What am I reading?

Nov 30

My name is Dusty and this is an archive of my blog, 27things. I began the blog in 2001 and it chronicles my life and activities through 2004, with some later additions in 2006 and 2007. It’s mildly interesting and poorly written. It’s here to serve as a reference to a retrospective blog which is much more interesting and a little bit funny.

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How I Spent My Xmas Vacation

Jan 04

Pre-Xmas Weekend

  • Jeremy came over and I bored him by making bracelets for his entire visit.
  • I babysat for Sarah and bored her child by taking pictures of said bracelets.
  • I made up fruity names for my wares and was made fun of by Sarah.
  • I created an online store for my jewelry. I’ve only listed a few items, but so far I’ve managed to sell a big fat nothing. Yay me!

Xmas Week

  • Spent the holidays with the Man and his family.
  • Played LOTS of playstation, xbox and nintendo.
  • Watched (not babysat, people, watched!) the Man’s 11 year old. We slept until 1 pm, stayed in our pjs all day and ate pizza for breakfast. Call me Super Bad Role Model!
  • Saw The Holiday (feat. Jack Black – yum!)
  • Made more bracelets as well as some necklaces and earrings.

New Years Weekend

  • Attended 2 pre-NYE parties.
  • Saw a naked man at one of them.
  • Got made fun of for being Canadian.
  • Spent NYE blowing up fireworks and burning down my thumb with a #10 sparkler.
  • Saw Night at the Museum (again) at one of those dinner theaters. The chick next to me was snorting her own phlegm and snot for the entire film. It made my dinner taste extra delish!

Gifty Goodness

  • I was totally surprised with the gift of TiVo. I love TiVo.
  • I also got some new jewelry making tools and a torch. Wanna melt things with me?


I hope everyone had happy holidays.
Don’t forget, only 17 shopping days until my 7th annual 27th birthday!
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In Case You Were Wondering

Jan 02

I’m not dead. In fact, I’m very much alive and I think I like it. Happiness feels kind of weird.

Stay tuned for “How I Spent My Xmas Vacation!”

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A Message to Me from Screeching Weasel

Nov 28

“You’re not helpless, you can stand on your own two feet.
So why do you let yourself be treated like a fucking piece of meat ?”

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Let the Yanksgiving Part-Eh Begin!

Nov 21

Yanksgiving week is starting to shape up nicely:

Monday – Work, end of class party at Mary’s
Tuesday – Potluck lunch at the office, take off early to fetch Steve (Canuck Part 2) from the airport
Wednesday – Tattoos!
Thursday – Yanksgiving dinner at the beach house in Galveston
Friday – Canadian Yanksgiving celebration at The Maple Leaf Pub
Saturday – Jay (Canuck Part 3) comes down from Dallas. Shenanigans will ensue!
Sunday – Canucks Part 1, 2 and 3 all return to their regularly scheduled programming *sad face*

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Quote of the Day

Nov 17

I don’t know whether I should laugh or cry.

Slyddur: Everything I know about Canada, I learned from “Strange Brew” and you.

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Celcius. Learn It. Live It. Love It.

Nov 17

Right now, it’s exactly the same temperature in Houston as it is in Toronto. *boggle* Fortunately, today the forecast says temps will reach 21C in Houston and Toronto will be lucky to get up to 7C. Hooray for the sub-tropics. Winter can kiss my white, Canadian ass.

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Popeye’s Hero

Nov 11

Popeye says, “Fanks for rescuing my toy, Toilet Paper Head!!”

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Sterilize Me

Nov 10

I just returned from a company sanctioned baby shower. Part of the festivities included a word scramble, which I (super genius) won. When I received the $10 Starbucks card as my prize, I announced that I’d be using it to hop myself up on caffeine in hopes of completely burning up my ovaries. Horrified looks followed.

I may not be good at making babies, but I do a mean word scramble.

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Popeye the Sailorman

Nov 10


I am an uncoordinated, idiot of a dog mom. This morning, I lobbed Popeye’s favorite toy right up into a tree.

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