Category Archives: Shea

Music Monday – “My life’s a bit more colder/Dead wife is what I told her/Brass knife sinks into my shoulder/Oh babe don’t know what I’m gonna do”

It was a great way to kick off the New Year last night with Shea and I seeing a show at Casino Regina featuring Blake Berglund & Belle Plaine opening for The Dead South. All are great Saskatchewan artists but The Dead South are really hitting the big time – they’ve toured in Europe, won […]

Promise Made, Promise Kept.

Shea opened this on Christmas morning (it’s hard to see but that’s an apple and a kid’s toy watch taped in a box)… …and picked this up on Boxing Day. (Uhm, I had it in my head that the only day Apple discounts their products is Black Friday and Boxing Day but apparently not.) 🙁 […]

A Few Post-Christmas Thoughts

I can’t find it now but I have a memory that in December 2011, I posted a screen grab of a weather forecast showing +4 for Dec 24, Dec 25 & Dec. 26.  (Here’s one from around the same time on the same subject.)  At any rate, it’s been brutally cold this week and I’m […]

Saturday Snap – Rudolph’s Butthole Shooter Recipe

Shea and I went to a Christmas party, hosted and attended by a few of the couples we met through our seasonal campsite at Echo Lake this year. All of us (well, except one camper who was pregnant this summer but made up for it at the Christmas party!) had occasionally drank shooters while listening […]

Merry Christmas Drink

Shea made us a very tasty Christmas-themed drink this past weekend featuring peppermint vodka, toffee cream liqueur and chocolate-flavoured whiskey along with a rimmer of melted After 8 peppermint chocolates and crushed candy cane. We didn’t name the drink but I’m going to suggest “Christmas Star” since it certainly was a star of our weekend. […]

How To Butcher An Entire Cow: Every Cut of Meat Explained

Stumbled across this video on Reddit but thought it was an appropriate post as Shea informs me her and her parents are buying some farm-direct beef from her uncle. Yum!  

Saturday Snap – Gingerbread House

The Cult of Instant Pot

It was one of this year’s hottest Black Friday items online and the Instant Pot ™ combination pressure cooker/slow cooker, invented by a group of former Nortel engineers in Ottawa, has been compared to a cult for its fanatical following. What’s the appeal?  It quickly cooks food that’s tasty, healthy and, compared to the 1970’s pressure […]

Friday Fun Link – What Screams Upper Middle Class?

[Edit: This post started as a way for me to share what I thought was an interesting Reddit post.  But then I had the idea to use it to talk about whether the reason I found it interesting was because I identified – and was slightly embarrassed by – many of the points it raised? […]

UFC 217 Might Be Best MMA PPV of All-Time?

I don’t pay a lot of attention to UFC for the most part unless it’s a big name or a big fight or when my love of pro wrestling intersects with the world of “real” fighting via someone like Brock Lesnar or CM Punk participating. And I rarely to never watch the live PPVs, usually […]