Top 8 of 2008

Top 8 Accomplishments

  • City of Toronto Special Events Internship
  • Artist Residency in Nova Scotia
  • Being OCADSU Internal Director
  • Going to P.E.I
  • Traveling alone and being okay
  • Not failing thesis
  • Staying in a creepy house alone
  • Discovering determination

    Top 8 Places
    1. Ludenburg, Nova Scotia
    2. Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
    3. Prince Edward Island
    4. Montreal Train Station
    5. Inside of City Hall for fireworks
    6. The Nutmeg Pantry
    7. Brooklyn Bridge, New York
    8. Westin Harbour, Toronto

    Top 8 Books

  • Bang Crunch Stories, Neil Smith
  • The Withdrawal Method, Pasha Malla
  • All My Friends Are Superheroes, Andrew Kaufman
  • Scott Pilgrim Gets it Together: Bryan Lee O Malley
  • The Secret Language of Sleep: A Couple’s Guide, Evany Thomas
  • Falling Under, Danielle Younge-Ullman
  • Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Freckleface Strawberry, Julianne Moore

    Top 8 Movies

  • Paris, J’taime
  • Ghost town
  • Jodha Akbar
  • Tropic Thunder
  • Hors de Prix
  • Wanted
  • Persepolis
  • Santosh Subramaniam

    Top 8 Obessessions

  • Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl
  • Andrew from Jack’s Mannequin
  • NANA manga
  • Gossip Girl
  • Hrithik
  • A.R Rahman
  • Cydia
  • Urban Outfitters

    Top 8 Purchases

  • iphone. [sigh. I sold out.]
  • VAIO laptop CR120
  • Canon 8MP Camera…v.2
  • Sony iphone alarm clock dock

    Okay, so I only have 4.

    Top 8 Things

  • Toby the turtle
  • Semikolon notebooks
  • Liv by au lit
  • Karma Soap
  • Philosopy Falling in Love Perfume
  • STRUT Magazine
  • Citrus Bergamont Perfume by Fresh
  • Wholefoods

    Top 8 Websites/Webcomics

  • Cracked
  • Scary Go Round Webcomic
  • Geek Sugar
  • Fail Blog
  • blogTO
  • XKCD webcomic
  • The Frisky
  • Facebook….sigh.
  • La Tea Da Review

    On Friday afternoon a friend and I set out to achieve a mission. This was to have afternoon tea, and consume pastries. Unfortunately, we didn’t factor in leaving from Queen and Yonge in the heart of rush hour. We did end up making it to our chosen destination, La Tea Da, a mere half an hour before closing. We were quickly ushered in and shown to our seats, all the while being cheerfully admonished by the owner for our late arrival. Although we had originally wanted to sample a High Tea, we ended up settling for a Cream Tea instead and were not disappointed. A Cream Tea consists of tea and scones, while a High Tea has three courses: scones, finger sandwiches and an assortment of pastries.

    We were served our tea in matching blue teapots set atop of ceramic tea warmers. The tea warmers had small tea lights inside to keep our drink piping hot.

    I ordered Chocolate Indian Tea, and my friend had the Prince of Wales- a black tea with a hint of currant. We both enjoyed our teas.

    As we were sipping our tea, we were served the daily selection of scones, (blueberry and cranberry) warm from the oven. We were given an assortment of jams, clotted cream and butter. The scones were excellent and fresh, despite our late arrival. I’m not very fond of berries inside of my baked goods, but these were delicious! Although the owner was busy bustling around, we were never rushed or made to feel like we were inconveniencing her. She told us to take our time, although she did lock up to make sure our meal (we were seated right in front of the window) didn’t encourage latecomers.

    As we were leaving, we noted all of the charmingly mismatched tea cups set on each table. “You can pick them up and flip them over if you like. Everyone does that.”

    We did. La Tea Da is a great place to go with a friend on a sunny, cloudy, or even rainy afternoon. We will definitely go back to try the High Tea, hopefully next time with more time to spare!

    La Tea Da 2305 Queen Street East,
    (416) 686-5787


    Tuesday-Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pm Closed on Mondays

    Cream Tea: $12.00


    rant: best buy

    Today I had a simple goal. To price match this object:

    A sony alarm clock radio for my iphone. It was retailing at Best Buy for$99.99, but was on sale for $79.00 for Boxing Week. Since they were sold out at The Source, I simply wanted to price match it, and buy it.

    For Christmas, I had gotten a ihome speaker dock. I wanted an alarm clock radio, though.

    I went to three Best Buy’s and one Futureshop in desperation. Even the future shop, where there was NO SALE, was sold out. Even though it was retailing for $109.99! Despite being told that they had “lots” at Best Buy, at 9:50pm, when I went there was none. I can’t belive that this is so hard to get a hold of. The sale isn’t -that- good. Best Buy has other, cheaper docks on sale. Is everyone trying to price match? Does the world hate me?

    All I know is that I have 2 more days to try and find a store that actually still carries this.This irks me so much. On Saturday, I was in Best Buy beside a stack of at least 30. Of course, that was before I saw The Source flyer, for $49.99.

    I will not give up. I will return victorious.

    twilight: a summary

    BELLA moves to new town. Upon arrival, she is immeitally loved by all.

    In new school, Bella sees group of freakishly pale people, who are all wearing white, like it’s 1997 and like labour day hasn’t past. All except one. One boy, who we later learn is EDWARD. Bella and Edward stare uncomfortably at each other for inexplicable reasons.

    NEXT SCENE: Bella enters science classroom. All is well, until Bella walks in front of a fan, fanning her hair IN SLOW MO bringing her tasty delicious scent to Edward’s nostrils. Edward’s eyes fill with hate and he abruptly leaves the room.

    Edward is absent for weeks. Edward returns, and is back in science class.

    He tries to make the most uncomfortably awkward conversation I have ever seen on a screen to date.

    “You’re asking me about the weather?” Bella manages to choke out in her strange form of speech. [ YES Bella. The weather. It isn’t THAT odd. ] Bella and Edward become friends…sort of.

    Stuff happens. Edward saves Bella from a potential car accident. Dr.Cullen looks undeniably gay. More close-ups ensue.

    Bella does some hard-core Googling. She realises that Edward is IMPOSSIBLY FAST. Has COLD SKIN. Doesn’t come out in the DAYLIGHT [ due to body glitter, but we’ll get there later. ]

    In a smart move, she confronts Edward, alone, in the forest. “I know what you are,” she says, trembling even though she’s had the whole night to think about it. “SAY IT!” Edward demands. “A VAMPIRE. “

    twilight: why it sucked

    <li>The horribly awkward chemistry between Edward and Bella

    <li>The ugliness of Edward

    <li>how…long…it….took each…sentence….to…form

    <li>the strange exasperated sounds Bella would add in for each and every emotion

    <li> Jacob’s nose

    <li>The extreme body glitter that keeps Edward out of the sun.

    <li>The uncomfortably long close-ups.

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