Last year, my mom, husband, and I walked 5km as part of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon to raise money for USC Canada’s Run for Biodiversity. Fundraising efforts for 2012 on behalf of the volunteers collectively were record-breaking, inspiring me to be more active in that respect the follow year. Here’s the problem: I hate fundraising.
My friend and co-worker Kinga Jakab at the time stumbled into the role of Features Editor one summer at UW. She pulled me on board as her assistant and I immediately took to designing the articles on the page using InDesign. It was a perfect pairing because Kinga was in love with the words and
We’re leaving on vacation this Friday and I’m prepping to be “out of office” for 10 days. What I find I’m struggling with is my auto-responder for my email. I want people to know I will be away not because I won’t be reading their messages or even responding, but because I won’t have access
My love/hate relationship is technology. I adored my iphone 3Gs: taking pictures, downloading and using apps, reliant on my calendar and synched RTM, and generally glued to the glowing screen half of my waking hours. Then it died. All my data was erased. Photos, music, vids, app data, EVERYTHING. Though I did get it back
Although our 14th floor apartment suffers from the symphony of the neighbouring subway track and yard, it also enjoys a beautiful open view of the park north of our building. We get to see some wicked lighting storms move through, some fiery autumn colours and…. frequent bird swarming. Apparently, in birds, this swarming is called