Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lazy hazy day

Yesterday was so productive.
Today = not so much.
But that's okay, because I am kind of on vacation.
I am hanging out with my dogs today. May end up doing research work. May not.

And yes -- I bought new UGGs in Florida. They're cheaper in the States, they keep my feet warm (poor circulation), and they last one hell of a long time. If it's any consolation, I also bought myself a fresh pair of Rainbow sandals. Life isn't life without Rainbow sandals.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Vacation and lomo-friendly programs

I downloaded this program and I highly recommend it.

Florida is experiencing a "cold front" -- more about that tomorrow.

P.S. Went to bed at 10:30 last night. Ohhhhh yeah.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Cut-off shorts, bike rides, sunrise on the beach, my sister (yeah, I guess she's okay), and my dogs. Scheduled for this Saturday in Jupiter, FL.

I. Can't. Wait.

P.S. I am going to be Alexa Chung next year for Halloween. And none of my immediate circle, square, or triangle will have any clue who I am...again.

Friday, December 11, 2009

New Playlist

I have a long drive ahead of me in a few hours.
But at least the front of my car is fixed.

Text message conversation from yesterday:
H: Your car has the snow tires. They had to do a bit more work -- the front of your car almost fell off when they took the wheels off.

Me: Define 'the front of my car almost fell off'. And how much will it cost?

H: They took the wheels off and the balls were out of balance. One good bump and you would have hit the ground.

Me: :l

--> conclusion: make sure the service guys always check the balls on your car.
(Possible entry #1 for the Girl's Guide to Owning a Car.)

In celebration of my car being practically new (seriously: every part has been fixed in some way), I created a new playlist for the drive up to Windsor in my demonic vehicle tonight. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2: TALES FROM THE FORD ESCAPE. The playlist has a good mix of guilty pleasures (though we all know that I have no shame) and street-cred-ready mixes.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


This is the most amazing application I have come across in the last month. I already sent a reminder-in-the-future to myself for when I get home later tonight to put a few things in a pile for tomorrow.


American Apparel, new music, and wearing heels on bikes

Two or three years ago, I sat in a Starbucks, writing a paper on American Apparel's advertising methods (visit for an example, although my favourites were the older ones with the porn-stache-styled owner/photographer). My TA happened to look like he worked in American Apparel, so when I got an A+, I wasn't too surprised.

But as I sat in Starbucks, part of me started thinking: "What is the point of this?" That could have been the influence of my parents, who kept asking me, "What are you going to DO with Communications and English? TALK TO PEOPLE?" (Sidenote: In addition to all my media-oriented Communications courses, I took a mandatory Communications in Everyday Life course, and it was probably the most useful course of life.)

Two years later, I work in marketing (which I kind of fell into, accidentally but thankfully). I'm also sitting in Starbucks, planning out a lesson that will pull in my A+ American Apparel knowledge in a room full of teenagers. I'm pumped, needless to say.

My hero of the day:

Also, after an incredibly long musical lapse in my life (Fiona Apple, anyone?), my sixteen-year old brother and I recorded a few cover songs last night because apparently he kicks major butt at singing and playing music, and I posted them on my Myspace. Yes, Myspace still exists. We recorded HEY YA by Outkast and LUA by Bright Eyes. I think this will become a sibling bonding experience from now on!

P.S. Imogen Heap's new stuff is beautiful.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

I am alive

I feel like it's the beginning of the end of the never-ending ending of a cold that has stuck with me for two months, now that I'm armed with my brand new non-asthmatic puffer and codeine cough syrup.

I saw Precious last night. I highly recommend it.

That, and the French Toast from Sadie's Diner followed by a caramel-flavoured latte served by a Brazilian man who came to Canada to learn more about coffee at La Merceria.

Of course, this should all be done before 10 a.m. when the streets start to fill up. I'd forgotten how much I love Toronto on weekend mornings when everyone is still hibernating.

In solidarity, Chiara! :)