I Can Hardly Believe It Myself

6 Jul

Rihanna. I’ve been watching Rihanna videos all week. What’s wrong with me? Is it becasue she does a duet with Drake? Is it because I happen to really like her dance moves? Is it because she does that super sad/compelling video with Curtis Harris, or whatever his name is? Who, by the way, is kind of a hottie.

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It just gets better and better

3 Jul

I started a new blog – a girl needs her own thing, you know? Although, two of the posts so far have been about Him and His family, so… that might not be entirely accurate.

Anyways, check it out! The Average Girl’s How To Guide

Good Vibrations

26 Jun

You know what’s the best guys? Feeling good. How can anything really top that?

I just finished watching a sweet episode of New Girl – the perfect half-hour-eating-on-your-own-glass-of-wine TV show. In it, all the friends rallied together around Nick, and left a total feel-good in my bod.

There’s been an influx of this stuff around lately – I’m thinking mainly of the Coca-Cola security cam video, or the Buzzfeed article about images that restore your faith in humanity.

It’s just nice to feel good, you know? I’m totally going to try to incorporate more of that good shiz into my day-to-day. Also, more bread dipper, because it’s super delicious.

UPDATE: I just found this other great Buzzfeed article on famous people do awesome things in real life. I like it 11 times more because they include Keanu Reeves.

Movin’ On Up. Or At Least Downtown.

24 Jun

Ask anyone and they’ll all give you the same answer – moving sucks. It involves begging friends for help, asking the LCBO for boxes, giving up at least one weekend, and oh right, heavy lifting.

Recently I had to move – entirely unexpectedly. Our landlord decided he was selling our adorable little house (we rented the first floor and basement), and while we could stay for another few months, those few months would involve renovations, him entering at will, and people tramping through any time they pleased. Uh, yeah. We’ll move as soon as we can, thanks.

As soon as we found out, we checked our bank accounts and counted our pennies to see if we could afford to buy a house. We were pretty close – only a few hundred thousand dollars off! So, we decided to rent again.

Instead of taking the house route again, this time we decided to give in to our downtown devils-on-the-shoulders and do the condo thing. Right in the thick of things, complete with a pool, hot tub, laundry, and ahhhh, Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens right across the road.

Now – here’s my secret. I like moving. I like going through things I’ve forgotten about, I like selling things at garage sales, I like purging old clothes. I like unpacking and pretending everything is brand new, I like rearranging furniture, and I like having to buy things that we somehow overzealously threw out. It’s a huge turn on.

But while I love moving, I get that some people still think of it as the only thing in the world more painful than childbirth. That’s why I’ve assembled a few helpful tips below sure to assist you on any future move you make. I’m also available to assist in return for the going rate of beer per hour.

1. Forget spreading things out – books in half a box, topped off with sheets to make it lighter. The heavier you make a box, the more likely it is that someone stronger than you will offer to carry it!
2. Moving is prime time to throw out stuff you no longer want, like photos of your boyfriend’s ex, or those boxer shorts that you absolutely can’t stand of his. Convenient!
3. Single? Not for long! Asking hot friends to help you move is great – especially in the summer. With it being hot as Hell, all the heavy lifting will make everyone extremely sweaty. Oh, what’s that? It’s really late and the bed is the only thing left in your old apartment? Well, perhaps if you were just to spend the night for an early start the next morning…?
4. Booze! Yes, you will probably have to buy a case of beer for anyone who seriously lends a hand, but before the actual moving, it’s a wise move to consume everything in your house so that you have less to carry. Getting drunk is just sensible. It’s sensible, Mom!
5. You will build insane muscles. If you’re like me, and your boyfriend is working 15 hour days during the week you’re moving (convenient), you’ll have to do a lot of moving yourself. Now, thanks to that, I could only wear tank tops to work for two weeks because my muscles were too huge to fit into regular shirts.
6. Housewarming parties are the best parties. Any excuse to have people over to party is a good one, but a party where all your breakable stuff is already packed away, not because you don’t trust people not to steal your shiz, but because you just haven’t unpacked yet? Now that’s a great idea.
7. Discovering your new neighbourhood. You’ll need to find a new drugstore, grocery store, and local bar for sure. That’s obvious. But, moving is also a great time to go through your coupon drawer and find a coupon for $10 off food at a restaurant that wasn’t close to your old place and you’d never go to but now is only a block away.
8. Reward points, baby! Since you ate all your food, and drank all your booze, you’ll have to stock up at your new grocery store. While this will be super expensive and you’ll vow never to move again, you will require an amazing amount of reward points, be them Air Miles, Optimum Points, or Scene Visa points – so many that you’ll see free movies every day of your life from now until movies no longer exist.

There you have it my friends – eight wonderful tips and helpful thoughts about moving! I didn’t make it ten because I still have to unpack from my own move. Instead, how about you tell me other helpful tips? Or at least, you know, come help me unpack or something…

7-11. Ultimate meal

16 Jun

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It’s going to explooooode

14 Jun

It's going to explooooode

Ugggggggh

11 Jun

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It is HOT

11 Jun

Seriously, it’s a scorcher out there. While I love it, I didn’t have a hairtie during my outdoor quest today to retrieve an accordion file folder and a full-length mirror, and my poor back was going, “I’m melting! I’m melting” while my hair was laughing maniacally and cackling something about how that’ll show you, back.

Today is a good day. I went to Staples to purchase said folder – BAM – under $7! I went to Canadian Tire to purchase said mirror (that we could not find anywhere) – DOUBLEBAM – under $10! I was extremely happy, until I started carrying them back to work. Then I was not as happy.

Tonight marks the last game of the season for our team at work, the Spin Doctors. Here’s hoping for a win! It’s at Trinity Bellwoods Park tonight at 7 (or 8 – I should probably check…), so come out and cheer us on! We really need it. We’re not very good.

Cake or Cupcakes?

10 Jun

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Makin’ some bakin’ for my bridesmaids as we plan my wedding today!

The Day After Players

9 Jun

The day after Queen’s Players inevitably means a hangover. And now that I’m getting older, it means an even worse one, even though I didn’t actually drink that much, looking back on it.

We had an awesome time – He ended coming after all, which was nice, and we met up with Shira, J-Rob and Rayce, all former Players themselves. It was great time – the show was really good, and I highly advise people to go check it out – it’s on next week too, and I’ll be going on Saturday night – as should you! For $20, it’s a good night out, and all the money goes to charity, which is pretty friggin awesome. And let’s us get away with shit.

Today I nursed my hangover and He went to a work BBQ in North York. North York! He brought back some BBQ though, so that was cool.

I did everything I could think of to rid myself of the hang, including the following:

  • drinking tea
  • drinking Coke
  • eating chocolate
  • eating meat
  • eating salty stuff (Fritos from Bulk Barn – 15% off on Wednesday’s if you kept your never-expires student card!)
  • sleeping
  • swimming in our pool
  • taking Tylenol

Nothing worked until I started cleaning the house at like, 10 p.m. Somehow that did it? Any other hangover remedies people have that I should have tried?

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