Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Muesday: I'm Beginning to Think That Learning Latin Instead of French Wasn't The Best Idea

Bonjour mon amis!

Guess where I went!? It's old, historic, and beautiful! Any guesses? Okay fine, I'll tell you. I'm was in Montreal! And I loved it! Ever the city girl, it has everything that I could ever ask for in a city! History, architecture, shopping, food, and it seems like it's forever on the go! It has this old world charm that places like Edmonton are sorely lacking! Even though it was a whirlwind work trip, it's still gorgeous! I most definitely want to go back and explore the city on my own time with my own agenda. And also have time to shop. That would be amazing. I went for a conference about young breast cancer survivors. Basically, it was me and 5 other survivors put in a room with a whole lotta smart people. Not that I'm not smart. Let's be serious, I'm a genius and can tell you anything you want to know about history. But these people are like scary smart...and lack the social skills to prove it. While it was a really interesting conference, I basically had to bully my way into conversations, which is totally fine because I'm pushy like that, and my input was ignored by researchers who would rather spend another $25 billion dollars doing the same thing that they have been doing. There were points where I really questioned why I was there, and then I drank some more wine and didn't care. Speaking of wine, did you know that apparently hotels lock up their food? Did you also know that they do this at 8 o'clock at night? Did you also know that if you stay at Le Westin in Old Montreal that you could possibly be eating the half eaten platter of cheese that was previously partially devoured by breast cancer survivors and some other really smart people that included the adorable Dr. Malcolm Pike who is as old as the dawn of time, who is being held together by Jesus and Duct Tape? I know you're making a gross face right now. Who would want a half eaten cheese platter? Better yet, who locks up cheese? And also, don't lie to me and tell me that the kitchen is closed at 8pm. You're a big hotel in a big city, and I have been in and around enough of those (I'm a hotel snob, it happens, don't judge me) to know that your kitchens don't close at 8 on a Thursday night. That's bullshit. I won't apologize for showing you the flaw in your logic, because let's face it, that was pretty stupid. It also doesn't matter that I don't eat cheese, or dairy for that matter. I still argued with you because it was the principle of the matter, and also because my surivivor friends wanted that damn cheese platter, becuase we were the only ones who didn't want to go to bed at 9. Needless to say, the guy who worked at the hotel that had to deal with us was not pleased. I'm also pretty sure he was calling us "crazy bitches" in french, in his head. One thing I did learn from this trip though, apart from silly hotel practices and that cancer researchers only care about science and money, is that me learning Latin as my second language instead of French may have been a poor life choice. Don't get me wrong, I love Latin, but being in a predominantly French speaking province has made me question this. Perhaps this just means that I will have to learn another language. I can probably get behind that....

Speaking of breast cancer (I know, it's such an uplifting and lovely topic), guess what comes out today?! No it's not the new Killers album (which I am sure is going to be a colossal disappointment just like every other Killers album that came out after Hot Fuss). It's the Pink Ribbon Pin Up 2012 Calendar! If you haven't been following along like good boys and girls, the Pink Ribbon Pin Up Calendar features a whole slew of breast cancer surivivors as pin up girls, and yours truly is the scandalous and scantily clad (not even that) Miss March! You can buy them at your local Canada Safeway, and online here (starting November). And best of all, all the proceeds go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Now, I'm expecting that upon reading this all of you are going to jump up and race out to pick one up, and if you don't, I may have to come and persuade you, with golf clubs.  Here's look at the behind the scenes footage of the shoot (I may or may not make a couple appearances!!)



But before you go, I have music to share with you all!

I've shared Rah Rah with you all before, however, they have a new album coming out and I am beyond excited! I really like how the two singles that they have released sound, and I just can't help but share them again. Hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, they bring a prairies perspective to their music, which is why I am going to share their single Prairie Girl with you all today. And since I was just in Montreal, it reminds me that I am really a prairie girl at heart.





I hope you all enjoyed that! Now you can go out and buy the calendar!

Peace and Love!

xoxo
Leah

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