July 19, 2005

Right Now

I am listening to James Blunt...his cd is AWESOME. My favourite tracks are You're Beautiful, Goodbye My Lover, High, Tears And Rain, Cry...actually all of them!

I am reading Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. It's hilarious...in the beginning he's a little boy who has a lisp so he avoids the s sound whenever possible. Yes becomes correct...school becomes learning academy...
Teacher: So, what are your plans for the holidays?
Him: Well, I usually remain here and, you know, open a gift from my family.
Teacher: Only one?
Him: Maybe eight or ten.
Teacher: Never six or seven?
Him: Rarely

One of my favourite parts is when he pretends to be a figure in a daytime drama...making emphatic pronouncements...to get what he wants. He turns to look at the loft of the guy he likes and commands 'You will be mine!'

July 10, 2005

Contrary to Popular Belief...

Sherry is not that great of a cook :(

Incident #1 - Attempting to make a hard boiled egg
Water is boiled
Egg is dropped into the pot...a little too hard...oops
Yolk and egg white start leaking out

Incident #2 - Making kraft dinner
Macaroni is cooked and drained
Milk is added
A heaping spoon of butter is added
A glance at the carton of butter says....Expiry Date: June 15, 2005

The Horrors of Thursday

First of all...I am ok. Thanks to everyone who contacted me to check if I was alive, especially those I haven't heard from in a long time. I was the first thing some people thought of when they first heard the news....awww :) It was quite a scary day. I was still on the bus travelling to work when it all happened. I had to transfer buses as you do and there were loads of people around on the street. I didn't know why until I got into the office. At first everyone blamed the explosions on power surges...but I had a hunch it wasn't. Me and my colleague were like, thank goodness we don't take the tube anymore. Then we heard that a bus had exploded in Russell Square. Seriously, that bus could've been ANY bus.

I didn't do any work the whole day, we just read bbc on the internet and watched the news on telly. They told us to remain where we were and to not go anywhere. The canteen in our building soon ran out of food...it was a good thing I bought my lunch at 12 even though I wasn't hungry at the time. We spent the rest of the afternoon trying to figure out how to get home. I left around 4:30 expecting to be walking for at least 2 hours. I was expecting a warzone lol...but it wasn't too bad...just loads of people walking on the street. Apparently some people were giving rides, and some of the cabs waived their fees which was really nice. I had walked for half an hour when buses started running again. I decided to take it, scary enough. I felt funny about it though and hopped off...but it was too long of a trek and my feet hurt so I hopped on again. I made it home safe and sound...and so did my housemates.

I got to stay home on Friday, which I was really glad about. Not just cos it was a day off work, but I was really genuinely scared. I still can't really believe what happened...I don't think I'll be taking the tube anytime soon. I still try to sit on the bottom of a doubledecker when I can.

I didn't leave the house until 4:45 pm yesterday lol....for Sarah's birthday celebration! We went to Mem & Laz for dinner...yum as always...saw Madagascar ha ha. Then we went down to Clapham and had beer with some fellow Canadians. We stopped for Jerk Chicken on the way back...decided to grab some coffee and watch the sunrise from Tower Bridge however our plans were thwarted by the clouds and smog of London.