Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Monday, 29 March 2010
Sunday, 28 March 2010
-Pretty black dress with leggings
-New hair cut and hot blow out
-Candlelight, Earth Hour
-Drinking Jenga, Lindsay reading
-Kings, gin, and harsh tequila shots
-Cab with a little horse on the meter
-Fast line at Heart & Crown
-Great food at Zaks Diner
Friday, 26 March 2010
This is what they were for:
-Royal Purple, Automotive Spray Lube
-The Visitors, An ABC TV Show
-Rice Shred, Soy Free Cheese Alternative
Oh, Google Ads, you know my readership so well! I think the last time I checked I was around $7 in profits from my blog advertising, they don't send me a cheque until I reach $100. I think I worked out that at the current pace I would be getting paid in 2013, though I might add more ads at some point.
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Barney: The world absolutely needs Woo Girls. If there were no Woo Girls, there would be no Girls Gone Wild, no bachelorette parties, no Las Vegas poolside bars. All the things that you hold dearest, Lily, would be gone.
Lily: Those are none the things...
Barney: The souvenir shot glass industry would collapse. So would the body glitter industry... and the stretch Hummer rental industry. Tiny cowboy hats would be worn only be worn by tiny cowboys. And when "Brown Eyed Girl" would come up on the jukebox, all you would hear would be silence... and "Brown Eyed Girl"... But who would woo? Lily? Who would woo? Would you? Would you... woo?
From How I Met Your Mother, Episode: Woooo!
Written by Carter Bays & Craig Thomas
"Soo -- What - are you - wearing?"
Said a girlfriend when interested in outfit advice.
"Sooooo, What are you weeeearing?"
Said by a boyfriend trying to be sexy.
"So, -WHAT- arrre - you wearing?"
Said by a mean person trying to insult you.
See, it is all in the tone!
Monday, 22 March 2010
---Friday Night has really started to turn into a Girls Night At Die Höhle, including cooking dinner together instead of just ordering pizza
---Salad was served and I had two helpings of it
---There might have been a conversation about barbeques and wanting one
---Two letters - E.D.
---Christine slept in our guestroom, Die Höhle has a guestroom, all class
---Woke up in the morning and did dishes right away
---Kate, Christine, Teri and I went to a Sugar Bush on a Saturday morning
---Had to stop at Tim Horton's for coffee and Roll-Up-The-Rim
---We wanted to do an Easter Egg hunt at the Sugar Bush but were rejected because we weren't children, or with children
---Went to a movie that featured September 11th, which was 10 years ago
---Kate had crackers & cheese, along with spinach dip & pumpernickel for us to snack on at her apartment
---She lives in an amazing apartment downtown, complete with underground parking, art on the walls, and a flat screen TV
---We were called cougars in line at the bar
---Went to a party with a bunch of 30 year olds and fit right in
---Kate had her birthday, turned 25
--Got way too drunk and ended up ill, exhausted, and hungover for an entire day, I used to NEVER get hungover
What is happening to me? I'm getting so old!!
Friday, 19 March 2010
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Monday, 15 March 2010
Friday, 12 March 2010
(Photo by Pat Walton)
Thursday, 11 March 2010
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
-- Lazy B, from Underwear Goes Inside The Pants
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
I am writing to inform you that the graduate admissions committee was impressed by your application and that we hope you will join our program in September. A formal letter of offer has been mailed to you, but I just wanted to contact you directly with the good news. Your letter will contain the details of a funding offer, which I would like here to summarize briefly. We are pleased to offer you a minimum package of $8,000 in funding, in the form of one graduate teaching/marking assistantship (approx $5000) and one research assistantship (approx $3000). Again, this is a guaranteed minimum; if more funds become available to us, we may be able to increase the amount of your offer.
I'm happy with the funding but that isn't a lot to live on for a year in Toronto, especially if it is needed to cover tuition as well. (I will have to look at the official letter to see what the tuition is.) However, there is still a chance that I will get the OGC (Ontario Graduate Scholarship) I applied for. I need to wait to see if I get into Uof T before I accept this one. I don't know which one I want to do more.
Monday, 8 March 2010
Friday, 5 March 2010
March 6&7 -- Montreal, Get China tickets with Yen, Visit with Anna & Wes
March 13&14 -- Yen's visit, Erin's party, Maybe snowboarding
March 20&21 -- Maybe visit from Teri.
March 27&28 -- Hair cut, Kristen & Taylor visiting
April 3&4 -- Easter, Maybe going home
April 10&11 -- Newfoundland!!!!
Thursday, 4 March 2010
The Drive To The Coast
Video and Narration by Christine Sweeton
The drive from Cómpeta, down the mountains, to the coast was pretty intense. We did it usually there and back once a day. I decided on the last day to document it in video (I had plenty of space left on the memory card in my camera.) Also, I was having a hard time capturing it in a photo. Enjoy! (Be warned, the narration is super lame, and doesn't really sound very much like me.)
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Monday, 1 March 2010
We were at Alhambra in perfect timing to get an afternoon ticket which goes from 2pm to 6pm. (It cost 12 Euros which is just under $20.) To get into the main palace every ticket is given a specific entry time. Ours was 2:30pm. While we waited we went to a nice open area near the fortress section of the complex and had lunch. (The usual European style of lunch; bread, cheese, fruit, etc.) Then we walked around the fortified area or alcazaba, which is the oldest section of the complex made of red clay stones and bricks, build in the 1200's. The palace, The Comares Palace, is the most important part, built in the 1300's by Yusuf I and later his son, Mohamed V. It is jaw droppingly beautiful. I cannot even describe the awe inspiring decorations of these rooms, pictures don't do it justice. It is absolutely incredible. After our tour through there we went to the second palace, built by Emperor Carlos V in the 1500's. The Muslim rulers lost Granada and Alhambra in 1492, after which this second palace was built. I thought it too was really great, but all the guidebooks dismissed it. We visited a few other smaller sites around the complex, a Catholic church built beside Moorish baths etc. Then we headed over to the Generalife, which is the garden section of the complex. They are also very impressive. Throughout the entire afternoon I was very interested in the water, which flowed through pools, fountains, tunnels, pipes, and troughs. It was very genius engineering for the time. We got kicked out, since we stayed right until closing.