2019 Review (sort of)

So, I was hoping to have started this back in January.  But remembering what happened 11 months ago is nearly impossible.  So I’ll just write with how my year went.

I’ll most likely go backwards as the earliest memories will be easier to remember, LOL

Well December there was a few things that happened. Besides my birthday, I got a surprise package from a friend who had met Dom Sherwood and had sent me what she done during that convention. Not only did she send me the picture of her photo op with him, but he was holding up a shirt she had designed (for a lack of a better word), and the shirt of which he signed. I done an Instagram live so she could see my reaction when I opened it. And yes, there were tears.

As well in December, Fan Central TV was doing a 12 Days of Fanmas on their YouTube channel and you were able to get a chance to win what each video contained by answering a question (or whatever she needed you to do). I was waiting patiently for Shadowhunter goodies, and the days were passing by and y birthday was getting closer. It just so happened that my birthday was the last day for the Fanman giveaway and sure enough, it was on my birthday. You can watch the video here to see the prizes.

So I watched said video. Couldn’t help but laugh while watching. And then I answered her question in the comments. I was crossing everything I had to cross to give myself the good luck I could muster to actually win this. Mainly because it was years since I won anything online.

Low and behold I seen them make a tweet of the list of winners for the 12 TV series and seen a “Karen Ford” for Shadowhunters.  I congratulated all winners until I took a double take on the name and had to ask if that was actually me?  It was and then I danced around the house.  I was in shock, to be honest. I’ll do a video of me opening the package once I get it. 🙂  Thank you again Fan Central TV.  ❤ ❤ ❤

I also had another friend surprise me with a Clace autographed picture.  She originally had an extra Kat McNamara photo, so she had me pick from the ones she sent me for a favourite of mine to have signed.  So I had one chosen and didn’t think anything of it when she was trying to choose a various of Clace pictures.  So when I helped her with one I thought she was getting for herself, Well, you can guess I was in shock when I got a package from her with the picture of both Kat’s and Dom’s signature on it.  She also sent me a small piece of paper with Dom’s writing on it for me as I have plans for a future tattoo.

I feel very blessed to have the friends I’ve made on Twitter thanks to a show that got cancelled after only 3 seasons.  And I’ll be forever grateful to them. ❤ ❤ ❤

I also won a signed autograph of Chai Hansen, who played Jordan Kyle from Shadowhunters.  I hope to meet him, as well as the rest of the cast, someday.  They are all a blessing to so many of us who draw on them for different reasons.  Thank you again Tiff. ❤

 

I feel that everything so far is Shadowhunter related as to how my year went.  And for the most part it is.  From books being released, to having my own marathons via NetFlix.

Besides birthdays and anniversaries, we (my hubby and I) went back to Cuba for the 4th time, back in April.  And yes, to the same resort.  They have become family to us.  We are really hoping to take our kids (tho not really kids) with us this time.  We want to take them to a place where we felt the most welcome.  Melia Las Antillas.  It’s an older resort, but it’s the people who always brings us back when we can.

This is not much of a review of my year in 2019, but I promise to make a better one for 2020.

So on that note, thank you for visiting my blog.  Thank you for reading, and most of all, thank you for sticking around to see what I post next.

Sending you all lots of love.

K ❤

Reminiscing with new friends

Well, now that Sci-fi on the Rock 8 is over,, I get to sit back and relax a bit and try to write down all the fun and exciting things I’ve seen and done over the weekend.

Mind you that it’s been 3 weeks since all the excitement actually began, but I can honestly say that I felt that this one seemed to flow smoother then previous years.  Mind you we still had some things come up that we had to work around, or alter, but it all worked out in the end.

Our guests this year were awesome.  This year we had Erin Fitzgerald, Aron Eisenberg, Mike McCarty, Michael Hogan and the lovely Musetta Vander.

Me and Erin

Me and Erin Fitzgerald

Me and Aron

Me and Aron Eisenberg

Me and Michael Hogan

Me and Michael Hogan

Me and Mike McCarty

Me and Mike McCarty

Me and Musetta Vander

Me and Musetta Vander

All these guest were lovely, fun and hilarious to chat with.  The weekend was just too short, wish they were able to stay longer.  I got a quick lesson in Qigong.  I tell ya right now,, unless your mind is closed, then you’re not giving this a proper chance to work.  I was iffy at first, but found the short time I had, it surprised me.

In fact, a few days ago I was having some pain on my right side that just wasn’t going away.  Well, not totally anyway, it would come and go.  I left it alone all day until I went to bed.  I laid there, and thinking of what Ms. Vander said to me, I concentrated on that one place.  Within 10 minutes is was gone.  And the best part, it hasn’t come back.  I know what I’ll be doing on Monday.  I may be a totally different woman by the time I’m done. 🙂

I hope they all come back again at some point.  If not because of the Sci-Fi event, then if they come here for some vacation. 🙂  There’s so much more of the island they haven’t seen.  And for those of us that know just how big Newfoundland is, they will be in for a treat if they do venture back.

I think the best part, albeit sad part too, was when we had to take them back to the airport for their trip home.  We didn’t leave right away, we had about an hour (or more) with them, but my daughter didn’t have school that day so she had to come with us.  I have pictures of her with each guest, and I want to personally thank you all for not ignoring her.  She enjoyed the whole experience, especially the poutine, lol.  Though, now when we have it as a treat she will sigh and say,, “I miss Musetta.”

If you get the chance to meet these awesome people, do so, you won’t be disappointed.

Well I’m being summoned by my daughter to watch a movie.  I doubt it will be any of the Hobbit movies, I got her drove nuts with them.  LOL

Until next time.

K.

 

Reminiscing Sci-Fi on the Rock 7

I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks since Sci-Fi on the Rock 7 and a part of me is wishing to relive it all over again.  Thinking back there was one picture I was hoping to get done, but never did.  I thought about it, but I was so shy to ask that I put it way in the back of my mind again.  What was that you may ask??  I thought of having a picture being up in the arms of Mike Dopud.  And for the longest time I thought to myself, ‘just ask’, but I chickened out, LOL

I’m a big fan of Stargate, so you can imagine having 2 actors from the show visit our city and be our guests for the weekend, I was on cloud 9.  Especially to finally meet Mr. Dopud, it was the best experience.

You know how people say that their best moment in life was when they accomplished something they didn’t think would ever happen to them.  I thought I had that moment when I published my first book.  And for a while I did.  Especially when a friend from the US was the first to buy my book.  I was so overwhelmed that I couldn’t hold in the tears.

Well my best moment was waiting at the airport for Mr. Dopud and finally seeing him come out of those doors and down the escalator.  He smiled, I smiled, it was the perfect moment.  I greeted him with a hug and a coffee.  After the long flight, I knew he’d need one.

My whole weekend was making sure he was having a good time.  And I hope I done a good job.  I’ll have to ask him.  I do have pictures with most of the guests that I can share.  I bet you can guess who I’ll start off with, 🙂

Me and Mike Dopud

And before you all ask, if you all think he’s sexy on TV, well he’s more so in person.

I did take a video of his Q&A’s for both Saturday and Sunday, but they will not be posted online anywhere.  Sorry, but I don’t make these things public without the permission of the guest.  Plus I said I wouldn’t anyway.

We did get out to do some sightseeing.  I asked Darren, SFOTR’s lead organizer, to come with me and Mr. Dopud for the excursion.  Mainly because if there were any history questions asked, I wouldn’t have a clue.  I’m not originally from the city, and I didn’t do history in school, so I didn’t want to look like an idiot.

We took him to Signal Hill first, then headed to Cape Spear.  It was a bit chilly, but not a bad day for it.  I had my camera with me, but didn’t take pictures.  Mr. Dopud had though, so maybe he might tweet some pictures for all to see.  Now I know why I don’t go to Cape Spear that often, I’m still remembering the pain from those stairs. 🙂  I need to get in better shape for next time. 🙂

Gary Jones, me & Mike Dopud

Now, I wouldn’t be a proper Stargate fan if I didn’t get a pic with both guys.  Thank you both for making my weekend something I’ll never forget.

Me and Dean Haglund

Mr. Haglund was an awesome guest.  He was so funny, especially when he and Mr. Jones would overlap their Q&A’s.  I never laughed so hard.  I have to thank Keith and Tara for helping me record their Q&A’s when I was needed elsewhere.  Thank you both for the help. 🙂

Me and Dominic Keating

No it’s not your eyes,, the picture is a little fuzzy.  I really need to invest in getting a better camera.  But nevertheless,, Mr. Keating was a great person to meet.  I never seen many episodes of Star Trek Enterprise, but I’m thinking of starting to when the shows air again.

Me and Gary Jones

I had to save this picture for the last.  Not because it’s of me and Mr. Jones,, but because Mr. Haglund took the picture.  I didn’t think it would come out that well, partly because the camera was so close, but it turned out cool.  And so funny. 

Sadly, I don’t have a picture with Ginny McQueen.  I’ll have to ask around to see if there is one of me with her.  If there is, I’ll edit this post and add her in.

I really don’t know how we can top this one.  But it will be interesting to see.

Thanks for popping by.

Until next time,

K.