Feb 28, 2011

Farewell to February

February is always too short, ya know? It was not a bad month, though.

This month, I actually made some new posts on my neglected food blog, Dee Eats. A lot of that had to do with signing up to campaign for the Canadian Heat and Stroke Foundation in support of Heart Month. That was a giant flop. I didn't raise any money at all. Better luck next year, right?

I finally got the Kindle that I would have gotten for Christmas if they hadn't been way back ordered (in Canada anyway). I can not give this device high enough praise. It is wonderful. Seriously, if you do a lot of reading and you're on the fence about whither or not you want one - go for it. You will love it.Books I finished this month: Soul Identity, The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Fire Walking,

That brings the total for the year to 7 (of 30).

This month, I went to Meteghan and Hectanooga. Sadly, it was for the funeral of my Great Aunt Millie. I ate Rappie Pie for the first time. Everyone was surprised that I liked it. Apparently it's an acquired taste.  Or, rather, an acquired texture. It's impossible to describe in a way that makes it sound appetizing. It's a grey color, it's mostly potatoes and it kind of has the consistency of that clear amber colored glue that had an orange rubber top. And it has chicken in it. I got a lot of reading done on the drive to and from The French Shore. I was reading The Zombie Survival Guide at the time, and it felt kind of strange and wrong to read a book about zombies on the way to a funeral.

I finally planted the Chia Gourmet Herb Garden that I got for Christmas. It's working really well, so far. Things are growing. Here is my only issue. The give you three pots. Three growing mediums. And six seed packets. And you only grow one type per pot. That annoyed me. Enough that I wouldn't recommend buying it, even though it worked really well and was really easy. It just seems like a money grab. Something to force you to order more growing medium. Well, sorry Chia, now you don't get any more of my money. Ever. 

Everyone join me in saying goodbye to the shortest month of the year!

Feb 27, 2011

Around the Web

21 days to effortless fat loss - practical, real, simple steps.

A comic staring a whale and an octopusthat really highlights how strange a world we live in.

So you still think the internet is free? Read this. Show all your friends. It is important.

Adorable photo time! Fox and Flower

More photo greatness: Awesome night photos and Adorable Kittens.

50 Life Secrets and Tips. If you liked that, you may want to check out 8 Ways to be UBER Charismatic and 20 Ways to feel ALIVE!!!!!

World's Smallest Aquarium with Fish - Adorable and oh so teeny tiny!!

20 Cool Home Library Designs

Wikipedia's List of colors.

Feb 17, 2011

Around the Web

15 Thing You Didn't Know About Your Brain Fact not included: Zombies think they're tasty.
Speghetti for a little friend This is so adorable it hurts. I'm serious.
Sushi cake It's a cake with little cakey sushi on it. Totally excellent. 
http://davw.nfshost.com/st2.htm" target="_blank">Advice from me to you Some suggestions on what you could be doing right now if you weren't stumbling around the internet. 
Cake vserses Pie: A Scientific Approach An interesting read, although I disagree with some of her data. 
Cats in the Snow Kitties! In the snow!
Three links that I can't remember if I posted before that are still awesome: http://morgaine.typepad.com/vox/2007/03/on_vox_things_t.html" target="_blank">Things to do instead of killing yourself. 100 Ways You Can Start Loving Yourself Right Now. A Gentleman's Guide to Staying Cool in the 21st Century(which also has some advice that's good for us non-gentlemen!).

Feb 16, 2011

Brighten Up Midweek

What is more week brightening then a silly joke? Why 51 jokes in 4 minutes, that's what?

Feb 15, 2011

Everyone is a Genius

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
                          -Albert Einstein

Feb 11, 2011

Weekly Love-fest

What am I loving this week? Well....

by Robotic Designs

Coffee, hoodies (especially my new furry hooded one that my mom bought me!), the kitty & puppy, The Fiance, Family, spiced rum, writing, cooking, lobster, new very very dark jeans (about as dark as you can get without them being black), being back to my regular duties at work (because I actually know what I'm supposed to be doing), pasta, garlic bread, cupcakes, my kindle (oh my god, it is fantastic. I thought I would like it, but I actually love it), reading, chocolate cake with score bits (drool), zombies, sushi, Old Grey's anatomy re-runs, list making, darkness, the way snow clings to trees, winter sunrises, leather gloves, really stupid jokes, dark teal, stretching, days when it doesn't snow (few and far between lately!), fresh herbs starting to grow on my windosil, giant salads, discount produce that is still perfectly good, dangling earings, chalkboard signs, a warm bed, pinwheels, raspberries.
There was a lot of food in that list, huh? What are you loving this week?

Feb 10, 2011

Around the Web

Bill Nye on why Evolution belongs in Science Education - Hell yes. Bill Nye is freaking awesome. (via boing boing)
Voting is open for the 2011 Bloggies! Get over there and vote for your favorites. Maybe learn about some sites you've been missing out on.
The Open Internet: A Case for Net Neutrality This is a good read for anyone who loves the internet, but doesn't really get what the big deal is about Net Neutrality. It's very simply written and the graphics are excellent.
27 Free E-books I just got a kindle (ps: It's awesome) so I've been on the lookout for free things to read on it. I don't know if these 27 books are any good, but they're free so...yeah.
Windosill Sprouting my way through winter I want to try this! At the very least it will bring a little green to my life - outside it pretty frozen and snow covered right now.
201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity

Feb 9, 2011

Brighten Up Midweek

I had every intention of not posting a cat video this week. But StumbleUpon spit out this gem of a video, and I had to share. It was not at all what I expected from the title. It's called, "I'm a cat...no wait, now I'm a bunny." Enjoy.

Feb 8, 2011

Out of Focus

by vonSchanauzer
"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
                                                                                       -Mark Twain

Feb 7, 2011

Flickr Favorites: Beagles

It should be no surprise to anyone that beagles pop up in my flickr favorite stream more then any other dog. Here are some of my favorite beagle photos to recently show up in my fav photos.  

Feb 4, 2011

February is Heart Month

photo by seyed mostafa zamani
The Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation has named February Heart Month. Heart health is important for all of us. I come from a family with a history of heart disease so this is a cause that is near and dear to me.

The two best things you can do for your heart are eat healthy and exercise. In the most basic of terms, cut your sodium, eats lots lean meats, fruit and veggies, and get moving.

The week of February 13th, I'll be posting about heart healthy eating and recipes over at Dee Eats, if you're into that sort of thing. I've also set up a page where you can make donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. If you could make even a small donation, that would bring me major joy (as well Science says giving makes you happier).

Happy Heart Month, everyone!

You are Beautiful


Feb 3, 2011

Around the Web

Time for some links! What awesome things are there to look at online this week?

Swallow: A curious look at the ingestion of foreign bodies is full of things people have swallowed. The x-ray photos made me feel phantom pain in the area where things were lodged. These are excerpts from the book: Swallow: Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them

More from the weird world of medical science: Hickey partially paralyzes New Zealand woman & Hipster or Health Hazard? Dude dons dirty jeans for 15 months to find out.

Can your recognize different languages? Take this test: What's the Language? (If you didn't do well, don't worry. I only got 4 out of 10, and one of them was pure luck)

None of that doing it for you? Ok then, why not just Do nothing for 2 minutes?