Thursday, December 23, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

heart breaker.

In a recent interview for thefabric katie boland is asked "what is the worst thing that has happened to you that most inspired you?" her answer genuinely brought me to tears on a level I can relate far too well. I always wonder if I find someone to keep me at home more, will I lose this fascination for all things love?
she answers "heartbreak. everything... man, I have so much in my life because of being heart broken. I owe pretty much how my life looks right now to having my heart broken. I took one of my old boyfriends out for lunch recently and thanked him so much for everything because without him I never would about started writing, I feel like I have a deeper understanding about myself and the world and a bunch of other bs about becoming a better artist... when you are heart broken especially for the first time, you think that nothing will ever make you feel better and so to know that you can get through that it was such a learning experience for me. and makes me feel really optimistic about the future. so thank you men"
watch the beautiful video on thefabric and read more of katie's wisdomosity here.
photo credit: arden wray

tgif.

after monday and tuesday even the calender says wtf.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

ghetto family.

I MISS THIS... it's different than a 'miss' you feel for someone you don't see often or an old boyfriend. there are books and love blogs to get you through break ups. you can skype for more realistic visits with loved ones who are far. but what I am talking about is missing your flat mate(s) or as my university commonly called it 'house mates'. the family you create in your home away from home for four years of your life. waking up every day together, going through heart breaks, psychotic exams and amazing parties. why is there no therapy for this break up? It was definitely my most fulfilling relationship. and it really blows how we took for granted all living mere kegs distances apart. enough with the cloning scientists... I need more focus on tele-transportation.
I miss... sitting on roofs. bonfires. stupid costumes. cheap beer. bad music. and you. 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

your status updates bore me, but I'll keep you around in case you are the next gates or zuckerberg.

post grad and the time to build and expand your personal and professional network has never been so detrimental. so why is it that all I want to do is purge my contacts? one of my friends insists that every contact is a potential successor in your future, and another has a strict two hundred cap on her facebook friends- so where do you draw the line? Should you add everyone and accept each request on every social media platform? Does a 'de-friending' mean a burnt bridge? of course social media guru sidney eve matrix has already covered this on cyberpop. sidney relates and explains... "For me, the mass unfriending phenomenon is a teachable moment, which is why I’ve designed a course at Queen’s University starting in January, for fourth year students who are just about to graduate, on building a strong digital platform and persona." I am a year behind on this fantastic course, but I'll be sure to keep up with the slides and share. In the mean time read the brilliant article, platforms constructed and dismantled for your friending frustrations.


tweets that slayed me on this subject...
     People need to stop combining their tweets with facebook... its bad enough your   tweets suck. Now I gotta see them on my mini-feed. @ZAKLONGO 
     Everyday someone with 20 friends, and 1 profile picture, adds me to Facebook. @dylansHotFire

get that money.

When Honey Magazine asked rapper Nicki Minaj if she was dating anyone, she replied, “Yes. -- Benjamin Franklin.” In fact, she had a little advice for all her fans, “To all my Barbies out there, you date George Washington and Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln. You’ll be better off in life. Get that money.



Tuesday, December 14, 2010

smart phone etiquette.

an extremely popular topic of debate is the use of smart phones over meals. there is nothing worse than wanting to have an important conversation with someone who is busy updating their twitter status. an easy solution is agree at the beginning of the meal (with a friend) the degree of casualness it will be, a phone glancing meal or a ringer off one. In general, any kind of first impression (date) or meal with those of older generations (who are not used to being attached to these devices) it is better to check your messages on a bathroom break. a great issue brought up in the ny times is should google be allowed at dinner?  "What if a few clicks of the smartphone can answer a question, solve a dispute or elucidate that thoughtful point you were making? What if that PDA is not being used to escape a conversation but to enhance it?" interesting.

inside thoughts.

birds, bees, bikinis.

I am so over this canadian winter. take me back to the sunshine. and do not tell me that it is not canadian of me. snow can stay on the mountains, ice can stay on rinks and I will happily sport my canada goose and mangled uggs in either of those locations with canadian pride. it's not like our forefathers woke up in this weather and went "SNOW again! oh wow lovely I can not wait to be FREEZING all day and lose a finger to frost bite".
with love the grinch.

Monday, December 13, 2010

easy peasy lemon squeezy.

they make it look so easy.
connected with another human being.
it's like no one told them it's the hardest thing in the world.
-dexter.

one new message butterflies.

I know we are at that do everything see everyone stage in our lives. maybe not now, maybe not for a while... but things are going to work out for us. It makes too much sense for it not to. one day we'll be on a beach tangled in each other watching the sun rise. until then, I'll settle for text messages and the magic in my belly.

2010 the year of the transsexual.

this ny times article bold crossings of the gender line, calls 2010 the year, of the transsexual. mentioning headlines and celebrities that have flirted with the other side.
pictured above, transsexual model lea t.

seasons greetings.

taylor is twenty one...

yet has all the wisdom of the world.

I miss your tanned skin, your sweet smile, so good to me, so right
And how you held me in your arms that September night
The first time you ever saw me cry

Maybe this is wishful thinking,
Probably mindless dreaming,
If we loved again I swear I'd love you right...

mondays blow, but...

thinking thin.

winter time tends to pack on the extra pounds. are you far too tempted by those winter comfort foods and christmas treats? this article explains how just visualizing yourself eating something can trick your brain into thinking you have ate it.
thank you gala.

the paris paradox.

It only takes a girl a few seconds to realize what someone else may want from her sexually. It often takes her much longer to figure out what she really wants, to discern the pleasure she gets from bringing pleasure to another from the pleasure she wants for herself. And once she’s figured that out, it’s vital to work to create a culture where she can articulate that want without shame. That’s part and parcel of what it means to stand up for sexuality — and stand against sexualization.- hugo schwyzer.
thank you gala.

the third eye.

an nyu professor has attached a surveillance camera to the back of his head. he will record everything, twenty four seven. the only time there will be a lens cap is on campus to protect the privacy of his students. wafaa bilal is no stranger to the eccentric in his past art installations, this work is specifically to comment on the “inaccessibility of time and the inability to capture memory and experience.”


thank you gala

bi curious?

an exploring article:  from zeus to mischa barton, a bisexual timeline. everyone from natalie wood to bowie is touched on (no pun intended). brilliant.
thank you gala. 

Saturday, December 11, 2010

seriously taken.

seriously consider that seriousness is found within.
serious people should be taken seriously while frivolous people should not.
from pete shaw in response to taken seriously.

tgif.

back to the basics. mix drinks & mka. it's four o'clock on a saturday and I am yet to get out of bed. so yeah... you could say I had a decent friday.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

dwtp.


If I were you you, I'd hate her too.
happy birthday dylan fitzpatrick.

young and restless.

with love, the grinch.

in spirit of the holidays here is a little article on why buying christmas presents is bad.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

health health health darling.

thinking healthy. for awhile at least... more greens, less red meat, more vitamins, less salty goodness, getting high working out and getting drunk on love. less make up, more baths. your body is a temple but so is your soul. no matter how fit you look, how shinny your hair is and how pouty your lips are... in the end it is your happiness that will shine through from the inside out.

mint.


have all the fun.

christmas is creeping.

I'm the grinch only way lazier. But my dog still has fake antlers.

taken seriously.

penny lane said never take it seriously. she said this because she knew what happened when you actually take it seriously.
I tend to hear a lot from guys I really fall for I'm not looking for anything serious. 
so maybe I am the one not to be taken seriously.
penny lane wasn't as smart as she pretended either.