Apr 30, 2011

Goodbye, April

It is the last day of April! It's been so spring like and awesome here in Nova Scotia (and that includes the rainy days, BTW!).

Book I read this month: Get Some (Terrible book. Avoid at all Costs.) & Thicker than Blood (I didn't realize that it was Christian Lit untill I was over half way through it. I enjoyed it in spite of that fact (No offense meant to any Christians out there, just I'm an Atheist, so I wouldn't have expected to like the book). That brings the total to 11 (of 30) for the year, thus far.

I won two books from twitter contests hosted by Chapters Indigo! (Follow them on twitter here) I am so very excited about both of them. The first is the yet to be released Divergent and then just today I won The Book of Even More Awesome! I have yet to receive either of them, but I am so looking forward to getting them in the mail!

This month I leaned the Importance of Back-up. The hard way. Don't let it happen to you!

Over all it's been a pretty slow month. I've been on night shift now since the first week of March, and it's making me lazy, I think. The Fiance got a new job this month, and I applied (and interviewed for!) his old one. It doesn't look like I'll get it, but it is inspiring me to get out there more with my resume!  I really like what I'm doing now, but I need to get off nights.

How was your April?

Apr 22, 2011


Things I'm loving at the moment:

Steaming cups of hot coffee • Cooking and experiments in the kitchen • Stretching • Reading (ps: kindle users - If you go to the bestselling section of the kindle store, it also gives you the best "selling" free kindle books in every genre. It makes it more likely you'll get a decent free book, rather then one that needs serious editing and can't decide if it wants to be written in first person or third person... pps: Don't read Get Some by Daniel Birch) • non-fiction Twitter - I've been a little obsessed lately • The Kitty, The Hound & The FiancĂ© • Ham • Cleaning...Well, not so much cleaning as things being clean • Apples and Peanut Butter • The Sims 3 - so excited for Sims 3 Generations! • Applying for jobs • Teal • Sunshine, tulips , daffodils...all the signs of spring! • The finches changing back to bright yellow • capris and hoodies • the smell of lotions with self tanner in them • CBC Radio •  my pumice stone • taking lots of photos •  Yellow • Ocean Blue • Writing • Lists • chipmunks  

What are you loving right now?

Apr 20, 2011

Brighten Up Midweek

Dinosaurs are cool, and this realistic dinosaur puppet is mega cool. Seeing awesome things always makes me feel a little brighter, how about you?

Apr 19, 2011

Election 2011: An important message from Rick Mercer to the young people of Canada

(Canada's youth response? Vote mobs)

Also, check out Apathy is Boring for lots of great info about voting, the parties and their platforms. I found it really helpful, and I'm not even in the 18-24 demographic they're targeting.

Apr 17, 2011

Around the Web

Hey, time for some links, huh?

Peeps of Art and Literature


Funny dog links: Basset Hounds running and Pug wearing pug slippers.

How to Eat a Cupcake. There is a good possibility you're doing it wrong. I know I have been!

Top Ten Grammar Myths.

The Origination of Smiles. Start one today!

Things we eat. Don't think about it too hard, because it's really really weird.

A is for Alpaca. If you are ever confused about the difference between Alpacas and Llamas, my mom offered me this advice: "Llamas are ugly. Alpacas are cute."

Art and Science are Intertwined.


Apr 14, 2011

A Friendly Reminder on the Importance of Back Up

At the beginning of this month, I lost all of my photos. I'd been meaning to back them up for, oh, I don't know, several years now but I never did. It was not my fault that the files got lost, but it was one hundred percent my fault that I didn't have all of my important data backed up. Some of my older photos were recovered, thankfully, due to the fact that I once tried out this photo management software and it indexed the files somewhere else. But anything I took in the last few months, if it wasn't still on my camera or up at Flickr - gone. So, this is just a friendly reminder - BACK UP YOUR IMPORTANT DATA!


Apr 1, 2011

Weekly Love-fest

Things I'm Loving at the moment:

Baking and Cooking, Laughing, inside jokes, bacon, teal, veggies, twitter (I'm starting to get back into updating it and reading it...lets see how long that lasts...), salad, Good Eats, I Am Not My Hair by India.Arie feat. Akon, productive days off, laying in bed with a kitty and a hound, The Fiancé, soft boiled eggs with cracked sea salt, warm weather, things sprouting in my garden, my Nikon d3100, chickadees, rum, maps, anatomical hearts, buds on the trees and lilac bushes, lemon juice, apples, snow peas, going for walks, cookies, coffee, bubble wrap, nail polish, pay day!, walnuts, reading, black & silver, fishes, chalkboards.