last saturday was my sisters birthday, and we went to dinner and a movie.
we ate at spring rolls at yonge & dundas square, we got cute little appetizers of 'tornado shrimp' that looked really strange, almost like little hairy shish-kabobs or something. the dipping sauce was yummy, but it was prettty messy to eat. for the main course, it was pad thai all around. they have a ton of different options to choose from (of course my sisters pad thai was vegetarian & my moms was curry). Leslie also got a tiramisu birthday dessert (mmm..)
I got her a book that is illustrated by our favorite artist, and then i inscribed on the inside front page a little message & then i hand wrapped it in yellow tissue and made a few little flowers and glued them on top and wrapped it up with some pretty ribbon.
Kaitlin also made Leslie one of her beautiful handmade cards (hallmark should hire her, i swear.) complete with a sweet little message.
after that, we went to the starbucks lounge at indigo beside the movie theater.
(i got a tall skinny cinnamon dolce latte, like always)
chit-chatted, then went to see the new scary movie with
leonardo Dicaprio called Shutter Island. it was so twisted, and was never boring, which i like.
really haunting though. like all movies with twists, you can usually guess what the twist is going to be... but there are a few of them in this movie, some of them me and my mom were able to guess, others not.
they dropped me off back at my apartment and then leslie and all the girls went back to moms for a sleepover.
overall it was a nice night catching up with mom leslie. & i think she and her friends had fun taking manymany pictures : )
intense study session going on right now, Im on my reading week with a midterm on monday for Visual Studies Critical Frameworks.
drinking tea, listening to billie holiday and Edith piaff. eating tea cookies. i got my post-its, laptop, pens, textbook, paper, lots of light coming in from the window, one solemn candle calming the nerves & the house to myself ... ready, set, go.
keep a scrapbook, journal, sketchbook or blog, because it helps you pin down those memories that are not going to be there forever. thats kinda what Im doing with this blog. little scribblings of thoughts and things.
i saw this and i thought it would be a good thought of the day because people walk through life thinking they have it so bad, but when you look around and see all of the devastation going on in other parts of the world, it can seem surreal to you because your HERE.
here in this privileged world. truth is, that there is not as much wrong with you as you think there is. and im not saying that im not guilty of this. because i am sometimes. and what i like to do is list all the things that are wrong with me or stressing me out and then when i look at the list i usually feel stupid afterwards because half of the things on the list are just silly. and i feel really liberated afterwards because i realize that i live a truly gifted life. and Im so blessed.
and no matter how bad you think you have it.... someone else always has it 10 times worse.
I have the best roommate ever. tonight she not only made me fetuccini alfredo with peppers and zuchini complete with spiced chicken. but she also brought us home some mini, sweet pastel color cakes for dessert which she got from her school's bakery, where they have lots of little confectionary items that the students in culinary arts and baking make during class. nom nom nom......
i love her! and click here for a link to her beautiful blog
soo... im completely cleaning my room today because the dust piled up on corners is making me want to puke, the mounds of scrap paper from art projects are starting to take over my floor, and i just can't deal with it anymore.... SO! instead of listening to music while cleaning...I'm listening to my art history lectures via podcast... =).... oh how i LOVE ocad for doing itunes U. (podcasts on itunes university for my schools courses). studying for my mid-term AND cleaning. my horoscope for today was right! i am getting a lot done today!...i just need to stop blogging now............. Im also a professional attention lack(er)? & distraction finder. k Im really stopping now......... have good day!
peanut butter toast with banana slices, scrambled eggs, & a half of a grapefruit.
mm... it was so yummy & healthily-delicious that i had to blog about it.
& if you hadn't noticed...i kinda LOVE breakfast. its my favorite meal of the day, and if i could i would eat breakfast for every meal... there is just SO many good breakfast foods. one of my favourite resturaunts is called 'La cafe crepe' on queen street because they serve fresh crepes (mmm nutella and strawberrieesss) until midnight. ughhh so amazing.
FACT! did you know that:
your body weight ÷ 2 = ______ oz. of water you need to drink daily????
seriously?..... i barely ever drink water. ever. i drink a lot of tea & coffee, chocolate milk, juices and smoothies. but never just a plain glass of water. So Im starting a new challenge for myself to drink this much water everyday and see if i see a difference in any way.
apparently it's supposed to make your skin & hair amazing. take away any aches and pains, prevent headaches, and it will make your joints feel better... not to mention keep away illness because is constantly flushing out toxins from your body.