How to: Get your Master’s Degree, Part III

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Note: So, I recognize these are likely the most boring, odd posts for me to be writing and expecting people to read. They are partly inspired by my sister who suggested I write a “How To” post about changing names … Continue reading

How to: Get your Master’s Degree – Part I of many.

The long and winding road to a Master Degree in ANYthing starts with…..befriending the internet. And thank goodness for it! I can’t imagine doing this in the pre-dub-dub-dub-dot days. So, Step 1: Choose a program. Or school. Or both.   … Continue reading

PB, Chocolate Chunks, and The Long Kiss Goodnight

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White and Dark Baker’s chocolate chunks is a great start to a cookie recipe.


“…everyone knows, when you make an assumption, you make an ass out of “u” and “umption”
~ Samuel L. Jackson as Mitch Henessey

My cousin, Stacie, and I stumbled across the movie, The Long Kiss Goodnight sometime in the university years not really expecting much but a decade later it’s still our fave movie to quote to each other – along with Austin Powers, of course.

the long kiss goodnight, geena davis, movie, action, comedy, samuel l jackson, suspense, It’s been years since I’ve watched it, but it practically leaped off the shelf, begging to be viewed. And so, as I collected the ingredients for the next batch of cookies I would experiment with, Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, and Brian Cox came to hang out in my living room. SO thrilling, SO funny, and SUCH mystery and suspense. Also, there’s some other rather attractive man, though he IS the bad guy. What more could one want in a movie? Geena Davis TOTALLY kicks ass and Samuel L. Jackson is just so ridiculous, almost everything he says results in fits of laughter.

All the best quotes are lost without the context, tone of voice, and facial expression, so I won’t even go there, but I very strongly recommend it for immediate viewing!

pbcookie2That satisfied my need for humour, action, and visual entertainment; the cookies to come were for my taste buds!

I went straight for the simplicity of a Kraft peanut butter cookie recipe with a KICK! Hmm… I was going to include a link to the recipe on the website, turns out it’s not there, only in the what’s cooking quarterly magazine.

A steaming cup of Earl Grey tea and my PB cookies that spread WAY bigger than I had anticipated capped off my evening too perfectly for any more words.

I’ll post the recipe if desired, just leave a comment for me and I’ll get right on it! Happy Father’s Day weekend.


Agent: Hey, honey, this is a real big f**king gun.
Mitch Henessey: This ain’t no ham on rye pal.
Charlie: What the hell are you doing?
Mitch Henessey: Saving your life. I would have been here sooner, but I was thinkin’ up that ‘ham on rye’ line.
~ The Long Kiss Goodnight

The Quintessential Cookie

In the spirit of the 25 cm of snow accumulating outside my wall of windows on this fine mid-April Sunday, I felt drawn to baking my fave choco chip cookie recipe in preparation for an afternoon of Christmas music and … Continue reading

Saturdays are for Singing: Wilson Pickett

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“I used to always have a pretty high, little clear voice, but as I got older, I got a little cornbread in it.” ~ Wilson Pickett   Oh, and what heart, soul, and UHN that cornbread gives his music! Today, … Continue reading

Saturdays are for Singing: Roy Orbison

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Two weeks ago I wrote about Billy Talent; today, Roy Orbison. Yup, I do love a far-reaching range of genres, bands, and artists to match my mood for the day, musical or otherwise. Back in the days of cassette tapes, … Continue reading

The Ultimate Dance Lesson

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“Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.” ~ Havelock Ellis Nothing quite like a precocious little darling of a three-year-old … Continue reading