Monday, September 28, 2009

oh, delish!

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Autumn

Tomorrow is my last day of work on Cortes Island. After that, I'm packing up and heading back home to Campbell River. I've got an odd mix of melancholy feelings. I'm excited to move back home with mommy, to redecorate my old bedroom, start my pre-university schooling, get back into the loop with my old friends... but at the same time, I feel like I'm leaving a part of my heart behind. I've made such amazing friends over here throughout the summer, and had some absolutely unforgettable times. I learned so much more than I ever would have imagined, too...
It was my first time living absolutely by myself. I feel like I gained such a sense of independence having to cook my own meals, pay for my own groceries, do my own laundry, schedule my own appointments, and so on. I learned to roll my own cigarettes and drink my own beers. I learned how to hitchhike and get around by myself. I learned a lot about how people work. I learned that age is only a number. I learned that beauty can be found in many unsuspected places; In a woodcut clearing at 3 in the morning, beside a Frankenstein Ford blaring heavy metal mayhem with a man wearing a Megadeth shirt and a crooked, naughty smile. In the broken heart of a young actor halfway across the country from his home, softly sobbing while you hold him close and let him know that everything will work out, there are plenty more fish in the sea. Under the gargantuan star-specked night sky, perched on the back of a yacht stirring the phosphorescent ocean with a net and the essence of summer romance with two youthful souls. I found myself surrounded by different, wonderful music. I discovered a love for life that I never expected to find. And I discovered how much of a difference you can see in the world if you simply smile more.
In the beginning of the summer, me and my friend were discussing how everyone told us how much we were going to grow and change in the next few months, and how we really didn't see anything happening. Later, at the end of the season, as we exchanged our goodbyes, we looked at each other and realized that it had all happened right before our eyes- that we were completely different people than had gotten here only a few months before. The changes are amazing and I am so thankful I came here (instead of working at a burger joint in my hometown, which was my other option!). And so I welcome this autumn with a fresh view on the world around me. There are so many opportunities waiting around us- we only have to open our eyes. ♥
Songs of my Summer:
Bob Marley - Redemption Song
Xiu Xiu - I Love The Valley, OH!
Tor/Sufjan Stevens - The Dress Looks Nice on You / Make You Feel That Way (f. Gift of Gab)
k-Os - Superstar, Pt. 1
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Fishing in the Dark
Horse Feathers - Curs in the Weeds
Beulah - Your Mother Loves You, Son
Joanna Newsom - Sadie
Dirt Nasty - 1980 (Haha, some great memories at the lake blasting this... oh, the looks we got...)
Anyways.... I hope everyone had a great summer as well! Feel free to leave me your favorite summer memory... it's fun to reminisce. &heartsl ♥ ♥

Monday, September 21, 2009

Yoooom.

Did you know that I love Aesop Rock? Because I FRICKEN LOVE AESOP ROCK. Holy shit.
P.s. If anyone knows of a more efficient way of posting music on their blogs, then you should probably tell me?





...Um, yeah. Amazing. ♥ ♥ ♥

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Nanners!

Hey guys! Here's an absolutely amazing banana bread recipe I got from my coworker, Jo-anne. She's such a sweetie!

"Going Bananas"
1 1/2 cups Sugar
3 Eggs
3/4 cup Oil
2 cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Allspice
2 cups Mashed Bananas
1/2 cup Raisins (or Chocolate Chips!)

Set oven at 350 degrees, grease & flour a bundt pan or 2 8x4x3'' loaf pans. Beat wet ingredients, add dry. Bake one hour.

Simple, huh? And it's sooooo good! ♥
Have a wonderful day lovelies!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

What I Wore - September 11 2009

Greetings, mon petit chous~ I just wanted to give you a peek into my wardrobe, as of late. I've found that over the summer my personal style's changed quite a bit- it's crazy! Most of the clothes I own are destined to go to the free store 'cause frankly, I never wear them. But anyways, here's what I wore yesterday:Please excuse the ridiculous pose, poor quality and whatever it is I'm doing with my face... I'm still getting used to the timer on my poor old HP Photosmart. Err... I'm wearing:
  • Jacob merino wool sweater - Free store! ♥
  • Blue Stripey Kismet tank - Bootlegger
  • Brown Kismet skirt - Thrifted, but originally from Bootlegger
  • Brown leg warmers - Ardene
  • Brown Doc Marten's - Thrifted!!! ♥ ♥ ♥
And there you have it. I tromped around the island in this, then went back home to Campbell River and went shopping with my BFF! I got this lovely body wash... Kings & Queens Caspar Myrrh! It smells so spicy and decadent... It did make my arms sort of itchy though (Which is odd, since they're mineral oil and paraben free). Oh well, I don't know about you, but I'm willing to make sacrifices for smelling great! Mmmmm. I think it's meant to be one of the boy scents, but I don't care! It was $12 at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Well, I'm off to go buy tropical fish and art supplies with my Mommy! Yay! Have an absolutely fantastical wonderful day, loves!
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*Update: Apparently the body wash I got smells like Old Spice. That would explain why I like it so much. Great, I spent a ridiculous amount of money on overpriced Old Spice, hahah! Oh well. It still smells lovely.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Dress Looks Nice On You

Hey all! While carousing the internet, I found this list of 100 Date Ideas... I find this rather useful, because I don't know about you, but most of my dates involve sitting and watching a movie.... boooooo-ring. So I vouch to try and do every one of these! Actually, just doing these with a group of friends would be pretty fun as well. No more sitting around asking, "What do you want to do?" "I dunno, what do YOU want to do?" (Story of my life, ughh.) So here goes!

1 Make a bonfire and roast s'mores
2 Go to an amusement park
3 Watch the sunset
4 Go for a moonlit walk
5 Rent a movie and order take out
6 See a funny movie
7 Chill at the beach
8 Go stargazing
9 Drive go-karts
10 Go to a water park
11 Get ice cream
12 Goof off at the playground
13 Play laser tag
14 Stroll down the boardwalk
15 Go to a big stadium concert
16 Have a picnic in the park
17 Go swimming at a lake
18 Go for a long, aimless drive
19 Go to a party together
20 Hang by the pool
21 Bake cookies together
22 See a horror movie
23 Get burgers and milkshakes
24 Go paintballing
25 Make out in the car wash
26 Visit a haunted house
27 Build a snowman
28 Cook together
29 Go to the drive-in
30 Go ice skating
31 Go bowling
32 Go sledding
33 Go to a small music venue
34 Go to the zoo
35 Go roller skating
36 Ride in a hot air balloon
37 Visit the aquarium
38 Build a sandcastle
39 Go to the mall
40 Go dancing
41 Hang at a coffee shop
42 Go horseback riding
43 Watch a marathon of your favorite show
44 Go camping
45 Go rock climbing
46 See a romance or drama
47 Make a music video together
48 Play mini-golf
49 Hang out at the arcade
50 Have a BBQ
51 Go on a carriage ride
52 Go paddle boating
53 Go to the 24 hour diner
54 Play video games
55 Visit a pet store
56 Shoot some pool
57 Write a song together
58 Go on a hayride
59 Go to the circus
60 Carve a pumpkin
61 Fly a kite in the park
62 Go apple-picking
63 Go to a baseball game
64 Have brunch
65 See a Broadway show
66 Go people-watching
67 Go to the skate park
68 Go bungee jumping
69 Play board games
70 Practice hitting at the batting cage
71 Browse a bookstore
72 Go bike riding
73 Play frisbee
74 Go to a shmancy restaurant
75 See a kids' movie
76 Sing karaoke
77 Go hiking
78 Play darts
79 Babysit together
80 See a show at the planetarium
81 Visit a museum
82 Have dinner with the fam
83 Visit an art gallery
84 Get sushi
85 Volunteer together
86 Play tennis
87 Do a puzzle together
88 Go thrift shopping
89 Study together at the library
90 Visit the botanical gardens
91 See a foreign film
92 Head to the rifle range
93 Plot a world takeover
94 Go fishing
95 Visit a psychic
96 Go to a monster truck show
97 Go spelunking
98 Workout together
99 Dye each other's hair
100 Go to a poetry slam

(Yanked from www.the-n.com under the Rank section!)
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