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Archive | October, 2015

I Should Be Drunk…

26 Oct

I had a craptastic day lol It was one of those days that starts off ok and you think “sure, it is early on a Monday but things are cool, I can roll with this” and then boom! The day fully hits ya and it is a doozy, ugh.

It wasn’t one big thing that happened that made it harsh, it was a bunch of little things and a never ending line of people wanting something. One of those days that for every 3 things you accomplish 10 more pop up and it just seems like you are a hamster on a wheel, moving fast but going nowhere.

It is not a fun feeling.

By the end of the day all I wanted to do was drink lol which is very unlike me! But yeah I just kept thinking this is a day that is meant to end with some form of cold, alcoholic drink.

And yes, before you judge, I know that isn’t a healthy way to deal with stress *rolls eyes*

I got waylaid from my plans to go home and drink alone by a friend who needed to run a fun errand and asked me if I wanted to come along. I said yes because I know she just sold her car and is still adjusting to taking transit everywhere and I thought I’d do her a favour and save her the multiple bus trips she would have to take.

On the way to pick her up I stopped to fill my suv’s gas tank and popped in to a Tim Horton’s and got us each a Pumpkin Spice Muffin – she was having a bad day also and I figured an awesome Timmy’s muffin could only make things better lol πŸ˜›

Our fun errand was hitting up a Toys R Us. Yes, two grown ass adults who do not have children were going shopping at Toys R Us. Oh, and not only did we linger and have a blast I hit every button on every noisy toy I could and basically made the store come alive with sound! There is a reason people don’t go to stores like that with me but jokes on my friend cause she didn’t know! Bwahahahaha! πŸ˜‰

She had an actual mission for what she was looking for, I had a vague thought about checking out the dinosaur toys to see if there was something I thought my youngest nephew might want for Christmas. She found what she was looking for. I didn’t see any interesting dinosaurs but I did find this…

Its Toothless! Awwww!

Its Toothless! Awwww!

Its Toothless! From the movie How To Train Your Dragon (1 & 2). He is sooooooo cute! I’ve always had a fondness for this little cutie and when we were wandering the store I saw this little figurine, it was only $6 so I decided to treat myself and buy it. Sure it seems like a silly thing to treat myself with but it made me smile, every time I look at it it makes me grin and if making me happy isn’t a good reason to buy something then what is?

In the end we spent an hour and a half meandering through Toys R Us, which surprised us when we realized it, which wasn’t until we were at the till and we discovered there was practically nobody else in the store, only one till was open, and it was so quiet all the staff were congregating and chatting, lol. Oops? πŸ˜›

Such a better way to spend my evening! In the company of a good friend, pushing endless buttons so I could make alllllll the toys make noise, and bringing home an adorable Toothless. Much better than going home after work and having a drink, or two! πŸ™‚

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It’s Been A While

23 Oct

So yeah, it has been a while since I have written. Why, you may or may not be wondering? Well, it is a combo of being busy, feeling I have nothing interesting to write about, tech problems (my laptop is dying but I can’t afford to replace it, sigh) and laziness, hey, don’t judge! Least I am honest! lol πŸ˜‰

What has been going on in my world lately, hmm…

I stopped baking every week, mostly because of not having time, and ingredients are pricey, which sucks cause I love to bake. I am hoping to bake some yummy treats for a halloween party I am going to, I’ll be making a double batch so I can take some to work cause hey, if you are going to make something full of calories you may as well share it! teehee

I’ve had some pretty awesome auditions. One went so well I got booked in to an episode of a show and I filmed the episode not this past Tuesday but the Tuesday before that. I had a lot of fun! It was great being back on set and I am sooooo looking forward to the next project I book! πŸ˜€ I had another audition for a project I super duper want but it wasn’t my best audition, sigh. There is still hope (there is always hope!) but instead of staying super positive and being sure I am going to get the part I am leaning more towards trying to move past the audition and look forward to my next opportunity. I was so sure I was going to get this part though, when I got the audition it seemed meant to be so I’m kinda bummed about how down I feel about it now. sigh. I know I could rock this part! I keep imagining the convo I would have with my agent if he called me to tell me I got the part, who knows, maybe all my imagining will make it happen? Ok, ridiculous I know but lets just let it go ok? πŸ˜‰

I just finished watching the movieΒ Hotel Transylvania, it was showing on tv, and I liked it, lol, it is cute!

I’ve lost ten pounds, yay! I think I maaaay have gained some of that back, possibly, I’m not sure, I just feel like I’ve been making poor food choices the past two weeks and that those choices must have had consequences, shrug. I’m getting back on track though so maybe if I did gain something back I’ll lose it again quick and then some! *crossing fingers*

10 pounds lost

I found out my request for time off at Christmas got approved so the cat and I will be flying home for the holidays, woohoo! Since he is currently giving me the look of death I’m pretty sure he understood when I told him we would be taking a plane together and now he hates me and is plotting my demise. He plots my demise often but so far I’ve managed to elude his assassination attempts lol

On top of my laptop dying my phone is now obsolete, damn you apple! I have an iPhone 4s and I haven’t been able to upgrade the OS on it since apple got to OS8, sigh. Now they are at OS9 and my poor phone, it is just pathetic. I’m going to have to talk to my cell phone provider cause my phone is so not reliable now that it is ridiculous, I hate how the software gets upgraded and it makes the phone you have so old school it can’t work the newest apps or load pages or reliably send / receive texts and email. And yes, I am well aware I am being all “first world problems” but hey, this is an actual problem for me right now and I am fully aware there are people elsewhere with much worse problems, I am vaguely socially aware ya know.

I have gotten hooked on a tv show called Rizzoli & Isles, it is a cop drama with the two main characters being the Chief Medical Examiner Maura Isles and the head homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli. The back and forth between the two main characters is vastly entertaining, and I like that both main characters are accomplished, educated, strong, females. I’m watching the episodes out of order though lol so one episode everyone is ok, the next someone has died, or better yet, one of the characters is pregnant then all of a sudden she isn’t – but not because she lost it, just because the episodes they are airing are jumping all over the place lol I may have to make an effort to go back to the first season and start from the beginning cause sometimes I am kinda confused lol

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Ok, well, the act of writing has made me think of other things to write about but I think I’ll put them as individual posts since this is long enough. Cheerio! πŸ™‚

UK Treats

8 Oct

I was downtown Wednesday for a hair appointment, which I would post a picture of since I am enjoying the cut but it was pouring rain and even with my umbrella the hair do didn’t last until I got home, sigh. Trust me to pick the one day all week with rain to take transit! lol

Anyways! When I was downtown I passed this little Scottish/English Shop that is never open when I am in the area and lo and behold it was open! I didn’t really have any reason to go in, but I thought why not, it’ll be full of things I enjoy even if they are all overpriced and completely unnecessary.

Soooo yeah, overpriced? Yup! Did I end up buying? That’d be another yup! lol πŸ˜›

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In my defence I did not buy the Snowballs, the shop clerk gave them to me as a present for buying the other items. Which I would say was very nice of him but I figure he probably had too many in stock and was trying to get rid of them, why else would he give away free stuff? I maaaaay have eaten one, strictly out of curiosity of course and it was good, I enjoyed it, depending on the cost I would maybe buy them next time which now that I think of it may be why he gave them to me for free this time, to get me hooked! He is a Snowball pusher! *shock*

I have resisted the Yorkie chocolate bar but am super excited for when I do eat it lol I’m saving it as a treat, not sure what I will have to do to earn it but I’ll come up with something, I’m good at finding reasons to eat chocolate lol

I tried the Dandelion & Burdock drink this evening, I thought I liked it but I was wrong. Let’s just leave it at that shall we? Okay fine, I can’t leave it at that, it was soooooo sweet!

As for the candies they are a variety of flavours, I should have taken a picture of the display so I wouldn’t forget the flavours cause oops, I can’t remember them all lol The yellow and pink ones are rhubarb and lemon…that’s all I can remember and since I’m not going to power eat through the candies so I can tell you what all the flavours are we shall all have to remain in suspense. Cause ya know, I’m sure all of you reading this are just dyyyyying to know the flavours of the candies lol πŸ˜‰

I went in hoping to find certain treats but sadly they didn’t have them, which reeeeeally, is probably for the best since none of the stuff I was hoping they’d have are healthy, or low calorie, or would remotely fit in to my eating plan but hey, a girl can dream, *big epic sigh*

Let’s Celebrate!

8 Oct

I got some super exciting, happy dance worthy, wOOt! wOOt! news this evening and I just haaaad to celebrate! But what to do? It is a Thursday evening, no way was I going to be able to drag a friend out to do something, and really, I didn’t want to get out of my sweat pants lol Instead I baked! This would make three weeks in a row…oh the calories I am creating in my kitchen! lol πŸ˜›

None of the baking is for me, I ate one cookie to test them, one! I gotta say, it was tasty, Mmm!

I made Soft Pumpkin Cookies, they are supposed to have a glaze on them but I opted out of that because well, they are good without the glaze and why add calories when they aren’t needed?

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The recipe lied to me though, it said the batch of cookies would be 35, it made 21. Quite the difference! I made them the size the recipe said to so I’m not sure how the writer of the recipe got 35 cookies when I only got 21, shrug. It is a little annoying because I am taking them to work tomorrow and there won’t be enough for everybody which is unfortunate. It’ll have to be a first come first served type of thing I guess.

Oh, I also made another batch of Chocolate Chip Banana Bread but I’m not putting a picture of that up since it is the same as the batch I made last week so nothing new there. Well, I left the walnuts out this time because the group this batch is for has people in it with nut allergies and I don’t really want to be responsible for killing someone with my baking, talk about earning a lot of bad karma! πŸ˜‰ teehee

More Baking!

2 Oct

Someone who wanted to try a brownie last week but couldn’t (because they all got eaten lol) was joking with me about what I was going to bring to work this week. For some reason I said Banana Bread. Throughout the rest of my work week they periodically reminded me that I said I was bringing Banana Bread and I feel that if I don’t take it to work tomorrow I may be letting that person down.

Never let down a senior citizen, you don’t know how much more time you will have with them and you might not have a chance to make it up to them! And frankly, that goes with anybody, not just seniors, cause who knows what horrible thing might happen tomorrow?

Well this started heading towards a dark place rather quickly lol

Back to Banana Bread!

It is a standby for me, I can practically make it in my sleep, the only thing that ever stops me from making it is having some dead bananas in the freezer. Lucky for me I had enough dead bananas, and then some!, so banana bread became a thing in my kitchen today.

Mmm!

One batch makes two loaves and as always I added walnuts to one loaf. Personally I love walnuts in my banana bread but not everybody does so I leave one loaf without, cause ya know, I am accommodating like that lol πŸ˜‰

My Banana Bread also has chocolate chips in it, always, no matter what! That is one thing I will not alter because frankly, chocolate makes everything better! πŸ˜›

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The loaf on the left is Banana Chocolate ChipΒ Bread, the one on the right is Banana Chocolate Chip Bread with Walnuts. πŸ™‚

The Classis - Banana Chocolate Chip

The Classic – Banana Chocolate Chip

Banana Chocolate Chip with Walnuts Bread

Banana Chocolate Chip with Walnuts Bread

So yeah, my apartment smelled delicious today lol I ate one slice for quality control purposes and I must say, it turned out quite well. I know people shouldn’t say things like that about their own baking but it did turn out well so what else am I supposed to say? Not like I am going to lie and say it ended up tasting gross lol

I gave a couple of slices to a friend this evening and the rest is packed away in tupperware containers waiting for me to take to work tomorrow.

My co-workers are gonna hate me lol two weeks in a row bringing in goodies, I’ll be the one blamed if they gain weight! lol

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