Monday, 31 December 2012

The Worst Year

2012 was not a good year for me. I am so happy I'm finally done with it. However, there were some better moments sprinkled in there.

From January to March I was in the hospital. I finally got released for my birthday, and spent it at home where I could finally eat solid food again. I had an out-of-control St. Pattys (never again) and ended up in the hospital again the next day. But it got better after that.

By April, I was discharged and went back to work, having taken a semester off. Working was boring, but at least kept me occupied and made me some money. I got a hedgehog on April 2nd! Her name is Luna and she is the love of my life (I'm not kidding). Life got infinitely better after her addition.

May to August was just me working. Nothing interesting really, but my coworkers were great. At the end of August I went to KOI festival, a local music festival and saw some of my favourite bands.

In September I went back to school. I slumped along, with my friends helping me out. I lived at home for the first time, which was not fun with my brother at home too. I also went to the Casbys (Canadian Artists Selected By You) in October and had a blast. I also saw Mother Mother in November.

Broke my hard drive in December - lost all my pictures from this year. Passed my exams (just barely), but had a great Christmas.

Tonight will be awesome though, spending it with my best girl in my new best dress.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Some of My Favourite Movies of 2012

2012 is finally coming to a close, and I couldn't be happier. This year has been a really terrible year for me, but I saw quite a few good movies. Here is my list of favourite movies that came out this year. I'm not going to number them because I can't rank things to save my life, but I'll list a few them.

Moonrise Kingdom: the quirky tale of two young lovers who choose to run away together. I loved everything about this movie, but I especially covet Suzy's whole wardrobe!

Beasts of the Southern Wild: a beautiful film about young Hushpuppy living in the bathtub. I loved the cinematography, and I adore young Quvenzhan√©, who played Hushpuppy.

Chronicle: an amazing sci-fi movie about three teenagers who acquire weird powers. I actually really liked the style of "found footage" (even though I haven't seen Cloverfield yet). Michael B. Jordan is also so attractive in this movie.

Perks of Being a Wallflower: based on the classic book, a movie not about how highschool is, but how it should be. As one of my favourite books, I was surprised when I loved the movie. Parts were difficult to sit through, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it.

Life of Pi: another movie that was based on one of my favourite books. I was impressed with this movie, especially by the way they did the tiger. Heartbreaking, but awe-inspiring.

Magic Mike: okay, this movie isn't going to win any awards or stimulate your brain, but it was certainly entertaining. I have such a thing for Joe Manganiello that I knew I would love any movie where he strips mostly naked in. Hilariously terrible acting, very little plot, with an ending that didn't really end anything. Enjoy it for the hunky men.

The Avengers: superheroes at their best. Although I didn't see this movie until it was well out of theatres, I still really enjoyed it. It was fun, action packed, and entertaining.

Monday, 24 December 2012


We went to the Superstore last night and picked up this ridiculous dog costume for only $3. This is Elvis, our ten year old miniature poodle who just got a haircut. He looks so stupid as a elf, but it was too funny to pass up.

We spent the day at my aunt and uncle's place, eating good treats and catching up with all my relatives. I get to see them again tomorrow, then am seeing my dad's side of the family on boxing day.

Merry Christmas - hope your Christmas is joyful and fun!

Friday, 21 December 2012

Apocalypse Day

It is wrong to be disappointed the world didn't end today? I had been hoping the world, my life, would end today - end on a good note, you know?

That sounds terrible, but I promise I'm not nearly as bad as I was this time last year. I finished my exams (barely passing, but still passing), and worked three days this week. I'm completely and utterly exhausted, in every sense of the word.

I started Christmas shopping in just the last few days, and I'm starting to feel the stress. I haven't wrapped anything, I haven't even finished shopping for my family, much less my friends and everyone else. I had originally planned to bake this weekend, but now I have a friend coming (who I haven't bought a present for). 

My mom brought home chocolates today left over from work. I had a few (or more...) but there must have been nuts in them or something because my one eye has swollen completely shut and my nose is like a faucet.

Bad day all around.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

When It Rains, It Pours

Yesterday was a difficult day, to say the least. Besides the fact that I wrote a killer accounting exam - I also lost everything I've ever saved on my laptop.

I came home after I finished my exam, and decided to give the dog a bath before I study for the exam I had today. The thing about my dog is that he doesn't get baths as often as he should, but he gets really (I mean REALLY) excited after. It's almost as if he completely reverts to puppy form. He runs around the house like a mad dog, jumping and smashing everything.

Disaster strikes. I'm sitting on the couch with my laptop reading some study notes and hanging out with my family. Crazy dog runs into the room, leaps over the arm of the couch, and lands directly on my computer. It crashes to the ground, and never turns on again.

I'm sitting there, freaking out about all my lost notes, so my dad gets up and tries to console me. He promptly gets dizzy, and runs to the bathroom. Before he makes it, I hear a crash and he is out cold on the floor. I called EMS immediately, but he wakes up before they get here. They run a whole bunch of tests and basically say he got up too fast and that everything is okay.

I thank my lucky stars that he's okay.

I take my computer in this morning to my local repairshop (who know me by name because I'm so technologically impaired). Four hours later, I get a phone call. There's nothing they can do - the hard drive is gone and nothing can be salvaged.

I'm an idiot. I haven't backed up my computer in almost a year. I type up all my notes but didn't think to email them to anyone. I have three more exams this week. I had over ten thousand songs on that laptop - none of which are currently on my ipod. I've taken so many pictures over the last year, and only a handful of them are on facebook. I had a huge chunk of my novel and hundreds of personal journals.

Moral of the story: Always always ALWAYS back up your stuff! Don't be like me. It sucks.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

My Heart, It Burns!

Today I woke up with the worst heartburn I've had in a long time. I've been suffering from pretty severe heartburn since I was first hospitalized and put on some super strong medications. Doctor after doctor has given me antacids but they work little, if at all. I've cut out most of the fun things in my diet, and only drink 2-3 pots of tea a day (a huge downgrade from my usual 7-8 pots).

I can't be the only one who suffers with heartburn so bad I can't sleep, can't think, can't do much but lay in bed. I thought it had died down when it was only a dull ache all day but this morning was killer.

Is there something I'm missing?

Friday, 7 December 2012

Marry the Night

Today is a very lucky day! If you don't know, I'm a HUGE Lady Gaga fan - a Little Monster actually! I have loved her for so long, and finally she is touring in Canada again. Back in October I spent a week between presales trying to get tickets with no luck. I have a great friend who bought me a single general admission ticket when I was at the outlet when tickets sold out before the sales guy could even get the program working.

Last week, she added a new tour date in a city that's even closer to my city and isn't huge like Toronto. Tickets went on sale about 10 minutes ago. AND GUESS WHO HAS 2 TICKETS?!

I'm beyond excited - literally dancing around my house. I cannot wait to see Mother Monster again. February 17th can't come soon enough!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Slows Days Ahead

I just finished watching the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. I don't know how I feel about it. I've watched it the past few years and have usually felt some sort of emotion towards it. Today is less so.

I think I've just slowed down a whole lot. I'm done classes, so I don't really have a reason to get out of bed or get dressed really. I'm supposed to be studying, but I think my procrastination and apathy has reached an all-time high. I think I've read a page of my law textbook in the 8 hours I've had it open on my lap. I just don't really care anymore. I know that this is terrible, but I don't know how to combat my apathy.

I think I'm going to try to work out more. Maybe getting my endorphins working more will help me with getting everything else going. I know I should be excited about Christmas, but I find more and more I just don't care.

Man, depression sucks.