Ottawa!

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With me being Canadian and all I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that I’ve only been to our nation’s capital once in my life… and it was this past weekend. My fiance and I decided to take a little weekend getaway road trip to Ottawa to visit some old friends and for me, to make some new ones. I had a great time! We went skating on the Rideau Canal and it was great. The weather was perfect, the ice was worthy, and the company was awesome. I’ve wanted to go skating on the Canal since I was a kid and I will definitely be going again.

Another highlight of the weekend was adding to my football education. This is a sport that I’ve never really understood, but always wanted to. I’m a hockey gal. Thanks to some patience and explanation, I’ve started to understand and enjoy it. I’ll definitely be watching the Super Bowl and probably be cheering for the Broncos. Don’t ask me why! I’m a noob!

For My Mother

Today is the day we honour our mothers. We let them know how much we appreciate them and what they’ve done for us. We give them flowers, make them breakfast or dinner, and pamper them. We make this day as special as we can for them because we love them and we want them to know it. Continue reading

What I’ve Been Doing For the Past Four Months

The honest answer… not a whole heck of a lot. Well that’s not entirely true. We moved back home in February, went to PAX in March and I started a job in April. This month I’ve been taking a more active approach and I’ve started running. Just a Couch-to-5k program for now.  I’m not going to be running any marathons any time soon, but it feels good to get off the couch and be active. I thought that it would be difficult to go for a run after work, but it hasn’t been that bad. I’ve actually wanted to go! During the day, I’ve felt antsy to go home just so I COULD go running. That’s a pretty good feeling. Next week I’m going to add some strength training to my regime and try to shed some unwanted pounds. People have told me to try running in the morning. I’ve thought about it, and to be honest, I kind of like the whole sleeping-in-the-morning thing. It wouldn’t hurt to try, I suppose. Once I’m out of bed and moving around, being up early isn’t all bad. It’s nice and quiet. I’ll just have to get over my self-consciousness and run outside instead of on a treadmill. The weather is getting too nice for that!

PAX East 2013

PAX logoI was fortunate enough to be able to go to PAX this year and it was a weekend that I’ll never forget. I wasn’t even really into Penny Arcade before March 22nd. I read a few of the comics and I watched Blamimations (I love you, Tetris Cop and my awesome souvenir from Scott Kurtz which will be posted later), but I wouldn’t classify myself as a fan. Until now! It was my first time ever at an event like this and I have to say that I now have the fever! I’m already thinking of cosplay ideas for next year. Hmm… I guess I’m going to have to learn how to sew. Continue reading

The Pile Keeps Getting Bigger

We made it to Ontario! I’d like to add “without a hitch” on that last sentence, but then I’d be lying. Along with the movers fiasco that I mentioned in my previous post, a lot more has been heaped onto the pile. On Tuesday, after the cleaners left, I ended up going to the emergency room because I ended up getting bronchitis and wasn’t able to breathe. After waiting for four hours, the doctor listened to my breathing and wheezing for five minutes and wrote me a prescription for a puffer that makes me shaky and gives me headaches. At least I’m not tasting metal when I cough anymore. Hooray for small pleasures! Continue reading