Thursday, October 02, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
En partie parce que blogpost est bloqué au bureau et que je ne peux lui laisser un commentaire et en partie parce que c'est une info qui peut profiter à tous - je ne l'ai appris moi-même que récemment - j'ai cru bon de l'écrire ici : les employés des services à la clientèle de la planète ont l'instruction précise de ne pas passer un appel au superviseur dès la première demande. Je ne sais pas si le nombre de demandes varie beaucoup d'une entreprise à l'autre, mais dans le cas de Maridi, du temps où elle était téléphoniste, c'était à la troisième fois qu'elle transférait l'appel... donc voilà, ne lâchez pas, gang !
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Said last week by a coworker when it was time to pay for her meal and she wanted to tell the waitress to give her back five bucks: "Give me five."
Said this weekend by a French-speaking friend to an English-speaking hiker we spoke to in Lake Placid when she realized too late that she didn't know quite how to say what she meant to say: "Have a good, uh, hmm, get down."
Monday, September 29, 2008
Parce que vraiment, je trouve que Stéphane Dion s'en est bien tiré. C'est super étonnant, mais franchement, il avait presque l'air d'une personne normale méritant du respect. Bravo Stéphane.
Je n'irai quand même pas jusqu'à m'écrier, comme Kovalev, que je vais voter pour toi, mais bon, continue de même.
Anyways, we got up very early (Rob: that means 7 o'clock, and it IS very early for us Canadians ;)) and drove to Adirondack Loj in order to climb Wright Peak and Algonquin Peak. Yes, the two of them, while we were at it. And never mind the fact that it was the very first time I made any attempt at serious hiking.
It took us two hours to get to the fork from which we have access to Wright and Algonquin. We decided to go for Algonquin first as it is classified as "difficult" and we might as well get the hardest one out of the way while we still had energy. It took us another hour to get to the top, and it was fucking hard, let me tell you! We were disappointed once we got there because it was so cloudy and misty, so we couldn't see anything. And how windy and cold it was! We all sat down one behind the other next to a tall rock to have lunch, and then we started going down. We'd decided not to go up Wright Peak because of the lack of view up Algonquin Peak, but as we got back down to the fork, the skies cleared up.
So we climbed up Wright Peak from the fork, which took us about half an hour. The scenery was so amazing from there, we took a hundred pictures each and we stayed there for a good hour, after which we started going down.
We started hiking at 9 in the morning and got back to our cars at 5:30 in the afternoon. My knees hurt for the rest of the day, and let me tell you, since yesterday, I am seriously sore !
Yesterday we had breakfast in a restaurant, and then we went for a little shopping on Main St, which is, in case you didn't suspect it, the main street of Lake Placid. We bought some souvenirs AND I FOUND my new travel purse. Which I absolutely love. I really need to go somewhere soon so I can use it... Mel and I are supposed to go to Greece next year in August/September, and I couldn't possibly wait A WHOLE YEAR!!!!