Sunday, September 30, 2007

From the Why Do People Over Complicate Shit All the Time Dept...

"Look For Me (I'll Be Around)"

When you tire of all the bright lights

Haste that's killing and you're willing to stay home nights

When your feet are back on the solid ground

Look for me, I'll be around

When the new crowd starts to bore you

Just remember there is someone to adore you

When you're weary of nights out on the town

Look for me, I'll be around

May not seem exciting the way those others do

I'm emotion, my devotion

You will need some day as I need you

When the kicks go that it brings you

You will hanker for an anchor just to cling to

When you've lived it up till it's got you down

Look for me, look for me

Look for me, I'll be around

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Flashback Moments

An occasional local drinking buddy and noted cynical bastard tipped me off to a chain of used CD shops, Beat Goes On.

Stopped into a couple of them this morning and walked about with about a dozen. Clerk asks Sheena, "Are these all for you?". Yes. "Oh", he says. She looks up puzzled at the question. "Kind of an odd mixture of music".

Ah... the odd mixtures. Isn't really that what life is all about?

As Sheena plays them through one by one this afternoon, the video highlight moments of her life come flooding in...

The Essential Earth Wind & Fire ($12.99). "Fantasy" and "September". Evoke the dusty back roads of Healdsburg Wine country in Northern California. Convertible top down. Hair all fucked up and not caring. Stopping in at Ridge Estates looking out the window over the vine covered valley and wishing. And wishing again. And trying not to cry knowing her flight home was later that night.

The New Pornographers Twin Cinema ($8.99). Kick ass shows at the Phoenix, Sheena's least favourite live music venue in Toronto, entranced by the harmonies and remembering those early days of excitement being in the Big Smoke and feeling like a grownup.

The Very Best of Kajagoogoo ($10.99). Sneaking in to Broadways at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg underage overdressed beyond all possible imagination and pretending not to be 17 year old high school girls cruising for rich old guys, dancing to "Turn Your Back on Me" with The Beast.

The Cardigans Gran Turismo ($8.99). Couldn't resist after re-falling in love with Favourite Game last week.

Sarah McLaughlan Fumbling Towards Ecstasy ($3.99). Having Possession running through my head the first time the chains got snapped on.

Super Colossal Smash Hits of the 90s, Best of the Mavericks. ($11.99) On a first date that happened to occur in Austin Texas due to scheduling conflicts and getting lost in the crowd at the ACL Music Fest and remembering the sheer relief and finally seeing him run toward me, assured that I was just lost and he didn't in fact leave me in alone in a strange city.

There's a few more... but haven't put them on yet...

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I Told You So Edition: Men are Retards Redux

So charming dining companion does the obligatory pecker in the cheek and sends Sheena on her way ce soir. Immediate weirdness with Buddy in the elevator. "hey" you going up to your room by yourself"

Sheena hits "G" and pretends to lose her room key.

Back up when the coast is clear. HA. Retard boy is still up on the 15th floor waiting. He body slams her into the wall as she says "no thanks" and later "fuck off" as he laughs and walks down the hallway... Asking if she want company tonight. Glad her key works and that her FAC has expired....

Monday, September 24, 2007

Ah... Haven't we ALL had days at the office like that...

sick on air
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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Sheena's Road Trip Diary

Tired Sometimes Edition.

Pants-Wetting Funny '80s Can Con Video Spelling Bloopers

Leatherhands? Anyone? Comments?

From Images in Vogue "Lust for Love" video circa 1983...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

OK, OK... last Euro-Taunt for now...

Veal to die for... cooked all smokey and authentic like... Blowhards. If Sheena NEVER hears drunken North Americans ever say "RICOLA" every 5 fucking minutes it will be too long.
OK, let's see if they make it and then we'll be fine.

Fricken cold, man. Sheena was OK as long as she didn't turn her head because doing so was bound to tip the whole thing right over.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Unexpected Bonus Round: Swiss Team Building Exercises

Networking workshop until 3am. Wakeup call at 5am. On the 2 hour shuttle bus ride at 5:45am to catch 9am flight.

6:30am. Clunk Thunk Whap Whap Whap Whap Whap.
6:31am. Voice from the back of the bus. "We're Fucked"
6:32am. 20 km/hour on the shoulder
6:40am. Pull into highwayside gas station.
6:41am. Off the bus and wait to figure out what's going to happen.
6:45am. Driver assures us replacement bus on the way.
6:46am. Unload luggage.
6:50am. Head to gas station for kick ass real espresso.
6:55am. All is good until the pig truck parks beside us.

Thank God for normally anticipated Air Canada 1 hour delays.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Reason #12 Why To Never Piss Off a Blogger Chick

Honourary Sheena Queen of the Jungle Award of the Day

Friday, September 14, 2007

Somebody at Air Canada Food Services Has a Really Sick Sense of Humour

Lychee fruit on some kind of vanillaish custard with crushed pistachios.
Or, as Sheena decided, "the Hairy Nipple". A perfect companion to the Spotted Dick.

If Sheena Is Ever Sentenced to Death Row This Will be Her Last Meal

Choice of 3 prix fixe menus at La Cena in the Parc Waldhaus resort. Went for the Seafood menu.

Appetizer: salmon and a type of whitefish. Too friggin pretty to touch it. But I overcame this limitation. Fish was so fine and thin it reminded me of those microfibre breath strips. Except fishy not minty.

The main course was a simple but nice piece of fish. Kind of boring looking though so no pic.

Two dessert courses. Mine was a fig and something mousse, warm fritter, sorbet all held together by a precariously placed spun sugar mini-Slinky. Followed by a plate of little mini truffles and white chocolate dipped tomatillos (no picture goddammit)

Dark & White chocolate mousse on a strawberry pizza crus that my dining bud had.

Sheena ran away before the bill came.

More Room With A View

The team-building exercise to ruin all other team-building exercises.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Room With A View

Jaw dropping doesn't begin to describe it. And this is just from the balcony.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Weird Foreign Groceries

Slept in longer than expected so missed most of my sight-seeing time in Zurich. But did managed to get in some local shopping, having most fun in the food and wine shops. D'uh. Go figger.

Shopping bags were 30 francs (about 27 cents) each @ Migros.

Bought some truffle paste to bring home.
Ick. Dyed eggs aren't just for Easter anymore. These were on the shelves. NOT in the refrigerator.

Lots of food in tubes. Fancy mayos, tomato sauces, salad dressings, meat spreads, weird. Like one big giant flavoured toothpaste aisle.

Pre-trimmed perfectly shaped bread for toast and toasted sandwiches.

Bought a range of chocolates and truffles to bring home per numerous requests. Also some yummy sunflower seed bread with a couple of fancy cheeses. Check back here soon for the in-room picnic post.

Did not spend much time in the drugstore section. There is nothing more dehumanizing and depressing than having to settle for foreign tampons or pantyhose. Some things are just best sourced locally.

Friday Night's Ups & Downs.



Swiss Airport Bathrooms

hmm.... please tell me that doesn't mean Don't Drink, Eat or Burn the tampons...

Friday, September 07, 2007

Five Flights Outta Compton Every Bidness Day!

NWA DC-9 from Memphis to Minneapolis-St Paul. Smell my diesel fumes, suckas!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Beer Garden Floral Pictorial

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Sheena's Travel Tips #6: How to Cope with Grabby Senators in the Can at MSP

One of the Nicer Places We've been Turfed from Recently

After a long tiring week - including 36 hours of some kind of stomach flu or food poisoning thanks to either the Fish Tacos or the hotel breakfast buffet - Sheena and her krewe retired to Cypress, one of an increasing number/ of grownup restaurants in Tallahassee FL.

Ok, ok, so we'd knocked back some bubbly after a successful project completion. Ok, ok, so we'd had a beer at the hotel waiting for the group to reassemble. Ok, ok, so we were a bit punchy and giggly, having come across a stray digital camera that needed to be delivered to its forgetful owner. Ok, ok.... yes we'll ask him to stop doing that. Ok, ok, yes we can keep it a bit quieter. Ok, ok, yes we'll just get the bill and be on our way.

Selection of local cheeses. Lovely, just a hint of hockey bag 2006.

Duck FLA-range. yummy.

Melt in the mouth foie gras appetizer. Chicago can kiss my ass.

Home made warm flaky biscuits that amazingly tasted exactly like my mother's who copied my Cape Breton Grandma's recipe.