Big things, little things, everywhere a thing thing

Things! Things! Things!

There are so many things of which we must speak!

So let’s get cracking…

Bad McDonald’s ads.

These just squick me right out.

IMG_20130527_154253I know much of this is due to the fact that I am (at the base of it all) an immature degenerate (seriously dudes, whatever veneer of sensibility and maturity I manage to project is shellacked on with a trowel EVERY MORNING) BUT –

I cannot be the only one who thinks this, right?

I mean, who chose these descriptors? Yes, sex sells BLAHBLAHBLAH, but when I am eating your crappy fast food, the last, LAST thing on my mind is getting down and funky.

In fact, I’m pretty sure my feelings are literally the EXACT OPPOSITE of that.

And if it isn’t when I started eating said foodstuffs, it certainly is by the time I’ve finished. The end of a McDonald’s meal is always defined by the mild, yet lingering aftertaste of self-loathing, and the enduring curiosity as to whether anyone will ever again find me attractive.

(At least in the non-ironic sense.)

Don’t worry – I make my own bed. I know what I’m getting myself into, and yet, I NEVER STOP DOING IT.)

The long and short of it is – these ads are terrible and they make me uncomfortable for the thirty seconds or so I have to wait for my train to take me home.


Why would you buy that?

People who live in Vancouver are officially insane.

IMG_20130529_073536I mean, who in their right mind would pay THAT MUCH MONEY for zero square footage? And what is even four hundred square feet?

Is there a place for you to hang your hammock, or does that cost more?

I can only assume that this arrangement has people peeing off of their (miniscule) balconies, and showering solely on days that it rains.

(Luckily this is Vancouver, so that averages out to quite a few cleaning days per year.)

Plus –


My head hurts.

Someone get me something TENDER and RIPE.

Just kidding!

Watch it.

After seeing this watch on Jubilant Sea’s blog there was nothing in my power that I could do to stop myself from buying it.


It has a map!

A wonky map of the world!

I could wear the saddest, least colourful outfit in the world, and as long as I was wearing this watch, I would feel like a main stage player at Paris fashion week.

(I don’t really know what that means, but I’m sticking with it.)

Wedding dresses.

So I am in quite a few weddings this summer because all the people that I know and love are getting married which is SO EXCITING.

And as such, I need to procure some vestments that I may wear while I witness these many exchanges of rings and vows, etcetera etcetra.

Today on my lunch break I managed to wrangle TWO dresses – one for my sister in-law’s wedding in August, and one for my sister’s wedding that is coming up SO SOON at the beginning of July.

The latter dress is one with which I have been enamored for many moons, after walking by Club Monaco a bagillion times and swooning every time I saw it in the window display.


I tried to hold out as long as I could, but today I caved and tried it on and I LOVE IT SO MUCH GUYS.

Seriously, I just love it.


In other news, for the first time since 1994 I have a weekend with absolutely nothing planned, which THANK GOODNESS, because I have my half-marathon in three very short weeks, and if I’ve going to run a sub-1:30 I better get back on the training path AND QUICK.


In other great, GREAT news (concerning the run), I have already raised $1,035 for Big Sisters, and counting! I am running for the organization, and all the proceeds raised go directly to helping match new Bigs with the current waitlist of Littles.
If you are interested in learning more about our efforts, you can do so here.

Otherwise, I plan on doing nothing but eating a lot of Nutella  and watching an entire season of MI5.

Is it just me, or does Lukas North get hotter the second time around?

Just me?


Happy Friday you beauty cats!

I wish for you nothing but greatness, and awe.

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Vanessa Woznow

Writer, runner, ranter, reader. I write about all things.

29 thoughts on “Big things, little things, everywhere a thing thing”

      1. Not yet, but someday. For now, they are safely stowed away. I do have one very old, small unusual map of the world framed (from 1791)! Maybe I will post a pic on my blog one day.

  1. First, you in that dress is smokin’ hotness!! You will be looking fab for the wedding! Then there’s the awesome fundraising and running – seriously you make me so proud. Love that you’re making a huge difference and taking names while you do it!! No doubt, you will rock this half. And enjoy the weekend of no busyness! You deserve the break, the rest, and so much relaxation. :) Hugs and much love! I’ll be thinking of you at the Highland Games tomorrow.

    1. Thanks sweets! I love it so much – I may have tried it one multiple times this weekend. Hah! I’m such a nerd. And thank you again for the lovely works about my run! I am super stoked about how well the entire team is doing – it will be a great, great race!

      I’m so glad to hear you and J had a fab time at the games. My little heart warms just thinking about it! x

  2. Loving the monies raised, the dress and that watch – stylin girl:) I saw a commercial for the place mentioned above and it was like a carnival – plain weird indeed! Housing is nutsball – glad to be a renter again – never thought that would come out of my mouth to be happy renting again. Happy Friday – Happy Weekend:)

    1. Thanks!! I am pretty proud of how well we are doing in terms of funds. :) We own right now, because we managed to buy when prices where at their very lowest in 2009. What a different four years makes!!

      I hope you had a simply marvelous weekend. :)

  3. Advertising is evil.

    That feeling you’re talking about? After eating at McDonalds? I call it: The McFeeling.

    That dress is super cute. You are super cute.

    When you mentioned MI5 to me last week, I thought you were talking about Mission Impossible 5.


      2. I was meandering around the suburbs of Paris today (I know, soo romantic) and counting the number of McDonalds I passed. In an hour I passed 4. FOUR! Throw up. I have been craving some of those crispy but oddly wet french fries though.

      1. Why thank you! (But seriously, THANK YOU – I never would have found the watch if it wasn’t for you!)

        And 4 MacDo (in the parlance of the French, of course) – that’s just too much! Although I LOVE the oddly wet fries. Like, SO MUCH.

    2. You are a genius. The McFeeling should be known the world over.

      And thanks! I love, love, love it.


  4. Oh Vanessa, you are so hilarious!
    I read this line: I know much of this is due to the fact that I am (at the base of it all) an immature degenerate (seriously dudes, whatever veneer of sensibility and maturity I manage to project is shellacked on with a trowel EVERY MORNING) BUT – at least 10 times!!! Seriously loved it and it’s because I can relate!!

  5. FAB-ulous frock!! Kep us posted on the others you choose. I’m in two weddings next year, and I can’t help but be envious of your part in choosing your dress. Alas, uniform is the standard on my end.

    1. Thanks, thanks!! It really is easy when it comes to just buying a dress that you love. I finally found a turquoise dress for one of the other bridal parties I am in. Happy not to have to look at everything and thing – is THAT turquoise!? Haha!

  6. You’re so beautiful in your new dress; brilliant sense of style, my dear! And I’m quite jealous of the watch as well:)

    From your earlier post, I have to admit an irrational fear of mine; windmills. Not really the old wooden ones, but more precisely the huge, white, pointy armed, other-worldly, “Vespa” ones. Have you seen those beasts? They generate wind power (which is great, don’t get me wrong) but they’re creepy as all get out if you ask me!

    Have a spectacular weekend!

    1. Thank you so much! I love it so much, it’s a little silly.

      Windmills em? I can get behind that! They are so sci-fi those things. Almost as though they are from a different world!

      I did have a fab weekend indeed and I hope that yours was tinged with magic!

  7. a pheeyoo kwestyunz:
    did you cut your hair?
    i NEVER “do” mCdux, so no werrrreeez there. although if i pass a sign indicating that CHOCOLATE is 50% off, well, you know …
    just run YOUR race! neg splidtz, if pause uh bull.
    oh! i suspect you KNOW THIS, but that’s a GONDAWANDALAND WATCH!
    you get/got SQUICKED out? ooh! …
    you might suffer thru’ my ruminations (‘cept i’m on a minor level and just do “rumi-territories”) about our, uh, fab? weakened of mostly mending property/yard disasters. whew. Nutella is in my immediate future …

    1. I call it my Princess Leia hair. It’s up in braids in the back! I too love a 50% off chocolate sale…

      I plan on running my race! I just want to run it fast. :) Haha! And it IS a Gondwanaland watch! For some reason I hadn’t put that together…

  8. So many things to comment on here, LOL!

    First, tender and ripe are not the worst words I’ve ever heard to describe food —- “mouthfeel” is. It’s an industry term and it skeeves me out every time I hear it!

    Second, those are like NY or LA prices! Steep!

    Third, you really need to buy that dress — mostly because it looks great with the wonky map watch!

    Fourth, Get Trining, Sister! I run, vicariously, through you!

    1. Mouthfeel!? What the…I don’t even know.

      Yeah, Vancouver has officially jumped the shark when it comes to real estate. I feel like the city is trolling us all.

      And I did! I did buy it! I LOVE IT THE MOST.

      Haha, and I am! I am officially the running woman. :)

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