Warning: Here there be Puns

Yesterday while driving to Ron’s parent’s house for Mother’s Day we had the following exchange:

Me: “WOW, that’s a very bright red car” as we pull up next to a bright, shiny, new looking and violently red Kia Soul at a stop light.

Ron: “The finish on the paint hasn’t been beaten down by the weather yet.”

Me: In fake-tired voice, “You mean it hasn’t been beaten down by the world yet.”

Ron: “Yeah, that Soul hasn’t been crushed.”


Buy My Stuff!

I’m working on a new Zazzle Store that will eventually be filled with the stranger, less serious things I come up with. You can find the store here: ReallyStrangeGirl. I will be adding to this store over the summer to prepare for the holidays. As always you can buy my photo related products HERE or HERE. Thanks for your support. Happy shopping!



Monday morning. I have the exquisite pleasure of not having to go into to work first thing on Monday mornings. I work the afternoon/evening shift on Mondays and trust me when I say I know how lucky I am to have only worked a handful of Monday mornings during my adult life.

That said, you’d think I’d get more done on Mondays, but no. I tend to let myself sleep in and sip a leisurely cup of tea and just be a little lazy. Or maybe I am just trying to justify my laziness? Who knows. Either way, my time is up and it’s time for me to get ready to face the workday.

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday Everyone!

I have a good feeling about today. I have the day off and the next next 12 or so hours are all mine. This gal requires solitude every once in a while and today I welcome it and I feel like it’s going to be a productive day. Not that I’m not productive when I’m not alone mind you, it’s just that every two weeks I have a day off to myself but rare is the day off that isn’t spoken for in some way and I find I am productive in a different way when alone and quiet. There’s always a chance of falling down the internet rabbit hole or falling into a mental vat of self pity, but not today. Not gonna let that happen. Nope. I s’pose that’s why I like the job position I have. I have one of the few semi-private offices where I can truly be alone while I work on occasion. I can indulge my inner introvert. Wait, isn’t being an introvert already an inner thing? Too many layers. Am I an onion of introvertedness? Is this a thing? Is that even a word? Well, now that I’ve gone down this road of introverted introspection it’s time to get off the computer and get some shit done. But first, more tea.

Random Blathering

Sometimes I think I should change the name of this blog to Random Blathering. I tend to blather often. Sometimes I get myself into a blather lather.


I am procrastinating right now. I am hoping to leave for work an hour early so I can run some errands on my way to work. I want to hit the post office, my local library, the craft store for some etching cream. I want to leave by 11 and it is now 10:21 and I haven’t showered yet. Procrastination may truly be my super power.


I am still doing the April Love Photo Challenge. It’s been fun so far and I’ve made it halfway through. I respond well to these kind of challenges. Usually.


The Bruins season is officially over as they did not make it into the playoffs. My Spring evenings have suddenly opened up I guess. Time to root for Ottawa!


It’s been harder and harder to peel myself out of bed in the morning these days unless I have a compelling reason to do so. If I have a day off or morning off I’ve been sleeping in. Part of me thinks, well, I must need the rest. Another part of me feels gross and thinks I should get my lazy ass out of bed. Time to think of reasons to get up early I guess. I am NOT a morning person and never have been.


Okay, that’s enough blathering for now. Time to shower and get my ass out the door.

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This past week was actually okay. Not great, but okay. I threw my back out IN MY SLEEP over the weekend. Seriously, who does that? I rolled over and the pain was enough to wake me out of a sound sleep. It got better for a few days, and then yesterday I twanged it again. It was bad enough to stay home from work to rest it and I am glad I did. Today was a much better day pain-wise.

I had an actual paying photo gig last Friday. For reals. It’s been a little while and it’s good to get back into the swing of things. It was a lot of work but fun. A simple one hour sitting of a lawyer in his office. I spent an hour in a lawyers office and he paid ME to be there. Go figure. I think it went pretty well. I’ve already delivered the images and he hasn’t called to say he hates them, so that’s good, right?

Later in the weekend I photographed my niece Shae in a figure skating competition. You can see her in all her adorableness HERE. She won her first gold and it was as cute as you think it is.

I am all caught up on personal photo work too. I finally finished editing holiday photos. It feels good to have that done. Now I can focus on creating more images! I have a new camera to play with and I’m itching to get to it. I do have to get a lens fixed, but I have three others I can work with in the meantime. The three working lenses are a 50mm, a 70-200mm and  macro lens. Not exactly ideal for everyday photos, but I still have my old camera with its lenses and this forces me out of my comfort zone photographically speaking. I will get this lens fixed soon.

Now to resume work on my photo website!



I’m doing a photo challenge for the month of April. It’s nothing fancy, and I’ll probably do most of it with the camera on my phone, but it’s something to get my mind into photo mode. You can find the challenge HERE. You can view my images for it on Instagram and Flickr.

Now to get outside and photograph stuff! Come on Spring! Is that the sun I see? Could it be?

Random Blathering – Winter Blues Edition


And who doesn’t like balloons, eh?


It’s been a hard Winter. The weather has been terrible with nearly 100 inches of snow in a very short amount of time. We’ve had a sewer back up, a gas leak and ice dams. I am so sick of talking about it yet it’s the ever present topic in my mind. Fuck this Winter. Fuck this Winter for taking over my mind and make me think of almost nothing else. Fuck this Winter sideways with a chainsaw.


Our house is a mess. Between water damage, both of us tracking in salt, snow and slop all winter and a bad case of the fuckits things are not as tidy as I would like. I s’pose I should start some “Spring” cleaning if only to regain some sense of control over the house situation. I can’t wait until it’s warm enough to open some windows and air out the joint. Let the games begin!



I need sunlight and warmth. (but not too warm!)I am actually looking forward to allergy season because it will mean an end to the onslaught of snow.  At the very least allergy season would give me something new to bitch about. Only seven more days from the first official day of Spring. Alright nature… BRING IT.



I need to move more. My body responds very well to exercise. Of course, our gym is closing at the end of the month. Yes, the lovely facility I can see from my back deck that we ought to have joined when we first moved here is closing. We just joined there in what, November? And now it’s closing. Funny how as soon as we do something, or find a product we like, a bra that fits, or whatever it closes or they stop making it. I think we are jinxed.



Daylight Savings time was last weekend. I think I am finally over the time change. Oddly enough the older I get, the hard it is to recover from the one hour time change. One measly hour. What is wrong with me?


I feel tired.

Ron’s getting over a nasty cold that so far I have managed to avoid. Of course, this also means I have also avoided a lot of physical contact with him. And I’ve become the cootie patrol. I am constantly washing my hands and I have become a fan of antiseptic wipes. I know ye got to eat your pound of dirt and all, but I really, really, really don’t want to be sick this Spring. Fortunately he’s on the mend and so far I am okay. I am a little sniffly and tired, but otherwise okay. Let the physical contact commence henceforth!


Well, this turned into a downer of a post. Honestly, I feel pretty good today. It’s actually sunny out and not freezing. It ain’t warm, but  it’s better than freezing. It’s not snowing. The existing snow is melting. I got things done today. I was productive! Hooray me! Vomiting out all this mental garbage is kinda therapeutic, y’know? You know what else helps? Fart jokes. I’ll leave you with one now.


See? Everything’s gonna be alright.