Grab A Mug

2013-01-25


I love London Fogs. 

Early grey tea, vanilla syrup, and nicely steamed milk. Mmmm. Nothing better on a rainy, or foggy, or just generally cold and gross day, and you know whats an absolute gem for this? A Keurig milk frother. 


Image from keurig.ca
This thing is literally amazing, the only problem I have with it is that I wish it were a bit bigger, and would heat up my milk a wee bit more. Otherwise it works amazingly. Just hit the button go get you mug and tea set up, grab a snack, come back and your milk is heated and frothed. I usually don't attach the the little whisk bit because then is pretty much only froth and for my purposes I need milk.  
I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have this, be quite sad I assume. Or spend $5 everyday for a cup of tea and milk. 

Volunteering

2013-01-15


















This is Sherlock. He is a cat that is up for adoption at the animal hospital I volunteer at. He is absolutely the nicest cat in the entire world - I kid you not. 

I want to take Sherlock home so badly but I am not allowed any pets in my apartment and my parents have been quite clear if i come home with another pet it would not end well for me.  


My cat and my dog are both adopted from animal shelters and they are the greatest pets in the world (at least I think so). So this is just a quick post to say if you're looking for a pet look into adopting one. They can make the most wonderful pets in the world. 

I don't want Sherlock to leave but I hope he ends up in a good home. That was all - just a quick post saying adopt pets because they turn out amazing. 

Campus Buildings

2013-01-10


So I've got a three and a half hour break during the day which is super unfortunate. However, this beautiful building makes studying a lot easier. It's so open and airy and when the sun is shining it comes in through the glass ceiling. It's all very calming. Plus theres a cafe 50ft away that serves many delicious dishes. 

The only thing about this building is you can't get up stairs unless you have a pass that lets you use the elevator, so I spent a good deal of time today wondering what exactly was going on up there. As well as thinking about how important I would feel if I did have a pass, and could access those upper floors. I cam to the conclusion that I would feel very very important and have my pass super visible all the time while in the building so everyone would know that I could get to those floors. Because that's a normal thing to think right? 

Talking about buildings on campus, we have a pulp and paper centre. Why do we have a pulp and paper centre and what exactly does it do? My friend and I are going to go in and take a look one of these days. She suggested we do it dressed all in black walking super stealthily so that we would be incognito, which makes total sense when trying to appear like normal people just walking around a building with a purpose and not just trying to peer through windows and doors to figure out what exactly the purpose of said building is. 

To end, heres a picture of the pharmaceutical sciences building which was clearly modelled after a child stacking blocks. It's very pretty though. How unhappy would you be in you got stuck with the office that in the little hole area, surrounded by the blocks that stick out and take away all your sun and pretty outdoorsey views. I would not be impressed. 




Today Was Soggy...

2013-01-08

What a soggy campus 
Today was one of those days where it started raining and just didn't stop. I know, that's what winter is like here blah blah blah, I know, but that doesn't mean I need to like it. 

Being on campus from 9:30 to 5 is bad enough but when you get soaked and just can't get dry because you need to walk in the rain again to get to your next class ever hour or so,  it just puts a damper on the entire  day. 

So I've been trying to think of things that can get me through the perpetual raininess - because while I do love the pitter patter of raindrops on the window, I only like it when I'm to be inside. 

So far I've got soup and hot drinks. 
If I can't get warm from the outside in I will just have to warm myself from the inside out. However, this could prove to be expensive as buying things on campus is seriously overpriced. 

I can't wait until the sun comes back. Hopefully it will be an early spring this year, because going weeks on end without seeing the sun is just depressing really. 

Until then how do I get through all this rain?

How Many Cue Cards?

2013-01-07



My last final this term got rescheduled due to many many inches of snow falling and an inability for the university and the city, which rarely see this kind of weather, to cope with it. So now that I've finally finished my finals I decided to count up the cue cards that I made for Earth and Life Through time - a course which sounds far more exciting than it really is.

293. 

293 cue cards that I spent hours and hours writting out, not to mention the countless (not really, but at this point I just became lazy) pages of mind-maps and time lines and memory aids. Its just craziness. What am I supposed to do with all this now that the singular course they will ever be useful for is over? It seems like such a waste to just get rid of them, yes I will be recycling the regular printer paper pages, but what about the cue cards that I spent hours painstakingly writing out?

They need a better life, a happier life, than a student angrily throwing them about the room because she can't remember which is the older fish, Myllokunmingia or Haikouichthys because the prof and the textbook disagree. My new challenge is to figure out some way to us,  them even if it's only the tiny coloured strips on the end.    

Perhaps I shall weave a tiny coloured basket. 

I found a picture of the snow