Wednesday, March 28, 2007

You make me feel...not bad

"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see" - Mark Twain

New musical discoveries of the week are: Earwig, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Band of Horses, Head
Automatica, and TV on the Radio

I've become obsessed with the indie radio station on Yahoo. It's at, for anyone who's interested.

I also went through Ashley's music collection, and have rekindled my love affair with Savage Garden. She, on the other hand, has done the same with Robyn. Remember her? Good chance you don't, but I'm sure Savage Garden brings back fond (or potentially awkward) memories of junior high dances.

I'm currently working on a ethics paper on modern infanticide in North America, and it's very disturbing. Unfortunately, it's far too late to change subjects. Oh well, I'll just have a great deal of knowledge about something I not even remotely interested in. Sort of like doing the labs for math last year...

This weekend I'm heading home for my dad's birthday. He's turning 52. Seriously, 52. That makes him seem old. As a matter of fact, that makes me feel old...

Today my mom and I went through the photos in her wallet. She carries a photo of me from every school year, plus baby photos. It was fun, looking back on the good ol' days of my youth. People often comment on how cute her daughters are, as she has two photos side by side when she opens the wallet. One is me in kindergarten, all adorable with my blonde hair, and the other of me in grade 12, a self-conscious redhead. I like that she carries photos of me, but it seems a bit overkill to have one from each year of my life in her wallet. Do all parents of only children do this? I doubt it...

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Adventures in Apartment Hunting

I've just noticed that it has been exactly one month since my last post, and since I'm sick with the flu (and feeling bad for myself as a result), I decided to write again.
The past month has been insanely busy. First off, London was AMAZING! I can't wait to go back next year. I'm one of those people who hates standing out as a tourist, so I quickly decided to blend in by buying a pair of boots, listening to my ipod and ignoring others on the underground, and walking across the street when the "don't walk" light was clearly lit. I know, I'm such a rebel. Anyways, these actions helped me to fit in, despite my adorable Canadian accent. Of course, I did all the touristy things, such as go to see the Tower of London, which as a history nerd I absolutely loved. It was super tourist-ish (the worst fact being that they had a mascot which was a cartoon raven named seems wrong somehow for a former prison) but enjoyable nonetheless. I also enjoyed being part of an anti-war protest at Trafalgar Square. I stumbled upon it accidentally, and was suddenly swept up in the wave of 100,000 angry protesters. Good times! :)
Melissa and I have been searching for apartments for the past few weeks, and were getting stressed about it. Luckily we finally found a great place for a reasonable price downtown. The building is one of the ugliest things I have ever viewed from the outside, but everything is very modern and nice inside, which is far more important. About 5 weeks until we can finally move in.
I am currently obsessed with Lily Allen and Beck. Other faves are Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Mika. I'm beginning to feel that I spend far too much time searching for new music...