Monday, April 30, 2007
In other news, there was a woman found in the alley a block down. Yep. There are cop cars everywhere, and the entire block is taped off. To say i'm a bit scared is the understatement of the century.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
This morning i read another chapter of "Give It Up! My year of learning to live with less," and in this chapter, the author gave up multi-tasking. It seemed like such an odd thing to give up, since it's not nearly as dangerous as, say, shopping or coffee, but it is equally as difficult. I am the queen of multi-tasking. Very rarely can you find me doing just one thing. A friend of mine once said, "I'd love to see you just sitting on the couch and watching the TV. No laptop, no phone, no nothing, just watching TV." I admit i haven't done that in quite some time, unless of course i'm in a movie theater or watching a movie with friends. But there is something to be said about not multi-tasking and instead, focusing on the one particular task at hand. It's true that when i multitask, i tend to pay less attention to each thing i'm doing and fail to listen or learn (e.g. when i'm studying and chatting). Lately i've been trying to not drive and talk on my cell at the same time, so i guess that's one step in a positive direction. I'm just so ADD sometimes that i can't just do one thing. Perhaps that's why my attention to detail has been a bit um... absent?
Friday, April 20, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Paris - here i come! I'm in the best mood i've been in for weeks, and that's because i think i may have found a fabulous and reasonably-priced accomodation for the week I plan to spend in Paris before orientation at UCL. It's in Marais, walking distance to Les Halles and other fun things. It has everything i'm looking for - big windows that open into a courtyard, a kitchen, free internet and cable, and is in a neighborhood full of great local markets, cafes, shops, and bakeries. Parfait!
P.S. pic is of me at the Dior in Paris, as seen in Sex and the City!
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Oooh one exciting item that i purchased today is a new journal. I've tried journals many times - some more successful than others. I journaled over the summer fairly successfully, but then when i went back to regularly blogging, i found that i was repeating myself, and it was exhausting. So i quit the journal and have since kept up the blog. It wasn't until today that i realized (thanks to THC, of course) how to use journaling for an entirely separate purpose. Everything that i cannot write, and i mean reallllly cannot write, on this blog will go into my journal. It won't recap my daily adventures, as it has in the past, it will simply be there for whenever i need to vent, cry, explain, indulge, confess... Of course i fear that writing such thoughts normally reserved for my brain alone is a bit dangerous, but i hope very sincerely, that no friend of mine would ever invade my privacy in that way. (HINT HINT)
Oh and the best part about it? The quote on the cover:
"If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them
to the trees." ~Kahlil Gibran
I used to trust everyone with all my secrets, and all it did was come back and bite me in the ass, in a very painful and public way. I have since learned to be a bit more selective when it comes to confiding in close "friends." I still totally suck... i mean, if you try hard enough, you can usually get me to spill my guts on my latest love or life crisis, but at least i'm improving. Anyway, the point is, this quote speaks volumes to me. It's perfect. For me. And my journal.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Please note: I am not planning on ever going vegetarian or vegan. I just want to see how difficult it is b/c it seems tres difficile to moi. And while I don't doubt that that kind of diet, when properly maintained, can give you more energy, etc., I could never claim to be a vegetarian/vegan on principle. I am a foodie. Not a fancy foodie, but I consider myself to be a at least a beginner foodie, and as such, I could never rule out any food group.
I think I'm going to start Operation Veggie on Monday. I would start Sunday because I really like to view Sunday's as a fresh start of the week, but I have a date at Bess Bistro on Sunday, and there is no way I'm placing any dietary restriction on that experience. So Monday it is.