Friday, 4 May 2007

No time... no blog!!

Since I got promoted a few weeks ago, I really haven't had the time to write this blog.
There was an article in the newspaper the other day that stated that over 200 000 000 blogs have been abandonned since 2000. Imagine, in 7 years, people start up blogs and just decide to not write anymore. Well I can't blame them, after a while, it gets boring! Life takes over and well.. there are other things a bit more interesting than sitting in front of a computer and informing other people on what interests you.
Do they really care?
Well apparantly, I am aware that some of you do follow my blog! YEEEEHH to you! and hopefully, I will be able to make this more interesting. Find subjects that do interest me and that will certainly interest you.

I gotta get back to work!

But if you are interested...I like to read some info I find on www.buzzfeed.com . Quite interesting website! Take a look! ;)

- NC

Monday, 16 April 2007

Wabbits...


A precious little girl walks into a pet shop and asks, in the sweetest little lisp, between two missing teeth, "Excuthe me, mithter, do you keep widdle wabbits?"

As the shopkeeper's heart melts, he gets down on his knees so that he's on her level and asks, "Do you want a widdle white wabbit, or a thoft and fuwwy bwack wabbit, or maybe one like that cute widdle bwown wabbit over there?"

She, in turn, blushes, rocks on her heels, puts her hands on her knees, leans forward and says, in a tiny quiet voice, "I don't think my python weally gives a thit."
That was my JOKE OF THE DAY!

Tuesday, 13 March 2007

A Forgotten Art?

As we walk through the streets of Montreal, we don't usually tend to admire the paint of the store walls, or in the back of alleys, or on the walls of different buildings... We walk by them, sometimes quite fast because they make us feel unconfortable, as if we were in a bad part of town.

At the sight of graffiti... we keep on walking.. and never stop and to admire the art. Omen514, Ako, Aika as well as The Architekts are just some our own Montreal Graffiti Artists who are unknown to the public, but quite famous in their own world. People call Graffiti part of the Hip Hop Culture, them along with DJs and Breakdancers. These artists have travelled the world, and are known by many as some of the most talented graffiti artists in the world. You can see some of their pieces in the slideshow below...

I have never had an interest for graffiti until I travelled to Melbourne this summer. Melbourne is the Graffiti central of the world with complexe and interesting graffiti I have ever seen. In the slideshow that I added to this post, the last two pictures are from Melbourne. A friend of mine baught a Volcom t-shirt for her boyfriend when she was visiting Australia. This t-shirt's design was made by a Melbournian artist. Volcom and this artist had come together to create a lign of t-shirts with an interesting twist. Finally, Graffiti artists are gaining more respect in the art world. But we are still far from letting our city be covered in graffiti.

I believe their are 2 kinds of graffiti.. or maybe 3. The cheap yucky kind that you see... that are mostly tags... (I am not a big tag fan..), then you have developped tags which use techniques like shadowing and color coordination which are both techniques used in canvas painting. Then complexe mural type graffiti which I adore. These artists usually get paid to do this type of art on a wall. Montreal has some very interesting murals!

I had the idea to write a little piece about this art because I find that we don`t appreciate it to its fullest and also... I thought about this while driving downtown this Sunday... as I came to the corner of Bleury and Ste-Catherine, right on the wall on my left.. in the parking lot of the old Luba Lounge.. there is was, the most interesting mural I had ever seen.. not that I have seen a gazillion to compare with.. but this one.. was WOW! The artist had used the Mario Brothers theme to its fullest and created something REALLY COOL!!!! I couldn`t find a picture of it on the net, but if you have the chance to drive or walk by there.. make sure to stop and admire!

There are a few events in Montreal that do celebrate these artists and this art like the Montreal Under Pressure Graffiti Festival...but its mostly illegal.. and not encouraged...

The McGill Daily ran an article about this topic a few years ago. They brought up a few interesting points especially about what it has done for illegal writers:

"The city’s direct sponsorship of graffiti art, in the from of the Under Pressure event and murals throughout the city, is both born of increased public tolerance and also contributes to the opening of minds. This, coupled with the increase in private funding for painted walls, leads us to a neighbourhood quickly morphing into one of the city’s first living museums.

You can’t turn a corner in the Plateau without seeing walls covered by the city’s finest painters. KOPS Krew and Urban X-Pressions are represented “TO DA MAXX” in several places, and close by are the different styles of crews DA and UNC, among others. The area is a mélange of spray paint that reflects Montreal’s diversity of culture. Well-defined shapes, vibrant colors, and lively, inventive characters all serve to bring a unique aesthetic to the otherwise grey and wintry urban environment.

At the heart of the open-air exposition, though, is the commercialization of the art form.
The abundance of painted walls commissioned by private funding has contributed to such a relaxed atmosphere that even illegal walls can be done as large-scale productions. Says MAYSR, “The cops come by and say, ‘is this legal?’, and you say, ‘uh, yeah.’ and by the time they check it out and come back, you’re already finished and gone.” And yet, the money greasing the wheels is made up of double-sided coins."


Full article: www.mcgilldaily.com/view.php?aid=2013

So take a look at this slideshow of different Montreal graffitis... some you might reconize, some not.. next time... when you are dt, or on the Plateau, or any area.... look around.. and admire!





Graffiti in Montreal

Here are a few websites that show different graffiti around the city...
http://www.ohword.com/gallery3/442/meeting-of-styles-graffiti-event
http://www.bombingscience.com/prod1.htm
http://www.citynoise.org/article/1705
http://riotsound.com/Graffiti/art-gallery/Montreal-Graffiti


- NC

Sunday, 4 March 2007

Wikiwiki What???

We are all victims of it, all seen it, used it, referenced it, quoted it and simply love visiting it...even though it might not be totally accurate.....we still love itttt!!! What is it you ask???

WIKIPEDIA.. of course!!! The ultimate online encyclopedia that I practically use to search anything that might interest me!!!
So basically...this little post here is to show you that... ANYTHING can be found on Wikipedia..

Starting with the origin of my blog's name.. TE KI TOI!!!!!! I love saying it.. Té ki toi!?
"Tékitoi is a studio album released in 2004 by the Franco-Algerian musician Rachid Taha. The title is a nonstandard spelling of the French question "Tu es qui, toi?" which might be pronounced in speech as "T'es qui, toi?" and means "Who are you?" informally."

Well to be honest, i used it, cuz in my family, its a quite common saying... that with.. T'es un koi toi?

Another great find on Wiki... is the definition of a CAMELTOE..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameltoe


"Cameltoe is a slang term that refers to the outline of a woman's vulva when seen through tight, form-fitting clothes. Usually, a cameltoe is visible from the front. Web sites exist that are dedicated to publishing photographs of cameltoes. It can also be referred to as "moose knuckle."
The word cameltoe generally refers to a visible cleft between the labia, as between a real camel's toes. The size of a cameltoe is largely dependent on the size of the labia majora, not the labia minora, although the latter can contribute."

WOW! Quite specific if you ask me!!! LOL!!

Ok ok... another interesting one that I like very much is the answer to the famous question...

What came first the chicken or the egg??

The chicken or the egg is a reference to the causality dilemma which arises from the expression "which came first, the chicken or the egg?". Since the chicken emerges from an egg, and the egg is laid by a chicken, it is ambiguous which originally gave rise to the other. When used in reference to difficult problems of causality, the chicken and egg dilemma is often used to appeal to the futility of debate and lay it to rest.

Theological answers
According to
creationists who believe in Biblical inerrancy, birds were created "on the fifth day" as adolescents or adults. Since there is no reference to the creation of eggs, they presumably were then made by chickens afterwards by the normal process. Therefore, the chicken came first.
Alternatively, for those who accept the
intelligent design form of creationism, Eugene Volokh has noted that "In my experience, most creationists are also pro-life -- in which case, the egg is a chicken."

There was an article written by CNN which analyses this question...if you are interested, check out the website.

So as im writting about the chicken and the egg... at the end of the page on Wikipedia..and then there is a link to another famous question...

WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD???

Lets see what Wiki had to say....

"Why did the chicken cross the road?" is one of the oldest and most famous riddles still in use in the English language. The most common answer is "To get to the other side." When asked at the end of a series of other riddles, whose answers are clever, obscure, and tricky, this answer's obviousness and straight-forwardness becomes part of the humor.

This riddle is very, very old and as a child's riddle, the original form might be lost forever. The modern-day version of the riddle makes its first published appearance in 1915. A 1905 reference mixes the riddle amongst other children's riddles. The earliest published form of the riddle as a joke can be found in an 1892 edition of Potter's American Monthly, which on page 319 gives the riddle in this form:
Why should not a chicken cross the road?
It would be a fowl proceeding.

Quite surprising how a simple riddle can turn into such a difficult and overdevelopped answer...

And the last one... well.. for all you fans.......you know who u are...!! (not including me...)

JACK DANIELS

Jack Daniel's is a Tennessee whiskey distillery and brand known for its rectangular bottles and black label. The company, based in Lynchburg, Tennessee, has been owned by the Brown-Forman conglomerate since 1957.

Tennessee whiskey is similar to bourbon but is different in that it is filtered through maple charcoal in large wooden vats prior to aging. Tennessee whiskey is also not subject to the regulations relating to bourbons, such as the use of new barrels and low level of distilling proof.
In October, 2004 it was announced that all generally-available Jack Daniel's products would thenceforth be bottled at 80 U.S. proof (40% alcohol by volume), which is the highest proof allowed in some jurisdictions; this will simplify the production process. (This reduction in alcohol content was condemned by Modern Drunkard magazine). Previously, the famous black-label brand (the better-quality, higher-priced product) had been 86 proof, where legal, the lower-end green label 80 proof; these marked reductions from the previous practice until recent years of bottling the black-label product at 90 proof and the green-label product at 86. Both are made from the same ingredients; the difference is determined by professional tasters who determine which of the batches will be graded out as worthy of being labelled with the prestigious black label, the rest being sold under the green label.


If you know of any other interesting Wiki articles.. tell me about it!!!
So have a nice weekkkk... be talknig to u soon!

-NC


Monday, 19 February 2007

The Question du Jour!

So... Im searching the net to find an interesting subject to develop.... everything from University studies proving fellatio reduces breast cancer (HAHAHA! Some group of men invented that one!!!!) to the development of a chemical "potion" that can make men gay!! But nothing really caught my attention...
Until my friend sent me a message...
tellin me..

"Nat, je teste ton intelligence..

I am third, I can sense, I am the home of many.
We are not the same, but we sound like we are.
Who are we?"


I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIS CAN BE!
So Im sending it off to you... the first one to figure it out will get a reward from the wonderful me!!!

Lets see if u have what it takes.....

Well I was getting a little fed up, so I decided to ask my friend for the answer....
which is :
"C", SEE and SEA!
OF COURSE!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe I didnt figure that out!!!!!!!! Anywayz....

- NC

Thursday, 15 February 2007

Aphrodisiacs... Revealed

For thousands of years, horny philosophers have wondered whether there exists in nature a true aphrodisiac that will arouse desire in the opposite sex. More recently, horny scientists have sought to create a chemical compound that will do the same thing, thus increasing their probability of getting a date....
How sad! Its as if everyone is coming up with pills or some kind of medication to fix something in you.. You can't perform.. you get Viagra. You can't concentrate, you get ritalin or prozac to calm you down. You can't sleep, another pill...

Are you telling me there is some kind of love potion out there?!
Thanks, but no thanks!

What is the world coming to when you see ads on TV for products that will make you "Attract the opposite sex with scientifically engeneered pheromones"

First things first... What the hell is pheromones?

According to Wikipedia...
"A pheromone is any chemical or set of chemicals produced by a living organism that transmits a message to other members of the same species."
"Some commercially-available substances are advertised using claims that the products contain human sexual pheromones and can act as an aphrodisiac. These often lack credibility due to an excessive marketing of pheromones by junk mail. Despite claims to the contrary, no defined pheromonal substance has ever been demonstrated to directly influence human behaviour in a peer reviewed, published study."

Basically what its telling you if that you create some kind of "odor" that can be sensed by someone from the opposite sex... Like some kind of sex appeal pill... I would say.. WOW..AMAZING!

Do aphrodisiacs really work? Do they really increase sexual arousal?

Throughout history, many foods, drinks (such as Mama Juana, which I have never tasted, but heard of..), wines, and behaviors have had a reputation for making sex more attainable and/or pleasurable, though from a historical and scientific standpoint, many have had their desired results simply because their users have chosen to believe they will be effective..PLACEBO EFFECT OF COURSE...which does work quite effectively...

Some aphrodisiacs appear to gain their reputation from the principles of sympathetic magic e.g. oysters, due to their shape. This also explains the trade in the phallic-looking horn of the rhino, which is endangering this animal. Other animal-based aphrodisiacs gain their reputation from the apparent virility or aggressiveness of the animal source - such as tiger penis - also endangering the species. So basically.... if it looks like some sort of genetial area.. its aphrodisiac... does that apply to bananas, cucumbers and apple pie as well?

Some well known aphros are:
strawberries
chocolate

Chocolate was thought to have aphrodisiac qualities by the Aztecs, so when it was first introduced to Europe it was natural that people continued to associate it with love. The reasons for this are associated with the observed affects of chocolate on human behavior... more energy.. resulting in an increase of stamina... blablabla.. you get the point... more sugar.. more hyper.. better sex?!

Also according to Wikipedia... chicken, tomatoes and potatoes are aphrodisiac as well!!!

But the granddaddy of all aphrodisiacs is SPANISH FLY..
don't know what it is? Don't worry... I didn't either until a couple of days ago...

The Spanish fly is an emerald-green beettle.... but known commercially as a clear liquid made from the dried remains of a bug known as the "blister beetle." The sales pitch on one Spanish fly web site explains that it "irritates the urogenital tract and produces an itching sensation in sensitive membranes, a feeling that allegedly increases a woman's desire for intercourse." Hummm... NO WAY AM I USING THAT!!! I don't need anything to increase my desire.. thank you very much!!

Ok ok.. so basically you have your choice of products to increase your chances of having sex with your mate...
Ok so some chocolate and strawberries would be quite yummy.. but if you want to really get some lovin'... go for some foreplay!!! Get some candles, nice music.. and it should work.. and if it doesn't.. take out the wine.. and for sure you'll get some!!!!


- NC

Monday, 12 February 2007

Hallmark Holiday...

What exactly IS a Hallmark Holiday? A holiday to celebrate the wonderful Hallmark card company?! hehe! No, not really.

Hallmark holidays are known to all of us, and we have probably celebrated at least a few per year.

We call them this way because they are holidays that exist primarily for commercial purposes, rather than to commemorate a truly significant religious or secular event. The name comes from the card company as we know it, a company that presumably benefits from such manufactured events....

I would almost say that Christmas is somewhat of a HH...but I don't want to start frustrating some people..

But some well known HHs are:

- Mother's Day
- Secretary Day
- Father's Day
- and the well anticipated Valentine's Day!

According to the Greeting Card Association...
Approximately two-thirds of all Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day, and this year consumers will likely spend $16.9 billion on something special for their sweethearts, according to the National Retail Federation.
16.9 BILLION!!! Can you believe it?! No wonder the holidays are called Hallmark.. hallmark can freakin sponsor the holidays!!!!!!!!!
The worst thing is when I hear ads on the radios from Deco Decouverte, or la Maison Corbeil who are trying to convince the listeners to buy a freaking couch for their lover for Valentine's Day... A couch?! Yeah... I can just picture it..
-"Honey...Go into the living room... a gift for Valentine's Day awaits"
The woman getting all excited... maybe a pretty bracelet, necklace, card, letter etc etc..
Finally she walks into the living room and comes face to face with a sofa...
WOW! What a gift.. a freakin sofa! What makes a sofa a good gift? NOTHING...

A sofa isn't something you buy for someone... it takes both parties to decide and make a joint choice... also.. you buy a sofa, because you need a sofa.....not because it would make a good gift!!!!!!!I dunno if you are gettin my drift here.. But XNAY on the sofa for gifts, or blenders, or any household appliance if it isn't a wedding..

You wanna score... (this is for men I am saying...) be a little romantic..FLOWERS DIE..and CHOCOLATE MAKES U FAT!!! LOL!! Jewelry is KEY.. especially if you have been in a relationship over 7-8 months..if not.. and if you don't have the budget, nothing is better then a gift given from the heart...

For my b-day last week, I received a JUMBO b-day card signed by ALL my friends.. and that was worth more than any huge gift I could of gotten!!!!! So go ahead, find a picture of you and your love, frame it (they have great frames at Winners or Wal Mart!!!) write a little note behind the frame..or with it.. and VOILA!!! the perfect gift!

Now don't go saying.. well I m not goin to get a gift.. for me.. every day is Valentine's Day... (cheeeeeeessssseeeeeeeeeeeeeee.......) if you do, make sure the other person is aware of your feelings.....!!!!!!

Well those are my thoughts about Valentines Day..... you know, even though I am single.. doesn't mean I m against that day... yes it would be nice to have someone.. but you know, its not the end of the world!!! Last year, I went to supper with a friend of mine.. yummy sushi.. then went for drinks.. and got hit on all nite! LOL it was HILARIOUS!!!! loved it! And this year, I will probably be doing the same! so hey, its not a bad life!! :)
So thats that!!!

Have a nice week!

xxxxxxxxxx


-NC



Monday, 5 February 2007

Media Crazed!!!!!

I thought you would appreciate a collection of some of my favorite ads from Superbowl to International.. to whatever I might find lying around on the net!!!





One of my favorites...






More coming soon........

Sunday, 4 February 2007

SUPERBOWL MADNESS

Good morning dear friends!! Still can't believe I'm up at this time, considering that I got home at 5am!!! But hey.. my body is saying: I CANT SLEEP NO MORE! So well..........Im up, doing my thing, getting ready for SUPERBOWL 41.. which I always tend to watch at home with my familia even though there are a gazillion parties... I usually do that.. cuz Superbowl falls right around my b-day (which is the 7th!!!) and we have a big American themed B-day nite with Bud Light, Milwaukee beer, chicken wings.. etc etc! Always turns out to be a fantastic night!!!!!

Talking about the Superbowl... I find it completly crazy the amount of stuff thats hidden behind this tiny little game of footbal... well it probably aint that tiny.. but its still just a game, that a lot of people tend to take quite seriously! From over 1 billions dollars running on this game in bets to over 2 million dollars per 30 second ad spot... The amount of money that goes into this is INCREDIBLE. Slowly, the love of the game is disapearing... and becoming the love of the money...

According to an article I read on Infopresse... the big ads for tonite will be by Doritos where they asked regular ppl like us to submit their idea of a 30 sec commercial and the winner would have their ad played during Superbowl, Coke, who will show their new slogan :"The Coke Side of Life" where they mock the popular videogame Grand Theft Auto, Budweiser with 7 ads, Snickers, Unilever, Procter and Snapple just to name a few...

If you are interested.. here is the website to see last years big ads during the big game
http://www.infopresse.com/article.aspx?id=16322
I watched a few of them.. and my favorite one was a Beer commercial....me not being a big fan of beer and all... but still thought this commercial was great...


And here is the much talked about commercial that will appear this year, tonite... with THE MOST AMAZING K-FED!!!!!!!!! (im being sarcastic.. by the way...)



And for that Doritos commercial.. there are approx 5 finalists... but this one is my favorite!!!
I seriously LAUGHED OUT LOUD! (LOL)



And PS.. I got some good news and bad news... good news for me.. I got sorta promoted... so I won't be able to write on my blog as much as I use to... and bad news for you because you won't be able to read my super interesting material as much!!!!

So anywayz, HAPPY SUPERBOWL!!! ENJOY! xxxxxxxxxxx

- NC

Monday, 29 January 2007

Do we really have a second chance in life?


Do we really have that second chance to make everything work?
The makers of Second Life seem to think so... Never heard of it? Well...its quite the thing now...
It was created in 2003 by former RealNetworks CTO Philip Rosedale through Linden Lab
It's a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents...(residents being users like you and me)
Basically its an Internet based "game" (some ppl also take this game very seriously....) which is based on real life.. but isn't...You can own a house, a business, clothes, have friends, have a job.. and basically create a life for yourself that doesn't exist.. but that you wish did exist.... So for example, you are a short skinny guy.. and you want to be this big buff hot looking man..with wings!! well you can create your avatar to look just like that! And then you have always wanted to become a clothes designer.. but never had much talent, well you can start your own business..open a store.. and ppl can come buy your clothes...for real money...These avatars (virtual ppl) explore, meet other residents, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, and buy items (virtual property) and services from one another. As they spend more time in the world, they learn new skills and mature socially, learning the culture and manners of a virtual environment.


The currency used in Second Life is called Linden Dollars...which are exchangeable for US Dollars in a marketplace constituting users, the Linden Lab and real life companies. One U.S. dollar will buy 271 Lindens, enough to buy a basic outfit for an avatar...

Stores like American Apparel and Dell can be found in this virtual world.. and some new cies are adding themselves constantly...(pictures of AA in Second Life)


There have been many articles written about this program how its becoming our new reality...many questions are arising from this smart program which can... "make all your dreams come true..." However, there was a story about a woman, who dedicated her life to this program. She had developed her own clothing business.. and had spent her entire earnings on developping this product..her only revenue was the money she was getting from other residents who would buy her clothing.................


The first time I heard about this program.. I thought. WOW.. this really encourages people to become anti-social and spend their days developping a person that isn't even themselves..and spending money on something that isn't even real.. A friend of mine was telling me, that you can have Virtual Lap Dances (des fake dance à 10...), buy trips, have fake sex.. and simply.. do anything you want.. but virtually.. And I still believe it does encourage people to become anti-social.. however... this program can be a source of hope for those you can't walk, so they decide to dance, and hike.. or for those who are stuck in a dead beat job and always dreamed of becoming an artist...or for those that are just interested in trying something new....But I believe that everything should be done in moderation...I don't believe technology is taking over our lives.. I believe we have the choice to decide if we want it to or not.. and for programs like this that are emerging.. we need to think about what we really are as human beings... and develop skills in order to be the best we can be in the real world before needing to escape to a fake one...


- NC

If this subject interests you... go check it out...

Wednesday, 24 January 2007

A Proud Montrealer...

Every time I walk through the streets of the Old Port, or on Crescent street... I come across what we call.. TOURISTS....I must say, I have been a tourist in many cities across the world, from London, to NYC to Sydney Australia and I realize that for a local, it can sometimes be a pain to have a tourist in their city... I don't know why I feel this way, but I am trully annoyed by tourists in my beautiful city. I think the worst tourists are the All-American Men who come to Montreal to party....I am sure you have spotted them.. they tend to hang out in groups and walk in groups... all wearing some Abercrombie/Gap/American Eagle/ JCrew outfit, all look the same.. the all-american look, which i have to say, do find quite hot... But these men are completly obnoxious... with their LOUD SCREAMING, their whistles...to their HEY BABY.. WANNA COME BACK TO MY HOTEL ROOM??
They think they're hotshit by hitting on you at clubs and bars with their classic line..."Me and my firends are having a party and your friends can come too." then when you decline they make it seem like its your loss!!!! Get it through your heads just because your not getting laid back at home, doesnt mean you can come and invade Montreal to try and get some!!! We are not prostitutes!! Except for those on the corner of St-Catherine and St-Laurent at 4:00am.....

But still... I think its great for our economy to have visitors...and I do have some kind of hidden love for those All-American boys..... but RESPECT our city and respect the women in the city!!!!!

Tuesday, 23 January 2007

722$ DOWN THE DRAIN.......

Talk about unlucky....I m driving home from a friend's house last nite around 11:30pm...and Im driving into my neighborhood and I see a cop driving in front of me. Soon after, the cop kinda left me go in front of him and decided to follow me..... Careful as I am.. I took my time and drove very slowly and of course respected the speed limit. At the light before getting to my house, the cops took another way and i felt relieved that I was't stopped....However, as soon as i walked out of the car, the cops were in front of my house and asked me if I was the owner of my little Rabbit. I answered yes, and for a split second.. I thought he was going to tell me that the car was stolen.. and I had all my papers ready to prove to him that he was "dans le champ".
Well... the lady cop that was with him told me.. "Ben Madame la... on vous a chequé au rond point là..random de même, pis m'semble d'après nos données, que ton permis de conduire n'est plus valide depuis 2006!" PARDON!! Pas valide depuis 2006!!!!!!!!!!! tu me fuckin niaise!!! Je me disais que c'était IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!!!Alors la popo me demande mes papiers, mon permis.. je vous rappelle que je suis maintenant stationnée dans mon entrée de maison... Mon père avait tout vu, alors il était sorti dehors pour venir voir ce qui se passait.... ma mère, par la suite est sortie (sans manteau biensur) pour s'assurer que tout etait correct... Mon frère et ma soeur regardaient par la fenêtre.. Je te dis.. c'etait l'événement de la soirée!!!
Alors finalement, après avoir attendu dans mon garage pendant 10 minutes, les deux agents viennent me voir et me donne une contravention... avant que je l'ouvre.. ils m'expliquent que je n'avais pas payer mon permis depuis Février puis que j'avais une amende pour ca.. et si yavait un problème... je devrais dealer avec la SAAQ... et qu'ils ne voulaient pas que je conduise mon auto jusqu'à tant que tout était arrangé... (Well... I did take my car this morning....mais je me suis pointé a un point de service de SAAQ pour arriver là and it was closed.. and would only open at 9.. it was 7:30 at the time...)

J'ouvre la contravention en leur présence.. pour voir une somme de 430$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Je pensais m'évanouir!!! Les agents me disent, " Madame, c'est pas ns qui décidions des amendes..blablabla" I was gonna shove their "MADAME" up their ass!!!!! Alors, toute depressed je rentre chez ns pour trouver sur le comptoir... 2 enveloppes...une de la ville de Montréal... FUCK UNE CONTRAVENTION... et l'autre de la SAAQ... Could things get any worse.. how much money do I owe to the freakin SAAQ DAMNIT... Alors 37$ pour la contravention... et pour l'immatriculation... 255$!!!!!!!!!!! et la pour cette amende de merde.. 430$! Pour un total de 722$!!!!!!!!!! But wait.. I still will have to pay my permis.. which supposinly isn't paid.. ANOTHER 86$! SHIT.. Just not my luke.. i have to say.........

This damn SAAQ just trying to find every freaking way to make you pay more and more and more and more...and the city aint better with their HUGE parking meter fees... WHAT IS THIS.. 4$ for 2 hours DT?!?!? You gotta be kidding me! Il me semble qu'après toutes ces années, the streets have been paid for... this is just basically another way for the city.. to make money off its residents backs... But the thing is... is that the cost is obvious! You want your residents to be happy.... stop making them pay for ridiculous things like parking!!!!
You want ppl to take public transport.. well then make it more accessible... Why are the bridges always packed at 6am?!?! Well isn't it logical.. If you get a reliable train system through the city and into the suburbs... you'll see a difference.. You have to spend money to make it.. and its as if our city is just falling apart with the new rules and legislations...

THINK ABOUT THAT!

So yeah.. I m finished my ranting... good day! xxxxxxxx

Monday, 22 January 2007

From Ipods to Meat-lifting.....

I just wrote a super long post.. but I was just babbling about absolutly nothing...so I just decided to delete it!

Well... back to work, Monday morning!! Not quite the most exciting day of the week.. but, what are you gonna do?
I got
  • My Monster energy drink (yes i drink one in the morning.. it gets me going...)
  • My heater.. yes I brought a heater from my home cuz its sooooooo damn cold in my office... i think ppl are jealous! LOL!!
  • My Mix96 coming out of the phone... yeah can you believe that! the music is coming out of the phone.. but after hearing No Heaven by Champion, Don't feel like dancing by the Scissor Sisters and Irreplacable by Beyonce more then 3 times a day.. I shut it off and take out my broken Ipod.

Talking about Ipod.. I must admit that I am a big fan... I have what you call the 3rd generation, before the color ones came out.. I got mine in September of 2004. I was sooo proud of myself. . I had spent a wooping 350$ and baught it over Ebay! I dowloaded all of my favorite songs... from Black Betty to the ancient Motown oldies.. to the 90s Mr Vain, Move this.. basically then entire Dance Mix 94 and 95 CDs to more recent music through out the past 2 years.... I also used my ipod like some sort of USB port and decided to download my entire laptop onto this little device.. which was a pretty bright move when my laptop went dead and got erasedSo anywayz, 2 years later.. after using this machine to its capacity.. I was listening to a news report on the radio talking about Ipods and how they only last no more then 2 years.. battery defects.. etc etc.. and I was saying to myself.. HA! mine is 2 years old and works like a charm.... well I think i spoke too fast.. that day, the click wheel stopped working... Meaning that I can't chose a song to play (or a playlist) and I can't change the volume.. so basically my ipod plays on random at a given volume. which is a little too loud.. BOU!

A new one is on my list of things to get, right next to an Apple Macbook and a new winter coat ( I think im goin to a Canada Goose one... THEY ARE SOOOOOOO WARM!!!!)

OH MY GOD....As im writting this blog.. I m reading some news online... Here is the title of the article I was reading: "The Purloined Sirloin: Why is meat the most shoplifted item in America?"

People shoplift meat?! Here are a few passages from the article...

"Meat used to be the shoplifting runner-up to health-and-beauty-care items, a category that includes cough medicines containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in home-cooked meth"

"Stores have had particular problems with cuts bearing the Certified Angus Beef brand, which are often displayed near ostensibly less succulent offerings. With only enough money to purchase an ordinary chuck-eye roast, many otherwise ethical shoppers make a snap decision to lift the Angus instead. Store detectives speculate that these meatlifters feel entitled to have steak instead of hamburger on occasion, as a reward for their hard work; swiping an expensive bottle of dish soap doesn't provide the same sense of satisfaction."

"Wary about squelching impulse buys, supermarkets are instead looking for a technological deterrent to meatlifting. Mettler Toledo and Hobart, two of the nation's leading suppliers of meat-preparation equipment, have developed security-tag applicators that conceal the tag beneath the price label; walk out of the store with a purloined sirloin and an alarm will sound."

"So, more innovation is required in the battle against meatlifting. Meat-sniffing dogs pop to mind, though some shoppers might object to having a Doberman nosing around their crotches in search of stolen steaks. But you know what they say about civil liberties in a time of crisis."

WOW!!!!

If you are interested in reading the whole article.. here is the site: http://www.slate.com/id/2157840/?GT1=9010


HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA!!! Can't believe I found that video!!

Well have a nice afternoon folk! xxxxxx

Saturday, 20 January 2007

What it feels like for a girl....

What does it feel like for a girl? Sometimes.. it just aint as obvious as you may think! I tend to sometimes analyse my guy friends' relationships.. and it just seems SOOOO EASY! No bickering, not much fighting..!!! and they are simple as can be!! If they have a problem, they deal eith it and then go to the next thing. Just ain't the same when you're a girl! It gets wayyyyyy harder.. and way more complicated.. Lots of bitching, and hasseling and too much trouble.. and when it comes to MEN.. OH BOYYYYYY, thats just the beginning of a new set of problems!!!.. thats all I gotta say! But hey, you learn how to deal.. and thats the way things are!!!

Well its Saturday afternoon and boy... I wish I could get back to beeeddddddd!!!!! Im still wearing my pjs...

But no... Im bailing out a friend.. goin to the McGill Hockey game...to sell 50/50 tickets...in a really " warm " arena...However there aint nothing better then some hot Hockey players!! wouhouuu!!! (thats the good part of being a girl!!!)

So I leave you now..cuz i have to start getting ready....so im leaving you with one of my favorite video clips of all time... and goes PERFECTLY well with this post...

MADONNA - WHAT IT FEELS LIKE FOR A GIRL...




TOODLES! xxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 19 January 2007

The Mad Scientists....

Good Morning!!

Well... what a day yesterday!! Remember that New Brunswick weird guy with no sense of humour... well he got FIRED!!! Right after I wrote my previous blog, one of the supervisors (we have this supervisor who just walks around all day, helping ppl with stuff...) found him photocopying some stuff that he wasn't suppose to copy.. and even asked the guy to search in his bag for any files he might have stolen from the company!
CRAZYYYY!!!!!

That was my little juicy news for the morning....I still feel like a little kid when talking about stuff like that... But don't we all love to feel like kids!!!! Sometimes its just so hard to realize that our real life is starting.. no more school, no more extracurricular activities... Those were the days when life was easy and we thought that the real world was some pretty place where everyone as SOOOO NICE! HA! NO WAY!
Anyways... Im still not ready to completly grow up... and to stay young.. I still try silly experiments!
Two weeks ago, I was sitting at home with my friend and we were watching different videos off YouTube... I had remembered seing this video showing some guys putting Mentos in Diet Coke.. and the Diet Coke completly exploding!!

Take a look at this...


So the both of us are watching this.... and we get the brilliant idea of trying it ourselves!!!! So i decide to call a friend of mine who was coming to my house to stop by and pick up the special ingredients!! He laughs on the phone.. but decides to bring the stuff anyways!!! Well he gets to my house, with a couple other friends.... The guys dont believe me... so I show them the idea.. and you can see the sparkles in their eyes... WE ARE TRYING IT... So we get all ready... go outside.. put the Mentos in the bottle, shake a little..and my friend Bob decides to throw the bottle down to the floor................... POUFFFFFFFF!!! The bottle went FLYING!!! Our experiment was a success!!!!!!!! We were screaming and laughing.. !!!!

The next day... the 7 of us (I believe we were seven ppl) kept on ranting about this amazing little experiment.. and so everyone else got excited!! So one night.. we gathered 15 ppl approx. and did the same experiment... BUT THIS TIME.. it didn't work!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it?? We looked like complete idiots!!! But I guess you can't always get it right!

So.... we are waiting for another perfect time to do it.... now with all the snow.. don't think it will happen!!

But to all you who want to try it.. DO IT! Its really trully works!! Its some great entertainement!! :)

Have a nice day ppl!
xxxxxxxxx

Thursday, 18 January 2007

It's Time to Start a Blog!


Time: 9:45 am
Location: My workplace...
More specifically... at the back back, in what you may call the nose-bleed section of the office...

You may ask... Nose-bleed section? Well lets say, you walk into a company and well.. they don't really have a desk for you. So where do they put you? In an empty space of course! So thats where I am.. in an empty space! With one special orange wall to my right.. and Post Canada packaging to my left (we make their packaging).. Sitting in front of me at the moment is some random dude from New Brunswick..taking care of our Customs procedures... with absolutly no sense of humour..and with files that are almost piling over his head...quite funny if you ask me!

Im sitting here at my desk...doing absolutly nothing! Since I'm new and now its the dead season.. they don't really have much to give me... What do you do at the office when you have nothing to do? Well last night, I had coffee with a friend of mine who told me that when he is bored, he has mastered the art Elastic Competitions...(You gotta shoot the elastic as far as you can....) I believe the office calls them the Commando Competitions, or something in the sort! You know, I believe I would be an excellent Elastic athlete...however, I seem to be the only person with nothing to do....which would make it quite innadequate to try to compete! Up to date.. I have read the Gazette, BBC, some news about the new IPhone (which I find completly divine!!!!) and caught up with my personnal e-mails! Now.. I decide... its time to start a blog...

(This guy, Lloyd.. The New Brunswick fellow... hilarious to look at... more and more files pilling up..!!!)

You may ask... Nat, what are you going to write about? Well anything and everything! What else do ppl write about on blogs? I just need something to entertain me!!! And well if it entertain's you in the process... so BE IT! People are entertained so easily... with the smallest amount of humour.. to a bit of sarcasm! I must say that I am a victim of easy humour.. especially under the influence.. I laugh.. uncontrollably! As if the person talking was freakin Robin Williams!!

Talking about Robin Williams.. check out this video..........one of funniest clips! HA! GOLF!!!


Anyways... entertained easy...as i was saying! Well I have come accross this little book.. called " Le petit livre de la vie" (Life's little book) written like the Baz Lurhmann song.. Everybody is Free to Wear Suncreen! If you don't know it.. its great.. This little book is quite amusing.. and I think everyone should at least try to apply some "lessons" to their daily life! I could spend hours just reading it!! Its one of those page turners!!!

I'll let you go now... with the lyrics from the Baz Lurhmann song... enjoy! Have a nice afternoon and until tomorrow!


"Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99 Wear Sunscreen
If I could offer you only one tip for the future,sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience I will dispense this advice now.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh nevermind, you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now, how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked, you are not as fat as you imagine.
Don’t worry about the future, or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing everyday that scares you
Sing
Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.
Floss
Don’t waste your time on jealousy, sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind, the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.
Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults, if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.
Stretch
Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life, the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t.
Get plenty of calcium.
Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.
Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t, Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, Maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary What ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either

Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can, don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.
Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.
Do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.
Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings, they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.
Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard, Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.
Travel.
Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.
Respect your elders.
Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, Maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.
Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.
Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.
But trust me on the sunscreen "


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