A dream is a wish your heart makes

I am 110% a child of Disney. I grew up glued to those movies. I had hundreds of toys dedicated to those films. I was a child BECAUSE of Disney. They allowed me to disappear into that world of magic, love and story telling. Funny enough I never actually visited Disney World. My parents weren’t big on the attraction type vacations. We always went to beaches or quaint towns. Don’t get me wrong, I loved every second of it but a part of me still wished and hoped that one day I could visit Disney.

Jason and I have been trying to think of a vacation for May for the past couple of months. We originally thought of Scotland/Ireland but that is out of our price range at the moment. Then we realized that we could fly out from Burlington and go somewhere for a lot cheaper in the States. We thought of visiting LA and driving the coast to San Fransisco but there were a lot of hidden fees and it was too hard to book a package when the vacation was going to be so all over the place. At the end of February, as I blogged previously, I got too sick to go to Florida with the girls. I was heartbroken. Instead I got to sit home and miss out on a week of fun while I worked and moped.

Jason saw every second of it and one night he called me up and told me he found a ridiculous deal for Disney World for 7 nights and 8 days. We sat down and realized we could visit everything. We have access to Disney World, Animal Kingdom. MGM Studios, Epcot, The Universal Parks, Sea World etc. I’m not big on rides but the idea of disappearing to such a magical place instantly won me over. The fact that he was willing to go there because he knew how badly I wanted to go was absolutely amazing. He even told me that he’s more excited to see my reactions then anything else. On top of finally getting to go to Disney I’ll also get to spend a day visiting the Harry Potter world at Universal and other things that I missed in February.

I’m so excited I can’t even explain it. I’m even more excited to go shopping. I’ve spent God knows how much time browsing the Disney Store website over the years and never ordering anything because of the shipping fees. I’m going to have to not bring ANY baggage with my or else I won’t be able to bring everything home with me.

In 71 days I’ll be stepping foot into Disney World and finally getting to see the Disney castle up close.

It’s a girls dream.


Some Nights – Fun.

In better news one of my absolute favorite bands released their newest album today!

It’s freaking amazing. Everyone needs to pick up a copy!!!

Did I do something to warrant this karma?

This week keeps handing me disappointments like it’s candy.

First of all if I’m writing right now I’m clearly not in Florida. Thanks to a panic attack. I woke up at 3:45am. I got dressed and as I was sitting at my vanity doing my hair I just felt it. To those who don’t suffer from them it might be easy to say “Oh just breathe and try and distract yourself” but to those of us who actually experience them it’s terrifying. I had to be out the door at 4am. I was still sitting in my kitchen, unable to move, at 4:30am. By then it was too late for me to be able to run to the airport. At the same time when that strikes you don’t know what triggered it and you sure as hell don’t want that happening at the airport, on the airplane or in Florida. So I had to make a terrible decision. I chose not to go. I lost all the money I put down for the trip. I lost a week away with two best friends. As if that wasn’t bad enough.

Since I was supposed to be in Florida this week I turned down a FREE meet and greet pass with my favorite band and tickets to their show in Kingston with my best friend. She asked someone else. Sucks for me that I’m in town now. On top of that I sold my tickets to Simple Plan this Thursday because, yet again, I wasn’t supposed to be in town. Now I find out that I might not be able to go to the Hedley show in Ottawa and if I do I’m most likely going alone. I really just want to cry.

A part of me is just really sad because from 2006-2010 I was having the time of my life. Don’t get me wrong. I’m still getting amazing opportunities and I’m still having fun but it’s not the same kind of fun. I miss roadtrips with my best friends. I miss getting in the car with them and driving and singing at the top of our lungs. I miss us being girls and running to the hotel room to get ready. I miss our squealing and our hysterical giggle fits. I see so many people my age who are still going with groups of their friends on roadtrips. And not just to one show. They’re doing what we used to do. They’re making a mini tour out of it and yet they work and balance all of this out too. The last time we did that was in May. Almost a year ago. I miss it terribly.

In summary…this week I get to do nothing remotely fun and go to work instead. I’ve told myself I need to be more positive. Hell I’m trying but sometimes life is cruel.




I don’t know when I plan on breathing between now and March 20th. I have so many things planned that I can’t even begin to contain my excitement.

I like 2012. So far(aside from a lack of Josh Groban thus far) it’s been a hell of a lot better than 2011. Don’t get me wrong…I loved the people I spent time with last year but it really had a seriously lack of adventure. People at my work think I’m crazy because they say I’m always out of town or doing something fun but they don’t understand that it’s how I’ve always been. Yes I went places last year but that was nothing compared to years prior to that. I’m used to getting in a car and roadtripping to the most asinine places for a night or two. That’s when I have the best memories. That’s when I enjoy the most laughs.

The other night we were driving to Jenns. The car was packed and the music was blaring. I made Mel pause the music so I could make an announcement. This is what we’ve been missing. Just jamming everyone in a car, putting on a playlist and going somewhere. It’s funny because I’m not someone who likes to be doing something all the time. Maybe that’s why I make up for it in random roadtrips. I don’t go out to bars or clubs or go bowling or out to movies very often. I pile all my money and do this instead.

After another successful DAHFA holiday I said goodbye to the girls who were driving home to the West Island and I stayed over with Jenn. We haven’t just talked in the two of us in forever. I don’t think we moved for 2 hours straight. Rinse and repeat the next morning. We decided since there are so many changes coming our way that for the next few months everything is a YES! We’re going to look for excuses to just do things. No more of this “Well I’m tired…” “Sorry I’m working” crap. We’re young. We should be having the most fun we can. We have the rest of our lives to work full time and sit around.

In other news I keep having dreams that I’m forgetting to pack anything for our trip to Florida. Last night I had a dream that I left my passport at home and when I opened my luggage at the airport i realized that everything I packed was for winter. Let’s not let that happen shall we?

I just wanted to blog quickly since it seems like I’ve been neglecting this one for my Tumblr. lately. I’ll blog more. I swear.


DAHFA Christmas 2012

Tomorrow marks the 3rd annual DAHFA Christmas Party.

A table piled with food. Video games. Board games. More food. Laughter. Presents. Hugs. Dancing. Yelling. Hockey. More food. Decorations. Dressing up. Best friends.

I look forward to these every single holiday.

Last year we all made food from our cultures. We gained 45lbs.

There was dancing and embarrassing videos…

Next morning we all woke up and opened presents together!

Up or down? Ups and downs.

Today I made a huge decision….I’m going to slow down.

In my mind I had this huge idea that once school was done I’d rush off and find a career and settle down in Toronto with the love of my life and live happily ever after. Now that I’m 7 months away from that I’m starting to realize how much I’ve rushed myself. I’ve never moved away from home. The longest I’ve been away is 2 weeks. I’ve never lived with anyone else aside from my family. I’ve only ever known Montreal as my home. I’ve never worked full time. I’ve never had to handle ALL my finances. Seeing a pattern here? I put this all together and almost had a panic attack.

Why did I rush myself? For some reason I thought that school ending meant that I needed to start my life RIGHT away. Someone forgot to remind me that I’m only 22. I already know exactly what I want to do with my life and I’ve been working towards the career that means the world to me. Most people have no idea what they want to do at my age. They’re still in school for another 3+ years trying to figure it out. Some think they know and spend years at the wrong thing before they decide to make big changes. I’ve decided I want to slow down. Take it month by month. Decide EXACTLY what I want and how I want to do it. I know I’ll end up in Toronto in the near future. I also know my heart lies in the music industry. Most of all I know that my decision to move in with Jason is the right one. When I put all those pieces together I know it fits perfectly. Now to get there I need to make sure I take the right steps and make the right choices.

Maybe it’s because I so desperately want to work in the music field. It’s what I’ve wanted since I was 12 years old and I stepped out of my first concert; Aerosmith at the Bell Center. I’ve been building connections and doing things in the industry since I was 16. Street teaming, promotion, writing etc. That’s why it bothers me so much when people get a job in the field before me, especially when I know they’ve been working at it for less time than me. I’ve finally accepted that when the time comes it will come. I know I’ll work in this industry. I don’t have a doubt in my mind. Rushing it right now and taking the first job that pops up isn’t going to solve anything.

One of my resolutions this year is to become a more positive person. Last year I was very frustrated and negative about finding a job. I whined and complained to Jason A LOT about no one calling me back. You know what? THAT’S LIFE. Sometimes it takes months before you hear anything back. While you wait you have to keep pushing and working at your dream. Nothing should ever stop you. My new attitude is that I’ll intern in the new year. I’ll work my ass off at a company I enjoy. If they hire me then that’s amazing. If they don’t then that’ll just be one more great thing to put on my CV for Toronto. Every little thing you do, every job you take, makes a difference in the long run.

Realizing that I don’t need to rush anything has made me breathe easier. I have my whole life in front of me. There’s going to be a lot of ups and there’s going to be a lot of downs. I’m prepared to fit it with a positive attitude because negativity won’t get you anywhere. You might just annoy more people along the way.

2012: Goals & Resolutions

As I wrote in the previous post, I managed to blog about my goals last year and then promptly forget about it. I have a big year ahead of me and it’s more important then ever that I get my priorities straight and my goals accomplished.

10 New Years Resolutions:

1. Save up 5,000-10,000. If I have any hope of going to Toronto then I need to save up at least this much. Right now I’m no where near that goal so I’m going to have to work my ass off.

2. Finish my 101 goals in 1001 days. Right now I’m about 55% done. I know I won’t be able to accomplish everything on that list but I’d like to get to at least 90-95 out of 101. I’m so close to finishing so many. After this list is done I’m planning on starting another one.

3. Finish reading 175 books in 1001 days. Right now I’m at 104 books. This one is the hardest of them all since I technically only have until October to accomplish it(according to my 101 goal list). If I complete it at the end of 2012 I’ll still be proud of myself. Nothing feels better than finishing a good book and almost reading 200 in 3 years is big for me.

4. Start exercising regularly & lose 5-10lbs. This one is more realistic for me this year. Jason and I have had plans to join the gym, I got a wii fit for Christmas and I know that exercise will be what helps me to beat my anxiety.

5. Beat my anxiety & Stop Worrying. This one is huge for me. I struggled with this since May 2011. It’s been one of the hardest things in my life. I don’t want it to keep winning. I need to find ways to make this the last year that anxiety will be a word in my vocabulary.

6. Complete 365 photo challenge. I really want to do this. Being someone who is obsessive about photography this should be easy. I’ll be posting it on Facebook every single day and I want every picture to be fairly different.

7. Keep the friends who care. Drop the ones who don’t. I’m tired of being the one who organizes everything. I had a breakdown to Jason last night about how many people I’ve lost touch with because they just didn’t bother to reach out. People who I thought were very close friends. He talked to me for an hour and told me that I should only concentrate on those who care enough to want to see me. If it means dwindling my friends down to two or three then so be it. I want to be with people who pick up the phone and make the effort.

8. Get my license. I mean it this year. If I want to move to Toronto then I need to be able to get around if Jason isn’t there.

9. Find a job/internship that makes me happy. I have nothing against the part time job I’m working now but let’s be honest…I’m tired of it. I want to be working in my field doing what I love. We all know that’s music. This year I’m going to push harder than ever to get an internship or even a job in the field that I want. I don’t care if it’s unpaid for a year, I just want to finally step away from what I’m doing and in to what I want to be doing.

10. Live Life. You only live once. I don’t want to race to grow up. I want this year to be full of laughter, concerts, road trips, vacations and good times. I want to remember 2012 for the rest of my life. That means no negativity. I want to be as positive as possible this year.

2011 Goals: What was accomplished. What wasn’t.

First of all I missed my blog. Tumblr is NOT the same. I’m going to be posting here again.

I’ll be the first to admit that I made a list of 2011 goals…and then promptly forgot about it. I’m curious to see what I managed to complete and what I couldn’t motivate myself to do.

My goals for 2011 were:

1. Begin looking for a job within the industry. Of course this would be my number 1 goal. It wasn’t accomplished. Well not fully accomplished anyways.  In 2011 I graduated from Trebas and began working “full time” with CONFRONT. I took on a huge part of the magazine and it has been a crucial part in getting closer to a job within the industry. Every little bit counts. I do have plans for the New Year. I’m going to push harder than ever with them, that includes Toronto.

2. Work out more. Yeah this didn’t happen. A big part of it was the anxiety attacks I started suffering from. I really had to concentrate on a way to recover from that.

3. Read 60 books. I did this! I think I’m actually at 63 or 64 books now. There were so many amazing books introduced to me in 2011 that it was impossible not to complete this one. My top 10 for the year are:

  1. Divergent – Veronica Roth
  2. The Maze Runner trilogy – James Dashner
  3. The Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein
  4. The Glass Castle – Jeanette Walls
  5. Secret Daughter – Shilpi Somaya Gowda
  6. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  7. Delirium – Lauren Oliver
  8. Before I Go to Sleep – S.J Watson
  9. Room – Emma Donoghue
  10. Sisterhood Everlasting -Ann Brashares

4. Save atleast 60% of paycheck. This was very hard seeing as how up until 2 months ago I was in school full time. I should have realistically realized that I would barely be making any money. I think I did take a majority off my paycheck but not enough for it to really show at the end of the year.

5. Visit 5 new places. I’m pretty sure I did this without realizing. I went on a lot of random trips this year which included Pembroke & Renfrew Ontario(a fun trip with the boyfriend), Cayo Coco, Vancouver, Toronto etc. I’d like to say that I accomplished this one.

6. Learn how to cook. I did really well with this one. I spent more of 2011 cooking then I have the rest of my life combined. I took the time to learn almost 25 new recipes, buy new cookbooks and learn how to make cupcakes. Success.

7. Get my learners. Fail. Maybe this year?

8. Complete at least 65% of my 101 goals in 1001 days. Okay this was tough because going into it I think I had accomplished 22% of my list. I just looked at my updated list and I am now at 54%. Not bad. I think aiming for 65 was too high seeing as how some of the goals take awhile to complete. I am almost done a good deal of them and some of them I’m nowhere close.

Updated 101 list:

  1. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years: This has been sealed and put away. I believe it was 3 pages typed up on the computer.
  2. Sleep under the stars: Not completed
  3. Attend a film festival: Not completed
  4. Kiss in the rain: Completed in Cuba during a thunderstorm. We stepped out onto the porch and kissed there. Seeing as how I was super dazed it wasn’t the best kiss so a couple of months later, in July, we stepped out into the pouring rain kissed there. More romantic.
  5. Read all the books currently unread on my book shelf: Not completed. This one is impossible because I keep adding to my bookshelf.
  6. Donate blood: Not completed. This probably won’t happen. I’m too scared of fainting.
  7. Identify 100 things that make me happy: Completed. I did this over a period of 100 days on my blog.
  8. Go camping: Not completed
  9. Go tobogganing: Not completed
  10. Learn how to play poker: Completed. Jason taught me how! I still don’t like it.
  11. Get a tattoo: Completed. I actually managed to get TWO. I wouldnt have been able to do it if Jason hadn’t convinced the shit out of me.I got one on my wrist and one on my foot.
  12. Build a snowman: Completed. We did this last January. He had a lot of personality and he slowly melted over a period of a month in the back yard.
  13. Stay awake for 24 hours: Completed. This was done with Jenn when we flew home from Vancouver in September 2010. We didn’t bother going to sleep since our flight was so early.
  14. Do a scrapbook: Completed. I intended this one for me but I ended up making Jenn one for Christmas last year.
  15. See a broadway play: Not completed
  16. Take a first aid course: Not completed
  17. Try a new/frightening food: Completed. I tried escargot which turned out to not be TOO bad since I love garlic and cheese.
  18. Host a fancy dress party: Not completed. I’m hoping this will be done this year around April.
  19. Subscribe to a magazine: Completed. I subscribed to ALT Press(blah) and Cosmopolitan.
  20. Join a gym: Not completed.
  21. Buy a fancy dress: Not completed. This will be done by March since I’ll be attending a wedding.
  22. Listen to every song on my iTunes: Not completed. I tried really hard with this one but then my iTunes crashed and erased everything.
  23. Visit NYC: Not completed…but needs to be.
  24. Get a drivers license: Not completed. Yeah yeah I know.
  25. Go dancing: Completed. This was completed this summer in Toronto when we all went out to an Irish bar and just danced like idiots.
  26. Learn guitar again: Not completed.
  27. Buy a professional camera: Completed. It’s my baby.
  28. Have a candlelit dinner: Completed. Jason and I did this several times throughout the year.
  29. Dance in the rain, in the summer: Completed. This was done in Gatineau during a Hedley show. It downpoured. We danced. I got a killer cold.
  30. Go to a concert in a province outside of QC/ON: Completed. Hedley in Deer Lake BC
  31. Read 5 biographies(5/5): Completed. You can look at the side bar to see the 5 I chose. All amazing. All worth reading.
  32. Spend the day with a childhood friend: Completed. I spent a day with Sepideh who, despite not seeing very often, I adore.
  33. Get accepted to Algonquin: Completed. Then I didn’t go. My life would be very different if I had chosen that path.
  34. Play beach volleyball: Not completed.
  35. Have a Disney movie marathon: Completed. This was done in PEI..solely because Jenn was deprived as a child. Movies included Aladdin, Pochahontas, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, etc
  36. Give up chips for 2 months: Not completed. I’m an addict.
  37. Go without fast food for 3 months: Completed. I didn’t keep count but I know it was longer than 3 months since I went to any fast food restaurant. I don’t include Subway or Tim Hortons in this though. Just the junk like Macdonalds, Harveys, Pizza Hut etc.
  38. Stay away from the internet for 1 week: Completed. In Cuba. Aside from e-mailing my parents to keep them updated.
  39. Watch 50 of IMDB’s Top 250 movies(26/50): Not completed. I’m about half way there.
  40. Visit British Columbia: Completed. Thanks to Jenn I did this TWICE in two years. Amazing.
  41. Become a vegetarian for 1 week: Completed. I’m pretty sure I did it for 6 days so I’m counting that.
  42. Read 3 How To books(1/3): Not completed. This is harder than I thought. I read a How to Beat Anxiety book but that’s all I could think of….
  43. Read 10 Best Sellers(10/10): Completed. Check the side bar for those.
  44. Go without my VISA for 2 weeks(March 19-April 1st ): Completed. Richest weeks of my life.
  45. Spend a weekend at a chalet up north: Completed. This was done twice as well. Once with Jason in January and once with all the girls for my birthday in September. Both were amazing experiences.
  46. Discover 20 new artists(20/20): Completed. This was easy. I blogged about it somewhere on here.
  47. Start up my quotebook again: Completed and not Completed. I did start it up again but I didn’t stay with it.
  48. Study the Russian culture: Not completed
  49. Spend the day in my city as a tourist: Not completed
  50. Find a popular TV series that I’ve never seen and watch every season: Completed. How I Met Your Mother!!!
  51. Visit a country outside of North America: Completed. I visited Cuba.
  52. Go to another province/state for a hockey game: Not completed
  53. Get back to school: Completed. If you count Trebas as school.
  54. Get into a car and drive to a random location. Spend the day there.: Completed. Jason surprised me with a trip to see Matthew Good in Pembroke. We left a day early and stayed in the remote city of Renfrew ON which ended up being so much fun.
  55. Watch the news once a week for 2 months: Completed. I didn’t keep track but I know I watch at least twice a week regardless.
  56. Find an internship in the music industry: Completed. I started working “full time” for CONFRONT.
  57. Make a donation to the Make-A-Wish foundation: Not completed, but will be.
  58. Join Deviantart and get back into photography: Not completed.
  59. Explore the Old Port: Not completed.
  60. Spend the day at a spa: Not completed.
  61. Develop my favorite pictures: Not completed
  62. Play hockey: Not completed.
  63. Buy 2 new board games and have a games night: Completed. I picked up Quelf and Scattegories.
  64. Go to Canadas Wonderland: Completed. Four of us went in June and met up with 3 friends. We made a day of it.
  65. Watch 10 Ewan Mcgregor movies(5/10): Not completed. This will be easy to finish up though. I have been challenging myself by watching movies of his that I’ve never seen before.
  66. Watch 5 documentaries(3/5): Not completed. With Netflix this one will be easy though.
  67. Go skating on a lake: Completed. I did this at the Old Port last winter.
  68. Visit the arboretum: Completed. Took a 2 hour walk with Jason this year right before Thanksgiving.
  69. See Josh Groban in concert: Completed. THREE TIMES THIS YEAR.
  70. Go see a band I’ve never heard of: Completed. I did this several times including Bluesfest in Tremblant.
  71. Learn to sew: Not completed..but I should.
  72. Watch a sunrise/sunset on the same day: Completed. We did this in Cuba:)
  73. Visit Stew in New Brunswick: Completed. Went to visit him last August when we went to PEI. I’m planning to do it again this year.
  74. Lose 5lbs: Completed. Whether I kept it off is another story but during my anxiety phase I lost 10 pounds.
  75. Put 5$ aside for every task completed: Not completed.
  76. Go 1 week without spending any money: Completed. This was another rich week for me.
  77. Try 10 new restaurants(10/10): Completed. I did the majority of this in Vancouver and other random cities.
  78. Complete the 100 Photo Challenge on FlickR: Not completed but I really want to.
  79. Curl my hair: Not completed. Impossible.
  80. Save 10,000$(1000/10000): Not completed. Effing hard.
  81. Read 175 books(65/175)(40): Not completed. Am currently at 104.
  82. Rewatch my home videos(7/7): Completed. This was an awesome trip down memory lane.
  83. Interview 10 bands I’ve never heard of(2/10): Not completed.
  84. Give money to 10 homeless people(6/10): Not completed but getting there.
  85. Learn to cook 25 new recipes(24/25): Not completed. ONE RECIPE TO GO!
  86. See Hedley in the States: Not completed but I sure as hell will this year.
  87. Roadtrip to the States for 3 shows(1/3): Not completed. We went to Wakey!Wakey! but I have more then 2 on my list for the new year.
  88. Read 5 classics(0/5): Not completed. It’s hard when you’re not in an English Class anymore.
  89. Watch 3 music documentaries(3/3): Completed. I watched Hedley, Foo Fighters and Justin Bieber. All awesome.
  90. Join a dance class: Completed. I joined a salsa one with Jason.
  91. Do an entire 45 minute yoga video: Not completed.
  92. Compete the Biggest Loser 1 month challenge DVD: Not completed.
  93. Go to the zoo: Completed. Did this in Toronto
  94. Visit a casino: Completed. Visited the Tremblant casino. Failed miserably.
  95. Build a sandcastle: Completed. Jean Drapeau Beach in Montreal.
  96. Have a Star Wars marathon: Not completed.
  97. Start a journal again: Completed. Didn’t stick with it very well.
  98. Visit 5 new places(5/5): Completed.
  99. Take pictures in a photo booth: Completed. Took these with Jenn. Still haven’t seen them.
  100. Buy someone a present for the hell of it: Completed. Do this for Jason constantly.
  101. Visit Hampton Beach: Not completed.

Now I need to write my blogs about 2012 goals and 2011: A Year in Review.

Mid October Update

First of all…Habs it would mean the world to me if you could win a second game this season.  Maybe? I still miss Saku.

I’ve been so overwhelmed trying to jam everything into my schedule before leaving for Vancouver for 2 weeks. Also let me just say that anxiously counting down for something is torture. I keep dreaming that I’m there already or at the airport or that I’m packing my luggage. Then I wake up and I have a week to go. That being said I have a full 7 days in front of me so I know it should go by fairly quickly.

Tomorrow is my foot tattoo. I’m absolutely terrified about the pain but I’ve been wanting this for 3 years now and I have to suck it up and just do it. I know how happy I’ll be once it’s done. After that Jason and I are headed to trade in super old nintendo and gameboy things in return for N64 games. When did I turn into a nintendo geek? I found our old N64 in the closet the other day and so many memories came rushing back to me. I spent a good handful of my nights as a kid playing Super Nintendo & N64 with my brother. We owned at Kirby let me just say. So Jason and I are going to revamp it and add some classic games. Then this summer I’ll be picking up the Super Nintendo from my brother. Apparently we’re planning on having a gaming room when we move out. Goodbye boyfriend.

I still have 3 shifts before I leave next Thursday and that includes an incredibly fun training session early Sunday morning. Sarcasm. That’s okay though because 24 hours and one Live Nation shift and I’m GONE for 12 days. Reunited with friends in Van and my best friend. I did my Halloween shopping last week and I’m super excited about the costumes I chose. I love getting dressed up. I really have no clue how I plan on packing all this stuff though. I’m the queen of overpacking.

I’m so antsy to get back to Vancouver. While I’d never ever want to live there(too far from home), I absolutely LOVE visiting it. Jason and I have also been seriously discussing something for the last couple of days and it looks like it might just happen. I don’t want to say anything until we find a way to make all of it work.

What else?

Oh yes..Hedley will be in town on November 10th. First time in over a year. The best part? I’m not even sure I got a spot to see them. That feels good when I’ve supported the band for over 6+ years. I realize fans come with success but I wish there was something there that guaranteed that those fans that have been there from the beginning aren’t left out on the street. Their brand new album comes out while I’m in Vancouver so I’ll be grabbing that before coming home.

Now that I’ve rambled I get to go make a list of places I want to visit in Vancouver.


One of the things I was most excited for this month was The Academy Is & Jacks Mannequin show in Vancouver. Unfortunately, yesterday morning William Beckett announced that the band was breaking up. I’m so sad to see what’s happening to some of the best bands in the music industry. Augustana, a band I was introduced to by one of my best friends Jenn, broke up a few months ago as well. I remember her going on and on about how amazing they were and when they broke up I immediately wrote to her to say how sorry I was. She was devastated. I realize things to work out but it’s heart breaking on those people who follow a band from the beginning. I know if it ever happened to Hedley that  I wouldn’t know what to do with myself.

What makes it worse was that these shows were booked and they have officially backed out of them. I don’t even get to see TAI play one more time. It’s tough to be a music fan sometimes. I’ve been a fan of The Academy Is for about 4 years now and their music made me smile. I’ll never forget Jenns dance off to their song in Mexico or their show in Montreal..WILLLIIIAMMMM BECKETTTTTT!!!!!!!! RIP TAI.

In other news….HOCKEY IS BACK! Nothing makes me happier then getting together with friends to scream like men and eat like pigs. The summer is always so long without my hockey team. It wasn’t the best start to the season but I can take a lose to the Leafs because I feel like this is going to be a great season. Tonight it’s JETS/HABS. I’m so happy hockey is back in Canada:D

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