Blackfish

Because some of you had a freak out about my writing of the Olympics and the animal cruelty that is going on over there, I’m going to write about the States and Canada.

This is only my opinion of this documentary, so if this post makes you angry and you want to comment and try to yell at me, go ahead but yes I will be a bitch to you. I get you are only saying your opinion of my blog but I don’t give a shit what you say, these animals are suffering. 

You’ve been warned.

My boyfriend came across a movie called Blackfish. Some of you have probably seen it, I however did not know this movie was around. I knew this situation happened but didn’t know many of the details since I was young when it happened. I am now 22 turning 23 this year and well aware after reading and a tiny bit of research. 

For those of you who have no idea what this movie is about I will give you a little run through. A killer whale kills a trainer at SeaWorld by grabbing her arm and pulling her in. The whale wouldn’t let go of her arm and even after they got the body out the whale still had her arm. This movie talks about how they got this whale, where it started off and how it ended up at SeaWorld. This is not a happy story at all and it’s not the people I feel sorry for, it’s the whales. 
They show everyone who was involved at the time except for the company because they are assholes. First they got these whales right out of the ocean by taking them away from their families, they bring them to this shit hole of a park in Canada and make them put shows on. At night these whales are kept it a metal box with water that isn’t very big. One whale ends up killing someone at this park and the park shuts down, but instead of letting these whales go, they sell them to SeaWorld. Of course they tell the owners that they can’t let this one whale be in shows with trainers because of this killing so SeaWorld says that they are only going to use him to breed. This is a lie. 
This whale has pretty much a criminal record of how many people he has killed. In the movie is says that the only reason whales fins flop over like the whale in free willy is because they are held captive, not one whale out in the wild has a bent fin. This alone says something is wrong. 
SeaWorld lies about a whole lot of things which I won’t get into because I get it is a company but they are just straight up assholes. 

I know going to see these animal is amazing because if we didn’t have these shows most of us would never see them in our lives but if they are acting out so much that they kill because they don’t want to be there then let them go. 

Some animals like to have owners like cats and dogs and maybe they’re fish that like to be taken care of by humans and have that relationship but you have the find the right one. SeaWorld still has this whale just no one is allowed to go in the water anymore, this poor fish can’t do anything but put on shows for food. 

We all have done it, I get you want to see these animals, I’ve done it too. Hell I’m going to an aquarium this week, it just sucks. 

This movie is online on some websites, it’s on Showbox and Netflix. Watch it if you want to, it is a good documentary but this is just my opinion. 

Canadian Eh?

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but it’s fucking cold in Canada! Literally the other day it was so nice out, just a light snow covering, the next day it was cold and windy that was about it, by night time it was a full on blizzard with -30 weather. My boyfriend had to drive me home last night in the middle of the storm because I had to work this morning! It took the car 30 mins to warm up and he was scrapping the car for 10-15 mins to try and get the ice off; which was not working. The roads are completely covered in snow still, it’s still -30, windy as hell, and everyone is experiencing ice quakes or frost quakes. 

For those of you who didn’t know what a ice/frost quake was (which is okay cause neither did I), they are when it is so cold that the water on the ground or anywhere really expands and makes a very loud boom. It honestly sounds like gun shots going off, that’s how loud it is, apparently they were going off all over the GTA and people could hear it from miles away. These happened last night but it sounded like it was coming from the roof of my apartment, which is possible since it’s flat and there could be water or ice up there. 

It was so cold outside that everyone was saying that you should stay in doors if you can and only go outside if you really need too. Cab companies were not working today, schools were cancelled and even a NHL hockey game was cancelled because of the weather. Also they were saying if you were outside with exposed skin you could get frostbite in 5 mins – this is why my boyfriend picked me up from work since it’s a 15 min walk home. Everyone in Canada should have ski/snowboarding goggles so they can cover their eyes and still see when it is this cold, we all may look like idiots but it would be worth the warmth. 

Everyone stay warm if you have this crazy weather where you are! 

Thanks for reading! 

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

Yesterday (Dec 30/2013)

This is mostly going to a be a rant about what happened yesterday. My sister wanted me to meet her at the mall so she’d have someone to talk to when she got her nails done and I had to get booze for new years. She told me she was done at 2:15 pm so the closest bus to that was at 1:45 pm so I obviously took it. As I get to the mall my sister tells me that she would be late due to paper work, I said okay it can’t be that long so I was thinking 2:20 pm she would get out. I walked around the mall then around Target. I didn’t eat lunch so I thought I would get a drink and something from Starbucks inside the Target and wait for my sister there. This Starbucks was so damn slow, the girl taking the orders seemed crazy and the guy who was making the drinks was really nice but extremely slow – but to be fair they only had one blender which doesn’t really work with Starbucks. To order and get my drink it took about 20 – 30 mins, I sat down and my sister still wasn’t done so I just ate my food. She finally came down and said I want to get a drink (in my head I was like oh fuck this is going to be a very long mall trip) but it went by fast this time. Finally we left to get my sister’s nails done.

We get to the nail place and everyone is sitting down on their phones or tablets, my sister said she wanted to get her nails done so they told her to sit down where she was and I sat beside her. This woman brought her damn kid to work, let her child run around in the busy mall then was yelling at her kid to stay close. While all this was happening she was suppose to be doing my sister’s nails, the whole time I said this lady needs to do her job and this is stupid, the worst service, they’re so slow, I hope this child get taken and so on. Honestly I know that is so bad to say but that’s the only way people learn is when something bad happens. The nail place which is called Millennium Nail Care, started to get busy so busy that all the girl were working on someones hands or feet. Another lady walks in and says how long and the owner said 10 mins, this man just sat on his ass on his phone and didn’t bother to start this ladies feet. Talk about the worst service ever, then another person comes and he all of the sudden starts that persons nails, I was in shock that he actually did some work. They made my sister sit there for about 30 mins just to dry her hands and then the machine didn’t work when she went to pay, so the girl that did her nails got the owner to fix it and when he did that he noticed that my sister didn’t tip. So this place lets kids run around, they sit on their asses all day, and the owner only works when he wants to and not to mention they were expensive.

After the nail place we left and went to the LCBO, we walked around and decided what we wanted and paid. As we walk to the cashier I noticed a damn 8 year old carrying booze, the cashier told her and the mum said, “Oh I didn’t know that.” The cashier said that she wasn’t suppose to sell it to her but today she would let it go because she didn’t know. I had a gift card for it so I only ended up actually paying $2.00 of my actually money and I got beer for my boyfriend too, I was pretty happy about that. My boyfriend picks us up and we went back home. 

I live in Brampton so I wasn’t really surprised that there were so many people who are terrible parents but seeing them all in one day is very stressful for someone who works with kids. 

New Years 2014

Tonight is New Years Eve, last year I just started talking to my boyfriend and he ended up ditching me the night of so I went out with my best friend. This year he was suppose to go to the Winter Classic but a whole bunch of stuff ended up happening and he didn’t end up going, so I get to see him finally for this year and I get a actual kiss. 

Tonight we are not doing anything special we decided that we were going to stay home, drink and hot tub. Some of his best friends might come over but that all depends on what they are doing. I wouldn’t be surprised if we ended up going to Nashville North, even though I hate that place. 

I will have to let you know how it goes and what we end up doing. 

Happy New Years! Be safe and warm everyone! 

No power on Christmas Eve

December 24th we go up to my dad’s for Christmas with him. This year I went up with my best friend and my sister. Before we left the house we knew he didn’t have power because of the storm so we had to dress warm, the only problem was it was the coldest night out of the week (-14). We left the house and went to a Tim Hortons by my house, when we got there it was jammed and the drive-thru was closed. We left and went to a different one, when we go there the line up for the drive-thru was long but we waited. When we were in line I remembered that I forgot my rum balls I made for everyone – we went back to my house to pick them up. Finally, we were on the road to my dad’s, which is a 45min drive. By the time we got there the sun had just gone down and it was dark, you could still kind of see the trees when we noticed that the big tree house we had was crushed because the tree fell over. Inside the house was pitch black, I couldn’t see where my dogs were and I don’t think they are like cats where they can see in the dark so you trip over them. My dad put the fire place on and lit all the candles – thank god my step mum has an obsession with candles. The house was freezing, none of us ate so we literally ate two whole chickens they bought from the store then we opened our gifts. 

We made my step mum, dad and step brother open theirs first and explained everything, my best friend opened hers next and then finally we opened ours. I hope I can remember everything they got me but I’m going to try. I got nail polish, perfume, two roots t-shirts, one roots sweater, two movies I believe, socks, eyeliner, lip scrub, a photo album, old bottle of coke, Blue Jays book, and The Great Gatsby book. 

From my best friend (since I opened it at my dad’s house), I got a yoga block, yoga ban, yoga DVD, Nutella cook book, Nutella, cookie spread, and a wooden spatula. 

After we opened all our gifts my step mum and brother were both so cold that they went to their friends house to warm up and sleep. My dad stayed with us and chilled until he could no longer stay awake – which was pretty early since he worked the night before – we said goodbye and left. 

Before we got into the car my dad told us to look up. Since the power was out in that little town the stars were so wicked, you could literally see all of them because he was a clear night too. It was actually so cool to see. 

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(Above – this is the tree house the fell down, it use to up standing up right and there was a slide on the other side of it.)

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(Above – this is some of the food we ate and candles we had so we could see.)

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(Above –  it was -14 inside the house, the whole time we were there even when we opened our gifts we had our winter coats on, with hats and mittens.)

My cool ass uncle

December 23rd is when my cool ass uncle came over to my house like I said in a previous post. My uncle always comes to my house with donuts and coffee/hot chocolate, it’s something you get to look forward too. He is the only uncle I have that is actually so interested in what my sister and I do and will actually come with us to weird ass things that we would have no one else to go with. For years he has been trying to get Rob Zombie tickets for him and I but I always end up having a big baseball tournament when he comes to my city, this year he said that he will get Jays tickets and we will go see a game! I love the Jays so I’m pretty excited about that – he actually keeps his word so I know this will happen! Anyways, we talk the night away, he travels a lot so we get to hear all of his stories and sometimes see some pictures. I never really get to see him so it’s actually so much fun to see him, which needs to happen more which my sister and I will make it more.

He dropped off our gifts and we opened them on Christmas, he always gets us something small but it’s always something good. For me he got me season 1 and 2 of Sons of Anarchy, season 1 of The Walking Dead and an LCBO gift card that I can use on new years!

Ice Storm 2013

It is official, the storm I was talking about my previous post has been hash tagged “ice storm 2013.” The storm got worse over right, literally every parking lot is a sheet of ice, every tree has either fallen over or parts broke off, half the city doesn’t have power and isn’t expected to get power until Christmas day. If you stand by a window you will hear cracking of a tree that is falling over, it’s actually a creepy sound. My boyfriend picked me up at 12:30 PM last night, so everyone was in their houses and there was no cars, all I could hear is the trees by the school I live fall down. I didn’t know what tree it was because they were so loud I thought they were the ones by me. Salt doesn’t do anything for the ice that is everywhere, you literally have to scrap it off if you don’t want to slip. Hydro lines have fallen down because we put the lines along the roads where the trees are so that’s why the power is off. 

Early a generator exploded and it made the sky go purple, red and blues in Toronto. It’s honestly really bad here, trees are falling on houses, people and pets. Everyone is still in the Christmas rush so they aren’t following the rule if the stop lights aren’t working, treat it as a four way stop. When I drove by the mall on my way home, the parking lot was still packed. Both my boyfriend and I work in rec centers, he is maintenance and I’m a lifeguard. He had to go into work because even though all the programs are cancelled the recs turn into safe havens, so people with no power can go there to warm up. If they need people to do first aid they could call all the lifeguards to come help out but that would only happen in a really bad situation. 

The radio here is nothing but where to go if you don’t have power, how to drive, telling everyone to go slow and don’t rush anywhere, the weather and telling everyone to stay inside. The weather for here is that the ice storm warning is over but it is still raining, it’s getting warm so it’s really foggy now but later tonight the temperature is suppose to drop so everything will be a sheet of ice again. This weather is going to be here for awhile as long as it stays this cold and even if it does get warm it will melt but at night it always drops below freezing. 

Cleaning off your car is terrible, the scrapper wasn’t even working on the car windows. My boyfriend just started to beat the window with the brush do it would crack so you can even get the scrapper to get under the ice. It worked but don’t bang too hard. My friend actually was using a blow dryer to get into her car which would work but would take all day long. 

My family is just chilling at home and getting ready for Christmas and avoiding the storm. Tomorrow people start coming over so we have to go down to meet them to keep them from falling. My family parks underground and we have a two car parking spot, tomorrow we are going to get my uncle to park there then walk up the long way so we don’t have to walk on ice. 

This is just my point of view, I know people will have a worst story to write about since trees are falling on houses and cars. Please be careful out there! 

Welcome to Canada

Christmas is only 3 days away, that is absolutely crazy. This year has gone by so fast that it is kind of sad. My year started out really shitty but somehow got great. I work tonight, then I go to my boyfriends then all my Christmas madness starts when I get home. On Monday my uncle is coming over – he’s the uncle I always like so I want to see him and I want to talk a picture with him. Then after that all the other madness happens that I wrote before in a different post. 

Welcome to Canada

I don’t know if you guys know this but I live in Toronto, Ont, Canada. If you’ve looked at the weather for us it has been typical winter weather but all of the sudden it decided to half snow and half rain – making it ice pretty much. It rains all day long but as soon as it starts to turn into night the ground freezes making it one big sheet of ice. I went to sushi last night with my friends, when we were done we had to skate our way to the car. It was actually so funny because the driveway is on a hill but at the same time it was very dangerous. I hope when I go to work tonight and walking to my boyfriend’s car I don’t fall on my ass. I don’t have a picture for you guys from myself but I am going to steal one off of Facebook from a friend. 

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Now you can see what the hell is going in here. 

Christmas Traditions

Over the years my family has done Christmas we sort of have a routine that we follow. My parents are divorced and my dad moved away so we just do our Christmas on Christmas eve now. My mum on the other hand there is a whole bunch. 

1. Try to wake up Maeghan (aka me) – so when I was younger I was NOT a morning person. Trying to wake me up was a very dangerous thing because if you did it the wrong way you would either get yelled at or I would hit you. 

2. Tell my sister to go back to bed at 4 AM – my sister is the one who gets so excited over Christmas is our family. She will wake up at 4 AM and try to get the whole family up. She usually comes into my room and tells me that Santa came or to get up, which I don’t. She then would go to my mum’s room and try to wake me up but they would tell her to go to bed. Now and days my sister just waits in her room until it’s time or she makes coffee for everyone. 

3. Croissants – ever since my parents divorced my mum made it a thing that she would make croissants in the morning. That would be our breakfast as we opened up our stockings. Now my whole family is up at this point but myself, they let me sleep as long as possible because I hate waking up early, especially if I’m hungover from the Christmas Eve party. 

4. Terrible pictures – every year my mum takes pictures of us as we open up our gifts, but as you know no one looks good right after they just woken up. None of these pictures have every made it to Facebook but this year I will be posting them so I am going to look great before I come down to open gifts. 

5. Opening gifts – some of my sister’s gifts and mine are the same or similar so when we open up our gifts they sometimes take forever because we have the open some things at the same time. It’s funny though and makes the whole process fun. 

6. After math – after opening all our gifts we all decided to put things together or go through them once again and actually give a good look at things. I think everyone in the world does this. 

7. Family comes over – after all of that we have to deal with all of our family come over. This is very interesting because our house is small and we have all these people coming over. Some of the people we don’t like too much so I stay down for about an hour then go up to my room.

What about you?

Alright I want to know what you guys do for Christmas or what weird traditions you have to do each year. Leave them in a comment and maybe I will make a list or something! So leave your name and your weird traditions/things you do on Christmas! 

 

About Me Part 2!

This was actually the hardest thing for me to do but I wanted to do it again, which I did! 50 more things about me, I hope you like it. 

  1. I always randomly wake up in the middle of the night for no reason. 
  2. I’ve only had one job my whole life. 
  3. I have a fear of becoming fat. 
  4. It’s extremely hard for me to talk to new people. 
  5. Doctor Who is the shit, go watch the show. 
  6. I write almost everyday in a jornal and no one has ever read them. 
  7. I don’t know where half those journals are. 
  8. I love cats and dogs. 
  9. I have 1 cat and 2 dogs.
  10. My mum doesn’t buy real pop, it’s pretty much flavoured water. 
  11. I want to live a healthy lifestyle but I have zero motivation. 
  12. I hate Apple products but I have an iPod.
  13. My longest relationship was 3 year. (The worst three years of my life.)
  14. I only have 2 really good friends. 
  15. I hate my job, it actually is the worst. 
  16. I was a regular at a bar by the time I was 19. In Canada that is the legal drinking age. 
  17. I love taking pictures when I go out. Yes, I am THAT girl. 
  18. It’s really hard for me to tell you, “I love you.” So if I say it, I mean it. 
  19. I hate when people get the same things as me, especially if you’re related to me. 
  20. I have no idea what I want to do with my life job wise. 
  21. Writing is the only thing I keep at, I’ve been doing it for years but just for myself. 
  22. I feel like I somehow always mess up my relationships.
  23. I’m always worrying I’m going to lose someone close to me. 
  24. I’ve learnt to embrace my crazy curly hair just in like the past year or two. 
  25. I hate talking about myself to people so this is very hard for me, even though I don’t know who any of you are or can see that you’re reading this. 
  26. I think I am a bad gift giver. 
  27. I love wrapping gifts, so Christmas is really fun for me. 
  28. My favourite colour is purple. 
  29. I use to have a Newfoundland dog, she died when I was younger.
  30. I use to have a Bernese Mountain Dog but she died 2 years ago Feb. 
  31. …I’m the only person in my family that didn’t get to say goodbye to my Bernese so that day is really hard for me. 
  32. I’ve never had an actual new years kiss with a boyfriend or a guy I like. 
  33. I have had a new years kiss though. Last new years some random guy kissed me at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Canada. 
  34. I can’t sleep when my boyfriend works midnights. 
  35. I hate change. I hate counting it, carrying it around, just everything about it. 
  36. I use to wear Gothic clothes. 
  37. I’m allergic to perfume but I wear it everyday. 
  38. I don’t actually have a winter jacket. 
  39. When I was younger I put a hole in my head but jumping off a bunk bed and landing on a ceramic pig. The pig ear split my head open without the damn thing breaking. 
  40. I got rid of my warts I got from the pool but accidentally stabbing myself with my pufferfish.
  41. I’ve lost every best friend but one and today is her birthday!
  42. I love going hot tubing. 
  43. Pandora is my favourite place to get jewelry. 
  44. I actually have 2 Pandora charm bracelets. 
  45. I’m really nice to someone unless I don’t like them, then I will make you feel like complete shit. 
  46. I wish I could put together really cool layered outfits, but I just suck. Jeans and t-shirts all the way. 
  47. I actually miss switching between my parents houses every week. 
  48. I have a sign Colby Rasmus baseball from the Toronto Blue Jays. He is my favourite player!
  49. David Clarkson is my favourite Toronto Maple Leaf player. 
  50. I’ve been to one maybe two Leaf games my whole life. 

50 Daily Essentials!

I was thinking of another list to put up but I had no idea what, I decided to write down all the things/products I use every day! I thought it was a fun, cool idea and maybe you guys can check it out and try them yourself! 

  1. Clif Bars. I honestly would starve to death if I didn’t eat these. 
  2. Blistex Berry lip balm.
  3. Vicks VapoRub… I get sick very easily and this is a wonders! 
  4. Alesse birth control…enough said. 
  5. Life Brand Allergy Formula.
  6. Advil
  7. Up & Up migraine relief. Now if you’re in Canada you can only get this in the states sadly. Our laws don’t allow us to have this. 
  8. TUMS smoothies. 
  9. Halls
  10. U by Kotex tampons. Sorry boys, it’s a must!
  11. Crush perfume from Boathouse.
  12. Dove Go Fresh pomegranate & lemon verbena scent antiperspirant.
  13. Q-tips.
  14. Dove clinical protection.
  15. moroccan argan oil.
  16. Cetaphil face wash and moisturizing face cream.
  17. Vaseline dry skin lotion. 
  18. Sephora eye lash curler. 
  19. Maybelline the rocket volum express mascara (waterproof). Honestly the best I’ve used so far! 
  20. Sephora Tweezerman tweezers.
  21. Sephora Khol expert eyeliner.
  22. Sephora sharpener.
  23. Essie nail polish.
  24. OPI nail polish.
  25. Coach purse.
  26. Crest Pro Health Whitening toothpaste.
  27. Colgate vibrating toothbrush.
  28. Crest Pro Health Multi-Protection mouth wash. 
  29. Lifebrand Latex Free bandaids. I play baseball and obviously you get cut up a lot but I have sensitive skin, to the point wear anything that has sticky stuff on it like bandaids, first-aid tape, stickerts, etc will burn my skin. 
  30. Polysporin.
  31. Assuie Aussome volume shampoo and conditioner. 
  32. I love…raspberry & blackberry shower gel.
  33. Bic Soleil shavers. 
  34. Target luffa. 
  35. Sunlight Sensitive skin pac laundry detergent. Once again my skin is a pain in the butt. I’m actually allergic to perfume so anything that is smelly will give me a rash. This is great stuff it doesn’t have a scent but it leaves your clothes smelling clean. 
  36. Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. It’s old and discontinued but it is honestly a great phone. I’ve dropped it so many times, it’s survived a baseball diamond and so much more. 
  37. Nexus 7 Tablet.
  38. iPod Classic. 
  39. iHome iPod stand. 
  40. Canon PowerShot SD1100 1S
  41. HP white lap top 17” screen.
  42. Ceramic straightener. I’ve had it for so long that it doesn’t even have a name, but it’s the best. 
  43. John Frieda Curling Iron. This is the best brand if you want a brand name product for your hair. 
  44. Shoppers Drug Mart mini super umbrella…for those rainy days. 
  45. Coach purple watch. 
  46. 2 Pandora charm bracelets. 
  47. Bittersweet earrings.
  48. American Eagle jeans and earrings.
  49. Boathouse tops/sweaters and toques. I live in Canada! I must have a toque! 
  50. American Eagle black and brown belts.