- My cousin and I went to Niagara Falls last night. She was on the hunt for Burt's Bees body butter, that you apparently can't get in Canada right now. So we stopped at Target (my first time - I was in love!), Walmart and Rite-Aid, where the guy pegged us as Canadians riiiiight away (damn that accent, eh) and was mildly offended when we referred to where we were as Buffalo. We were actually in NF.. so, oops? I find that the Canadian side of Niagara Falls is very bright, loud, beautiful, tourist-friendly, etc. and as SOON as you cross the border, it's dark and kind of deserted. Sad. If you ever get the chance to visit the (Canadian side!) Falls, do it. It gets "old" for us who have been many times, but it really is something to see.
- Lain was only supposed to be gone for a week this time around (business trip) but since the job was nowhere near completed, his boss extended that for another week. Boo! Having time to myself is cool, I don't mind it. I just miss him. And being in this basement alone, especially in the winter, is no fun.
- It snowed for the first time this season, the other day. It was brutal. My normally 20-minute commute turned into two-and-a-half hours of inching along, sliding out, almost crying and texting (while I was dead stopped, don't worry) my co-worker that I was THISCLOSE to turning around but I just couldn't. I was too close and had too much to do at the office. Thankfully by the time I left at 4:30, the roads were clear and my commute time was back to normal.
- I'm almost at the end of my car-buying journey. I spent Friday afternoon calling around getting the best quote for insurance. Got a great deal through a member at work. Lain even wants to switch over and bundle with mine. When we get house insurance, we'll throw that in as well and get some nice savings, hopefully. Pretty sure I've decided on a 2012 Mazda3 Sport. I'm going with that unless I get to the lot and find a 2009-2011 used car with low km's. So that's exciting and downright scary.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
I wanted to blog but I'm really not sure what I want to talk about. So randoms, it will be.