Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Wishing my readers a Fun, Safe and Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Cowboy's Lady [Book]

A big shout out and thanks to Ms. Carolyne Aarsen for sending me her latest book, and a beautiful handmade card.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

School of the Ages [Book]

A big shout out to Mr. Matt Posner for sending me a copy of his book, School of the Ages: Book One The Ghost in the Crystal,  a few weeks ago. Thank you! 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time for family, as well as sharing happiness and joy.  I wish all my readers and their loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Swagbucks Special Offers

For those who enjoy using Swagbucks reward points to get free stuff, there are lots of ways to earn - have you tried Special Offers?

Special Offers gives you a way to rack up Swag Bucks quickly by taking actions ranging fro surveys to free trials to making purchases to liking a Facebook page or simply watching videos. Take the action, get the bucks. It's that simple.

There are plenty of free offers as well as those that reward you for buying something - you have complete control over your Special Offers experience. The Special Offers page has hundreds of offers from recognized brands through a number of different providers, and the Swagbucks Team works hard to ensure that only the most honest and rewarding offers make it to the page.

You can visit the Swagbucks Special Offers page or look for offers on the rotating images in the Swagbucks homepage. From time to time, Team Swagbucks will send you an message to your Swagbucks inbox containing a limited time offer, so check there frequently! If you ever have reason to believe that an offer is not what it promises, please send an email to so their team can take the appropriate actions.

Try it out today!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Body Burberry Perfume Review

 *The sample I received in the mail; beautiful packaging

*Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as the first face of Body; an ad in Elle Canada magazine

I was slightly disgusted by my first whiff of Body.  There was a sharp pain in my brain and alarm bells were going off in my head, screaming synthetic and artificial! The initial spike in fragrance hit me hard because it smelled like "skin", musk, or a stuffy c-train packed full of sweaty bodies. 

After the scent calmed down my impression of the fragrance changed dramatically. It is a  fresh yet dewy, clean and cheerful smell but it lacks in the "umph" department.  I am very disappointed with Body. I expected a fragrance that encompasses sensuality with a touch of youth and innocence.

In my opinion, Body is not unique or memorable.  I would not purchase Body because chypre floral does not suit me.  For those who do purchase Body, it is a long-lasting fragrance and very wearable for everyday activities.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Primacy [Book]

 A super big thanks to Mr. J.E. Fishman for sending me his newest book, Primacy. I have a soft spot for primates. Anyways, this looks like a fantastic read and I can't wait to get started.

* An autographed bookplate. The number 1 means hardcover, 0 for e-book. The second number is the printing number. This means I have the 49th book! I feel very special.


Hello Readers,

Happy October! Yeah, I know I'm the world's worst blogger "evar" because I don't blog regularly. My excuse is that life is meant to be lived off the internet. Anyways, here's a recap of some of the stuff I've been up to!
  • Week "1": I went to school, work, and GlobalFest. I earned an A in my Human Sexuality class, and an A+ in Grief and Loss. Yay! I'll post GlobalFest photos soon!

  • Week "2": I worked 46 hours that week and it was hard on my personal life, as well as gym routine.   
  • Week "3": A lot of things happened this week (X2), but I will only focus on the positive events.   
  • I attended the annual Pride Parade with the Social Work Student Association (SWSA), and it was super awesome. 
*My social work lovelies and their families. I'm in pink. 

  • At the Pride Parade I met Mayor Nenish, and we made it on to Reddit. (Thanks Ryan for notifying me!) Click on those links to check me out! 
*This is the last photo of my long hair.  I said goodbye to my locks shortly after the march.  I'm loving my short hair and I'll post photos soon.
  • Week "4": Sunday I had a dinner and Wine Night at Laura and Jen's house.  Thanks ladies for everything! 
  • On Monday I watched an advance screening of Drive (2011). Thanks Alliance for the tickets!

Drive by Nicolas Winding Refn is a film pack full of action, crime, and drama. Ryan Gosling (please, call me!) is truly a dynamic actor.   Even though the movie was unpredictable and exciting, like a roller-coaster, I personally would not recommend the film to anyone. I think the scorpion theme was a too blatantly obvious, but that's not why I dislike the film.   I was very, very nauseous after the movie. I was sick during the explicitly violent scenes, which contained a lot of excessive blood.  I would have appreciated the film much more if there was less violence and blood.
  • Week "5+": From mid-September to late September I've been attending a lot of meetings and workshops. There's so much to do and so little time that my nightstand has a BIG pile of magazines (see below) and books, and my desk is cluttered with lots of paper. 

  • On the 24th I had my blood drawn, which I don't mind at all. I dislike it when my median cubital veins play hide-and-seek with laboratory scientists and nurses. This requires them to wiggle the needle around my arms trying to find the vein, which results in pain and bruising. Haha, I now have two big bruises on my forearms.  Very sexy.
Take care and stay warm!