Sunday Morning Silliness

Because it’s Sunday. And I’m silly. And you know… I have too much time on my hands.

I was looking at my phone (yes, that is the first thing I do when I wake up) trying to find the fabled new features of iOS8 and came across this app I had downloaded because Nathan Filion. aLike is the name and I had forgotten I had it. Naturally, I had to play with it.

I took the first picture and this is what I got:


Still my favourite

Sid and I almost fell off the bed, so hard we were laughing. So much fun I just had to keep going.

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The Adventures of Yetti Freddie

It was Sunday and Yetti Freddie rose and shined very early (yetties tend to be obnoxiously chirpy on Sunday mornings).

What other adventures away Yetti Freddie?

Pssst, in case you didn’t notice, you have to click on the pictures for the story :)




I’m a 40’s movie star (or something)

When I came home last night, I was so pumped up I decided to play a little with my super awesome iPhone 5.

When I’m feeling playful, silliness ensues. Here’s the result:


I have to say I love my hair. I am quite aware I’m very lucky. That’s how it looks without using a blow dyer, curler iron or rolls. Nothing. I just wash it and let it air-dry. The waves come naturally.

So, that’s about it. Thank you for indulging me in a little silliness

God, I love how sexy I am

Fun! God, I love how sexy I am *coughs a lung out*
Phoebe Buffay

TV show Friend’s fans will remember that scene. Classic Phoebe quote, right there. It’s been on my mind all weekend, given that I’ve been coughing since Friday and right now I’m sporting a very raspy, sexy voice.

Maybe I should make a video of me in my PJs and robe, singing “Why don’t you do right” a la Jessica Rabbit, so sexy I sound right now.

What do you think? Oh yeah, I’m sounding very sexy! *coughs some more*

Smiling Daisy

Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend!

Let’s have a Colombian hot chocolate end-of-year party!

You are all cordially invited to a hot chocolate party – Colombian Style. Yes, yes, I still love coffee. But as much as we Colombians love coffee, we also have other hot beverages we love. Aguapanela and hot chocolate, for example.

But! let’s celebrate. What are we celebrating? That we made it through yet another year, I suppose. But mainly, that we are friends, even if virtual ones.

So I’m making a big pot of delicious hot chocolate Colombian style for all of you to enjoy. And we’ll be having it with fresh double cream  Colombian cheese. It melts in the hot chocolate and create a chewy yumminess in your mouth.


We start with real Colombian chocolate:


This one already comes with a hint of cloves and cinnamon. But in Colombia, you can buy it without, and then add them to your taste. Or not

Then we need the proper tools:


Molinillo & Chocolatera. Both brought from Colombia

Then we put the milk and the chocolate in the chocolate pot and we heat it up on the stove to melt the chocolate. We whisk it with the molinillo by placing your hands around it as shown in the picture and move them back and forth to make the molinillo spin. We do this every now and then, and watch the temperature so it doesn’t spill.


Proper technique to froth the hot chocolate (yes, those are my hands)

We let the milk raise a couple of times without letting it fully boil, frothing vigorously every single time. Then we carefully pour it in a mug and serve with cheese. I like to cut the cheese in somewhat small pieces and put it in the mug before pouring the hot chocolate so it melts better. But some people prefer to serve it on a side plate and eat it alone or add it to the chocolate later. I guess that since this is a party and all, I should serve the cheese in individual plates and let you have it in any way you prefer.





My daughter, the hostess with the mostest***


mmmm yes. This is how I like it!

So this little chocolate party is to show my appreciation to all of you, fellow bloggers that read the craziness that is my blog.

to the ones that started with me, and to the ones that came along as the year of 2012 grew old.  But especially, for those of you who stuck around despite everything, my MIA period, the heartwrenching posts, the dark posts, sending me healing thoughts/prayers/good vibes on and off-line.

A big hug in particular to Sandee, Anita, Ruby Tuesday and Dad Knows for never failing to be there no matter how hard my posts were! I know that sometimes, my posts are hard to read. I know they can make some people uncomfortable. But think about it, the more painful they look, the harder I am trying to reach out and you**** were always there for me. And for that, you have my most sincere thanks and my love!



* Noon for Colombians is any time between 12:00 and 2 pm. The afternoon for us starts at 2 pm.

** In case you were wondering, there wasn’t any obesity problems in Colombia until the MacDonald’s were introduced. Now, Colombia has joined the list of many other developing (read, starving) countries having to deal with brand new obesity epidemics.

*** The hot chocolate pictures were taken on Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) during the preparation of our Cena Navideña.

**** It is entirely possible I might have left a name or two out. Please forgive my foggy, cold-infested brain

Santa’s Little Helper

We had our Christmas dance at Swing Dynamite tonight.

I was Santa’s Little Helper


I’m afraid I was a little naughty*, though



Hope Santa still brings me presents!


* I figured I’d be silly for a day… Oh, who am I kidding, silly is my middle name…

Time to give thanks

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of this posts. The title might be a little misleading and if so, I apologize.

I am indeed thankful for many things. For being in Canada, for example where I can dress the way I want, I can speak up, I can walk alone without fearing for my life, where I am not afraid that someone with a firearm will shoot me while I’m at the movies or a bomb will go off at the mall where I’m shopping. Where I have access to an education. It is so unforgivable that still now, in the 21st century, it’s so hard to be a woman in so many parts of the planet. So I’m certainly thankful for that.

But this post is about giving thanks for some neat blogging awards I received in the last couple of days.

The first one is the Reality Award, given to me by Anita from The Bipolar Dance. She says I deserve it so I’m going to go ahead and graciously accept it. Mainly because she got it first and I really think her blog is all those things.

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Amusing musings

Today’s amusing musing is brought to you by the letter F

Everybody knows I’m easily amused.

And today, one of the things amusing me is the word fuck.

You see, since English is not my mother tongue, fuck doesn’t have the “bad word” meaning it has to a native speaker.

Oh, I know it’s a swear word. The denotation is perfectly clear for me. The connotation however, is very different. I can swear like a sailor in English and I get none of the childhood guilt associated with that.

OK, maybe NOT like that….

But the thing is, I didn’t go through the process of my parents and teachers telling it was not nice to say it. I never got scolded or put in time off for saying it. Continue reading