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 … Continue reading “Happy Fish Fingers and Custard Day!”
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 … Continue reading “Happy By The Sea”
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 … Continue reading “Basia Bulat, I Love You, But…”
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: I’ve always wanted a domain name with … Continue reading “Welcome to Fish & Custard!”
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 … Continue reading “Hey, It’s My Name! In a Magazine!”
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 … Continue reading “The Obligatory Fourteenth Blogiversary Post”
This is a very late weekly post, but better late than never! I count Monday as first day of the week so, in theory, I didn’t miss a post. At least that’s what I like to believe.
We had been on the lookout for a used MP3 player ever since we found out that the car stereo in our rental car in Iceland won’t play MP3 files. I was also looking into buying new but not willing to burn $50 for a new MP3 player with only 2GB storage. Enter Kijiji.
Since the last time I posted, I experienced my very first severe Canadian ice storm (yes, in frickin’ April!), bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon killing 3, bombs exploded in Baghdad killing a lot more than in Boston, major earthquakes happened in Iran, fertilizer plant exploded in West, Texas and practically flattened the whole town, … Continue reading “What A Week!”
And so I turned 40 on Sunday, which means that it’s been 10 years since the last time I heard my mother wish me a happy birthday. I couldn’t sleep the night before my birthday. Kept thinking about my mother. Made me cry a little. I only slept for 3.5 hours that night at most, … Continue reading “Birthdays and Such”
This past Saturday, we went for our annual trip to Aylmer to check out the migrating tundra swans that were re-fuelling (read: eat a lot of corn courtesy of the local conservation authority) before continuing their journey to their summer vacation spots up at the Arctic tundras.
Yesterday evening, I went to Google Reader to get my blog-reading fix and was greeted with that. That thing up there. WTF, Google?!?