Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of  '97,
Wear sunscreen.
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Curious Tuesday 5

1. If it was your birthday tomorrow, what would be on your wishlist?
♥ Oh, golly! A Canon Rebel XSi, a Macbook Pro, Serato Scratch Live (well fuck, might as well wish for new turntables and a mixer while I'm at it), new computer speakers, a shopping trip to a lovely mall, a yellow pleather purse, oh dear... haha! I'm at a stage of lusting for objects!

2. Do you look after your nails? Do you paint them? If so, do you have a colour that you keep returning to again & again?
♥ I try to look after my nails, but because I work with nasty chemicals and stuff, it's sort of hard to do. I keep them fairly short now and usually just use top coat, because nail polish only lasts a couple hours before looking icky for me! I do love bright colors for my toes, though! I'm in love with yellow and flamingo pink.

3. What star sign are you, & do you think it is accurate?
♥ I'm a Sagittarius. A quick look to my right gives me a definition off my favorite mug: "You love to love! You love life & the elements. You are bursting with energy & drive, certainly a little unpredictable!" Well, fair enough. I remember reading somewhere once that the body part associated with my sign is the hips, which is interesting because I've always had huge, bony hips!

4. What is something you have recently learned to appreciate?
♥ Hm... friends? I've spent a lot of time alone over here. Having someone to talk to is really nice, actually!

5. What is your favourite city in the world, & why?
♥  Sadly, I've barely traveled at all! My favorite place that I've actually been to would probably be Victoria, BC. But I think my ideal favorite place is somewhere in a warm desert, with no lack of fun things to do and see! The southern US, maybe? In Mexico? I'll know when I get there! 

I'm going out, I'm going to drink myself to death
And in the crowd I see you with someone else
I brace myself 'cause I know it's going to hurt
But I like to think at least things can't get any worse ♥

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cameras, Oh My!

       Good day, my loves! How are you? I've spent my morning lounging around and dreaming about cameras. Oh, how I would love a nice, new digital SLR! I absolutely adore taking pictures with my Canon A-1, but film and developing is expensive, and for someone who is completely new to photography such as myself, I need to take lots of pictures to experiment and find out what works and what doesn't! I think that being able to see my pictures right as I take them would be super useful. So, I've been saving up! Right now, I've got my eyes on the Canon Rebel XSi... but I'm totally not sure! A camera is a pretty big investment, and I don't want to just buy the first one that I can afford, ahah. So, I was wondering... do you own a DSLR? How do you like it? Do you have any tips for someone just getting into the field? Thanks a tonne, and I really appreciate you taking the time to read my blog! xoxo ♥ ♥ ♥

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

       Hello, lovelies! Just so you know, I'm not dead or anything! I've just been dealing with a super-nasty bout of depression lately. I have a few good days... and quite a few bad, bad days. It sucks! All I want to do is sleep. I have no energy or motivation to do anything. I even stopped caring about stuff like updating my blog, and that's just awful! I'm going to try and get my butt back into gear.
       Today was a pretty good day, I shared a cake that I baked last night with all my co-workers and they all said it was really delicious! I also went for a short bike ride, and found out how out of shape I have gotten! I really need to exercise more. I can't even ride up itty bitty hills without my knees aching, and my heart pounds so hard I feel like passing out! Not good, hahaha.
       This is my birdy friend. He likes to try and steal my recyclables and compost when I leave them outside!
       My cake baking in my tiny oven. Yes, my oven light is just a flashlight!
       Yumm! I used this recipe, and it turned out great. Other than being a bit dense, you couldn't tell it was vegan!
     My self-esteem has been pretty low lately, boo! But, I took the time to do my hair a bit and put on some makeup this morning, and took a few webcam pictures! It made me feel a bit better.
      Anyways, how are you doing? It's quite lonely over here, I don't really have any friends to hang out with. If anybody would like to be pen pals, or just chat, then let me know! I'd be absolutely delighted to! Have a great day, my dearests.
ps. Have a favorite song! ♥ ♥ ♥ Incubus- I Wish You Were Here

Sunday, June 6, 2010

I've Returned! (With Hummus, Too!)

      Hola! Sorry about the random lack of posts! I spent a week in town without my dear laptop, and then on the weekend I was super busy doing fun things! Friday night there was a dance at the hall featuring Flatfoot 56 and The Brains. I had a blast dancing with everyone, despite that my glasses got stomped on! Poor little things. I think I might just have to switch over to contacts. On Saturday after work me and Zack canoed around the lake, and played Mario Party!  Now I am just relaxing and cleaning up the aftermath of my weekend!
                                                  I look odd because I have a mouthful of hummus.
      I also made hummus for the very first time today! It was super easy and delicious, so I figured you might want to try and make some too! I used a itty bitty food processor, but I bet you could try and made it with a blender or hand mixer, or just by smashing it really well!
You will need....
1 can of Chickpeas, drained (but save the liquid!)
2 Lemons, peeled
1/2 clove of Garlic (or more, if you prefer!)
1 tbsp Tahini
1 tbsp Olive Oil
Salt, to taste

Put the lemon, olive oil, tahini and garlic in the processor and blend. Add the chickpeas and salt and blend some more! Adjust thickness to your liking by adding a bit of the chickpea juice at a time. And, voila! Delicious hummus! This made enough for 3-4 people, if you really like hummus (I know I do!).