Monday, September 27, 2010

Highly amusing

I'm sorry, but I feel compelled to share all of these videos. Who knew Sesame Street was so clever?!

I found these after Twitter told me about this one. (Again with the Twitter, I know.)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Holy Tweet!

So this past week I was talked into getting a Twitter account.

I have never understood the point of Twitter, which I apparently verbalised to the point where everyone I know is shocked and astounded that I have now become a person who 'Tweets'. To be honest I'm still not sure how I feel about it, but I will say that it is a marvelous way to spend some (perhaps too much) time on the internet. Just look at what I discovered through Twitter today:

1) A Super cute website where a daily inspirational post-it is placed in a random location in Singapore.

2) Sartorial simplicity mixed with bold colours and modern silhouettes at Jil Sander's latest show

3) Wicked cool nature photos, like this one

(could you imagine seeing this in real life? Awesome.)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sumation of a satisfying Saturday

Today I scrubbed my bathroom from top to bottom.

I talked to two of my dearest friends.

I fell in love with this band.

I drank at least 5 cups of tea - all out of my giant Santa Claus mug.

dyed my hair. That's a lie. I applied a 'Shine Treatment'. (Hopefully) there will be no colour change involved.

I read this article, and am thinking seriously about making it my challenge/project for the next month.

I slept in! (9:50 - ahhh bliss).

I impulsively bought a bag of Swedish Berries at the drug store counter and ate them on the way home.

I relished in the feeling of using a freshly laundered still warm from the dryer when I got out of the shower.

I watched this preview twice and got excited for Tuesday.

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. -Buddha

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Quote of the Day

found here

Blanket Envy

courtesy of Emma's Design Blog
As an aside, I believe I finally managed to delete Wikipedia from my reader. It involved opening a gmail account, clicking the same series of links at least 3 times in a row, and several profanities.

A Wee Rant

I accidentally added 'Wikipedia English Revisions' to the 'Blogs I Follow'. I cannot undo or delete it. My entire reader is inundated with friggin Wikipedia articles. I am ANNOYED.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Remember when I ranted and raved about the fancy custom headboard my friend was going to make me? Well she made me one... finished ages ago, and it is now the best part of my bedroom. As promised, here are photos:

(ooohh fancy nailheads!)

Isn't it just beautiful? Thanks Lindsay!

A long while ago I started compiling a list of fun links to share. A long while ago. Ah well, who said the internet was impermanent? I'm going to share them with you now! Sooo enjoy.

Here are some internet things I liked:

...Because I'm not the only one obsessed with chandeliers
...Because I can't afford a chandelier
...Because I like paper, and this is one cool pad of paper
...Because it made my heart break a little bit
...Because I believe these words to be true
...Because naps are the best
...Because I was really excited for TIFF (although I didn't actually get to any movies, which is slightly predictable but a shame nonetheless)
...Because this is the coolest necklace ever
...Because there are few things I love more than a man-cardigan and I would wear this probably every day if it were in my woredrobe. (And okay, maybe because the man is rather dashing himself)
...Because I wish my apartment was prettier
...Because this is absolutely adorable (no pun intended)

Music for a Monday Morning.

I had a marvelous weekend (the details of which I'll share later). For now I'm gulping down tea (running a tad behind schedule), and listening to this song while I get ready to take on the day / week.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A different kind of 'Twitpic'

A page from Roald Dahl's The Twits. I fear that as of late I have been progressing in a manner similar to paragraph/picture number one...

image found here

Thursday, September 2, 2010

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”
-Buddhist Proverb

via Beyond the Gray

I went to the beach yesterday! For the first time all summer! (Which is slightly depressing, as it is now September). It was lovely, and sunny and hot - but Lake Ontario has got nothin' on the Atlantic Ocean. Oh man, do I miss me some salt water and some soothing waves.

My lucky (and lovely) friend Will put this on his blog. Maybe if I concentrate hard enough I can pretend I'm on a Nova Scotia beach instead of in my sweltering apartment in humid Toronto..

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

DURING THE PERIOD he calls emerging adulthood, Arnett says that young men and women are more self-focused than at any other time of life, less certain about the future and yet also more optimistic, no matter what their economic background. This is where the “sense of possibilities” comes in, he says; they have not yet tempered their ideal­istic visions of what awaits. “The dreary, dead-end jobs, the bitter divorces, the disappointing and disrespectful children . . . none of them imagine that this is what the future holds for them,” he wrote. Ask them if they agree with the statement “I am very sure that someday I will get to where I want to be in life,” and 96 percent of them will say yes. But despite elements that are exciting, even exhilarating, about being this age, there is a downside, too: dread, frustration, uncertainty, a sense of not quite understanding the rules of the game. More than positive or negative feelings, what Arnett heard most often was ambivalence — beginning with his finding that 60 percent of his subjects told him they felt like both grown-ups and not-quite-grown-ups.
Snippet from this really interesting article I just stumbled upon. It's kind of nice to know that I'm not the only one with a seemingly inherent latency and general ambivalence and confusion when it comes to what I should be doing with my life.