Thursday, February 9, 2012

I Love The View!

I Love The View!  I have been watching The View since day 1.  I watched when Meredith Viera was the moderator.  And I miss her.  She is awesome and by the way as hot as a jalapeno.  But anyways, I watched during thr Rosie year.  And I love Rosie although she was a bit much at that time.  (Read - too much for even this lesbian to absorb).  Elizabeth has never been my favorite but she is my devil's advocate and I appreciate her for that.  Anyhoo, today was a big abortion debate.  I feel I need to put my cent worth in.  I was a close friend of a woman who worked at my city's abortion clinic and I have to admit, I had some misconceptions - that my friend put to rest right away.

Bottom line.  For me anyway.  Just my opinion.  Take it as that.  There are already too many unwanted children in the world.  And it sucks to know you are unwanted.  I personally don't want children.  I love them but I love being the inappropriate auntie and/or godmother.  Someday, I might adopt because I do love children and I do realize there are a lot of unwanted babies in the world.  And if what my friend says is true, abortion is more responsible than other choices available.  I hope she is right.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

311 Is A Joke

So the city by-law officer just called to tell me he talked to the neigbours and of course they lied so now I am responsible to dispose of their garbage because it is on my property.  I thanked him for his lack of help and told him that I tried to deal with this via proper channels.  I now know that this route is not successful so I will now be dealing with it on my own.  I am not certain exactly what this means but for now I will be putting that crap in the bin.  So, no matter what happens this year, a fence is now priority number 1.

I have always wanted to install cameras.  Not because I am paranoid but because I understand that in this day and age people have no respect for other people's property or possessions.  So my main motivation was theft.  Now there is another reason.  Bad neighbours.  Even after the fence is installed I think I want cameras.  Just for my own piece of mind.

Monday, January 16, 2012


So, I called the city to update the status of my complaint.   i.e. that I went and talked to the neighbours after they moved their garbage back to my yard.  I was told I had to wait until the by-law officer closed the case as it was still on-going.

Friday, January 13, 2012


Ha, back at you.  I got a buddy to help move the TV onto the neighbours property.  Problem solved.

It's Always Something

I bought a brand new truck in July last year. I know, I know, buying a new vehicle is a waste of money, it loses 20% of it's value the moment you drive it off the lot etc. I know, I have heard it all before. And to make it worse, I traded in a vehicle that was costing me nothing other than maintenance because I paid it off 2 years earlier. Having said that, I don't regret my decision to buy new. My main reason, I got tired of dealing with other people's problems. When you buy a used vehicle you are hoping that you can trust the dealer to tell you the truth about the vehicle's history. Car Fox and all that.

Well, the truck is my fourth vehicle and 2 of the 4 have been lemons. My first vehicle was a '93 Corolla (purchased in '96). I loved that car until my buddy turned it into a metal folding tray. Then was the '96 Rav4 (purchased in '99). I yearned for that car. Let's never speak of it again. Then in '05 I bought the '03 Pathfinder. I shouldn't really call the Pathfinder a lemon. It served me well and I did love it but it needed work when I bought it and it needed at least $3500 worth of work and it was only worth $4000 - at the most.

Annyways. I had command start installed in the truck in the fall. It was an ordeal. Well the saga is not yet done. I get in the truck to go out for dinner with my friend whose mother passed away a couple of weeks ago. And it won't start. Just clicking and battery blinking. The weird thing is that I had just had the command start on. So I am debating who can boost me. And then I remember, oh, I bought a battery booster when the Pathfinder was having problems. So I get out to go get it and I am standing by the back door and think, hmm. Let's try the CS. Well it works. So now the vehicle won't start in the traditional key turning way, only with command start. Is that a big deal, I don't know, I hope not. Fortunately, I am going to get my tires rotated in a couple of weeks so I will have the experts deal with it then. Hopefully, it won't cost me an arm and a leg.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Some Good News

Well, some good news.  The garbage guys emptied the bin and took the couches.  Typically when someone dumps garbage beside the bin, it takes a couple of weeks for it to be moved. Hurray for the city.

Now the only thing there is the TV, I have a plan for that.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

So now it's in someone else's yard

I come home tonight from work and the furniture has been moved across the lane into that neighbours yard.  It is piled beside the BFI bin.  Hmm, how odd.  It has to be the cretins next door.  Why would some random person dump garbage in a lot and then return the next day to move some of the dumped garbage.  I hate renters.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Yay for me!

So today I passed a test. My poker buddies called trying to get me to go out and play poker. Of course I want too, it's fun, there is the chance to win money which is always a happy occasion and who doesn't want to spend time with their friends. But I said no. In addition to the chance that I could lose a lot of money that I don't have. There is the likelyhood that I would have been drunk by now. Which in turn means tomorrow is a write-off. I have plans for tomorrow and goals that I want to accomplish and that just doesn't work if I get hamm-a-lammered tonight.

Again, Really!

So, I come home from work tonight and the f****n neighbours have done it again.  In my lot, they have dumped a large couch, the matching loveseat, half a cooler, a large broken TV and some sort of dresser/cabinet.

Livid is the only word to describe my mood upon seeing this.  So I got out the truck and start throwing stuff at their house.  Actually, in the space between their s****y garage and their house.  I threw the cooler at the house and then the cabinet.  I was hoping someone would come out at the sound of the noise but the cowards didn't.  The TV is too heavy to move.  I will get to that later.  I hate renters.  Bloody welfare house.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy New Year?

You know, I just looked back on the titles of past post and my first thought was --- wow how clever am I? And the second thought was --- hurumpgh I should have blogged more.

2011 is over and having said that it seems like it was a transition year for me. Not a lot of growth just an adjustment for what comes next. And frankly 2011 sucked some hairy ass at the end. I had friends lose parents, an ex lost a grandparent. I had another close friend get diagnosed with cancer that is actively spreading. 2011 got it's kidney shots in before it was done. So whoohoooo 2012. Well it brought a funeral and now what?!


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