Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sex and the City

The women of Sex and the City
Charlotte York, Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, and
 Miranda Hobbes
I've been watching the HBO TV series Sex and the City. I love it. I am already halfway done the last season. I watched the movie when it came out and halfway through i was bored out of my mind. I thought it was the longest most dull movie ever, I couldn't wait for it to end!

The series on the other hand is great. It's smart, sexy, clever, and at times it's hilarious. You really grow to love the characters. Although, I thought that the acting in the first season was pretty bad, but it gets so much better. I love all four women  and feel like I know them as if they were real life friends.

I also feel like I've learned things from this series. I feel like sex shouldn't be taken so seriously (not to say I should sleep around.) Another thing; it's important to be yourself. There's no point in acting like anyone other than yourself, you're wasting no ones time but your own.

I am almost tempted to watch the movies again just to see if I would like them better once I have seen the series, and know the characters better.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

EPIC - My new goodies!

I had a great time at The Epic today. George Stromboloupolous was there! Although, I had to leave before he did his presentation. But I did get a few goodies!

I got some wheat grass seeds! Which I am really excited about, since my last attempt to grow wheat grass failed. So I put about 3 tablespoons of the seeds in some water today and we shall see how it goes! I hope it works, I really want to start adding wheat grass to my green smoothies! Yum! Well... actually, I heard that it tastes pretty bad, but you can mask the taste with fruit and other flavors.

The other thing I got was an acupressure mat. You can lay on it on your back, you stomach, or step on it. It's supposed to be really good to energize you and to help your sleep. I excited for that! Here is the website, I'm sure they will be able to explain it better.

Also, since I mentioned my green smoothies I just wanted to say that I am really loving them! I am feeling healthier, and I have noticed that I don't have as many cravings for unhealthy foods anymore. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to be a little more healthy in their lives. I have been having 1 or 2 a day, probably equivalent to 10-25 oz. per day.

EPIC - Green Over Grey

I am going to The Epic tomorrow, which is a 3 day sustainable living expo. I wanted to know what exactly I should be expecting. I went to the website and looked at the list of exhibitors. Some of the exhibitors post their website and I found one called Green Over Grey. The name caught my attention. I wanted to know what this company was all about. I read the description and was a little put off: 

"Green over Grey™ is a leading design firm that focuses on the creation of spectacular and eye-catching green walls also known asliving walls or vertical gardens.
From the largest vertical garden in North America to small boutique projects, the goal at Green over Grey™ is to create living works of art that purify the air we breathe, make life more sustainable and add some green to the grey of our cities.

We pride ourselves on being at the cutting edge of design trends and providing our customers with state of the art installations and services.
Our unique soil free technology makes it possible to transform any vertical surface into a lush and strikingly beautiful garden, either inside or out.
At 3 to 4 lbs per square foot, Green over Grey offers the lightest green wall system available on the market. It also allows us to use hundreds of plants species including shrubs and small trees!" 

To me, that sounded a little weird. A brilliant idea, but I just couldn't picture how this would be possible without it looking very strange. So I went to the website and looked through the gallery. I fell in love. 
Green Over Grey is awesome! I think the whole idea is just brilliant. Just imagine the cool designs you could make, with the different type of plants and the different colour. It's the green artists heaven! 
Although, it definitely would be a little strange in a regular old room. But there is a picture of it in a pool room which, I think, looks great. It could also look good in some kind of office building. I'm not sure exactly, but I think that this company has so much potential. Check it out for yourself here! 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Did you know?

1) Coconuts kill over 150 people every year. That's more than sharks!

2) The bones of a pigeon weigh less than it's feathers.

3) Caterpillars have more muscles than humans.

4) Most lipstick has fish scales in it.

5) Tennis was originally played with bare hands.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Healthy Living

I am on a new health kick. A little info about me: I`ve always been a little over weight. Not a lot though, but realistically I could stand to lose 20-30 pounds.

Over the past month I have been doing a Liver Cleanse. It`s nothing drastic. Every morning before I eat anything, I get a mug out, and put a drop of peppermint oil, a drop of lemon oil, and I squeeze some fresh lemon juice in (anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2 a lemon). I then add a little bit of cold water and then some boiled water. You could add just the boiled water, the cold water just makes it cooler faster.

At first it is really strong, but after a couple of days you get used to it and start to really enjoy the drink. And that's it! I drink that special potion first thing in the morning and then I eat my breakfast and get on with my day.

I have already lost 6 pounds in one month! The crazy thing is that I haven't done anything any differently. Now imagine if I had. If I had gone for a couple of runs or done a couple more workouts. That number could easily have been 10! Oh well, no need to beat myself up over it. I believe that the slower it comes off the longer it will stay off.

The only down side is that the cleanse is getting all of the toxins out of my liver and some of them I have noticed are coming out through my skin. And  I have 2 little eczema spots on each arm. The funny thing about it is that the two spots on my arms are liver points for accupressure. I would think that that means it's working!

I just started having green smoothies yesterday. I am really enjoying them too. So far I have only used spinach in them. I've read that it's important to switch up the greens you put in them though, so I think that I am going to try to grow wheatgrass. It is supposed to be full of nutrition. If I manage to do it, on my first try, I will definitely post pictures when I start my second crop of wheatgrass!

I have also put the book Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko on hold at the library. So I can't wait to read it and get a couple of tips.


Cover image of Fallen by Lauren Kate
I finished reading Fallen by Lauren Kate.

I had about 30 pages left to read in this book for so long, yet I just couldn`t seem to get it read. Not because I didn`t like it, but because I just could not find the time! I like to read before I go to bed, and every night I was getting to bed late and had to get up for work in the morning. Even though 30 pages isn`t a lot to read, I still have to commit a good 45 minutes or so. I just could not deprive myself of almost an hour of sleep. I`m already enough of a grump in the morning as it is! 

Even though it took me so long to finish it, I really did enjoy reading it. It was a little slow at times though, and I did find it to be very predictable.

The novel follows a young girl named Luce, she has recently been a part of a fire where the boy she was with died. She was neither proved guilty or innocent, therefore she is sent to a reform school. At this school she meets two boys, one who obviously likes her and seems like a really good guy, and the other who at times shows interest and other is outright rude to her. With her new friend Penn she looks into the latter`s past and tries to find out more about him. All the while she is seeing these shadow creatures, who she thinks started the fire that killed the boy.

I can`t really say much more without giving it away. Although, when my sister saw the title she guessed exactly what was going on. So I guess it`s not that hard to figure out.

Hopefully my description was helpful. I would recommend this book, but as usual; I would recommend it to a younger audience. Probably around the age of 14-18 would be good. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Cover of Matched by Ally Condie
I just finished a book the other day called Matched by Ally Condie. I was satisfied with this book, but it wasn't fantastic, in my opinion.

It is about a 17 year old girl who grew up in a place where their government called "The Society" dictates everything; From what they eat to who they will marry and have children with to what their career will be and when they will die. It starts off with the main character, Cassie, on her way to her Match banquet. Where she will find out who she is going to spend the rest of her life with. When her name is called her match ends up being her best friend Xander. It is extremely uncommon for your match to be someone you know, or even someone from the same city/region as you. Later when she inserts the chip with Xander's information, that everyone receives to inform them about their match, another boy's face shows up. She knows this boy too. Throughout the book she tries to figure out why this other boy's face showed up. And discovers that she has feelings for him as well.  She has to decide whether to fight for him and go against The Society or to stay with Xander.

This book reminded me a lot of The Giver, which I read in grade 8 for my English class. It definitely makes you really appreciate all the free will that we have. And even though it may seem daunting at times, the big choices that we all have to make in life are our own to make and that is the way it should be.

I didn't really enjoy the ending, I thought it was kind of inconclusive. I'm not sure if the author is making a sequel or not, I hope so though. It feels very unfinished. I think it came out fairly recently, within the past year or so, therefore a second book probably won't be out for another year or so if one is planned.

The next book I'm reading is called Fallen by Lauren Kate. I'm actually almost done it. So hopefully I'll have time to post my thoughts about it tomorrow or the next day!