Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Roses are Red...

     I cannot believe I forgot to tell you about this. My boyfriend and I celebrated our six month anniversary on August 2nd. I wrote down 200 reasons why I loved him, and he gave me six different colored roses.

     Aren't they lovely?


     I was lonely tonight, and decided to look through things on Etsy. I'll show you my favorite finds!

Buy here for $170USD.

Buy here for $20USD.

Buy here for $195USD.

Buy here for $65USD.

Buy here for $23.00USD.

Buy here for $28USD.

     What do you think?

Dear Sue

     I'm currently making a painting for a woman named Sue. She helped me out a lot during my first year at College. Because of Celiac Disease, not only was I getting sick often, I was also exhausted most of the time. I'm doing a lot better now, but I still wanted to thank her. I decided that I could give her a piece of my art to keep in her office. I was hoping she'd think that is was a nice gift. Well, at the end of last semester, I was so caught up in studying that I didn't have time.
     I'm seeing her tomorrow. We need to catch up on whether or not I still need her help and kindness. I cannot express how much she helped me. Whenever I felt overwhelmed, I was allowed to go sit in her office. If I didn't feel well enough to go to class, she'd call my teacher and take care of it. She was so helpful, and I'm not sure if I would have made it through my first year if it weren't for her help.
     Since I'm seeing her, I decided I'd finally make her a painting. I'm about half done. I'm painting it over a previous painting which I didn't like, and therefore never finished. I've changed the painting for Sue three times since the beginning. Hopefully I won't change it anymore!
     I'll post a picture of it when I'm done, which will hopefully be later today!

Monday, August 23, 2010


     I started school today. I had a bit of a rough time. I’ve spent the last 7 years waking up at 5:00 in the morning to get to school on time, and I’m starting to have trouble with it. I like eating breakfast at home, because I’m too shy to eat with people I don’t know around. That means I’m eating breakfast around 6:00 in the morning. Afterwards, I feel nauseous. At school, I’m still nervous and feel like I’m going to be sick. I don’t want to eat. I mostly drink water. I fall asleep on my way home, and I’ll usually fall asleep when I get home because I’m too tired to do anything else. I'm up for dinner (though, sometimes I do sleep through it…) and then I get some work done. I don’t understand why I still dread school. It’s my second year. I just want to disappear. I want no one to notice me, and to just be. I want to learn, for once.
     My first class this morning was Universe of the Arts. I’ve been told that this is a hard course, but my teacher is a doll and very high energy and randomly bursts out Italian. She also refuses to sit in a chair and makes us all debate. I find it very interesting. I don’t tend to like participating, because all through high school I either fainted when I spoke in class, or stuttered and turned red. Also, talking in class doesn’t help me keep a low profile. For the first time ever, I’m looking forward to what we’re going to cover. I took Western Civilization last semester, and I passed with almost 80, but I didn't particularly enjoy it. I failed history all throughout high school. I’m not very good with memorizing things. But now I’m studying the history of art, which actually interests me. We debated today about what made art art, whether or not there should be legal or moral restrictions to art. Can stalking someone be considered an art? Is Jersey shore an art? I found it all very interesting, and only spoke once. No one else knew what I said, which made me feel proud. According to my teacher, it was a Chinese Proverb. I’m not sure how I knew about said Chinese Proverb.
     I started and finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower today. I really enjoyed it. A friend of my brothers gave it to me. She’s lovely. When i first met her, she wore a black dress with a red lace bra. It was a lovely combo. She’s just moved to Toronto, which is a little sad. My brother and I really liked her. I found The Perks of Being a Wallflower very interesting. My boyfriend laughed at me because when we were talking around 2 o'clock, I started talking about the book. He doesn’t particularly enjoy reading, and doesn’t exactly understand how I do. But I do, I so do. The only thing I don’t like is sore eyes and a stiff neck, but I believe it’s totally worth it for the experience the book gives. When my other brother asked if I was reading it for school and I said no, he asked if I was “one of those types of people”. I asked what he meant by that, and he followed by saying that I liked to read about other people’s fucked up lives. I don’t really have an answer to that. I am oddly fascinated by destruction and the like, but I wouldn’t particularly say that if there was a story of suicide, I’d jump for joy. What I read or see affects me, and I think it’s nice to be able to feel emotion.
     What my brother said reminded me of a book I read in high school, which I’m sure most of you have already read. A Million Little Pieces. This is a story that is incredibly well written and definitely makes someone feel emotion. I read the book nonstop ‘til it was finished. It was a very good read. I think I’ll start rereading it tomorrow during my breaks, if there’s no one around that I know.

Friday, August 13, 2010

J'Adore Les Livres

     I love reading. Absolutely adore it. My boyfriend, Adam, doesn't understand how I can read for fun. Books have something about them that can satisfy that movies or plays just don't have.
     I've recently read two books. The first one I finished was called By Invitation Only, by Jodi Della Femina. I fell in love with this book immediately. Toni caught my attention right from the start.
     "Toni Fratelli has a busy summer ahead. After several setbacks in Manhattan force her to move home to East Hampton, her To Do list is full. She has to help her father run his popular Italian restaurant, start up her own catering company-and be the Maid of Honor at her best friend's wedding on the beach. Unfortunately for Toni, the groom's mother is a competitive socialite who'll stop at nothing to make sure her son doesn't marry a local girl. The biggest caterer in the Hamptons is trying to run her new business out of town. And worse than anything, she seems to be losing her best friend to a circle of snooty bridesmaids.
At least Toni finds love. When she meets a sexy surfer named Chris, it quickly turns into the most romantic summer fling of her life. But there's more to Chris than his vintage Mustang and used guitar . and Toni's going to like the truth. Before the end of the summer she'll be forced to face her hopes - and fears - as trying to forgive becomes her biggest challenge of all."
     Are you interested? You can buy it right here, from Chapters.
     The seccond book I read was called Beautiful People, by Wendy Holden. I didn't fall in love with this book quite as quickly, but the more I read it, the more I wanted to read. I was highly disappointed when the book ended.
     "Elegant, educated and beautiful, Darcy comes from a line of British acting royalty. She's doing badly paid Shakespeare when The Call comes. A hot-shotHollywood director. A blockbuster movie. Fame and wealth beyond her wildest dreams. It seems an impossible piece of luck. Is it? Belle is blond, size zero and was hotter than the earth's core a year ago. But now her film career's in freefall. Yet Belle's prepared to do anything -- anything -- to get back into the Tinseltown big time. And woe betide anyone in her way. Nanny Emma has landed the job from heaven -- looking after a superstar's baby. Cue glamour, luxury and the inside track on fame. And a hell of a lot else besides. Celebrity. Some have it. Some want it. Some work for it."
     What do you think? Click here to buy it from Chapters.
     Do you like reading? What are your favorite books? Would you recommend any recent summer reads?

A Trip to Upper Canada Village

     Have you ever heard of Upper Canada Village? It's one of my favorite places to be. Not only do they have amazing fudge, but it's such a lovely atmosphere. There are over 40 heritage buildings to explore, not to mention that the people who work there are all dressed up in costumes.
     I am so interested in everything there. I'll show you a few of my favorite photographs that I took while there.

     Looking at these pictures again makes me want to go back.
     Have you ever been? Let me know!