Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises.

So last night was an interesting night. After having stumbled upon the viral campaign for the newest Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises, I found myself standing in line with the Beau with the prospect of seeing the seven minute 'prologue'. It had been screened in Los Angeles a few days prior, but now we were among the first few fans to actually get to see it before it was released along side Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. Now, I'm not going to call myself a 'movie buff' or anything like that, but the idea that I could nerd out with fellow fans and my fiance was enough of an excitement for me. So we waited. And waited. And eventually after two hours were ushered into the theatre to see what the host dubbed 'the best seven minutes of our lives'.

I have to say, it was pretty fantastic. Those seven minutes were probably the most intense and exciting seven minutes I've experienced in a while. Ignoring Bane's slightly muffled and occasionally indistinguishable accent, I was still able to follow what was going on and it was quite stunning. Hans Zimmer's score set the mood perfectly and made me wish the release date of July 2012 was that much closer.

The free t shirt was a nice touch as well, despite it's three-sizes-too-big appearance. But I suppose that's why we have sewing machines.

Monday, December 12, 2011

White Wonderland.

You know, I thought I hated winter. The snow was only around because it was cold after all, and who likes having to venture out into -30C weather? Cars sure don't, since you are almost required to plug them in once the thermometer reaches -25, so why were us Albertans so adamant that life needed to continue on once the colder months approached?

And then this year happened. It was, dare I say, gorgeous weather for most of November and for a province that tends to get it's first snowfall by October 31 every year this sort of thing was rather alarming. At first I enjoyed it, laughing to myself as I passed my snow brush in my entry way, but then slowly as December crept up I was a tad upset. It didn't feel like December, never mind Christmas. Dare I say I almost shed a tear.

But finally we've received the ample coating of that lovely snow and needless to say I'm feeling ready for Christmas and the subsequent break from work and responsibilities. Not to mention it being a tad bit chilly gives me an excuse for a Starbuck drink now and again, and who can really complain about that. Maybe, despite my initial dislike of Albertan winters, I actually enjoy it all along. This is certainly an interesting revelation but as I clutch my Grande Caramel Brulee Steamer I can't say I'm complaining.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I made my blog pretty.

That's all I really have to say. When work is slow I'm able to mess around with this thing, and I'm finally happy with the result. Now I'm starting to look legit, it's kind of impressive. Nicely done, self. You deserve a Peter's Egg Nog Milkshake.


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Let It Snow!

Is it bad that I'm this happy we finally have snow down here in SoAl? Maybe it was because the lack thereof made it seems less than Christmas-y, but now that it's here I rather excited. Now I can actually feel like Christmas holidays are coming, and with that all the delicious Christmas food that comes with it.

I'm not looking forward to that lovely winter driving but I think so far things are off to a good start. Drivers don't seem to be too idiotic so we may be in luck. Hopefully. I may still be crossing my fingers, just in case.

If I wasn't so lazy I'd go take pictures, but my lack of nice camera doesn't help with the lack of motivation. I'm not a real blogger yet anyways, so maybe sometime. Eventually.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

This is your monthly update.

Apparently I'm incapable of keeping a blog updated. Maybe it's because I don't think my life is terribly exciting in one way or another, so I neglect this thing. Thanks to my sister I was reminded I even had a blog, never mind that I needed to update it.

So where am I at? Wedding plans continue (who knew creating a registry could take three hours?!), sprinkled with the occasional bout of babysitting. Wait, perhaps 'bout' isn't the correct term. It makes it sound like some sort of disease instead of an evening where my sister pays me in food. Perhaps 'stint' or 'term' would be appropriate. But I digress.

Rewind to my comment about the registry, and perhaps we have a real update forming. The Beau and I had initially envisioned this to be a brief expenditure. An hour, maybe an hour and a half max, and we'd be done and I could go to bed early and all would be well. Who knew we'd be roped in to spending three hours with the (and I directly quote) 'head of customer service and bridal department aka the best person you could tour the store with'. She was friendly, informative, and all together exhausting. I have never spent three hours of my life in a home store and I can't say I ever want to again. You can only stare at a wall of kitchen gadgets while a grinning store employee asks you if you think you need a pickle picker for so long. (Yes that indeed exists. Here, have a link)

Either way, we got it over with. Also probably requested far too many towels and not enough kitchen gadgets. The Dyson vacuum could be considered overkill, but maybe someone has a place in their hearts to bless us with that lovely machine. We can only hope.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

This is completely relevant.

Can I just say how much I enjoy Pinterest? I had no idea such a website existed, but when my ever fantastic sister pointed it out to me I was instantly enthralled. A website that has pretty things on it, many of which I want to buy? Check. Easily used? Check. Instant time waster? Double check. I find it more like a visual bookmarking system than anything, but oh how I love it! From home decor to outfits to things I like, it all can be found on the simple site.

Did I mention recipes? Because they have some delicious stuff. I've only made the amazing 'buffalo chicken casserole' so far but needless to say I'm sold. Also, finding cute outfits is fantastically easy and if anything just makes me want to spend money. Which I'm unable to do, what with Weddingextravaganza constantly on my mind. Oh well, a girl can oggle, can't she? Coveting sweaters and skirts is hardly a sin, in my mind at least.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Happiest Place on Earth.

So that was a thrilling vacation! My friends and I had planned our trip to Disneyland back in April, and it wasn't until a few weeks before we left that things actually felt like they were going to happen. It was so nice being back there, since it had been two years since my last visit, and it was really neat showing Adam and Kyle the sights that they'd yet to see. We left Thursday early in the morning, getting to the airport at around 4:30am to leave at 6:30am, and after a brief connection in Seattle we arrived in Los Angeles at 2:00pm. Immediately we headed to our hotel, dropped off our bags, and quickly headed over to Disneyland. The lines were so short! I'd never been during a weekday, so we somehow managed to get all the rides in Disneyland done that afternoon. But I suppose that's what happens when the longest wait time is 15 mins. We also managed to head to San Diego for the Sunday to visit the San Diego temple as well as a local beach to soak up the sun after church, so that was quite lovely. Five days and six rides on Indiana Jones later, we headed back home on September 6th and had to come back to reality. It was quite the whirlwind trip, let me tell you. We even got to watch World of Colour, Fantasmic and elecTRONica so we were kept quite busy. It was nice, that's for sure, but it's back to work now! Things are getting busy, and such is life.

Monday, August 29, 2011

To Wacom or to not Wacom.

So this has been something I've been thinking about lately: Is purchasing a Wacom tablet worth it?

I mean, I wouldn't get a terribly fancy one (probably one of the 'Bamboo' series) and probably just use it now and again for graphic design and that sort of thing. But I can't help but feel like it might make my life a tad bit easier?

It seems like they range from $88 on to $150 off of Best Buy but I really can't seem to decide. Hmm, such a conundrum.