2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. It’s both visually appealing and stunningly informative.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Gimme something…anything

Ooh, a bear. Mommm, I waannt it!

Soph and I were at Chapters.

She spied a toy. “What is this?”

Me: “I’m not sure.” (and I can’t even remember what it was)

Soph: “Can you buy it?”

A few shades of awkward?

Awfully-written line from our 50 Shades knockoff: She fondled the ornate carving longingly, readily and lustily and assuming that it was ribbed for her own pleasure…

Thursday is an ok night of the week. But, it’s way better when you can go over to your friend’s place for Bravas and Pete’s Tea.

And, the older kids are so good at playing with Soph, we sat back and hung out. Then we started talking about why the heck my friend is reading 50 Shades of Grey. Then we started making up our own really bad 50 Shades lines.

My friend’s husband was there too. He sat there bravely and listened to us. Ach, he made up a few of his own.

Is that weird? We laughed. It gave us something to do while we were enjoying our beer and Doritos.

I still haven’t read the book yet. I might if someone handed me their copy and I didn’t have to worry about being seen returning it to the library. I’m still on the fence, plus I’m still making my way through book 3’s Game of Thrones.

A rom-comedy of thrones

I love this.

Game of Thrones is one of my absolute favourite shows (and I”m plowing my way through the books).

It’s a bit scary how well the song and the edits go so well together to make it believable. Brienne would totally flatten Jaime though, but maybe that’s what he needs.

I’ve seen both seasons and the character paired as  romantic duos is really funny.

Here’s someone’s take on a trailer if the show was a romantic comedy.

There’s Room – book review

RoomRoom by Emma Donoghue
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure I wanted to read this book at first, after hearing what it was about. I decided to read it after all, since it was one of the books loaded onto the Kobo reader I borrowed from the library. Within the first few pages I knew I wanted to finish reading it, if only from the way the book is written as the point of view from the main character. It was a stressful read at times but I’m glad I finished it.

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