Farewell red rain boots, you’ve served me well, but now it’s time for you to die

Remember a few years ago when I bought a pair of red rain boots at Army & Navy? Well I did. And they were wonderful. I loved them more than any other boot. So much so that I wore them all the time. Sometimes even when it wasn’t raining. Because I could.

Well folks, those days have come to a sad end. I knew they were worn out. But I like to wait until the last possible moment before I finally give up on something. I guess that moment was yesterday, when the zipper broke on my right boot. I have the worst luck with zippers. I’ve lost many a boot that way. But none that I loved as much as these.

And yes, I am aware I already acknowledged this travesty in one of my creepy poems written to inanimate objects yesterday. But I felt they deserved to be acknowledged in a slightly less creepy way as well. I feel I owe them that much.

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It’s sad when the zipper breaks and you have to walk around in the rain with taped up boots.

I guess this is goodbye

You were always there for me.
Whenever I wanted you.
Whenever I needed you.
Always looking so vibrant and so alive.
Always ready for whatever adventure I might take you on.
I fear I may have used you too often.
Perhaps it’s my fault what inevitably happened.
I don’t blame you for one second.
Other were noticing that you were beginning to grow old beyond your years.
That you were no longer beautiful like you once were.
They told me that it was time to get rid of you.
But I refused.
In my eyes, your beauty did not fade, no matter how worn you began to look.
I held on still, for as long as I possibly could.
But I guess this is finally the end.

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So yeah, my red rain boots finally broke beyond repair.  It is truly a sad day.

A whole new pizza

On Sunday night, I went to Browns Social House for dinner with a friend. I had a Groupon for it. I have tons of groupons. And slowly but surely, I will eventually get through them all. Hopefully before they expire.

My friend gave up beer for Lent, so instead she ordered a caesar. I could have reminded her that Sundays didn’t count for Lent. But I think she was happy with her caesar, since it was on special. I hate caesars. I feel like every time I go out, they’re what’s on special. How annoying. I opted for a glass of red wine. For the health benefits, naturally.

Pizzas are also on special at Browns on Sundays. I ordered the bbq chicken pizza, which is my favourite. The majority of the time, I eat my entire meal, finishing off everything that’s on my plate. Sometimes I contemplate taking some to go, but then I continue eating to the point where it’s not really enough to pack up and so I may as well just finish the whole thing. So I do.

But not this time. I’m not sure why. I loved the pizza. But I really wanted leftovers because I would be needing both lunch and dinner the following day, as I would be out for the majority of it. So I had 3 pieces left of the 8 and I asked if I could have it packed up. I knew I would most likely just end up eating it when I got home.

A few minutes later, our waitress came back with some news about my pizza. It got dropped. And so they were making me a new one. If that’s not a win, then I don’t know what is. Due to the clumsiness of someone other than myself, I got a whole new pizza instead of just a few slices. This had never happened to me before. I felt as if I’d just won an award. Yay for people dropping things!

Normally, I would end this post with a picture of the aforementioned pizza. But alas, I did not take one. Because I didn’t want to be one of those people who takes pictures of their food. But who the hell am I kidding, I am one of those people who takes pictures of their food. Just not this time. When it would have been good for this blog post. Oh well. Getting the pizza was enough of a win. I don’t need the photographic evidence to prove it.

The best part about Valentine’s Day

The best part about Valentine’s Day does not actually occur on February 14th.  Rather, it begins on February 15th and continues for a couple days after that.  Of course, I’m talking about discounted candy.  For those who may not receive all the heart shaped chocolates and candy that they had hoped for, they can take solace in the fact that they can purchase these for themselves for fairly cheap once the holiday is over.

If anyone is still interested in buying discounted Valentine’s Day candy, there is still plenty of it out there.  At Dollarama, most of the Valentine’s candy is now 3 for $1.  These include heart shaped chocolates, cinnamon hearts, lollipops, and cookies.  There are also some nice gourmet cookies on sale at Winners.  London Drugs, Save On Foods, Safeway, and Shoppers Drug Mart are also worth checking out for their discounts.

Now that Valentine’s day is over, the stores have stocked their shelves with Easter candy. Full price Easter candy.  So naturally, I plan to wait until the day after Easter before I buy any.  Which will be April 1st.  Which is April Fool’s Day.  But discounted candy is certainly no joke.

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Discounted Valentine’s Day goodies

My mom needs votes

So my mom entered this Valentine’s Day contest on Facebook and needs votes.  Voting ends in a couple hours.  But I thought I would share the link to her entry in case any of you were so inclined as to do her a favour and vote for her.  It’s a video clip of her reciting a poem she wrote about how she met my dad.  Thanks!

http://bit.ly/14SOxnu

We need to take a break

It’s not you.  It’s me.  I’ve become too dependent on you.  For so many things.  And it isn’t right. It shouldn’t be this way.  You’ve always been there for me and always been able to make me happy.  But at what cost?  I’ve come to realize that this might actually be a rather unhealthy relationship.  It wasn’t always this way.  But I feel like things have gotten progressively worse lately and I think I need to put a stop to it before things get out of hand.  The joy you bring me is great while it lasts but is often only temporary.  Once the moment is gone, I am either left wanting more or filled with regret.

Please don’t misunderstand me.  I do not want to end things.  I just need to slow things down a little and I think it would be good for us to spend some time apart.  People have made remarks about how much time I’ve been spending with you and have suggested that I leave you behind sometimes.  But they don’t understand how I just prefer to have you with me everywhere.  I just feel better about everything knowing that you’re there.  But I need to stop relying on you so much and in order to do so, we can’t be together all the time.  It saddens me greatly but it’s for my own good and it’s something I really need to do.

We’ve had so many good times together and you’ve always made me very happy.  I can recall times when you weren’t around and how devastated that made me feel.  I never want to lose you.  You’re so important to me.  But sometimes I don’t like the person I am when I’m with you.  Somehow I’m more reckless and some may even say out of control.  I don’t want to blame you for this but I do think it’s best that I spend some time without you for a while and see how things go.  I need to not rely on you so much.  I promise I won’t replace you.  I just need to spend some time alone.

I’m sorry to be doing this so close to Valentine’s Day.  Perhaps that was bad timing on my part.  But it has to be done.  I remember that one time you rejected me and I didn’t understand because it had never happened before.  I will miss you. But if you just give me some time, I am pretty certain I will come back to you if you will let me.  I think the time apart will do us some good and it will really help me to sort things out and get my life together with less complications.  Some don’t think I am capable of surviving without you.  I have to prove them wrong.  I know I can.  Life is better with you.  But I need to prove to others and to myself that I am not dependent upon you.  And this is why we need to take a break.

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So yeah, I’ve decided to give up my Visa for Lent.

Things I definitely won’t be giving up for Lent

– Meat
– Carbs
– TV
– Facebook
– Twitter
– Blogging
– Texting
– Complaining
– Being sarcastic
– Procrastinating
– Overthinking
– Spending money
– Wasting time
– Making bad decisions

At least I know my limitations.