Sunday, November 29, 2009



Time for another fanfrickintastic (note the sarcasm) week of school. Thank goodness there's only 3 more weeks til holidays!
Ps, today during practice we had a "swim-a-thon", and I swam 100 laps in under 50 minutes... crazy-ness.
And I'm currently watching Home Alone on TV right now... favourite Christmas movie for sure! And I'm in a major shopping mood after going to the mall for the first time in awhile before coaching yesterday.... ahhhh. Just an update :)

Anywhoooom, take care :).

Monday, November 23, 2009

It's 1966, the greatest era for British Rock & Roll, but BBC Radio plays less than 45 minutes of pop music a day.

So this past weekend, my mum and I had a "mother/daughter" night on Saturday, because my dad and brother were out of town. Our house is so nice and peaceful when that happens! Anyway, our night consisted of staying at home to have scrambled eggs and toast for dinner (mmm), then heading out to catch a movie at the theatre. We were originally going to see "The Blind Side", but that was sold out (suprisingly), so we had to choose from the rest of the movies playing. Obviously New Moon was way past being sold out (even with the 5 shows still coming up), and there wasn't that great of a selection left. I suggested we might as well see "Pirate Radio", because we're already all the way out here, we might as well see a movie. Now, neither of us had really heard about this movie, or what it was about, but oh my god, am I ever glad I picked it (more on that later). So after picking up the tickets, we went to Starbucks and Chapters (one of my faaaavourite combinations). Nothing puts me in a good mood like browsing through isles of books (and discount tables, obviously) with a White Chocolate Mocha in hand. Only this time I got a holiday-inspired (speaking of holidays, I only have 25 more days til I'm off!) peppermint white chocolate mocha, which was just as good if not better.
So after wandering around the store, we purchased some books, and headed back to the theatre where I witnessed the funniest movie I've seen in an insanely long time. Like, too long, trust me.

Pirate Radio had me PEEING myself (well, not literally, but you get what I mean). It was absolutly hiiiiiilarious. And British, which just added to the overall appeal of it. Honestly, if you're going to the movies in the near future, forget about New Moon (psssssh, Robert Pattinson isn't even that good looking), AND GO SEE PIRATE RADIO.

I can't get over how great this movie is. Great music, great actors... and it's British and set in the mid 60's. Brilliant much? I think so. Seriously, see it. :)
Ps, isn't the guy in the sweatervest a cutie?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

James Franco

Oh hello there...
Man, I need to learn to update this more often.
And that'll come eventually, but for now, I'll leave you with some more James Franco goodness...

Ah, I can't get over how goodlooking this guy is!! How can anyone even be that gorgeous?

Haha, he's the reason why I'll watch Spiderman on DVD :).

I'll try to update more (incase anyone happens to read this every once in awhile), promise! Take care, xo.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I couldn't care less, I'm transfixed in this absolute bliss.

I had the most peaceful Saturday morning that I've had in a long time...
After swimming for an excruciating four and a half hours last night (as per usual), coming home and doing the usual laptop check/getting ready for bed routine, I finally tucked myself into my freshly cleaned flannel sheets, in my perfectly made bed (thank goodness for my amazing cleaning lady). After my cold hands and feet started to thaw under the heat of the covers, I drifted off into sleep.
It was a lovely sleep too, not waking up every once in awhile during the early morning like I usually do, instead actually being asleep until around 9am.
Once I was in a more conscious state, I was in total bliss as I stayed tucked under my warm sheets, shielded from the brisk November cold, with the white sunlight creeping through my mostly closed blinds and onto my duvet.
I love moments like these, when all's quiet and it's just you, without any obligations or commitments. It's in these moments where I find true inner calm.
I wish I had more moments like these.
Enjoy your weekend! :)

(Imogen Heap - Between Sheets)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Summer Daze

Summer photoshoot with one of my best friends. (a girl we know was the photographer, I'm wearing the black cardigan)
It's incredible how quickly seasons change. Summer, where'd you go?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Studying Abroad

Sometimes I honestly get the urge to really change things up. Sometimes I just feel the need to "get out". Get out of this routine that's my life, meet new people in a new place. To be even more independant, get culture, and be part of a new experience. It's a huge feeling! I'd love to have the experience of living in another country, somewhere forgein to me. It's all really tempting actually, meeting new people from all over the world, going to a high school in a different country... just wow.

I can just imagine myself in a British school in England, in a cute uniform surrounded by handsome English boys, (LOVE those accents, hahaha). Oh my fantasies. On the English countryside, soaking up the culture. Not to mention, the shopping and things to do! Fashion, rock & roll, Harry Potter... Ahh, wouldn't that be a great experience?

Or even in a crazy city like Tokyo, where I don't even understand the language, but man, what a unique culture. I just want to do something crazy like live on the other side of the world, with my friends and family thousands of miles away. I want that rush, that experience.

The only problems I can think of is that I'd miss my family and friends back home, and the programs are kind of pricy... But it's beyond tempting. (Oh, and I also have a fear of flying, even though I've flown many, many times in the past). I've talked to others who've done student exchanges in the past, and they say it's the most amazing thing, and I definitely wouldn't regret going on one.

If I were to go on one, I would go next year (Grade 11). I would not want to go on a full year exchange, one semester (5 months) at most. And I'll have to decide if I'm serious about this soon, because deadlines will come up eventually... and spots will fill.

But I think sometimes we just need a change to find ourselves.
To let go.
To live.

(Does anyone have any opinions/experience on studying abroad or the urge to get out? I'd love to hear them. Thank you)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Guilty Food Pleasures of the Moment

1. Smartfood Popcorn - When I have the munchies, I want Smartfood Popcorn. I was just having some actually, mmm. Perfectly cheesy and tastes amazing. Not too too horrible for you either. Much better than those chips you know ;).

2. Hot Chocolate - Oh hot chocolate, where do I begin? There's nothing better than getting in on a chilly night, boiling a cup of water, and making yourself a hot chocolate. It's just so warm and indulgent. A cup of hot chocolate from Starbucks or Tim Hortons would do just fine (if not better).

3. Chicken Shawarma - Chicken, lettuce, tomates, and garlic sauce all wrapped up in a... wrap (haha). Even though you'll have the worst garlic breath after eating one of these, it is so worth it, especially when it's still warm. Just had one of these last night, and it was aaaaamazing.

4. Toast - Gosh I just love toast. It's one of my weekend pleasures, waking up and poppin' some whole wheat/grain (or whatever) bread in the toaster. Complete with margarine that melts into the bread when put on... Mmmm. Call me plain, but I like my toast with just that on it. So simple and yummy. And two slices of the bread I use are 100 calories, so I don't feel too guilty at all! :) (though I bet the margarine brings that number up quite a bit, but no worries).
If anyone's actually reading this, what are your "guilty pleasure foods of the moment"? :)

Monday, November 2, 2009


Isn't always the greatest thing to have...

Especially when you have your final Chem test tomorrow...

And you've waited til the night before to attempt studying.
Luck? I need you.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Nothing can compare to...

Not many things feel as good as finally stepping into a steaming hot shower after a 3 hour practice at the coldest pool in your city. Just standing under the shower head savouring the heat... Gotta love being a synchronized swimmer.