I shot my friend Sarah the other day. I’ve known Sarah since high school. She’s also my hairdresser. She’s also one of the most stylish people I know (I made her start a fashion blog when I saw her last, so hopefully she starts updating after this weekend! I’m so excited!).

She’s also absolutely beautiful, as you can see. I really love the pictures we got. Of which there are many!

These shots are also the beginnings of a new project I’m starting that should be interesting, process-wise anyway. And hopefully fulfills one of my 30 Before 30. Maybe, if it’s finished in time. 

This is Elana. She has no pants on.
And tonight is her concert with her a cappella group, Countermeasure: "an auditioned, fourteen-member, mixed a cappella ensemble, with a focus on unique and challenging repertoire." It’s a holiday themed concert and I am really excited about it.
Details:
What: Countermeasure’s Debut Concert!
When: Friday, December 10th; doors at 7:30, show starts at 8:00pm
Where: Room 318 - Miles Nadal JCC (southwest corner of Spadina & Bloor) 
Pay-What-You-Can! (suggested $5)
Elana promises it will be “squirm-in-your-pants good,” which might imply that she will actually be wearing pants at this concert. A disappointment, but I’m sure it’ll be fabulous anyway! See you there?

This is Elana. She has no pants on.

And tonight is her concert with her a cappella group, Countermeasure: "an auditioned, fourteen-member, mixed a cappella ensemble, with a focus on unique and challenging repertoire." It’s a holiday themed concert and I am really excited about it.

Details:

What: Countermeasure’s Debut Concert!

When: Friday, December 10th; doors at 7:30, show starts at 8:00pm

Where: Room 318 - Miles Nadal JCC (southwest corner of Spadina & Bloor) 

Pay-What-You-Can! (suggested $5)


Elana promises it will be “squirm-in-your-pants good,” which might imply that she will actually be wearing pants at this concert. A disappointment, but I’m sure it’ll be fabulous anyway! See you there?

Yay! I got my copies of Paper Science from Matthew Sheret yesterday.
Paper Science was made by We Are Words + Pictures and printed by Newspaper Club for sale in and around London. It has work by Adam Cadwell, Chrissy Williams, Dan Hancox, Emilie Chalcraft, Julia Scheele, Lizz Lunney, Marc Ellerby, Mark Higgins, Mark Oliver, Matt Jones, Matthew Sheret, The Girl With Shit Stories, Tom Humberston and me.
I opened it up and went, “Ahh!” I was so surprised that this was so big and amazing. I love it. A lot!  I also have writing in the paper with an illustration by Julia Scheele which is beautiful and perfect. It was a really great thing to get in the mail. Thank you, Matthew Sheret!

Yay! I got my copies of Paper Science from Matthew Sheret yesterday.

Paper Science was made by We Are Words + Pictures and printed by Newspaper Club for sale in and around London. It has work by Adam Cadwell, Chrissy Williams, Dan Hancox, Emilie Chalcraft, Julia Scheele, Lizz Lunney, Marc Ellerby, Mark Higgins, Mark Oliver, Matt Jones, Matthew Sheret, The Girl With Shit Stories, Tom Humberston and me.

I opened it up and went, “Ahh!” I was so surprised that this was so big and amazing. I love it. A lot!  I also have writing in the paper with an illustration by Julia Scheele which is beautiful and perfect. It was a really great thing to get in the mail. Thank you, Matthew Sheret!

Let me tell you

There are certain blogs that I read only when the moment is perfect. I’ll skim through a post, like the gist of it, click the little heart and wait. I’m waiting for that moment to go back and read it. That moment when I’m lying in bed at 2 o’clock in the afternoon and it’s snowing lightly outside and I’m eating too much chocolate and listening to Dinah Washington. That is when I think to myself, “Now is the perfect time to read that post I wanted to read. Now is the perfect moment to bring it up and devour it and say, ‘Yes, yes exactly' about every other line. Let's do it now.”

There are certain blogs I save just for days like this, when I have the time to really enjoy them, and afterwards when I finish reading them I have the time to look out the window for entirely too long thinking about love meaning pitch-perfect dialogue, and then wondering about how longing for movie-like drama had so totally ruined so much of me, but then thinking maybe I’m getting the hang of it now that I’m 26-years-old which lately has felt so old, like I’ve grown some new, older-person perspective on Life.

Yeah, I’m going to look out the window some more.

meaghano

confession

meaghano:

when I have something i need to write, I always take a bath, no matter the hour, then get completely ready as if to go out on a date with my brain. Put on some melodramatic music that makes me feel like I just killed a man or filed for divorce. Shake from the latte. Do anything else I possibly can. Write anything else I possibly can. Make sure my makeup looks good in the mirror. Make sure my headphones aren’t messing up my hair. Find out that they are but hopefully in a charming way. Stare at myself in Photobooth and consider whether this is the face of someone who has anything important to say. Doubt my very existence, my ability to make a point, or to stand by it. Why do I not write outlines? Who do I think I am?

Then, go.

Reason #1697353 to love Meaghano: THIS.

This is a sweatshirt I got from my aunt. She got it at a Russian film festival in 1988. It’s kind of amazing. Also, that’s how I’m wearing my hair now, like I just don’t give a fuck.
The sun is out today. I teach tomorrow morning and need to mark quizzes and prepare the review. I’m kinda loving it. I also love Last.fm. It is my favourite way to find new music. I used to ask Jamie McKelvie for new music, but lately he’s been useless! But, his girlfriend* works for Last.fm, so it’s almost as if I’m like, F you, McKelvie, Hannah's gonna find me some amazing music since you failed so miserably! The way I do it is listen to the radio station of a band I like, or the library of a person I like. (I think you might have to have a paid subscription to do these things, but it’s totally worth it.) Right now I am listening to The xx Radio, because The xx is probably my latest favourite band. Oh wait, okay, McKelvie told me about them, so he’s partially forgiven.
Alright then, on with the day! (Ha! This is funny because it’s 1:30 pm. But I already went to the grocery store and ate lunch and watched an episode of Supernatural. That was just the preamble to the day though, it for real starts…now!)
* Sorry ladies and gents, Jamie McKelvie is not comics most swinging bachelor, as we all liked to believe. You can still dream though, of his pale, British, awkward charm and SWOON.

This is a sweatshirt I got from my aunt. She got it at a Russian film festival in 1988. It’s kind of amazing. Also, that’s how I’m wearing my hair now, like I just don’t give a fuck.

The sun is out today. I teach tomorrow morning and need to mark quizzes and prepare the review. I’m kinda loving it. I also love Last.fm. It is my favourite way to find new music. I used to ask Jamie McKelvie for new music, but lately he’s been useless! But, his girlfriend* works for Last.fm, so it’s almost as if I’m like, F you, McKelvie, Hannah's gonna find me some amazing music since you failed so miserably! The way I do it is listen to the radio station of a band I like, or the library of a person I like. (I think you might have to have a paid subscription to do these things, but it’s totally worth it.) Right now I am listening to The xx Radio, because The xx is probably my latest favourite band. Oh wait, okay, McKelvie told me about them, so he’s partially forgiven.

Alright then, on with the day! (Ha! This is funny because it’s 1:30 pm. But I already went to the grocery store and ate lunch and watched an episode of Supernatural. That was just the preamble to the day though, it for real starts…now!)

* Sorry ladies and gents, Jamie McKelvie is not comics most swinging bachelor, as we all liked to believe. You can still dream though, of his pale, British, awkward charm and SWOON.