When saying “Yes” to the dress turns into second-guessing

“Say yes to the dress” is now a famous phrase thanks to TLC’s reality show on purchasing your dream wedding gown.

With one year left eight months until I tie knot, and having been engaged for more than a year already, I found myself on that endless Internet search of white lace and tulle. I made up my mind a long time ago that I would go to two stores – three maximum, if needed.

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Throwing rocks at a milestone birthday

The milestone birthday, what is it exactly that gets people so crazy about it? “What are the party details? Are you taking the day off work? What special plans have you got organized?” The list of questions leading up to the day are endless.

So for starters, I suppose I am not the kind of person who relishes in being the centre of attention; who would adorn myself in a sparkly “Birthday Girl” sash; heck I don’t even really like cake — I’m more of a pie kind of girl. To each their own, right? Continue reading

Drunk off praise

You always, even in secret, aim to achieve great things in life. Like winning two editorial awards as a rookie journalist or being recognized by your community for your volunteer work, each become details of my Roaring Twenties, so to speak. But the moments you least expect like when your boyfriend’s brother, Jesse, tells you he’s proud of you shortly after my three-man team drank our way to Can Pong victory — well those are the unexpected accomplishments that spice up my glory days.

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Dealing with post-concert depression: On the Run Tour

Whether you’re the type to kick back in the Caribbean or backpack through Europe, you’ve probably felt the highs of vacationing and then, the withdrawals after returning home.

Jay Z and Beyonce perform in Toronto as part of their On the Run Tour, July 9, 2014. (Rosalyn Solomon Photo)

Jay Z and Beyonce perform in Toronto as part of their On the Run Tour, July 9, 2014. (Rosalyn Solomon Photo)

That slump is what I’ve felt since seeing Beyonce and Jay Z’s On the Run Tour in Toronto two weeks ago.

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Why concerts foster friendships

When Stefania and I first talked about starting a blog together we knew one thing for sure, it would be about our misadventures.

It’s not exactly that things would go wrong per se, it’s just that funny or weird things would happen sometimes, (Read Stef’s blog on this proposal we witnessed) Things that would make you say, “That would only happen to us”.

Watch the Throne concert with Jay-Z and Kanye West in Toronto, November 2011. (Rosalyn Solomon photo)

Watch the Throne concert with Jay-Z and Kanye West in Toronto, November 2011. (Rosalyn Solomon photo)

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Mulling the b-word

Once upon a f—— time, I would have been too afraid to put that line online. I probably wouldn’t have even written it in my journal in fear I would offend someone or look badly.

(No one ever has read my journals aka diaries) but those days of insecurity and shyness were expelled from my being by age and experience. Nearing 30, I’ve found my shyness (which held me back from even trying to stick up for myself amongst my ‘besties’ in high school) to be almost non-existent.

A t-shirt from Married to the Mob with a take on the famous book by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.

A t-shirt from Married to the Mob with a take on the famous book by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.

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SAMCRO hoodie rebels against style mantra

I vowed to retire all forms of graphic tees and the like when I graduated from university. Then came along Jax Teller.

For those of you unfamiliar with FX’s Sons of Anarchy series (first of all, shame on you! Do you live under a rock or something?) Jackson “Jax” Teller is the leading character played by a very talented Charlie Hunnam. **video spoiler alert below** I can honestly say I don’t care for television too much and while I may try to pick up a popular TV series, nothing has truly driven me to tune in outside of Seinfeld, of course (the show about nothing never gets old, re-run after re-run).

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Taking pause: A career reflection

I’m currently in the middle of helping the daughter of my aunt’s friend (did you get all that?) find an internship in Journalism.

The young and hopeful girl is in her final year of university and as I was going through my contacts for her, it hit me – wow, I went through this too, almost eight years ago. Wait – EIGHT YEARS AGO?

Rosalyn and Stefania take a lunch break (always Hawaiian pizza because there was no choice on campus) in J-School.

Rosalyn and Stefania take a lunch break (always Hawaiian pizza because there was no choice on campus) in J-School.

What the f—, people laugh and joke about how time flies, (Stef and I usually lament), and I guess that’s part of why we started the Ms.Adventures in the first place.

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