Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Bring on the New Year's Resolutions!

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope that you've all managed to shake off your turkey-induced comas and recovered from the gift-receiving high that seems to overcome just about everyone this time of year.

Monday, 30 December 2013

I Adopted a Polar Bear

When I was three, my best friend was the grey, pot-bellied cat that my parents had rescued from the SPCA. During the summer, I would follow her around our sunny backyard, taunting her with leaves and having epic swordfights--waving twig versus madly flicking, crooked tail. During the winter months, I'd feed her milk that I'd warm in the microwave and fall asleep to the sound of her incessant meowling.

When I was six, we added a German shepherd to our family--a female, because my mom was of the opinion that a female would be smaller. She may have been right, but, since the dog grew to be over a 100 pounds anyway, it probably didn't make that much of a difference.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Sunday Social Report

Ahh … Summer’s most definitely showing its face. I no longer have to pack my jacket all over the place (though my umbrella’s still a necessity), it’s staying light out until nine o’clock, and it’s actually sunny, rather than being “cloudy with a chance of sunshine.”
So, of course, I’m sitting on the living room couch, typing up a blog post for the enjoyment of others.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Sunday Social Report

Movie night! The movies in question were Zero Dark Thirty (which was, typical of a movie based on true events, rather long and with a somewhat wandering plot) and the remake of the 1984 fictional-war-drama Red Dawn. Which not fantastic, it had Chris Hemsworth in it, so it all evened out.

$10-ish for the rental of two movies.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Cooking Tips for Anyone who Hates Cooking

Recently, a friend left who follows my blog left a photo on my Facebook page in response to the chili recipe I posted a few weeks back. We joked about the photo and the recipe, but I realized that she had a good point – cooking sucks.

It’s a lot of stirring, straining, sautéing and smushing to just prepare the meal, and all of this work normally results in a debacle of sauce-smeared counter tops, crusted-over frying pans and chopped-up vegetables rolling about the kitchen floor.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Sunday Social Report (Kind of)

I've already admitted that I don't have the most exciting social life, and that's one of the things I would like to change now that I've made the big move to the big city. So, when school let out back in April, complete with unofficial-pub-graduation-ceremony for the many successful friends I'd made over the years, I thought "great! Time to switch things up!"

Then the internship came around.