Sunday, 31 August 2014

Back to school

Farewell my Darklings!
I'm going back to school this week and I will miss you dearly.
I won't be gone completely, but I will be quite a bit busier and will likely not be able to keep posting regularly.

Oh but I will be back soon. And they are somethings to look forward to - Halloween is only a couple months away after all.


Listening to: "Sugar" - Kerli 

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Do not want: Doc Marten Sandals

These actually exist. 

The Bernadette boots combine the worst features of boots and sandals into an unfortunate franken-shoe.

The thing is, I love combat boots. And Doc Martens normally produce fantastic looking boots and shoes that I would love to wear. But these are not that. These are combat boots that look like they wear half eaten by a dog, with large sections missing. And then someone decided to pass that off as a sandal. I'm really disappointed that Doc Martens would produce such an unfortunate shoe. Not that they are the only company to produce the awful design...
This is a trend that I'd like to see pass soon please.

Usually, I'm not a fan of sandals. They do not protect your feet; they generally provide an uncomfortable, flimsy walking experience; I hate not being able to wear socks; etc. But they do have some upsides, and in the right context (at the beach or pool) they aren't a horrible thing. They let your feet breath and are great for the summer.

Boots, on the other hand, are my go to shoe always. They provide ultimate sturdy travelling experience; they are perfect protection for clubs and shows; and provide warmth on cold days. Unfortunately they do not breath (prepare to suffer in the summer); once wet they take forever to dry; and if you wear them to the beach they will be awful and fill with sand.

These awful shoes/sandals/boots seem to combine the worst aspects from both shoe types. They don't look like they breath well, they look like they'd take forever to dry one wet and fill with sand easily (so the beach is out). They also look flimsy and hard to walk and run in, provide no foot protection (so no good for clubs and shows either).

Do you see my issue with these?

Personally, I would never wear these. I just really can't see these being comfortable.  But hey, that's just me.

Would you wear them? Is there an upside to these shoes that I'm missing?
Let me know in the comments!

Listening to: "sing sing sing" - Jazzbit

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Zombies and Freaks at the fair

The Annual Capital Fair (formerly Gloucester Fair) is a 10 day event in August with events such as monster trucks, midway games and rides, food etc.
... in 2014, moving to a 10 day event in August The Fair still invites you to come see, smell and taste real competition BBQ delights at the D&S Southern Comfort BBQ Restaurant's "Smoked to the Bone" BBQ competition.  Roam amongst the smokers and grills where you can talk sauce, ask for advice, taste samples and vote in the People's Choice Award or jump right in and enter the Fair's Amateur Chicken and Rib Competition and see where your backyard rubs and sauce really stand. 
...The World's Finest Midway features the Scooter, the Scrambler, Fireball and much more, all for the low price all-day ride bracelet price of $20. - from the website

Zombie Night by the Midway LightMore info here.

This year they are hosting a zombie night. Arrive in costume and terrorize the fair, ride the ferris wheel and eat far too much food. The Zombie event is organized by the same group that organizes the annual Ottawa Zombie Walk. 

August 19, 2014

Rideau-Carleton Raceway
4837 Albion Rd
Gloucester, Ontario

Freakfest 2014 in the GAS Bar! (Gloucester Ag Society)
Saturday, Aug 23rd
More info Here and Here

What else is happenning? Freakfest. Which I can only assume consists of sideshow-like acts and freaky performances. Could be interesting...


August 23, 2014

Where? (same place!)
Rideau-Carleton Raceway
4837 Albion Rd
Gloucester, Ontario

I believe tickets to the fair are $36 (but currently 50% off if you buy online). However, the ride bracelets seem to be sold separately for $20 ??? That doesn't seem right but I'd definitely double check that before going if you want to ride rides. Visit the Capital Fair site for more info:

I'm not sure if I'll go, but it looks like fun. Will you be attending? Which day/event would you rather attend?

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Things I did this weekend:

I went to the nature museum to see the bio-luminescence show.

The museum is basically a giant castle and it's gorgeous. - No pictures of the show though, none were allowed to be taken :(

I tried to take some pictures of steampunk-men on stilts that I saw wandering around the Fireworks Festival at the History Museum. (Two museums in one weekend!?) (And fireworks!?!) - yup

My phone fails at night-time photos though.

I wandered around the marketplace and saw some pretty new artwork / crafts

I made a pink ice-cream float in a magnificent skull mug...

It was delicious

I think I had a fairly eventful weekend. Lots of fun was had. The fireworks were gorgeous, and the bio-luminescence show was fantastic. Go have a look while its still happening!

Text: Glowing my way? Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence. May 3 – Nov. 9, 2014. Image: A purplestriped jelly (Pelagia noctiluca) demonstrating bioluminescence.
Go see!

Also Check out the  "Casino du Lac‑Leamy Fireworks Grande Finale" :

How was your weekend?