Books, books, books

Yesterday I made my way over to Chinook Mall to check out the new Anthropologie store and catch Country Strong, which came out Friday and stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw. I enjoyed the movie and ended up purchasing the soundtrack on iTunes, which I am listening to as I write this.

Anyway, more importantly, while I was waiting for the theater to open I killed time in Chapters, dangerous I know, and saw they had %50 off all the books on clearance!! Woo hoo! I was as happy as a pig in mud. I got 2 books from the clearance which ended up being just $4.oo each!

elle 80s

 

Elle Style the 1980’s was still in plastic! It’s full of big pictures, big clothes and bright colors. It’s divided by year and designer. This book reminds me of some of the trends from the 80’s that we love to hate, but it presents them in more of a fashion context. Great inspiration for $4!

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What I did on my x-mas vacation

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So after a loooong ride on the Greyhound, where we were detained in Edmonton for an hour and a half waiting for a connecting bus, I made it home to my family in Slave Lake. Yea! It was crazy cold there, so unfortunately outdoor activities were out of the question, and I had to find other ways to entertain myself.

Of course I ate lots of chow. It was the holidays after all:

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I bought my brother a pack of novelty moustache’s for Christmas, which proved to be very entertaining and looked quite dapper on both humans and animals:DSC01111

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$10 couldn’t have been better spent!

Played some Just Dance 2 on the wii. No pictures but if you imagine some grown women flailing their limbs erratically, bumping into each other, and laughing hysterically I’m sure you’ll have some idea of what went on. It’s a really fun game and quite a workout if you do a bunch of songs in a row. Rasputin by Boney M is very challenging. Only the limber of knee should attempt this!

After a week I was ready to head back to the city, just in time for New Years Eve!

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Happy 2011!

homage to keyboard cat

Ever since I saw the youtube video of the Keyboard Cat and his commercial for Wonderful Pistachios I knew that one of my parent’s pets would just love to make its own version, and Christmas gave me the perfect opportunity to do so. After a failed attempt with Cleo the cat, My sister Halie and I decided Lulu, the shar-pei mix,would be a much more compliant actress.  Here is the original Keyboard Cat in action:

And here is our awesome homage!

Thank you Keyboard Cat for being our inspiration and making me laugh every time your around.

Conclusion: putting any animal in a shirt always leads to good times!