Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Birds, Blooms, & BBQs

Spring might be postponed indefinitely. We finally had some rain yesterday to turn things green and it is supposed to start warming up soon but at this point we should just call it summer. In any case, here are some spring-y photos from the last week or so. 

There is a robin's nest in one of the trees in our yard and big fat momma robin sits there all day long.

bird on a wire in the backyard.


My little gnome uncovered from all the leaves.


We got a new BBQ the weekend before last and tried it out for the first time last week. 


I filled the hummingbird feeder and put it out, even though it's still way too cold for them to come.


I made a pot of tea yesterday and spent the rainy day on the couch watching Netflix guilt-free.


Saw this creepy bird worm-hunting after the rain yesterday.


Because it's not yet spring outside we got flowers for the kitchen.


Lilies are my favourite!


Stephen's family came out for a BBQ on Sunday and his mom brought us this hanging plant to brighten up the yard. Hopefully there will be more flowers out soon!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Moving On - original song

I wrote this song the other day. It's about moving on from a bad situation, whether it be a relationship or a job or a place or whatever, and feeling stupid for staying so long when it was bad and kind of saying screw you to whatever you're leaving behind.
 Lyrics after the jump.




Tuesday, May 13, 2014

"Stop Worrying!" Playlist

1. Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
"Don't worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing gonna be alright."

2. Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerin
"In every life we have some trouble but when you worry you make it double. Don't worry. Be happy."

3. Don't Worry Baby - The Beach Boys
"Don't worry, baby. Everything will turn out alright."

4. All Will Be Well - Gabe Dixon Band
"All will be well. You can ask me how but only time will tell."

5. Living In the Moment - Jason Mraz
"I will not waste my days making up all kinds of ways to worry about all the things that will not happen to me."

6. Hakuna Matata - The Lion King
"It means no worries for the rest of your days. It's our problem-free philosophy. Hakuna Matata."

7. Float On - Modest Mouse
"Don't worry even if things end up a bit too heavy we'll all float on alright."

8. Everybody's Free (to Wear Sunscreen) - Baz Luhrmann
"Don't worry about the future. Or know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum"

9. Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
"Here comes the sun and I said, it's alright."

Click here to listen to all these songs in a youtube playlist.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Movies I Want To See - Summer 2014


Click on the title of any movie to watch the trailer.
  • Neighbors - May 9
    Seth Rogen is a boring married guy with a baby. A fraternity moves into his neighborhood, led by Zac Efron and Dave Franco, and they get into a war.
  • Palo Alto - May 9
    James Franco is a high school teacher who enters into a relationship with a student (Emma Roberts.) Directed by Gia Copolla (Francis' granddaughter, Sofia's niece)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past - May 23
  • Blended - May 23
    Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler together again!!! They play 2 single parents who have bad first date then end up on the same safari trip with their kids.
  • Maleficent - May 30
    Angeline Jolie plays Maleficent, the villain from Disney's Sleeping Beauty
  • The Fault in Our Stars - June 6
    adaptation of the novel by John Green about two teenagers with cancer who meet in a support group and fall in love.
  • How To Train Your Dragon 2 - June 13
  • Third Person - June 20
    There are three story lines in three different countries. Mila Kunis, James Franco, Liam Neeson....
    I don't know how to explain it, just watch the trailer if you have 2 minutes.
  • They Came Together - June 27
    Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler satirize romantic comedies
  • Wish I Was Here - July 18
    Zach braff! Kate hudson! Shins song in the trailer! 
  • Sex Tape - July 25
    Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal make a sex tape, it goes to the cloud, they try to get it back.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy - August 1

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Easter Break 2014 - Part 5: Banff (Sushi House, Banff Sweet Shoppe)

On Wednesday night (our last night in Banff) we went for sushi to Sushi House. It was delicious.
After supper, we walked around downtown a bit more and went into the Banff Sweet Shoppe.
We ended up each getting a homemade chocolate bar. Stephen's was dark chocolate with almonds and mine was milk chocolate with oreos. We enjoyed them more than we would have enjoyed fudge.We also got a bag of jelly bellies to share.
The only wildlife we saw on our entire trip were these deer eating the grass in town.
Lots of tourists (including us) stopped to take pictures.

That night we went back to our hotel to enjoy the spa some more and relax in our room.
This was the view from our hotel window on Thursday morning right before we left.
Mt Rundle looked beautiful as we drove away from Banff.

It was a great trip! We had the perfect combination of shopping, touring, visitting with friends, and relaxing on our own.
Check out the other parts of our trip here:
Banff part 1