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Monday, July 30, 2007

Something Ends!

Today was marked with a tinge of sadness. You see it was my last day with my personal trainer. His name is Isaiah. He was recently promoted to become a fitness manager at one of the branches of Fitness First and I'm really happy for him! We've been talking about it for a few weeks now and the day finally came. However, I was hoping against hope that there would be some way for me to continue under him. I've lost over 12 kg with his guidance and pushing and have my utmost trust and faith in him. However, as luck would have it I am now without my trainer because he is going to be stuck at his center which is pretty far away come August 1.

He has promised to find me a replacement but of course I am wary of any new person. Afterall, I know that his methods have worked. I really didn't want a change but now I have no choice. I was considering stopping using a trainer and still am. I don't like change! Fortuately, I still have three more sessions which will be taken over by the new chap. He was supposed to turn up today for a meet and greet but didn't and that immediately made me even more apprehensive. I am supposed to meet him on Wednesday for my first session and well I have nothing to lose st this point! So I'll give him a go!

What I fear most is not being able to gel with the new guy! I've worked real hard to get to this point! I've not exercised this much for ages in fact probably never execised this hard. I go to the gym because I have to not because I enjoy it! I don't want to break the momentum but I don't have an option! I'm really afraid that things might not work out and I'll somehow lose interest. Oh how I wish this had not happened but it has so I have to deal with it somehow and can only hope that the new guy is as good as Isaiah.

After my final session with Isaiah today we shook hands and parted company! I really felt sad! More so for myself and what my future at the gym holds! I am, like i said, happy for him and his promotion! I decided then that I'd write a post about it.

Later, after dinner when I was flipping through the newspapers (Star) and checked my horoscope (Cancer) and saw the prediction - I was dumbstruck. Can you imagine my surprise because this is what it said:

Something ends. This is an ending you were hoping to prevent but now it's up to you to see what you can salvage.

One can only wonder!

Law and Disorder!

As usual this is something I got via e-mail and it's hilarious...

Disorder in the Court: These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm whilethese exchanges were actually taking place.

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ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?

WITNESS: No, I just lie there.

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ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?

WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.

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ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all ?

WITNESS: Yes.

ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?

WITNESS: I forget.

ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?

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ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you thatmorning?

WITNESS: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"

ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?

WITNESS: My name is Susan!

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ATTORNEY: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved invoodoo?

WITNESS: We both do.

ATTORNEY: Voodoo?

WITNESS: We do.

ATTORNEY: You do?

WITNESS: Yes, voodoo.

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ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in hissleep, he doesn't know about ituntil the next morning?

WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?__________________________________________________________

ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-one-year-old, how old is he?

WITNESS: Uh, he's twenty-one.

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ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?

WITNESS: Are you shitt'in me?

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ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?

WITNESS: Yes.

ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?

WITNESS: Uh.... I was gett'in laid!

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ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?

WITNESS: Yes.

ATTORNEY: How many were boys?

WITNESS: None.

ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?

WITNESS: Are you kidding? Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?

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ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?

WITNESS: By death.

ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?

WITNESS: Now whose death do you suppose terminated it?

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ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?

WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.

ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?

WITNESS: Guess.

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ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to adeposition notice which I sent to your attorney?

WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.

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ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed ondead people?

WITNESS: All my autopsies are performed on dead people. Would youlike to rephrase that?

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ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?

WITNESS: Oral.

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ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?

WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.

ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?

WITNESS: No, he was sitting on the tablewondering why I was doing an autopsy on him!

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ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?

WITNESS: Huh....are you qualified to ask that question?

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--- And the best for last: ---

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?

WITNESS: No.

ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?

WITNESS: No.ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?

WITNESS: No.

ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?

WITNESS: No.

ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?

W ITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.

ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive,nevertheless?

WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Intelligence Test! Or lack of ...

Dare you take a Mensa test? Take the Mensa Intelligence Test! and let us know how you did! It might be fun! Take the TEST! TAKE the TEST! TAKE THE TEST!

The A"moo"zing John COW

Ann is a friend from A Nice Place in the Sun! She's also a loving mom and a great blogger too and has seen fit to include me on the the John Cow.com Link List and I'm truly appreciative! Many Thanks Slugger I really appreciate it!

Heres the part of the original post that JohnCow.com asked us to copy:

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Stress Test!

As usual some kind soul passed me this via e-mail. Try it!

This is a good Stress Test for you to take. Stare for a few seconds at each of the following patterns. Are the patterns moving? Or are they perfectly still??







The patterns above are used to test the level of stress a person can handle. The slower the pictures move, the better your ability of handling stress. Alleged criminals that were tested see them spinning around madly. However, senior citizens and kids see them standing still.

None of these images are animated - they are perfectly still. How did you do with the test??

Friday, July 20, 2007

Goodnight Sweetheart! Hello Basil! Eh...Who's Basil???


After much neglect I'm finally going to write a little about my daughter's progress. The little one has been ill this past week. Down with a viral flu...hmmm well can't say she's been down because she's still been her usual self i.e. running and jumping about! In fact on the first day it happened she really talked a lot too! Which is something she rarely does! We think it might have been the medication! LOL She kept talking about everything in between licking up the contents her little runny nose that we had failed to wipe off in time! All kids love doing that don't they! LOL

Well like I said she has been a little slow to talk although she understands perfectly well. And she does pick up words prety fast too. Of course she is still in her inquisitive stage and loves asking Why? What? and Where? repeatedly. What she loves to do is run and play! She can play all day! We have this snake from Ikea (you know the one) that she grabs one end of and then she'll give me the other end and ask me to pull in a little game of tug-a -war! When she tired of that she try spinning it and twisting it and jumping over it and walking on it! I never knew that silly snake had so many uses...we got it for her to hug and that is the only thing she doesn't do with it! LOL

Another thing she loves to to is to be tickled! She used to come up to me and say "Daddy tickle" and I'd be wondering what she wanted until she said "Daddy tickle me" and I gladly obliged! Then she'll say stop and when I do she'll ask to be tickled again. This'll go on for a while...ahhhh my own little tickle me Elmo! LOL

As I was saying earlier she is quick to pick up words...well every night before bed I say to her "Good night Sweetheart" and she'll say good night back until one fine night I hear her say "Good night Sweetheart" back! I almost fell off my chair! You just can't prepare for moments like that! LOL

Finally, the telephone! She usually doesn't like talking on the phone when we call her back! She'll only listen and run away after a while! However, she loves playing pretend with wifey's cellphone and slowly but surely she began to say Hello to no one in particular, sometimes her uncles or aunts or cousins, in her imaginary little way! So you can imagine my shock when one day she said "Hello Basil!" Who the hell was Basil! We don't know anyone named Basil! And she hasn't met anyone named Basil! It's such an uncommon name! So long and hard we thought about who it could be until it fianlly dawned on us! We had been watching a Jamie Oliver show the other day. You can guess where this is going, right? Yup, he was using basil in one of the dishes and our little one somehow remembered it and used it in her little "Hello Basil! We really had a good laugh about that one! I was ready to buy a shotgun...my little one ain't gonna have no boyfriends so soon! LOL

Well that's my little progress report! One day I hope my daughter will be reading this and having a good laugh at her antics just like I am now! Ciao!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

All Aboard - The Technocrati Train!

IF YOU WANT A HIGHER TECHNORATI RATING (you'd be silly not to) - TELL ME! HOP ON BOARD! It’s easy and worth it. If you want to move up in Technorati there are 2 ways to get there: gaining massive amounts of links to you from other blogs, or getting the most favourites. One thing you can do is get lots of favourites who favourite you in return! Before you start you may want to grab this supercool autofave program from Eng Tech. All the people who have favourited you, this automatically favourites them in return. No more excuses for not returning the favour!Automatic Technorati Fave program the coolest program ever! Finds fans that have favorited you and automatically favorites them!

grab the program here [2.4MB].
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(Reword the following paragraph a little. The techbold link should be changed to link to who you got this from {me}. Move the 4 new faves (one is you) to old faves below Gary Lee. Add 3-4 new people to new faves. Each name linked to their blog, and Fave the site is the link on their technorati fave widget on their site. AND, NAME THE WHOLE POST DIFFERENT FROM MINE!)

Bobo the Bimbo who blobs d bImBo WiF D tWiSt has gracefully added me to the Technorati Fave Train recently and I only just got around to this today unfortunately. Sorry Bobo me was busy and I wish there was 48 hours in a day too! FYI The Train was started at Gary Lee.

SO if you wanna boost your rankings don't get off the train! Chuga Chuga! Chuga Chuga! WHOO!! WHOO!!

You know you want to take the train ride so here it goes...

***Start Copying Here***

Here are the rules:
1. Write a short introduction paragraph about what how you found the list and include a link to the blog that referred you to the list.

2. COPY the Rules and ENTIRE List below and post it to your blog. To avoid duplicate content and increase the amount of keywords your site can accessible for, go ahead and change the titles of the blog. Just don’t change the links of the blog.

3. Take “My New Faves” and move them into the “The Original Faves” list.

4. Add at least 3 Blogs that you’ve just added to your Technorati Favorites to the “My New Faves” section. Remember to also add the “Fave Me” link next to your new blogs (i.e. http://technorati.com/faves?add=http://www.yourdomain.com)

5. Add Everyone on this list to your Technorati Favorites List by clicking on “Fave the Site.” (Please FAVE EVERYONE on the List prior to posting the list or a Kitten will Die Alone in a Dark Alley Tonight). Those who want good karma will fave you back. If not, you will for sure get the benefits of faves from the bloggers who continue this list after you.

My New Faves

The Original Faves
Jeff Kee - Fave the Site

* - Train Engineer
** - Last Wagon

TEN THINGZ I HATE

Jean's just slapped me with the 10 Things I Hate Tag! Thanks Jean...It's A Great Pleasure to do it! :) (but why only ten things - I've got more things I hate than I can count LOL) Since I've never done this before, I'll gladly give it a shot! Here goes...

1) Food I hate : FISH!!! Can't stand the smell! But I love fishing and also eat certain processed fish products! Strange but true LOL

2) Fruit I hate : Do Fruit Cakes count? LOL Tough choice but I'll go with papaya for the after effects! LOL

3) Veggies I hate : Love all veggies but if I had to choose it'd be cucumber because it's so dull!

4) Celebrities/People that I hate : People who suck up and/or show off!!

5) Event/Situation/Incident that I hate : Being at work LOL Seriously though I hate being in a situation where you're helpless to do anything!

6) TV shows/movies that I hate : That's easy - The Bold and the Beautiful! And all soaps.

7) Music I hate : Rap sometimes

8) Household chores that I hate : Taking out the trash! (Think prawns shells over the weekend! Phew what a pong!)

9) Things that you hate around the world : War! Why can't we all just get along!

10) Things that you hate about yourself : Being Lazy! I'd love to laze around all day if I could! :)

So now you know 10 Things I Hate! How that is going to enrich your lives I certainly don't know! LOL Since I had to do this (and I kinda enjoyed it too) I'm going to forward this to five wonderful guy bloggers who have nothing better to do than to reveal their "10 Things I Hate" LOL


Barrett
Jason
Bobby
Mark
Charles

(If any of you done this before, you can choose not to redo. Just comment your post to me)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The lighter Side of Religion - in case you missed it!

I received this via e-mail recently and thought I'd share it. Enjoy!

PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE WORDING AND SPELLING. IF YOU KNOW THE BIBLE EVEN A LITTLE, YOU'LL FIND THIS HILARIOUS! IT COMES FROM A CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEST. KIDS WERE ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS. THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ABOUT THE BIBLE WERE WRITTEN BY CHILDREN. THEY HAVE NOT BEEN RETOUCHED OR CORRECTED. INCORRECT SPELLING HAS BEEN LEFT IN.

1. IN THE FIRST BOOK OF THE BIBLE, GUINESSIS. GOD GOT TIRED OF CREATING THE WORLD SO HE TOOK THE SABBATH OFF.

2. ADAM AND EVE WERE CREATED FROM AN APPLE TREE. NOAH'S WIFE WAS JOAN OF ARK. NOAH BUILT AND ARK AND THE ANIMALS CAME ON IN PEARS.

3. LOTS WIFE WAS A PILLAR OF SALT DURING THE DAY, BUT A BALL OF FIRE DURING THE NIGHT.

4. THE JEWS WERE A PROUD PEOPLE AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY THEY HAD TROUBLE WITH UNSYMPATHETIC GENITALS.

5. SAMPSON WAS A STRONGMAN WHO LET HIMSELF BE LED ASTRAY BY A JEZEBEL LIKE DELILAH.

6. SAMSON SLAYED THE PHILISTINES WITH THE AXE OF THE APOSTLES.

7. MOSES LED THE JEWS TO THE RED SEA WHERE THEY MADE UNLEAVENED BREAD WHICH IS BREAD WITHOUT ANY INGREDIENTS

8. THE EGYPTIANS WERE ALL DROWNED IN THE DESSERT. AFTERWARDS, MOSES WENT UP TO MOUNT CYANIDE TO GET THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.

9. THE FIRST COMMANDMENTS WAS WHEN EVE TOLD ADAM TO EAT THE APPLE.

10. THE SEVENTH COMMANDMENT IS THOU SHALT NOT ADMIT ADULTERY.

11. MOSES DIED BEFORE HE EVER REACHED CANADA. THEN JOSHUA LED THE HEBREWS IN THE BATTLE OF GERITOL.

12. THE GREATEST MIRICLE IN THE BIBLE IS WHEN JOSHUA TOLD HIS SON TO STAND STILL AND HE OBEYED HIM.

13. DAVID WAS A HEBREW KING WHO WAS SKILLED AT PLAYING THE LIAR. HE FOUGHT THE FINKELSTEINS, A RACE OF PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN BIBLICAL TIMES.

14. SOLOMON, ONE OF DAVIDS SONS, HAD 300 WIVES AND 700 PORCUPINES.

15. WHEN MARY HEARD SHE WAS THE MOTHER OF JESUS, SHE SANG THE MAGNA CARTA.

16. WHEN THE THREE WISE GUYS FROM THE EAST SIDE ARRIVED THEY FOUND JESUS IN THE MANAGER.

17. JESUS WAS BORN BECAUSE MARY HAD AN IMMACULATE CONTRAPTION.

18. ST. JOHN THE BLACKSMITH DUMPED WATER ON HIS HEAD

19. JESUS ENUNCIATED THE GOLDEN RULE, WHICH SAYS TO DO UNTO OTHERS BEFORE THEY DO ONE TO YOU. HE ALSO EXPLAINED A MAN DOTH NOT LIVE BY SWEAT ALONE.

20. IT WAS A MIRICLE WHEN JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD AND MANAGED TO GET THE TOMBSTONE OFF THE ENTRANCE.

21. THE PEOPLE WHO FOLLOWED THE LORD WERE CALLED THE 12 DECIBELS.

22. THE EPISTELS WERE THE WIVES OF THE APOSTLES.

23. ONE OF THE OPPOSSUMS WAS ST. MATTHEW WHO WAS ALSO A TAXIMAN.

24. ST. PAUL CAVORTED TO CHRISTIANITY, HE PREACHED HOLY ACRIMONY WHICH IS ANOTHER NAME FOR MARRAIGE.

25. CHRISTIANS HAVE ONLY ONE SPOUSE. THIS IS CALLED MONOTONY.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Linkin Love

I've been love link tagged by the talented Janice Ng, the sweetest gal from Singapore! She is a very warm and friendly Mom of two wonderful boys, Amos & Zach! In her spare time she collects perfumes and has a whole lot of them. In fact if you take a peek at her blog This is A Miracle you'll be able to her perfumes on display. It's amazing, just like she is! Thank you very much Janice!

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1. Write a short paragraph at the beginning of your post and link back to the blog that put you on the list in the paragraph. This isn’t a suggestion. You need to break up the duplicate content. Someone took the time to add you so the least you can do is give them an extra link back.

2. Copy the list of originals below COMPLETELY and add it to your blog. If you would like a different keyword for your blog then change it when you do your post and it should pass to most blogs with that keyword.

3. Take the adds from the blog that added you and place them in the “Originals” list.

4. Add at least 1 new blog that you KNOW is using the DO FOLLOW plugin to the list in the “My Adds” section. (Add no more than 5!) Let the people you’ve added know, so that they can keep the list going!

I have randomly picked five great blogs (because everyone needs a little love and it's so tough to pick from all the nice blogs out there) to pass this on to. Here are my adds:

1) Ramdom Magus
2) Go! Smell the Flowers
3) About Every Little Thing
4) The Ranting Willow
5) A Nice Place In The Sun

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

MONSTER MEATBALLS?!?! I don't think so!!

Monster Meatballs! What comes to mind when you read somethig like that? Huge! Humongous! Gigantic! Colossal! Massive! or small! tiny! itty bitty! teensy weensy!

Well what came to my mind when a certain pizza joint advertised their so called "Monster Meatballs" pizza was a decent sized meatball because we all know that you can't trust advertisements! Right?!?!

Well last night I decided to try this Monster Meatballs pizza for dinner! So we called up the pizza place to have them deliver our Monster Meatball pizza along with a couple of other pizza's and patiently waited until they did. Putt Putt the mororbike delivery guy came along and we paid and happily took the pizza's from him.

As usual we put them on our dining table and opened the boxes and lo and behold I did not find a monster meatball on my pizza. All we saw were puny little meatballs on the pizza (about the size of a 20 centcoin or a quarter). Upon closer inspection I saw that the "monsters" were actually cut in half or three pieces. Then I looked at picture of the advertisement that they had merrily sent together with the pizza and they had whole meatballs on the pizza. To be fair the meatballs tasted good and my little one enjoyed eating them too. But I wanted an answer! I've been a loyal customer for many years and I just refused to take this lying down!

Now tell me if I overreacted but I picked up the phone and called the pizza place and gave them a piece of my mind (I have a few spare pieces just for time like these LOL). The first person passed me to his supervisor and my anger mounted. Then they passed me to the head of the call center and I really was mad by then because I hate being passed around! I gave him a real earful! At first he told me that they only sold the pizza with pieces of the meatball on them. I pointed out that well in the advertisement they put pictures of whole meatballs and I expected whole meatballs. I didn't even say that the meatballs in the picture were pretty big because that's advertising, so fine!

He told me that they put pieces because the whole meatballs rolled off! Now to me that was a lame unsatisfactory answer! You do not advertise something and give the customer something else. It is the principle of it! I don't mind if they gave smaller meatballs (which they did) and I wouldn't have minded if he'd said that the meatballs wouldn't cook properly. But to say that you're giving cut meatballs because they rolled off was downright wrong! I was really fuming because I felt like a victim of an advertising ploy!

The guy even told me that he too had spoken to his higher uppers about this very same thing and they said it would be okay and that most people wouldn't complain! We'll I was so mad about that but I only gave him a lecture about customer satisfaction, and customer loyalty, and maintaing their image, etc. etc. etc.! Hoping that the message would get across to the people in charge!

As you can see I had started to calm down by then and was ready hang up when he offered me a free pizza! I told him I don't want the same thing again, all I want was a Monster meatball pizza as advertised. He said that all the meatballs were cut up and that he was sorry! I said that it was not his fault because it really wasn't and said that it was okay and hung up!

Half an hour later I hear the familiar putt putt of the pizza delivery motorbike. They had sent me a free pizza with whole "Monster" Meatballs on it! We accepted it but didn't eat it!

What do you think? Did I over react? Judging from what the guy at the call center said the higher uppers were prepared to accept a few complaints. I think this is just dishonety on their part and hope they clean up their act and serve what is advertised nothing more and nothing less! Don't take customers for granted.

Me...I'm going to have my monster meatball pizza for lunch! LOL

Saturday, July 7, 2007

SEVEN!

Seven seems to be a lucky number or at least a significant number in our everyday lives! A lot of things refer to seven in some way or another. Take for instance the bible says that you must forgive your brother not seven times but seven times seven! In movies James Bond is 007, and there was a movie called Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and the Magnificent Seven, oh and the movie Seven about the seven mortal sins in the bible. And if you break a mirror it's seven years bad luck! What about 7Up, can you imagine drinking 5Up. Even slot machines have 777. The list goes on and on. Today being 07-07-07 seems to be a special day for many but for me it was just anopther day but I decided to mark this day by writing about seven things I did today that were significant! So here goes:

1) I woke up (coincidently at 7)! We sometimes take waking up for granted but with life so fragile in certain quarters of the world we need to sometimes think about how lucky we are to just be alive!

2) I felt the sun in my back and the wind in my face. Okay, I went to the gym (at 7.45) and it was hot outside and the sun was really shining on my back through the glass panels and the wind from the AC was in my face LOL. Okay going to the gym sounds lame except to me it was significant because yesterday evening I went too. So that was twice in slightly more than 12 hours. Moreover it was also 4 times in a row (Wed - Sat). That's a big achievement for me! LOL

3) Took the little one to Tumble Tots in 1 Utama (shopping mall) for the first time after talking about it for months. She was a little shy at first but soon got the hang of things. I enjoyed sitting there watching her and wifey climb, and balance, and tumble and slide all over the place. We all had fun. Want to do it again but not ready to commit time. Classes are weekly. We're in denial! Because once it starts, taking her for classes, that is, it won't stop! I want to send her for ballet and swimming and Tae Kwan Do and piano too. That's all! LOL

4) Looked for a birthday present for my godson Craig whose 8th birthday is on the 12th. Wanted to buy him a Transformers robot but they were all sold out at Toys R Us and Jusco. Jusco had a few that made noise but nothing that transformed. What's the use of buying a Transformers that doesn't transform! Anyway, I also saw an Optimus Prime helmet that talked and had a voice changer. I wanted to get it for myself...errr and my daughter (yeah sure). Yes, I can still be a kid sometimes! Had it under my arm and was ready to go but wifey said NO! sniff sniff...it was so cool! I'll get it somehow! LOL

5) Went for lunch at Chili's. We've been going there pretty regularly except for the past few months and we found out that they had taken out our favourite item off the menu. Steak and Portabello Fajitas! Yummy! Actually we found out a few weeks back but didn't realize it because we went to a different branch and thought that they had a different menu. So when we went to our usual joint and saw the new menus we were so disappointed! The Cajun Steak Fajitas just didn't taste the same! Need to find a new joint! (You guys from Chili's reading this better put it back on the menu or lose a valuable customer! LOL)

6) Went to Church!. Yeah I don't go often enough but sometimes when the moon is aligned with the sun and Venus and Jupiter I do go. Anyway, I ran into some friends whom I haven't seen in a while and they said that I had lost weight and looked good. HAHAHA It's was so nice to hear! LOL

7) I'm going to sleep early! Why? Because I'm so bloody tired! It's been a full day! Besides I'm planning on hitting the gym again tomorrow morning bright and early! LOL Problem is someone in the neighbourhood is getting married and they keep letting off fireworks. The big and loud kind! Hope they quit soon! :)

So that's my significant seven! Hope you all had a fine day too!

DOH!

Friday, July 6, 2007

One Two Three - I Can Not Believe It!

Well I'll be a monkey's uncle! My good buddy Nick has bestowed upon little old me an Awesome Guy Blogger Award. My second AGB of the day if you can believe it! We both were recipients of this cool award from DiamondSapphire (see post below) this morning! Together with the Power of Schmooze Award I received from dear old Marzie yesterday (see the post below the post below) that makes THREE!

Man I feel like it's Oscar nite at Bloggywood and I'm Brad Pitt or something (more like something) LOL. Thanks Buddy! I'm not going to send it on today because I seriously think that there are too many awards out there as it is and that the awards are losing their significance! Maybe next week LOL

Hmmm Maybe I'll get "Fore More" (check ye older posts for this reference) tomorrow and it'll really be 7-7-7 DOH ! Ka-ching LOL

ROCKin' & AWEsome


When it rains in pours! It must be awards season because as soon as I'd sent out the Power of Schmooze Award which I got from Marzie, I get a Awesome Guy Blogger Award from DiamondSapphire. Best part is my good buddy Nick also got one too. Talk about a great week! By the way do these awards come with any cash? LOL

I'm not a man of many words (most of the time) and I want to keep this brief because I don't have the time right now (juggling between the little one, work and the gym and trying to blog) and because I want to send this to one particularly special person who I feel deserves this award before someone else gets to her. :)

Marzie for the friend you are! You've blown me away with your kindness and patience in helping me on my way! And from what I've read you've done this for everyone and they all are touched my your magical hand! You really are A Rocking Girl Blogger no matter what they say LOL!

Janice you a a really geat mom who is so wonderful with your Amos and Zach! And one Rocking Mom!
Yasmin For making me laugh with the jokes you post! You rock!



Speedcathollydale For the witty comments that you left behind! Awesome Dude!

Barrett For the support you always gave! You're Awesome!


Congratulations to all the wonderful recipients! The check is in the mail but I wouldn't hold my breath! LOL Yikes look at the time...gotta run! Ciao!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Schmoozalicious Baby!

DOH! What can I say - this is my first award and I am absolutely thrilled by it! I'd like to thank my good friend and mentor Marzie for giving me this boost of blogging confidence! When I started here I was absolutely lost and I found a friend who was both patient and kind in Marzie. She patiently helped me beef up my blog to something readable! I really don't know how she finds the time but she does and I've truly grateful to her for that! Okay enough sucking up! ; ) LOL

As it goes, schmoozing is the natural ability “to converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.” Good schmoozers effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello - all the while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship. So how in the world I got this award I will never know LOL but I've thought of five great people who have made me welcome and schmoozed their way into my blog and life that I'd like to give this most prestigious Power of Schmooze Award!

Nick for being my best buddy for over twenty long painful years LOL He was the evil rat who introduced me to blogging and everyone knows once your blog you never can stop! LOL Buddy! You deserve this! I hope to see it on Anything Goes and make sure you pass it on or I'll have to come there and smack you! LOL

For the rest of the awardees I'd like to make it simple. Each one of you below have made blogging here a pleasure and made me want to go on, I sincerely would like to award the Power of Schmooze to you. I'm only sorry that I've only got "four more" awards to give! to the rest who I've missed out, you still are great friends and Schmoozers to me!

DiamondSapphire

Barrett

Ron

Ann

My heartiest congratulation to all 5 bloggers! Now it’s your turn to award 5 other bloggers with the Power of Schmooze Award! Cheers!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Autobots...TRANSFORM!!

Today I shall remember well! For it is the day I watched the Transformers movie. It's been about three years since I'd last gone to the cinema if you can believe it! Well ever since the wife got pregnant and baby came along I never really could find an excuse good enough to leave the little one behind. :)

Anyway I had told wifey that I wanted to go see the movie because I'm a big robot and Transformer fan. So when one of my best pals turned up today we mulled about it over lunch and finally decided to go! I felt guilty about leaving the little one at home on a weekend when our time is supposed to be solely hers (but wife reminded me that theaters can get very loud)! So when the little one had her nap after lunch we quickly rushed to the nearest cinema. We grabbed the tickets for the earliest movie and even had to sit at different sections because only the front rows were available and we didn't want to sit so close! While waiting for the movie to start we bought the little one a couple of story books to soothe my feelings of guilt!

Don't worry, I'm not going to talk about the plot and be a spoiler. What I want to say is, boy was it a great movie! Humor and action, that's all! What I used to watch on TV (and sometimes still do) came to life on the big screen in a big way! I was happy to hear the voice of the original Optimus Prime (what a name) that I felt like a kid again! You have to be a Transformers fan to know what I'm talking about! I wished the movie didn't end and want to watch it again! Can't wait for the sequel that will be sure to follow! Autobots Transform!

Anyway after the movie we rushed home to pick up the little one (glad we didn't take her cause it was loud) and took her to A&W for our dinner and her supper, again to soothe my guilty feelings LOL

I must add that being eager to write this post, I covered my pillow with my blanket and quietly snuck out of my bedroom on all fours commando style (thinking of a similar tale a good friend once told me) as my wife put the little one to sleep. I wanted to burst out laughing but was afraid I might wake the little one up as she was almost out when I did my crawl of shame! LOL

Now if I could only have transformed! toot toot teet teet tooot toot toot :)