"When the world is running down, you make the best of what's still around"

Goodbye Nyac

By Shanathalas

Nyac, the Vancouver Aquarium youtube star and 20 year-old survivor of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill passed away today. I'm very sad. Who will Milo hold hands with now?

The Bug

Category: By Shanathalas
So I have finally been bitten by the knitting bug. I resisted it for so long; trying to stick to my resolve of not picking it up simple because it's cool again. But after some of the great gals I work with organised a "loopy lunch" to sit and knit or train n00bs like me, I thought I'd give it a go. So Nicole patiently taught me how to cast on and now I'm knitting. So far its not actually anything than a serious of uneven rows with the odd dropped stitch, but soon I'll be knitting real things. I'm looking forward to buying my first pair of bamboo needles and picking some brightly coloured yarns.

Best Birthday Cake Ever.

Category: By Shanathalas
Haven't posted in a while, lots of mostly ups and few downs happening in RL at the moment. However, I just had to post this. One of my favourite blogs is , and today they features this beautiful sample:

The only thing that could top this off is if this cake makes it onto another one of my favourite blogs,

First Day of School

Category: By Shanathalas
Today is the first day of the school year. As I battle with the hordes of students to catch a bus to my on-campus job, I am once again shocked to see how young first-years are these days. I swear they must be 12 years-old. The campus is full of wide-eyed yungin's looking lost and confused. The frats are busy attempting to recruit impressionable young men outside the Student Union Building.

And while there is technically 19 days of summer left, autumn is definitely in the air and the leaves are already turning.