Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July 29th 2015

I've just returned to using facebook after 5 years of if you are in the Thunder Bay area and would like to book a tarot reading with me, you can do so either through my profile (on the sidebar here) or by the Bliss Cafe Thunder Bay page. 
The readings at the Bliss Cafe are normally on Friday afternoons.  But I don't limit my bookings to just that.  Which is why I have returned to using facebook myself, to make it easier for people to book outside of Bliss Cafe if they find Fridays are not good for them.

Shameless promotion out of the way...

We have a second Full Moon this weekend. Which makes it a Blue Moon. I think I mentioned it the other week on's significant on a few levels. One being that this weekend is Lammas, and because it changes the order of the way the season's moons are counted. (yeah I still don't understand that part myself. New Moon then Full Moon turns to Full Moon then New Moon. Or something)

Monday, July 27, 2015

July 27th 2015 Ugh!

So I had a nasty computer virus, and have been without a computer for the last 4 days.  It's amazing how much housework you can get finished when you don't have the computer to distract you.  Though, went a bit stir crazy for the first few hours. Kept automatically walking into the area of the apartment that I've been using for my computer zone, automatically putting my coffee down and then have to snap out of autopilot cause, the desk was empty. Right, and since I do not have internet on my phone;  I spent half my time calling my mother asking her to look stuff up. Not the slickest moments of my weekend.

I did manage to get a sewing project half way completed. So that's bonus. Only problem now, there are way too many emails to stiff through.

And of course, it had to happen on a weekend when the temps were +29C with +39C humidex, so it was a staying indoors sort of weekend. Not that I take my pale self outside too often anyways.
We're sitting currently at +30C with a +40C...melting would be the catch phrase of the day.

Okay, just really wanted to post something after having been without a computer...

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Random talk 16th july 2015

Didn't mean to go this long between posts. But, I took a week off  from blogging in general this month, to get a head start on some Hallowe'en themed projects. 

Some of you my lovely Spudguns! might remember way way way back few years ago on this bloggy blog, that I wanted to make a Bride of Frankenstein dress.  Had gone out and bought a ton of material for it and everything.  I also mentioned around the same year, that I wanted to do a quilt. Went out and bought material at that point too. 

I never did do either.

But recently, I found all that old material and it's sparked an idea.  Which, I'm hoping to have done in time for October's Food n Flix post...which I do over on the movie blog. 

One of these lifetimes I will get my Bride of Frankenstein dress done.  If I have to slaughter innocent bunnies and jackrabbits and other furry things that most people find cuddling to do so... I really hate bunnies. It's not just a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan thing, I just don't like rabbits. Been that way since I was like 10 years old. Used to have a friend who had rabbits, and whenever I was over the damned things would hop around the house, gnawing on everything...your coat, your purse, you. Just can't stand the things. Except for the Alice in Wonderland white rabbit, who's always late...tell me you don't get the metaphor on that one Eh?  I can't tell you how many times I stayed there as a kid over night, only to wake up and find her rabbits breathing on me, chewing on my hair, rabbit poop on my sleeping bag... damn rabbits!

I'm sure there are a few love goddesses/gods who will smite me down for dissing their totem animals, but...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July 1st 2015

Spudguns!  Morning!  Happy Canada Day!!!

If you follow my movie blog, then you know that this morning I kicked off the theme week for July which is Clearly Canadian...and really no surprise there, as it's Canada Day and I announced it yesterday.

I also did a shout out to the July host for the food blogger group I'm part of. And let me take a moment to just say something.  It's not as easy as it looks.
You would think, watching a movie would be the stupidly easiest thing ever.  No people it's not.  You have to first find a copy, and not all of us can afford to buy the dvd if we don't have a copy already, and some of the older movies that get picked are no longer available new, so unless you want to spend a fortune buying from some hoarder who is charging $90 or more for a "rare out of print copy", your out of luck.  Me, I've resorted to watching pretty much all the movies so far online...sshh don't tell cause none have been on Netflix Canada at all...
THEN once you have located a copy, you have to watch it.  I mean watch it, pick it apart. That means pausing, rewinding, pausing etc.  Write down ever little scrap of food either shown or mentioned even background signs of restaurants.  Lucky for me, that's how I used to do my wrestling reviews back when I did them still. So got the method down.
Then comes the hard part, deciding what to make. You can take the obvious route and pick something in the movie or the hard route and come up with something that the movie sparked in your imagination.
Yeah, I love hard!
THEN you have to actually cook/bake it, take the photos, write up the recipe, talk about the movie, and be social about it.
What started off as a 90minute film has now turned into a two day event. Then what do you do when you've picked a movie either everyone choose to skip or just plan hated? Feelings get crushed like a skunk under a semi. Only the smell doesn't linger as long with the skunk.

That's how I'm spending my Canada you spending yours?

There is a Full Moon tonight, the first of two for July. This marks the point in the year where the "order" of  full moon/new moon changes.  I have no clue how that really works either?  I guess it's got to do somehow with how you pay attention to the moon phase for the next few months until Yule or something? 

And I still want to give a progress report on my weight...but can't figure out how to do so without sounding like an infomercial douchebag?   I can tell you this much, I was able to fit into a pair of jeans I haven't fit into in two years. So very happy about that.

This post took way longer then I had planned, really need coffee!