Archive for April, 2006

Getting old

April 26, 2006

I’ve been feeling like I’m becoming a bit of an old fart recently. Ok, so before you say “you’re only 23!” hear me out. I just can’t do some of the things that I used to be able to like:

1. Watch videos on much music without getting offended
2. Sit crosslegged for 30 minutes and be able to walk properly after
3. Go to the mall without saying “what is wrong with kids these days?”
4. Recognize people from my high school on facebook
5. Go to bed after 10pm
6. Turn on a light without thinking about how much electricity it’s costing

I’m sure there’s more to come because it’s all just downhill from here.

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Hand in my pocket

April 21, 2006

I’ve gotten this in my inbox a few times now and every time I watch it I still laugh out loud. You have to have seen the “Hand in My Pocket” commercial, where you see this regular joe guy in all different places being followed around by another guy in a suit who has his hand in his back pocket the whole time. It’s pretty cute and really memorable because of the catchy song. Here’s Rick Mercer’s version of that commercial. My favourite is the very last line.

The Beach it is!

April 20, 2006

See, I told you. People who live there call it the beach (which won in the official vote). People who don’t live there call it the beaches (as the Star poll showed).

I always like to read the “voices” section on the Star website, as some people post some pretty good points on the issues being discussed. Other people I think just like to see their name on the internet.

This one is one of my favourites from the Beach-Beaches debate:

Don’t we have better things to do than debate a silly topic such as the beach and beaches. I guess people have a lot of time on their hands with nothing better to do.
Manuel Rodriguez, Toronto

Yet, this man who has so little of his own time to waste manages to write a response to weigh in on a debate that he doesn’t care about. Hmmmmmmmm.

Oh my god, shut up

April 11, 2006

I’m watching MuchMusic’s VJ search right now (there isn’t much else on) and I nearly fell off the couch when they said that one of the guys who is a finalist is from Oshawa. Which in itself was enough to make me say ‘shut up’ out loud to no one in particular, but then they did a little segment about each of them getting support in their hometown and the guy had a “support me on Much Music” party at….wait for it…Le Skratch. UUUUUGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!! Ickity ick ick. For all the Oshawanians out there, I don’t think I have to say any more.

I can’t believe I forgot my camera!!!

April 11, 2006

I was in Niagara Falls this past weekend visiting my roommates from university and I had such an awesome time!! Unfortunately I forgot my friggin camera in my desk drawer at work…ugh! I was especially disappointed when I went to meet Donata for dinner at the Keg on the 9th floor at the Embassy Suites and found that our table was right next to the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the falls! The afternoon sun was making a huge rainbow in the mist rising over the falls and we ended up staying there until after it got dark and all the lights came on. It was gorgeous.
Basically this is where we were sitting. Pretend that’s me in the picture.

Oh yeah, Doe’s godparents own the embassy suites and of course the restaurants in it. My favourite part was when Donata met me downstairs and said “just in case you weren’t sure, dinner is free so order the lobster.” We did.

There’s something I love about hanging out in Niagara Falls, especially when we drive up to the touristy area at night and all the lights are on and everything seems so exciting. Seeing the Skylon tower coming up in the distance always makes me jump up and down in my seat. We went out to the bar at the Sheraton and had a relatively low-key night (which means no one drank way too much and made a fool of themself and we got home by 2:30). We were rocking out to “the band”, having a few cocktails, and dishing out the gossip. It was a fabo night!!!

*Sigh* I miss my girls.

Office panorama

April 6, 2006


Here’s a shot of our new office taken from where I sit. I made it with this cool tool that automagically stitches together a whole bunch of photos you give it. You just have to make sure that the photos have enough overlap for it to figure out where everything goes.

The beach or The beaches?

April 5, 2006

Clearly I have to comment on this becuse 3 people have sent it to me in the last hour. The Toronto Star has an article on their site this morning about whether the best neighbourhood in Toronto is called “The Beach” or “The Beaches”.

Personally, I call it the beach. Because that’s what it’s called. If you live there, you know it’s called the beach. If you call it the beaches, you clearly are not a beacher.