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.
There are a lot of things I want right now. I WANT a job I WANT money I WANT David Duchovny to kiss me tenderly while holding me from behind I WANT to eat, like, sixty nanimo bars I WANT to lose, like, sixty nanimo pounds (those are the pounds in your body that are … Continue reading I WANT
It's been a crazy couple of weeks here, guys. I left Australia and 30 hours of travel time later, I was in cold cold Ottawa, greeted by a teary mother who held me and sighed "You're safe. You're finally safe." I don't think I'm ever allowed to travel again. My first few days in Ottawa … Continue reading Home and Huntin’
I leave Australia, and my entire #Adventure2012(/13) trip, behind in mere days. I'm not super happy about it, but as my departure edges nearer, I find that I'm becoming a bit more okay with it every hour. Instead of being sad everything is ending, I decided I need to be happy and focus on the … Continue reading Moving right along
Someone on Facebook posted a comment today that said "Nothing more discouraging than an out-of-shape fitness instructor." It garnered 35 likes and about 10 comments, most of which were akin to "lol i kno!!! cmon fatty!" It wasn't so much the original status that pissed me off, because I figured that was just to get … Continue reading Fatty Fatty Fat Fat
This trip has made me pretty easy-going. Well, compared to what I used to be like anyways. You know how when you ask someone if they're spontaneous you usually get an answer of "yes", "no" or "sometimes"? With me, the answer is "I'm spontaneous as long as I know what time we're doing things and … Continue reading MAKE. A. DECISION. Or not. Whatever I’m so easygoing LOL!!1
So, I follow a lot of travel bloggers on Twitter. At first it was strictly for ‘dreaming of travel’ purposes. Then, it became more ‘planning my trip’ purposes. Then it kinda spiraled into this whole….thing. Like 40% of my Twitter feed is travel-related, which can get pretty overwhelming at times. I read a post on … Continue reading The Wannabe
When I first decided to run away for a year, I was adamant that traveling in your late 20s was heaps better than traveling in your early 20s; you get more out of things, you know yourself better, you remember simple moments, and you won’t let yourself have drunk sex with an Irish guy in … Continue reading Long-Term Travel in Your Late 20s is Super Stupid
This is my last post about the Vipassana course I did. Find the first two entries (one post, one video) right before this one. As always, if you want to know more just shoot me an email! Alright, let's be honest: I'm no pro at this Vipassana thing and there are a ton of people … Continue reading Practical Tips for Your Vipassana Course
Here's a video of what went on in my brain during my 10 day meditation course. I hope at least one of the songs gets stuck in your head. http://vimeo.com/48932289 If you're interested in reading more about my Vipassana meditation course, click here!
On Sunday I returned from a 10-day Vipassana meditation course just outside of Auckland. 10 days of no talking, no contact with the outside world, and nothing but meditation for 11 hours a day. It was tough. There’s a million things I could say about it and, truth be told, I’ve already written a first … Continue reading My Vipassana Experience