Archive for February, 2010

New neighbourhood passes test, lamps find new home

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

I noticed my bangs are very pronounced today for some reason. Oh the vanity, thank you blog for that. But enough about me, more about me.

One of my favourite things about my old neighbourhood is the free exchange of goods that used to happen on the street in front of my house. I could place anything out there (furniture, CDs, DVDs, kitchenware, clothes, especially beer bottles) that I didn’t want anymore and next time I checked, sure enough, merchandise would be cleared out, off to a new home. That unspoken agreement and understanding between me and passerby is quite exciting. I even have picked up a few things, though it felt a little wrong at first and I would be embarrassed if the person who put it out saw me taking. But now I have a perfectly good ironing board and a humidifier for my office. My new neighbourhood is quite different – instead of lines of houses there are lots of apartment buildings and not the same tight-knit hipster 20-something vibe, so I wasn’t sure if the same rules applied. I had these two lamps that work perfectly well but I didn’t like how they looked and didn’t need them, sitting in my place since we moved in in November. I got sick of looking at them last night at about 10 pm and put them out on the curb to see what would happen. Taking out my garbage not five minutes later they were gone! I’m thrilled! Neighbourhood passed the test! The same silent social contract still applies.

I like this photograph by Toronto’s Mark Peckmezian:

Mark Peckmezian

Love his work.

Lost is so stupid and I like boys

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

I gotta watch it now though cause I succumb easily to peer pressure of those who watch with me. So dumb. They don’t even like it, they just watch cause they have to after investing a million hours into it I bet.

Check out this awesome spam from “Hemroids Home Remedy”: Have you ever considered adding more videos to your blog posts to keep the readers more entertained? I mean I just read through the entire article of yours and it was quite good but since I’m more of a visual learner.

Spam comments are so awesome in a way I can’t even describe! I don’t know why or how but they are so super sweet! I wonder if anyone else appreciates them like I do…

Sooo… I’ve been thinking lately about boys. I have two brothers, an awesome dad, and all-boy cousins, so I’ve always gotten along better with males. My mom is awesome too, but growing up I had way more in common with my dad. I hung out pretty much exclusively with boys in grade school. They just seemed way cooler to me than the alternative. As we entered puberty and things got “complicated,” I learned many times over that girls and boys can’t be friends. No matter how hard we tried, things got awkward and/or romantic and it just wasn’t as fun anymore. Also, I felt weird and like I was missing out on great girly friendships; and I was right. In my late-teens I started, at first consciously then later it came natural, to cultivate more friendships with girls. Feminism is correct and we have to support each other and be awesome together. Over the years I’ve made amazing girlfriends and kinda let my boyfriendships fall away a bit. Lately however, I notice the boys in my life are coming back with a vengenance. Awesome! Boys in general seem like simpler, lower mantainence friends and that is more my style for whatever reason. Don’t get me wrong, I love my girlfriends so much and get along with them better than anyone. It’s more of a balance of influences of both I’m finding I think I need. As I get older and everyone gets more mature and chilled out, I find I can hang out with boys again without it being weird. That’s nice eh? It’s called being an adult probably.

Few items of business

Friday, February 5th, 2010

How am I supposed to post blogs all the time?? Full time jobs are awesome in many respects, don’t get me wrong, but they hinder my ability to write about myself and things that I think on the internet for no one to see.

So for now while I have a few moments, I will let you know the happy-hap.

Here is some footage of Andrew Austin and the Fuss from the concert I booked at the Horseshoe.

That’s right, I booked a concert. They packed the place  and the guys were awesome. I was so thrilled and appreciative of a lot of my friends for coming out. This of course signals my show booking career retirement. Too stressful and businessy!! I will stick to more wimpy things to help out musicians like talking to writers about music and making pretty video interpretations of songs.

Also I met the lovely and talented Jason Chu when he came out and reviewed the show. Notice he said that the band brought their “A-game,” which I only understood the punniness of after the fact. Brilliant! Read it here: http://www.nxew.ca/2010/01/review-andrew-austin-and-fuss-at.html

Gots my hairs cutted and as is my vain tradition I will post a picture. People who have seen have told me they like, so I’m not trying to fish for compliments here, please don’t it makes me uncomfortable I’m serious, but I don’t really like to be honest. My hair never sits right. But whatever! Only hair. It’s way shorter now!

Photo 98

I was sick last week but feeling better now and back in action for a number of deadlines and exciting things happening at work. Work is great when you like it, eh? I wish it didn’t take up so much of my time, but it’s my own fault for not having enough energy after work to keep going. Still working on that. I’m also really strongly considering picking up a Canon T1i that all the kids are talking about. It’s a real commitment though and I feel like if I spend all that money on such an extravagant thing I better make sure I have the time and the will to actually make the most of it. Maybe for my birthday in May I can work my lifestyle around that. That seems like a good goal.