Thursday, June 30, 2011

Embrace Your Today

If you're like me, after a long day you just cannot help but feel exhausted: mentally, physically and emotionally.

So then, is it just me, or do you ever have those days where you just mourn for your youth?

Just looking back, and being able to see that innocent child - that child who had no idea about all the bad things in the world.

I miss that child.

Every day, I see suffering. I see fear. I see despair. And I see death.

But if we live our lives in fear and sadness - what kind of life is that?

You honestly never know what tomorrow will bring. Really. It is a sad and scary truth, that most people WILL ignore.

Please accept that you just can't ever know. So take your today - and rock the hell out of it.

Smile a lot.

Be goofy.

And say hello to that inner child.

qod

If I should die this very moment:

I wouldn't fear.

For I've never known completeness like being here.

Wrapped in the warmth of you, loving every breath of you.

Why live life from dream to dream:
And dread the day... when dreaming ends?

-Moulin Rouge

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fight Club Wisdom

Kind of depressing - but startlingly true:


It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.

You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else.

This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time.

Only after disaster can we be resurrected.

Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing.

Monday, June 27, 2011

qod

"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."


-Marilyn Monroe



Thursday, June 23, 2011

Nicholas Sparks Quotes

"The saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there's nothing to make it last."

"You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love."

"I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.."

"When you're struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it's just as hard as what you're going through."

"Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can."

"Dreams are always crushing when they don't come true. But it's the simple dreams that are often the most painful because they seem so personal, so reasonable, so attainable. You're always close enough to touch, but never quite close enough to hold and it's enough to break your heart."

"What are we, after all, without our memories … without our dreams?"

"I realize the odds and sciences are against me. But science is not the total answer; this I have learned in my lifetime. And that leaves me with the belief that miracles, no matter how inexplicable or unbelievable, are real and can occur without regard to the natural order of things."

-Nicholas Sparks

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Damn Ducks

Would you be able to run over one of these precious babies?

I think not.


That being said, those ducks chose a terrible time to cross the street.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Best Friends


"The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship. "

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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spiderman: eats fresh!

Friday, June 17, 2011

qod

"People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all.

People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing.

People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous.

How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel?

Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio.

You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it.

That’s what matters.

Pain is a feeling.

Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality.

You should stand up for your right to feel your pain."

- Jim Morrison

Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Mom is So Cool

Every day the first thing I am thankful for is my Mother. Honestly - would I even be here without her. I think not. And I so hope to be like her someday. She's smart and funny and sexy and wise and I just love hanging out with her. You know - it's mothers who do all the hard work - so even when it's father's day - thank your MOM!

Public Health = Hilarious

I am not sure if you guys know this, but I plan on getting my masters in public health after my final year at Guelph. I think it is a great area, and the idea of upstream health management really inspires me.

My brother Dale just found out this afternoon while we were having lunch at Tim Hortons, and decided to share with me a hilarious public health campaign regarding STDs.


I have honestly never been more shocked, and amused. It is HILARIOUS, and completely inappropriate.

So inappropriate that my first words were honestly along the lines of "OMG PENIS FOR ARMS".

You guys should take this quiz, its really easy, and definitely informative....

but purposely get some answers wrong - that's when the real hilarity begins!

Anyway.

Hopefully, in my career as a public health specialist, I will be able to create quizzes that are equal parts hilarious and educational such as this one.

ENJOY!

CLICK HERE FOR THE STD QUIZ

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Superstar

This is a real quote from my old diary:

"I want the JoBros so bad it literally makes me hurt.

Why does Joe Jonas have to be famous? Why couldn't he be a boy a mcgregor?

It isn't his fame I love, its him. We would go together so well.

I need to meet the Jonas brothers. They once stayed at the grand hotel (I was just there and I asked.)

but yeah.

My heart is so sore. I feel broken.

They are the cure.

The most perfectly beautiful cure.

Its weird how much they affect me. Seriously though, it's unreal."

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So dim that spotlight.
Tell me things like: I can't take my eyes off of you.
I'm no one special, just another wide-eyed girl.
Who's desperately in love with you.
Give me a photograph to hang on my wall.

Superstar.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

CANUCKS

GO CANUCKS GO!

Been reppin' the Canucks since' 2006.



Daily Drool

Truth

You can push all my buttons.

You can try and make me break.

But I will not be shaken.

I know who I am, and the amazing thing? I love me.

And I am honest to myself.

The fact is, I know who I am NOT.

Your thoughts, will never change that.

When you try to bring me down, all your are doing, is making yourself look pathetic.

Let me be.

And instead of dwelling on the negatives...

Why don't you go out and live your life?

Take it one day at a time, and just love it.

Get over it.

There's a gorgeous world out there.

:)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

qod

"I don't want to be perfect, but I do want to be a role model.
My mom always tells me that imperfections equal beauty.
All of us are imperfect."

- Miley Cyrus

Remember When?

-remember when getting high meant swinging at the playground

-the worst thing you could get from boys was cooties

-your worst enemies were your siblings

-race issues were who ran the fastest

-war was a card game

-the only drug you knew of was a cough medicine

-wearing a skirt didn't mean you were a slut

-the only thing you smoked were the tires on your bike

-the only thing that hurt were your skinned knees

-the only things that could get broken were your toys

life was simple and carefree

but what i remember the most was: wanting to grow up

Thursday, June 9, 2011

qod

"The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." -Helen Keller

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

gossip girl

My co-worker said the wisest thing today, and I thought I would share it with you.

When you gossip and spread rumors and talk smack about someone - instead of making them look bad and bringing down their reputation, you're actually making YOURSELF look bad.

Kindness is always the best policy.

Think of our lives as a less glamorous episode of gossip girl. Sure we don't live in million dollar new york apartments nor do we shop regularly at Barneys... But, we do gossip.


We watch the episodes, and we have seen their lives being TORN apart because of gossip and rumors. Friendships, not just reputations, are ruined.

We watch these shows, think - what horrible people. But, if you spread a rumor, you are no better.

Rumors ruin people.

Rumors crush people's spirits.

And if you are the one spreading the rumor: you end up looking just like a selfish, bitchy, and poorly dressed gossip girl character.

Stop the gossip.

Love One Another

qod

"We see with the eyes, but we see with the brain as well. And seeing with the brain is often called imagination" - Oliver Sacks

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

fairy-tales

I believe:
Not only does every girl deserve to be treated like a princess,
but that she should also truly believe
that she really is one.

smile

Sometimes. A smile is as easy as wearing a chinchilla t-shirt.

(trust me, I know... personal experience...)

If my job has taught me anything, it is that life is precious. And that not enough people take hold of the time they DO have. And because of that- there is regret, and with regret comes sadness.

So, go ahead.

Wear that silly t-shirt.

Buy that extra scoop of ice cream.

Hit on the super cute secretary.

Rock out to Justin Bieber.

Live your life.

And just embrace the little things.

Monday, June 6, 2011

I'm Fine

this is for the "I'm fine" girls

the girls whose hearts are actually breaking

the girls who smile and nod

the girls who are madly in love with a boy

the girls who blink back the tears

the girls who secretly crying themselves to sleep

the girls listen to sad music alone

the girls who stare longingly at couples in malls

because despite what we tell everyone,

we are not fine

we are not fine at all

the lonely island

Andy Samberg: Please be mine.



Captain Jack... Johnny Depp...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

qod

"There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.

We need to learn to love ourselves first.

In all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life."

- John Lennon