Aug 28, 2011

OMG Guys!! Vote for Me!!

Lookie lookie!  I nominiated myself  was nominated for a Blogger's Choice Award!  

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My site was nominated for Best Blog About Stuff!

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Late, LATE Date

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

I See A Boring Blog Post

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

Smile Through the Sadness

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!!

O Canada

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

Everyday is An Adventure in Kato Land: 2

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.


Everyday is An Adventure in Kato Land

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

Indulgence

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

I Must Be Psychic

Last week I was lamenting the fact that I haven't relaxed in 3000 years.  You know, relaxing?  That thing you do where you just go home after work, make a light dinner and watch a movie?  Oh you DO know?

I DON'T.

Aug 16, 2011

Photo Dumpage: July Edition

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

Real Time

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

Scattered Conversation

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.

Cool.

Fast forward to 1AM.  Just on the edge of sleep, I violently turned around and shouted said:

"You know, his garage probably has a studio in it worth 2 million dollars".

Goodnight.

Dave responded with, "Nope.  Just your normal, average, everyday garage".

Goodnight.

You know you have been with someone for a long time when they know what the fuck you are babbling about.

Aug 10, 2011

GPSmyCity.com

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:




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 quiz@gpsmycity.com.  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)

Toronto Fun Facts Quiz:

1. Within a 160 km radius of Toronto lives _____ of Canada's population.
A. Half
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?
A. 50+
B. 100+
C. 200+

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
B. Fire
C. Storm

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"?
A. Oakville
B. Hamilton
C. Pickering

10. Toronto has had many city-nicknames along the years. How was Toronto never called like?
A. Hogtown
B. the City that Sleeps
C. The Big Smoke

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Aug 6, 2011

Weekend Crazies: Part 3

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

Weekend Crazies: Part 2

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.