A Beginners Guide to Canadian Artists

Good gravy this took way longer than I thought it would. Honestly, I blame all of you who sent me some 100 bajillion suggestions, how was I supposed to know that they’d all be so good? Before I even had half of them into the playlist it was well over 7 hours of music, which on one hand is really great to know how much quality Canadian music is out there, but if you know any Americans you know that a 7-hour playlist just isn’t going to fly. Unless it’s 7 hours of The Star-Spangled Banner straight, then they’d have…

The Nature of Love

So there’s this song that I’ve been listening to a bunch for a little while now. It’s called The Nature of Love and it’s by Sinitus Tempo, (click the link to listen to it, I recommend you do while you read it because I’m super pretentious and think it might affect how you perceive what I’m saying) I have absolutely no idea how to define his music in terms of genre, but that probably has more to do with my lack of knowledge when it comes to music than him having a mind-bending sound that defies common conventions of what…

Life Lessons from WoW: Battle for Attention

It’s been a few weeks since Blizzard released the newest addition to their flagship title and my favourite game of all time; World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. It’s a really good expansion, there are endless tides of content for players to participate in both casual and hardcore, the quest lines are not only fun and interesting but actually expand the story of the Warcraft universe in ways that don’t make you want to slam your head into the table like most Blizzard writing does. Don’t get me wrong, some of it is still really cringy and feels like Blizzard…

New (School) Year, New Me

It’s a new semester for me so I wanted to take a quick moment to look back on my summer in writing to reflect and then perhaps even look a little bit forward to speculate on what I’m hoping to accomplish over the next few months, does that sound good? Not that it even matters if you agree this is just what’s happening. I’m really trying to be polite though. Ok so if I’m being honest, I actually liked most of the writing I did over the summer, which is kind of surprising because normally I hate everything I write…

Solid Stuff

Aight I won’t lie, I personally found those whole expectations vs reality bits I was doing when talking about so many movies at once to be an enormous drag. So as I move down to movies I like just a little bit less I won’t be doing that. What will I be doing instead? Who knows? I’m just making it all up as I go really. My next category of movies is the “Solid Stuff”. It makes up largest part of 50 movies I saw over the past 8 months with 1 of the 50 fitting into this category.  Another…

Top Shelf

With me saying goodbye to my MoviePass I thought it would be worthwhile to look back and see just how much value I really got out of it, and I certainly extracted a lot of value. I had MoviePass for 8 months, meaning I paid about 80 dollars into it. I saw exactly 50 unique films with it, averaging $1.60 per film. Pretty good stuff if you ask me. But watching a lot of movies is one thing. Did I actually watch more good movies because of MoviePass? To figure that out I went through each of the 50 movies…

Conversion

This past week I became a full-on convert to two new ways of thinking. First is the obvious superiority of Dr. Pepper to all other pops. I can’t believe it took me so long to come to such an obvious conclusion. I’ve been trying to force the idea that Coke was the way for me and even wasted countless hours debating it’s superiority over Pepsi only to now, halfway through my twenties realize that I was looking in all the wrong places for the best pop to drink. So how did I come to this revolutionary realization? Well, one day…