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Yesterday was my friend Julie’s birthday party and she threw an adorable tea party potluck. She made the macaroons (above) herself, and they were delicious!
These savoury bites were from Costco (love that place haha). I didn’t get photos of all the dishes, but there were a lot of cookies, scones, some cupcakes, cream puffs – much more food than any of us could finish – I still have some leftover treats!
Julie also made these ham, cheese and raisin mini croissants. Not pictured, she made awesome cucumber sandwiches (which I almost made, so phew that I didn’t because mine would be not as tasty as hers!) I did however make curried tuna salad with golden raisins on rye bread (mini sandwiches) and they tasted okay (yay for my non-existent culinary skills)!
This teapot is sitting on top of a mini candle to keep it warm! What a cute idea.
We all got to drink out of a collection of gorgeous bone china teacups. I need to get myself a few
Lastly, here’s the birthday card I made for Julie, featuring her own pun! I bought the Cricut Teddy Bear Parade Cartridge so now my Create a Critter creatures can dress up in fancy costumes like the koala shown here! =)
This blog post is in response to an article on Vancity Buzz. To read the original article, go ahead and click here. For those who are not already aware, Vancity Buzz is a blog that stays very current with happenings around town – the first place I usually hear of new stores opening downtown. However, every so often, mixed in with quality articles, there are some that just… don’t quite live up to par. I felt I had to write my own answer to this one. Yes, this is a rant. (my first on this blog?!)
There’s a new series called “Sex in Vancity” in which relationship advice is dished out based on questions from readers. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t think I’m qualified either in any way to tell anyone what to do with their life, but this article is so infuriating. Here is the question:
Why the (insert swear word here) won’t women in Vancouver just tell us what they want. Better yet, what get’s them off. Constant head games and no straight answers! It would save millions of male headaches to know rather than guess all of the time. Seriously girls, save humanity already.
Let’s ignore the poor punctuation, and just get straight to the issue. The obvious response is that not all women are the same. How the heck did that get missed in the answer? Instead, the writer responds with “Women are never going to flat out tell you what you want to hear because we are smarter than that.” – wait, what? The truth is, if you’re truly tired of the “constant head games”, you’re looking in the wrong place for a lady. On the other hand, if you’re lucky enough to have landed yourself a partner, and you still don’t know what “gets them off”, the best bet is that you should work on your communication skills.
This really reminds me of The Wife of Bath’s Tale in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. You know, if we’re going to objectify women and assume they’re all the same. In short, a knight rapes a girl, and is sentenced to death, but due to a merciful queen, he is given a year to answer this exact question of what women want – if he can find the answer, he gets to keep his head (pun!). So the knight goes on a journey and asks every woman he meets the same question, but of course, gets a different answer every time. To spoil the story, the knight does survive thanks to an old hag who lets him know that the one thing women desires above all things is to be in charge of their husbands and lovers… but anyway, that’s what Chaucer thinks, and he’s a man, so who knows?
Anyway, my answer to the original question? Stop worrying about what someone wants out of you. Grow up and determine who you are, because until you do, you’ll never know who (or what) is right for you. Once you have that figured out, don’t try to date a stereotype – actually get to know the person you’re with – because they are as unique as you are.
By the way, unless a girl gives you an enthusiastic yes at a club, it’s definitely a no. Accept it and move on. But that’s a rant for another time.
In conclusion: Dear Vancity Buzz, please stop diluting your page with this crap! Relationship advice is great and all, but at least find someone who actually is willing to “dig, locate the professionals and experts and find you the answers to your questions and concerns” as promised.
Last year, I had only one wedding to attend (my very first, and my own!) – but this year, it’s like everyone’s getting engaged left, right and center! Okay, I might be exaggerating a bit, but it means I get to bust out my Cricut for a little card-making action! Mike has finally agreed to split a wedding design bundle with me (as an investment for the future, obviously… so my friends all better start getting married) and the above is the first card I made with it!
As a declaimer, the picture is historically inaccurate as they were both in their sweats at the time. However, it does sort of look like she’s waving “no” at him, so that part’s true to form. Congrats, Gary and Laura!
Also, the stamp (my design!) arrived! So if you’re one of the lucky few to receive my cards, flip it over and you just might find this on the back! …in a faint silver ink because I haven’t quite figured out what I’m doing yet.
My friend Megan had been begging asking me to make her a card ever since she found out about my Cricut machine… and this is the result! I gave it to her today so I can finally blog about it. And yes, I like puns. There’s probably a funnier pun out there, but her favourite animals are penguins and sea turtles and I couldn’t think of anything better at the time.
Who wants to be my next card project recipient? Just comment below with your best pun. Er… assuming I have your address or some method of getting the card to you.
It’s an awesome day to share the love! Here are the valentines I made this year for Mike and our moms!
Hope you have a wonderful day, and share it with those you love, whether it’s that special someone or your best friends!