Last night I cleaned my section of the fridge, threw away the expired stuff and ended up with some onions, a sausage, a bottle of cranberry juice (it wasn’t mine, everyone said it wasn’t their’s, so it’s mine now) and NOTHING ELSE!!!!! So I said ok, I’ll go the grocery tomorrow and stock up on healthy stuff!

Before I go on, let me give you some very important advice! If you need to use the washroom and there is one nearby, USE IT! You don’t want to be standing in the middle of an aisle in Zellers, crossing your legs as if your dear life depended on it and PRAYING that no one sees you. It didn’t happen to me today while looking at blenders…..i just thought you should know something like this….

So I made my groceries, felt proud of myself for only buying healthy stuff, ran some errands and took a taxi home. I told the driver my street (Kidd) and he said, “Oh! By the University!” So I said yes! 5 minutes after, this convo took place:

Driver: Kidd is off of Delabo!

Me: No, it’s not.

Driver: Yes I’m very sure it’s off of Delabo! By Murray Ross!

He is telling me where I am living!

Me: No, it’s near Delabo but off of Cook.

Driver: Yes! Off of Cook!

Me: Yeah!

Driver: Off of Delabo!

At that point, I didn’t want to argue with that man so I didn’t reply. I was tired and I needed to shower with dove soap. Last night I dreamt I washed my face with dove soap and it felt soooo good and my face got slim! So you know I had to get it 😀 The conversation continued as follows:

Driver: You bought food? You’re making me hungry! Good African food! The aroma is soo good! (who says ‘aroma’?)

Me: Yeah I got food! Hehe.

We were at my house now.

Driver: Where are you from?

Me: Trinidad

Driver: CHINA!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Me: No, Trinidad!

Driver: Ohhhhhhh that’s great!

I wished him a good day and got up out of that car!

So that’s my little story for today. I hope you guys enjoyed it!

Love, Lee

Love, Lee

Dude, where’s my food?

I went to a Chinese restaurant over the weekend for dinner with some friends. The waiter we got was Chinese and we’re not, so there were some misunderstandings between him and us. The word he used the most was, “Huh?” When I gave my order, he looked at me TOTALLY CONFUSED for a few seconds, then wrote something down. We eventually got our orders and stuffed our stomachs with the amazing food and at the end, I couldn’t finish my meal so I signalled for the waiter to come. When he came, he looked prepared to listen very intently to what I was going to say…he leaned over half the table and stared at me…it was a bit uncomfortable…I said, “Can I have this to take away?” (x3 because he didn’t understand the first two times). He then said, “Yeah yeah!”. I handed him my plate and he went into the kitchen. About 10 seconds after, I saw him come out of the other side of the kitchen with nothing in his hands. So I thought, ok…he probably asked someone else to pack it for me and that’s not a problem. As long as I get my food, I’m happy. One of my friends saw him and said to me, “Are you sure he didn’t throw it away?” Those were the worst words ever! Throw away my food? I love food! I need food! I was going to eat the leftovers for lunch the next day! One of my best friends once said that her mom told her that if you throw away any of your food, you’ll have to eat it when you go to Heaven! (I wouldn’t mind that cuz I’ll be in Heaven for a lonnnnggggggggg time!!!) The waiter passed again and I hailed him out and said, “What did you do to my food? Did you throw it away?” Again, the look of total confusedness. “I wanted it to take away.” Total confusedness (confusement sounds soo much better but it’s not a word) . “Did you put it in a box?”, ” Ohhhh, you wanted it?”, “Yes I did!”. He then walked off and went into the kitchen. Twice after that, he passed me and didn’t even mention anything. No apology, no “You can have your meal free.” Nothing! I eventually got replacement food. They cooked up a little of what I had ordered and gave it to me.

For those who are wondering, the food was fresh food. They didn’t take it out of the garbage. Lol. I checked! The rice and meat (pork and duck) were clean (i put sauce on the old one) and they were hot. BUT, if it did come from the garbage….what doesn’t kill fattens (that’s my life motto).

I can now add ‘a waiter threw away my food’ to the list of abnormal things that happen to me.

On that same day, I saw three people slip and almost fall and only one of them was because the floor was wet. Lol. I laughed alot…..soo mean….

Love, Lee

Over-the-phone Shopping

I have a Banquet to go to later this month and I have nothing to wear! I want to look good (obviously) but I don’t want to buy a dress (cuz i’m cheap like that). So I sat and thought about it….how can I get a dress for free? Then it came to me! I’ll call my mom!!! My mom has two dresses that I always loved and wanted to wear! So we talk on the phone and this is part of the conversation:

Me – Mom, mail me the nice blue dress that you have and the black one with the orange flowers in front!

Mom – Honey, I have those dresses since 19-o-long!!! You can’t even find the material they used to make that! They don’t sell it anymore!

Me – But I like those dresses! I wore the black one before I came to Canada (3 yrs ago).

Mom – Wait wait wait. What blue dress you talking about?

Me – The one you wore to Stacy’s wedding.

Mom – But Lee-Ann, Stacy got married FOURTEEN YEARS AGO!!!!!

Me – Soooooooo!!!!!!!! I always wanted that dress!

Mom – It’s yours!!!!!!! When you reach thirty, if you still want it, I’ll give it to you.

Me – Just send the dress nuhhhhh!

Mom – Lee-Ann, honey, I will go and buy a nice dress for you, and I’ll send a rap skirt for you to wear during the Summer.

That’s how you shop ladies!!! I still want those two dresses though. They’re old…no…they’re vintage (sounds better), but I love them.

 

Love, Lee

MIAnge

Soo, i haven’t posted anything since…well scroll down! Soo sorry for my hiatus. I find hiatus to be a funny word! HI ATE US? Maybe it’s just me! So done with school…dreaming & excited of good things in my future. In the meantime, I remain to still be prone to funny moments…I can’t run away from them…or can I?

Well, yesterday was quite a lovely day, so I went for a walk with a friend (actually grocery shopping, but who cares, and it is irrelevant to the juiciness at hand!) So, walking home in the beautiful sun, that makes your face glow, and gives you warm fuzzy feelings, a bird, or rather a goose seems rather intrigued with us.  Naturally, we stop and stare at it. Well, it stares right back and gives us two rather intimidating quacks, and finally…the hissssssssssssssssssssss. As all Kenyans would do in this situation, I ran! My friend, and I ran as we heard it running after us, and I am sure I saw it’s wings open. OH DEAR! Suddenly I had an image of it, running after as, then taking off, them somehow karate kicking our heads, which would send us into a slow motion fall. NO, he ran a few steps and probably got a bit winded- see, he had been eating all Winter 😛

That’s the last time I make eye contact with a goose! Question: If he did try to hurt us, could we fight back in defense?  Would that be grounds for deportation? People from PETA would probably pop up from the woodworks and start hissing at me. Hmmm…

-ANGE

Goodbye Songs

Last night, Ange and I were looking up and practicing some songs to sing at a function later this month. We were looking specifically for goodbye songs since we’ll be saying goodbye to someone dear to us. It’s amazing how you can start thinking about something and end up thinking about something totally different! For example, you’re studying for an exam and you think about how boring your last class was, but luckily you had that pack of skittles that just brightened up that hour. When you remember the skittles, you automatically think, ‘taste the rainbow’ and then you picture the advertisement on tv. TV!!!! When is Glee starting back? I wonder what songs they’re going to sing…hmmm…I’m gonna listen to some of their music and while doing that, I might as well check Facebook! And there goes your LIFE!!!! Or just your evening. Whichever.

So something like that happened to Ange and I last night. We started off working on two songs and changing lyrics here and there to make it appropriate and funny. Then we thought about the song Lean On Me by Bill Withers. After looking it up on Youtube, we clicked on the Michael Bolton version and we sailed off on cloud 9!!!! Have you guys heard that man sing? *Sigh We went from happy, i’ll-be-here-for-you-cuz-thats-what-friends-do songs to ‘How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?‘ (which is TOTALLY inappropriate since we’ll be singing to a priest). It’s always too easy to get distracted especially when it involves a chiseled man with an amazing voice!

 

Anyways, just like how studying can lead you to thinking about Glee, it lead me to writing this post. Back to the books for me (i just thought about Back to the Ground, Jamie Cullum, concert last year, iTunes, Facebook…..everything leads to Facebook…).

 

Love, Lee

P.S.   If you’re a chiseled guy and you can sing like Michael Bolton, please contact us asap.

Quote of the Weekend

Ange and I went on a retreat this past weekend with the Catholic Chaplaincy at York. The retreat took place at the St. Francis Center in Caledon which is God knows where. The whole weekend was filled with memorable moments and I want to share one of the early moments. This conversation took place the night we arrived. Ange and I were talking about fruits in the kitchen when i remembered something that one of my house mates told me about the guys in France. We’re going to World Youth Day this Summer but before we get to Madrid, Spain, we’ll be going to Portugal and France. Ange and I know a French guy so we’ve seen how nice they are and how perfect their hair is. Ange got EXCITED about this!!! So this is how it went down;

Me – Carmen told me that the guys in France are soo goodlooking and their hair is fluffed to perfection!!!!

Ange – OMG! LEE-ANN, IF I DON’T HAVE MY CAMERA BY THEN, I AM STEALING YOURS!!!!!!

Me – I can’t wait to go France (or something like that, i cant remember exactly what i said)

Sam walks into the kitchen

Sam – Angela, I knew I heard you in here from out there!

Me – We were talking about French guys!!!!!

Ange – NO!!!!!! We were talking about fruits!!!!

Sam – Ohh! haha! They’re the same thing!

Epic quote!!!!! French guys ARE fruits!!!! They’re sweet!!!!!

Ange and I will tell you exactly how sweet they are sometime in August 😀

Love, Lee

 

Mourning

I would like us all to take a moment of silence for the loss of my iPod touch……….

 

So my iPod touch died last night. I got soaked in wet snow….I’m not even sure I should say soaked….let’s just say that when I got home yesterday evening, after walking for 20mins against the high winds and having little pieces of ice thrust against my face, I was covered in ice and inside my pockets were wet. My phone survived, but the iPod didn’t 😦

I was at the Chaplaincy this evening and Ange came in and said hi. I was having a bad day, you know with my iPod gone and everything, so I jumped up and ran around the couch to hug her and said, “Angela!!!” in a ‘i’m suffering’ voice, but she ran into the office and locked the door and said, “What do you want?!?!!?” I said I wanted a hug and she was like, “EWWW!!!” That’s how great our friendship is. Hehe! She eventually opened the door and gave me my hug 🙂

Random quote – You know you’re lame when you’re confessing your sins to a priest and he’s laughing at you.

 

Love, Lee

 

Weekend Adventure

Over the weekend, Ange, Esther and I went dancing for a friend’s birthday. O, what a night (late December back in ’63)! In my mind, the evening took place in 6 parts. It might be a bit too much for some of you who can’t read properly, so take it 3 parts at a time if you want. Lol.

Pat 1 – We all sat in Ange’s living room (I was already dressed) for about an hour. During this time, it was decided that I need to get a boyfriend who has a car. Ange’s exact words were something along the lines of, “Lee-Ann, yuh need tuh hurry up and get ah man wit ah car!” Taking the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) at night sucks! That brings us to part 2.

Part 2 – We walked through freezing rain (little, fragile pieces of ice falling…not water) to get to the bus stop. While waiting on the second bus, it got colder and the rain slowly began to turn into snow. To make matters worse, the wind was ridiculous! I kept thinking, ‘tonight better be good!’. It’s Carnival time back home in Trinidad so all my friends are partying and dancing and having a great time! I’m in Canada. It’s Winter. I needed that night to be fantastic! The bus eventually came and we got to the subway station safely. On the subway, we had out first encounter (not aliens…although we did see one!)

Part 3 – So the three of us are sitting on the subway, minding our own business, waiting for it to leave the station, when a man sat opposite us and said, “Hello ladies.”. We replied and said ‘hi’ in a very unenthusiastic way. Ange’s and Esther’s heads automatically turned to the right…the guy was on their left. So that left yours truly (me) for him to talk to. He asked where we were going so I said home, and I looked away (he obviously didn’t have a car so i lost all interest). He said ‘oh okay, we’re going to Aura, Club Aura. What’s Home like? (I immediately looked at him to see if he was seriously asking me this) I’ve never been to Home before.” And he was serious about it. He honestly thought that ‘home’ was a club. I looked at him and said, “Home as in….where we live.” I made sure that I emphasized those words. He said ‘oh’ and he looked up and then to the side, “I knew that.” The conversation finished and he left about 8 seconds after that.

We got off at our stop and walked through a mini ice blizzard to get to the club.

Part 4 – We got to the club and just waltzed in. No one asked for i.d., we didn’t pay to get in, the coat check guy was cute (maybe he had a car!), our hands were stamped and we began our night of dancing! The music was a great selection of old Reggae, Hip Hop, Soca (which my waist and I thoroughly enjoyed :-)), and then there were old classics like Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It, Marvin Gaye – Let’s Stay Together, and all the songs I used to think BORING when I was a kid growing up. They even played the Fresh Prince song! At one point (the 2nd encounter), this guy started talking to me about how tall I am (as if I didn’t know I was tall) and comparing our heights. After his speech, half of which I didn’t hear, I said ‘okay’ and turned around to see Ange’s reaction. Ange, my faithful partner in crime, was NOWHERE to be seen. Whenever something is too funny, Ange has to leave! I assumed that was why she disappeared. When she came back, she looked at me and started laughing uncontrollably and then I started laughing! During this, the guy was still standing in our little circle. I tried my best not to look at him. It was bad.

Part 5 – When we left, there was a thick layer of snow outside. We literally ran to the subway station, got the last train and got on the bus. On the bus, we had our 3rd encounter. We got the bus after 2 in the morning so it was pretty empty. Of ALLLLLL the empty seats on this bus, the smelly, crazy, homeless guy decides to sit in the row I was sitting in (he could have had a Mercedes and 50 million dollars, I would not have cared). There were three seats in that row – I was in one, the guy’s bag of clothes was next to me and he was next to the bag. So we’re driving along and everything’s fine and normal and smart me decides to steal a look at him to see if he was wearing his shades (how lame am i?). I glanced at him only to see him looking at me in the corner of his eye! Creepy!!!! I guess he took that as his que to start talking to me. When I refused to give him my real name, he begged me for a fake one. How does that make any sense? He also wanted to introduce his friends to my friends (Ange and Esther) but to do that, he felt as if he had to get to know me first. He got off the bus, thank God, and we were left in peace! Ange said she was ready to punch him if he had touched me. 😀

Part 6 – An elderly man got off the bus when we got off and he said, “Where allyuh girls comin from dis hour ah de mornin?” Hehe. He told us that is wife is going to beat him because he’s coming home so late, he was limin in a massage parlor, his wife probably has a man on the side (maybe he has a car), guys who hail us out are full of shit so don’t talk to them. He was a kind old man. He got to his place before us so the three of us trekked on through the snow and violent winds. That was the end of our night! The music was worth every minute of that adventure!

Life is full of surprises! You never know how a night is going to turn out.

Love, Lee.

P.S. – here’s the alien that we saw all over! He doesn’t have a belly button.

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Oh Solo.

I was having some problems with my cellphone provider, Solo Mobile. I hated them for about a month, and then this morning, my phone rang and I saw who it was 😀 That meant my caller i.d. was FINALLY working! Yay me! After that call, I decided to see if my friends can receive my international texts. I texted Sadeeqa who is in Trinidad (and faithfully reads our blog) and she got the message 😀 That meant that my phone is now problem free! Yay me again! A good start to my day. I was in love with Solo!

About 10 minutes after, I checked my email and saw that Solo emailed me. I knew it was to say that everything was fixed and that they are sorry for any inconvenience caused and what not. I opened the email and the first thing I saw was “Good day Mr. Attong“. I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt and say that it was just a typo. The next line said “My name is Carl”. Aha! It’s a guy who made that typo! I guess I can forgive him, unless he refers to me as Mr. Attong again. Well guess what peeps! He just had to refer to me as Mr. Attong again!

“I would like to thank you, Mr. Attong, for choosing Solo Mobile…”

I felt insulted, amused and awkward at the same time. Insulted because I AM NOT A MAN! Amused because Carl thinks I’m a man. Hahaha! Does anyone know a man named Lee-Ann? Lol. Too funny. Last but not least, awkward because I felt as if I was reading an email that was meant for my Dad.

Right now, I don’t hate Solo but I don’t love them either. I think, out of the three ways I felt, amused stands out the most. So I’m amused by Solo. They’re funny 😀

Love, Lee (lovely. Lol)

Another Conversation

Last night, like every night so far this week, I hung out at Ange’s place. We watched t.v., laughed at random things and, as usual, had some funny conversations. Here is a summarized version of one of those classic conversations. The whole thing would be too long because it went on for about 10mins including t.v. breaks and alot of made-up words.

Me – Where are they from again? It starts with P. (I was trying to figure out where in India some of our friends were from)

Ange – Bangalore?

Me – No it starts with P!

Ange – Panama? Hahaha! (inside joke)

Me – Hehe. No! It starts with a P….Paaa – something. (I then texted one of those friends, Dwayne)

Ange – Punjab! Panerdf jl? Psuygcnkldjhf? Pcaxdhufidcuf?

Me – Noooo

Ange – are you sure it’s not Bangalore?

Me – Yes I’m sure!!!!! It starts with a P! Does it start with a P? Yeah it does!

5 long minutes that consisted of me thinking too hard after

Me – I think it has a ‘g’ in it.

While saying that, Dwayne replied.

Dwayne – Goa.

THAT WAS IT!!!!!!!!! They’re from Goa!!!!!! It was then that Ange gave up all hope in me trying to remember things. The name of the place has THREE letters and I remembered one. Oh well, at least my brain got some form of exercise this week 🙂

Love, Lee!

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