Saturday, July 19, 2014

Celebrate The Small Things

It's once again time for my favourite blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things hosted by Scribblings of an Aspiring Author.   I have a few small things to be happy about on my radar this week.

1) I found the perfect pink fabrics for my Pinkie Pie costume.

2) I lived through my first physio therapy session for my knee.

3) I picked up a pair of super cute white flats for Saturday night for $3.

What are you celebrating today?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Cousins

Here's a picture from the mid-eighties at some point.  I am particularly fond of it as I am looking at my cousin Nicole instead of the camera and therefore you can't see how horrendous my glasses are.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Weird Al Is My Hero

Weird Al's Word Crimes brought joy into my life this morning.  My good friend Shane alerted me to this songs existence on Facebook this morning and I have listened to it a few times since with great joy.  It is by far my favourite Blurred Lines parody.  

I look forward to going home and showing it to Ace, he is a big fan of parody songs.  What's your favourite song parody?

Friday, July 11, 2014

Songs of Summer

I am a big lover of music (as you may have noticed) so  when I stumbled on this blog hop hosted by The Armchair Squid, Servitor Ludi, and Subliminal Coffee I jumped right on board.  Music is a powerful memory trigger and there's nothing quite like it bring back thoughts of people and places long pushed to the far corners of ones mind.

The first song that comes to mind when I think of summer is 'Surfin' Safari' from the Beach Boys.  Many moons ago, when I was in Grade One, at the end of the year we did a variety show of sorts and my group did this song.  Looking back on it now I am grateful I grew up before the time of cell phones as someone's parents probably would have put that out on Facebook or their blog or something and then it would have been out there FOREVER.

The second song that came to mind was Whigfield's 'Saturday Night' which brings back warm, fuzzy memories of summer in high school.
Another song that reminds me of summer in my high school days in Aqua's 'Barbie Girl', which both dates me and says I had not the greatest taste in music.
A huge part of the summer when I was in my teens was the endless hours I spent at Canada's Wonderland.  The summer I was 14 there was this live show there we were obsessed with, we watched almost every performance everyday we were there.  So we saw it maybe 150 times that summer, we knew it at least as well as the performers.  The one song that they did that always brings back those memories for me is Chic's 'Le Freak'.
The fifth and final song on our journey of song that remind me of summer is Rob Zombie's 'Dragula'.  For me it's the anthem of countless summer music festivals.  Frolicking in the sun, dancing on me seat and generally having a rocking good time.

I hope you enjoyed this musical trip down memory lane with me and that you'll check out the other bloggers participating in this blog hop:

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Celebrate The Small Things

This week I am in a very celebratory mood because I FINALLY had my MRI done on my knee on Wednesday.  No results yet but soon, soon.  Which means every little thing makes me super happy.

In other fabulous news my friend Candice invited me to a 'white out' party on July 19 which is some sort of event where you have to wear all white.  Since I own absolutely nothing white this gives me the perfect excuse to buy this dress I have had my eye on for weeks but didn't want to buy (even though it was really affordable) because I never wear white.  YAY!

Check out the other posts or join in over at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Cephalopod CoffeeHouse: June

So it is my new decision to not to sign up for this until I actually have the post written because every time I do something comes up that stops me from posting on time.  Blah!

For the first time in a long time I actually did a lot of reading this month, and for the most part kept up with blogging about it.  (go me)  I did however sneak in a graphic novel that I rather loved and haven't told you guys about yet.

Being that I am a massive Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, I have had these sitting on my bookshelf forever.  I haven't read them for a multitude of reasons, but mostly because I wasn't ready yet.  I was still mourning the show that was.  That being said, I am glad I FINALLY started reading them.

I am not super in love with the style of art work, but who am I to judge, I can barely draw stick people.  The story line did it's job and drew me back in though, right back to those good ole days with the gang from Sunnydale.

I can't wait to read the rest of them.

Find the rest of June's review's at The Armchair Squid the keeper of the list.