Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Home again, home again.

I'm home for the first time since leaving for McGill and I have to say, much though I love it there, it's great to be home!
Getting off the plane and seeing my friends and family for the first time in way too long was euphoric. Actually holding my girlfriend in my arms again was heaven, there's no other word for it. Then there was smelling the fresh Bowen Island air once more. My face hurt from smiling.
My cousin Sarah came back from her college too, her plane getting in a couple hours after mine. When she saw me she ran over, picked me up, swung me around then said "Still tiny Holls". I feel silly, but I cried a little at my group's reunion, but seeing as more of us did than didn't, I guess I shouldn't feel too very bad.

On top of all this, it's my girlfriend's birthday tomorrow so that'll be fun.
It's too bad I can't afford to come home every holiday, but seeing as this holiday includes Christmas, Chanukka, New Year's and Mary's birthday we all agreed it's the best one to come home for. 

Sorry to just talk about how happy I am, but I just had to. Apologies for those of you I bored.

Love
-Holly


Monday, 12 December 2011

West Coast Port Shut Down.

I'm sure everyone's heard about the Occupy protests, I'll be honest, I agree with them, but I don't see myself joining in any time soon.
Anyway, they're planned this event called 'The West Coast Port Shut Down' whereby every major port from Vancouver to San Diego will be blockaded and shut down by protesters.
Why am I blogging this? Because back home, my friend Mimi has convinced my friend Lia and my girlfriend to attend the protest to shut down the port in Vancouver. Mimi's always had that sort of flare to her that makes it not unlikely she'd do something like this, but I'm fairly worried. I've heard about the beatings and the pepper sprayings. Granted it's been mostly in America (We're friendlier up here) but I'm sill hoping nothing happens to them. The worst part of it is, Mimi's an American immigrant. She's here legally, but she's not a citizen yet, so I'm really hoping that doesn't cause any problems.
I can't help but wonder if I was there, would we all be going? I've never really though of myself as my group's voice of reason but perhaps I can be at times. Perhaps I'd go with them, in fact, I'm pretty sure I would, and if Sarah was back home still I just know she'd be right in the middle of it, shouting slogans at the top of her voice, giving the police a look that says "Come on, try it!".
All in all, I really hope something good comes out of all this, and that my friends are okay.

Power to the people I guess.

Love
-Holly

Monday, 14 November 2011

Sorry to rant.

Have you ever had one of those days where everything possible seems to go wrong? I have. Rather than piss and moan about it, I'll just post a picture as seems to be my M.O. these days.


Love
-Holly

Thursday, 3 November 2011

A new word for you all.

A while back, me and my long-distance friend in the UK invented a word; Goyid. It means someone who's a goy, but seems like a yid. Anyway, he's recently gotten it submitted to Urban Dictionary. Here's the linky; http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Goyid&defid=6177589

Love
-Holly

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

About the recent picture posts.

Sorry for the number of pictures I've been posting lately. My new friend at uni has showed me a cool site; www.gelbooru.com. It has somewhat of a reputation as a porn site but it's not that at all. There are many, many lewd pictures on there but there are also loads of perfectly all-family-friendly pictures on there, like the three I've posted so far. I may just take to posting pictures that I like, I'm not really sure but I'm sure it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.

Love
-Holly

Picture Fail.

Okay, my pictures failed due to some hotlinking thing, so here they are again... hopefully.

The last one wasn't one of the original two, it's just another picture I saw and liked. Maybe think of it as an apology for the original failures.

Love
-Holly

Another Picture.

Sorry, another picture here. Kind of reminds me of home in a weird sort of way.

Love
-Holly

Nice picture.

Please accept this picture as an apology for being gone so long.

Love
-Holly

Feeling homesick.

I know, I know, I'm a big girl now and I should be able to handle this but I really miss Bowen Island and everyone there. Not too very long until I go home for Christmas, but it's feeling like a little too long right now.

Love
-Holly

Saturday, 27 August 2011

One Week Remaining

Forgive me for rambling a bit but I'm feeling a tiny bit emotional. Que menstrual jokes.

To explain a little; most of you will know I'm off to McGill soon, but my cousin and lifelong best friend is also heading off to univercity; the RMCC to be exact, in just a week.

We're cousins of a similar age who have for our whole lives lived next door to eachother, so as you can imagine, we're quite close. We've spent time apart before, but once she leaves for Kingston, I have literally no idea when we'll see each other again.

We have next to nothing in common but she's been the best friend imagineable for all my life, sticking by me through everything... and getting into a fight with a football player to stick up for me even though I told her not to (She knows what I mean).

Instead of boring all of you with details of somone you don't know, I'll simply post a picture I saw that reminded me of her as a kind of dedication.

For you Sarah, the best friend I could have asked for.

Love
-Holly

Monday, 22 August 2011

A Hero Returns

As many of you will remember, one of my earliest posts was regarding my brother leaving to help the NATO effort in Libya. Well... HE'S COMING HOME!!!!!!!

Sorry about that, I'm just so, so, so, excited!

Love
-Holly

Apology

Hello everyone.

Sorry to be doing yet another 'sorry for not posting' post, but I am sorry, so I will, hehe.

This time I have a legitimate reason for being gone however. As those of you who know me will know, I will be going off to McGill univeristy soon, and as such, I'm trying to cram in as much time with my friends and family as I can. Also, I'll try to fire off a few more posts before I go.

Bye for now and thanks for putting up with me.

Love
-Holly

Friday, 17 June 2011

Riots in Vancouver?

Has anyone else heard about the Vancouver riots? I knew we Canadians were crazy for hockey, but I really thought we were better than this. A couple of my friends and family were at the game but thankfully none of them were hurt. I don't really have that much else to say; just that everyone who was involved should be ashamed, I know that sounds a little cliche, but it's true.

Love
-Holly

Back!

Okay, Holly's back. I've got a shiny new laptop and I'm ready to go back to the blogosphere (Or however you spell that).

Sadly that's all I have to say for now, but I'll be back to post more soon, see you then. :)

Love
-Holly

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Quick Explaination

Hey everyone.

I know I've been MIA for a bit then I return with some random pictures. The pictures aren't much to do with anything so don't worry. As for where I've been; well, it's kinda pathetic really. My laptop died. Now usually, my brother would fix it but since he's deployed I'm waiting until her gets back to have it fixed. I know, I'm stupid. Either way; I'm writing this at a friend's house and I have to go now. Hopefully I'll be able to have my laptop fixed really really soon.

Love
-Holly

Pictures...

Sorry, most of you won't understand this but just enjoy the pictures, thank you. :)




Sunday, 27 March 2011

My Earth Day

Okay; you guys know my Earth Day post a couple days ago? Well, here's how my Earth Day actually went:

I woke up WITHOUT my alarm clock which I had turned off, as well as removing my digital watch so I had no idea what time it was but the sun was shining and I felt rested so I figured it was time to get up. I got out of bed and took myself into the shower but because it was Earth Day I didn't turn on the power-shower part but I got clean still that's the main thing, hehe.

After I dried off and such I can downstairs and checked the analogue clock in the living room, it was around elven which is late for me to get up, but oh well. I was really in the mood for a bagel for breakfast (How Jewish am I?), but the toaster was off-limits so I fried myself an egg instead since our stove runs on gas, not electricity. My dad was at the kitchen table with his newspaper and he couldn't help but make a joke about the starter on the stove being electric. Hey, I'm allowed to break the rules once right?

After breakfast and looking at my little sister's latest drawing, which was adorable I should add, I felt like hanging out with friends; sadly phones are electric so that made things a little complicated. Fortunately my cousin/best friend Sarah (She's given me permission to use her name) lives right next door, so I just went over and knocked on the door. Her brother answered and told me she was up in her room so I headed up there and we hung out, doing what we usually do, which often translates as 'nothing', but it was good fun. After a little while, we took a walk across the village (Due to the tiny size of Snug Cove, this took all of five minutes) to my girlfriend's house and continued our nothing until lunch. I joked that because it was Earth Day I wouldn't eat anything cooked with electricity, however Mary was in the mood for a salad anyway so that worked out, especially because Mary's an AMAZING cook, which likely has a lot to do with the fact that she's half Italian (Yes it's stereotyping but come on, you Italians out there know you're great cooks). Sarah's really not a salad type so she took off at that point, but joined up with us again later.

It was after four before I had a serious computer craving but I resisted it by taking a book into the woods and reading under a tree, enjoying the nice air for a bit. What better way to spend Earth Day eh? (Haha, the Canadian said eh)

Once the sun was going down and it was getting cooler, I resigned myself to going back inside. I was met by my mom who told me I should have brought my phone with me because she had no idea where I was. My feeling is that I'm sixteen and for the most part trustworthy, but I apologized and such; she's my mom after all. It also turned out that my parents weren't observing the 'lights off' part of Earth Day, and what was more, my older sister was going around turning all the lights on just to annoy me. I ignored her and retreated to my room until dinner was ready, which sadly I had to eat by electric light but I swallowed my annoyance, seeing as the food had also clearly been cooked with electricity. After all, this is 2011, I can hardly expect people to revert to the stone age just because I find it fun.

As the day drew to a close I found it harder and harder to keep myself switched off, so as per usual on a Saturday night, I met up with Mary and we didn't need any lights. Nuff said?

Well, that was my Earth Day. I'd love yo hear how you spent yours.

Love
-Holly

Friday, 25 March 2011

Earth Day

Hey everyone.

It's Earth Day tomorrow and you now what that means? Turn EVERYTHING off. Come on, let's do it, let's have a total twenty four hour black out. I know I'm going to do it; no lights, no television, no phone, no nothing. I know I probably sound like some hippy person going on about all this eco itkus but I meant it, I really like Earth Day so I thought I'd try to get others to join in.

Hope you do.

Love
-Holly

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Happy Picture

Okay; not much substance today, but I thought I'd do something happy. It's just a picture I found the other day that me and my girlfriend say looks kinda like us. I'm the one on the right for the record.

Hopefully I'll post about real stuff next time; until then, enjoy the picture.

Love
-Holly

Monday, 21 March 2011

No Fly Zone

Okay; I'm aware this is fast becoming a rant blog, but it's not intentional; I promise.

I hate Gaddafi as much as the next guy, he's an evil, evil man but this no fly zone is a joke. Look at Bahrain, Syria, The Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe and other places; the same stuff is happening but nobody's stepping in. People are dying in Libya so Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy can not lose face and get a little oil while Harper and others are just trying to look big, it makes me so mad.

I kind of have a personal attachment to this as one of the support personnel who got deployed happened to be my brother, so I'm sorry if I'm a little biased, but it really upset me is all.

I WILL post a more cheery post soon, I promise.

Love
-Holly

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Japan.

Hey everyone, sorry to have my first 'real' post be such a downer, but I feel it should be said.

I've been watching the news (as has everyone) about Japan and I'm just speechless. Such a rich, powerful nation brought to it's knees in the blink of an eye.

As you probably know, us Western Canadians were hit by the tsunami slightly, nothing major. Around here, all boats were ordered out of the water for twelve hours due to concerns that the water wasn't safe. It was a slight perk that me and my fellow Bowen girls got the day off school because we couldn't get off the island, but a great number of people missed work too, so there were ups and downs.

I literally cried at the TV reports though, i know nobody (that i'm aware of) was so much as hurt in Canada, but my heart goes out to Japan, and to Korea where 23 people died, plus the families of those lost in America, Indonesia and other effected areas <3

Love
-Holly

Introduction.

Hello world. My name is Holly, I'm kinda cyber-paranoid so I'm not going to reveal my full name.

I live on Bowen Island, hence the blog title. For those who don't know where that is, it's in British Columbia (Canada), just West of Vancouver.

So; a little about myself:

I'm sixteen years old, still in school of course. I'm interested in law which I suppose is to be expected seeing as I'm Jewish, Sephardic if anyone cares. I'm not religious however, just culturally Jewish, I get it from my Mom, my Dad's a goy, hehe.
I speak English and French as do most Canadians, I also speak Portuguese because my Mom's family comes from there.
I generally like to think of myself as a free-flowing person, I like to read, listen to music and just generally chill out. Sitting out in the woods on a summers day with a good book is one of my number one pleasures in life.
For those who care, I'm currently in a relationship with my long-term girlfriend. We've been together for two years and she's totally and utterly awesome, hehe, sorry, I'm rambling, but I really love her. She's kindly given me permission to use her name in this blog; she's called Mary.

I think I'll save other stuff about me for later, haha.

I likely won't post TOO much, but it'll be my little outlet when I need it, so enjoy!

Love
-Holly