Tue Apr 8 1:21 PM
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Last month was filled with SO much baking and cooking. All photos are from Instagram, so I apologize for the quality.

Top to bottom, left to right:

Oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip, and chocolate drizzled shortbread
Chocolate Chip
Low-fat Chocolate Crinkle
Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Quinoa with peppers, mushrooms, bacon, kale chips, and beef
Quinoa with radish, yellow pepper, mushrooms, tomatoes, lemon, and mint & chives
Smoothie bowl with raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, granola and goji berries

Mon Apr 7 5:23 PM

Warning: TONS of Spoilers Ahead

HOLYBANANAS. I just wanted to write a quick post on the TV shows I watch just because. (Also, most of this is just word vomit, so ignore the bad grammar and the waterfall rush of incoherent and non-linear thoughts.)

Up to date: The Walking Dead, Community, and Game of Thrones.
Catching up: Supernatural, Survivor, and Suits.
Working my way through: New Girl, and Chuck.

The Walking Dead: The show I love to hate - so many loose ends, so many (SO MANY) cliffhangers everywhere which are super annoying, and plus sometimes the focus of the episode is kind of strange. Despite all of that, I usually end up bingeing on this show simply because it’s a good show for bingeing and spreading it out doesn’t really make all that great anyways. :P ANYWAYS, reactions for the last two episodes:

HOLYSHAMOLY, Carol lenny’d the SHIT out of that little girl. As soon as she told her to look at the flowers, I thought, OHMYGOD and knew what was going to happen. Also super sad that it had to go down that way. Secondly, OTP FOR LYFE. I’m more happy that Glenn and Maggie finally reunited because if there’s anyone that deserves a decent-ish life, it’s Glenn. But seriously though, he’s actually relatively smart, he can run, he knows how to fight and shoot, and overall isn’t completely insane. He believes in love and hope, and I love him and he should never die. (PS I DON’T read the comic, so don’t spoil things for me or I’ll be super sad). Oh and Rick is a badass, and I felt really bad for Carl. :(

Community: This season has been superbbbb and there’s been lots of moments when I’ve cried my eyes out. Didn’t particularly like the GI Jeff episode (the newest), but I’ll admit, I haven’t watched it twice like I usually do so maybe it’ll get better during the second viewing.

Advanced Advanced Dungeons and Dragons was FANTASTIC. I LOVED the previous D&D episode, and felt like this one did a great job in bringing it back, plus David Cross did a great great job. VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing was GREAT, I LOVED Annie & Abed’s interactions and relationship, and I love them both so obviously I love them doing their own thing. App Development and Condiments gets 5 meowmeowbeenz because holycow I love episodes that relate to the real world and in terms of character development, it was adorable. I mean, plus there were awesome costumes and Britta’s got her voice back. Overall, I’ve been super super happy with the new season of Community, and I’m super glad that Dan Harmon’s back.

Game of Thrones: EEK. It’s back! I haven’t read the novels at ALL, and every single time I watch an episode I just want to spoil it all for myself because it’s all there. I rewatched Rains of Castamere to remind myself of last season (because HOLYFUCKINGSHIT RAINS OF CASTAMERE), and this episode had boobies (!!), gay sex, dragons (!!!!!!!! They’re so big now too!!!!!), Arya Stark is a BAMF, and wow Cersei rejected Jamie hard. :( but also :) because it’s kind of gross, yunno? Got scared when the dragon snapped at Daenerys, haha. Oh and Sansa :( :( :( But IT’S BACK! Super excited for the new season. :)

Supernatural: NOT GONNA LIE, I’M BEHIND. :( :( :( Four whole episodes :( :( :( Good thing there’s a mini hiatus (AS ALWAYS UGHH), so I’ve got like 2 weeks to catch up. Despite whatever happens, Kevin will hold a special place in my heart (although still a smaller piece than Castiel, haha). SUPER excited to watch the episode Misha Collins directed simply because he knows these characters so well. And no, I’m never going to get over the fact that Kevin’s dead. :(

Survivor: ALSO behind on an episode, but man I hope Boobs is out, she drives me nuts. Cheering for the police girl and Spencer currently. :) Also been watching season 16, and obviously cheering for Yao Man in that. ;)

Suits: This show is slowly letting me down simply because of allllll the relationship stuff. Macht and Adams are still great, but I just feel like all the episodes are kind of repetitive (although Heartburn was a much better change of pace in terms of focusing on an actual case and a great episode overall). Hoping that Mike takes the new job despite leaving Harvey which would be devastating but really, I feel like his character needs something new. I’m just begging, no more deux de machina in future episodes please. As an aside, man Sarah Rafferty is gorgeous as always. <3

New Girl (Season 2, Episode 14):EEEK. Too adorable. Just finished A Father’s Love and Pepperwood, and as always, love the characters, love the show. I can’t believe Nick’s dad although it does help explain why Nick is the way he is. Flashback to when they were kids was so adorable. Super adorable with Schmidt and Robbie teaming up, and all of the character’s pogos are too cute. <3 Ah, and as always always, Jess and Cece are GORGEOUSSSS.

Chuck (Season 3, Episode 1):  Chuck is a BAMF! Love that he’s learning to flash, sad that he was trying to get his way back in and kept on screwing up things, although I don’t know how much I love Casey just rescuing them at the perfect time. Although, he’s been reinstated, so YIPEE for that!

Whelp, turns out I watch a lot of TV… now to get back to work…

Sun Feb 23 9:53 AM

Just a text update.

It’s been a really crazy-good weekend.

Nova finally arrived, and she’s adorable, and a big scaredy cat but has started to wander around, and being more curious about anything. Woke up really early to watch the Sochi Men’s Gold hockey game (YAY CANADA!), baking some fresh cookies, and just been feeling the support and love from everyone. :)

PLUS, it’s been really nice out, so that’s always cheerful.

Tue Jan 21 11:52 PM
Honey &amp; Apple Challah Bread
Started making this yesterday, waited for it to rise overnight, and finally got to bake it today! Nomnomnom. No in process photos, sorry, but to be honest, most of it just looked like sticky dough on my hands for 80% of the time.

Honey & Apple Challah Bread

Started making this yesterday, waited for it to rise overnight, and finally got to bake it today! Nomnomnom. No in process photos, sorry, but to be honest, most of it just looked like sticky dough on my hands for 80% of the time.

Fri Jan 17 10:00 AM
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Over the Christmas break, I headed to Vegas for a mini vacation to meet up with Ray and his family! Ate lots of delicious food, met his cousin Alex (Hi Alex!!) and Shawna (Hi Shawna!), dropped by the Coca Cola Store as well as the M&M Store. :D We also dropped by a ton of hotels, stayed at a few different ones, wandered around at night, and overall, had a fabulous time.


Wed Jan 15 10:00 AM

White chocolate cranberry, macadamia nut biscottis! :) YUM! Very, very pleased with how these turned out. :)

Mon Jan 13 10:00 AM

Went home for the Christmas break! :) Of course, we didn’t take ANY family photos except for a selfie at the airport right before we left, haha. Also in the trip, Gastown, Girl Guides, delicious food all over town, and a weird gingerbread shack, haha. As always, we had a super delicious Christmas turkey, and then a hot pot night afterwards. :) YUM!

Every time I go back, I fall back in love with the city, see you soon. ^^

Mon Jan 13 12:30 AM

Cookies Galore!

Had a fabulous weekend, watched Frozen (which is visually stunning, and adorable), and made some oatmeal raisin cookies, as well as some chocolate crinkle cookies! YUM!

Sat Jan 11 7:24 PM
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rtk9221 asked: What ink are you using in your writing sample? That blue is gorgeous.

I’m using Diamine Aqua Blue with a Noodler’s Ahab pen. :)

Sat Jan 11 2:44 AM
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A work term has started! Despite the cold, we finally got some pretty snowflakes - and I got time to finish Fahrenheit 451 :)