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Favourite Films Watched in 2015

Update March 2, 2016: Remember that time I started writing a blog post in January then completely forgot about it? Whoops! I just found this sucker in my drafts folder. It looks like I had the intention of writing a little blurb about each film but only finished one and barely started another. So, hilariously it's a little top 5 list where I take a break in the middle to ramble about Magic Mike XXL. Why delete when I can share THAT with the world? Hitting publish... Now. 

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Well 2015 brought the second fail year in a row of keeping track of my new-to-me movie watching, HOWEVER I would still love to share my 5 favourite movies I saw.  And (for the first time?) all of my favourites were movies that actually came out in 2015.

5. Inside Out

4. Spy - This movie was not at all how it appears in the trailers. It wasn't the usual "plus size woman is a bumbling simpleton that is the butt of a million fat jokes" but instead "plus size woman is underrated but is a totally capable badass". 

3. Magic Mike XXL - This movie is a masterpiece. STAY WITH ME NOW. It's basically a buddy road trip movie but all the buddies are "male entertainers" and they're road tripping to the big stripper convention. I'll let that sink in for a minute... BUT it's also an extremely positive portrayal of female sexuality and shows so many varied types of women. It is SO REFRESHING to see fat women in roles like this - and I say roles with an S because there are MANY plus sized women to be found. Fat women getting all sexy danced on by hot dudes and NOT ONE FAT JOKE IS MADE IN THIS MOVIE. While there are absolutely zero stakes to anything happening in this movie, and the lead actress is by far the least interesting character, this movie just makes me SO HAPPY YOU GUYS. 

GratiTuesday #9 & #10

Finding the positives in every day. 


April 7 - April 13

MY JAMES HANCE ORIGINAL OF ADAM WEST BATMAN ARRIVED. It is so glorious. I'm going to hang it on my comic book originals/prints art wall but I sort of want to put it somewhere like... my bedroom. Or keep it in my bag. So I can look at it constantly. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Speaking of, my love for the Twitch show Critical Role (from the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel) continues to grow wildly. When I explain what it is to people, the general response is "... how is that entertaining?" but trust me you guys! It is! It's a weekly live stream of a game of Dungeons & Dragons played by 9 insanely talented voice actors. Stop. I can hear your eyes rolling from here. I PROMISE YOU IT IS SO GOOD. If you ever wanted a masterclass on storytelling or character building, this is it. Also, they've started playing Just Dance after the main episode and it was so funny to watch I ended up on the stream til 2am. On Friday I saw a production of the Rocky Horror Show. I'd never seen the stage version and a guy I knew from a musical we were both in a few years ago was playing Frank so I went tot check it out. HOLY CRAP it was AMAZING. Also there was a themed cocktail. The Sweet Transvestite was delish. Saturday my sister, niece and I all wore Captain Marvel shirts to take part in the Geek Walk 5k (which started with a hilarious 0.5k for all the geeks not used to physical activity. There was even a couch set up halfway through.) and that evening was Meeting #1 for AVENGERS CLUB. I set up Avengers Club as a weekly double feature screening of Marvel movies to prepare for AGE OF ULTRON! Meeting #1 included Iron Man & Thor, skipping Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk... Since it was also International Table Top Day we played some Boss Monster and Monty Python Fluxx during the films.

 

April 14 - April 20

Here's some awesome things that happened this week. Great Steel Magnolias rehearsals. Went to a Quarter Auction for the first time. Had a wine tasting for my sister's wedding wines. Played an awesome new game - Terra Mystica. I could talk about stuff like that. But really all I want to do is WATCH THE NEW STAR WARS TEASER AGAIN AND HOLY CRAP. It made me cry. At work. Awkward.


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Hearts of the Month: February 2015

A monthly round-up of things I loved.


HOW TO: Andy Warhol and 6 Ways To Create Your Own Artistic Community. I LOVE this. L-O-V-E. Reading this got me SO FIRED UP! I need to find my Factory!

WORDS OF WISDOM: Dolly Parton’s Tip for Meeting People: Way Existential. Probably the best advice I have ever heard. I want to print this out and hang it on my wall, keep a copy in my bag, tape it to the fridge... COSMIC!

Currently trying to figure out if I can convert my whole basement into a ball pit...

COMPANY: NatureBox. Review and UnBoxing blog post to come, but let's just say.... They are a GAMECHANGER.

ADVICE: How To Be a High Vibe Friend. One of my main goals in life. Needs improvement. This post helped.

ARTICLE: ESSENTIALS FOR A MAGICAL TROPICAL GETAWAY. I am dreaming of the warmth of the sun and missing the Bahamas. This article made me so excited for summertime that I started a new, secret Pinterest board for planning imaginary beach vacations.

GIVE ME ALL OF THE HASHBROWNS. Is it bad that I sort of want to wrangle someone into doing this with me?

Unboxing: Lootcrate - TableTop Special Edition

I LOVE tabletop games. Almost as much as I love playing them, I love watching a certain webseries hosted by Wil Wheaton. Aptly named: TableTop.  

So when the call-to-arms went out that they needed viewers' support to fund their third season, I was definitely in. I donated to their indiegogo campaign at the "Lootcrate" level and waited patiently for the episodes and my box of surprise goodies. 

I was not disappointed by either.  

The goodies!!! 

The goodies!!! 

Dice cup and some TableTop dice.  

Dice cup and some TableTop dice.  

A TableTop deck of cards & marker.  

A TableTop deck of cards & marker.  

A little notepad and some pencils.  

A little notepad and some pencils.  

Special TableTop themed Cards Against Humanity cards! 

Special TableTop themed Cards Against Humanity cards! 

A TableTop... Flag? Cape? I THINK IT'S A CAPE

A TableTop... Flag? Cape? I THINK IT'S A CAPE

Wheaton bobble budd! 

Wheaton bobble budd! 

I've been seeing a few people who are disappointed in the box, but I am not at all. I was not "purchasing" a Lootcrate. I gave my money so that there could be a new season of TableTop.  Seriously people, they needed the money for the production. There's no way they could make the contents of the box "equal" to the amount of your DONATION.

Ah well. You can't please everyone. But you can please some. And I was pleased.


You've never seen TableTop and you have no idea what I am going on about? Check out this video from this season where they played my current favourite game: Dead of Winter! (Then check out all the others)

GratiTuesday #2

Finding the positives in every day. 


Tuesday February 17, 2015 - A great mail day! Got some amazing goodies from The Tiny Hobo and the "Gamer Nouveau" t-shirt from TeeFury.

I spy my uniform for this year's Extra Life marathon!

I spy my uniform for this year's Extra Life marathon!

Wednesday February 18, 2015 - One of my favourite artists, James Hance, had an insane sale. He would list an original piece of art on his Facebook page and the first person to message him would get it for $100. !!! The first thing he posted at 9am this morning was a framed 10x12 graphite/watercolour/watercolour pencil piece of Adam West's Batman. Since I'm posting about it right now, I think you can guess who nabbed it! I told him I'd love to have it if he was able to ship to Canada and he said yes- for $5! FIVE DOLLARS! For a FRAMED piece! $105 total for a framed original!!! Losing my mind!!! 

I MEAN SERIOUSLY LOOK AT THIS!

I MEAN SERIOUSLY LOOK AT THIS!

Thursday February 19, 2015 - Had a great Steel Magnolias rehearsal at thr coffee shop. I'm working my way through all the specialty lattes, haha! The Great Northern (maple syrup latte) was SO GOOD. When I got home, I got myself completely caught up on Sailor Moon Crystal. I think it's the only show I am  up to date on right now!

Friday February 20, 2015 - Game night! Is there anything better than having some drinks with friends and playing some games? Many, many laughs were had.

Saturday February 21, 2015 - Turkey pot pie. Enough said. (Thanks dad!)

Sunday February 22, 2015 - We had a "social night" for Steel Magnolias so the cast could get to know each other. Great ladies, great wine, great food, great rehearsal. I also caught the tail end of the Oscars, so I got to to see this...

Monday February 23, 2015 - I managed to secure the donation for a project that I was hoping for & found out that two of my favourite comedians, Debra DiGiovanni & Mark Forward, are coming to town!

Great week!


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Hearts of the Month: January 2015

A monthly round-up of things I loved.


ART: Fathers, Be Good to Your Daughters. Hint: It's an awesome piece of Guardians of the Galaxy art by Dan Hipp!

SPORTS: Lotus Pose on Two. I'm not big on American Football, and I didn't closely watch the Superbowl on Sunday, but if I was to pick a favourite football team it would be the Seattle Seahawks so I was rooting for them this weekend. It's all because of this article I read a while back. So cool!

ARTICLE: The Keeper of Frivolous Memories. I. LOVE. THIS. This article really speaks to me.

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