Thursday, March 26, 2009

hear ye hear ye.

here at guelph, i am an international development student with an emphasis
on gender and development. thus, i take many women's studies courses.

i think that women's studies has been getting a bad rep recently (even my female friends find it daunting and overwhelming).

i, however, risking the fact that i will be dubbed a raging feminist, or be associated with some sort of 'bra burning' ritual... am very much a proponent of this field of study.

you understand then, when i heard that they are trying to get rid of the women's studies program at guelph, i was pissed!

i think this is insulting and preposterous
and could frankly, in my opinion, fall into the category of bigotry.

(i also recently heard a rumour that the president of the university recently upped
his salary by $100,000...and women's studies is being cut because of a depressing budget!
for the love!)

there's a rally today at 1pm at the cannon,
anyone in guelph come and fight for the future women's studies!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

going for the gold (but don't make it look like you're trying TOO hard)

i've been showing this to pretty much everyone who
i know would appreciate it.

it's ah-mazing.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


i've really been hit by the lovebug recently.
not a legit one... then i'd really have something to blog about

(that's complete jokes. i hope to g-o-d that i would never
'roses are red, violets are blue'
my love life.)

this one is about mado.
she is my best friend in the entire world...
and she is currently passed out from too much sangria
on the couch outside my room.
(which is the greatest point of interest of this entire post).

despite the fact that we were roommates in residence, and currently
reside in the same house in guelph...
when we get back to ottawa we hardly ever miss a day of seeing each other
and most certainly don't miss a day without some sort of communication.

she be the maybe to ma george michael
and the itch to ma biiiiitch.

all this climaxes (maybe wrong word choice?) to the wonderful line
she fed me on the phone during the summer:

"wouldn't it be funny if i had alzheimers and called you every twenty minutes?"

no, mado, it wouldn't be funny.
but i'd fucking put up with it.

she so fresh.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

oh how do i love thee? let me blog the ways!

i've recently been thinking an awful lot about my 2006 summer.
this is when i met my best friends jenny morris (
and scarlett smith.

we met at a leadership seminar in victoria, b.c. - one of the most beautiful places i have ever been-
and it turned into a romance!

anyway, i love these girls. and i have been thinking an awful lot about them
and so i wanted to acknowledge what they mean to me.

c'est tout!


jenny (who is soon going to need her own chapter in this blog)

the lovelyy scarlett.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

my fur is handsome too

i don't post ever. i should be punished accordingly.

you already saw that i visited guelph. it was lots of fun, minus the 7 hour bus ride from hell. i always manage to have the creepiest people in the world sit beside me. the rest of the bus is silent and i have a guy not leaving me alone and insisting i'm one of the few people he's spoken to in 8 years. it was wonderful.

but anyway, at hayleys birthday dinner in ottawa, one of our best friends jessica decided to buy herself and hayley and i tickets to go see kings of leon in toronto! (she just got a credit card, dangerous). we are very excited, even though jes has an exam that day and we'll have to break many laws to get to toronto on time.

but the real point of this post is to share with the world that handsome furs will be in ottawa this thursday (that's tomorrow) at mavericks! and tickets are only $10 at the door.
see you there!

Monday, March 9, 2009

a year away!

i was just accepted to study in norway next winter semester!

while i feel as though i have pretty much acclimatized myself to the canadian winters
(after twenty motha lickin years!)

norway is going to be next level!

but i'm ridiculously amped.

some pictures of where i will be going:
Norwegian University of Life Sciences in As, Norway. (35km south of Oslo)

i'm not sure how i'll get my bike there...
but the campus is blossoming with them!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

ms decade III

i'm sorry i've been lackadaisical with my posting
but i was away all weekend
in parry sound (pictures to come)
having a great outdoor adventure with my housemates and some friends.

i realized that i hadn't updated on my birthday
last weekend. it was great.
i was lucky enough to celebrate three times!

in ottawa, with my hometown friends
and my parents.

second: the night of (tuesday, the 24th) with my roommates.
they made me a wonderful potluck dinner with all my favorites
(spinach dip, cranberry almond salad, perogies and cucumber sandwiches!)
i had a midterm the next day and so couldn't celebrate in the usual fashion.

(my beautiful housemates)


third: emma came up to visit and i celebrated with all the guelph crew.

they were all fantastic
(and no one made me stress out TOO much about entering my third decade!)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


yesterday was absolutely freezing.
i'm getting ridiculously tired of my scarf and mittens.
my tights-clad legs (it seems the cold is affecting my english language skills)
are going to snap off!

and so... just as any north american who has successfully acclimatized themselves to the cold -
i put on a hat.

today was much better.
i feel as though temperature is slowly (VERY slowly) taking a hint
because tomorrow is supposed to +5!!

to beat the winter blahs, we decided to take a trip to ye olde value village
and i got some great finds (including two pairs of men's trousers! hurrah!)
and this plaid shapeless concoction that allows me to chow down on mini eggs
(as i have been all day).

i also desperately need a new pair of plimsols (these are my roommates!)

Monday, March 2, 2009

the sky is rising

i stumbled across sky ferreira
in the latest prim issue.

this girl is sixteen,
and really, the only word for her
(even though it looks way dumber
in print than when said aloud)
is: dope.

she's a singer/model and
another article mentioned that
she sang for michael jackson
when she was eleven...
and he shed tears.

please excuse the poor video