• Everyday Stuff
  • Would you rather…

    I saw this post on Carolynne’s blog and it looked like fun, she challenge other people to answer so I am


    …Watch Star Wars or Star Trek?
    Star Wars

    …Read on a Kindle or paperback book?
    Kindle (or rather a tablet that I tend to use more as an e-reader than a tablet most of the time)

    …Go to a play or musical?
    A play, musicals usually annoy me. With the exception of RENT which I loved.

    …Go to the theater or a movie?
    In Nova Scotia they are one and the same, but yeah a movie.

    …Hike or bike?

    …Wear jeans or chinos?
    Jeans, I don’t even know what chinos are…

    …Have a Margarita or Pina Colada?
    Can I say neither? I don’t drink.

    …Drink a glass of Guinness or Fat Tire?
    Same as above.

    …Crash with friends or stay in a hotel?
    Depends on who the friend is lol. But most likely a hotel. I like hotels. [...]

  • Health & Wellness
  • A look back into the past

    Sometimes to know just how fortunate you are and to know how far you have come over the years can be really empowering. I don’t really use Google + much but I decided the other day to work on my profile a bit and start adding people.

    While doing this I clicked on images and there was blogger.com images there. I remembered then that I had a blog on Blogger at one time. It’s not much. Just four posts from 2008/2009. A little less than six years ago. This would have been just a few months before I went to Afghanistan in 2009 and the month I came back.

    All four posts are quite something for me to read. I am going to include one here. I am going to warn you though, it deals with abuse by a significant other (one of my ex’s) and it deals with thoughts of suicide so read with caution if you do read it. Looking back on this I am really proud of myself. That I kept on going, that I realised my own self worth and that I fought to get out of the relationship. [...]

  • Everyday Stuff
  • The End of Summer

    I noticed tonight that it is starting to get dark before 9 PM. Seems like summer is almost over. That brings out mixed emotions in me since I have been pretty much house bound for the last two and a half weeks.

    On one hand I am extremely sad that summer is almost over and that I will not get to go swimming at the beach or at a lake again this summer. On the other hand I am excited for fall and ready for the 30° weather to go away. I am sure I will regret that since the winter is supposed to be an especially brutal one. Last winter was bad but this one is supposed to be worse.

  • Health & Wellness
  • Whooping cough

    So I was right all along, there is something more to this then a panic attack. I went to my family doctors today to follow up on the chest x-ray from Thursday and he said that it shows that I have some fluid in my lungs and while I was there I was coughing and he said it is definitely whooping cough, right down to the “whoop” after the fits of coughing.

    He went over what to expect with me and told me that it could last for weeks and even get a little worse before getting better. Based on when I initially got sick I should be in week 3, which is stage 2 of the disease. The first one to two weeks (stage 1) are usually a low grade fever, some minor coughing, and runny nose. All of which I had. In the next stage (stage 2) there are fits of numerous, rapid coughs until your lungs have no air left, which is when the “whoop” usually comes in as you are forced to inhale.

  • Everyday Stuff
  • What’s in a name?

    I have to admit I am being lazy and writing up some of my blog posts ahead of time right now. So that I do not fall back into the rut of not posting for weeks, and this is one of them. C’est La Vie! So, what’s in a name? By this I mean A Story About A Girl or storyboutagirl.org. I feel like giving a bit of a back history about the domain name, my blogging and whatever else I can think of related to this.

    If you have read my about section then you may already know that the name is based off of an Our Lady Peace (OLP) song called Story About A Girl off of their Gravity album. If you want to check out some of their songs you can check out their iTunes page.

  • Health & Wellness
  • Last two weeks in a nutshell

    Okay so I am only really going back to the weekend before last since anything before that and post dentist appointment (last post) is a bit of a blur… I went home to my parents for a visit before they took off last Friday for a trip to Ontario and through the US. Since my brother’s brother was visiting for a few weeks it also seemed like good timing as he lives in Moncton, New Brunswick which is 466 km/289.6 mi from Digby, Nova Scotia where my family is. He is 264 km/164 mi from Halifax, Nova Scotia where I live if you drive around and less then that if you take the Ferry to Saint John, New Brunswick. Anyways…

    My brother is adopted if you are wondering and he has 5 siblings between his birth mother and birth father (he was the first born) and was adopted by my parents and I. Since I was 11 and had a say in the whole thing (which was cool), I fee I can add “I” in there. I will maybe do a longer blog post about that later since it will give me something to blog about later this week. But moving on.. Sorry my train of thought is a little awkward and all over the place right now. You’ll see why in a few more minutes. [...]