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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

This has been your weekly update

Hey all...

hmmm, Ive been slacking a little here... not posting so regularly...

so here's an update: boot camp is still going strong... i had it three times last week, and again three times this week....

yoga yoga yoga... oh, I got an amazing new mat form Lotus Soul Gym... where I practice

The staff xmas party is this Friday... not really looking forward to it, and I kind of don't even want to go... as it will just be a whole lot of drunken losers and whores... for real. But I may go for the free alcohol and then take the party elsewhere...well my own party...

Ive got some photo shoots coming up in the next few weeks...oh yah.. America's next top model watch out... that's right.. I'm skipping Canada's next top model and going right to America... well, not really....

Ive started a new blog... I hope you are all enjoying it... Betsey Sue's Reviews... yes, I review things... all sorts of things.

That is all for now... a nice,busy, scattered post... such as my life

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday Bluesday...

ho hum... yet another boring day at work... i started watching walking dead online... not bad so far...

other than that... i was looking at Oprah's favorite things in hopes of getting from Christmas ideas.
I also checked out some Martha Stewart recipes... I found some tasty holiday cocktails which I do very much intend to make!

I am also thinking of having a holiday dinner... oh what fun! yummy food, delicious drinks, pretty dresses... I think I know what choice I need to make in this matter... that, yes, I must have a holiday dinner party!!

now... who to invite...


Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday Blues

Six o'clock already
I was just in the middle of a dream
I was kissin' Valentino
By a crystal blue Italian stream
But I can't be late
'Cause then I guess I just won't get paid
These are the days
When you wish your bed was already made

It's just another manic Monday
I wish it was Sunday
'Cause that's my funday
My I don't have to runday
It's just another manic Monday

Yup... it's Monday....

My weekend was uneventful...although I did get a lot of cleaning done, returned some unwanted boots, got a new coffee table from ikea... and best of all went to Duchess.

I got the namesake... the Duchess cake... sweet cream and raspberry filling, with a delicious marzipan coating....

That is all...
I think its time for a move... or some sort of change... time to get things shimmy shakin again!

Friday, November 19, 2010

So nice to see you, Winter

hmmm, it's Friday yet again...a not so sunny, warm Friday, but a cold and snowy one, with very little potential...

Boot camp was cancelled last night because it was a wee too cold to be outside at night.

I had planed to see The Brains last night... but didn't... I stayed home, alone for the most part... and had no vodka to warm me up.

I seen to recall some goals I had set a while back... sleep more... still not happening... save money... definitely not so easy... drink less... I think that was one... and that's only happening because I haven't got the money to do it as often.

Maybe its just because the winter has arrived, which means no more warm breezes, no more summer dresses, no strolls to get ice cream to cool me off... and no being okay hanging out with myself, because I had the sun and warmth to make me smile... well, maybe it is just that winter has arrived... but I'm feeling a bit down on my luck, broke and a bit disappointed.
There's no vacation looming in the near future to look forward to, no best friend to go shopping with, get ready to go out with, or stay in on a Friday night with.... woe is me... well, not really... but I can be dramatic. I'm tired... and cold... and bored... and wish my best friend didn't live in Vancouver, but with me, in Edmonton.

Only two more hours until the work week is over... and I have two days of faux relaxation, rest, and freedom. When really, all I'm thinking about is the winter tires I need to put on, my brothers phone bill I am stuck paying, budgeting what little money I have to last the next two weeks, trying to make it to yoga at all and on time... and such is life.

Although, I do believe I am going to Duchess today, a fantastic french bakery on 124st... which will melt away any troubles or stress or frustration... nom, nom, delicious duchess

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Jamie T - Sheila

I can't stop listening to this song. Jamie T is so English you can't help but love him.

Boot Camp Round 2 Day Three

Oh God how I ache!! I suppose 20 minutes of non stop running up and down a rather long hill can do that to a girl... among various other exercises...

Boot Camp.... I do love you... but you make me hurt so bad!

Well only a few more weeks left until boot camp breaks for a couple of months I believe and then I will have to turn my attention and energy elsewhere... time to brainstorm... although I was thinking of doing bikram yoga... we will see

Regular yoga tonight... then a date... to Padmandi's...
check it out for yourself... its like heaven... in my mouth...


Tuesday, November 16, 2010


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Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart

Achy Breaky Heart was my absolute favorite song when I was kid..... haha

Boot Camp Round 2 Day Two

Hmmm... I'm a little behind on my posts....

but better late than never... right?!

Last Thursday was the 2nd class of boot camp.... I was oh so sore the next day! so you know I was working hard!!
I sure hope this boot camp pays off .... although my upper arms are looking pretty good these days...

I finally made it to yoga lst night. Sweet, sweet yoga.... and now I am sore again today!! And have boot camp again tonight... followed by more yoga, boot camp... and .... yoga...

I'm pretty much exhausted! I went to bed at 10:30 last night!!! And still had a hard time waking up this morning... especially since there was a cuddly puppy in my bed!!

Well, looks like winter is here...which means new boots and clothes!! Although I am rather broke these days... so it might just mean looking at new clothes... ho hum!

More latter... I should try to do some work... or find some work to do...


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Boot Camp Round 2 Day One

Last night was the start of my second round of boot camp and Miss Britt joined me!!

It was at the Glenora Stairs....and you guessed it... we ran stairs... we ran up and down the stairs six times... which equals 600 stairs!!! But I'm just thinking how nice my legs and butt are going to look once I'm done!!

We have boot camp again tomorrow...can't wait!!

Boot Camp Day # 17....?

Well Boot Camp, round one, has finished. Monday was my last Boot Camp...and it was a good one! My arms are still hurting from all the push ups... well, 60 push ups...

And, to celebrate finishing boot camp... i signed right back up and had my first class last night.... more to come in a bit.

Tonight Ive got myself a date...my man friend.... I'm making dinner for him... and I don't have to work tomorrow, so there will be no excuse for going to bed early!

There hasn't been too much excitement for me lately... which needs to change!!

Im planning a trip to Vegas... but that's not until April. And I'm still hoping to go away for Christmas next month.... if I have someone to go with... I'm know thinking about going to Hawaii... but it might be a wee out of my budget.

Ive got some photo shoots planned for the near future... Ill post pictures for sure!!

Other than that... not too much. Just lots of working out... trying to get some sleep... and all the cuddles a gal could want...


Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday, Monday....

Monday Monday, so good to me,Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday morning, Monday morning couldn't guarantee That Monday evening you would still be here with me.
Monday Monday, can't trust that day,Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way Oh Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be
Oh Monday Monday, how yould cou leave and not take me.
The Mamas and The Papas
Well, its Monday!
This weekend was rather tame, but enjoyable none the less. Friday evening consisted of drinks at Red Square Vodka Bar, on Whyte Ave, with a certain someone. I drank vodka, soda, with pickles... and it was delicious.
Saturday morning I made lemon ricotta pancakes, with blueberries and whip cream. They were quite tasty. I then meet Miss Brit at Rowena to pick out a dress. We have devised a plan that goes something like this: as we intend on going to the Rockabilly Festival in Vegas in April, we have decided to begin picking out the dresses to buy for when we are there, and thus have put some on layaway, and will do so until we have many beautiful dresses to wear.
After that I went to my man friends house, for the first time, for dinner. Later, after he had finished work, he came over and we attempted to watch SNL, but basically just fell asleep.
Sunday, we went to the Antique Mall, and later rented a film, and had some good ol' fashioned cuddles...
Yes, a tame weekend indeed... but I suppose everyone needs one of those now and again

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Boot Camp Day # 14

Last nights boot camp was technically suppose to be the last one... but we took thanksgiving off, so we have one more class next Monday. So... last night we did the exact same exercises we did the very first class, and compared how many reps we could do then in a minute, to how many we could do know. I did so much better, its crazy. One exercise, jump squats... i had only done 15....?.... but yesterday I did 50! woot! I am shamelessly proud of myself!

So the next boot camp actually starts on Tuesday... so the one Im in now will end Monday and the new one starts the next day! I had better be seeing some rad results soon!!

Thank god, it is finally Friday. Oh, Friday, I have been longing for you since the last time we met!
I am strangely exhausted, but will not let that hinder my weekend, filled with martinis, dates, cuddles, and antiquing.

Tonight may be rather chill, as I am a broke little lemon and need to conserve funds. I have one bottle of gorgeous cheap white wine to be consumed tonight, possibly.

Tomorrow, my man friend has invited me over to his place, for the first time, for dinner. And then, hopefully I will have a date with Devlin's and his delicious martini's.... thanks to groupon for the lovely Devlin's deal I scored.

A trip to the antique mall, sleeping in, lovely homemade breakfast, cuddles, and such shall complete the weekend


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Guts and Gore... Cuddles and Kisses

Ugh, its already Thursday and I haven't even told you about my weekend!!

Well, it wasn't too crazy...

Friday...I went to Miss Stephanie's going away party... she is leaving us for Calgary... the only good part about that, is Ill have somewhere to stay when I visit!!

My man friend...errr... picked me up around midnight to go to Filthys. I kind of forgot to eat since 1 in the afternoon, and proceeded to drink a whole bottle of white wine to myself, a glass of champagne and another glass of my girlfriends wine... so I was a little tipsy....well, needless to say a drunken night was had.

Saturday...we went to the Italian Bakery to get some lunch, headed home... and then off to work went my man friend ( who is not my boyfriend, and thus shall remain for the time my "man friend). I ran some errands... then come home to get zombie-fied. Yes, I was a Zombie for Halloween... but not just any Zombie... no... I was Nurse Zombie... I know, very creative.
Here I am... a wee drunk... at DV8...
Around 2ish my "man friend" picked me up, and off home we went, were I absolutely had to shower before bed, as I covered in delicious corn syrup blood.
Sunday...slept in until 2 in the afternoon!!! I made french toast, and we decided maybe we should try to do something before the day was over... We went to see Saw VI... how very appropriate, as it was Halloween after all. Now, I must confess I had only ever seen the first Saw because I was too scared to see the others... Well, I could hardly watch most of the film because I was too scared. My hands were all clammy because I was getting so tensed up from the gore, and yuck, and scary stuff.... although, oh so cliche of me, I held on to my man, and hid my face in his arms... that's right... classic. After all that was over we went for Chinese food, then cuddles back at home, and a film on the TV.
As for the rest of my week.... as you know, I had boot camp on Monday. Tuesday was not so exciting...cleaning, grocery shopping...boring stuff. Yesterday was the last class of Level One Pole Dancing... I actually had lots of fun! And may have to continue taking classes...
I hope you all enjoyed your weekends!

Boot Camp Day # 13

Boot camp was on Monday... I know, Ive been a little slow on the updates this week...

I missed last Thursdays boot camp because my tattoo was oh so sore....

Monday's workout had left me sore for 2 days... you know its good when it hurts for three days!

I have boot camp again tonight and once more on Monday before its over... and then a teeny break before I do it again, but only for 4 weeks this time