Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Currently- September Edition

I have decided, after years of blogging, that I would jump on the 'currently' blog posts. I always enjoy reading other blogger's 'currently' posts, so I thought I would do my own, so here we go:

Watching
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I am re-watching Season 2 in preparation of Season 3, which starts September 22.
 
Reading
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This book is a bestseller and has everywhere this summer! I bought it earlier this summer and am just now getting around to reading it. 
Listening
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Like most Canadians, I am listening to The Tragically Hip non-stop.
Planning
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My social calendar for September! There is a lot going on this month and I want to make sure I can do all of it- or at least the majority of it!
 
Feeling
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Sad that summer is over! I feel that summer went to quickly and I didn't have the chance to really enjoy it.

Wanting
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A black Kate Spade Clutch. I'm on the hunt!

Loving
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September! As much as I LOVE summer, September is my favourite month. The weather is still warm enough for the beach and other favourite summer activities, but the humidity is down and the tourists are gone. Plus fun fall activities like fairs and homecoming.
 

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Hey, It's Ok

http://www.airingmylaundry.com/
With Amber from Airing My Dirty Laundry
 
To love #GordDowniesCanada...a fantastic tribute to the lead singer of The Tragically Hip and a beautiful tour of our country. 

That I cannot wait for season 3 of How to Get Away With Murder...September 22 premiere!

To be sad that summer is over...it went too quickly for my liking, but I do love September; it's my favourite month and it's going to be a fun one too!

That Hudson's Bay has finally started a blog! You can check it out here

To be excited for my Mind, Body, Spirit treatment today. It will be super relaxing and I'm excited to try Access Bars for the first time!

Monday, 5 September 2016

Inspire Me: Summer Story

Sigh...Labour Day. I like Labour Day because it creates a long weekend, but I dislike Labour Day because it creates the last long weekend of the summer and unofficially marks the end of my favourite season. 
 
 
This has been a busy summer. I had the opportunity to do a lot of fun and favourite things- it was a great summer overall. There were some negative aspects...plot twists, if you will. There were also some positive plot twists too. 
 
Parades, outdoor concerts, family gatherings and celebrations, days at the beach, nights on the patio, dragon boats, bonfires, barbecues, weekends away with friends, time at the farm, conservation area, fireworks, coming together as a community and country, food trucks, reconnecting with old friends, book club, time spent with Pod Pals, outings with Pals of the Pod, Moose Jaw Shirt Day...so many great memories.

I have to admit, summer just isn't the same- or as juicy of a story- without Daniel. My summer friend, my co-star. He truly did make summers magical, memorable, and the best ever. I miss him like crazy and I miss the summers we had. 

It's a new story, new novel. A revised setting and new characters, familiar plots with fresh elements.

This edition has ended...time to move on to the Fall story.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Welcome To The Modern Phone Era

A number of years ago when I had to replace my flip phone (RIP), I decided to go with a Blackberry because my dad and brother were Balckberry users, I know that a lot of business people used Blackberry and because it had a keyboard instead of a touch screen. I have been a faithful Blackberry user for years. 

A couple of weeks ago, I was in the parking lot at work texting a co-worker. I walked into the building and my phone had turned off and wouldn't turn on. This was the second time in about a month this happened. There were a couple of other issues too- like the sound not coming on when I took it off of silent. I decided that it was time to upgrade to a new phone; I couldn't risk my phone never turning on again. 

Luckily it was about $6 to buyout my current contract. I spent the night researching options aka asking my dad, significant other, and best guy friend which phone I should go for. Their answers were "Get an iphone" or "Get a Samsung" but provided no reasons WHY. I decided to stick with Blackberry. 

After work I went to the mall ready to upgrade. I told the sales guy I wanted to the same phone I had and pulled out my Blackberry Curve (aka the second generation Blackberry), he said "Oh Jeeze" and then told me that they don't make those anymore. I asked about a Blackberry Classic, since it still had a keyboard. He didn't recommend it because they are being phased out and their is no support for them. He did show me another Blackberry, but it was touch screen.

Another sales associate came out and saw my phone on the counter. He asked if it was mine, and I said yes. he said "We need to get you into the modern phone era." He suggested an iphone, saying it would be easier to use for a first time smart phone user. After a lot of questions and explaining, I ended up going for an iphone SE.

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I am reluctant iphone user. I don't like the touch screen- I've had a tablet for 2+ years and am still not used to the touch screen. Besides Instagram, I refuse to get any apps and I only have Instagram because it is a hassle to take a photo on my phone, email it to myself so I can download it to my tablet and then upload to Instagram. I plan to only use my phone for calls, texts, seeing the date/time, and the occasional web browsing. 

Now, if only I can figure out how to make a phone call...