thenerdygirl: (R2D2)
I’ve seen a few people on my f-list do posts in a survey like format for their posts which I think is neat and appealing to my scatterbrain feelings at the moment so I’m going to attempt my version of that.

CURRENT EARWORM: Guess from the subject line? Well, for anyone not familiar it’s What’s going on by 4 Non-blondes. I have no idea why I have 4 non-blonde’s stuck in my head right now as all I’ve been listening to are Halloween playlists on songza. I’ve been trying to find some new Halloween music to add to my own Halloween playlist.

CURRENT OBSESSION: Halloween....which I’m sure is shocking no one :P I would warn you all that now that tomorrow is the first of October I’ll probably be talking a lot more about Halloween but I suspect that a)most of you already know that and b) some of you are in the same state of mind.

CURRENT WORRY: It’s a toss-up between money and eating habits as I’ve been terrible with both the past few weeks. With money, it’s the fact that I’m spending too much on frivolous crap and I know I shouldn’t. I’m blaming Halloween since most of my frivolous purchases have been Halloween themed lately. As for eating....my eating habits are so bad. At least I’m going to the gym so that’s something but I really need to make some adjustments. In this area it’s not taking time to prepare proper meals and emotional eating after work are my biggest challenges I need want to work on.

CURRENTLY HAPPY ABOUT: I got a good night’s sleep and, even better, I managed to get my night owl partner to go to bed too. Actually, I think I’m happier that John went to bed early since he’s been only getting 2-3 hours sleep on Sunday night & Monday night. Works super busy for him right now.

CURRENTLY AWAITING: My Halloween costume dresses. I decided against buying a typical costume or deluding myself that I would have the time/energy to make something this year and instead went to Superherostuff.com to buy something that I could wear as a costume but also wear whenever I want. I got one Chewbacca skater dress and one R2D2 dress, pics will be posted once they arrive.

CURRENTLY AMBIGUOUSLY HAPPY ABOUT: My high maintenance friend moving across the country, which I feel weird/bad about admitting. Don’t get me wrong, there’s sadness there but it’s not at all like the sadness I’ve felt in the past about other friends moving. Hell, I have another friend moving to the next town over that I feel sadder about than my HM friend. I guess it’s harder to feel sad about this because one, she’s been wanting to move for a while now so I’m happy for her. Two, she’s been complaining to me through-out our whole friendship how much living in Newfoundland sucks so I’m happy for me I won’t have to hear that weekly dose of negativity for a while. I’m sure once a couple of months go by I’ll be missing her but right now all I can think is that it’ll be nice to get a break.

Anyway, happy end of September everyone!
thenerdygirl: (Autumn)


We're due for heavy rains today and the sky keeps moving back from dark to light to dark again. It's a bit odd. At 9am this morning it was like the sun had already set and then ten minutes later it was light again and the rain started pouring down.

I'm currently listening to soundrown to drown my coworkers out. The sound is syncing up with the rain so it's like I'm working a window open. I'm in a better headspace then I was yesterday but still feel like keeping to myself today, hence soundrown. It's a good site if you're allowed to work with headphones but find music can be distracting.
thenerdygirl: (Creep)


Ah, good old gifs. How else would I express my desire for murder and still have it be amusing & not taken seriously? Today has the potential to be a good day but my body and brain are having none of that. I went to go grab a coffee earlier, thinking it would help since coffee usually cheers me up, but the other customers in the coffee shop just brought out the hulk smash urge me. I was taken aback by how vicious I felt toward one person who got in my way but thankfully I would never ever EVER act on such a thought. It did make me realize that I need to avoid having too much face to face contact with people who annoy me today because I am just not in the right head space this morning. Thankfully my job allows for me to be quiet and keep to myself on days like this.

The rest of the weekend a.k.a Sunday ) Hope everyone else is having a better Monday!
thenerdygirl: (Autumn)
So I added and was added by a bunch of new people thanks to the latest friending frenzy and I meant to post a hello/about me post back on Friday. It's been super busy the past two days so that got put on the back burner. Apologies and welcome to my journal! I'm not going to do a whole post about me because I did a bunch of posts/surveys very recently so if you're really curious, please check out this About me survey or this People I post about post, or just ask away if you have any questions ^_^

Now for a little rundown of the weekend:

  • Friday - Went to Yuk Yuks comedy club Friday night thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lady_green_bat winning tickets again. We had a fantastic time, especially since all three comics and the MC were great. Normally whenever we go to comic shows there's always one comic or two who aren't that funny so it's pretty rare to have all three be so good.

  • Saturday - My little cousin got married so it quite eventful! The morning we were rushing around to make it to the wedding or, in my case, hobbling because I stupidly wore heels. John and I were almost late but luckily no wedding ever starts on time. It was held outside and not a traditional church wedding which was fantastic, even though it was foggy and drizzly all yesterday. They lucked out and the rain held off until the evening. Another great thing is that the dinner and dance were happening several hours later so John & I got to go off and do a bunch of stuff instead of having to wait around after the ceremony. We went to Smittys for lunch, hit the gym for an hour, grabbed a coffee and then checked out the Spirit of Halloween store.

    Of course I forgot my wallet and could only look at the fun Halloween stuff but that was probably for the best. I would have undoubtedly spent way too much. I looooooove Halloween. So much so that if I had the money, the space, and enough trick-or-treaters to justify it, I would totally do a haunted house. Sadly I have none of these things but there was a bunch of Halloween paraphernalia that I would have purchased had I brought my wallet.

    The only downside of Halloween here on the island is that there aren't a lot of activities for adults outside of Mardi Gras, which is the big street party on George Street where all the bars are. I've done Mardi Gras a few times but the fun always wore off pretty quickly because a couple of my friends always get shit faced fall down drunk. Then we're stuck babysitting them the rest of the evening, trying to make sure they don't run off or drink more. I wish there were more adult Halloween parties that didn't revolve solely around drinking. I'm hoping to have a horror movie night on October 30 so that'll be one thing but haven't figured out what to do on the 31st.

    Anyway, enough of my musing about Halloween, I hope everyone's having a good weekend!
  • thenerdygirl: (Star wars)
    Wuxi, pool party
    Picture by Wuxi on Flickr
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    thenerdygirl: (Autumn)
    My problem, in gif form:


    ...Although, it does seem like the opposite of a problem. I went to the public library on my morning break and I restrained myself to four books this time, one for crocthing, one for watercolouring painting, one for psychology, and one that's kinda psychology but also about being organized. Sidebar, it's so awesome the public library is right next to the university library I work; all my book needs in one place! Or course, it makes it super tempting to take out too many books at one time.

    There's always so much I want to do but it can be such a challenge to focus. It's like once I start planning my mind goes in a million directions at once, it's hard to sit down and say "This is what I'm going to do and this is how I'm going to do it". The only times I've ever seen to have much luck is when I did the 101 things in 1001 days challenge twice. The first time I managed to get 56 out of 101, the second time it was about 70+ out of 101, so who knows? Maybe if I did it again I'd get the full 101 things completed. I've been toying around with the idea of doing another list.

    One thing I would add would be learning how to paint with watercolours. I did learn a little back in university but it was briefly touched on in a drawing class. Funny enough, in the two years of painting classes I did for my degree we never once had a class on watercolours. The focus was almost solely on oil with brief classes in encaustic painting and using gouache. Using acrylic wasn't encouraged which I always felt was pretty stupid and outdated of our professors....and I'm starting to delve into an art school rant apparently. Better stop before this gets two extra paragraphs. Suffice to say, I wished we had done more with other paint types.

    All the hustle and bustle on campus has gotten me thinking about my days as a student. On days like today I think "Oh I envy the students. So much energy, so much to look forward to". Then there are other days when I look at my student loan payments, remember exams & assignments, and think "Yeah, I'm so glad I'm finished".
    thenerdygirl: (What would Dorothy do?)
    According to my email from Bootlegger. I don't know why find spam/advertising email subject lines amusing but I do. When you think about it, it is kind of weird to get emails from companies, especially ones that use your name as if you're old friends...but I didn't come here to talk about ads so enough about that.

    Things have been good but busy. Work is still struggling with Alma and I've been mostly working on ordering and editing code for our work wiki. Nothing too exciting happened on the work front. John and I have been going to the gym almost every night this week and we've been trying out different equipment. It's been fun although I do find the weights section a little intimidating because it's always full of muscular people who look so intense and I'm here like "I have no idea what I'm doing, I'm going back to cardio". I haven't lost any weight but I've already noticed a slight change already. My belly's not poking out as much and I have more energy in the evenings now.

    I also found out there's a bowling legaue at MUN which I signed up for. It's every week on Thursday and not too expensive, only 16 bucks a week for three games. I love bowling though and don't get enough opportunities to play so I'm excited. I just hope I don't feel too awkward in the crowd because I'm sure it will be a bunch of people from the campus that I've never met before. But hey, it's a bit more exercise.

    The craft/flea market sale is tomorrow and I so do not have enough craft stuff to sell. I'm going to try and fix that this afternoon and tonight but at least I have a bunch of books to sell. Besides, who knows? Maybe the less I'll have to sell the more likely I'll sell what I have? I've never sold at a flea market before and I really just signed up to see if I could sell any second hand books there. I have a lot of books I need though not necessary want to get rid of and I figure if I can sell them that might motivate me to clear out my book collection a little. Second hand books I have no trouble giving away but I've a hard time just handing over books I bought new.

    So that's been my week, I hope everyone else has been well.
    thenerdygirl: (Gargoyles)
    It's another list post because I did not get enough sleep last night and doubt my ability to write a coherent post.

  • Gym! - John and I hit the gym twice this weekend, once on Friday and once on Sunday. We’ve been going every second day so far although I think it won’t be long until we start going every day. It’s not nearly as busy as I thought it would be which is really nice as we have no trouble getting the equipment we want to use. Whether or not it will stay that way when the fall semester starts remains to be seen but I’m hopeful. I think a lot of students prefer to use field house or Goodlife over the Aquareana.

  • Sakura Sushi - Friday night John and I checked out a new local sushi spot called Sakura Sushi. The place is small, a little run down and painted like a Barbie doll box pink but the food was good, easily on par with our current favourite sushi place, Sun Sushi. Afterward we walked around Churchill Square and grabbed ice cream at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for desert.

  • Avalon Expo -We checked out the latest Con (Comic? Geek? It wasn’t really defined) and got to see a lot of cool costumes and geeky merchandise. It was hard to resist spending and ultimately I didn’t as I picked up three Lego minifigures for my collection but I didn’t spend very much and they were ones I wanted. We didn’t stick around for the panels because none of them really interested us and we had plans.

  • Agent 47 - Saw that Saturday night and I enjoyed it for the simple action movie that it was. Except for the strobe light scene at the beginning, that one was near headache educing and just poorly done as it made it hard to watch the action which, you know, is the whole point of an action movie. I mean, it’s great if the story is good but action movies are more about visuals and stunt work for me. Thankfully everything else was much better.

  • Texas Hold ‘Em - The lovely [livejournal.com profile] lady_green_bat had a Texas Hold ‘Em fundraiser for her upcoming art show and while I had fun, I also put my ignorance of poker on display. One, I thought we had to cover the monetary value of the chips used. We didn’t, this was covered by the entrance fee which was obvious in retrospect. Two, I accidentally won a couple of games. I literally thought I had nothing in my hand only to have other, more experienced, players point that I actually had winning hands. In my defense it was my first time at Texas Hold ‘Em event. I would certainly play again though.

    I have quite a bit of post reading to catch up on it seems but I hope everyone had a good weekend!
  • Bloo bagoo

    Aug. 27th, 2015 10:22 am
    thenerdygirl: (Tea club)
    ....is similish for “What’s up?” apparently. I don’t know what’s funnier, that there are defined similish words online or that I went looking for them. This past weekend I re-installed the original Sims game after talking about it on [livejournal.com profile] papertea's journal and talk about a flashback of the past. It’s amazing to think I use to spend hours playing this game when I was a teen. What was even funnier is that while I was re-installing and playing Sims, John was playing Witcher II on his Xbox. Naturally, comparisons were made.
    Witcher versus Sims, plus more Sims talk )

    What else has been going on outside the renewed addiction to Sims 2? John and I went to the gym together for the first time. He used to have a Goodlife membership but we realized it was cheaper to add him to my membership with Aquarena Gym which is right next to my work place and part of the university. I’ve used the pool for years but never used the gym before because I’ve always been self conscious about using the machines so it was nice to have someone else with me.

    We had a good time and we’re already planning a gym schedule. This is very good as I need to get back on track with exercising. When I lived alone I found it easier because I could just go whenever I wanted but moving in together has thrown off my exercise and eating habits a lot. We’ve improved in our eating habits together in some ways, like including more fruits and veggies, eating less take out so I’m hopeful we’ll be able to figure out how to combine living together with being healthy together.

    Last night I tried out a new recipe: Grilled Halloumi tacos with chickpeas & peppers. It was interesting as neither of us had tried halloumi before and found it okay but ultimately we liked the chickpea mixture more so I think the next time we’ll use the chickpeas with grilled chicken or vegetables instead.

    I don’t have anything else to add so I’m going to end the post with this:
    thenerdygirl: (Time)
    Today’s subject line comes from a short but sweet spam email soliciting me to start a relationship with a Russian woman. How will I ever break it to Galina that I am not the groovy man she’s seeking?

    I wasn’t on Livejournal much Wednesday and wasn’t on at all on Thursday so I have a lot of journal reading to catch up on, which is really nice. It’s been a while since I’ve had to hit the previous button on my friends list in order to catch up on two days. Before I get to that I figured I’d post a short update myself. Nothing of real interest happened on Wednesday except John and I went to a local diner that was awful which was a disappointing because I had heard it was good...although, in retrospect, the guy who told me it was good was a man of questionable tastes who thinks Swiss Chalet is fine dining. Nothing against Swiss Chalet of course but I always found it funny that this guy talked about a chain restaurant like it was the height of dining experiences. Anyway, suffice to say the diner was terrible. John’s meal came with a side of Fly (They remade it and comp’d him 50% for that) and my side dish had clearly been sitting around for while and tasted old. No, I didn’t complain because it took a while for John’s dish to be remade and the main part of my dish was fine and very filling. Enough bitching about Wednesday though, let’s move on to Thursday which was the much better day.

    First off, I decided to take Thursday off two reasons. One, I had a dentist appointment, always a source of anxiety. Two, I’ve been itching to take a day off to be on my own. So I decided to take Thursday off completely as a way of making the dentist trip less terrible. Why would a trip to dentist be terrible? I feel like most people already know why but to spell it out, I have a huge fear of going to the dentist. I've had it ever since I was a kid and I know it’s completely irrational but that doesn’t change the fact that whenever I get in a dentist chair and someone starts poking at my teeth I’m highly tempted to bolt and run. To date, I’ve never actually ran from the dentist and I consider that a personal success.

    Yesterday was actually good though thanks to the dental hygienist who talked a lot but in a way that kept me entertained and distracted from the sound of metal scraping my teeth. I didn’t have any cavities and I learned that, barring abnormal circumstances, I’ll never have to get my wisdom teeth removed because they’re small and not going to come out. The exact words when I asked? “Oh you’ve got cute little wisdom teeth. They’re not big enough to come out”. Never heard of wisdom teeth being described as cute but I’ll take it! I was a very happy camper when leaving the dentist yesterday. I spent the rest of my day off cleaning and that night my friends, John, and I all got free tickets to go to Yuk Yuks comedy club. The comedians we got to see are Shaun Burton, Chris Pierce, and Paul Haywood. All locals and all pretty funny but Chris Pierce was the best. It was his first show as a professional and he did a fantastic job. All in all, it was groovy night.

    thenerdygirl: (Hecklers)
    Recently I told myself I wasn’t buying any more books or movies till after January 2016 but of course, after saying that, did I do everything I could to avoid the discount bin? Of course I didn’t. At least I can console myself with the fact that all together it was less than twenty dollars and that all three movies were cheaper than they would have been on Amazon or Amazon marketplace.

    I feel I should explain that I love B-movies, cheesy movies, and movies others might classify as terrible and that I make no apologies for this love. Judge if you must :P So what so-called terrible choices did I make yesterday?

    1: The 10th Kingdom, back when I was a teen and before Once upon a time or Fables the comic book, this was my favourite interpretation of fairy tales meeting the modern world.
    2: Splash, I can’t justify spending twenty five bucks on The Little Mermaid but I can justify spending five bucks on the second place childhood classic.
    3: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure & Bogus Journey double feature. Ok, so this might qualify as terrible but for five bucks I figured why not? It was the last copy and I'm a sucker for nostalgia.

    Nostalgia has also gotten me into reading (or in some cases re-reading) Sweet Valley High recaps at [livejournal.com profile] 1bruce1. This series I will readily admit is terrible and should not be consumed by the age group it was written for but I will also admit I love looking back at how terrible & ridiculous it was. Essentially it's like someone had written crack fanfiction but managed to pass it off as legit.

    So friends, what terrible things (books, movies, etc) from your youth did you love or still currently love?
    thenerdygirl: (Jack the ripper)
    Today’s subject line is a chapter title from the electron resource Superman: the unauthorized biography by Weldon Glen. One of my favourite things about working at a library is just seeing the odd titles used. Sadly this resource was being removed when I saw it so I never got to read the chapter but I’m sure it would have been entertaining. I remember Superman's 90s mullet, along with that black and silver costume though I think it was still better than the Superman Blue/Red electricity look.

    Overall my weekend was good but pretty quiet. Saturday was spent running errands, making tacos with John and watching Bones on Netflix, also with John. He’s a big fan of the show and related books so he’s gotten me into watching it. It’s interesting because I dislike the main character Temperance but yet find that I’m sort of addicted to watching it. At least I like watching the secondary characters. Have you ever watched a show where you hated the main character or characters but loved the secondary characters?

    As for Sunday, I didn’t do much during the day but at night I went to a bridal shower for a woman named Sam who will be marrying my younger cousin Albert next month. I went because Mom didn’t want to go along and I was expecting it to be dull and awkward since I don’t know Sam or her friends/family but it was surprisingly fun. The party Great Gatsby themed, there were lots of great little games, and the two hours flew by. Normally I hate showers, baby or wedding so it was really nice to go to one and not spend the whole time wishing I could leave.

    After the shower I went home, watched Defiance & a bit of Cutthroat Kitchen with John before heading off to bed. All in all, it was a nice relaxing weekend.

    Random: Greek Mythology as described by tumblr. I always get a kick out of these descriptions so thought I'd share.
    thenerdygirl: (Tea)


    friending frenzy: active LJ friends!


    Saw this on [livejournal.com profile] touchofgr3y's journal and decided to share the friending fund. If you're like me you've probably got a mix of active and inactive journals on your friends so if you'd like to have more active journals to read it's worth checking out.
    thenerdygirl: (Tea club)
    This week hasn’t been as stressful as I feel like it has been but knowing that hasn’t stopped me from feeling so on edge and scatterbrained the past three days. I’ve been trying to update but every time I do I feel incoherent so if this is incoherent I apologize :P

    On Monday I booked the plane tickets I need for a trip I’m taking in January 2016. My friend is getting married on a cruise so I need to fly down and back from Florida which luckily I have enough air miles to do. Unfortunately I was stupid and put off booking my flight last month so I had only one choice for the departure flight which I can work with but wasn’t as good as the options I had in July so I was kicking myself pretty hard Monday. Kicking myself was unnecessary because I still have lots of time and I just need to book a hotel that will allow a later check in, which the one I’m most interested in will allow. I just have a tendency to do that when I make mistakes.

    Once again I realize I really have to crack down on my spending. I know, I know. Make a budget, stick to it, stop buying shit you don’t need. Easy in theory but surprisingly hard in practice, especially since I’m still adjusting and recovering from having to make a sudden move in March this year. Since I wasn’t updating back then and have added a bunch of people since then, I’ll explain. Back in 2012 I moved into my own basement apartment where I lived alone and this year in February there was water seeping in from the exterior of my landlord’s house. My landlords checked it out, realized it had been going on for some time and that they had to do a lot of repairs so I had to move. It was really too bad because my landlords were awesome, the best landlords I’ve ever had, and I loved my little apartment. One upside was that my partner John and I decided that since I had to move it was a good time to find a place together. I had to move back with my parents for a couple of weeks but after a lot searching & viewing we lucked out. We moved into our current apartment in April, which is in a great location and came with great landlords, so it all worked out but it was a blow to my budget. I’m still trying to adjust to living with a partner and manage my finances’ accordingly. You’d think it’d be easier with someone else helping with the rent but the rent is higher than my last place so it’s not that much cheaper plus there were added expenses. Having this trip coming up is exciting but financially a bit stressful.

    ...that’s probably the big reason I’ve been so scatterbrained on edge this week, now that I think on it. I know it will work out and I’ve even started working on ways to make some extra money outside my job like flea markets & craft fairs but I do have to be more mindful of where my money goes.

    On the upside though, yesterday John joined the gym at my work place which I’m already a member so we’ll be able to work out together. Which is good because I’ve been terribly slack with exercising this year so I’m hoping this will motivate the both of us.

    Also, I finally got a chance to borrow Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley from the public library (not the university library where I work) which was great. I've been itching to buy it and resisting the urge because I was hoping one of the libraries I use would get it. It's a good read, in some ways I like better than Scott Pilgrim but I wouldn't call it better. Perhaps just as good but in a slightly different way? It's less video game based and more folklore based which was interesting. If you're a comic reader and if you liked Scott Pilgrim I'd recommend checking it out.

    BTW, is anyone here is on goodreads and would like a friend? My profile is here, feel free to add me if you'd like and I'll add back.
    thenerdygirl: (Time)
    My dad took another group of people out in his boat on Tuesday evening, including me, John and John's sister, brother-in-law, and niece. It was a great trip, the water was a lot calmer and I had taken a sufficient amount of drugs so I did not get seasick at all. I even managed to catch three fish! Sadly, I don't have any pictures of this or of the whales we got to see as I was too busy enjoying it all to go for my phone. Which isn't a bad thing. As one of my favourite professors use to say, "You can't experience everything through a lens. Sometimes you have to let your memories be the souvenir".

    I think everyone had a good time but I was a bit anxious since this was my first time meeting John's sister & her family and there were strangers on the boat so I felt hyper aware of everything I did and everything I said. You know, that over-analyzing feeling of 'Oh God, does everyone think I'm an idiot?' when in reality no one is really thinking of you at all. Probably.

    After the boat trip John and I decided to take his sister & her family out to dinner, with the goal of going to a local place. Of course, since it was Tuesday we thought this would be easy but we didn't realize the George Street Festival (a.k.a a big several day long drinking festival) was still on the go. So everywhere was either packed and/or not letting minors into the restaurant after 7/8pm...which neither John nor I realized was a thing restaurants in the downtown area even practiced because we and most of our friends don't have kids. It was a bit disheartening and we felt a bit embarrassed for dragging his sister & family downtown but it all worked out in the end. We took them to Milestones, which is a chain but not a restaurant they had been to before and we got in easily.

    I made his niece two crocheted octopuses like the ones pictured here except they were pink, white and purple. She loved them and they kept her entertained during dinner so I felt pretty good about that too. All in all, a good Tuesday.
    thenerdygirl: (Tea)
    So I updated last Monday and then sort of was wrapped up in work and other social sites throughout the week and didn’t get any posting in. Which isn’t too bad because everything interesting happened between Friday to Sunday anyway. Here it all is in glorious list format, because I like lists:

  • Friday: I got surprise holiday from work after higher concentrations of lead were found in the water at various buildings at MUN, the university campus I work on. In order to test the water in all the buildings and assure everyone it was safe the campus shut down and gave everyone a long weekend. Aside from the fear of having lead poisoning, it was a nice surprise. So far no one actually had lead poisoning; the higher concentrations were just discovered in a few buildings during routine tests. Most buildings had new filters put on the taps during the weekend so the campus is re-opened again and I’m back at work this morning. I spent most the Friday holiday reading in bed before hauling myself up to clean the apartment a bit.

  • Friday night: Headed to [livejournal.com profile] strangegoddess’s place for a Sharknado 3 party and to answer your question, yes my friends and I are dorks XD. We had previous parties for Sharknado 1 & 2. It was a good time and hilarious but I would have liked to have been able to hear more of the movie. I know, it’s not a movie one needs to hear but I’m sure we missed a lot of hilarious dialog.

  • Saturday: Slept in and went out for a late lunch/ early dinner at The Club, which is a good place to check out if you’re in St. John’s and you want higher end pub food that’s different from the usual stuff. We split the onion rings, I had a leek soup and John had chili before we split desert, caramel bread pudding with homemade ice cream. They also brought us out buns with molasses butter which is so freaking good I want to make it at home.

  • Saturday night: Went up to visit/stay the night [livejournal.com profile] lady_green_bat who is cat sitting for a woman who turned out to be my 3rd cousin I found out on Sunday from my parents. That’s what you get for living on an island, btw. Relations are everywhere. Anyway, we watched Wolf Cop because why the hell not and it’s as bad as you’d imagine from the title but still somewhat hilarious. Naturally it was filmed in Canada and it even had an actor from Ginger Snaps, my favourite Canadian werewolf movie, in it. So [livejournal.com profile] lady_green_bat and I spent most of time trying to figure out what kind of a parody crossover could happen between Ginger Snaps and Wolf Cop. Then we watch The Lost Boys for the 76th millionth time because that’s how we roll.

  • Sunday: Summer actually came to the island and a small crew of us went out on my dad’s boat for a trip to take part in the food fishery. The ride out was fun but then I stupidly got really sea sick because I took ginger gravol instead of hardcore actual gravol. Lesson fucking learned. I’m just glad I was the only one and that it was only a small crew who got to witness that. Everyone else had a good time though. Once again my dad kicked ass by catching the most fish. I’m hoping we’ll get a chance to go out again and that I’ll be properly drugged for it. Anyway, here’s a picture of Signal Hill that I took before I got sick.


    More pictures )
  • thenerdygirl: (What would Dorothy do?)
    My guy made coffee.
    I use salt and not sugar.
    Typical Monday.

    So far Monday’s been off to a slightly rough but amusing start. When I get home I’ll have to remember to label the container we have the salt in. In other news it’s been a really busy weekend. Here’s a run down in bullet form for your viewing pleasure:

  • Friday night – John & I went to the opening for the exhibit Remembering the Fallen Soldiers of Gallipoli with Poppies which I posted pictures of here. It was a good crowd and the caterer had provided some Turkish food in honour of the artist so that was fun to try. My favourite thing was this spread made out of beets.

  • Friday night continued – After the exhibit we headed over to my Department Head’s (aka boss’) house for a going away party for Cataloguing division Department head who’s moving all the way across the country. I was worried that the party would be awkward because even though my Department Head and the Cataloguing Department Head are both super awesome people there were going to be people there that I don’t work closely with and therefore don’t know very well. Thankfully it wasn’t too awkward at all and a few people I do know well and can talk to easily came to the party. John also discovered this gem in my boss’ CD collection Pictures )

  • Saturday – I had to get up early to sell at a craft fair in Witless Bay, a medium size town an hour or so outside of St. John’s (where I live). The craft fair was pretty dead but I made back my money and a bit extra, plus got to hang out with [livejournal.com profile] lady_green_bat all day so it was good in my books. Here’s a few pictures of what I made to sell -> More pictures! )

  • Saturday night - [livejournal.com profile] lady_green_bat gave me & John free tickets to attend Yuk Yuks and we had a really good time. The main act was Roy Daye and he was hilarious! I would absolutely go see him again. The MC, Jason Card, was also really good and even when the mic died he kept going, entertaining while the staff fixed it. There were two other comedian’s who also did a fair/good job but sadly their names escape me at the moment.

  • Sunday – Decided to be somewhat lazy. I just spent the morning reading, watching the Birdcage, and doing a little light cleaning. Afterward, John and I went for a walk about, grabbed an ice cream, and relaxed for the evening watching Bones then Defiance. OMG Defiance! Does anyone else watch that show? And see episode 8? Holy crap! I you don’t watch Defiance but like Sci-Fi TV shows with aliens & humans co-existing you should check it out.
  • thenerdygirl: (Tea club)
    Does anyone else ever find hard to wake up when you're in the middle of a dream? For me it's super hard, I can't resist the urge to go back to sleep and finish the dream or try to anyway. A lot of times my alarm clock will go off, I'll hit snooze (a terrible, terrible habit), and get sucked right back into the dream as soon as I close my eyes, until the alarm goes off again. It makes for entertaining dreams but also makes it incredibly hard to get up on time.

    This morning I was dreaming about the Lost Boys movie, which I'm sure [livejournal.com profile] lady_green_bat can appreciate. More dream details here if you're interested )

    In other news, it's been a good if somewhat quiet vacation week. The highlights are:
  • Visiting mom on her birthday, bringing up presents and cake.
  • Visiting [livejournal.com profile] lady_green_bat later that day to hang out and chat.
  • Visiting another friend even later that evening who was having a small sale. I bought a board game off of her and she gifted me with a shirt & a skirt to thank me for cat sitting.
  • Seeing Antman yesterday evening, which was a fun movie. Smaller scale than Marvel movies have been in a while but funny. It was like what I always thought the Spiderman movies should have been like.

    We were supposed to go to Grates Cove today but John had trouble sleeping and the weather can be summed up as 'Meh' so we're going to wait for another weekend, maybe in August when we hopefully get some warmer weather. It's cloudy and currently 9c (48f), with the chance of showers.
  • thenerdygirl: (Poppy 2)
    Sorry for the lack of posts but John and I went on a road trip to visit Trinity, Elliston and Bonavista this past weekend and I didn't have a lot of time to post. The trip went well for the most part, with two downsides. The first one being that the weather was all over the place but then again, that's pretty regular for Newfoundland weather. Raining one minute, sunny the next and then suddenly, fog everywhere. The second, my mood. I have no idea why it was so up and down this weekend but luckily John is so super patient and I bounce back quickly. It was a quiet week but we had a lot of good moments. My favourite parts were visiting Puffin's landing in Elliston, seeing the inside Bonavista lighthouse (it was closed for repairs last year), visiting the Bonavista social club, and the Dungeon provincial park.


    More pictures under the cut )

    Hope everyone's been having a good week!
    thenerdygirl: (Poppy 2)
    First highlight of the day so far? New work mug!


    A surprisingly cheap find at Pipers, a small Newfoundland chain store. Now I just have to try to avoid breaking it like the last few mugs. The second highlight? Chocolate croissants brought in my department head at the library. As much as working at the library may make me feel loopy sometimes (especially as we integrate with our new operating system Alma) I do have to say I have an awesome department head. Even when she's up to her eyeballs in stress she's always super nice, friendly and funny. I honestly have no idea how she does it.

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