Monday, 31 December 2012

So This is the New Year

I never quite know what to write about in year-end accounts. I usually only ever remember things that happened in the last few months, if that, but this year has more or less been pretty great. I started working in the industry I've always wanted to, I'm so incredibly close to finally graduating university, I have a fantastic guy who treats me great, and I got to see some incredible shows this year, like Neon Indian, The Hives, and The Avett Brothers. Some things could have definitely improved, but maybe that'll happen in 2013.

A short list of things I hope to have happen in 2013:
  • Finish at least 1 thing from my bucket list every 2 weeks (even if it's just watching one of the AFI movies or reading one of the books on my list)
  • Eat healthier/Cook more meals 
  • As a follow up to the above: Get back to a size 7
  • Get rid of my credit card debt
  • Go on at least one trip outside of Canada
And there we have it. A few goals that I think are pretty reasonable and attainable! 

What are some of your resolutions for the new year?

Have a great night tonight, everyone, and here's to 2013!

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

The Older One Grows, The More One Likes Indecency

Since it's the holidays, I've had a bit of time to relax and do absolutely nothing and it has been wonderful. I've spent most of that watching countless episodes of Angel in an attempt to finish the series before school starts up again, but I took a bit of time off from the supernatural train and decided to cross a movie off my AFI list and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf won out.

The first thing that really caught my attention was how fantastic the acting was. It was no surprise to learn that every actor in the film was nominated for an Oscar for their performances, but it was a surprise that Richard Burton didn't win his (Liz did, though, and with good reason!)

The second thing was that despite the fact that Elizabeth Taylor gained about 30 pounds to play the part and was made to look less than startlet-esque, I still couldn't believe how incredibly gorgeous she was. Really, though.

What a total babe. And one hell of an actress, too.

Overall, I really enjoyed the film. I can't believe this is the first movie I've ever seen starring Elizabeth Taylor (I mean, unless we count The Flintstones, which I wouldn't), but I'm looking forward to watching more.

 If you haven't seen Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf yet, you really should. Go on, do it.

Monday, 24 December 2012

They'll Soon Discover

I turned 24 a week ago (!) and decided to celebrate by crossing something off my list - I went to the Discovery Centre with my friend Sam! We decided to wait it out and go for the last hour when it's pay what you can, but that meant we kinda had to rush through everything. I'd like to go back another time when I have more time to play around with stuff.

The bubble room was definitely my favourite - look at me in a bubble!

Gigantic bubbles are the most fun

It was mostly a huge nostalgia trip for me since a lot of the stuff they had was stuff that used to be in the science room at Crystal Palace in Moncton when I was a kid, so it was really fun to get to play with all those things again.

Plus yet again I had too much fun in the gift shop. Gift shops are my kryptonite.

Hurricane Simulator - kind of a disappointment, not gonna lie.
I was expecting to be trying hard to keep my balance but really my hair just moved around a bit.

Over all, pretty good way to spend a birthday (the free Pizza Delight afterwards was pretty great, too)! Although if I go again I'd like to go earlier in the day so we have more time to play around with everything & have a few more people along for the ride.

PS: Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Neverending Northern Lights

One of the items on my list is to see the Northern Lights.

It has come to my attention that there is a hotel in Finland that has glass igloos so that you can watch the Northern Lights in what I imagine would be the most surreal way ever.

The bedding is even zebra print. It's like they made this just for me.

I need to go to this place. The internet tells me that it costs about $450/night, but I figure if I already spent a couple thousand dollars flying to Finland, what's an extra several hundred dollars. Right?

Make the Grade

That's one semester down for the year, one more to go and I am finally done!

I handed in my application to graduate (in absentia - my desire to stay in a hot arena in May with thousands of people I don't know waiting 6 hours to hear my name called is pretty low) and it felt amazing. I'm finally almost done! It took me 5 years to finish this stupid BA, but it'll finally be done, and I'll be able to cross that off my list.

I'm not sure how I ended up getting an A+ in that Ancient Civilizations class considering that even though it was a first year class it was one of the hardest classes I've ever taken, but it makes it that much better that despite how hard it was, I was still able to pull that grade out somehow.

I have a bit more free time now (officially on holiday vacation starting next Friday!), so I'm going to attempt to knock out at least 2 items from my bucket list before life gets hectic again. It might be something small like watching one of the movies from my AFI list, but it'll be something!