Sunday, March 28, 2010

House Hunting and Taco Night

This weekend was rather nice. On Friday, Kelly and I went to see the movie The Runaways. I liked it, but can't say it was amazing or anything. Saturday was comprised of several entertaining things. First, Stephen and I went to Little Fish for brunch. We've been there once before, and their pancakes are great. This time he opted for bacon pancakes (that's right, the bacon was inside!), and I went with the traditional banana ones. Both were very yummy. Seeing two open house signs in his complex, this gave us an idea for the rest of the afternoon. We walked thru 5 or 6 houses that day. I thought it was hilarious for some reason, and brought my camera along. I'm trying to do this more often.

The first house we saw was aweful, but have a really nice cherry tree in the backyard.
Upon leaving, I saw a man hand painting a sign in the shop window, which I thought was lovely.

The next house we saw was pretty nice. And expensive. All the photos are from that house. The shower apparatus was pretty cool, as well as the third floor loft-style bedroom.

After we exhaused ourselves from climbing all those stairs, we ended up going to Anne and Ryan's house for some tacos. The rest of the night was spent eating, drinking, and talking. Followed by going to Clinton's for some dancing in a very hot, crowded room. Today I've been nursing my slight hangover and relaxing. All in all, I had a great weekend.

Friday, March 26, 2010


Things to think about in the next couple of days.

Well I didn't get into the program at school that I wanted to. Or rather, I never actually applied because it closed right as I was preparing my portfolio. I had a feeling it might happen, but didn't think it actually would. Blah. I would have rather just applied, and not gotten in than not applied at all. But anywho, I am not that bummed about it. Today I went to figure out my other options. I'm quite optimistic at the moment. Altho I think I would have much rather wanted to be a full-time student come September, the idea of working full-time and taking night classes is also somewhat appealing. It will be a lot of work though, as I plan to fully commit myself to the plan. The list of courses available and the idea of going to school excites me. I have to still figure things out exactly, but this is definetely the option that seems the most appealing at the moment.

I also really need to move. And find a new job ASAP. I'm so tired of commuting and just the whole routine of it all. The job thing needs to be done now, the move will hopefully happen sometime in the summer/fall. I think by me having my own space in the city, and by not wasting so much time driving/TTCing it will make me like and appreciate Toronto a lot more. I like this city a lot, altho I know this is not where I want to live ideally. But that being said, actually living in the city might help a lot. I'm going to give my two weeks in mid April and be done with the horrid place I go to everyday. I feel like a lot of changes are on the horizon, and I'm looking forward to what lies ahead.

This weekend I'm going to take some time and really figure out what I want. At least in the short term. Regardless of the way the little details pan out, I need to focus on the bigger picture and get going. In life. I'm going to go to Montreal in two weeks, so that should be a nice little break as well. Ponder. Ponder.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Cuba continued

Haven't written in a while. I finally managed to get my computer fixed, and it finally works fairly reliably. Yay! So I'm my attempt to catch up on the beginning of 2010 via photos, here are my favourite scenery and random shots from Cuba. For some reaon I've always liked taking pictures of things and buildings more than people. I need to work on that. I've finally figured out how to resize pictures to make them easier to upload as well, so hopefully I can start posting more often.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


This weekend was pretty nice and relaxing. On Friday I made risotto which I must say turned out fairly well. Then on Saturday, Stephen and I tried to fix my computer unsuccessfully, went to watch Brooklyn's Finest which was quite intense, and then went to hang out with some of his friends which was pretty fun. I have a lot of work I actually need to finish, so I will get started tonight. I didn't really take any pictures this weekend for whatever reason, even though it was very nice out. I really need to get into the habit of doing that. Spring is soon, cannot wait :) I still need to figure out this whole picture uploading thing, and how to go about it in the way that I want. For now, here is a picture of the banana pancakes I made on Saturday. They turned out ok.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I think I wanted to start this blog back in January (well, before that even, but that's when I actually decided to), and now it is March. I will catch up on the last two months a bit since I have not taken any new pictures in some time.

January's highlight was the trip to Cuba. I think I'm going to do another post with just landscape and building and object photos, as for whatever reason that tends to be what I take pictures of the most. For now, my some of my favourite pictures of Stephen and I :) :

Monday, March 1, 2010


Hello :)

Hmmm. I think it's important that I outline why I decided to start a blog in the first place. I started my first diary when I was 11 or 12 and have always had once since. Or tried to rather. I find that while I love the idea of writing daily in my journal, in reality it's too tedious to be maintained. My mind moves way faster than the hand holding the pen, and by the time I finish one train of thought I have lost interest in trying to continue with the ten other subjects I wanted to document. So I figure by typing most things out, not only will it save time but it will also make it harder to not write in it due to the fact that typing away does not require that much time.

Secondly, I feel that I am at the point in my life where I am ready to actually start living it. Whereas for the longest time I don't feel like I have been. I have all these things I want to do and have wanted to do for years, but have never actually done. I feel like by writing them down, it will make me more accountable and proactive. At least that's the idea. I want to be passionate about more things. And in order to be, I think I have to just do them more. Hence, this will be my little project to becoming the person I want to be. Whoever that may be.

I think this will be a good thing. Hopefully I can actually keep to it, unlike most other things. I guess the reason why I'm actually starting this is also due to timing. A couple of months ago I came upon and I've really enjoyed how the author Chiara makes everyday mundane things seem interesting. I've always wanted to get into photography, and this is one of the things that is on my to-do list. I finally bough a DSLR, so hopefully I will get to put it to use more often. The other reason is partly due to my boyfriend whose blog also inspired me somewhat. I really like his idea of mapping his progress in his quest to change careers. I'm very proud and happy for him. :) So I guess these two factors, in addition to many others have culminated themselves in this new little blog of my own.

The goal will be to post about whatever. I want to take more pictures. Of things. Of friends. Of moments in general. Not just birthdays and special events. More day to day things I guess. I want to figure out what it is I love in life and do it. I think that this will partly help in that quest. I just need a place to house all my thoughts and goals and random things here and there and this will be it.