September’s Favourites


Finished The Cuckoo’s Calling, and I’m just about to begin 11/22/63 next! I want to meet my book-reading goal this year, and I’m falling a little behind. (30 books in 12 months)


For the longest time, I didn’t understand the general fascination with Lady Gaga. However, I put her album on my iPod and jammed out to it one day and omfg couldn’t get enough. Top listened to song this month is Speechless.


This month and next will be ALL about the horror movies. I watched Hocus Pocus with my friend Carter last week!

TV Show

Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, Desperate Housewives. Though, I’m out of Grey’s on Netflix, and I’m back to having to wait for the once-a-week episode.

YouTube Video

This one HANDS DOWN. Jimmy, Stephen, JGL <3


Back onto SWTOR and loving it. Going with a dark side Jedi Sentinel this time!

Bath/Beauty Product

My Lush skin cream is still making me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Next, I may even invest in some proper makeup and throw out the stuff I’ve been using for years! Dollars to doughnuts it’s doing my skin zero favours.

Article of Clothing

Major love for my Roxy boots. It’s finally boot season.

Food Item

I have been CRAVING chili like a fiend for the entire month, but my baked potato soup will have to do.


Water water water coffee coffee coffee and tea.


This photo of my beggar cat :) He was hoping to get some turkey bacon.

Also SUPER excited that it’s hockey season again! Will be going to a lot more games this year I think.

I don’t have a clue

I don’t have a clue what to write. Honestly. I’ve pulled up the “Post” page a half dozen times now, and I can’t think of a single thing to write about. I’d post photos, but I’ve also stopped taking photos for the most part.

Every time I have a thought for a blog post, I can think of more reasons to not post it than reasons to post it. It’s either revealing too much, or too dull, or I can’t quite get my thoughts together around what I’m trying to say.

Lately, my dealings on the internet are all about pinning new recipes, Tweeting with friends, or posting cat pictures to Instagram. Facebook has mostly lost its allure, as it’s a big part of my job now, and blogging clearly doesn’t seem to fit like it used to.

Blogging used to be something that allowed me to work out thoughts and feeling that were in my head. I didn’t have the ability to get them from my head and out of my mouth. But, I’ve realized now that I have the people in my life that I’ve needed, and they’re always willing to hear me out. I’ve gotten better at vocalizing instead of internalizing, and that’s taken away a lot of why I blog.

In that vein, something I have been feeling more of lately is anxiety. I thought that my anxiety issues were largely resolved when I made the switch to gluten-free living (oddly enough, most of the issues I’ve noticed with my gluten intolerance were mental, as opposed to physical). However, I think the new job and the stress of the life changes over the last few months (quit old job, start new job, Thomas back in school, new car which equals more debt…) a lot of that is creeping back into my life.

I hate the idea of going back into the anxiety-ridden hole I’d dug myself out of last time, but I’m glad I can at least recognize what’s going on and take steps on dealing with it. Again, having been in Calgary for more than a year now, I know who my people are here. It’s much easier to call or text a friend to come over and chat it out with me than it was before.

The rest of the weekend will be spent cleaning the house, relaxing, and tonight I’m going to a family friend’s house (Thomas’ best friend’s parents’ house. We’re really close with the whole family!) for an early Thanksgiving dinner, since they’ll be out of town for the real Thanksgiving in October. The last few weekends have been pretty low-key affairs, and until I can get myself sorted out with everything else I have no problem with that!

maybe I just don’t get it?

This weekend I attempted to watch Orange is the New Black. Thomas said the series was quite good, and I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews from all my friends online. So, Erin and I sat down to watch the season premiere, and…

I was seriously underwhelmed. “Maybe ‘Exclusive to Netflix’ is the new HBO,” Erin said, and I’m inclined to agree. It seemed like there was boobs, sex, and lesbian love just because they could have all those things thanks to the story line.  I didn’t get sucked into the story of why Piper Chapman was in prison, and the flashbacks between present time and her past were jarring and I didn’t really like the style.

Eh. Maybe I just don’t get it. But, I don’t think it’s a series I’ll be finishing.

It floors me that it’s almost the end of September already. At work, we plan a few weeks in advance, so I’ve been talking about October forever but it’s always in that distant, it’ll-happen-eventually kind of way. Now, we’re a week away from the 1st. WHAT?

I have to say though, I love fall. It’s definitely my favourite season, so I am very excited to bring out the jackets, sweaters and scarves!

What’s your favourite season/new television show?