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Hipster Shore

January 17, 2011

A friend of mine posted this on FB and it made my morning. I hope it makes your too, especially if you live in Toronto as it’s the coldest day of winter this year.

Seriously considering moving to LA to become a hipster. I can practice my “art” in the sun and be happy. And by “art”, I mean “sun tanning.”

2011 – Thoughts?

January 9, 2011

 

Found my old friend at St. Jacob's Town antique mall

 

I have been oh-so-bad about not updating my blog lately. Let’s say it’s because I have been busy saving the world, developing new cures to old diseases and learning to tango.  But really, it’s just been me being lazy so now that another year has begun – a brand new start! And as any good resolutionary person should, I’ve listed some goals/objectives for the year ahead.

  • Rock my new job
  • Get outside more – even in winter
  • Keep up with my booty camp classes
  • Renovate the bathroom on a budget
  • Launch my Etsy site
  • Volunteer / donate
  • Visit two places I’ve never been before
  • Curb my Value Village addiction (just kidding… never ever)
  • Take a ride on Canada Wonderland’s Behemoth
  • Maintain my new-found calm/perspective
  • Be thankful and happy for all the amazing things I have in my life

 

Rudolf the Mafia Reindeer

December 13, 2010

Everything’s better with a little bit of mob. Unless you owe them money, then not so much.

The Future Mr & Mrs Windsor (aka Will & Kate)

November 17, 2010

Waity-Katie no more! After putting in her time for the past eight years, the future Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, has finally snagged her prince. Although I lean more towards Team Harry, I am really excited (weirdly, mildly obsessed) for their upcoming wedding and the one million future stories about each and every detail of this big day Hello! Canada magazine will provide me with.

Pip pip and a Heave-Ho and a good ol’ fashioned Cheehhhhs Dah-lings to the happy couple!

Something For Kate

October 22, 2010

When I lived in Sydney, I was given a CD that had a bunch of Australian bands on it… including Something For Kate. I don’t even know what made me think of them today, as the CD has long been scratched beyond repair… it didn’t live long enough to be transferred to my Ipod.

I used to walk to and from my waitress job at Bungalow 8 with my diskman *cringe* cranked and these two songs, Monster and DéjàVu alternating on repeat. I don’t know what made me think of it today. Listening took me right back to that time in my life. It’s crazy wonderful how music can do that to you. 

Dreamin’

October 19, 2010

Goodnight, Moon.

Some people never remember their dreams. I am not one of them. My dreams are, at times, so vivid that I have memories the following day or week and can’t recall if the situations I’m thinking of happened in my real life, or if I just dreamed it took place. I wish I had taken more psychology courses in university instead of wasting my time on Charter Analysis and Canadian Law.  Silly 21-year-old me.

Freud says that dreams are “the royal road to . . . the unconscious” and they help satisfy our wish for something to happen in our waking life. Whereas Jung disagrees, offering his own opinion “… against Freud’s view that the dream is essentially a wish-fulfillment, I hold that the dream is a spontaneous self-portrayal, in symbolic form, of the actual situation in the unconscious.”

Regardless of what the great minds say, I enjoy the places my dreams take me each night. I catch-up with old friends, spend time with missed family members and explore new destinations, regardless if these places exist only in my mind.

The Amazing Kreskin

October 14, 2010

He's a mentalist, NOT a psychic. Ok?

 A few years ago I was getting ready for work, listening as I always do to my busted, transistor radio when I first heard the name: The Amazing Kreskin. He explained what a mentalist is, how it’s different from a psychic or hypnotist and that he was performing that very night. So I got a few tickets and off we all went to go see him live.

Wow. It was the most amazing magic show I’d ever seen. Except there was no slight of hand, top hats, or rabbits. It was just this old guy tapping into his Amazing brain and essentially mind *$**@ the entire audience. And now he’s back in Toronto tonight! Go now, buy tickets, find a scalper, sneak in… do whatever you can to see this man perform live as at 75 years old, he’s likely not going to be doing this show too much longer… here’s a clip from the Hour taken from last time he was in town.