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Home For The Holidays

Jan 25, 2013 by

Don’t let these photos fool you. I didn’t go home and spend 20 days being fabulous and glamourous. The first thing I did was park my rear on my parents’ couch and eat all the leftovers in the fridge I could find. Then I proceeded to demolish about 60% of the Christmas chocolate on the coffee table. I then promptly changed into sweatpants. The next day I probably slept in until noon. So, no, I’m not one of those bloggers we all love to hate (or hate to love?). You know the kind, the ones who galavant around looking cute, doing cute things, wearing cute outfits. Cute, cute, cute. I just didn’t take pictures of all the sweatpants days. And let me tell you, there were a lot. It is nice, however, to look...

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A Very Special Sneak Peek

Jan 22, 2013 by

  I had the great fortune over Christmas break to visit a new landmark in Winnipeg that is yet to be opened to the public. It is a place that is not void of controversy and debate and a place that will attract people from all over the world. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is slated to open in 2014 and has been under construction since late in 2008. The museum is an architectural and structural masterpiece, and I can only now truly appreciate the intricacies of its design and why it is taking as long as it is to reach completion. Until my visit in December, I would flippantly say “Why isn’t it finished yet?” every time I drove by or was within sight of the museum’s crystalline Tower of Hope. As...

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Welcome To My New Blog!

Jan 18, 2013 by

It’s a new dawn It’s a new day It’s a new blog for me… and I’m feeling … Well… I’m feeling pretty bloody good. That’s right. I’ve packed up and shipped out, and this is my new home. There are still some things I’m ironing out and getting used to, but here’s hoping I get settled quickly and find my stride. In honour of this move, I’ve shared some photos from my move from Winnipeg to Waterloo, where I now live. I hope you enjoy my new...

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Goodbye 2012, Hello New Year

Jan 1, 2013 by

New Years is a lot of things for a lot of people, but to me it is a funny day. I don’t make New Years resolutions, I don’t make lists of things I want to change or improve upon or accomplish. And while I like to mark the occasion in some way, I don’t even feel the need for a big party with noisemakers, sparkly hats and red lipstick. Although, it appears that that’s how I usually end up acknowledging a change in calendar year. New Years is a funny thing, and ultimately, the event is just another day. Yet, there really is something special about it, and I was never really able to properly express or understand how I felt about New Years until I read this quote by Stephanie of evencleveland:  ...

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Flashback: California Wild

Dec 25, 2012 by

It has taken me several days of being home, of not getting out of my pyjamas, of many glasses of wine,  of many hours of gossip with girlfriends, and piles and piles of delicious food and chocolate, but I’m starting to feel human again after that first term of optometry school that has left me feeling nothing less than shell shocked. I was too high strung to even try to feel creative until a couple of days ago. And then there it was, that warm feeling of excitement I get when creative inspiration hits me in the gut. So I made this video. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/56221773] All the video was taken in California during my trip there this past June. The two songs featured in the video are Damned To Hell by John Butler Trio and Prison Blues by Kenny...

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Size Does Matter. Seriously.

Oct 23, 2012 by

I’m in the throes of midterms, which means I have little time to write. Here is a video, coinciding with the motif of late, that of perspective, from my trip to California this summer. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/52033736] And of course size matters. Had these trees not been so massive, I likely would not have been drawn to see them. Have you ever traveled somewhere because of the attraction’s size? What was...

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