Thursday, February 26, 2009

Erin Wilde chatting with Jillian of the Bachelor!!

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This week I had the chance to talk with Jillian Harris who was the most recent of the women who "left" The Bachelor after Jason Mesnick decided she wasn't for him. Jillian is from Alberta and now lives in Vancouver. Jillian garnered a huge fan base in Canada and also south of the border during her time on the Bachelor. Audience members cheered wildly when Bachelor host Chris Harrison asked Jillian if she would consider being the next Bachelorette!! Listen to the very likeable Jillian....I talked with her over the phone from Vancouver.

The Bachelor Finale airs Monday night!! Have a great rest of your week.

Erin

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Chinese Birth Chart.....




Ancient Chinese Birth Gender Chart:

This is an ancient Chinese Chart used to predict the sex of your unborn child. Guaranteed 99% accuracy. The Chart was buried in a tomb near Beijing for 700 years. The original is in the Institute of Science in Beijing. All you need is the month the child was conceived, and the age of the mother at the time of conception.

If clicking on the above pic doesn't work, check out this website: http://mypage.direct.ca/j/jfeng/gender.htm

For the record, I've used this chart for my last two pregnancies...it was 100% correct! All of my girlfriends have used it too when they were expecting-it always seems to be right!!
According to the chart, I'm having a boy this time round. We'll find out for sure, at my 18 week ultrasound next week! I'll let ya know.

Erin

Friday, February 20, 2009

WOW...She's 100!!!!!

Wow…she’s 100!!

On February 12, 2009 my Great Aunt Annie turned 100 years old. This past weekend, family and friends had a big party to celebrate her milestone birthday. I was one of the many who attended and was thrilled to sit down with Annie to chat with her about living to 100…

For 100, Annie and is as sharp as a tack with a great sense of humor too. As I pull my chair up to talk with her, she turns to me and says, “everyone keeps telling me that I’m over-the-hill…I’d say it’s more like over-the-mountain!”.

Annie was born on February 12, 1909 in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Erin: Aunt Annie, did you have any siblings?

Annie: Yes, I had 4 brothers and 1 sister.

Erin: And you’ve always been healthy?

Annie: Oh, yes.

Erin: Is there anyone else in your family who has lived to 100?

Annie: Yes. My Mother had both an Aunt and an Uncle who lived to 104 and 106.

Erin: How long did your parents live?

Annie: My Mother was 91 and my Father was 82.

Erin: In your wildest dreams did you ever think you’d live to be 100?

Annie: I never really thought about it!

Erin: What do you think lends to your longevity?

Annie: Having parents who live long. Luck. I never smoked and I never drank.

Erin: You never had a drink, ever?

Annie: (chuckling)…well, when I was around 18 years old, I went to a birthday party. It was behind my house, down the back alley. They had nothing to eat, just drink. My sister and I were served a glass of something. Suddenly, the room started spinning. I left the party, staggering down the alley….I felt awful. I went up to my bedroom and slept it off. I swore I would NEVER have another drink again…and I didn’t!

Side note: the “drink” in question was apparently homemade wine.

Erin: You never married Aunt Annie?

Annie: NO! I was too smart for marriage (entire table laughs including Annie)

Erin: So no marriage…..and no kids?

Annie: None of my own but I was a school teacher. I taught for 45 years. 41 in Medicine Hat and 4 in the country.

Erin: What grade?

Annie: I taught grade 5 for many years. Many of my students stayed in touch with me for a long time. In fact, one boy I taught sent me a Christmas card every year until last year. I’m assuming he passed away. You see, I started teaching when I was 18….I wasn’t much older than the kids I was teaching!

Erin: Do you have any cherished childhood memories you can still re-call?

Annie: Oh yes. Back when I was a child, my Mom and Dad wouldn’t put the Christmas tree up until all we kids had gone to bed (on Christmas Eve). Once we were asleep, up went the tree. They would decorate it and lay all of the presents underneath the tree. I remember waking up one Christmas morning to find the most beautiful doll tied to the bough of the tree. Oh how I loved that doll!



My great Aunt Annie received messages from the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, the Governor General of Canada and the Queen!

Happy Birthday Aunt Annie….I hope to have half of your health and energy when I’m 50!!

Have a great weekend!

Erin

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

You'll Never Misspell Again.....

I found this in a recent magazine article and I had to share....

20 Words You'll Never Misspell Again:

*A lot (that's right, a lot of people make the mistake of spelling it as one word "alot")...now you know better!
*Amateur
*Apparent
*Believe
*Caffeine
*Committed
*Conscious
*Conscience
*Definitely
*Embarrass
*Hierarchy (I can never spell this one OR say it properly)
*Liaison
*Mischievous
*Privilege (I always thought there was a "d" in front of the "g"!) DUH
*Recommend
*Separate
*Supersede
*Transferred
*Vacuum
*Weird

Hope there's no spelling errors in my blog! Have a great week...and for those of you in Alberta and Ontario, who get Monday off....Happy Family Day!!

Erin

Friday, February 6, 2009

Clearing out the Condiments......

If you're like half the population, there are likely condiments in your fridge, cupboards or on your spice racks that you haven't used in months.....or even years.
According to the website backtable.org (which for some reason I can't seem to bring up on my computer today), the following is a list of a few condiments and their shelf life!

Hollandaise Sauce: 1 Day
Guacamole: 2 Days
Gravy: 3 Days
Sour Cream: 3 Weeks (or whatever the expiry is on the container!)
Mayonnaise: 3 Months (that sounds too long to me!)
Relish: 6 Months
Syrup: 8 Months
Steak Sauce: 1 Year
Tobasco: 2-5 Years
Black Pepper: 4 Years

So get Spring cleaning early and start chucking that 3 year old Mayo. Ewwwwwww! Have a great weekend.....

Erin

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Grey's Anatomy is crossing over.....

If you're a fan of "Grey's Anatomy", (who isn't?....it was the #2 most watched show in Canada last week!)...it's gonna be a GREAT episode on Thursday!!!! "Grey's" and it's spin-off "Private Practice", are "crossing over" on February 5th!
Dr. Addison Montogomery (played by Kate Walsh) will be calling on her ex-husband Dr. McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) during a life and death medical emergency involving Addison's brother.


If you love "Grey's" as much as I do, here are a few things you can look forward to-

*Bailey will soon be receiving some potentially career-altering news....

*We'll be getting our first clue into what's been ailing Izzie by the end of Thursday night's episode...

*Denny will be around till at least March...

*Thursday's episode features one of the funniest, all-female group hugs ever....

Happy viewing!!

Erin