Thursday, April 20, 2006

Wow, so much has happened since my last post! One week after the surprise party at Wayne & Sharon's, EIGHT bikers were found murdered just down the road from them! Crazy stuff! I got called in to work and was shocked to hear why. That week, Lynne Harper's body had been exhumed (a high-profile murder case in our area from 50 years ago) and I thought there was some kind of announcement that they had found some DNA to clear Steven Truscott. It was quite exhilarating to be in the newsroom during such a huge story. We were fielding calls from news media from all even made news in China, New Zealand and England.

In other news, Char & I started taking line dance lessons! he he. I know most of you are probably laughing, but it is pretty fun. And difficult. Many times, I'm just standing there with a lost look on my face. I'm hoping the whole experience gives me some rhythm and a little confidence on the dance floor.

Next week I'm starting a Photoshop course at Fanshawe College. I'm pretty excited about it. It all came about after my Performance Development Review at work. I suggested that everything I do in photoshop has been self-taught and could be much better if I had proper training. So, the next week, I was signed up for a class at Fanshawe. I start next Wednesday and will perhaps post some of my projects here.

Also in the last few weeks, one of my favourite co-workers left the company. After a lot of bullying and personal belittling, he had enough and decided to call it quits. He's one of the funniest people I know and I miss him tremendously!

Thursday, April 06, 2006


When I said I'd like a surprise party for my 3oth birthday, I had no idea how surprised I'd be. That's because it was 11 months and 2 weeks early!!! Last Saturday was conveniently April Fools Day, and I made it through most of the day without any pranks. However, at about 7:30pm...they got me!

I had planned to get together with my friend Amy that day. She was coming down from Toronto for a long-overdue visit. However, it wasn't until after we had made our plans that she discovered she was being pulled into a web of deceit. :) I was quite impressed that she didn't spill the beans as we both have trouble keeping secrets and we were together all afternoon. Way to go Amy!

Apparently Char approached Jo-Anne before Christmas with the idea of having a party this year. Special thanks to Char, Jo-Anne, Nick, Wayne & Sharon who pulled off the whole thing without a hitch! It was really awesome to have so many of my friends (who don't necessarily know each other) all together. Thanks to everyone who came and to those of you that missed it...I missed you!

PS...sorry it took so long to post, but I didn't have any pictures until today. I didn't think to bring my camera to my surprise party! So, if any of you took pictures, please e-mail me!! Thanks.