Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither was my room.

So, Summer, I guess it’s time for you and I to part ways for another year. There’s a change in the air temperature. I like that. There’s a change in the number of daylight hours. Don’t like that. No matter what, fall is still my favourite time of year. I’m enough of a geek that…

Where do I get inspiration for my posts?

Summer is drawing to a close, so I’m figuring it’s high time to stop posting every single day. It’s not that I don’t love posting every day. Far from it. Rather, I struggle for ideas about what to write. Sooooooo, I thought I’d write a posting about where I get my ideas, in the hopes…

More search term shenaningans

Last December, I wrote a post titled Search term shenanigans. As you might discern from this cleverly named post, I’m going to do a sequel. I am utterly, utterly fascinated how people find this blog from places as exotic as Saudi Arabia and the United States. And so, here it goes: these terms are, truly and…

The Sunday Hodgepodge

Sunday seems like a good day to wrap up the week; it’s also most likely the time when I’m scratching my noggin, wondering what to write. Having the editor in your head insist on a post a day is also a bit of a creativity killer. I’m soon going to have to bribe the editor…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

It’s no secret: I love fall. I have always loved fall. The crackle of leaves. The smell of smoke in the air from the grey scarves swirling out of chimneys. I also love school. Yes. I said it. I love school. I love buying school supplies and new clothes for fall. Now that I’m a…

Remembering when I was a Master of English. Because I’m sure as heck not now.

After completing my undergraduate degree at Acadia University, it only seemed natural that I apply for graduate studies. Because that’s what you do if you go the Honours route, the thesis route, the I-don’t-want-to-leave-university route. I had several offers, including one from the University of New Brunswick and McGill University. (Yet Dal didn’t accept me….

Fifteen characters (other than my relatives)

I love random internet memes. I stole got this awesome possum list from one of my new favourite smart arse blogs called The Wrath of Mom. See the original list here. And so, because I’m desperate for blog ideas that are short and sweet, voila! The Rules Don’t take too long to think about it: write…

Love these blogging award memes!

I’m super excited thanks to Christine at Random Thoughts From a Random Mind. Mostly because I enjoy random thoughts— Squirrel! And it’s awesome to meet a blogger from across the Pond in Plymouth, England. So, in order to accept the Very Inspiring Blogging award, I have to do the regular thing of talking about myself,…

$#&*! — Cussing in blogland

I like me a good cuss word. I may even, on occasion, use some profanity myself, especially when: I hurt myself the computer freezes I spill something all over the floor I want to feel cool However, if you’ll notice, I almost never (no wait: never) use profanity on my blog. There are several reasons…

Top 5 reasons reading is awesome

Some of you may not agree with the awesomeness of reading. That’s okay. I feel a sense of pity for you, and hope that there’s something in your life which is similarly wonderful. I began reading young because I was read to by my parents and brother and whoever else who was suckered into the…

My “I Am” Poem

I’ve been reading Whylah Falls by George Elliot Clarke, a collection of poetry that reads like a novel. It’s been a challenge to read since I like to speed read, and poetry must be appreciated like a cup of good coffee. I keep rereading lines, pages, poems, just to enjoy the language. Thanks to one…

What’s up, dawg?

Julie not posting often = a busy Julie. I like this arrangement though. I like to keep busy, whether with work, writing, cleaning, etc. And, of course, enjoying the 30 degree Celsius weather that came out of nowhere last week. So here’s what’s new.   The weather has been baffling. In one week we’ve had snow…