Archive for December, 2010

Turkey + Science = Delicious

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Trust me. It tastes better than it looks.

It’s that time of year again. Shoveling snow out of driveways. Listening to people complain about how crowded the malls are while they do last minute Christmas shopping. And don’t forget all of the bad Christmas music that is constantly playing.

But you can’t forget about all the good things too. Getting a few weeks off of school. Getting to see family and loved ones. Visits from a certain jolly man dressed in red. And of course, the most important thing: eating gratuitous amounts of turkey!

I’m going to show you how to scientifically cook a turkey. Cooking really is just a science. Taking it stepwise and analyzing each part can really make your food turn out fantastic. You need to know what makes it up and how it actually cooks, then you can make a great turkey!

The first thing to do when trying to make the perfect turkey is, of course, going out and buying a turkey! Then you have to decide how you actually want to cook it. There are many different ways to cook turkeys (deep frying for instance) and different people like it in different ways, but I’m going to tell you how to make that classic Christmas turkey in the oven, roasted to a golden brown colour and filling the house with that pleasant aroma.

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The Tale of Little Jimmy O’Darn [A List of Things I'd Love From Santa]

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Greetings,

Last week on the GiftBlog we discussed how you should be relaxing right now. This week, I’m finally caving into political pressure from the left and doing a seasonally-relevant post.

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Shoppers of All Sorts

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Being in the retail industry, you see every kind of shopper come out to buy gifts for their friends and family.

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Oh the places you will go

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Christmas is coming, that’s true.

Exams are almost done, that’s true too.

But… don’t get too comfortable on break! Especially high school students, who will very soon have to begin filling out applications to attend university and who will have to make some decisions about where to go, what to study and so on.

Luckily, more than ever you can find tons of information online about the university you wish to attend. You can find out about the town, the programs, and all of the extras like student opportunities, athletics and more.

Although choosing where to go is never really an easy decision, it is one that can be made easier by touring the institution, talking to students who go there, and by finding a place that you feel comfortable in.

For me, the choice was clear, CBU! To learn more about my story, click here: Incredible Stories.

As for choosing courses and areas of study, read my blog Love what you do to gain insight into how to choose courses you will love.

Nonetheless, if you are on the fence, take your time. Apply to many universities and see where that will take you.

Best of luck!

For more information about CBU, visit: http://www.cbu.ca/future-students

It’s Safe to Dance (A Midwinter Dream)

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Last week on the PartyBlog, we discussed how the PSP is great and that you should have one if you’re a gamer. This week, I’m here to gloat. (more…)

Study Break!

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Exam stress? We all know the feeling. Stress is a normal part of life; some situations like exam time are more stressful than others.

Stress is a part of every student’s day. Finances, perhaps living with roommates and managing work, classes, papers, group projects and relationships all contribute to stress levels. Exam time just happens to multiply this stress in some cases. Too much stress can seriously affect your physical and mental well-being.

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Life Isn’t As We Know It

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulphur and phosphorus. These are what are considered to be the 6 elements required to make up all life. Without one of these life simply cannot exist.

When looking at other planets, scientists would determine if life could be there by looking for traces of these 6 elements. If one wasn’t found then it was concluded that life could just not exist there.

Or so we thought…

A recently made discovery is going to change the way we view life forever.

Unidentified flying object

Aliens on Earth?!? Ok... maybe not yet

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Yoga Break

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Whether you need a break, or you’re on break- you should try yoga. Some of you may be familiar with the Om’s and down-dogs of yoga, but for those of you who may not be, definitely try it out.

There are many different types of yoga that you can practice, but most will involve stretching, meditation, stress release, and working up a sweat! Yes, yoga embodies just about everything a good workout should hold, minus the tacky dance tracks to keep you motivated.

To do yoga, you can be any shape or size, in any shape, and all you need is a mat and some comfortable clothing. Sounds easy, right?

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Why should YOU Volunteer?

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

I have always volunteered, since back in elementary school when my Sparks or Brownie group would go to the local food banks or to the Cove. Even then, I realized how much volunteering affected my life, and made positive changes. We would do something simple like singing Christmas carols, but it meant so much to them. I remember leaving the senior citizen’s home feeling like I’d made a difference in someone’s day.

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Budget Gaming – A PSP Ad

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Hullo there folks.

Last week on the GushingWithLoveForCommercialismBlog, we discussed food. Specifically, we discussed seasonal pricing in foods and how that affects you. This week, we’ll do a similar post for those who just can’t stop playin’ the vidja – well, similar in that it’s based on the idea that you don’t want to spend tons of your possibly limited student money on it. (more…)