Archive for the ‘good feelings’ Category

Vacations are great

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

I had such a great time while I was gone. Wow. I will post some links to some fun things that I did and suggestions for a trip out to Nova Scotia I hope sometime this week, but for now it’s good to be back. I am reinvigorated and refocussed! Fun things comin up in the future I’ll tell you. I don’t want to be on the computer too much right now on sunday night because I feel like computers/high tech communication devices suck my soul from me at the moment. There will be plenty of time at work all day tomorrow to make nice with my laptop again. That sort of sounds dirty, but you know what I mean. Sheesh, get your minds out of the gutter.

To tide you over, this is Andrew covering U2 for Pat & Holly at their wedding in Mahone Bay. NS. I was there!

I think I’m starting to like Toronto again and looking on the brightside

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

It’s not so bad. The people here are very attractive, the streets are fun to ride bikes on, and most places you’d ever want to go to are very close. Being back in the city is not bad at all, not one bit. Now is definitely a time to be positive and so I will make a list of 5 things that make me happy, even though I think I’ve done this before and they were similar items oh well:

  1. When people on the street ask me for directions like I’m a local or something. That’s great. And even better when I know where to direct them. So good.
  2. Leaving town on the weekends. As much as the big smoke is pretty ok like I’ve said, having access to various wonderlands and people to visit close by means there is no reason to spend days off in the city.
  3. The idea of things getting better. When you can tell you’re on an uphill rather than a downhill and you have far off things that you’re looking forward to and you can look at the past and see how you’ve grown, that’s the best.
  4. People that are good to you and you are good to them. Those friends and family that are unconditional and wonderful and you don’t have to think about it because we are just so great together.
  5. Driving a car with a GPS. I really suggest this to you because it’s so awesome to drive somewhere you have never been before, for example the Buffalo-Niagara Int’l airport, using a GPS to navigate. Just really great and fun to do believe me.

Stolen bike recovered through covert ‘bike strike’

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

This article in Spacing will make you so very happy.

stolen bike recovered

The usual summer in the city stuff

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Summer is coming. Can you feel it?

I’m so excited for hanging out in parks doing nothing or participating in picnics and jam sessions, biking around the city each time farther than I’ve ever gone before, laying around in my house in the dark being sweaty and listening to Sublime, Blue Jays games, people watching all the weirdos who come out of the woodwork in the nice weather (like the people who suntan in their bikinis on their tiny front lawns beside the sidewalk or the people on the crowded street car who shout angry and random obscenities to no one), climbing trees and then sitting in their branches and reading books for hours, crashing various community swimming pools, and going to other peoples’ cottages on the weekends.

I spend the majority of my time in the winter trying to endear myself to people with cottages for that very reason. There’s no shame in that. I mean, I try to endear myself to all the people I meet of course, but after I ascertain that they do in fact have cottage access, I turn on just a little extra bit of charm and let them know in small, subtle ways I am a cottage person, the type of person they’d like to have around their dock by the lake/boathouse/hot tub/cooler/deck/bbq/etc. just a few short hours drive outside the city. I really am. In case you were looking for someone like that.

Goldfrapp – Happiness

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Dougal Wilson is so good at directing music videos. Just awesome.


Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Here is the website for Mutsugoto, a project by Tomoko Hayashi, Stefan Agamanolis, Matthew Karau


This is a really interesting new media project which addresses how current technology and communication is lacking humanism or does not convery the “emotional quality of a physical gesture”… that’s my take anyawy… It’s for long distance lovers, which was a theme Tomoko was working on while we were at the Banff New Media Institute a few years ago as well. I think it’s very beautiful work.

10 things I dig

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Today I’m feeling a little bored and ill-at-ease and generally distracted for no reason. As a cure for that I will think of 10 rather selfish things that I dig very much to cheer me up in no particular order. They happen just rarely enough that I really appreciate it when they do:

1. getting rides in cars

2. good TV on DVDs

3. gummy bears and/or worms… also soft chocolate chip cookies

4. getting line bypass and in for free at concerts cause I know somebody

5. taking my socks off in bed after a long day and feeling soft sheets on my feet

6.  Sunday Family Dinner with my BFFs (bring it back!)

7. random compliments on my hair/clothes/good looks from people I look up to

8. tangibly finishing a project (knitting, sewing, writing, a shoot, etc.)

9. waking up early enough to not have to rush

10. Listening to music on headphones that fills my head and hits me just right

Thanks for bearing with me. I dig that you do that as well.

Email from my mom

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

To close she wrote:

“love you,  don’t forget sleeping is important – t.v. is not.”

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008)

Friday, September 19th, 2008

This will make you happy:

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.