Sunday, July 18, 2010

Crazie Adventure

This year's Alberta's summer weather is a little crazie, and my drive back to Edmonton from Calgary joined in the craziness! Just past Red Deer, it began to hail like there's no tomorrow. Thank goodness the hail was not the size of golf balls, like the ones in Calgary. A lot of cars pulled to the side to wait for it to pass. There were at least 10 cars, blocking all three lanes, right under the overpass. I was not one of those cars... poor Luigi. After 10 minutes of being pelted by hail, it was just heavy rain and the drive continued. Further north, there were major lightning happening to the right of me. Since I LOVE watching Mother Nature's zaps, I thought I will do some of my own filming with my 'awesome' phone camera. So holding the wheel with my right hand, and my camera with my left hand against the side window, I hope I was able to film some good zaps. All of a sudden, I saw this bright bolt right beside my side mirror, and shortly afterwards a loud buzz against my car. It took me a few seconds to register... I think I got struck by lightning... or at least my car did! Maybe I didn't get directly hit, but it was definitely very close to me. Enough for me to actually see the bolt and hear some loud buzz noise against/on/from my car. Seriously... I definitely need to buy a lottery ticket!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Crazy People

Today I made a last minute decision and drove home (Calgary) for the weekend. Since I haven't really had a chat with my mom for a bit, it's great to catch up on some gossip - especially about crazy people.

There are a lot of crazy people out there with the oddest mentality. I personally know two who think I'm a major bad person because my manners don't have a score of 100%. Even without contact or doing anything to or with them, they think I am a horrible person and that I am out to get them.
Then with my mom's updated gossip, she knew someone who could interpret harmless words into something totally offensive and wanted to sue the person! I have no idea what this person could sue for, since s/he did not lose anything (i.e. money, property, reputation, etc.). It will probably end up a waste of court time and lawyer fees.
The funny thing is I can actually see some similarity between the crazy people I know and this person my mom knows:
  1. Both are mid-age/pre-seniors having way too much time with their brains. Maybe they should do some daily sudoku instead. Thinking way too much about silly stuff can hurt yourself and your relationships with people (which happened).
  2. Lack of drama in their lives. Children had grown up and moved away, and all the fun had disappeared. If you want drama, then make drama by yourself and not include other people. It's almost like that explosion in Edmonton. If you want to kill yourself after murdering your girlfriend, swallow a bullet! Not blowing up your house and affecting the rest of your neighbourhood!
Am I sounding mean? Maybe. But yes, when I hear things like these, especially with mid-age/pre-seniors, it just really bothers me. There's already not a lot of time left. Enjoy it while it lasts. Why piss yourself off and screwing up other people's lives?

Sunday, July 11, 2010


What a month! Edmonton's house explosion had been keeping me busy! We had to inspect 18 out of the 20-something impacted houses! I've been pumping out one report a day! OMG. I have never written so much in my life! It's almost over! After it's all done, celebration time!!!!

The house that exploded

Working hard. See the foot? It's holding the ladder!