Happy Holidaze

Taste of Tee wants to wish a Happy Holidays to everyone and to those who don’t celebrate Christmas.

AND

Merry Christmas to all who do.

I, personally aren’t very keen into the hype of the holidays – but I do strive and appreciate the spirit of it, when I see love being given and receive to and from one another.

As we all have love, food, friends, and family to celebrate with they’re aren’t many that do.

I believe in giving back whenever we can but the holidays help spark up awareness. – Please take the time to give some love back.

Here are are some organizations you can donate to.

SPCA HB

Goodwill

Good Shepherd

City Kidz

Children’s Hospital Canada

Plan International

Holiday Helpers

If I am missing any please feel free to send me more organizations to put down

*Online Donations can be incorporated if you cannot physically go down to make a one.*

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Cosmic Skies

As I’ve said in my previous’ posts, something is aligning in the stars.

Between October 20th – 22th the sky set to peak has Orionids Meteor Shower began. On November and December 3rd, 2017, The Super Moon occurred.

Tonight and just before dawn tomorrow, The Geminid Meteor shower is set to peak just around 9 pm tonight, it is best to view just after midnight. The Geminid is a meteor shower that is approx. 200 years old. It’s been known as the annual December light show since 1892. They occur when the Earth passes through a stream of dust and debris in space left behind by a comet or asteroid. For more info and visualization on the Geminid Meteor Shower you can view the video on SPACE.com

It was -15ºc this morning when I was heading to work, So, I can’t imagine how cold it will be tonight until dawn tomorrow. So if you are planning to watch the meteor shower be sure to bundle up, dress warm, and grab yourself and sip on some tee! If you don’t even wanna bother going out to watch you can view it live here provided by of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center around 6 p.m. EST

Geminids-in-2017-at-9pm-1880x1058.jpgCourtesy Sky & Telescope/Gregg Dindermann

The meteors will radiate from the constellation Gemini, which is between the Taurus and Cancer constellation. Gemini is easy to spot and in order to find Gemini, look for the bright constellation Orion as Gemini is just over Orions right side.

You guys wouldn’t wanna miss this!

 

 

 

Howell, Elizabeth. “ Spectacular Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight! How to Watch Online”. Space.com. December 13th 2017. https://www.space.com/39077-geminid-meteor-shower-2017-webcasts.html.

 

As The Rush Comes

Of course I had to dedicate a post to the greatest fighter of all time, Georges St.Pierre.

As you all know he has made an extraordinary come back after almost 4 years of retirement. Georges decided to take time off when he announced his retirement in 2013 as the Welterweight champion. Came back to fight Michael Bisping on November 4th, 2017 and became the new Middleweight Champion. Along with one of my other favourite fighters, Conor Mcgregor, GSP is another MMA fighter in the UFC to have hold 2 championship belts in 2 different weight classes. Unfortunately GSP withdrew his Middleweight title due to his health. Growing up I always had an interest with “fighting” as Muay Thai fights were always put on the tv in my house lol. GSP is one main reason why I became a fanatic of UFC and all combat sports. He was already “MMA’s GOAT” before UFC 217 showcased that.

Who is GSP?

Georges “Rush” St.Pierre

34 years old

From Quebec, Canada

Former UFC Middleweight Champion and Former Welterweight Champion

Professional Record of  26-2 

Wins

  • 8 TKO
  • 6 Submission
  • 12 Decision

Losses

  • 1 TKO
  • 1 Submission

Georges is one of the most classiest, and respectful athletes I’ve come across. He shows aggressive passion, great sportsmanship, and respect for this sport, to and for his opponents and their team after every fight, whether it be a win or a loss. GSP finds a way to improve himself to be faster and stronger in whatever is coming next. GSP made his UFC debut at UFC 46: Supernatural in 2004, where he defeated a highly ranked fighter, Karo Parisian by unanimous decision. GSP is a fast striker, he’s efficient, and disciplined. His style incorporates Wrestling, Boxing, Kyokushin, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai. Rankings of having 3rd dan black belt in Kyokushin Karate, 1st degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. With a striking percentage of 54% and take down percentage of 74%.

I was going to tell you what fights were my favourite, but honestly, I can’t even chose, lol. Each fighter he faces, his performance just get’s better and better. BUT – If I had to choose, one of my favourite GSP fights are UFC 56: VS Sean Sherk, no doubt man, I believe that was his peak. From what I know of, it is available to watch on UFC.TV or the UFC app if you have a UFC fight pass. If you don’t want to achieve UFC fight pass you can start a free trial. You will really see his drive, and what he is capable of when watching his fights.

hi-res-ee1688e4a6dd4bdbe749d37b9d1bf776_crop_northFrank Franklin II/Associated Press

Cold Moon

Today is the last day of November and December 1st is tomorrow. The Super Moon is set to peak on Sunday, December 3rd. If u haven’t noticed the moon already looking larger and brighter. During the colder seasons the moon is referred to as the “Cold Moon“. Prepare for the cold Winter break and holidays as they’re also amongst us.

Today’s Moon:
The moon is to rise at 3:11 pm and set at 3:30 am.
It is a Waxing Gibbous – Any moon that appears to be more lighted but less than full.
Moon is in Aries today, as for yesterday also.

Aries Moon Qualities:

  • Impetuous
  • Pioneering
  • Youthful
  • Self focused
  • Risk taking
  • Hot tempered
  • Reckless
  • Playful
  • Active
  • Impatient
  • Determined

Each month When the moon is in Aries it spends 2 and a half days in the sign. You should feel more upbeat and energetic, with the ability to get a lot of things done. The key accomplishment to getting things done during or under the Aries moon is to pace yourself.

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I stand with you

This piece isn’t up for discussion. It’s my personal feelings and just straight f*cking facts. That’s all.

I’ve seen a lot of controversy over rape culture and I don’t believe “rape culture” should even be categorized as anything. Rape culture shouldn’t even exist, period. But tragically, it does.

There are so many attributes I can elaborate on in this piece, and lately here is rape culture being a bigger thing than ever, having it blow up than it has before now that celebrities are coming forward with rape culture in Hollywood.

This issue has been going on since the beginning of time and it is serious. All victims, and their situations are just as important as others. Regardless of whoever you are, whatever you are, whoever you do, whatever you do, and whoever you wear and whatever you wear. No one deserves to be a victim.

In my opinion, it should be educated. But, we shouldn’t have to teach others to know that act of rape culture and no consent isn’t right. What about this and this act makes it right?

When, No means a straight f*cking no. Being pushed away means get the f*ck off. Or when a elder comes on to a minor. What makes that right or give you the right to go ahead with this act?

In this case. Silence, which is highly taken advantage Is also a NO. It also a sign of fear.

Let’s not forget those who have taken action and came forward to a higher power, who we rely on for safety and support, and they don’t care enough to give it to us. I mean who else or what else has to be endure in this world to see that serious issues just like this need to change and action needs to be taken.

I have been a victim before. This is the first time I’ve publicly said that out loud, and I don’t give a f*ck because, I know others have been and I believe many people I know have had too. The violation of the comfort and security of my own body, my privacy. Feeling powerless, pushed, pressured and obligated to do something I don’t want to.  Of course that has shaped me in ways I couldn’t explain. I can’t even begin to explain the horrid impact this has on a person.

Not only that but let’s talk about sexism here, why does a women’s confidence with their bodies and themselves or anything in regards to women and their sexuality classify as “slutty” or “their fault” in rape culture or just in general?

Never less, why do women knowing this issue is not one to play around with victimize and accuse men as sexual predators? Putting innocent people in these serious situations. Another reason for others to be more afraid to come forward or for authorities to put this problem aside as if it is nothing.

I have a platform, and I have no problem taking that advantage. I am speaking on behalf of girls, boys, men, and women around the world who don’t have the power, voice or are too afraid to come forward. For Women in countries where rape culture happens everyday. Whose rights, of their lives, souls, body, and voices aren’t ever heard. We all have rights

You’ve all been heard. You aren’t alone and you’re loved. 

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To Infinity and Beyond

Something beautiful is aligning in the stars, and it is also Scorpio SZN! 

Between October 20th – 22th the sky set to peak has Orionids Meteor Shower began. I don’t know for sure whether or not I had witnessed it, but I got home after a late night and just sat outside looking up with bright shining stars scattered literally…. every where, and let my tell you it was a way different night sky than usual.

November 3rd, 2017, The Super Moon occurred.  It happens when the full moon of any month orbits closest to Earth which is called “Perigee“. So if you find yourself thinking the full moon appears a bit bigger and brighter, that is why.

The Super Moon last year On November 14th, 2016, was the closest to earth since January 1948. The next Super Moon is set to fall on December 3rd, 2017. Which will appear to be up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than normal.

It is said in this article by website, Time and Date. The next time we will see a Super Moon closer than last year’s Super Moon is November 25, 2034. (17 more years to go!)

I am very keen into Astronomy, and a huge Astrologer. But whether you believe in astrology and in the stars or not, you cannot deny the beautiful science the universe has to show/offer to us. If you’re interested, mark the next Super Moon in your calendar, and click here to find out what scorpio season means for your sign. (I found this strangely accurate for mine. lol)

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Wake me up when September ends

Alright, summers over.

The seasons have changed and fall awakens. The first month of fall has come to an end and OCTOBER begins. I had MAJOR writers block and had started this post since the beginning of September – Hopefully that’s over

The pass 2 months has been very hectic as I’m sure it’s the same for all of you. Getting settled into the new upcoming year with new changes, challenges, and ventures. I went through a lot involving myself and my work, and I do not regret my decision one bit. In life everything is unpredictable, but it’s all about balance. Being able to take what life throws at you and go with it with nothing but positive energy that goes within ur comfort zone.

I work within the child care field but, my writings and my blog are also my work. I believe in going in the path that you want for yourself and makes you happy. Do what you’re passionate about, don’t go to school for something you’re unsure about or work a job that doesn’t satisfy you. Do what makes you happy, life has so much to offer and there is so much you can do with it .. I’m talking about all things in general – Fall awakens all that.

HAPPY OCTOBER . xx

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