Friday, May 29, 2009


Yesterday I was calling Drew at work and I absentmindedly dialed '325'
before his work number. Winkler is still in my blood, yo.

The other day Drew and I were watching a driving scene in an American TV
show - we both thought for a moment that the guy was driving on the
wrong side of the road. Weird. I felt like I had betrayed Canada for a
minute. Every time I hop into a car I still have to think really hard
which side to get in. Sometimes I want to be the passenger, but I end
up being the driver. I'm curious to know what will happen when I get
home. Hopefully it'll all come back to me. It's just like riding a
bike, right?

Friday, May 22, 2009

boy will be boys

When it rains it is impossible to keep these boys inside!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Side Kick

We've been waiting for the right time to crack open the package of
3-Cheese Sidekicks that my dear Crystal sent along with my parents.
Tonight was the night!!!
Tonight was the night because:
1)I'm feeling a little under the weather and didn't feel like cooking
2)It was rainy and I didn't feel like cooking
3)I cook ALL THE TIME and I didn't feel like cooking

This was the conversation we had after we ate up all the delicious,
processed noodles.

Lise: "Hey Bill, did you know that these noodles are from Auntie Crystal
in Canada?"
Bill: "Oh! Did she send them on a ship or by airplane?"
Lise: "Via airplane with Nana & Papa"
Bill: "Oh....We need to go back to Canada to get more noodles"
Lise: "Yes, we do"
Bill: "We need to go to Super Store in Canada to get some more."
Lise: "Yes, we do"
Bill: "You should tell Auntie Crystal to save us a package"
Lise: "I will."

Crystal, Please make sure there is a package of 3-Cheese Sidekicks at
SuperStore when we come home. Thanks for the treat! You saved supper.
AND here's a big BIRTHDAY shout out to my FAVORITE gal on the planet.
I'm gonna celebrate hard core in PNG. AND I get to celebrate before
anyone else because today is May 21st on this side of the globe. AND
because I'm Canadian I have the right to celebrate again when it's May
21st in Canada. Party Hardy.

Heck ya!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I will now attempt to capture PNG

I am officially doing photography for a job!!!!!!! My assignment:
capture images that scream 'PNG'....texture, fabric, people...the sky is
the limit. They will be using the photos for brochures and other kind
of media stuff. Cool, eh?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Top 10 Signs Tok Pisin Has Infiltrated Your Speech:

This was posted on the humor board and I had to laugh at myself....I've only been here for 10 months and my English has been officially infiltrated by Tok Pisin! ~Lisa

1. You've started an English sentence with the phrase, "No good you."

2. That was right after the sentence you started with "Suppose."

3. You meet every sad story you hear with "Oh, sorry!" before the
person has even finished speaking.

4. You've used "gone finish" as part of an English sentence.

5. You can't think of a better way to describe your problems than as

6. Your use of "alright", "true", and "yet" is out of proportion with
normal English speech.

7. You've started a petition to have "maski" officially added to the
English language.

8. All your neighbors have signed that petition!

9. You have to work extra hard to keep Australian curse words out of
English conversations. (It's not swearing when it's in Pidgin!)

10. You let your "Yes" be "Yes" and your "No" be "Nogat!"

Friday, May 08, 2009

Snail on a Nail

What's up with all the rhyming lately? I just can't stop. :)

Lae in a Day

Clever rhyme, I know. Actually we were in Lae for 4 days, but the rhyme
just worked better in the singular....


1. Swimming in a pool
2. Buying sour cream
3. Getting out beyond the fence!
4. Seeing Jester get excited about fish & chips
5. Not cooking
6. Finding the boys' caps after thinking they were lost forever
7. Buying a watermelon
8. Drew tearing up those roundabouts!
9. Watching Jester chase down 2 frogs, successfully catch them, and
then throw them up in the air over and over and over and over again. It
just didn't get old.
10. Cable TV


1. Bill's rash
2. Jester waking up at 2am and wanting me to scratch his legs for an hour
3. Wanting to go to 'Best Buy' and learning that it burned down a year
4. Culture shock....
5. Potholes bigger than our van

This is good - the pros outweigh the cons. I think we should do it
again sometime.

Monday, May 04, 2009