My Top 10 Lists Of 2011.

Top 10 NEWS STORIES 2011:

1. Japanese earthquake, tsunami,and nuclear reactor leak.

2. Arab Spring political/democracy uprising and protests.

3. Famine in Somalia.

4. Deaths of dictators and overall bad guys: bin Laden, Khadaffi, and Kim Jong Il.

5. The Occupy movement.

6. European economic collapse.

7. The News Of The World phone hacking scandal.

8. The Royal Wedding.

9. Steve Job’s death.

10. Dr. Conrad Murray and Casey Anthony trials.

TOP 10 NEWS LOCALLY 2011:

1. Jack Layton’s death.

2. The Shafia murder trial.

3. The Occupy movement.

4. Great Slave Lake fire.

5. Quebec flooding.

6. Goderich tornado.

7. Federal and provincial elections.

8. Hockey rednecks riot in Vancouver.

9. Toronto mayor Rob Ford.

10. Air Canada and postal strikes.

TOP 10 MOST OVER-EXPOSED CELEBRITIES 2011:

1. The Kardashians(what are they even famous for,anyway?)

2. Jennifer Aniston.(Isn’t her 15 min. of  fame UP yet?)

3. Lady GaGa.

4. Justin Bieber.

5. Tiger Woods.

6. Lindsay Lohan(and her legal issues).

7. Charlie Sheen(and his drugged out wackiness).

8. Sandra Bullock(and her divorce).

9. Miley Cyrus.

10. Beyonce(and her fake pregnancy)

THE MOST OVER-DONE USELESS CRAP ON TV 2011:

1. Hockey.

2.Football.

3. American Idol.

4. Dancing With The Stars.

5. Jersey Shore.

6. Real Housewives Of NY, NJ, Beverly Hills,etc.

7. The Simpsons.

8. The X-Factor.

9. America’s Got Talent.

10. Toddlers and Tiaras.

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In other news, yesterday my renewed passport FINALLY came and it took a month(supposed to take 2 weeks) and on where it asked “hair colour” I wrote in “brown/bald” just in case you were wondering how bald people fill that out,and our son took the train back home before school.He said he’s “allergic” to something here(I think it just sucks the life out of people) and we took down the Christmas tree and ordered in Chinese food. We also have church and as for New YR’s Eve no plans; I think it’s basically just an excuse for losers to drink and party; I just sleep thru the entire thing! I had another dream as well we moved back to our old Toronto house,and  that I was in Germany again.

Right Now.

 I saw this on another blog so here is my version of “Right Now:”

Watching: Jeopardy!

Eating: Crackers and cheese.

Drinking: Caffeine-free diet Pepsi

Wearing: Polar fleece shirt and flannel PJ bottoms, sheepskin slippers

Avoiding: Those that hurt me the most

Feeling: Sad; it didn’t feel like Christmas without snow

Missing: My childhood

Thankful: God always taking care of us

Weather: They SAID snow, but nothing and then said to turn to  rain yet again.Ugh.

Praying: I can feel better about myself and  my life.

Needing: To have hope for my future

Thinking: Oh, shit, holidays end soon!

Loving: The one that loves me the most.

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As well, our son takes the train back later tonight, the 12 YR old is taking knitting at her sister’s friend’s mother’s, at the Cadets’ indoctrination seminar the other day they lied and told them that Child Welfare is “good” and that they “help” kids and urged them to report people(like the Nazis having people inform on their family, neighbours and friends) we’ll be ordering in Chinese food for New Year’s,and I’m always waiting for the bottom to drop out as well because it always DOES; always waiting for the next bad thing to hit us and knock us down again, and I HATE it how my hubby lets(and encourages) the kids to be losers; such as letting them drink out of the milk carton, wearing shoes indoors, horking on the floor,wall, sink, pool,etc, read at the table, eating with their fingers, etc. he’s trying to turn them into rednecks like HE is and it makes me furious! I try so hard to raise them cultured with manners and he just always fights me every step of the way!!

My List Of Cool Stuff.

Cool Things(according to me anyway):

Palm trees

Hippos

A pink and purple bike I saw

My brocade dress

Rubik’s Cube

The 3 Stooges

Big fluffy snowflakes

The smell of a new book

Flannel

Diaries

Facebook

Bath oil beads

Music

Scented candles

Sheepskin

Dwarfs

Leaves of fall

Press-on nails

Glitter

Christmas trees

Chocolates

Strobe lights

Shag carpet from the 70’s

Disco balls

Chihuahuas

Old-fashioned bath tub with claw feet

Slouch socks

My A To Z Year 2011.

 My A to Z Year 2011:

A: Algae in the pool

 

B: Bath oil beads

 

C: Caribbean trip

 

D: Dieting

 

E: EX(Exhibition/ CNE)

 

F: Facebook

 

G: Ginger bread crack house

 

H: Hare Krishna ashram

 

I: Indian Summer

 

J: Jinx(me)

 

K: Kids

 

L: Loser in life(me)

 

M:Marfan Syndrome

 

N: Next door neighbours move back

 

O: Online orders( brocade dress, funky shoes, etc.)

 

P: Passport renewal

 

Q: Q-Ray bracelet

 

R: Rednecks in this town

 

S: Sacraments(First Communion and Confirmation this year)

 

T: Tree next door cut down

 

U: Ugly(me)

 

V: Vegetarianism

 

W: Winter without snow

 

X: X-Mas

 

Y: Youth group

 

Z: Zebras(the 12 YR old loves them)

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In other news: our older kids visiting  said they think they must be allergic to this town as their mouths and skin is dry and our daughter has bad exzema all on her face she hasn’t had in a long time and she also plans on moving to Japan when she graduates university next YR to teach English. This has been a life-long dream of hers for a long time and she’s been studying Japanese for a few YRS now. As well, I was “taunted” with the hope of snow as big fluffy white flakes came down but then quickly turned over to rain. Drat. Doesn’t it FIGURE? and the 13 YR old was upstairs in the hallway jumping, thumping and banging a cane loudly on the floor over and over so loud we couldn’t even hear the TV the floor below and his excuse was he was “bored.” He also threw food at the 17 YR old’s shirt. What does he think he’s 2 YRS old ,or what? So I punished him and then he sneered to me, “Go FUCK yourself!” and saying *I* was being “stupid”(what, for punishing him? What does he expect?) So he lost video games and has to take over the other kids’ cleaning chores; one punishment for each offence. He’s really defiant, mouthy and out of control and my mother always excuses him(and blames me) since he had cancer she thinks it’s a “free pass” but no way; he still  has the same standards of behaviour as everyone else! He can’t get away with things just because he was sick,and besides, he’s fine now.