First Official Blog Entry! An introduction of sorts…

Hi everyone!!

I am beyond excited to start blogging, so bear with me if at any point I sound overeager.

My name is Michelle and I’m a second year student at UBC majoring in Biology (meaning my schedule is swamped with Genetics, Physiology, Vertebrates, Cell Bio, and all that fun stuff). Born and raised in Toronto, I decided to give the West Coast a try.

I thought a good way for everyone to get to know me (and get a little bit of insight into Vancouver living, if you’re from out of town) was to tell you all some of the things I love, and not-so-love, about this beautiful, rainy, traffic-clogged, scenic place I now call home.

Things I LOVE

-Going GREEK! (Yes, I’m in a sorority. No, we don’t have pillow fights. Yes, it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my, albeit short, university career).

-Sunshine’s Diner -> I have NO idea why this place is so underrated. It’s right by campus and has the best milkshakes and eggs benny in town. 2649 W Broadway. It will change your life.

-Burgoo -> Never have I ever enjoyed soup and grilled cheese sandwiches so much. Comfort food at its finest. 4434 W 10th Ave.

-Those transparent, dome umbrellas that, although make you look like a complete and total fool, serve to keep you, your backpack, and everything in it (iclickers, anyone?) dry

-Reading. I’m a not-so-closet nerd. Recommendations welcome! Currently reading: “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer

-Walking down main mall on a sunny day. No explanation necessary.

-Bikram Yoga. I, being from Toronto, was a little bit overwhelmed by the fit, I-ride-a-bike-everywhere-I-go, hypersustainable mentality that all Vancouverites seem to possess. So a few weeks ago, I hopped onto the bandwagon and have been obsessed ever since.

Things I Don’t Love


-People who walk slowly. Especially when in a row of 3 or more. I’m sorry, I have class. And you don’t own the sidewalk.

-Detours on campus. Being herded into a confined walking space is not my idea of a good time. And it inevitably leads to the above statement.

-Nickelback. Is this really a band?

-Irving K. Barber Library. It is, no doubt, one of the most gorgeous buildings on campus. But as far as functionality goes? That place is more of a social scene than the Pit.

Chances are, as soon as this entry is posted, I’ll have a million other things to add to both lists, but I think it’s a pretty good start.



Just to leave you guys with a bit of good old science humor,

Why did the mushroom get invited to all the best parties?

Because he was a Fungi.

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