Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My favorite things - Canadian Edition

Tomorrow is Canada Day which got me thinking about some of the things I love about this beautiful country.

1 - Our awesome (hot) celebrities. We grow 'em well up here! I could stare at Ryan (both Reynolds and Gosling) all day, and to know that they were born right here on Canadian soil makes them that much hotter.

Kim Cattral - the queen of all things sex (and the city...)

Evangeline Lilly

Both Rachel McAdams & Ryan Gosling (seriously WHY arent they together anymore??)

2 - Poutine - even as a vegetarian, every now and then I give in to the deliciousness that is Poutine.

2 - Nanimo Bars - I dont really know what it is about them that makes me devour them... its probably all the chocolate.

4 - Kelowna/The Okanagan - Its always hot in the summer, there's oodles of fresh fruit (cherries... mmmm) and beaches and lakes everywhere. Definitely my favorite Canadian summer destination.

5 & 6 - This feeling right here...

... and here...

...and here... (Our national anthem always give me chills... especially at hockey games)

7 - How colourful our money is!

8 - Timmies - The most glorious coffee - and a staple for any road trip.

9 - Our beer commercials (and our beer)

10 - And last but not least... the pride that I get when I am able to say "I'm from Canada". There are no pictures to explain that feeling...

So Happy Birthday Canada!! You dont look a day over 125.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The universe is messing with me...

Anyone remember who ATL is? Anyone? Bueller? 

For those of you who have been reading my blog for a long time, ya know, before I decided to delete everything I had written for the last year as part of my own therapy, you will remember ATL as the guy who is basically my kryptonite. 

For those of you who are new around these parts, ATL was a bouncer I met last summer and fell completely head over high heels in lust for. Then he took my little fragile heart and shattered it into a million pieces. Typical. I know. 

So all that heart breaking happened around Christmas/New years last year and I haven't seen him or talked to him since the beginning of January. I moved on. Obvs. 

As of recently I have been seeing a lovely fellow (did I really just use those words?) by the name of "Jimmy". He's sweet, funny, genuine and a total gentleman. I get butterflies when I think about him and I am falling for him very quickly. I haven't mentioned too much about him on here yet because I don't want to jinx the great thing we have going right now. (But trust me, if it keeps going the way it is I won't be able to contain my excitement for long).

So things with Jimmy and I are floating along smoothly when all of a sudden BAM! Text msg from a random number on Friday at 2am. 

"What's up?" 

I wrote back in the morning because I was in the middle of catching up on my beauty sleep and say "who is this?"

His response - "ATL" 
(well not really because thats not really his name but you get the idea). 

My reaction?? I dropped the phone. Stood there for a minute in complete shock. Almost like I had seen a ghost. 

Seriously, the universe is messing with me. I have this great guy, one of those "nice guys" that we always look for but never actually find and the universe is saying to me "Hey Mich, remember THIS guy and how ridiculously hot you thought he was and how much he made your heart flutter and how he could make you completely melt with one touch? Well, how about I just dangle him in front of you for a little while and see if you still want your nice guy after that. It will be a fun little game for me" 

Well Mr. Universe, your game sucks and I don't want to play. I will stick to my nice guy thank you very much. You can take ATL back to wherever he's been hiding for the last 6 months (hopefully under a rock somewhere) and tell him I wont be falling for his little bag of tricks this time.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


"Fathers who believe in their Daughters give them the courage to succeed".

Happy Fathers Day to my Papa-Bear and all the other amazing dad's out there.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


My boss can be a bitch sometimes. I dont think she means to, but sometimes its crazy.

And sometimes I bend the rules at work. Approximately 4 out of 5 days I am running in the door either late or just in the knick of time. I take extended breaks every now and then (almost every lunch hour... but I make up for it) and although I kick ass at my job I am still learning and I mess up every now and then.

I've done some small screw ups that have cost "the company" money (technichally it didn't, they just didn't profit off of it) but I've also caught other peoples screw ups and MADE the company money they would have missed out on too.

Well... today Little Miss Bitchy Boss was at my desk and something interesting happened. She was standing right beside me asking about some pricing thing and all of a sudden "PFFFFT".

She farted.

A loud one too. I couldn't help but laugh.

From now on when she's being bitchy I can look at her and laugh in my head knowing that she accidentaly let one slip when she was trying to be serious.

Definite win for me.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Why I will never look at Jimmy Fallon the same way again…

I while back, lets say 2 months-ish ago, I went out to a pub with some friends (including someone who is new to the blog-world – check her out here).On said pub-night-out I happened to meet a boy.

Shocking, I know.

This boy was cute, a little scruffy which is always fun and he resembled a certain celebrity. Not only in looks but in his actions and demeanor too. He was the spitting image of Jimmy Fallon… and I proceeded to tell him that approximately 100 times through out the rest of the night too. We had a blast talking that night and exchanged phone numbers.

We talked a bit over the next week or two and then came May Long weekend. (Also known as May 24 those on the Eastern part of Canada). I decided to host a BBQ and when I host a BBQ I do it big! There was tons of food and drinks and a fire pit and a plethora of amazingly wonderful friends.

I invited Jimmy Fallon (who from this point on will be called Mr. Fallon as I don’t want to confuse you with the other Jimmy I have been mentioning in my blog recently. Completely different people) and he showed up. Not only did he show up but he mingled with ALL of my friends and everyone seemed to love him. And most of them started calling him by his celebrity look-a-like nickname too.

Very important fact – one night during the week leading up to my BBQ, Mr. Fallon and I were talking and I asked him why he was single. He said that technically he wasn’t single, that he had been dating someone who lived in North Carolina but that it was pretty much over, just not officially. He hadn’t seen her in 3 months and had no intentions of moving there. I wasn’t necessarily mad at that fact (even though some of my friends were when I told them) because 1 - the topic hadn’t come up before, 2 - nothing you could categorize as “cheating” happened the night I met him and 3 - the first time I asked him about it he was honest.

So fast forward to about 4 am the night of my BBQ. He stayed over. No “sexin” happened but it almost did…

He left in the morning and everything was great. I talked to him a few days later and everything was still great.

The next Friday night I was out with some friends and went to go send him a BBM. He was missing off my contact list… as in he DELETED me!! Wtf? What could have possibly happened in the 2 days since I talked to him last that would warrant him deleting me? So… as some one who will no longer put up with shit, I sent him a text msg that simply read “Really…?”.

No response. All night.

The next morning I woke up to a reply that read “Hey, no worries, North Carolina Girlfriend is in town for a few day, I’ll hit you up next week”

Hold on just one freakin second… first of all he told me it was over with her and that he hadn’t seen her in months and all of a sudden she’s HERE? Second, he’ll hit me up next week??? Thanks for making me feel like a mistress, Fucker!!! And third, he had to full on delete me from his BBM list? Wow…

Ok all of the above I could deal with (eventually… I’m not gonna lie; meeting “New Jimmy” definitely helped) but what’s got me so weirded out about it is that last week I heard through the grape vine that he hung out with some of the friends, MY FRIENDS, that he met at my BBQ. They had a little jam session…

Mind you, the guys he hung out with didn’t know what happened and when I told them they were all “whoa… dude… WTF?” but still. Who does he think he is? He still hasn’t tried to get a hold of me.

So for now, any reference of Jimmy Fallon makes me cringe a little. Sorry real Mr. Fallon… I had to stop following you on Twitter. I couldn’t take the constant reminders but just so you know, your doppelganger is a great kisser!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

He called me baby...

Im feeling a little blog-blah lately. I don't have much to blog about really. I don't have any drama in my life which is so fantastic. 

I have stories to share but no drive to write them out at this point. I'll get around to it... it just might take me a while. So instead tonight I am going to post my latest song obsession. 


Monday, June 14, 2010

I'm impatient... and I ramble on and on...

I am, apparently, very impatient. 

I cant stand being stuck in traffic (probably much like millions of other people out there). Sometimes I wish I didn't care about my car so that I could RAM into the back of the other drivers like a bunch of bumper cars. Not all the time... just sometimes. 

I hate being ready to go and waiting for someone to pick me up. Trust me... if I knew i had an extra 20 minutes I would have used those 20 minutes... 

and I HATE sitting around waiting for a certain boy to call. THIS is why I should have a stash of Ben & Jerry's on hand in my freezer at all times. 

Sunday, June 6, 2010

I see dead people...

The title of this post might seem strange especially because I am writing about dating... just keep reading. It will all make sense.

Alright... so a few days ago I posted the question asking your opinions on what age is too old for me to date and all of you left great comments. The reason I posted that question to begin with is because (as previously mentioned) some (2) "older gentlemen" hit on me/got my phone number last weekend. Since then I have gone on dates with both of them... with very different outcomes.

Bachelor #1 - The "Grizzly" Bear - When we met, he asked for my number before the age question came up. He looked to me (and my friend) to be about 29 - 32... turns out he is 42. I was a little weirded out by that number (ok... more than a little) but he was a really nice guy and I am very open to meeting new and different people right now so when he asked me out to dinner on Sunday I was game. We had dinner and talked and it was fun but he reminded me of my ex and I just wasn't feeling it so I had decided that I probably wouldn't go out with him again.

Then the next morning I received one of the lamest/cheesiest text messages ever:

"Here's my thoughts for the day... I wish the grass wasn't so green. I wish the sky wasn't so blue. I wish I wasn't so damn attracted to you"


I didn't respond. I couldn't. Then yesterday (after a few normal texts through out the week) he, out of no where sends me this:

"What did the Easter egg say to the boiling water? Its gonna take awhile to get me hard, I just got laid by some chick"

ok... first off, ya that's kind of a funny joke but 1 - we weren't even talking and he randomly sent it to me. I would expect something like that from one of my friends but not a 42 year old who I went on 1 date with. and 2 - its June... its not Easter... wtf?

so... ya... Bachelor #1 is no longer in the running. Not that he had a great shot to begin with.

Which brings us to Bachelor #2. I met him the same night at Bachelor #1 technically but he also goes to the trivia pub night that I go to every week (recognizing each other is how we started talking). He is 38. He looks 32. So according to my housemates rules, one who looks to be an age that is not a Grizzly, is not technically a Grizzly. So for blogging purposes I will just call him Jimmy.

We have gone on 2 dates now. Pizza after trivia night last week and then last night we had a great date. We went to check out the Bodyworks exhibit at the Science Centre (plastic-ized dead people... kinda disturbing at certain parts, but VERY interesting) and then we went to a Thai restaurant for dinner and then to his house for wine and a movie. Such a fun, great date and I was honestly shocked at how much of a gentleman he is. Who knew chivalry wasn't actually dead??

I would definitely go out with him again. He's so great and so far my friends love him too (they have great intuitions). The only downfall I have about him is that he is divorced and has a 3 year old daughter. Those are very big things for me... I am going to have to see how it all plays out.

ps - for those ladies who watch SATC... while watching the movie/snuggling with him last night, I totally found the "nook".... le sigh

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Trivia Tuesdays Answers

Woohoo!!! Good gob Rachel! Last minute you got all the correct answers! (Pam - you were SO close!)

1 - Crazy Sexy Cool by TLC (uhh... hello! one of the greatest album ever in my opinion)

2 - Mall Madness !! Such a fun board game for girls "Attention mall shoppers!! There is a CLEARENCE in the Fashion Boutique" haha classic

3 - A very classic movie - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Im loving Trivia Tuesdays! and btw... I'm totally going to watch Chitty Chitty Bang Bang this weekend now!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Whats the magic number?

Background story... apparently "older guys" are loving me right about now. I went out last weekend and a few "grizzly bears" (the male equivilant to cougars so i've been told) hit on me... and I may or may not have given my number to one of them... ok maybe two of them.

Anyhoo... the next day I posted the inevitable question on my twitter.

How old is too old?

I am 26. How old is too old for me to date before its really creepy and people would probably stare?

Some of the responses I got are as follows:

sarah_anne_86 @whoismich I would say 39 should be the limit for a 26 year old. That was just my gut number though.

eJ24 @whoismich 48

katyness519 @whoismich since you are in your 20's i'd say no more than 10 years difference

dutchbeingme @whoismich hmmm... tricky question, but I've always been told current age x 2 minus 7 years. For you - 45

Which had a great reaction from Leah...

leahblonde @dutchbeingme I could NEVER IMAGINE @whoismich dating somebody who i 45! That's almost FIFTY! I think 35ish ain't so bad...

So... what do you think is too old?

Ps - I have some great follow up blog posts regarding both "grizzly's".... seriously the dating world for me is oh-so entertaining!