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Makeover, Makeover

  *This is a musical post

Welcome to my new digs. Anyone who knows me well enough, knows something is up. It is that venerable time of year again, when I start to go stir-crazy. Antsy, if you will. Back in the days of yore, when I was living it up in college (i.e.: skipping class to go to Chinatown with Fabio) I would get a week off at the end of October. During that week I would spiral down into a vortex of severe boredom. I once found myself eating hotdogs and watching Spongebob, or Eggos and watching Ellen, it depended on the time of day. Mid-way through the week, like a chameleon, my hair would change colour (red, purple, one time I think I dyed it a rusty orange?). There was utterly no one around.

For years I have managed to stave this off. Well part of it, bad things still seem to culminate at this time of year for me (and what with my love of making things fit into a pattern, hello love of Tetris, makes it worse).

What am I yakking on about? I find myself in said situation all over again. All that crap about, “when the cat’s away… the mice will play” and such. Brent seems to have found himself in Scotland. With him gone it has become apparent to me just how much of my days of the week he occupies, well really only two, but still. Now I have two extra days. And what to do with all that time? I am already caught up on TV that I would’ve watched with him, as well as stuff I had missed (due to school). And the only show I had left to catch up on was The New Girl… but it is on hiatus until November 1! And the Walking Dead doesn’t start until this Sunday.

I know, I know. I should be doing my schoolwork. Here is the kicker, I am all caught up. And I have one project idea I would like to start work on, it just hasn’t been approved and there is no way I am going to do all that work to be told my idea sucks. Today alone I have burned through so much work: I finished my book, managed to clear out my closet and desk and reorganize everything and if it is not glaring obvious (in which case I worry for you) have managed to totally revamp and pimp out the blog.

That said… how would I look as a blonde?

Ah the wonders of Photoshop.

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(Sports)Bra Burning

This post has been brewing for a while. Probably since the summer? At the very least. Over the summer Rogers released posters for the Rogers Cup Tennis tournament. And when I saw it, my jaw just dropped. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am no feminist. Hell, I make terrible jokes all the time re: femininity et al. But this was no joke. Rogers’s poster was so damn sexist, it made me really mad. I acutally stopped and had to stare at it to make sure I was really reading it correctly, that I was not seeing things. (This has happened before, we drove by a church and I misread it as Christ’s Apocalyptic Church, it was Apostolic).

“Come for the ladies, stay for the legends.” I am amazed that this idea for a poster slogan actually went through! How could no one have been like “uhm… hello? That is so damn sexist?” I am no bra-burner (which is a lie, they never actually burned the bras) but this is ridiculous. But in reading stuff, I found out that the poster campaign got pulled. Still, it should not have run in the first place.

Why am I only writing about this now? Months later? Because I was watching TV and an Adidas ad came on. Well actually, in total that day I saw two. First was one featuring male athletes. They were  being competitive and aggressive, playing sports like soccer and basketball (I think), and maybe some other contact sports. Then later I saw another Adidas commercial, except this time it featured female athletes. And what sports were they partaking in? Oh, I don’t know, how about some ballet? Twirling in tutus? Or some tennis being played in short little skirts? Goddammit. I really don’t want to have to burn my sports bra. (Aerie has discontinued their F.I.T. line which featured decent workout gear, including cross-trainers from New Balance, and instead has brought us Slim Gym, cute little outfits you can wear to yoga while you walk across the gym so guys can check out your tight ass. I am not kidding. The two sports bras they now have on offer: one is padded, the other has a lace overlay. Great for lifting weights and doing push-ups! *giggle* NOT).

So the men are aggressive and the women are… I don’t even know. Look at the boxing in both ads. In the men’s ad, the men punch each other, one guy is all bloody at the end. The women? Oh they just lightly punch the punching bag or just punch the air. Not cool.

“male”

“female”

NOTE: what the hell does Katy Perry have to do with athletics?!

 

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Year in Review ’06

i figured i might as well do my "year in Review" now, i know its a bit early but what can you do? come back and read it later?! PFFT.
for the most part, i say this year SUCKED. majorly sucked. there were good times, i’ll give that much. some really, really good times…. *winks at Squid and Lawnchair… and Mike* lol. and i did get quite a bit of stuff accomplished. basically, if you bypass my crappy jobs and state of affairs with that one damn person… well maybe it was a good year after all? i did get those wicked awesome Tripp pants (sadly not from Hot Topic, but still good). lots of good times were had at Gabby’s and Casey’s *winks at Fabio* lol, our server eh… *me-ow!*
so much fun in KW with Miiiiiiiiiiiike! OMG that one race we had in Mario Kart, where Kevin and co. beat us by like literally 1 sec, not even, twas less than that non? and our continued torture of the guy at Bluenotes. ooh!! our massive shopping spree at Bluenotes!!! damn that was fun!
or Taste of the Danforth, i fiiinally got around to going to that 😉
or the CNE when me and my sisters were all over the map, ahahahhaha.
ooh really good memories of watching TV with Camilla and yelling at stupid Frank and Gordon commercials! ack. or laughing at the american channel "if you have suffered from diabetic coma… or DEATH! call us now" i swear, it had the exclamation mark! or that commercial that she still has NOT seen where this lady comes out and, i swear to Dr Pepper, she says: "i am a neat freak, that’s why i take _____ to clean my bowels, it helps me stay regular"… i fell off my seat laughing hysterically. she says it so calmly without cracking a laugh!
and i FINALLY found out what happened to House’s leg. actually, i only found that out this week >.<
my DVD collection has boomed exponentially, i am about 1/4 or 5th of the way to owning my entire top movies list! all that in less than 1 year. and i never paid more than $20 on a single DVD.
and of course, who could forget the lovable Borat, he made 2006 that much greater, i have seen that movie 3 times so far. but now i have my sights set on owning Talladega Nights, so stupid, so funny.
and i have (finally) figured out my life, for now anyways. i know what i want to do, where i want to go etc… of course, everyone has been so very helpful to me during this whole shin-dig of turbulence. *hugs* you guys are the best.
hehehehe, i am definetly looking forward to 2007 *winks at Mike*…. you know what i’m talking about. and of course, Harold and Kumar comes out then.
hell, maybe 2006 wasn’t so bad a year afterall? well there are still 3 weeks left. i could win the lottery or get hit by a bus. we’ll just have to see. i just hope both of those don’t happen at the same time LOL.
still need to find someone to go New York (city or state, either or) with me….. any takers?!
continued:
ah yes, the discovery of my allergies. now making me the butt end of all Christmas tree-related jokes. hell, even my mum took a swing at me, laughing that i will be sneezing. and of course, there was the beauty of Everwood and the final episode, for once a show went down gracefully. lots of screaming involved with that show, like is quieter now. *tear*
i have also managed to hold down 4 jobs so far (not all at once, but over the course of 2006)… and the year is still not over!
 
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Posted by on December 7, 2006 in Literaturists/Kanyshisms?

 

news update

ok here is the salami of the sandwich:
i am on hiatus. i forgot to send in my replacement.
i will be back sometime in the fall me loves.
 
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Posted by on August 23, 2006 in Literaturists/Kanyshisms?

 

childhood story:

I am participating in Patresa’s "When We were Short and Stupid: A Blogger’s Collection of Childish Tales" ? Go to her space (*HERE*) to get further instructions

When i was a lil tot, about 2 years old my mom took me to the post office because she had to mail something. she told me to wait quietly while she bought stamps. i wanted to lick the stamp and stick it on the envelope and my mom said no. so what else could i do? i threw a massive temper tantrum. right in the middle of the post office. my mom had to drag me out by the arm lol.

Another time, a friend of mine dared me to kiss our guy friend. reluctantly we hid behind the playground. but then one of us had the genius idea to fake it. we started making kissing noises and in the end my friend actually believed that i kissed the guy. even years later at a sleepover, she stilll believed it.

As a kid i would always watch The Price is Right (actually i still do) and i was so amazed by it. i went around telling everyone that i was gonna be on the show. and that i was gonna play Plinko and win lots and lots of money.

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2005 in Literaturists/Kanyshisms?

 
 
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