Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A rose by any other name

In a kinda pensive mood tonight. I've been happy in general lately, but every once in awhile I feel a little lost almost. Think it's just because there have been so many changes in my life lately. Most of them have been good, some of them have been great, but still humans are creatures of habit, so any change can throw us off a bit.
One of the things on my mind lately has been trying to figure out what to do with my last name. It seems like a silly thing to worry over, but your name is a big part of you. It's what labels you and help define you. Being a surname orphan is a strange feeling. For now I've still been using The Grumpy Danish's name. It's been my name for the last 6 years now. My dad and I get along, but aren't all that close, so I don't think I want to go back to my maiden name. It seems strange that I need to choose someone else's name to define myself. I need to attach someone else to myself to be whole. It doesn't necessasarily need to be a man's name, but it's funny that men don't usually have this problem. They are who they are and rarely let someone else redefine them in the same way that women do.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Summertime and the living is easy

Hello all! Just a quick post to say hello. Bowie says hi too.
Enjoying summer, spent yesterday swimming, eating sushi and hanging out with my favourite people.
Outfit today is:
Dress: Society, buying wearing this one so often, best $20 I spent all summer.
Shoes: Winners
Belt: Laura

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

How to decorate your home like a mature sophisticated adult Part 2

Once Upon a time in a land far far away, there was a beautiful princess that used to post regularly on her blog. One day the princess brought home a kitten that seemed sweet and cuddly. Little did the princess realize that it was an evil kitty. The evil kitty was jealous of the princesses attention to her blog so took to curling up on her laptop so that the princess was helpless to post regularly.
Not buying it? Ok ok, I haven't posted in forever. Miss me?
STILL working on unpacking (there may be a fair bit of procrastination involved) But otherwise life's been great lately. Ran around my apartment snapping a few more pictures so I'd have something to post. Figured I'd include a few more helpful decorating tips.
1. Unpacking boxes is overrated. Boxes make handy storage devices. Time is obviously better spent hanging pictures and doing other essential type things.
2. Colour schemes are for the uncreative. If nothing matches, everything will match. Kinda.
3. For a very sophisticated and elegant look, try to ensure you have as many decorations with faces as possible. Anything cartoonish and childlike is ideal.
4. Killed off the plants you were keeping on your balcony? Buy new ones, no one will be the wiser.
5. Can't afford modern art? Hang paintings you did when you were in preschhol. (Hmm..possibly learn to spell preschool while you're at it) Don't have fancy picture frames? Use tape to secure paintings to wall. Hanging straight is completely optional.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ground Control to Major Tom

Ladies and Gentlemen, I introduce to you: Captain Bowie Waffles. a.k.a. Bowie for short. Unfortunately my other cat, Tinkerbell the manly cat, is used to living a rugged outdoorsy life, so I couldn't really bring him with me to the new apartment. He'll be residing with my mom and brother. I was missing a feline presence in my life and stopped by the pet store a few times recently. Each time I stopped by this little rascal captivated me. After visiting her for the third time I decided to bring her home with me. She's now curled up on my lap as I write this post. I'll return soon with some more outfit posts. I've been slacking lately and most of my stuff is still in boxes. Hope everyone's Thursday is treating them well and Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canucks! I'm off to see some fireworks now.