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Nothing to do with Food. Everything to do with nosy neighbors.

Ok. So we have this seriously nosy neighbor. She’s in her 70′s, never married, and spies on on all of us that live around her. Case in point? One day last summer she actually screamed to us from the center floor of the building (an office that was being remodeled). She was either staring at the neighbors next door or eavesdropping on the conversation we were having in the kitchen. She wanted me to JUMP THE FREAKING ROOF, climb into her window, and open her door for her. She locked herself out spying. Seriously—she brought me down to her spying place and showed me the view. Of the neighbors’ houses, and OUR PATIO. I was like, W.T.F??? Aren’t you even the slightest bit embarrassed at being CAUGHT peeping tomming? (is that a word? lmfao) She has actually brought up things that we have talked about IN OUR KITCHEN to no one else, as if she were part of the conversation we had. We installed a translucent roof on that patio, and now close the door unless we’re talking in English.

There is a point to this story. I ran into this woman today on my way out to the grocery. The first thing she said to me? “You’re fatter!” with a celebratory little pat on my belly. Um, yeah. Thanks, beyotch. Just what I wanted to hear. She continued on, however, saying that the reason I’m fatter is that I’ve been having too many barbecues with friends, and probably the wine we drink while barbecuing is making me fat. No. Lie. You know, I thought that by building the greenhouse in that corner, and having the gazebo thingie we have she’d have lost her view. That woman has got to have some serious spy gear to be achieving the level of infiltration she is. She is 4 stories up from where we grill. 4. Freaking. Stories! How in the hell is she doing that?

So, I’m a little freaked out and thinking of installing surveillance cameras looking up to her roof. Then I’ll broadcast them on the huge white building across the street like the films we used to watch in high school. I think fil still has a super 8…………….

The Weirdest Freakin Thing.

Ok.  So I was all p-o’d about the comments disappearing, and was going through every available avenue known to man (well, known to me, anyway) to try to fix it.  Nothing I did helped.  I was actually just coming in here to post a help wanted ad.  And?  The comments are back.  What in the weirdassedhell is going on here? I am so confuseded.

My comments are broken. Jeeez. What next?

I’m beginning to be pissed right off with technology.  I mean, WTH?  Is it really that difficult?  While I’m trying to figure out WTH is going on, please don’t think that I’m deleting comments or anything–the comments section of my site is currently broken.  If you have something urgent to say, you can always shoot me an email at canarygirl (at) canarygirl (dot) com.  Sorry readers…you must be fed up with my bs by now. :(

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Laaawd Almaaaghty! I’m not dead! Unless this is Heaven.

Good Gawd people!  Ever wonder what it would be like to live without the internet for oh, say, a WHOLE MONTH?  Jaaaaayzuz.  Let me just tell you it sucks ginormous rocks.  I am beginning to think that this little “paradise” we live in is really just a disguise for its third worldliness.  I mean, come ON!  Why in the hell did it take them a month to restore service?!  Here’s the story.  We decided to switch internet providers (actually, the whole thing, tv, internet and phone).  No problem, right?  We call the people, they promise to come within a week or two (outrageous, that seemed at the time. Can you imagine?).  I was a little pissed, but hey, I figured, a week or two, that’s not too bad.  We can rough it, read more, play board games etc.  It’ll be like camping, you know, without the bugs.  A little over a MONTH later we finally have internet.  Our phone service was never cut off (see?  They know we make a lot of international calls, and it wouldn’t be profitable to cut us off there).  I honestly believe that the first company did this *just* to punish us for switching providers.  Bunch of effers.  They could have waited until we asked them to disconnect the service, I mean, we would have paid them for the extra month.  *insert wildly dramatic eye rolling here*

I never realized how MUCH I depend on the internet.  I mean, sure, there’s this site, obviously, but even the little things.  My recipes are almost all online.  I couldn’t get to new recipes I wanted to try for the holidays, or even old ones.  I had to wing *everything*.  Thank God I kind of know what I’m doing or I would have been screwed.  This year was my turn to host *every* *single* *holiday* *meal*.  I’m not complaining about that part, but jaaaayzuz.  I had no time to breathe, let alone make up recipes, and set up photo shoots.  I also did *all* the holiday shopping, *all* the wrapping and still kept my kids and house under wraps.  Mostly.  (What?  I’m not freaking superwoman! lmfao)  Ok, I didn’t lose any of my kids and–AND–my house did not collapse onto itself.  Victory.  Also?  I am a youtube junkie.  I listen to music on there ALL the time.  We use the net for the kids’ homework, so some of my daughter’s stuff had to be done elsewhere.

So, anything positive from the experience?  Well, that depends.  I think I spent roughly $9000 at the bookstore.  They love me now.  They said thanks for the vacation to the Greek islands.  So, they’re happy about it, I guess.  I have caught up on a bunch of books that I wanted to read.  I actually *did* play lots of board games with the kids (and bunches of Wii, too).   Also, I didn’t realize how much entertaining I was capable of.  Apart from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and King’s Day, we also had several impromptu family get togethers.  No one was hurt!  (except a few champagne glasses on New Years)

I’m hoping to get back into the swing soon–The kids just went back to school yesterday, but next week?  I am going to dust off my camera and start cooking up a veritable storm of non holiday food stuffs. 

Thanks for sticking by me, even when I wasn’t here.  Love you, readers!!  XOXO

Yes. I am truly losing my mind. For real this time.

Some of you already know my embarrassing story of the week.  Others are in for a hearty little giggle today. [Read more →]


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