Does being mature = boring?

What is it to be mature exactly? I get the impression from others that being mature = boring and not necessarily = wise and civilized.

Why does my mom think its a ridiculous idea to install a slide on our stairs? I argue that it’s a speedier and efficient way of getting downstairs. But no! We are adults- we are not allowed to add fun into our lives, even when its practical.

Why are children clothes designed to have vibrant, bright and deep colours while adults can only choose from dull shades? Luckily for me, I have a petite frame and I still shop at the children’s section from time to time.

Why are things like swings exclusively for kids? Does that imply when I’m 18 somehow the pleasure of soaring up and down suddenly disappears? Once in a while I like a good swing, there is a bit of an adrenaline rush I get from feeling like I’m being catapulted into the sky.

Why are children books and ‘adult’ books in the library mainly categorized by having images to having no images at all. Does that imply that as I get older I have less appreciation for illustration? Photography?

I like to indulge in pictures, and do all these other ‘childish’ things yet I can still fulfill my adult responsibilities, and always have been.

I don’t think these worlds should be mutually exclusive. I think having some colour in your life makes you human after all, don’t you?

The Cleanest Public Washroom in the World.

The new public washroom in the newly renovated Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto

The other day I stumbled across the public washroom in the newly renovated Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and my! what a pleasant surprise it was! Just look at how clean it is, just ready to be used.

If only this picture could convey how pristine and clean it was!

Cleaning my room!

To this day I still have trouble cleaning my room! I get such anxiety out of it. So many things, so little space!

The biggest obstacle I come across is the jewellery. They get tangled and are sprawled all across my room. With all the technology we have these days, I figured there must be something better than a box to store our studs!

I’ve searched high and low, and found something in the most unlikeliest of places!

Check this jewellery space solution sold at clairs! You can mount this jewellery holder much like a key holder on your wall, and hang up as many bracelets and necklaces and earrings as you want!

Now I have to figure out a way to store my clothes… ’till next time.

The Good Side of TPL

I think I was a little bit too harsh in my open letter to the TPL. Now that I think about it, I feel like one of those do-nothing ungrateful citizens that always expects miracles from some tax dollars.

In all fairness, I think we could all use a bit of critiquing, but we should not oversee the good. So here it goes…

Thank you TPL, for still being my number one informational resource!

I make extensive use of your music library collection that’s always updated with the latest in pop, and Canadian independent music in both CD and music score format. I am always delighted to find what I was looking for in the large music score readily available as if no one knew about it before– like it was my own secret. I’ll never forget how shocked I was to see so much Jann Arden!

Also, the reels and reels of newspapers dating from hundreds of years ago are neatly organized and beats any trip to a historical museum. I could sit for hours reading and looking at the pictures of the city I lived in a hundred years ago today, and it’s made possible because of the donations and taxes that go into the library.

There are also a lot of neat features about the library that not a lot of people don’t know or take advantage of. Did you know they lend out pedometers for free? And museum passes too?

That’s not to mention the countless workshops and activities to engage the community.  There’s everything ranging from movie night to just learning Microsoft word.

They even renovated their Dufferin location to simulate the Starbuck’s experience. This library with its sleek modern interior allows its visitors to eat INSIDE while using their laptops with music played in the background. You don’t have to pay $6 for a grande, this joint is for free!

I probably didn’t even list a fraction of all that the Toronto Public Library has to offer but anyone in Toronto can tell you it’s great. And I get angry at those who ruin it for others with their book hoarding and accruing unpaid big fines! Not cool.

Anyway, the place is great, that I really hope I can get more involved with the library community… maybe as a workshop leader on blogging?