Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Today's going to be a big day.


7:00-8:20 : wake up, get dressed, possibly shower, eat breakfast
8:20 : leave for school
8:30-2:25 : set up studio equipment, shoot: butterfly lighting and reflective surfaces (I'm hoping that I finish early)
2:25 - ? : leave for downtown to explore the Path. Check out the map here: http://www.toronto.ca/path/pdf/path_brochure.pdf

Once I'm done that and back in Etobicoke, I need to pack, upload and edit photos, and sleep.

Even though it's going to be a long day, I'm really excited. I've been in a photographing mood since I started taking random pictures again last night so hopefully it will do me some good tomorrow.

Yours truly.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mission Accomplished


Yesterday my dad was telling me, over the phone, how he couldn't find his leaf blower. He asked me, "Do you have it?"

I laughed.

And laughed.

And laughed a little bit more.

Since my dad is on vacation this entire week, I told him it was his mission to find the leaf blower. My brother informed me today that it was found.


Last semester in my film class we looked at how the distribution of video media, like video cameras and videos included in cell phones, is changing the definition of what it means to be a journalist.

Today in my Subcultures and the Mainstream Media class we are looking at the same topic.

Since I've had the same professor for both classes, some of the points he brought up in the powerpoint today sounded familiar. For example, the "Don't Taze me Bro" Youtube video. It was shown last semester in film and again in today's class.

I wouldn't be surprised if my professor used the same powerpoint presentation for both classes.

Should I get a tumblr. account?


y/n?

It's things like this that convince me not to delete my Facebook account


Shirt that I'm wearing today




It's funny how many pictures it takes just to end up with that one image that makes you smile


I tried on some clothes at the mall today. Didn't buy anything.



Getting out of bed is tough sometimes


Rumsky



When I was a kid, I always imagined that he could fly...

Reminder: March 30th is a Blue Moon


Fresh Air




I have high hopes for tomorrow.........

Wake up, eat breakfast, shower, photograph, school.

First things first, I need to take off the plastic that's been covering my bedroom windows for 5 months.


brb






Monday, March 29, 2010

I need to start photographing again




Yep, both film cameras are just hanging out on my dresser and the last time I used them was in the fall. I just checked... my Holga doesn't even have film in it.

Pathetic.

Starting tonight, I'm going to try expressing my life through pictures rather than text. From the clothes I wear, to the food I eat, to my homework, to the books I read... I'm going to try to get it all.

I'm hoping that picking up my camera again will motivate me to come up with some ideas for my school projects.


Yours truly.

Dear library, how I missed you










Sunday, March 28, 2010

Headphones






I need to finish my assignments before Thursdsay April 1st


so that I can bake, bake, BAKE this weekend.


I'm trying out some new recipes from Jean Pare's Company's Coming: Cookies recipe book:

p. 19 - Orange Cookies
p. 95 - Jam Jams
p. 98 - Cinnamon Rolls
p. 146 - Melting Moments

Based on my list, I think I've determined how I'm going to be spending my Friday afternoon. :)

I'm so lazy that


...I haven't been outside since Friday night

...I haven't exercised

...I haven't showered today. I did manage to wash my face and brush my teeth.

...I'm still wearing the same pajamas I wore to bed last night

...I haven't found the motivation to put a bra on

...I don't want to put socks on or wear my slippers even though my feet are cold

...I don't want to get up and make dinner even though my stomach is rumbling like crazy

...I don't want to think about school anymore

...I don't want to text my friend back

...I don't want to move from my spot on the bed


I hate

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days.


they make me feel like blagh.

Nicholas, you are one talented pup


We were close friends in gr. 12 - I had a major crush on you and you didn't realize it at the time - and even though we don't talk much anymore, I love how your random post on my Facebook still puts a smile on my face.


thanks

xo

My mind has been blown.

Adobe is working on a new feature for their Photoshop software that provide a faster method for adding and removing items.

I can't wait.

The 6 Most Baffling Things Every TV Ad Assumes Are True


http://www.cracked.com/article_18496_the-6-most-baffling-things-every-tv-ad-assumes-are-true.html

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I love playing this song on the drums for RockBand

Baked Perfection



Earth Hour begins


I'm currently sitting in my dining room with the door closed and a chair in front of it.

All of my roommates are gone so I'm home alone in a dark house.

My heart is beating like crazy.

I can hear EVERY creak.

I kinda have to pee even though I went 10 minutes ago.

I wish I had my housecoat, but there's no way I'm climbing upstairs (in the dark!) to get it.

There's no way I can do any of my readings with so little light.

I'm trying to push thoughts about horror movies out of my head.

This must be what it feels like when everyone has gone to bed and all the lights are off.

60 minutes left.

Can I make it?


It's almost time for Earth Hour 2010


Yesterday night, while I was talking to my dad on the phone, I told him that it was Earth Hour tonight and asked if he and my mom were going to do it. This was his response,

"Yeah, I'll do it for an hour in the morning when I'm sleeping."

Good enough answer for me.


How I describe the weather

Sunday: depressing
Monday: a little bit of a tease
Tuesday: less of a tease
Wednesday: oh baby
Thursday: I'm drooling
Friday: I'm wearing a dress

Barney, Lily, Marshall, Ted, and Robin

I MISS YOU GUYS. As soon as I'm done exams I promise I'll watch the rest of fifth season.


Also,

Here's a video of my friend calling into a late-night sex show that airs on a local channel in Etobicoke.


The volume is a little low so turn up the speakers and enjoy!



One last thing before I go to bed


If I see anyone wearing this dress I will rip it off their body.

the end.

Friday, March 26, 2010

- goodnight

So instead of starting and finishing the outline for my essay or going out to a party, I spent my Friday night looking at recipes.

Oh. And these too


Banana Blueberry Swirl Popsicles

- 3 to 4 ripe bananas
- 1 1/2 cups yogurt
- 3 tbsp sugar
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 cup fresh blueberries

Directions

1. In the bowl of a food processor, puree bananas until smooth. Add yogurt, sugar, and lemon juice; pulse to combine. Remove half of the yogurt mixture; set aside.

2. Add blueberries to processor, and pulse until just combined.

3. Layer blueberry and reserved yogurt mixtures into 10 1/3 cup ice-pop molds. Using a wooden skewer, swirl the two flavors together. Insert ice-pop sticks.

4. Transfer to freezer until frozen. About 8 hours.

5. Dip molds quickly in hot water to unmold

* makes 10 pops

Perhaps I will make these in celebration of completing my second year of university


Spiked Watermelon Pops


  • - 1/2 (3 pounds) large watermelon, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • - 1/4 cup sugar
  • - 3/4 cup watermelon flavored 70 proof vodka (recommended: Smirnoff Twist of Watermelon)* see Cook's Note
  • - 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves

  • * 16 (1/4 cup) ice pop molds, 16 wooden pop sticks or wooden coffee stirrers at least 2-inches longer than the molds.

Directions

1. In a blender, combine the watermelon, sugar, and vodka. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Add the mint and pulse once to combine.

2. Pour the mixture into the pop molds. Insert the wooden sticks all the way down the inside the molds.

3. Freeze for at least 10 hours or preferably overnight.

4. To unfreeze the ice pops, insert the molds in hot water for 5 to 10 seconds. Serve immediately.

*Cook's Note: For nonalcoholic Watermelon Pops, substitute 3/4 cup orange juice for the vodka.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/spiked-watermelon-pops-recipe/index.html


The name is a mouthful, but the recipe sounds delicious. Instant drool.


Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts with Tomato
and Basil and Potatoes with Peppers and Onions


  • - 1 1/2 to 2 pounds fingerling potatoes or red skin baby potatoes
  • - 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • - 1 Italian mild green pepper, cubanelle, seeded and thinly sliced
  • - 1 medium yellow skinned onion, thinly sliced
  • - 4 large cloves garlic, cracked away from skin
  • - 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • - 1/4 cup tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • - 2 cups shredded Parmesan, available in tubs near deli -- make sure to get shredded cheese, not grated
  • - 4 (6 to 8-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • - 4 plum Roma tomatoes or small, vine ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • - 15 to 20 leaves fresh basil, pile leaves, roll then thinly slice -- chiffonade

Directions

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

1. Cut fingerling potatoes into halves or quarters.

*Depending on thickness of fingerlings -- thin, small fingerlings may also be left hole, larger potatoes should be quartered to speed cooking process. If you are using small red potatoes, halve or quarter them in the same way.

2. Cover a large cookie sheet with foil.

3. Place potatoes on cookie sheet. Combine with peppers and onions, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. Coat the potatoes, peppers and onions with extra-virgin olive oil just enough to coat vegetables in a thin layer, 2 to 3 tablespoons. Season liberally with salt and pepper.

4. Place potatoes in the oven and roast 20 to 22 minutes, until potatoes are just tender and peppers and onions are crisp at edges. Toss mixture with tongs, turning the potatoes after 15 minutes.

5. When the potatoes are cooked, transfer them to a serving dish and peel the foil off the cookie sheet and discard for super-quick clean up!

6. While potatoes cook, prepare chicken. Roll out a 2-foot piece of waxed paper or foil near the stove top.

7. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat -- your pan must be very hot when the chicken is added.

8. Pile the shredded cheese on the work surface created with the waxed paper or foil.

9. Season your chicken breasts with black pepper but no salt; the cheese will add enough salt to the taste of the dish.

10. Press the breasts firmly into the cheese. Coat both sides of breasts with as much cheese as possible.

11. Add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil to the skillet, 1 turn of the pan.

12. Set breasts into the skillet and cook 7 minutes on each side, until cheese forms an even, golden casing around the tender chicken breasts.

13. While chicken cooks, combine chopped tomatoes with basil in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to your taste.

14. Drain off any excess oil from chicken as you remove it from the skillet.

15. Top chicken with big spoonfuls of raw sauce and serve with potatoes, peppers and onions.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/parmesan-crusted-chicken-breasts-with-tomato-and-basil-and-potatoes-with-peppers-and-onions-recipe/index.html

THE LAMBS!







These Easter themed cupcakes are adorable, but I don't have enough time to bake some by next weekend!


I just had the best nectarine of my LIFE


Holy crap it was so delicious.

I went on a major trailer-watching spree during dinner tonight

Go to http://trailers.apple.com/ and watch the following:

1. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
2. Artois the Goat
3. A Shine of Rainbows
4. Despicable Me
5. How to Train Your Dragon

and feel free to look at other ones while you're there too!

This actually looks kinda cute

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hello, my name is Kristina and I'm having a GREAT hair day


I think it had something to do with the 40 minute shower I had this afternoon.