Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Guess What? I'm Am Not a Robot.

This week has been unexpectedly very busy and I am finding a hard time blogging about what I want and reading the ones I want! So, for now, here is Marina and the Diamonds. Coming up are some photos from the wedding Joe and I attended over the weekend (the bride is Cambodian so there was a lot of traditions I got to see and learn about!) as well as some photos from our bowling adventure on Sunday :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

A very special day

Today was a very important day for me. In 1990, I was flown in the STARS Air Ambulance. I was 6 years old. Without STARS, I may not be here right now. In 1996, my dad was flown.

Today, for the first time, I got to meet the pilot of my flight, Bob. It was emotional and so, so special. I got to sit inside the helicopter (it seemed much smaller than I remember!) and have a behind the scenes tour of what it takes to get and keep STARS in the air. It was amazing! While I was being flown, I had on a headset and Bob talked to me the entire flight. I remember him asking me what colour my house was, and about my family, and if I wanted to look out the window. For only being 6, I remember it so clearly. It was wonderful to finally be able to put a face to the voice I remember so well and to thank him and give him a hug.

I can't explain how honoured I feel to have meet all the wonderful men and women who are part of STARS and especially Bob. I feel like I can't express enough how thankful I am. Today is a day I won't forget.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Weekend!

Yay! The weekend is here! I love it so.

Joe and I are heading to Brooks right after I click publish post. We are going to a wedding! I love going to weddings and I am very excited for this one because I will get to see a lot of people I haven't seen in a long time.

What are you doing this weekend?

PS - the picture is from Dinosaur Provincial Park, about 20 minutes from Brooks. It is really cool!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Professor Layton

Confession - I love puzzle games.

A few years ago, Joe bought the game Professor Layton and the Curious Village for the DS. After watching him play over his shoulder, I wanted to try. I finished the game soon after - Joe hasn't played again since. Then, last year when we were in Hawaii, the second one, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, came out. I bought it and finished it within a week. Today, I bought the third one that just came out, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. I am so excited to start playing...but I am going to pace myself this time. I get so sad when the game is over.

You follow Professor Layton and Luke as they solve a mystery and solve puzzles at the same time. The stories are always really good and the puzzles can get really tricky!

Here is a puzzle for you, can you figure out the answer?

A father and son are chatting when the son poses this question: "Dad, I'm 22 now, but just how old are you?"

The father replies, "You wanna know how old your old man is, eh? Hm, well, I'll tell you what. I'm as old as your age, plus half of my age."

How old is the father?

2 Norwegians + 1 Canadian = music to my ears

The Build Up by Kings of Convenience ft. Feist

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I love watching movies. Sometimes I want romance, horror, or comedy. Sometimes I want a musical, a drama, or a western.

Here is a list of my favourites (in no particular order - actually, no. Fiddler on the Roof is my favourite. No particular order after that). These movies are ones that I have seen many times, and ones I know I will watch many more times:

I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. - Harry Burns

When Harry Met Sally - This movie makes me happy. And it is the only 'chick flick' that Joe has actually watched with me and admitted "It wasn't so bad."

If you think about it, your favorite memories, the most important moments in your life... were you alone? Life's better with company. - Ryan Bingham

Up in the Air - I love that this movie is actually real. It is subtle and made me think of what is most important in my life. Watch it.

Boris the Blade, or Boris "the Bullet Dodger." As bent as the Soviet sickle, and as hard as the hammer that crosses it. Apparently, it's just impossible to kill the bastard. - Turkish

Snatch - This movie has so many twists and turns and has one of those unpredictable endings. You just can't go wrong with Guy Ritchie.

A fiddler on the roof. Sounds crazy, no? But here, in our little village of Anatevka, you might say every one of us is a fiddler on the roof trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple tune without breaking his neck. It isn't easy. You may ask 'Why do we stay up there if it's so dangerous?' Well, we stay because Anatevka is our home. And how do we keep our balance? That I can tell you in one word: tradition! - Tevye

Fiddler on the Roof - Probably my favourite movie of all time. I watch this movie many times over the course of the year. It makes me feel so good and is funny, and happy, and heart breaking.

Sorry don't get it done, Dude. That's the second time you hit me. Don't ever do it again. - John T. Chance

Rio Bravo - My dad and I would watch westerns all the time when I was younger. This was my favourite. The best part is right here.

One night, Bobby Vinton sent us champagne. There was nothing like it. I didn't think there was anything strange in any of this. You know, a twenty-one-year-old kid with such connections. He was an exciting guy. He was really nice. He introduced me to everybody. Everybody wanted to be nice to him. And he knew how to handle it. - Karen

Goodfellas - This movie made me a fan of Scorcese. One of the best mob movies. Love it.

Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion... love actually is all around. - Prime Minister

Love Actually - This movie just fills my heart with joy. It is so romantic. My go-to movie around the holidays.

Let me explain something to you. Um, I am not "Mr. Lebowski". You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing. - The Dude

The Big Lebowski -If you haven't seen this movie, you must. It is hilarious. I watched it for the first time with Joe and loved it since. My last year at University had me in a class just on this movie (yes, it was a sweet class). At the end of the year, I still don't think we figured out what the movie is actually about, because it is about everything and nothing. If you are ever interested, you can read my 20 page paper on why Walter isn't really Jewish.

What are your favourite movies?

Les Queues de Sardines

(Found on Simplynattie)

How amazing are these creative graphic tights? I am putting a pair on my wish list.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


(Found on Textilemonster)
(Found on Forever 21)

(Found on Swak Shop)
(Found on Forever 21)

(Found on Ruche)

I hope wherever you are in this world, you are enjoying some warmth at the end (or beginning!) of summer. Here, it has been miserable. It looks like Alberta decided to skip summer and most of fall and just go straight into winter. We haven't had a day above 10C (50F)in about a week and it doesn't look like it is going to get any better.

However, I refuse to turn on my furnace. I just can't do it yet. Instead, I have been laying and bundling up (inside and outside!) and in doing so I have discovered my new favourite thing - a cowl (or circle) scarf. Don't these look pretty? And perfect for layering. I LOVE the mustard coloured one. I might drive the 40 minutes to my nearest Forever 21 and pick one up.

Do you wear scarves?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ball lockets

(both spotted on Space Pearls)

I love these ball lockets! How cool is the Golden Snitch one?

Do you have a locket? Whose photo is in it?

Is it February yet?

(Found on Mary Yarns)

My sister, Kelli, is pregnant with her third baby and is due in February. I can't wait! I was looking up some baby things and found this cozy cocoon (that baby is seriously cute!). I am not sure if she is having a boy or a girl and they won't be finding out - they like the surprise. But I have a feeling it is a girl.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pizza experiment

Tonight for dinner I wanted to try something different. I was in the mood for some sort of pizza so I grabbed some ingredients and threw this together!

It is a stuffed pizza! I went a bit overboard with the filling but it ended up being really tasty, so I didn't mind and neither did Joe.

Ingredients (I don't measure when I cook, so I just threw stuff in...)

Cooked chicken
Ricotta cheese
Cheddar cheese
Pillsbury pizza dough


1. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces and season with salt and pepper. Cook.
2. Mix together rest of the ingredients and add the chicken.
3. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and lay out dough.
4. Add the cheese/pesto/chicken/spinach mixture (maybe a little much on my part! oops!)
5. Fold dough around mixture into a neat little package.
6. Bake at 400F for about 30 mintues.


Nap time

I don't remember the last time I had a nap, but I am going to today! Right now actually, after I finish this post. I had to be at work for 7 this morning which meant I was up around 5:15 am. I am a pretty good morning person but that is still too early and I didn't have the best sleep. But, I did get off work earlier!

When I lived in residence during my first year at University, my friend Teira's room was always the place to hang out. People were always coming and going. She shared it with a quirky girl named Antoniette and they both had the comfiest beds (although, everyone technically had the same bed, but somehow theirs were better). I even slept a few nights in Ant's bed and her in mine (I had my own room which was cool, but Teira had a humidifier and I always slept soo well - and let's admit it, Teira and I loved our sleepovers because we would get chicken fingers from Legacy's and play Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit). Anyways, the knowledge of their comfy beds got out, and since they never locked their door, people would often nap in their room! Strange things happen in residence! Soon, we made a sign for their door and it was called "The Department of Napology". I miss res!

(Teira and I in front of her door. Antoniette's name isn't on the door even though it was her room too, we replaced her name with mine as a joke since I spent more time there. You can see the "Department of Napology" sign near the top!)

So, off to nap I go!

Do you like napping?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

One of my favourite covers

I think I enjoy this cover even better then the MGMT one I posted awhile ago (although it is pretty close)! The original is such a fun, peppy song but Greg Laswell turns it into a beautiful, slow, almost sad song. I just love when one song is totally transformed into another. So, without further ado - Greg Laswell and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (plus a little extra).

Do you like covers? Do you have a favourite?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Cookie Truffles

I hope you all had a great Monday! Mine was busy and included a lot of frustration, but it is almost over. It was also another cold and rainy day here. Everything is wet and grey.

Yesterday, I went to hot yoga! It was ok; I am going to try it another time before I make a decision. Due to some health issues, I am currently on medication for high blood pressure and I had more trouble in that hot room than I thought. About 20 minutes in, I got so dizzy I had to lay down. I tried getting up again but it just wouldn't pass. The different standing poses and moving my head up and down didn't help! However, the standing poses only lasted another 10 minutes before we moved onto floor poses - which I did fine. I think a lot of it was I went into it too fast - and I should have taken it slower and listened to my body a bit more, especially going in with already high blood pressure. I loved the feeling so I am going to try it one more time, but if I take it slow and have a hard time again, I'll just have to stick to regular yoga.

Anyways, onto the cookie truffles! I found this recipe on Framed - which is a very dangerous website for me. It is full of the yummiest recipes ever! After a day like today, I would probably eat 50 of these so I will not be making them tonight, but will be soon. I know Joe would LOVE them, he is all about cookies and chocolate! Don't they look soo good?

Ingredients (recipe from Framed)
  • 1 16 oz package Nutterbutters or Oreos
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 14 ounce package candy melts

1. Place all but 6 cookies in food processor and process until ground to fine crumbs.
2. Put crumbs and cream cheese in bowl and mix until completely combined.
3. Form dough into one inch balls
4. Melt candy in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between each heating, until melted.
5. Coat each ball in candy and place on cookie sheet covered in wax paper.
6. Chill in refrigerator until candy is hardened.
7. Do what you will with those 6 extra cookies.

Yum yum!

What is your favourite food to indulge in?

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Yesterday, Teira, Jen, and I went for breakfast at Cora. It is only open a few hours each day for breakfast and there is always a huge line but it is so worth it! Their food is so fresh and tastes so good. I was so excited to spend time with some of my friends - Jen just got back on Wednesday from Australia. She was there was 9 months so T and I hadn't seen her in so long! It was really nice.

Teira had the blueberry pancakes and they looked amazing!

Jen had a panini crepe with egg, ham, and cheese and tons of fruit.

I had a bit of everything (I can never decide!). I had eggs, blueberry crepes, bacon, potatoes, some fruit and toast (although I was so full, I couldn't eat any of the toast).

It was delicious! Cora is only in Canada (in most of the major cities) so if you are ever near one - I suggest you try it!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

LUSH shampoo bars

I love Lush! Have you ever been to one? They sell solid shampoo bars, among many other fresh, handmade products, and I am pretty addicted. They come as is - so once it is gone, it is gone, no big bottle to throw away. It is perfect for traveling or you could throw it in your gym bag. I tried Godiva a few months ago and it made my hair very soft and manageable and smelled sooo good. You just wet your hair, wet the bar, and swipe it on your hair from front to back about 3 times and then lather up! I bought Seanik today and I am very excited to use it tomorrow! Have you ever heard of solid shampoo bars? Have you ever tried them?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Yay for Weekends!

So happy it is Friday! What are you doing this weekend? Tonight, Joe and I went out for pizza (pics above) and it was super yummy! Tomorrow morning I am meeting with my friends for breakfast at an amazing place called Cora's, and Sunday is hot yoga!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hot yoga

I am trying hot yoga for the first time on Sunday. Has anyone tried it? I have heard a lot of good things about it - so I am excited to try. I am going with my friend, Kayla, and she has gone many times before so she is a pro. Hopefully I can handle it. If you have tried it, I would love to hear what you think about it.

5 things I love about...my brothers

(From left to right: Kelli, Cody, Marley, Tyler, and me)

Today is my brother Tyler's 30th birthday (Happy birthday, Ty!). He came over and I made him his dinner of choice; ham, whipped potatoes, and corn on the cob, followed by chocolate cake. It was nice to have him over, and considering he lives about a 10 minute bike ride away, I don't see him very often!

I am lucky I have brothers. I actually have 2 half brothers and 2 full (3 of them are older than I am and 1 younger).

So here are 5 things I love about my brothers:

1) You can always count on Cody to go out and pick up anything you need or want. If it is 2 in the morning and you feel like a slurpee, he will go and get one for you.

2) Tyler is a very good biking partner. He bought a new bike around the same time I got mine and we had a really good ride, just like when we were kids!

3) Tyler never wants to see me sad. I remember when I was crying so hard one time when I was younger and I told him I was never going to stop. He grabbed one of my Barbies and ripped her head off and put it on her foot and made it run around like some weird giraffe. Sounds so weird but it made me laugh so hard. He does the funniest things to cheer me up.

4) They call me Egg, or some form of it - Eggelin, Eggo, Eggy, Eggametis - the list goes on. I actually don't even remember the last time they called me Meghan or Meg.

5) Whenever I am on a roller coaster or some fast ride with them, they always yell crazy things, like, 'jinkies!"

Do you have any brothers?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pocket watch necklaces

(Spotted on Dreamylyne Creation)

(Spotted on RingRingRing)

(Spotted on Luna Shine Shine)

(Spotted on Ruche)

I remember my dad having a pocket watch when I was little. It had "Love Dad" engraved on it. My dad passed away when I was 12 and now the pocket watch belongs to my brother, Tyler. Pocket watches always remind me of him, and lately, I have been finding a lot of pocket watch necklaces. Aren't they pretty?