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Christmas Wish List – Part 2

Some of you may not know this about me, but I am a huge Star Wars nerd.  I mean, I’m not a super geek or anything, but I grew up watching Stars Wars (likely where my initial love for Harrison Ford began, followed, of course, by Indiana Jones), I played Star Wars with my brother and cousins, I even have a crazy Chewbacca doll from when a Christmas when I was very little ….this one, actually:


Apparently, these dolls are worth a ton of money these days…especially if they have the ammo belts – WHICH MINE DOES!

And a few weeks ago, while in Florida, I got to meet Chewy himself.  It was an incredible moment for us both. 😉


NEW BEST FRIEND ALERT!!  We had a special moment.  The dude wookie and I are near soul mates.

So, for the past couple of years I have been wanting, desperately, a Han Solo cell phone case.  I mean, this is pretty much the coolest thing ever created.


FYI: I have a crappy Samsung Galaxy S4 (which I hate, btw)

I keep going to order one, but never do.  I have also been wanting, yet, it remains in my unshipped cart, a Daryl Dixon phone case.  Just because it looks super rad (and, of course, because it’s Daryl Dixon):


How fly would my shitty Samsung look wrapped up in leather and wings???

In the meantime, while I wait patiently for Santa to find me, if you see this guy around, will you send him my way?  PLEASE:





House of Wax (2005)

I originally saw House of Wax back in 2005 when it was released.  I remember it being creepy then but, for some reason, I forgot all about it.



Until last weekend.  I was up really on Saturday morning and it was on TV.  I couldn’t watch it then, not starting in the middle, so I decided to watch it Sunday evening – before The Walking Dead season premier.  Which, on a side note*, was a very.bad.idea.

*{I mean, did you see The Walking Dead?  I think that is the most brutal television I have ever witnessed…..And I watched Dylan’s wife basically mistakenly get assassinated on 90210, breaking my teenaged heart!!  Someone referred to the Sunday night’s The Walking Dead episode as “beautiful brutality”, and I guess maybe it was.  Because, those of us who have watched the show from the beginning have become so emotionally involved in it, we haven’t been subjected to that kind of violence and loss-of-humanity on TV before, have we?  I certainly hadn’t.}

I was so literally traumatized from TWD, and from this darn movie, that I couldn’t sleep.  I couldn’t even close my eyes.  I eventually got up out of bed and roamed around for a bit, but not before turning my side lamp on at least four times.  Just to clear my head.

Anyway, House of Wax is a pretty good movie.  It’s not quite Screambut really, nothing is.

It’s got some pretty folks in it.  It’s got Paris Hilton getting slaughtered a bit, which, back in 2005, when Paris Hilton was (fuckingunfortunately) a household “thing”, was pretty awesome.


Spoiler Alert:  You’re Welcome!

It’s got spooks and some grossness and some thrills.

And then it’s got this guy popping up.


No freakin’ wonder I couldn’t sleep!!

The movie apparently doesn’t have much, if anything to do with the original House of Wax, starring Vincent Price.  Although, that creepy-ass white face up there is named “Vincent” in the movie….and I literally just got that.  Duh!

But it was a freaky little movie that I would have enjoyed a lot more if I were surrounded by a horde of people….and puppies….in the daytime.


Dopplegangers 3

You all must know by now how much I love my lookalikes posts from my first and second doppelgangers posts.  Apparently I think everyone in La La Land looks like someone else.  So, I’m uber excited to get started on this next set of personalities.

So, let’s start with peeps from my new favorite tv show, Battle Creek, which is also home to my new future husband, Dean Winters (*sigh*):

#1 Dean Winters – This guy has so much friggin’ swagger it makes me want to cry.  He is, I’d say, the sexiest man on television right now!!

I mean, c'mon, those cheek bones, that smolder....

I mean, c’mon, those cheek bones, that smolder….


Christopher Bolton – Remember Christopher Bolton?  He played Kirk on My Secret Identity (with Jerry O’Connell) back in day and he was adorable.  when I was a youngin’ and had my big crush on him he was friends with the son of my dad’s good friend (didja follow that?).  My dad took me to meet this guy and I was super duper gung-ho but pussied out at the last minute and wouldn’t go downstairs to meet him.  Stupid 12 year old me!!!!!

Again....those cheek bones.

Again….those cheek bones.

#2 Josh Duhamel – I’ve said and heard this before about JD….but let’s do a little comparison, shall we?

There must be a prerequisite for a smolder to work on Battle Creek

There must be a prerequisite for a smolder to work on Battle Creek


Timothy Olyphant

JUSTIFY my love (see what I did there?)

JUSTIFY my love (see what I did there?)

Do you see it?  Let’s try again, just to be sure:

Josh Duhamel:

Josh Duhamel laughing

Timothy Olyphant:

Timothy Olyphant laughingAND, if JD and TO had a love child gay cousin:

Ryan Seacrest

Who else wants to thunder punch Ryan Seacrest in the face??

Who else wants to thunder punch Ryan Seacrest in the face??

#3 Janet McTeer – This lady is on Battle Creek too and, although I doubt I’ve ever heard of her before she’s been on my nerves reminding me of another actor (plus, she does this really weird thing with her lips and it makes me want to thunder punch her a bit too – enough with the duck face, people!):

Janet McTeerLaurie Metcalf – from Roseanne….that was a really great show.

Laurie MetcalfLet’s try another take:


Janet McTeer 2LaurieLaurie Metcalf 2

Next up:

Oh wait, let’s go back to my boyfriend Dean for a minute:

#4 Dean Winters: There’s something in one of the promo shots – from a scene in the second episode – that has been very familiar to me:

I know it's hard but PRETEND Josh is not in this photo...I mean, try really hard, would ya?

I know it’s hard but PRETEND Josh is not in this photo…I mean, try really hard, would ya?

Desmond Harrington: Back when Desmond first popped up in Dragnet with Al Bundy there was this shot of him…..

He looks so angry but he's soooo cute!

He looks so angry but he’s soooo cute!

#5 Theo James – who I refer to as “that kid from Divergent” – is sooooo familiar looking…I wonder if anyone else has picked up on it:

Theo James

Antonia Sabato Jr. – Remember him?

Antonio Sabato

Just in case you don’t see it:

Theo James 2


Antonia Sabato 2

I mean, ya gotta see it, right?

#6 If Amanda Seyfried:

Amanda Seyfried

and Michelle Pfeiffer:

Michelle Pfeiffer

had a love child…..you’d maybe get:
Izabella Miko (from Coyote Ugly – and virtually nothing else):

Izabella Miko

#7 Ross Marquand – Okay, so this dude popped up in The Walking Dead not too long ago:

Ross Marquand

and I was like, “What the hell is Eric Foreman doing in Atlanta??”

Topher Grace:

Topher GraceThat Ross guy is actually really talented and you should all go to YouTube and check out his impressions….they’re astounding.  In the meantime, let’s have another look at these two cats:


Ross Marquand 2Foreman Topher:

Topher Grace 2

#8 And since we’re talking about Topher Grace let’s have a look at him:

Topher Grace 4

and comedian/actor Jay Malone (who, by the way, is a friend of mine and is very funny and you should check out his comedy act because he’s always been a bit of a smartass and it’s paying off which means there’s hope for me!):

If you watch Jay in anything  you can really see the resemblance in EVERYTHING he does to Topher Grace.

If you watch Jay in anything you can really see the resemblance in EVERYTHING he does to Topher Grace.

#9 Robert Knepper – Oh man!  This dude is badass and so talented. He looks a little like a gypsy, often plays a bad guy (or just a real dick!):

Robert Knepper


Stephen McHattie: Who, by the way, is also from Nova Scotia!

Stephen McHattie#10 Britt Robertson: A few years ago I saw Britt in The Secret Circle:

Britt Robertson…and she looks and shares performance characteristics with:

Michelle Williams:

Oh, how we miss Dawon's Creek

Oh, how we miss Dawon’s Creek

But then again,

#11 Britt

Britt Robertson 2

Also resembles:

Sarah Michelle Gellar:

This is not the real Buffy....I do NOT see Kristy Swanson or Luke Perry, thank you very much!

This is not the real Buffy….I do NOT see Kristy Swanson or Luke Perry, thank you very much!

#12 Nate Torrence – I really want to be friends with this guy.  He’s so funny and always plays the most lovable, adorkable characters – and that’s me – loveable and adorkable (although I can still thunder punch people like nobody’s business!)

Nate Torrence

Lochlyn Munro:

These two should actually do a buddy comedy.

These two should actually do a buddy comedy.

#13 Um, yeah, so months ago there was this chick on Judge Judy and I took a screen cap of her and sent it to fellow Asshole, Jaime and asked her if she saw the resemblance – which she did – so, I’m not a complete jerk!

Judge Judy Chick:


and (I’m so going to hell for this)

Wanda from In Living Color (aka Jamie Foxx):





Warning….spoilers below.  But I am too beside myself (over a damn TV show) to give a crap!

WTF?  Shocked.  Blindsided.

I am without words.



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via AMC

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

That’s right, it’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada (Thanksgiving is on Monday) when we give thanks for the Harvest and other blessings of the year.

It’s a beautiful, sunny, Fall day but, unlike so many of my friends who participated in the Harvest Marathon this morning, I’ve been studying my butt off all weekend.  It sucks.

But, I do have dinner plans tonight which involve my adorable little nephews, so I will welcome that study break.

And, although I’ve been studying half the day already, I did take some time out to make some delicious pumpkin pie tarts

MiniPumpkinPies2Can you say YUM?

Actually, what I made are Paradise Pumpkin Pie tarts.  I usually make a big pie, but, y’know, studying.

These little tastes of pumpkiny goodness step away from the traditional pies and offer a little kick.  I don’t normally share the recipe but I’ll share the one I altered today so that I could spend more time on the books (and, apparently, on this blog):

Paradise Pumpkin Pie (tarts)

1 can of pumpkin pie filling

1 block of cream cheese, softened

1-2 tablespoons of vanilla

Pumpkin pie spice (optional)

Whip topping (optional)

Tart shells or pie crusts (I don’t make this crap from scratch – but if you’re up for the challenge, give’er!)

Throw the pie filling, cream cheese, vanilla, and spice in a bowl and blend it up (I used an electric beater).  Pour into tart shells or pie crusts (top with tiny dashes of the spice if desired) and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.  Once out of the oven and cool top with whip if desired.

Aside from it being Thanksgiving, it’s also The Walking Dead premier night. I will definitely be study-breaking for that.

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via AM

In addition, I am also really, REALLY thankful for Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts.  I have no idea where you can buy these but I would be happy (and thankful) to accept donations.



Happy Thanksgiving.


I Had a Busy Weekend

Hello hello bloggy peeps!

Well, after a very stressful weekend this one past (long stories that I just won’t get into), it ended on a wonderful note. After more than 5 years together Blair has finally (FINALLY) asked me to be his Mrs.


Like I said, it was a very stressful weekend with friend and family emergencies but as we settled in Sunday, late evening, to watch the season finale of The Walking Dead (how romantic) my guy got down on one knee and popped the big questions. It really was lovely.

THIS GIRL (points to self) is all smiles.

Christmas Countdown

NY Christmas

Please don’t hate on me because I’m posting this early about Christmas.  I’m excited, that’s all.  I’ve been really into the seasons lately….I was so excited to decorate for Fall this year – and my decorations are gorgeous, if I do say so myself.   But now that we’re almost mid-way thru November I am beginning the countdown to Christmas.

This means that I need to really get on my shopping, baking, decorating and movie watching.  I’ve already made a list of Christmas movies I want to watch this year – of course there’re the staples I watch every year: One Magic Christmas (my absolute favorite since I was a wee one), Elf (which I sorta watched last week), Fred Claus, Home Alone, A Christmas Story, and Scrooge.  I also love The Holiday with Kate Winslet (I think this is the only thing I can stand Jack Black in) and Secret Santa (with Jennie Garth.  Which I posted about last year and my wicked-awesome sister-in-law tracked down and gifted me last Christmas – S-I-L I WOVE YOU!).

I’m looking forward to adding new movies to my repertoire this year: I’ve never seen Love Actually but I keep hearing great things about it.  Plus, Rick from The Walking Dead is in it and I’ve only ever seen him as a zombie ass-kicker so I’m open to trying new things.

Rick no, Andrew, Actually

Rick no, Andrew, Actually

And I’ve also never seen The Polar Express.  So it’s on my list….along with some old classics, like Holiday Inn.

holiday-innI’m also extremely excited to be having my annual Christmas party.

holiday-party-invitation-2This is not my big evening co-ed party.  Blair’s a stick-in-the mud and it’s too hard to coordinate days off and sitters and work scheduling so I’ve resorted back to my ladies only afternoon party.  I hosted these a few times and we always had so much fun.  This year will be a little different as I’m planning on an elegant afternoon with a twist of ugly sweaterdom.  I’ll have treats and drinks and prizes and Secret Santa gifts.  We’ll enjoy a potluck dinner and holiday movies and gossip and games and fun – complete with a hot chocolate bar.

Hot Choc

And mulled cider and wine.  And maybe a visit from Santa…who knows?  Eeeek.  I’m uber excited.  Can you tell??

I still have 3 vacation days left prior to Christmas vacation – which I cannot carry over to the new year so I am working on scheduling those off.  It’s a little difficult as I have to coincide  with my employer’s schedule because I’m The Shit and the only employee and I need to be here when I’m needed.  I have one day picked out to go shopping in the City with my fellow asshole, Jaime.  I want to take a day off with Blair to do some shopping/cuddling with him and I’d like to have a day to myself to sit around in lounge-wear, wrapped in a multitude of fuzzy blankets (like that’s different than any other day) and watch movies.  A lazy day.  My last 3 weekends have been booked solid and my next 3 my next 5 all of my upcoming weekends are booked so finding some me time to get things done around the house or just hanging out is limited.  But it will happen.

Unfortunately all I have to post at the moment is Christmas stuff so, yeah, sorry about that.  But hey, I’m open to suggestions on great Christmas or holiday movies to watch.  🙂


A Big Baby

The last 4 years or so I’ve been fairly fortunate to have not gotten sick. Especially since everyone around me seems to have been hit with one bug or another. But, since my mystery illness 6 or 7 years ago I haven’t really been hit too hard with anything….a little Strep here, a flu there…and Blair often comments that I don’t get sick (I attribute it all to exercise and clean eating). Again, I’ve been very fortunate. That is until now.

Last Thursday I did my regular 3 hour stint at the gym. I felt good and accomplished when I finally got home at 9 that evening. I felt fine. But Friday morning I woke at 4 with the worst nausea – so bad that I kindly asked Winston to refrain from purring because he was “shaking the bed” – and by the time I finally dragged my ass out of bed a few hours later everything hurt. My entire body ached. My earlobes ached. I didn’t even think that was possible. I was tired and achy and nauseas but I dragged my sorry butt to work anyway. Of course, as soon as I walked thru the door and started a conversation with Miss A. I broke into tears. Then I laughed at how ridiculous I must look. She kindly told me to go home but we had so much on our plates for the day and were also playing host to a few others for a webinar (my life is full of excitement) so I had to stay.

Of course, mid-morning I was in our lunchroom, sacked out on the futon, cuddled up to my Magic Bag trying to minimize the chills that had overcome my body and doing my best to ward off the nausea that still clung to me like a leech. I looked like I was preparing to be a zombie on The Walking Dead. I felt worse. Life was not good.

Shortly after lunch, after doing my best to remain conscious during the webinar, I went home and to bed. I napped on and off. Blair checking on me on occasion..the Plague working its magic on my body. Saturday morning I woke up and the body aches were gone but I now had a full-fledged stomach flu of some sort and I did not leave the house/bed/couch at all that day. I did not sleep Saturday night. My virus would not allow it. This continued for another 3 days. Fevers came and went. I napped on and off. I read a lot. I did not eat or drink. My virus would not allow it. Thursday night’s dinner, after my gym visit, was the last time I’d had any food. Blair was sweet enough to bring me a small bottle of gingerale, which I worked on Saturday and Sunday. But, no food and not a lot of water.

Monday morning I phoned my doctor’s office and explained my symptoms and that I could not eat or drink and that my body would not retain any liquid I attempted. So, my doctor sent me to the hospital for an IV to try to, at least, get my hydration up. But, I’d woken up with a weird ache in my jaw line and with my history with my heart and the current investigation (I saw a heart specialist yesterday), I made mention of it in Triage and the nurse got me hooked up with an EKG right away.

HOWEVER, after waiting at the hospital for several hours before finally getting in to see the doctor on duty, he was sidetracked by my EKG and my previous monitor recordings and completely forgot/overlooked the IV and basically said “you have a bad bug” and told me to pick up some remedy at the drugstore and work on my liquids. I should have punched him right there. Bitch, I could have stayed home and worked on the ass-groove in my couch.

It’s now Thursday. I came back to work yesterday and I ate yesterday. Although my stomach is not as iffy as it was, I’m still dealing with the nausea and dizziness a bit. And I’m tired the hell out…I get winded walking down the hall. Which means I haven’t been able to work out since last Thursday. Boo!! I’m hoping to get some form of exercise in today. I need it. Although, that “bad bug” was great for dropping a few pounds.

I hope none of you get sick. Especially with whateverthehell this “bad bug” is. It isn’t pleasant.


The JUNO CUP Runneth Over

So, somehow I missed the Juno Awards this past Sunday night. The Junos are kinda like the Canadian version of the Grammy Awards. Canada has a lot musical talent and we like to recognize that. I’m a huge supporter of Canadian music (Blue Rodeo is my fave) and I don’t know what I was doing or what rock I was living under the last few weeks because I honestly had no clue the show was scheduled to be on…..I think maybe I’ve been catching up on The Walking Dead a little too much.

But, missing the Juno Awards also means I missed the Juno Cup. (The Juno Cup is a yearly hockey game held in conjunction with the Juno Awards, first conducted at the 2004 Juno Awards. The games match National Hockey League alumni with artists and entertainers as a charitable benefit for MusiCounts, a music education charity operated by the CARAS. The Juno Cup has helped raise more than $700,000 for MusiCounts (formerly known as the CARAS Music Education Program) which in turn supported music programs across Canada. Each game features a team of current or former NHL players (NHL Greats) who competes against a team composed of musicians (The Rockers). The NHL Greats have won each Juno Cup except in 2009.)

I love the Juno Cup…it’s a fun experience and the money raised goes to charity, and since my main man Jim Cuddy (of Blue Rodeo, duh) has often been a team captain of the Rockers, of course I’m always stoked to watch. So obviously I’m a little bitter that I missed it.

So, imagine my delight when I received an email from the Blue Rodeo website (yes, I’m a dork huge fan) with some highlights from the Cup, including this great Locker Room Rock Out to “Life is a Highway” to honor the great Tom Cochrane.

Great idea and made my evening (well, that AND a few drinks with the girls). And you can see for yourself that drunken, sweaty, just-played-a-crazy-game-of-hockey-for-charity-before-an-awards-show Canadians certainly are talented.


Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Now that The Walking Dead has ended for the season (big BOO!!) I can finally sit down and share with you my plans for avoiding surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, aside from putting a chair against my door to keep them out.

In the event that my future BFF Norman Reedus (see here) is unavailable (as Daryl Dixon) with his cross bow
daryl-dixon-funny-zombie-pictures here are some other ideas that will save me from said Apocalypse:

– Lead zombies to treadmills. They’ll walk for infinity.

– Play Michael Jackson’s Thriller…because it’s awesome and all zombies should partake in the Thriller dance. It just makes sense.

– Play loudly Carly Rae Jepsom’s Call Me Maybe because that song is annoyingly catchy and it makes everyone want to join in and sing and dance.

– Ask zombies to “Use their words.” (That’ll stump ’em.)

– Introduce them to Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Diet. (Vegan zombies don’t eat people.)

– Hug. More than likely the zombies are just having a bad day. And everybody likes a good hug.

– If you get bit by a zombie….pee on your wound (or, do as Joey and Chandler do and “step up” to pee on your friends) because, let’s face it, a zombie bite is probably the same as a jellyfish sting. Right?

– Do like Katniss What’s-her-head and sleep in a tree. Zombies can’t climb trees. They’re stuck on the treadmill, remember?

– Let George Clooney calm them down. That man could talk me into anything.

Um...what was I saying?

Um…what was I saying?

– Ask the zombies to decipher Shakespeare or to figure out a math equation. Zombies hate math.

– Invite zombies to partake in a chubby bunny contest. Maybe they’ll choke on their marshmallows.

– Send them on an Easter egg hunt but don’t hide any eggs. 🙂 (This works to keep children occupied well.)