September 29, 2009

How I Pass the Time in Boring Classes

I apologize for my recent blogging absence. My only excuse is that I am a pretty big procrastinator, and have spent the better part of the last week trying to will myself to start and complete an assignment that I had due today. I am proud to announce that I started the assignment at about 11:00 last night and officially finished it at about 10:30 this morning. I am currently sitting in my boring Substantive Editing class and trying to successfully waste three hours. This is my thousands of dollars in tuition money being put to good use!

I have a couple of things that I have been thinking about blogging about, so I figure I will break it up into several different blogs. "C" took me to Niagara Falls this weekend, so I may as well start there.

We left Saturday evening and came home Sunday evening and overall we had a nice weekend. Niagara is somewhere that "C" and I have been going to for some time now, and we always enjoy ourselves. By now I think we have seen every "touristy" thing you can possibly find in Niagara, so this time we kind of stayed away from all of that. We didn't go down to the falls, we didn't walk Clifton Hill or any of that. We went down specifically because we had tickets to see a show, I wanted to shop and "C" wanted to go to the casino, so that's what we did.

So we started off Saturday night at the Casino. I hate the casino. Not just Niagara's casino's, pretty much every casino. I can't justify putting twenty dollars into a machine to watch it spin around for about five minutes and that's it. It's just not something that amuses me. "C" on the other hand LOVES the casino. Problem is, he's not very good at it. He has absolutely no will power. This particular time he put a twenty dollar bill in one machine and withing five minutes was about around two hundred dollars. Now in my mind....this is an excellent time to cash out and leave. Technically he did what he came to do. He won money! But he's mentality....completely opposite. He instead wants to believe that the machine's want to give him money. So he continues to play....and play...and play...and play. So yeah, two hours later he walked out forty dollars down and in a bad mood. I don't get it.

Moving on to Sunday. This is when we did my favourite! This is also where "C" and I switch roles. In this situation I am pretty much out of hand. I can convince myself to buy pretty much anything, and make it so that I "NEEDED" it, not just that I wanted it. "C" on the other hand take son my role in the casino by following me around and making comments on the fact that I am wasting my money and could be spending it on better things. I disagree. So I mangaed to do some damage. And (here is some exciting news) I GOT MY BOOTS!!!! You might remember me blogging about them earlier. I did not get the exact same ones that I showed you, but I did get similar ones, for about sixty dollars less. Here's a picture:

I also splurged and bought these:I love shoes, these are adorable and they were ten dollars. This needs no justification!

I also bought a pair of skinny jeans and several new shirts.

So yes, we both ended up spending more money then we had and therefore, all in all, had a good weekend!

September 21, 2009

Killing Time

I feel like I'm extremely bad at this whole blogging thing. I follow other blogs, and they seriously write something every single day, I just don't have time for that. Anyways this is completely unrelated to what I planned to post today, just thought I'd share my inner blogging thoughts.

Back to the topics on hand.....right now I'm at school in the middle of a three hour break and desperately looking for things to waste time on, as its only week two of classes and I have nothing better to do with my time. So I figured all of you were in need of an update on my interesting life! here goes.

I don't remember if I have shared this with you before, so if I have...sorry...if not.... the fiance works for a movie distributing company (I know, fascinating, right?) Anyways, the point of that little piece of insignificant information is that because of said job we get to see a vast array of movies...for free, due to screeners, free passes and whatever other little perks "C" gets from his friends at work. So last Monday, "C" informs me that he got a free screening pass for us to go and see "Paranormal Activity" in the theaters. Now here is a side note, I HATE scary movies,"C" loves them, causes some tension in the whole movie going experience. Anyways, me being the idiot I am decides that I will go with him to this movie, asking myself "how bad can it really be?" Yeah, the answer to that question was REALLY bad. The movie scared the crap out of me. I'm 23 years old and I slept with my door open and the hall light on like a big wimp. I also informed "C" that I hated him several times and that I was never going to another scary movie again. Anyways, since this screening was a premier of sorts, there were a bunch of media people there who were watching the movie in order to write reviews on it later. I made a joke that I should talk to some of them to help advance my career (writing of some sort.....I think....) and fiance decided that I should use my blog to write reviews about movies occasionally, since I need to write play reviews for a Shakespeare class I am taking and it would be good "practice." So I'm open and willing to try anything, but I'm not starting with Paranormal Activity, because I think the review would be highly unfair as I spent the majority of the film with my head buried in "C's" chest and my hands over my ears. (yeah yeah I know...chicken right?)

But I have managed to see two other movies since last Monday (like I said...we see A LOT of movies) and figure I'll try and give you my opinion on them. The first was "The Time Traveler's Wife." I saw the movie only after I finished the book, something I'm pretty big on. The book was amazing, and I recommend it to anyone. (oh, another side note....I HATE spoilers, I don't agree with them and I don't read them, so anything I write here will not give anything important away, just tell you my opinion of the work as a whole). The book is sad, but worth it, and managed to keep my interest throughout it's entirety. The movie was also really good, but I recommend reading the book before you see it. They left a lot out (most movies do now) which is understandable because the movie would need to be five hours long for them to include everything, but I felt like it was a bit rushed and they skipped over or changed some pretty significant parts, in my opinion. All in all it's still an amazing story, and worth reading (or watching if you really don't think you can make it through the book).

The second movie we saw this week was "Jennifer's Body," which I know is a total contradiction of my previous statement of "never seeing another scary movie again." Anyways, I saw this one with "C," my brother and his girlfriend, and it was probably the stupidest movie I have ever seen in my life. It was not scary at all (this is coming from me people!), the dialogue was horrible, and the acting (specifically Megan Fox) was even worse. The whole point of the movie was to put Megan Fox in slutty outfits, kissing girls and acting stupid so little boys can have something to get excited about (Oh and a note for the boys, that cute little outfit that they have her in on the movie poster, she doesn't wear it so don't bother!). Completely pointless and a waste of money, if an apparent horror movie doesn't give me nightmares than it doesn't qualify as horror.

Anyways, enough movie talk for now, my break has only an hour left! I think this was a good waste of time.

Wedding updates: there are none! I've gotten really lazy as far as this wedding is concerned. "C" wants to meet with more venues and it's my job to get in touch with them, and I was doing really good, and then something happened......
But on the plus side, I have been refusing to look at wedding dresses because I'm afraid of falling in love with one so early, but the dress that Rachel McAdam's wore in "The Time Traveler's Wife".....completely fell in love. Gives you an idea of what I'm thinking right now anyways!

September 10, 2009

I know I just posted but.....

......I saw these boots online (Le Chateau) and I want them. Now how to talk fiance into buying them for me :)

This is what I do when the Fiance tells me to be productive.....

So it is my last official day of summer. Tomorrow I go back to York University, and back to the day to day stress of school. I'm actually kind of excited. I'm the type of person that needs to be busy or else I go completely stir crazy, and being stuck at home with nothing to do doesn't help. So I believe I was driving the fiance crazy with the endless text messages while he was at work, so he told me to do something productive with my last day off, and here we are!

So I figure lets give an update on my oh so interesting life since the last time I blogged.....

I believe we can start with the birthdays! My birthday was the 28th of August and I turned 24 and the fiance turned 26 on the 31st, so it was a bit crazy but lots of fun. He got me Britney Spears tickets as a end of school/birthday present so we went there on the 20th. On a side note, I LOVE Britney Spears! She reminds me of my highschool years, and I think she really gets the raw end of the deal with the media and such. But yeah, I love her and I'm not afraid to admit it. So the concert was slightly out of town and we had to drive there, and of course, the concert falls on the one day where tornado's decide to land in various places all over the GTA. I'm Canadian, I'm not accostomed to things like tornado's, so naturally, this scares the crap out of me. I did not get the pleasure of seeing an actual tornado, but we were driving in the biggest thunder storm I have ever been in my life.

The above picture is out of the fiance's car window on the drive up, at about 5:30 in the evening. So yeah, despite the fact that the fiance insists that he is a good driver and that we were perfectly fine, I was terrified. But in any case we survived, I got to see Britney (which was AMAZING by the way....well worth the money that fiance paid to take me!)

Next were the family parties, a must in both of our families. On my actual birthday "C" came over and brought me pretty flowers..........and then took me shopping (spending more money) and then back to my house for BBQ and cake, not really all that interesting or worth writing about. Saturday was the exhibition, a tradition for our birthdays with the fiance's family. Again lots of fun, but not overly interesting.

Last Sunday was the friends birthday party (we did it on a Sunday because Monday is a holiday here). So we had people over for a BBQ and then went to a club afterward. My friends, being the loving people that they are proceeded to get me smashed, which is not difficult because I don't drink well. Anyways it was a fun night of drinking and dancing. nd of course, I got presents (are you getting that I LOVE to get presents?) Not going to show them all but here is what my bestest bought for me:

Hence why she is the bestest!

Anyways, I guess this has wasted enough of my day and I should probably find something actually productive to do on my last day off!