Monday, July 19, 2010

Snippets from the past...

Hello hello.
Your fair-weather friend returns to blog another day.
My life's been all topsy-turvy lately. Busy working and making poor decisions in my personal life as always (some things will never change).
Been getting the bug to start trying my hand at music again. Seeking out guitar lessons and trying to start writing again are my first steps. I really miss being creative - it feels like ages have gone by. I don't want to lose it. It's kind of everything, isn't it?

Anyhow, today I started flipping through old sketchbooks and notebooks and finding bits and pieces of songs and poems and lines written over the last 7 years or so, just trying to find some inspiration. Found some interesting stuff, some bad stuff, some good... thought I'd share some with you here. Why not?

There you are, the star
Consumed by my guitar
But I don't mind, not this time
'cause it makes me feel you're mine

We're inspired, we are
You and my guitar
My pen and I
We are art.
We are beautiful, right now
For now.
This moment
Circled by smoke, and hope

That one was written when I was 18 or 19. I was dating a guy in a band and I was over the moon for him. He used to pick up my guitar and play it all the time - sometimes it would annoy me because he was in his own little world - but apparently not this time.

Still questioning every step I take towards you
But I can't stop my feet from moving forward
You're everything I need from 3000 miles
And I'm missing you for 3000 miles
And 3000 things I dare not say
because my heart's locked up in iron gates
So I'll put pen to page and hide it away.

*sigh* LA boy... that was written after a boy I fell for whisked me to Los Angeles to be with him. I wrote this when I got back and was missing him so. I think this was around the point where I started to get foreboding thoughts that things were about to sour. And they did. It's funny how I always know things will turn out, and yet still forge on despite it all. I was right to have my heart locked away in this instance. Didn't change the outcome though.

Hey lady put those sad eyes away
Don't let him see the salt streaks running down your pretty face
We've been through this before now don't you cry
It's always hard the second time you say your last goodbye.

Hmmm apparently I only write about boys and unrequited love. What a theme. That one I wrote in New York City where I traveled to visit a boy in the band that I had met and fallen for here in Canada while they were touring through. It was the morning I had to catch my train back to Toronto after a whirlwind of NYC fun. I was lying there beside him while he slept, tears falling down my face. I didn't want to go home. I got up and sat by the window, lit a cigarette and wrote those lines.

If I ever turn these into songs I will have a mean episode of VH1 Storytellers ready to go.

x and o - Miss A

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Oh you pretty things...

Oh hai...

I didn't die. I swear.

I'm sorry to have left all three of you hanging. Please forgive me.

SUMMER IS HERE - and I'm a happy happy camper.
A while back I received an AMAZING package in the mail via my friends at

I may or may not have squealed when I unwrapped it. This beautiful black case came filled to the brim with Maybelline makeup, including the gorgeous shadows and liners from the new EyeStudio line.
Now I'm generally a big M.A.C girl - but these shadows are brilliant - they go on smooth and vibrant, and although they have a creamy consistency, they don't gather in creases like most cream-based makeup.
Below are some shots of my experiments with the line. Sadly the webcam pics don't do justice to the vibrancy...

As usual - Maybelline are on top of the mascara game. A loyal user of their classic GreatLash mascara (you know the pink and green tube), I was excited to try the four (yes FOUR) mascaras that came in this kit. Needless to say I'm in love. The extensions and curling ones are amazing.

Well done, Maybelline. I am officially converted. Love these products.

More to come this summer - I've decided it is the Summer of love and it will be full of road trips, music, sunshine and fabulous friends old and new!

x&o - Miss A

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Oh Salty...

This series of commercials makes me want to cry. I am IN LOVE. Too bad the salt and pepper shakers are mega sold out and to pre-order from the new batch you are to allow 16-20 weeks for delivery!

Poor Salty!!

x&o - Miss A

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Bathroom stall truths.

Far too poignant. My first return to the Orbit Room since October (when I was swept off my feet by an American boy and flown to L.A. and told all the right things...and then disappeared on...) and this is written on the bathroom stall...

I'm not sure I believe in coincidences.

x&o - Miss A

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Whiskey Walk

Brand new video from American Bang, one of the bands I fell for at Coachella a couple years back.

I dig.
Too bad these bands never come to Canada...

Big things are afoot so I apologize for being a bit MIA. All will become clear in time...

x&o - Miss A

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Love is when you want a kiss and you get bit

Life is better in the front row...

x&o - Miss A