There is a strange thrill in jogging with a mass of people down city streets;
roads blocked off especially for you, cops everywhere to ensure your safety, volunteers standing at water jugs halfway to the finish and filling cups of water for you to grab and dramatically toss aside once drained....
So fun!

Runners are such nice people too...some random man from the race gave me a pat on the back once i'd crossed the finish line. Endorphin-charged people are happy people.

A blossoming race junkie, i'm already set to attempt my second race May 1st. Another 5k, but perhaps there is a 10k in my future?

Here's a pic of us post-race! (soon, anyways!)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

So. It has been quite some time since my last post.
Quite the hiatus, I confess.

However, I found something that I just HAD to shall with those with whom I share a common bond....

A fondness for the TV show "Glee".
Passion, devotion, adoration.....LOVE.

I appreciate immensely the introduction of "musical theatre" genre into the general body of maintream acceptance through the artery of primetime televison.
Okay, so they don't really sing broadway classics, but they manage to take hits from today and previous decades and make they infectious, fun and FANTASTIC.

I'm pretty much addicted to the music.
(When I become more blog-savvy, I'll post a few songs to delight your ears)

Right now, I wanted to share an INCREDIBLE discovery concerning one of the Glee cast members...
Artie, the "nerdy" character, was in fact a member of a legit BOY BAND before his stint on Glee.
I happen to love nerds. SO much. Especially those who have a voice like Artie's.
Admit it, you do too.

So, here is a clip from Glee, with Artie singing a solo...

And now, Artie in the boyband "NLT"....

My face hurts from grinning so hard.

Friday, December 4, 2009

i have a christmas caroling craving..

I've finally caught the bug!
Not the ever-popular hInI, but the one-a-year christmas holly jollies.
Spent a large portion of thursday decorating my library.
Been listening to christmas cds in my car.
Listened to online christmas radio at work today.
'Tis the season!

However, i've noticed a growing trend...people are saying 'happy holidays' instead of "merry christmas".

i like what these guys have to say about that.....
Plus, who could deny their catchy, 90's inspired beats?

to blog or not to blog...

I finding myself a bit conflicted with this whole blog idea.

I love to write, so this happens to be a convienient outlet,


I've also been adverse to blog in general...

Point a. It always seemed self-absorbed to write about your life on the world wide web, and expect others to want to read it.

Point b. It has always seemed strange to me to spend time reading about other's lives instead of living your own.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

pirate santa sighting!

Today, while running some errands,
I saw a old man that looked EXACTLY like Santa claus, cruising at high speed through a Wal-mart parking lot on a motorized scooter.

Oh, and he was also wearing an eye-patch.

A Pirate-Santa!

Monday, November 30, 2009

"remember about personal space, kids"

So the book fair started at my library today.
It is a gong show in slow motion,
as it lasts until Thursday.

We had grades 4-6 come in class by class and view.
During my time at this library, i've been able to observe first-hand the fervent desire within kids to capture some kind of attention from any adult within range.

Kid after kid would come up to the nearest adult, shake their paper listing book fair selections in the nearest adults' face, for the sole purpose of getting some kind of acknowledgement.

I as crowded as a person getting on an asian subway car.
And it was awesome.

everyday angels

Another entry?

i am on FIRE.

Just wanted to share something that happened about a week ago.

Many kids ask me (the school librarian) to assist them in finding "something awesome" to read.

M. is one such little 5th grader.

She has been my little school library several times, asking for help finding books to read.

After refusing every suggestion i give her, eventually she picks out her own book, and skips out the door.

She's just like any other peppy 10 year old, and yet she is one of the students at the school with a moderately severe vision problem. That's tough.

A couple days after a real hardship entered my life, i was on my way back to my library during a lunch break.

Sitting on the knee-high ledge outside my library, M. was perched with a sandwich.

Cheerily, she stopped me and asked me how i was doing. With my librarian smile instantly hoisted up on my face i replied the obligatory "fine!".

"Do you mean it?", she asked.

Caught off guard, my smile faltered for a second. Had i heard her right?

"Do you mean am i really 'fine'?"

"Yes." she replied matter-of-factly.

This forced a surprise bit of introsepction.
The little dark cloud that had been following me around the last few days, drenching my days, lifted for that brief moment.
She was my angel that day.

Thanks, M.