Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Nanowrimo (National Writing Month)

So, I've decided to be crazy and sign up for this year's nanowrimo.  I've thought about doing it in the past, but never registered.  Are you doing it?  Any tips or suggestions?  If you don't know the premise of nanowrimo, the rules are that you are to write 50, 000 words in the month of November.  I've been thinking about what I could write.  Urban fantasy maybe?  Post-apocalyptic?  Zombies?  Then I thought maybe I could do something silly like a month of fan fiction.  I used to love writing.  In high school I won an award every year for the literary festival we had.  I took writer's craft in grade 13 and wrote a short novella.  I wish I would write more-I really need to set up a schedule and just do it.

Reading Rainbow
Rainbow Card

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Weekly Obsessions

It's a very windy, wet saturday evening.  I'm drinking hot apple cider and watching anime episodes of Supernatural.  So, this week I have continued my obsession with Harry Potter.  I've come across things that I never knew existed, like wizard rock (wrock), mass quidditch games, and Harry Potter conventions.  I wish I knew more about these things before the end of the Potter movies and books, but of well.  I still have the beginnings of Pottermore, and I've been harassing the bf to take a journey to Florida so we can go to the Wizarding World of HP at Universal. 

I have actually started to re-read the HP books now, and I'm currently on the Philosopher's Stone.  On a second note, I've also started to obsess about D & D and role playing.  I've always had a desire to play D & D games (I actually have 2 d&d games in the basement), but have never been able to find people to play with.  I'd love to get into it now-but still have the same problem.  I think I might purchase a new video game tomorrow-Alice the Madness Returns.  It looks like a lot of fun-quite eerie. I'm excited for tomorrow night too-the 2nd season of the Walking Dead comes on!  Yeah zombies!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Dog Presents

I don't pick up presents for my dogs too often-so a few days ago when we stopped at Petsmart, I took much glee in choosing a costume for Willow the weaner-a witch hat and purple hair. I also bought a stuffed snake-which needs to be mended already. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Tees

I always thought Threadless was a pretty cool t-shirt site, until I found Society6 .   Look at the Clementine shirt from Eternal Sunshine from a Spotless Mind!  So cool.  I also love the cats and their cameras (polaroid, holgas, dianas...!), and the Where the Wild (Hip) Things Are.  Sweet.  Check out this site.  Pure geekdom. I've been on a real t-shirt kick lately.  It might be because I can't really wear skirts and dresses at work anymore when I'm hauling 2000 skids of textbooks with a pump truck-jeans seem to suit the job a bit more now.

Monday, October 10, 2011

'Tis the Season for Costume Changes

Happy Thanksgiving Canadians!  Today I took the dogs for a long walk down Cootes, snapped some Diana photos of some swans and geese, and then spent my afternoon getting dressed up and putting listings on my etsy shop.  These are some items I put up.  I also went to the Rockton Fair this weekend, and was totally disappointed that I could even get a standing spot to watch the super dogs or the crash up derby. So, we left early and I watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 1 on t.v and went to bed early.  I am so, so happy this is a short work week coming up!  Yeah! 

My Etsy Shop (Bohemian Oasis)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Holga Roll 3

These are my Holga pictures from when V and I were out west in the summer for my sister's wedding.  I used 120 film, and most have a filter on them to make the edges hazy and mysterious looking.  I am currently experimenting with my new Diana and I have red scale film being developed.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rainy Sunday

Fall is here.  Today is cold and wet, the leaves are red and yellow.  I've spent most of the weekend being a total loaf.  I've been reading Valiant by Holy Black, a dark young adult fae book.  Black's story telling is starting to appeal to me.  She mixes modern realism with fantasy, and as someone from Goodreads wrote, 'leaves you feeling dirty,' meaning, she writes about subjects that make us feel uncomfortable.  Teens shooting up faery drugs, living in underground tunnels, having sex, and hanging out with faery's from the seeley court.  I'm hoping to finish the book tonight, and then I've been contemplating re-reading all the Harry Potter books.

I started going in to a Harry Potter frenzy this weekend, after purchasing some kitschy buttons off etsy.  That lead me to purchasing a second butterbeer necklace, to doing an online sorting test, to wanting to knit a Ravenclaw scarf (especially since it's freezing out, and I'm currently wearing three layers of shirts), to looking at Pottermore.


I am excited for Pottermore, and I just loved this girls video on the house sorting!  It made me smile and giggly-I wish I were there doing it too.