Monday, October 26, 2009

new heights

my friends are constantly trying to get me to wear heels.

i find them fantastic, but haven't quite mastered the proper strut
(nonetheless after a few glasses of wine!)

i feel as though if i had some like as amazing as these...
i would feel more inclined to risk my pride and go for the BOLD.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009


midterms are the worst.

this, however, (discovered on kanye's blog a while back)
is the best.

(i laugh uncontrollably everytime i watch it)

Saturday, October 17, 2009


saw it. loved it. seeing it again.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

a little reminder to myself why i'm studying what i am...
and why people should give a shit.

ja ja jaa!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

this weekend for thanksgiving i found myelf
out of ottawa and a ferry-ride into quebec
at chateau montebello.
it was my grandmother's 80th birthday
and so all 24 of us (on my mom's side) gathered
to celebrate!
even though i wasn't able to bring any leftovers
back to guelph... it was a great weekend!
(complete with family-wide basketball game.
competition runs high within the hooper clan)
photographic proof of the weekend!

Monday, October 5, 2009

let the wild rumpus start!

this is a post i've been meaning to write for a while...
(as my anticipation has been climbing to unforeseen heights
ever since i found out about it last year)

but the release of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE is finally almost a week away!!

the pairing of my favorite children's book with an acoustic version of one of my favorite
arcade fire songs for the trailer basically makes my life complete!

the soundtrack is bananas!
(i don't think i've ever used this expression before. first time for everything?)

every song (all by karen o and the kids) is perfect
and this whole project just makes my love for spike jonze grow tenfold!

this is my favorite thus far:

oh! i'll eat you up, i love you so!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


i was in toronto this past weekend visiting my sister (photos to come)
and on my way to the bus station to come home,
i made a stop in at h&m.

as always, i found some wonderfully cheap items...
but being that i am attempting to budget myself this semester,
i landed in line with only two items: a pair of light denim leggings with ankle zippers
and a thick, knit winter headband.

i was two spots away from the cash...when i thought of my dad
and how disappointed he would be with my spending habits on frivolous, unnecessary
items (he doesn't necessarily view fashion as a living staple).

so i ducked out of line and surrendered my goods and booked it out of the store
before i could talk myself back into it.

(jean + leggings = jeggings?)

i'm dying inside. all i want to do is go back and get them, so much so,
that i'm trying to devise a way that i can get to h&m during my one hour stop over
next weekend on my way home for thanksgiving.

i'm hopeless.