February is back, and I'm feeling like junk. The world is full of hatred and anger and fear, work is so busy that I've been on the verge of an anxiety attack for about three weeks, and up until Monday we had only 12 hours of sunshine in Toronto for the entire month of January. … Continue reading Fierce February
A few years ago, I started traveling with a tiny Captain Picard action figure. I had received him as a gift from a friend years before, but kept him in the packaging on the off-chance I was the only one in the world with a dusty Picard action figure still in the packaging, and before … Continue reading Picard Travels
I spent a couple of weeks in India and Nepal in November, and they totally stole my heart! I have never fell so immediately in love with a country as I did with India; the chaos, the noise, the smells, the dirt, the pushiness, the smiles, the friendliness, the conversations with strangers, the FOOD....India is … Continue reading Video: India & Nepal
Dating apps are making dating fucking impossible. We live in such a throwaway society these days, and these apps are making us throw away chances at relationships/makeouts because we just can't fucking bear to stop, slow down, and live in the goddamn moment. We are in an age where pretty much anything is possible; want to … Continue reading I’m swiping left.
"When I tell you to walk, walk. When I tell you to run, run. Don’t sit down, and don’t lean forward or we won’t make it. Okay? This will be fun!" I was hardly able to appreciate the view from one of Pokhara’s tallest peaks as I sat waiting for my turn to go paragliding. … Continue reading Taking a Leap in Nepal
Okay look. The whole "bathroom" thing in India can be scary before you go. Squat toilets? Delhi belly? More oil in one dish than you'd eat all month at home, chased by even more oil because fuck plain naan it's garlic butter naan all the way? Yeah. Toilets can be scary. This said, I conquered … Continue reading …THE HOSES IN THE BATHROOMS WERE FOR YOUR BUM?!
The best piece of travel advice I ever got was simple: THIS IS YOUR TRIP. DO WHAT YOU WANT. I can't tell you much about the person who told it to me; his name was Dan, he was a 34 year old American guy with long black hair and a gorgeous profile. We were living … Continue reading The best travel advice I ever got
I haven't posted anything in a while due to, y'know, the crushing fear that no one will like me, but I've been meaning to start posting what I write again and I fell so in love today that I can't NOT share it with you. Yes, I'm in love. Again. With Toronto. My love for this … Continue reading Not Far From My Heart
I've lost all hope in Tinder. Look, I never expected to meet the next great love of my life on it, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I was hoping for at least a good date or two. It seems, though, that Tinder has now devolved into a place where men swipe right … Continue reading Tinder Guru
As I was lying on the pavement in the Westbound lane of King Street, the first thought that came to mind was "I hope my new bike is okay." I opened my eyes to car tires and the familiar pumpkin-orange of a Toronto taxi cab. I could feel my left hand twisted under my body. … Continue reading My Bike Accident
I swear to god I did more in Southeast Asia than just eating...but like come ON the food was spectacular! I went in to the trip thinking I would enjoy Thai food the most and, while it was obviously heaven in my mouth, I came out of the trip with Vietnamese food the clear king … Continue reading Vietnam Stole my Tastebuds
I recently did a trip through Southeast Asia and one of the reasons I decided to head there was, obviously, the FOOD! I tried as many different things as I could (though, really, I could have eaten Pad Thai every goddamn day) and make it one of the focuses of my trip. The food in … Continue reading Maybe I’ll Become a Thai Chef?
Dating can be tricky for us 30-something ladies; we're at an age where we know ourselves and aren't willing to compromise who we are, but like maybe we would for the right guy? Luckily for me I've got lots of girlfriends to turn to with my dating woes, and I thought I should share some … Continue reading Dating Advice From My Girlfriends
Getting ready to go on a big trip? Follow these packing hacks to make your trip the journey of a lifetime! 1- Be sure to get sick a couple days before your trip. Don't get too sick - you want to make sure you're right in the worst part for your plane ride so you … Continue reading Packing Hacks
When two people fall in love and are really, truly, wonderfully in love and best friends and just so perfect together, sometimes they get married. And when they get married, sometimes they get married far away which means you get to travel for their wedding. And sometimes that means going to Halifax! In May, my … Continue reading Five days in Halifax
A video was floating around this week called "The Camp Gyno". If you haven't seen it, check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XnzfRqkRxU Hilarious, right?! I loved it. Clever way to advertise your product, fun copy, great little girl. The thing that kept hitting me though was "Holy shit. That 13 year old girl is using tampons … Continue reading Camp Gyno – TMI
Lettuce seems to be an ideal vegetable; it's usually pretty cheap, a good filler, can be transported easily, and has good vitamins. It comes in a variety of...styles?(Ihaventhadmycoffeeyet) that suit many people's tastes, and you can pick it up at any grocery store you go to. Lettuce is a staple of the shopping cart. We … Continue reading Let’s talk about lettuce
I woke up to an article from the BBC about a program airing this week called "The Secret Life of the Cat". Naturally I read all the cat descriptions and watched all the videos, and it was interesting to see the habits of each kitty. A few of the videos were really cool; one climbed … Continue reading The Secret Life of the Cat
I've failed at many things in my life. I'm terrible at math, my diets often end before the day is over, my budgets end even quicker, and I only got 7/20 on my juggling test in high school. I try not to let failure get to me too much; everything is a learning experience, and … Continue reading Failure
I had my first ultimate frisbee practice with my work team last night. Ultimate is something I've always wanted to play, but either never got the chance, never had the money, or never wanted to embarrass myself in front of strangers. My workplace is pretty cool, though, and I figured they probably wouldn't fire me … Continue reading I think it’s time to stop calling myself fat.