Girl Talk, revisited.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Oh yeah, that happened! 

Designs 'n stuff

I found this online the other day and it made me want to make an Ontario version. That being said, I've decided that I need to up my photoshop skills. I have been neglecting them lately, but after playing around with some images at work, I've realized how much I actually enjoy playing around with colours and images.

So, I'm going to attempt an Ontario "love" poster.
Wish me luck!

Listen to this: Girl Talk

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I was introduced to the musical selections of Girl Talk one Christmas party. Friends of mine all lived (or was it just that everyone was always there?) in one house downtown and there was always music on. This one particular party I remember hearing a mash up and asking one of them who it was. Girl Talk. I went home and myspaced (back in the day when myspace was still pretty cool, especially for getting great music). It was, as they say, music to my ears. I've been listening non-stop ever since... maybe even too much. Especially to this song:

Back in my Australia days (I long for those days) DS & I hit up Big Day Out and, of all the bands playing, the only one I was adamant about seeing was Girl Talk. It was unreal. We danced around. Sang to the songs and enjoyed the hecticness that is a Girl Talk set. 

Fast forward a year and a bit and I'm looking at my Twitter feed and notice: 

Yes, yes, yesssss! So, I'll hopefully catch this show. Maybe even go on stage (can anyone help me out with this?). Consider this an open invitation to anyone that would like to come to the party! S + Girl Talk + Bluesfest + You.

 Let's do this! 

Post-Summer Plans

Monday, April 11, 2011

I have no idea what my plans are come September. I'm not sure if I love this, or hate this. It's sort of just... there. In the back of my mind. There are a few things on my wish list: I'd love to do an abroad work experience with my current work (although I need to get my self in gear and actually ask about the possibilities), I've  been invited to meet up with some of my Australian (well, British and South African) mates in South America in September. And finally, I'm thinking that perhaps a visit to my Australian family in Adelaide may be in order. Rundle Street in the summer; love it.

I recently was looking though a friends pictures of his current Sydney adventure and it reminded me how much I love Sydney as a city. The Rocks are my absolute favourite part. I want to live here. 

Decision, decisions...

From the Inspiration Files

Sunday, April 3, 2011

I'm adding more and more everyday to my "must have" decoration list. I'm going to need 5 houses to accommodate my wants & needs... which include:

Once again, I know where I found these... check out --" Pinterest is a place to catalog the things you love." 
Want. Want. Want. 

The Car Debate

2 years ago I bought a 3-year phone plan and 5 months later took off on an European adventure then moved to Australia for a year. Terrible planning on my part. I can barely keep a phone plan (I now have a number from my home city, not the one I am currently in) in order. Since arriving back in this country, I see the need for a car, but it seems that I'm never in one place for long enough to necessitate a vehicle. I imagine if I buy one tomorrow, I will move somewhere obscure (I hope!).

Someone posted this video on Twitter about having a vehicle:

Say what you will, live sans vehicle sort of-- for lack of better words--sucks. And watching this video really adds fuel to the fire. I realize it's completely absurd, but today on my train trip back here, driving would have knocked at least 2 hours off my time. But then again, cabs, trains and borrowing cars works too? Maybe?

Is it time to grow up and get a car?

Playing Tourist

Saturday, April 2, 2011

I arrived in the city mid-day and landed mid-town. The Marriott Marquis was quite lovely: 45 floors and elevators that felt like the tower of terror. Turns out that my fear of elevators and heights was re-sparked on the elevators that were all glass. Scary. I landed a great room on the 39th floor and looked out to Times Square-- so many people in such a small place. Don't get me wrong, I've been before, I just think the city has a million better places than this tourist trap. But as they say... when in Rome:

I had my camera in my bag the entire time, yet it didn't seem to make an appearance until I went to Tom's Restaurant and then again on my final day. I spent Friday walking. And then more walking and finally, a little more walking (and about the same in shopping). I went to my favourite restaurant Bondi Road although I think I'll have to wait a while to go back now... oops. And went to see Chicago (how have I never seen this before?). Add in some great food, some more shopping (5 scarves for me and a cute dress  for one of my sisters) and a few photos and it was a great weekend away. 

I'm going to live there.

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