life as a foreign country

Canadian twenty-something university student. Hockey player, avid traveler and book lover.

fromthelandofthesun:

My best friend just introduced this to me. Take a listen!

Late July- Shakey Graves

wanna have you there when my big heart stops
but don’t you worry, oh don’t you fret
no, I won’t die with no regrets
oh, the big leagues call and I reply
I got a date with that chair, oh, in late July


Real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad.

—James Joyce

What’s so wrong with vanity? It’s different from narcissism, you know? It’s not about admiring yourself—it’s about taking pride in your appearance.

—Tom Ford (via scholarlygentlemen)

Sitting at a cafe at Chicago O’Hare waiting for my connecting flight to Lexington, KY and this song was playing as I watched the sunrise. Sublime. 

(Source: Spotify)

In one study, participants tasted chocolate, either ritualistically (i.e., with the instruction to break the bar in half without unwrapping it, unwrap half the bar and eat it, and then unwrap the other half and eat it), or as they normally would. Those who performed the ritual reported finding the chocolate more flavorful and enjoying it more. They also took more time to savor it, and were willing to pay nearly twice as much for more of it.

Apparently, rituals don’t just reinforce behavior – they make us enjoy it more. No wonder famous writers keep such ritualistic routines. (via explore-blog)

(Source: , via nogreatillusion)

I spent Christmas Day teaching my younger sisters and brother how to make homemade IPA. Nothing says holidays like cooking up some mash in the kitchen and sharing lots of laughs!

I spent Christmas Day teaching my younger sisters and brother how to make homemade IPA. Nothing says holidays like cooking up some mash in the kitchen and sharing lots of laughs!

Everyday is better with a bit of bitter:

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery “Stone Double Bastard Ale” 

… Reminds me of the many tasty Fuller’s “London Prides” that I imbibed at old, dark pubs in Charing Cross and Shoreditch last winter.

Everyday is better with a bit of bitter:

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery “Stone Double Bastard Ale”

… Reminds me of the many tasty Fuller’s “London Prides” that I imbibed at old, dark pubs in Charing Cross and Shoreditch last winter.

Christmas is coming… 

(Source: updfilm)

"Sweet Annie
Can I stay with you a while?
Cause this roads been putting miles on my heart.”

"Sweet Annie" by the Zac Brown Band. 

The video to this song documents the wedding of band member Coy Bowles’ actual wedding… perfect.