Saturday, October 31, 2009

Oh Canada..

After a nice 10 day US trip to Cali and Oregon, I am happy to report that I am back in Calgary (yes they let me back in)!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Little Cousin's Wedding in Portland...

This past saturday was my cousins wedding... all grown up and looking absolutly stunning. I wish her and her new husband Eric all the love and happiness in the world. Welcome to the family!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A California Weekend...


Had a very lovely weekend with all my girls in LA, way long over due!!! Thank's to Barb for getting knocked up, who's next?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Its sticking...

Woke up this morning to snow.... looks like its not going to leave for the next few months.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Today is Thanksgiving in Canada....

It feels like fall came and left after about 2 weeks and now its definitely winter.... I'm digging the cooler weather, the leaves are pretty much down on the ground already and we had a few days of snow but nothing really stuck to the ground. This morning the temperature in my car was 5 degrees fahrenheit, yup! that's -16 celsius. But honestly it wasn't too bad, the sun was shinning and it was a beautiful morning.

Thanksgiving feels a little strange before Halloween... but that only means that for all you Americans.. i can buy thanksgiving decorations at 50% off tomorrow and bring them down to LA next week when i see you all.

But on a more thankful note, I wanted to say that I am thankful for this entire experience here in Calgary and for the great friends out here as well as for all you crazy's in LA and NY that I miss dearly and although I don't see you as often anymore, i still think about you regularly and I'm thinking of you all especially on this thanksgiving day here.
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Everyone!

Friday, October 9, 2009

The place we call home....

I fell in love with the street we currently live on way before we found our place. It has big old trees lined up on both sides and every home is different, sort of reminds me of a street you would see in santa monica (minus the weather + beach).

We are renting the main floor of an older home, lots of large windows, hardwood floors and a big kitchen for noah to cook me dinners in...

The Good, The Bad and The Strange..

The Bad:

  • Wine and Cheese are way too pricey.
  • All products you buy are not only written in English but also in french.. including the stove that not only says "bake time" but also "temps de cuisson" for them french people that live here.
  • Car windshield cracks from the cold/hot (I have a nice one trickling up where every morning i see it has expanded by an inch or so)
  • People say "pAsta" emphasis on the "A"
  • The street signs are retarded (soooo many of them that u dont know what to look at)
  • Kilometers instead of Miles
  • TV shows are delayed here by like a month
  • US clothing is wayyyyy over priced
  • People listen to house and techno most of the time
  • There's no point in washing your car, it gets dirty by the next hour
  • There's no TRADER JOES or TARGET
  • You have to buy your alcohol (including beer and wine) only at a liquor store
  • Cigarettes you can only by at a convenience store
  • The sun is too sharp.. i feel like my eye balls are tanning
  • When it hits -16 degrees Fahrenheit, do not breath through your mouth while you are outside!
  • Even if you don't like hockey you got to pretend you love it cause you will get kicked out of the country... Go FLAMES!!

The Good:

  • Jack FM is played here... straight in from Culver City ....
  • I found goat cheese for $2.99!
  • It's usually sunny no matter how cold it is.
  • There are 3 polish grocery stores really close by
  • You can find polish beers in almost every liquor store
  • They opened up a Bed Bath and Beyond here, woo hooo!!

The Strange:

  • Cars have electrical sockets hanging out of their hoods
  • "Eh" does not sound so foreign to me anymore
  • Mail-men drive their own cars and walk from house to house with the mail
  • Theres no mail on Saturday
  • I have yet to find a "post office" they have little mini ones located in drug stores
  • All the commercials you see on TV are 99.9% for the American audience... meaning, when the taco bell commercial is advertising their .99 cent menu... and you go to taco bell in Canada, don't plan on seeing that .99 cent taco, instead your soft taco will cost you 1.39
  • Thanksgiving is before Halloween (this Monday)
  • They have a thing called "Family Day" I think its like twice a year and you get the day off from work.
  • Squirrels are black here
  • A beanie is called a tuque

A New Begining...

So being that everyone is doing it.. i decided to do it too! Im 9 months late, but that means that i wont be bored at work anymore... instead i will be catching you up with my canadian adventure and what i have been doing here for the past 9 months. To be continued.......
View of the city from my first place.