Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
Today is a beautiful day- too bad I'm working.
I was going to post a few clothing pictures but now I'm not in the mood.
Read the article linked below
While I support the right of every nation to proceed with energy initiatives that will help to improve their society as whole I couldn't help but feel ill while reading this. An increasing sense of impending doom just lurks in the back of my mind. As if the problems in the Middle East weren't complicated enough, Iran seems hell bent on acquiring a nuclear deterrent with which to combat the Israeli nuclear deterrent. Force doesn't work, so are politics and diplomacy the only things we must rely upon?
Thursday, January 25, 2007
one a side note... I had brought some fairly respectable items of clothing with me because I knew that I would go somewhere fancy for dinner one night. Instead, I showed up for my fantastic meal dressed like this (you can't see it but I'm wearing a t-shirt with an obnoxious neon and black print underneath) & ghetto-gold jewelry. Needless to say I was a bit embarrassed.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
I wanted to see for myself.
The following is a list of my observations:
- Where are all the Tim Horton's I had been led to believe lined the streets? I didn't see one.
- It really isn't that cold, except when you get blasts of wind in your face.
- THERE IS NO WAY TO ORIENT YOURSELF IN THE CITY!!!! I am normally very good at getting around and gathering my bearings in a new city but this was next to impossible. A friend tried to be helpful, "it's easy, you just look up and wherever you are you can see the CN Tower and you know that that is South." This statement is a whole lot of bullshit. There are plenty of times when you get out of the subway and look around and there is no CN Tower. North, South, East, West I just couldn't figure it out- I tried, I tried very hard....
- There is NO street sign a Young and Yorkville but at Bay and Yorkville there are 4. WTF?!
- MTV, a Masonic temple and changing coloured accent lights just shouldn't be in combination.
- No one really walks. Public transit is excellent, but no one seems to take the time to walk around and really appreciate their surroundings. Asking for directions inevitably lead to the nearest streetcar or subway and if you insist of walking you get the "ok, this person is crazy" look.
- From atop the CN Tower Toronto reminded me of Paris. Flat city as far as the eye can see.
- For a large city it feels like a small community.
- Philosopher's walk is really quite pretty
- The people who work at the Union Station Go train ticket booth are unfriendly and unhelpful and the ticket doesn't tell you jack-shit. Horrible customer service.
- Eliot's Book Shop on Young st. is awesome
- Only seniors and students go to free classical music concerts. Get there early if you want a seat; old people are punctual
- There is a lot of interesting free/cheap stuff to do/see
- Why was I led to believe that there are lots of hot men in this city? There aren't. (unless you want to put a qualifier inbetween hot and men, like, there are lots of hot black men in this city. This statement would be true.)
- There aren't a lot of hot women in this city either, most of them are either hiding or originally from Vancouver or Montreal.
- In general the guys dress better than the girls
- A rich suburb is a rich suburb- no matter where you go in Canada (and probably the states). It's like standardized housing.
- The NFB has $2 unlimitied movie watching. If you are in the city and have nothing to do or need a place to hide out take advantage of this
- The chum city building is a lot smaller than I thought it would be
- People are, for the most part, really friendly
Being in Toronto made me appreciate the natural beauty of Vancouver. However, there is just so much more to do. Being there was very comfortable. I think it may be time to turn over a new leaf.
...pictures to come.....
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Ok, the hair isn't my favorite, but she gets props for re-inventing the black dress. Not only does she make good use of a very big trend right now (gold) but the back to this dress is what really makes it stand out. Very unusual cut for an evening dress, especially in a year when we were seeing so many women wearing the strapless. She really hasn't made one fashion misstep for a long long time.
I have never been a Zellweger fan. Never. But, I like the dress (strapless was BIG this year!!) The colour is stunning, a real showstopper. I love the jewelled tone, and the simple knot detailing is very striking and gives this simple dress an intricacy and depth that would normally go unnoticed. On a side note, what is wrong with her face? It's just weird- how only parts of it moves and she looks like a botozed up 75 year old, creepy!
My best dressed winner for the night is Reese. She's just straight up foxy- a hit with the boys and the girls, for sure. Hair, perfect; bling, just the right amount; shoes, sexy; pedicure, beautiful; dress....AMAZING!!!! She totally made up for wearing a recycled chanel last year!
Helen was the belle of the ball at the Golden Globes. Elizabeth times two!! Plus she gets the "best bling" honours. LOVE LOVE LOVE the hardware! Anything goes well with gold I guess!
Here they are the golden couple. She looked stunning, absolutely magnificent! Anyone who says anything else is just jealous.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
If you want to sympathize with my eternal nautiousness then just try to focus on the picture below for 10 seconds.
Sunday, January 07, 2007
So it's all about the shoes for me right now. I've been dressing quite tomboyish lately and that pair from vol de nuit are so classic and elegant! The faux leopard ankle boots are a very big departure for me but I saw them at zara and just couldn't resist. A great way to spice up my almost all black winter wardrobe. The thigh-highs I've had for a while, but i just haven't gotten around to posting them because my camera broke. They were the best find for $80, at true value vintage no less! I usually wear them without the cuff. Finally, I thought I'd spice things up and add a picture of my new development dress. I love the detailing and it fits like a glove.