Happy Fish Fingers and Custard Day!

As a ded­i­cat­ed Doc­tor Who fan with a domain name after the Eleven­th Doctor’s favourite food com­bo, I feel oblig­ed to cel­e­brate Fish Fin­gers and Cus­tard Day, which hap­pens every April 3 to com­mem­o­rate the air­ing of the episode in which the Eleven­th Doc­tor finds out that he loves eat­ing fish fin­gers and cus­tard. Since I’ve nev­er had fish fin­gers and cus­tard before, what bet­ter way to cel­e­brate than to give it a try!
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Happy By The Sea

I’m an island girl. I was born and raised on an island. I like to think that is the rea­son why I’m the hap­pi­est when I’m by the sea but that wouldn’t be true. Back when I was liv­ing on the island of Java in Indone­sia, I’d be lucky if I got to be at the seaside once a year. At least in my adult life. And I wasn’t hap­py. May­be I just didn’t see the sea enough.

My par­ents did take us to the beach and the seaside open-air fish mar­ket fair­ly often when we were kids. Man, that fish mar­ket was stinky! But we got to see a lot of inter­est­ing sea crea­tures albeit in a less than alive state. You know, crea­tures like big tuna. Big tuna does look pret­ty impres­sive for lit­tle kids (par­ents, take notes!). May­be it has some­thing to do with the good mem­o­ries I have from such out­ings? I don’t know. There is some­thing about the sea that makes me feel so free and hap­py.
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Basia Bulat, I Love You, But…

We went to our first music show of the year on Sat­ur­day night with my broth­er- and sis­ter-in-law at the Cas­bah in Hamil­ton, Ontar­io. My broth­er-in-law invit­ed us to come with them to see Basia Bulat last mon­th. My hus­band said yes to him and then he told me he said yes for us and then I googled the venue and found out it was a stand­ing-room only venue. I just knew I wouldn’t be hav­ing the great­est time of my life that night.
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Welcome to Fish & Custard!

This is my first post here at the new domain, wannabegirl.org! In case you didn’t come here from wannabegirl.org and there­fore didn’t get to read what I post­ed there, I did some­thing impul­sive yes­ter­day. I reg­is­tered a new domain and then decid­ed to move my blog over because: 

  1. I’ve always want­ed a domain name with the word “and” in it because it allows me to use an amper­sand in the logo and amper­sand is one of my favourite things ever;
  2. I love Doc­tor Who and fish fin­gers and cus­tard is the 11th Doctor’s favourite food so this domain is an homage to my most favourite TV show ever; and
  3. I feel like, after 14 years, I’m final­ly too old to be blog­ging under a domain name with the word “girl” in it.

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Hey, It’s My Name! In a Magazine!

I spent all morn­ing pro­cess­ing pho­tos to go with a post about Iceland’s famous Gold­en Cir­cle route, but then I got lazy and decid­ed to go with this lazy post instead. The Gold­en Cir­cle post will have to wait until next week.

So I got quot­ed in an issue of the North Amer­i­can edi­tion of the Nation­al Geo­graph­ic Trav­el­er mag­a­zine (I always feel dirty typ­ing trav­eller with only one “l” because my mum­my raised me to use British Eng­lish). I post­ed a com­ment on an arti­cle about how Cana­di­ans loved their Nanaimo bar in the online ver­sion of the mag­a­zine a while ago (and was lat­er informed that it might appear in a future print issue). I have nev­er met any­one in Canada who is pas­sion­ate about Nanaimo bar. Not a sin­gle one. But every­one I know seems to love but­ter tarts. Hence my com­ment.
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The Obligatory Fourteenth Blogiversary Post

Weblog Wannabe turned 14 years old today! Hap­py birth­day, dear old blog! My god you’re old!

There have been times when I felt like pulling the plug on the blog but I just couldn’t do it. This is where I met my hus­band! I know this is only a vir­tu­al place and nobody cares about this blog oth­er than me and per­haps my hus­band, but it’s stay­ing for the time being, albeit in a some­what comatose state. I did post sev­en­teen updates to the blog last year, most­ly before our trip to Ice­land. My goal this year is to post more, even if it’s only one more update than I did last year. I think it’s doable. :-)
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