Adventures of Araleith

“Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.”

Snow fiiiiight!

I have a wonderful group of friends, who fully embrace my love for all things silly and random. 

We got our first real big snow a few days ago, so everything was covered in a nice layer of white. A friend of mine suggested we head to a park nearby his place, so me, him, and my boyfriend met there, and Operation SnowFight ensued. I made snowangels, we threw snow at each other, got completely soaked and laughed and there was yelling about poutine and meatballs (don’t ask, we are very weird). We wanted to build snowmen, but the snow wasn’t the wet sticky kind. Oh well. 

We went inside to dry and warm up, and there was hot chocolate, we introduced my boyfriend to the awesomeness that is Adventure Time (it is one of my most favorite random ridiculous shows ever), and played Cards Against Humanity (fun game, much silliness and laughter, even if I lost terribly!) and much fun and yay was had. 

It reminded me that I have some pretty awesome people in my life, who are willing to put up with my love for random adventures. 


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Not All Ladybugs are Ladies

Sometimes, adventures are not adventures, not in the typical sense. Then again, I don’t know what typical adventures are, I only know the ones I make.

I’ve been hit with some pretty fun (and by fun, I mean not so fun) back pain this week, so I have been doing the quiet hermit thing that happens when your mobility is restricted suddenly. At first I felt super lonely, then I was like no, this is PRIME ADVENTURE TIME. 

(I totally have the Adventure Time theme song in my head now.) 

So, this week was all about just doing things for me. I watched so much Chuck (I might be years late to the part, but man, that is a fantastically geeky wonderful show, and is where the title of this post comes from), I played video games til my eyes almost fell out, I read so many books. So many. 

IT was fun to recharge, just spend some quiet time with justme. Justme is a nice me. We have fun together doing Ashley-things. It worked for me. 

Last night I got to go out of the house (it felt AWESOME) and go watch ridiculous anime with a really awesome friend of mine. I have no idea if anyone else has ever seen The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, but it is my new favourite thing (second only to Nyanpire right now). It’s got a ridiculous premise, but most anime I have been introduced to does. Lots of nifty tricksy cliffhangers, which made me go AUGH AUGH AUGH and made my friend laugh, because he has seen it before. It was nice to just be ten kinds of ridiculous. I also had a half-shot of pure #1 maple syrup that night, which was amazingly tasty. It’s weird, but it was awesome. 

i am still not as mobile as I would like, but there are still 2.5 seasons of Chuck to go, so I shall be happily entertained in the meantime. 😀 


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Once upon a time…

Last night a friend and I went to a local museum for their Celebrity Christmas Readings event. It was pretty neat – a few local tv news and radio people read a variety of Christmas stories, and it was a great way to get into the Christmas mood. It was kinda weird hearing people I am used to only hearing on the news talking about events and terrible happenings in the world reading me Christmas tales like The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and The Gifts of the Magi and so on. But also very awesome. One of the gentlemen, a local TV news person, was so into the stories, he was half acting them out from the podium as he read. That made them all the more moving, especially his reading of Ansel’s Special Gift, which I will admit had me in tears by the end. I was slightly disappointed by a local radio personality, who seemed completely unprepared for the event and his readings. He kept giving these odd asides to the stories in an attempt at humor, but they just detracted from the story. He also lost a page of one of the things he was supposed to read (an excerpt from A Christmas Carol) which was strange and disappointing. On a more positive note, though, I was delighted by the variety of the Christmas stories. Most were completely new to me, so that was wonderful. It was like getting to be a little kid again with someone reading you all these amazing stories. It made me excited for Christmas, for sure. The world felt a little bit more magical, in that darkened room, with someone reading you stories and weaving Christmas magic with their voice.

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