Wednesday, 15 May 2013


Reading: Archie Hartigan and the Frost Wolf, by Seth Greening, edited by Ephraim Ellis.  Okay, so, this book isn't actually by Seth Greening... or is it? Seth, as you may know, is the titular character of the web series Seth on Survival, portrayed by (my charming and multi-talented) boyfriend, Ephraim Ellis.  As a spin off on Seth on Survival, and it's sequel webseries Your Lupine Life (which is set in the same universe), Ephraim wrote a young adult novel, also tying in with both series'.  The book is available for iPhone, with a deluxe version for iPad (oh, how I wish I had one!) with loads of special content such as video segments and hilarious footnotes! While it claims to be geared toward the 12-15 age range, I'd say the language is suited just fine to those who are, erm, a little above that bracket.  I'm liking it a lot!
Plus, Ephraim put a little bit of me into one of the characters in the book! He mentioned to me earlier that he gave character Nell O'Neil the middle name Frances (just like me!), but it can't be a coincidence that she's also a strawberry blonde, and 1" taller than our hero, Archie.  You are so busted, Ephraim Ellis!!  

Watching: I never watched Friends when it was on TV, but now that I'm the same age as some of the characters, I thought I'd give it a try.  To my surprise, I like it a LOT!  I really see how HIMYM tries to hit on the same notes as Friends (btw, they revealed the mother, finally, sadly 3 years after I stopped caring.  She's Ted with long hair.  Snore), but the little bit of raunch and the acting are all really working for me.  Also, Phoebe.  She's amazing. 

Anticipating: Another packed weekend! Though my birthday was this past weekend, being stuck in NotL didn't make for very exciting celebrations.  I'm going to celebrating with my family, and then my friends, this long weekend! Also, it's "May 2-4" weekend, which is a big deal up here in Canada.  We go nuts for our long weekends, and this one has always been seen as the gateway to summer.  It's barbeque season, even if you have to grill in a hoodie for the next couple weeks.  Summer approacheth!

Laughing about:   Umm... I'm struggling to find anything to go here.  It hasn't been a particularly funny couple weeks! We just finished tech for Lady Windermere's Fan, which involved some 13-15 hour days, and then opened a bunch of shows, and frankly I'm just super burnt out from it all, even still.  Things are starting to feel "normal" again, but I'm not there yet.  My sense of humor is expected to return any day now...

Listening to: Big Shiny Tunes 2.  Back in the day, Canadian Music Station Much Music used to put out a mixtape every year called big shiny tunes.  My car only has a cassette player, so I've amassed a little collection of hilarious old tapes (some genuinely awesome ones, obviously) and a cassette adapter for my iPod for car trips.  I have Semi-Charmed life completely memorized, and laugh about how oblivious I was as a child that it's about smoking meth.  I seriously remember singing along to the chorus during swim time as summer camp as a wee kid (same summer I learned how to braid, and spent hours digging clay out of the beach.  Loved nature camp!).

Eating:  Recently I've been cooking a lot of the PC Brand "world's greatest meatless chicken breast" with a sauce made of dijon mustard, honey, and minced garlic.  I've been trying to make sure I'm getting plenty of protein to build muscle as I continue trying to push my weight lifting (which I've admittedly slacked on lately.  Cursed tech week!)

Working on: I spent 2 hours hand hemming that dress I designed (it's so close to being done! Going to wear it to the abundance of birthday celebrations this weekend), and only got half way through it.  Why did I decide it had to be a blind hem?! Stupid circle skirts are like 3m around, it's taking forever to hand stitch.  Luckily I have netflix to keep me company.

Wishing:  I got to see my friends more regularly.  It feels super weird to make some big hullabaloo about your birthday, but really I just want them all in the same room.  That's a sappy wish.  I also wish that I had a puppy.  Something fierce.  I miss having a dog around!

"Currently" is a recurring post using categories borrowed from Dani Hampton of Sometimes Sweet.  


  1. I can't believe you've only just discovered FRIENDS!
    its so great right?
    Hope you enjoy it

    Kelly ||

  2. OMG I didn't know SCL (I don't actually talk about it so much I need an acronym for it, it's just popsicle time at work and I'm typing with one hand and I just realized I totally negated any time-saviness by typing all that, oh well) was about meth until I read your post just now. I even saw whatever that band is right before hs graduation.

  3. ahhh Friends!! i still watch the TBS reruns every day, their stunts never get old. and Pheobe is my favorite one too, she's just so...unapologetic. and wait, who's Ted's wife?! i stopped watching that awhile ago too but i'm still crazy curious haha

    xo Marlen
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