Cheers. From my stopover in Switzerland this summer on my way to Kenya.
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Cheers. From my stopover in Switzerland this summer on my way to Kenya.

My Second Third-Year

Not everything goes as planned. Sometimes, you don’t just get knocked off course, you get knocked off and then the path you were on before, well, it gets doused in kerosene and lit up like a rock concert and then hit by a tsunami, which, while it puts out the flames, also destroys any markings … Continue reading


Cat vs. Dog

This video has been making this rounds lately, and it prompted me to share my own cat vs dog tale . . . My aunt brings her dog over for thanksgiving every year, and every other subsequent holiday, which is fine; it can be fun, even, seeing a cuddly, energetic dog for a change from my … Continue reading


Christmas Songs for the rest of us

I don’t know about you guys, but after the third time of my mother insisting on having the soundtrack compilation of every claymation Christmas movie ever on in the background, I’m pretty ready for the new year to come and just skip over everything else. A few years ago, I took matters into my own … Continue reading

Note the trad tartan old man pyjamas, the headband, and the cast. Classic me look.

Favourite Gifts

Ah, Christmas. The best part about Christmas is buying gifts for people, unless you’re Rob Ford, then its giving cash. I savour the challenge. The second best part of Christmas is opening gifts. I love seeing what other people have picked out for me. You can really tell how well someone knows you or what … Continue reading

Exploring Bloor, katherinepedia-style

WARNING: Wrote this in the fall. Still relevant. Enjoy. Bloor has to be one of the most eclectic streets in Toronto. You go from hippie paradise to old school collegiate (ha) to playground of the wealthy to glass-panelled jungle. Yesterday, deciding that the first day of bitter cold this fall was the perfect opportunity to … Continue reading

SPF'ed up and ready to go.

Summer Skincare on the Cheap

Not to brag, but I have pretty great skin. Genetics have been good to me that way: good skin, crazy family, so I guess it balances out. Because of my perfect pores, I often have friends, and sometimes complete strangers, asking me what my secret is. Truthfully, there is no real “secret” to good skin. … Continue reading

Seriously, guys. #oversharer

What Not To Say On A Date

Honesty should always be saved for the 3rd date.   “I’m just recovering from a chest infection, I shouldn’t be contagious though!” “I sleep in old man pajamas, like loud, obnoxious ones. I’m sorry, what were you asking me?” “On this one episode of Phineas and Ferb, they delved into Candace’s mind and encountered her … Continue reading

How to be Sick, in style

It’s hard being stylish on an everyday basis. You have to pick out pieces, stay fit and organized, be unique, and not look like a total idiot. You know what’s even harder? Being stylish when you’re sick. You know what that takes? Planning. With these simple tips, you’ll be well on your way to Instagramming … Continue reading

See this face? This face is so done.

5 songs lyrics that could really be about my chest infection

I’m going on week 3 of the never ending cold. Shoot me now. It has progressed into a RESPIRATORY INFECTION, oh glory be. I have been sick since January, and I’m having a hard time coping, and spending a lot of time in bed. My homemade remedies and green shakes have failed me, and I’ve … Continue reading

Why I Should Be on Murdoch Mysteries

Why I should be on Murdoch Mysteries **Sidenote: If you don’t already watch Murdoch Mysteries, GO. GO WATCH IT NOW. Set in 1890s Toronto, it’s a crime drama, very Sherlock-esque for all you fangirls suffering withdrawals who haven’t been able to get into Elementary (it’s okay; I couldn’t either). So much fun. Canadians are quite … Continue reading