Three Pears, three pairs, 3 X 2=6, threesome times two, six-tom, sex-a-ton, burn calories, hunger, pear, two more, and that makes three pears.

This is my brain:

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Study Break

Mika decides my study breaks. She definitely beats looking at facebook updates. 

She even seemed slightly interested in developmental psychology. 

"Enough already, LOVE ME, LOVE ME, LOVE MEEEE!"

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Creamy Chewy Cookiewiches

Are you salivating yet? 

I made these delicious chewy gingerbread and cream cheese cookies last week during a study break. Nothing like text book readings to put a girl into a baking mood. I modified a recipe from the multi-talented Bakerella after I was unable to find red velvet cake mix. Instead, I used spiced cake mix, added extra cinnamon and nutmeg, and used light butter and cream cheese for the filling. 
The best part of all : They're so easy, quick, and affordable... you shouldn't even feel bad that I didn't give you one. 

Nom, nom, nom. 

Monday, December 20, 2010


Packed with cognition this week features: study tracks, comparing and contrasting, visualization, categorization, and inquiry. 
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239/365: Hey Big Bang, Superhumanoids.
Great study song: Slow tempo, soothing voice, indiscernible lyrics.

Now time for some compare and contrast:

240/365: Little Bit, Lykke Li.
"I think I'm a little bit, little bit in love with you."

241/365: Little Bit, 50-Cent.
"All a nigga really needs is a little bit, not a lot baby girl but a little bit."
They're essentially the same song.

242/365: Balloons, Foals.
We fly balloons on this field called love.

243/365: Never Forget You, Noisettes.
Daydreamed what the main singer looked like and I was dead on! Vertically engaged hair and all!

244/365: Girls, Calvin Harris.
I like them tall girls, I like them short girls I like them brown hair girls, I like them blonde hair girls.

245/365: The Lemon Song, Led Zeppelin.
My favorite Zeppelin song. What's yours? #DontSayStairwayToHeaven

34 down, 18 to go!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Eclectic stamp collection from

Ladies in waiting dinner plates, from Antropologie

Benefit's so hooked on Carmella perfume. 
A poem to describe Carmella... when it comes to carmella don't ask and don't tell, a light touch has admirers under her spell. her sweet sensuality no one would guess, so exquisite, enticing... "an intimate caress."

Erica Domesek's DYI book P.S. - I made this....

Katy Perry's OPI line, with a black shatter lacquer. Too bad it's not even released until January.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


My favorite Croatian song is Cesarica by Oliver Dragojevic (A Korculan like myself). The english translation of the title is Queen. Here is the best english translation I could find of the poem like lyrics. It's so beautiful, I nearly cry every time I hear it; it's basically our second national anthem. 


The golden threads of the summer's dawn
have come to her room
to wake up my love
Let the light kiss her face
 beautiful as a queen's
when I can't kiss her

The golden netting of her body
caught hold of my soul
just to through it back into the sea
every night before dawn
I enter her room
the white room of my grievances

My whole life I've been waiting for her
to find a way into her heart
My whole life my body has been without her
like a flower without water

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A week of studying and partying culminates into this sporadic playlist. This was also in the midst of Halloween, Lily Allen's sad news, and Countess LuAnn's single drop! 

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231/365: Wilco The Song, Wilco.
Wilco singing about Wilco while I'm listening to Wilco.

232/365: Forget About Dre, Dr.Dre Feat. Eminem.
This hip-hop classic appears to be the only thing that actually makes me focus on MGST.

233/365: Thriller, Michael Jackson.
Would be Halloween pick, but it was belated due to my perpetual hangover.

234/365: Something Good Can Work, Two Door Cinema Club.
Something good can work, and it can work for you, and you know that it will.

236/365: F**k You, Lilly Allen.
What she has to say to certain Bieber fans. I love & support her, actually paid for both of her CDs! :)

237/365: Giving Up, Ingrid Michaelson.
The opposite of what you think the song will be about. This is real romance.

238/365: Money Can't Buy You Class, Countess LuAnn.
It also can't make your voice not sound like a drag queen. Hilarious. The Real Housewives are amongst the most entertaining women alive; click link for the amazing music video.

33 down, 19 to go! 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Seasonal Stephen Ave

Last year I featured a post about the beautiful festive aesthetic on Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary. This time I actually took photographic evidence. So let's all forget about exams and credit card debt due to Christmas shopping, and feel warm and fuzzy, damn it!  

The Spirit of Christmas is haunting us all, so you better be holly jolly. 

Sunday, December 5, 2010


I see Darth Vador, with double D's,  a uterus, and two AK-47s. 

Psychotic episode III The Revenge of the Synapses. 


Refreshing, a week of almost entirely new listens. Hate it when people keep their new finds to themselves up until the point when the song becomes popular and they pipe up about discovering it first. No alternative music superiority complexes here my friends, just some fresh beats. :)

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224/365: Body of Years, Mother Mother.
Their songs give you the sense they're having fun playing together, thus spurring dance parties.

225/365: May You Never, Land of Talk.
Worthy of a Twilight Saga soundtrack, that really says a lot.

226/365: Repeaterbeater, Mew.
Sometimes I got nothing to say, nothing to sing about. (Improper grammar is only acceptable in song format.)

227/365: Love Lust, King Charles.
Never let a woman go, even when you know she can always be replaced, she can always be replaced.

228/365: Ambling Alp, Yeasayer. 
Stick up for yourself son, never mind what anybody else does. This has been a PSA courtesy of me.

229/365: Change of Heart, El Perro Del Mar.
Under the category "Chamber Pop" on my iTunes Genius Mixes.

Def: Chamber Pop is a term used in reference to Indie Pop artists like Belle & Sebastian, who are influenced by the 60s Baroque Pop artists.

230/365: Get Some, Lykke Li.
You're very "likely" to love getting some.

32 down, 20 to go! 


This week was edgy; ideal for describing me as a person.

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217/365: On The Run, Sam Roberts.
Baby you got me on the run, you have me hiding from the sun.
This is our song and it is also great for running.

218/365: Wamp Wamp /Knife, Girl Talk remix.
This song makes me feel tougher than The Situation's Situation.

219/365: Santeria, Sublime.
This song reminds me of the coolest/kindest guy I used to work with in high school. He told me to read Of Mice and Men.

220/365: Cult Logic, Miike Snow.
A current study track. Made graphing cost relationships exponentially better. Also, it's an oxymoron, yay!

221/365: Rich Doors, New Villager.
Am I high or is this song uber freaking awesome? Perhaps both, uber.

222/265: Always Where I Need To Be, The Kooks.
Cause I'm always where I need to be, and always in the mood for The Kooks. This song always reminds me of my lovely celiac friend - SHOUT OUT!

223/365: We Are The People, Empire of the Sun.
We are the people that rule the world, bustling in every boy and girl.

31 down, 21 to go

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


The songs I was really (Canadian Thanksgiving) thankful for. Also, I'm sure you're all thankful that I still post these even thought they're very outdated, yes, yes, of course you are. 

210/365: I Feel Bonnie, Hot Chip Feat. Bonnie Prince Billy.
Nothing is wasted, heaven is nowhere.

211/365: Throwing Bricks, Florence and the Machine.
Well I'd build you up, but we aren't made of the same stuff.

212/365: Big Bird In A Small Cage, Patrick Watson.
Put a big bird in a small cage and he'll sing you a song.

213/365: I Caught Myself, Paramore.
Everyone has a song that is far from their normal taste, yet they've addicted to it. This is mine.

214/365: 7/4 (Shoreline), Broken Social Scene.
Heard them live on real (Canadian) Thanksgiving weekend, for that I was very thankful.

215/365: I'm Not Calling You A Liar, Florence and the Machine.
I'm not calling you a liar, just don't lie to me.

216/365: All The Wine, The National.
For all of the wine, I was also very thankful.

30 down, 22 to go! 

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Perfect Crime

That's Where I Stashed the Chandelier. 

Finger Painting

I have an affinity for nail polish. Put in high school math terms, I could wear a different nail color on each finger and make 201376 different hand combinations. That's not even the worst part, on average I buy nail polish solely based on how entertaining I find its name.

Some of my favorite O.P.I names include:
I Pink I Love You
Off With Her Red
 Jade is the New Black
Espresso Your Style
  Who Comes Up With These Names?
Aphrodite's Pink Nightie
Don't Wine, Yukon Do It
Miso Happy With This Color
Your Villa or Mine
Blue My Mind
Back to The Beach Peach
Abbey Rose
Mmmm... Would You Like to Lick-enxtein

Before I continue breathing, I must find these. Too bad they don't have Pantone 327, my favorite. 

Whenever I'm feeling blue I'll put these on. 

My rainbow of nail polish, 32 counted. At this rate I could start insuring these. 

A colorful middle finger to whomever thinks otherwise. 

Thursday, November 25, 2010


 I continue to time travel during this musical project. It really is a skill, no physics are involved though, I hate physics.

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203/365: Don't You (Forget About Me), Simple Minds.
Continuing with the 80's movies theme, and The Breakfast Club is my favorite.

204/365: Cruel Summer, Bananarama.
Leaving me here on my own, it's a cruel, CRUEL, cruel summer.

205/365: Airline to Heaven, Billy Bragg and Wilco.
Astonishingly amazing! Why havent you clicked on the link yet? Hop to it.

206/365: Ohh, It's Kind of Crazy, SoulDecision.
Have I proven my great indulgence for the year 2001's music?

207/365: You Sexy Thing, Hot Chocolate.
What the neighbors were blaring this morning, somebody likes a mantra tune before work.

208/365: I'm Like A Bird, Nelly Furtado.
How cool did I think she was in her orange shirt up in that tree. So cool.

209/365: Blue Lips, Regina Spektor.
Blue, the most human color.

29 down, 23 to go! 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Strong Enough For A Woman, Made for a Man

This is my previous marketing group's commercial for the DRTV product Mighty Mendit. I'm going on the record and saying that the tagline and following commercial were not my idea. It should also be noted that fabric adhesive doesn't make girls in gyms aroused, and that the guy was picked for the part solely based on his biceps. If you must know, we actually did fix the shirt using Mighty Mendit; we passed it around during our presentation and nobody was able to rip the seam (That was my brilliant contribution).  Links to more MKTG 317 made commercials are available after the end of this masterpiece. 

I'm not proud of this you know. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Kitsch for hipsters

Urban Outfitters is simultaneously the bane of my existence and the retail equivalent of my deep material dreams. Here are items I wish I had a legit salary to splurge on.  These things may be pretty, but you really should just pity me.  Also, it took some serious highlighting and Shift maneuvering to get the URLs for these pictures, you gotta appreciate. 

Tribal towels, like all of the chefs fighting for their land rights had. 

I'd fill this with pictures of my naked body in the shower. 

This is called the "Antoinette Fainting Sofa," enough said. 

I want this more than life itself. 

This bottle opener was made for Sanja. 

I want to fucking work there. 

Chairs for my charms. 

Lucy: You think you're so smart with that blanket. What are you going to do with it when you grow up?
Linus : Maybe I'll make it into a sport coat. 

I am unfit to be urban. 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ravishing Rooms

My use of alliteration both amuses and disgusts me. I do hope you appreciate my use of the english language, because I sacrifice my literary soul to make this post sound interesting. Onward, some ravishing rooms: 

It was Kernel Mustard, in the bedroom, with the headboard. 

Or was he in the sitting room? 

Not so boring beiges. (I am putty in alliteration's alluring arms.)

I can literally smell roses when I look at this. Synesthesia inducing style. 

Mail's for you. 

Waiting for Santa, with a prayer for snow.

Cuckoo clocks and bean bags. I also sometimes don't mind cats. 

Ready for my dirty naked body. 

The moulding, the arch, the windows; hate the foot rest. 

The Adam's Family House after the reno. 

My picturesque street corner, no hookers or stop signs allowed. 

Just because you're sleeping on a couch doesn't mean you can't dream of chandeliers. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010


My love for autotunes will never cease. Most of this week's songs feature me kicking it old school with some of the last decade's best tracks, and 80's movie soundtrack favorites. Enjoy the innervating of your auditory nerves. 

Source: WeHeartIt

196/365: Double Rainbow Song.
Best part of the entire piece: "What does this mean?"

197/365: You Remind Me Of A Girl, Usher.
I had this song stuck in my head for days, was brought on by a female customer reminding me of a girl (bitch) that I once knew.

198/365: I Try, Macy Gray.
This song is so beautiful, I think everyone should rediscover it.

199/365: Sexi Plexi, Jack Johnson.
This entire CD is a vivid memory recalled by my temporal lobe.

200/365: Coquet Coquette, Of Montreal.
Coquet Coquette you know I won't forget, this was my 200th song!

201/265: The Laws Have Changed, New Pornographers.
An ideal mixture of Musical worthy vocals, and baroque beats.

202/365: Shake It Up, The Beatles.
In respect of to the musical number in Ferris Bueller.

28 down, 24 to go!