Wednesday, 11 May 2016

I Can Blog About Timbits Too!

Turns out that being a slacker in the blogoshere runs in the family.  My sister has a wonderful blog and started out with the best intentions for blogging (just like me) but struggles to keep up with it at times.

This morning I bribed her with Timbits if she made a blog post for me to read.  Timbits are the cute little "donut hole-like" donuts offered at Tim Hortons.  For those of you that have never had Timmies, I truly feel for you... it is a Canadian staple.  So, my sister took my bribe literally and wrote an entire post about these yummy morsels.  So I figured, I might as well write a mini post about them too...

I also swiped this picture from her... I'm sure she won't mind, after all according to her, I rock!  And just look how happy she is with her snack :)  And we shouldn't forget to thank my "chauffeur", because she rocks too!

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Oh How I've Waited...

I've waited for this day.  Literally for YEARS.  But it has finally come.  HAPPY DEADPOOL DVD RELEASE DAY!!!

I am sitting here, patiently waiting by my phone for HMV to call me and let me know that my pre-ordered copy has arrived. 

The phone will ring any minute now.  I'm sure of it.  Maybe I will just go into the city anyways and see if it is there...

On the weekend, I had the pleasure of attending Women on a Mission.  This is a women's only event to raise money for a local community member.  This year's recipient was a co-worker of my mother's.  Every year, there is a theme for the event.  However since this was the 10th anniversary, each table could pick any of the themes from the past 9 years.  Our table chose "Fairytales and Superheroes" as our theme.  You already know who I dressed up as.  I worked all year to get my costume ready -- including learning to do SFX makeup, mainly from the Youtube artist Mykie. .  I think I did a pretty good job... I was happy with the outcome anyways (image shown is my "trial run"... for the night of the event, I had much more of my face covered).

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Happy Star Wars Day

May the Fourth be with you...

Well... as predicted I have got to be the worst blogger in the history of blogging!  And I was off to such a good start.

It has been almost a month since I wrote anything here... I am unsure where I want the direction of this blog to go.  I like the idea of a "personal" blog, but I do not want to share alot of personal information with the blogosphere.  On the other hand, I do not want to limit myself to just one topic...  What's a girl to do?!

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Excuse me? A were-what?!

I know... I am a little behind in the times when it comes to comic books and graphic novels.  Bad geek.  But it's never to late to start collecting, right... So here we go!

I love iZombie.  The show makes me smile and laugh.  I adore the characters.  It's a much lighter take on the zombie phenomenon, unlike The Walking Dead or Z Nation. I knew the show was based on a comic book series, but until recently I hadn't given the books much thought.

While out on a geeky shopping expedition with my current boyfriend, we decided to expand my comic collection.  I finally decided to start collecting the Walking Dead books.  Then I saw it... staring at me from a few shelves over...  iZombie.  I wanted it.  I had to have it.  Since I already had a pile of Walking Dead products I just grabbed iZombie: Dead to the World and proudly marched up to the cashier. I was a happy little geek.

That night I got home and unpacked my findings.  While my children played Minecraft, I started to read my new book.

What the fluff?!
What the hell is a were-terrier?!  Seriously.  

I'm only about 12 pages in... I am enjoying the comic, however, take note it is not like the television show.  Lesson learned.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

I hate Waiting...

So it's been a while since I have blogged... I've told you before, I am a terrible blogger.   Deal with it.

Now, I am a fan of the Walking Dead... but I do not over analyze the crap out of each episode, so I may have missed things or overlooked others.  Regardless, let's get into this...

*** This post contains SPOILERS.  You have been warned ***

The Walking Dead.  I know not everyone watches this show... but I believe the majority of us knows of the show.  And if not, where have you been for the past 6 yrs?!

Season 6 ended with the cliffhanger of all cliffhangers.  Outrage crept across the internet as fans were infuriated by the choice made by the Powers That Be, to end the season with a death... and not let us know which character met such an ill fate. Honestly, after watching this I felt nauseated.

Seriously people...  it's 2016 and this is arguably the most popular show on TV.  The creators can do whatever they want and they know we will blindly keep watching. All good shows have cliff hangers.  Dynasty, Friends, 24, The Simpsons, Lost, Dallas.  As infuriating as the cliffhangers are, they bring us back.  That's what good writers/shows do - they keep bringing us back.

Am I upset about the finale of The Walking Dead - Sure... in the sense that it is such a LONG wait to find out who died.  There are theories floating all over the internet... I am leaning towards the Eugene and Glenn theories.  I honestly do not think that Daryl will be leaving us via Negan's Bat. And I simply cannot buy the theory that it was Carl who met that fate.

Okay -- Here is a quick rundown of my thoughts.

My reasoning for believing it could be Eugene (even though he is not in the list I mention below) is simply because he gave Rick the recipe for making bullets.  We really don't *need* him around anymore now that Rick can figure out how to make bullets. 

It's not Daryl... simply because he IS Daryl.  He does not exist in the graphic novels.  The writers have free range with him.  I find it hard to believe they would use such an iconic scene on a character that does not exist in the comics.  Although this character is so well liked, using this method of death certainly would shake things up for the fans.  It should be noted though, the Powers That Be, do like to mix things up.  On the show Denise suffered the fate of Abraham from the comics.  Let's face it, Daryl likely has the largest fan base of any of the characters, killing him off could hurt ratings.

Despite this picture that has been flying around Twitter, I do not believe this is a silhouette
of Carl before getting smashed with Lucille.  I think it is some type of trick with the shadows that just appears to be shaped similarly to Carl's hat to throw fans off.  Negan looks to his right briefly and states, "Anybody moves, anybody says anything, cut the boy's other eye out and feed it to his father."  Now, IF Negan were killing Carl 1) he would be able to take the eye out himself and feed it to Rick and 2) he should be looking to his left, where Rick was located in relation to Carl.  Since Negan glances to his right (indicating this is where Rick and Carl are located) the victim is someone to Rick's right... indicating one of the following Maggie, Abraham, Michonne, Daryl, Roista or Glenn.

I have no theories on Maggie, Michonne or Rosita because I simply do not believe any of them died in this scene.  Maggie is suffering some kind of sickness, perhaps from the pregnancy and fans have been told we will learn Maggie's diagnosis.  If she were the one to have been killed, I don't think we would learn what was wrong -- it's not like they customarily preform autopsies on this show.

So... Glenn.  I do like the character of Glenn, and it is sad to think the show will carry on without him but is my belief that the creators will stay true to the comics, and Glenn will be the one to meet death by bat.

Audio clarity in the final scene offers clues to support this theory.  Or you could simply use a visual analysis and deduct that Glenn is the unlucky one.  Time will tell...

What are your theories?  Comment here on the blog, or join my discussions on Twitter...

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Chimichangas All Around

Anyone who knows me - at all - knows that I am a huge Deadpool fan.  I have been waiting for the movie for YEARS.  Literally... years.

If you don't know who Deadpool is - where in Hades have you been?!  Under a rock?!   Deadpool is a fictional anti-hero created by Marvel Comics.  He is known as the Merc with the Mouth.  He is rude, crude and I absolutely love him!!

23 ReasonsEveryone Should Love Deadpool << Click that link.  You know you want to.

I have been itching to go see the movie since it came out!!  However, craptacular weather has prevented me from seeing it.  Hoping to get out this weekend.  With my luck, land-locked Ontario will be struck by a rogue tsunami.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Music for Life

I've said it before... Music play a big part in my life.  I am constantly listening to something... anything really.  Musical genres make little difference to me.  Music is music.

There are tonnes of songs that would be on the Mix Tape of my life.  Blank Space & Shake It Off (by Taylor Swift).  Want to Want Me (Jason Derulo).  What Do You Want From Me (Adam Lambert).  I Like It (Enrique Iglesias).  Most songs form Marianas Trench.  Sucks to be You (Prozzak).  No Surprize (Daughtry).  This could be a very long mixed tape...

Boyband confessions... Well of course I grew up listening to New Kids... but my favourite band was Take That.  Does anyone remember them?!  Robbie was my favourite - Loved the Everything Changes video.  I was devastated when he went off on his own, but I did follow his solo career.

The best video they ever made was about 8 minutes long... they were babysitting an adorable red-headed girl and had a party after she went to bed.  I can't for the life of me remember the song (or find the video) but it was awesome.

A google search just informed me three of the members have gotten back together.  Boy, am I out of the loop...  Good for them!  I'm still sad Robbie isn't one of the returning members. 

What's on your mixed tape of your life?

This was a mini-prompt from the Bloggerhood.  Check it out!