• Take at least one class in either the Winter semester, Spring semester, or Summer semester.
  • Get registered for P/T or F/T classes for the 2015/2016 school year.
  • Focus on finding a job in a place that suits me more (even if I have to do a lateral move while I complete relevant schooling).
  • Try to buy only ONE new piece of makeup each month; MAXIMUM TWO. You spend too much money in this area. You've already acquired more than you can ever use in a lifetime, and you know it. You are susceptible to marketing tricks and blogger hype, but you want to think you're smarter than that. So act like you're smarter than that. Finding the "right" lipstick shade will not fix your life (oh and p.s. the "rig...
dec 18 2014 ∞
feb 5 2018 +
  • More blogging
  • More photos
  • More journalling
  • More reading (40 books challenge)
  • Take at least one other class
  • Get to drawin' Kit Zandubi!
  • More guitar & singing
  • Finally buy a ukelele
  • Start a YouTube channel
  • More knitting
  • More sewing
  • Monthly lists of goals
  • Shop less/acquire less stuff
  • Try to visit local businesses more & stop supporting behemoths like Starbucks & Wal-Mart so much... because they kind of suck!
  • Keep being awesome
dec 31 2011 ∞
feb 5 2018 +
  • Feeding chickadees in the Stoney Swamp
  • The not-super-intimidating driving
  • The Canal.
  • Excellent poutine on every street corner.
  • All the cool stuff is literally concentrated in 2 areas of the city, so it's not a five hour expedition to get a cute shirt and a good pair of knitting needles in one day.
  • The feral cats on the Hill.
  • They're a goddamn bunch of weirdoes but I miss my family.
  • Good thai food at the Siam Bistro.
  • There are like seventeen Value Villages in that city!
  • Bridgehead
  • Oh So Good
  • All In A Day on CBC
nov 1 2012 ∞
feb 5 2018 +
  • Chris Pratt OMG Chriiiis Praaaaaaatt!
  • Sam Rockwell. Until the day I die, Sam Rockwell.
  • Stephen Thompson (from NPR)
  • John Krasinski (less so, lately.)
  • Paul Rudd
  • Ira Glass
  • Donald Glover
  • John Green
  • Oh let's face it, Hank Green too.
  • Ryan Gosling, DUH.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Adam Scott
  • Will Arnett
  • Barack Obama
  • Andrew Garfield
  • Bill Hader
  • Josh Groban, but only when he's wearing his glasses.
  • Oh, dammit Christian Bale, why'd you have to go and ruin my perceptions of you by ...
feb 11 2010 ∞
feb 5 2018 +


  • Got low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low (according to Flo-Rida).
  • Think she fine/think she bad (according to Britney Spears and the Ying Yang Twins).
  • Is an eenie meenie miney moe lover (according to Justin Bieber).
  • Wanna thug/wanna hump (according to Lil Wayne).
  • it's her birthday (according to 50 Cent).
  • is a dime, looking lonely (according to Jeremih)
  • The way she dance makes her alright with Usher (according to the song "Yeah").
mar 16 2012 ∞
feb 5 2018 +
  • I still haven't figured out my hair
  • ditto my skin, which is still So Oily.
  • I work in retail. Not even as a manager.
  • I have no savings.
  • I can't cook because I am too scared of setting oven fires
  • I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up
  • I still can't figure out whether I want kids or not
  • I hate making phone calls. Or even taking them.
  • I have over five thousand unread emails in my in-box.
  • I have a terrible, baseless fear of bees
  • I throw occasional temper tantrums
  • the idea of doing taxes scares me
  • my room is always a mess
  • I get a crush on every halfway intelligent man I meet.
jun 23 2012 ∞
feb 5 2018 +
  • snot
  • crud
  • nude
  • wad
  • crust
  • chunks
  • vigorous
may 8 2012 ∞
jan 2 2018 +
  • The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mother
  • Dirty Girl
  • Texas Killing Fields
  • Hysteria
  • Sleepwalk With Me
  • My Heart is an Idiot
  • afterschool
  • I love you Philip morris
  • restless
  • take shelter
  • in a better world
  • beautiful boy
  • The F Word (with Daniel Radcliffe)
  • Melancholia
  • Wish I Was Here
  • Boyhood
  • 112 Weddings
  • Better Living Through Chemistry
  • Mr. Right
  • Laggies
may 26 2012 ∞
feb 5 2018 +
  • Stinging insects such as honeybees, wasps, etc. (to me, they're all "bees"). This is more of a primordial phobia than a "fear". I'm not afraid of pain (i.e., being stung); I'm afraid of the subsequent ASPHYXIATING DEATH that such stings can bring about. That said, it's very unlikely that I'm any more allergic to stings than the average person. I just don't care to find out.
  • Any creature with the potential to kill, such as venomous snakes, bears, etc.
  • Spiders, particularly brown recluse spiders and dock spiders, but even harmless little garden spiders still give me the heebie jeebies.
  • Going to sleep with a bug in the room. I always convince myself that it will crawl in my ears while I'm sleeping and die in there (probably due to the "Do you know why earwigs are called EARwigs...?" myth ...
may 26 2012 ∞
feb 5 2018 +
  • Metal stamping
  • Sewing
  • The All-Acoustic Fun Time Michael Jackson Revue
  • Photography
  • Drawing a comic strip ("Kit Zandubi: Retail Warrior")
  • Finish knitting challah scarf and POA scarf; move on to more challenging projects
  • Listen to every song on my iTunes at least once!
  • crochet a bow beret
  • make a set of tile coasters
  • make some headbands (cloth, ribbon, velcro...) & improve on some old ones.
  • Shrinky dinks!
feb 10 2010 ∞
feb 5 2018 +
  • make bracelets!
  • choose colours for Chin Up Buttercup
  • htmlcolorcodes.com
  • make a doc on canva that shows all the shades you like (and their names)
  • could do a collection meant to serve as reminders about cognitive distortions ex: black and white for black and white thinking, something a little chaotic for catastrophizing, etc...
  • figure out pay schedule
  • prepare a budget spreadsheet
  • do laundry
  • maths homework
  • outline workday
  • outline day to day
  • outline week
  • make a meeting minutes template
  • how many minutes per day do you have to spend to hit your 3hr/wk goal for maths?

Workday (8 hrs to fill)

dec 14 2018 ∞
feb 11 2019 +
  • Cut. Yourself. Some. Fucking. Slack.
  • Take more notes. Create something tangible you can look back on and remember.
  • Make more stuff. Also probably find a way to sell some of it.
  • Pretty important to disentangle from technology a bit. More books, more nature, more irl conversations.
  • Ethical consumerism.
  • hey how about you actually read some of the books you've got piled up?
  • Just try to be a reasonably good adult and make good choices, okay?
jan 1 2018 ∞
jan 2 2018 +
  • Listen to an album; either an old favourite or something new.
  • Read a bit of something printed; get away from technology for a little while.
  • Make something simple.
  • Bake cookies.
  • Sing along to karaoke tracks.
  • Watch an old favourite movie or something you've never seen before that stars a favourite actor.
  • Learn a new chord on ukulele or a new song on guitar.
  • Clean something.
jul 24 2013 ∞
dec 13 2018 +
  • The flesh-stabbing cold.
  • The public transit system.
  • How much it costs to park your bloody car anywhere.
  • You can't get anywhere by walking unless you're willing to pay out the ass for your rent.
  • The uptight bureaucrats.
  • You literally can't be a shopgirl if you don't speak fluent French.
  • NOTHING HAPPENS THERE. Or, rather, everything that happens there is just a watered-down version of things that happen in Toronto.
nov 1 2012 ∞
jan 2 2018 +
  • dark hair
  • teeth that line up really straight at the edges, but are a bit wonky in other ways (a bit crooked, snaggletooth, etc.)
  • slightly prominent canine teeth
  • nerdy glasses (Ray Ban frames, yo!)
  • (small) moles on the face, provided they're not growing over the edge of the lip line.
  • unusual lip shapes
  • dark eyes
  • complex eye colours
  • tall-ish, lean dudes
  • pale skin
  • those kind of noses that are a little big and have a flat spot that looks like a diamond-shape close to the bridge.
  • dudes with really manly faces but who have dimples at the same time.
aug 2 2012 ∞
jan 2 2018 +
  • Linus
  • Melvin
  • Alvin
  • Bitey
  • Buster
  • Duncan
  • Angus
  • Ziggy
  • Grover
  • Norman
  • Kermit
  • Otis
  • Willy
  • Mark Ruffalo
  • Theodore
  • Doggie Bowser
mar 8 2012 ∞
jan 2 2018 +
  • the entire genre of adult contemporary music would be banished forevermore.
  • universities would still be around, but people who aren't actually enrolled would be allowed to sit the exams for a small fee. I think it would motivate people to be more autodidactic, and it would level the playing field a bit more for the 99%.
  • political decisions would never, EVER be made under the influence of religion.
  • there would be atheist churches where non-believers could go to hear inspirational and motivational speeches, without all the "thou shalts". Actually I guess that already exists and it's called the Ted Conference.
  • hangers would ALWAYS come with pinch-grips.
jul 6 2012 ∞
dec 13 2018 +
  • There is little I find creepier than a man walking alone while whistling.
  • I worry all the time that my neighbours can hear my electric toothbrush and think that I'm using a vibrator.
  • I think earrings are kind of gross, when you think about what they really are. For some reason, this does not apply to other piercings. Just earrings.
  • The term "self-cleaning organism" freaks me out.
  • For some reason, the Don Henley version of Boys of Summer makes me really sad.
  • If I sense something on one side of my body (ex: a tap on the shoulder), I have to balance it out on the other side.
  • I get a skeevy shiver down my spine after I hug anybody that I don't know too well.
  • You know that vein on the back of your hand that you can roll over your bones if y...
mar 8 2012 ∞
dec 13 2018 +
  • refresh certain areas of psychology.
  • world history
  • mathematics... just a broad base of fundamentals, the stuff I skipped in high school.
  • literature... particularly Russian, children's, etc.
  • how to play guitar... I mean, better than I already do.
  • how to crochet.
  • French
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • human anatomy
  • neuroscience/neuropsychology
mar 10 2011 ∞
dec 13 2018 +
  • go window shopping.
  • go out for tea, coffee, lunch, dessert, bubble tea, etc.
  • go visit Desmond.
  • see if a good band is playing.
  • take a day trip out of town.
  • visit a park.
  • go to a matinee.
  • get some chores done.
apr 13 2012 ∞
dec 13 2018 +
  • Russell Crowe: Seems arrogant, threw a phone at somebody that one time.
  • Jonah Lehrer: This makes me weep, I used to love him, but his body of work can't be trusted.
  • Naomi Campbell. Tyra 4ever.
  • Shailene Woodley. Eats clay; seems smug.
aug 2 2012 ∞
jan 2 2018 +


  • All You Had to Do Was Stay - TayTay
  • Miracle - Chvrches
  • All Too Well - Tay
  • Breaking Your Own Heart - Kelly Clarkson
  • Listen to your Heart - Roxette
  • No Scrubs by TLC!!!!
  • Now or Never - Halsey
  • that super sad Say Something song
  • It Ain't Me - Selena Gomez
  • Broods - Recovery
  • Chvrches - clearest blue
jan 23 2019 ∞
jan 28 2019 +
  • Got hired as a key holder after reapplying at TBS (first place I applied to work); got called in to another location to interview for a management position & ended up quitting altogether when the manager of the store I was at called it a "conflict of interest" and caught me between a rock and a hard place.
  • Got hired as a tea guide at DT (first place I applied after leaving TBS for good) before month's end.
  • Got promoted to KH within about 2 weeks.
  • Got promoted to ASM within 2 years.
  • Decided to leave DT; applied for 2 jobs, went on 2 interviews. Hired immediately for Lush.
  • Promoted to Floor Leader at Lush within a month.
  • Lush turned out to be a bad scene. Lost my marbles, walked away from work for a bit (approx. 1 month). Got on meds, got int...
jan 1 2018 ∞
jan 1 2018 +

Ultimate goal: Dream Job

Areas of interest:

  • nutrition
  • teaching
  • media
  • music
  • writing
  • speech therapy
  • libraries
  • braaaaains.

Current skills:

  • baseline level of knowledge in Psychology
  • I type so fast, you can see smoke coming off the keyboard.
  • When you've written your opus, give it to me to proofread and edit. I'll make it a hundred times better.
  • Speaking of writing: My first draft is my last draft.
mar 31 2013 ∞
feb 12 2018 +
  • The entire TTC. They're a bunch of jackasses, but unlike the OC Transpo, IT WILL ACTUALLY GET YOU AROUND IN AN EXPEDITIOUS MANNER.
  • The subway actually goes places - many places - unlike the O Train, which 1) sounds incredibly dirty, and 2) GOES FROM NOWHERE TO NOWHERE, with a stop at Carleton U in between.
  • High Park.
  • The fact that I live in what's considered the 'burbs and I'd compare it to living in Hintonburg.
  • On the whole, the people here are nicer.
  • The apartment we can afford here is huge and beautiful.
  • The parks here are glorious.
  • As is the architecture.
  • VERY dog friendly.
nov 1 2012 ∞
feb 12 2018 +
  • Dawson Leery (bff4lyf, purported soulmate)
  • Jack McPhee (moved to Capeside in sophomore year, turned out to be gay)
  • AJ Moller (college guy who gave her a junior tour of campus)
  • Pacey Witter (friend since childhood, one true love)
  • Professor David Wilder (first English teacher at college, smitten enough to make his extremely unethical move in spite of the jeopardy in which said move placed his career)
  • Charlie Todd (college guy who dated Jen first)
  • that Elliott kid in her English class.
  • Eddie Dolan... Doling... I dunno, that Eddie guy who's Kate Hudson's brother irl.
sep 12 2012 ∞
feb 12 2018 +
  • Form letters from faceless corporations that try way too hard to be familiar, like the email I just got from facebook that began, "Hey, Rebecca!"
  • If I see that fucking Olivia Wilde quote about it being healthy to spend time alone, which is mistakenly attributed to Oscar Wilde, ONE MORE TIME...
  • when people say they'll be somewhere, but then cancel at the last minute or just don't show at all.
  • when people call violent criminals/terrorists/people of that ilk "cowards". It's not that I think they're "brave" or anything laudable like that, I just feel like it's entirely the wrong word to use. You can call them crazed, you can call them willfully ignorant, you can call them monsters... but "coward" doesn't really fit.
  • the term "hot to trot"
  • when magazines or blogs refer to a produc...
feb 3 2012 ∞
feb 12 2018 +
  • Abigail/Abby
  • Anaheed
  • Annabelle
  • Antoinette
  • Bianca
  • Charlotte
  • Colette
  • Hannah
  • Lucy
  • Maya
  • Madeline
  • Molly
  • Norah
  • Olivia
  • Penelope
  • Piper
  • Quinn
  • Ramona
  • Rosie
  • Scarlett
  • Sophie/Sofie
feb 11 2010 ∞
feb 12 2018 +
  • capricious: adjective; given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour.
  • supercilious: adjective; behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others.
  • panoply: noun; a complete or impressive collection of things, a splendid display.
  • synecdoche: noun; a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa, as in "Cleveland won by six runs" (meaning "Cleveland's baseball team won by six runs").
  • postlapsarian: adjective; occurring or existing after the Fall of Man.
  • weltschmerz: noun; a feeling of melancholy or world-weariness; coined by the German author Jean Paul, denotes the kind of feeling experienced by someone who understands that physical reality can never satisfy the demands of the mind.
may 8 2012 ∞
feb 12 2018 +
  • Singing
  • Writing
  • Avocado milkshakes
  • Happy, wriggling dogs
  • Bunny rabbits
  • Finishing something, whether it's a book, a project, or four years of school
  • Coming home from work
  • Riding my bike
  • Sunshine on my shoulders
  • Getting my hair cut
  • Buying something new
  • Lilacs
  • Yoga
  • Thrifting
  • Having sparkly nails
  • Woodland creatures!
  • Fresh starts
  • Hilary Duff or Mandy Moore movies (don't be hatin'!)
  • Teatime
may 7 2010 ∞
dec 13 2018 +
  • Hunger - Jackie Morse Kessler
  • Never Let Me Go
  • The Girl with 3 Legs - Soraya Mire
  • Green Girl - Kate Zambreno
  • Marzi - Marzena Sowa
  • Which Brings Me To You, A Novel in Confessions - J. Baggott & Steve Almond.
  • Are You My Mother - Alison Bechdel
  • Percy Gloom by Cathy Malkasian
  • the plain Janes by Cecil castellucci and Jim rugg.
  • stuff by Chris Ware
may 26 2012 ∞
feb 12 2018 +
  • San Francisco
  • Cross-Canada road trip
  • New Zealand
  • Italy
  • London and much more of England, too
  • France
  • Tokyo
  • The Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Austin (for sxsw)
feb 10 2010 ∞
jan 2 2018 +