Do you like butter on your bagel?

May 30, 2011 § 1 Comment

Even if my adorable and gorgeous friend Jayme wasn’t the star of this Bravo!FACT short film, I’d still love it.

The film tells the story of a young couple dealing with their own form of “greed”, which takes the shape of a bagel – there’s only one left and Jayme doesn’t want to share. The two sing from their window sills until Jayme finds out her boyfriend has left her for Paul. Perhaps Paul is better at sharing?

[via: interminable, monotonous addition]

A comprehensive guide to yoga poses

May 27, 2011 § 1 Comment

I’ve been doing yoga for three or four  years now and consider myself an intermediate student, I’ve even got comfortable enough and familiar enough with the poses that I no longer try to wear my glasses during the class and do my thing blind as a bat. Lately, Nick and I have been taking an Ashtanga-inspired Vinyasa class where the instructor calls out pose names and walks around the class to watch us and help if needed, she rarely does the pose herself to demonstrate. I have them down for the most part, but every once in a while, I have to pop my glasses back on my face to look around and get a reminder of what a “half virasina”  or a name-much-longer-I-definitely-cannot-spell is. That’s why I love this “Honest Names for Yoga Poses” chart.

My favourites are “The Hand Giraffe” and “The Foot Penis”. If I was a yoga instructor, I might mix it up with some of these names, just to try and get a laugh out of my students.

(Via Someecards)

Dear 16 year-old me

May 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Have you seen Canada’s The David Cornfield Melanoma Fund skin cancer campaign? It’s an impressively honest video featuring many very real people speaking about their experiences with melanoma. After watching this and getting emotional, I went out and bought Eucerin moisturizer with SPF 15 and face lotion with SPF 30. I highly recommend both for not only fighting skin cancer, but also for preventing the old-leathery-purse look those who love the sun, but hate sunblock often acquire. It just makes sense.

From the desk of Mark Zuckerberg

May 24, 2011 § 2 Comments

Now, this is right up my alley.

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg commissioned designer Ben Barry to create some gorgeous stationery for him. I don’t know what’s more impressive – the bold and fun design or the fact that Mark Zuckerberg still corresponds by mail.

(Source: Design Work Life)

The Rapture

May 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

No, not the dance-punk band, but rather the most popular topic of conversation this past weekend. I don’t know anyone who took it seriously, but I felt, even though it was pretty preposterous, we Earthlings may have been a little cocky in feeling so sure that our lives weren’t coming to an end on Saturday at 6:00 pm. So how did you spend what could have been your last day on Earth? I had no regrets except for the fact that I didn’t actually spend time with Nick until about 6:00…

I spent the afternoon walking all over Williamsburg with Stu and Amy, vacationing from Toronto.

Amy & Stu

We walked in the sun and sampled a lot of food at the Smorgasburg Flea Market and a vegan bakery. We ended the afternoon by drinking beers in a backyard before we all decided we needed naps.

After Nick was Wikipedia-ing famous debaucherous writer, Henry Miller, I decided to find his old house in Williamsburg while I waited for Stu and Amy. I expected it to be much more run-down, but you can see it for yourself at 662 Driggs Ave. It’s actually quite nice.

Henry Miller's house

When I returned home, Nick and I went up on the roof to watch the sun set on this supposed last day. It seems people everywhere in the neighbourhood had the same plan as there were end of the world BBQs everywhere!

Rapture Roof Party

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Anyways, I’m glad we don’t have to worry about doomsday for another year and a half or so. I am due to spend more time with this guy:

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Lately…

May 20, 2011 § 2 Comments

  • It’s been quite rainy in New York
  • I’ve had many Canadians to visit with
  • I’ve been enjoying working freelance from home so much that I think  it would take a pretty amazing job to get me to work elsewhere
  • I really appreciate the writing of Kurt Vonnegut
  • I have only been going to yoga because my legs still hurt when I do cardio due to my old job. Thinking that I wasn’t meant to be athletic.
  • I’ve been enjoying Suzie’s Naan Crackers. Indian food-flavoured crackers, people!
  • Nick and I have been attending comedy shows at Caroline’s
  • I’ve been getting nostalgic with the one year anniversary of my visa interview + four year anniversary of being together
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What have you been up to lately?
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(photo found on prettystuff.tumblr.com)

Spring in Brooklyn

May 13, 2011 § 4 Comments

I was lucky enough to have a light workload this past Tuesday because it was a beautiful day in Brooklyn. I couldn’t help but take a long walk through Greenpoint and Williamsburg and snap some photos along the way.

Impatient pooch
An impatient pooch tied up outside The Garden

Overstimulated?
Overstimulated kids

Four Leaves
Incredibly popular restaurant, Five Leaves

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The old clock outside Peter Pan donuts

McCarren Park
McCarren Park

McCarren Park
McCarren Park’s pretty spring trees

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Bikes on Bedford Ave.

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Harry the bodega cat
I love cats – especially live ones!

In other Spring news, Kate and I attended the Seychelles & The Loved One Garden Party on Wednesday night and found yet another fun photobooth!

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Flower crowns and bubbles and noisemakers, oh my!

What have you been doing in this lovely spring weather?

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