Wednesday, May 24, 2017

They did what?

They remade Dirty Dancing. Seriously.
First, I don't even want to know why someone decided that was a good idea. But, I thought I would give it a try and see what all the fuss was about. After all, everyone knows what a cult following that movie has, and the remake must be really good, right?
Wrong! So, wrong!
The acting was mediocre, the dancing was shit, and they changed the story just a bit, adding some scenes and changing up the dialogue in others. It was boring, with no spark between the main characters, and it felt like they were just going through the motions. Overall it was a horrible movie, with none of the emotions of the first one. I didn't even actually make it through the whole movie, watching only bits and pieces of it over the night.
The Twitter-verse slammed it from the beginning. And I haven't read one thing online yet that says this was a good thing.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Stellar Jays

We have a couple of Stellar Jays that have nested in the neighbours tree. They are always in our backyard, and while they are very pretty, they can also be very noisy.
While reviewing the pictures I took of them, I found this one of them flicking a bug into their mouth...
Sadly, I'm not sure if they will be around much anymore. A crow decided to raid their nest today. I'm not sure if they had eggs, or babies in the nest, but in a hail of caws and commotion, the crow flew off with something in his beak, and I've only seen the pair of jays once since then.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Victoria Day Long Weekend

This weekend was the long weekend, and we spent most of this weekend planting. The garden is all planted, and the flowers have all been purchased and planted.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hummingbirds

We have seen a lot of hummingbirds this year. A lot. We have to add more nectar to the feeders every week, because they've been drinking so much. And I'm always trying to get more pictures of these fast moving little guys. Here are a couple of pics from my latest attempt.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Wanna Cry

There is a ransomware virus out there nicknamed "WannaCry". If you happen to click on an email that is infected, the virus will takes over your computer, and not give it back unless you pay a ransom (in the form of bitcoins). Over the weekend, hospitals in England, and government agencies around the world were infected.
And emails are getting very hard to determine which one is valid and which one is not. I figured out, if the email is from a bank, it's a virus. If it's someone asking you to do a survey for Ipsos Reid, it's a virus. If it's from Netflix, it's a virus (whether you have a Netflix account or not). If it's from Paypal, it's a virus.
Despite the fact that I rarely click on any email that I don't recognize (and have deleted some legitimate emails in the process), I decided to take some time this weekend, and updated Windows, ran a virus scan, and did a backup of all my files on my computer. I think I'm safe for now.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

Both of my Mom's are out of town this Mother's Day. So...
Happy Mother's Day to my Mom, and to my Mother-In-Law!
Hope you are both having a wonderful day.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tea

I stopped at my favourite tea store today to pick up some more of my favourite tea. My favourite store is Tea Time in North Vancouver
And my favourite tea is the Organic Creamy Earl Grey
We have been out of Creamy Earl Grey for about 6 months, so I can't wait for my next cup of tea!
 And I'll probably use my new tea set from Chapters/Indigo.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

I voted

I voted yesterday.
Then I stayed up way past my bedtime to watch the election results. Unfortunately, I ended up going to bed while the results were still tied between the Liberals and the NDP. It wasn't until this morning that I found out that the Liberals had won. But the win was peppered with comments and discussion about them having a minority government (you need 44 seats for a majority).
I don't know if the recounts and absentee ballots will make any difference. We have to wait until the end of the month to find out. But no matter who you voted for, it's been an interesting couple of days in BC politics, that's for sure.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The perfect tea set

I bought a tea set from Chapters/Indigo yesterday.
Ain't it cute? Although, when I got it home, I unpacked it to find that there were some pen marks on the wooden base. So, today I took it back and exchanged it for a new one. They only had one left, so I was lucky!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Bad Winter results

It was a brutal winter this season. As a result, my rosemary plant died. My parsley plant died. My mint isn't coming back like it used to. And all my lavender plants don't look like they will make it either.
Today, I replanted the rosemary
parsley,
and mint.
Hopefully, they will survive and do well.