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Aug. 9th, 2012 10:19 pm
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My mother and myself will be dropping my sister off in Sackville NB pretty soon. She's almost got all her things together before actually going out there, expect for calling the university and finding out what's going on about residence and OSAP for confirmation. My mother's boss already booked our plane tickets for the 27th, and my mother and I will be exploring around the east coast for a couple of days after ditching my sister before returning back to Ontario on the 4th.

On Friday half the power to our apartment decided to stop working, which was horrible timing because temperatures were well over 35 without counting humidex factors. After maintenance told us that he wasn't able to fix it and a electrician would be over on Monday, I quickly had to move ALL my crested geckos into my mother's room before they overheated or died. My sister's room still kind of had A/C working, so I moved my mac and ps3 there for a couple of days. I slept in my room, which was topping around 42-45. Anyway, the power was fixed Monday afternoon, but that was the long weekend was a huge waste for me.

One of my wisdom teeth has been causing me severe problems lately, this time it's managed to cut through a large cut of my gum but not enough that the piece has fallen out. I've barely been capable of eating solids in the last few days because everything hurts. Thankfully I have an appointment to get my tooth checked out next Thursday. The kicker (because there's always a kicker)? The dentist isn't sure that they'll be able to remove the tooth there, or if they'll have to referral me elsewhere. If it was my choice, I would have just booked it to that University Hospital and dealt with the students there because this not eating anything but chicken noodle soup is getting real old fast.

Class registration is on the same day that I leave for the east coast, go figure. So I'll be stuck calling ahead and going to school before hand. At least I won't have to deal with GROUP registration again, which in a way is perfect timing. I'm aiming for university level biology, chemistry or Earth and space science for semester 1 and 2, and searching for a part time job in my space time.

Well on the good news, hopefully by the time I get home all my orders will have arrived. So far I'm waiting on the 2 BBC's Sherlock fan books I orders, crested gecko food and 2 new plugs from bodyartforms, because I manged to lose one a few days ago. Ahhh, money. Why do you always leave me so quickly? Other than that I recently bought a 3Ds and Kingdom Hearts: Dream drop distance, which will be my flight entertainment, and Assassin's Creed 1. My video gaming list is getting far too long, but I want to finish most of Skyrim/KH:3D first then work on Dragon Age > Assassin's Creed and lastly replay Folklore. Oh, and I still need to buy my mother a birthday present before the 6th, THINGS TO DO, THINGS TO DO.
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Watson Irish breakfast, cinnamon, earl grey green
If comfort was a tea this blend would be it. The cinnamon was pretty strong in the bag (note to self: As much as you want to, don't smell this straight out of the bag. Your nose would thank you for it later), but once steeped it doesn't overpower the Irish breakfast and earl grey green. Pretty much a dead ringer for a character based tea, if I had to say so.

Mycroft chocolate chip, rooibos vanilla chai, cream
This blend is very sweet and rich and there is just an undertone of spices to hint at the power behind the man who is the British Government. A really good afternoon tea, or a tea to drink on a rainy day.

Reichenbach Recovery
earl grey bravo, hazelnut, caramel
I was skeptical about this one because like a lot of people I usually settled with whatever was cheapest at the grocery store that week and cringe later at the quality~*. In the bag, this tea is really pretty especially those little lilac colored flowers and smells really neat. First time I made a cup, I over steeped it for too long and it was pretty bitter. Second time was a huge success with a dash of milk and nothing else as I tend to find earl grey's after taste to be pretty sweet on my teeth. Now if only I could handle all my Reichenbach FEELS until Sherlock returns

The Mind and The Heart irish breakfast, berry blues, rooibos vanilla chai
A really tasty blend for Sherlock and John. The Irish breakfast and vanilla chai are great together, but the slight spiced jam taste (and all the jam jokes aside) from the berries just makes it such a fun blend to drink!

The Woman Honeybush vanilla, dewy cherry, lapsang souchong
In the bag it smells like cookies and cherries, and I could probably smell from the bag all day long if it wasn't considered bad time management skills from my mother. Steeped this tea has a vanilla flavour (that I swear tastes like cookies), with the light flavour of cherries and just a hint of the smokiness that caused those Holmes brothers such trouble.

The Government and the Inspector Chocolate chai, hazelnut, irish breakfast
cakecookiescakecookiescakecookies. (this is a mature review)

Having a bad day and need a pick me upper? Have a cup of Mystrade tea and let your troubles slip into background noise. I can definitely taste the chocolate chai and Irish breakfast and the hint of hazelnut bringing it together was lovely. *w* I drink this one with milk and 1 sugar cube, as it's pretty sweet on by itself.

#BelieveinSherlock Assam melody, Irish Breakfast and honeybush hazelnut
Out of all the blends I ordered this one is possibly my favourite of the bunch. It's very soothing and the perfect blend to curl up and drink a cup of.

Not a Bunny
white peach, cream, wild strawberry
A very light, fruity tea that's great served either straight or with some sugar. I really want to try this blend iced, especially in the summer weather!

100% Heroic tea rooibos cinnamon apple, hazelnut, caramel
I wish the roobios cinnamon apple was more predominant in this blend, because I find the caramel flavour especially do be pretty dominant in this blend. Overall though, this blend does taste pretty smooth, with just a hint of spice that reminds me very much of fandom's favourite ojisan.

Steve Rogers Spiced apple chai, almond, assam melody
Not so secret: I got my coffee-loving-tea-hating sister to like this blend: I feel so accomplished with myself for it. Very much tastes like warm apple pie or spiced cider with just a hint of almonds in it. Definitely a huge hit with us, and I'm looking forward to trying it iced.

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Apr. 4th, 2012 08:28 pm
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Things that have been driving me batty since my last post
  • My old place was to close March 30th, the insurance was cancelled, hydro was called for last payment and we were moving the day before.
  • 2 days before moving we get a call from our lawyer, who told us that the buyers for the house don't have enough money and to get an extension until the following Thursday.
  • Get a call today from our lawyer, who tells us that the buyers YET gain don't have enough money.
  • CUE IN PANIC MODE. We need that money to settle my uncle's debts, mortgage dues and because we can't afford to keep the house anymore.
  • Because the buyers left it 2 days before closing, if they don't get the money by Tuesday, we're be suing their asses one way or another.
  • My external hard drive decided that it wants to format itself instead of functioning correctly. I'm not in the mood to lose 350GB+ of data. Thankfully with the use of a few programs, I've managed to recover all my files except for my 23GB of music. That's been causing me the biggest of woes.
  • Physics exam April 10th at 8 am. WHY DID I EVEN AGREE TO THAT EARLY IN THE MORNING AGAIN
Good news is that we moved in super quick for all the stuff we brought, and we've settle in mostly. AND GAME OF THRONES SEASON 2.
AND BORGIAS SEASON 2 THIS WEEKEND. OH LIFE IS GOOD FANDOM WISE.

I'm going to deny spending an entire day reading this Sherlock tennis AU. Everything is perfect and nothing hurt.

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Feb. 16th, 2012 09:25 pm
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On Monday I woke up after 3 hours of sleep to have just missed our re estate agent calling saying that there's  possible showing in the early morning and that she'll stop by to check on me before they come. Cue me panicking because the family left a WONDERFUL mess in the house (laundry, dishes, shoveling the driveway, cat box, make all the beds, tidy up, sweep and mop), which thankfully I had just enough time to clean up and not pass out before the visitors came.

Anyway the visitor brought her agent, she loved the house and strangely enough they didn't even want to look in the basement? idgi. She said she'd call back later with an offer, without even thinking about. When my mother got home from work I told her about the showing and BAM not even 15 minutes later the same visitors come through again and within an hour they were already putting on offer through.

akgkag;al; THEY STILL DIDN'T CHECK THE BASEMENT THE 2ND TIME BUT WHATEVER IDC.

So now we have less than 45 days to pack everything up, find a new place, figure out how we're going to juggle the money around until the will is settled (would it be believable if I said that our lawyer just went to the courts this week to get my mother appointed heir to all this, agkalga;l) and actually move.

PS apartment hunting SUCKS.

I also finally got my blood donating card from the blood services this week, and my sister was betting I would be A or B, while I was calling on my blood being O because of I tended to have inherited more features from my father. And of course I'm right (O-) and my sister threw a hissy fit since she hates losing to me for the smallest of things.

I think I'll make a small update to my fic rec post this weekend at some point too. :3

Dear Sherlock fandom, particular the ones in the #believeinsherlock movement: ALL THE AWARDS FOR YOU, ALL OF THEM.
 

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Feb. 1st, 2012 07:45 pm
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Yesterday the coroner's report for my uncle's death finally arrived. Just not with news that I could at least accept and make peace with. The report says that yes he died of chronic heart disease, severe anemia (which he had blood work done at a walk-in clinic but they never told him the results), colon cancer and a lung infection. But it also stated that the coroner believes he could still be around today if the clinic had bothered sent him a letter saying "GET TO THE HOSPITAL ASAP" when they couldn't get a hold of him as they didn't ask for his new phone number or contacted his emergency contact (which is my mother). SERIOUSLY. SERIOUSLY... just /FLIPS ALL THE BLOODY TABLES/ (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

If citi financial decides to reinstate the mortgage again, my mother is seriously going to ask a lawyer for advice about this because I swear there's no way this should be allowed anyway. /crosses fingers that they just leave us alone/

Depressing news aside: I've been pretty busy the last 2 weeks with several house showings, physics homework (to which I am a master procrastinator of) and cleaning the house constantly because my family does love to make a mess for me. At least our agent is SUPER CONFIDENT about selling this house, and possibly getting it to go into a bidding war~

Today was #TweetYourSherlockTee day and I did manage to threaten my useless camera enough to function for 30 seconds I mean lovingly encourage it to work /cough/
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The green one is my #believeinsherlock movement shirt, which is just made with those cheap fabric paints in a bottle that I'm super fond of because if I manage to screw it up using those I should be written off as a lost cause. OH MAN, I just noticed how FIERCE the glare on it looks, I swear it doesn't look that shiny in real life, akgalg;. Oh and my consulting detective and Moriartea shirts are above. The next time I get a spare shirt, I'm super tempted to either make a DEATH FRISBEE!Deerstalker one or make I AM SHERLOCKED.

Doing laundry has been made interesting by my 2nd oldest cat, who can't stay out of the dryer long enough for me to fold all the clean clothes. If I try to move her out, she gets all HISSY and the CLAWS COME OUT. :| Why can't I have well behaved cats: Abby (the white one below) is a professional shit disturber, Lucifer (my black one) is one super needy/paranoid cat with a LOUD MOUTH and Lucky (the oldest, and only male cat) is a food stealer. ps flash never looks good on cat's eyes, asdgjlk

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And I'm off to go do semi-productive things, just not sure what of yet. /living the high life apparently/

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