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100 Days Left

It feels like I’ve only just got here, but I can’t believe that I’ve actually been here almost exactly 6 months. I’m getting used to seeing snow on the ground almost constantly, living in negative temperatures and constantly hoping for a Chinook wind so that it’s -5 degrees instead of -25. 1,208 more words

Ice-skating and free-brain fantasies

Last night was a magical night–my friends and I rode the metro and went ice-skating and wandered around Central West End and ate that buffet food stuff from Whole Foods for dinner (grocery stores at night are such a mood) and made lots of voice-noises (re: singing). 344 more words


Centred on the life of former 1991 and 1994 U.S champion and Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding, and directed by Lars and the Real Girl’s… 1,428 more words


“Would you like a certificate?” [Stage 1: Day 2]

Learning from the errors on my first lesson (get an earlier train, get there earlier, warm up first, etc), I arrived at the rink 40 minutes early, new skates in hand feeling really excited to get them on and give them a whirl (or a shuffle). 421 more words



Ballerina on ice
so elegant and precise
would proceed to impress
with her graceful finesse
but for a handsome distraction.

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