Fred: So you don't worry that it's possible for someone to send out a biological or electronic trigger that effectively overrides your own sense of ideals and values and replaces them with an alternative coercive agenda that reduces you to a mindless meat puppet? Shopkeeper: Wow. People used to think that I was paranoid.

'Time Bomb'


Atlantic Canadian Monday Madness  

[NAFDA] We used to get Buffy the day before everyone else, now we get Angel a week after everyone else. And Firefly every Monday!


Megan E. - Dec 28, 2004 4:22:18 am PST #6763 of 6793

I got a drill, a year's subscription to EW, 90's Trivial Pursuit, some gloves, and winter boots.

A good mix of fun, practical, and a gift that keeps giving for a whole year! (B. got EW too!)

I got a rimless cookie sheet, and so am finally cool.

Crap! I remain among the uncool as my baking sheets are all rimmed. Can we still hang out? (Glad you like the book!)

Presents received at parental's house include 12 books, a frying pan, a polar fleece hoodie, socks galore, Buffy season 7, and a Canadian Tire gift certificate. Have eaten way to much food everyday. Today we are going to see my sister's house for the first time and then meet former Halifax friends (J and P and kids) in Hamilton for dinner. Tomorrow will be "How are we going to pack all this stuff?" day.

Sue, did you make it home or are you stuck in CB? We called Elena last night to see what the situation was and it seemed quite yucky. The picture in the Globe of the town clock was a little reminincent of last February. Fun fun!

Miss you guys - can't wait to get home!


Dani - Dec 28, 2004 5:26:34 am PST #6764 of 6793
I believe vampires are the world's greatest golfers

I admit it - most of my cookie sheets still have rims. I have lost all my foodie cred now.

I got the Really, Really Extended version of Return of the King, of which I've watched half and come to the firm conclusion that Peter Jackson should have been restrained - just because you have them on film is no reason to include more scenes in a move that was already oddly paced. (Now I've lost all my Tolkien-geek cred too, oh well.) I also got In the Shadow of No Towers, a ten-year gardening journal, and a Palm. I like computers, but I've always been gadget-challenged (my cellphone and I only recently reached detente) so it'll be interesting to see if I can master the Palm.

I hope all of you get home safely.


Ouise - Dec 28, 2004 9:30:08 am PST #6765 of 6793
Socks are a running theme throughout the series. They are used as symbols of freedom, redemption and love.

Well, I'll forgive you all for your primitive rimmed cookie sheets as long as you're properly ashamed.

I had no need to go outside in the storm, so I decided to walk to my mother's and bake with my youngest sister. Of course I ended up staying the night. The walk was fun! It was very windy, though, and I did end up shoveling two driveways today. The cookies were very good, despite being baked on my mothers regular cookie sheets.

It's very entertaining walking dogs in drifts. Eventually Willa (a greyhound) just stopped and refused to go any further. That meant it was time to go back.

One of my cats was very happy to see me (I'd neglected to put out extra food when I left) and the other is still hiding from me. I'm sure she'll show up eventually. She must be pretty hungry.


Sue - Dec 29, 2004 3:49:33 am PST #6766 of 6793
hip deep in pie

Crap! I remain among the uncool as my baking sheets are all rimmed. Can we still hang out? (Glad you like the book!)

Mine are unrimmed too! The Horror! What's worse, even my mom has unrimmed sheets.

Sue, did you make it home or are you stuck in CB? We called Elena last night to see what the situation was and it seemed quite yucky. The picture in the Globe of the town clock was a little reminincent of last February. Fun fun!

I made it back a day later than planned. And that flight was delayed twice. Then I had to wait a half hour for baggage to appear. Be prepared for chaos at the Halifax airport.

There quite a bit of snow down but the worst of it seemed to be the blowing.


Megan E. - Dec 30, 2004 3:30:07 pm PST #6767 of 6793

Home now. No problem at airport on this end at all. Though we left Hamilton late, we arrived in HFX early.

I won't be at work tomorrow!


Sue - Dec 30, 2004 4:26:52 pm PST #6768 of 6793
hip deep in pie

I won't be at work tomorrow!

You lucky dog!


Deena - Jan 03, 2005 6:32:27 am PST #6769 of 6793
How are you me? You need to stop that. Only I can be me. ~Kara

Hey Canadians, were I sending a hypothetical package to Halifax, what should the customs form declare the dollar value to be? I (hypothetically) started to put one thing, but then vaguely remembered there was some sort of tax thing, and thought I should, perhaps, put something else.


Sue - Jan 03, 2005 1:12:23 pm PST #6770 of 6793
hip deep in pie

Deena, I think it's $60 and under for a gift will be duty free, but do not know if that's Canadian funds or not...

It's $60 CDN: [link]


brenda m - Jan 03, 2005 1:16:25 pm PST #6771 of 6793
If you're going through hell/keep on going/don't slow down/keep your fear from showing/you might be gone/'fore the devil even knows you're there

I generally put $10 regardless of the package contents.


Deena - Jan 03, 2005 2:46:46 pm PST #6772 of 6793
How are you me? You need to stop that. Only I can be me. ~Kara

Thanks, guys. I guess I'm glad the post office lady didn't like my packaging so I had time to ask. Of course, if I were prepared, I would have asked yesterday, but I'd still have to repack it, so I guess it's all good.