Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Aloha from Hawaii!
It is Christmas eve, and almost 9 o'clock here, so I'm heading to the beach very soon. I think today is the day that Santa comes to Waikiki beach on a catamaran so yeah, I'm pretty excited.
We had THE SLOPPIEST air port trip EVER.
My sister had a pre game for the Dylan "Scarf it Up" social, which I agreed to clean up after, and then cleaned up the house and packed, so I'd be ready to ditch first thing in the morning. After making a brief appearance at the Albert and making a McDonalds run, Emma, Andrew, Derek and I head back to my crib to sleep and do a few chores like emptying the fridge. At 5 am I wake up Maria (who beat me home and was home some mystery time before 2) and she is naked, unpacked and HAMMERED. She somehow lost a pair of heels that we share the night before. After trying to get her shit together in a few minutes while making the crew do some last minute things (take out the garbage etc) we head to the airport-both Maria and Andrew still hammered. Andrew gives Maria a piggy back from the car. They sit at a bench while Derek, Emma and I check the luggage. Andrew waits with Maria while she throws up in a garbage can. We say goodbyes to the best BFFs a girl could ask for, and then I drag Maria through security. She has a textbook on her, which she blames me for, and also a bottle of water and tanning lotion, things that you obviously aren't supposed to have. She passes out while waiting for the plane, and essentially is asleep or bitching about being nauseous for the rest of our trip, but by some miracle didn't throw up on the plane, although she was reaching for the barf bags more than once.

Alright, so, Christmas Eve---my favourite holiday.
I looooove the Santa story so much more than the Jesus story and I love the anticipation of the next day and I think all of my favourite memories as a kid in regards to Christmas are waiting for Santa and trying to catch Santa etc.
So if you're like me, you'll be all stoked on tracking Santa via Norad Santa. He's in Samara, Russia right now, but the most recent video evidence is of him in India:

Also, for your time, check this Yule Log widget:

Sunday, December 13, 2009


We are having a slumber party.


read pull teeth ok bai

Saturday, December 12, 2009


I am seriously mourning the end of 2009. And not because I am now tragically old, but because
New Years 2010 marks the end of the 2000's humorous new years glasses:
Also, do you ever get a feeling that something was just made for you? Be it a certain dress with all your current favourite details, OR A TV SHOW MIXING CELEBRITIES AND GHOSTS?
Today there was a marathon of "Celebrity Ghost Stories". Like, how the fuck am I supposed to get any work with that on?

Friday, December 11, 2009


The important things I've learned from my Astronomy class that I will now pass on to you, dear reader:
  • "What can science offer instead of the thriller of terror? Counter-intuitive phenomena -Time intertwined with space! (General relativity) -If you know the position of a particle accurately you can not know its speed accurately - Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle (Quantum Mechanics) Without these scientific truths your cell phone would NOT work"
  • Massive Stars live fast & Die Young
  • Black Holes are a region of space-time where the gravitation becomes overwhelming and the curvature of space-time is so great that the space "folds" over itself
  • Outside the event horizon of a black hole, it is possible to move forwards and backwards in space but only forwards in time. In the event horizon of a black hole, it is only possible to move forwards in space, but backwards and forwards in time.
  • The Universe is expanding into nothingness
  • This is a picture of a planetary nebula, a stage for a star the size of the sun:
Isn't it pretty?
I'll just leave you with this little mindfuck:

Ok exam in 58 minutes

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Be My Study Buddy

Hey kids,
I know for most of us, school as been mostly torturous, awful hell. Luckily, arts students like myself, usually get a bit of a break around December finals (I only have two exams, some friends have even fewer). I mean, a few weeks ago I was this crying, over worked, under-slept shadow of the vibrant youth I was in the summer, but it seems like a fair trade as those science nerds whip out there sweat pants and zoloft while I get a head start on my Christmas baking.
I think most people have pretty set study habits (I like to cozy up in Fletcher with my laptop, some disney/60s French/Classical music with a grande non fat white mocha americano misto), and I know for a lot of us that includes wasting a lot of time on the internet. So, I present to you, my new favourite waste of time, Jedward.
These two 17 year old twins from Dublin were competitors on the X Factor, which is a UK singing competition created by Simon Cowell, with many more bells & whistles than Idol. The talent seems to be less, but it's so much more fun. Fiercest bitch on earth Cheryl Cole is a judge, so, yeah.
These two idiots made quite a splash in the UK this year, because they are AMAZING.
Unfortunately, they're out of the competition.
Let us mourn.
Here they are doing Queen Britney:

And here they are doing one of my personal all time favourite songs:

I'm dieing. I'm dead. I died.

This is the best thing I've ever Seen

I die.
Enjoy worshipping Godga (our divine lord in heaven) tomorrow Mr. Pull Teeth Andrew Chipman & Guns at Home Stefanie Jizzney.
We miss you two!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

You're constipated. In your fucking soul. I think there is a great, humongous wad of poop up your soul's ass.

Recently I watched "The Brothers Bloom" and I was so pleased with it. It was really cute and the dialogue was amazing (see title).
One of my favorite things about the movie was Bang Bang. She's a mute girl (except for when she sings karaoke) who likes to blow stuff up, especially barbies. She is a total bad ass and her wardrobe was really good.

To be honest, this doesn't really do her justice. Basically I just want to stop speaking and start blowing shit up.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Andrew owes a retrospective $1 mil

So I really like money. I really like to go out. Essentially, most of spending money I make goes to going out. Not only drinks, cabs, etc but clothes and make up to sport on a night out. I think we all know what this is about.
Instead of foolishly throwing away money on going out, some really savy and respectable celebrities have been charging. Heidi
Montag didn't go to her sisters birthday party because she wasn't paid, and Lindsay Lohan made $70 000 to have her birthday party at some club. Now, Emma and I are essentially the greatest people. So now is your chance to take part in a really good deal!
2 Party Girls for the Price of 1!!
We are reasonably less washed up looking then Lindsay Lohan.
We charge only $25 000 for us to show up and party with you!
For this you get one irresponsible,
annoying, loud and obnoxious bundle of chaos and one wise-cracking smart ass who knows how to bust a move.
And we bring our own alcohol.

We also have this coupon for our customers:
See you on the paid party circuit!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I wish my father cared this much

Lindsay Lohan is a beautiful angel and a sweet tempered ingenue who knows how to have a good time. However, her look has changed a lot over years. Emma and I disagree on when Lindsay Lohan was her best looking. Emma thinks she peaked as a chubby creepy ginger kid in "Mean Girls" or the lipstick-on-a-pig look in "Just My Luck" but I like her post-anorexia glam when she's just a little coked out in "Bobby" and with bigger boobs and a little more drug enhanced in "Georgia Rule".
Fat Ginger:

Gorgeous, Slender, Beautiful, Perfect etc:

What do you guys think?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Yeah, we still use msn. SO WHAT?

and it goes a little something like this:

emma says:
emma says:
Katina says:
emma says:
Katina says:
That actally made me laugh out loud
Katina says:
emma says:

Monday, October 12, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Odd Study Habits

Basically, this summer we were ooooot & aboooot. Now that we're slaves to the computer doing the daily grind that is University, we will have motivation to blog (procrastinating from studying)
. My study habits are super weird. Blogging is a very prominent one, but that's not the only one.
For one thing, you all need to get Toadys. It is a widget that compliments you how ever often you set it to. So far today it has told me that I should be president, that it agrees with me and that it were human it would marry me. This kind of positive reinforcement really motivates me to keep going.
Also, I have a bunch of weird studying mixes. The one I've been turning to most recently is my Disney one. I use Hercules to get me pumped for Plato!

Expect more of this bullshit, Lovers.

We're Comin' Back

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Guess who

Guess Got a free umbrella at Sephora and used it to keep dry today

Hint: It was me.
Just kidding I didn't use it outside today, but it was free.  Thanks Sepohra!  Seriously, if you haven't gone yet GO HOLY SHIT IT IS AMAZING.  When I walked in there I was like mother fucking Arthur finding the mother fucking Holy Grail. 
I think I am in love.

face-Trish & Steve
make up-Sephora 

Monday, May 18, 2009

Work it, Greece.

I think Eurovision is something I'll never be able to really understand.  It's just so bizarre. 
That being said, I still feel nationalistic enough to say Greece was robbed:

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Yay New Jamie T song

Not too much is new.  Me & Emma saw Bloc Party a week and a half ago and it was amazinggggg.  Me & Emma were hanging out before hand (got a new lipstick yay).  So we got bored and went into Discreet Boutique.  Turns out, porn is really gross.  Like really gross. Also all three employees followed us around the store which was really, really weird.
More importantly, though, new Jamie T song!!

'Panic Prevention' is one of my favourite albums EVER and his new EP comes out in June and then an album later this year ahh I'm salivating I'm so excited.
If you're unfamiliar with Jamie T (omg I feel bad for you) here are a few favourite tunes:

Friday, May 1, 2009


Ok so I fucking love Taylor Swift & I'm not ashamed.  She is so adorable.  I usually don't like country music but the whole straight-forward lyrics associated with country music really work for Taylor's earnest 'I'm-a-teen-girl-and-my-heart-is-broken' songs.
The video to my favourite Taylor Swift song!
And it's starring Travis from the Hannah Montana movie!  It's a REALLY cute video check it out:
So in addition to this teeny bopper country sensation, on the opposite side of the musical spectrum I fucking love Courtney Love.  Emma fucking hates Courtney Love and has since the early days of our friendship, during which I was a straight up Hole disciple.  Anywhom, her new album leaked and it's good and I'm glad.  Download if you're interested.
Some people say husband killer, I say feminist

I'm white, and I love the Red House!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Au Revoir Chipman

Enjoy Sea Sickness & Swine Flu '09!
Andrew is going to be dragging Swine Flu up the coast and then infecting us all!
He says he's going to LA to dance onstage with Powerline!  OMG so exciting!

Have fun friend we'll miss you during your absence! 

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Nobody loves me

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Emma, Bad Call

After stumbling across this ad, I think we were too harsh to judge this Gin based on it's low price.This post is brought to you by Anita Pallenberg & Marieanne Faithful:

Friday, April 24, 2009


Kinda surreal, but I feel.....


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hai Fellas

I challenge any of you to try writing an exam with this stuck in your head:
Not easy.
Not easy at all.

My sister is in the next room drinking beer.  I'm so jealous.
I'm still studying and I just got out of an exam.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Ok so we went to Thunderheist last night.  
Here we at my house beforehand:
I remember the crowd being lame the first time at The Pyramid, but that's another story.  So, I had spent quite a large portion of time right by the front, anticipating the band.  But, whatever, duh I went outside for a bit.  Upon my return, I tried to join a few friends in the front and this guy FLIPS HIS SHIT.
He was wearing a grey wife beater and a necklace and had spiked his hair.
He was like "NO, NO WAY.  I EARNED THIS!"  Repeatedly. 

He should try earning a ticket on a time machine back to 1999, because I'm sure b44 is missing him GREATLY.  So, in front of me was this horrible dude was kicking Lexi in the shins while "dancing", possibly in an attempt to gain more space?  I'm not sure what the motivation to kick a girl in the shins is.

So I snapped his ridiculous sweat band.  But it was gross and sweaty. Point: Horrid fat guy.
Emma, I have some bad news.  This is what happened to my lipstick last night:
It fell out of my bag and got trampled.  At least I found my phone, but my lipstick could sadly not be saved.
RIP Dubonet lipstick 2008-2009.
You served us well.
Oh yeah, Thanks for the permanent burn scar, Jonny Wilson:
Things this means about my life now:
-I have to wear a wedding dress with elbow-length sleeves
-psychological trauma

I looked up the cost of scar revision of surgery, and I'll be needing $500-3000.  Thanks.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Worst Procrastinator

Another update! How do you know I'm "studying"...
Anyway, how badly do I want these:
Does anybody else LOVE Girls Aloud?  For those of you who don't know, they're a British girl group who were created on a Reality TV show sort of like "Sugar Jones" but with a surprising amount of staying power.
So for some reason they are putting out fake eye lashes and they all look worth trying but Cheryl's seem the nicest (typical).
Here are two amazing Girls Aloud music videos that will convert you. I promise:

I had a link to download all of their albums but that blog has been removed =/
Speaking of musical obsessions, Filthy Dukes debut album, 'Nonsense in the Dark', is amazing.  
I was always a huge fan of their remixes (their remix of The Maccabees' "X-Ray" was way better than the original) so I was super excited to listen to the album.  It did not disappoint.  It's easily one of my favourite albums to come out thus far in 2009. The highlight of the album for me is the title track, featuring Orlando Weeks from the Maccabees (one of my favourite bands, who's sophmore album comes out in a month!).

If you haven't purchased/downloaded it, GET ON IT.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Winnipeg's Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives

Ok, you guys.
I'm obsessed with Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.  If Guy Fieri blessed Winnipeg with his Godly presence, which places do you think he'd feature?  
These are my choices:
Half Moon in Lockport
Not in Winnipeg technically but Guy usually does stops along the way.  Holy shit this place is sooo fun.  It's in competition with near-by Skinners to be like the epic Manitoba hot dog.  But I don't really like Skinners.  Half Moon is 100x better, with it's little arcade games.  More so than the food the appeal is the fun summer-y ness.  I can't wait to stop off here for fries & ice cream on the way home from the beach at Bird's Hill this summer.
VJs on Main

I don't really eat burgers, but if I'm going to, they are going to be from here.  My dad loves VJs and eats there way too much, and is developing heart problems as a result.  That's how you know it's good.
Salisbury House
I don't think this really needs an explanation.  Winnipeg icon.  The other day I texted Natalie and said "I can't really comprehend a culture without Salisbury House." We both agreed it's so strange and foreign that people don't understand Sals.  Fuck, I would do anything for a Cheese, Bacon & Egg nip right now.
Tell me what I've missed!

Edit: Dairi Wip

The oddly spelt name of this drive-in is easily forgiven when you get some food from here.  It's another totally awesome, Greek-owned drive-in in the same vein as VJs.  Same deal with your good burgers & fries.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

Luke Hogan: Grand Finale

Alright, last one.  Please forgive grammatical errors:

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I fucking love Murder Mystery Games

So I haven't played three of the four of these that I own.
For those of you poor souls who have never played, murder mystery games are eight player games, in which you each have a character and a script, and ONE OF YOU IS RESPONSIBLE FOR A MURDER.
"An Evening of Murder: The Last Kiss" is about a bunch of cheerleaders, jocks and football players in the 60s trying to see who among them killed the head cheerleader.

I haven't played any "How to Host a Murders" but they have Vincent Price on the box so I assume they are gold. "The Watersdown Affair" is a bunch of aristocrats in 1936 at a British estate. 

This is the one I want to play the most.  It takes place on a train leaving Paris in 1940, smuggling people away from a Nazi invasion.
Are these as fantastically fun as I think they are? Or are they totally lame? Does anyone wanna get a game going?  According to the box they take a mere 2-3 hours.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


So yesterday, we had a VERY NOTABLE Celebrity encounter.
We went to the Grant Park LC and met Dan Aykroyd, where he was doing a wine signing!
We waited in line for an hour and half! So worth it!
Here is a picture of me & Dan:
And here we are with our wine bottles:
Mine says "To Katina: Cheers! Dan Akryod"

My bottle says: "Emma, Who 'ya gonna call? Dan Aykroyd". Before we went up, we brainstormed some personal messages. This was Katina's idea, but when we got up she totally geeked out on me and was to flustered/embarrassed to ask for it. I obviously have no shame. My original was "Emma, you're my girl" but I probably would have felt a little creepy asking for that.

And, for good measure, my personal favourite song of all time:
Ghostbusters Theme 

Monday, March 23, 2009

Guess Who Bought Another Mandy Patinkin CD?

Hint: It was me.
For those of you who don't know who Mandy Patinkin, first watch the following video and then proceed to commit suicide:

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring Gettin' Sprung

It is spring people.  WINTER IS OVER.
I'm so excited ditch ma boots and wear flats again!  Soon....Soon...
I walked a couple of blocks on my way home trying to find a bus stop with a fucking bench (apparently there are none along Taylor...) and I really noticed how warm it is outside.  Just one more essay before I'm DONE UNTIL SEPTEMBER!  Of course that doesn't include the three essays I will have to write in exams, but WHATEVER.  Don't bring that up, please.
Emma and I both agree that this weather makes us think of being in London for some weird reason.  Here is a picture of what we looked like in London for reference:
We are pictured with some girl who's name I can't remember, but I vaguely recall she was awful.
One of the the highlights of our trip (for me at least) was seeing Bloc Party, and Emma and I are TOO STOKED to see them again!  I think the only other musical act I've seen twice is Kanye.
Unfortunately, I've looked over the set lists of their recent Canadian dates and they are skipping over some of my favourites and playing other songs that aren't quite as awesome.  Apparently, they're not playing "Biko", "I Still Remember", "Kreuzberg" or "Pioneers" ever, and "Sunday" and "Flux" sporadically in encores.  COME ON I NEED TO SING ALONG TO THESE SONGS LIVE.  "Pioneers" was the BEST when they played it in LDN.
So who's going and what songs do you need to see?


'nuff said.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


This year, the folk fest line up is just so incredible. I am flabbergasted, shocked, amazed, excited, I can't even comprehend how good this year is going to be.

Neko Case, Great Lake Swimmers, IRON AND WINE (AHHH), Okkervil River (another AHHH), Bell Orchestre, Xavier Rudd...

BRB buying my tickets

Thursday, March 12, 2009

good enough to eat

Yesterday I decided to paint my nails. I opted for a bright blue.
I always forget I own this colour because I rarely use it.

Anyway, whenever I look at my hands I get really excited. So, like, watevur.

On another note, the weather is really pulling on my heart strings these days. One week it's mild, and then the next week it's bone chilling. WHEN WILL THIS END??? I almost died waiting for the bus this morning.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Best of Friends

When you think of Katina & Emma, I like to think you'd think of the great friendships of all time.  Like, Johnn and Pony Boy in the outsiders:
"I’ve been thinking about it, and that poem, that guy that wrote it, he meant you’re gold when you’re a kid, like green. When you’re a kid, everything’s new, dawn. It’s just when you get used to everything that it’s day…You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want. There’s still lots of good in the world…Your buddy, Johnny.’…Someone should tell their side of the story, and maybe people would understand then and wouldn’t be so quick to judge…And I decided I could tell people…"

Or maybe the Fox & the Hound:

Well, prepare to be shocked.

So, I was up late slaving away on the essay, and proud of my progress, texted Emma.

Katina 3:44 am: Only two hundred words left! Hoooome stretch!
Katina 4:05 am: Only a hundred words left but I'll prob do one fifty more that that.  Oops.

Emma 6:31 am: If you ever text me at 4 am again, I'll rip every fucking appendage from your body.


Saturday, February 28, 2009

I want a face transplant with a 15 year old

Okay, so Dakota Fanning is only 15 and already she is gorgeous. She completely skipped the awkward phase most of us fail to do. Jealoouuusss.

Her on the other hand, not so much.