On Wednesday evening, I was walking through the family room with my attention elsewhere when I caught my toe on the leg of the ottoman. The pain was unbelievable and I figured I had broken it. Ice and elevation helped a bit, but by the next morning I was only able to wear flip-flops (Ralph … Continue reading So after I Kicked the Ottoman…
With my family's permission, I co-opted the first two evenings of vacation viewing for Castlevania on Netflix. That wasn't too difficult since they all play video games, and my husband is a particular fan of vampire movies and certain animated shows. I am happy to report that we all enjoyed the show! We arrived in Osoyoos … Continue reading Castlevania and a Smoky Vacation
While driving to and from work and wanting to distract myself from the news on the radio, I decided that my ears were in need of a Richard Armitage fix. Somehow the British male voice that I'd selected for Siri on my iPhone just didn't do it! So, not wanting to re-listen to the Heyer … Continue reading Rich’s of the Past: Robin Hood Audiobooks
Thank you Esther, for nominating me for a Liebster Award. As this involves answering a series of questions, I took the liberty of finishing the RA Challenge questions first! The rules to be followed are: Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog into your post. Answer 11 questions which you have been asked … Continue reading Liebster Award Nomination – Thanks!
**SPOILERS** I finally bought Season 1 of Berlin Station on iTunes. Over the last week, I could barely wait to get home to see what would happen next! The show is a slow build, working up to fast-paced excitement in the last two episodes. As a vehicle for Richard Armitage's acting skills, it is not as … Continue reading Berlin Station: A Bingeworthy Adventure
My Younger Son refers to my OOA as "Armitage Shanks".... as in, "What are you watching? Oh, Armitage Shanks again?" Apparently, he finds this endlessly funny! So, let's explore the possible definitions of "Armitage Shanks": Armatage Shanks (sic) - The Song: My Family are big Green Day fans, owning all the albums and being represented at … Continue reading Armitage Shanks – 4 Definitions
A few years ago, I wrote a piece for our Wellness Newsletter at work, which I wanted to share with you now. I was reminded of this earlier article after reading Heather Parish's latest blog post on "Stress and Fangirling" here. While my mini-vacation specifics have changed a bit since I wrote the article, my methods have … Continue reading Taking a mini-vacation… Stress relief without travel!
So, the other night my Hubby was watching TV, when he paused the show to listen to something I was saying. But the image he paused on grabbed my attention. Who does this remind you of? Now I know that my Hubby would not be watching MI-5 (Spooks). … Continue reading Who Does This Remind You Of?
I am a big fan of celebrity biographies -- or better yet, autobiographies. I like to try to get inside the head of a favourite musician or actor. But what if the book reveals a dealbreaker (supporting Trump maybe?) or shares TMI (too much information)? Or in the best case, it may corroborate your good … Continue reading Dealbreakers, TMI, and Corroboration
My Younger Son has been binge-watching The Walking Dead on Netflix. I keep thinking that the theme song reminds me of something. Okay, call me crazy (and he did!), but the first 3 melody notes (while in a different key and with fuller instrumentation) sound like the first 3 notes of the BBC North and South theme! … Continue reading Random North and South Stuff