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Yay for local Farmers! [Sep. 15th, 2007|08:56 pm]
Juliette_20
[mood |creativecreative]
[music |Bob Marley]

Work has been I.N.S.A.N.E.

But I'm happy. We have almost doubled our business in one year, and the store has been in operation for almost 10. That's fantastic. People are waking up to their environment and taking steps in the right direction.

I had a boy in the store today. He was about 8, I asked him if he wanted a bag to carry his new notebook in. He gave me a funny look and said. " If you're an environmentally friendly store, why do you have plastic bags!" I smiled so big, the kid must have thought I was insane. " Well, we use old plastic bags that people donate to us so we don't have to make more bags" I said to him. " But that was an awesome question!" That kid is my hope for the future. He also told me he wanted to start a vermicomposter because worms are better at recycling.
I applaud either that boys school, or parent! Thats fantastic.

I keep taking giant leaps in my lifestyle to try and make the smallest environmental impact I can. Biking is going to start getting cold again damn it. But I intend to hold out until the snow not only flys, but covers. Then I'll take transit again. The lastest, greatest and hardest of these changes Em and I have decided to do is the "100 mile diet". Although, we've both decided that we want to support the organic farmers back home, so we've made the personal boundary of a 2 hours drive in each direction.
It's hard but the fresh heirloom cantaloupe and honey dew melons at the markets have made my banana and pineapple cravings disappear. Seriously folks...You have not tasted a melon, unless you have had an organic, local, heirloom cantaloupe. Holy of holiest.

We have had many meals now solely composed of local fare. It is an overwhelmingly satisfying feeling to know that my dinner is actually HELPING the planet.

I highly suggest anyone read the books-

The meat you eat : How corporate farming has endangered americas food supply.
By: Ken Midkiff

AND

Animal, vegetable Miracle. A year of food life.
By: Barbara Kingsolver.

They are great. They will change the way you think about food.
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(no subject) [Sep. 2nd, 2007|08:03 pm]
Juliette_20
I'm going off to my Dad's cottage for a couple days!
Yay! First time out of this city this summer!
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(no subject) [Jul. 19th, 2007|04:51 pm]
Juliette_20
I finished my 1st year of school and decided to never go back to Seneca College ever again. Period.
I hated almost every second of that institution. I finished with a 2.9 GPA and York won't except me to their french immersion campus because they require a 3.0

So, I got a job working at a store full time called Grassroots. ( www.grassrootsstore.com)
It's great. The store specializes in eco-friendly products. Nothing we sell is harmful to the environment . It's a great place to work in and I'm learning amazing things about sustainability and environment. It can be stressful, people demand a lot of detailed information from me on product. But it pays off when I get to just talk to people and show them simple ways to convert their homes into eco-friendly places. (Which Em and I are in the process of doing now to our own place).
Anyway, school is put off once again. Work is interesting and keeping me SUPER busy right now. Emerson and I have finally agreed to leave Toronto at the end of his studio lease and we're moving to B.C in early 2009.

So, living in cracktown isn't so bad anymore. I guess I just got used to it. Em and I moved out of his studio and got our own loft 1bdrm apartment on the other side of the building. It's way more quiet here and I love having my own everything! We still have problems sometimes with some of the characters who hang around here but mostly its smooth. My bike was stolen a couple weeks ago but I got a new super fast hybrid bike now which I ride to work everyday. I love it. It's my pride. Cars are dumb.

My garden is just coming to fruition. My peppers are ready to be picked and a have one ripe tomato so far. My herbs are out of control...I need to cut some and hang them.
Hey, if you want any dried rosemary, thyme or sage mailed to you at the end of the season, tell me!
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Maybe my liver will thank me later.... [Jul. 1st, 2006|12:32 am]
Juliette_20
[Current Location |basement apartment]
[mood |aggravatedaggravated]
[music |Em's GGS recordings]

Ugh, so incredibly broke.
I hate this.
I'm locking my mastercard away...I'm going to take it and my bank card out of my fucking wallet.

My friends are out drinking.
I'm sitting at home in my PJ's alone.
alone is nice, dont get me wrong...but come on! I just want one overpriced pint of Guinness or Stella or Sleemans! COME ON! Fucking city and its expensiveness.

Yes, thats a word.


I have a new e-mail.

joannamhoward@gmail.com

e-mail me there. Or;

joannahoward@hotmail.com



Time for bed...its the long weekend and i'm working every.god.damn.day.

But I need the money. I guess.
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(no subject) [Jun. 26th, 2006|01:15 pm]
Juliette_20
I miss Stacey Facey
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(no subject) [Apr. 15th, 2006|10:01 pm]
Juliette_20
Swing in this tree
Oh I am bounce around so well
Branch to branch,
Limb to limb you see
All in a day’s dream
I’m stuck
Like the other monkeys here
I am a humble monkey

Sitting up in here again
But then came the day
I climbed out of these safe limbs
Ventured away
Walking tall, head high up and singing
I went to the city
Car horns, corners and the gritty

Now I am the proudest monkey you’ve ever seen
Monkey see, monkey do
Then comes the day
Staring at myself I turn to question me
I wonder do I want the simple, simple life that I once lived in well
Oh things were quiet then
In a way they were the better days

But now I am the proudest monkey you’ve ever seen
Monkey see, monkey do
Monkey see, monkey do
-Dave Mathews Band
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(no subject) [Jan. 24th, 2006|04:52 pm]
Juliette_20
fucking. fuck
lost my wallet on the street car.
Fuck.

Got into Canada World Youth.
Can't go.

Conservatives got into power somehower.
fuck.

Thank the world for beer and sex and friends.
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not culture shock, more like culture love [Dec. 19th, 2005|07:56 pm]
Juliette_20
[mood |curiouscurious]

What do you get when 2 Canadians, 2 Romanians and an Irishman all go to the bar together?



yep, you guessed it...
knocked off your ass hammered.
Saturday night I went to the IGA unofficial x-mas party and got some drink on. Then us youngins decided to go to the pub because its right between Sean's house and mine. hey, we're already getting drunk. Lets get even more drunk and get to know each other.
It was great.
All of us had to work the next day.

I wish I knew if I was going to be living in that apartment or not.
I will call him soon.
bahumbug.

I'm coming back to the county Christmas eve day around 1 pm and leaving late on boxing day.

I am very poor.
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Celestine Prophecy [Nov. 16th, 2005|06:02 am]
Juliette_20
Oh yeah and if you haven't read the Celestine Prophesy and you're interesting in evolution vs. creation or just general human sociology at all READ IT!
It's great.
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Drinks on the House [Nov. 1st, 2005|07:35 am]
Juliette_20
[mood |contentcontent]
[music |Joel Plasket]

Well, that was a wonderfully splendid weekend, let me tell you ALL about it...

Friday wasn't so bad at work, Cecilly or however you spell her fucking name, wasn't there so it was just me and Stacey and Sam. It was cooler then normal at work. Then Damien came and we took a Cab home. Em was waiting on the doorstep in the dark. It scared the poop out of me, I'll tell you that!
We sat around and watched Sex and the City and went to bed.

Saturday I went to work while Damien and Em did their respective things. Waxings and all that jazz. It was a long day at work. And I had like 2 fuckheads at the end of the night and guh..long story short I was there until 7:15 and I was pissed at these people. Doesn't the world know I have a party to go to!!?! Fuck. Then we get to schooners and Damien didnt have her costume because we didn't communicate clearly. So, I had to ask my dad to drive home first. He wasn't impressed. Whatever. Damien and Em and I finally got to Papa's. And God damn it it was great! Damien looked FANTASTIC, everyone looked fucking good in their costumes. It was exactly what I had had my hopes up for for a month. No let downs. Em and Sean and Aaron got along really well and spent the night talking about studio stuff and music. They might be doing some work together or something.
My friends are so hot. I love them.

Sunday I got up off my wonderful bed on the mixing room floor and got dressed. I wasn't hung over or anything, no puking!YAY! Em and I went for a walk in the fields behind Seans house. It was so beautiful out and perfect. It was one of those days that I want to remember forever. The colours and the smells and the conversations. It was splendid I can't think of anything I would change about it.
Everyone left and Em's sister came to get him. Damien and I went to her aunts house and had dinner. It was really nice to be there and feel so welcome. I like her aunt a lot and her mom is very sweet. We scored some pie off them too. Bonus!

Monday Damien got up to go to work. I decorated the house for halloween and was watching Funky Monks when the phone rang. I was like" uhh..who the hell phones me?" But I answered it anyway and it was Eve from the Hazelton Library. Long story short they're sending me 2 paycheques and a holiday pay! WOOHOO! got into my hot hot costume after and greeted Damien. We handed out candy to little kiddies and drank the most disgusting beer ever. I mean, it was like cigarette butts and urine in a very cool bottle. But, I love Damien for that memory. Oh yes, I will always remember this halloween. Em phoned and he's still in town. I'm going to see him tonight weee.

I am totally in love but I don't want to admit it to myself because I told myself I wouldn't do this again. But fuck it, you don't know how long you're going to live so i'm just going to enjoy life as it comes. I going to take and give while I can and love and be loved while I can. No more worrying about no supposed to or maybe this is to fast or all that crap. What happens happens because it's supposed to happen. I'm very happy and healthy and I feel great right now.
I am exactly where I should be.

Thank you for your attention.
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