Nov 05

Remember, remember…



Guy Fawkes Night celebrates the foiling of an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London on November 5, 1605. The attack was planned by a group of Catholic conspirators, which included Guy Fawkes. The explosives would have been set off when King James I/ King James VI of Scotland and many parliamentary members were in the building. The conspirators were later arrested, tortured and executed.

Nowdays, it’s a fun holiday where bonfires are lit, people have cookouts, and fireworks are set off. Since I live in America, it isn’t celebrated here so I’m on my own. It’s an excuse for me to try my hand at cooking neat things like treacle toffee.  Any chance I have to try something new AND celebrate a holiday makes me happy happy happy.



Nov 03

Weekend Frolicks

This past weekend has been a blur. Between parties, playing Final Fantasy XIV,  and catching up on our TV shows and movies, my husband and I have been going non stop.

I’m looking forward to the week ahead, because we have Guy Fawkes Day on Tuesday, Thor 2 opens on Friday, and my birthday is Monday. I don’t think we’re going to get much of a quiet break. Oh well, you know what they say, no rest for the wicked!



Nov 01

Gerald McCoy is now my favorite Buccaneer!

It’s been tough being a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan this year. We’re 0-7, plagued with MRSA and staph infections, and we’ve racked up more penalties than the Oakland Raiders in their heyday. Now, our coaches don’t believe in good sportsmanship. What!?

That’s right. In last week’s game, Defensive Tackle Gerald McCoy helped an opposing player up from the ground after knocking him down. That’s what we teach our kids to do yeah? Well apparently the defensive line coaches got upset with Gerald for this.

Gerald spoke out about this incident on a local talk radio show, and the team was less than pleased. Really? This is the issue that we’re going to be upset at a player about Bucs? He didn’t hit his girl, or drink and get into a fight, or get busted with drugs. No, he set a great example of what players in the NFL should be doing. He got in trouble for being a good role model for kids and being a true gentleman. So sad…This is the kind of people we have for coaches now. Ridiculous!

You can read the full story on SI Wire (click to read full article).


NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Oct 31

Happy Halloween!



As promised, here are my foam pumpkin designs. I used a hot knife on the Captain America shield, and a small saw on the Iron Man one.

I’m very pleased at how they turned out, and I can’t wait to try more out for next year. I found out about a company called Funkins which are supposed to be the next best thing to real pumpkins. I’ll start early and get a few more done before Halloween next year.

Happy Halloween! Enjoy your evening. I’m off for some revelry myself. :)


Oct 28

Happy Anniversary!



Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband! 13 years ago, I married my best friend. Here’s to many more years of fun, adventures with cats, and excitement of untold fathoms.

We’re celebrating at one of our favorite restaurants Yummy House, an upscale Chinese eatery where everything is fresh and from scratch. Salt and Pepper Calamari, here I come!


Oct 26

MST 3K vs. Night of the Living Dead

My husband and I went to a special screening of Rifftrax : Night of the Living Dead at a local theater the other night with an old  friend from school. It featured the Mystery Science Theater original cast making fun of the Romero classic 1968 film. How was it?

I haven’t laughed that much in a long time. I had forgotten how campy that Night of the Living Dead was, and the witty comments the guys thought up kept us in stitches for hours. I was a great time, and I enjoyed catching up with an old friend.




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