Pretty on the Outside

Finding ‘wings’: Life after a 4-can-a-day Red Bull habit

As of today it's been four months since I've had a Red Bull. To understand why the the 27th of December, 2012 is an important date to commemorate is to know the following: I've tried to give up my Red Bull habit more than 5 times since I started drinking them in 2006 After 2006… Continue reading Finding ‘wings’: Life after a 4-can-a-day Red Bull habit

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Redefining reality: The rise of the Kardashians

The year was 1992 and MTV introduced new programming that would forever change not only how we viewed them—as a misnomer—but how we viewed television. Our introduction to The Real World, with its tagline, “when people stop being polite… and start getting real…”was an omen of things to come. Almost 20 years later and  reality television has taken… Continue reading Redefining reality: The rise of the Kardashians

Mi Vida Loca

Ladies: Why don’t we smile and learn to take a ‘compliment’? [video]

About two weeks ago I was standing at the bus stop when I noticed a young man getting off the bus across the street and then run towards me. He stopped in front of me and said, "Hey, I'm Justin." I looked at him and just nodded and he said, "I'm 25, almost 26. How… Continue reading Ladies: Why don’t we smile and learn to take a ‘compliment’?

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The Sopranos of the schoolyard? “The Yard” is a show you should watch [video]

So far in my life, Canadian TV production has not disappointed me. As a teenager I was a fan of Degrassi Junior High, and in the last few years I fell in love with Being Erica, a show about a woman who sees a "therapist" to deal with her life regrets. (You can watch both shows… Continue reading The Sopranos of the schoolyard? “The Yard” is a show you should watch 

Seriously Though

The lies we tell ourselves

I was watching The Hills most of the weekend (don't judge me!), or rather I had it on in the background as I worked and couldn't help but pay attention every once in awhile.  One of the characters (it's a reality show so I don't know that character is the right word but I'll use… Continue reading The lies we tell ourselves