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Sci-Fi on the Rock

Hi folks,

Last weekend myself and Mandi attended, and hosted an event and panel at this years Sci-Fi on the Rock for our Welcome to Deadhouse Goosebumps book club (#GBCGhostNextDoor on Twitter).


This adventure all started with suggestions from our spouses. So, we came up with a few ideas, went through the application process and waited. We are new to the event and panelist, and our YouTube book club is under a year old - so we figured that we didn't have much of a shot of being accepted.  Then the email came. We were accepted as panelist. For both ideas that we submitted.  Oh snap! Oh snap! OH SNAP!

Planning the panels was super fun.  We love the Goosebumps series and we were able to create a plan that we were both happy with.  The "Reader Beware, You Choose the Scare!" event was first - it was the first evening of the event, and scheduled to be 2 hours long. Here we read through the Diary of the Mad Mummy, and backtracked 4 times to get 4 different endings.  We had antic…

I'm back!

Hi all!!

What a busy last few months.  I do apologize for the radio silence on this side of my blog.  This will be a short, but sweet, update on what's been going on in my life since October 2018 (Eek!)

New addition!
- We're expecting a little boy in July.  This is the main reason that I've been MIA from blogging.  I've been both tired and nauseous - my favorite combo of feelings (ha ha ha)
. My body aches and I'm always eating - always. If you see me without food in my hands, then there is a really good chance that I'm on my way for food.

Getting use to having a caffeine intake limit has been an adjustment, to say the least.  Coffee makes my stomach fluttery.  But, I can tolerate tea daily.  And treat myself to a coffee or latte on occasion. I've been told that my favorite mugs are making there way to the back of the cabinet because they aren't being used as much.  Heartbreaking, I know (lol 🤣)

Christmas/New Years Eve
 - Everything went well.  Lots of fa…

Rewind Tour - 2018

We've been having a few throwback tours hitting the island in the past few years.  This year's tour being The Rewind Tour - and it didn't disappoint!

I'll take this post back to last year when we attended the first throwback tour - I Love The 90's tour.  This concert was amazing!  Heading the show was Salt-n-Peppa. And other acts included Rob Base, Color Me Badd, All-4-One, one member of the C&C Music Factory, Biz Markie and Young MC. The attending crowd could be spotted around the town quite easily before and after the concert as most concert-goers were dawning neon from head to toe, crimped big hair, and other 90's fashions.

While the music was fantastic at the I Love The 90's tour, I was disappointed that there was no merchandise for sale. I believe here is where I raise my hand and admit that I have a concert t-shirt collection, right?  I had my heart set on adding a Salt-N-Peppa t-shirt to my collection.

Well, this year, the concert folks learned a…

October Staycation

This past week my hubby and I had a staycation.  We love Fall - and it's for this reason that we always take a week or so off to enjoy it.

During our week off we gorged on Little Caesars Stuffed Crazy Bread and Cinnamon rolls (nom nom nom carbs lol). Purchased a few new aquarium inhabitants, including 3 snails, 3 Odessa Barbs, 3 Skirt Tailed Tetra Glowfish, and a Kheli Loach. So far, one of the Tinfoil Barbs has tried to immediately pick up and eat the loach, and tried to pull a snail off the glass of the aquarium. We are doing fish counts daily until the Tinfoil Barbs lose interest.

We also took a drive through Swift Current to Marystown to do some sightseeing.




Along this route are a few lookouts.  We did stop at one of them, however, the binoculars that were stationed here were broken (maybe sandblasted by the wind sweeping over the area?)





There seems like there is nothing special about this area.  But, this is the only area of this stretch with boulders- the rest is windswept pl…

Geocaching

Last year my hubby and I discovered Geocaching.  I can hear the questions now - What is Geocaching?  It's looking for hidden containers using the Geocaching app on your phone (connects to phones location).  That's right.  You're looking for Tupperware (usually, but can be other containers - see pic below) in the woods using your expensive Smartphone.  It's so much fun and it brings you to locations that you typically wouldn't visit.  And, the Geocachers are a bunch of potterheads - so the terms used in the geocache comments include "muggle", meaning non-geocachers (people) and "preforming magic" meaning locating/retrieving the geocache.

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This cartridge container was the only one like this that we found.  It was well hidden from muggle view, but a relativity easy find with the ge…

Stephen King Collection

Hello readers!

Today I introduce you to my Stephen King collection.  Recently I set up my new shelf and I've had fun organizing all my scary reads,
and some of my Funko Pop collection.

(We still need to move the wall decor from behind the shelf)
Back in the Spring I decided that I wanted to start collecting the hard cover versions of the Stephen King novels.  And since I've made that decision I have found very little of his works second hand.  So, most of my collection is paperback, and bought new.  Sharing this shelf, for the time being, is the Lars Kepler - Hypnotist series, which I won't get into here.
Out of my collection, this is what I've read: - Gerald's Game - Pet Sematary - 'Salem's Lot - Mr. Mercedes - The Stand (missing from shelf...where is this one?!?)
Not read: - Dolores Claiborne  - Bag Of Bones - IT - Outsider - End of Watch - Finders Keepers - Cell - Just After Sunset - Storm of the Centry
Read, but do not own: - Different Seasons - Revival