Thursday, April 24, 2008

Crazy Housing Market

As I dream yet again of that perfect house, all I can hope is that prices come down soon. It is ludicrous to have million dollar homes in a city like Edmonton. I don't know or see a whole lot of millionaires walking around so what's the deal with house prices?!!
Worst part is that they are not even built very nicely, bad boom time construction and over inflated prices...........bad bad bad situation for working class to be sure. I have given up on thinking about solutions to this problem and for now I will simply sit and dream of nice houses in sunny parts of the world.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Clinton wins the Pennsylvania primary

There you have it! Despite more money, more elected delegates and more states, Obama still lost out on the Pennsylvania's Democratic Primary by 5%. Ms. Clinton got 55% of the votes and Mr. Obama got 45%....hmm!! what does that say to you?!

To me it just goes to prove that you really gotta watch what you say when you are in the limelight. Slight slip of your tongue and your competitor will use that over and over and over and yet over again to climb to victory.

Alright! so I know it's not over yet but really is it just a coincidence that he loses out on this state right after the big kafuffle about his comments regarding working class people. And do people honestly believe that Clintons are working class!! Come on folks if every working class person had so many millions then............... well, you get the idea.

Let us see what happens next and in the meantime let me know your thoughts. Who do you think will be the next president of United States of America?

Monday, April 21, 2008

Global warming my foot!

Our father in the heaven, shower some mercy upon us Edmontonians instead of this snow!! Please! Pretty please with a cherry on the top!

Are you not just simply sick of this snow and crappy weather?! I mean is it not enough that we have to put up with inhuman temperatures, biting cold winds and huge snow dumps all through out winter that we should have to suffer this in mid April as well. Enough is enough, I for one am tired of this. Why can’t the winter just last from Dec-Feb like it is supposed to. March and April are supposed to be spring months and I would like to see some flowers and green grass now.

Poor stores that were selling petunias last weekend must have counted their losses and removed all that stuff. Then again, this is Edmonton. I can never forget my first year here. It snowed in July and I cried my eyes out and said, “WHY?!! Why on the earth would I move from Punjab to Vancouver and then to Edmonton?! Why did I not settle in the Caribbean?” Only solace to my tropical heart comes from the fact that when we do get nice summers here, it is really nice. And of course let’s not forget people, once I win my big lottery then I can have houses in all the nice places and visit out there any time I feel like it. Ha ha ha!! Dreams of a delusional psycho mama maybe J

Global warming my eye! It certainly isn’t brining any warmth to us here in Edmonton. When scientists say it is so bad for our planet and things are getting warmer, I only have one question, “why can’t you make it warmer over here and take the cold to wherever it is needed?!”. Ah well, can’t control mother nature now can we. One can only hope that by some miracle it will learn that spring is supposed to be warm, summers hot and balmy, fall colorful and crisp and winter cold & white. That is what I learned in kindergarten for the seasons and Damitt! I am sticking to it. If only I could teach that to the weather controller as well.

I heard somewhere that driving more cars generates warmth. Alright people, bring out your cars and drive the heck out of them so we can finally warm up already.

Signing off for now, a very cold cold Shivani :-(

Weakest Link?!

I can’t believe I have been sick for so many days! Never ever have I taken so many days off from work! Either I am getting too weak and old or the bugs are getting stronger, as there is no other explanation for getting so many Flu’s in such short intervals. Believe me it is simply no fun staying at home when your whole body aches like it has been hit by a truck and you shiver with chills and your throat is on fire and your nose is plugged. Of course now that I am better and back to the grind, I am somewhat missing all my TV shows. Ha ha!! How easy it is to get addicted to simply vegetating on your sofa set.

It certainly sucked though and I don’t want to go through that ever again. However, when you are lying there all alone for so many hours day after day, it gives you a lot of time to think and think and then think some more. And boy can my mind ever work fast! My thoughts sometimes run so fast and mingle into each other that it gives me a bloody headache! (Pardon the language)
Of course it would be nice if there was such a computer that could type up my thoughts since I had no energy to write them down and by the time I got better they were all so jumbled up that nothing made sense. Sure would have made some excellent posts.

Anyway, I am simply rambling on for nothing. All I wanted to say was that I am glad to be better and if anyone has any suggestions on how NOT to get sick then please share. I am tired of being the good girl who tries to eat well and still get sick, while people who work with me smoke like a chimney, drink like a fish and still come to work every day hale and hearty! Darn eh :-)

Putting a big foot in an even bigger mouth!

It is almost over you guys!! The democrat’s mutual race towards the presidential candidacy is almost at the finish line. I am definitely going to miss the entertaining speeches by Republicans like Huckabee (don’t you just love saying this dude’s name, Huck – AAAA- Beeee LOL!) and all others but most importantly the Obama Clinton war. How can you not get addicted to watching them go at each other? A few years ago, if someone had told me that I would actually watch a political debate on television out of my own free will, I would have just laughed at them. This election however, the whole ball game is so different and interesting.

Initially I was interested in knowing about Obama and Clinton, simply because they will both be the first in America’s history to be a black president/ female president. It reminded me of my university days when our political science professor gave a lecture about the politics within politics of various nations. She mentioned how countries like India and even Pakistan, which are said to have to most number of oppressed females have had women prime ministers but not America. I never really paid much attention in class but that must have stuck somewhere in deep dark corner of my mind. So seeing that for the first time a woman and a black (eh! Sorry African American man) were so close to winning the seat, I just had to watch the whole thing. For those who might be saying ‘excuse me lady! But aren’t you forgetting McCain?!’ well, I am simply not even considering him. I don’t believe Americans will be so retarded to select a republican president for this term after havoc current ones have played on their economy.

Enough said about that, back to my original goal about writing this post. What do you guys think about Obama’s big Oopsie in his fund raiser speech?!! For those who might not know, let me fill you in. Senator Barack Obama happened to make some reamarks about how the working class people are bitter about the economic situation they are facing and their ‘cling to guns and religion’ reaction is not surprising. Well!! It was all over the television all at once! Clinton and McCain lost no time at all on pouncing upon this critical ‘foot in the mouth’ error and POW! BAM! started the ‘Elitism’ accusations along with ‘He is so out of touch’. Those of you who missed watching these on your CNN newscast, you have to watch them on Youtube. Trust me the entertainment value alone is worth the time spent.

I have to say I really enjoyed Obama’s comeback as well. He stuck to his words and explained himself, which made me respect him more than had he changed his tunes. Gotta love a man like that eh!! Well not so fast. You don’t think he was going to just let it go, did ya!! Where have you been these past few months?! He came back at them with ‘shame on you, shame on you’ and I am not kidding folks, I was literally rolling on the floor watching their latest speeches.

All I gotta say is good luck to all of them. May the best man/woman win and provide us with further entertainment J Hopefully they can turn the economy around and fix things though because USA’s economic turmoil is having a global effect!!