Sunday, February 28, 2010

Love Sade

soldier of love

somebody broke my heart

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Week In Review (in order)

14. Tired, music and cleaning.

15. Gym,
hot chocolate and photo finishes ;)


17. Presents, red bean buns, butter buns and yummy spring rolls ;)

18. Cleaned closet and got more presents.

19. Gym, boots, cocktails and first martini!!

20. Home with family, cookies and apple crisp.

21. Dreaded work tomorrow :(

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Happy Birthday: Turning old.

Today is my 27th birthday! This day also marks the 10th year anniversary of my vegetarianism. Pretty big, and feeling old. Happy to have received this magnificent card:

and a few other surprises from my wish list. A little sad though because ever since my vacation began, I've been sick. Constantly fighting fatigue, a pounding head ache, and crazy waves of nausea...

But my spirits are high because I'm so looking forward to eating cake from de Gascogne tonight!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Arms and Sleepers

lovers of the arctic circle


from michael clayton

Check out their MySpace to listen to some other favorites: architekt, the motorist & simone.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Happy Valentine's day!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Serious Waste

First vacation-movie watched:

A Serious Man by the Coen brothers... nope, didn't like it.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This Week

Friday I went to a lovely dinner party hosted by my old friend Meaghan. We ate cannelloni and discussed, among other things, consumerism, the uselessness of the ipad, copyrights & patents, hard news vs editorials, and some strange cat behaviours. Feeling the weight of my work day and dreading the one ahead, I mostly just listened. Having left early, I wonder what other riveting conversations I missed?

Saturday was my last day, after four long months, of monotonously calling people one after the other after the other....

Sunday I started a fabulous new schedule and the task of receiving calls instead of making them. It was a smooth transition, it being a quiet day giving me plenty of reading time. In the evening, a Super Bowl mini party was hosted by my dad chez nous- which I slept through due to my fragile self that can only stay up past my bed time once in a while.

Monday, Tuesday involved me getting used to my new shift of starting early in the morning and finishing before the last rush hour bus in the evening (!). It's a beautiful feeling finishing work and walking out before sunset...

Monday, February 8, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Songs For Haiti

lotus flower- radiohead (new song!)

redemption song- rihanna

alone and forsaken- dave matthews and neil young

Thursday, February 4, 2010

What You May Not Know About Me

My least favorite dish to clean is the muffin tin.

Buttered popcorn is my favorite Jelly Belly.

I brush my teeth for too long, often pausing with the toothbrush still in my mouth & foam running down my chin.

When it comes to jam, I pick out the strawberries and only spread the jelly.

And one more thing that you should know about me,
Winter and all that it encompasses drives me crazy!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bullets Are Hardened Tears

My friend Leroy sent me a link to a talk that he wanted to share. Watching it, I was brought to tears, and now I feel compelled to share it with you. I wish the whole world can see this and really think about Eve Ensler's message.

I love when she says that being a girl and all that encompasses (compassion, emotion, empathy, passion, openness, intuitiveness, vulnerability, emotion, etc) is so powerful that we train everyone, little boys and girls, not to be that. Why? "Because feelings get in the way of the mass acquisition and excavation of the Earth". Truly a beautiful talk.

Monday, February 1, 2010

It's Fucking Freezing

Lewis Pugh talks about his 1km swim (in a Speedo!) across in North Pole. He did this to bring awareness to global warming and the resulting melting icecap.

What can we do about climate change?


1. Break the problem down in manageable chunks: each country needs to get onboard and involved!

2. Believe that change (in the right direction) is possible.

3. Make an individual decision today to ensure that we all live in a sustainable world tomorrow.