June 2007

Friday Feast #150

Appetizer
How many pieces of jewelry do you wear most days?
Earrings, watch. Sometimes a necklace.

Soup
What is your favorite instrumental song?
It’s classical: The Four Seasons by Vivaldi as done by Nigel Kennedy.

Salad
Who has a last name that you like?
Lisa Flower :-)

Main Course
Name a popular movie you’ve never seen.
The Notebook.

Dessert
Fill in the blank: Nothing makes me ___________ like ____________.
Nothing makes me want to know the lyrics to songs like attending a singalong.

>Mom’s Crafty Creations

>My folks stopped by on their way through from Ontario and treated me to a lovely dinner. Mom gave me this fun hat and scarf that she’d knit. She so crafty! They are merino wool – nice and warm, and I’m not allercid to it! (I’l allergic to most wools)…

Thanks, mom, for the awesome hat and scarf!

>Scrubbing the Floors

>It’s been a long while since I’ve done more than a quick mop of my floors and a good scrubbing was overdue. It took a good chunk of my evening and I was pretty sore by the end of it, but I’m still glad I did it. Man, did it ever need it!

>Clearing out some more free time

>Well, I’ve decided to stop doing things in my freee time that I don’t really enjoy, so I have just put my notice in to a couple of commitments that I’d had. No more TMNT for me – I just wasn’t that into the game and felt like I should be getting other things done while I was there. Good luck to all of you mutants and your adventures. I also stepped down from the SJTC Second Stage Planning Committee. My heart just hasn’t been in it for the last year or so and it’s not fair to the committee that I stay on. Good luck with ToTE and future Second Stage productions. I’ll be around, just not planning things anymore. I feel like a bit of a weight has been lifted off my chest. Time to get things of my own done that I’ve been procrastinating doing…

>Bluegrass Jamboree

>It’s late and I got home a while ago from an awesome house party that Kizzy invited me along to that turned out to be in Sussex Corner. I’m talking a bit of a sound system and some INCREDIBLE bluegrass musicians – wow. At one point I looked around and there were 6 guitarists, a banjo player, a fiddler and a cello. Not to mention the singing. Talk about inspiring. And a really great and really nice group of people.

A Bluegrass jamming house party

Kizzy & I

>Mmm… Roasted Root Vegetables

>Tonight I treated myself to a roasted vegetable dish that I love… I chopped up potato and carrots and parsnips and onion and minced soem garlic and then tossed it all with olive oil and rosemary and salt and pepper. I turned my oven on to 425 and spread out the mixture on a couple of baking sheets and then put them in the oven for about half an hour, turning them once. What a treat – and now my apartment smells great too!

I don’t know what it is but one of my cats adores the smell of parsnips.

Tuesday Night TMNT RPG

We gathered at John & Sabine’s and continued our adventure with our mutant characters. In case I have not mentioned, I’m currently playing a mutant wild cat that doesn’t trust others and is good at prowling, climbing and wilderness survival. Oh, and she can claw and bite others – and use a revolver. Her name is Savannah. Along with the rest of the gang, they have been dispatched to Tijuana, Mexico to deal with a giant dragon that has been scaring the townsfolk. It’s our Tuesday night silliness. The funniest part about the game is the fact that our gang seems to get so caught up in small things that a one-evening adventure can turn into weeks of mini-adventures. Last week was a huge adventure as we tried to cross the border. This week, we managed to find the facaility that is responsible for the mostrosity. Great fun!

I was tired and probably should have called it a night after our gaming session, but I couldn’t resist the lure of FFXII on my PS2, which I wound up playing until midnight. Such a good game.

>A French Farce for Monday

>I didn’t feel like doing a bloody thing on Monday night. I could easily have stayed home and hibernated and been completely lazy. But Mare had invited me over to watch a French Farce with her and Jay and I just couldn’t resist. I mean, after all, who can resist a good dose of silliness on a Monday evening? The movie, “The Dinner Party,” was fantastic! It was really smart and funny and I can totally understand why Mare loves it so much! (Thanks for sharing, Mare!) It was also really nice to see Mare and Jay, as it had been a while since I’d hung out with either of them.

>A Weekend of Tubing in the Miramachi

>It was an awesome & relaxing weekend. I headed up too the Miramachi with Colleen, Doug, Lisa, Anthony, Mike D and his roommate Chris. We camped out on Colleen’s parents lawn and enjoyed the awesome hospitality and weather.

Friday night was a bonfire – complete with smores and even a banana boat! Saturday wasa perfect day for a nice big breakfast and then an afternoon of tubing. I prefer my own tube but the rentals were sturdier (my own has a head rest and mesh bottom and cup holders and is just overall more comfy). The river was fast and there were a few good sections of rapids and a few pretty shallow spots as well. Still though – we had perfect weather for it!! A full day out in the sun made for a rather quiet eveing and a few of us decided to stay an extra evening. We stopped out at a pub for some crazy trivia challenge and then decided to have a quiet night in with a movie rental. We wound up renting “Raiders of the Lost Ark” as Lisa hadn’t seen it before. I made it to the point that Indy shoots the guy doing the fancy knife stuff and then I headed out to the tent to crash. We came back to Saint John on Sunday and on the way back I read most of the book that I’d brought along, “Falling Angels” by Tracy Chevalier (and I finished it once I got home).

I didn’t feel like doing a thing that evening, so when Ann called, I welcomed the opportunity to eat out (mmm… Swiss Chalet!) and then we decided to go see “Knocked Up” as we’d heard that it was really good and had a lot of heart. We both really enjoyed the movie and I’m glad we went.

Friday Feast #148

Appetizer
Fill in the blank: The best thing about where I live is _________________…
It is a safe, quiet, peaceful and pretty place on this earth with temperate weather and great people and a good standard of living.

Soup
Create a new name for a deodorant (like “Flower Fresh” or “Shower Scent”).
Freshness – Clear & Unscented.

Salad
What was the last piece of software you installed onto your computer?
I cannot remember.

Main Course
If you were to receive a superlative award today beginning with the words ”Most likely to…”, what would the rest of the phrase say?
Most likely to stay busy.

Dessert
What two colors do you like to wear together?
Plum and black. Turquoise and black. Cream and black. etc… as black is a staple in my wardrobe.