Monday, February 28, 2011

New Dragon?

Sooo apparently Brett Wilson's leaving Dragon's Den and no one knows why. This is kinda sad. He's being replaced by Bruce Croxon, who co-founded Lavalife. Umm....what? Where is this coming from?

And Brett was better looking. Good luck filling his shoes, new guy.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Chuck Does Valentine's

Here's a clip from this week's Chuck episode. I don't really know why they decided to show the Valentine's one on February 21st, exactly a week after Valentine's Day, but whatever! The first scene was hilarious. Morgan and Alex are such a cute couple. Ellie and Awesome's baby is adorable and it's nice seeing their first months as parents. And finally, when Casey comes in and sees what's going on...the grunt. Anyway! Dear Chuck writers/producers, please continue to make more moments like this!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Feelings on Twitter

Housemates often tell me that instead of having a blog, I should have Twitter. I have a lot of random thoughts and funny observations that could easily fit into 160 characters or whatever the limit is.

I actually did get a Twitter account last year, or maybe a few years ago. Back then, Twitter was simpler. Now, whenever I go to Twitter, everyone's tweets have at least three of these: #, @, or it's a retweet.

I understand where the @ is coming from. It's like how Facebook now lets you tag people when you write about them. That's nifty. But all of a sudden, these # (I believe they're called hash tags?) have taken over my news feed! And I still have no idea what they mean. And, they make tweets hard to read (in my opinion).

I guess my point is...when did Twitter get so complicated??? Am I the only one who feels this way?

And now that I think about it, this is exactly why I started my blog, to make observations like this. So Twitter...please get less complicated or explain to me how you work!

P.S. here is my twitter if absolutely anyone is interested.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Distillery District

Yesterday, my extended family took me for a trip to the Distillery District. I've never really explored the Distillery District before but it was a lot of fun. We walked there from Union Station, stopping at the St. Lawrence Market. I hadn't been there since I was little, and it seemed a lot smaller than I remember it being! But at the same time, I think I appreciated the food that they had there a lot more. We found many fish vendors with tanks where you can scoop out your own mussels and things, fresh pasta vendors (with ravioli samples!) and the guys got peameal bacon sandwiches on baguettes that looked delicious.

After the market, we continued walking until we got to the Distillery District. We spent a couple hours just wandering around and doing a little shopping. We first went to A Taste of Quebec, a cheese store specializing in (obviously) Quebec cheeses. I got a piece of Louis D'Or which is a mild, very...unique tasting cheese. That sounds bad, but it's like a Swissy Parmesan. Yummy cheese!

Following the cheese shop came the best chocolate store in Toronto - Soma! We got hot chocolates, which are sooo different than powdered hot chocolates. They were actually melted chocolate with milk added to it. Perfect for walking around in the cold cold wind. We also picked up a couple truffles - I got a Caramel Kiss Truffle, which I haven't eaten yet but I'm looking forward to!

We then went to a clothing store called Lileo, which is possibly the most expensive clothing store I've been in (aside from the biggies like Prada and Hermes etc). I found a pair of leg warmers for the low, low price of $292. There were some very, very nice pieces in there though. I found a pair of pink Nobody jeans (ever heard of that label? Neither have I) that I would have bought if they had been more reasonably priced.

We also stopped at a very cool store called Bergo Designs with some very cool home stuff. I saw a lot of kitchen stuff that was architectural and modern and beautiful. Alas, must wait a few years before I start buying mass amounts of kitchen stuff. Housemates would not appreciate drawers stuffed with impractical architectural utensils!

And finally, we finished the day with dinner and drinks at the Mill St Brewpub! I sipped on the Organic Lager all night, but I also sampled the Lemon Tea Beer, as well as Coffee Beer. Overall, it was a very awesome day and I still have some excellent cheese and a truffle to enjoy over reading week (although the truffle probably won't be around to see tomorrow!) =)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 10 of Disney! + Cakes and Poodles

If anyone has been following my Days of Disney all the way through, congratulations! We're at Day 10. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did =)

Day 28: Your Favourite Theme Park

Definitely Animal Kingdom

Day 29: Your Favourite Theme Attraction

Pirates of the Caribbean: although this picture implies that it may have changed slightly since I was last there when I was 8...

Day 30: Your Favourite Theme Park Show
Um...what? I don't recall ever seeing any theme park please accept this memorable quote from Mary Poppins instead: "Give me back my money!"

As a side note, Cakes and Poodles!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 9 of Disney

Day 25: Your Favourite Scene from Your Favourite Movie

Beauty and the Beast: Something There

Day 26: Saddest Death

Mufassa. Really, does any other even compare?

Day 27: Your Favourite Quote

"And, as I always say, if it's not Baroque don't fix it!" - Cogsworth

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 8 of Disney

Almost done! Where has this week gone?

Day 22: An Underrated Movie

The Great Mouse Detective! Did you know that Vincent Price voices the villain? You didn't? Well now you do. Go watch The Great Mouse Detective.

Day 23: A Movie that Makes You Laugh

Always loved The Emperor's New Groove. It's pretty ridiculous but I thought it was awesome.

Day 24: A Movie that Makes You Cry

The Fox and the Hound...every time!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 7 of Disney

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Day 19: Your Least Favourite Pixar Film
Again, harsh, but I've only seen Cars twice. And it wasn't that great. Even though Owen Wilson was in it.

Day 20: Your Favourite Sequel

Simba's Pride! Deception...disgrace!

Day 21: An Overrated Movie

Alice in Wonderland. Never really appealed to me.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 6 of Disney

Day 16: Your Favourite Classic

If we're talking about movies older than the 90's, I'd have to say Sleeping Beauty.

Day 17: Your Least Favourite Classic

I never really enjoyed Peter Pan very much

Day 18: Your Favourite Pixar Film


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 5 of Disney

Day 13: Your Least Favourite Song

That's kind of harsh. But if I had to choose, I'd pick The Morning Report because they just threw it into the new release of The Lion King. You shouldn't mess with a good thing.

Day 14: Your Favourite Kiss

Hands down, the end of Beauty and the Beast

Day 15: The First Movie You Saw

I'm not exactly sure about the first movie I saw, but I know the first one I saw in theatres was The Lion King.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 4 of Disney

What a crazy week! I just spent my afternoon making Valentine's Day cookies (pictures coming soon)! Midterm studying was temporarily postponed. And now, here is Day 4 of Disney!

Day 10: Your Favourite Song

Belle from Beauty and the Beast

Day 11: Your Favourite Love Song

Once Upon a Dream from Sleeping Beauty

Day 12: Your Favourite Villain Song

Be Prepared! From The Lion King

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 3 of Disney

This week has been exhausting! I have midterms next week and I'm worried I'm going to forget about my days of Disney. But here's day 3!

Day 7: Your Favourite Sidekick

Genie gives Aladdin excellent life advice. "Beee yourself!"

Day 8: Your favourite Villain

The most poetic villain there is!

Day 9: Your Favourite Original Character

I chose Mickey because of his cameo in Fantasia

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 2 of Disney

Welcome to Day 2! Let's jump right into it.

Day 4: Your Favourite Prince

Prince Philip of course!

Day 5: Your Favourite Hero

Remy knows what he wants to do and doesn't let anyone get in his way.
Anyone can cook!

Day 6: Your Favourite Animal

I know he's not Bambi, but Tod from the Fox and the Hound is really cute as a baby.

Okay! That wasn't so hard. See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

10 Days of Disney

I'm sure everyone knows the 30 Days thing that's made the rounds on facebook. I didn't have the patience to do one about myself but I've managed to stumble upon one for Disney which is obviously so much better!

So instead of just posting one a day (which will take foreeeever), I'm going to post 3 a day for the next 10 days.

Day 1: Your Favourite Character

Honestly, who could pick a favourite character? So I picked Zazu who's a champ

Day 2: Your Favourite Princess

What else would you expect?

Day 3: Your Favourite Heroine

This is Olivia, for those of you who don't know. She's spunky.

Okay, that was Day 1. Those three were really tough. They get a little easier and less broad from here on in. Yay!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Forget Dogs...

I think I'll just get a fox instead!

Apparently there are breeders of tame foxes in the US.

They look like good pets to me!