My Tattoos

My blog was down for a couple days again due to hosting issues, but it looks like everything is back up and running.  Unfortunately it seems that some of my older posts – from the old site – are missing and I can’t seem to figure out how to re-install them via backup.  Oh well, c’est la vie.  I’ll be putting up some of the old ones by memory – recipes and anything else I can remember.

I get asked all the time about my tattoos and that is one of the lost posts, so here’s a new one that includes my newest tattoo.

1st one ever was a Capricorn symbol on my lower back – done at Longhorn Tattoos in Oshawa – I can’t remember the artists name.  Went with my friend Raija and we both got tattoos.

Tattoo # 2 is a sacred heart with wings – also on my lower back – done by Paul Flintoff who is now working out of New Moon Tattoo in Ottawa.

Tattoo #3 is the fairy on my upper back that was done by Dave Black in Peterborough.


Tattoo #4 was done by Lyall in his kitchen.  It was the first tattoo he ever did on someone and it’s either a nautical star or starfruit 🙂


Tattoos #5 & 6 were also done by Paul Flintoff – the stars on my chest


Tattoo #7 is a hibiscus on my ankle done by Stephen Shaw


And my latest tattoo – a traditional heart with Mom & Dad banner – was done by Jason Laurendeau in Florida.  You can see the entry about this tattoo HERE


That’s all I have for now.  I’d really like to get a pinup girl done on my leg and a four-leaf clover.  Do you have any tattoos?  Share them in the comments and post a link to the photos if you can.

Breakfast in Bed

I love being surprised and nothing is better then waking up in the morning to a yummy breakfast in bed.  Especially if you had a lot of fun the night before.  He had Saturday off and got up early anyways.  I could hear him banging around and figured I might as well get up and make us something to eat so we could start our beach day.  I went out to the living room and said “Hi” and he turned around and yelled at me to get my ass back in bed.  So I pretended to go back to sleep and he came in a couple minutes later with a table, breakfast and O.J.

This was the second time he’s done it for me in the past month and got an extra god star for adding fruit.  He brought us McDonald’s breakfast in bed after my birthday dinner night because, well, sometimes you need some greasy breakfast to soak up the alcohol from the night before.

(Sorry for the messy room Mom, it’s clean now)

Do you get breakfast in bed?  Have you ever made someone breakfast in bed?

Show & Tell: Mar 18/11

Last week was a whirlwind of traveling, CMW, catching up with friends and family and lots of late nights.  I was pretty glad to get back to the sun and slow pace of FMB.  I realized how much I missed everyone back home and I can’t wait til we’re back for good.  The DWW show was amazing and I got to meet some awesome fans, take a couple pictures AND got the coolest Carly-Anne Doll made for me!  Will post my CMW stuff sometime this week.



And that’s it for this week. Gotta get a ton of work done and enjoy my day of relaxation tomorrow.

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all


This is something my father has said to my brother, sister and I all of our lives.  I try very hard to live by this, which is evident by the fact that I have not said anything online about people in my life who deserve it.  I feel that having a public forum like my blog is a place to be positive and peaceful and although I would love to call out people who have done me wrong, it is irresponsible and unacceptable.

This post was brought on because today I was on Formspring – a site where people can ask you questions – and one of the profiles that I follow is a huge DWW fan.  They call themselves their “biggest fans” and two separate anonymous people wrote negative questions/comments to them saying that they are not friends of the band and that they haven’t been fans for very long.  I had to respond to this negativity because it is just so unnecessary and childish – which may be due to the age of the commenter.  It really upset me that anyone would think to knock down a friend or fan of anyone.  We are all entitled to our own opinion, of course, but to be negative or put down someone on a public forum is just beyond ridiculous.

It baffles me that people bully each other online.  I find it absolutely disgusting that people do this and clearly anyone that does is immature, insecure and does not have respect for themselves or others.  It is sad that bullying has been the cause of so many young people’s suicides and that people still continue to do this with no thought of how it will affect another person.  We’ve all read Perez Hilton’s site and he was notorious for being rude, negative and a bully to celebrities.  He realized that what he was doing was detrimental to everyone’s lives and has made an real effort to clean up his blog and turn over a new leaf.

I am putting out a challenge to all of you – friends, fans, family, haters and anyone else who has a public persona online – to stand up and say NO to bullying and putting out negativity towards others online.  You can be the voice that is heard, you can be the one to stand up and maybe even save someone’s life.  No one deserves to be put down, harassed, embarassed or called out for their likes, beliefs, sexuality or being different.

Have you been a victim of bullying online?  Have you been the bully?  Share your stories in the comments.


“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”

Back to TO

I’ve got a lot on my mind today and a ton of work to do/catch up on since my computer freaked out earlier this week so no Show & Tell today.

As you know I’ve been in Florida off and on (mostly on) since November and I’ve created a nice little life down here, while continuing my agency and online work.  I have to come back to Toronto (next Tuesday night to be exact) and I am having major mixed emotions about it.  I miss my friends in the city but I don’t miss the city at all right now.  I kind of feel a little out of place and not too sure where I fit in right now.  I’m sad to leave this beautiful, sunny little island and the laid back attitude of life down here, and especially sad to leave Jason.  I also don’t know if I’m really ready to get back into the real world that is Toronto.  A lot has happened and changed since October of last year and I don’t know how I’m going to react to being back.

Timed photo - for Aimers 🙂

I’ve been sitting on the fence about where I want to live since December and I’m still not sure what I want to do.  I never thought I’d want to move from Toronto but now I’m not so sure.  I have people on either sides pushing for one way or another and I’m just not ready to make a decision or go back.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone and will be back for some great events.  My agency is sponsoring the Hummel Entertainment CMW Showcases – featuring Hey Romeo, Dawson Reigns, Chris Assaad & Tenille, which will be a really great show.  And of course  Down With Webster’s show at Massey Hall.  I do really miss seeing the Webster family.  Can’t wait to hang and catch up with everyone.  Plus it’s Aime’s birthday and I can’t wait to see her again.  I’ll also have a bunch of meetings that will keep me busy as well, but I am so not looking forward to the cold.

I really want to continue to travel and work online.  I’m going to try my hardest to do that and I hope it works out.  Gonna go through my storage unit and sell/get rid of a ton of stuff.  If anyone is looking for furniture/housewares look out for my listings next week.

What would you do if you were me?