Thursday, September 30, 2010

Life Without Internet

The title is a bit of a lie because I have Internet at work and I could obviously leave the comforts of my own home and get Internet elsewhere, but still...I don't have Internet at home.
Because while "fixing" our cable, Shaw managed to disconnect the Internet.
The best part?
The earliest available appointment is on October 5th, making it one WEEK without Internet.

But in all seriousness, there are some benefits to not having Internet at home.
1. I don't spend excessive amounts of time on Facebook or Food Gawker.
2. I go to bed slightly earlier.
3. I actually DO something with my evenings - even if it's something as menial as folding laundry.
4. I have a completely legitimate reason for not doing my online course. 

Anyway, let's just hope the Internet gets fixed sooner rather than later - I would like to be able to use Skype sometime soon...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Toasty Face

This is what I had for breakfast today...

My mum makes homemade bread and it sometimes has some minor abnormalities.
For instance, this loaf - rather than having the usual flat top, this loaf sunk in the middle, but not on the edges.
The result? 
Two little ears on my slice of toast and inspiration for a fun breakfast. 


I think I may just have to have another toasty face for breakfast tomorrow...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

REAL letters

Yesterday I went to one of my favourite stores in Vancouver - The Regional Assembly of Text.
They have the most amazing selection of cards, postcards, stationery, notebooks, and other paper goods. 
Just look at all the lovely stuff they have!

They also have this fantastic letter writing club that's FREE! 
On the first Thursday evening of every month, they provide all the necessities to write a REAL letter. There's paper, pens, envelopes, stamps (the printing kind, not the postage kind), refreshments (because writing real letters can be tiring) and...


I'd never used a typewriter before attending the lettering club and OH my goodness. Who would have thought that writing a sentence would take 10 minutes and give my fingers a work out? I'd never appreciated the full value of the backspace key until using a typewriter. Or how lightly you have to press down in order for words to appear. Or how you don't have to do anything when you run out of space on the page. Technology is just great sometimes.

I love writing letters. 
Maybe it's because I know the recipient will appreciate my archaic efforts. 
Maybe it's because I love getting real mail and I want to pass along the excitement of opening up a letter.
Maybe it's because I wish I lived in the 1950's and this is one way in which I fulfill that fantasy.

Anyway, enough of this high tech blogging business. I'm going to go write a good old fashioned letter with the wonderful stuff I got yesterday. 

Monday, September 13, 2010



Just to start things off, I'd like to tell you a few things...

1. This blog is called "indeed!" in honour of my father and his ability to use it completely inappropriately.
For example, while calling him on the phone...
   Dad: Hello?
   Me: Hi Dad, it's me.
   Dad: Indeed!
Yet another time on the phone...  
   Me: Hi Dad!
   Dad: Indeed!
While talking to my friend...
   Dad: How are you?
   Friend: I'm good! It's nice to see you, how are you?
   Dad: Indeed! 

2. I'm starting a blog because in a few months, my very average, uneventful life will get VERY exciting. So, this is like a practice round before the REAL thing.

3. I like lists. It's how my brain works. So, expect a lot of them.

4. My life is fairly boring, so I apologize in advance for not having anything interesting to say.

5. Thanks for reading my blog :)