Thinking Out Loud Thursday #31


Another Thinking Out Loud Thursday – linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons



#1 Parenthood

Did you catch the finale last week? Parenthood is over now and that made many people sad 🙁 They finished up the series in a pretty predictable manner, but gave closure on the series. It ended quite nicely. But, I wouldn’t say it was the strongest of episodes. I really think that the very last episode could/should have been stretched to two hours. The whole episode seemed a bit rushed. Plus, I always enjoy more Braverman!

#2 Photoshop Fun!

As I mentioned yesterday – I am teaching a Comm Tech course this semester – and instead of traditional prepping for classes, I concentrate on re-learning photoshop instead! The students have most of the class to work on their projects, since 90% of them do not have photoshop at home – BUT, I spend the first 10-15 minutes giving a short tutorial. Today’s tutorial was having having Multiple Max’s on one picture:

Max triplet

I did accidentally cut off the middle Max’s foot – whoops

#3 Potato Chips

I do love potato chips – but I rarely go away from the traditional flavours like BBQ, plain, all dressed and sour cream&onion. Those special Lay’s flavours like poutine and maple syrup were really boring and bland. Give me BBQ any day and I will be a happy camper.

#4 Winter

We are getting to the point of winter where I am getting tired of the following:

– my never clean car

– lugging around indoor shoes everywhere

– salt stains

– loosing my gloves

– crappy hair

– bulky winter jackets

It was the coldest January in Ottawa since 1994 or something like that. We did not get as much snow but it definitely was a cold month! I’m hoping for warmer weather soon!


#5 Tattoo Soon

I am going to get another tattoo on the 24th. I went in too see my tattoo artist the other day and gave him my ideas for a design. He is working on creating my idea now and on the 24th, I go in to get a running tattoo! Yay! The place where I am getting the tattoo done (Barnstormer) is in the Glebe and conveniently located a few doors down from my favorite brewpub, Clocktower. So far we have been to Clocktower twice in the past month. That is a record for us since having Max. Of course, when I get my tattoo done, P and Max will be waiting at the Clocktower, probably eating chicken wings.

#6 Onions

Speaking of chicken wings – I ordered a side of onion rings the other day and Max went to town on them. I’ve never seen a child obsessed with onions before. Max loves cooked onions and would probably eat a small bowl of sautéed onions. I made perogies the other day for lunch and rather than eat the delicious perogies, he sat and picked out the onions.

#7 Ski time next week!

I finally get to go to Ski Club next week! Ski club is when a school goes to a local ski hill with busloads of students to enjoy an evening of skiing. It is a big club at many Ottawa area schools. We have several small ski hills within a 30-40 minute drive, so it makes it easy to get out for an evening. Before, I did not have my own skis, so I didn’t bother going. Then, I had track on Tuesday evenings – which meant I couldn’t go. But now, I have a free Tuesday next week and get to join in on the skiing fun! I have never skied at night before – any tips/tricks?



Alrighty – time to bounce!

Have a wonderful Thursday!

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  1. Lisa @ Lulus Big Adventure

    Oooo a new tattoo! Can’t wait to see it! (You’ll let us see it, right?)
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    1. ~Rebecca~ (Post author)

      Of course!! I just don’t know the final design yet. Once it is done, I shall take a picture!

  2. Kristen @ Glitter and Dust

    Where on your body are you getting the tattoo? I often think about getting a tattoo somewhere around my ankle/foot, but haven’t decided what kind of tattoo I want. Someday. 🙂 That picture of winter in Ottawa is absolutely gorgeous. It looks like a snowy, relaxing getaway!
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    1. ~Rebecca~ (Post author)

      The picture is from the Mont Tremblant area of Quebec – absolutely gorgeous at any time of the year!

      The tattoo is going on the lower inside part of my left leg!


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