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Last year around this time, merely a few months into my fancy new life as somebody who doesn’t have to photocopy textbooks from her university’s library so that she can spend her OSAP on designer boots, I discovered the world of Gifting Lounges (swag suites, present lairs, Christmas-come-early — call it what you will)…
You can read the rest of that post here.
Moving onto things that AREN’T related to the TIFF (because I am simply sick to death of that film festival right now), The Polaris Prize was awarded last night to none other than Arcade Fire! Maybe you’ve heard of them?
I was psyched to hit last night’s gala at The Masonic Temple. All of the sets performed by short list nominees were great (obvs – they were nominated for a reason) but a few, like Galaxie‘s and Timber Timbre‘s stood out to me.
Austra actually blew me away. The driving beat in this song played LIVE in a venue with acoustics like that had me right entranced, Hamm jammin‘ at the back of that auditorium like a bass-eating zombie.
It’s important for my memory to note that they were serving Pierogies at the Polaris Prize
Life. She is good, my friends.
Thought of the day: Why is it considered cruel to laugh at the misfortunes of others? When I suffer from misfortunes (and this is often, I assure you) it makes me feel better to know that at least somebody is getting pleasure out of the situation. Lulz, you know?
That is all. Early morning ahead. Bon nuit!
See Lauren. See Lauren run.
See Lauren run around like a chicken with her head cut off hunting for a new condo while simultaneously trying to get everything lined up for TIFF (7 out of 12 outfits down and counting!) and work 60 million+ hours per week. Don’t get it twisted though – she loves this shizz.
See Lauren aggregate all of her recent videos into one big blog post.
Aggregate Lauren, Aggregate. Blog Lauren, Blog:
Not only is she crazy talented in the beauty department (rumor has it her Brazilian waxes are the best in Toronto), Laura is whip smart and nicer than apple pie. Wait, is apple pie nice? I don’t even know… haven’t spent too much time speaking to pies lately. I spoke to Laura the entire time my lashes were being applied, however, and she rules.
Note: Get Eyelash extensions. Well priced and, with regular maintenance, they last forever!
2. Pink Pony Punch with a side order of robots: Sometimes, I get to drink yummy things out of robot piggy banks on camera at work. And by “sometimes”, I mean “one day last week”. I like this video because it’s short, sweet and has both ponies and robots in it!
3. The CosmoTV Blogger Girl’s date with Evan Starkman: Full post available here.
4. Backstage with Stereos at the CNE: Interview + behind-the-scenes footage and uh… garbage tractor rides:
6. Steampunk Octopus at Burning Man: The fact that I had nothing to do with this does not negate the fact that it’s amazing and deserves a place in this post.
C’est tout. Must sleep. Tomorrow, we ride… we ride to win.
HAPPY BACK TO SCHOOL, by the way!
Get it? If not, keep hitting those books… and maybe a little bit of TVtropolis too.
How about that two way twister? Shakin’ up our family tree with sibling syncronisity – Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh… (hoo hoo!)…
OHHHHoooowoahooowoahoooWOAH – Sister SISTAHHH! *sass*
It happened, guys! I finally found her – my long lost secret twin.
We were shopping at the mall one day with our mother and father respectively when all of the sudden, in a store that just so happens to resemble my bedroom…
I haven’t met the Tia to my Tamera just yet, but there’s always room for hope right?
This week on my CosmoTV blog, I lament over my lack of female siblings. I was feeling lonely and whiney and sick when I wrote that, plus I just recently started playing with the Photobooth mirror feature and I got sucked in hard. Expect a Casie/Raymi mirror style video soon
I’ve been working like nyutz these past couple of days… shooting, hosting, writing, editing, coding, posting. I love it, but gahd dang does this shizz take a lot of time!
Huge weekend ahead – Beach, Boards, Tosh, Pedestrian Sunday, Jays Game, Pool party… No Osheaga though. Shut up.
Now, please watch this fabulous video I just made on BombayTV. Bollywood Classic meets Dr. Dre:
Yesterday was a doozy. Yes. That’s the only word I can think of with so little sleep in my head to describe Tuesday, June the 7th. Maybe “dooze”. I like that. Doozy without the EEE.
Yesterday was a vroom vroom vrooming, “OMG TRACTOR”ing, ping pop powitting DOOZE and a half.
You know I love this.
Somehow, the other party-goers all managed to look pretty damn fly – like their hair was frizzy on purpose and their shirts drenched in the name of fashion. I guess when you’re used to rocking the unclean look, you know how to rock it well…
Except for in my case. I’m never clean and I looked like a freaking ragamuffin last night after driving through the country all day. I like those “check yourself before you wreck yourself mirrors. Check yourself, girl. Check yourself before you wreck yourself with SWEAT.
You can read more about the party and the dopeness that IS SPiN Toronto (The entertainment district’s new antidote to all of those douchey superclubs and one reputedly douchey bowling alley) on my CosmoTV blog this week:
As for the Ford Focus Challenge, it was AMAZING x 160 horses.
Here’s a little photo gallery – but the full blog post (with video!) will be coming along shortly. I am but one woman, people! A happily and fully employed one at that. They keep me busy stamping license plates in the slammer…
Well that freaking sucks.
Well, I kept that promise… Sort of.
You see, I DID go to the spa, the gym and the shops. My day was fabulously restorative! I cleaned my room and office, I got some groceries, I even picked up a new face mask from Lush. Yummy
… And then, when all of the girly goodness was complete, I went to a Superbowl party at Ryan`s house with Sean and Brad.
What can I say? It`s not very often that one of your relatives gets to play in the mother freaking Superbowl. I kind of had to watch the game – right after sucking the Helium out of this balloon on Youtube:
It has been a full weekend, but a low-key and predominantly indoor one thank goodness.
Cold out there. So cold. I showed the snow on my car who`s boss this morning by laughing in its wet white face. Bwahaha…
I should get to bed now – huge week ahead. A rested me is slightly less awful than a sleep deprived me, but no less loopy because I think I`m just loopy by nature. Ya know?
P.S. – Sucks to be X-Tina right now!
Ya, that’s right – CHRISTMAS.
Easter’s got the bunny, Halloween, the Great Pumpkin. Thanksgiving has pilgrims and stuff… Groundhog Day has Bill Murray (I know I’m reaching here – bear with me).
Last year, my Christmas hero was VisaClause, but in 2010 it was back to the big guy: Kris Kringle, St. Nick, Sinterklass, Lil’ Jon, AYEAHYEAHHH!
King of the Jews vs King of the elves. Who would take that fight? Anyone want to bet now in case it ever goes down?
I used to think Santa was retired winter-Jesus. Part of me still does.
Anyhoo, it’s been an Santariffic season to be sure.
Here we go, a very Christmassy THIS WEEK (and a half) in LIZZIFE:
Santarchy 2010 [Toronto]. So many Santas. So much cheer. I covered this for the vitaminwater canada blog and made a viddy too. I got to interview a HUGE celebrity.
Heard of a little guy called RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER? Yeah. Kind of a big deal.
2. Electric Christmas 2 at the Horseshoe Tavern saw me put the “Ho” in “Ho Ho Ho”.
Just don’t judge my lame dancing.
Skanking it out for charity is legit, right? You see me in less at the beach. Deal with it.
The CosmoTV Blogger girl’s Letter to Santa. Read it here.
Home again, home again, skippity skop:
Before we left the city on Thursday, Seany and I exchanged gifts and I got some very exciting things – like a spa certificate and some new PJs and a bunch of girlie things like that – plus tickets to see one of my favourite bands when they come to town in late January. Can’t. Effing. WAIT. Trust, I’ll be blogging all aboot that.
Jayyykay. I’m not seeing S-Club. Are they still touring though? Because I totally would.
It took me about 6 hours to get home after that (YAY TRAFFIC), but I made it back in time for a wee bit of hometown hilarity. I didn’t go out and party myself, but I did get a chance to walk through a packed nightclub in my pajamas. Long story. Not one for the blog. Funny adventure though.
The next day, I picked up a last-minute Christmas gift for my mom:
Heh heh heh…
She hated it so much, and we all laughed at that.
I got her some real gifts too, just so you know. I’m not that big of a jerk.) We coaxed Mommy to drink out of her new chalice for the rest of the night and the next day too… and on boxing day when the extended family came over. Bwahahaha. I have some great photos of this on the big camera. They’ll be up in Flickr later.
I got lots of dope stuff for Christmas from my parents, but I’m not going to brag about that in case you’re poor and didn’t get any gifts because that would be mean. Plus, I haven’t imported the pictures from my camera yet
It’s been like, party after party after huge meal after shindig all week long. Lots of travel, friends and fun.
The play by play isn’t as important as the fact that I’m actually living, so let’s leave it at that. One of my New Years Resolutions: Less reflecting, more chillaxing. You’re only young once.
And on that note, instead of blogging about my day I am going to Yoga now. I haven’t been keeping up with my practice and I want to get back to that.
<3 Santa O'Nizzle
Talent. He gots it.
… and now I’m ready to shop!
If you don’t see this commercial a zillion times a day like I do, the following video will be significantly less hilarious than intended. Sorry about that.
My brand new CosmoTV Blog is live!
Do you dig it?
This weekend, it went doooon my friends. It went doon hard and it went doon good.
I’m talking hotel room with a view, shopping spree with a pro, dancing on TV with a weird hat on my noggin and more belly laughs than I could ever hope to count good.
Jeeps alive, who am I right now with my “IT WENT DOOOON” and my “Jeeps alive”?
You’ll have to bear with my wonky neologisms this evening. I’m a double-bacon genuis burger, and just a little druuuunk.
Kidding (about everything but the double-bacon genius burger part). I’m dead sober, but I AM deliriously tired and coming off of a Keeping up with the Kardashians / cleaning my apartment with various extra strength household cleansers marathon so my mind is… well, it’s not so sharp right now.
I’d show you a photo of the final look, but I don’t want to ruin the surprise You’ll just have to watch Oh So Cosmo this week… or next week. I’m not sure when the episode airs. You should probably just watch it every week from now on.
Oh – and you can read tons of behind-the-scenes deets from this blogger girl’s perspective on my brand new official CosmoTV Blogger girl blog later this week!
How many times did I just write the word blog or derivatives of the word blog in one sentence?
Only 3. Not so bad. Felt like more. Whatever.
I won’t show you the final outfit, but what I WILL share with you are some photos from the Cosmo TV Blogger Girl weekend. Here’s how it all went down. Er… doon:
Friday after work, I booted it home to throw on a cute little dress and elephant necklace from Boutique Cherie – an adorable shop I’d serendipitously stumbled upon that day during my lunch break. Everything there is from Japan and Korea so the clothes fit tiny-framed people well and are incredibly cute. Kawaii, if you will
After getting ready, I fought my way through “Raptors game on a Friday night” traffic until I made it to Spice Route – one of my favourite places downtown to dine, party and pee (their bathrooms are pretty intense. In fact, they were named the second finest in all of Canada this summer)
Just as Rebecca and I were explaining the trouble with dating hockey boys to Wilder and some hot producer guy sitting across from us (both of whom just so happen to be hockey boys) a girl from the other end of the table came over to hand us all huge pink tote bags filled with goodies by Sephora, Benefit, Crave and more.
Plusssss a pink Sony Cybershot Score!
I also got a new subscription to Cosmo, which means that now I have two subscriptions to the American Cosmo. I think I’ll take one copy to a local doctor’s office or gym when it comes. Share the fun.
Later, I checked into the Hyatt because CosmoTV had hooked me up with a room and, even though I only live about 15 minutes away from the place, damned if I’ll ever let a good hotel room go to waste
I didn’t order room porn (honest!) but I did take advantage of the primo downtown location to party in the entertainment district worry-free.
I also enjoyed sprawling myself across the king sized bed and rolling around with a jillionty pillows.
I took pictures.
Once a camera whore…
On Saturday, we were up bright and early to film at the mall. I took another photo before I left my room.
What happened next was awesome. You can read all about it soon, but not here. Not yet.
After wrapping, we spent the day shopping, eating, talking, shopping, talking and eating some more.
I’ve been meaning to try Oliver & Bonacini’s new cafe-style restaurant at the Tiff Bell Lightbox for months, so it was great to be able to check it out with the girls. We loved it. The atmosphere, service and food at Canteen were all great.
We even did a little bit of arctic night-time sightseeing for Miranda’s sake. It was her first time in Toronto! Ever!
Later, there were some more festivations. I wore my new skirt and a black cashmere sweater
I had a blast getting to know Rebecca and Miranda this weekend. Really cool girls. Genuinely cool. Smart, witty, fun and confident. So very Cosmo
It’s nice to swap stories and geek out over etymology and literary techniques with other writer-girls. There were many LOLs had and CosmoTV confessions all around. (My lips are sealed, ladies… unless the St. John’s police come knocking and I’m tortured into telling them about the BiWay incident hehehe…)
This morning, I swam in the fruits of my shopping spree. Not literally, though I did consider it…
Then, I packed it all up and got ready to check out. I probably should have brought along a suitcase, but my mind was elsewhere when I was speed-packing for the weekend “away”. This motley crew of carryalls was not fun to lug around.
But oh look – another new outfit! Owl sweater and furry vest from Esprit. I don’t know if it’s cool to wear them together or not, but I liked it.
It was sad to say goodbye to the other CosmoTV Blogger girls, but I know I’ll be seeing them again – quite frequently online at least since all three of us will be blogging for CosmoTV this year!
People keep wishing me luck, saying they hope I win. Thank you! I love you all for the support, but the contest is done! It’s been done for a while. I won! We all did!
Only one of us will be covering fashion week – and that person has yet to be announced – but all three of us will be filling your screens with pixelated prose until this time in 2011.
Blogging for CosmoTV all year long… This still blows my mind. As awesome as shopping sprees and digital cameras are, getting to write for a brand I’ve idolized since childhood is the real prize. I feel like Carrie Bradshaw 2.0!
Can’t wait to start