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Okay, I’m strange, I admit it, but I DESPISE Oktoberfest!

It’s hard enough to get around town during construction season (we only have two seasons any way:  No way am I going out in that sh*t and construction) without the added *bonus* of closed streets due to the oh-so-wonderful celebration that is really just another reason to drink. Like a University town NEEDS another reason for its inhabitants to imbibe booze of all descriptions!

Add to that the buses and buses and buses of tourists and you would think we were in Munich, Germany rather than Kitchener, Ontario, Canada!

There are some cool things that happen like the car show and the RIDE Program and the Thanksgiving Parade since Thanksgiving is always the second Monday in October.

The RIDE Program is sponsored by the Region, the Grand River Transit Authority, the Regional Police and a few others; this program makes the bus rides free after 10:00 or 11:00 pm, and extends the hours some routes run, so the revelers can get home safely, and keep others who are on the roads safer as well.  This should be EVERY weekend, not just the two weekends of Oktoberfest and New Years Eve!

I would love to do some of the things they come up with like the car show and most years David Wilcox performs at both Oktoberfest and Bluesfest in August. Unfortunately panic attacks and claustrophobia (what a combination!) prevent me from doing stuff in crowded spaces, especially if it’s hard to get to an exit or there is only one exit.

It’s not any of the above though that made me dislike it in the first place, they just enhance my experience (cue sarcasm cue card) ten fold! The real reason is that it brings out the worst in people. People are ruder than ever, you can find sick (and other bodily functions) in the bushes, their inhibitions go out the window and, well, I’m not proud to be a human when those things happen.

If I could I would be ANYWHERE other than here for these ten days and nights I would be.


Share Your World Week 33

First off I have a question for my followers:  Would you prefer I leave this site as strictly for Southern Vampire Mysteries and True Blood related stuff or would you be okay with me posting my other than story, reviews and recipe posts here.  I have had a follower comment on my posting interests other than SVM and TB here and she suggested that I separate the two.  I don’t have an issue separating them but I would like to know how my other readers feel about it before I make a final decision.

So, here’s my Share Your World for this week:

Do you believe in ghosts? 

I do

Irregardless of your physical fitness, coordination or agility:  If you could play any sport professionally what would it be?  Or if you can’t picture yourself playing sports, what is your favorite sport?

I haven’t watched or participated in sports in a very long time but I used to love baseball/softball and I do enjoy the feeling of being at a sporting event as opposed to watching it on the television.

Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself?

I love the way my hair curls and waves when it’s longer but for ease of maintenance I prefer short hair.

If you were on an small island, who would you want to be with? And where is it?  How big is it?

This one’s a bit more difficult than usual for me.  I love my alone time so it would have to be someone who respects the fact that the older I get the more I’m prone to being a loner.

My current favorite is Alexander Skarsgard (sorry for the lack of punctuation on the last name…foreign languages aren’t really that friendly with English keyboards).

My all time favorites are Sean Connery for his accent, Johnny Depp because he’s Johnny Depp and I’ve crushed on him for forever and Peter De Luise because I love his work.

The island would be moderately sized so we could each have some place to go and be alone when we needed it but it would be tropical so we could enjoy the sight of each others naked bodies 😀 without having to deal with all that clothing business.  There wouldn’t have to be any sex involved but I DO enjoy looking at a handsome man :),

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Believe it or not I’m grateful that the company I’ve worked for for 25 years acknowledged me and my contributions to the company.  It’s nice to be recognized once in a while.

Next week I’m on vacation!  WOOT!  I have no plans other than to spend a good deal of it in a vegetative state, help my brother with his business and more vegetating!

Ohhhhhhhh, next Saturday is August 30!  FanExpo here I come!


Sharere Your World Week 32

Do you prefer ketchup or mustard?

No brainer for me…Mustard!  I can’t stand ketchup!  I’m allergic to tomatoes which totally sucks since I love them so much and sugar is the second or third ingredient.  Coca-Cola is about the only place I like the extra sugar.  Even my coffee barely has any sugar in it.

If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?

Boring?  Really, there is not much that happens in my life.

If you could be given any gift what would it be?

I would love to be able to write a book and have it on the best sellers list.  This isn’t about the money since I couldn’t care less about it, it’s about being able to accomplish the feat.

For potlucks or parties do you cook it yourself, buy from a grocery store, or pay for catering?

If I’m going I make it myself and If I’m having it here I cook and have others brings things as well.  Of course those others generally buy it on the way to my place, lol.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

BLUESFEST!  Unfortunately it was a bust for me:(.  I ended up at my favorite vegetarian coffee shop/cafe.  Unfortunately it was too crowded for me because I happened to pick the night they were having poetry readings sigh.  It wasn’t the crowd that did me in though, it was the heat from so many people because they didn’t have the air conditioning turned up high enough to compensate :(, otherwise I would have stayed.  My son did give me a ride to and from though AND refused when I offered him gas money, lmao.


Share Your World–Week 29

Have you ever been in a submarine?  If you haven’t, would you want to?

Nope, not planning on it either.  Claustrophobia and panic attacks don’t do well in an area where I can’t escape quickly and easily.

Are you a listener or talker?

I used to be a talker, whether I had something to actually say or not.  I can remember my mom telling a story from when I was real little.  We were at the pediatrician’s office and he told me that if I didn’t stop talking so much my tongue would get sunburned, lol.

This has changed over time though.  I’ve learned that you can learn more by being quiet and listening to what others are saying than you can by hogging the conversation..  You also find more to laugh about because you can see it when others realize they’ve said or done something wrong; their reactions can be quite hilarious.

Do you prefer crunchy peanut butter or smooth peanut butter?   Anything with your peanut butter?

Creamy, of course.  The only thing I require is a spoon :D.

Have you ever been drunk?

Many years ago.  Young, stupid but not so stupid as to not do my drinking at a friend’s place where he wouldn’t be driving and their was a nice toilet handy for the morning after.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m finding the UBC-banner3 to be easier than I thought it would be although this weekly one is a little harder since the email comes through a little funny so I miss it more often than not.

I’m looking forward to continuing both of these challenges and, well, just continuing to wake each morning.


Share Your World–Week 28


Have you ever been a participant in a parade? What did you do?

Yup.  Way back when I was a teen.  All I can remember is riding my bike, lol.

If you were handed free opera tickets, would you go or sell them? Why?

I would go.  I’ve always wanted to go but never had the money or someone to go with.

Why did you start your blog?

A place for my fanfiction stories where the M rating wasn’t policed by the ‘ooooooooo, this has adult content so we should report it so it will be deleted’ police.

What is your favorite tradition? (family tradition, church tradition, whatever)

Things have changed so much in my family life over the last six years so any traditions I had are no longer 😦 and I haven’t picked up any new ones.

I think the best one, which came about only because my parents (and them me as a parent) wanted a little peace and quiet on Christmas Eve.  My parents would let us kids open one present on Christmas Eve and I passed that on to my kids.  It’s much better than listening to a litany of ‘is it time yet?’ “has he come yet?” ‘can we open a gift yet Mom?’

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I think we’re all grateful for the slightly cooler weather which has taken my mind back to when we first moved here in 1975.  The temperatures then were much more moderate and humidity was an unknown entity.  I’m grateful one of my son’s has found a job he’s enjoying for the  moment

I am one week closer to a week’s vacation, lol.

Share Your World week 27

If you were the architect of one existing building, which building would you select?

I’ve never particularly paid attention to architecture but I will show you the UGLIEST sculpture I’ve ever seen, and we have some beautiful sculptures locally.sculpture

This sits outside the former court house in downtown and has done so for the last 34 years and it’s even uglier now than it was when they erected it.  The only changes have been that they closed off the two ends so people wouldn’t try to get inside it.

What is one of your favorite quotes?

Right now I would say my favorite quote is the one I’m working on for the Ultimate Blog Challenge.

10 life lessons


What color do you feel most comfortable wearing?

I LOVE purple and all shades of it!  Then again teal and aqua do wonders for me as well.

What is something you learned in the last week?

I learned I cannot watch a trainee work without feeling like my brain will implode.

Actually, I started a new challenge and I’m learning quite a bit about myself through it.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful for old connections renewed :).

Thanks to share-your-world2 for this great challenge and to UBC-banner3 for helping me get my mojo going so I can hopefully get out of this funk.



I was just checking my stats page and WOW!  Just…wow!

My average viewings has increased by more than 100% over the last week and I’m already up by 23 views for the Month of July over last year and it’s only the 12th!

Last month was down by nearly half but I was in the middle of posting The Other Road Home at the time so my readership was up at the middle of the story.

I just wanted to say think you to everyone who has stuck with me and to all the new viewers but most especially to the organizers/motivators at Ultimate Blog Challenge and to Cee at Share Your World.  They have both given me the motivation I need in order to hopefully get myself out of my funk and well on the way to writing stories again.

Share Your World week 26

I kind of got away from this and that was not my intention so, let’s see how long I can keep it up this time.

Is your refrigerator, organized or a mess inside? 

I try to keep it organized but the boyfriend likes his dressings and dips so there are far too many in there, taking up a LOT of space so, of course it’s messy.

If you could be famous for one thing, what would it be?

This is a tough one:  I would LOVE to be a best selling author, unfortunately my writing ability lately drifts more toward brainstorming with others to get over rough spots in their stories rather than working on my own *sigh*

What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? 

Another toughie.  I would so love to move back to the states to be closer to the rest of the family.  I’ve missed the closeness we had before we moved to Canada waaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy back in 1975 and with both my parents gone now, and it being just me and my brother and my kids here…even if I could afford to snowbird that would be awesome.

Where do you eat breakfast?

When I bother it’s usually right here in front of my computer, especially since it’s only me up at the ass crack of dawn.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I can’t say anything stood out last week, other than horribly humid weather (yeah, I know, neeeeeeever happy about the weather) and how miserable we all were so I guess I’m just grateful I made it out the other side without being a puddle on the concrete.

Percy Sledge is going to be in town at the Blues Festival on the 10th and I am SO looking forward to that!

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