Posted on Wednesday May 15, 2013
My Mom and I are headed on a road trip tomorrow to Great Falls, MT. It’s kind of an impromptu trip. We recently just decided we would go and the time has come up on us quick. We are only taking off for a few days, but it should be fun. We were both sad because we had to cancel our annual trip to Great Falls last December, so we are making it up now. This also means that we won’t be going to Kalispell while we are camping in Cranbrook in July. But that’s okay because we should get all of our shopping done this weekend. It is actually better because we will be able to bring more stuff back into the country (without paying duty),t as we will be gone for more than 48 hours.
The only downside to this weekend’s trip is that it is the long weekend here in Canada. That means everyone and their dog will probably be taking a weekend trip down to the states. At least we are leaving a day early (Thursday) and will be coming home on Saturday. Hopefully we won’t meet too much traffic on the highways. The stores will most likely be crazy busy, but we will manage. My Mom and I try to choose our trip times wisely, however, we are both busy bees and this weekend is the only free time we have in the coming future for a trip.
Rain is in the forecast for both Calgary and Great Falls, so we expect it to be raining everywhere we drive. As long as visibility isn’t so bad, we will prevail! My Mom always does the expert driving and I am the navigator. If it takes us twice as long to get there, then that’s the way it goes. I would rather get there safe and sound. Plus, the rain is better than the snow and ice that we usually have to endure when we drive down in December.
Well I’m hoping to find some new and interesting things!!
Posted on Saturday April 27, 2013
Peter and I had so much fun at Comic Expo last year that we decided to go again this year. We didn’t do anything very exciting like the panels, photo-ops or autographs, but we did spend some time looking around at the booths and celebrity watching.
I had a very exciting experience as soon as we walked in the doors. The entrance was right at all the autograph tables and so Peter and I were looking around to see if we could see any celebrities we liked. Wil Wheaton was right up front and we sort of stood there for a minute. He was just getting settled to start signing autographs and he looked right over at us. I gave him my best “live long and prosper” hand sign and he waved and smiled at me! It made my day. I was totally giddy for the rest of our time. I’m not even a huge fan of him, but it was this little interaction that was the highlight of the day. I also got a glimpse of Nathan Fillion (OMG awesome!!!) Weird Al Yankovic, Daryl and Glenn from the Walking Dead and Gillian Anderson. So I’ve had my fill of celebrities for a tiny while.
In connection with the Comic Expo, Weird Al Yankovic had a concert last night and I wasn’t going to miss it for the world. It was a mind blowing show, to say the least. It was my fourth Weird Al concert and it was unbelievable, just like the previous ones. Weird Al is the best performer I have ever seen. He had so many great song themes and the special effects were out of this world. Both Weird Al and his whole band changed costumes for almost every song. It was so cool. There were some funny Weird Al themed videos that played between each song so that we were occupied while they were changing. His dance moves were so wacky and he had so much energy that the whole audience was bouncing with excitement. He even ventured out into the audience for one of his “sexier” numbers, Wanna B Ur Luver. Although this wasn’t from our show, it’s a pretty good account of what went down in the audience during that song. Although he mostly played songs from his newest album, Alpocalyspe, he indulged us with some of his older, best loved songs as well. I definitely had a wonderful time and I would jump at another opportunity to see Weird Al in concert again!!
Oh I also forgot to mention that last night I met Marie, who is an online friend!! It is the first time I can remember meeting someone I’ve known online first. I met her online years ago because she owned a wonderful Titanic website (which is still around!). So it was actually her who spotted me and came over to talk to me. So cool and I hope to see her again some time. After all, we both live in the greatest city ever. We had to grab a quick snapshot of us together. The Weird Al logo is conveniently in the background too!
I definitely had a nerdalicious weekend and I am already looking forward to next year’s event!! Maybe Peter and I will co-ordinate our costumes and dress up together!!
Posted on Sunday April 21, 2013
I took my computer into the Apple store on Wednesday to get repaired. I had been putting it off for months and months. Actually, I had probably been putting it off for almost a year, as that is about the time when the problem started. For some strange reason, my disc drive started clicking whenever I would insert a disc. Sometimes it would accept the disc and sometimes it would just spit it back out at me. Plus, whatever was clicking was in the drive, it was actually damaging my discs. They would still be playable on other devices, but the edges would be all dented. It was so weird. Especially because it started randomly for no reason.
So I finally decided to take the computer to get fixed. Turns out that I needed a new optical drive. We don’t know how it got damaged or why it started acting up, but nonetheless, Apple was able to fix the problem. I was without my computer for about 4 days and it was so weird. I missed it, but it didn’t affect me as much as I thought it would. I was quite content with my iPad and iPhone if I needed to search something on the internet. Technology is changing, that’s for sure.
I have never taken anything into the Genius Bar at Apple and I have to say that I was very impressed with Apple’s organization. They were very efficient and did not hesitate to get the computer fixed. Let me tell you that the extra $100 I spent on my Apple care warranty has already paid for itself almost twice over with this one repair. It’s just common sense after all. I spent thousands of dollars on this computer and I am glad I didn’t cheap out on the warranty! Yay.
Anyway, it’s good to have my computer back and working just like new! Have you ever had any experience with the Genius Bar at the Apple Store?