July 2010

When there is nothing left to burn, you must set yourself on fire

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Yesterday was better than today, but not by much.

Ty is teaching me how to use Photoshop and as a result I've been hipster-ifying everything (as evidenced in the picture on the right).

Actually it was so I could work on some pictures from a photoshoot I did for Alex-Lee and Komus on Friday; they're releasing a couple of their tracks and need promo shots done.

The faves can be found here, if you're interested.

Today is a Stars kind of day; sort of whimsical and a little bit sad and very pretty overall.

I'd rather not go back to the office; being at Ty's on my lunch the sun shines in through the windows and the view is spectacular and everything looks so much easier to manage from up here.


I kissed you in a style Clark Gable would've admired

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Today is kicking to much ass, guys! I hope you're having a beautiful day as well.

It's just one of those days where everything goes swimmingly.

Work is still work, but it's great for Work Standards.

It's gorgeous if not disgustingly hot and sunny outside.

I scored a sweet scarf and cheap shades from my favorite vintage shop, Vintage Glory.

The cute boy at Ragpickers offered to keep the store open past 6pm so I could go and shop at my convenience once I was done at the gym (how sweet is that?!) I'm not taking him up on it but the gesture was so cute!

We got free (low-fat!) ice cream at the office.

I have a killer workout ahead of me which (lame) is one of the highlights of my week.

Ty is making me slow-cooker beef sandwiches on home-made bread for dinner.

I have been listening to The Bird and The Bee all day. Especially this song.

And I have this sweet pith-esque helmet and a stupid expression:
Enjoy your day dears! xo

I make me so damn easy to love

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Since I moved out of The Village into West Broadway a few months ago I've honestly been a bit more concerned than I usually would be about walking home. I live on a very nice, quiet street, but there's something to be said for the comfort that living in one of the busiest neighborhoods offers; there were always oodles of people around at any time of night, which made me feel safe. I love my quiet street and cute apartment, but I honestly get a bit nervous walking home sometimes when it's just me and the old elm trees.

That being said, it was a pleasant surprise when I received a cute personal alarm from ila security in the mail yesterday.
It's called the ila Dusk, and it basically looks like something you'd use on your car (but with a super cute pattern); it's a little rectangle of plastic with a chain on the end that, when pulled out, emits a super high-pitched noise that sounds like a woman screaming. The sound is 130dB which (according to Wikipedia) is enough to cause hearing damage and it louder than an ambulance siren. It shocked the hell out of me when I pulled out the chain, and I was expecting it! Basically it's a shock mechanism in case you're attacked, which in gives you time to run or call for help while your attacker is stunned.

I've been messing around with it for a while now and had it in my purse all day while I was at work and then running errands afterward to try and see how easily the chain would come out -let's get serious, I wouldn't carry around something that might start shrieking when I drop my bag on the ground- and you definitely need to give the chain a strong yank in order to pull it out, which reassured me that it won't interrupt a dinner conversation or scare someone on the bus at random.

It's funny that I received this when I did because I was chatting with a female co-worker about my age about staying safe in the downtown area and she was saying that she was trying to get her hands on some mace or something. Honestly I feel a lot more confident (and safe) carrying something that can't be used against me, such as mace or a knife or anything like that. Plus it's pretty cheap, I looked into it and they're about £19.50 which is $30, so what is there to say no to?

Obviously I hope that nothing ever happens to me (or you!) but it's always good to have a little extra help in case a bad situation arises, don't you think?

If a double-decker bus crashes into us

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One of the things that annoys me most in life is when adults (people older than I am) act more immaturely than I do. Like, instead of admitting that I made a valid and well-spoken point (which I did) they choose to explode on me and say I am being disrespectful (I wasn't), and then when I don't respond proceed to send me an email claiming "you're so selfish, you never call me!".

It's frustrating because I expect better from people, but I guess I shouldn't. Not everyone can learn to argue and actually get somewhere with it.

Luckily it wasn't anything that a (cheap!) trim of the 'ol hairdo and a phone call to Grandma S. couldn't fix. Honestly that woman lights up my life.

It's muggy as hell outside and I could be out playing in it; but I think a date with the internet and my air conditioner is a lot more appealing tonight; it's been a while since I had some time to myself.

Yay Tuesdays.

You took a white orchid turned it blue

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Recovering from sunburn on my back, bum, thighs and the backs of my knees from the past weekend; I've been feeling pretty yucky physically and I blame over-exposure to sunlight while being dehydrated aka only drinking beer. As I said to my aunt via email today "aah, to be young and stupid. Lessons learned." Today was spent sleeping away nausea and general dizziness and discomfort.

Needless to say, camping happened over the weekend. It was amazing; we went swimming in the lake in the middle of the night and for some reason it was one of the best experiences ever; we drank way too much shitty beer and ate steak and cheap potato salad and it was wonderful.

In the wee hours of the morning I woke up to rain drops on my forehead. Ty hadn't put the cover over the tent to try and keep the air circulating better, and it hadn't been cloudy when we went to sleep. Well in the two seconds it took for Ty to open his eyes it was pouring rain and he had to run outside in the downpour and toss the cover over the tent. We lay together and fell back asleep to the sounds of the thunder and lightning. I now have a new appreciation for thunderstorms now that I've experienced one in a tent.
The next morning we woke up to find that slugs had taken over our campsite and were feasting on a bag of Doritos someone left out the night before.
Rough Morning Slug Alyson.

Jason managed to bring a can of beans but no can opener, so we had a good time watching him bang keys into the top of the can with various objects in order to get at the tasty goodness inside.

And yes, he did finally open it.

Ty and I have been discussing getting couple-type photos that have a Jack and Meg White feel to them via FaceBook chat; I can definitely get behind that.

You might find that you are stronger

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Yesterday was Canada Day and in this picture Alex-Lee is definitely biting my head while I do a toss-up of the 'ol Wesside.

Many, many beers on the patio at The Academy were had.

It was blindingly hot and sunny out and I am slightly sun burnt.

It was a perfect day.

Hopefully I'll have the pictures tossed up on the Internet sometime soon but I'm buying a new lens (no biggie, calm down), hitting up an RPM class with Candice (my thighs!), having lunch and then going camping up at Grand Beach tonight so I'm out for now.

I need more hours in the day, seriously.

Enjoy your weekend, home slices!

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