Sunday, September 23, 2007

Devils Martini = Bachelorette extravaganza

So after meeting up with Brooke yesterday and hearing her amazing news (mike popped the question!!) Heather and I decided to join up with her, Mike, Yocom, Warren and some others at Devils Martini. (a bar that should never be visited unless completely wasted, with beer (wine) goggles on!!). When entering the bar at 10 we noticed a few bachelorette groupies...some with quirky t-shirts on, funky (tacky) hats, and boas on...then as the night went on Heather and I were mesmerized (completely shocked) as one after another bachelorette parties entered the front doors and filled the bar..there must have been over 30 groups. The later the night got the more gruesome the outfits got....skimpy little tanks (on not so healthy looking broads), bright coloured wigs, pageant sashes, and candy games pasted on shirts to name a few...and the dancing got even worse. I don't mean to be a scrooge about all of this, as I am sure every single one of these groups were having a great time. I just wonder, have we not come to the terms that getting married doesn't mean ending your partying ways...and if it does (for those few who go into hibernation afterwards) do you really want to have your last party at Devils Martini? The guys there are Creeeeepy! I for one, when the day comes, would rather go to a spa, relax while enjoying my best girlfriends company, to then go for dinner and dish on life with a lil' bit of vino, or head up to the cottage and have a great weekend with friends...but I guess that's just me.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Journey to the Heart
January 24: Excerpt

Stay in the present moment. That's where you find life's magic.
How overwhelmed we feel when we anticipate the future, all that needs doing, all the tasks, the work, the potential problems, the responsibilities. How tired we become when we dwell on what we've done already, the energy we've expended, and the imperfect results.
Yes sometimes to stay in the present we need to visit the past, to clear out an old feeling, to heal an old, limiting belief. But that visit can be brief. And sometimes we need to think about the future - to make commitments, to plan, to envision where we want to go. But to linger there can cause unrest. It can spoil the moment we're in now. Stay in the present moment, and the past and the future will fall naturally and easily into place.
Stay in the present moment,
and the magic will return.

(an example from Journey to the Heart....The invitation was not from the book...oops...the Internet gave me the wrong info...good poem though!)

Sex and the City, The MOVIE!

It's official...Sex and the City, the Movie has started the process and will be in theatres next fall. So exciting, I can't wait! Hopefully it will turn into a's wishing! (side note: when searching for pics I came across one of Charlotte...kind of ruined the surprise...but ah well!)
Jodie and Matt are heading to NY, NY at the end of October, hopefully they will see some filming action!
ciao for now

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Journey to the Heart

ok so i know i can get pretty into quotes and finding the meaning for things...but hey that's just the way I am... Any who as everyone knows yoga is a huge part of my life and lately i am finding myself going several times a week...and to my joy a new instructor has started instructing at moksha: Kinndli (she is awesome! and has been taught by Baron Baptiste - the reason for my love of yoga)...any who at the end of her INTENSE classes she reads an excerpt from "Journey to the Heart" - it might just be that my mind is super clear after yoga and i appreciate it more...but none the less I find it very inspirational and true to life. I am heading to chapters tomorrow to pick up a copy!! I cant find the excerpt that she has read online but did find the following and enjoyed reading it, so of course i thought i would share.

The Invitation

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon...
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to
be careful
be realistic
remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself.
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day.
And if you can source your own life from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon,

It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.

© Mountaindreaming, from the book "The Invitation"
(the author breaks the book into daily readings...which i love the idea of...i love starting or ending each day with something inspirational to read)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

fall weekend

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” - Buddha

I am up at the cottage for the weekend. It feels like it's been a couple weeks since I have been here...and it's nice to be back...a little too relaxing though as I have been pacing the cottage a little instead of pacing I put my runners on and went for my cottage run. What a gorgeous day for running...however it is officially it was quite chilly out. So now that I am back from my run I decided to make a fire and put my feet up and drink some tea. However, as much as I like to think I could survive out in the forest...and have tried over the years with my many years as a camper...I have never been able to master a log burning fire. The wood just doesn't seem to want to catch for me?!? very day I will get it done! Any who I found the above quote and thought it was very appropriate and thought I would share!
ps. I felt Jodie's little wonton kick the other day! so surreal and so exciting!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Poor Britney

For some reason I've always been "Team Britney"...I can't pin point why I am always routing for her but for some reason I continue to hope that she will have her big come back...even after she cheated on Justin, married KFed, had 2 kiddies, when she opted for a not so stylish wardrobe (WT), didn't wear shoes in gas station bathrooms, shaved her head and consumed Cheetos as her go to meal....I still believed there was hope...and I continue to was just so sad seeing her performance last night on MTV (was she on drugs? i don't know...but that couldn't have been real!) Any who poor Britney! JT needs to have a little chat with her! non?
ps. I cannot stand Sarah Silverman! eeeeesh! get off the stage!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Seasons are changing...

Just yesterday Jen, and Kim were up at the cottage celebrating the beginning of summer....and now all of them have left (Jen to Ireland and Kim to Montreal). I guess from now on that's the way life we all can't be next door neighbours and live in a perfect world...or can we? and life decisions takes you to all sorts of places. Any who Jen just left for Italy with Chris to meet up with Fraser....I am itching to hop on a plane! Just a couple more weeks and I will be re-visiting Dublin...sigh!
So as you can tell in my previous entry I was all set to participate in a 100km race this morning...but the weather took control and we had to opt out of the race due to the safety of riding in the rain. I was super pumped about riding, but it just wasn't meant to be I guess. So instead I went for a run (fav time of year to run!) and will look out for the next chance to race! peace out!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Tour De Force

(Sunday: DID NOT ATTEND DUE TO RAIN...sniff sniff...Next race - end of September)
Tomorrow at 8:00am I am crossing the start line with Andrew's mom and racing in a 100km bike race in Carlisle. Ahh! Not sure if I am ready to do 100km's, as I only ever do 50k rides...but we will see. Completing a bike race was one of my goals for the summer (and a life time goal) so after a 4 hour bike ride or so I will have achieved a personal goal! There's no better feeling than that! So tonight will be a peaceful night... after yoga today i went with jen to best buy and I bought "breakfast at Tiffany's" (yes it's true i have never seen it) I will be putting my feet up, drinking a million litres of water or so and hoping to god I do well tomorrow! Will let you know how it goes. Namaste!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Product endorsement

When working for L'Oreal I was able to try almost all products under the sun. Now, no longer working there I still venture over to the Maybelline wall when I make a little visit to Shoppers. A few weeks ago I picked up the new"Instant Age Rewind® Double Face Perfector", that was on a floor stand in the aisle (curious to try something new)....and since then I have never left home without it. So I thought I would share my's a concealer and under eye highlighter all in one...fab product! (It leaks a wee bit...but it's worth it, and maybe over time when MNY receives customer feedback they will fix this?!). Just an FYI for anyone who is looking for a great new beauty product :) Night night! (anyone want to share their beauty all means please let me know)
Ps. As if Labour day weekend has come and gone!