The Weeknd came to Montreal last Tuesday and we got to go see him! So fun. We had “partially obstructed views” but there was no obstruction to the sound, so it all worked out. His voice is unbelievable live. During The Hills he used actual fire to jazz things up and we could feel the heat all the way up in the nosebleeds, but he didn’t need that to melt everyone’s hearts.
Anyone looking for a relaxing, funny, feel-good tv show, look no further. I have been obsessed with this show lately. Its wonderfully ataractic (which I can definitely appreciate around this time of year, what with exams, assignments, papers, and the chaos of the holiday season). The show is intelligent and well-written, with snappy dialogue and complex characters who you are sure to feel like you’re friends with.
Except for Kirk. We could never be friends with Kirk.
So in the US there are major ethical issues associated with Black Friday shopping – it encourages savage consumerism and encroaches on employees’ holiday time and is just generally no good. Here in Canada, Black Friday is just a thing that happens because the States does it, and it’s a minor day smack between Halloween and Christmas, so we figure why not go out and try to save a little money on holiday shopping? We both cleaned up at H&M, Forever21, and Garage like the classy high-rollers that we are.
Holly Jolly Tartlets
Look how absolutely adorable these little tartlets are – they look just like sprigs of holly! We wanted to try our hand at making a festive fruit and custard tart this weekend, and this was our result. They turned out great, and we’ll be posting the recipe soon!
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson is definitely on my list of favourite writers of all time. I can only hope that one day I’ll be able to do what he does- travel the world and describe the experiences with dry, sarcastic wit and good-natured mockery. His journey across Australia is endlessly amusing but also extremely interesting, as he delves into the history of Australian culture, geography, and people. I especially enjoyed his thoughts on cricket, a sport that has always baffled me, mainly because it’s so damn boring (I think Bryson would agree with my analysis). Overall, a fascinating book, and I appreciated the opportunity to learn about a country I don’t know too much about.
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