So I guess NOTHING happened lastnight…

May 27, 2010 at 2:52 pm (News, random, Toronto) (, , , )

…Because this was the front cover of the newspaper this morning.

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Is this really a competition you want to win?

March 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm (Local, Rage, random) (, , , , , , , , , , )

“Ugh, I can’t believe she thought she was sicker than me. I am obviously the sick one.”

you threw up for 2 hours? Well I threw up for 9

…Is what I had to listen to on the 501 streetcar the other morning (my ipod was dead), and it isn’t the first time. I can understand that many people are competitive by nature, but it’s usually about achievements, contests, and personal goals, whatever. The part that makes me wonder about our sanity, is that natural human instinct to get competitive about anything and everything, even things we wouldn’t want at all.

Let’s take winter ailments for example. If one has a cough, the other has a cough and a sore throat, then wait, a third party jumps in with a cough, sore throat, and fever. Back to an update on patient #1, now both their legs are broken, on top of the cold. This just in, patient #2’s cough and dry throat are still lingering, legs broken, and oh my god, they’ve just burst into flames! Congrats to patient #2, taking the win with spontaneous combustion.

There can’t really be a desire to be more physically weak, or ill, than another person, can there? Technically wouldn’t this mean you’re in fact, the one losing? Then why do people still feel the need to outdo one another in these categories? I guess it’s not always about being the best or the healthiest, it seems to be just being more EXTREEMME, whether that’s a positive or a negative. It’s the need to “beat” somebody else at what they’re doing or even what their current ailment is.

So let’s calm down, shut the eff up, take our vitamins and always make sure the music device is fully charged before leaving the house.

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Jam with Tamarama

June 5, 2009 at 2:18 pm (crazy, Good Things, Gossip, kate, Music, News, Shout outs, Toronto, Want) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Jay and Pottsy of Tamarama

Jay and Pottsy of Tamarama


So, my roomie Hilary and I went to a Darfur benefit concert this Tuesday at the Berkeley Heritage Church, featuring Australian import band, Tamarama.
You might recognize the frontman, Jay, from MTV’s The City. Once we managed to get past the fact that we were surrounded by swooning 16 year old girls, it was pretty fun. The bar was barren though so we had to make our way across the street to a very shady bar called Buffalo’s, where we got into an argument with a man about the skillset of Lady Gaga, and discussed the Dixie Chicks. Then his girlfriend threatened to beat us up, for allowing conversation.
ANYHOO. The show was fun, but what was more fun was coincidentally befriending the band’s manager, who allowed us our own meet and greet session.
4some

4some

. Everyone was soo excited to meet Jay and Pottsy because they are former models and Jay was on The City, AND dated the hottest girl alive, my favourite VS model. We were equally excited to meet the other guys too, the forgotten ones!
sweet little Jasper, we wouldn't forget you

sweet little Jasper, we wouldn't forget you


During our meet and greet, we half jokingly suggested they come to a bar with us, since we were probably the only girls in there of legal drinking age. And he proceeded to say the single greatest possible word that could have come out of his mouth at that exact moment…”Okay.”…. Wait, what? Now the pressure was on to think of a hip enough bar to impress them with, but the first suggestion that came out was, “not Buffalo’s”. Knowing where NOT to go is at least a start. I said if this actually happened I would eat my ticket.
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Anyways, we ended up at the Drake Hotel, pretty snazzy. There was tequila, it got pretty sloppy, especially for a Tuesday night. We left Jay the hot aussie in a pool of admirers (how the eff did they get in, does the Drake only ID on weekends?) got some drunk pizza which was in a word, awesome, and made it home in time to sleep for an hour before work. W00t!
post-tequila

post-tequila


We did it all for the good cause! 100% of ticket sales went to benefit Darfur.
the band

the band

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Police find body of missing York U student

June 1, 2009 at 1:44 pm (Local, News, Toronto) (, , , , , , , )

shaneformal
Shane’s body was discovered over the weekend, read details below. I wish his amazing and brave family who were so nice to my friends and I, all the support. At least there is at least a little bit of closure now.

Police have confirmed a body they found in the water near Ontario Place Saturday evening is that of missing York University student Shane Fair.

An off-duty police officer found the body Saturday afternoon, only steps away from where Fair was last seen on May 16.

Fair, who was 19, disappeared two weeks ago after attending a formal dinner and dance at Atlantis Pavilion at Ontario Place to celebrate the end of the school year.

He failed to get on the last bus that would have taken him back to campus.

Since his disappearance, the search for him was the subject of much media attention. His family and friends held a number of unsuccessful search parties to find him and plastered the waterfront and hydro poles downtown with posters, hoping for his return.

They had also started a Facebook group with photos and information on the search.

Police expanded the search for Fair Wednesday with divers and officers on the ground searching the buildings at Ontario Place.

Fair’s distraught parents had offered a $12,000 reward for anyone with information that would have brought him home. They had organized another search party which was to be held Sunday but was called off once Fair’s body was identified.

Just last night, his friends had hoped that a new security video released by the Westin Harbour Castle showed Fair walking along Queen’s Quay W. the night he disappeared. They believed he may have tried walking to his mother’s house in The Beach.

Fair was a Canadian Forces reservist and was set to join the army full-time the week after he disappeared.

An autopsy will be scheduled to determine the cause of his death.

Read the rest of this article here.

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Lighting the night

May 26, 2009 at 7:55 pm (Local, Toronto) (, , , , , , , , )

Luminaries
My mom will have her own luminary at this year’s Relay for Life
Luminaries are little bags with candles inside and messages on the front, they light the way for the overnight participants.
Go here to find a Relay for Life event in your community, or to make a donation.
Picture 2

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Update

May 26, 2009 at 1:55 pm (Local, Missing, News, Toronto, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

City News update.
Potentially disturbing new clue in the Shane Fair case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477, 222tips.com, or by texting TOR and your message to 274637.

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MISSING

May 25, 2009 at 3:51 pm (Local, News, Toronto) (, , , , , , , , )

Shane Fair

Shane Fair

This is serious, Shane went to high school with myself and friends at Danforth Tech, then onto York University. He was last seen on Friday May 15th at the Atlantis Pavillion in Toronto by Ontario Place. Friends and family gathered for an unsuccessful search on Sunday afternoon, but we did manage to cover the downtown core with posters.
You can get more information from the Facebook group for Shane, which has over 3,000 members and counting. If you have ANY information at all, even if you think it’s useless, please call the number above in the poster. Every little bit helps. In the meantime, keep your thoughts with his family, who is remaining very strong, and hopeful through all of this!

Shane at the Calumet Formal - May 15

Shane at the Calumet Formal - May 15

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T.O’s streetmeat just got more edible, maybe kinda

May 21, 2009 at 3:52 pm (Food, Local) (, , , , , , , )

a new "smartcart" by the Rogers Centre

No longer do Toronto’s meats from the streets consist solely of hot dogs, sausages and other surprises wrapped in mysteries. Talk of this has been going on for a long time, and they’ve finally arrived, deemed with the name “Smart Carts”, aw. They’re all over the popular spots of Toronto, like Nathan Philips Square, the Rogers Centre, The Annex, and Yonge and St. Clair. There’s chicken slouvaki, Greek salad, saffron rice with chicken and/or veggies and yogurt sauce, flat bread filled with more vegetables, yaiza. This is all well and good, but street salad? Just a little bit sketch although Toronto Public Heath has said A.O.K.

some type of fajita

some type of fajita


I am definitely going to give this a try at some point, despite that all the food critics from the Toronto Star HATED IT. Maybe they need to try it intoxicated at 3 a.m because I know that’s when the old fashioned streetmeat tasted it’s very best. Even if it is gross, I still give the city an A for effort on this one, variety is always good and it’s most likely at least a little healthier than mystery sausage.

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ZOMFG!!1

April 20, 2009 at 1:29 am (dating, Interwebs) (, , , , , , , )

Okay so we’ve stumbled upon something on teh internets that is so awesome it almost makes me want to alter my anti-marriage opinions. It’s 2 guys from the awesome city of NY (so they already have 10 points) named Dave and Ethan (good names, another 5 points), who made a YouTube proposal in search of 2 girls (I’m a girl, and I have a friend, 10 points for me!) in search of a double date.
We saw this and had to respond immediately. HOWEVER… Our technical difficulties ranged from moderate to severe, and the majority of our content was gone…forever… But I threw something together with the salvaged footage anyway, even though it doesn’t address the gentlemen OR the date directly… Except in text …Which I had to add…Anyway, watch our response , and wish us luck in convincing the boys to come to Toronto.

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Well deserved shout-outs

April 5, 2009 at 5:24 pm (Local, Music) (, , , )

I’m not that person who constantly tells everyone what trendy upcoming bands to put in their iPods, so the fact that I’m doing it now must mean Earthtone
is pretty f’in rad. And the frontman Kevin’s voice is an instrument in itself. Check these dreamboats out if you live in Toronto or the surrounding area like Mrs. Sausage or Hamilton (I just used those examples as an excuse to say mrs sausage…which is Mississauga, obviously)

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