Friday, April 30, 2010

Final Barbie photographs uploaded onto my Flickr account

Baywatch Barbie

Cash Barbie

Ski Barbie

Depressed Barbie

This is my actual smile.
Even though it may not be very flattering, I cannot imagine what my life would be like if I never made this face.

Amanda, Thank you for capturing it.

Photographs by Brittany Pacitti

We never did make a fort

I was definitely a "geek" back in high school

So I've been watching the TV series "Freaks and Geeks" for the past two days and have found myself obsessed... again. After watching the episode of which this clip came from today I had to post it on my blog.

Start watching at 1:32

Even though this scene truly captures how awkward Nick and Lindsay's relationship is, I LOVE IT. No matter how hard I try, a huge smile spreads across my face every time I watch it.

Lindsay: "Do you wanna make out or something?"
Nick: "No... All guys wanna make out, but I just wanna hold you"


After my wisdom teeth surgery

Eat your heart out.

People (and animals) I currently look like



Weird Al Yankovic from his music video "Fat"

Ryan Reynolds in "Just Friends"

This chipmunk!

Post-Surgery Conversations

Yesterday my mom told me a conversation we had after I woke up from my wisdom teeth surgery. Apparently I was trying to convince my mom that I was in perfect condition to drive home from the oral surgeons...

As we approached the traffic light, this is how I directed my mom:

Me: "Put your blinker on, slow down and merge into the left lane, turn left, and accelerate".

My mom said, "Those were some pretty big words coming out of someone who just woke up from the anesthetic".

Thursday, April 29, 2010


A friend of mine told me NOT to mix a burger and fries or a package of Mr. Noodles in the blender.

Sound advice.

Wisdom teeth update

I had a delicious bowl of cream of wheat mixed with strawberry jam this morning. I'm still puffy, but it doesn't hurt as much.

I've been flipping through the pages of Harry Potter like mad today. I may venture outside to do some reading later this afternoon.

I've even debated having a shower, but we'll see what happens.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I miss food

My surgery went well this morning! I look like a chipmunk and one side of my face has swelled more than the other which is kinda funny. I swear it only felt like a second that I closed my eyes and awoke again to find it all done. When I awoke, the doctor kept telling me to keep my eyes open, but all I wanted to do was go back to sleep.

My mom took a couple videos of me looking around the room, staring at the heart monitor and the lights, and a picture of me flexing my biceps. Apparently I had a conversation to her about my fingernails.

When we got home, I remember playing the warmer and colder game with my mom when she was picking out my pajamas. However, I don't remember getting changed or walking downstairs to the TV room.

I napped for a good hour and woke up to a pile of drool all over my shirt. I then watched five episodes of "Freaks and Geeks" and the Montreal vs. Washington hockey game and a bit of the Blue Jays vs. Boston baseball game. Throughout the day/night, I proceeded to drool all over myself because it hurt to swallow my saliva.

Total number of hours of TV watched today = over eight hours. I go four months of not having television at my house in Etobicoke and make it all up in one day. Awesome.

All I ate today was lime Jell-O and applesauce. Tomorrow I will be able to eat some mashed potatoes and maybe some soup.

I might watch some more "Freaks and Geeks", but I'm starting to read the first Harry Potter book tonight so I might do that instead.

So on that note, good night!

I'm hungry

but I can't eat anything before my surgery!

I think I'll just go back to bed.

Kick Ass was AMAZING

I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a movie so much. I loved every moment of it and would go see it again in a heartbeat.

On another note, I'm getting all four wisdom teeth out tomorrow morning. For the next few days I will be chilling on my couch wearing pajamas, ice packs over my face, popping pills, watching TV, and eating mushy foods.

The really crappy thing is that every night I go to bed thinking about what I'll have for breakfast the next day, but tonight that isn't going to happen... I'm not allowed to eat or drink anything before my operation.

Yours truly.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It feels like a pretty successful dayIg

- my mom and I had some quality hangout time
- my mom bought some new clothes for work
- I got the following:

Not only did I manage to pick up a onesie, but also a white cardigan that looks like the black one that I've posted here. Both are from Dynamite

This is the leather jacket I got from Danier. I feel really badass when I wear it.

- my mom also taught me how to pump gas into the car because I've never done it before
- I'm also going to the movies tonight to see Kickass with Ainslee.

AND I found out that I will be working at Port Colborne's Marina this summer!

Let's just say, things are starting to look up for me right now :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hello new hair cut.

Helllo summer vacation

Last night I had a dream that I was hanging out with Lady Gaga. At one point I needed to grab her attention because I had to tell her something, but I had no idea what I to call her. I didn't know if I should call her "Lady" or "Lady Gaga" or just "Gaga". Thankfully I woke up before things got really awkward.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dear sore throat,

I do not like you. Please go away.



Monday, April 19, 2010

I have no motivation to study

My last exam is at 8:05 am this upcoming Saturday the 24th. So far I've looked over two weeks worth of readings and probably won't do anymore until later tonight.

A tiny bit of me wants Saturday to hurry up and get here so I can be finished second semester, but the rest of me wants this week to go by as slow as possible.

I'm going to exercise now, brb.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My insanity

Simon's head was tilted slightly up. His eyes could not break away and the Lord of the Flies hung in space before him.
"What are you doing out here all alone? Aren't you afraid of me?"
Simon shook.
"There isn't anyone to help you. Only me. And I'm the Beast."
Simon's mouth labored, brought forth audible words.
"Pig's head on a stick."
"Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! You knew, didn't you?" said the head. For a moment or two the forest and all the other dimly appreciated places echoed with the parody of laughter. "You knew, didn't you? I'm part of you? Close, close, close! I'm the reason why it’s no go? Why things are what they are?"
- Lord of the Flies

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Just finished

My last Barbie photoshoot. Let the photo editing begin!

I have a love/hate relationship with how easily distracted I get.

I can't wait until 5 o'clock when I will have finished writing my "Subcultures and the Mainstream Media" exam. I'm so ready for it to be out of my life.

And even though I'm exhausted, I'm still in one of the greatest moods.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

They took everything but the kitchen sink!

I love crackers as much as I love life right now

Crackers are so delicious.

But honestly, I've had such a great day. I did two photoshoots today; one with Barbie covered in fake money and one with silhouettes and they both turned out great. I love the images that I took from both of them.

And then Katie, her boyfriend Joe, and I went out to dinner at Hero Burger. I got the Peameal Bacon Burger combo and it might be the best burger I've ever eaten.

Then I went out for the night, finally met Joe's friends who live a couple houses down from me, and had a great time.

And now I'm topping the night off with soda crackers.

- the end

Friday, April 9, 2010

My dog had me out of bed by 8:15 this morning

thank you so much for crushing my hopes of finally being able to sleep in.

Time to make study notes for "Subcultures in the Mainstream Media".

I love being Port Colborne home for supper

because my mom made manicottis tonight. She used to only makes ones that were stuffed with ground beef mixed with ricotta and mozarella cheese, but now she also makes ones that are just filled with cheese! In other words, we get the best of both worlds.

I also requested her to make garlic bread. I ate 7 slices and it was delicious.

I will never give up food.

It's a small world

While I was waiting for my coach bus to arrive at the Toronto bus terminal, I was people-watching (one of my favourite past-times) and I spotted this one guy I recognized. It was one of those moments where you say to yourself, "I know I've seen this person before, but I can't remember where" and you stare until you realize how you know them.

This guy, who looked to be in his late 20's, was on the same bus ride as me when I took Coach Canada home a while back in March. I actually blogged about him as the obnoxious guy who talked loudly on his cell phone and anxiously tapped the side of the bus on March 12.

Anyways. So this guy must have thought I had some kind of condition because I was kept staring at him. I was so amazed because this is the first time that I've seen a random person twice in a highly populated place like Toronto.

And like I called it when he I first saw him, he got off the bus at the St. Catharine's terminal. Just like he did last time.

I'd laugh if we somehow made it on the same bus again going back to Toronto. That might be a little much though.

I haven't bitten my nails all year and now I've started doing it again

stupid school and my 1 exam and 4 projects due this upcoming week

stupid nerves about my interview for a job with the City of Port Colborne tomorrow afternoon - I've experienced one interview in my entire life because I've only had one real job working as a cashier at Food Basics

stupid rainy weather

I need to stop being so pessimistic... this is very unlike me.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The worms are coming out

Not these worms!

But the thick, juicy ones that crawl out of the grass onto the sidewalk when it rains.

Monday, April 5, 2010

le sigh

Sometimes I wish I could just reach into my mind, pull out the visions that I imagine for my photography projects, and place them in front of me.

It would make my life a lot easier right now.


so cute

I really wish I had today off

but I'm sitting in my Digital Design class working on my alter-ego project. For our final part we have to work in InDesign and create a magazine layout either telling our alter-ego's story in an interview, day in the life, or whatever else we want. My idea came to me last night (like the majority of my ideas come) and I'm portraying it through diary entries.

My story is that when I was 8 years old I got so scared from watching the Goosebump's episode, "The Night of the Living Dummy" that I turned into a ventriloquist dummy. So my diary entries are depicting my transformation from kid to dummy. I'm almost done writing them and then I need to edit and make sure it flows smoothly.

Just now, I accidentally grabbed my cellphone and mistook it for the mouse because they are sitting right beside each other on the desk. I was moving my cellphone back and forth and got so confused why the cursor on the screen wasn't moving. That's when I looked down at the desk and saw my mistake.

On a different note, the sun has finally decided to show its face.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

About me

My friend Leviana wrote a blog post about herself and then she tagged me, along with two of my other friends, to write a short blur about ourselves. So, here we go...

This is me.
My hair is naturally curly.
I'm 19 years old.
(This photo was taken by Laura Tuttle.)

I grew up in Port Colborne, Ontario.
It's around St. Catharines and Niagara Falls.
It's home.

My family is a huge part of my life.
We spend a lot of time together.
Like posing with Birthday Bulldogs.

Or wearing Darth Vader masks.

I've learned to not be so uptight.
And now it takes a lot to offend me.

Although it's sad, the death of my grandfather (on my dad's side) taught me to not take things for granted.
We aren't going to be around forever.
So always treat each day as if it were your last.

Worrying about tomorrow used to be my biggest problem.
Then I smartened up.
(This photo was taken by Amanda Urbanski)

I love my dog Zoe.
She's a Miniature Schnauzer.
My life would be so boring without her.

There's no point in staying angry at someone.
It's a waste of time and if you really want, things will work out in the end.

The Beatles are my favourite band.
Classic rock is my favourite genre.
However, I've learned to give every band a chance before saying I don't like it. As a result, I am currently obsessed with Canadian heavy metal band, 3 Inches of Blood.

I love baking.
And eating.
But I don't always eat what I bake.

I find it hard to be serious.