Tuesday, November 20, 2012

How the Fuck Did I Get Here?

Two years ago I was 21, living with two of the hardest-working people I've ever met, and slaving my little life away at a Greek restaurant in southwest Calgary.  Now, I'm a 23-year-old theatre student in Vancouver.

Very often I ask myself the same question, "How the fuck did I get here?"


Sunday, November 18, 2012

WATCH THIS: The Dinner Party (by BriTANick)

I love BriTANick so much. My first introduction to them was their spot-on parody of the "Academy Award Winning Movie Trailer". Their videos are almost always totally absurd and often require several playbacks. Their video "Monologue for Thee" and the sequel (featuring Danny Pudi from "Community") let them flex their insane dialogue muscles and videos like "Everything" and "Jesus Toast" show their command of the tightly edited YouTube format.

This, their newest video, called "The Dinner Party" is just another slam dunk. I like it for the quick reveals, insane surprises and fun, cheesy melodrama. Enjoy!

Your girl,
N.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Shadow Pattern

One of the beautiful things I've come to love here in Vancouver are these "leaf shadows" - a description coined by my mother, as far as I know. It's the outcome of leaves falling onto the sidewalk, getting rained on and then leaving a dyed impression on the concrete. Here they are. And my brother.

Your girl,
N.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

WATCH THIS: Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends

I don't know how you haven't already seen this but in case you haven't, please just watch this. We'll talk when you're done.




This video makes me happy. It's a kind of irony and wit that I really enjoy. I don't know how much of a real-world impact it'll have (as in, whether or not it will actually change anyone's mind) but I think that for anyone sympathetic to the cause, it's a great chance to laugh in the face of the opposition of equal rights.

Thoughts?

Your girl,
N.


Stuff Your Morning Face with This Crazy-Simple Breakfast Sandwich

Made this in the morning and it satisfied well through the morning. I knew I had to share it with y'alls because...karma.
What you need to make this happen:
  • Egg
  • Handful of cheese (grated, yo!)
  • Lil tomatoes (quarter them up!)
  • Handful of spinach (chop it!)
  • Ham, or whatever
  • Bread (two slices, duh)
  • Butter, because I'm not messing around
What to do:
  • Put a little pan on the stovetop and get it warm, use your brain.
  • Get a little sautee action going on dem tomatoes and dat spinach.
  • As soon as the spinach starts to get kinda "wilty" throw that beaten egg in the pan.
  • Scramble that mess!
  • Toast the bread!
  • Turn off the heat!
  • Put the egg on the toast
  • Put the slice of ham in the pan
  • Throw the cheese on top of the bread
  • When the ham is warm (should be quick) put it on top of the cheese
  • Put the top on the bread
  • "Is this a sandwich I see before me?"



Tips for further greatness:
  • Spread some hummus or baba ganoush on one side of the toast.
  • Sub the ham in for a roasted red pepper or sauteed mushrooms to make it vegetarian
  • Make it sweet-n-savoury by using two waffles in place of the bread

Let me know if you try this or it inspires you to do something else!

Your girl,
N.




Tuesday, November 6, 2012

WATCH THIS: My Best Friend is the Girl of Your Dreams

When I was fifteen I met Sarah Faye Bernstein. She's a super hilarious human being and we've traversed this fair planet together (Bali, Kuala Lumpur, New York...no biggie). For the last eight years she's basically been my favorite human being.

That brings us to this cute, weird and funny video. I'm not certain I totally understand the concept because I think that you need some knowledge of Skyrim but she has some abdomen-achingly funny moments. (My personal favorite is her apologizing for something she said about dogs.) Anyway, do yourself a favor and check it out. Plus, she's a total babe so...there's that.

Your girl,
N.


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Did you know...

...that the name of the director of the latest Spiderman movie is Marc Webb. Seriously.

Also, if you think Andrew Garfield is a babe, you have to see that movie. He's particularly stud-like in it.

Your girl,
N.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Cultural Confusion


"So, what kind of Asian are you?"
"You speak Japanese, right?"

I can't tell you how many times I've heard slightly varied versions of those questions in my lifetime. Along with those seemingly-patented phrases I've also encountered my share of racism and general ass-in-head-ness.


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