Archive for the ‘good feelings’ Category

Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose

Friday, August 20th, 2010

If you keep your head down, work hard, cultivate your passions and talents and most importantly, be good to people, you will win at life. Always have good intentions mixed with a healthy dose of motivation and I know you will be awesome. Sorry to get cliche on you guys, but I’m having the most wonderful August and I just want to gush right now on my personal blog. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.

Greatest gift to myself

Friday, August 6th, 2010

One of the best things in the whole world is riding a bike home in the summer after a great night. I live pretty far away from everything now, but if I can, I will always take that lone, long ride through the city. I cannot think of many things that feel better than that. When I’m old and overweight with 4 kids living in the suburbs (gosh, hopefully that will never happen, though I joke) I will always remember living in Toronto and riding around the city and be so very glad I took advantage of the roads and my bicycle. Really awesome moments I get to live everyday. Also, thank you Toronto for the Jarvis bike lanes which help me get home safe.

roommates

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

I have a roommate for 3 weeks. I love it. My roommate will never see this nor will anyone she knows, I’m sure, so I’m not just saying that to suck up. I seriously do love having her around.

I had roommates, lots of em, all through school, but in 2005 I moved into a one-bedroom apartment by myself to never look back. Roommates are no good, I’ve paid my dues, I need my own place, so dagnabbit, I’m on my own. I would visit my friends who still had roommates and feel self-congratulatory pity for them. They would complain about what a drag their roommates are and I would pat them on the hand knowingly. My friends who live alone and I would have exclusive club meetings where we discuss how fabulous living alone is. Having to share a bathroom and a kitchen? no thanks! Having someone around all the time making a mess? forget it! Not being able to do what I want, when I want, to my own stuff? never again! I’m an adult now and adults DO NOT have roommates. Grown-ups live in isolated situations or with their families, they do not co-habitate with friends, acquaintances or distant relatives. Those are the rules now.

But then my boyfriend’s friend’s girlfriend had a three week elective in a Toronto hospital coming up in July and she really wanted to stay with people she knows so I thought, hmm… well I guess… But we barely have enough room for our own bikes. We only have an extra small room with a couch and no room for another bed. We have a teeny tiny bathroom. Are you sure there’s enough room? Well, if you’re really sure…

Now I find it’s so so wonderful. We cook together delicious full meals! We go on walks and get ice cream and gummy candies! We watch all sorts of movies and the rest of season two of True Blood (which gets pretty ridiculous but not in a good way fyi)! We stay up past our bedtime gossiping about boys, careers, and deep life questions/philosophies! I get to show her all my crafts I ever made and she is very impressed and supportive! We go on fun bike rides (not yet, but we will soon)! And so much more! It’s so very awesome!

I really love having a roommate and it pretty much is my new favourite thing! I guess I’ve matured or maybe it would suck if it were longer than three weeks and it was more permanent, but now I think it’s the greatest!

Ok Go – End Love

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

This is amazing:

Blog is turning into a Tumblr site

Monday, May 31st, 2010

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via @carlyrhiannon, who was right, this made my day exactly 400% better.

RT @chromeo Yo these dudes are straight jacking our style! What?!?! You got beef I got beef, it’s on now!!! – D http://twitpic.com/1shtkx

Men with baby bjorns on

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Thanks to Rob for sending me this because he knew I would love it.

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Waking up to good songs

Monday, April 5th, 2010

I woke up to this song today on the CBC. It was really wonderful. I love when I hear an amazing song for the first time when I’m still half-sleeping. The recording was from a live performance at Glen Gould Studios, which will be repeated this Saturday. I wish I could go, but I have a wedding reception. Anyway, this song, Royal Wood “The Island,” made my day today.

take picture dont steal

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Take PictureOne of the coolest projects I’ve seen in a while:

http://www.takepicturedontsteal.com/

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Toronto cyclists go out of their way to show love to good drivers

Monday, October 19th, 2009

This is an awesome campaign idea to address the weird but totally present animosity between cyclists and drivers. I like the idea of cyclists putting in the effort, because we’re nice people. It strikes me as a little bit suck-uppy for things we should expect drivers to do anyway, but you know what? We can drop our pride for the good of everyone and raise awareness in a way that doesn’t make people defensive. PR-wise it’s pretty frickin brilliant, you think?

Read the Now article on the campaign…

If I Were a Boy

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

One of my favourite YouTube memes is people covering slow, emotionally charged, vocally challenging songs in the privacy of their own webcams. Intimate, earnest, voyeuristic, awkward, wonderful. OMG there are so many, I just picked a few.