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That's the name of the new blog I recently started. You can find it here. It's pretty much a fashion and vintage/thrift clothes oriented blog, but some other stuff may slip in here and there. Please check it out!

Gunne Sax

Aug. 17th, 2010 10:22 am
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I am seriously in love with Gunne Sax label dresses from the 70's. Read more... )
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Really. I'm going to write up a post about my vacation. It will be quick. And lazy. But I'm going to do it. And then I'll get on with gabbering about what it is that brought me here in the first place! But yeah. Vacation. So... on July 15th, I boarded a plane headed to Edmonton, Alberta...

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Okay, so I realize this post comes on the tail of one where I'm going on vacation far enough away for it to count as travelling, but still. And I swear I'll get to posting photos from the last while and talking about all the awesomeness... hopefully... *cough* But ANYWAY. I want to travel.

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Anticipation for my vacation that is. In less than a week now I will be boarding a plane and heading out to Alberta. In fact, this time next week, I will be passed out in a tent with my lover, sleeping off a night of revelry and dancing, and it will be glorious. I've been obsessively checking the weather forecast for the area, frantic every time it calls for rain. As of this moment, it says sunny during the entire festival, but hovering around a cool 20'C. I can deal with that, that's actually a really nice temperature and I would rather that than rain any day. Especially since my love's tent is quite small and not exactly made for extended hiding-from-rain stays.

A part of me feels a little guilty because another old friend of mine lives out in Edmonton and so far I have basically been avoiding talking to her about my trip... Last year she and I met up and she joined me at the festival and we spent time together etc. But this year... I've yet to actually contact her about making any concrete plans. Honestly, I'm not planning on seeing her at all. I'm going straight to the festival for 4 nights, and from there spending another 2 nights with my love at his home before flying back to Ottawa. But she's done some dumb things lately, and I do NOT get along with her new fiance - one of those dumb things in my opinion - and well... I just would rather avoid her. I'm really going out there for my love and the festival anyway, not her, and I'm under no obligation to spend time with her.

But yeah... I'm really stoked for these 2 weeks. First I'll spend 6 days in Alberta, then come home and the weekend after I will be going to the Eclipse Festival. It's just going to be mad fun, I know it. Dancing outdoors is just going to be sooo fantastic. Indoor raves are great, but when you're outside you have so much more space to dance, things just sound so clearer and more real... it's an experience in and of itself.

And not to seem bland and talk about the weather but wow... it's been in the 30's for days now, and is supposed to stay this way another week. It's been reaching into the 40's with humidity and it's really killer heat. I still prefer the heat over winter any day though... but thank goodness for AC!
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Okay, so I'm doing it again. IT DOESN'T MATTER. My prior logic still stands according to the acronym. I break no rules! So, here we go!

  • Father Death! No I am not obsessed with the reaper. This is the screen name belonging to the man I am deeply in love with... and I'd rather not use his real name, heh.
  • White peaches. Seriously, have you eaten those? Because they are so delicious and so much better than regular old yellow fleshed peaches.
  • LUSH's Blonde shampoo. It smells wonderful, lathers great, is vegan and environmentally friendly and it makes my hair lighter to boot!
  • Def Leppard's song Excitable. I've known and loved it for years but it's one of my current favourites at the moment.
  • Walking along the Rideau Canal. I've taken to strolling there every other day at lunch time and it's quite pleasant.
  • Wearing lilies in my hair. They're in bloom right now in a lot of the flower beds and I've taken to picking a flower and wearing it tucked behind my ear most afternoons. It makes me feel summery and pretty and it's nice.
And... a parting photograph I took of my ball python Rorschach this past weekend. He's such a handsome lad. :)

TILT Time!

Jun. 29th, 2010 10:52 am
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So I realize it's usually Things I Love Thursdays, but I have Thursday off work for Canada Day this week and I am most likely going to spend that day in a stoned stuppor and my blog will be the last thing I think about! Haha... And it's Tuesday today so it still makes the acronym work and that is my excuse. So here we go!

  • My animals! I am absolutely in love with my pets. I've been looking at photos of them while at work and it just makes me want to run home and snuggle them and appreciate their wonderfulness.
  • This dress I purchased on Etsy and am now awaiting in the mail: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/30542958
  • Mexican food! I've eaten at both Pancho Villa and Ahora here in Ottawa within the last month and I am just in love with Mexican food. It's obviously not authentic but it's still so tasty.
  • Sweet, sweet Mary Jane. ;D
  • Marinating chicken! I've taken to baking chicken breasts in the oven, wrapped in tin foil and slathered in BBQ sauce or some other sort of delicious flavour topping. It comes out so moist and flavourfull and delicious.
  • These sandles: http://www.aldoshoes.com/ca-eng/women/sandals/fashion-flats/77865985-seeta/22 They are sooo comfortable and finally are a pair that do not give me blisters after 5 minutes!
And that's about all I can come up with right now, heh. But it'll do. And two posts two consecutive days in a row is good, in my opinion. Cheers!


Jun. 28th, 2010 11:34 am
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I'm pretty sure I must have mentioned this in a previous post somewhere, but if I didn't... My baby western hognose snake, named Checkers, had not been eating. I acquired him from a breeder on March 21st of this year and he had not eaten since. Nothing I tried interested him AT ALL. That is, until last evening. I am very happy to say that my little snake baby finally ate himself a nice juicy pinkie mouse - scented with tuna, shrimp and crab cat food of all things! - and will hopefully now become a regular eater and start growing. Little guy had me so worried! I almost couldn't believe it when I saw that the pinkie was gone. Definitely something to brighten up my month and take away some stress.

Here's the little hoggie in question. Mommy's little darling. :)

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I've been reading blogs like mad lately, especially a select few with which I've become quite enamored. The writers are all absolutely wonderful women. It started off months ago with a curious desire for hippie clothing and finding fashion blogs, and turned into my obsession with reading about fashion and shopping vintage and... Well anyway. They've all greatly impacted me in many ways, style-wise and life-wise. These are different women from around the globe, from New Zealand to California. You should really check out their blogs - and their Etsy shops if they have one! - and see for yourself how wonderful it is to read their words. Here they are, with an accompanying photo of the wonderful author behind each blog.

The Girl Who Married a Bear

A Cat of Impossible Colour

Moonshine Junkyard - Her Etsy Shop

All This Happiness

A Cup Full of Sunshine - Her Etsy Shop

Sally Jane Vintage - Her Etsy Shop
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Just two more. I got home from work yesterday and my kitchen was marvelously lit with sunshine and since I wanted to play with the new geckle-geckle, I decided to try and take some more photos. I'm quite happy with these, certainly!


Look into my eyes, you will love the gecko! Haha...
And yup, those are the better photos. I just adore her so much. Still no idea as to what to name her. This should technically be easier since I know it's a girl and the name doesn't need to be unisex but... we'll see, heh. I'm in love with her little polka dots and spunky personality. She's such a curious, gentle girl, with a brave side. (I know, describing a gecko like that sounds funny, but it's true!)

Anyhow, that's all for now. Enjoy the Crestie! :D

New Gecko!

May. 31st, 2010 12:34 pm
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Yup, I got another Crested Gecko. I wasn't intending on it. It just sort of happened. It followed me home, I swear! Haha... Read more... )

Holy Hot!

May. 26th, 2010 12:04 pm
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It is ridiculously warm right now here in Ottawa, and a lot of other places too. Today is so hot, actually, that they're giving a Heat Warning and telling people to conserve water. It most definitely does not feel like May right now. Especially considering that just a little over two weeks ago, while I was at my parents' for Mother's Day, there was 4 inches of snow on the ground! Mother Nature cannot seem to make up her mind. It's currently 27'C but feels like 34'C, and it's supposed to go up to 33'C while feeling like 40'C. There have actually been designated "cooling centres" set up in Ottawa and Toronto, to help people with nowhere cool to go.

I wouldn't mind the heat so much either if I actually had Air Conditioning in my apartment. My rental company comes and installs the A/C every spring and removes it in the fall but this heat wave took us all by surprise and I'm still waiting. I am not happy either, because they  were calling for this heat as far away as early last week. That should still have been enough time.

And I live in a tiny 3rd floor attic apartment! It was so hot last night, I was hallucinating, falling in and out of sleep. The only way I managed to get actual slumber was by soaking my head in cold water and wetting all my hair to try and cool down. I checked one of the snake's thermometers and it read 38C/101F. That's unbelievable. And unlivable. I actually had to bring my two Crested Geckos to a friend's with AC because they would have died staying in my apartment. That's how damn bad it is.

I called my rental company again today, asking when I would get my AC, and he said he would remind the maintenance guy about it and that he had placed the work order the week before. If I don't have it when I get home tonight... I'll be staying the night at a friend's, because I can't take that heat again another night, I just can't. And I feel so bad for my little animals. I'm responsible for them and this heat is difficult to take. Especially for the cat and the rats. They have fur, which makes it worse. It was so hot yesterday, my cat was actually panting, the poor little guy.

I really hope my AC is installed when I get home from work tonight. I really, really hope so.
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I got this idea from the really nifty blog Vintage Vivant. It's just a random post about things you love, that you do on a Thursday. And I quite love the the idea, so I'm making it the first thing on my list ;)
  •  TILT - Things I Love Thursdays!
  • Going out for ice cream with friends and driving around
  • Doing hand sewing, with a python resting on my chest
  • Surprising a friend from behind when you catch them on the sidewalk
  • Knowing the weather is nice enough that I can go eat lunch in the park and stroll around the streets now
  • Wearing my vintage 70's dress that I ordered all the way from California!
  • The Bird and The Bee's newest album Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates
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That's the main underlying feeling in my existence these days. Just the desire to run and get away. From what? I'm not too sure. Just, people, I guess. Or more specifically, humans. I've realized that I love people, but I hate humans. Humans in general suck, they're noisy, annoying, vapid, empty... But people are nice. People are good. They're friendly, warm, welcoming, original, real. There just aren't enough people amidst all these humans.

I'm reaching that breaking point again. Where everything has me being jumpy, I'm anxious and jittery. Everything sets me off or makes me angry. Especially just humans. Anybody coming in to the library at work, their mere presence, angers me. For no other reason than that they are there. That's not normal.

I just want things to change, but I'm stuck waiting. I'm seriously thinking about a new path, involving different work, but I would need someone who owns a home to co-sign for me and I don't know anybody who owns a house. Feh. I don't know what I'm going to do if that's something they really, really need. I'm meeting with people about this next Tuesday... we'll see.

I'm trapped here for another two and a half hours... then I can go home. I can't wait to just be back in my apartment. Even if I am in a state where the cat simply meowing stresses me out, at least I wouldn't have to deal with humans. Plus I can smoke and relax and play video games - which for some reason I am apparently amazing at while stoned - and... imagine things aren't as they are.

Life sucks. Blah.
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It's easy to get lost in day dreams and plans for the future. I have to admit I've wandered so far off the path that I can't even find myself on the map anymore. But exploring is fun, or at least, there's a desire deep down in all of us to go do some exploring. If this weren't true, no one would ever have discovered the Americas. And I wouldn't be here to tell you these things.

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This meme of sorts has been taken from two lovely ladies, who, while not on Dreamwidth, have totally awesome blogs. They are The Girl Who Married a Bear and A Cup Full of Sunshine. Both are kind of life/fashion/vintage blogs and I love them to bits, so check them out!

If I was a month, I'd be June.
If I was a day of the week, I'd be Thursday.
If I was a time of day, I'd be dusk.
If I was a sea animal, I'd be a lionfish.

If I was a direction, I'd be North.
If I was a piece of furniture, I'd be a comfortable chair.
If I was a liquid, I'd be maple tree sap.
If I was a gemstone, I'd be white opal.

If I was a tree, I'd be a willow.
If I was a tool, I'd be a hammer.
If I was a flower, I'd be a brown eyed susan.
If I was a kind of weather, I'd be a warm sunny day.

If I was a musical instrument, I'd be a djembe drum.
If I was a color, I'd be yellow.
If I was an emotion, I'd be exuberance.
If I was berry, I'd be a wild strawberry.

If I was a sound, I'd be water trickling in a brook.
If I was an element, I'd be the wind.
If I was a mammal, I'd be a field mouse.
If I was a phase of the moon, I'd be waxing.

If I was a fruit, I'd be a red plum.
If I was a bird, I'd be a wood duck.
If I was a book, I'd be a half-filled journal.
If I was story, I'd be about a girl finding her place in the world.

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I really wish I could run away. Just drop everything. Make my way to somewhere warm and chill, where I can just be myself and smoke and chill... Just live. Because this is not life. This is a mockery of what life could be.

I missed the ripe time for life though... the 60's and the 70's are long gone.

I know someone who wants to do just that, too. Maybe we can figure something out, eh?


Mar. 31st, 2010 09:18 am
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That's what my mom calls a brilliant idea, a Brainwave. Anyway, I think I just had one! It was a roundabout way of getting to it, but still, brainwave nonetheless. What am I babbling about? Why, hand crafts of course! Which is what started this whole thing actually.

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Well, once again it's been a helluva long time since my last post, but I'm not going to let that stop me. This past weekend I drove to Montreal for the regular Reptile Expo they hold there twice every year. And boy did I get some goodies! I picked up 6 tiny spiderling tarantulas, another crested gecko baby, a spider morph ball python and a baby western hognose snake.

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Feb. 17th, 2010 10:16 am
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Here I am again, about a month and a half since my last post... I won't bother telling you much about what's been going on, since there really hasn't been much to report. I could tell you a lot about the animals but I can't muster the effort to post photos and whatnot, and that's really all that makes it worth while to hear about it is being able to see photos. At least in my opinion.

I've been to a few more raves, the large one (Time in the Technosphere) taking me to Montreal with some friends. Another totally trippy experience... I didn't mention the rave I went to at New Years either, but that changed me. This whole new scene and the people in it... it's like I'm discovering a whole new side to myself.

Like the person I am and should be is finally coming out and being born. A while back I used the metaphor of being a caterpillar turning into a moth... well I've got my crysalis now and the little moth inside it is being born. I wonder when and what will come when the crysalis finally opens...

It might sound silly, but I'm really digging this whole hippie lifestyle I seem to be falling into. It's really mellow and chill and friendly and that's just totally right on and appealing to me.

So yeah, part of my silence now is because I go to a lot of raves, and spend a lot of my time high and giggling about stupid things, without the proper concentration to be writing blog posts. And I like it that way.

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