Friday, 25 February 2011

Monday, 21 February 2011

Not Much

I just put a biscuit down on the work top, perhaps a faux pas.  Having picked it up to eat again the tip of my tounge and my lips have gone numb.  I wonder what else was living there...

Saturday, 19 February 2011

A winters tale.

So, since I am in Canada in winter I decided to attempt either snowboarding or skiing cause, to be honest, there isn't that much else to do.*  I opted for snowboarding, as the majority I have spoken to here deem it to the way forward.  Verena says I will break my wrists.  Turns out I am not one of life's natural boarders, I spend a lot of time falling over, if I ever manage to stand up at all.  Which is much trickier when both your feet are strapped to a bit of slippy plastic...
In other news, I watched 'Black Swan' and am very angry about it.  I sat right through to the end waiting for the twist because I heard it was trippy and would mess with your mind. Turns out it's just a rather mediocre depiction of someone dissolving into madness, with a lot of unnecessary imagery to guide you on your way and destroy all subtlety. And Natalie Portman touching herself.
Go and see True Grit, it's much better.

*Although Andy's Austrian flatmate often points out - we are in Canada, we have no reputation to uphold - WE CAN DO WHATEVER WE WANT.  We decided against pooing in the street, though.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

The sands of time dissolve with every breath you take

Ok, so it turns out I was never really that fussed about Paraguay.  The flight being cancelled has not really phased me in the slightest (of course there is the small matter of what to do with the glitter glue, pipe cleaners, coloured pencils and 453.6 grams of plastic beads I bought to donate to the project.)  But when it came down to it, the only reason I could think of for wanting to going further south than I currently am was because I had told people I was going to. 
Cue a string of texts from my rather super family telling me to follow my heart.  Which was great, and not just because it reminded me of this song.
So I spent a week looking into how much it would cost to go to Japan, Antigua, Jamaica, Barbados or Mexico.  And I tried to join up to WWOOF Mexico as I thought - 3 weeks working on a sunshiny farm?  Yes I can do that, what larks.  But apparently the 1 to 5 days the organization claims it will take to approve a person's membership (so you can actively start pursuing such sunshiny dreams) is more like 7 days and counting.  I'm rapidly running out of weeks, and flight costs are climbing.  Stupid Mexicans.  And I can say that because I don't work for the BBC.
So I'm fairly settled on staying put.  Canada has Andy, after all.  And I can learn to ski  (or snowboard) here.  The next time Chicago gets snowed under I SHALL SKI TO PARAGUAY.

Thursday, 3 February 2011


Long story short
Chicago + snow = no connections to Paraguay for Bee.

Not untill the 7th, apparently.  Due to the cost of the flight, for three weeks I am disinclined to bother...
Not when you can fly to Mexico or Jamaica for 300 pounds.