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EdgeWalk

Posted 2017.07.07 8.48 in Pointless Blather

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 (Sticky)

Posted 2017.07.07 8.37 in Pointless Blather

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.)

Another App Update

Posted 2017.01.23 17.46 in Pointless Blather

Wicca Update

Boop!

Posted 2016.11.10 10.30 in Cats, Pointless Blather

Arianrhod the kitten gets booped on the nose.

We all need this.

Car for Sale (Sold!)

Posted 2016.10.02 20.14 in Pointless Blather

Updated Oct/4th – It’s sold!

After not posting anything in months, how about a little self-serving ad?

I am selling my beloved Rav 4. I’ve had it for 15 years and hate to part with it, but it is time. Very low mileage and well looked after, only 120,258 km.

Rav_01

The Blanket Connundrum

Posted 2016.05.31 9.41 in Pointless Blather

I have this blanket that’s super soft and warm. My mum gave it to me years ago. It’s just perfect.

Except in one corner there’s a tag that’s sort of scratchy and itchy. So I always make sure that’s at the bottom where it won’t irritate me.

Invariably when I’m cold and I grab the blanket in the middle of the night, it’s all backwards and I end up with the tag in my face or by my arm and end up having to turn the thing all around to get it right.

Every so often I stop and think: I could just cut off the tag. Then there won’t be an itchy corner, and I will never have to worry about whether or not the blanket is right-side-up or up-side-down.

But I never actually cut off the tag.

Because I am worried that without the tag…

I won’t actually be able to tell if the blanket is right-side-up or not.

Random Musings – Movie Edition

Posted 2016.05.22 9.28 in Pointless Blather

Star Wars

A couple weeks ago I finally saw the new Star Wars film.

Things I Liked: Rei, Finn, Poe, and BB-8.

Things I Didn’t Like: C-3PO – sorry I’ve just never liked that guy. Ever. And he’s been in every damned movie.

Things I Didn’t Understand: Why did the bad guys seem to come from the Harry Potter universe? I’m not even a potter fan but the big bad guy looked like Voldemort, and the little moody bad guy looked like a young moody Severus Snape.

Random Thing That Irked Me: It bothered me that Rei lost her nifty little blaster like 30 minutes after she got it. No idea why, it was just one of those little things. That was a gift Rei, take better care of it!

Random Things I Hope Get Explained Elsewhere: So Rei found Luke and he was just standing there on top of that island / mountain with just some weathered rocks and a good view. How long’s he been there? Where does he sleep? What does he eat? Where does he poop? The nice view is only good for so long before you get cold and tired and hungry. Maybe he has a little Yoda Hut just around the corner that they didn’t show in the closing scene.

Dead Pool

Last week I finally saw the Dead Pool film.

One of my biggest peeves in movies and tv shows is where the narrative timeline jumps around. Like when a TV show opens with some scene of destruction or chaos, then the scene shifts to a peaceful quiet whatever and the text-over says “24 hours earlier” I just change the channel. Hate that crap.

Dead Pool was entertaining enough for me to hang in there through that sort of thing. There’s a fight sequence that stops for two flashbacks that take up like 2/3 of the movie, it’s so long that I forget it’s a flashback and jarring when we go back to the original narrative timeline.

But, entertaining enough that I let it slide.

The only thing that confused me, because I’m not into comic books and all I know about DC and Marvel is that they both exist and are separate, was trying to understand if the X-men and the Avengers are in the same universe?

I mean, the big battle in the junkyard, they seemed to have a wrecked Shield hover-carrier thing there. So that’s avengers universe. But they had that tin guy from X-men and he was trying to get DeadPool to join the X-men.

And at the very very end DeadPool mentions Nick Fury. So Avengers / Shield stuff.

So are X-Men / Avengers / Shield in the same universe? Or was that all part of the 4-th wall breaking stuff and not ‘serious’?

Ooh and one other thing – Negasonic Teenage Warhead was fun but what happens in 5 or 6 years? Does she become Negasonic Adult Warhead? And in 20 years, Negasonic Middle-Aged Warhead? Or does she never age?