Sweet Bejeebus!

That Pesky White Stuff

I could listen to Cat Power singing Lived In Bars all day and night. Of course I would have to stop once Troy is home from work. Don't want to drive the poor boy nuts just yet. ;)

Anyway, I survived the annual family get-together #1 by eating a lot of peanuts and carrots, playing some pool rather badly (didn't score any points, but it killed the time), and helping my team of three win the 80s Trivial Pursuit (mostly to avoid the karaoke session). Surprisingly, I knew some stuff that the North Americans didn't, including the answer to the final question. Oh, and I got a pretty cool gift from the gift exchange thingy: a scrapbooking kit. Sweet bejeebus! That's something that I could actually use! The annual family get-together #2 is next weekend. We'll see if I survive that one.

Oooh, oooh, and something exciting happened last night. We bought the Canon Digital Rebel XTi a.k.a. the Canon EOS 400D online! It was on sale at Future Shop -- almost $100 off the regular price -- so we thought we'd bite the bullet and buy it even though we couldn't afford to buy a big memory card and a spare battery just yet. The camera is supposed to arrive in the mail on Wednesday. I can't wait! I'm giddy with anticipation. Until we can afford a bigger memory card, I guess I'll have to make do with Troy's 128MB CF card and just take a few pictures at a time with the camera. :)

To make things even better, we've brought home some turkey leftover from the get-together. I'm definitely making some deep-fried turkey soup with vermicelli for lunch AND supper today! Mmm, deep-fried turkey... Life is good.


  1. Sarah
    December 4, 2006

    Oh, I’m excit­ed for you (and jeal­ous!)! Enjoy it!

  2. Janos
    December 4, 2006

    Enjoy your new toy! Being a con­stant read­er of your blog I know how much you want­ed it. And come Wednes­day you’ll have it. The excite­ment will sure­ly reach unimag­in­able lev­els in Fir­da and Troy’s house. :-) And us, the read­ers will sure get some gor­geous pho­tos to look at. It’s a win — win sit­u­a­tion. :-)

  3. Dean
    December 4, 2006

    Great blog Frida, I real­ly like your style and sense of humour. I spent 9 months in Ontar­io so your pics make me feel a lit­tle home­sick. I am man­ag­ing a blog at the moment that you might find a lit­tle quirky and well dif­fer­ent, may­be you could vis­it some time at fullmonto.com. We have an out­back aus­tralian rug­by league team attempt­ing to do a beef­cake cal­en­dar for brain injury (one of thier team mates aquired a brain injury). Any­way it’s a great sto­ry (I believe) and I’m going to keep read­ing your blog.

  4. The Daily Kimchi
    December 4, 2006

    You will love the new XTi/400D. I bought the exact same cam­era in Seoul (the Jap mod­el, called the Kiss Dig­i­tal X) and I love it!!!

  5. Iman
    December 7, 2006

    HI Fir­da!
    Just occured to me that you would be real­ly good at digi-scrap­ping. You have love­ly pho­tographs as well as a good eye for design.


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