Sunday, January 28, 2007

Freaks and Geeks

This weekend when I went to the video store to rent the next installment of Arrested Development and it was not there - so instead I rented the first disc of Freaks and Geeks. I have never seen this show before, but I remember that it was critically acclaimed and it seemed like something I might like, so I brought it home and watched.

I immediately fell in love with the main character, Lindsay, who was super pretty, a really good actor and instantly invoked so much emphathy in me, the viewer. So after I finished watching the first episode, I went to look the actress up on Her name was Linda Cardellini - and I know her better as nurse Samantha (Sam) Taggert on ER. I occasionaly watch ER and I have to say that I find Sam super annoying, a bad actor, and not at all attractive. Anyways - I just thought that seemed quite strange how I would react so differently to the same actress in two different roles.

Okay - so not the world's most exciting weekend - but whatever :)

Saturday, January 27, 2007

wanting to post.

but nothing to say.

so why post? No idea.

The last few weeks I have been renting Arrested Development on DVD. Funny stuff.

Even though school is quite intense I have been feeling pretty good lately. I don't know if it's the weather (gorgeous!) or what - but everything just seems right with the world. I'm guessing it won't last :) Today I read the Globe and Mail Saturday edition in paper format (which I love). All this talk of going to bed at 10pm has inspired me to (once again) try to consistently go to sleep earlier - because 7 hours of sleep is not enough for me. I need to alternate between 7 1/2 and 9 hours to maintain my optimum waking:sleeping ratio. I going to stop now - maybe tomorrow I will have something to say.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

My name is Liz and...

I'm an Advic-o-holic.

Yes - that's right. Everyday I read advice columns. Some days I read only one. Other days I read up to four. It all depends on the day of the week. Wednesday and Thrusday are the most popular days for new advice columns. Dear Abby is the only one I read published 7 days a week. I don't know why I do this. It's not like I need advice. In fact, I think I do a pretty okay job and solving my problems and helping others with theres. And yet I have this obsession, compulsion, addiction (call it what you will) with advice columns. However, admitting your problem is the first step. And not only have I admited it, but I have helpfully added a new links section on the right-hand side directing you to some of my favourites (there are one or two I read not yet listed). So enjoy - but remeber to do so in moderation.

According to itunes...

I thought is might be interesting to share my taste in music according to how itunes assigns genres to my current 20 favourite songs...

Alternative: 3
Rock: 6
Pop: 5
Folk: 4
Soundtrack: 1
Electronica: 1

Okay - so maybe that wasn't interesting :)

Quote of the Day: "Dreams aren't broken, they begin, they end, and they begin again".

Quote of the Day brought to you by "Canada's Next Top Model"

Friday, January 19, 2007

I wanna be Izzy! (but for now I guess I will have to forgo the gorgeous looks, medical degree, $8.7mil and settle for the baking)

Yesterday I baked!

I tried two recipes from my "so you're in collge and you are an idiot and slowly straving to death and please for the love of god show me how to make something edible" cookbook*. I made nutty, toffee, chocolate square things and lemon bars. The former were fine but I do not think I would make them again. And the latter were quite good and I do think I would make them again. Also - my friend Amanda recommend for recipes and it's a pretty sweet website - so the next time I cook I think I will look there for inspiration.

*not really the title of the cookbook

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Come Christmas 2007...

I can't decide if I think this is a good thing, a bad thing, or a simply ridiculous thing.

"For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more attractive person, order "How to Be Popular." Send a business-size, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included.)"

Monday, January 15, 2007

frivolity and ice cream

You Are Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

You are kind, popular, and generous.
You tend to be successful at anything you try.
A social butterfly, you are great at entertaining a crowd.

You are most compatible with strawberry ice cream.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

more of the same

I think I worry too much. I never used to. I don't like this person. This worrying person. I want to be a person of action and adventure! I want to make decisions! But then I look at the lives of people around me and I'm just like "don't want your life, don't want your life, don't want your life..." which is probably good in that I am happier with my life than anyone elses - but still I feel as though I am not doing as good a job as I would like at living my life - even though I'm not exactly sure what I should be doing differently. And my new years resolution was to stop worrying about the future. well now I am worrying about the present and the future - so that's hardly an improvement. And then yesterday I (again) started to think about how 10 years from now - these years will be the time when things were "simple" and "easy".

In other news, I have started drinking Americanos in the morning (much to alex's chagrin), I have replaced my t.v. with flowers and candles (much less distracting) and I've had brunch three times in the last 8 days. So I guess it's not all bad :)

Monday, January 08, 2007


"As Drew Westen of Emory University has shown, the rational regions of the brain are not engaged when people reject contrary information. Rather, using an MRI scanner, Dr. Westen has demonstrated that the pleasure centres of the brain become hyperactive and people reward themselves by rejecting the information, much as do drug addicts when taking a fix."

Now I understand why people don't agree with me when I am so obviously right.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

chasing cars

We'll do it all
On our own

We don't need
Or anyone

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

I don't quite know
How to say
How I feel

Those three words
Are said too much
They're not enough

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we're told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that's burstin’ into life

Let's waste time
Chasing cars
Around our heads

I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we're told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that's bursting into life

All that I am
All that I ever was
It’s here in your perfect eyes
They're all I can see

I don't know where
Confused about how as well
Just know that these things
Will never change for us at all

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?