Match Eatery & Public House

1254 Water St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V1

An out of the way hole in the wall, this place is worth following the arrows to find it! A pleasant atmosphere, complete with BIG screen TV’s making it the perfect place to gather and watch the game! However, the seating arrangements provide enough privacy between booths that you and your dad can still just grab a beer or drinks with the girls and discuss good times without pestering other patrons or yelling over-top of others!

Prices, Portions and Quality appear average.

https://goo.gl/maps/VNGr54iqXNCh8SDH7

Artists & Vendors I Met at the Penti-Con 2019

I love meeting people at these events because they are so excited about what they have to share that it gets me excited TOO! I’m also pretty broke when I go to these things, and end up having to buy anything I wanted after the fact, so I always walk out with a little stack of business cards and a plan! What should I do with all these business cards?? I know! Let’s share these talented people with you! πŸ™‚ You’re welcome!

The SHire of Danescombe

Featuring skills and trades such Archery – Armour- Armoured – Combat – Bardic – Calligraphy – Costuming – Cooking – Dance – Embroidery – Glass work – Heraldry – Leather working – Painting – Pewter casting – Rapier – Singing – Spinning – Textiles & Weaving!

Arlane Kamps

This lovely lady paints with oil paint – a real feat if you know anything about painting! Her business card has been sitting on my desk the last few weeks, which illustrates a young women with babies breath in her hair and a tattoo of a buttercup and a daisy on her face. This of itself is breath-taking, but if you stair into the eyes too long, you will become drawn in and never want to leave! Incredible work!

Meta Dragon Art

A Freelance Artist, Tyler Florence has a passion and eye for art. Each one of his business cards sports personal artwork, as he wanted to give everyone who may have not been able to buy a piece of art something to take home with them πŸ™‚ I finally was able to purchase that adorable Ruby art piece I have my eyes on!!!!! It now hangs where I get to stare at it every day πŸ™‚

Methods of Contact:
250-861-5361
tylerflorence@yahoo.ca

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Sweetnam’s Nik Naks

I also ‘helped out’ my buddy’s, (and by help, I mean attracted attention to their booth) who were visiting all the way from Barriere at Sweetnam’s Nik Naks, a store they run with their dad Daniel, awesome guy! They are the other two original RWBY group starters here in the Okanagan πŸ™‚

And last but not least….

Paul Mcgillion

Stargate Atlantis Actor, more currently known for his role in the Flash, was one of the special guests there. A down to earth man who wants to give the normal human an experience to remember! His panel was incredible, I’ve recorded the whole thing, a couple of amazing stories on that one, so expect some of that in the near future! πŸ˜‰

After his panel was over, I swapped from Ruby to Glynda in the bathroom. As I’m dressing however, the P.A. announced that Paul was heading over to the Stargate for pictures! So I rushed to change, however, the clasp malfunction I had forgotten about happened and I had to dash back out to the car before heading to the Stargate, sadly not seeing him there….But he was JUST Walking away! I said hey how’s it going! He said, hello? I said, I’m the girl who made you cry! He was like WOW you’ve CHANGED! I laughed soooo hard, then we got to jump through the Stargate together, the patience he had with my shitty camera was extremely appreciated!

Till next time! Peace Out – SarahTonin!

Spam/scam-facebook chain mail

Dear friends:

If you ever receive a message stating something to the effect of ‘As of Saturday Morning Facebook will become chargeable. If you have at least 10 contacts, send them this message. In this way we will see that you are an avid user and your logo will turn blue () and will remain free. As discussed in the paper today’ – Please do not forward this spam mail on.

This rumor is nothing new, and is thought to have originated on MSN messenger back in 2008. I’ve received this message countless times through the years, and hope by posting this I can save someone a few spam messages.

It’s not just the fact it’s an annoying message, it’s the fact some of them can be harmful, and could be capturing your username, password and whatever other info it’s programmed to gather. You the receiver have a responsibility to ensure you don’t spread on a potentially malicious attack!

For more information and tips in preventing rumors from spreading or malicious attacks from occurring, click here.

Cactus Club Cafe

1575 Banks Rd, Kelowna, BC V1X 7Y1

Expect insane prices and small portions as this place is all about providing you a ritzy atmosphere with girls in tight skirts and good looking guys in ties as you gaze out onto the expensive yachts – it is a Yacht Club after all. Service is excellent, however, 13 dollars for a glass of wine makes the whole meal taste sour.

https://goo.gl/maps/NdPNQvHRfRRFWedb6

Received Spam Call from 16312907408 – A Call from New York to Talk About my Credit

I received a phone call from this number saying press 2 to learn more about 250,000 worth in possible available credit. I hung up, and called back via Pop-Tox.

When I phoned back, I was greeted by a real person, oddly enough sounded like the person who had made the pre-recorded message. He said ‘Hi, if you were just on the previous call, you’ll know I’m wanting to talk about credit options for your business, and other options for the business…-‘ He went on to say ‘the business’ a few more times before he paused and I was able to ask him how he ‘knew this number was a business number?’, to which He hung up immediately.

‘Sticky Weeds’ – A gardeners Nightmare, a Herbalist’s dream

The first hint that a plant is good for you, is if it’s defense mechanisms are good at making you want to leave it alone! Sadly most gardeners feel removing said plants is better then using their qualities, creating a large gap in knowledge which separates your average gardener from a herbalist, IE, those who want it to look pretty, vs those who can live off the land.

Take for example Echinacea, most of us know it is an immune boosting plant, however, if you’ve tried harvesting one, you know you’ll need gloves for the spines and heavy duty to snips to break up the spiny flower once dried.

As per a thread on this site, ‘Sticky Weeds’ , bedstraw or its official name Galium Aparine should be removed asap as it will spread and cause havoc. Here’s a thought, you about you learn how to control it and use the benefits of the plant, instead of throwing out the baby with the bath water? Like most ‘weeds’ we’ve been told to remove, this ‘annoyance’ holds medicinal properties. Galium Aparine is a natural cancer fighter, yet whens the last time you’ve seen this as an ingredient?

Do yourself a favor, find out what’s growing in your yard, and see if it will help you before removing it! And in doing so, you’ll more then likely uncover a wealth of knowledge that will help you for years to come πŸ™‚ The earth gives us what we need, let’s use it!

An Honest Low-Down on RRSP’s

For years I’ve been told by most people who advise me in finances to buy RRSP’s, however while I file their advice away, I know RRSP’s aren’t for me. My dad had explained to me years ago how they just wouldn’t work for me, and it’s nice to see an official advisor say it as well!

He opens the article by pointing out ‘countless articles on the benefits of a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and told you over and over how important it is to have one.’

He then proceeds to say that just like all other things in the financial planning spectrum, this may not be the ‘one-stop solution’ for you.

Those who fall in the low-income brackets, close to retirement or those with a large pension plan may want to reconsider this option, or proceed with caution and calculations!

For more info, see Original Article here.

McDonald’s

2120 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6G8

The last time I was at this location the fries were greasy and saltless, but I gave it another chance as this location had always been good, even at 2 in the morning! Ordered a large fries and three cheeseburgers, fries came out hot and perfectly salted, cheeseburgers were warm and sauce was evenly spread. However, if you’re gonna have an ‘Any Lane Anytime’ sign, and you’re gonna crate off one lane, maybe turn it off?

A&W Canada

1192 Stevens Rd, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S8

Chipper cheery staff, however the food was horrible. I’m not sure what they’ve mixed into their onions on the buddy burger, but it looked like celery and when eaten, the texture felt like chewing on a dried stalk of buck choy or dried corn stalk.