I bought a Suitcase… but i will tell you about it later.

Oh how fast life is currently moving! I can’t believe it, but all of my classes have ended! First Dj-ing, then latin dance and now African dance! I only have hoola hooping left, thank goodness! So, as a way to fill my time, I have a few new things up my sleeve to keep me busy. I have yet to mention that during all the time that I have been galavanting around the city and working, I have also been doing two full year university French courses. They are taking up a bit of my time, and are more challenging than I originally anticipated, but I need them to apply to Teacher’s college in a couple of years. I have done several online courses during my academic career and have found that Athabasca University is by far the best place to take online courses.  They have the best and most well organized system for delivering material without actually forcing you to go to class.  I have taken an English course on children’s literature, an introduction to women’s studies and now the  two french courses. I have also taken similar style courses through Acadia university that do not compare. I felt this was appropriate to mention in case anyone was interested in taking a course or degree online. Often if you are already in a university program, they will let you take up to 50% of your degree at another institution and Athabasca is a major qualifier, so it can be helpful to anyone who is or is thinking about becoming a student.

In other exciting news, I joined the YMCA! I have decided to become more fitness oriented. In the past I have really dislike the gym, but have decided that if I do this right, I will find a way to like it. I am going to do Aquafit, and a bunch of other classes. This week is tricky because my work schedule is earlier rather than later, but next we I start my regular 9:30 to 5:30 shift, thereby making going to the gym much easier. The times of the classes are very odd but will definitely work. I will let you know all about it when I go for my first workout tomorrow.

The Y is at Spring Garden and South Park Street just up from the Lord Nelson Hotel. If you or someone you know is a member come join me for a work out, I would love a friend to go with!

Stay tuned for other exciting things that you can join and do in this fine city! I’m still working it all out for the next couple of weeks.

And now an update of fun things to do this week!

Wednesday night at the Company House, there is an open mic night where my dear friend Adam will be playing. Remember his name, Adam Sterling, he is both an exceptional guitar player, lyricist and singer. Check out his website by clicking the word AWESOME.

Also, next week at the Paragon on Gottingen, Glen Matlock, yes the former Sex Pistol, is playing an acoustic set. This should be very cool, I am currently trying to get tickets, so perhaps I shall see you all there.

Until next time, stay busy Haligonians!

Spec

The weekend!

Hey everyone!

 


Ok so a quick update on what is going on! Last night I went to the Paragon to see 2 of my most favourite Canadian acts, Rae Spoon and Wax Mannequin. The show was phenomenal and there was a really great crowd out. I was hoping to snag a Rae Spoon tshirt but there were none to be had, so that was a little unfortunate but I will live on. If you are looking for something to today, there is a craft fair at the North Street church starting at 10am. It should be full of cool stuff and runs until 6, or so I heard.

I have another hoola hooping class today as well, followed by another night of Craftos Noches with Andrew and Tori. Tonight we will be participating in The Sign Project (click the link for more info). I’m excited that we are taking our craft night to a new level by participating in someone else’s’ art! It will be a very crafty day for me indeed!

I am also going to have a delightful brunch at Satisfaction Feast, which is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Hali, that if you haven’t checked out, you must! It is located at Robie and Duffus st.  Be sure to try their peanut butter balls, vegan french toast, and dahl soup, or any of the soups, they are so good.

What’s on the agenda for next week you ask!? Well, so far I don’t have it all worked out, but you should all come out to The Company House (The CoHo) on Monday night after 8 to see Adam Sterling, both a friend and amazing artist, play at the open mic. If you haven’t been to the CoHo yet, you should definitely check it out, it’s a classy lounge with tons of community stuff happening throughout the week, like spoken word and beat poetry on Thursday night.

On Tuesday I will be going to another African dance class, and I will remind you all that you can drop in to the classes without committing to coming to all of them, just let the centre know! 8pm at the Maritimes Centre!

Alright, that just about sums it up! I will let you know of any other great things going on if I hear about them! Happy End of the weekend!

Spec