At Random…


  1. I was talking with a friend today about my “Mr. Bond” and if I had any spottings of him lately!  Who is Mr. Bond? Well.. he lives in the building that faces my parking spot.  He really likes to ‘sun’ himself in his Mr. Bond style boy shorts… and well I have called him for all intents and purposes “Mr. Bond”… because I remember a scene in one of the new Bond movies where he comes out of the water.. in a pair of those ‘boy’ short swimmers!  Ok so where was I? After talking to my friend.. I realized I had this little gem that I never shared with you!  I have noticed “Mr. Bond” hanging out on his 2nd floor balcony… and well the thing is.. he well NOTICES everyone that walks by… and they sometimes don’t notice HIM.  (Kind of creepy if you ask me)… Well this day I had just pulled Milo into the parking spot.. and decided a ‘sneak’ photo of Mr. Bond in his tanning attire…
This first photo, shows Milo’s dash board… and a bit more of the scene… (have to love the ‘sneaky’ iPhone photos!)

And I had to go in for the ‘zoom’… the scary thing was… coming home from work last Wednesday.. with a million and one things in my hands…(I was seriously juggling/struggling to get my keys to a spot where I could lock Milo… without dropping anything!?) I looked up… and guess who was watching? Yep, Mr. Bond… apparently he has noticed me too!

2.  I really, really hate packing.. one would think with the amount of travelling that I have done… I’d be an awesome packer… (and I am–once I get down to the nitty-gritty of it!) But you might be surprised to know that I usually don’t start until the day before…sometimes hours before I have to leave… I like to leave it to the last available moment.. throwing in stuff in a suitcase…(my family can attest to this fact..on a few occaisons they have arrived at my university dwelling places.. ready to haul my stuff into the car and get out of the city..back home.. and well I hadn’t been exactly ready!?but that’s a story for a different day…)

So yes, I have thought about what I need before my trip.. but have I opened my ‘brown’ beast of a bag to put anything in it? As of today at 12:30, nope haven’t… (started piling a few of the essentials tho… like passport, photography gear..etc) still need to dig out my tent and sleeping bag! (It will be done… tonight before I sleep…partly because I hate mornings.. and well I’m planning to leave EARLY tomorrow…

I read a few blogs.. and so wish I could be like a few other poeple out there with their ‘lists’ and organization.. weeks, months in advance of a trip… and I guess I have come to grips that I’m not that kind of gal.. it’s just not the way I roll… and I’m ok with that…

3. Update on my Manitoba Driving license… (nope STILL haven’t recieved it!) To catch you up on this story you might want to go back and read THIS… remember I was promised it would be mailed out the next day? Well my temporary license was ending… (while I’m away) so I went last Friday and spent another 45mins waiting at the AutoPac… apparently MPI doesn’t know why the request for my ‘photo’ license aren’t being sent or recieved!! I walked away with NO real answers.. but get this… another temporary, hand written–almost ‘do it yourself’ license… that was extended until April 11th, 2011!(yes, I got it extended that long.!? ) On first glance I was excited… (that means I dont’ have to go back and get the temps every 4-6weeks)..but then it made me wonder… if this ‘photo’ license WILL ever show up…

During the last ‘post’ about this issue… I had readers enter a bit of a contest, about when they thought my license would show up…

Here’s what they said:

Morena June 4, 2010 4:06 PM

This is crazy! It took me about 40 minutes in IQALUIT to get my NU one done. Could it be possible that MB is less efficient than NU? Seems so.

July 24th!

noinvitationrequired June 5, 2010 1:14 AM

My guess is July 10th – and my guess is that it will take you another 6 months to find a doctor that is taking new patients if it is anything like my experiences!

Anonymous June 5, 2010 12:39 PM

That is crazy! I’d be writing my MLA now – maybe they can get autopacs butts in gear! My guess is June 15th…. – Becky

Lisa Marie June 5, 2010 3:55 PM

August 23rd LOL. đŸ™‚ Because I’m a rebel.

Anonymous June 5, 2010 6:09 PM

October 12. Not really trying to be any more ridiculous than those bureaucratic nimrods are. Hope I’m dead wrong!!

Anonymous June 6, 2010 10:36 AM

Oh Sarah – What a pain! I’m going to guess August 13 – Darn bureaucrats and their red tape!

So if you want to ‘change’ your guess… you are welcome to do so on this post… I’m guessing it might arrive sometime in April 2011!!!

I think that’s everything random I have to say today… I’m going out shooting some photos as it is “Photo Tuesday” today… I’ll probably post those at some point tonight… or schedule it to come out tomorrow!

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