Happy New Year 2008!

So there is nearly 24 hours before we welcome 2008 into our lives, and I for one am dying for a new year. 2007 has to be one of the worst I’ve ever been through but at the same time, I’m thankful for this year in so many years.I’m happy that 2007 has wizzed by and hopefully that is a good sign that 2008 will be a better year. I have many plans and goals that I wish to achieve in 2008, I’m excited, nervous, scared, hopeful yet I can’t wait to see how my life will plan out.

So, to welcome 2008 (which hopefully will be a good year), I made a little quick change to my blog to welcome ‘New Beginnings’, with the header featuring Liv Tyler and a very emotional quote “Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. Without them, what would shape our lives? Perhaps if we never veered off course, we wouldn’t fall in love or be who we are. After all, seasons change. So do cities. People come into your life and people go. But it’s comforting to know the ones you love are always in your heart” . I do believe that my past has made me who I am today and made me learn from past experiences to ensure that my next steps are taken the new found wisdom based on past events.

My resolutions are:
01. Graduate
02. Play guitar
03. Keep in touch with friends all over the world more
04. Follow my heart and do what I’ve always planned to do
05. Head to Paris for some relaxation time
06. Start taking my medication properly
07. Brush up on my Arabic & French
08. Visit Dubai for the summer
09. Save $$
10. Never let good for nothin’ guys into my life- ANYMORE!
11. Buy as many gadgets as I can
12. Be Happy

Tomorrow will be a crazy day, I’m going to the salon to do my hair, then need to go buy some last minute accessories for my outfit, then heading to a french restaurant for dinner then to a party in a huge hotel nearby and I’m getting majorly dressed up to say goodbye to the year from hell.

I wish everybody a great 2008 filled with joy, happiness & lots of love. So readers, what will you be doing 24 hrs from now? Do you have any resolutions? and do you plan on sticking to them?

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Learn From Your Mother

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
“If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.”

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
“You’d better pray that will come out of the carpet.”

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
“If you don’t straighten up, I’ll knock you into the middle of next week!”

4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
“Because I said so, that’s why.”

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
“If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.”

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
“Make sure you wear clean underwear in case you’re in an accident.”

7. My mother taught me IRONY.
“Keep crying and I’ll give you something to really cry about.”

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
“Shut your mouth and eat your supper.”

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
“Just LOOK at the dirt on the back of your neck!”

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
“You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.”

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
“This room look’s like a tornado went through it.”

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
“If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!”

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
“I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
“Stop acting like your father!”

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
“There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you.”

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
“Just wait until we get home.”

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
“You’re going to get IT when we get home!”

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
“If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they’re going to stay that way.”

19. My mother taught me ESP.
“Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you’re cold?”

20. My mother taught me HUMOR.
“When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
“If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
“You’re just like your father.”

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
“Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?”

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
“When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.”

25. And my favorite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE.
“One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you”

More Boxing Day Deals

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Starting Wednesday December 26 Urban Planet is offering up to 75% off select merchandise for their boxing weeks sale.  According to the ad they have Knit tops starting at just $5, sweaters starting at $10 and much more.  Definitely sounds like a sale worth checking out if your planning on doing some boxing week sale hunting!

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Starting December 26 Garage Clothing is also offering up to 70% off select merchandise.   Hope some of you are going to brave the packed malls on boxing day to take advantage of these great sales!

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Shop at Dynamite starting December 26 and receive up to 70% off.  I went to Dynamite last year for their boxing day sale, and I’d advise going early because they sell out of sizes very fast and it is a busy store on boxing day! 🙂

Goodfoot & Ransom Boxing Day Sale
Goodfoot & Ransom Boxing Day Sale 2007

Browns Boxing Day Sale 2007
Browns Boxing Day Sale 2007

Holt Renfrew Boxing Day Sale
Holt Renfrew Boxing Day Sale 2007

Get Outside Boxing Day Sale
Get Outside Boxing Day Sale 2007

Save animals in china

In this moving video, Heather Mills McCartney exposes the cruelties of the fur trade in china it is really shocking and horrible that any one can do such a cruel heartless deeds against animals please do spread it to all people u know so that we can stop this.

YOU can HELP stop this by TAKING ACTION: Ask U.S. lawmakers to support and co-sponsor the Dog and Cat Fur Prohibition Enforcement Act of 2007. Sign the Humane Society’s Action Alert Petition to YOUR Representative. Details on my channel video, Leave My Coat Alone. Go there now, sign that petition.

PLEASE write to the Chinese ambassador;

His Excellency Zhou Wenzhong
Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
2300 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008, US.

THESE DEFENSELESS ANIMALS ARE TREATED WITH UTTER CONTEMPT YET THEY ARE THE VERY THING THAT IS ENABLING THESE CALLOUS BUTCHERS TO MAKE A LIVING.

Urge China to enact an animal welfare law that will stop the barbaric slaughter.

ACT NOW TO HELP STOP THIS TORTUROUS TRADE. Kill those criminals! Please dont buy anything from China! Fuck them!

Help end this barbarism! This almost made me throw up.

Boxing Day Deals!

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On boxing day spend $20 at Old Navy and receive a free set of MP3 player speakers ($30 value).  Offer valid December 26, 2007 or while supplies last at Old Navy stores in Canada only. $20 applies to merchandise only, not value of GiftCards purchased, packaging or applicable taxes. Limit one speaker set per customer. One speaker set per household. Must be 13 years old or older. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent. No adjustments on previous purchases. May not be combined with other offers or discounts including Gap Inc. employee discount.

Walmart Canada Boxing Day Flyer Shopping Deals

  • ps 2 $99.00
  • ps 2 wireless guitar 19.83
  • samsung 6 megpix camara 89.99
  • 100 pack dvd-r/+r 17.97
  • 4 gb mp3 video players 59.88
  • duracell batteries 12aa/8aaa/8c/8d or 4 9v 4.97
  • purex liquid laundry detergent 2 for $8
  • ps2 $99
  • tons of movies and games on sale wayyy too many to list wish i could scan the whole flyer
  • f2110 all in one printer 49.86
  • kodak 5100 all in one printer 79.96
  • 10 megapix kodak easy share camera 149.84
  • kidz scooter or 12″bikes 19.93
  • kids electronic keyboard drum or guitar set 9.92
  • bratz spiderman cloe or design your own sew stylin 4.94
  • 4 piece luggage set 39.92
  • vtech cordless phone 24.88
  • sony progressive scan dvd player 49.76
  • 50% off winter boots for the whole family
  • 50% off christmas wrap,decorations ,ribbons ,bows.and boxed greeting cards, christmas candles, tableware, and housewares, selected cosmetics bath products and fragrances, pharmacy- foot baths relaxing water fountains, body massagers and more.

Canadian Bell Express-Vu Customer Bonus: Three Free Pay-Per-View Movies

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Thanks Koala for posting this on the forum!

Now Bell Express-Vu customers can order three free Pay-Per-View movies free of charge.  Fill out the form at the link provided below to receive your gift.  You have up to 90 days to order and view your PPV movies. Please allow 4-6 weeks for the credit to be applied on your account. Offer applies to $4.99 standard definition releases only.

La Senza Canada: Free Reusable Bag With $50 Purchase!

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For  a limited time spend $50 at La Senza (in store or online) and receive a free reusable bag.  Limit of one bag per transaction, per customer.  Offer valid while supplies last.

Chapters Canada: Buy 3 Get 4th Free

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Visit any Chapters/Indigo store (in store only) and get one book free when you purchase three! Offer valid from December 19 – 21, in store only.   The free book in this offer applies to the book with the lowest retail price. Offer not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promotion, excluding irewards discount and mystery giftcard. Offer not valid on kiosk or online orders and is subject to change at any time. Please see store for details.

Blacks Canada Web Exclusives: Week 12 December 17-23

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This week during the Blacks Web Exclusive event received 50% off 8×10 prints and 50% off magazine covers.  With the 50% off magazine covers, they are now starting from just $3.00 each after savings!  I think I may order one of these myself! )

Zellers Canada: 24 Hour Holiday Shopping

24 Hour Holiday Shopping - December 19th - 24th

Thanks MissScrooge for the heads up -)

Just a heads up for all last minute shoppers, Zellers will be open 24 hours for your convenience December 19th – 24th, 2007.

McDonald’s Canada Card: Free Medium Fries or Drink

McDonald’s Canada Card: Free Medium fries or Drink

Between November 26-December 30, 2007, load or re-load a McDonald’s Card with $10 or more and you will receive a coupon for free medium fries or a free medium Coca-Cola.

Although I don’t particularly agree with their “give the gift of smiles” slogan, I think the free medium fries is a good deal considering you have to do nothing but load a McDonald’s Card with $10 then use it to pay!

May their souls rest in Peace. Ameen.

It’s never going to get easier. There is never going to be a ‘Death for Dummies’ book. There is never going to be an escape plan to pain because no matter how much I try no matter how much I cry my life is never going to go back to the way it used to be, because I know I can’t just shut the door and hope everything disappears. I know that I can’t stop myself from hoping that you will one day walk in the front door and smile as if nothing happened. I know that there will be days that it will be hard to get out of bed and look people in the eye and lie when they ask how I am. I know that its going to hurt for the rest of my life and that I will always cry, but I also know that you’re in heaven now and your away from all of the pain and everything is better for you now. We attach ourselves so strongly to people that when they’re gone, a part of us is gone too.

You left before I had a chance to say goodbye, but that’s the way life usually is–it just passes you by. But you can’t hold on to regrets and you can’t look back, so I’ll just be thankful for the times that I had with you.