Thursday, 30 August 2012
Working on: some art journaling. I bought a Smash journal months ago and haven't really given it much attention. Last night I did a page and now I'm getting the urge to do more! It's so great to just sit down and do something completely for you. It's even better that I actually have time to do these things now that I'm only working 12 hours a week.
Thinking about: The Hunger Games. You probably don't know this about me yet but I am completely obsessed. I saw the first movie and immediately ran out and bought all three books, which I devoured at record speed. Allow me to geek out on you for a quick minute: Katniss is one of the best heroines ever. Yes I'm aware there are way better heroine's in the history of literature but as far as modern day badass ladies go, she's pretty up there. She's brave as hell, tough and generally just...awesome. She doesn't spend her day thinking about stupid boys or devote all of her time to worrying about the love triangle she has found herself in like other ladies of literature *cough* BELLA *cough*. She's not the least bit helpless and I just think that she's finally a female character who girls can look up to, not because of her looks or her ability to make men fall in love with her, but because of her bravery, strength and character. Geek out is over now. (Ps the moral of that story was supposed to be that I bought it and plan to watch it tonight...I just got a little worked up there. My apologies).
Listening to: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. I must admit that their album Here is not as good as Up From Below but I am warming up to it.
Wishing for: a wonderful long weekend! It's not actually a special weekend for me because I don't work Mondays or Fridays anyways but everyone else will get to play with me! I'm going to the beach on Saturday so I'm excited for that even though it will be slightly sad because it will be like saying one last goodbye to Summer for the year. Oh well, fall is near and that means new boots, leather jackets and giant wool sweaters.
Before I leave I must introduce you to the star of my picture, Clyde. He's my sister's dog and he is the best dog to ever walk the planet, seriously. He's so nice and gentle and he just likes to lay around and let you pet his belly. When my sister brings the two year olds over to her house to see him he just sits really nice while they stroke him with their tiny toddlers hands and sometimes he licks their little fingers and makes them giggle. Man he is just the best. We tell my sister that her and her husband are probably going to have an insane child because they just got too lucky with Clyde.
Enjoy your weekends my cyber surfing friends!
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Right now I'm sitting around sipping on hot water with lemon and watching the episode of Sex and the City where Carrie becomes a model and ends up as fashion roadkill. Oh how I love this show. It's 12:30 right now and I have to wake up at 5:15 tomorrow morning to go to my friends house at 6am to wish her off and give her the gift me and my other friend made for her (OH MAN I really think I'm going to just give up on trying to not use people's names on here! I don't know why I don't like using my friend's names...mostly because they don't know about this blog so I don't want to infringe on their privacy or anything but I'm very close to giving up....you're all probably pretty confused most days anyways haha). ANYWHO I'm hoping that besides a morning of crying that tomorrow will be full of workouts, knitting, television and reading.
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Here's what the remainder of my birthday looked like:
Hope everyone is feeling as wonderfully happy as me today.
Monday, 27 August 2012
Well my friends my day has just begun so I'm going to run off and enjoy being legal in every country in the world. I'll be back tomorrow to share photos from my weekend which was probably the best weekend of my summer.
Friday, 24 August 2012
As far as the rest of my day, I'm the only one at work today so I've spent the day so far painting my nails and watching tv. The nail art was inspired by the polka dot nail art I posted in my Best of Pinterest post yesterday. I think I did a pretty fine job. I've been watching "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" on youtube today. Oh my gosh this is the craziest show ever. It's a spin off from "Toddlers in Tiaras" and focuses around the craziest little girl you'll ever see. If you've never heard of her just click here. (Prepare to cry laughing).
Well I'm done work early today so I only have about an hour left. Tonight is my friend's going away party. So excited.
Have a wonderfull weekend my little honey boo boos!
Thursday, 23 August 2012
I don't know if I've stressed this enough yet but I'm SO excited for the weekend. I just can't wait to see everyone and have fun and even get some relaxing in on Saturday and maybe some workout time. Oh the possibilities. What I'm not excited for is Wednesday when I will have to say goodbye to my dear dear friend but let's not think about that right now. Another reason today is awesome is that fact that I got her jewelery in. Look:
I'm a little Pinterest obsessed these days even if it does make me completely hate my apartment and all of my clothes. Such envy! It is nice though to look at beautiful things. Pinterest is such a great place for inspiration. Here's whats been inspiring me lately...
Pops of teal:
So much I love. So little time.
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Hope you enjoyed the pretties I've been drooling over. Have a wonderful Thursday!
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
I've been drooling over lots of etsy shops lately but never really had a need for anything until now. The phone case was for me. I've been mulling over buying it for a while but when I went on etsy and saw it again I couldn't resist. I mean, who doesn't need an Audrey phone case? My point exactly. My other two purchases were a bit less selfish. I mentioned in my last post that a very dear friend of mine is moving to British Columbia. This is CLEAR across the country from me. It's an almost 5 hour flight so I decided she needed a serious going away gift. I got her the necklace above and I got to pick out the stone. I picked out a sage green colour and then put her initial "T" on the leaf. The earings are chrysanthemums and I picked these specifically because I know they are very near and dear to her. The main character in her favourite book as a kid was named Chrysanthemum and she's told me that one day she hopes to get one tattooed on her. Finally I think I am going to make her a mug using this method:
You just write on it with a sharpie and then give it a good bake in the oven at 350 degrees. I'm obviously not going to write her some romantic love quote on it from Pride and Prejudice on it. I was thinking about writing a little rhyme I made up: Whether near or far, there's no need to fret...our best days haven't even happened yet. Yah like? I just hope her jewlery comes in the mail before she leaves Wednesday! I'm very excited to give her this gift! I just feel like it's perfect for her. Sometimes giving gifts is more fun than getting them...sometimes.
Working on: knitting my infinity scarf. It's a beautiful mustard colour and I can't wait to finish it. Since this is my first time knitting it's a big wonky and I think I made it a bit too wide but I can't wait for it to be done and then I can work on my next project. I'm working on a progress post of my scarf for you guys so that should be up tomorrow!
Thinking about: fall and even winter. I feel like a bit of a traitor saying this during the summer time but I am beyond excited to wear tall leather boots and knee socks over jeans and my new scarf and to buy beautiful winter coats. Ahhhh
Listening to: Radiohead. I must tell you that I seriously believe Karma Police is one of the most beautiful songs ever. It makes me feel very sad to listen to it because it reminds me of times I've listened to it when I was feeling depressed but that's something I love about it. Music is probably one of the most amazing things. It can completely change my mood. Sometimes when I'm singing a sad song I get so caught up that I get a lump in my throat. This is one of those songs. I just love how if you really try you can completely feel what the artist was trying to convey to you. Case in point: music is rad.
Wishing for: this weekend to be amazing!! One of my best and oldest friends is moving to D.C next week. This is another moment when I get said lump in throat. I've known her since we were in the 5th grade. That's 10 years people! She's off to school so of course she'll come back for holidays and hopefully won't make that her forever home. I'll miss her so so much. Sunday the boyfriend's grandma is turning 75 so I'm VERY excited to see his whole family and just enjoy the party and EAT! MMMM.
Well I am off to write maybe (probably) another blog post for today. I hope I'm not overwhelming you but the creative juices are flowing today. Just enjoy it!
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The best news of all is that the boyfriend gave me my birthday present early. Ray Bans!!! I'm in loooovveee. Now I just have to get through today and then my mom and stepdad are home from Italy tonight. I know, they went to Italy and didn't even take me!? I'm beyond jealous, since I have an insane obsession with Europe, but hopefully they will have brought me home lots of goodies!
Bye for now!
Monday, 20 August 2012
Some good parts about this weekend: my friend lives in the country so I went for the most amazing jog yesterday. It was about 4K and the views were gorgeous and the breeze coming over the fields felt amazing. The boyfriend came to visit me a couple of times so I was very excited to see him since I was SO bored. Me and the pup went on a little walk of their property and took in some nice views. Finally, it felt nice to do a favour for a friend.
This week is going to be all about catching up on sleep! This is my last week of full time before I go down to a day and half next week. I couldn't be any happier. Also, guess what...it's my birthday in 7 days :)
Friday, 17 August 2012
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Tonight I have dinner with the girls and then tomorrow I'm going to Canada's Wonderland. It's a theme park and I'm so excited because 1) I LOVE rollercoasters and 2) I haven't been in at least 2 years. Hooray for days off!
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
When I first posted that I was reading The Virgin Suicides someone commented and suggested that I tell you guys about it when I was done. Well, what a wonderful idea! So here I am, about a good month after I've finished it, giving you my thoughts.
The Virgin Suicides is set in a suburb of Michigan in the 1970s. The story is told from the point of view of the nieghbourhood boys who are obsessed with the five beautiful Lisbon sisters that live on their street. In the beginning of the book one of the sisters kills herself and over the course of a year we see their lives disinegrate leading up to their untimely demises. The great thing about the book is that we know right from the get go that the girls will kill themselves but we never know when, or how.
My favourite thing about the book is the authors portrayal of life in the suburbs. He takes the mundane everyday world and turns it into something beautiful. I loved reading about the sisters from the eyes of the neighbourhood boys. Their obsession made everything the girls did fascinating. It was also so interesting to read about the breakdown of the girls' lives. I think it's very interesting to show the way that when you are a child things look so shiny and new and as you grow older they begin to become tarnished by what we know.
My favourite character was Lux. In the movie she is played by Kristin Dunst and I think that's the best way to picture her. I thought she was such a cool and complex character that I almost found that I was obsessed with her too. I wish the author would have paid as much attention to developing the other sisters as well as he did with Lux.
While the book seemed a bit slow at times I think it was meant to be that way. It was relaxing, almost lazy at times, just the way life in the suburbs can be. I also love the idea that even though life in suburbia can seem so perfect from the outside, behind every door is a very complex story. I would recommend the book.
I also watched the movie and it seemed to follow the book pretty well. It wasn't able to capture the complexity of the book but movies never do. If anyone is interested in reading the Virgin Suicides it's by Jeffrey Euginides.
I bought a new book last night. It's called Never Let Me Go and it's by Kazuo Ishiguro. It's also been made into a movie. The film was made in 2010 and it stars Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Kiera Knightly. I've heard some good things about the novel and that movie has a seriously awesome cast so I can't wait to see what this book is all about and then graduate on to the movie.
Monday, 13 August 2012
Saturday was my cousins wedding. The picture above is what we wore! I thought I looked like a 1950's housewife which I obviously loved. It was so fun. We ate lots and enjoyed lots of free drinks and did a little bit of dancing (I can never get the boyfriend to dance much, so sad).
Yesterday was a wonderfully lazy, yet productive day. I woke up early and went to spin class where I proceeded to sweat my butt off. I came home and cleaned my apartment from top to bottom before the boyfriend took me out for a late lunch. The lunch turned into a stop at the craft store where I decided I wanted to take up knitting. I'm seriously obsessed. I'm making a mustard coloured infinity scarf right now. It's so cool to just make something from scratch. I'll share progress soon.
Hope everyone elses weekend was so wonderful that it didn't feel long enough.
Friday, 10 August 2012
Thursday, 9 August 2012
It was an interesting evening last night. Every plan I had got cancelled and I was actually very happy about it. My sister was supposed to come over and workout with me but she was too tired, I was supposed to go see my best friends new pup but she had to work late and I was supposed to meet a friend for coffee but I pushed it to tonight due to exhaustion. Instead I took a nice little nap and ate french toast! MMMMM. Later on I went to the boyfriends for some Harry Potter. Only a couple movies left and then I'll stop talking about them.
I cannot believe how tired I've been considering the fact that I actually have MORE time on my hands. I blame it on the heat. It's cooled down a lot more today because it's rained ALL day and it's supposed to rain for the next few days. I'm actually happy because I just bought a new trench from Forever 21 and this gives me an excuse to pull out my Hunters and splash in some puddles. Always looking on the brightside :)