Half the Lights are Burnt Out on My Pre-Lit Christmas Tree

I’m of the “don’t set up the Christmas decorations until December first” variety. I think it’s a good rule, and typically I tend to wait until longer to put my decorations out anyway, because laziness and all that. This year, though, I decorated the ‘ole driftwood wreath all spifftastically, and so I decided to keep up my ambition and do the same thing with the tree. I’ve got the whole...

Brewery Parties are the Best Holiday Parties

Last night was Jon’s Christmas work party. I always enjoy the perks of being married to a brewer, one of which includes a Christmas party where there’s free booze. I always think that must be a nice thing, to be able to celebrate the holidays by drinking all the alcohol you broke your ass all year producing. So I took my very first bathroom selfie at said party, which I...

Music to write depressing fiction to.

It’s not often I end up coming across an artist whose music just sucks me out of my slumber and puts me in a mood. It’s been a while, anyway. These days I’ve been listening to a lot of dance-y stuff to get me out of the whole winter blues thing, but this winter hasn’t been all bad, and then the other day I discovered Exitmusic. I wasn’t aware that...

Mah Hipster Mug

So I’ve got one of those fancy ass Starbucks mugs where you can customize the sleeve on the inside. I have the old version with the nice top that doesn’t hit your nose every time you take a drink. It’s kind of a prized possession, really, but I haven’t used it in quite some time. So while I was losing against Gordon Highland in my recent and last WAR2 battle,...

20Sicks Birthday

I turned 26 yesterday. I was also sick and all so I had a bit of 20Sicks birthday party. We made come chicken soup but we still had pizza anyway. The problem with having a Wednesday birthday is that it limits the amount of people who are willing to join in. Still, Frank and Ryan were also at the party, but it wasn’t until after they left that I remembered...

Field Trip!: U-Pick Pumpkin Patch

It’s October, which means pumpkin spice coffee (in my case not of the Starbucks latte variety, but moreso of the flavoured coffee ground variety) and the occasional trip outdoors. This week I ventured out to a local pumpkin patch to get some festive gourds for future Halloween decorations. Like many hipsters, fall is my favourite season, but unlike many hipsters, fall has always been my favourite season since before fall...