I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

There is just something that is so insatiable about doing something you shouldn’t be doing.  There’s just something about bad boys.  Their ruggedness, their drug-dealing ways, and their overall appeal. Novelty? Perhaps.  But as a cookie-cutter good girl by the books, there are always those random moments where, well, I just want to be bad. I love breaking the rules. And as cheesy as that sounds, my version of being “bad” is being with someone who is just bad news bears.

FYI, on the “men”genda for the year 2012, I need to:
– Start meeting men who are born in the 1980s (seriously…how hard is this!!!)
– Maybe meet someone nice for a change

And double FYI, not only do I enjoy breaking the rules, I enjoy breaking the norms. People need to start being forward thinkers and challenge these socially constructed norms. So what if I want certain things. So what if that makes me look a certain way?  In the end, do I care about your opinion?  Most likely not. That’s a new year’s goal for you to dwell on. In the meantime, I am ready to kiss 2011 goodbye.

PS. Sorry to disappoint you Harry Potter fans but this post had nothing to do with him or the books. I still love HP immensely though.

Harry Potter bake sale?!

…aka my dream come true. I had the pleasure of participating in the Big Screen Bake Sale this past weekend with the super awesome theme of movies! Naturally, I chose Harry Potter. I just wanted to share the delicious photos with y’all so you can be jealous. And proceed to order cupcakes off of me… thanks! Big thanks to Mandy and Lawrence who put the event on. All proceeds went towards Easter Seals.
Big Screen Bake SaleOf course, I was dressed up for the occasion in my Gryffindor rope. Yes, that is a real wand.
Big Screen Bake SaleMy super cool Harry Potter half-table! Yes, that is all the Harry Potter books. Yes, that is a Gryffindor scarf FROM Harry Potter Wizarding World.
Harry Potter treatsClose up shots. Treacle tarts, pumpkin pasties, pumpkin pie tarts, cauldron cakes, and vegan pumpkin chocolate chai cupcakes.
Treacle tart, cauldron cake, cupcakeTreacle tarts, cauldron cakes, and vegan pumpkin chocolate chai cupcakes.

Are you not jealous?

Oh. And I miraculously ran into Drew today. With his girlfriend. Or was it? Either or, it was disheartening….but that doesn’t stop me from asking him out for some harmless gelato!

Big Screen Bake Sale!

Remember Bake for the Quake and the great amount of money we generated to help Japan? Well, it looks like I’ll be baking for charity again coming September!  This time, I will be featuring my Dolce Delights goodies at the Big Screen Bake Sale which is being put on by a couple of my friends who love giving back to the community. This bake sale will occur on Sunday, September 4th, 2011 from 1:00–4:00pm at Creekside Community Recreation Centre (1 Athletes Way, Vancouver) and all proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to Easter Seals, an organization which helps fund summer camps for children with disabilities. This is going to be super fun event! It is also movie-themed and of course, y’all know which movie I chose for my theme: Harry Potter, duh!  Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I will be making pumpkin pasties, cauldron cupcakes, and Harry Potter’s FAVOURITE dessert ever: treacle tarts! Um, yeah. Harry Potter dreams come true. My table will be DECKED OUT in Harry Potter gear and I will also be donning my Gryffindor swag, of course.

This is a great opportunity to help a worthwhile cause. And if you haven’t tried my cupcakes yet, this is probably the place to do so! So please come out and support and buy some goodies — your help is greatly appreciated! Or feel free to come out and take pictures with me in my Gryffindor costume!

Also, check out the super sweet post on me and my cupcake biz, Dolce Delights. Thanks Mandy!

One Day.

I finished school last Friday so I was dying to read something other than textbooks. Trying desperately not to get tangled up in my usual pattern of re-reading the entire Harry Potter series over again (mind you, as I do every single summer…not like it’s a bad thing), I vied to read something new, something current. I watched the trailer of the upcoming movie Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess movie, One Day, and my instant reaction was that it was the American version of My Sassy Girl. Kind of, not really. I recently finished (as of 20 minutes ago) the novel and it was actually a great summer read. Definitely not something I would read again but it was a nice, quick romantic read. Can’t wait til the movie comes out later this week!

Harry Potter: The end of an era.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2Wow. I am speechless. It’s really all over. The end of an era, the end of a life-changing novel, movie, and brilliant made-up fantasy world… I really don’t know what to say. I did have the pleasure of watching the midnight screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and as much as I was super excited, I was also really anxious. I didn’t know how to feel. I mean, it’s the END for god’s sake! No more waiting for another book or another movie — there really isn’t anything to look forward to. With that in mind, I had high expectations for the movie… and by god, it did not disappoint. It couldn’t have ended more perfectly. It was VERY close to the book (of course with some added humour and romance) and just plain amazing. And I couldn’t have asked for a better crowd to watch it with either! It was simply well-done. Some CGI scenes were a little cheesy for me but other than that, it was absolutely perfect. It jumped straight into the action (all the boring parts were in Part 1) and godammit, it made me cry so much! And trust me, I haven’t cried that much or that hard in a movie since The Notebook. It had that much of an impact. Especially Snape. Holy fuck, SNAPE. My favourite character in the book… OMG. And Lupin. And omg, Molly Weasley… and the EPILOGUE. HAHAHA. Everything played out so well. Truly impressed. And saddened. It’s a bittersweet ending.
Thank you J.K. Rowling for creating such an inspiring and addicting story for everyone of all ages to enjoy. Thank you for introducing me to the world of Harry Potter.  And thank you for introducing me to books. Harry Potter will live on through the books and films. The end has come but it will not be forgotten. </3

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It all ends: 7.15.

If you got that tagline, you know I’m talking about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. And I’m not just talking about the movie, I’m talking about the WHOLE DAMN SERIES. Harry Potter has been such a huge part of my life. After being introduced to it when I was 10 (I was actually a late-bloomer, believe it or not. I got into it right before the Prisoner of Azkaban came out, also my favourite book out of the series), I just couldn’t stop reading it. It was like an addiction. I don’t know about anybody else, but I am actually super obsessed with it. I read the series every single summer (yes, the whole series) and dress up for each book and movie release (with an official Gryffindor costume and two scarves from the Seattle exhibit and Harry Potter Wizarding World). I also used to be widely obsessed with the ultimate Harry Potter test in which I got all 400 questions right. Yes. I am a self-profound nerd within the realm of Harry Potter…and it all ends tonight. I honestly don’t know how I’m going to live. No more books? No more movies? Of course we can live on through Pottermore but it’s just not the same. Here’s to the end of the best 12 years of my life!

Oh fuck. I just watched the trailer for the billionth time and started tearing up. AHHHH t-minus 11 hours and 10 minutes!!!

Let the dating games begin!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I was being (half) serious about this post. And yes, I actually did end up meeting with a few of them. Some normal, some nerdy, and some just plain creeper. I’m telling you, these guys have ZERO game. I can now understand why they are using Craigslist. It actually went downhill as my “dates” progressed. Oh my. Well…

1) Italian man. This was on Friday night.He was actually normal. Tall, handsome, well-groomed. Oh, and he had an Italian accent… ’nuff said. Traveled the world and seemed to have a lot of life experience behind his belt. Did the Yaletown stroll for drinks which was awesome and did not come off as creepy at all. +1

2) Nerdy guy. So this was dumb, but I casually mentioned to this guy to say hi to me and work and, well, saying hello lasted like 2.5 hours. WTF. Okay. Well, he was actually very nice. I felt I could really be myself and be dorky (the Harry Potter nerd inside of me) because, well, he was like a super nerd. He got a tattoo on his whole back of Gallifrey (Google it. I dare you.). It went well except for the fact that he just didn’t know when to go and that he was not suave at all when he asked for my number (I didn’t give it out). Meh. +1

3) UBC guy. Okay, maybe the nickname is misleading since he’s just transferring there for thiscoming fall but, god, this was just horrible. First of all, he was ugly in person. Second of all, guy doesn’t know how to dress. Third, he makes the worst Chris Rock impressions (buddy, you’re fucking WHITE). Fourth, just talks way too much and veers off when I’m talking (bitch, do you know who I am?!). Yeah. Atleast he paid for dinner. -1

So far, I’ve had my good and bad.  More good than bad, surprisingly. Wonder what the weekend will bring… Stay tuned.