Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Back to school for me too

I am officially a student again, I started a language class. It really fun. I used to know sign years ago when my mum worked with deaf people. That was so long ago I'm not exactly sure what she did other then some translating. Anyhoo, if you don't use it, you loose it, and I did.

There is a fairly significant deaf community around my work, back when I first started in that store I thought I should take a course and then I was transferred to a new store and time went on. Now 5 years later I am back in the same store and thought this time I am going to do it. It helped that a woman who does tasting in our store wanted to take the course too. It's always more fun if you have someone you know and that way you can practice.

My first class was last night and I had so much fun. I haven't laughed so much in ages. Our instructor Brian is a blast. He's really funny and loves to tease us when we don't know what he is signing. He wrote relax on the board and kept pointing at it when we would sign things. Expression and body language is a BIG part of ASL, also make eye contact. I should add that Brian is deaf and doesn't speak, so it get interesting at times, but the man has ssssoooooooo much patience. It helps that he a very animated person so even if you don't know the sign you can often figure out what he is trying to say.

One of the funniest moments is when we would finally figure out what he was getting across and all of us would be calling out the answer. He would make a 'ba ba ba ba' noise, make a locking motion in front of his mouth. Then make a funny face at us. Kinda like saying, 'I'm deaf remember, why ya'll talking?'

I'm looking forward to my next class.

Friday, September 21, 2007

The funniest commercial I have ever seen

I originally saw this over at SBWLTN and had to post it myself as well.

How many innuendos can you count? Everytime I watch it I catch a couple more, If I'm not laughing hysterically again. I hope the AD company that came up with this wins some awards.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

On the brink of a new season

There are a couple shows that I am looking forward to this season. SUPERNATUAL (oh Dean, how I have missed you so) tops the list of course. I'm also looking forward to Reaper, but perhaps even a bit more, I can't wait to see Pushing Daisies. The previews for both shows are below. Don't they look awesome?

Pushing Daisies -

CW Reaper Trailer

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Feeding my addiction

Got to have a rare treat on Saturday, went yarn shopping with my mum. No hubbies, no kids. Just us and miles of multi-coloured natural fibers. WooHoo, it was a treat. Found a few things I didn't know about. There is yarn made from corn and from bamboo. Both are sinfully soft and I would have happily bought enough to make a sweater out of every colour. LOL

The skeins in the picture are mohair and alpaca. There was another place that had silk yarn, oh my god you have not experienced life until you feel this stuff. As long as you don't look too closely at the price per skein. Mum bought me one for Yule. *giggling madly* It's variegated with rich colours that look like they were plucked from a medieval tapestry. I'm going to make my self a small shoulder wrap to wear when I'm writing. The killer part is after I drooled all over it, and the skein she bought herself that looks like various shades of melted chocolate, she wouldn't give it to me. I have to wait till the holidays!

I got some gorgeous buttons that look like the tangled branches from the Tree of Life. I also picked up some yarn for my 'Molly' sweater.

See that blond bombshell in the picture. That's my mum with our purchases at her feet. Considering we share this addiction, I think we did quite well in not going overboard. If you look closely, you can see a bag filled with blood red yarn. That is for a mohair coat she is going to knit herself. I am already green with envy it is going to be exquisite when it's done. Originally she was looking at very gorgeous shades of brown and taupe and even black at one point, but I think this is a much better choice!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Exercising my canines.

Hubby's mouth started watering at the beginning of August just thinking about Labour day weekend. Finally it arrived and after sharpening our canine's we headed down to the water front and RIBFEST! As you can see by the picture this isn't a small event. LOL According to yesterday's paper there was approx. 145,000 people that came to the event between Friday and Monday. I guess it's safe to say that my city isn't overrun by vegetarians. LOL

We were there on Sunday afternoon. See that cloud hanging over everyone's heads? BBQ smoke. mmmmmmmm I wish you could press your nose up aginst the screen and catch a whif. It is just that good. Behind where I took this picture is the beer tent, performance stage and a vendors area. far in the distance you can see the white peaked top of the second stage, and seating area. Between that all the food you can handle. RIBS, funnel cake, PULLED PORK, fudge, BBQ CHICKEN, corn-on-the-cob, fresh lemonade, RIBS and most important, BAKED BEANS. mmmmmmm Your tummy rumblin' yet? Mine is in memory. *G*

Bibbs Ribs from Florida, and Camp 31 from Alabama still have my vote for best ribs. Camp 31 has the BEST baked beans as well. Silver Bullet got my vote for pulled pork. This was the first year I tried it and I can't believed I have deprived myself of the pleasure. Imagine my surprise when I realized that Silver Bullet is from Fort Erie, Ontario. These aren't southern boys! They're Canucks but damn they make a mean pulled pork sandwich.

*sigh* Only 360 days till next year.

Aren't they just the cutest little carnivoires?