Year: 2015

And again, Day 1 – Whole30

I’m back to doing Whole30, although this time is more like… Whole A Lot (note how I was too lazy to count the actual days I’ll be doing it this time around). The idea was to start on the 1st of November and continue all the way to New Year’s Eve. Yep. I wanted to go on a restrictive diet during the season in which you pretty much drink and eat non stop. Then, Oummou told me she wanted to do it as well, but she wanted to finish it before her wedding (second wedding, the civil one) which is at the end of November. I, in my Whole30 knowledge, did some calculations and the only way she could manage to finish it properly, reintroduction and all, was to start today. So, here we are. Unfortunately, that means my fridge wasn’t really ready for this. I had bought some non-compliant ingredients (that I know my brother won’t eat, like cheese) and other stuff. But, then again, it’s not my first time doing this, so I …

Book Club #8 – Oryx and Crake

The latest book of the Book Club I’ve read is Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood. We chose this book because it was the favourite of one of the Book Club members (we’ve been a steady three since the beginning, so we get to choose whatever we want to read) and I had been looking forward to reading it. It took me ages to finish it, and I’m afraid I’ve dragged the calendar behind a bit for the other two. It’s not that I hated it or anything like that, it’s just that I didn’t seem to get through it at all. I felt like I was reading for hours (as in starting straight from work and stopping in bed) and the pages weren’t moving at all. The story follows this guy, Snowman, who lives in a post-apocalyptic place and time. We don’t know what has happened, but we know he’s the only one like himself (like us). He lives near a tribe of creatures, people-like, called the Crakers. These creatures are beautiful, they don’t …

The September issue

I have the feeling that August was a really busy month, even if when I try to think hard about what I’ve been doing, I can’t really come up with anything… Is that age? During August, as you know, I decided I wanted every week to be a short one, so I took every Monday off, and sometimes even the Tuesday! It was good, it felt great… but it also meant that I have had troubles figuring out which day of the week it was during the whole month! I sold some books, and gave away a bunch. I finished my Whole30 and did my reintroduction. I’ve helped Ronald McDonald House a few times as well. If you remember, I’ve also gone to the theatre a few times, as well as a steam train day trip (I know, I still have to share the photos). I have also been to the hospital a bunch of times, for check-ups. In the last month I’ve had ultrasound scanners, x-rays and MRI scanners done, for different issues. I’m …

Star Wars

In a galaxy far away…

On one hand, I feel a bit guilty about writing about Secret Cinema, you know, because it’s supposed to be secret and all that. On the other, I really want to share everything I can remember about it with all of you. I don’t want to spoil a lot of what goes on, so this might end up a really weird post. We’ll see… Just in case I don’t manage to keep the post spoiler-free (let’s be honest, I won’t manage), keep reading at your own risk and don’t blame me if you end up reading something you didn’t want to… Deal? I knew about Secret Cinema for a while, in the format of not knowing the location of a film until just a bit earlier (a few days or hours, I didn’t have all the details figured out), but I had never attended one. Last summer, in 2014, they did a Back To The Future one, in which that was the film they were showing all summer, and in theory, it was supposed to …