Thursday, January 11, 2007


I'm feeling much better this week, my dark mood has lifted, and without the help of my old friend Jose either. However, I am feeling somewhat scattered, and so here are a few of the bits of useless info that have attracted my attention.
  • My cat can throw up roughly twice his body weight. He does this infrequently, but always after eating dark-coloured canned cat food. He does this on my light-coloured carpeting. He did it again at 2:03 a.m. last night. Did I mention he pukes very loudly?
  • The name of Canadian supergroup Nickelback comes from the nickel in change Mike Kroeger frequently had to give customers back in his job at a coffee shop -- he would say "Here's your nickel back". Cool, eh?
  • Wolves have 42 teeth. Wow. My, what a lot of teeth you have, Granny.
  • It is a good idea to give a copy of your house key to your neighbour. That way, if you lose your house key off your key chain because you thought you were so smart putting it on its own 'sub-chain' so you could unclip it for quick walks to the playground without having to carry the whole big chain with the house, car, office and post-office box keys on it, and then you use your spare 'hidden in the garage key' to add to the large key chain when you lose the 'sub-chain' house key, and then one morning, you're in a hurry cause it took the kids forever to get into their snowpants and you pick up your bags for work and the kids' school backpacks, and your ID card on a string, and NOT your keys, and herd the children out into the cold, cold morning and as the door chunks shut behind you, you think, "CRAP! I'm locked out of the house AND the car", *then* you could just go next door and ask your neighbour for the key instead of having to use your cell phone to ask a friend who lives 10 minutes away by car to drive out of her way to bring you the key she has while you stand in the driveway and feel like an idiot.
  • Not that that happened to me or anything. I'm just sayin'.
  • Our oak tree still has leaves on it. That's just weird. Branches have fallen off the birch due to the high winds, but the oak still has leaves.
  • I still have to send out some Christmas New Year's cards with pictures of the girls. If you were expecting a card, it's going to be a bit delayed. (Hey, it's not Chinese New Year yet).


  1. There's the Alison I know and Love, making me laugh like usual! I'm completely cracking up about your cat, because ours too pukes very loudly, makes me feel like getting sick myself.

    Boy that would be a very bad thing if something like that happened to you and you couldn't get into your house and had to stand in the cold. Glad it hasn't happened to either one of us!

  2. Um, Nickelback is from Canada? I didn't know that. Huh. Learn something new every day.

    Doesn't your Oak always have leaves this time of year? Most Oaks around here don't drop their dead leaves until spring, although the rest of the trees drop the dead leaves in the fall. It's an Oak thing.

    Do you ever say "eh"? Just wondering, since you're Canadian and all... :-)

  3. Love the Nickelback trivia bit! Do you think it was a Timmie's he worked in?

  4. Susan - it was a Starbucks in downtown Vancouver.