Saturday, June 30, 2012

Question: What is your best packing strategy?

I leave for Quebec in 12.5 hours and I haven't even started packing yet. What's your strategy? Or, are you like me and you don't have one?

Your girl,
N.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Beside Myself [I'm Hilarious]

My bedside table gives away the fact that I'm a single girl not becuase of anything sexy. It's really just due to the sheer volume of hummus containers, coffee cups, smoothie mugs, and hair products.

You know?

Your girl,
N.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Following the Leader

Chances are that if you like The Lost Girl, you might also like more of my up-to-the-moment musings about the world. If this sounds like you, then you should follow me on Twitter! Click here!

Your girl,
N.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Handful of Links to Whet Your Appetite Until I Come Up With Something Better

I promised a post and I guess this is as good a time as any to reveal something. I'm lazy. Today I woke up at nine and stayed in bed until some friends came over in the afternoon to convoy over to English Bay and sit on the beach. It's a tough life. The people upstairs are getting freaky. The cat I'm "catsitting" is running around outside my door like a madman. My neck is fucked. Oh, and I'm about to call it a night before I get up crazy-early tomorrow to begin my last 4 days working the cafe life. Then it's goodbye Vancouver and bonjour Quebec for six weeks to learn français on a government bursary. Ace? Ace.  But here I am and here we are.


Keep reading after the jump for a little something I like to call "A Handful of Links to Whet Your Appetite Until I Come Up With Something Better".

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Double Duty

I just saw two really excellent articles on Jezebel about tampons and smuggling stuff into concerts. These kinds of posts are the reason I like Jezebel because they remind me that I belong to different subcultures. In this instance, women and small-time hooligans, respectively.

And to add my own flavour to the mix:
Remove the cotton bit from an unused (obviously) tampon and it becomes a nice vessel to house a rolled joint. Just put it back in the wrapper and maybe even dab a bit of glue to seal it back up. If a security guard wants you to prove that it's a legit tampon, you might want to consider going to a different venue for your concert-going needs.

What are you tips or tricks with tampons and smuggling?

Your girl,
N.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Your Girl Asks: What are you good at?

Today my boss was talking about how her acupuncturist suggested making a list of things she is naturally good as a means of bringing positivity into her life. It became the theme of my shift today and has stayed with me.

I'm really good at putting Ikea furniture together. Seriously, buy me a taco pizza from Panago and I'll set up your whole apartment for you. In general, my family often comments that I can figure mechanical things like that out. If only I'd been better and math and science. Maybe I'd have been a genius?
I make an exceptional box of Annie's pasta. After following the box directions, try tossing some dijon and panko in with your next batch. You're welcome.
I have superior Googling skills. I don't get caught in too many arguments about facts because I am a monster at fact-checking.
I'm very adept at mentioning specific companies. As evidenced in this post. H&M, Forever 21, Apple, Herbal Essences, MAC.
I can whip up a pretty solid hot chocolate. Either with a steamer wand or even dry mix. Seriously, it's an art.
My sense of direction are top notch. I'm not exactly a Cub Scout master orienteer (does that even exist?) but I can usually tell my way around a place. I might not always know EXACTLY where I am or going but I can read a map pretty well and once I establish where North is in a city I can get around pretty easily. My shining moment was figuring out New York and their Subway system when I visited in '10 with mon mère.
I know stuff about stuff. The degree of knowledge I posses about certain aspects of pop culture might verge on the annoying. Mostly due to my Google abilities.

So now I ask you,
What are you good at?

Your girl,
N.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

All Regal and Whatnot

I went on a bit of a monarchy binge today internet-wise. The host at a restaurant I was at on Saturday told us about this home video footage Prince Charles released during this Jubilee hullabaloo. It's quite cute. I didn't realize the Queen was so adorable and animated.



I wish I had any home movies.

Your girl,
N.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

HEAR THIS: Coldplay feat. Rihanna "Princess of China"


Your Girl's Guide to: Going to A Concert Alone

I'm a single girl and as a single girl I'm faced with two options: staying in and becoming a crazy person or nutting-up and doing things alone. We're talking shopping, movies, plays and - the topic of Your Girl's Guide - going to concerts.

Keep reading after the jump!