Get ready for another snowstorm, feet!

January 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

The weather authorities are telling us New Yorkers that we are about to get another dumping of snow tonight and that dumping could result in as much as 14 inches of cold white stuff. I immediately thought of my feet. I walk everywhere I can and my Tretorn boots just got holes in them after the last storm. Way to let me down when I really need you, boots! Well, I guess I had them for three years so it must be time to upgrade.

This morning I ordered a pair of Hunter boots over the internet. It’s not so much the warmth I’m concerned about than the dryness. Dryness is the essence of warmth afterall, right?

What’s your favourite footwear for winter? I still need some more ideas so I stop wearing my military boots every day.

Keep warm & dry, East Coasters!


January 9, 2011 § 2 Comments

I’ve been noticing more and more lately that there are a few topics that get me ranting. Things I’m passionate about, that I have a lot to say about, and things I think more people need to know about. These are all positive rants and include the following topics:


If I’m in a room with strangers and forced to interact, you can bet it will only take ten minutes or so for me to bring up the fact that I’m Canadian. I don’t even do this on purpose, I just find that it comes up in many conversations. “Oh, actually, I’m not that familiar with state capitals because I’m from Canada”, “Zed, yes, the letter. Oh, right. I mean zee. Sorry, I’m from Canada”, “The coldest weather I’ve ever experienced was minus 50 degrees. Celsius. I don’t know what that is in fahrenheight. I’m Canadian”.


They look scary, but I’m so glad I made myself learn how to use a neti pot last fall! You can overcome colds much faster by using one, relieve allergies, and when used on a day-to-day basis for no reason in particular, you still feel amazing after you’ve used it. The first time I succeeded in pouring water into one nostril and out the other, I felt a ridiculously huge sense of accomplishment.


What? You haven’t tried yoga? Get over your self-confidence issues and do it! No one’s looking at you anyways, they’re all too busy trying not to fall over. This is something anyone at any age, body type, or athletic skill level can do. You’ll feel even better after than that last neti potting.


Different than just talkin’ up Canada. I’d still live in Toronto if it weren’t for my American counterpart. I love the city and think it’s worth a visit to anyone. Last week alone, I convinced two coworkers to plan trips there. I should work for the tourism board!

My own Groundhog Day

January 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

This first week back at work after the Christmas holiday has been rough. Shannon and I at White Label are handling a major artist release with a strict deadline and it’s the only band we’ve been working on all day long, all week, making this week seem absolutely never-ending. It’s also so exhausting standing and running around all day, lifting and carrying things, that by the time I get home, I usually have no energy left for anything else. I did manage to get to the gym (barely) on Monday and went to yoga last night, but it seems every day this week has been work, sleep, repeat. This morning when I woke up, I felt like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. “AGAIN?” I thought to myself “it’s not over yet???”

Today is our deadline for the release so it will be a long one with lots of hard work, but I hope tomorrow will be different and that next week things will be back to normal. This week has already made me fail at one of my 2011 goals – I haven’t updated in three days!

How are your first weeks back at work going?

How to make 2011 great

January 3, 2011 § 3 Comments

It’s becoming a tradition that on New Year’s Eve, Nick and I set our goals for the upcoming year together. Nothing crazy, just some things to set out on the right foot for the upcoming year; things that will make us feel good. I find that “goal” is a more appropriate word for these than “resolution”.

Here are my goals for 2011:

  1. get a full-time job that I enjoy in the social media, marketing, or web field
  2. continue to blog at least every other day
  3. plan a trip with Nick to a new place
  4. read 20 new books
  5. continue to keep in touch with my family through emails, phone calls, and other mediums
  6. see a whale
  7. attend the gym twice a week
  8. attend yoga twice a week
  9. if finding a full-time job takes me a while (damn 10% unemployment rate!), pursue freelance online writing
  10. take more weekend trips

Do you have any goals for 2011?

Tiny crocheted whale from Ravelry

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