Thursday, February 03, 2011

My Weird Week

I have Weird Weeks from time to time. This happens to be one of them. Here are my thoughts and musings on the week thus far:
  • I went on-line to and made two weird purchases this week. Weekend at Bernie's, Weekend at Bernie's 2, and All in the Family Season 1 on DVD. I don't know why, but I suddenly was dying to watch Weekend at Bernie's, which I haven't seen in years. And it's probably going to be extremely stupid and I'm going to laugh at myself for buying it, but I just couldn't help it. And of course, I got the sequel because you can't have one without the other, right? As for All in the Family, it's one of my favourite shows from my childhood. I've always wanted to own Archie Bunker. Now I finally will. But it's a little weird, right?
  • *UPDATE* I just re-read this blog and realized I wrote that I made two weird purchases, when clearly I list three. My weirdness continues. I don't even know how to count.
  • I'm very close to having my credit card paid off and starting to chip away at my line of credit. So why - WHY? - am I buying stupid things at
  • I'm forcing myself to eat bananas. I once heard that the old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" should be changed to "A banana a day keeps the doctor away", because the health benefits of bananas far outweigh those of apples. I'm attempting a healthy lifestyle change, so bananas it is. I hate bananas.
  • On Monday morning, I mis-read somebody's status on Facebook and it pissed me off, and then I fired off an annoyed text to a friend about it. After realizing I'd totally mis-read things, I felt like a complete shit. And I've felt bad about it all week long.
  • Since coming home from Cuba, I'm into the weirdest club music. I even created a playlist on iTunes.
  • Normally, I don't think I'd be paying much attention to the turmoil going on in Egypt right now. But I was glued to the TV along with the rest of the family, watching the news, because my aunt and uncle were in Egypt when the civil unrest began. They were stranded in Cairo for a few days, but ended up being on the first flight home to Canada. When they showed them on the news boarding their plane, I felt like I knew famous people.
  • There's this guy. I don't really know him, but I want to know him. I've been encouraged by a mutual friend to go for it, send him a Facebook message and see if we have anything in common. But I have nooooooooooooo idea how to do that without looking like a complete buffoon.
  • My dad is driving me nuts this week. Well, he drives me nuts a lot of the time, but this week...this week it's worse. I have no patience with him. That's not very nice of me. He's been sick a lot over the past 8 months, battling bouts of pneumonia while already saddled with respiratory difficulties, and now he has shingles on top of it all. Every time I walk into the house, I tell myself, "Be nice to Dad." But then he starts asking stupid questions about his crossword puzzle, or butting into my conversation with mom, or trying to tell a story I've heard a million times before, and I usually end up roaring, "YOU'RE DRIVING ME NUTS!!!!" Mean. I know.
  • I almost bought Pajama Jeans. I keep hearing about them on talk shows and in the news. Comfy pajama pants that look like jeans. Sign me up! So I went to the website (because they're not available in stores), and was all set to pay they $39.95 plus shipping and handling (hey, they were throwing in a free grey t-shirt), only to find out they don't ship to Canada. I'm thinking it's probably for the best.
  • I've had the weirdest craving the past few weeks. Philly Smoked Salmon cream cheese spread on Vinta crackers. So I bought some last Friday, and now, at almost any time of the day, you can find me salivating over it. I don't even like salmon.
  • Is it weird that I'm listening to "Guantanamera" right now?
  • I haven't played guitar since Christmas Eve. The other night I picked it up, put my fingers on the strings, held it for a while, then put it back down. I have no idea why I can't play it.
  • I finished reading The Kite Runner and I know the whole horrible story, in all it's gruesome details. But when Lindsay suggested watching the movie, I kind of recoiled from the idea. It was hard enough reading it. I don't think I can watch it.
  • This morning on the Team 1200, they were talking about mules. (Because the Sens lost 7-5 to Detroit last night, and Johan Franzen scored 5 goals, and his nickname is "Mule"). They researched what the difference is between a mule and a donkey, and apparently a mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse. Huh. Learn something new every day...
  • I keep telling people I wish I was still in Cuba and away from the cold and all this snow we got yesterday, but I'm lying when I say that. I'm very happy to be back in winter mode. I think I would miss it if I wasn't here.
  • Is it normal that my back is still itchy almost two weeks after getting a sunburn?

There you have it. My weirdness, spilled all over the blog for you. :)


Stacy said...

Haha you are WEIRD...
I was actually thinking of your aunt and uncle in Egypt - not because i really knew but I thought I remembered you saying when Grandma was sick that they were gone to Egypt - had no idea if they were back or not but its good to know that they made it back to Canada!

I can't see you eating salmon cream cheese - would you like me to get some for Maddy's birthday bash as a spread and appetizer?? LOL

Jill said...

Yep, they made it home safe & sound, but it was scary - I'm sure even more so for them!

It's okay Stace, maybe I'll sneak in a little snack for myself. haha! But did you note the part about bananas and healthy lifestyle change? Someone needs to keep me away from the snacks! (I think I've issued this warning at Maddy's b-day parties before, and it never works.)

Ashley said...

Oh my goodness Jill, love this post. Very random, but awesome!

I wish I could eat a banana a day, but I'm allergic. Boooo...apparently they have so many health benefits.

Go for it and send him a message whoever he is, you most definitely won't look like a buffoon.

Haha...quite the purchases. :) But they are always good for a laugh so why not?!

I'm off to check out the pajama jeans now, I'm curious.

Nicole said...

random posts far out weigh the carefully planned ones sometimes!

Just don't eat to many bananas in one day... it can cause heart attacks. Keep that in mind :) But.... they are good for boosting your metabolism also.

I think we got some of your snow. we can't get either of our vehicles out our driveway without high centering... you can take some of the winter weather back :)

btw... if you want, email me at I have something to share with you if your interested... just it's on a hush hush basis :) and if not... no worries :)

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