It's been a little over a week and while I really should be studying at the moment I just had to post a little update because I've been feeling so neglectful to my loyal readers!
My first exam was today and I cannot wait for exams to be over with already... it really doesn't help that I finish on the 20th of December at 10 pm either. For all the business inquiries I've been getting through email about article writing I'm really sorry that I haven't had the time to, my studies come first and I hope that you are all able to understand this! Especially because I'm working on top of my studies it's been difficult finding time.
I've been super duper lazy this past week so I've been rocking jeans and hoodies a lot. Mostly my now-favourite TNA hoddie from Aritzia. I'm thinking about stocking up on some more soon... but they're only available at the regular price at the moment.
I really am so in love with this hoodie. It's as warm as my Wilfred sweater just on the athletic side. It is still available to be purchased online for the $55 sale price here. Only the black colour is available.
Last week was also a great week for my club MVSA. I organized a clothing drive this year and it turned out to be so successful! We donated over 100 articles of clothing to the Good Shepherd Youth Centre in Hamilton and then went on a mini adventure in Hamilton to grab some eats as well at Nations (a supermarket similar to Oceans, but has cheaper items!)
I'll admit that my above food choices weren't that healthy... but I had a long day that day and wanted comfort food. The smoked ham mac and cheese was wonderful! There really isn't ever a reason for me to head to Nations (I usually just eat at school), but I'll head down if friends are going.
My executive Secret Santa dinner was also last week. I'm so proud of my team this year they've all helped me so much and worked so hard in establishing a successful first time. I can't believe it's already been half a year, that means I only have another half year to enjoy my presidency!
My Santa turned out to be my good friend Andy! I was so shocked and so happy when I look in and saw what I received. He bought me a new red and black infinity scarf (which I wore today, it's so warm) as well as the CD I've been wanting. I was also laughing when I pulled out the single piece of watermelon candy. I've only mentioned that these were my favourite candies one time only a month ago and it was a nice touch that he bought me one (I tend to overindulge on these).
Last week was also a week full of work and a job interview for an position which starts next week, and I'm happy to say that I got the job! (I just found out a few hours ago)
I also had Hero Burger for the first time in over a year last week as well! They had a new Lobster Burger and I'm forever a sucker for lobster. The lobster portion was more generous than I expected, but I thought the beef/lobster blend was lacking a little... or maybe it was just the beef. I probably won't be having Hero Burger again in a long while...
On a better food note, I finally had the chance to eat at Yoco Frozen Yogurt! Let me just say two words: so good. I believe that Yoco is the best that I've tasted in the world of frozen yogurt! Yoco is self serve and offers gluten-free yogurt. It's located on one of the lower levels of Cumberland Street (on the side where Kate Spade is and in between Kate and Sushi Inn). They offer 10 flavours daily with the three standard ones offered everyday: Original (Tart), Chocolate, Vanilla. If you don't see the flavour you want that day they will happily get it for you!
Their toppings are also on the "healthier" side as well (of course there will always be the general chocolate chip and sprinkles options) and lots of different types of fruit! If you want a waffle cone just add $1 to your total! Their yogurt is $0.55/ounce so it's still on par with the rest of the self-serve yogurt places popular right now. But there is something about the taste of theirs that I enjoyed the most.
I decided to fill mines up completely with their Pink Grapefruit flavour. It tasted heavenly! I can't wait to head back and hope that the flavour is available on the day I go! Stephen loaded his up with so much I don't even remember his selections... He also drizzled Nutella on top as well as granola and pomegranate (I don't see how that would taste good... but that's him).
After I conquered my exam today I head back home and called up one of my friends to grab lunch with me! It was a much needed pasta and wine session (and a method of putting off studying for my next exam).
While having a 6oz glass of white wine at noon may not have been the wisest option (especially since it was the first thing I consumed), I definitely needed it after my first exam. I ordered my usual Arabiatta (small - $9.97) and she ordered the Baked Carbonara (small - $9.93) because she saw the words bacon in the description! Of course both dishes are always perfect.
Right: Baked Carbonara ($9.93)
After our meal I decided to avoid studying some more and we both decided to go shopping. I was looking for a dress to wear for Christmas Eve because I'm taking Stephen out that day for a Christmas dinner! So that was my excuse to do some shopping. Lina is honestly the biggest instigator (more so than I am and that's saying something!) she drags me to Aritzia the second we enter the mall (to be honest, I'm not happy with any purchases unless it's from Aritzia mostly). After picking out over six different dress selections I settled on a Babaton dress!
I'll be back in another week (promise!) time for me to focus on the rest of my exams!