How nice to meet a woman who speaks the language of the Nazi’s most enthusiastic collaborators!
Tracy Jordan (seriously, my favourite liner from the premiere).
I haven’t seen the new episode yet. I’m scared - I don’t think my heart can handle it.
I’m tired and I have nothing to write about this week…
So here’s a video of a guy bathing a swearing gerbil. Enjoy.
Or maybe he’s a guinea pig. I don’t really know.
Coach Herdman was on TSN this week, looking all cuddly like usual :)
Science should be as simple as possible, but no simpler.
I’m seeing this quote in so many places as I continue my journey into the fascinating world of science. I’m really excited to learn more! :D
You start out the morning with 300 bucks in your pocket. You feel like Bill Gates. You’re going to make it rain. Make it rain like it’s hurricane season yo. You imagine all the things you can buy with $300. A couple of dresses. A pair of cowboy boots. 30 meals at McDonalds.
You go to the train station. You realize that you need to buy a pass. You hand the lady a little over 200 dollars. She gives you a monthly pass. You’re at 100 bucks, give or take. Oh well. You can still buy a Beavercanoe sweater from Roots or a Beardo. You take the train into the city, still loaded by student standards.
You get into the subway station. Shit, you don’t have tokens. You go to the ticket guy, hand over $50, he rolls you out 20 tokens. Sweet, you can now get to your class on time. As you drop your token into the machine, you feel a little sad. You’ve been reduced to $50. You will ration this money over the month. You will eat a lot of soup because it’s cheap and filling. You can make it rain…pennies and nickels. Actually, not even those. You use those to buy the soup at the end of the month.
Welcome to commuter life.
August 27th, 2012
School is right around the corner. It’s pretty terrifying. Now, if you’re a first year going into University, you’re probably freaking out right now.
This is you.
BUT HEY! Don’t worry! I have some tips for you to stay organized, on top of everything, get awesome marks, and have fun! Lots and lots of fun.
1. Lists are your friends - I love lists. They make me feel like I’ve actually accomplished something at the end of the day. I keep a reading list of all the chapters from a course that I need to read. I also keep a list of all the things I want to accomplish daily on my laptop. One thing you will realize is that you won’t have time to write in an agenda. This might be a big change for you from high school. No one will tell you what to do, it’s up to you to plan when to do your readings, when to complete that lab report, and when to begin your 7 page report on the modern implications of Machiavelli’s The Prince.
2. Buy a clipboard! - If you are attending the Trinity College frosh, you will receive one in your frosh kit. Clipboards are great, especially the ones with a pocket on one side. Most science courses will post lecture slides ahead of time (or after the lecture) for students to use. I like to print out the lectures and put them in order of class into my clip board and keep paper in the pocket. That way, I have paper to use for classes that don’t have lecture slides (humanities/social science classes) as well as my lecture slides to take notes on for my sciences class. Another great thing about using a clipboard is that it’s super light. As a science student at UofT, I have a lot of classes in Convocation Hall. Con. Hall doesn’t have any fold out tables, thus it’s great to have something hard to write on!
3. Bring your laptop (If you’re a non-res) but DON’T use it during class - I made this mistake during first semester. I brought my laptop to school every day because I had online versions of my textbooks on my laptop. Although I didn’t like reading on the computer, doing calculus questions didn’t make much of a difference coming from a textbook or a computer screen. Well, turns out I ended up looking up oreo cupcakes for an entire chemistry lecture and distracted lots of students in the rows behind me. Oops. After this, I just print out the lectures and take notes on the lecture slides.
4. Read the course syllabus - This seems straight forward but a lot of people don’t do it. Read your course syllabus to get all the administrative details as well as mid term and assignment due dates so you can properly manage your time. The best way to be organized is to be informed!
5. Use your calendars/note pads - Most laptop comes with a calendar and a note pad app. I work off a MacBook Air and I have both of these applications. I keep my reading list on my note pad and I mark off all of my due dates, lecture times, and test dates on my calendar. I also do the same thing on my Blackberry. I set a lot of reminders for myself. As soon as I remember I need to do something by a certain date, I will write it down. That way, the information is there for when I need it.
6. Keep up with your readings, even if it means just flipping through your book to look at the main topics before class - This is actually super important. Even if you don’t read the chapter, by flipping through the pages you will know which topics are covered. That way when the professor talks through the lecture, you can make a mental note of which topics in the chapter are the most important. That way, when you actually read that chapter, you can focus on the important topics.
7. Don’t give up! - If one mid term doesn’t go your way, stop. Stop and evaluate what you did wrong. Learn from your mistakes. That’s the only way to grow <3
And that’s it! 7 simple rules to succeed in university. Don’t forget: Have fun, try your best, and don’t regret your choices. Live with an open mind and you’ll be fine :D
Hey ladies, there’s a lot of stuff you don’t know about me :)
Sorry, I’ve been busy. But we started a club! :D Check it out!
Balls. Those are balls.
August 20th, 2012
Okay, I have no idea what to write for this blog post and I don’t want to miss an update (I haven’t missed one yet!) so I did the most awful thing ever.
I googled “Cool Stuff on the Internet”.
First hit: 101 Fun Things to do Online. To my delight, I did not find weird and gross porn videos! Yayyyy. The internet did not fail me.
When looking through the list, I re-discovered Post Secrets.
Go check it out, it’s pretty awesomeeee.
PS. I discovered this. Wow.
Dear Gary Bettman,
I’m Nav from Canada. I have been following the NHL’s contract travails and the large amounts of men in suits at the negotiations. It doesn’t look promising. Except Sid. He told us not to worry. Then you burst that bubble too.
The last time we had a lockout, we were so depressed that the CBC put George Stroumboulopoulos on TV to cheer us up and then, even he moaned about the lack of hockey.
Do you know how much winter we have up here, Gary? 6 months. 6 months. Sometimes, the only way to thaw out your frozen eyeballs is to stare at Don Cherry’s suit adventure.
More specifically, being a Leafs fan, this is supposed to be the year of redemption. New coach, great draft pick, new centre (apparently). This is make the playoffs year. And if the NHL cancels the season, we’re going to lose it mentally (those who already haven’t). And we finally just got the winter classic! Tie Domi just agreed to show up for the alumni game. DON’T YOU DEPRIVE US OF TIE, GARY.
We need hockey up here. We really do. For our sanity. For the sanity of our non-hockey-watching friends, who’ll have to listen to our whining all winter.
We already don’t like you, Gary “I love America and money and hattrick lockouts and muahahahah, your boos only make me stronger” Bettman. Don’t give us another reason to hate you.
Don’t lock us out, baby. Don’t you lock us out no more.
August 13th, 2012
I kinda love shopping. Being the nerd that I am, back to school shopping is my absolute favourite shopping season. It’s basically my excuse for spending hundreds of dollars on books, clothes, and school supplies. Now, I’m not made of money, so I try to keep things cheap (I will spurge now and then, as you will notice from the price list :P)
Here are some things I
need want (or already have) in my closet/bookcase/desk. All prices are CAD unless otherwise stated :D
Flare Lace Dress - Dynamite ($39.90)
Crisscross Back Dotted Swiss Dress - Forever 21 (
Tiered Ruffle Tube Dress - Forever 21 ($27.80)
Coloured Blazer - H&M ($59.95)
Cardigan - H&M (29.95)
Striped Cardigan - Joe Fresh ($19)
Embroidered Top - Joe Fresh ($29)
Relic Shoe - Spring Shoes ($14.99)
Bratchett Shoe - Spring Shoes ($14.99)
Sprout Bookmark Set - Fred Flare ($8 US)
Staple-Free Stapler - Fred Flare ($10 US)
Doctor Who TARDIS USB Hub - Fred Flare ($42 US)
Pens (Black and Blue, 0.5 mm) - Bic ($3/box)
Laptop Sleeve (13” Macbook Air) - Etsy, Berdiescloset ($25.45)
Vintage Pendant Cameo Necklace - Esty, AnnasAntiques ($8.15)
The Girl in Pink Polymer Clay Floral Ring - Etsy, Sputnik Sweetheart ($3 - This is my friend’s store! She has some great stuff)
Peach Rose Floral Ring - Etsy, Jewelsalem ($4.07)
What’s on your back to school shopping list?
Already going through Olympic withdrawal