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A little scatterbrained.

23 May

Is scatterbrained a word?  I was typing it out, put a space between “scatter” and “brained” but even that didn’t look right.  Although, what I have written out doesn’t look all that right either.  (Note: this is how I’ve been all day).  When I decided I wanted to write something out tonight I couldn’t figure out what I’d start with or where I’d go.  So here goes.

First!  Can I just tell you how honestly heartbroken I am that House is over?  Obviously, you clued in by my last post House, Hugh Laurie & heartbreak.  I feel, though, that I should explain to you why.  Well, reiterate why.  Besides that it was a show unlike any other, sarcastic asshole being the main character, a show that played for eight long years and questioned every viewers ideals for even remotely liking a sarcastic asshole.  Gregory House wasn’t all that bad.  If you haven’t seen the final episode of the series then you might want to stop reading here.  When, I thought he was dead, when that building exploded, I was frantic.  How could they end eight years just like that!  Luckily, they didn’t.  When House sent Wilson that text saying “shut up you fool”, I knew he wasn’t really dead.  House did the nicest, kindest most genuine thing he could have done.  He let everyone believe he really did die in that inferno in order to spend Wilson’s last few months together.  So, people, this is why we love him.  Deep down, EVERYONE, believed that there was some good in House.  At least, I know I did.  I will admit this, I cried like a seven year old girl who has lost her favourite Barbie.  Not at the end of the show, but the beginning.  WAH!

Second!  I was going to do a chevron bracelet tutorial, like I said I would, but honestly I just don’t have the time to take the pictures and explain how to.  This will have to wait a little while longer.  If you can’t wait, I am really sorry :(,but our dear friend Google can help.

Third!  I was on Pinterest again last night, as usual, and came by an absolutely easy and delicious recipe for pistachio and rose water ice cream.  Yep, the picture above.  Doesn’t that just look and sound dreamy?  I literally went “oh..my…god” as I saw the picture for it and almost died when I read the recipe.  S-I-M-P-L-E.   Rather than typing the recipe and preparation out, here’s the link – Javane’s Kitchen.  Check out her other recipes, if you like (or as I do, love) Persian cuisine, you’ll fall for her recipes.

NEXXXXT…..I came by this app called Inkflow a few days ago.  I’m one of those people who LOVES to doodle and actually write out notes.  I’ve tried a bunch of different apps in the last few years of owning an iPhone and nothing has quite compared to this.  It’s not entire too sensitive and very very easy to control.  There is a free version and a paid version.  Give it a shot if you’re like me.  Click the photo or the link below for more info :).

http://goo.gl/iRFvH

-Denise

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For the love of dog

26 Jan

My humble moment for the day was not getting through hours of homework, making a delicious dinner or even going out for coffee with a friend.  My humble moment for the day was taking that goofy looking girl you see above for a nice little walk.  As if cuddles weren’t enough, just her looking up at me like that, waiting for me to throw her weird two legged, faceless squeak toy for her is enough.  I mean, just look at her!
Walking Mila has been one of the best things for me, at first it used to be short .5km walks, however, the more she grows the longer the walks get.  Not because she can handle long walks now but because if I don’t walk her for more than 2.5km she just doesn’t get the necessary exercise a dog her size needs.  Although, I’m not saying that that walk is all she gets.  Being a dog owner, one must establish routines.  Right?  I didn’t really realize this at first – aside from the routine feeding times – but even the walks count.
Mila is an incredibly energetic dog.  It’s in her breed to be.  They are hyper and need TONS of running around, daily.  Like I said, the walks won’t cut it.
During one of our daily walks I decided to take random routes and better acquaint us to the neighbourhood.  I’ve lived here for 5+ years but didn’t really know what was around us until getting Mila.  Anyways..back to the topic.  I discovered a little dog park in one of the neighbouring areas.  How awesome is that?  Prior to this the only off-leash dog park I knew of was one that was driving distance away.  Not very routine or walk friendly.  So discovering this park was like a dream come true.  I honestly couldn’t tell you who was more excited, me or her.
So we walked through the gate, I told her to sit, took off her leash and she began her inspection.  She sniffed every inch of that park.  Then she ran, in circles, over and over and over again.  I felt silly because I had nothing to throw for her, I hadn’t prepared to let her off leash and hadn’t prepared to throw her anything.  Like her, I explored.  I found a stick and she fell in love with it.
Awesome, eh??
Owning a dog means a routine, this is ours.  Walk for x amount of kilometres, go to the off-leash area, walk home.  Solid routine.  She comes home panting and collapses.  Happy puppy, happy pet owner.
-D.
PS
I think that areas like this are vital to have in suburban districts.  I am noticing more and more that people are venturing out and getting dogs but I’m also noticing that there are just not enough dog friendly areas.  Dogs aren’t meant to be couped up day-in, day-out.  They love to run, play and explore.  They’re curious.  Even the little ones!
PPS
A great way to keep track of the amount of walking you and your walking partner(s) do is to use an app!  Or if you’re a little more old school, use a pedometre.  I use an app, considering my phone is my life.  I wish I were joking.  Here’s a screenshot of the app after today’s walk.  It’s called “Walkmeter”, if you want more info on it, read Afternoon walk.

Afternoon walk

13 Dec
As dog owners, it’s a given that we must walk our dogs but it wasn’t till today (well technically yesterday) that I thought about how many steps I do while walking Mila.  For some, it’s a silly thought but if you think about it it really isn’t all that bad to keep track.  I figured, being an Apple fiend and all, that there must be an app for keeping track!  I decided to download a few and give them a shot on our daily walk.  The apps I liked best was one simply named “Pedometer” (free) and “Walkmeter” ($4.99).  These apps listed not only my steps but also distance, calories, lap time etc.  As silly as it sounds, I’m excited to use thess apps more often to get a better idea of what one I like more..  I love the idea of knowing the distance I walk her and it helps in my new found resolution to lose weight – I know it’s not New Years yet ;).