Wednesday, 21 March 2018


Well, it's official.  My blankets have come off my bed!

No, not all of them, it's not Summer silly!  But my two extra Winter blankets are off and away.

They seem to have done whatever they do to the radiators, as they're not pumping out much anymore, but soon enough I'll close them off fully too. 

I'm starting to open the "other" windows... the sun, when it shines, is delicious and warm.

And I just laughed because as I type this, I realize that today might just be the official first day of Spring anyway... meaning that my blanket removal is right on time.

We made it through Winter, y'all.  Here comes the rest of the year!

Tuesday, 20 March 2018


My building hallways have these fire doors at certain intervals.  Or, at least, I assume they're fire doors... we'll just call them that.

They're held open by big magnets (one on the wall, one on the door) so they swing shut when the power goes off... or, I assume (and hope to never find out) when there's a fire... issue... I really have no idea of their purpose other than they're there, they close when the power goes out and they're held on by big magnets.

I bring them up because one of these doors happens to be magnetized right outside my door and so one of my walls is the wall that holds the magnet.  And sometimes... not all the time, but sometimes, it hums.  Really, really loudly.

So loudly, in fact, that I can't stand it and I go out and I un... "lock" (?) the door so the humming will stop.  Ahhhh relief.

Which leads me to my question.  Why on earth is it humming?

I'm assuming it's something to do with the... uh electricity?  Is it bad?  Should I tell someone?  Or is it just frigging normal for electrical magnets to HUMMMMMMMMMMM???????

I don't know, it's just usually when I un-lock it, when someone magnet-closes it again it's quiet (for a while.. sometimes a long while) but this month, it's non stop humming when magnetized and it's annoying.... but I'm also wondering why.

So... does anyone have any idea why my building's door magnet thing is humming?  (And no, I haven't gone around to check any other doors, so I have no idea if it's just my luck or what.)

P.S.  I'm not 100% sure that's the only place/thing that hums, but the others I can put down to being maybe a radiator or something... this one is in the hallway and via the wall into my place.

Monday, 19 March 2018


Time change is still messing with me, most notably with my sleep patterns.  I can't fall asleep when I'm supposed to (earlier) and I can't wake up when I'm supposed to (earlier) so I'm crotchety at night and grumpy and tired in the mornings.  It's a super fun combo!

That wasn't my cursor moving across the screen it was an ant.

I had ant bad dreams last night.  (sigh)

Dear Me, don't buy a new type of tea even if it's on super sale because you might not end up liking it at all and it'll just get given away. 

Maybe it could be Spring weather all year long?  Sunny... beautifully so, but a bit of bite in the wind or shade, but warm and lovely in the calm sun.  SO NICE.

I guess we'd still need rain but maybe only at night or something?

I have a sudden "craving" to play with Lego.  Weird.  (Didn't have a whole lot of it growing up so was more of a Playmobil kid I think?)

Saturday, 17 March 2018


What'cha up to this weekend?

(And how'd it get to be mid March?)

Friday, 16 March 2018


There's a saying of sorts, that I most remember from the Headspace site, that talks about how there is always blue sky, just that sometimes there are clouds blocking it.

You notice it during flights too... how it can be whatever weather, and then you get to a certain height (altitude?) and it's blue sky and sunny with clouds below.

I know all this.

It's just sometimes harder to think "the blue sky will be back" when it's dark and dreary.  Literally or metaphorically.

But more metaphorically.

Some days are hard.  Some harder than others.  Some moments within days are hard.  And so on and so forth.

Change is hard.

Roll on the blue sky days.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Yay. Aw Man! Boo.

Well, I guess I am meant to say "I learned a lesson the hard way" or something like that but... did you know it costs a lot to ship stuff?

Yeah, I didn't.

So, I sold an art print.  YAY!

Someone asked about one of my digital pieces, and if it could be printed on metal at a larger size.  I was like HUH YOU WHAT?  but only in my head, and so I looked up the price on a printing site Jason knows of and then I charged a bit more than it would cost and a bit more for shipping it from me to the person.  (I wanted to see it first hand first.)

I thought the price I quoted was silly, but the fellow said it sounded good, so I ordered the print and yay!  I sold a print!  Someone gave me money!  Yay!

I got it sent to my place and got all emotional when it arrived and then boxed it back up and took it off to be mailed to New Mexico.

By this time, I'd used the online shipping estimator and realized that any "profit" I might have been making was going to be eaten up by shipping.  But hey, I'd still make twenty or thirty bucks, that's decent, right?

Turns out it was too large for Canada post.  (You what?)  So I took it to UPS.  And then shipped it off for a hundred and twenty dollars.  (I didn't cry in the shop, I just wanted to)  Which means... I made -$7 on my sale!


No, it really was a learning experience.  It was weird to charge at all, and then I felt uncomfortable charging much more than what it cost to make on the printing site.  Jason pointed out after that I didn't charge for my time, or the expenditures around the material (computer and tablet in this case) or anything much at all, and that I shouldn't really have included shipping in the price, but I had no idea it would be that much and I didn't know how to say, oh, I included shipping but it ended up being about $80 more than I thought, can you... like, give me more monies?

So... yeah.  I sold some of my art, which is cool!  Someone will have it up on their wall.  That's cool.  I'm trying to process that n stuff.

But... it technically cost me money to have it made and sent to them, so, um, yeah, I'm not yet a super good businessperson.  Or like I'm a really good starving artist or something?

So yay boo and all that jazz.  D'oh.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018


I didn't write about it at the time.... for a few reasons... but at the end of October, I got to see Roger Waters live in concert.

Pink Floyd have always been an important band to me, through all of their evolutions, and I missed out on seeing them when they were together (or partially together) so when I heard Roger Waters was going to be in Vancouver (and there were still tickets!) I decided to say screw the cost and just go.  And I'm so glad I did.

I took Jason with me, and we both agree it was the most amazing concert we have ever been to.  Life fell very quickly apart for him right after the concert, which is part of why I didn't write about it, but I also was very overwhelmed by it and didn't know what all to say, or how.

I'm not even sure now what to say other than it was spectacular.

It was the most amazing visual show I've ever seen, which I'd hoped it would be.... having heard stories of epic Floyd concerts.  And then it was as if every Roger Waters Floyd song I'd want to hear, he decided to sing for me.  Like a song would start and I'd go "no way, that's my favourite"  then the next... "no way".  And the combination of the show and the visuals and the energy and the songs just ... changed me.  I haven't processed it yet... Jason's life distracted us both, I'll be honest, but damn.... that was a life changing concert.  It really was.

I've heard from a few other people who saw the tour, or know someone who did and the reactions are all the same.  Life changing.  Amazing.  Best concert ever.

Had I had the money, I would have bought a ticket and flown to Australia to see the next leg of the tour.  It really did mean that much to me.  I am hoping he puts out a concert CD at some point so I can maybe try to relive it.

I realized post show that I hadn't watched any previews.  I hadn't seen any youtube videos of the show or anything (other than a glimpse of some of his anti-Trump stuff)  I'd stayed away from "seeing" the show so everything was a surprise to me.  Which made it that much better.  I had no idea what was coming and everything was just... wow.

So, yeah, I saw Roger Waters live in concert in Vancouver at the end of October... and it was a life changing event. 

Thank you Mr Waters. 

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

For Reals This Time

Ok, so today I for reals get the permanent crown (tooth crown, not yet getting a permanent royalty crown, just in case you thought I fully deserved it, because, you know, I am still wondering if I was adopted and am secretly a princess and all). 

Last time I thought I was getting my permanent, it turned out it was just a trial run for fit, colour, etc.  And then it snowed! 

Fairly sure it's not going to snow today, but I am on record saying that we often get a tiny dusting near Easter so... you know, now-ish?

I kept tomorrow really low key just in case my mouth is annoyed, and I'm hoping today goes super smoothly and easily and un-pain-fully.  (Shush, I can still make up words!)

Will probably try to write up a post or two in advance, so I don't have to force myself to write later today in case I'm feeling ouchie or whatever.  Know what I mean jellybean?

Monday, 12 March 2018

Ok, But

And here we all thought I could get away with not being bothered by the (stupid-ass) time change this year.  HA!

I did actually wake up grumpy yesterday because according to me, I woke up either early or on time and according to the time, I slept in.  I SLEPT IN?  I DID NOT SLEEP IN BECAUSE IF I HAD SLEPT IN I WOULD HAVE FELT RESTED YOU BUTTFACE!!!

No, not you... the... time manager.  Yeah, that guy.  Screw him.  Or... her.  Screwem.


I dunno.  Jason complained that "everyone" in his feed was whining about it and shouldn't we all be used to it by now? 

Uh, no.  No we shouldn't.  I swear it gets harder every year. 

Or maybe I'm just extra grumpy.  You know.... because I DID NOT SLEEP IN!


Saturday, 10 March 2018


I'm already annoyed with the time change. 

I was all happy with myself for getting up "early" this morning (I just naturally woke up so ok!) and then realized that tomorrow.... this won't be getting up early at all.

Stop stealing my hours!

Friday, 9 March 2018


Seeing as I've thought it was Friday for the last three days, I'm quite happy to say that today is, in fact, for actuals, Friday.

Happy Friday... finally!

Thursday, 8 March 2018


Well, apparently nature has fully, really decided it's Spring.

Had to kill two little ants yesterday, sigh.

From what I've been told or read, this means that the.. uh... nest (not hive...) believes it's warm enough to head out and forage, which means the ground has warmed up enough (I think?)  It also means I hope to keep them at bay and not have to get someone in to "deal" with them again this year!

So yeah, happy Spring, according to some tiny ants.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Here We Go Again!

Just when the days were starting to get wonderfully, acceptably long.... we're gonna hit daylight savings again.  Which... yay for even longer days but, well, you know the rest.


And this is the one where we lose an hour and then everything gets extra messed up for a while.

As opposed to the one where we gain an hour and then everything gets messed up for a while.

(Or do I have that backwards?  Sigh)

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Didn't Miss The Hassle

I'm fairly sure I didn't talk about it in Summer (mainly because it's noted down on my "possible post ideas" notepad and not yet scratched out) but watching my neighbour-friend get ready for Burning Man was a good reminder of the parts I wasn't missing by not attending...

I went out the night before they left to hold a flashlight for them while they packed their truck and trailer.  And man oh man they were both super ultra full to the brim packed!  And then we thought to double check the insurance and it had just expired (a borrowed truck, so not really their fault for missing it) which... oh man!  Meant a delay in leaving.  Which turned out to be fine, because when they called their co-traveller to let him know, it turned out he'd just lost a tooth... something or other.. crown maybe? and so they'd have had to wait on him anyway.

So as I was standing there, watching the packing and the stress of it all I felt the relief of not having to deal with all that.  The packing... the driving, the borders, the unpacking, the setting up of camp, the teardown, the re-packing (of now dirty stuff), the travelling home, the unpacking, the washing, the... all of it.  It is a lot.  And it was good to be able to be reminded that while I'd miss attending, I certainly wasn't missing the hassle of going.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Am Trying!

I am genuinely trying to manage (if not control?) my creme egg intake y'all!

I think I'm doing a pretty good job but I'm still going through them at a ... well, a fairly decent pace.

I mean, I only had two yesterday so that's pretty good eh?

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