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An Adventurous Weekend


Today I am guest posting over on Stephany’s blog Stephany Writes about vacation must-reads. I’d love for you to check it out and let me know what books you would recommend to someone leaving on a trip? Steph is currently on a cruise. You should all be jealous.


So I ended up taking a relatively spontaneous long weekend off from blogging. Often by the time Friday rolls around, I’m already beginning to draft up posts for next week. But as of right now, I have NOTHING. I think every once in a while it’s nice to just take some time to LIVE and everything else will catch up eventually.

I had one of the best weekends that I’ve had in a long time. I had a spontaneous 4 days off from work, and although I already had a little road trip to Vermont planned with two work friends, I ended up packing my entire weekend with plans. Since today I’ll be heading back to work (in just a few hours, sigh!) I thought I’d share some photos from the last few days before truly getting back to reality.

Thursday– I don’t have any photos, but I had a really lovely day anyway! I spent the afternoon at a L’Oreal sale with one of my best friends where I spent FAR TOO MUCH MONEY on makeup and hair products, followed by a really nice dinner and an Italian restaurant with some friends. Another one of my good friends is leaving for Florida tomorrow so we all wanted to get together for a little goodbye dinner kind of thing.

Friday– I got ready and met my two work friends (well, ex-work friends. I mean we’re still friends, we just don’t work together anymore!) and we drove over the border to Burlington for the night. We bought tickets to see FEIST in concert months & months ago, and had planned to stay overnight to do some shopping the next morning before heading home.

Sitting & waiting for Feist to start! Not our best picture, but the only one we got together

The lovely & extremely talented Feist! She put on a great show. Can’t wait to see her again in August!

The service at our hotel was amazing, but the place itself was SO sketchy. These tips were nailed crookedly to the back of our door…

Walking the gorgeous streets of Burlington on Saturday morning. We walked through a Farmer’s Market before heading into the mall for some serious shopping!

Although Vermont is only a couple hours from home, it still feels like an entirely different world. I always love going to the States for little trips because I get to eat and shop at places that don’t exist just a couple hours North here in Montreal. Although I do go a little crazy turning my cell phone off most of the time, I actually enjoyed it SOSO much this weekend. I happily turned it on to Airplane Mode as soon as crossed the border, and just spent the entire day enjoying a lovely city without worrying about who was trying to get in contact with me. It was VERY nice. ‘

We had a quick lunch at Panera (my first time there!) before heading the 2 and a half hours back home. I was VERY excited about trying this place out because I’ve heard so many good things about it, and it did NOT disappoint! My food was the bomb.

On Saturday night, we had a big girls’ night with a bunch of the ladies from work. I wasn’t able to stay for very long because I had to be up early on Sunday, but I was there long enough to take some yummy jello shots, HOLD A SNAKE (my friend’s pet!) and spend some time in the hot tub.

A few of us girls around the kitchen table!

Me being terrified while trying to hold Timmy the snake! I actually can’t believe I was convinced into doing this, ha🙂

Sunday– Mother’s Day was another non-stop day for me. I woke up bright and early for a brunch with my family, followed by a baptism & finally the most delicious meal EVER as an after party for the baptism. I was out basically from 10am until 7pm and by the time I got home I was completely exhausted.

I had SUCH a lovely day and spent tons of time with my nephew who I hadn’t seen in almost two weeks. It felt like way longer- every time I see him he changes and does fun new things. Plus I think he gets cuter every time too. Seriously.

Me and my super giggly nephew at brunch. I freaking love this little munchkin!❤

My brother and I with my nephew at brunch🙂

Happy Mother’s day! I’m extremely lucky to be able to call this woman my mom🙂❤

Hanging out with daddy during the baptism. His eyes just melt my heart!

It was my sister-in-law’s first Mother’s Day! Baby loves his mama🙂

Goodness, it takes a long time to write about 4 days of awesome. I love weekends like this, and I hope there are many more to write about this summer. So far, May has been such a good month to me.  I’ve been working so hard at making the best out of all the little moments I have- with family, friends, and just the time I spend on my own. This weekend was, if anything, the exact kind of thing that reminds me why I’m so lucky to be surrounded with the family and friends that I have in my life. 

Did you do anything special this weekend? 

Feel the Music


Music has been one of my biggest loves for as long as I can remember. As a teenager I would spend countless hours sitting in my bedroom, doing homework or surfing the internet, with the familiar sounds of my favorite bands in the background. I would become addicted to a record and have it on repeat for months, or I would have a rotation of a couple of favorites and play them over and over again, one after the next.

It’s almost no surprise that my life has led me further into the music industry as I got older. The only surprise is that I’m lucky enough to be able to say that. So many people love music, and I am fortunate to have little inside views on the workings of the business through my job with CONFRONT magazine.

Me & one of my favorite female artists, Juliet Simms, last summer after my interview with her at the Vans Warped Tour. You can now catch her on Cee Lo’s team on The Voice! Don’t forget to vote! 

Me & Jeremy from Our Lady Peace after my interview, just 2 weeks ago! 

But working for CONFRONT is really just an experience that was lucky enough to fall in my lap, and I have made the absolute best of it in the last three years. I’ve interviewed dozens upon dozens of musicians- both well known and some still making a name for themselves- and it’s just been very humbling overall.

An interview earlier this year with the incredibly talented Charlie Winston from England

I’m feeling kind of introspective about this today for a few reasons:

1) Yesterday, I interviewed one of my all time favorite bands, Snow Patrol

2) I also got to attend the Snow Patrol concert after, opened up by the incredibly talented British solo artist Ed Sheeran

3) Earlier this week I interviewed another overseas band, Of Monsters and Men. They were not only AWESOME and HILARIOUS, but so down-to-earth. I love when that happens!

4) The magazine is really beginning to make a name for itself here in Montreal and I’m so proud to say that I’m part of it’s success over the last 3 years.

5) I really wanted to talk about music in a way that differs from my regular album reviews

In the last two years or so, I’ve had to tone down the amount of concerts I attend because of money. I spent a couple years around the age of 18 going to every concert I wanted, and it took a serious toll on my bank account. I can’t do that anymore because I have other priorities and things I want to accomplish, so I really make the best of each experience I DO get to have, like last night.

My interview yesterday went really well. I sat down with Nathan, and he was such a sweetheart and so incredibly polite. It’s a weird thing, but when I have the opportunity to chat with a band that I’ve adored for so long, I tend to love them even more when I know that they’re actually very humbled about their fame. It’s the mark of a band that’s never let the bad parts of the industry get to them- they’re still in it for THEIR passion, and I love being able to see bits and pieces of this through 15 minute conversations. I’m so excited for exams to be over so I can sit down and write a great article about a band that I’ve followed for over six years now.

Nathan is second from left!

The show last night was truly amazing. My city is well known for being an EXCELLENT crowd, as artists are often incredibly humbled on stage and sincerely say so. As an avid music person, this makes me very proud to be a Montrealer. I know we’re awesome, but when a band that has been together for over 15 years and sold over 10 million records are speechless on stage, that’s just a really incredible moment.

So last night Ed Sheeran played a half hour set and it was phenomenal. He’s a one man act, and he’s amazing at it. He stood on stage with nothing but himself, his acoustic guitar, and a loop pedal, and he played a better set then MANY opening artists are able to do. I love his album, so please DO check him out! His single A-Team is fantastic and his music video Lego Houses features Rupert Grint so… Yeah. Awesome.

Ed Sheeran on stage in Montreal last night

It was the third time I got to see Snow Patrol live, and it was just amazing. I love every record they’ve put out, and their music is even BETTER in concert. They played all their hits as well as a few other random tracks, and came back for something like a 5 or 6 song encore performance. Some of my favorite moments of the night? The song ‘Lifening’ during the Encore, as well as Chocolate, Chasing Cars, All I Have, Run, and Crack the Shutters. But honestly the entire thing was still more than I could have imagined.

The one and only Gary Lightbody🙂

The best part though was a toss up between a solo version of ‘Set the Fire to the Third Bar’ and a duet between Ed Sheeran and Gary Lightbody for the song ‘New York’. You can watch an acoustic version of their duet New York that was recorded in a Montreal piano store below, it’s well worth the three minutes:

What are some of your favorite concert experiences?

Disappointment (& one bright spot!)


This week I had crazy awesome things planned almost every single day. I had a funny feeling when I woke up last Monday morning that I may not be able to go through with all of my crazy awesome plans, but I was still hoping to catch up on some sleep somewhere and power through until I had a catch-up day sometime this weekend.

Unfortunately after Monday, everything went downhill.

Well, first, about Monday. Other than feeling like something bad was coming my way, I had a fantastic night. After work I headed straight downtown and met up with one of my best friends for the Hedley show. Most of the people I told where I was going kind of rolled their eyes at me like “Really? Hedley?” but I’ve adored those boys since their first album and I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of the music they put out. I’d been looking forward to their Shipwrecked tour since their latest album, Storms, came out in September, and it did not disappoint!

They were shipwrecked, so naturally they showed up in a boat!

The incredibly talented Jacob Hoggard❤

Even though we had floor seats, we were sitting pretty far back so we didn’t have the best view, but we made the best of it and danced & sang the night away! It was so great to hear all their new songs live, not to mention to hear some of my favorites from past records. I think the highlight of the night, though, is when Jake came out and performed the 8 minute song ‘I Won’t Let You Go’ which is, in my opinion, the most beautiful song on the album Storms.

Can’t wait to see those boys again!

On Tuesday I woke up feeling AWFUL, but not really SICK. I headed to work and tried to push through my shift because I had ALL ACCESS passes to the Black Keys show that night.

I didn’t make it to the show. With an hour left in my shift I completely broke down and couldn’t do it anymore. The exhaustion from the past month of sleepless nights and nonstop activities had left me drained, exhausted, and verging on collapse. I had to break the news to my friend that I wouldn’t make it that night, I got home around 5:30PM and slept right through until 6:30am the next morning.

Since then? I have BARELY made it out of bed. I can’t remember the last time I was so sick. It’s awful. Today is the first day I’m able to stay out of bed for longer than 5 minutes without feeling like my head is going to fall off. I’ve coughed so much in the last 5 days I genuinely feel like I’ve bruised my ribs. I’ve gone through 4 boxes of kleenex. I’ve eaten less in 5 days than what I eat in a day, maybe two. I feel emaciated (I’m not, but without an appetite the pounds are just falling off) and I can’t focus long enough on anything to feel productive whatsoever. I’ve missed class, 3 days of work, gotten no homework or work done and just yeah. It’s been awful.

Lots of tea & TV when I can stand to stay awake for it!

I tried going to the doctor on Friday afternoon but everything was closed. I was so drowsy I could hardly keep my eyes open and I truly thought I would never begin to feel healthy again. To be fair I’m a rather dramatic sick person, but I can honestly say I haven’t been this sick in at least two years. Sigh.

This little monster has been helping me through my long days with lots of cuddles! The other puppy too, but I couldn’t photograph him on my black comforter… He mixed right in! 

Today, my family is getting together at my brother’s house for a nice little afternoon of fun with my nephew. I’ll be stuck at home once again and I’m missing yet another show this evening with all my best friends. Life really knows how to hand me an illness during a crappy week. I know it could be much worse, but I never thought I’d be the person saying that I can’t be home ANY longer. I need to go out and experience something in the real world without feeling like I’m going to break into a million pieces.

So this week, other than my one bright spot on Monday, has been quite the disappointment. I needed to vent a little bit (after hardly being able to sit upright long enough to blog this week) and now that I’ve been able to rant a little I feel a TINY bit better. I’m REALLY hoping to be able to get back to work by Monday because I don’t think I can stand to lose any more money over this God awful cold… I’m crossing my fingers this weekend will be all about getting better & hopefully I’ll be able to stay awake long enough to get a few other things done in between!

How’s your week been? Better than mine, I hope?! 

Four Years…


Yesterday I headed downtown with Jenia because I won a meet & greet with The New Cities. We made a lot of jokes about it because we honestly didn’t NEED to win- we’ve met the Montreal band dozens of times- but now that they’re getting bigger and more well known, we thought why not? Let’s just go!

We’re not the kind of fans who constantly ask for pictures with the guys. We just love going to shows, hanging out for a bit afterwards to say hi, and to letting them know we were there & it was awesome. I’ve been going to see them play since February 2008, back in the day when there were only 5 or 6 people there to see THEM. Me and two of my best friends have been there through all of it, and I think we can all agree that it’s been crazy and amazing to see them become the band they are today.

February 2008:

September 2008: 

December 2011: 

It’s been an incredibly fun four years, that’s for sure. I fell in love with the music industry because of this band, I basically grew up going to their shows. I can distinctly remember the different me from four years ago, and it’s indescribable. Their music has always been fun and filled with memories. Even though the three of us don’t have as much time or money to dedicate to road trips and shows, we’ve still had some amazing times together traveling for their music.

In big part, it has to do with these guys. We might joke about getting to *meet them*, but really, it’s kind of cool to see the different people we’ve all become over time!

Have you ever had an artist influence your life positively over the years? 

Sigh No More. [A Mumford Review]


For MONTHS now, I’ve been obsessed with a little band called Mumford & Sons. Their current album has been on repeat on my iTunes for almost a year now, and during my exam finals last semester I spent hours looking up their tour dates, day dreaming of seeing them live.

Last night? I FINALLY did. There are many things I’d like to say about my night, but first of all it’s important to point out that I LEFT MY CAMERA AT HOME and went along on my merry way. Seriously, me. no camera. So ridiculous. So I’d like to thank my friend Agnes who I’ve stolen many photos from and YouTube for all the videos I’ve stolen as well. You’re all a whole lot smarter than I am.

Moving on.

The show opened up with two bands that I had never heard of before and left as a newly converted fan. Apache Relay and Nathaniel Rateliff both put on really great sets and deserved a mention because hello, they opened for Mumford. They’re clearly really amazing. During the last two songs of Nathaniel Rateliff’s set, Marcus Mumford (MARCUS. MUMFORD!) joined the band on stage to sing along, and during the very last song the entire Mumford band joined them on stage. It was a camera-worthy moment.

Mumford & Sons came onstage around 9:15 singing ‘Lover’s Eye’- the first two minutes the entire stadium stayed pitch black. As the song picked up, all the lights went on and the crowd went CRAZY. Their set lasted about an hour and a half; they played almost their entire debut album ‘Sigh No More’ (minus the song SIGH NO MORE. That was a small disappointment)… Luckily the entire record is a favorite song of mine so I was still jumping up and down every time they started a new track & I really don’t think I’ve ever screamed and sang that loud at a show. If I have, it’s been a long LONG time.

Some of my favorite moments? Hard to CHOOSE. I’d have to say that the following songs were incredibly memorable though: Roll Away Your Stone, LITTLE LION MAN and Awake My Soul were by far the most amazing. The Encore was also truly beautiful- After The Storm & The Cave- two of the best songs on the record in my opinion.

Mumford also played a ton of new songs. If you were wondering whether they’d live up to this first album? Don’t even WONDER. I think it’s going to be even better than the first… And that’s honestly saying something. Every new song that they played I was mesmerized, in awe, in a complete trance.

Marcus Mumford’s voice is NOT done justice on the album (which is also saying a lot as it is just wonderful). It is so incredibly unique and just wow. Live? It’s 10 times more powerful and more moving. I have not a single idea how he sings so beautifully. His voice is one of the mysteries of the world and such an honest, raw talent.

Basically, I plan on seeing them live again many, many times.

I’d also like to say that my city is just LOVELY. We all danced our heads off, sang as loud as our voices would allow, shouted until our voices went hoarse, and welcomed that band into our hockey arena with true Montreal chants. The boys even came back during the Encore and put on some HABS hockey jerseys to show their love of our city.

I’m writing this as I listen (and watch) videos on YouTube from last night, and I’m still in just as much shock that it actually happened. I go to a pretty big amount of concerts and I almost always leave the venue on an adrenaline high… But this is just different. I was so entirely blown away by everything. The simple yet gorgeous set, the lights, the VOICE, the instruments… It was a wonderful night overall and I’m so happy that I got to be there for it.

Marcus Mumford, you are welcome back here ANYTIME. I know I’m not alone when I say that you and your band can play Montreal again as soon as you’d like. We miss you already. Also, I love how much you all spoke French.🙂

The set, with the beautiful lights hanging over the band (they were all through the stadium as well)… and the camera filming up above was all in beautiful black & white.

Marcus Mumford.❤

The general admission crowd… Well half of it. Sold out show!

Habs jerseys during the Encore to MUCH cheering from the crowd!

What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?!

Long Weekend Recap!


Before getting started, a few little things to share! 

*All the pictures in this post are credited to Jenia and her awesomely awesome camera.
**I don’t usually post more than once per day, but I’m a little bit behind on my ‘Post A Day’ challenge so I figured why not? It’s my blog and I’ll do it if I want, ha!
***Have you seen my once-again updated navigation bar up above? I’m working on making it more accessible, and most of the pages have drop down menus that you can visit as well. My ‘About’ and ‘About Me’ sections are completely updated as well if you want to go see, and I’m working on having a page of posts worth reading to get to know me better.
**** If you don’t read all the way through this post, that’s cool it’s kind of long, but at least check out the band I mentioned, Wakey Wakey. It’ll be worth your time!


It’s been a while since I’ve written a post on what’s been going on in my life, so I thought I made take up some time to write about it. I love looking back in my archives at what I was doing every month of the year and I feel like I’m doing that less and less… So basically I want to get back to it.

Although technically this wasn’t much of a weekend for me considering I’ll have worked 3 out of the 4 days, it was still a long weekend in Canada for Thanksgiving.

On Thursday I proclaimed the weekend would start early and decided not to go to school. Instead I took a personal day. Well, it should have been a homework day but since I’m having a crappy semester, it just wasn’t. I spent some time reading, updating myself on blogs, watching TV and overall not doing a whole lot.

In the evening I got myself ready and headed over to my friend Lisa’s house for the very first hockey game of the season- Habs VS Toronto Maple Leafs! We had a delicious dinner (everyone cooked something but me… Oops. Thanks guys! I got it next time!) and we basically continued to eat throughout the night while we watched our poor team get beat out by the Leafs.

Part of our feast!

The cake that had me in a hysterical fit of laughter for like 15 minutes! Soooo yummy.

Trying to eat cake while laughing is hard work!

After the game was over, we skyped with our far away friend Jenn, who’s currently living in British Columbia until Christmas! Miss this girl.

On Friday it was back to work until 4, and afterwards I headed downtown with Jenia, her boyfriend Jason & our friend Caitlin to catch a concert! You may remember in May when I traveled to Burlington to see this band called Wakey Wakey? I discovered them on One Tree Hill two or three seasons ago and have loved their music ever since. Finally, this past May, they played a show close enough to home that I got to go see them play & meet the main singer, Grubbs.

FINALLY, after lots of promises and waiting, they booked their first ever show in Montreal and it was this Friday. It was honestly such an amazing night. It was just him and his backup singer (and long-time best friend) Tanya on stage, so it was like an acoustic intimate show… Except in this tiny sold out venue. There was like 200-300 people there and I think we completely took him by surprise. We couldn’t stop cheering and people sang along to every single song. He has a song called ‘Twenty Two’ where the chorus there’s some humming and the ENTIRE crowd joined in for it- it wasn’t part of his acoustic set at all. Grubbs told the crowd after that no one had ever done that before. Montrealers know how it’s done! He also played way past his set-time because he didn’t want to get off stage, and like at the last show he entertained the crowd with his various hilarious stories.

I think this guy is one of my favorite musicians not just because of his incredible talent, but because he’s SO genuine. There are some bands who get on stage and say the same thing at every single show on their tour, but you just know that Mike Grubbs isn’t like that. He constantly busts out into random stories and he stayed after the show to meet every single person who wanted to say hello. I got to witness one guy go up to him and tell Grubbs how inspiring his music is for this guy and it was just the nicest moment ever. I’ve always wanted to have a heart to heart with a favorite artist like that.

He was constantly laughing and in shock at how much Montreal was cheering!

Jenia & I with Grubbs! Already can’t wait for the next show.

Today was a relaxing day spent at home. Sundays are my one true day off in the week where I’m not supposed to be ANYWHERE. I somehow still managed to wake up at 7:30am, but I took advantage and did some reading before getting myself out of bed. After spending the day at home, attempting productivity but mostly failing, I accidentally ended up somewhat babysitting my neighbor’s 6 year old boy.

Can I just say that 6 year old boys have way too much energy? This kid LOVES to talk. He terrified my cat and dog because they’re both old and don’t like to play, so he proceeded to plop himself in my room and tell me all sorts of random stories, effectively ruining any kind of idea I had about studying. I laughed to myself a few times because in 6 years from now I’ll totally be doing this exact same thing with my little nephew. Hehe.

In a couple hours I’ll be heading to my brother’s house for a little family Thanksgiving dinner. I’ve still got loads of homework to do because I am the master procrastinator, but at this point I’m just excited to spend some time with everyone and eat some yummy food! I’m also hoping to get a few good pictures with my sister-in-law while she’s still pregnant.

So that’s my long post for a long weekend that isn’t quite over! Tomorrow is a day off for mostly everyone except me, I’ll be working all afternoon and evening, and maybe trying once again to have a productive morning. We’ll see how that goes.

Have a lovely Sunday evening! 

Life & Things


Here’s a list of the first 10 things I can think of worth sharing that’s going on in my life these days.

1. School is becoming a huge issue for me. I have a goal on my 101 list that says ‘pick a program in school & stick with it- and be happy with that choice’ that I have yet to cross off because IT STILL HASN’T HAPPENED. My 1,001 days are trickling away and I still haven’t chosen a program I am happy with. This is basically a post all on it’s own, but I had an epiphany about this earlier today. It wasn’t an epiphany as in “I totally know what I want to do with my life now” but it was the kind where I understood why I didn’t know more about where I’m headed. But more on that at some other point.

2. On a related note, I really wanted to NOT procrastinate this semester but I’ve in fact been procrastinating about 10x more than ever before. Again, this ties into my worldly epiphany. Although knowing me, I’ll have another one of these and change my mind again. I don’t want to think about that just yet.

3. We’re having a bit of an Indian summer here in Montreal and I love it. It got cold and autumn-like for 2 weeks or so, but this week has been sunny and really warm (like summer clothes warm). It’s so great but it’s just stretching out the inevitable fact that my favorite season is basically over, and way too fast at that. On the bright side I love my winter jacket and I’m kind of excited to be wearing it again… But that’s about the extent of my love of Montreal winters.

4. TV season is starting back up and I couldn’t be happier. Not only are all my favorite shows back on, but they’re all very much welcome distractions. This year’s favorites so far:

– Big Bang Theory: the new season is HILARIOUS, but that’s no surprise at all.
– How I Met Your Mother: also really happy at how funny the new season is. I want some resolved issues soon though! I always have too many questions unanswered… and I mean really, it’s been like 7 years. Make something happen!
– Grey’s Anatomy: Well the first episode made me cry, so I know that the show is back with a vengeance. I don’t think there’s been a single episode in at least 2 or 3 seasons where I haven’t at least teared up. This season so far looks reallyyyy good though.
– Desperate Housewives: Apparently this is the last season? Oh well. It’s my guilty pleasure & although it’s a bit dramatic this year I still love it.
– Modern Family: I clearly love sitcoms. But this one is so great… Also another really strong beginning to a show. I was laughing so much!

And a really awesome new show that I’ve added to my list…

– New Girl: The first episode (of a new sitcom, yeah yeah) was AMAZING. Zooey Deschanel is the perfect main character and her three guy roommates are hilarious. I’m pretty excited for this show!

The show has officially been picked up for it’s first full season, hurray! 

5. One of my all time favorite bands, Augustana, just broke up. I actually found out as I started drafting this blog post and as I’ve mentioned them many times before (and my ridiculous love for them) I felt it was important to add this in. I am literally devastated by this news… The lead singer has one of the most amazing voices live and on record that I have ever heard. I can only hope that this break-up isn’t the end of his singing career, because he is one of the few people I truly believe were made to do what he does.

6. On a musically related note, here are a few songs I can’t get enough of right now:

– The entire ‘Kill The Lights’ album by The New Cities. Seriously, catchiest synth/electro/pop songs you’ll ever listen to. If you need to just listen to something happy, get this album.
– Gavin DeGraw’s new single ‘Not Over You‘… SO. GOOD.
– Someone Like You by Adele. Which was on my playlist that I posted last weekend, but it is just so amazing.
– Amy, I by Jack’s Mannequin. What a great song off their upcoming album ‘People & Things’. Speaking of which, OCTOBER 4TH. So exciting!

Only 7.99 on iTunes! 

October 4th or an album, but WHEN will I be seeing this man live again?! Seriously my music idol. 

7.  Early next week I’m going to this really cool book convention thing for HarperCollins. They host ‘fall previews’ each year for staff members in big cities and show you what’s coming and give you some good books to read. So cool! I’m going with a bunch of work people, plus the one other book convention I went to was totally awesome and wasn’t even the kind of books I READ.

8. I am currently writing this blog post as I procrastinate writing an English paper. I just don’t want to do it. I feel awful though because I should just get it done and move on to other homework. I’m being so last minute it’s beyond ridiculous.

9. I’m going to be an aunt anywhere between right now and a month from now. The baby is due on October 24th or something like that. ANY DAY NOW. SO EXCITING.

10. I went to The New Cities’ album launch this past Monday night and it was a really great experience. If you’ve read through my archives you’ll know that I’ve seen this band from the time that they were struggling to get their music heard, and now they’ve just released their second album on a major label. It’s so crazy how proud I am of them and seeing them on Monday for the first time in just over a year was really emotional for me. It’s a bit insane, but I’ve now seen them over 40 times. That’s what happens with local bands! I also somehow talked my manager into finding a way to carry their CD at my work which has never happened before. He was super excited to support a local band & I’m really excited to sell the record!

The four of us at the album launch, photo courtesy of Vanessa Leclair. 

Jenia & I before the show started. 4 years & 40 shows with this girl (and another one who’s currently in Vancouver!) It’s been a crazy, crazy 4 years. But so amazing. 

Well this was an incredibly random post filled with a heck of a lot of rambling, but I needed to just write whatever came to mind. It’s been a while since I just let my mind exhale a little bit. Maybe now I’ll be able to focus on this paper of mine.

Tell me, how’s your life been right now? What’s going on with you?!