I got this card in the mail. It is the best card I have ever received...hands down. Birthday is in 25 minutes!
Dec 6, 2011
Hey dudes and ladies! What's going on wit me you ask? Why not a whole lot, except that Snow Watch 2011 is ON. Check out last year's Snow Watch here.
Now I do have to say one thing here: this snow that I have captured on camera does not really count as snow watch 2011 being OVER. It only snowed for an hour and then melted right away. A for real snow watch has to stick on the ground for at least a day and has to be a certain amount. Like last year, when I knew that Snow Watch 2010 was over. So, it's not over yet, k?
Dec 1, 2011
My sister and I have a hard on for abandoned houses. Why? No idea. Well maybe a little. Because we like to scare the shit out of ourselves! Walking into a house, especially one that still has people's belongings in it, always conjures up scary stories in my mind. Who would just leave their belongings like that? Why did no one want to buy the house? What happened here?
Nov 29, 2011
Get ready for the cheesy lovey sister show. We took way too many pictures of the two of us this past weekend, but hey, I'll take it. She never wants her picture taken these days on account of being an 80-year-old woman.
So we went up to visit my folks again this weekend. I was starving by the time we got there and this was the first thing I saw. It was like seeing the light. I effing love Turkish Delight. Where am I from? Istanbul?
Nov 22, 2011
Well dudes, I haven't been around lately. I have wanted to, believe me, but life got a little busy there and life is important. Life is meant to be lived, and that is most definitely what I was doing.
My parents moved, and they got another puppy. They already have a baby dog named Chivas (like the alcohol), but they wanted to add another little one to the pot, to make things interesting, you know. Let's move and get a puppy! Who's crazy? Anyway, her name is Bailey (like the alcohol) and she is just the most precious thing that ever walked this earth.
Nov 20, 2011
Oh hello there. Welcome to the I didn't feel like doing my hair show. This is what happens when I wash and go. Cool hair Katherine. And I know what you are going to say: "What's wrong with it?". Well, nothing, RIGHT NOW. Let the joy of the day take you on a soon to be limp dick hair journey.
Oct 30, 2011
When I said my life has been busy? I wasn't lying. I have been stressed to the max and it had me feeling overwhelmed and crazy and on the brink of a nervous breakdown....but I have calmed the fuck down in the last week. Thank god, because I am not sure how much more my brain could take. Stress overload mang, it DOES NOT do a body good.
BUUUTTTT, this post is not about stress. This post is about one of my best friends getting married and celebrating her soon to be nuptials with some girl time!
Me and the other beautiful bridesmaid decided to throw Jess a very classy bachelorette. Since none of us are about strippers and craziness, Sarah and I came up with the idea of an overnight stay at a fancy hotel, a lovely dinner at a nice restaurant, followed by high tea the next day. The hotel and dinner were for just the three of us, and the high tea was for the rest of the family...moms and nonas and aunts and cousins.
Since we had to leave work early to check into the hotel, I made sure to get to work before the sun came up, and in turn ended up looking like this at my desk all day:
Oct 24, 2011
Wow. A super awesome perspective of Toronto by Ryan Emond. Pay particular attention to 1:22 (Skydome!! My dad's old company made the equipment that opens and closes the roof!). Also to 2:35, and you will know why I DO NOT live right downtown.
Toronto Tempo from Ryan Emond on Vimeo.
I have been MIA for a while because life has exploded in a great big BLAM! of confetti and streamers and craziness and GAH!
So I apologize for that.
Oct 17, 2011
Well aren't I a giant asshole? I took my sweet ass time getting this part two out! Life has pretty much blown up in my face, in a good way...super busy these days, although I am starting to feel the pull to slow down. Sometimes if I do too much and take on too much (ok all the time) I start getting stressed out and then all my yes's turn to big fat NO'S.
Oct 12, 2011
Now that looks like a girl who needs coffee. Last Friday I took the day off of work so that I could gallivant around the city with Dave. He had never been to Toronto Island before, so seeing that it was a GORGEOUS day out there, it was the destination of choice for the day.
Oct 10, 2011
Phew! Busy weekend. Busy, busy! But a good one all the same. Started it with a day off of work on Friday (mental health day), where Dave and I went to Toronto Island. But that's for another post! This is the Thanksgiving post!
Uhh, even though my nails are Halloween-y.
Oct 4, 2011
I did something pretty freaking hilariously stupid today.
I was talking to some coworkers about the one and only date I went on when I was 15-years-old, and how the guy was a skeaze who kept calling me 'Scully' the whole time.
I asked the guy why he kept calling me that and well, I had to mime his answer to my coworkers on account of managers being right there and whatnot. So I um...used the universal symbol for blow job. We all know what that is, right?
Ok....for those who don't:
Yeah, like I WASN'T going to include it. Do you even know me?
So apparently calling a girl 'Scully' or, a scully means that you are a girl who gives a beej on the first date. Of course my 15-year-old self was mortified.
But let's fast forward to today. I was walking back to my dungeon after my awesome story, and I was continuing to mime the hand gesture while walking down the stairs (by myself I might add) and giggling about how stupid my stories are sometimes.
So I am blow job miming the entire way, only to come face to face with some dude staring in the window at me.
I am an idiot.
Note to everyone: don't ever mime a blow job when you are by yourself.
Because that's weird.
Oct 2, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
Do you guys remember the feeling when your life changed? Not in a bad way or anything, but in a big way. For instance, my sister is moving to the city, and my parents are moving away. Not too far, only two hours or so, but they will be gone...off doing their own thing and having fun in their retirement years (thank god! It's about time). I guess it's just weird because my entire family will be spread out now. We are all going our own ways in life, and although we will see each other often, it just feels...strange. Maybe it's the fact that I will never visit Orangeville again after Thanksgiving (my parents move afterwards) and I have lived/ gone back there since I was 11-years-old. So yeah, changes. Good ones, but changes nonetheless.
Sep 23, 2011
I am so lucky to have such talented people in my life. Dave's brother Steve, (who I have written about many times before) happens to be an incredibly talented artist. What's with these Coleman boys and their amazingness? Anyway, back in July Steve gave Dave a painting of Frank Black for his birthday and has since finished a short, pretty frigging cool video that follows his progress on the painting. He asked Dave to compose some music for it, and voila!, you have a masterpiece.
Check it out here!
Sep 22, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
Hey guys! Want to watch another totally awesome and super horrific short film by the very talented and insane minded Darryl Shaw?
T is for Testosterone Replacement Therapy is the latest addition to director/ writer Darryl Shaw's cool resume of films. He has entered this short into a pretty neat contest called the The ABCs of Death. Check out the site by clicking above. Don't forget to vote for Darryl's film!
Dudes: you will like this one A LOT. I promise.
Dave did the score for this one as well!! So we know it's good. The dream team of Darryl and Dave can't ever go wrong!
Good job boys, and everyone else involved!
Sep 19, 2011
This weekend was crazy busy. But it was awesome...went by WAY too fast. While driving home on Sunday from our various adventures, and the sun was starting to set a little, making the shadows long, I remembered that I had to work the next morning. Such a bummer.
So part of my busy weekend was to pick a wedding dress.
It's no secret that I am turning into a girl. Now, don't get me wrong...I will never be full on girly girl. Not that there is anything wrong with it, just, you know, I need to hold on to some of the swearing, burping, farting, video game playing chick that I am too.
So I am always looking for cool ideas to store all my crap. And although my collection is still small, it is growing...quickly.
Sep 16, 2011
Last night Dave and I went out with our friends Di and James. Love them HARD. Sounds perverted. It is.
We started out at our local hole in the wall, hanging out on the patio, but Di knew that if she got a few drinks in me that she could drag my ass elsewhere. Which is what ended up happening. We hopped in a cab and she took us to one of her many amazing discoveries, Souz Dal.
This place is super dark, all candlelit and inviting. I can imagine walking by on a blistery winter night and wanting to nip in for something to warm your bones. In other words, awesome.
Sep 9, 2011
So excuse the randomness of this post. Because there is a whole plethora of things that don't fit together, but still make sense in my mind. Sometimes I still feel like that hippie, with my thoughts that just appear and whatnot, and then I remember that I stopped smoking pot a long time ago. On account of it making me insane. I can't handle my shit anymore guys!! AHHHHH!
High school was a battlefield for me. I did a lot of drugs to try and be cool, to coast through. And then I got myself kicked out at 15. But that was cool. It was an opportunity to try something new, something different. So I lived on my own for a while. And when I did decide to go back to school, it was on my own terms. MY WAY.
Sep 5, 2011
You know, the ONE good thing about working for a bunch of suits is that you don't get sad about the end of Summer at this point. Because you never really had a Summer. At least not in the sense that you had 2 months to play and laze around...
Summer doesn't officially end until September 23 for me. And damn it, I am going to make use of these last 18 days if it kills me!
Sep 3, 2011
Aug 28, 2011
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Dave has spent the entire weekend at the FanExpo (seriously nerds, check it out if you haven't before. P.S-check out the horror schedule for Sunday, Android Re-Enactment is playing!), so I have had to entertain myself. Which is never a problem. Here is the thing: I NEVER GET BORED. Ever. Books, video games, movies...
But yesterday? OMG I was effing bored!! I think it was just my mood, because everything Dave suggested I do to keep myself occupied, I responded with a pouty-lipped "Hmph. No!". I am kidding, sort of. I have flipped from the kind of girl who couldn't wait for the weekend to come so I could sit in my pjs all weekend and do NOTHING. I can't be that way anymore. I need to make use of every single second of my weekends, and go on adventures.
Aug 25, 2011
That's supposed to be like, "I see dead people", from the Sixth Sense. Ugh. I am not funny. I know.
It's been a SLOOOOOW week in bloggieville. Sorry about that. Insert whatever you think may be wrong with me here........and sure, that's what it is.
I have been a tired sack of shit. That is what's really wrong. My own fault. Very much so. I am a child who doesn't want to go to bed, who needs one more drink of water, who REALLY has to pee this time. So yeah....tired sack.
Which is going to get me in big shit at work, because I am late EVERYDAY. Not like, 5 minutes late. More like half an hour to an hour late. I was improving for a while there because a few weeks ago I got in serious shit for the same problem. Now, I am back to being a delinquent. Sigh....some people aren't cut out for desk jobs you know? I may be late everyday, but I stay for my 8 hours and I am exceptional at my job...so cut me some fucking slack. Frigging suits.
Anyway, this is me making love to my tea. I hate the term 'making love'. It's so gross and perverted.
Aug 22, 2011
Bright colours make me happy. So that's what I surrounded myself with today. Not only was I sad about Jack Layton's passing, but there are other things going on. You know, life. And sometimes life is incredibly sad.
But if there is one great thing about the human spirit, is that it keeps on keeping on...
So tell people how much you love them when they are here, ok? And remember to smile...even if you don't feel like it. One day you will, and you don't want to be out of practice. Then you will look all awkward and lopsided.
Look at that bright blue sky! I fear these days are numbered.
With Winter coming and all. What did you think I meant? I am not THAT melodramatic!
To everyone I love, I love you!!
Today is a sad day for Canada. Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party, lost his battle with cancer. I am not going to bore anyone with politics and what he stood for, I'm just going to leave you with this quote:
"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world." - Jack Layton
Words to live by.
Also, this song has been floating through my head all day.
Aug 19, 2011
To read part one, go here.
It was wonderful to wander around this place while it was pouring rain outside. People work and study here and there was a nice feeling of happy busyness. Someone was practicing piano elsewhere in the building and you could hear it throughout. Such a lovely place.
This past Monday, I had an appointment at the hospital for my 4 times a year check up with my hematologist. No biggie, just a standard check in. I have a wonky blood disease thing going on (have had it since birth, hereditary shit, THANKS DAD, brother has it too), and I just have to make sure all my levels are, well...level.
I had to go to work for a few hours before hand, and then rush off downtown to make sure that all was well in this here bod. Of course, Dave being the sweet gentleman that he is, came with me to my appointment, even though he really doesn't like hospitals.
Walking to work that morning, it was beautiful.
Aug 18, 2011
Since I deemed 2011 as 'The Year of Me', I have been pushing myself to embrace this and focus on myself more. Sounds selfish, I know. I feel selfish sometimes. But I also think that once you have been in a relationship for a long time, some people lose their identity and you become more of 'a couple' and no longer an individual. In a lot of ways, I love being a couple. But in other ways, I like being me, and doing things JUST for me. Stuff that I would do for myself when I was single, and not always thinking of the 'other half'. It's important. Some may call it selfish. I call it NECESSARY.
And this is why I have been going out more with friends, and being silly and buying too much nail polish and FAR too much jewellery. Because these are things that make me feel as if I am spoiling myself, and it makes me happy!
Like sitting on rooftop patios and drinking beer at sunset with amazing friends. What's not to love about this scenario?
Aug 17, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
I needed to dump my pictures off my phone, so here you all are! The July edition of shitty pictures from my iPhone!
The day I got my hair cut...it was a wonderful day of swimming and wine and sunburns. And I love my hair. AND my high-wasted jeans DAVE. They DO NOT give me mom butt!
Aug 14, 2011
Been feeling out of sorts lately. No biggie, just a bit run down...indecisive. I am only indecisive when I can't think properly because I am not getting enough sleep. This needs to be rectified.
Dave and I decided to have a low key Saturday. We could have said yes to plans from a few different friends, but I wasn't having it. So really, I decided to have a low key Saturday (sorry Dave!).
Low key means going shopping. IN A MALL. You all must know about my undying hatred of malls by now. Why do I do this to myself? Yeah my face about sums it up.
Aug 13, 2011
At around 2PM yesterday afternoon, Dave and I were having a discussion about the Foo Fighters newest album, Wasting Light. Dave mentioned that they recorded the whole thing in Dave Grohl's garage.
Fast forward to 1AM. Just on the edge of sleep, I violently turned around and
"You know, his garage probably has a studio in it worth 2 million dollars".
Dave responded with, "Nope. Just your normal, average, everyday garage".
You know you have been with someone for a long time when they know what the fuck you are babbling about.
Aug 10, 2011
I don't know if you guys know this about me, but I am ALLLL about keeping fit in fun ways. My number one way to do that? Walking. Dave and I will choose a destination in the city, one we have never been to before, and we will EXPLORE. Just that word conjures up such a sense of adventure for me that I am getting excited about what I am about to tell you!
GPSmyCity.com asked me if I would collaborate with them on a fun giveaway, and after doing a bit of research, and checking out their iPhone app myself, I was hooked!!
GPSmyCity is all about self-guided walking tours of over 470 cities worldwide. Sometimes you don't need a tour guide when you visit a new city, you just need to know where to go to create your own experience. The best part is that once you have the app, it works offline so that you aren't charged any ridiculous roaming fees while in other countries.
Check out these awesome screenshots:
Check out these awesome screenshots:
Doesn't it look fun? And EASY!! I love the way this app looks and reads. They even have audio!
What could you win, you ask? You could win your choice of THREE GPSmycity.com iPhone applications! All you have to do is copy and paste the quiz below into an email message, answer the quiz questions, and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will take care of the rest!
Pretty cool huh? An amazing way to discover brand new cities throughout the world...or fall in love again with your own.
Come on!!! Do a little research...what else are you doing right now?? (Hint...Google is GREAT at answering questions)
1. Within a 160 km radius of Toronto lives _____ of Canada's population.
B. One third
C. One quarter
2. On what building can one find a giant neon weather station?
A. Canada Life Building
B. National Trust Tower
C. First Canadian Place
3. How many languages are estimated to be spoken throughout the city?
4. Which one of these movie stars was not born in the city of Toronto?
A. Christopher Plummer
B. Mia Kirshner
C. Jim Carrey
5. The CN Tower held its record of the world's tallest building for 34 years, until the Burj Khalifa and Canton Tower were built. It now remains the tallest free-standing structure in:
A. North America
B. the Americas
C. the Western Hemisphere
6. A serious ____ occurred in 1995. It was the worst day in Toronto history.
A. Subway crash
7. What do Bloor Street, Danforth Avenue and McCowan Road have in common?
A. They are all the same street
B. They run diagonal
C. They all run west-east
8. In 2006, City Hall told which group of people to leave and never come back?
A. Charlie's Angels
B. Guardian Angels
C. Black Angels
9. Which of these cities is not officially part of the Greater Toronto Area, but is still considered by some as "part of Toronto"?
10. Toronto has had many city-nicknames along the years. How was Toronto never called like?
B. the City that Sleeps
C. The Big Smoke
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Aug 6, 2011
The moment you have all been waiting for!! Well, maybe not. But I have been waiting a long time to post it, so there's that.
Seriously though, I am so glad I finally get to talk about this in detail, because it has been an amazing road for so many people.
Aug 2, 2011
So I left off at the drive-in. A long time ago. I haven't posted anything in a while because I have been super sick, and my best friend visited. So instead of a shit show, it was a snot show. Which is a few steps under a shit show, but still a little too much for a sick person to handle. I held in there though.
Jul 29, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
Oh life was busy the last four days. My sister came to visit on Friday evening and just left us this Tuesday morning. And like always, she brings the crazy. Busy, crazy, fun weekend filled with shopping, swimming, drinking, drive-ins, getting my hairs did and movie premieres. Awesome.
Jul 22, 2011
Jul 21, 2011
Oh hey there cutie.
I last left you with part 1 of Picnics and Animals and then it got really hot and I couldn't think for a few days. Still can't, just warning you. The temperature out there right now feels like 49 Celsius. That's 120 for those of you who subscribe to Fahrenheit.
Anyway, back to the picnic. I was anxious/ nervous, we had to go blah blah it was all good.
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
Dave and I went to a house party on Friday night for my friend Di's 29th birthday. It has taken me this long to recover. Good god.
A few amazing photos to begin the night. Dave ignoring me, playing his freaking Death Smiles game while I try to get his attention. This has been my life for the past week. Repeating everything I say because he is so sucked into his game. Good thing I understand these things, or I might have to throw stuff at him.
Jul 14, 2011
So when I started this 'getting fit journey' of mine, I weighed 158 pounds and now I am 143. I say that so nonchalantly (believe me when I say that) because I am not concerned about my weight. I am concerned about being fit and feeling strong and healthy. And I do. Yet like any journey in life, there are bumps in the road. I am facing a big one called motivation.
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
When do boys become men? After 30? 40? Look at this guy. 29...still a baby...
The morning of Dave's birthday and he didn't have to work. But because he is the sweetest person on the planet, he got up early (well, sort of) with me to walk me to work. What a shit-eating grin huh?
Jul 4, 2011
Only because I am sleepy. Not for any other reason. I really can't complain when it is sunny and hot and gorgeous out there, but yes, I am suffering from a bit of sleep deprivation from this weekend's events.
Speaking of this weekend...Dave and I found a deceased dragonfly on our deck on Sunday evening. Which was weird because we were JUST asking each other 'what if' questions. Like, what would you do if I kicked you in the nuts right now? What would you do if I threw you off this deck? What would you do if a huge dragonfly landed on your shoulder right now?
And lo and behold. I didn't even know Toronto had these beautiful monsters. So we did what anyone would do: we picked it up, placed it in the best position possible, and took pictures of it.
Look at how gorgeous it's wings are.
It's like they used this guy to invent the helicopter. Did I make that up or is it actually true?
And then we ate. Well, this is what I ate. Dave had a giant steak, but I wasn't hungry, so I went with cottage cheese and tomatoes, and some summer sausage. Eating the cottage cheese reminded me of bug guts. It was still good though.
Desert was fruit and lemon yogurt with a drizzle of honey. Who died and went to heaven? This girl.
Fast forward to Monday morning (today). On my way to work. Trying to make the best of life while sleepwalking. I was born in the wrong era. I should have been born so that I was a teenager in the 70s. Maybe that wouldn't have been too good though, you know, because of all the acid. I did too much of that stuff as a teenager anyway. Don't do drugs kids, you'll end up like me.
Dave snuck up on me and took a picture later in the afternoon. I think he heard me whining to myself and grumbling to the air. Holy bags under my eyes Batman. I was pouty and needed a coffee. Plus, I had to listen to this woman at work talk with mucus stuck in her throat all day. I feel bad for her because it's obviously a problem, but she is not that nice anyway. So I call her Bucus. That is beast + mucus when they marry.
Someone is an angel and beamed me down a coffee. Thank goodness because sleeping death was at my doorstep.
And then there was this. Spotted it at the grocery store when we went to go pick up a few things after work. Now, ok....ok.....I am good with people eating octopus. To each their own. But why did they have to write 'CHUNKS of Octopus'? That is just...
But lordy, this more than makes up for it. Tired cranky Kato and S'mores? You just cured my life.
Well, we don't have a campfire. Screw you. I don't need your shit campfire.
Aren't we innovative?
My only concern is to roast these marshmallows.
Oh yeah. Yup. Delicious.
Look at the concentration.
I have gone to a happy place.
Hey did you guys ever make ghost gum? When you smush a marshmallow between your fingers until it becomes gooey and looks like a piece of gum?
And then I tell you guys a story. A bedtime story for myself if you will. One where your entire good opinion of me (if you have one) goes down the drain because I sound like an asshole. First of all, I sound like I am a 3-year-old telling the story, but I assure you that is not how I usually sound. That is me being tired and unable to put two thoughts together. Secondly, I sound like a megabitch. I am not: again, just sleepy. Third, THE STORY MAKES NO SENSE. Well, it does until the end. My final statement makes no sense at all. Whatever, you get the picture. I AM A JERK OFF WHO NEEDS SOME SLEEP.
And with that final vision in your head, I bid you all goodnight!