Sunday, May 18, 2014

Once Upon A Time

I grew up trying to get through the back of the wardrobe to Narnia. It was only a question of when I'd get through and become the princess of Narnia, marry a hunky prince, acquire plenty of magic and live happily ever after. Without children. Children are the plague, you see. The magic might not be all rainbows and unicorn hairs - unless they were taken by force. We all know, that if taken by force the magic is much stronger. I digress.

Only when I finally got the back of the wardrobe open, I was too old and there was nothing there. Imagine the tears and evil curses. Alas neither my tears nor my evil curses were powerful enough to get through and I had to live the quiet suburban house, being the suburban teenager doing his homework and behaving. For you, my lovely minions imagine the most magical, powerful and evil princess in all the realms being stripped of all her magic and forced to live in a town where there was no magic and knowing full well, who she is while her evil nemesis' and other pests walk around blissfully unaware of what's really going on. That's me.

Which "Once Upon A Time" Character Are You?

  1. You got: Regina
    ABC / Via

    You’re a no-nonsense go-getter. You believe in action over words, and you never make the same mistake twice. You’re tenacious and fiery, and you thrive in past-paced, high-stakes environments. In many ways you’re a natural-born leader, but you don’t have the time or patience for diplomacy — it’s a waste of everyone’s time. Behind all that fire and passion, you can be an excellent listener, and the few people you let into your heart stay there forever. You don’t easily forgive, but you also never abandon the people you love

 The last sappy bits, that's just to make me sound nicer than I really am but you knew that, didn't you?
Living in in this realm is difficult and while we don't really want the commoners to know about us sometimes it happens. A touch of squid ink, a magic bean or a heart does cause a bit of commotion. Of course all this is easily explained as is the fact that fairy tales are nothing but a Disney creation. I do shudder to think what people would think if they found out that this my favourite new thing  is really real. It's uncanny.

Monday, May 12, 2014

I was gonna cancel

Today I recieved about a million 300+ blog comment reminders because someone decided to SPAM my comment box with all sorts of nonsense. What's a guy to do? For a minute I tried looking for the disable button for the comment reminder thingy but had no luck. Then I found another way around it. You have to login in order to leave a thoughtful comment in my box. So there, take that SPAMMERS! DIE DIE DIE! Consider yourselves outsmarted by the Pete. yep!
After cursing about this excessive email situation I thought long and hard tee-hee about it all and also noticed that I haven't been updating since 2012 on here. Disgraceful perhaps but I kept telling myself that I had so much to do. My life an endless string of cocktail parties, shopping, a spot of work to pay for my ever growing shoe collection and whatnot. Or, being the perfect homemaker Pete Van De Kamp making her own jam from scratch and such. Turns out life hasn't been as fabulous as all that. As it turned out my new and endless love affair was with Twitter. So, there.
I could just delete this old thing and move on or I could get out of bed and see what's on the other side and just go, go, go, go, giiiiiiiirl!
Going on, giving all this old fangled blogging thing another go, what would that entail you may ask, and so do I.
If I were to talk about what's going on at Chez Pete, it would be something like this (yes, I like bullet points, so deal)
  • I finally found affordable pink Champagne that I like
  • I finally found a Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin that doesn't taste like paint stripper
  • My new shoes
  • The products I buy and never quite get around to using
  •  My odes to
  • What I like and don't like watching on Netflix and why
  • My new favourite things
  • Likes
  • Dislikes
  • Favourite colour
  • Why on earth I'd buy Perrier
  • My vacation plans
  • Eurovision
  • The Oscars
  • Clothes
  • Fashion
  • Shoes
  • Why I want to be the kind of person who cooks, makes jam and cleans and love it
  • My venture into learning French through the joys of audio CDs
  • Why I love vinyl records
  • Why I hate the colour orange
  • Why I hate the colour yellow
  • The number 29
  • George
  • Socks
  • and maybe even more..
Are you up for another go?