25 August, 2011

Tomato, Toe-ma-toe

No matter how you pronounce it – they are delicious!
 
Yes, things are sooooo boring in my life at the moment that I’m actually writing about tomatoes. 
 
Are they a fruit or vegetable?  Friend or foe?  Who cares?  I love them.
 
Tomatoes are now “in season” here in Canada and I’m lucky to live in the heart of farm country, with easy access to fresh local produce.   I eat at least one tomato at every meal and know it’s time to cut back on the tomatoes when I start getting canker sores in my mouth from all of the acid.  Yes, I love them that much…
 
I actually consider myself a bit of a tomato connoisseur and can usually tell how good they will be by smell alone.  Yes, I admittedly sniff my way through the produce department.   Loser?  Ummm, yes.  But you probably already figured that out already by this post alone.
 
I’m off…to make a bacon and tomato sandwich.  Hopefully things pick up or else my next post might be about french fries and gravy (again)…

18 August, 2011

Are Random Thoughts Only Allowed on Tuesdays?

I hope not because here we go…
 
Summer is fast escaping my grasp.  All I’m hearing about these days - how chilly the nights are becoming, back to school shopping advertisements are everywhere, soon the first frost will arrive…BLAH, BLAH, BLAH…  When it comes to my summer – I’m a glass half full sort of girl.  If you’re not on the same page as me, you need to stay the hell away or shut the hell up because you’re stressing me out.
 
J and I are going “camping” with friends this weekend.  I use the phrase “camping” loosely because we are actually staying in a trailer (with air conditioning and television) in a trailer park (with a pool).   I’d honestly prefer to rough-it, in a tent in the woods with no modern amenities or patio lanterns.  Trailer camping is not my version of camping.  I loathe the idea.  It’s tacky and unappealing.  What was I thinking?  Oh yeah, apparently I wasn’t…
 
My boss is on holidays for the next couple of weeks.  One would think that would make for an easy time of things for me (long lunches, skipping out early), but such is not the case.   You see, when he’s away – the President and everyone else in our company turns to me for all their legal needs and if their legal needs occur at the end of the day or over lunch – I’m stuck.  Oh well, I guess that’s why I get paid the “big bucks”.  HA!  I actually laughed out loud over that one.
 
I told you a couple of weeks ago about my long-term “move to the Caribbean plan”.  I’m still planning on moving somewhere south, but I’ve started to look at properties in Central and South America as well.  When I say “look at”, I mean peruse the online listings and then proceed to get depressed because I can’t move now.   I’m expecting instant gratification, but I know it’s going to take some time. 
 
Anyhow I’ve discovered, ocean front properties in Ecuador are extremely cheap.  J has his heart set on living in Bonaire, but I’m considering all options…all options that will get me to where I want to be sooner (read:  all cheap options).  I’m also considering selling a kidney or renting out my womb to raise some cash.  Anyone know the going rates for those sorts of things?
 
J’s having a tough time at work again with his turd of a boss.  J is an extremely patient person, but over the past 7 years, his boss has gotten the better of him and the whole situation has become a powder keg.  If it wasn’t for our “long term plan”, J would have punched him in the face by now and walked out.  I’ve told J not to let the plan stop him from quitting – especially when what his boss does amounts to tyranny and verbal harassment – not just to J, but all of his employees.  J won’t quit – he’s too worried about screwing up the timeline of the plan.  What he fails to realize is that if the stress keeps getting to him – he won’t be around long enough to enjoy the plan because he’s going to drop dead from stress and then I’ll have no choice than to find a younger substitute.  I’ve told him that, but that doesn’t faze him either.
 
Our itinerary for our Philippines trip has been finalized, which is pretty exciting.  Only 6 months, 28 days left to go!  The downside – I’m still paying for it and will be for the next 6 months.  I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY need to make more money. 
 
So with that said…I’d better get back to it…

14 August, 2011

Not Much Going On...

I know I've been a bit MIA lately, but life is still out of hand.  Summer has been great, but I can honestly say, I don't think I've done much.

Some days have been spent at the beach...




Some local scuba diving...



Some cloud watching...


Some sunsets...
 Some wine on the beach, while watching the sunset...
Life's been uneventful, but all in all...good.