Jana & Mike

May 18, 2010 § Leave a comment

Congratulations to my friends Jana and Mike on their engagement! They’re one of the best and funniest couples I know and I wish them all the best <3

An Education

May 15, 2010 § Leave a comment

I finally watched An Education tonight, thanks to Netflix and my uninterested, yet patient, fiance.

It  pretty much delivered exactly what I had expected: an interesting mood, beautiful 60s fashion, and a very cute lead actress to look at for an hour and a half. What I wasn’t necessarily expecting was the lesson. I’ll try to sum up how I’m feeling minutes after watching it without spoiling it for anyone. Basically, I feel even if you are the most clever, obedient, and sensible of teenagers, growing up is hard! Being in love is hard! You do some crazy stuff – some of it works out, some of it doesn’t. You can’t help but make stupid and wrong choices sometimes and really, you end up being a better person after being forced to deal with the outcome, regaining your composure and becoming a stronger person. It’s good to see even for a movie set 50 years ago that the idea was basically the same as it would be as if it were set in present day.

Definitely recommended.

I can’t wait to stop being neurotic

May 13, 2010 § 6 Comments

Today is the one week mark until my visa interview at the US Consulate in Montreal and I’m starting to get nervous. I was doing so well, I have almost every document ready for the interview, getting ready to just look at getting us a nice hotel downtown, but I went to get my visa photos taken today (yes, ANOTHER set!) and started to worry about what would happen if the officer I deal with ends up being in a bad mood (like the one that got me into this mess in the first place) and decides to deny me for some reason like my visa photo isn’t acceptable. It actually states on the visa photo spec sheet they gave me that if the photo is unacceptable, they won’t even conduct your interview. Eeeep!

I’m lucky the funny little lady I had taking my photo was as much of a perfectionist as I am, but I just realized she didn’t stamp the back with the date or anything. I think I’ll take them back to get that done, just incase.

I can’t wait until this time next week when my interview should be over, I should know if I’m approved or not, and am heading back to see my family.

Anyone see anything else wrong with my photo above? I mean, other than the fact that I apparently can’t take a passport or visa photo that is flattering these days. At least I’m not frowning or giving the camera a dirty look this time!

Picture yourself at this desk…

May 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

…drinking a cup of tea, and you have all the time in the world to check out interesting links, like the ones below!

The MTA is auctioning off unclaimed lost & found goodies to help their yearly deficit

Is the annual Tomato Fight in Spain on your bucket list too?

Juliana Neufeld’s skateboard design for Toronto’s Another Disposable Artshow

I haven’t seen the finished product yet, but Tami’s skateboard looks amazing too

Great Father’s Day cards from Rifle

I want a cat with a personality as wonderful as Color Me Katie’s Moo

Bread shoes???

I can’t work in the US yet, but if you can, Yelp’s hiring

[image from Domino Mag]

Little buddy

May 11, 2010 § Leave a comment

Nick and I have been talking about getting a cat together for years now, but because of our crazy situation and the fact that Nick travels a lot for work, it’s never made sense. Now that things are coming to a close and we will be married in the next few months, we are actually getting the chance to think about adopting a “little buddy” (as Nick calls them), which is very exciting!

At first, Nick was insisting on a black cat, to match his almost entirely black wardrobe, but now we both are thinking a short-haired, silvery-grey cat with yellow eyes would be wonderful! Either way, we’re going to take our time while cat shopping to make sure we get one with a sweet personality and hopefully get one who won’t want to rip up our couch.

In the meantime, I will swoon over the kitties on Dreamcats.


May 10, 2010 § Leave a comment

Nick and I went to see Jonsi at Terminal 5 in New York last night and it was the best show I’ve seen in ages.

Although he is usually the frontman of Icelandic group Sigur Ros, this was in no way a lesser version of one of their shows. I saw them last summer in a beautiful small venue and I was telling Nick that I think the show we saw last night was even better. (He disagreed, but I digress.)

Not only did the music sound powerfully ethereal, the production was outstanding. Watch the video below to see his backdrop that looked like the skeleton of a building in a forest that has gorgeous illustrations of animals projected onto it and slowly bursts into flames.

Check out more videos and beautiful photos at Brooklyn Vegan.


May 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

I decided to venture into Manhattan today to visit one of my favorite places in New York, Central Park. It was supposed to thunderstorm today, but the clouds went away, the sun came out, and it was beautiful!

Of course, the day called for ice cream from a Mr. Softee truck! (My first one of the year!)

I spent some time on Fifth Ave, including a drop into Tiffany’s. They’re my new public washroom for that area. You can’t do much better than that.

I think I must have walked for about 4 hours today, including my walk to and from yoga this morning. I have to go to the store to get food for a tasty salad, but my feet sure are tired! This blog post is providing some extra recuperation time.

Thanks for reading about my day, how was yours?

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