Get It Together!

Well I've been meditating a lot lately on the subject of total synchronization. In other words, like Dyson vaccuums, I wish everything would just WORK. It seems constantly ridiculous to me that it takes twenty sweaty minutes to set up the dvd player, instead of just a wireless install like you would on a wireless printer. Why not have the TV remotely find any devices nearby and sync with them, in that way playing the dvd without all the unneccessary cords.

Something else that would make everything just work properly would be internet clouds. I know some cities are doing it, but why not have one fee every month, for your phone, house internet, laptop internet and have a key to the city so to speak, a password that allows you to access internet from anywhere all over the city grid.

On that same note: we were traveling around Toronto yesterday, and kept continually having to feed the meter at every stop. Again, why not an option for a parking day pass? Anywhere in the city, just stick it on your dashboard and it says you can park anywhere there's a free space. Or better yet, for people who run around doing errands downtown maybe they should have an option for monthly parking.

Technology is apparently so powerful, and yet we can't seem to get over this little hump that is connection, syncing. It is so key: we can do it on our cell phones, but not on our powerful laptops? That means we sometimes leave our computers at home or search desperately for a connection port. Why not leave that stress behind and give us the option for connection!

And at the same time: why not keep working on that wireless power charging thing. That would be awesome.

London Fog

So tomorrow is the big day. We take off (hopefully) at approximately 8:50 in the morning. No, it’s not ideal. But since we are flying standby to take advantage of a serious discount, we wanted to be sure to get on a flight, and this one (obviously) is wideeee open. Hopefully that means we’ll get to fly first class! My friend ‘I’ said she got a first-class pod on her way over a couple of weeks ago so we’ll keep our fingers crossed. :)

I finished packing a few minutes ago and it was remarkably painless. Of course, when packing is painless it always makes me feel like I have forgotten underwear or something else major. But no, this time I worked in sections, flitting from the bathroom and organizing toiletries to my bedroom, weeding out unnecessary clothes, packing my carry on, fixing up my wallet and separating out my liquids for the plane. Now that I think of it, it was sort of a chaotic way to pack, just moving wherever I felt like and abandoning projects that didn’t work at the time. Eventually I got everything in to its appropriate places and did it with room to spare. I have plenty of room in my suitcase for food, new clothes, souvenirs, more new clothes! I’m bringing one suitcase (looks like a duffel bag but has wheels and is rather ingenious), one backpack as my carry on, one over the shoulder bag for travel and to use during the day sightseeing, my purse (big boho style bag) and one clutch. Or maybe two. I can’t decide between them. I tried to pack fairly light, mostly nice tops, dresses and skirts and some shorts/t-shirts for the sightseeing parts of the day. I hear London is quite posh in dress (I can’t remember from when I was there last) and especially for the theatre and restaurants, it’s important to look nice. So, that’s that!

Since the last post I made on the subject, I have taken some proactive measures against the conflicts that are sure to arise. I created a powerpoint presentation (yes, nerd, yes) highlighting (via cartoons from Bitstrips) the consequences of not planning out our trip vs planning our trip! We also made sure to list absolutely everything we wanted to do in London and made some compromises etc etc. I typed out a loose itinerary for the week and we’re doing everything we want :) This includes but is not limited to: Buckingham Palace, Changing of the Guards, British Museum, V&A Museum, Chicago, Sister Act, Camden Lock Market, Trafalgar Square, Little Venice, Picadilly Circus, Oxford many fun and interesting things. I am so excited to go because I think I will really appreciate the city this time around. Last time I went to Britain we were in London for a week and then Wales for three. Also, I was younger, but really what I remember most was the Wales, our relatives, etc. This time around I have my camera, my friends, my style sense. I am ready to be Taking London!

I might try to type some posts on my friends computer (not bringing my baby to London haha) or else I will just blog blog blog when I get home. Also: stay tuned for my review of the Beyonce concert! :)

Wish me luck and bon voyage, I’m going to have the time of my life. :)

Love, s.

How’s Mars?

I have been thinking/discussing recently the major (and ridiculous) differences between males and females. It’s astounding! As I’m currently in a relationship after some time of being single, I find myself once again shocked and frustrated by some of the things that go along with being struck by that darn arrow. First things first, the buzz can wear off pretty darn fast. Secondly, trying to read another person is like trying to decipher ancient mandarin by using hot chocolate powder. Oh sure, most body language is readable. Most sentences can be easily deconstructed. But when it comes to the opposite sex, when all mangled up with your screwed perceptions (screwed by ‘love’, of course) it becomes nothing short of impossible. Yet, being the woman that I am, I always still assume I have some idea of what men REALLY mean (never true) or what they REALLY want (usually wrong). So I go ahead and judge the situation, which may or may not shift my mood, which may or may not cause an issue with the other person. Confusing, frustrating, stupid.

Talking about this with one of my favourite people, we realized we are the same way: both insufferable overthinkers. We overanalyze every minute detail of a conversation, assume, accuse, apologize. The only solution we can think of to solve this very grave problem of personality traits is to check oneself. Everytime we catch ourselves overthinking, we must tell ourselves to halt this process before it becomes an issue. Again, easier said than done.

That’s one key difference then between males and females. I am extremely perceptive and sensitive, and therefore quite emotional. The man I’m with, however, is very unemotional and has a difficult time expressing his emotions, like many men. My friend remarked today that this, unfortunately is the case in the majority of the male sex..they are consistently taught not only not to cry, but really not to express any other emotion in words. Suppression is just as harmful to a relationship as is overexpression. A balance is required, but with neither party usually able to comply, it ends up being a relationship of two poles. The female, emotional side, and the male, stoic side. Opposites attract, but when problems occur and emotions rise, you end up with one person crying and the other silent and frustrated. It’s terrible!

I read a very significant quote the other day that makes light of the situation and yet still rings true:

“Male emotion is like female sexuality. You can’t go too fast too soon.”

Sexist? I disagree. I think that the female requires a feeling of validation in some way before she will feel comfortable getting sexual, and so maybe that is the little piece I am missing..Maybe the man requires much more of the validation of his character, assurance that you really like him, more familiarity with you, before he is able to express himself properly with you. Something to think about definitely. It makes so much sense when you work the analogy backwards!

One thing’s for sure: if only emotional chemistry was as easy as physical chemistry. Relationships would be a breeze!

The Perfect Day

I am not sure if this day could even be possible. But nonetheless, it is a collection of my favourite things. :)

Cold Orange Juice
Refreshing and beautiful..

No headache from sleeping

Fully Charged Phone/Computer


No tedious tasks

Amazing Food

Reading Time

Lots of Laughs

A Great Movie

Spend Time with Friends

Listen to awesome music

Get dolled up and go out


Read the newspaper

Get an email from an old friend

Have an amazing conversation

Get a good night’s sleep.