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December 11th, 2012

12 Dec
PHOTO #98: Modern Christmas

PHOTO #98: Modern Christmas

I was heading through the Eaton’s Centre (the main mall in Toronto) and in place of their usual classic 50 foot tall Christmas tree, this was standing there. I kind of love it. It’s weird and different, but if you saw it in person, it’s not tacky or out of place. It’s very cool, and sparkly, not as much as their old one, but I like it. It’s sad to see a tradition disappear, but the old tree was pretty boring. Minus the size of it. It was just a plain Christmas tree, with a ‘shit ton’ of Swarovski diamonds all over it.

A friend of mine came back from Australia the other day (she’s been there for over a year) and I got to catch up with her today. We got to tell each other our travel stories. I was so happy to finally see her again. The moment she left Toronto is when my social life flew out the window. We went shopping, I almost spent a ridiculous amount of money on a jacket at Danier, but managed to stop myself. I have managed to acquire three $25.00 Roots Gift Cards that will hopefully show up before boxing day, and my plan is to buy a leather jacket. So, I had to stop myself in Danier and talk myself out of buying it. Very nice jacket though. We then went to see the film Playing For Keeps (Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel). It was okay…not great, the acting was…meh. I didn’t believe much in the father son relationship, it was very phoney to me. It was an okay idea, I just think some of the characters were more caricatures than believable people.

Afterwards I went out with other friends to have drinks and eat half price wings. Yea, apparently all of a sudden I have a life. All-in-all it was a really good day. I wouldn’t say it was productive, but it was active…if that makes sense.

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December 5th, 2012

7 Dec
PHOTO #92: Serendipity

PHOTO #92: Serendipity

For the second movie I chose Serendipity (Kate Beckinsale, John Kusak). Although it starts out with both characters searching for a present for their partner, it is even less about christmas that the last film. It literally skips over the rest of the holiday season and goes a couple of years into the future. Either way, it’s mostly set in the winter months, and that’s why it was my choice. And this is a film I have loved for a long time. Did I mention all the films I have chosen to watch are Romantic Comedies. Just ’cause.

Other than watching this film I did nothing all day, besides working. But, these days that’s nothing new to add to my day. That’s a part of the boringness now. Though we did just hire a bunch of people, so I am quite excited to train, and have some new fresh faces around.

December 4th, 2012

7 Dec
PHOTO #91: Holiday Spirit

PHOTO #91: Holiday Spirit

Surprisingly, I had another day off today! That’s two days off in a row. I haven’t had something like that in over a month and a half. So with all this free time to think, I decided that I needed to try and get into the holiday spirit.

Usually when December finally rolls around, I become like Scrooge, and get all bitter and angry. Especially listening to the Christmas music. Ugh. But, most of the time, I don’t actually have a reason to be that way. I’m usually just mirroring everyone else’s mood. So, in order to get myself into the Holiday spirit, in yet another attempt to try and be more positive, I decided that I am going to try and watch a Holiday themed movie almost every night until Christmas. So fittingly for my first choice I watched The Holiday (Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law). It’s an adorable, semi-cheesy film based around, though not about, Christmas and New Years. I love this film because it covers a lot of interests I have. Travel, movies, music, and writing. If you watch it check out the massive wall of movies Cameron Diaz’s character has in her home. I strive for a collection as vast as that, though I am no where near that number.

December 2nd, 2012

3 Dec
PHOTO #89: My New Cool Vest

PHOTO #89: My New Cool Vest

This is the new vest I got today! I’m super excited about it, it’s really awesome. There’s not much else I can say about it. The brand name on it is Vero Moda…

So today we had a big celebrity come into the theatre: Carly Rae Jepsen! I’m not a fan of her recent stuff, yes it is catchy, but also not really my style of music. But I do love her first album, the song Tug of War was my favourite back when it came out. I was pretty excited that she came in, I haven’t seen many big celebrities recently. It was sort of a weird event though. It was held in the VIP and they had about three people that won a contest and then each of them got to bring around ten or so of their friends, and they got to see a movie with her…and the movie they watched was Life of Pi. Now, I’m sure that is a great movie, I have no doubt seeing the crowds that are still piling in to see it. But if I were watching a movie with a celebrity I don’t know if that would be it. Either way, it was a cool gesture. And it would have been a pretty exciting event for those lucky winners…if CRJ had shown up on time. But no, as all celebrities do, as though it’s some rule they have to follow to be in the celebrity crowd, she was half an hour late. And she came in with about four big burly security guards.

 Now I’m no expert when it comes to celebrities, but isn’t that a bit excessive? I mean for one she’s Canadian. For two, she’s a singer with two hit songs…is she really in that much danger at a movie theatre? I mean, Steven Tyler wandered in off the street like it was nobody’s business last week (no, I wasn’t working :(…) and didn’t have any sort of protection. And then after the film wandered down Yonge street to-and I’m only guessing here-attend and perform at his own concert that night at the Air Canada Centre…I suppose that’s one of the things with some celebrities. If you really want to be popular you have to make yourself seem more important.

Either way if they are famous I will usually get all excited just so I can tell my friends that I saw them in person. Even though I would like to think that I am all cool and collected around famous people. I’m totally not. But there’s just a certain atmosphere some celebrities bring around with them that changes the way you react around them.

And I guess that my realization for the day is that there’s a big difference between celebrities, some of them just want to hear their music played on the radio, and others just want to play their music.

That’s just my opinion though.

November 28th, 2012

29 Nov

PHOTO #85: Magazines and Movies

I am honestly having issues trying to think of what to write about today. Nothing makes me go “Oh, yea that’s something interesting I want to say about today.” I did do quite a bit. But there’s nothing I want to talk about.

I went to see the movie “Rise of the Guardians.” It was actually really good. Hugh Jackmans character was the best part. He plays the Easter Bunny. If you weren’t planning on watching it but you love Hugh Jackman, and Australian Bunnies, then you should watch it. You won’t be disappointed.

My Flare Magazine issue for December came in today, or maybe yesterday…my days are all melded together. Either way I was really disappointed. Firstly with what was inside. A whole lot of nothing like usual. But I was more disappointed when I looked at the cover. No, not because Lea Michelle is on it. I love her. Because someone had penned a big “2B” on it. You can see in in the bottom in blue pen. I don’t know who did it or why. But it pissed me off. The cover is very important for me. When I’m putting it in my Flare Binder (that is in one of my very first posts if you’ve been reading that long) the cover is important, if nothing else inside the magazine is worth looking at, at least the cover is there to represent the fact that I have the issue. Plus, like I said, I love Lea Michelle. But all I can look at on this cover is a big fat 2B…not cool. If it meant something awesome. Like, if it was the autograph of Flare’s Editor-in-Chief. Or if it was like a mark to choose someone as a winner for something. Like a notice was put up saying who ever got a mark on their cover wins something. Or If I won a prize for being a committed subscriber for four years. Those would all be awesome reasons to write on the cover of my magazine. But I’m pretty sure someone in the mail room just needed to remember their best friends new apartment number for a second and scribbled it down on there.

Grrr.

November 11th, 2012

12 Nov

PHOTO #68: Remembrance Day

This is all I have to show for the day. It was the worst of the past three days at work. I was not in the mood to deal with everyone not knowing what they’re doing, and yet still had to deal with it. It’s hard. I feel myself being more like who I used to be. Bitter, angry, always frustrated. I have managed to stay away from that mood for almost a year. I know that nothing good can come out of me being all mopey, and upset about everything. But, how am I supposed to stay positive? I do my job, and I do it well, and there’s little to no appreciation. I can only live like that for so long before it takes its toll on me. And then there’s those employees that will complain to me about their shift, or how they’ve been working so long, and they’re tired. Am I just supposed to pretend to feel bad for them? Because they had to stand there and push buttons on a till for a couple of hours? Because I don’t feel bad for them. I need to take this day off, and relax, because if I continue in this mind-set any longer I am going to snap at someone. And it’s going to get ugly.

I remember what it was about days like this that gets me down: No one calls on me just to talk, there’s always something that they need, something I have to fix, or something only I can do for them. It always ends up being work related. And I know that sounds weird to say. I mean I’m at work what else would I expect? But I see them hanging out with each other during their shifts and they call me over to ask me to get them their pay stubs.

On a more positive side Gary Oldman came to see a film today! I’m not sure which one but I didn’t really care, all I got to see was him exiting the theatre anyways. I am such a huge fan of his, so it was awesome to see him.

It was remembrance day. I should mention since that is what my photo is about. It’s funny I’ve had the Poppy on my jacket for a couple of weeks now, and since I got it I’ve noticed everyone that was wearing one. Before I put mine on I didn’t notice anyone wearing one. I think I will continue to leave it on for a bit, it’s started to get a bit knocked around though, so I am kind of worried it will fall off at some point. Hopefully not.

October 27th, 2012

28 Oct

PHOTO #53: Halloween Awesome Fun Times

Today I threw an awesome Halloween Party at work. Even though I was working at the same time, I think it all came together pretty well. We had Pumpkin carving, a Pot-luck, a costume contest, and a movie. I got prizes for the winners of the pumpkin carving and costume contest. As you can see from this picture we are a bunch of slobs. We had chips , chocolate, candy, pop, cupcakes, someone made pudding, and rice cakes, some one even made chow mein.

After all the festivities I wanted to show a few movies in the theatres, but it turned out almost everyone wanted to see Shaun of the Dead, people who had voted for other films (there were about 15 other movies to choose from) agreed to go see that one. Though only a few of us actually stayed to watch the whole thing.

I have never really been the planner when it comes to parties, I tend to take the back-seat approach, so this was a new experience for me. It was hard. But I liked it. Thinking of prizes to give people, what tools we would need, finding things to serve food on. It wasn’t too hard to get supplies, we work in a place that deals with a lot of food. So it was easy to find plates, knives, forks, cups, those sorts of things. I wish I could plan more of them. It’s hard to find places to hold them, sometimes impossible.

Here’s to trying new things. Let’s hope I get more chances.