Monday, October 31, 2005

If I Was...

A Movie...

A Famous Leader...

Silly tests to pass the time...and discover that it is all about fame for me. Duh!

Friday, October 28, 2005

Last night I had every intention of finding a really cute Halloween childhood picture of me, my quest was squashed due to the lack of time available to me between getting home from work, veggie out and having to go to bed. Here is one from 363 days ago.
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Monday, October 24, 2005

Mighty Girl & her Mighty Red Ride

I should have a link to this blog on my site because I visit Mighty Girl regularly and this morning she had a great feel good story for me.

With all the issues that come when one owns an old car, a Beetle especially, I smile when I think of the many winters I spent scraping ice off the inside of my windshield and adjusting the heat for my sensitive ankled passenger Marlas.

Those that have owned or riden in a Beetle during the colder months you know exactly what I mean when I say "Keep your ankles away from the floor heat vent".

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Just call me the Poop Princess

I had to bump this post because now my quote is in print....BUMP

Last month I was contacted by Chatelain Magazine and asked if I could offer any tips for an article they were doing on time saving ideas for dogs. Always the eager beaver when it comes to sleazing myself and Dog Utopia out for free advertsing I said "No problem".

I hung up the phone and started to think about things that I do to save time when it comes to taking care of Baxter. It was a problem, in my mind dogs don't really take up that much time, and Baxter isn't 'High maintenance' so I struggled to come up with some tips.

After much thought, the ridiculous tips starting coming. I gotta come up with something..No tips, no article. Towards the end of the list I was scrapping the bottom of the barrel. Out of all time saving tips I offered the one they chose to use was about poop. Why does it always come down to poop?

Anyway so now I will be quoted in a national magazine saying "Feeding your dog a high quality dog food will reduce the number of poops, resulting in less time spent cleaning up after your dog".

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Todd and I discovered that our roof was leaking on Friday evening so I spent Saturday morning in the attic going through boxes and moving stuff around.

Inside a box of old photos I found this lil' gem, a picture of my friend Marlas at my Halloween party-Circa Late 70's.
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L-R: Marlas, Tracy Mann, my sister Marci & Sherry Greenall or my sister's friend Gail Williams

P.S. Notice how the macramae wall hanging is the perfect combination of fall colours.

Monday, October 17, 2005


I close at 6:30pm and I do appreciate the phone call to say that you are running late and stuck in traffic but I close at 6:30 and it is now 6:46pm.

What ticks me off more is that I always say "No problem" because what can I say? "No it's NOT okay, you do know that I have already spent 12 hours here and would like to go home, eat and maybe relax. I do have a life!"

If you are going to be late have a back up plan. PLEASE!

It is now 6:54 and this is the latest anyone has kept me in 2yrs.

4 Dogs Rolled Into 1

The thought of days and days of rain looming and Baxter's bouncing around annoying me and Lewis were enough reasons to get me outside and enjoying the glorious Saturday sunshine. Oh and hey a vanilla latte is always a good motivator too!

While walking along the water I overheard a few people debate what breed Baxter is and he is either...
1) A French Bulldog
2) A Boxer
or 3) A Miniature Boxer, huh that's not a breed stoopid.

Whenever I overhear comments about Baxter I wonder should I continue on my way like I never heard them or correct them? "Baxter is a Boston Terrier and the coolest breed of dog ever!"

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Costco Conversation

Let me begin this post with "I don't care how much someone weighs, I am more concerned with how the weight affects their health".

We popped into Costco on Sunday for no reason other than to waste time we didn't have. After a disappointing browse, just finding pickled beans and granola bars I get in line behind a very overweight women, not just a few pounds overweight but more like 75-100. Anyway I am unsure of how our conversation started but this is how it went...

Woman: Funny how you stop in to pick up one item and you end up buying way more.

Me: I know, it seems everytime I pop in to buy a few items I have to go back to the entrance and trade in my carry-basket and get an actual cart. You realzize you need more than you thought.

Woman - I was in Safeway just yesterday to pick up a few things and I saw pumpkin pies on special; 2 for $5 so I bought 8.

Me(in my head): "8 PIES, what does one woman do with 8 PIES?" As a glance at her items I see a bulk container of whipping cream and I wonder if she will eat most of them herself?

Me(smiling): I love pumpkin pie. Have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy the pies.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Can it be done?

I have visions of a sitcom episode when I think that I have committed to having my first Thanksgiving dinner this weekend. Under normal circumstances my mom would be feeding us, something she cherishes since it took her many, many years to wrangle it from my grandma's gravy covered hands.

Tonight I have to conquer the grocery store and get all the Thanksgiving fixings. I could wear my new Lululemon grocery shopping outfit; it's all the rage you know, shopping in skin-tight yoga wear. In typing the previous a thought popped into my head; if I wear "The Outfit" Todd would probably come grocery shopping with me. Todd lives by the motto that "if it isn't tight it ain't right", only problem is he may be to busy squeezing my ass instead of the produce.

Hopefully Todd will be by my side helping in the kitchen because there is no friggin' way that I am stuffing my hand up a poor dead turkey's bum.

Another Good Thing about the Upcoming Season..

Discovering money in the pockets of clothing you haven't worn since last fall/winter.

Thursday, October 06, 2005


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Wishing you many, many more years of love and laughter...Love Kris Pies

P.S. Remember when I said I wanted to get a scanner? Well I finally did yesterday, so be scared, be very scared an old picture of you may just turn up on this site. Sinister Laugh

Monday, October 03, 2005

35 and 1 Day Old

So my birthday weekend has come and gone.

We got back from the cabin late last night so I don't possess the capability of being narrative, bullet form will have to do for now.

Some of the weekend happenings...
-Ashley and I DJing at the Reef and being the smoke machine masters
-Booting around on the new scooter
-Falling off the scooter and landing in the ditch (No scooters were harmed during this episode)
-Birthday presents
-Dancing to Big&Rich (I'm not a fan, but after multiple glasses of wine my feet move to just about any beat)
-Tipsy Group Grocery Shopping (T.G.G.S.)
-Sponge Bob Squarepants
-Eating hard, dry day old steak fries? Could have been older, who knows.
-Paydays and Almond Joys