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My mistake.

October 24, 2007 Leave a comment
 
Turns out, my brother doesn’t have a labradoodle. At first, I was going to change it to a cockerdoodle, and thought that was an odd name too. Who would name it after a rooster noise?
 
Anyway, he has a Golden-doodle (golden retriever – poodle cross). Not a bad name for the cross especially since the alternative is poo-retriever. Although, whoever walks the dog will technically be the poo-retriever.
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At least it’s not a ‘toy’ poodle..

October 23, 2007 Leave a comment
 
My brother got a labradoodle. It’s a dog breed. I’m not sure how I feel about that mostly because everytime I hear "labradoodle", I think "Magnadoodle" and can’t figure out why anyone would want a blue, plastic dog you can draw on.

It’s a total con, I tell you!

October 17, 2007 Leave a comment
 
Air Canada sent me an email advertising flights to Edmonton for $152 each way. How exciting! I haven’t seen them below $200 in a long time. I go to book my flight home for Christmas.
 
When I get to their website to book it, they only have flights for $340 each way in the couple of weeks I’m looking at dates for. Once you add GST, PST, airport improvement fees and terrorist prevention taxes, you’re looking at $1000. That’s crazy.
 
I booked nothing. I’m walking home for Christmas.
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Hug your delivery guy.

October 15, 2007 Leave a comment
 
I used to wonder why the Saturday Toronto Star was always out of order. The middle section of paper was never in alphabetical order with the rest of the paper.
 
I helped the DS deliver her Saturday Toronto Stars this weekend and now I know why. The carriers have to insert the middle section (about 1.5 nches thick) into the main section (about 1 inch thick). Then they have to fold it in half and wrap a rubber band around it. THEN they have to deliver it. It’s a real bitch let me tell you.
 
We spent about 45 minutes assembling the paper and then 75 minutes actually delivering it.
 
Unlike the holiday Monday paper, which is wee, it’s also very hard to throw. If you don’t aim correctly, it’s heavy enough to knock over planters, plastic lawn chairs and small dogs. It also makes one heckova racket when it hits the screen door. Oops.
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Looks like it’s a 3am Saturday morning

October 12, 2007 Leave a comment
 
The son has decided he only wants to help with paper delivery every OTHER weekend. This means I start as Saturday paper route assistant tomorrow.
 
Teens these days have no ambition. He’s off my Xmas card list.
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3am is early.

October 8, 2007 Leave a comment
The DS doesn’t sleep very long so she decided that hell, if she’s up anyway, she may as well get a paper route so she can get some extra cash and exercise. Fine. That’s very logical and ambitious and good financial planning. She gets up at 3am to pick up her papers at 4am all 235 of them are delivered by 6am. It’s very impressive and I’m happy she found something to occupy her early morning hours that also pays her and that isn’t prostitution.
 
Until this morning… holiday Monday morning when I got to help deliver papers. woo.
 
And that was just the thin holiday paper. I also get to help on Saturday when they are REALLY fat and have inserts. I’m going to have some really grumpy Saturdays coming up I think. Luckily, her sons have to help on Saturdays until they get bored of it. Then I get to take over.
 
Please pray that her sons LOVE delivering papers. Please.
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I’m getting handier by the minute.

October 3, 2007 Leave a comment
 
The DS just moved again. This time was better than last time – no 5am wake up calls… phew.
 
But this time, there are renovations in the new place. She’s hired contractors to help but to save money (she IS dating a virgo after all), we are doing some of the ‘easier’ work ourselves. We’ve ripped out carpets (and those boards that hold the carpet to the floor AND the little staples that hold the underlay down – both very bitchy things to do). We’ve grouted the bathroom tile and I spent some time taking a cheesecloth to it to get the dried grout off the tile before they seal it. I like grouting. I do not like the cheesecloth bit.
 
But all in all, it’s kind of fun. And I get to spend a lot of time at the dyke’s second home: Home Depot. yay!
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