Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hearts of the Month: March 2012

GAME - Where's My Water?
I became addicted to this iPhone game early in the month, so much so that when I closed my eyes I could still see it dripping around in my head.

APP - Zombies, Run!
I think this is my favourite heart of the month. Another iPhone app, this one part zombie game part workout app. This app turns any walk or run into an epic adventure by telling a story with voice actors where you're picking up items for your team of survivors and running from the undead. I decided to give this app a try, deciding just to go for a stroll on the treadmill and see how it works. By the time I was done I was doing my fastest pace ever on the machine, out of breath and super sweaty. Somehow this app made exercising fun.

GAME - Draw Something
Another addicting iPhone game, sort of like one on one pictionary.

BOOKS - The Hunger Games Trilogy
I completely devoured these books. Usually I take my time reading, going through a novel in a month however I got through book one, The Hunger Games, in 3 days. I then dove into Catching Fire and finished 5 days later and tore through the final book, Mockingjay, in less than 24 hours.
Bonus points for this being the first time I've ever read the novel before seeing the movie.

ARTIST - The Tiny Hobo
I mean do I need to explain.... SHE MADE ME A SUPERHERO

Thursday, March 15, 2012




Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Foto Roundup: February 26 - March 8

I dressed as "The Iron Lady" for my Oscar Party

Monday, March 5, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hearts of the Month: February 2012

PERSON - Kevin Smith
Smodcasts, (most of) his movies, live "Evening With" shows, playing street hockey... I could watch him do pretty much anything (and have done all of the above). I loved that at the beginning of February he broadcast his show "Kevin Smith: Live from Behind" from Toronto live to Cineplex theatres all over the country. He is just all kinds of fantastic and I am super excited to be seeing him live for the 3 (or is it 4th?) time this summer!

COMPANY - ThinkGeek
They have the most incredible customer service team I have ever come across. I had some shipping issues early in the month and they cleared it up quickly and beyond generously. I have never had a bad experience with them.

QUOTE - Won-Ton Jim
My sister was attempting to sing "The Saga Begins" by Weird Al and when it came time for her to say "Qui-Gon Jinn" she said "Won-Ton Jim". I am still laughing about it and this was weeks ago.

THING - Costume Parties
I have 2 costume parties a year, one about every six months. In the winter, for the Oscars and in the summer for my birthday. Call me a loser if you like but I just can't help but love a good theme party!

VIDEO - the new Avengers trailer

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

This Month in Comics: February 2012

Well obviously I've sort of fallen off the wagon when it comes to my comic related posts, and at the same time, I worry about overloading my blog for people who don't enjoy them if I DO post weekly.

SO to make it easier on everyone, I'm changing my comic posts to an end of the month roundup.

I admit I am behind on visiting the comic book store and picking up my books, so this month's roundup I thought I'd share my list of the books I am currently subscribed to. These are the books I care enough about to have them automatically 'pulled' for me every month (or every other week as the case may be).

Subscribed Series List:
  1. Amazing Spider-Man
  2. Avenging Spider-Man
  3. Batwoman
  4. B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: The Long Death (mini-series of 3 issues)
  5. Deadpool
  6. Journey into Mystery
  7. Wolverine & the X-Men
  8. Wonder Woman

I also regularly purchase Animal Man and Swamp Thing on the DC comics digital app.

Then I have my "pending" list. It's a list of titles that I have pulled one or two issues of in order to decide whether I want to subscribe, wait for the trade paperback, or forget about it altogether.

My current pending list:
  1. Adventure Time
  2. Astonishing X-Men
  3. Fanboys vs Zombies
  4. Justice League Dark
  5. Peter Panzerfaust
  6. Scarlet Spider
  7. Secret Avengers
  8. Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi
  9. Steed & Mrs. Peel
Since starting to blog about my comic purchases I have dropped quite a few titles.
I no longer read (not including mini-series that have ended or titles that were cancelled):
Uncanny X-Men, Justice League, John Carter: A Princess of Mars, Action Comics (though I'll pick up the trade), Captain America, Doctor Who, Teen Titans, and once Jeff Lemire finishes his run on Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. I'll be dropping it too.

I'm off to the comic shop tomorrow to catch up on some major reading!