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Live List: Drive-in Theatre

Hello Folks,

I’ve been trying to catch up on my live list posts so I thought I’d share some snippets from our experience at the drive-in theatre! The theatre we went to was in Gatineau, you can visit their website here. It was about 15-20 minutes from Ottawa and super affordable! It’s only $12 for two movies!

I thought I’d share a few tips that we gathered from our experience there:

First: reviews said to bring screens for the windows and frankly we had no idea why you’d need them because normally drive-in’s get their sound from a radio station. Well, I was right about the radio station thing, but the screens were to keep out mosquitos so you could have your windows rolled down. Boy did we wish we had screens! We were boiling so we’d periodically turn the AC on, but we ended up screwing the car battery and had to get our car jump started before we left haha (oops!)

Second: bring your own snacks! Ben and I brought popcorn, cherries, coke and water from home so we didn’t have to buy snacks. Like most movie theatres, drive-in’s tend to be over priced too. But it’s always nice to support independent things like drive-ins, so we did end up buying a second popcorn later on haha.

Third: get there early so you can pick a good spot to watch! Lucky for us we ended up being there about 30 minutes early and the english screenings seemed to be far less popular than the french one so we had quite the pick of where to park, but I was so glad because I would have hated having a crummy view haha.

Anyways, it was loads of fun and a definite summer must-do! I mayyy have nodded off in the second flick, but overall, I’d love to go back. Here are a few photos.

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Love always,
Kate

(Not So) Little Life Update: It’s Been a Minute

Hello Folks!

It has been a MINUTE… well actually it’s been three months, but here I am! I have quite the update to do!

Home
So the last time I was on here I believe I was looking for somewhere new to live. I am happy to report that I have moved (I know, for like the fourth time since moving to Ottawa)! I now live in this cute area of Ottawa, closer to my school and work, and I have two roommates. They’re old friends of mine from my McDonald days. I’m finally all settled in and although my last apartment gave me total heart eyes, this place has quickly become a cozy little home.

School
I have not skipped a beat on school since returning to Carleton this past winter. In hopes of completing my General Bachelor of Art’s as soon as possible, I’ve been taking three summer courses throughout the duration of the summer. Summer classes are exhilarated so it’s been a lot of work, but it means I’ll be finished a semester sooner, so yay! (more…)

Little Life Update: Adult Life

Hello Folks,

I’m sorry that I’ve been so absent lately but my life has been less than exciting. I’ve been completely unmotivated to do anything lately. My progress in landing a job has gone as far as updating my resume and bookmarking a few possible positions to apply to on my computer. I have been updating my kijiji account (website where you sell stuff) and been making enough off of my sales to keep surviving. I was telling my mum that I was considering a career as a professional kijiji sales woman. I don’t think she was too big of a supporter of that idea.

Other than that my life has been excruciatingly uneventful. I did go to yoga on Parliament Hill for the first time the other day, which if you’re ever in Ottawa on a Wednesday afternoon you should definitely check out, even if it’s just to take a peek at what’s going on. (More info here: http://www.ottawatourism.ca/ottawa-insider/yoga-on-parliament-hill/)

Oh! I did purchase Passenger tickets for this September in Montreal! My birthday lands on a Saturday this year and the concert happens to be just a few days after, so it’s like a late birthday celebration. I usually have awful luck with birthdays (plans falling through, things not working out, etc.) and I’ve pretty much given up on getting hyped for my birthday, but maybe this year won’t be so bad. Last year I had the chance to meet him, and even give him a kiss on the cheek! (See post about concert here: https://mylittletravelingheart.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/236:)

I don’t think this year I’ll be as lucky, but any concert of his is a treat so I’m happy regardless. Today I’m finally getting my ass in gear and finalizing my resume and making a cover letter. Well that’s what I said as I went to my freezer is search of freezies and came out with a Mike’s Hard frozen “mike-arita”. I am now edging on drunk and still dying of heat in my stuffy little duplex. Ugh…. well there’s always tomorrow right? hahaha

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Love always,
Kate

Osheaga 2014 (1/5)

Hello Folks,

So a while back I purchased tickets to the Osheaga Music Festival in Montreal that is held over the August long weekend. I was supposed to be going to a different concert that weekend with my baby sister Bernece, but after seeing the line-up for Osheaga we decided to sell our other tickets and buy 3-day passes for Osheaga!

Around the same time I was talking to one of my oldest friends, Emma, who I hadn’t seen since 2011. Emma and I met when we were just wee buggers but I was an attention hog and Emma was a brat so we didn’t get along too well. A few years later and after some msn chatting (oh the good ol’ days) we ended up becoming best friends. With her in Alberta and myself in Ontario, it wasn’t the most conventional of friendships. I decided to take the plunge when I was about 12 years old and go and visit her. The years to follow consisted of one of us visiting the other each summer, with 2011 being the last visit. We decided it was long overdue since the last time we saw each other and since I went there last, it was her turn to come here. With Osheaga Music Festival being the highlight of my summer, we decided there wasn’t a better time she could join for!

She arrived in Ottawa on the Tuesday, my sister arrived on the Wednesday and we left for Montreal on the Thursday! So this is where my journey begins!

I’ll try to spare you the boring day-to-day details, so instead I’ll just name the bands I saw each day, maybe throw in a few photos and maybe mention some highlights, ENJOY!

Love always,
Kate