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This is my Tumblr; it used to be about Ottawa but then I moved to Windsor. I don't like to reblog, and mostly write about punk/hardcore shows where I live, food, hockey and my community. The Tumblr always under construction.

Events

•May 2 - Full of Hell, Column of Heaven (ex endless blockade), Nyodene D, From Hell, Sender Receiver & Victim of Circumstance @ Yonka House (20483 Yonka St), DETROIT

•May 9th - OFF!, Cerebral Ballzy @ Small's (Hamtrack, MI)

•May 10th - La Armada, Great Reversals, Retribution, Snafu, Old Soul @ Yonka House (20483 Yonka St), DETROIT

•May 14th - White Widows Pact (panic records), Hollow Earth, Cloud Rat, Plague @ Yonka House @ Yonka House (20483 Yonka St), DETROIT

•May 21st - Cult Leader (deathwish inc, ex gaza), Yautja, Dead Church, Traitor @ Yonka House (20483 Yonka St), DETROIT

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18 April 14

So on May 1st, the countdown to leaving Windsor begins.  I’m going to talk about that more at a later date, once things are more official.  For now, I’m enjoying the long weekend and some play offs hockey.  

Alain treated me with blue Skittles and Loco Taco Dorito chips.  This may not seem like a big deal, but in 1994, Taco Bell came out with Taco Supreme Doritos and my life wasn’t the same.  I was heart broken when they stopped making them.  And yes, I tried the Pizza Hut Doritos, the Taco flavoured Doritos, the Loco Taco taco and anything else you can imagine.  But nothing tasted like these bad boys:

Until Loco Taco Doritos came out.  I waited 20 years and I finally got my chips back.  Awesome!

Anyways, the Habs are playing tonight, Good Friday.  30 years ago, the Habs played the Nordiques on Good Friday, leading to the infamous Good Friday Massacre.  EVERYBODY’S fighting everybody!  If you’ve never heard of this, then shame on you/read about it on Wikipedia here. 

17 February 14

HAPPY FAMILY DAY!

May your cats/kids/loneliness keep you warm!  I’m watching Cops and dealing with tummy issues with tea.  

16 February 14

UPDATE

Haven’t been posting much/been super busy doing stuff like:

•Working, a lot

•Studying for bar exams

•Having stomach pain

•Touring the new Windsor Regional Jail

•Visiting the dentist

•Trying to set up TV Guide Dixie for XBMC

•Planning my trip to Chicago with Maxxx

•Supporting Alain’s decision to join the band Minors

And other stuff!  I’ve updated the listings, but because it’s cold and stuff, I’m not going out much.  

19 January 14

I think I’m finally better!

I’ve had stomach flu since last Friday, which SUCKED!  I haven’t done much since then.  There were shows and other stuff, but I missed it all.  My buddy Lauren, who’s in Toronto, is going to be induced into labour any second now.  It’s pretty exciting!  Also, it’s my birthday tomorrow, so maybe her baby and I will share a birthday. That would be pretty neat!  I have no plans for my birthday.  I was going to go out for dinner last night, but was way too sick.  

4 January 14

It’s supposed to snow really bad all weekend.  I want to go out and be social, but it’s hard to do stuff in Windsor with all this snow and without a car.  I’m also REALLY tired from going to the Winter Classic; we were outside, in minus 14 weather, not really moving, with no bathroom access for 6 hours.  It was really nice seeing my pals Jamie and Derek!



I’ve updated the show listings; there’s a bunch of shows happening at Yonka House in Detroit and even one at Holden House.  

I’m probably going to stay in and keep myself busy with projects.  I have some sewing and cooking to do.  I made Chicken Alfredo sauce for the first time.  That was fun!  My New Years resolution was to try new things and enjoy myself more.  

29 December 13

2013 IN REVIEW

UGH, I totally wrote a great post about 2013 and then my computer crashed.  I need to buy a new computer but I’m not sure what kind to get.  Anyways, let’s try this again.

2013 IN REVIEW

2013 has been all about patience, changes and adversity; The year started off with me still working a retail job at the mall.  My cat, Mini, was just awful, as usual.  I was counting down the months and day ‘till my move to Windsor, which was originally going to be Goderich.  After four and a half years of living at Kent House, I had to find a new place to live and find someone else to take over the lease.  I was surprised that so many roommates left in 2013 including Rick and Neil.  I was able to get Jay to take over, which was great.  In May, I started packing up my life in Ottawa to move across the province for a 10 month contract.  My amazing boyfriend, agree to join me.  I’m super lucky he did because holy crap, it was difficult!  Everything went wrong before, during and after the move but it was worth it; life in Windsor is simple and comfortable.  I love my job, I love my apartment and things are great.  We don’t have a car, so I don’t do as much adventuring as I should, but work takes a lot out of me, so I’m too tired to do a lot of running around.  I’m all about staying home and loving my place.  I’ve never lived in such fancy accommodations.  I feel like I live in a hotel.  I’m still doing a lot of cooking.  I miss Maxx.  My Mom came to visit in August, which was terrific.  I went back to Montreal for Rosh Hashanah in September and got to see Jamie and Derek.  They are coming down to Windsor for the Winter Classic.  I’m surprised that I miss Ottawa.  Obviously I miss my Montreal and Ottawa people.  Jakob and his band, Sofistifucks, were in Windsor in December.  They too got sucked into the comfortableness of the apartment and didn’t even want to go to their own show.  So yeah, that was 2013.  

MY FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2013

My Bloody Valentine - mbv

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

M.I.A. - Matangi

Best Coast - Fade Away

All Pigs Must Die - Nothing Violates This Nature

Valley Boys - S/T

CRUSADES - Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment With Greater Fear Than I Receive It

The Julie Ruin - Run Fast

28 December 13

For the first time in a while, Alain and I were both feeling well on a weekend. Not only that, but the weather was nice! We wanted to go on an adventure that was outside. I do need to go shopping in Detroit, but that’s not fun and should have been started before 3pm. Oh, I had a doctors appointment from noon to three.

Alain and I wanted Italian food, so we WERE going to go out for dinner. Instead, we turned it into an adventure. I looked up the Italian grocery store in Little Italy, La Stella, located at 948 Eerie.

I decided to make cannelloni and got some great ingredients at la Stella. They had some terrific choices of produce, cheeses, meats and breads. I don’t know if there are closer Italian grocery stores in Windsor, but I am definitely willing to take the scenic walk through Little Italy. I got some amazing Ricotta, Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. The prices ranged from cheap to reasonable. I know you’re not supposed to buy canned tomatoes, but I got an big can of beautiful organic, Italian tomatoes for a buck. And they had the cannelloni tubes I needed!

Once we got home, I prepared the meal while Alain offered to help. I like to cook and shooed him out of the kitchen. Once dinner was made, we watched the Godfather. Neither of us were brave enough to drink wine with our meal. It usually knocks is both out.

So yeah, I’m glad Windsor has a good Italian grocery store!

12 December 13
Happy Holidays!
Life has been so freaking busy that I haven’t been able to post properly in a while.  Here’s a whirlwind update of what’s new with me:
1.  Wrote bar exams in Toronto
2.  Lost 2 friends :(
3.  Health issues, which have been resolved!  Yay!
4.  A co-worker quitting unexpectedly
So yeah, I haven’t been up to much except for dealing with all the surprises life keeps throwing at me.  Oh and I made latkes, see photo, for Chanukah.  I’ve updated my listings and included the recipes to make your own yummy latkes, which for those of you who don’t know, are basically potato pancakes.  

Potato Latkes
 
Ingredients
5 Large potatoes
2 Onions
2 Eggs
1 tsp Salt
4 tbsp Flour
1 pinch Ground pepper
½ cup Vegetable or canola oilEnter quantity in the left column, and ingredient name in the right, above. 
Instructions
Finely grate the potatoes in a bowl quickly.  Then finely grate the onions.  Wring out excess water with cheesecloth. 

Mix in the eggs, salt, black pepper and flour.  In a large, heavily greased frying pan over medium heat, ensure the oil is bubbling, place 1 tablespoon dollops of batter in the pan.  You can cook at least 3 at   a time.  Allow each latke cooks for 5 minutes per side.  They should be golden brown.  Allow the cooked latkes to drain on a plate covered in paper towels.  Serve with apple sauce or sour cream.  

Happy Holidays!

Life has been so freaking busy that I haven’t been able to post properly in a while.  Here’s a whirlwind update of what’s new with me:

1.  Wrote bar exams in Toronto

2.  Lost 2 friends :(

3.  Health issues, which have been resolved!  Yay!

4.  A co-worker quitting unexpectedly

So yeah, I haven’t been up to much except for dealing with all the surprises life keeps throwing at me.  Oh and I made latkes, see photo, for Chanukah.  I’ve updated my listings and included the recipes to make your own yummy latkes, which for those of you who don’t know, are basically potato pancakes.  

Potato Latkes

 

Ingredients

5 Large potatoes

2 Onions

2 Eggs

1 tsp Salt

4 tbsp Flour

1 pinch Ground pepper

½ cup Vegetable or canola oilEnter quantity in the left column, and ingredient name in the right, above.

Instructions

Finely grate the potatoes in a bowl quickly.  Then finely grate the onions.  Wring out excess water with cheesecloth. 

Mix in the eggs, salt, black pepper and flour.  In a large, heavily greased frying pan over medium heat, ensure the oil is bubbling, place 1 tablespoon dollops of batter in the pan.  You can cook at least 3 at   a time.  Allow each latke cooks for 5 minutes per side.  They should be golden brown.  Allow the cooked latkes to drain on a plate covered in paper towels.  Serve with apple sauce or sour cream.  

25 November 13

Why are all the good shows in Detroit on Mondays?

Two awesome shows are happening tonight:

Toxic Holocaust, Ramming Speed, In Defence & From Hell @ the Magic Stick (4140 Woodward Ave, DETROIT) 7pm

I can’t remember if I’ve seen Toxic Holocaust play live before.  I feel like I have, but am unsure.  Any ways, Toxic Holocaust are from Portland, Oregon.  They play apocalyptic thrash metal with a sprinkle of punk.  I have no details about the other bands playing tonight.  Here’s what Facebook has to say about the show:

7pm * $12/$15 * AA

www.facebook.com/ToxicHolocaust
www.facebook.com/rammingspeed
www.facebook.com/InDefencepunx

TOXIC HOLOCAUST mutated into existence in 1999, when Joel Grind merged his love for classic punk and metal into his ideal band. Like his influences - Bathory, Venom, English Dogs, Possessed, Broken Bones - TOXIC HOLOCAUST featured blazing riffs, gravel-throated vocals, and a deadly fixation on the evil in man and a post-apocalyptic world. Grind wrapped all of these elements up with a DIY attitude. 

Facebook Link

Bloodshot Bill & Babe Miller @ PJ’s Lager House (1254 Michigan Ave., DETROIT) 9pm

Bloodshot Bill is a great rockabilly performer from Montreal.  If you haven’t seen him do his thing before, it’s worth checking out.  Being from Montreal, I feel like I’ve seen him a thousand times, so, if I leave the house this evening, it will be for Toxic Holocaust.  Facebook Link

4 November 13

I haven’t been writing as many posts; the weather is shitty and my bar exam is coming up.  However, I have been keeping the show/event listings up to do.  I’m VERY excited for the chilli fest this Friday.

I kept forgetting to post MY FIRST EDITED YOUTUBE VIDEO.  Let me tell you, I HATE video editing.  Anyway, this is my stupid cat, Mini, fighting himself in the mirror.  Enjoy!