A new addition
Welcome to the family, Seabiscuit! I’m so excited, and I’m going to ride you to school everyday… when it stops raining. More posts to follow, I swears it.
…I am terrible at this. Over a month without a post?! Well done, self. Well done. Truth is, I’m writing this on Sunday morning before I begin an extremely packed day of homework and household stuff. I have my midterms coming up this week and I’m going slightly crazy. So today will be spent trying to get as much prep done to ease that crazy just a little bit. If you’re...
Did I just go on a tangent about a house?
Ohhh yes. Hello. My perfect home, I have found you. You are cluttered and strange. But then, so am I. I love everything about you, give or take an apparent affinity for Fidel Castro, and add a pile of musical instruments that, in all likelihood I will never learn to play, but will enjoy hearing others do so at many of the wonderful gatherings I will throw once I inhabit you. A home should be...
There's no business like snow business
Bonjour la neige! Il est officiellement l’hiver à Montréal, alors voici quelques photos de la nouvelle ville blanche. The church in my neighbourhood, barely visible through the cascade of white fluff. Clearly an accomplished figure skater. Today was the first day that it actually felt very, very cold. Possibly due to the fact that we went outdoor skating in...
In which I look slightly disheveled, move around too much, and try not to destroy a song that I love. xox
It was sooo nice to be able to drive up to Chemainus and see dad in Countryside Christmas. I had actually never been to Chemainus before, which is sightly crazy, so it was fun walking around, having lunch and being touristy. It was a great afternoon! BEWARE THE THEATRICAL HAZE AND FOG!
The right light
I’ve come to the point in my life where I no longer feel homesick for Victoria. I love my life in Montreal. I love my school, my friends, my city, and who I have become since living there. And aside from the ocean, the mountains and my Victoria family and friends that I do pine for, I know that Montreal has undoubtedly more to offer. But I love being back. Victoria is a city of light....
Have yourself a merry little Christmas! I wanted to post something like this for Christmas and also because of how neglectful of this blog I have been in the last little while. But please excuse the not-so-amazing guitar, I just learned this song and am slightly rushed as I am leaving for the airport in a few hours and still have lots to do! Love to everyone out there and across the globe.
Bye bye summer
… and the freckles that come with it. Most of them, anyways.
Fall! Enjoying the warm, lovely fall afternoons on break at school, getting some leg decorations. Oh, meow. Stopped by Boulangerie Guillaume finally! I need to make time to come by more often, it’s just the very best. Fig and cheddar baguette. The tastiest. My haul. Some fresh (still warm!) sourdough and a baguette with dark chocolate baked inside. Oui! ...
From your friendly neighbourhood Wednesday Addams! And her friend, Rasputin! These are actually from last Halloween (if you’re familiar with Victoria, you’ll notice that this is the rose garden beside the Empress Hotel. A perfect place for spooky pictures), but I haven’t taken any photos yet this year, and I’m feeling festive.
I realize that it’s been more than 2 months since I last posted. Eep! Sorry! I’ve been incredibly caught up in school and my new hectic (yet wonderful) life that I’ve completely abandoned this blog. I’m going to try and be more diligent about posting, for realsies this time. It’s fall. And Montreal is so beautiful. Last week we had 3 or 4 days that were so warm it...
I wrote this. I don’t know when, it must have been kindergarten or grade 1. Either way, it’s pretty hilarious.
A very quick update! I’m so sorry I’ve been completely absent for the last little while. I don’t mean to be, I swear! I’ve just been movin’ movin’ since I got back from Victoria a few weeks ago. Spending hours trying to deal with student applications (aaah Quebec!), medical cards (again, Quebec! Why you gotta be like this? I try so hard to make myself perfect...
Aside from the amazing time spent with family and friends, being at the ocean was my absolute favorite part about going home. Lying in the sun with our feet in the icy, refreshing water, laughing and reminiscing about growing up on these beaches when we dared to actually swim in the salty sea.
Osheaga! A 3 day long music festival at Parc Jean Drapeau, featuring 4 stages and dozens and dozens of amazing musicians. Sweet Thing The Knux Glass Candy Broken Social Scene Janelle Monae Eminem Oops, I seem to have forgotten the names of these last 2 acts. I’ll correct this as soon as I can. Oh Land Hey Rosetta! from Newfoundland Mother Mother from BC ...
Images of broken light
I’ve been watching this documentary series called Wonders of the Universe, and thought I’d share it with you. http://science.discovery.com/tv/wonders-with-brian-cox/ This is some info and clips of the series. I’ve been renting DVDs of the entire series, and I’m sure if you want to you can find them near you. It’s a 4 episode series by British physics professor...
I spent 5 days in Kingston with good friends (old and new), swimming in Lake Ontario and enjoying the cute little town. We took a day trip to Wolfe Island, a 10 minute ferry ride across the lake from Kingston. It’s almost totally powered by windmills. So the place where we went swimming is the Royal Military College pier. A lot of Charlotte’s friends go...
Victoria, a love letter.
I just had a good long Skype with one of my best friends back home and that always leaves me feeling nostalgic here in Montreal. So, Victoria, here is what I love and miss about you. THE OCEAN! Everything about it. my friends and family who I miss every day and dream about constantly. I want to laugh ‘till I cry with you, have a beach party with you, hug you, be stupid with you, sit...
And I'm off
For a couple days, anyway. I’m hopping on a bus this afternoon to the glorious, bustling metropolis of Kingston, Ontario to visit this fine young lass at Queens University for a couple days. 3 cheers for $10 bus tickets and great friends on the same side of the country!
I will have one of everything, please.
New old discoveries
I take lots of pictures. Tons. Tons and tons. One could go so far as to say I take oodles of pictures. So sometimes I lose track of some of them, despite my best efforts. I was going through my old archives yesterday and found a few pictures taken a couple months ago that I am actually very happy with. I call this series “Kaias Old House Plants.” Oh why hello, perfect early evening...
The Jazz Age
“Tucked away on an island off the southern tip of Manhattan is a bygone world brought back to life in the most roaring fashion.” This is an annual event that I dream about going to. Sometimes I think I belong in another era… (I didn’t take, nor do I own any of these photographs. All credit and rights go to my favorite and most wonderful photography...
This and That
I have absolutely no idea where my camera charger is. Must find a new one. And until then, it’s crappy phone pictures for you. Sunset over Saint Laurent. Hey mom! Funny story! Remember when we went for pizza last time we came here together years and years ago? Well, Charlotte was in town the other day and we went for pizza on Saint Denis. We sat outside on the patio because it was a...
My room, for those who asked.
Ta-daaa. I don’t have a closet as such, so I made one. As you can tell by the ledge, I have developed an affinity for glass wear, jars etc. I’m hoping to get some plant cuttings and have jars and vases with sprouts in them lining the wall for when it is less green outside. If you can’t be home, bring home to you. I’ve always wanted a chalkboard wall. So...
And a happy summer to us all!
Now THIS looks like home! Come on, Tumblr. Why must you flip my pictures over like this?
What's this? Actual writing? About time!
I figure it’s about time that I actually write something more than a 2 sentence description of a photograph on this here blog-o-mine. So here I am, sitting in the window of a cafe on St Laurent attempting to think of something interesting to say. It has started to warm up here in Montreal. Well, when it stops raining, that is. It’s been raining like crazy for the past few weeks....
A walk up the mountain
It was rainy but very hot out.
Gosh it's been a while
(I’m far too lazy to have a blog.) The interesting thing about spending most of my time here in Montreal by myself, is that I have become quite adept at taking pictures of myself in odd places. For example: I went to La Musée des beaux-arts the other day, and for the brief moment that there were no other museum attendees or security personnel in the room, I dropped my bags,...
King Lear: http://harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=283 Canadians: http://harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=250 That’s all (it’s not all). Love
Ohmygosh. I want this mug. So bad. It’s by one of my FAVORITE artists/comics (yeah, I’m a little into comics) Kate Beaton. Her comic is Hark! A Vagrant (http://harkavagrant.com/) and it is lovely. They’re mostly historical comics as she is a history major (and Canadian, nonetheless) and very funny. This is one of my favorites:...
The day after my birthday, Kaia and Mattie surprised me with a trip to La Cabane a Sucre! We had a crazy, very Quebecois breakfast and then walked around the property, saw lots of very cute animals and went on a horse carriage ride. It was really nice to get out of the city and to visit with all the animals! I do miss being on a farm. Helloooo We found a sled This is...
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Basically the funniest thing I've ever read
This is a cartoon blog called Hyperbole and A Half, and it is basically the funniest thing I’ve ever read. It is little animated stories from the author Allie Brosh’s childhood, and the drawings are just adorable. This first story is called The Year Kenny Loggins Ruined Christmas: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/12/year-kenny-loggins-ruined-christmas.html And this next...
Just a random collection of photos I’ve taken (mostly with my phone) over the last week or so. I ride the metro a lot, on my way to school and back, so I spend a lot of time playing with photoshop on my phone. I saw this guy walking down St. Denis carrying a huge glass ball, and I turned around and followed him for a half a block, trying to take this sneaky picture. Photoshop… ...
Victoria Hall, the hall adjacent to the Westmount Library. I wandered around in there for a little bit, checked out this little gallery where I could hear a choir singing Moon River through the walls. Very cool. I then headed through the halls into the library. I wanted to take pictures of the inside, but I didn’t think that the readers would appreciate that, so I just took this one of...
Some more old buildings
Stupid Tumblr, turning my pictures sideways… I love columns Yum…? Lovely Bonjour, monsieur French Squirrel! I’ll leave you with this. I really hope pastor Bobby Mcferrin is presiding.
The First Week
Saying goodbye to all of my amazing friends. Plowing the ice rink by our house Kaia doing her professional skater pose I love skating! Downtown Montreal. I have a very specific memory of visiting this exact street with mum last time we came here. It’s very beautiful at this time of the evening when all the street lights go on. I cannot describe the enormity of this train...