Posts tagged #Old English


photo-13The first month of school is done! It's been a swirling four weeks of essay reading/writing on the subway, figuring out the best point of my morning to get coffee, packing lunches, strategizing the most efficient route from class to class, and realizing that it takes a really long time to read five pages of a philosophy textbook. My writing classes haven't felt overly challenging yet but they HAVE been a lot of work, so I'm glad I don't feel like the content is in over my head. Here are some things that I've done to procrastinate on homework this month:

photo-12Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with t1 presetFitness Club Fiasco practices have been coming to me at my little house lately, which is such a treat! (And, if you live in Toronto, we are playing at The Rivoli next Wednesday).

photo-15photo-17photo-14A few Sundays ago it was the Toronto Book Fair in Queen's Park, and my friend Natasha and I went to browse, and have a healthy helping of roasted corn (yes please). There were hundreds of vendors and publishing houses with discounted books. My book-loving heart wanted to scoop up a hundred books, but my student-wallet said no.

Processed with VSCOcam with m5 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with t1 presetThus far I've found it successful to combine homework with friends and alcohol. Probably not the healthiest studying habits, but it's been fun so far! This is my lovely friend Heather who kept me company on Sunday before we went to our very first meeting of Dinner Club.

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with t1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with t1 presetMy friend Matt (who is also in Fitness Club Fiasco) filmed two music videos with Southern Souls for his band, Old English. We filmed in Oakville at Cameron's Brewery Company. It was such a cool venue to film in and I can't wait to see the final product, despite some awkward shots of me clapping.

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetOctober, October... Next week, I'm going home for a blink to the west coast for my dad's birthday and Canadian Thanksgiving, which I haven't been home for in 4 years! I can. not. wait. I hopefully will also get around to painting my kitchen, and have a lot of really dear people sleeping on my couch this month, which I couldn't be more excited about!

Thanks for visiting xo





  photo-38Just like that, July is done! It's been a busy month in my little universe over here with long hours at work, lots of different writing projects on the go, and LOTS of concert dates for Fitness Club Fiasco taking up my days off (which is a good thing!).

Here are some snapshots from my world last month:




Behind the scenes. Tangled chords at our rehearsal space; sitting a song out at Matt's Old English show at Lee's Palace; striped shorts and synthesizers while I rehearsed some songs at home; pre-show beers. This is what dreams are made of.


photo-35Beach time. Despite being an unseasonably rainy summer, I've managed to enjoy some of the city on sunny days. I've realized how much more calm I feel when I make time to go to Toronto's lake side, or sit in the park, and take in some nature. It's good for the soul.

photo-34photo-36All of the starkly different landscapes of Toronto. 

photo-33August promises a trip to Pittsburgh, getting all the final ducks in a row for school like loans and school supplies (do people get school supplies for university??), making more time to sit outside, and getting ready to move September first (which I couldn't be more excited about).

Thanks, as always, for visiting.