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Oh, hello again

Wow, I’m so forgetful sometimes! Like, for the last month, I basically forgot that I have a blog. But now I have so many things to update about – perhaps I will make SEVERAL posts before I once again forget that this thing exists.

So! I went to Alberta! It was a really fun trip. I went with my mom and my aunt. My sister had to work during our first full day, so we explored her neighbourhood a bit. Fortunately she lives far enough away from downtown that she wasn’t affected by the flooding. Her neighbourhood is really cute, lots of stores and restaurants and stuff. Also, it was SO HOT THERE. I’m not used to heat because I live in Saint John where overcast and freezing is the norm, so I immediately got sunburned on my pasty, pasty skin.

We spent the next three days in the mountains. Banff, Canmore, lots of beautiful lakes, waterfalls, and seriously, the mountains are actually so amazing. I feel like pictures don’t really capture them, but here is one of me at the top of the Banff Gondola anyway.

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So pretty! We also did a lot of hiking, and then immediately made up for it by eating at a whole bunch of good restaurants. I was a little exhausted (or was it just heat stroke?) by the end of it, but I feel like we got to see a lot. No grizzlies though! We drove around in search of animals a bunch, but we only found mountain sheep. They were FINE I guess, but they were no bears.

Me and my mom at Moraine Lake.

Me and my mom at Moraine Lake.

Our last full day in Calgary was spent shopping at an incredibly massive outlet mall. Oh my god, it is such a good thing I don’t live in a place that has a thing like that. It had all the stores! I wanted all the things! I had to show some restraint because, you know, we had to carry it all back on the plane, so things didn’t escalate TOO much.

And then I was off to Toronto to hang out with one of my bffs, Jeff for a few days.

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We went to a drag show (my first drag show!) and then another drag show (my second drag show!) and then a Tegan and Sara concert (my third Tegan and Sara concert!). Basically, we had a blast and it was just great to hang out with Jeff.

ivoryAlso, I finally met Jeff’s friend Ivory, a.k.a. the hottest drag queen ever. And I know what I’m talking about, I’ve been to two drag shows.

Then it was back to reality, but I’ve been finding ways to make Saint John at least a bit more interesting. Stay tuned for a Very Important Post about my experience at the Saint John Psychic Fair, my trip to the zoo, and SO MUCH MORE. No, not really. Just those two things, actually.

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Disaster zone vacay

Right now I’m staring at a half-packed suitcase and trying to figure out what to wear to a flood, and it’s quickly becoming apparent I don’t have a lot of disaster-appropriate outfits. Like, I don’t even own a pair of rubber boots! I only have one pair of capris! I’m kind of at a loss.

See, what happened is, I didn’t pick the best possible week to go on a trip to Calgary. It also isn’t the worst week – last week would have definitely been worse. (Also, I feel like I should stop being an asshole for a second and note that I feel really terrible for the people in the city who have been affected by the floods, because oh my god, what a terrible mess, the whole thing is pretty surreal.) But I’m still looking forward to the trip – my mom and my aunt and I are heading to Calgary to visit my sister, who has been living there for the past year. Fortunately, she lives in an area that wasn’t affected by the flood. We’re also going to Banff for a few days, and then I’m heading to Toronto for a few days to visit one of my bffs.

It should be a really good trip. I’m definitely excited about the part where I’m not working for a whole week and a half. It turns out that not working is one of my favourite things to do.

Clearly I haven’t been blogging much lately, and now I’m going to be MIA for the next little while, so again with the not blogging. But if you are for some reason desperate to know what I’m up to during my upcoming adventures, you can follow me on Twitter¬†or Instagram. Or not! I’ll be back soon to post pictures of my outfits, and to update about my AFI movie project.

But for now, my greatest challenge yet – packing. Ugh. Packing.

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