Vampires 101

In the spirit of Hallowe’en, I figured it would be kinda fun to explore the topic of vampires. I actually took a course in college about vampires (honestly!…gotta love electives), but that focused more so on aspects of vampires in the media- things like Interview with a Vampire, or Bram Stoker’s Dracula. What I was more interested in exploring (more…)

Kanye has gone too far

Image from, seriously, I am all for people having a healthy level of self confidence. And honestly, if that self-confidence has one tending to the side of cocky it’s all good with me. Quite frankly, I was a child who was raised with a Mother who would respond to comments like “Oh, your daughter is SO beautiful” with some version of

Flu Shot: Now Cheerleader can only walk backwards!!!!

I was absolutely blown away when I saw this clip…check it out.

Anyone who knows me knows that I, personally, am not a big fan of vaccinations, and have managed to avoid them since I was old enough to go to the doctor’s office myself. And it’s not a fear of needles or anything like that. I have always had this belief that vaccinations can do more harm (more…)

Update: Old Posts are up, renovations almost complete

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After much labouring over the past few days, I have finally made some progress.  I have uploaded and updated some of my most favourite posts from my previous blog, and have at least the basic template down.  Next stop is categorization which will simplify navigating through the posts to get to the topics that most interest you.  For now, feel free to peruse the posts.  I will be monitoring for new comments or suggestions and will definitely respond to anything you have to say.  Classic Ruby: Unadulterated is forcasted to be up and fully functioning by Monday.  Stay tuned, I’ll update you on any further progress!!

Thanks for your patience in my building phase.




This is Classic Ruby: unadulterated opinions on whatever crosses my mind, dances before my eyes, or assaults my ears.  Bear with me, for the first week or so I will be working on design primarily, and on importing some of my more controversial posts from my previous blogs.  Once the design and setup are complete I’ll give a more official, and more informative, introduction to this blog.  Thanks for your patience, please check back often and watch the progression!

Take some accountability

Before I start I just wanted to say that I think I’ve figured out why I end up not posting after a while: (and please don’t laugh or start looking for blonde roots :-p) it’s hard to remember to save your thoughts and opinions for your blog, or to remember half of your thoughts or feelings or opinions about things on command when you have an available (more…)

Karaoke…and NOT being a doormat (or Mattress)

Image taken from, altered by RubySo, this weekend wasn’t the most exciting, definitely not the least. But one thing I determined is that sometimes enjoyment can come in the smallest of packages. I mean, I love karaoke, love Shooters, love the company at Shooters (otherwise why would I ever return? :-p) so of course I would love karaoke at Shooters. But, I don’t know, something (more…)

Rant about inconsiderateness (is that even a word? :-p)

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I have had so many things cross my mind and my life in the past few days that have irked me. Seriously, so many that in fact as I now am sitting here, having started this post to complain about all of them, am wondering whether the problem is the world or if it’s really just me being in a rotten mood. The problem is I don’t feel like I’m in a rotten (more…)

Love your body….Hate compressed calculus

See, this little beauty sure knows she's loveable!!
See, this little beauty sure knows she's loveable!!

It’s funny actually because I honestly did entirely forget I even owned a blog until somebody brought it to my attention today that they were waiting patiently for my next entry. So I’ve decided to endulge you all once again and give you one of my infamous mini rants. (more…)

Giving Blood…

Blood: It's in you to give
Blood: It's in you to give

Ok, so it has come to my attention that if you have had an alcoholic beverage within 48 hours of the time you arrive at the blood bank you are not allowed to give blood. I don’t know…doesn’t that sound ridiculous to anyone else? As I said to the person who told me this, I think a person dying on the operating table who needs blood won’t care that they (more…)