End Transmission

Posted 2017.12.04 15.25 in Uncategorized by Violet

The transmissions have been fading for a while now, becoming more sporadic, longer gaps in between posts.

As of November 16, 2017 we have lost track of Stephanie completely. She’s either hiding, or dormant, or maybe off on a long vacation?

Maybe she’s actually gone back to “Planet Stephanie”.

At any rate, none of us have been able to get through to her.

Consequently, we’re officially going to ‘end transmission’ here.┬áIf we ever do hear back from her, we’ll post it here. Otherwise… thanks for tuning in over the years.

-Violet (@RealVioletWitch on Twitter.)

Talking in metaphors here. Stephanie is not missing in the ‘speak to the police’ kind of way. It’s a metaphor. Chill.

OneWalk – 25km through Toronto

Posted 2017.09.09 18.01 in Family/Friends by Stephanie

Today was the big day — OneWalk to Conquer Cancer.

It was a good long walk, took my sister and I just over 5 hours from start to finish. We were walking for our dad, whom we lost to cancer in 2014. Between the two of us, we raised over $3,200 to help support cancer research.

All together, there were just over 3,000 people participating in the walk today, and the total funds raised were in excess of $6,000,000.

Here’s a pic of me before we started the walk. (I didn’t get an ‘after’ picture, but imagine I looked like this, except a lot more tired and sore.)

And here is a map of the route, after it was all over and done. (Sorry it’s skewed, constrained by the small screen on my phone.)

I want to thank everyone who helped support my sister and I in this walk, who helped support the fight against cancer. We couldn’t have done it without all of you.

OneWalk to Conquer Cancer

Posted 2017.07.11 9.52 in Family/Friends by Stephanie

On September 9th, I will Walk united with thousands of survivors and supporters who have fundraised and trained to participate. Together we will march 25km through Toronto, making history in the fight to conquer cancer.

Cancer took my father, Hugh Maksylewich, in 2014 and I’m walking for him. He was one of my best friends, and a tremendous influence on my life. I miss him every day, and I want to help fight the disease that took him from me, to help spare other people from going through what he went through.

I’m asking you to join me today by making a donation to my fundraising goal. Through the support of OneWalk, we will help The Princess Margaret make life better for those facing cancer.

My goal is to raise $1500.00 for this fight, and I need your help to get there.

Together, we can conquer cancer in our lifetime!

To make your donation on-line, or for more information about OneWalk, please click here.

EdgeWalk

Posted 2017.07.07 8.48 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

This week I crossed a little something off my bucket list — I went for a walk around the CN Tower.

Around the outside of the CN Tower.

1160 feet above the sidewalk.

1160 feet over Toronto

They call this the Edgewalk, where you go up ontop of the restaurant thing, 116 stories above ground level, and go out and enjoy the view.

They also get you doing stunts, like leaning backwards out over the void, leaning forwards out over the void, and balance walking right on the very edge.

It was pretty darn awesome.

Best parts: The sheer vertigo when first walking outside and your body is like Woah no way this is bullshit but your brain is like Yeah this is an excellent view and it’s totally safe.

And at the end, we had 2 minutes or so to wait before going back inside. So 2 minutes without the guide telling you what to do, when I could just enjoy the view and the experience. I did the forward leaning out thing just for the view and the fun.

Worst part: I did not enjoy the backward lean part. Forward was great. Backward was not. Don’t know why. Maybe I need to see where I’m going?

Anyhow, it was great, a bit pricey, but a heck of an experience.

I wouldn’t mind doing it again some time. I think it’d be more fun a second time, as you would already know what to expect and could really just relax enjoy the whole thing.

Check it out here for full information: CN Tower Edgewalk

Lack of Posts

Posted 2017.07.07 8.37 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

I’ve been completely absent for months, sorry about that.

1) I’ve been focused mostly on health. Fitness. Became one of those people who watches everything she eats, and works out every single day.

I know, I’m shocked too. Now and then I stop and wonder who am I, and what have I done with the real Stephanie.

I’ve been writing a big long post about this (since January!) but I’m not ready to share it quite yet.

2) I’m more active* on Twitter, follow me there for ongoing proof of life.

(By ‘more active’ I mean, I post more than once every 6 months. I’m not tweeting nonstop all the boring minutia I encounter.)

Overlord! Update

Posted 2017.02.04 12.46 in iPhone by Stephanie

It’s another app, another app update! My calendar app Overlord! has just been updated to version 3.0 with some improvements and bugfixes.

Get it at the App Store!

Overlord v. 3

Wicca Plus version 4.0.1

Posted 2017.01.24 15.13 in iPhone by Stephanie

A quick bugfix to sort out some glitches that slipped through with the 4.0 update.

Wicca Plus update to 4.0.1