Monday, April 24, 2006


Proof of my Purple Feet Syndrome!

Send me pics of YOUR feet and I'll put them up and we can make comparisons :)

(Sorry you people who have a negative feet fetish. I've always kinda liked feet)

Saturday, April 22, 2006

What's in a Name?

I got this idea from Kristi's blog. Here are my 9 names

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet and current street name) Chi-Chi Main

2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME: (grandfather/grandmother on your dad's side, your favorite candy) Elizabeth Rocket

3. YOUR "FLY GIRL/GUY" NAME: (first initial of first name, first two or three letters of your middle name) S-Daw

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Blue Giraffe

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Dawn Winchester

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters of your last name, last 3 letters of mother's maiden name, first 3 letters of your pet's name) Bro Oyd Hug

7. JEDI NAME: (middle name spelled backwards, your mom's maiden name spelled backwards) Nwad Dyob

8. ‘ADULT’ STAR NAME: (middle name, street you grew up on) Dawn Ash
(I moved when I was four - but "Dawn Highway #1" sounds pretty dumb.)

9. SUPERHERO NAME: ("The", your favorite color, the automobile you drive) The Blue Saturn

Thursday, April 20, 2006


A lady about 8 months pregnant got on a bus. She noticed the man opposite her was smiling at her. She immediately moved to another seat. This time the smile turned into a grin, so she moved again. The man seemed more amused. When on the fourth move, the man burst out laughing, she complained to the driver and he had the man arrested.

The case came up in court. The judge asked the man (about 20 years old) what he had to say for himself. The man replied, "Well your Honor, it was like this: When the lady got on the bus, I couldn't help but notice her condition. She sat down under a sign that said, 'The Double Mint Twins are Comin' and I grinned."

"Then she moved and sat under a sign that said, 'Logan's Liniment will reduce the swelling', and I had to smile."

"Then she placed herself under a deodorant sign that said, "William's BigStick Did the Trick", and I could hardly contain myself."

"BUT, your Honor, when she moved the fourth time and sat under a sign thatsaid, 'Goodyear Rubber could have prevented this Accident'... I just lost it."


Alias Returns

Sorry my Alias post was so brief and coded yesterday. I didn't want to spoil it for anyone who had not watched it right away. Warning for those who aren't watching until Sunday - upcoming are my thoughts.


I thought this 2 hour special was a great way to be get into the groove of the life of Sydney. Granted, I thought the first hour on the boat was a little slow - but the operation in the boat was a neat addition. I thought at first that they had TAKEN the baby - which I thought would have been pretty cheesy. But when it was actually to benefit the baby, that was something I wasn't expecting.

PLEASE tell me they will put a bullet through Irina's head before the end of the Season finale. If they accept her into their close little family unit, I will vomit. Christian (me) or not, my forgiveness doesn't go that far!!!!!!!!!! Don't we just all wish that our mothers would have the conversation with us that Irina had with Sydney in that bank?? The "I never wanted a daughter. When they laid you in my arms, I realized what a mistake I had made. I knew I could never be a mother and an agent -- so I chose to fail at being a mother." How perfectly SWEET!!!

And Vaughn - sigh. I'm just not exactly sure if he was there on his own free will or if it looked like his arms were tied across. The camera angle was too close. But I think he was tied. That makes him leaving Sydney without explanation a bit more acceptable. But who's holding him??? If Prophet 5 has VAUGHN, what did they need SYDNEY for???

I don't think it was a good idea to bring in Tom's wife. I think they've got enough to wrap up as it is.
1- Nadia is still in a coma
2- Sloane is still alive
3- Irina is still alive
4- Vaughn is in that monastery
5- They're bringing Will back (YES! that was Will in the promo for next week!!!)
6- Vaughn hasn't met his daughter
7- Syd needs to spend time with her DAUGHTER (if she works as much as she does now, I'll be disappointed)
Anyway, I just think it's unnecessary to bring in Tom's wife. Granted, they did say that he had a "secret" back when Jack was reading his file. But I'd be just as happy to forget about it.

All in all, i loved it. And am looking forward to the next 5 weeks - even if that does mean the end of the best ABC show of all time!!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

What a blast!

It's official - this is my favourite quote of the day:

Jack - Keep that pointed at your mother. If she even as much as blinks...
Sydney - ... I'll shoot her.

Question #1 - was he tied there or was he there on his own free will?? Kind of looked like his arms were tied back

Question #2 - WHEN WILL SHE DIE?

Question #3 - Who WON'T be back in the next 5 episodes???

Extra comment - She's precious!!!

Tick Tick Tick


Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The Time Has Come...

Alias- Wednesday* night 8-10pm
Be there !
Two-hour return special

*If you are watching on CTV, I'll guess it's on on Sunday afternoon. So don't read my blog between now and then if you don't want a spoiler!!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Surviving with Dr Seuss

In my 13th grade English class, I had to write the story of Hansel and Gretel in the style of another writer. Being children at heart, Amanda Whitteker and I decided to write in the style of Dr Seuss.
Sidenote: It's long - but it's worth a quick read!
Final Sidenote: Best if read out loud in Suess-esque rhyme style

This is the story that pursued:


When I was quite young
And small for my size
I met an old woman in the Forest of Strize
That is a story I'll never forget
At least not now... not ever... not yet!

Finding myself in a most unpredictable place
I tried and tried to keep a smile on my face
It all started one day at my house in Dublador
When my father and wicked step-mother became quite poor

With a frown on her mubbly-dubbly face,
She said to my father, "Get them out of this place!
Life will be so much better for the two of us
Without so much of your children's fuss!"

So my father with a double-d-broken heart
Did not want to do it right from the start.
Seeing no other way to get out of this frat,
He led my sister and I away without a spat.

I, being ever-so-ever-so smart
Left a trail of stones smaller than clart.
And I whispered to Gretel, ever so quiet
"We'll find our way back without so much as subliet!"

Leaving us there, he cried, "I'm sorry, my dears!"
And he ran away, his eyes thneeding with tears.
Imagine his WAZAA when we knocked on the door
He was so happy, he fell to the floor!

Now our Zomba-ma-tant of a stepmother said, "We can't live in this way!
Take them back! Make them STAY!"
So our father, a little afraid of his wife
Said, "Yes dear, right now" without a brife

And as I realized this was no more a joke,
I left a trail of bread crumbs as big as a throke
"OH NO!" I cried as my father ran out of sight
"The birds ate my bread! They ate it up right!"

It started to get dark, it started to get cold
It started to get bluck, it even started to zafold
Being hungry and tired, I said with such fright

"But Hansel, don't worry," said Gretel with cheer
"There's a gingerbread house over there, quite near"
So we ran to the house and exclaimed with such might
"We can eat and eat and eat and EAT EAT EAT ALL NIGHT!"

As we took our first bite, the door opened with a BLEEEET
And out came a lady, so nice and so sweet
"Come in, COME IN, Eat all you want!
I'll feed you and feed you and feed you sublant!"

After feeding us til our hearts content
She put Gretelto bed and locked me up in a tent
"Hey just a minute!" I screamed tizzle topped tufted Mazurka surlupped
"Gretel! Wake up, wake UP, wake UP UP AND UP!!"

She fed me and fed me to make me so fat
And Gretel, her servant, could do nothing but stare at
My fingers ane toes, they started to grow
"Stop eating like that, dear Hansel, my bro,
or you'll end up being chicken soufflow!"

Knowing Gretel was right, we came up with a plan
I stuck out a Katroo bone when she asked for my hand
"Snooker and flooker and dutter and flutter!
You're not getting much fatter," she started to mutter.

And so with a shrug and snipping-slot-scotter
She said, "I'll eat you anyway with butter-top motter"
As she prepared the fire, so glowing and bright
I yelled to Gretel, "PSST! Push her in without fright!"

Gretel, so strong and so brave as she was,
Pushed her into the fire and yelled WAKAMUS!!
Grabbing her keys, she opened the tent
She yelled, "Let's get out of here!!" I knew what she meant!

Taking a handful of window and a fistful of floor
We looked at each other and ran out the door
We ran and we ran and we ran RAN RAN RAN
Right into the river of Kukamasan

All of a sudden, we heard a big shout
"HANSEL! GRETEL! I'm sorry, no doubt!"
We stopped and we turned to see who it was
There stood our father, his face covered with schmuz

"I've been lookng and looking and looking so much
Your stepmother's gone, she ran off with Mr. Zafluch
Now we can live so happy and dear
In a house of red brick, right here on the pier!"

"OH FATHER" Gretel and I exclaimed with such glee
"We'll live happily and everly and afterly free!"

So this is my story, I swear it's all true...
You should hear the one about the Desert of Fetterliloo!!


Ah yes - what a fun project.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

High Voltage and BBC reunions :)

I just returned from a Youth Rally in Kingston (High Voltage) It was a great day for my two youth, Amy, and myself. Lots of topics were raised that made the kids start asking questions on the way home. As much as I am terrified that they will ask a question that I am uncapable of answering, I LOVE watching them grow into having questions to ask!!

Included in the rally itself was a concert by none other than New Brunswick's own Three Season Ant. What a great bonus - a concert with a touch of my past. I also ran into numerous BBC people that I was not thinking might be there: Angela Toutant (definitely do not think I would have recognized her.. she's lost a ton of weight and looks fabulous!), Kris Gowdy, Dusty Crozier, Jason & Janet Little, Sarah MacNamara (is that her name anymore?) .. and of course Mike Smith and Chris Stephens - but I knew they'd be there :)

All in all it was a great day. I'm looking forward to getting those two girls out to more events and involved in more ministry in our own towns. They are really growing in their faith and in their desire to be all that God has for them!! Maybe I'll get them out to Booster in the fall :)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


With the nice weather comes spring clothing (and sometimes even summer clothing). I recently bought a new pair of capris and have spent a couple of days breaking them in. I have also broken out last years sandals (which desperately need to be replaced - but that's another story)

One night, as I was standing in capris and sandals, my father said in a rather surprised tone "What's wrong with your legs!?" I looked down, not knowing what he was talking about. Still unsure, I asked what he meant. "They're ... purple!" he said. I laughed.

My legs are ALWAYS purple. I don't know if it's bad circulation or what but no matter what the weather, hot or cold, my legs and feet are purple. If I'm standing - purple, if I'm sitting - purple. Also if you press on the purple bottoms of my feet, it turns a bright yellow-white colour for an unusually long period of time before turning back to purple.

So - perhaps I have bad circulation....

What colour are your feet?

Monday, April 10, 2006

Back from Middle Earth

ok, so it was more like middle Quebec than middle earth..

This past Friday, Jeremiah and I took a day off and met half way for a day of adventure in Old Quebec City. Neither one of us is the most adventurous person I know, so it was quite something to say, "I miss you, let's just drive 5 hours, spend the afternoon together, and drive home." But we did. And it was fun.

I surprised him by bringing along the fam - or the part of it that is still at home anyway. I thought it would be a good day out for my parents, away from the norm of home, work, daycare kids, and computers. (Plus, that meant that I wouldn't have to do all the driving! not that I was only thinking of me!!!)

It rained all day - but it was one of those funny rains that you can be out in it all day, know that it's raining but never really feel WET. Just added to the adventure.

All in all it was a good day. Relationships are hard when you only see each other for 3 days out of a month! This helps to break the longevity of the in between times! Anything that makes the month easier is fine by me.

For those who are now thinking "You went to spend a day with your boyfriend and you brought your PARENTS as a surprise!!!??" it wasn't quite like that. They came, we met Jer, took one car into the city, and then split for the afternoon. Besides Jeremiah LIKES my parents ;) (and really it's a good thing they came because I slept the WHOLE way home.)

Now it's only 16 sleeps until my trip to Maine. And then only 36 sleeps we fly to Arizona!! Fantastic-o!!!

Saturday, April 8, 2006

Welcome to our World!!

A big warm welcome to Naïma Katherine Zida-Brown! Naïma (Ny-E-ma) was born at 11:45 pm on April 6, 2006. She weighed in at 8 lbs 12 ounces and 21 inches. She's such a cutie :) Congratulations to my sister Gina on God's new little miracle in your life! I can't wait for you both to come home in May to visit!

Mom (Gina) and baby are doing well.

Here's a fun fact for you. No one in my immediate family shares a birth month. There is a pattern to our birthdays - Two months with a birthday, two without, two with, two without, etc.
Now that my parents are grandparents, the 3 grandkids are filling in the holes but there are STILL no repeat months! It's kind of cool. See below to understand what I mean

Brown (and grandkids) birthday calendar (Browns in red, grandkids in blue)
January 3- Gina
February 27- Mom
March 11- Isaac
April 6- Naïma
May 25- Krista
June 24- Dad
July 26- Emily
August (8?)- new baby in August
September 19- Jaymie
October 25- Sarah
November- no one yet (guess that's my job)
December- no one yet (guess that's my job too!)

Cool huh?


Thursday, April 6, 2006

2 posts in one - a baby and a trip

This is kind of a premmie announcement.

1- My sister is going into labour in Seattle as we speak. She is on her way to the hospital. She's lost her mucous plug (whatever that means -- coming from an unmarried, unpregnant, never been there before girl) and she's looking forward to soon holding her little bundle of joy in her arms rather than in her belly :) Oh the joys of first-time motherhood! More details to come...

2- Tomorrow I am going to spend the day in Quebec City with my wonderful boyfriend. Long distance is hard, so we are making the best of it and being adventurous at the same time. We're going to spend the morning and evening driving so that we can spend the afternoon wandering the wet and rainy streets of Old Quebec City. I can't wait! More details to come...

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Yay for weather

My newest addition - a weathereye! Were you wondering what the weather was like at my house? At Jeremiah's house? In Tucson? Seattle? or Antigonish? Now you know!!! Wahoo weather man!

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

He saved me...

I've been thinking lately about my testimony. I have been thinking about how amazing my God is. It's quite remarkable actually.

Here is just the start of the things that giving my life to Christ has saved me from:

1- He saved me from a life of drugs and alcohol
2- He saved me from a hopeless life in prison
3- He saved me from the horrors of life on the street
4- He saved me from the even greater horrors of prostitution
5- He saved me from deep hate and depression
6- He saved me from getting messed up with the wrong crowds
7- He saved me from abusive parents

And all of this before the age of 6!! For those of you who thought you knew me, don't worry - I don't have any skeletons in my closet. What I'm saying is that God saved me from a life of all these things. I never slipped into these things that have a hold on so much of the rest of the world. I never tasted this side of life. Because I am super strong and above all of these things? Not in the least. Because I deserve more of His attention than any other Joe Schmoe? Nope.

Simply by the grace of God. Thank you God, for the life you have given me, and that which you have saved me from.

Monday, April 3, 2006

Caption Contest April

Here's the deal: I post the picture, you post the caption. Let the games begin.

You've gpt a week, then I choose the winner. Trust me, you won't wanna miss your winning opportunity!!

List of Sevens

Thanks for tagging me Jo :)

Seven Things I Would Like to Do Before I Die:
1- Rock Climbing
2- Get married
3- Have children
4- Adopt one or more children
5- Skydive
6- Learn to sail
7- Lead a successful childrens ministry
bonus- Learn to be a great photographer

Seven Things I Cannot Do:
1- Roll or fold my tongue (sadly...)
2- Run a 7 minute mile (or an any minute mile if I've gotta run!)
3- Complete a scrapbook page without saying to at least one person "Does this look ok?"
4- Understand the ANY of my own dreams (ask me sometime!)
5- Cut my own hair (or do anything else with my hair, really..)
6- Walk outside by myself after dark (EEK!)
7- Put up with whiney kids

Seven Things I Say Most Often:
1- "I'm tired"
2- "Good gracious!"
3- "24 is the best premise for a show. I've never seen it, but it's a good premise" (I say it everytime a 24 commercial comes on)
5- "I don't know"
6- "Mom, have you seen my ______" (insert any object here)
7- "What can I eat?"

Seven Places You Might Like to Visit Before You Die (not in any particular order):
1- Australia
2- Venice, Italy
3- A cruise to anywhere
4- The home country of my adopted children (not sure where this will be yet - but that's where I want to go -- good thing, cause I'll probably have to more than once during the process)
5- Newfoundland - the only province I have never set foot in
6- Alaska
7- the Grand Canyon (going in 49 days!)
bonus- Hawaii - just had to add an extra one :)

Seven Things I Hate:
1- know-it-alls
2- being tired all the time!
3- being patronized
4- looking 8-10 years younger than I actually am
5- movies that throw sex in for NO REASON AT ALL - good movie, good movie, good movie, sex, ruined movie.
6- adults who still live as though they are teenagers
7- losing biblical quality for the sake of entertainmant in children's ministry
bonus- "seeing" a great photo opportunity and having zero clue how to capture it

Seven Activities I Enjoy (in no particular order):
1- reading
2- scrapbooking
3- star gazing / watching meteor showers
4- sipping hot chocolate during a snow storm in front of a blazing fire place
5- walking in the rain (only if it's POURING rain and the person I'm with is enjoying it as much as I am
6- washing dishes (I know... I'm wierd)
7- painting rooms

Seven Friends You Want to Do This List of Sevens:
1- Alison
2- Jeremiah
3- Heather
4- Meredith
5- Julie
6- Gwyn
7- Tina

TAG! you're it!


April is going to be a busy month.
1- Easter (and all that comes with that at a church..)
2- A youth rally (on Good Friday - at which we will see the one and only Three Season Ant)
3- The 30 Hour Famine (weekend after Easter)
4- A trip east (to visit a boy and to hit up the Bethany graduation (word has it my roomie is graduating!!)
5- Amanda's birthday (which I will do my BEST not to forget this year!!)
6- Still trying to get youth group off the ground and on its feet (shooting for more than one at any given youth night!)
7- Finding a new curriculum for 4F (our kids club - we've been using a curriculum but have decided it really isn't doing much for us and doesn't really accomplish what it says it should.)
8- A trip to Quebec City (or there abouts) to meet up with that boy cause we just don't feel like going all the way to the end of April!
9- Getting a good way into planning camp and finding quality counsellors (if you're interested in Kingdom building in this way by all means, let me know!!)
10- Breathing (if I manage to find time...)

Sunday, April 2, 2006


I stand convicted, guilty as charged :( For you who know what I'm talking about, my apologies are sincere. I won't go into detail, but you are correct. I was judgmental.

I guess my first response if I were to be defensive would be "who would have thought anyone would read it!" But that doesn't make it ok. You may not believe me, and that is ok, you don't have to. But I do apologize, I am sorry, and hey, if it sent more people to your site for the right reasons, all the power to you.

I will not try to condone my words. I have sat here for about 20 minutes just trying to stop my heart from beating so hard. Not because I need to try to come up with something else to say but because you are right. I was wrong.