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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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November 10th, 2012

11 Nov

PHOTO #67: My Hair

I realized that I don’t really have a good shot of how my hair turned out after the second dye. And even though it’s been a couple of weeks, it still looks pretty blue. Plus I had nothing else to take a picture of today. So, me it is. Not even my cat was doing anything interesting.

Today was a repeat of the last two days. Horrible, busy, stupid guests, stupid employees, me staying hours later than I am scheduled, and being all around exhausted. One more shift and I’ll have a day off. Yay. Mostly I’m hearing good things about Skyfall, so I definitely have to see it soon. Before someone ruins it for me.

Which reminds me: I wore a pretty sparkly dress today! We posed for pictures and did funny Bond poses and had fun. Surprisingly it was more comfortable than I was expecting so I left it on all night. I was pretty worried about ruining it with butter or some sort of spill, that tends to happen to me, every night.

Getting home has been rough these past few days too. I never make it for the subway, and the TTC after 2am is horrible, and unreliable. If this becomes a regular thing for me, getting off after 2am, I might go crazy, and start spending most of my nights waiting for buses. Damn you Toronto Transit.

October 24th, 2012

25 Oct

PHOTO #50: My 50th Post!!!!!

I was really hoping to have an awesome photo for my fiftieth. But alas, things didn’t go as planned today. I was expecting to have a nice relaxing day in the office, doing my normal thing, but a bit less because:

1. It’s a wednesday…nothing happens on wednesdays…

2. I have organized everything to make my day to day job easier…

Instead, I came in to find out that the only employee set to work on VIP *(I’ll explain VIP for those of you who don’t watch movies in Toronto) called in sick! There was no one else scheduled, and no one on any other position could work it. You have to be smart served and over 18 to serve alcohol. A big part of our VIP experience. So, guess who had to work it? That’s right. Me. Not only does VIP involve constant work, checking on things, serving people, cleaning things. But, I don’t have much experience on it. I have never worked in the evening, alone. I have never worked it during any sold out shows. So, Of course I said yes to working it. What was I supposed to do? I just inwardly started freaking out. It went alright though. Argo was sold out, but not many people wanted stuff, so I was lucky. Plus, I made $15 bucks in tips that I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t worked the shift! Woohoo.

*VIP is a small comfy theatre where we have staff do a waiter service and sell the guests food and drinks from their seats. It’s also licensed for alcoholic drinks!

The only other problem was that after the VIP shift was done, I had to do my original job. And that took longer than usual because I hadn’t been able to do any of it all day, so there was a mess of everyones stuff that had slowly been piling up all day. Plus since I hadn’t been dealing with it all day, when the money wasn’t matching up properly, I couldn’t explain where it was, because I had no clue what had gone on all day.

So, that’s why this picture is important. It’s nothing special, I had no time for a better photo. But, it represents what happened to me today. And I think that makes it important. I did something tonight that I am generally pretty scared of. And I jumped right in without complaining or trying to pass it off to someone else. And I did it well. Or at least as well as I could. So, that’s a big deal.

And of course I already failed yesterdays goal of posting on the actual day that I’m writing about. But, I am going to keep trying with that one…