Greetings from the icier hellhole
“You seem a decent fellow," Inigo said. "I hate to kill you."
You seem a decent fellow," answered the man in black. "I hate to die.”

January 2015



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Greetings from the icier hellhole
“You seem a decent fellow," Inigo said. "I hate to kill you."
You seem a decent fellow," answered the man in black. "I hate to die.”

January 2015



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Jun. 6th, 2020

[info]dreadpirate : The Coles Notes

Jan. 13th, 2015

Reading Bingo is Back!

And this time it's Can Lit focused.

The Card! )

And I am EXCITED! I’m even more excited because it’s Canadian Lit themed, and I am ready. I wanted to read more Canadian lit this year and well - this is going to encourage me even more! (Granted my goal was to read more Margaret Atwood but that then spiraled into read more CanLit and now - this!)

Card from Random House. I failed at both versions of their Bingo last year (YA and non YA) but not this year.

I've got some Atwood checked out from the library, I want to delve more into Miriam Toews backlist, and after jumping around a bit I'm going back to the beginning of Emily St. John Mandel's work. And from there - who knooowwws.

Jan. 6th, 2015

Slow Down 2015!


I mean you've been good so far (*knocks on wood*) but I haven't been able to catch my breath. Work is busy-like and I'm tired so I go home and crash but -- I need more time to enjoy you. I'm determined to make 2015 a good year. AN AWESOME YEAR. Or at the very least make this week an awesome week and I want to savor things.

I plan to try and get caught up on RP tonight / tomorrow. I am excited.

Anyways, that said, let me blather for a bit.

Lets be very honest - was this real / should it become real - I would watch it over and over. Pretty much on an endless loop. I mean. Maybe. Possibly. It could have gone very very wrong. LA LA LA NO MOVIES AFTER ALIENS. Can't heeaarrr you, nope, nope, nope.

More blather )

Jan. 1st, 2015


Book Bingo! )

Dec. 9th, 2014

Icon has little to do with the content

I obviously have a lot of feelings about Kyle Reese's footwear. So yes this pleases me.

Nothing else about this movie might. But at least the shoes will be there.

Also! Also - William Gibson wrote a book that has time travel in it. Not a spoiler. It's right three on the book jacket. If ya'll excuse me I'll be back after almost 500 pages have been read.

Dec. 4th, 2014

[No Subject]

Actually it's not that bad, but my quest to get to inbox zero goes on and on and on and .... well you get the idea. Endless cycle, ect, ect.

I feel kind of congested yesterday and last night I felt feverish so, oh man I am hopping that I am not getting sick with any one of the various virus that are floating around my office. I have no time to be sick! I need my time to be lazy! *

* For reals. I put up my tree yesterday - took all of five mins, I was mentally prepared for hours (IDK why) and then I was all "well .... I should decorate. Later. Yes. Later." so I have the saddest looking artificial tree ever in my living room. Oh well.

I was going to put it up on Saturday but now I have to help my grandmother decorate / take down boxes of ornaments from her attic, so that's going to be my Saturday.

Nov. 20th, 2014


That is what I'm going to be saying to everyone once I get a chance to eat today. Until then I am going to sit here and glower and have a bad attitude about things.

Nov. 12th, 2014

Book Blogging

Look I'll be honest - I am a huge, huge, huge Stephen King fan. His books scare me, move me, and in the case of The Stand was a book that I clung to during a really rough period in my life. I have a lot of feelings about his books.

But. Lately? Like .... the novels aren't working for me. Like lets look at the books that came out between The Dark Tower VII and now ...

Books! )

Which brings me to ....Revival.

Which I own. I bought it yesterday.

I feel like Charlie Brown:

I feel like - this is going to hurt but I'm excited and hopeful anyways. I feel like he was inspired by Frankenstein and that is one of my favorite novels/tropes of all time. I have - concerns. But I'm going to read it. Slowly possibly, with breaks for other books but I will read it. (Then I'll maybe go re-read The Stand.)

Also the dedication page for the book, I like it.

Nov. 11th, 2014

To you, from failing hands, we throw the torch: be yours to hold it high

Nov. 10th, 2014

And I was running and running and running ...

Ran yesterday for the first time in like - weeks. And today I hurt, my knees hurt and so do my legs. Lame. I also man - I could not breathe for some of the run, it was not cool. So naturally I am lacing up the sneakers and heading out again tomorrow. Because I need to get back on track. I signed up for a race on December 6th (after swearing I was done ...) and I have to best my co-worker. Who is like 6-foot something to my just about 5 feet. Which means he has long legs and can go faster but damnit. Damnit. I am going to be faster! Or you know at least give a good accounting of myself.

Then in more race news (are your eyes glazing over yet?) I freaking won registration for the 2015 Maritime Race Weekend! I won the Tartan Twosome entry fee! So I get to race in the sunset 5K and my choice of the Saturday races, I get three medals (omg) two shirts, and a race buff! *Squeals*.

This is my life now. All about the race bling and that race day adrenaline rush. (and the fact that I sleep better, and feel better when I run.)

This weekend got away from me a bit in terms of RP getting done, I busted my phone on Friday (wooooooeeee) had to get a new one on Saturday, and then spent some time hanging out with my cousin Carter. He thinks I should name the phone Skywallker (it's blue) while I am leaning towards Ted. Then hung out with the parents (and mooched their food) on Saturday night, Sunday was run day, then library times, then my parents showed up at my place (and brought me doughnuts! And an electric heater!).

And today I work. One of like five people in the office, because everyone else took today as a vacation day and gave themselves a super short work week. It's cool, I got the vacation I wanted in December approved, I'll be off when my sister is home.

Nov. 6th, 2014


From the CBC:

"It's one of those problems Canadians face every year, like playoff hockey scheduling conflicts and whether to jump into the lake on Victoria Day weekend.

How do you keep from losing your poppy? "

Also: how do you keep from pricking your finger on the poppy pin every five seconds. But maybe that's just me.

Oct. 6th, 2014

31 Days of Halloween: Day four, five and six

Oh weekends. So much going on, so little time :/. If you had told me a year and a half ago that my idea of a good time on Sunday was to get up early to go run 5k around Halifax I would have said you were crazy. And yet ... that is what I did on Sunday, in a breast cancer awareness fundraiser.

(Saturday was a housewarming party, which was fun but not too much fun because- early morning race day on Sunday.)

So three days of the meme in one. Maybe I can stay on track after this. Maybe.

4. Best Halloween/Fall themed food )

5. Your first horror movie )

6. What type of monster do you want to be? )

Oct. 3rd, 2014

31 Days of Halloween: Day One, Two, and Three

1. Favorite Halloween movie

What could it beeeee? )

2. Halloween costume this year

Because I am on a budget (boo) I am re-using two years ago costume. I am a pirate!

Boo! Image + gif behind the cut )

3. Favorite Horror movie

don't go out tonight, it might just take your life ... )

The Celery Stalks at Midnight

It's October (and has been for three days ... whooppss.) All I want to do is read scary stories and watch scary movies.


Business as usual then.


1. Favorite Halloween movie
2. Halloween costume this year
3. Favorite Horror movie
4. Best Halloween/Fall themed food
5. Your first horror movie
6. What type of monster do you want to be?
7. Favorite Halloween character
8. One of your paranormal experiences
9. Do you believe in witchcraft?
10. Best costume you’ve ever worn
11. Favorite candy
12. How you act when watching a scary movie
13. Best pumpkin carving you’ve done
14. Do you believe in ghosts/spirits?
15. Halloween decoration tips
16. What do you use to hold candy when you trick or treat?
17. Your Halloween traditions
18. Best Halloween pranks or dares
19. Biggest fear
20. Best TV show Halloween episode
21. Opinion on October weather
22. First Halloween costume
23. Worst Halloween candy
24. Trick or treating OR Halloween party?
25. Favorite Halloween song
26. Have you ever used a Ouija board? Experiences?
27. Halloween costume last year
28. Your Halloween plans this year
29. Some Halloween Events you attend
30. Favorite Halloween animal
31. Why do you love Halloween?

Sep. 19th, 2014

Have you ever considered piracy? You'd make a wonderful Dread Pirate Roberts.



(For reals I am so tried I just want to go home and watch The Princess Bride and sleep on my couch. I might follow it up with Jaws because - Quint is like a pirate? Only - not? Whatever it is a Jaws or Aliens kind of night. "Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish ladies", and "there coming out of the goddamn walls," indeed.)

Sep. 9th, 2014


Okay look - some things really ring my bells so to speak, and I've been reading about the Franklin exhibition since I was a kid and borrowed one of my dads National Geographic that ran a story on it.

In recent years I enjoyed Dan Simmon's take on the story, and went to an exhibit that came to Halifax and now -

They have found one of the ships!

My little nerd heart sings out in "omg weee!"

Also making me nerd out - going to see GoTG again tonight. Good times!

Aug. 21st, 2014

new wheels

I feel .... hungover but I haven't had a drink since my vacation. Lame body. Lame.

Buuuuuuttt ...

large image, too lazy to re-size )

Aug. 7th, 2014


Dear Terminator Franchise,

We've had some ups and downs you and I.

But calling your new film Genisys I just - no. No. Spell it right :/. I can deal (mostly) with the inexplicable timeline, and deal with the fact that it's going to become even more convoluted but - spell it right.

(It looks silly.)

(who is a cranky, cranky, cranky nerd today.)

Aug. 2nd, 2014

We've been going about this all wrong. This Mr. Stay Puft's okay!

I should say that I did get to eat at Ivan Reitman's restaurant and got to snack on the (amazing) desert tribute to Stay Puff. The food was so good. Although it was a bit fancier (a lot fancier) then places I normally eat.

So the waitress is asking us how we found out the place and my sister is all; oh my sister is a huge Ghostbusters fan so she wanted to come. And the server is all oh, did you know Ivan is here tonight? He's just over there.

And he was like three tables away. And I contained myself and did not bother the nice man having dinner.

It was a weekend of Canadian Celebrity brushes man, although that wins over Degrassi kids, CBC stars (sorry), and Rick The Temp (okay he's Rick Campanelli now, and on Canadian ET, but he'll always be Much Music's Rick The Temp to me.)

Jul. 18th, 2014


One week! 4:30 EST next Friday I leave for Toronto! It's only until Monday but I'm off work from noon of the 25th until the 4th of August. Wooo!

And until then -- well I might have to log in some overtime hours at work. Woo?