Archive for February 2012

New JK Rowling Book?


& so the madness begins

It hasn't quite sunk in yet that it's finally here: reading week. But more importantly: NAMUN XXVII (the 27th annual North American Model UN conference). We've essentially been planning this since May of last year, so there's definitely a lot of emotions associated with seeing the project come to fruition. It's going to be 5 amazing days of insanity, that's for sure!

Alas, didn't get done quite as much as I'd hoped to this long weekend - at least, not in the way of school work. Saw a lot of M over the past few days, seeing as how she crashed here Thursday and lifechats with S Saturday. It was nice catching up though.

Annnnd let's face it - procrastinating sleeping here. Should probably head to bed soon; crazy week coming up. Full steam ahead! :)

might as well

Still kind of in a funk, sleep-deprived and lethargic. It's been kind of a bleh week. Laptop battery (Sony VAIO) has kind of lived out its lifespan; on a full charge, it dies in under 2 hours. Which isn't enough to last through an entire lecture at times. Need to make a decision on that front, whether to replace the battery or get a netbook/ultrabook/MacBook or something... really bad timing either way, & not looking forward to forking over big dough. 

Penguin (the publishing company) recently launched Razorbill, a Young Adult literature imprint, here in Canada, and held a launch party on Wednesday night at The Baitshop, which was an interesting experience to say the least - my first [publishing] "industry" event. 
Despite a few mishaps (such as distractedly purchasing too many tokens, forgetting to grab a transfer), I managed to get there pretty smoothly via public transit. The Baitshop is a skateshop/gallery sort of place by Queen St. W, so the area was totally unfamiliar. It was a little sketchy finding the Milky Way, which is literally just a dark alleyway, unlit, with really cool graffiti on both sides, that leads to the corner where The Baitshop was tucked away. 

It was kind of intimidating, considering that it was a publishing imprint launch, but really cool to experience nonetheless. Met some really nice people there, which was great. Test in the morning (which I still needed to study for) so unfortunately chose not to partake in the wine. Pretty sure I was one of, if not the, youngest person there. Slightly ironic, considering Razorbill is a YA imprint hehe. 
Mixed feelings about Thursdays usually, because they're the busiest day of the week (in terms of hours of class), but it's also the last day of class for me. This Thursday was pretty brutal - test, lecture, assignment, lecture, tutorial, speed eat, meeting, readings... also dropped by the coffeehouse for the second act & the tail end of the first - all the performers were really good!

Dropped by Shoppers after the meeting and passed by the filming trailers on my way back. They were filming season 2 of Nikita (t.v. series by the CW) in the area again! Based on the trailer signs, looks like we're definitely going to be seeing more of Semak, Ari & Cassandra this season :)
Last semester (also while coming back from Shoppers, ironically) they were filming Nikita and parked here too and I walked by Maggie Q (title character), which was insane. Mad respect for Maggie Q; I just kind of grinned at her with a huge smile as I walked by, but alas was a little too starstruck to say anything.

Speaking of the CW - The Vampire Diaries this week, holy!


In kind of a weird mood tonight and not really wanting to do anything. The past 48 hours or so have fluctuated from really happy/excited to basically indifferent. Maybe once I re-regulate my sleeping schedule, things'll mellow out. 

Was supposed to meet up with M for brunch yesterday, but her phone glitched out and she overslept. -_- Android. Wasn't particularly productive for the rest of the day, but I did manage to get the majority of the requisite tasks done. Swung by the pub sometime around 11, but we were pretty late and tab was already finished :( oh well. 

Also partook in Winterlicious today - 10 of us went for brunch at The Host at 1pm today - delicious! I'd been craving Indian food, so it was nice to finally get some butter chicken :) Unfortunately I didn't get any food shots. 

Got to Bakka Pheonix Books sometime past 3:30 for Megan Crewe's launch party for her latest release The Way We Fall. Unfortunately I missed the reading/speech, but I did run into A there, which was nice. Got a copy of the book autographed, of course. 
M ended up dropping by for dinner, so we did get to catch up after all. But I was basically really unproductive for the rest of the afternoon. And then the evening. And tonight. And there's the chronicle of my really unproductive last two days, woohoo.

I promise to accomplish lots tomorrow - I have to.

2012: one month mark

Crazy to think that it's already February. It feels like January flashed by in a whirlwind of classes (enrolled + audited), meetings, readings and chilling. Which is good and bad - good in that a lot happened, a lot got done - but bad in that a lot of stuff I'd hoped to get done didn't.

Finally made it out to the gym tonight; it wasn't a crazy workout by any means (pretty lax, if anything), but it felt really good to be back and moving.

There's just been a lot to think about, decisions to be made, futures to be contemplated. And not enough time to do all of it in. Wow, this post is pretty much incoherent and pointless, but hey, it's been a number of consecutive long weeks and it's 2:36 in the morning and could really use a rest this weekend - but it'll be go, go, go! Which is probably for the best anyway.

A number of ...interesting incidents happened this week. Today. Tonight. And something odd happened tonight too, and now I'm left feeling apprehensive about tomorrow (i.e. today).

Sleep time for me now though. Night!

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