A miraculous day. (I might be overstating this a touch.) 1

Well, today turned out okay despite complications like a) missing the postman, b) having a bus with “OUT OF SERVICE” on the front miraculously turn into an 18 moments after it passed my stop, c) tonight’s manager being detained by his replacement at his other job not showing up, and d) not having time for ...

Nuts to that. I’m going to the movies.

Well, remember what I said about not having a lot to do? Well, ’tis also the season of trying to fit in visits with out of town folks, cleaning, and cooking up a storm. I have a million things to do and suddenly it’s the 22nd and three key presents I’ve ordered haven’t arrived and ...

The Silly Season.

I might be the boss (kinda), but in many ways I am pretty superfluous this week. I’ve made it a goal to be here for no more than 35 hours this week (since I don’t get an actual vacation), but I am starting to think that if I make it to 30, it will be ...

Stereotyping myself.

(It is a truth almost universally acknowledged that a spinster with a blog will probably end up talking about her cat when strapped for other topics.) There is absolutely nothing like a cat having a 3am floor show to make you miss out on sleep. Luckily, I got my revenge (kinda) by taking Hamish to ...

Santa blaus. 2

As creepy as it might sound to some, I really wish I knew more children. I would love kids of my own one day, but I’m not in any kind of baby-making relationship at the moment, so that’s still a way’s off. And I could go on about the magic of Christmas yadda-yadda and how ...

WASP fudge?!

(The title comes from QI. This recipe does not from QI. Nor does it contain wasps, though might cause anaphylaxis in some.) So, the McLeod family is semi-famous for this fudge recipe which my mother would make for her best friend (whom we’re seeing tonight – we have a bit of a complicated relationship these ...

Married to the job. 1

The trouble with customer service in this day and age is that customers want service, like, all the time. I mean, I don’t have it nearly as badly as the poor folks who work retail during the Christmas/Holiday season, but this year, for the first time in quite a while, I have to work on ...

A dying breed. 4

I’m in my office, having one of those useless days due to things I am powerless against: 1. It’s guide delivery day. The cinema publishes a programme guide (in 16 page newspaper format) every two months. About 50000 copies were delivered to us this morning and all day, our delivery people have been stopping buy ...

Spinster Orphan Christmas.

A short entry today, since I have oodles to do, but I decided late-ish yesterday that we (by that I mean my younger brother and I) are going to do another open house on Christmas Day this year. Last year’s was a low-key success and, besides, we have no where else to go. One day, ...

Pop Song 2010. (In which I endear myself to no one) 4

I’m (mostly) only truly cruel when it comes to weather wussiness. I’m not talking about the hundreds of people stranded on the highway near Sarnia who need helicoptering out (seriously, that’s a bad storm), but walking to the bus stop today in ankle-deep snow, the weather people on the radio announced a ‘high of -10°C’ ...