Monday, June 27, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Midnight in Paris

EDIT: The boyfriend made it through his tedious law-firm work and is coming to visit me! I officially have a date to the movie.

The boyfriend might bail on visiting me this weekend (surprise, surprise - the life of a summer student at a law firm). We had plans to see MIDNIGHT IN PARIS...and guess what? I am going no matter what! I love Woody Allen movies. I love Paris. I also love seeing movies by myself. Call me weird, but why WOULDN'T you see a movie you want to see just because you can't find someone to go with you? That is a lame excuse. Especially since AMELIE made going-solo-to-the-movies the "chose du jour".

Below are some images from my trip to Paris with Kaitlin, one of my oldie-friends (seriously - I have known her since we were eight years old!) who just happens to boast a Euro passport, three years ago. We rented an apartment, ate soooooo many baguettes, visited truly important places (like Shakespeare and Company, which is where Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke reunite by chance after ten years in BEFORE SUNSET), and relaxed - er, walked all day long. I <3 Paris!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

You're legendary because.

A good day is when:

- my 8 to 4 (that's flex-time translation for 9 to 5) boss tells me that my website design has FINALLY made our website accessible to our customers who are Francais (that is French, for all you non-bilingual-Canadians or non-bilingual world citizens), and that it looks legend... - wait for it - ...dary (she didn't say that, but I just finished all the seasons of How I Met Your Mother, and how could I NOT quote Barney Stinson? For real.)

- I get the following peer feedback in my final grad class presentation: "Your energy, knowledge and dynamism are captivating all of which are assets as an instructor in a classroom. I believe you will be a remarkable teacher no matter where you end up."

It is nice to be recognized, both in my life as a designer/marketing wannabe-guru and my life as a full-time grad student. And the fact that it happened all in one day gives me the boost to get through the rest of the hurdles that I'll be facing this week at work and in the last few classes at school.

Moral of the story: know someone who deserves to be recognized? Make it your mission in the final hours of this glorious summer solstice (it is 40 degrees celcius here in maybe it's hell?) to go and tell someone that they're doing more than alright. It will get them past the mid-week hump day tomorrow!

And if you've done something awesome, treat yourself to two glasses of California Cabernet, some (read: 12 or 15) olives, boursin cheese on toasted fresh bread (repeat as many times as necessary), and organic salmon seasoned with olive oil, seafood seasoning, lemon juice, and ground pepper on spinach. Or whatever floats your stomach boat.

Jen's Bridal Shower (part one)

After ten years, one of my dearest friends is getting married to another one of my dearest friends. Meant to be together? Absolutely. Together forever? Not long enough.

Here is part one of Jen's Bridal Shower.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011


We made it. Now go be rad.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Malbec, baby

I was feeling a little too, well, little tonight after class. So I bought some ciabatta bread and proceeded to eat 1/3 of it, dipped in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and parmesan cheese (in addition to my spinach salad and salmon).

Washed down with a glass of wine = delicious.

12 more days of required classes (which works out to be six classes for two courses) and I start my thesis. Two papers and one test stand in the way of the biggest paper of my life.

I may need to pour myself another glass of wine.