Sunday, December 27, 2009


Where is all of the snow?
Rainy Christmas?

I am not complaining- It is less cold this way.

Anyway, hope everybody has had a wonderful holiday. Mine is going well, though I just got sick...

On Christmas eve me and my friend Erin decided to go for a drive and see if anything was open. Naturally we drove over to Bathurst-- the Jewish part of the city. To our surprise there wasn't a single thing open, not a Starbucks, nothing. At least Tim Horton's is always open...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Long Time No Blog

Chanukah is over, but my two week break from school has just begun fortunately.

On the third night of Chanukah I had some close friends over and I make some Turkey, Challah, and Latkes. We played Rummicub and make a makeshift Menorah our of tea lights. It was quite delightful.

On the last night of Chanukah, the night I arrived home to Toronto, I was given some gelt (chocolate money) from my mother. A couple pieces ended up in my back pocket with my house keys.. here is what happened...

Moral of the story-- Chocolate Melts-- Who would have thunk it...

A couple of nights ago I saw Avatar. It was a quality movie-- quite sad actually. The 3D was tres cool- there were quite a few WOW moments. I won't give away too much, but I have to say that glowing tree branches are sweet!!

Being home is nice, I have gotten all caught up on the Family gossip-- some juicy pieces this time. What is not nice is the temperature of my house- tres tres froid.

I can't wait to see what this break has in store-- stay tuned to find out :-)

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Tonight is the first night of Chanukah- A time when Jews get together, light candles, eat delicious fried foods, and chocolate wrapped in gold foil.
Its a good thing my mum called me earlier today to remind me---
I can't turn my head without seeing a Christmas decoration, yet I don't even know when Chanukah starts.
I suppose I am grateful that the holiday isn't shoved down my throat.
It feels slightly more /special?/ this way.
I wish I was at home to celebrate with my family, but-- you know..School.

I do like Christmas decorations though-- Colourful lights, Trees with shiny things on them, red and green, Toy Soldiers... Pretty :-)

Also-- My body is starting to get angry at the 40 degree temperature difference between inside and outside.

Whenever Chanukah rolls around and I am wishing to be celebrating with my family I think back to my first year of university and how my girlfriend at the time made me an Menorah our of pipe cleaners.

...It was pretty awesome.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Want a good laugh?

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

ElfYourself is a great treat for a good laugh or a good source of procrastination.

In only a few simple steps you can upload a few pictures of you and your friend's ridiculous faces and you will get a great video of song and dance starring you.

The great part is that you can do it as many times as you want with as many pictures as you want and it continues to be free.

It also can double as an excellent holiday e-card...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Let us talk about food for a minute.

Tonight I made Potato Pizza for dinner.
My world changed when I discovered this pizza.
I, like many, always thought pizza fell under a few strict guidelines--
It required tomato sauce, cheese, came piled with traditional pizza toppings, and hopefully tasted delicious.

When I was in grade 11 though, a couple of my friends on a couple separate occasions subjected me to an entirely new pizza experience: Potato Pizza.

What makes this pizza so delicious?
Well, instead of tomato sauce-- it is made with pesto sauce.
Instead of pepperoni or sliced tomatoes or pinapple-- it has roasted potatoes, caramalized onions, potentially roast garlic, and in the case of the one I made tonight-- sliced turkey.

This may sound weird, but I have yet to meet a person who has tried this pizza and not feel in love.
The flavour combination is unique and delightful-- quite reminiscent, but not quite the same as traditional pizza.

It is the twists on old classics that make life exciting and delicious.

Friday, December 4, 2009

With December Comes...

With Snow Comes...

Chilly walks home
With chilly walks home comes...

Snow people
With snow people comes...

Snow ball fights
With snow ball fights comes...

Bundling up in lots and lots of layers
With this bundling up comes...

Hot chocolate
With hot chocolate comes...

With smiles comes...

December holidays
With december holidays comes...

Family and friends
With family and friends comes...

With presents comes...

Wrapping paper
With wrapping paper comes...

Cards that wish well
With well wishes comes...

Positive thoughts
With positive thoughts comes...

Enough euphoria to get though four months of cold XD
Gotta love december.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What every university student needs...

Alcohol in pill form... More convenient alcohol!

"A researcher at a Russian university has developed a powdered form of alcohol that will soon make the consumption of vodka more convenient. From The Times of India:
Russian professor Evgeny Moskalev of Saint Petersburg Technological University has evolved a technique that allows turning alcohol into powder and packing it in pills. The new technique can solidify any kind of alcohol, including whisky, cognac, wine and beer
“Dry” vodka can be wrapped in paper and carried around in a pocket or a bag. Vodka in form of a pill would come handy at parties when “consumers” would be able to calculate their exact required dosage.
Verily, we live in an age of medical wonders."

(Article Credit)

What could be more convenient than a pill that makes you drunk...?

What would it taste like?

I am kidding-- this is the stupidest idea I have ever heard.