Monday, November 28, 2011


Motivating oneself to work out and eat healthier is definitely a challenge, it's one of the more common ones today as well. With obesity on the rise and our culture becoming increasingly obsessed with teeny tiny ladies as their template for beauty; women are more pressured than ever to be skinny. The neat thing is though for women who are looking to put some more muscle on their bodies (like me), and aren't just trying to starve themselves into looking like an emaciated starlet, there are LOADS of inspirational websites! Ones that talk about how important loving yourself is and that motivate you to work through the pain and sweat towards your end goal. They have motivating pictures and recipes for healthier foods and innumerable workout guides and all kinds of fun stuff. I am definitely a fan :) The internet can be used for good!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Story Time!

So I have a friend, a best friend really, named Megan. Megan wrote a story today and decided to share it with me, something for which I am quite grateful because the story made me laugh and is quirkily charming just like its author. So for your enjoyment; here is the story!

Once upon a time there was a pink elephant named Buboo MacGilvary. He was very self conscious because of his unfortunate pink colour. All the other elephants would make fun of him because he was pink, and that was a girly colour. Then one day, he met another pink elephant named Nancy LeFou and they fell madly in love. They were married on a warm summer's night and 22 months later (the gestation of an elephant) they gave birth to a beautiful bouncing baby boy (who was actually more of a green colour so naturally Buboo assumed Nancy had cheated on him and their romance ended in a bitter divorce. The two were awarded joint custody by the courts) The End.

Cashed-up Bogans

I'm intrigued by this story about Australian miners. They're making really fantastic money as miners in these dusty little mine towns that are far away from civilization but they work hard and pull up valuable minerals and are rewarded. I feel like this is something the Occupy movement doesn't understand; these guys may not have dreamed of being miners growing up, but they did dream of having enough money to do and own the cool things that a lot of people don't have access to. They are reaping the rewards of labour and doing unglamorous jobs!

This quote stuck out at me...

Books and documentaries are coming out about this group, exploring the country's unease with the thought that conspicuous consumption by undereducated people is what is helping to keep the country afloat

The idea that there is "unease" with the thought of undereducated masses helping keep the country afloat with their copious spending is weird to me. Why does it matter who is spending? These are not undereducated people who are spending money they don't have and racking up credit cards and loans and lines of credit! They are spending real money that they actually earned.

I think the idea that a university degree is required by everyone is a silly one. Yes I am in university, but if I didn't have to have a degree for the job I want I wouldn't be here! These guys may not have higher level education but they are making huge contributions to society! They are cycling money back through the economy which creates income for businesses so they can grow and expand and create more jobs so their employees can also spend money.

It is awesome that these men aren't stuck in post secondary, creating more debt by living off of student loans and gaining no real life experience like so many of their peers. Look at the bright side people! It's a sunnier side to be!


Friday, November 11, 2011


If you don't put the effort in to use proper spelling and grammar, the chances are markedly slimmer of me giving ANY credence to your argument.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Power of the Mind

The power of the human subconscious astounds me... I just love its ability to make connections between places and people and recognize patterns and make inferences.

Behold the power of your brains people! You have a lethal weapon and an incredible gift at your disposal...


Wednesday, November 02, 2011


FML these next few weeks are going to SUCK!
The pool I work at has reopened which is great because I missed it but it unfortunately means I have to start working. Regularly. Like every thursday and friday night teaching wee little chitlens how to swim, for 4 hours :( And teaching is fun! It totally is, my students are adorable and lots of fun and it definitely gives me a work out holding their heads out of the water everyday. But it is severely cutting into my study time... and that isn't cool. I'm so screwed for the next few weeks when it comes to grades.

Friday, October 28, 2011


When you hit shuffle on your music and it just knows what you want to hear...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


They're so easy to tell and lots of the time they're easy to maintain and hide. Really though, they just destroy trust so quickly...

I have a fantastic memory, I can recall random trivial facts or stories or anecdotes from years and years ago (unfortunately this doesn't stop me from forgetting my purse everywhere). So it's also really easy for me to catch people in their lies, I don't set out to purposefully do this. It just sort of happens because I'll hear them lie to me and I'll instantly remember something they said a few days or weeks earlier that completely contradicts that. While I usually don't mention them or make a big deal out of them when they happen, when that person has specifically lied to me about something it is really difficult for me to trust them again in that area... I hate it when people lie to me because it usually seems so pointless. I always end up being more upset that they lied to me about something than I would have been about whatever it was they were trying to hide.

Trust takes years to build and only a second to destroy... It's a cliche for a reason. It is really true!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Being a unicorn

I think this whole "unicorn" thing is stemming from that episode of Glee where people celebrated being different by calling themselves unicorns... I've been feeling a lot like one lately.

I wish I was just like everyone else... I wish I thought sex before marriage was okay, I wish I thought drinking all the time was fun, I wish I thought making out with sweaty guys in a club and bringing them home with me was classy, I wish I thought slutty Halloween costumes were totally normal, I wish I was more fun.

I'm not though, I'm a boring, prudish, high standard having Christian. I'm not even a particularly good one at that. It's like I'm stuck in this "worst of both worlds" rut. I'm not fun enough for the secular kids and not pious enough to be a good Christian.

I tried making myself more fun. I tried drinking more, dating a non-Christian, spending more time with my secular friends and ignoring God completely but I just hated myself even more for abandoning my values. It's just not worth being liked by everyone if I hate myself for it... Not worth it.

I guess I could try swinging the other way, spending more time with God and less time trying to be like everyone else. I know that's just going to lead me to feel even more ostracized though, even more left out. Guess I'll just have to hope that God is there to help with that loneliness...


Monday, October 17, 2011

12 hour school days

Well the past few days have certainly been busy... I've started to lose track of what day it is and they're all just blurring together so I only really remember particularly important events or situations and not really the date or time stamp involved. It's alarming but probably just a brain mechanism for coping because you hear people say it all the time when they're stressed.

A big breakthrough came in today though! I managed to ask a different professor in the faculty of a class I'm having difficulties with for help with an assignment, and the assignment due date got extended a full week! I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. :)

Been involved in one of my on-campus clubs... it's quite fun actually. Meeting new people, trying new things, learning fundraising ideas, padding my resume with volunteer hours. Good times!

Chatted with the ex today, things are going really well. So much of our dating relationship was based on a really strong friendship so it has been relatively straightforward stripping away the romantic part of it and going back to just being friends. Jealousy is still an issue, but that's not really a big surprise; it's only been a week after all. We'll both start seeing other people soon enough and we'll get over it.

The best discovery of today was the 5 cent candy section I found in the convenience store! Candy for the win as an essay writing aid...

So all in all, I'm getting by :)


Professors who never check their email deserve... something bad to happen to them.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Capitalism is a beautiful, strange thing

So a lady who writes one of the blogs I read bought something from Dolly Python Vintage and she posted about it! Now this is kind of a strange lady who has a deep and abiding love for taxidermy and the lovely decorative pieces that this art produces so she buys some pretty wacked stuff. But this store is by FAR the most bizarre thing I've ever seen!! It's like the prop shop for an old horror movie... Anywho, they seem to be making money so whatever, the economy is being stimulated which is always a good thing.

they're just so pretty!

Making it through bookstores with my wallet still intact is usually not too difficult because I already have a mountain of books at home which are unread and dying for affection... However making it past the notebook section always proves to be obscenely will power testing...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New layout...

How do we feel about this? I feel like it needs more colour...

I've rectified the colour issue


One of the weirdest things I've noticed about university campuses (aside from the penile art and impromptu martial arts practice on a grassy knoll) is the distinct lack of microwaves!! On a massive campus space with thousands of students, I literally know of only 4 microwaves! it almost feels like spotting a rare bird in the wild when you find a new one. I experienced this just the other day. There I was; looking for a good study spot on the management building, and I spied a familiar white, boxy shape in the corner of my eye. There it was, all innocent and inconspicuous looking, in some back corner of the study area so only the determined would find it! I crept up to it, not wanting to be too loud in case I shattered the illusion. But some poking and prodding confirmed my beliefs, there was indeed a new microwave! And I had discovered it! This of course led to frantic texts to friends, a discovery of this magnitude just had to be shared! My friends quickly dropped whatever they were doing and rushed to join me, there were hugs and tears and champagne bottles popped. Twas a joyous occasion for all :)


That's the worst part about being single now... The not knowing that there is always someone who loves you and wants to hear from you... I mean there's family and friends, but it's really not the same. I miss my ex...

Friday, September 30, 2011

I've never tried drugs...

Guess I'm just unreasonably attached to my brain cells. I'm kind of like a pack-rat with them actually. Those guys that produce Hoarders are thinking of doing a spin-off show on people like me.

Monday, September 12, 2011

New Year...

I feel like September signals a new year more than January ever does... there is always WAY more change in September. Starting school again, moving away from friends and family again, learning how to cook for myself again (pfft that's a lie, I never learned in the first place), meeting new friends, experiencing new things, new classes, new everything!

I miss my hometown lots, it's a big city as opposed to this... small city. I call it a town but I get in trouble for that haha, apparently under 100,000 still constitutes a city. A small city full of CRAZY people, most of them seniors or university students. An odd mix eh? I can't see myself in 40 or 50 years asking my husband if he thinks it's a good idea to retire to a college town, what part of that sounds like fun?

So new classes! Lots more work, I'm excited though. Except for Spanish... Spanish is absolutely terrifying. The rest is fun! Financial stuff (meh, rockin prof), Organizational Behaviour (stuff I already know), Logic (yay!) and Intro to IT (again, stuff I already know). Turns out second year isn't much more enlightening than first year was!

So boyfriend brought me to school cuz the parents are vacationing and he was so intimidated by all the people on campus! I hadn't even really thought about it... Just seems normal but yeah, I guess there are quite a few kids for a guy who is used to small town high schools and whatnot.

I missed my roommates so much... it's awesome to have them back. I've heard such horror stories from some people and how they hate their psychotic roommates but I have been soooooo lucky! They're all sweet and funny and considerate and we enjoy spending time together. It's idyllic really haha.

Well more later, it's homework time ;)


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Yeah... this was an ad for">Nerf This which is some random webcomic that I just can't get into no matter how hard I try. BUT! They have spectacularly funny ads :)

ps Don't ask what the thing in the tux is. I have no clue.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

SO much better

Well looks like all I needed yesterday was a good boo-hoo breakdown and I'm all better now :)
Went to class, went to work, talked to some friends, doing Spanish homework (doesn't sound like a big accomplishment but really, it is).

I am just happy. I am also excited to go home. And I'm grateful for my lovely roommates. Life is good, God is good, Canada is good, and so are my friends...

Goodnight and good luck :p


Monday, March 28, 2011


I have been frustrated for 2 days.
Frustrated with my aunt, with my co-workers, with my roommate, with my best friend, with my mother, with my boyfriend and with my schoolwork.
Typically I don't feel this way! I am not an easily angered person! The end of school appears to be getting to me, however. I just want to go home and work and not have to stress about school or money or family drama. Obviously when I do get home I'll have a new pile of frustrations to worry about but in the meantime it just feels like being here is making them all much worse.

I'm attempting to maintain a cheerful attitude though so I guess tomorrow is a new day and I should leave all these frustrations behind when I wake up. Good call Zhen, good call...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hoo boy

Ladies and Gentlemeisters we get to vote again!!!!
I'm excited to exercise my rights and do the votin thang but honestly, I am tired of all the political unrest. For crying out loud, couldn't they just work together and run the country? No. They had to act like petulant children and call an expensive election so they could see yet again who the country is going to vote for.
I feel like the voters were really left out of this one. Did they ask us if we wanted an election? No. I feel like they're up in their little echo chamber trying to see who bullies best.
But hey, that's just me!

Word of the Day

Punctilious - REALLY attentive to detail or punctilios.


I don't understand Tumblr. It looks all nice and shiny and everything but all the actual Tumblr blogs I've seen are just useless re-postings of something that someone else posted and you end up with 40 re-posters and no new content... That disinterests me so I think I'll stay here. Oh and these aren't interesting re-postings, they're like this.


Saturday, March 26, 2011


Sometimes caring so much is frustrating. I love my friends and I don't want them to get hurt.
I am hearing "you're not my mom" a lot more lately than I did before... I wish I didn't sound like such a nag all the time but honestly, I care too much about you to just stand idly by while you screw yourself up over and over again!
I don't care if you call me your mother, a nag, a pain in the ass, self-righteous, over-stepping-my-bounds or anything else you can come up with. I am not going to stop loving you. I am not going to stop holding you accountable to the stupid, self-destructive decisions you sometimes make.
I don't think you're always dumb, otherwise I probably wouldn't be friends with you. But you are starting to make SILLY CHOICES and I am not going to let you off the hook. I'll be here when you get hurt or when you need to talk or need someone to pick you up.
I hope you'll feel the same way about me when I hit those stupid decisions kay?