Today classes begin with a bang, aka Statistics. I have three courses this semester, all geared at getting me ready to research, but truth be told, this is the one that makes me the most nervous. I have been told it will be just fiiiiine though….
In the past week I’ve been indulging in the social side of student life – I’d forgotten that when you’re a student it’s perfectly okay to be out multiple nights of the week! A lot of the bars, restaurants and stores have changed in downtown since I was last here, so it’s nice to see what’s new. And, I had a nice moment walking downtown in the middle of a weekday afternoon where I realized that most other people I know were probably sitting at a desk in an office. Don’t worry though; I’m not letting this “freedom” go to my head – I’ll soon be in my own office, hitting the books and working hard, too.
Oh, and did I tell you that there are only approximately 50 steps between my new office and the Starbucks in my building?!
Okay, here’s my five things for this week. Enjoy!
1. Gorgeous typography project, Word as Image. This video is a compilation of a typography exercise where designers are challenged to visually express the meaning of the word with only the letters of the word as their “canvas”. There are some completely outstanding entries that wowed me. Look for silicone, ill, fast food, moon, to name a few!
2. Article: Is it possible to get a good deal on a flight within Canada? One of my favourite travel hackers, Chris Myden, wrote this post on the cost of flying within Canada. It’s a good read, especially for those of us hailing from the east coast. We all know finding cheap flights isn’t exactly easy.
3. Hilarious Chinese cooking tip video. Watch this to see a really slick way to separate an egg yolk from the white!
4. Love food? Check out Tee’s Taqueria! My friend Tee is awesome with mexican food, specifically tacos. She’s posting delicious recipes and tips on making tacos an integral part of your life. Go check it out!
5. A preview of my new place, and all of its structural awesomeness. Anyone who’s been to Kingston probably noticed that most buildings are old. Like, really old. Mine is no exception, and that means there are some funny features in my new apartment. Exhibit A:
In order to have my dresser sit level, I needed to jam the front feet with some Dollarama pot bottoms. Funny.
PS. Stay tuned later this week as I’ll have some photos of my new place to share.