Friday, March 23, 2012

Online Baby Maker

Here is what technology says my baby may look like.

The funny thing is, I think it could totally happen. The fact the baby maker picked blue eyes is crazy because how could it possibly know that my Dad and his Mom have blue eyes? We have a 25% chance of having a blue eyed baby. And the red hair is also a crazy coincidence because The Comedian is half Irish with lots of red heads on his side of the family. I've got a few red heads on my side of the family as well.

Either way, it sure is a cute baby! 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Start Spreading the News

I just booked a weekend trip to the Big Apple!! WHOOOO!!!  The reason for this trip is to see my childhood friend perform in the Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar! He's one of the apostles, so it's a pretty big role!

We're flying in on a Saturday morning and flying home the next night so it's gonna be a short but very sweet trip.

I haven't been to NYC in almost 4 years. This will be our last hurrah before the baby arrives. Five weeks till we go!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Gift of Life

I woke up at around 2:30am having to go pee (as usual) and I noticed my Blackberry blinking with a notification that my Dad had sent an email. I have an app that makes my BB blink specific colours depending on the sender. Dad is light blue.

I pop it open and it's an email informing me and my brothers that he has signed up to be an organ donor.

Of course, this kept me up most of the night because I do not (and will not) handle the fact my Dad won't be around someday.

When I finally fell asleep an hour later, I had crazy dreams about my Dad having donated limbs to amputies. So there were these people walking around with a part of my Dad sewn on to them.

I sent this to my Dad this morning:

"Well they're going to have to wait a really looooooong time (I would guess at least forever) to get their hands on your awesome organs."

I want to call first dibs on his heart, because it's made of gold.

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Kindness of Strangers

I got to the Tim Hortons across from my office every morning and order the exact same thing. A breakfast sandwich with just egg and swiss cheese on an english muffin, a hashbrown, a small (up until a few months ago it was a medium) steeped tea with one milk and one sugar.

At some point, I ended up getting waited on by Vanessa. And because I'm a creature of habit, and she seemed to be the only one who could get my order right - having swiss cheese requires a substitution of the processed cheese at no extra charge, which confuses most of the workers - I made sure to get into her line every morning.

One day I walked up to Vanessa's register and before I could open my mouth she said, "I know this! Don't tell me!" She punched in my order perfectly, took my money and wished me a nice day.

Since then, whenever I end up in her line, she punches in my order and we exchange pleasantries. Pretty awesome eh?

Well this morning, Vanessa showed me how much more awesome she can be.

I got in her line and ahead of me were two construction workers who ordered about 20 coffees each. (And really, 20 separate coffee orders? Why not order 2 boxes of coffee and then take a bunch of milk and sugar with you? Oh, you'd rather hold up the line behind you for 15 minutes. Of course.)

Realizing this was going to be a long wait, I pulled out my Blackberry and sent a few texts to my husband and surfed around Facebook.

I looked up a few minutes later to see how the line was moving and Vanessa made eye contact. A few moments later, she had a tea and food up on the counter beside her and she motioned for me to come up to the front.

"I saw you in line and preordered for you."

She rung me up, I quickly gave her my money and said, "I think that's one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me. THANK YOU!"

She smiled and said, "You're welcome, see you tomorrow!"

I smiled all the way back to the office and told my coworkers about how great Vanessa is.

Customer service isn't completely dead.