Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Friday, 25 December 2009
Monday, 21 December 2009
Friday, 18 December 2009
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Friday, 4 December 2009
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
See you tomorrow. To the stars and back.
and one day, ill be standing there in the alamo park looking down over the city that took our hearts and youll be there we can sit and stare
Friday, 20 November 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
- start/finish lit essay!
- catch up on socio readings, lit book, italian readings
- find monster under my bed
- look for camera batts/cable while youre there
- and keep searching for monsieur passport
- call/book hotel
- grocery shopping
- fresh sheets and towels
- call manpower and call wiebe
Monday, 16 November 2009
Two true tried and tested tips for success:
- Keep the toilet lid down:
stops your money/expenses from ''going down the drain''.
- Sleep in the same ''direction'' as your house mates:
helps to avoid arguments and disagreements.
Saturday, 14 November 2009
The only time,
That my heart,
Will ever shatter and fall apart,
Is the day,
That we part -
Through a life endured -
In a day,
Never cured -
In hopes and cries forevermore
To see your face,
And feel your paw,
Held in place,
Upon my cheek,
When I was weak -
To hear the mighty wonderful roar,
Of the one,
Friday, 13 November 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
It's a shame that when you're about to leave a place, it seems so beautiful and you wonder why you're leaving in the first place...Like when you plan on washing your hair but when the time comes and you look at yourself in the mirror you say ''oh but I like how it looks right now...''.
- Havana, once the house is sold.
- Vancouver, though maybe post-Olympic madness would be better...
- New York
- that'll do for now, don't you agree...
Saturday, 7 November 2009
I just moved (with the help of two amazing friends) a load of boxes and furniture into storage, now I'm off to have a long shower before heading over to the library to do biotech. Had a really good talk with Paul last night, he shook me awake to realize that I've really got to spend more time to 'live' and do what I love, I've been living deadline to deadline and it's really not healthy. Things are going to be good from now on, promise.
- #129 Banksy
- #128 Camping
- #127 Where the Wild Things Are
- #126 Vespa Scooters
- #124 Hating People Who Wear Ed Hardy
- #122 Moleskine Notebooks
- #121 Funny or Ironic Tattoos
- #120 Taking a Year Off
- #119 Sea Salt
- #118 Ugly Sweater Parties
- #117 Political Prisoners
- #116 Black Music that Black People Don’t Listen to Anymore
- #115 Promising to Learn a New Language
- #114 America
- #113 Halloween
- #112 Hummus
- #111 Pea Coats
- #109 The Onion
- #108 Appearing to Enjoy Classical Music
- #107 Self Aware Hip Hop References
- #106 Facebook
- #105 Unpaid Internships
- #104 Girls with Bangs
- #103 Sweaters
- #102 Children’s Games as Adults
- #101 Being Offended
- #100 Bumper Stickers
- #99 Grammar
- #97 Scarves
- #95 Rugby
- #94 Free Healthcare
- #93 Music Piracy
- #92 Book Deals
- #91 San Francisco
- #90 Dinner Parties
- #89 St. Patrick’s Day
- #88 Having Gay Friends
- #86 Shorts
- #84 T-Shirts
- #83 Bad Memories of High School
- #82 Hating Corporations
- #80 The Idea of Soccer
- #79 Modern Furniture
- #78 Multilingual Children
- #77 Musical Comedy
- #76 Bottles of Water
- #75 Threatening to Move to Canada
- #72 Study Abroad
- #71 Being the only white person around
- #70 Difficult Breakups
- #69 Mos Def
- #67 Standing Still at Concerts
- #65 Co-Ed Sports
- #64 Recycling
- #63 Expensive Sandwiches
- #62 Knowing What’s Best for Poor People
- #61 Bicycles
- #58 Japan
- #57 Juno
- #55 Apologies
- #54 Kitchen Gadgets
- #53 Dogs
- #52 Sarah Silverman
- #51 Living by the Water
- #50 Irony
- #49 Vintage
- #48 Whole Foods and Grocery Co-ops
- #47 Arts Degrees
- #45 Asian Fusion Food
- #44 Public Radio
- #43 Plays
- #42 Sushi
- #41 Indie Music
- #38 Arrested Development
- #37 Renovations
- #36 Breakfast Places
- #35 The Daily Show/Colbert Report
- #34 Architecture
- #33 Marijuana
- #32 Vegan/Vegetarianism
- #31 Snowboarding
- #29 80s Night
- #28 Not having a TV
- #26 Manhattan (now Brooklyn too!
- #22 Having Two Last Names
- #20 Being an expert on YOUR culture
- #19 Traveling
- #18 Awareness
- #17 Hating their Parents
- #15 Yoga
- #14 Having Black Friends
- #13 Tea
- #10 Wes Anderson Movies
- #9 Making you feel bad about not going outside
- #8 Barack Obama
- #7 Diversity
- #6 Organic Food
- #5 Farmer’s Markets
- #3 Film Festivals
- #2 Religions their parents don’t belong to
- #1 Coffee
Friday, 6 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
I'm really stressed out with University but I just need to concentrate and prioritize, I've partied every night lately, so tonight...I will leave Italian early with a appropriate swine flu related excuse and head home to sort out my life and NOT go to Andy Poolhall to party...Halloween was fun, and I had so much fun with the people I met at work these past two or so months, I'm going to miss work so so much.
You know what comes next...
- Biotech presentation is number one
- Literature essay
- Biotech essay sources
- Print Socio slides
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Reading Lolita. Not sure what my opinion is yet, I know most are against it, but his writing is good, I enjoy reading it whatever the subject matter seems to be.
Staying sane, but life is good. If we are moving again, I don't mind, because it means less chaos once it's over. I'm so busy lately that I'm barely home in any case. I should get to planning Christmas, I think it'll be Havana, I hope its not too late for a good deal.
Cirque du Soleil ends November 8th, I wish I could follow them to San Francisco, but I'm only dreaming. Maybe next time... Going to be job hunting again.
Excited for Halloween :) Pretty happy with my costume, hope it goes well. Est-ce que tu as peur des mechants esprits? Oh Madame, oui oui oui oui oui!
Monday, 19 October 2009
Being in Iowa last week was bliss it really was, I met some amazingly sweet people and now I'm back home and seeing my room again made me feel like I entered another 'present', I guess the term is reality. As in, BACK TO REALITY?! There you go...
Since I might be moving again, I'm going through all my possessions, as usual, trying to whittle down. Alot of my guy friends have barely any possessions in their immaculate rooms, how do they do it!? I haven't even been shopping in months, but I shall not give up. It's just ironic that I've always wanted a room in the attic like this, but now that I have one, I'm really wishing I had four straight walls, instead of one, barely, haha, But it's all a big clutter in my head and I will enjoy life if I know what I own and can use it all instead of letting it sit in unknown places gathering dust and what not...Also got to get back into my hobbies. Since moving here, I may have unpacked my boxes, but my head is still in shambles. FRAGILE!
Quickest List in the West:
- take better care of body
- do your work!
- look for a new job for november.
- trip to cuba
- paul visits toronto
- halloween costume?! wtf?!
Hate to say it but I'm loving Blake Lively, gotta get through the series it's taking over my life. Watched alot of old French Films lately as well as really old Italian ones. Got to read "Things Fall Apart'' but I'm a crazy lazy procrastinating machiiine who can't even clean her room let alone crack open a book, I'm still behind with Woolf and Godot. ARG. That's it...no internet until I'm done...
All Is Vanity,' Saith the Preacher
Fame, wisdom, love, and power were mine,
And health and youth possessed me;
My goblets blushed from every vine,
And lovely forms caressed me;
I sunned my heart in beauty' eyes,
And felt my soul grow tender;
All earth can give, or mortal prize,
Was mine of regal splendour.
I strive to number o'er what days
Remembrance can discover,
Which all that life or earth displays
Would lure me to live over.
There rose no day, there rolled no hour
Of pleasure unembittered;
And not a trapping decked my power
That galled not while it glittered.
The serpent of the field, by art
And spells, is won from harming;
But that which soils around the heart,
Oh! who hath power of charming?
It will not list to wisdom's lore,
Nor music's voice can lure it;
But there it stings for evermore
The soul that must endure it.
Monday, 12 October 2009
I am in Ames, Iowa. Yes. I've been here for almost a week and it's been amazing, it's so great to find such genuinely good hearted people. The silence has made it so serene. It's all got me thinking, about everything oddly enough, and about the future. I've got lots of sorting out to do when I get back home, but it will feel so so good when I'm done. I might be moving again, we shall see, but I feel I've got a nomadic soul, I think I'm going to join the foreign service. One step at a time...
Tonight we went to the Symphony and there was a deaf woman who played all the percussion, it was amazing. She just slid onto the stage shoeless in a blue dress with long grey hair like she was possessed from one side of the stage to another and the ending was amazing with the sound resonating for such a long time.
And as per usual, here is a random bullet list to help keep my head on my shoulders. This one will most likely not make much sense, but bearrrr with me, rawr.
- take spanish next year?
- look into via rail across canada
- around the world ticket
- foreign service??
- do you still want to be a flight attendant?
- how to become a conductor
- watch the godfather
- buy new boots
- write more letters
- keep downsizing
- take better care of yourself
- more blog entries...
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Yes, I know blogs aren't a big deal but you're so much fun! Sorry I don't write on youuuu...
I made it to the Golden Gate bridge as you can tell from this lovely photograph here. Paul thiefed me a Spawk figuring from this amazing shop we found in Haight Ashbury called The Goonies I think. It just all fit perfectly with what we had talked about the previous days...it was fate I tell you. But really sometimes I wonder if there is some other kind of force that enjoys playing jokes on people like me who pay attention...
Loads has happend let's see if I can remember anything...
- I work for Cirque du Soleil, oVo!
- Saw the Jonas Brothers in the VIP Tapis Rouge, very anti social.
- Had to deny access to Ben Mulroney. LOL
- Saw Matt and Kim (love) and Ninja Sonik (wtf).
- ive gotten really into Weeds, but whilst waiting for Weeds to load started Gossip Girl, you MUST promise not to tell anyone of my guilty habit...
- bought netbook and got a credit card D:
- Uni is going well so far, keeping me busy.
- LOVING Lit, my prof is amazing.
- been experimenting with photos again, creative spark back? maybe...
- Might be moving again, possibly to an apartment/condo.
- Might be going to Barcelona or Cuba or some Spanish speaking place...
- Downsizing my life has been going well so far, giving to others feels fucking good.
- Going to Iowa to visit Paul, leaving Wednesday!!
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
it has been far too long. How could I have ignored you so...
I've had so much on my mind now, I feel like I've learnt alot about myself in the past weeks, yet I feel even more lost and confused, though this is probably normal for my age...
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
I got my nose pierced! Omg. I also bought rainboots! Red with polkadots :) Tomorrow is the last day of work for a bit, so I will organize everything now. And since the strike is finally over, I CAN GO SWIMMING! Must buy new camera and start packing, sort of. I'm really excited about Life in general, and want to keep a positive outlook on things and surround my self with positiveness...Has this piercing turned me into a hippie? I want to try one of those 'cleanses' but I don't exactly know how they work, I just feel bloated but that could be anything...Also, I'll be getting my third Gardasil shot this month - I was talking about this with my friends over Turkish Pizza Pida, AMAZING - part of me wishes I hadn't taken it because of the unknown sideffects (ex: what if my children are born with three eyes?) so I guess I will be the one you'll watch to see if Gardasil really works...OKAY not to end each convo with something about Twilight, but really, they're teen romance novels, addictive like caffeine for some, I just want to know how it ends...and I have no fucking IDEA who I'd go for... Jacob would be warmer, but with Edward you would be immortal, techinically. I hate this. Gotta watch season 2 of True Blood now...
Goodnight, Sleep tight, Stranger.
Sunday, 2 August 2009
San Fran is in 24 days, I can't effing believe it, I've still got a few things to take care of but I'm basically set. I'm meeting Paul ON the flight from Chicago to San Francisco, crazy huh!?
I found 40 bucks on the ground the other night and split it with my friends, but my 20 covered a pair of sandals that were on sale today that I'd been craving for quite some time now. BUT I must get some glamorous galoshes for the festival, they seem like the best option. What else is left...new camera, get hair straightened, a new pair of jeans perhaps and a backpack from MEC.
Gotta study for Bartending Exam but I am le tired. Good on ya mate, I've got Monday off.
Can't wait for UofT.
Also, Kate Hudson is very nice.
Why am I still up?
Monday, 27 July 2009
I thought New Moon was pretty terrible which doesn't explain why I am halfway through the second one whose name I can't even bother remembering...Eclipse? Who would you choose? I love the sun too much to be a vampire...WHY AM I STILL TALKING ABOUT THIS?!
I cant wait for Time Travelers Wife and Where the Wild Things Are!!! Watched quite a few movies lately, will go see HP on Tuesday, hopefully will manage to sneek in after having seen The Ugly Truth, but don't go telling anyone okay? ;)
Okay here's something completely different...and you shouldn't read this following bit. Okay so I've accepted the fact that girls, women, get their periods, although I am not all "OH I am soo happy every month that I get a reminder as to why women are sooo amazing...", To me it's more like a "oh hey there, you're not pregnant, but you could be...if you wanted too...no worries.'' but what I don't understand is why those days we must have horrible skin and horrible hair aswell...I read a study once that claimed that the pheremone that women let off whilst menstruating ATTRACTS the opposite sex. So basically, although you will feel terrible, have frizzy hair, a giant pimple on your forehead and dehabilitating cramps...some guy will be all oh heeey!" ? Interesting.
I took the Go Train on Saturday and realized how convenient it is, I plan to visit my friend in Hamilton very very soon and I am rather excited because I haven't seen her in so long.
Also, here is a video that my friend made awhile ago and I happen to be in...enjoy!
Monday, 20 July 2009
Didn't I say that everything would fall into place?
I must have, over a million times.
So right now I am back at work which is great and I have made enough money there + being an Extra (I'll see if I can post the episodes when I find them) to cover my San Fran trip, I have purchased my ticket today. I should also have enough for a new Digital Camera and a Net book for University. (I also have enough for University but that's a different account.) Basically I am all set, though I am still working hard...
Monday I will be picking my courses online for University, I'm almost set there are just a few conflicts. After that I will be studying hard for the Bartending Exam which equals private job listings which will hopefully equal job? yes.
In the meantime I have been trying my best to lessen my possessions, I've been bringing books to used books stores and sorting through clothes. With this strike going on it means that we can't get a building permit so the dormer on my room won't be for awhile still but it will help me out greatly to actually have headroom for a desk and possibly a closet...a bathroom would be amazing but not necessary.
I'm half way through New Moon, ha! I like reading books before I see the movies, and I had read Twilight way before it got big, so far it's...frustrating. It's okay but I can't help but have Kristen Stewart act it out in my head and it doesn't fit the way it's written. Also, please don't go see Brüno. You don't understand. Borat was better. I've been loading up on DVDs from the library and they've piled up around my TV, among them are the Two Fat Ladies (haha!) and Martha Stewarts Guide to Desserts, you don't understand how amazing it is...
Anyways I must keep going at it...I have a Urban Outfitters Gift Card I have set aside for myself once I complete all my tasks as a prize. Must also remember to pay for Frosh. Superhero themed, how awesome is that?
Thursday, 9 July 2009
So just from what I've figured out today, I've decided on:
- Literature for our time
Now I'm considering:
- Intro to Classics (half course)
- Intro to Linguistics
- Art History (half course)
- Geography somethings...(half courses)
- something French (must call department...)
Movies I want to see:
- Harry Potter
- Time Travelers Wife
- Into the Wild
- I Love you, Man
- the rest of House that I've been missing
- any episodes of The Mentalist I've missed
- Six Feet Under
- keep watching True Blood (OMG)
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
you know it's always better when it's upside down.
Those aren't my sunglasses haha awful picture.
I am currently stressing about university as I am choosing my courses. I'm considering Drama, an English Lit of sorts, a History of sorts, something in French and maybe sociology? plus there will be a science seminar in there... My facebook wife explained as much as she could to me in 10 minutes and it made more sense than 3 years of guidance councilors could. luull. Watch me fall for my profs at Uni, just watch. It has already been determined that he must own a boat and be ruggedly handsome.
I must also buy my plane ticket this week. :)
I've got the funds for this trip, though I am still saving up. I'm planning on getting a new Nikon and maybe an Mp3 player, but there is still time...we shall see...blah blah blah. The prepaid credit card I got was really a lame idea unless I only make big purchases on it, because it charges me fifty cents for every transaction, so I'll be loading it up for the plane ticket, then hiding it in my underwear drawer.
Things are a little down lately, for many reasons, one being the strike happening in Toronto for sixteen days now, there is no garbage pickup, the pools are closed and we can't get building permits, so our house is Under Construction. The weather also is not summer weather in the least. We adapt.
In any case, 'good things come to those who wait', right?
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
long time no see.
how's it going?
Lots has happened lately, most of it would SEEM horrible, but in the end it's really really great/good for me...if only I could see that now...instead of eating a whole loaf of banana bread. NOT. I made hummus and babaganoush as well, and garlic bread, which disapeared in a matter of miliseconds. I don't know what all the cookings about, but I like it! It's distracting me from my woes.
I've got these next two weeks off work and I am now surely addicted to True Blood now, I've been watching it online to my discretion as it is basically porn...And have you SEEN Hugh Jackman in Australia? OMG. Great movie.
I must have said this a million times, but I'm really excited about meeting people at uni, I feel like I'll make my very 'own' friends, instead of having to be 'integrated' into a 'premade' group of friends. What's with all the air quotes? I just want a hug. Honestly. I wish people were more touchy feely. Maybe I'll try and have a cuddle party of sorts, except my house is so horrible...awkward now, though I guess it is more cozy then the old one, plus people will get the wrong impression. I've been accused of stealing people's boyfriends on more than one occasion and it has started to make me wonder if there is something wrong with ME. Now that I am single it is more plausible, but still...chill. I am not like that.
...I just can't wait till the renos are done.
Can't wait for San Fraaaancisco!
To do soontimes
-Use Urban Outfitters gift card.
-Apply for part time anywhere.
-Organize books and films.
-Go to bed early for once.
Thursday, 18 June 2009
I'm not so good at taking them out yet, the optometrist had to pry open my eyelids and do it himself after my 1043 failed attempts. BUT I LOVE THEM!! Gotta stop staring at people though...
Things on my to do list are slowly being done, I'm going to bartending school tomorrow, we made real drinks and shots last time and they were delicious. Yes, I was tipsy.
Cherry Blossom: Cherry Brandy + Dark Cacao Liqueur
Carrot Cake: Kahlua + Baileys + a little Goldschlagger.
Anyways, tomorrow I'm booooking it to NXNE right after, because I'm selling wristbands and stuff!!! YAY!!! I'm gonna try and see Japanther and Ume, but it'll be hard, I get an all access pass, but there aren't that many things I want to see, Melissa Auf der Mar will be at YADsq so I don't have to go anywhere, and I've already seen Dragonette, maybe Switchfoot? AIDS Wolf, DD/MM/YY...
UUUMMMMmmm yeah. Everythings good, figuring out my ticket to san fran. Worst worry atm is about OSAP for uni, as well as spending more time to choose my courses/programs, arg PANIC ATTACK MOFO!!!
Watched Goodfellas, awesome. Started Milk, along the San Fran theme here...love it so far. There are a few other things I wanna see/read. I KNOW that we won't get to see EVERYTHING in San Fran, because of the awesome/awkward lineup, but I'll try my best. Defo: Jack Kerouac Alley + a photo infront of City Lights for Leher. I'll try and keep a journal. Maybe just keep on going from my Mexico one, I'm REALLY awfull at continuing journals, I get 2 weeks in then it fades away...it should work with San Fran though, being only 4 days. EEEK I'M SO EXCITED! But I've got to relax because it's not till the end of summer. I'd like to get to Montreal this summer, maybe through a rideshare or the cheap one dollar bus rides. Let's see what happens...for now I must concentrate on everything UNIVERSITY related.Live long and Prosper.
Monday, 8 June 2009
I really want my room to get organized before Uni/before San Fran...WHY AM I SO LAZY?! It's mostly clothes really, I've got to just get rid of stuff I don't wear, besides take today, I'm wearing the same yellow tank that I've worn for the past three days AND it's over 25 years old...I can't be bothered, Uni will offer "how to stop procrastinating" seminars, but what could they possibly have to say, that will have me convinced??? Seriously...
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Hopefully it was a good idea, I've always wanted to do it, so why not? I doubt it could hurt...why am I so hesitant of everything? I've lost many a buses and opportunities because of it too...grr grr grr. I went to an orientation meeting for Uni and am feeling calmer about things, though I am still undecided about my program...the meeting has deciphered my fears.
Basically, with a few weeks off, that is what I will be doing this summer, as well as working at the NXNE Festival next week and going to San Francisco in August. When I told my Drama Teacher/Mentor about the trip, he said that I am the truest hippie he's ever met, and that he might meet up with us there, at City Lights perhaps...we'll see what happens.
I'm watching The Reader, which everyone has told me is wonderful, but so far it seems mostly about sex and frustrations, and I don't really like Kate Winslet's nipples...I will wait till I'm done to make a decision. I saw Up the other day, and cried all night, it was amazing. Speaking of amazing, Star Trek? AWESOME. I'm reading a lot of books, and found another hundred abandoned after garage sales and such, but now they're nice and warm filling up my spiral staircase. I have found a bookstore that will take my used books (and give me a share of the profit too) so I might take some there, since I rarely read the same book twice, though if it's a classic or it meant alot to me, I usually keep it. In the mean time I am sorting through my room and trying to lessen my possessions because I have way too many.
I remember reading a (fictional) book about a boy who had only 100 possessions and discarded one when he had a new one. Alright, so one hundred may be a small, a very small number for me, but there's no harm in trying to get rid of as much as I can...I want things in order once Uni starts. I'm so effing excited...
- Get Prepaid Credit Card.
- Get Contact Lenses.
- Buy ticket to San Francisco.