Toronto FanExpo 2014

FanExpo is a place where you can let your inner geek out. It’s not all “nerdy” stuff, you can meet the normal actors that all the ladies think is good looking. It’s just a great big room of fun and awesome things.

My sister, boyfriend and I went to FanExpo yesterday. You can get a weekend pass or day passes (Thurs-Sun) in case you only wanted to go to one day, which is what we did.

We woke up nice a early and made our way there. The best part is we missed the first bus to get to Toronto, I live 30 mins away so it’s not that big of a deal so we just waited for the next one. When we got there it was crazy, the location was the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, which is located right beside the Sky Dome, the CN Tower and the Air Canada Centre! There was a million things going on at once but it made it fun.

We found where you go in if you bought tickets online and went on with our day. We got our green wrist bands for Saturday and waited in line for them to open the doors. When you walk in you are overwhelmed with everything, every where you look there is something to buy, do or see. My boyfriend’s A.D.D was for sure going off like crazy. We started by walking around and just seeing everything, we looked to see where the photos were being taken just so we knew where we were going, then went to go adventure.

There was two buildings out of this place that took us all up, the first building was called the North Building which had all the places where you meet everyone. We went over to the South Building which has all the free stuff and most of the things you would want to buy. At this point my sister and I split up because she needed to leave in order to go get her picture done with the guy who plays in Arrow, Stephen Amell. My boyfriend and I had lots of time before we met the person who picked which I will tell you later.

When we were walking around we found the Doctor Who society which is what my boyfriend and I love (hint, hint). We found the Daleks, the guy who does their voices and the Tardis!

 

 

 

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I didn’t take very many pictures but it was mostly Doctor Who stuff I took. But lets get to the most exciting part of FanExpo, you can meet anyone who comes to this expo, you can look online before hand to see who’s going and get tickets to meet them, get autographs, and take a picture with them of course. As I said before my boyfriend and I love Doctor Who, best show going on. Matt Smith, the 11th doctor, was there and we got tickets to get a picture with him.

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You only get about 7 seconds with him because the line was massive to take the picture but it’s worth it. My boyfriend and I were so happy to meet him, he is such an awesome guy. Next year or even look in your city to see if they’re coming to you. It’s a little bit on the expensive side but once again, worth it.

We each got our own little gifts for ourselves and other people but I’m not going to post that. Check it out!

Once again thank you for reading and don’t forget to follow!

http://fanexpocanada.com/

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I got a Tattoo!

Oh hey!

That’s right, I did another thing off my 2014 List that will never go away!

I went to a place in Streetsville, Mississauga called Skintricate. My friend got three of her tattoos done there so that’s where she obviously took me. I thought they we were only going to get the drawing done but I ended up getting the actual tattoo. The artist that did mine, he’s name is Mike, you can go to the website listed below to see he’s art work.

My friend was with me and took pictures for me so lucky for you guys you get to see how it all went down! First off Mike did the outline on the paper that puts the picture on to your skin. (Below)

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The next step was for him to actually tattoo the outline (below), this is when the tattooing started and I felt my first pain. It’s actually not that bad of pain. On the meaty parts of my arm it just felt like a pinch, but on the bone, that’s the part that hurts. I got through it though.

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Once that was done this is the annoying part and the fast part, also the fun part because it starts to look like an picture and not a creepy outline. I will just post the pictures and not write anything about the shading. (Below)

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As you can see I was bleeding! LOL but that’s alright. Now for the final picture, after taking off the bandage I had one for 2-3 hours.

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Now that it has been a couple of days it’s starting to look gross but it will go away. My boyfriend has a million tattoos so I can ask him if I have any questions.

I’m really excited about it but I just want all the healing part to be over with! I got a duck because I love ducks, I’m weird and have 80 just on one shelf that I have in my bedroom. I just think they’re so cute even though they are messed up in some parts of life!

Thanks for reading!

https://sheaint.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/2014-list/

http://www.skintricate.ca/

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, it’s a awesome thing that has been going around for a month now.  If you don’t know what the challenge is I will tell you! There are two purposes to this challenge, one is to raise awarness towards ALS and second is to raise money for ALS. 

What is ALS?

ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a progressive neuromuscular disease in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralyzed.

Every day two or three Canadians die of the disease.

What To Do For the Ice Bucket Challenge

Things you will need

  1. Ice
  2. Cold Water
  3. Bucket(s)
  4. Camera/Video

All you have to do is get nominated or you can start your own. Once you do that you grab your bucket, fill it with cold water, throw some ice in there and start filming. What do you film you ask? Well I’ll use myself as an example since I did the challenge! My best friend and my boyfriend nominated me so I filmed myself saying thank you to them, I moved on to say my nominate-es, I listed about 5-6 six people but that was because I wanted to get it started at work. I told all of them they had 24 hours, what I did next was pick up the bucket and poured the ice water all of my head. My mum recorded it on my phone and my sister recorded it on my actual camera, that way I put one on Instagram and the other on Facebook. 

Now most people are saying pouring ice water on your head isn’t going to do anything to help them out but it really does. Last year they only raised about 1-2 million (that’s what I heard), this year on the Canada website alone they rained 8 million. That’s not including the US and everywhere else in the world! That is a lot of money. 

Second thing is does by pouring water on you’re head is make people aware of this horrible thing that people go through. You know before this even happened more then half the world wasn’t even thinking about ALS or probably didn’t even know what it was. That my friends is why this is great, not to mention it’s fun to do. 

So please start one with your friends and family and donate. 

Because I am Canadian I’m putting the Canadian website down, but do your research and find which one you want to donate too! 

 www.als.ca

 

Doctor Who

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That’s right! If you are a Doctor Who fan then you were happy that season 8 has finally started last night August 23rd, 2014. 

Sadly this is the season that we have to say goodnight raggedy man to Matt Smith, personally my favourite doctor. This is also the season that we get to say hello to a new doctor and that doctor is Peter Capaldi! 

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I watched the show with excitement but I’m not sure if I like the new doctor. I think because it was him regenerating that he was strange but even then all of the doctor’s are strange. Slowly as the show went on I started to like him. I’ve waiting for a very long time for Doctor Who to come back and I’m extremely excited. 

If you’re new to Doctor Who I’m not even going to try to explain it to you because if I do you won’t even bother to watch the show. Instead I’m going to tell you that this show has been going on strong for 50+ years now and it just keeps getting better and better. 

The first episode of season 8 that aired is called Deep Breath. I’m sure it will replay on BBC One, you can find it on YouTube but even better on their website! 

See Links above to find the website!

 

Happy Belated Birthday to Me!

That’s right! My birthday was last Friday! I am officially 23..

Because I totally do this all the time I’m going to do it with my birthday, I’m going to show you what I got! I was definitely spoiled this year but I am so thankful for all the gifts, birthday wishes and the time I got to spend with people. 

Some of the gifts I won’t have up close pictures for because I’m just getting pictures off the internet but I do have one picture from Instagram with all the gifts I got so you can see them there. 

Alright so my day started off at night actually, I just worked open to close at work, was dead tired and everyone else was tired too. Everyone was sending me birthday messages the night before since we all had to work early in the morning. The day of I got up and went to work where everyone said happy birthday again, I had to work the aquafit guarding slot, it was a one guard swim but we rotate every 15 mins so we don’t get bored. I left the pool to go get the lap top for one of my instructors, while I did that my other guard told all the old ladies that it was my birthday so when I rotated back on to guard they all ended up singing happy birthday. It was pretty cool and nice thing for my guard to do for me. After when everyone else came I got birthday cupcakes, cookies and a cover for my shift! I went home to my mum and sister where I got my birthday card from my cat! My sister and mum did it, it was pretty cute and totally my cat. Slowly my family came home then we waited on my boyfriend – always a slow poke! When he finally got to my house he took my mum and I to the mall because of the gift he got me! 

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The red Nexus 5 cell phone! My boyfriend is the best. He got it for me because my other phone that I had was a shit box and I kept complaining about it. I helped paid for it a bit because I felt bad but he still put a lot of money into it. I’ve been taking care of my baby from now on. My bestfriend got me a case but we are still waiting for that to get here. 

After we got the phone all set up and ready to go we went to dinner at the Mandarin. My sister and step dad met us there but they took so long because my step dad got pulled over! Was pretty funny but because he was on the way to my dinner they let him go. We ate like crazy then came home to open gifts! Here come the pictures! 

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(Left to right, bottom – Shameless Season 1, Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor, and Doctor Who: The Complete First Series.)

These are the shows that I love, if you haven’t heard of them you should definitely check them out! The last couple of pictures I’m going to post are…..

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(Top left to right – Pandora Bow Earrings, Joseph Joseph Nest 9 Plus set.) (Bottom left to right – Picture of every gift I got, Pandora Letter M charm.)

I’m so thankful for everyone who bought me something and spent time with. I went back home to my boyfriends house to pass out! 

Thanks for reading! 

 

The Ultimate Packing List

In my previous post I talked about traveling to Ireland and that got me thinking. I hate packing and I’m pretty sure everyone else on this planet hates it as well, so I’ve made up the ultimate packing list. I did this with the help of Chapters Pack This sheet and looking online to what to bring. Not all the things on the list may apply to you but it’s on there anyways. Lets get started!

What Do To Before Traveling

  1. Check that your passport doesn’t expire anytime soon and if it does, get on that!
  2. Make sure all your cards (visa, debit,etc) do not expire anytime soon, if so go get new ones.
  3. Call all card companies and let them know when you’re leaving and that you will be using your cards.
  4. Health Insurance/Travel Insurance.
  5. Change Canadian/American money into Euros. How much is up to you.
  6. Leave a copy of all information for someone at home.

The Basics

Plane/Car Entertainment

  • Pleasure Reading
  • Chewing gum (airports may not allow you, you make have to by it after you’ve gone through security checks.)
  • Snacks (same as I said before, airports may not allow you.)
  • Drinks (airport may not allow you)
  • Earplugs
  • Sleeping Mask
  • Travel Pillow
  • Motion-Sickness Remedy
  • Sleeping Pills
  • Anxiety Medications.

Funds

  • Wallets
  • Cash
  • Credit Cards
  • Debit Card

Travel Info

  • Passport/Visas
  • Drivers License
  • Itinerary
  • Maps/Directions
  • Plane Tickets
  • Hotel Info
  • Health Insurance
  • Travel Insurance

Miscellaneous

  • Day Bag/Purse
  • Laundry Bag
  • Umbrella
  • House Keys
  • Journal/Pen
  • Emergency Contact Information

Technology

  • Plug Adapter (if traveling to the UK for example)
  • Cell Phone
  • Cell Phone Charger
  • Lap Top
  • Lap Top Charger
  • Camera
  • Camera Charger/Batteries
  • Second Battery for Camera
  • Second Memory Card for Camera (or load pictures onto lap top)
  • iPod
  • Headphones

Clothes

  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Bras
  • Sleepwear
  • Nice Outfits
  • Sweater
  • Wind Breaker Jacket
  • T-Shirts
  • Tank Tops
  • Sweatshirt
  • Jeans
  • Shorts
  • Exercise Clothing
  • Swim Suits
  • Athletic Shoes
  • Leisure Shoes
  • Dress Shoes
  • Rain Boots
  • Sandles/Flip Flops
  • Belts
  • Jewelry
  • Glasses
  • Sunglasses

Hygiene

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Mouthwash
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Brush
  • Hair Dryer
  • Curling/Flat Iron
  • Styling Products
  • Hair Accessories
  • Face Wash
  • Sunscreen
  • Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Contact lenses and Case
  • Saline Solution
  • Shaving Cream
  • Razor
  • Perfume/Cologne
  • Makeup
  • Makeup Remover
  • Birth Control
  • Feminine Hygiene
  • Q-Tips
  • Medications
  • Band-Aids

Now you just have to figure out how many are you bringing for how long you’re traveling for. I hope this helped anyone who hates packing as much as I do, let me know if I missed anything that you think I should add!

Bring half of what you think you need, and twice as much money.

Once again thank you for reading, don’t forget to follow and hit the like button!

Maeghan

Contiki Holidays/Tours

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Hello Everyone!

If you have read my blog for awhile you know that YouTube is a big part of my life. One of my favourite YouTubers Alli Speed (use to be Alli Trippy) travels all over the world. Most of the time she travels on her own without a company but once a year a company that sponsors YouTubers takes a a couple of them on a trip. Last year they went to Australia, this year they are currently at Barcelona!

My whole life I’ve wanted to go to England and Ireland but no one would ever go with me (I mean I use to beg my mum to take me!) I looked up Ireland on the company’s website and saw the price and said I’m going to do this.

About Contiki Tours

It’s pretty much a travel company but it’s for 18-35 year olds. You look up where you want to go, put a deposit down, then you have 45 days to pay the full thing (if you save for it is reasonable.) The company plans all the little details so you don’t have to worry about them. Flight, how you’re getting around and what you’re going to see and eat is all taken care of. You travel around with a group (other people who have signed up for it), you have a tour guide with you the whole time but you also get some down time to do the things you want or if you want to have a night of drinking lets say, you can do that too.

My Plan

I haven’t travelled in a long time since I’ve stopped playing baseball and it sucks because I’ve gone all over the United States but I’ve never been to the UK and it’s always been a dream of mine. I told my parents about it and they said it was a pretty cool idea, I told my sister and boyfriend about it because hopefully one of them will come with me. Even if they don’t save the money and I do I can also go by myself because I’m never really alone, I just won’t know anyone there.

Since I really want to do this I need to start planning now, I’m shooting for around next year summer to go.

Things I Need to Do

  1. Passport – need to get it filled out for a new one and pictures!
  2. Save – keep saving money the way I have been and I will be alright.
  3. Get plug adapter for Ireland/Scotland/England (a master one with all will work best)
  4. Make sure boyfriend or sister are saving for this!
  5. Make the ultimate packing list!
  6. Traveling backpack (work walking around)
  7. Second battery for camera.
  8. Second memory card for camera. (or load onto computer)
  9. Let work know in advanced.
  10. Find someone to take care of animals. (teach someone how)
  11. Book trip early.
  12. TRAVEL!

Obviously it’s still early so as time goes on I will have a better plan and will figure out what I’m going to do.

I really hope this comes together! I will keep you updated on it!

If you are interested in traveling but don’t really know how and are between the ages 18-35 check out their website!

http://www.contiki.com/

This will have to be apart of my 2015 list! I will post a link when I create that one!