Blogging Sucks Sometimes

I love to blog but, sometimes it can really suck.

It’s not easy to create new content daily.  A lot goes into it & when your creativity slows to a crawl, your productivity crashes & you can’t finish a thing ..  it sucks to have a blog. When this happens to me, I just take a break from it all.  So apologizes for the recent silence, but blogging is sometimes hard & it sometimes sucks.

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Saw my first GOP Convention & as a Canadian, I have questions

On Thursday July 20th, 2016 I watched my first Republican National Convention.  I had to witness Donald Trump’s, probably, historic speech.   I am not sure what I expected, but not what I saw.  I have never witnessed such a euphoric response to a fear-mongering, hate filled speech.   It was shocking to hear the contents of the speech .. but more shocking to see the response.   It is hard to believe that anything really, really bad will happen IF .. but I’m probably not the first person to say that in the history of humanity. 

Having said that, I do have some questions after consuming some of the other speeches from the convention in recent days.   Some are serious, others are in jest.  I can’t help but try to find the humour in such situations so read & answer in the comment section. 

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The 2016 Grammy Awards Controversy & Gossip

Did you watch the Grammy’s this year?  I stopped watching the Grammy’s a few years back when I discovered that I enjoyed the experience of catching up on the news & gossip after the Grammy’s versus watching them live.

So while I may not be able to speak to the entertainment value of the Grammy’s as an event,  I can certainly talk about the thing you really care about – the controversy & the gossip. Although anything that is 3 hours long with commercials’ cannot be that entertaining.

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Where I stand with my baguette

This was my early fall outfit: Chunky v-neck cream sweater, black & gray stripped pencil skirt, paired with metallic flats & my red coat.

It was an outfit made for a where I stand / outfit of the day selfie.  Which is not easy to get right, by the way.  I have a lot of respect for the fashion bloggers & Instagramers who make this look so easy.  It is not easy to look casual as you are bending forwards to take a picture of your outfit. Those that make this type of picture look natural. just have a lot of practice & maybe more flexibility.  They also don’t care if 50 people seem them in the park, awkwardly bending over as they search for the perfect angle. That is their real power.

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Life, Lemons & Umbrella’s 

After 30 + years I have learned that sometimes life is like this:

  1. The only clothes you had to wear was a Britney Spears Halloween costume, because someone stole all your clothes.
  2. There was a power outage as you did your make up.
  3. The weather man was right about the forecast.  It rained
  4. As you stood in the rain, in your Britney Spears Halloween costume with make up that looked like it was put on my a 3-year-old, you see the hot guy you run into at the coffee shop.  And he sees you.

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Shit happens, no matter what you prepare for.


Watch John Oliver Nail the Ridiculousness of Daylight Saving Time

“What you lose in time, you gain in mortal danger.”

If you hate Daylight Saving Time, John Oliver justifies your hatred & gives you some key talk points to use for the rest of the week.


John Oliver tackled the most pressing question of the day on Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight: How is Daylight Saving Time still a thing?

Everyone seems to blame the existence of Daylight Saving Time on the farmers. But that blame is misplaced, because as Oliver put it, cows don’t care what time it is and we’ve all been unfairly accusing America’s agriculturalists.

The real instigator of the dreaded “spring forward” was Kaiser Wilhelm, who wanted to preserve daylight on the battlefields of World War I. Yes, you lost an hour of sleep thanks to Germany.

While the ritual of moving clocks forward one hour has old roots, the practice continues on the grounds that it conserves energy. However when Indiana instituted Daylight Saving Time it found the opposite to be truem and noted a 1% increase in energy consumption. There are two other areas that show a marked…

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10 Times Toronto was Really Good at Giving Advice in 2014

I realized that my city is really good at giving you life advice.  You might not realize it, but all those notes on the bathroom wall, graffiti and quotes on chalk boards have meaning … if you know how to look for it.

My last Kollektive post of 2014 is a list of 10 quotes I found in Toronto this year that give some damn good advice.

10 Times Toronto was Really Good at Giving Advice in 2014

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Everyday Questions you always answer “yes” to

We always focus on how the big decisions shape our lives, but sometimes it is the small, daily choices that have the biggest impact.  Making the choice to go left rather than right, or washing your hair in the morning, can result in taking you down a new path in life.

And the thing with daily choices is … you should probably say yes to most of those little questions you ask yourself through out the day.

I am one of those people who thinks out loud  & end up verbalizing my daily decision making.  Since I live with people, I end up getting answers to these questions from others. And I have learned that  there are some questions that I always get  a “Yes” answer to.

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9 Reasons Long Weekends are the Best

Today is not just another Friday, it’s the first day of August and the start of the long weekend!!! So aside from having to schedule beer runs, here’s why we love long weekends:

1. Last minute Thursday night plans are just what you need. You have an extra day off after tomorrow, so it’s technically the long weekend already, right?

2. Do we need a better reason to cheers and drink? It’s the long weekend!

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