Friday, 26 November 2010

Back to AB

It was inevitable, I guess.

Writing for now, here are some links:

I know this is nothing fancy, just giving you the links which need to be copy and pasted into the browser instead of embedding them into their titles or something, but the titles are listed in full in the URLs, so you have the gist of what the articles are about. I need ideas, sort of hard to come up with stuff everyday without access to any news wires or press releases, so feel free to contact me; anything arts and culture, from anywhere.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Travel Spain; A Short Expose (accented E)

Click on the article photo, and then can enlarge again to read in normal size.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

He-llo To-ron-to

I wrote that title as my dad would say it, in imitation of Mick Jagger and his pedestrian British accent when he came to Canada for a concert a few years back.

In any event... been in Toronto for a few weeks now and there has definitely been some disappointment. My job got cancelled and I am currently unemployed. Luckily, as a freelancer, I have been getting by and NOW I had the privilege this past evening of meeting a lovely girl in my field who gave me some great suggestions and enthusiasm.

Since I got here I have been back to Vancouver for a week, which was fantastic; very enjoyable. I always loved Vancouver. I'm glad to still have it as a place to visit for friends, family and the beauty and relaxation of the city itself.

Toronto is different, for sure, but I didn't give it enough credit before. It's easy to get down on ones self when there isn't enough to do, but there are opportunities here that just do not exist in the smaller, more remote parts of the country. It may take some knocking down doors, but I have faith something will come up.

I revamped my C.V. this evening based on a template and the, again, great help and advice from my new acquaintance, and tomorrow will be getting business cards. All the sudden, when looking at this new C.V. format, I have more confidence in applying for freelance gigs. I hadn't had the opportunity or privilege of actually getting feedback from anyone out here before on how I should conduct my applications, or on how my experience fares in comparison to other people here (especially with their graduating institutions being local). A few tweaks, and I'm feeling rejuvenated in getting back out there with applications. I still was applying this whole time, but had become quite listless about it. As well, I hadn't been visiting a particular website with job listings because I had felt I didn't have enough experience to get any responses; but that actually is not the case so I have that page open right now.

Anyway, this blog post is really more like a journal entry for me, as I know my step by step on what I'm doing and what websites I'm visiting is probably of little interest to the general public. I've enjoyed writing this though, so since it's my blog, that's a start ;)

However, it's currently almost 6am (I stayed up doing online assessments for an employment agency on programs such as Excel) and I feel I will lose the battle on waking up for my 9:30am doctor's appointment if I sleep now -so I've sort of lost the darkness to sleep under... At least there are the Commonwealth Games to watch -- Alexandre Despatie in particular! It literally only seems like a couple of years ago that Alex, at age 13 in 1998, won his first Gold at the Commonwealth Games. I remember being in Edmonton with fall colours around me, perhaps on the school bus on the way home, and it being mentioned. I recall the photo of the little boy being held up by a grown man, cheering his accomplishment. He seemed so small, but we all were too -he is only a year older than myself. I think this is actually the first time that something that feels so recent has actually been such a large amount of years ago. Twelve years.

Good morning east coast, and a late good night, west coast.


Saturday, 7 August 2010

Movin', again

This time back out east; Toronto is calling.

Tying up the loose ends in Vancouver, stopping in Alberta, and then off to Ontario.

I had avoided Toronto since being in Ontario for my undergrad, but it really is the place to go in Canada for work in media.

I don't have a job lined up there so I will have to sell my car. Slightly sad about that since it's so nice, but at least the city is negotiable by public transit. And who knows, perhaps by the time I'm set to go there, I will find a job from the several I'm applying for online beforehand.

I'm trying to do some fun things in Vancouver before leaving. A couple weeks ago went cliff jumping at Lynne Valley, and now looking for other such outdoorsy things. Sunday Matisyahu is performing at the Commodore Ballroom and I anticipate that will be well worth the $44 ticket.

I don't have anything incredibly exciting to say in order to have this blog become a hot spot destination due to its cutting edge op-ed and in-depth analysis of world goings-on, but one can come away from this and feel as though their own seemingly mundane existence is mirrored by many others and that life isn't perhaps so lonely and isolated after all. Shared human experience of the day-to-day.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Vancouver Update

I do often fall behind on blogging.

It's so easy to get caught up on browsing for jobs and feeling that every free moment available online should be utilized in advancing my career.

In any event: I am now working two promotions positions and working at HMV. I was just offered a Social Media internship two days ago in Vancouver and that will begin Aug. 30th.

I am not limiting my job search to Vancouver. This is very much an "Insider's" city and I will move if I am unable to find sustainable long-term work here. Out of all the job postings in the country on the professional websites I visit, I would say about 80% of positions are in Toronto. I do have my dual American-Canadian citizenship, but I don't know much about the American markets and with the state of the economy right now, I don't think I want to risk moving down there cold with the hopes of finding a job that would include health care.

I just made a LinkedIn profile today. Interesting.

The summer in Vancouver is beautiful. Yesterday I went cliff jumping into the water in Lynn Canyon. The water was absolutely freezing, but at the same time it was amazing to see and be in water that was so fresh and clear.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

It Continues

Today I went up the Drive to a garage sale advertised on Craigslist and walked away with an Aristotle book. I most definitely would not have gone in thinking "I really need some ancient philosophy today," but there was a Britannica set in perfect condition and I couldn't help but get one of them.

I also got a small TV to replace the ratty one that came with my room, and got a couple nick knacks including a nice cup/jar thingy to put loose change, a small delicate vase to put single flowers in and some hangers. I also arranged to pick up a towel rack tomorrow. That one costs $10 but it can be used as a small clothes rack and that is actually something I need as I don't like to use the dryer after washing my clothes. At the moment, some articles of clothing are spread out on my carpet to dry, and that is definitely not ideal!

This blog could be all up on current events and edgy, but I prefer getting stuff like my Craigslist excitement/angst out on here. I'm actually in the middle of writing the article for the Showstoppers tribute show I went to this week -just taking a break after spending a considerable amount of time going through and editing the photos.


The weather was really nice today! Went for a run at Trout Lake and even though the sun didn't quite seem like a summer sun, it was so beautiful; if anything because it was so nice just to see so many people enjoying the outdoors and being active!

Thursday, 3 June 2010


I've pretty much been living on Craigslist for the last couple of weeks.

After moving into my new room, and having it be the first place that's really "mine," it's so exciting to add stuff to it! This morning I got a hat and wine rack, candle holders and a coat rack while this evening I got a matching Ikea lack side table to one I got last week.

Not that you needed to know any of my specifics, but yeahhh, exciting! Haha. My room is so comfy looking now. The corner has an Ikea Poang chair with a PERFECT little table to go beside it. This table was being sold on the Drive by a woman out of her van. It's just perfect.

Once my boyfriend's mom gets back from her roadtrip down to Mexico, I'm going to replace one or both of my dressers, and get a sofa chair for the living room -just don't have the capability to get larger items right now. I think I'll replace the coffee table as well. Those items always go for free because people don't want to have to move them, or can't. I did spend money having a couch delivered the other day... It isn't as great looking in person as in the ad so I was somewhat disappointed, but it's just underneath that isn't great, the couch came with a nice cover, and it's what the eye sees that counts so I'm ok about.

And, will be getting some free books tomorrow! The guy has some by Leon Uris, who I've read QB VII, and I love it. Great author; the book was so moving.

I'm still occasionally opening up the job links, but I think I'm going to relax now that I got my HMV job. I could make much more if I get lucky enough to land a hostessing job (I don't think there's any chance I will get a serving job in this city), but it takes a lot of time to send out C.V.'s to places off of there after browsing it, or to go in person if they don't accept via e-mail. At least I have something for now and can breathe a little bit.

I know everyone else cares as much about the detail of my Craigslisting as I do, so I hope you have enjoyed this post! :P

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Thursday, 20 May 2010

And Now

It was so sunny and beautiful as I stepped outside this morning to catch my shuttle to the airport. All I thought was "darn, would have been nice to stay and enjoy this day." :P

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Head Space

I'm in a terrible head space. This holiday has worked in reverse and is really grating at my nerves. There's actually something quite distressing about looking down a street and seeing moderately tall buildings go on as far as the eye can see. It's suffocating. If one wants a breathe of air here, then they live in New Jersey or somewhere else that is far away from the centre and then the transit to get anywhere takes forever. This is not for me. It has made me long for the sunshine of LA, that is more my calling. And I want to go back to Vancouver, now. It suddenly has so much more appeal. It is a city, but it's easy to get into nature. Here, yes, there is Central Park and other smaller areas of refuge, but it is not a proper escape from the bustling, over crowded traffic pushing inwards from its green borders.

I should be writing a short article, or I "should" be going out to do something on my last day in the city, but all I'm doing is sitting in the hostel lounge doing nothing. I just want some time to myself. It's too busy. It's too noisy. And staying at a hostel, it gives no chance to unwind; there are always other people around. I will need to take a break after this "break" in order to be sane once I return to Vancouver.

If I do anything today, it will be to take the subway down to the ferry and take it across to Staten Island. It's grey out though, so who knows. At least it's not storming rain out like yesterday.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Garden State

I have been in New Jersey for the last couple of days, but looking forward to going into the city!

I arrived to Newark Airport and stayed in Irivington, NJ, the first night. It was an airport hotel with a shuttle, but it was definitely not in a great place :S The front desk was behind glass. I was supposed to get a room with one king bed and ended up being given a room with two queen beds and a couch -far too much room for one person! It was a bit lonely-like being a lone individual with that much space! Since then I've been out in Englewood which is a wealthy area where several esteemed individuals live. It's pretty nice out here, but again, looking forward to begin my NYC wanderings! I plan to walk all over Manhattan and through Central Park to find a nice place to sit and read. As well, seeking out the street, can't remember what it's called, that has the 5 floor Abercrombie since the Canadian dollar is now on par with the American dollar, totally worth it to make a purchase :)

Lining up in Times Square tomorrow for Broadway tickets, *fingers crossed* I can get an ok price for one of the shows I'd like to see!

I wanted to see both Jersey Boys and Avenue Q but didn't realize how expensive tickets are (minimum $100) if just bought off the website. I'm just hoping to see Avenue Q now, for the matinee tomorrow afternoon.

I bought three pairs of shoes today -a nice pair of supportive sandles not flimsy types, a pai of blowfish and a dressy pair of rocket dogs all for $100 -I wish Canada had DSW! All the shoe stores would go out of business if we did though. But I'm ok with that!

It's very humid here and didn't sleep until 6am last night/morning. It's making my hair go slightly wonky, but now that it's back to brunette, it still looks ok when it's down and the curls aren't perfect. Although the humidity doesn't really agree with me, it was nice to wear a tanktop today and not be cold at all! Also put on sunscreen for the the first time this season :) (Yes, a happy face; sunscreen is my reality :P It's sort of yucky to put on, but needing to put it on means the weather is great outside :) )

I've had a couple of articles in the Independent published lately and will post those soon.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Listen to the birds sing.
They will sing their happy song come both days of joy and sorrow.
This human's happy song will have to wait until another date.
Alone will the birds sing, just as I, alone, will not.

Oh Once Upon a Time

Please refer to part of the lyrics from Adam Lambert's single "Whattya Want From Me."

Pop music becomes so successful due to the ability of open-ended lyrics to appeal to the masses; they too have experienced the sadness and heartbreak, the confusion and the emptiness.

I am but one of the masses, finding pop culture lyrics that hit the core and make me feel like I'm burning.

It would be so much nicer if a high pitched pop singer could merely be written off as a corporate whore, instead of finding lyrics that tear at me everytime I turn on the radio, walk into a store, or happen to hear a passing tune from someone else's earphones.

Thursday, 8 April 2010


Watching the tennis shoes swung over the telephone line outside my room spin clockwise in the wind.

The curtains are parted just so that I have a slim view of the outdoors.

And now the one shoe recoils back into a counter clockwise turn.

The shoes are oblivious to time. They spin with nature.

Wind the other day blew at the show and now only one swings while the other holds onto the power line, keeping them up there against the wishes of gravity.

The mountains cannot be seen today. Clouds and rain have made their presence too strong.

Blue sky is somewhere up above, but not visible to this eye, not on this late Wednesday afternoon.

Half of the shoe has disintegrated, leaving the sole hanging from the body of the object. What once were serviceable to the human foot now hang pathetically over 19th St, a testament to how everything practical can become abandoned and useless.

The car down the road, it will be one of many that will be culprit to the final demise of these shoes when they finally fall 30ft to the aging tar surface below.

Perhaps it will be my car, all shiny and new, that runs over the old, soggy shells of shoes they used to be.

There lives a dog on this street. He may pick up and run with them, a temporary new toy for his fleeting amusement.

Everything is fleeting.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Definitely didn't seem that long...

Hm, I kept thinking to myself that I should make a new posting on here, but hadn't realized how much time had actually passed since the last one.

Since the last post I packed up my stuff and drove through the mountains to come out to Vancouver for a couple/few months. Pretty nice out here, even with the crazy wind storms the past two days. My car got out unscathed, anyhow.

I have some actual writing to do, so this post won't be very interesting :P That's always the excuse too. "I've got to get this article in so it's ridiculous to write on my blog which isn't for pay when this deadline is so close." Yet, of course, instead I just refresh Facebook like, every minute and I may as well have written a few interesting posts since February. Ah well.

One of my favourite musicians, Yoav, had a new album released this past week and is coming to Vancouver on May 1. Excited! I saw him in York, UK in the fall of 2008. Wow, doesn't seem that long ago :S

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Back in AB

And so it goes, back in Alberta, again. One of my best friends went to Vancouver today from Toronto for her reading week, and I didn't get the chance to go out to Victoria, or even see all of my friends in Vancouver; was not ready to leave! Back to the same old... hole myself up in my room on my computer and leave the house to go to the gym. What an existence. Even one more week of this will drive me crazy.

My American passport arrived so I can up and go to the States now with ease, but I have a pending second interview with the Toronto Blue Jays so I'm holding out for that. It would just be for the season, so until beginning of October, and that is something I should accept if offered. It's not like I would have to actually live in Toronto for so long, and I'm sure it would be fun enough. I've enjoyed my promotions jobs in the past. Not sure what sort of chance I have of getting the position, but still worth it to put up with Edmonton for an extra week or so and not commit to moving anywhere before knowing if I got the position and should be driving to Toronto.

On a lighter note, although I did filming during the Olympics which impeded me from taking as many photos as I otherwise would have, I still got a nice album's worth. It can be viewed in the following link as a Public Facebook Album. Of course, if we're friends on Facebook then it will just show up as normally viewing it.

Canada did awesome today in the Olympics. Would have been so awesome to go out again. I haven't gotten trashed like that since going out with the Rugby girls in Leeds! Seems I can still indeed take a full pitcher and a couple extra drinks on the side and still be somewhat comprehensible.

I will archive the footage from the Olympics soon and figure out how I'm going to piece it together. I only got about 2.5 hours of footage -far short of the seven hours of tape I bought, but I still caught some decent stuff. Shame I don't have anything more complex than iMovie, but I'll make it work and can always make something more advanced in the future.

Currently being a sap and listening to Adam Lambert to a bit of an excess.


Wednesday, 24 February 2010

On my way out the door

Vancouver has been absolutely amazing. I definitely needed a few more days to fit everything in, but it was still fantastic. I had forgotten how much I liked living here and don't fancy going back home...

The city has been insane, here is my super awesome video which witnesses the madness:

Granville and Robson at night in Van City

Flying home at noon unfortunately. Will post more, perhaps a photo essay or something, once back. Doing that may be second priority, though, to getting to the gym ASAP upon return!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Off to Vancouver!!

Watching Canada play Norway and leaving for the airport in 45min, yay!

I will have NO sleep this week; will be totally crazy. Curling in the morning then staying in Van for the day so that I can get to the transport hub in North Van on time to get to my Whistler event in the early morning hours of Thursday.

Eeeeeeeee! haha

In preparation, I went skiing yesterday and made a video of it. Training; I will be competing as a top Canadian athlete in 2014 :P

Skiing Video

Woo, Canada FINALLY scores! Iginla

Ok, closing my computer, will post once I'm there :)

Monday, 15 February 2010


I had a lovely afternoon skating at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton today. I made a small video from it which I have posted to Youtube:

Skating video

I quite enjoy the video myself. I wanted to focus on the family atmosphere of the place, and the beauty of children learning to skate. I myself was brought to Hawrelak as a child and I remember trying to learn to skate on figure skates... it wasn't until I was allowed to get hockey skates that I really learned to skate properly: something about how figure skates have heals, it made it difficult for me to push off properly and really get good pace and strides.

I also just bought an Olympic Biathlon ticket! It wasn't incredibly expensive (hardly the $22,000 being asked for men's half-pipe snowboard on Cypress!), and I'm really excited! This way I can go up to the town of Whistler. Unless people have event tickets, they are not allowed up to Whistler over the course of the games. I really wanted to go to see what it's like up there, and just for the experience, so this is great! I have to leave where I'm staying at around 5am, but still worth it; and I can catch up on sleep on the way there. This will make for some great filming! I will have to miss the Our Lady Peace concert to go, but I've seen them three times before anyhow and there's other concerts to go the remaining days I'm there!

Also, I e-mailed the Olympic press people and they said video cameras are allowed in the venues as long as the footage isn't for commercial use. That's perfect! Footage from the curling event in Richmond will really add to the documentary :)

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Megavideo claims I watched 72 min when I didn't even make it through half an episode of the Guardian. Probably because I skipped little pieces toward the beginning trying to find my spot from last night. Unfair. Now I have 54min to fill before I can watch again.

An astute person may note that I could perhaps do something productive with my time, or go to sleep since it is 1am, but neither of those options have occurred to me.

I did edit a couple more photos from NY though. Since I only have iPhoto and don't have any advanced photo software, I would love to do more complex things with the photos, but right now it's the best I can do. I would really love to fool around with colour on b&w. Fading can work o.k. in some of my shots since I took photos of signs, and the surroundings turn grey much quicker than the object, but it's still not quite the effect I want.

Oh, and while the first photo uploads, I am going to mention that I am to make a website. I am debating between and I think to have a .com would be great since it's the basic end of a website url, but I don't like it as much with my middle initial in there. When I get out of bed to go downstairs to grab my credit card from my wallet is when I will make the decision. That may not be until the morning.

Hm, and while the second photo uploads, I'll explain that I am hoping I can get two photos side-by-side. I chose the first photo to be aligned on the left, and the second one on the right, but formatting-wise, it will probably just pile them atop one another just lined up differently. I guess I shall see. It will be annoying to upload the photos again if this doesn't work... Perhaps someone can teach me some new html to align it myself? :) I taught myself basic html in high school, but that was quite some time ago, and never had a need to use it since.

Uch, well, obviously you are reading this after the post is done, and you will see that I have failed in the photo alignment. Annoying.

Anyway, I loved this when I came upon it while wandering around downtown NY. Huge ad for the Watchmen. The first is the edit, the second the original. Which do you like better? You can click on the photos and they will open into full size; I think the colour shows up better in the full size. Same for two posts ago with the first NY photo.

I saw a preview for the film called Kick Ass or something tonight when I went to see From Paris with Love (I felt like I would go deaf from all the gun fire, and John Travolta played a crazy mother f*****!), and it looks funny, but definitely an idea stolen from the Watchmen. I wonder if there will be any rights infringement claims?

Friday, 12 February 2010


This Youtube video appeared on my FB newsfeed posted by a lovely actress named Ali Tataryn in Winnipeg.

I watched its entirety and it is beautiful. Just wanted to share. It's a cover on guitar done by a tremendously talented young boy. A lovely piece to just absorb before bed.


Cords Up

I have gathered together everything I need for my camera: all the different kind of cords, chargers, extra tapes, accessories... haha it's exciting just to see it all sitting there together in anticipation of filming!

I bought curling tickets today so will be going on Wednesday with my aunt :)

Aaaand going to Our Lady Peace with Mai in Richmond! The first time I saw them was in GM place in Van in grade 11. Coming full circle :P

More later.

Thursday, 11 February 2010


I'm sort of swimming in interviews right now. I bombed one yesterday with the Edmonton Journal, but I didn't want it anyway, and I don't think it was my fault. The woman calls me up and is like "my daughter is about to have surgery, but she's going to be ok," and then is clearly distracted and uninterested the entire time she is speaking to me. But yeah, I accepted the interview, but really, wouldn't have wanted to have been stuck here until the end of August.

Also have been contacted for two interviews for NY jobs. Keeping my fingers crossed for those. One of them thinks I'm based out of Pittsburgh since I put that on my resume so that I have an American address. It's promising though. I'm sure once I'm actually there I will find work. In any event, as I said, fingers crossed as both are phone interviews tomorrow.

The Blue Jays promotions interview isn't until the 18 or 19th, and I don't want to go to Toronto, but if for some reason it gets offered to me and I don't find anything in NY, I would take it -since it's only temporary for the upcoming baseball season.

Had thought of going skating tonight for the first time in forever, but had to stay in for a handyman in the house and now it's almost 9pm, the place is far away... and will just wait until the weekend and skate during the daytime; that will be far more enjoyable.

I have the TV on in front of me, but its on mute. It's just kind of humourous to watch how bad the Oilers are.

Still addicted to Simon Baker :)

Three men have graced my laptop background: Robert Pattinson, Hugh Laurie, and now Simon Baker. Pretty exclusive company. And none of them North American either, now that I think of it -but all pretending to be.

SO excited for Vancouver!! Can't wait to film. Also want to take still shots but placed my camera somewhere in my bags when I left Winnipeg and haven't come across it yet :S Haven't exactly unpacked either, but at least I recall stuffing it somewhere instead of practically putting it in a handbag or something.

In anticipation for NY, have been looking back at my photos from the summer, and edited one last night:

I love the huge Wicked ad. I saw it in London last year with Eva B and it was fantastical. I would most definitely see it again.

Oh, and the title of this post is totally a metaphor. Although that was completely obvious come the first sentence where I said I am "swimming" in interviews, really, I never swim -anymore. Nothing against it though.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010


Even though I spend hours of time wasted doing not a lot of anything in particular on the internet, I still don't really feel like putting in a huge effort when it comes to writing a blog post. I could make it all snazzy and attach photos; maybe in a future post come the near future.

I have discovered Simon Barker in The Guardian after watching him in The Mentalist and looking up his past credits. I think I'm done episode 6 now, of 66. That should keep me busy for a little while. It's fun to find a new series to watch obsessively :P

I'm going to Vancouver for the Olympics to film a documentary with a friend of mine from high school. I'm really excited. I am thinking up all sorts of idea for things to film in the city for b-roll, and what should be done for the main content. All I have to edit on is iMovie, but really, that's all that is needed a lot of the time; things done on Final Cut can often be over-produced: colour correction, too noticeable and active of cuts.

I have an interview with The Edmonton Journal tomorrow to work there over the summer. I had sent in an e-mail to freelance for them and heard back this evening for a paid internship position. I'll muse it over. It would mean a delayed move to NY, but probably worth it to get some experience in CanWest, even if I have been trying to get away from print. It's much better than getting hired for an actual job in print and then needing to quit come the few months down the line when I would want to move on.

As well, I have found a topic to write about for a novel. I can work on that once the post-production is complete for the Vancouver stuff :)

I missed House this evening from going to the gym, so off to watch it now on surfthechannel.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Recent articling

I have written on Feferman before for campus activism, but this article on the front page of the Vancouver Jewish Independent this week is of a different sort.

The Wandering Jew is Feferman's documentary about his trip to India, and the JI Article covers my conversation with him regarding the documentary, along with Feferman's impromptu trip to Haiti following the earthquake.

In March I will have at least one more travel article appearing from my files of travel material I collected last year while in the UK and a Ryan Air flight away from another (usually stressful and sleepless) adventure.

I've turned down several writing offers lately, and am focusing on deciding what I really want to do. I am continuing to freelance here and there to help pay the bills, but I do not want to be a beat reporter. The experience at the Winnipeg Free Press (clips) was good, but I will not be seeking a full-time job at a daily, or a paper of any run.

Currently at the Etown homebase sending off hundreds of online applications, and by around April will move to the eastern U.S.; just have to take care of such lovely things as: the bars behind my teeth to hold them in place after having braces (for the second time) weren't strong enough, so I need to be here for several weeks for retainers to push them back and put stronger bars in. Hurrah.

Perhaps I'll film something while here for fun. And even perhaps I will get inspired to actually write a novel, but I don't have high hopes.

By the way, if you want to help with the bills ;) and have an interesting Jewish story you would like to see in a newspaper, give me a holler, and I will pitch it to my flagship paper, the JI.

Have you ever noticed that the toes on your feet actually look quite mutant-y if you sit and pay attention to them, and how the bones connect to your foot, and are just sort of useless as it is almost impossible to individually move each toe?

New Moon

Here is the FB post-seeing-it conversation:

Eva Cohen FINALLY saw New Moon =) !!!

Thurs at 21:56 · ·
Eva Bach
Eva Bach
I am so proud of you! Thoughts?
Thurs at 22:07 ·
Eva Cohen
Eva Cohen
It stayed a lot more true to the novel than I was lead to believe it would. It had about as many lines right out of the text at Twilight did. Also, I read that they told Taylor Lautner he would not be hired back for New Moon if he didn't buff up, but something should have been done about Pattinson. At least a waxing of the chest... the novel repeatedly describes his body as though it is chiseled stone, like a Greek god -but his shirtless scene was unfortunately laughable :(
Thurs at 22:11 ·
Kimberley Hopkins Risling
Kimberley Hopkins Risling
pure cheese. those lines, read in your mind, don't sound as bad. Out loud - cringe worthy. I am ashamed.
Thurs at 22:18 ·
Eva Cohen
Eva Cohen
Since I don't mind staring at Robert Pattinson as he struggles over words to come out in a North American accent, I didn't really suffer, but those "you are my life" kind of lines are a hard thing to bring off the page and make vocal without sounding a bit lame, agreed.

I can't figure out how to fix the html so as to make the rest of this post have normal paragraph spacing, but in any event: I was looking forward to the film for months and then no one in Winnipeg would see it with me *shakes fist*. Looking forward to Eclipse now. I'm definitely one of those "stupid" Twilight fans, but I'm ok with that. Listening to the soundtrack on repeat now. Although I had downloaded it before the movie was released, I didn't warm up to it until after seeing the film.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

So Jealous

I have sat around today doing a lot of nothing. Looking at online jobs that I won't hear back from, and other such things.

This includes refreshing my Facebook homepage far too often.

The most recent refresh contained this, from Blogger Jack of Hearts:

"Just met Robert Pattinson, he's in The Macbeth, on Hoxton St, RIGHT NOW, and he refused a photo! Haha. He has a beard and a wooly hat and ugly friends. X"

Now, I really don't care about the unflattering description; sitting here so upset that it is not I at The MacBeth :(. Ahhhhh.

Ok, that is all.

Friday, 29 January 2010

While I'm at it...

Who has info to give me about New York? I've been gathering loads of information about the best way to make the move: where to live, how to find where to live, who to live with, how to find work, where to look for jobs, etc.

Anything anyone has to say I would like to hear! A few people have made a move to NY seem quite daunting, but with an American passport, it won't be the same as a Torontonian trying to make a go of it and find sponsorship to stay.

I should find some interesting topic to make a blog about, with photos. You know, be a fun blog. Ha, we'll see. I have a lot of things I could rant about at the moment, but I've talked myself out the last while and can't bring myself to bring up all the emotion it takes to go through an issue point by point in print! Perhaps in the near future.

Ho Hum

Oct 25 was the last one on here eh?

Well, I stayed in the Peg for 3.5 months. Wrote for the Free Press and the local J rag, but have driven home and am ready for the next adventure.

Getting my American passport and planning on heading east once the weather warms up a bit. Done with Canada.

Still doing the freelance game but really tired of it and would take a job not in my field over constantly living pitch to pitch and scraping by for the bills.

I've been trying to write a book, but after doing a couple of book reviews on stupid chicklit novels, I can't get anywhere. The usual lame point of view of a female deters me. I don't want to produce the same kind of garbage... So I sit around hoping for the "big inspiration;" that something that will make my female perspective unique and interesting.