Monday, November 30, 2009

Xmas - the final stretch!

Tomorrow is December, and I can really feel it. Everything has become so busy this month I can hardly breathe!

Okay, let me just back up a bit.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tarot - more more more!

As promised, here is another tarot round-up…

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Life skills fail.

I just want to get this off my chest.

I’m a talkative person. Ask anyone who knows me, they’ll confirm it. It’s not something I can change about myself – on the occasions when I try, everyone thinks there’s something wrong because I’m not my usual, cheerful, chatty self.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Alternative Toronto

And no, that’s not Toronto people who are into alternative lifestyles.

I think I’ve spoken before about ‘Alternative Toronto’ – I dream about it every once in a while, usually in different areas of the city but always consistent with the last time I dreamed about it. I keep planning on mapping it out but I never get around to it. There’s a subway station on a platform hanging over the Don Valley, a beach-and-cliff combo downtown, the financial district buildings shift and change size… Anyway, in the past nine days I’ve had two AT dreams, which seems to be an increase in frequency to me.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

So my life is suddenly quite hectic.

This week I have limited access to my own bathroom, while the office tears out my old tub and bathroom flooring and replaces them (the water damage caused by tubliners must be seen to be believed, don’t be sucked in by the hype folks!). For me, showers are for getting clean and baths are for relaxing – and then you have a shower after to be clean. It’s killing me to be stuck with only baths for the whole week. But at least I don’t have the worry in the back of my head that the floor is going to finally collapse. Anyway, as a result my home is an even worse disaster area than usual, tarps down and plaster dust in everything. Can’t wait until this is done.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Louis CK and Nuit Blech

So wow, Louis CK is one funny bastard, let me tell you. Thought I was gonna wet myself. And, surprisingly, a nice guy – at least he seemed that way when I met him.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Autumn has arrived

Yeah, okay, so I suck. I haven’t been posting much, no. Part has been me just generally sucking, but part has also been me being VERY busy.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

They are... wed.

Sorry if that sounds anticlimactic, but I was composing a beat poem at the wedding lastnight and that was the last line. Yep, just like Mike Myers in So I Married An Axe Murderer. I didn’t have the guts to get up and read it though, I suck. Perhaps I shall record myself performing it and post it on YouTube...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Weekend hijinks in Niagara

So my Dad’s turning 70 this week! I can’t come home on his birthday, so I took last Friday off and had a long weekend instead. So this week was pretty busy – see, I wanted to finish that scrapbook I was working on (I’d decided to give it to him) so every free moment was spent doing that. And I finished it! And it looks pretty awesome, I must say. He and Mum are both really happy with it.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

50 Bands Live: a Facebook meme

OK, here are the rules. Test your memory and your love of live music by listing 50 artists or bands (or as many as you can remember) you’ve seen in concert. List the first 50 acts that come into your head. An act you saw at a festival and opening acts count, but only if you can’t think of 50 other artists. Oh, and list the first concert you ever saw - you can remember that, can’t you?

Wanna try? Copy my post. Paste the copy into a new note or comment. Make your list. Add a title. If it’s on Facebook, tag your friends (including me).

No excuse

Yep, I have no excuse. I’ve been lax in my posting. You’d think nothing ever happens to me, wouldn’t you? And yet I’m always busy and always exhausted. It’s my own fault of course, mostly.

So what’s been going on since May? Lessee...

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tarot catch-up

Wow, I’ve really sucked about posting lately, but I have been quite busy. Not an excuse really, but that’s what I’ve got. Work has been crazy and I’ve been preparing for having house guests, so I haven’t been doing too much outside of that. But I have bought four more Tarot card decks since my last deck update...

Monday, May 25, 2009

Towel Day

Douglas Adams, on Towels:

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Who watches the Watchmen? Me.

Watchmen Movie PosterOkay. So I just saw Watchmen again, and I feel I can now step back and be critical of it... nah, it’s still full of win and awesome. I’m going to try to comment without giving stuff away, for those who haven’t read it or don’t want spoilers.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Tarot obsession – a follow-up post

Alright, since the last post on these I’ve got two more - the Necronomicon deck and the Tarot of Atlantis. I didn’t do a real description of the decks I have though, so here’s my little review of them all, so far:

Friday, March 13, 2009

Celebrity Spot

Today I saw Ron James at St Lawrence Market. If it wasn’t him, it was someone who REALLY looks like him.

You all love Ron James, don’t you? I know I do.

That is all.

Oh, except that it’s FRIGGIN’ COLD!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Facing facts:

Aquarian TarotVertigo DeckShakespearean TarotI’ve been really terrible about posting – I have a lot of stuff in draft purgatory, and I don’t know whether I want to rescue it or not. Maybe I want to just let to let it lie there, maybe come back to it next year to see a nice surprise – like finding a $20 bill in your winter coat pocket in November.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

How many? Three?

Yeah, I know I was gonna back off from doing these things, but I’ll blame Chris for this so that’s okay. Doood!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

as they fly by

Úrvalsdeild 1972's first album, as they fly byAnother fun Facebook meme - I’m going to try to not do so many of these, as they distract me from proper posting, but whatever. This one was fun.

1 - Go to “wikipedia.” Hit “random” or click
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to “Random quotations” or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover. (I did this at first, but I was finding they were all ‘all rights reserved’ images, so to avoid stepping on toes I chose a random one of my own)

4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together.

5 - Post it to FB with the album title in the “caption” and TAG the friends you want to join in.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Back from Gallifrey One

Venice BeachI’m back, I’m back! I didn’t blog while in Los Angeles, since I had no access (probably a good thing) but I’ll say something about it soon. In the meantime, I have to go through 3G of photos! They'll be on Flickr soon, I promise.

I miss everyone - but not the cold, as it’s about the same temperature here as it was there *groan*...

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Name Game (another Facebook meme)

Rules: It's harder than it looks! Copy to your own note, erase my answers, enter yours, and tag 10 people. Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real... nothing made up! If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers. You cannot use any word twice and you can't use your name for the boy/girl name question.

1. What is your name: Heather
2. A four Letter Word: hard
3. A boy's Name: Hank
4. A girl's Name: Hannah
5. An occupation: handyman
6. A color: heliotrope (it's a purpley-pink)
7. Something you wear: hat
8. A food: hamburger
9. Something found in the bathroom: hot water tap
10. A place: home on the range
11. A reason for being late: hair dryer on the fritz
12. Something you shout: holy doodle
13. A movie title: Hellboy
14. Something you drink: hot toddies
15. A musical group: Hoodoo Gurus
16. An animal: hippopotamus
17. A street name: Henry Lane Terrace
18. A type of car: Honda
19. A song title: Heads We're Dancing (by Kate Bush)
20. A verb: hold

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

25 facts about me, weird and otherwise.

Okay, finally giving in to this Facebook meme...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

'twas hard.

Thrusday sign at dartsIt was a hard week this week, going back to work after two weeks off. There was a lot to catch up on, and my stuff from the holidays is all still sitting in cases in the living room! Anyway, got back to darts (won my doubles 501), made a new pouch for my stones (the one they came with kinda sucked), tried out my new stones, and I bought a slow cooker and tested it out – mac & cheese, which turned out a bit dry, I think I have to revise the recipe…

Monday, January 05, 2009

I’m Jack Benny’s age

SnowflakesWhile I was home over the holidays Mum took delight in telling me I’d be Jack Benny’s age on my birthday this year. Funnier than the comment, though, was her delight in sharing it with me – and, to be honest, every time I think of it I smile, so that’s all good.

Okay, so let’s do this in order or I’ll get emotional.

Friday, January 02, 2009

A whole new year

Happy new year everyone! I’m in Kitchener at J*&P&A’s again, as per usual. Lastnight was nice, we had people over to celebrate the new year (and I didn’t have any alcohol, what’s up with that?) but tonight we went to Steve & Sue’s – Steve kept me well-lubricated, Sue made some really fabulous food, and I had a fun card game with the parents too. Nice night.

reindeer candleabraOh yeah, so Christmas was really nice, I got some really nice presents and the parents liked what I gave them too, and my brother Dano was able to come home for a couple of days too, we got to hang out and relax, have good food (Mum’s cooking is the best, predictably).