Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Year, New List... and a Party!

So New Year's 2012 is almost here and like most people, I have a small list of things I would like to have happen next year. Unlike most people, some of things I have included on my list aren't exactly resolutions... just things I kinda want to get done. My list so far, in not particular order:

I mean seriously, this wallpaper is just not pretty. :-\
  • Get an awesome job.
  • Write a new song.
  • Actually play guitar more than a couple times a month.
  • Finish watching Farscape and Legend of the Seeker.
  • Learn something new. (Language? Art? Games? Anything!)
  • Lose even more weight (Doing well so far on this one!)
  • Complete at least a couple of my many unfinished video games. (Especially since I started yet another one... *sigh*)
  • Start drawing on a regular basis again. (Already got a head start on this one!)
  • Buy a car. (The awesome job might help with this, haha)
  • Put some money BACK INTO my savings. (Hello awesome job? Can you hear me?)
  • Spruce up my house... for example, get rid of the ugly-ass wallpaper in my living room. *blech*
  • Find a way to put my degree in computer science to use. (Like with an awesome job of some kind...)
So yeah, that's my list so far.

Other that the list making, I have been preparing for the hopefully-super-fun New Year's Eve shindig my boyfriend and I will be throwing at our place. Food, movies, music, and video games... fun, right? But in the typical crazy Shantelle fashion, I decided to make a turkey dinner for our party. An 18 pound turkey. With potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce... yeah, you get the idea. Half of me is saying, "WTF ARE YOU THINKING!?", while the other half is saying, "Mmm... turkey.... *insert Homer Simpson gurgling sounds here*." It should be fun though, even if I went a little overboard. I'm pretty excited for the most part, haha.

Well, that's all I have to ramble about for now. Until next time!

Comments and/or questions are always appreciated, so please feel free to leave me something!
And as always, thanks for reading! (^_^)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy (Almost) Christmas! Here's Some Music!

Proof of my accomplishment, haha!
Ok, so I am seriously excited for Christmas to be here. I've wrapped all of our gifts already, gotten some cookie recipes printed out and ready to go, and bought all the ingredients for said cookies. I feel super accomplished, haha.

I've also been listening to a lot of Christmas music on Spotify. Actually, I've been listening to all kinds of music using Spotify. They don't have Beatles music available on there, which is kind of disappointing. But I've got enough Beatles CDs, so I'm all set, haha. If you are curious as to what Spotify is, check it out at

Since I am talking about the holidays and music, here are a few favorites from my current Christmas playlist!

  1. Burl Ives - A Holly Jolly Christmas
  2. Bing Crosby - I'll Be Home For Christmas
  3. Chuck Berry - Run Rudolph Run
  4. Frank Sinatra - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  5. Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
  6. Bing Crosby - White Christmas
  7. She & Him - Baby It's Cold Outside. Also their version of Blue Christmas.
  8. Barenaked Ladies w/Sarah McLachlan - God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman 
  9. Chris Colfer and Darren Criss (from Glee) - Baby It's Cold Outside
  10. Coldplay - Christmas Light
Wanna see my fully playlist? Check it out here:

By the way, if you are on Spotify, add the playlist I made for this blog. Why? Well because I would like you to add some of your favorite music to it! Here is the link: Geek + Music + Food = Blog... Playlist! I've already added a few songs to it myself, just to get us going.

Have a great holiday season everyone!

Questions? Comments? You know where to leave them!

And as always, thanks for reading!! (^_^)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Fax Plus Borg Equals...

I was bored this evening, and was reading random tech-y stuff when I came across the word "facsimile". Ten minutes later this happened:
These are the kinds of things I come up with when I am bored, haha.

Anywho, hope I gave you a little chuckle at least. Later!

Comments? Questions? You know where to leave them!
Thanks for reading!