Wrapped Up In Books


My friends’ wedding at Balmedie Beach last weekend [July 4 2009]
July 12, 2009, 7:28 pm
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Balmedie Beach

The North Sea, view from Balmedie Beach

A & C

A & C

J sledding down the dune

J sledding down the dune

Sparklers

Sparklers

View from the peak of the dune

View from the peak of the dune

Gigantic bonfire

Gigantic bonfire

Taken at 1.30am, and the sun was still just below the horizon.

Taken at 1.30am, and the sun was still just below the horizon.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get a good photo of what was going on inside the tent (gorgeous set-up) or the fireworks that were set off, but I give A & C major kudos for pulling this off all on their own. It was the most beautiful day (23C, sunny) for a beautiful couple. So heart-warming.

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And I said, ‘I know it well.’

You said, ‘See, look it, that’s yours!
Stacked on top with your brother’s
See how they resemble one anothers
Even in their plastic little covers.’ 

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I was considering growing out my bangs [Maybe NSFW]
May 18, 2009, 6:41 pm
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But I don’t think I will now. Can you believe this is Brooke Shields? Amazing.

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Via Perez Hilton.

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A philosophy of bridges

My friend MK has started writing for Torontoist – you should check his stuff out.  The first instalment was about the handpainted signs in Honest Ed’s, and this one is about a Toronto-based artist, Paul G. Russell, and his latest instalment. Good stuff.

bridge

(Photo credit to MK as well.)

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Tape decks and tape wrecks [Ghost in the Machine]
March 23, 2009, 11:18 pm
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Check out this photography which is entirely created from the stuff (what is it called?) inside of cassette tapes.  I feel like there could finally be a use for my dad’s Sounds of Horror Hallowe’en tape besides scaring our dogs.

It ain't me, babe.

It ain't me, babe.

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…And wisdom to know the difference.
December 17, 2008, 9:57 pm
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In the midst of my study proposal writing (x2) and management essay, I grew a little more than restless.  My mind was, and still is, wandering far too much for my scholastic liking.  I feel a bit like Kramer in that episode of Seinfeld when he sleeps twenty minutes for every three hours he’s awake.  Because that’s sort of what I’ve been doing lately.  Two nights ago I had a nap from 9pm to 11pm, then stayed up until 3am or so, then let history repeat itself last night, but I probably stayed awake until 4am, despite waking up at 7.  I’m starting to feel like a shell of myself.

I hadn’t taken photographs of anything lately, so I decided to bring out my camera, and this is what resulted:  (I should mention that I accidentally brought my wisdom teeth in my backpack to Scotland.  Not quite sure why they were there in the first place.)

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You’re totally in the right to tell me I’m crazy.  They’re interesting at least, no?

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It’s hard to feel like it’s Christmastime when there’s no snow

This entire weekend has been near-torrential rain.  I can’t believe that Christmas is only 11 days away.  Aberdeen has been hammering it into us for the past two weeks already, and though it snowed earlier, there’s something about massive puddles and so much coursework to still complete that makes it incredibly unholidayish.  It seems mad to say, but I feel like I would be willing to trade it all for a blizzard that confines me to my house and gives me an excuse to ask my Dad to light a fire in the fireplace.

And though I detest skating (I have no balance to maintain forward momentum), I saw this photo and again, it made me nostalgic for a Southern Ontario holiday season.

skating-rink

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