Thursday, 16 May 2013

What I've Been Up To

So... I  haven't posted in weeks. (Oops) I've been working full-time since exams ended, and because my job is so physically demanding I always come home exhausted and usually fall asleep on the couch by 8pm.

Needless to say, I've been busy.

I'm thinking of reinventing this thing in the future. I've been to a whole bunch of craft shows, fashion shows, and vintage sales recently and I'd love to focus more on that. My personal life really isn't interesting (not even to me...) and a blog based around that would never get updated.

I don't really know what I want to do... but I'd like to do something.

Hmmm, something to think about.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

The Final Final


My "I hate organizational behaviour" face

Tomorrow is my last exam for this semester. I'm pretty sure my motivation level is a negative number.

I've taken this course before. I've written this exam before. Long story, but they took away a bunch of my credits when I got sick.

It's a boring course based on memorization of organization theories.

All my friends have been done exams for a week. My best girl leaves for Europe on Monday.

I'm sitting in the dark with a textbook and a beer.

I'm procrastinating by applying for jobs. You know it's bad when....

I'm done tomorrow at 10pm. Just wait for my awesome dancey post of happiness!


Tuesday, 23 April 2013

BlogLovin'

I guess it's time to face the facts - Google Reader isn't going to be around much longer. It is by far my favourite way to read blogs, but I'm starting to get used to BlogLovin'.

You can now follow my blog there!

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Friday, 19 April 2013

The Ultimate Fangirl

You may or may not know this, but music is pretty much my favourite thing. Live music is even better. Last night, I got to fulfill my teenage dreams, and saw one of my favourite bands ever.

I have almost seen them three times now. Between last minute cancellations, injured band members, and snowstorms, it has never happened for me. Until last night.

Anberlin's video for Feel Good Drag

Yesterday I went to Toronto, and experienced one of the best shows of my life (which is saying a lot, I've been to hundreds of shows). My only complaint is the acoustics in the venue were terrible and because I was the very front row, I didn't hear any vocals really. Luckily, I knew all the words anyway.

Afterwards, I was on a high and didn't want it to end so a few of us waited around outside the tour bus. It was pouring rain at this point, but we're dedicated so we stood out there for an hour before the guys realized we were out there and came out to say hi. They were all so genuine and grateful, and offered to sign things or take pictures with us.



They didn't play my favourite song, but it's an old one from three albums ago so I guess I can't really expect them to. They did have a good mix of old and new ones though, I was impressed.

OH YEAH and they just followed me on twitter. I pretty much spammed them last night and then this morning I tweeted how much I loved it and they followed me and tweeted back. Ultimate fangirl status right there.

Now I'm just trying to figure out if I should go to their concert tonight by myself. I just wish it wasn't so far away....

Flawless song, my favourite ever

Saturday, 13 April 2013

"Spring"

Excuse my crappy phone camera, but this is what I saw yesterday morning while getting ready for work.

The weather has been all over the place. They actually closed the schools on Thursday here, but I still went to work. Friday was much worse, all the rain froze and the sidewalks were complete sheets of ice. It was actually scary, and half the city lost power (also no one knows how to drive when the lights are out).

I have my first exam this coming Wednesday. I know I need to study really hard, but I don't even know where to start. These next two weeks are going to be the worse.

I'm still looking for a job that actually applies to what I want to do. At this point, I'd be happy with any job that is more than minimum wage while still being full-time. It's not looking so good for me though. On the bright side, at least I still have something to fall back on.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Disappearance

It's been over 3 weeks since I last posted here. I swear I have a good excuse: school. Group projects and midterms have got me down, so much so that my google reader has over 1000 posts backed up that I need to read.

I have one more week of hell, then exams start. I promise I'll post something amazing when I come back!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Dating Disaster: The Bear-Dog

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My dating disaster comes from only a year ago. I met him in the hospital, but he seemed like a nice guy so I decided to give him a chance. The first red flag should have been when he asked me to take a bus 30 minutes to see him, but I figured I wanted to go shopping in that side of the city anyway so I'd just make it a big trip.

I showed up at his apartment, a disgusting mess by the way, and was greeted by a huge furry dog. This dog jumped all over me, and knocked me over. I picked myself up and mentioned that I'm allergic to dogs, besides the fact that I also wasn't okay with some random dog attacking me at the front door. He didn't bother to do anything about it, instead telling me to sit on the couch. I sat between two huge stains, and asked him what restaurant we were going to. He then told me he was too broke to go out and that he just wanted to watch the hockey game.

I love hockey, I really do. But do I want to watch it with some random and his dog in a smelly apartment? I don't think so.

I watched it with him for about five minutes before I said I was going to go. I told him it wasn't working out and that I wasn't interested. His response? He leaned over, wrapped his arms around me, and tried to kiss me. I stood up as fast as I possibly could, and of course the dog was all over me. I walked to the door and told him I was going to the bus terminal now. He said he would walk me back, and in my stupidity I agreed to let him. 

He decided to take the bear-dog with him as he walked me the twenty minutes to the bus terminal. The sidewalk wasn't big enough for all three of us, and I kept getting wrapped up by the dog's leash. About halfway there, the dog stopped to do it's business on the grass. I think the worst part about this date was that he just decided to leave it there. I asked if he was going to pick it up, and he shrugged and said "I like ruining people's day when they step in dog shit". I kid you not!

I speed-walked to the terminal. I kind of waved good-bye to him and went to get on the bus. He grabbed him hand and pulled me in to kiss him again. I pushed him away, again, and ran onto the bus. Ugh, so gross.

And then for the next 3 months he texted me 15 times a day (at least) and called me at random times in the day. He only stopped when I called my cell carrier and had his phone blocked. Never again!

Friday, 1 March 2013

Good Morning March

Today I stumble into March. February went by super fast, I can't believe March is here already. I'm hoping March will be just as good as February, but I doubt it will be. Here are my goals for the month:

  • Pass this midterm tonight! Accounting is rough...
  • Pass my two midterms next week
  • Celebrate my birthday in style with good people
  • Complete my assignments with better results than last time
  • Try out a Meetup, they seem cool and I'm curious
  • Restart my workout routine if I stop feeling so queasy all the time
Obviously I'm setting my hopes high for March, but I think it's about time I stop coasting and actually aim for something.

And here's Luna right before she sneezed. She looks so silly, I can't help but laugh.


Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Introspection

I've been thinking a lot about what I want this blog to be about. Right now, it's more like a personal journal where I complain about my life. I'm still surprised that I have people who actually read what I type, although they are few in number.

I'm not creative enough for a diy or craft blog. I'm not witty enough to be funny, I have no real direction in my life. I don't know what I want to do with my life, or what I even like to do. I thought about writing about my mental health struggles, but then I realized I'm not really ready to share that with the world.

I thought maybe a music blog, but I get lazy and listen to the same things over and over again.

I guess laziness is my true problem. Maybe a blog isn't for me, I get bored easily and have trouble accomplishing goals. But what if that's exactly why I should have a blog? Because maybe it will actually encourage me to accomplish something.

I see all these people with fancy blogs and fancy graphics and awesome giveaways and I just don't see that being something I could ever do. I'd love to be able to make friends with my blogging, but I don't even know how that works.

So here I am. At a crossroads. Do I keep posting little snippets of my regular life or do I actually find a focus for this thing?

Oh, and here's a picture of Luna being adorable on her birthday last week.


Saturday, 23 February 2013

In Cars


This week, I went to the Toronto International Auto Show. I don't know very much (or anything) about cars, but I had a good time checking out the cool features and paint jobs. I went with my dad and my brother, who both took their fancy cameras so I actually have pictures of all the cool cars.

It was busy, but we went during the week so it wasn't as busy as it would have been on a weekend. We got lots of free stuff (so much febreze!) and I entered a whole bunch of contests. Besides the awkward moment where a guy at a booth tried to hit on me, it was a lot of fun and I learned a lot.

Tokyo Drift is still my favourite movie, just in case you were wondering.




Monday, 18 February 2013

I am Obsessed

My reading week started this weekend, so I have a whole week off to do whatever I want. I'm going to a bunch of museums and the car show in Toronto in a few days. However, I decided that since I have some free time, I would bust out my Sims 3 games.

I don't know if anyone other than me plays the Sims (people definitely do or they wouldn't keep making expansion packs), but I've been playing since the first Sims (2000) and even though I go through cycles of playing it, here I am now with it loading on my desktop. I'll save the hassle and poorly worded explanations and just give you the wikipedia explanation:

The games in The Sims series are more of a sandbox game in that they lack any defined goals. The player creates virtual people called "Sims" and places them in houses and helps direct their moods and satisfy their desires. Players can either place their Sims in pre-constructed homes or build them themselves. Each successive expansion pack and game in the series augmented what the player could do with their Sims.

So basically, I'm their God and I control their lives and everything they do. It's very different from a lot of games in that it's open-ended and there aren't any set things you have to do. I think I'm just very bad at completing quests and things like that in other games so this works for me.

I'm currently doing a bunch of challenges, which is where I set out to get 10 generations with various points and rules. So basically if I don't update this thing, you can assume that's what I'm doing.

Oh! And happy Family Day to all the Ontarians out there!

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Thursday!

Only one more class until reading week. Even though I'm not going to see the love of my life (see this post) I'm still happy to have a week off. And I'm planning to go to a bunch of museums with my dad and my brother.

Oh yeah, and it's also Valentines day. It doesn't mean a whole lot to me, other than that my momma and dad got me chocolate and I got this hilarious card from the hedgehog. Although it definitely beats last year's Valentines day. At least I'm not in the hospital this time.

Anyway, this is my favourite Valentines card.... I love puns


Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Born This Way Ball Cancelled


Love you always, Gaga. I know I was upset yesterday, but your health is number one and you need to get better. I know you're more upset than all of us.

We'll always be here. You will always be my inspiration.

This is a post about Luna


No, not this Luna, although that is where my Luna got her name from.


This is a picture of when she was just a baby, she has grown a lot since then. She's my African Pygmy Hedgehog, and she is also the love of my life. She's getting close to one year old, she was born on February 22, 2012. 

Like all hedgehogs, she has moods, and some days she is grumpy and doesn't want to uncurl out of her ball. She "huffs" when she's angry, which basically sounds like she is hyperventilating. She doesn't bite, but if you rub her quills the wrong way, you'll be in for a shock.


See how angry she looks? This was at Christmas, you can tell she is bigger than before. If you look closely, you can see her nose. It doesn't hurt or anything to hold her this way, her belly is all soft fur.


She loves her baths, and you can see her feet when she sits like this. Her feet are surprisingly long, but she can pull them up into her ball if she wants to.


This isn't a very good picture (ugh webcams), but you can see how big she is right now.

Anyway, I could post a million pictures of her. She is so cute, and she is NOT related to a porcupine! If you have any questions about hedgehogs, let me know. Other than that, be sure to marvel over how adorable she is!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Devastated Beyond Belief

If you haven't heard, Gaga released the following press release a few minutes ago:


"Live Nation Global Touring has confirmed that due to a case of synovitis, (severe inflammation of joints), Lady Gaga’s doctor has ordered her to postpone The Born This Way Ball performances in Chicago, Detroit and Hamilton. 

“I am completely devastated and heartsick. I've been hiding this injury and pain from my staff for a month, praying it would heal, but after last night’s performance I could not walk. To the fans in Chicago, Detroit and Hamilton, I hope you can forgive me as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself right now. I would do anything for you. I will hopefully heal as soon as possible and be at 500% again, which is what you deserve.” – Lady Gaga

The postponed performances are as follows:
Feb. 13 & 14 – Chicago, IL - United Center
Feb. 16 – Detroit, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills
Feb 17 – Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum "

So this means that the tour date I so eagerly wrote about yesterday is cancelled. I don't think I've heard worse news in a very long time. That may sound crazy, but Lady Gaga is literally who I live for. I love her more than anything else in the world, and I was beyond excited to see her finally.

Currently, I'm sitting on the couch bawling my eyes out. I am devastated.

I have a midterm tomorrow at 7am and I can't think about anything other than my heart breaking.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Operation: Kill The Bitch

OH. MY. GOD.



Less than a week until I see Lady Gaga! 6 days, actually. I'm so pumped, I don't think anyone actually realizes how much I adore this woman. This will actually be the first time I'm seeing her in concert. I actually had a ticket to see her last Friday but it snowed and I had a midterm and needless to say it didn't happen. So I am SO excited!

I'm trying to get into the Monster Pit, which is basically a special area for the most devoted fans. To get into it, you need to be there super early, those who line up first get in first. Also, they have a wildcard for people who are the most dressed up, but I don't think they've ever used it. Anyway, I'm planning on getting there Saturday morning for the Sunday night show because luckily I'm in one of the smaller towns and it hasn't sold out yet.

Today, I started studding my denim jacket. So far, it has over 50 studs on it, but it needs a lot more. I'm also going to rip it, paint it, and stick sequins all over it. Tomorrow, I'm starting my search for a wig in a ridiculous colour (even though I have a midterm Wednesday....)

Oh, and here is a picture of me and Gaga when I met her at the MMVAs in 2011!


Thursday, 7 February 2013

I Never Take Pictures

I have realized that I never take pictures. I don't have any pictures from any of the fun events, concerts, or parties I have been to in the last few years. My camera hasn't been touched in months, and my phone has pictures of my dog and my hedgehog on it.

I thought about doing a scrapbook for 2012 and I noticed that I probably have enough pictures for one page, maybe two. I don't have instagram... there still isn't a blackberry app. My blackberry camera is mediocre at best, but I can't upgrade for another 4 months unless I want to pay $200 to get out of contact.

I'm one of those people who simply enjoy the fun instead of taking pictures of it. My facebook is full of pictures other people have taken, there are basically none that I took.

My hard drive crashed about two months ago and I lost all the pictures I did take (which is only like 10, but still).

So that basically explains why there are no pictures on this blog... or anywhere for that matter. I haven't decided whether I should try to take pictures more or not. Is it worth it?

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

So I Went To Another Concert

On Friday I went to see another one of my favourite bands. I saw Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (USS) at our on campus night club and I'm not even joking when I say it was one of the best concerts I've been to in a long time. I've now seen USS four times, and I swear they keep getting better and better.

I'm pretty sure they played every song in their repertoire. They literally played an hour and a half set. The energy was amazing, the crowd kept breaking out into our school cheers and you could tell the boys loved it.

Oh! And as I was in the front row, at the end they gave me a guitar pick! You honestly don't even know how happy this made me. I almost got a drum stick too, but some jerk yanked it out of my hand.


Also, the countdown to Gaga has started: 12 days!

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Twitter Twatter

This week I made my twitter public. I figured it's probably a good idea to have a public social media profile for my application to be a VJ (see previous post). I submitted the first part of the application.... I still have to make a video but I made a huge first start (go me!)

Anyway, I have officially made my twitter public, and you can find me @kendarr

I also got retweeted by a kid who guest starred on one of my favourite shows. Have you seen Haven yet? It's an awesome Sci-Fi series filmed in Canada that's based on a Stephen King book. Anyway, I have a super huge crush on Eric Balfour. I mean, look at this guy!


So on the season finale, there's a kid who plays a younger version of his character. Of course, I fell in love at first sight. He's not really famous, but he favourited and retweeted me so I definitely felt star struck. He lives near me too.... 

So yeeeah... follow me if you want to see me complain about midterms and rant about randoms. Also, I promise to follow back so there's that

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Changing Your Dreams

When I was in highschool, I loved business. Coincidentally, I didn't really know a lot about it, but I liked the idea that if I got a business degree I was promised a decent job in a wide variety of industries.

I'm three years into my 4 (now 5) year business administration bachelor. Needless to say, I am so much less impressed with what I have gotten myself into. I still like the idea of my program, even if I do dislike so many people in my program - including the profs. I like that I'm learning things that could come in handy should I become an entrepreneur. Although it feels like I'm alternating between super hard classes I'll never understand and classes that basically seem like common sense.

It's no secret that I'm a huge pop-culture junkie. Besides being a Little Monster, I follow most silly reality shows. I'm easily entertained by celebrities, and I'm really excited that it's award season. I've always considered this as kind of a side hobby - no one has ever taken my love of Lady Gaga and Honey Boo Boo as anything more than a waste of time.



I was watching Much Music last week when I saw that they were advertising for their VJ search. This year, they're doing a reality show to find the new VJ who will help host, interview, blog, tweet, and talk on Much Music. Back in highschool I briefly thought "hey, that would be a cool job", but I was never old enough. Now I am. However, I've never pursued anything relating to media or even anything close to what would be entailed.

So now I'm confused. To enter, you just fill out a profile and upload a short video showing off your creativity and why you should be their next VJ. I'm worried that it will be like business again, that is, I'll think it's awesome until I'm actually doing it. I mentioned it to my brother, and he simply said I'm too boring to even be considered.

My question is: should I attempt this? Should I put the effort into making a video? Or should I just go back to watching the Kardashians?

Monday, 14 January 2013

Rejection City

Started my new classes this week. Nothing interesting to report.

However, I met with a counselor at my school last week. I thought that maybe they would be able to hook me up with the accessible learning centre. Nope, they just thought I was "too serious" for the basic counselor, and that I need "very major" help. So that was my last free option... which wouldn't be a big deal if I had insurance or coverage. Nope. Completely at a loss of what to do now; even the professionals can't help me anymore.

Time to get drunk


Celebrated my friend's birthday last weekend. It was fun besides the fact that I ruined my Night Litas. Seriously, look at these babies:

Rain does NOT help anything. I mean, they're not destroyed, but the have enough scuffs to make baby hedgehogs weep.

Celebrated his birthday by making bad decisions... go me!


Monday, 7 January 2013

New Year, New Semester

Check out these lovely ladies partying up 2013-style. I'm third from the left in the dress with the sleeves.

I started my winter semester today. I'm only taking four courses this semester, and three of them are business (yech). Today I had organizational behaviour (which I've already taken... not impressed), business decision models (economics + stats = nightmares), and abnormal psychology (all about me!).

I'm excited for a new chance to prove myself. I really need to pick it up if I'm going to stay in my program. I'm determined to make it happen, even though it will be brutal. Say goodbye to my freetime and my hobbies.

Wish my luck! Heaven knows I'll need it.