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Posted on 19 January 2009 by Liza Mae V.

I put on my shoes in the mud room and run to my ’97 Mazda Protege in the driveway.  I start it and unlock the backdoor and lock the front.  It is my way of starting my car without really worrying about someone stealing it.  I close the doors and run back in to the warm house.  While it begins to warm up I patiently wait in the mudroom and watch my car sit still.

I admire my surroundings.

The snow blankets the entire street – on top of cars, roofs, driveways, snow hills on front yards and streets …  I always liked the look of snow.  I wish I could say the same about driving in it.

Anyways, I run to my car and and drive out in to the snow plowed streets but I still do not see the pavement.  It remains slippery like I am skating on ice.  I finally get to the main roads and all I see are flashing lights from one street to the next.  When the city sleeps, there is plenty work to be had – snow plows plowing, salt trucks salting the icy streets, and cops pulling over traffic offenders for fun.  I don’t see this much action in the day.  I feel like there is a party on the street with all the flashing lights.

I give thanks to the hard workers who work late hours to remove snow.  I know I couldn’t work in the Toronto cold conditions – it is utterly freezing.  Thank you for making the roads safer for drivers like me who do not have winter tires.

The main roads are cleared up pretty quickly but I feel the city of Toronto can do a better job on side streets.  I give them a ✩✩✩ of ✩✩✩✩✩ in that category because my street is pretty slippery.

Goodnight Toronto and thank you night workers,

– Liza Mae

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a day in a life of Liza Mae | it is only Tuesday

Posted on 13 January 2009 by Liza Mae V.

The day started early at 6:00am, waking up with the sound of my BlackBerry’s alarm.  My room is dark and gloomy making it harder for me to get up.  I only had 4.5hrs of sleep that has become a pattern these last few days.  Though yesterday seemed harder than today, today started off on the wrong foot.  Yesterday, I snoozed the alarm probably 10x because it goes off in 5 minute intervals and I got out of bed at 6:50am.  Today, I actually got out of my bed after the first warning.  Anyways, I checked my mail and I found a bill that my ex didn’t pay.  That really got me heated because it is bad enough that he owes me thousands, but it is under my name.  I feel like that song, “Bust your Windows” by Jazmine Sullivan.  lol.  He is just like a cockroach where you step on it and it still lives.  I just want to exterminate him.

On top of that, the roads due to weather were horrible, it took more than an hour to get to work which is 30 minutes more than usual.  I felt so sick by the time I got to work that I just had to buy some greasy McDonald’s to offset my sickness.  Ironically, it cured me.  I was just hungry.

Now I am at my desk trying to bring up my mood because this is not a good way to start a Tuesday.  Too far from the weekend.  3.5 more days.  blahhhh… I need out of this rut.  Change!  I need change!  Pick up my bags and just go…

– Liza Mae V.

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Apple Order Status: Arrived in Toronto


Apple Order Status: Arrived in Toronto

Posted on 08 January 2009 by Liza Mae V.

I have purchased my MacBook on Monday and I have been patiently waiting for it’s arrival.  This is it’s current status:

Date/Time Activity Location Details
Jan 8, 2009 8:42 AM At local FedEx facility TORONTO, ON
3:14 AM At dest sort facility MISSISSAUGA, ON
Jan 7, 2009 7:43 AM Int’l shipment release CALGARY, AB
6:46 AM In transit CALGARY, AB Paperwork available for non-FedEx broker
2:14 AM Departed FedEx location MEMPHIS, TN
Jan 6, 2009 11:18 PM Left FedEx origin facility MEMPHIS, TN
9:36 PM Picked up MEMPHIS, TN

I have made goals in the past where I said I would work on my Photography and web design of my site (shameless, but I am assuring that putting my investment into this was well worth it.  I will be actively working on my creative skills for a couple of reasons: (1) asides from my 9-5 analytical job, I need to work on my artistic side, (2) I need to generate more income to buy a 2nd home, and (3) I love it!

Good Morning Canada!!

– Liza Mae

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