Thursday, December 23, 2010

ho ho ho and shit

I'll be heading northbound tomorrow morning with no internerd connection.
Happy Xmas to all!

If Our Husbands Were Moustached Cartoons

Friday, December 17, 2010

arctic bayou

The METRO PHOTO CHALLENGE local winners were announced today.
Once again my pal Joel is in there like slim wear with the winning picture for the "Favourite spot" category with his photograph
arctic bayou:

Joel won the top spot internationally in 2008 with his photograph "Midnight Tram to Humber":

Read about it here

Joel and I began working together 2 years ago. Here we are, 2 years younger:

If he wins, he gets to go on a trip for 2 to anywhere the Metro publishes. 2 years ago he went to Paris.
Hmmmmm. Paris would be nice. I could dream, but unfortunately there is already a hottie in his life who he'd be taking OVER ME. sigh.

Good luck PeePoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Hollywood break ups.
The word on the street is that Scarlett and Ryan called it quits.

I personally think that Scar is one of the hottest things I have ever seen. ever.
So she's not going to win an Oscar anytime soon but she is goooorgeous.

Reynolds, I could take him or leave him.
I suppose I just can't get the that awful teevee show "2 guys a girl and a pizza place" out of my mind.
Come on, that show/shirt was Heinous!
I can't believe it lasted for 81 episodes!

Oh plus there's THIS mental image....


Anywho, while everyone's gossiping about the failure of Scar-Ry's 2 year love affair PEOPLE ARE FAILING TO SEE THE REAL TRAGEDY-

Now THESE TWO on the other hand- have been dating since they were in diapers.

Gays everywhere rejoice (especially my old boss, DON)!
Zac is single!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I could strangle him.

TTC Gear Grind....... again

I waited for 30 minutes this morning
DURING rush hour -at 8:30am- On a Very Busy Street for a BUS that never came.

Because of this I got the following:

A) Frostbite
B) a taxi

Thanks TTC! You rule!

Hmmmm... What could possibly warm me up now that I feel like I have perma-chill in my bones?

I know!

Cat on the Ceiling!

Oh! What A Feeling!
When the CAT is on the ceiling!

Oh! What A Feeling!
When the CAT is on the ceiling!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

4 years

Four years TODAY I was shooting back some Jagermeister with a guy I had my eye on since 2 months prior.
Thanks for coming over to 'play guitar', baby.
4 years, I can hardly believe it... in some ways it has flown by and in other ways it feels like a lifetime already.

Tonight we celebrate at the Swan... Oysters, wine and some fine dining- can't wait.

PS That pic of us on the lower right kills me. That was about one month in.....

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I work with a "cake lady"

I mean COME ON!
Check out this Shiz-net Gingerbread Haus!

(Jennifer, you are nuts... but like sweet nuts)


Oh hi there.
Been a while I suppose.

It's not that stuff hasn't been happening.... It's just that time is kinda flying by lately. I feel like I woke up one morning and BOOM- it's December.
Wasn't I just on a patio, like..... a few weeks ago?

To keep warm C and I have been keeping busy by wearing fun sweaters- (see pic #2) and ummmm.... dancing?
Wait a second, here....

How's it going bra? Remind me to choose other materials when shirt shopping.

Thanks Shauna and Johnny- at least someone is paying attention.

I saw my colleague / pal Jenna at work sporting that bad-boy a few weeks ago and HAD TO BORROW IT.
It's so.... me. We'll call it "Tacky-chic".
Kathryn and Bron had a wee karaoke shin-dig at their place last, last weekend.
We were tired but somehow ended up staying until 2am... which to us old folk is LATE.

My sweet potato sung into a sweet potato.

Holidays are creeping in quickly. I got some last minute online shopping done today for my sis and Robbie. Not much else to pick up, which is sort of refreshing. I am usually a last-minute-shopper-to-the-max.

New Years eve is also approaching. This year we have decided to forego out regular KW trip and stay in the city! Dinner with our good pals Fio and Ro and then back to theirs for some cocktails.
Sounds perfect to me, actually.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gear Grind # 223

....Waiting at the bus stop for 20 minutes whilest getting rained on with nothing but a thin scarf to cover my freshly-blown-out blond locks.

I actually got up and made my self look half decent this morning, only to arrive on King Street looking like a drowned rat!

My hair is flatter than ME circa 1992!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sex in the City Part Two- a review

I had the pleasure of wasted 2 and heif hours of my life watching this movie yesterday.

Below in no particular order I have listed why this was possibly one of the biggest busts of all time.


Now my gays may hate me for this but COME ON SERIOUSLY??
This whole "Liza-singing-Put-a-ring-on-it" scene made me terribly ....uncomfortable.

Anyone who knows me knows my complete DISDAIN toward child actors, particularly awful child actors (which is most of the time).
This movie featured an abundance of these little creeps which really grinds my gears.

To further my point-

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:
Ugh. Lily.

and finally, Exhibit C: the new kid who literally screamed through every scene she(?) was in.

The storyline sucked balls. The characters were annoying people I would dread to be around,
and I say this even though I am a HUGE fan of the series. HUGE.
...this was nothing like it.

nd finally.....


So basically I give this flick two upside down thumbs-ups-

the end.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Grind and grease my gears

You know what really grinds Fiona's gears?
Sitting in a tiny venue watching a friend play live music while the opening act talks LOUDLY at the table next to her.
Might I add that the feature band currently on stage sat and listened INTENTLY to these people, making sure to clap, encourage etc. during their set.

You know what really grinds
my gears?
Going into Pizza Pizza at night,
starving and the ONLY vegetarian option is a stale slice of cheese (only) pizza. No delicious veggie panzerottis, no yummy slices.

On a completely unrelated post (hehe....yeah)- What really
greases my gears is going out to see my good pal Mike play with his Calgary band ART SCHOOL at the Central last night. They were GREAT!

I am so glad we had some time before the show to catch up at good ol' Kilgours before the show. Miss you, Mike.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

winter bluezzz

The weather is changing and I can feel it... like in my soul.

I tend to get a little S-to the -A-to the-D around the beginning of winter.... and with today's wind I can feel it creeping in.

The warm nights out on a patio are far behind us now (or far ahead, depending how you see things), and soon I'll even have to give up my cutey booties and my leather jacket in exchange for a large purple parka and Sorels.

One thing I can say for sure though- DRESSING for the winter can make a shitload of difference.
In years passed I can remember the SAD being even WORSE- this due to an inability to dress warmly in our Southern Ontario (inevitably FREEZING COLD) winters.

C dawg once said to me "Looking warm is sexy" and I will take that and roll with it in my huge snow boots. So all you half naked broads out there with the clattering teeth, and spring jackets- take note! YOU LOOK UNCOMFORTABLE AND RIDICULOUS.

I'll bust-it on past you and wave my hot hands your way- that is if I can move my arms....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


My "Major Award" for turning a year older! Thanks honey-bunny!
I can not WAIT to start using it. Creamed soups. Homemade hummus. My recipe book is going to fill up quickly, I'm sure.

Oh my sister looks proud of her choice of cards here. She even personalized it by making the two screaming characters her and me.

We went out for dinner in KW. My sister brought along her "Work mom" who brought me roses.

Can you tell we are related? We seems to get mixed reviews....

More loot- I got spoiled....

The after party was at my sister and Robs. They just moved into a new place and had a SHITLOAD of boxes of books to get rid of. Most are Rob's mom's old cookbooks. And when I say OLD I mean actual antiques. We asked that EVERY GUEST take a book before leaving the party. We were adamant that everyone did.

Oh Haiii Lenny. Lenny the Wonder Dog. 16 and going strong. Smiles, too.

Some beauties.... Marta's hair is never-ending in this picture.

2 of my favorite people on earth, right there. NIKI COME VISIT MORE!

We both look human in this picture so I posted it :P

MY MARMIE! The best gift of all! To spend time with my sweet sweet family.

Not that coming home to my hairy family member was all that bad.

Oh lord. I swear to GAWD Jackson is a really handsome cat. He's just not always... photogenic. He's like his mommy.

All in all 32 is feeling pretty good. I still have all my teeth and can shake my rump here and there. Plus I've got the best friends-family-sweetheart ever. For reals.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Birthday to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

I arrived at the ol' office today to a nice surprise!

A card with LOTTO TICKETS from the other KZ!

Happy Birthday Krista!!!! Thanks for being awesome :) (Insert some type of hooters joke here)
Love, Kristina -- AKA (on this blog as) Brittany Murphy look-alike

With FLOWERS??!!

A-mazing beginning to being 32!

Monday, November 8, 2010


birthday countdown. 4 days to go. 32 is kind of a boring age. i mean, what's the dif, really?

i am heading to KW Saturday to celebrate with some delicious fake meats etc. from LAI LAI. Deeeee-licious, I tells you.
Oh, also in celebration mode will be sister, mom, friends and of course my hunny C.

friday night will probably end up being a wee night out because:
a) it is a friday
b) it is my bday week AS WELL AS a bunch of other work-budz
c) it is payday

not sure what to do. that's how i have been this year for some reason. very... undecided.

Corey is participating in Movember and i told him alls i want for my bday is HIM to have a STACHE... oh and also a food processor!

C-mon donate!

Oh and BY THE WAY-

they did it.... and it was monumental :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween 2010

Sandy and Danny-
Supermarket Sweep contestants circa 1989-

And now with their host, Tino Monte-

Boobies and a crayon?
Snookie (about to get punched??)-

Awwwwww together again-
We'll call this one the "kitchen" shot-

Halloween was a blast once again thanks to Colleen and Derek and their wonderful home.

I am posting the below picture which was taken LAST YEAR because GUS thought we'd forget that he's wearing the EXACT SAME COSTUME. Damn Dog!

What do you think we are stoopid???????