Wednesday, July 29, 2009

(500) Days of Summer

This movie will change your life.

Remember when the new Trilogy of Star Wars were announced? You just had a feeling that it wasn't going to be all you wanted and hoped for. I felt this way about "(500) Days Of Summer". It felt like it was a bad cross of "Garden State" and "Before Sunrise" and as much as I'm a sucker for Indie-Romance, I had doubts. Steph rarely gets as excited as she got for seeing it so, away we went.


Between the perfectly selected soundtrack and the time-less beauty of Zooey Deschanel, this movie was unique, bright, funny, clever, warm, and just an absolute pleasure to watch. Without giving away anything, I'd just like to say that this movie is perfect for a date, perfect to see by yourself, and just the greatest theatre experience you'll have away from blockbuster summer releases. If we had some sort of clever rating system we'd give it a perfect score!

I guarantee it!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Since this very well may be an informative guide to someone moving in the future, I feel like it's time for a detailed update. I'll break it down in a simple DONE and NOT DONE list.

Quick Note: The movers need specific instructions as to what they're bringing and what they are not bringing. We strongly recommend you find one location for everything you need/get shipped. Make yourself a manifest, make the movers a copy too. We've also discovered that they may not ship food for you . . .at all. I'll keep you posted. Right now we have everything neatly packed in a basement its own section ....away from anything and everything else. No room for error there.


- Dry Shop (appliances, cleaners, tea etc etc)
- Relocation Package (Received!)
- Move Date
- Canada Goose/ Winter Wear fitting day***
- Resignation from current employment
- Shop for the Wedding


- Food Shop
- Sell or Scrap Car
- Boots Shop
- Vet Appointments
- Book flight times
- Pack everything for movers
- Keep Saving!
- Movie Drive! ****
- Goodwill/Salvation Army sort and drop off
- Selfish Days (Haircuts, Colourings, Concert, Goodbyes)

*** - Since we're moving in August, there isn't an urgency to get the coats. We do understand they're importance and plan on ordering them directly to Iqaluit upon arrival.

**** -The Movie Drive? No one sue me! I go see a movie a week and I have an amazingly extensive movie collection which is probably a combined weight of our entire alloted weight for shipping. I've decided to load everything I own onto a Terabyte drive. It's less than $200 and it weighs nothing. It's 1000 gigabytes . . . your laptop probably only has a combined 160, most of it which you don't use. Steph and I are picking favourites, and we'll load up. So . . I've been downloading like mad lately!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

United Breaks Guitars

. . this story is amazing.

David Carroll creates a whirlwind of hype. If you're reading this . . . you should be reading THIS instead.

The Dribble.

THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy
TOWNIE BASTARD Blog. (How is this guy not Mayor?)

Hearing: (Songs)
Mando Diao - Dance with Somebody
Third Eye Blind - Don't Believe A Word
The Fray - Happiness
Alexisonfire - The Northern
The Arkells - Deadlines
Dave Matthews Band - Baby Blue
The Black Crowes - I ain't Hiding

Entourage Season 6 Premiere
Nurse Jackie
The Hangover (lives up to the Hype...)

Monday, July 13, 2009

One Step Closer To Knowing

Visits to "Mountain Equipment Co-op (M.E.C.)" and Sporting Life have put us that much closer to getting our list taken care of. The MEC trip provided us with new "-40" socks and new sets of long-johns. Here's a Pro/Con for you: Shopping for arctic apparel in July provides great deals, however, you're stuck with some limited selection. The common answer we got from the employees when asked about stock we couldn't find was "on back order". Fancy word for "wrong season, idiots!"

Trying on the Canada Goose gear was actually exciting and fun. Steph's jacket looked great on her. She's someone who gets cold really easily so, the long and slim fitting "Mystique" was perfect for her. Personally, I think she lookd cute in it. My Jacket: The Expedition was MASSIVE. Naturally, I'm a sweater. This thing is going to make me lose water-weight with every step. It was really important for us to try the jackets on ahead of time. Getting the right size proved a bit of a challenge. We found that online photos don't do the jackets justice. Different styles appealed to us more in person and the sizes are not what you're typically used to. I'm an easy Extra Large in everything I buy but, I felt comfortable in a Medium jacket (I'm still going with a Large, however).

I think we're almost ready to go . . .