Monday, December 24, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
I wish I could explain in mere words how happy this weekend was! Friday was pretty fun but very tiring and busy! I worked all day, then came home and baked for like 4 hours and then finally me and Jord wrapped presents for about an hour. It was a long day! The baking turned out fairly well though, I made shortbread cookies and then dipped them in dark and milk chocolate. The reviews are pretty good from Jordan's and my families but I'm not personally crazy about them. That's OK though. I just think I'm not so crazy about shortbread like I used to be. Anyways, I fell asleep fairly early considering what I wanted: to stay up and hang out with Jord! So, anyways, that was pretty fun overall.
Then on Saturday, I worked 9-5 again and then Jord came and got me and we went to his house! I was so happy because I thought I had found pretty fun gifts for everyone and I was so excited to give them to the people (especially Jordan's Dad's potato cook book and brush that I've picked out in, like, June)!!! Anyways, it was much fun! The company was wonderful and the dinner was, as always, fantastic! It was really really nice! I felt totally comfortable (which I often don't) with everyone and I even got a chance to talk to Ky a little more than usual! I most often feel slightly awkward with Ky because I'm just not entirely sure how to act best with him! And I had lots of fun watching the little boys get into trouble! They're all very excitable and have a LOT of energy, but they're all very sweet! Annnyways, I had a great time and I felt soooo sooooo sooo at home! Jordan's mommy even told me to stop with the Mrs. Hunter and Mr. Hunter stuff. Which I'm sure I will find awkward in due time but gosh it felt nice. I really felt like part of the family, which I have in the past, but not like right now. I even was A-OK to shower at Jord's house which I do not usually want to do at all!!! So anyways, it was totally lovely! And I still feel good even today! Soooooo good!
This morning, we woke up somewhat early-ish and went to watch Jordan's half-nephew (ha ha, ??) Aidan and his kind of step-brother, Jackson (both of whom were at Christmas of course!) play hockey! It was really fun to watch and hang out with Cierin, Carla, Fev, Ethan and Ben! Ha ha, and Jord of course! Then, Fev, Jord and I went out to the Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus for brunch! It was soo soo delicious! Then we went back to James's for a little while and then came home to my house for a while and then went to O'Sullivan's for dinner and then watched the SURVIVOR FINALE!!!!! It was pretty darn good! And my pick from day 1 won this one! It was so very exciting! And of course the show was great! Next up: Survivor Micronesia! It's going to be fans vs. favourites, which will be fun!
And I have nothing else to say, except that I'm so very very happy! I hope the rest of my break is pleasant like this! Ha ha, it won't be, but man did I have an amazing weekend!
<3<3<3 Merry Christmas! :)
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Speaking of movies made from books... my work took us all (and a guest) to a movie on Sunday! We saw the Golden Compass and I liked it a LOT! I even asked for the books for Christmas! It was really really good! Kelly (a lady at work/a lady from Peace) told me that it was an attack on God, but I found it was an "attack" on the Catholic church if anything. I'm really hungry right now! Oh boy! Again, annnnnnnnnnnnyways.... I don't really have a lot to say! Our new booth opened last Thursday and I've mostly been working in there and it's very very nice! Otherwise, I have pretty much all my Christmas shopping done, just a couple little things left to buy and then I'm done! I really didn't have that much to buy though, so that was kind of nice! I'm kind of bored right now though. Looks like my mom and sister already went to bed and my pops is watching the Sopranos and the writers strike really throws a monkey wrench in my watching-SVU-and-House plans, so boo. I think I'm going to make some popcorn though. I need something to do! So enjoy all! Happy Hannukkah (which is now over) and Merry almost-Christmas!
Friday, December 7, 2007
Anyways, today is the last day of school!!!! And I finished the 5 page paper in time for Tuesday and my 8-10 (even though I thought it was 10-12) pager for today with lots of time! I'm even happy with it!!! I'm so happy with it, in fact, that I'm giving her a stamped self-addressed envelope so she can send it back to me with all her comments! Today in math I really wanted to go to (soci) grad school, so if that's what I end up doing, having her send this paper back and then going to talk to her later might be a good way to start getting good references if I want to do that! ANYWAYS... I really don't have that much else to say. On Tuesday, I thought I had completely bombed my quiz, but I didn't! I got 58%, which isn't that bad! Plus, our final is worth 50% and I have one exam and almost a week to study! So... hopefully I can pull this one out of the air! It would be REALLY nice to do really well in this course!!! I could use a GPA boost in the worst way!!! I really honestly have nothing else to say though. Happy last day of classes!!!
Monday, December 3, 2007
I'm very excited about it!!! I've been saving for a laptop since the summer and so I finally got one!!! I bought it at Best Buy and they didn't have any at the Deerfoot Meadows Best Buy, so Jordan drove us alllllll the way up to Sunridge to the other Best Buy to get it!!!! So I'm VERY excited!!!! Finally!!!! Anyways, I'm having LOTS of trouble getting this stupid thing started! Well, it's started, but it sucks big time. Anyways, I'm going to do that Christmas survey:
1. Egg nog or hot chocolate?
Hot chocolate, I suppose. Can I just choose tea?
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?White, unless they're, like, those lighter LED ones. I really don't like those loud multicoloured ones.
4. Do you hang mistletoe?
Definitely not. Where does one even GET mistletoe?
5. When do you put your decorations up?
Approximately December 23rd. And by 'decorations' I mean tree. We don't decorate.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Stuffing. Nuff said.
7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
How Molly and I always slept together on Christmas Eve in the basement but we could never ever ever sleep so we'd watch TV or play games or just talk. I also remember one Christmas when we slept on our parents' floor when my Grandma and Grandpa were here and my grandpa woke up in the middle of the night hacking up a lung and I was pretty certain that a dinosaur was coming to kill us. Ha ha.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I really don't remember. I do remember having a fight with some boys about it in grade 3 and I was saying he did exist. Boy is that ever embarrassing to think about now.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
Mostly with crap that Molly and I have made over the years. There's a couple nice things, but mostly crap.
11. Snow: love it or hate it?
like it. I hate driving in it too though.
12. Can you ice skate?
I'm able to but I have no skates!
13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
My alphabet roadway from when I was 3 or something. Nattie's right though, there's something new every year. I just happen to know that I was obsessed with that roadway!
14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you?
not sure. I dunno, spending time with people I guess?
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Shortbread. Or my regular favourite, brownies!
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
We used to sing Christmas carols, that was fun. Now we watch inappropriate movies. That's fun too!
17. What tops your tree?
My mom used to have this brutal dove. I think we have an angel now though.
18. Which do you prefer, giving or receiving?
I like both! I like giving most, especially when you think you've picked out the perfect gift!
19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
O Holy Night. I'm not a huge fan of most though, I find a lot of them annoying. (sorry)
20. Candy canes:
21. Favorite Christmas movie?
Probably Christmas Vacation. I'm going to watch Shrek the Halls soon though!
22. What do you leave for Santa?Used to be milk and cookies, I think. Now, nothing. Nobody in this house needs more sugar, as my mom would say.
I guess that's all for now though!!!! Happy December! I hope I can do something decent on this stupid paper thing though!!!
Monday, November 26, 2007
The old tree...The new tree... (I think)
These aren't MY trees, but ones that I think are pretty similar.... in any case, the one I found a picture of that's like the old one doesn't look quite as trashy as ours was, but it was serious trailer park boys stuff. And even worse in the dark. Anyways, I really hope the "new" tree picture is like the one my parents bought last year, so I'll just have to hope hope hope!!!
Otherwise, it's flipping freezing out!!! I can't find my favourite scarf and I have this really nice one that Jordan's parents gave me for Christmas two years ago but it's too itchy! So this is no good! Anyways, whatever I suppose.
On another note, my firefox just spell-checked "windchill" as incorrect. How does it not know that word? That is very strange. I really hope my regular math teacher is back today, but I kind of get the sneaking suspicion he won't be back which is no good because our new one sucks!!!! He's a really nice guy but he's not a terribly good teacher. His quiz was easy though, so I guess I could handle him being our teacher for the rest of the year if I had to. Anyways, only 11 days, 5 hours, and 26 minutes until the last day of class and 17 days, 7 hours, and 56 minutes until final is over!!!! I'm excited for that!!!! I think I will drop my math course and pick up two socis so I can graduate in June. And I'm gonna go see if I can find Linda (or ANYONE) to see if she (or anyone) can help me decide what to do!!! Me need help!!! EEK! Frick it's cold! I'm even wearing my boots! I wonder if I just need to get some wind-resistant pants to help me through the winter. I think I even have some decent ones. I would really like to take a ski lesson or two this winter but I also do not want to pay 1,000,000,000 dollars either. I don't think COP is so bad for a learner. Oh well though, it's lame that they don't have any prices on their website. Lame lame lame. I miss Wintergreen!!!!!
Annnyways.... I gotta go print and pay and go to class!!!! Have a nice blustery day everyone!!!!
Friday, November 23, 2007
A short list of things that drive me bonkers:
1)Tiredness. Nattie and I watched Sicko last night and now I am quite sleepy because we finished it at 1 am. I woke up just after 7, so this is why.
2)My nervous stomach. I have a midterm today and I studied precious little for it. I still have an hour left before I have to go write it, but my tummy is trying to commit suicide or something and it's driving me nuts.
3)Coldness. It's flipping freezing in this school even though it really isn't all that cold outside, and this makes little to no sense.
4)The fact that my nose literally can't contain itself. It's been running non-stop for like a week now, but I bought some more kleenex today so it's not that bad.
A short list of places I'm dying to see:
1)Montreal. This is the easiest place on my list to travel to. I'd love to go there. I'd like it if I could actually speak French when I go, but I'm certain they'd recognize my accent in a second and just speak English to me.
2)NYC. I want to <3 NY.
3)Ireland. Please! So pretty and green! And my favourite accent on this globe. Please!
4)France. I would still really like to see France. Sicko also made me want to visit because it looked amazing!!! Again, obviously French would be an asset.
There are more things that drive me crazy and more places I'd like to visit, but these are the things I was thinking about today. Ha ha, along with my midterm. I kind of half don't think it will be all that bad, but I'm still worried about it. I would like to get started on my Race and Ethnicity term paper today so I should get my bum moving in printing out my articles. I have 1 that I haven't finished reading yet but I think I should print the other three that I haven't read yet. Running on 1 read article when it's due in, like, 2 weeks is not good. I would also enjoy it muchly if I could hand it in early because if I have to hand it in the day that it's due I'll have to skip out or something on work when it's my availability mistake, so that would suck big time. Anyways, that does not matter. I kind of feel like applying to grad school today. I wonder how much it costs.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Anyways, today was pretty good otherwise. I've gone through like a whole box of Kleenex over the last few days, since Thursday maybe. Fun fun stuff. I don't have to be on Segway anymore either which is very very exciting. Booth for me!!! Hooray! I have a math quiz tomorrow and I think I'm going to bomb it! Hooray! And a second midterm for Race and Ethnicity on Friday. Tough stuff. I'll be glad when this week is over. Actually, I'll be most glad when the semester is over. Only 23 days, 19 hours, and 38 minutes left!!!!!I'm definitely freezing my bum off right now. And it's only going to get worse!!! I accidentally left some wet things in a bag for....well.... a while..... (OK, too long)..... and so my bedroom smells a little...... mmmm....... like dirt. It's not good. That's for sure for sure. It will not be pleasant sleeping in there later. This is for sure also. Oh well though. It's my own darn fault. I love how I've rambled this long about nothing. NOTHING!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Tonight, I met with my group for Soci 401 (lifelong learning) for our big group presentation on Tuesday. There are four of us in our group, Aliece, Elisa, Ice, and me! I've been in classes with Aliece and Elisa before, so I knew them-ish.... but anyways, I've really enjoyed our projects but today was really frustrating. Elisa wasn't letting Aliece and I be nitpicky about things and that was really bothering us both. I'm just a bit of a stickler for good sounding grammar and wording and such. Anyways, it doesn't matter. E is happy with just getting a 12/15 on our presentation or something, and I'm not crazy about working hard and shooting for 12. I would like to shoot for 15. Anyways, A feels the same and it's very frustrating. E wants to dumb-down everything, which is not appropriate for this presentation. Our audience is other soci 401 students. We can assume that they know the word disparity. Whatevs though, I guess. This is my group and I am happy that we've done well so far. Annnnyways.... I'm excited to get our presentation so I can nitpick and add the main conclusion that we came up with and then do the presentation on Tuesday and have it out of my way!!!! I did, however, remember that I have some graphs to make for it, so I will try and be fast with this next part.
Aliece drove me to my car tonight and we were talking about how it would be nice if there was an interview portion of the application for an education degree. Neither of us are thrilled with our GPAs and so we would both like it if we could show whoever it concerns that we are passionate about teaching and would make great teachers, etc. Anyways, and I was wondering on my way home if I could ever get "stale" as a teacher, which is one of my greatest fears about teaching high school. When you teach university, you are always active in your field and you do research, etc, so it's much harder to become stale about it. How many "stale" teachers did you have in your school career? I'm guessing many. Anyways, I don't think I could just because I feel very, very passionate about teaching math. Anyways, long story short, the Renert centre at school has been advertising for math and science tutors for months, and so I'm going to check into it tomorrow (unless I stay home tomorrow to try and get better and then I'll go on Tuesday). Anyways, I can't wait to see what they say. I even have resumes in my bag, I just have to check if I can use a couple of people for references. I would love to get involved with Renert or something.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Then, on Saturday, we went on a pub crawl with Nate, Skuce, Felipe, Jason, Jackie, Ian, the Dans, and some other people that I had never met before. Also, I finally got to meet Miguel! It was pretty exciting, because I've heard stories about him and I knew he existed but I had never met him, so that was definitely fun and exciting!!!! The pub crawl was pretty fun for a while, but it's not really mine and Jordan's scene. Plus, clubs are more fun for single people we think. I was also feeling pretty darn sick so we decided we should bail. Anyways, we called Nattie again and grabbed a quick bite to eat and then saw another movie! We went to The Heartbreak Kid, with Ben and Jerry Stiller. It was sooooo funnie! I thought so anyways, I'm not 100% sure Nattie thought it was as funny as I did, but there was a guy in front of us who must have thought it was GREAT!!! He kept clapping, and at one point he actually stood up out of his chair and clapped! It was half the fun just to watch him!!! Anyways, it was a very good movie! I'm not 100% sure I'd buy it, but it would be really nice if it were out on DVD for Christmas, then it could be my family's Christmas movie, I just don't see it happening. I'm sure we'll find something though...
Anyways, after the movie, we all just went home (well, sort of, I ended up sleeping over at James's)... and me and James were going to watch SNL but we just fell asleep!!! It was a long and exhausting day!!!
Then, on Sunday... me and James hung out for a while, had lunch with Nattie at Burger Inn, which was highly delicious! Then we played some Mario Party 8 and then Jord had to go get Nate from work! So, me and Nattie played a little Nancy Drew and then I went home for dinner. Then, after dinner, I went back over and hung out with Nattie and Mattie!!! It was exciting that Matt was back from his cruise, and I learned that he wants to move to the Caymans and become a pirate! I think this is a fine plan, because if Matt moves, Nattie will probably have to and if Nattie does, I may as well! Then Jordan could come too and we could all live in the Caymans! Tee hee, I don't think I would really want to live there, but it's a nice thought!!! We watched Heartland, Nattie's favourite new show and a couple of episodes of The Office from season 3. It was really fun!
Not too too much else to report! Nicole came yesterday for tutoring and she stayed for 2 hours. It was really good. Right now I'm waiting for my math lab to start and I am NOT excited for it! Math lab is always such a royal pain because it's soooo boring!!! We have computers, but we can't really go on them and have fun because it's loud and disruptive. Anyways, I also found out when my only final this semester is! It's on Dec. 13, so after that I will be able to work more hours and get lots of moneys!!! Tee hee, definitely not lots! But still, it will be nice to work a little extra and pick up a little extra cash. I'm a little excited for Christmas now. I bought a present for someone yesterday and that made me a little excited. Apparently, this lady that Nattie works with already has her Christmas tree out though. Maybe not up, Nattie couldn't remember, but it should still be in the basement!!! I absolutely draw the line at Halloween!!! You CANNOT have your tree out of your basement before Halloween!!!! It's just not allowed! I seriously don't get why anyone would want to look at that darn thing for more than, like, 2 weeks!!!! Whatevs though. I guess if you're not really a grinch like me you would want to. I just don't get it!!!
Oh, yeah, Judge Judy yesterday! It was so crazy, this woman was suing this other woman (the wife of a guy she was seeing) because the wife had beat up the mistress. It was a pretty good case, but the wife had a countersuit for emotional distress or whatever. So, Judge Judy found in the mistress's favour on the claim, for her medical bills, etc ($4000!!!!) and then they got to the counterclaim and she granted the wife the same amount for "alienation of affection"... I also saw this on Dr. Phil the other week, where if someone cheats with your spouse, they can be held liable for it! The lady on Dr. Phil had to cough up $50,000 for it!!!! I think that's the worst, craziest law ever! It's the husband's fault, NOT THE MISTRESS'S!!!! Anyways, I was blown away.
And, finally... my title.... me and Nattie go to Saigon Y2K, a really delicious Vietnamese restaurant almost every Thursday. Last week, we went to Swiss Chalet instead, and while it was delicious, it leaves a great hole in my heart where Saigon usually goes! So I'm extra excited for Thursday! And I was really hungry yesterday and it got me thinking about it! I even tried to find a picture on the internet so I could post it here, but alas, no such luck. Only 2 days, 8 hours and 43 minutes until Saigon time!!!! (thank you, cell phone countdown!)
Monday, October 22, 2007
Anyways, the weekend was good. I did a lot of mall stuff though. I worked in the booth on Thursday (hooray! SOOOOOO much better than Segway), and then Friday we had this course thing and then I worked Saturday and Sunday. Sunday was ALL in the booth and Saturday was about half and half. I changed my clothes SO many times on Saturday though it was insane!
Anyways, on Friday after the course me and Nattie and Mattie all watched the Office! I was very tired though, I think I kicked them out at like 10:30 which I felt pretty bad about, and sad because I was having a lot of fun! But it is what it is I suppose. Then work was pretty good, Jord and Mel and Kyle came and sat with me while I had lunch and then after I went to Safeway to meet Jord and then waited for what seemed like forever for him! Plus, Starbucks was closed and I had looked forward to my non-fat, no-whip cafe mocha ALL DAY! Anyways, again, it is what it is. I bought a red bull instead and that was pretty decent. Then, we went to Mel's house and watched the game and ate some pizza and then we went to ScreamFest. We kind of knew better too, but we went anyways. And it was pretty much as lame as last year. Oh well though, it was nice to hang out! And then we went to my house and watched SNL. Well, tried to. It was a repeat from 2 weeks ago. Nice work, SNL. Tee hee. Oh well though. We both fell asleep pretty early and then Sunday I went to work again and then we went to The Spill Canvas at the warehouse with Tomo and Nate. It was pretty fun, but I was very sick and realized about halfway in that I should have asked Felipe if he wanted to take my ticket and have Jord drive me home. I ate so many cough drops that I made myself sick to my stomach too which was not good. Plus, there's a smoke machine there and for some reason I'm very sensitive to smells so that made it worse. Whatever though, it was fun and I do like the Spill Canvas so it was good!
And then I stayed home today!!! Nothing too exciting, huh? I'm pretty choked I missed math though. I have a feeling this will not bode well for me. I'll have to find someone to ask for notes. I have exactly 0.00 friends in that class and the same amount of people that I talk to. So whatever I guess, I'll figure something out!
Ooh, one exciting thing that I had forgotten about!!! Jennifer and I went out to the Den for lunch on Friday and we both ordered hamburgers (which were very good, but I'd probably order something different the next time, this also made my tummy upset)... anyways, it was taking a long time and so Jennifer asked how long the waitress thought it would be (not awkwardly, really normal...I would feel awkward asking, but it was good).... and so the waitress apologized profusely and so her manager brought out our lunches and said it was on her! It was very sweet and unnecessary! But a nice treat for sure!!!
Today, Nicole came to be tutored and she got hit by a car outside her school last week! That's so brutal and scary!! I hope she gets better soon! She was pretty lucky though, it looks like she only injured her knee (which is definitely bad but much better than many alternatives) and so hopefully she'll get better very quickly!!!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Anyways, now for the important stuff. Actually, there's isn't much important stuff. I got a 92 on my race and ethnicity midterm though!!! Hooray! And I am always so upset that my phone doesn't know the word "midterm" so when I type it in a text, it always comes out "niftero".... which isn't a word anyways, as far as I know! Whatever though. It is what it is. I have another niftero this afternoon. It will last 2 hours, which sucks big time and a half. I also hope we get our last quizzes back in math today, because I'm really psyched to know what I got! Today me and Nattie came to school quite early and had bagels and they were very delicious!!! Hooray!!! Hmm. What else? I enjoyed one of my first study dates ever with someone other than Nattie. We have had many study dates, most of which were productive for approximately 10-12 minutes. Perhaps I'm underestimating a little, but I know that we studied for our chem 30 final together for something in the neighbourhood of 30 minutes and then went to the lake. We also studied the ear for bio 30 for approximately 30 minutes and then I'm pretty certain that we went to do something else more fun, but I can't remember what that was to save my life. Also, for our chem 351 final, we did a pretty good job, because we split up the topics and each learned about half of the course and then taught it to each other. But right after that (which probably didn't take more than an hour or so), we walked to the mall for teen burgers. They were delicious though, that's for sure. I suppose it's sort of fate though, and something that we should have noticed then and not later: that neither of us cared about chemistry in the slightest. It was sort of a godsend that we failed that course or else probably neither of us would be doing something we liked. We would still be miserable, taking science courses!!!
Anyways, about my study buddy.... Aliece and I are in the same group for our lifelong learning class and we were also in theory together last year. I really like her a lot and I think we're fairly well matched to study together. Also, I don't know her like I know Nattie and stuff so it's easier to sit and study because I can't think of 1,000,000,000 things we should be doing instead.
On Sunday, after studying with Aliece, my mom and Molly and I went out for lunch and my mom was having a migraine and then she said she was having a stroke. Then she started slurring her words and making bizarre sentences and she didn't remember who Dwight from the office was! Also, her mouth went numb and stuff. It was real weird and scary but she wouldn't let us take her to the hospital. So she ate something and she felt better, but it was still weird and scary.
I think that's all that is new! I get to start being trained in the booth at work this Thursday and that's very exciting because segway is SOOOOOO boring!!!! So I'm glad!!! :) <-- (me)
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Anyways, on a happier note... yesterday I went to buy a bottle of Aquafina (yuck, but I had no other choice)... and I put my toonster in the vending machine and pressed the water button and when I looked down there were 2 bottles there!!!! Hooray!!! It was very very exciting! At least until Nattie reminded me of a couple weeks ago when the vending machine ate my toonster when I was trying to pick up a DP! So I guess I broke even, but it was still exciting yesterday!!!
Oh, and also... I forgot to put my shampoo and conditioner back into my shower basket at school yesterday and it's gone! So I guess I have to buy new shampoo and conditioner, but oh well! I'm a little happy because now I get new shampoo and conditioner! The old stuff never made my hair feel really clean! So whatever. It just kind of sucked today because I used shower gel in my hair and now it feels pretty darn icky!!! Anyways, I'm kind of excited that I get new stuff!!!
I don't think I have much else to say today! It is my mommy's birthday, and she's turning 50 so I guess that's kind of exciting!!! Especially cause I think they might be ordering dinner tonight, and that's always a good time!!!! I have to go soon, so I can go to class, so I suppose I should do that now. It was fun wasting time today though, instead of doing homework on my break!
I felt really bad yesterday because we had (my group for my class) agreed to all find an article so we could narrow down our topic, and I hadn't done it yet yesterday in class so I felt like a real jerk, but I feel much much better today because I found a bunch and emailed the links to everyone else! Hooray for catching up!!!
Anyways, I'm actually outta here this time, the lab is getting sort of full, and I don't need a puter! Plus I have to go to the bathroom before I go to class!!! Too much information? Oops!
Monday, October 8, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
It's great. There were lots of good ones though. During weekend update, Keenan Thompson (sp?) was supposed to be OJ and he said "What happens in Vegas, you must acquit!" It was really really funny!!!!
Anyways, I don't have any good rantings today (as usual), but Nattie wanted to have somethign to read, so I figured that since I'm here I might as well. Ooh, Iron Chef America is starting RIGHT NOW!!!
Gosh I want to move out. I wish I could afford rent ANYWHERE! Ha ha, anywhere in Calgary I mean. But not in the NE. Well, I'd probably live in the NE actually.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Anyways, on another note, the temperature outside went below 25 so it's now approximately 6 or 7 degrees inside the school. It's SO COLD!!!! And I lost my vest. My NEW vest, that I bought to replace the one that was lost in the movie theatre incident. It def totally sucks.
Doesn't really matter that much though. It's cold, I'll get over it. Today I am going for my first swim of the year though, right after my math quiz and I'm so psyched to do it!!! I love swimming so much and I brought all my stuff today!!!! I'm curious to know what is involved in a triathlon. Maybe I could pretend to train for one, and then I would have some sort of a goal. Like, see how much swimming/biking/running is involved and then see what I can do. Who knows though. I'm not really that concerned. I'm still having fun going everyday, although my attendance has been a little spotty since I was sick last week and Jord took me out for lunch yesterday!!! Anyways, must go to math, quiz starting soon!!! I hope this is enjoyable for you, NAttie!!!!
<3 Lou. (tee hee)
Friday, September 21, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Oh my goodness!!! I just found out how to do a whole bunch of cool stuff on my blog!!! (sorry, that was so random...) I'm sooooooo changing the colour of this post though!!!! Anyways, I really honestly have little to nothing to say today!
Tonight is the finale of Big Brother 8 and I'm sort of interested to see who wins, but I also greatly don't care, because I hate Dick and Daniele pretty much equally, and I don't want either of them to win. If I had to guess, I'd say it'll be Daniele because everyone hates Dick so much. I'd say there's a possibility Dick will win though, because he actually seemed like he was playing the game a little more, so maybe if people vote based on strategy, they might vote for him. Who cares for sure though. But Survivor starts on Thursday, and I'm REALLY excited for that!!!!!!!!!!!! I honestly cannot wait!!! Hooray! America's Next Top Model starts tomorrow too, and I'm excited, but not nearly as excited as for SURVIVOR!!!!!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
The other cool thing about that is that I know the person who's training me! His name is Alex and he goes to Peace! I'm pretty excited about that, even though he probably won't remember me!!! Anyways, other than yesterday, the first 3 days of school have been OK. I've been keeping up with the tiny amount of homework that I have thus far, and we have a presentation next week in soci of lifelong learning already! It's going to be pretty boring to prepare for I think, because we have to look at this public policy statement on lifelong learning from the UK and so far it's a little dry. Oh well though, no biggie! I hope lots of people update their blogs too! It's so much easier to update during the school year!!! Anyways, for those of you who read this who went back to school, good luck and for the rest, have a nice day! (why should today be different than any other day?) Ha ha. I'm feeling silly right now for sho.
The exciting thing today is that I get to go to a play! My cousin Jennifer had an extra ticket so she invited me!!! I'm very excited about it! I love plays so much!!! I think I'll have to leave this computer lab though, because I get no cell phone reception here and I'd hate for her to phone me and me not answer!!!
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
It's been a LONG time since I wrote in here for sure! It's a lot more difficult to keep on top of blogging during the summer for sure! I went to Winnipeg though, and that was really fun, I got to visit all of my family who lives there which I haven't gotten to do in about 3 years really, I was there for an actual vacation the year I graduated and then just quickly for Maile's wedding, so it was exciting!! Jordan came with me too and I think (HOPE) that he had a good time too! We even stayed with Baba which was interesting and pretty taxing but good nonetheless. Today was my first day of mine and Nattie's week off together! It was lots of fun, we went to Walmart to buy the newest season of desperate housewives and then up to the U of C so I could show her around and stuff. We also got our U-pass stickers and books, so it was a very productive day! Then we went to Market Mall and grabbed some lunch, chinese food, though it was like 2, so I use the word lunch fairly loosely and some popcorn from Kernels for our DH watching, but the guy who worked there was a real dink! Didn't matter though, it was all good! I also got a Flames T-shirt with Huselius's name and number on the back, so that was exciting!!! I'm psyched to get back into working out at school, and I think I'll have lots of time to do that too, so that's sweet! It's kind of a bummer though, because I won't be at school on Thursdays to do so, but oh well. days off are good, not bad! Maybe when I get a job I can work during the day on Thursdays, like an 8 hour shift or something! That would be really sweet! I really hope I can get a job at Sears!!!! I really want to sell baby stuff again!!! :) I wrote this a few days ago and it didn't post! Silly! PS-today we went for a double feature and saw Surf's Up and Knocked Up, both pretty cute. We'd seen knocked up before and it was OK the second time but not nearly as funny! There was this whacked out woman who had three young kids with her though! That movie is SOOOOOOOOOO NOT appropriate for youngens!!!
Monday, August 13, 2007
I got to go home early from work (at lunchtime!) and help get stuff ready. We had a BBQ at my house cause my Auntie Sharon and Uncle Joey were here with Auntie Sharon's mom (aka grandma Pinette, I always get in trouble if I don't call her grandma and I like it!) and Gail! It was a fun time and we had Jeanne's cakes (2)! Plus, Janet and Jennifer and David came too and so did Mattie and Nattie and James! And one of Molly's friends too! Then we went and saw Shrek 3 (me, James, Nattie, Mattie) and it was really good! The baby shreks were soooo cute!
On Saturday, we went to Calaway Park in Matt's topless Jeep! It was really fun! I even went on Chaos, which I'd never been on before cause I was always too afraid! And we had frozen lemonades which were so delicious! And me and James played minigolf in less time than it took Nattie and Mattie to wait in line for the bumper boats! It was nuts! This year we really put our seasons passes to good use though, and that makes me happy! We only went twice, but it's extra worth it even then! I should have written about this before cause now I forgot what else we did! Oh yeah! We went out for dinner and then we went to the Keg for dessert and it was really delicious but made me so sick that everyone had to leave right after the movie we rented later (Relative Strangers. It was not that good anyways).... in any case, I should have known that a "brownie sundae" would have a LOT of fatty milk products in it. It was a bummer, but oh well!
On Sunday we went shopping at Designer Depot in the North and that was really fun, and I bought a fun dress! And then we had another BBQ, and instead of Janet, David and Jennifer, we traded for Maile and Cam and Mia (their puppy dog) and it was really fun! I didn't really want to say anything because I wanted to be polite, but Maile's put on a little weight... tee hee, I kid, she's pregnant... anyways, then we went and saw Hairspray and it was really fun and then we had food at Humpty's! And we seated ourselves! It was really busy and only 1 waitress was working so she just handed us menus and pointed! It was funnie! We felt bad for her though because lots of people were being rude and impatient! And, at Humpty's, Nattie gave me my b-day present! It was a beautiful purple TNA zipup and I love it soooo much! I'm so upset that I got something on it though, because I wanted to hold off washing it until it was pretty dirty so it would still be all soft inside! That's OK though! I love it so much! I also got some money from my Auntie Sharon, Uncle Joey, Maile and Cam and a best buy gift card from Gail! It was so very nice of them (and unnecessary!)!
Monday was my actual birthday! James took me on a date and we upgraded the ipod that my parents gave me to a video ipod, which I love now, but I will get so much use out of it come schooltime!!! I'm excited! I just have to buy some software so that I can put movies and stuff on it from DVDs!!! Anyways, this has been a VERY long update, I hope everyone else follows suit!!!
Monday, July 30, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
The biggest dinosaur in the world! You can walk up stairs to get to the mouth and look out, but we didn't....
This was a real, live, soft-shelled turtle! I L-O-V-E turtles!!!
Matt likes to hunt, so I took a picture of him in front of some primitive hunting tools (or primitive Matt tools, as I called them...)
There was no human display, so Matt and Nattie made one for me! Nattie is being a philosopher and I think Matt is being a hunter/gatherer type. He looks a little angry anyways....
I know this is kind of lame-ish, but it's how they end the museum, so I figured, what the heck!
Anyways, it was a really fun trip and we missed Jordan, but stuff happens I guess! He had fun at Fall Out Boy too, so it worked out! After Drumheller, we went to the football game and saw awesome fireworks and then to The Kilkenny and then we all slept over at Matt's house! And then on Sunday, we went to the lake and then tried to see the fireworks, but I met Jordan and so we missed most of them. What we saw was still cool though! It was an awesome weekend! And I hope for another awesome weekend this weekend! We're going to see Transformers tonight (I have to go pick up our tickets soon) and so hopefully it'll be a great weekend! I spent today at the lake and now I might go back even though I already showered, but I think I might go back, I haven't really decided yet.... Anyways.... I hope everyone else has as awesome a weekend as I did last week!!! I hope whoever reads this enjoys the pictures!
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
are you available?: mmm. No.
what is your age?: 20
what annoys you?: People who spell badly.
THE LETTER B
do you live in a big house?: no, unfortunately not.
when is your birthday?: August 6 :)
who is your best friend(s)?: Nattie!
THE LETTER C
what's your favorite candy?: peach penguins (panguins).
who's your crush?: Jordan :)
when was the last time you cried?: I dunno... on the weekend I guess
THE LETTER D
do you daydream?: A lot at work...
do you like dogs?: yeah, mostly when they're not mine.
what day of the week is it?: Wednesday, i'm pretty sure
THE LETTER E
how do you like you eggs?: just about any way at all. scrambled, basted, boiled...
have you ever been in the emergency room?: Once or twice
do you have both your ears pierced?: yes,
THE LETTER F
have you ever flown in a plane: Yes
do you use fly swatters?: Nope
have you ever used a foghorn?: no....(LANDLOCKED)
THE LETTER G
do you chew gum?: Yes I do.
are you a giver or a taker?: Nattie's totally right, this question is gay
do you like gummy candies?: yup, but mostly with slurpees
THE LETTER H
how are you?: hot....
what color is your hair?: Brown
do you live in a house?: Yes
THE LETTER I
what's your favorite ice cream?: chocolate and moose tracks
do you play an instrument?: poorly, yes, piano, guitar, etc
have you ever listened to a song by Incubus?: yeah, but I probably couldn't name one right now...
THE LETTER J
what's your favorite jelly bean?: root beer jellybelly. or other jelly bellys.
do you wear jewelry?: no. unless you consider my hair elastic that I loop around my finger jewelery.
what kind of jelly do you like?: Grape
THE LETTER K
who do you want to kill?: mmmm nobody.
do you want kids?: maybe
where did you go for kindergarten?: school house in bragg creek.
THE LETTER L
are you laid back?: I would like to say yes, but I'm probably a bad person to ask.
when was the last time you said love?: a while ago
is the lion the king of beasts?: false. unicorns are. i don't freaking know!
THE LETTER M
do you still watch Disney movies?: definitely.
do you like mangoes?: very much so!
do you ride motorcycles?: definitely no.
THE LETTER N
do you have a nickname?: Lou is the only one that ever really stuck.
whats your favorite number?: I don't really have one, but I use 5 for all my passwords...
do you prefer night over day?: sometimes
THE LETTER O
whats your one wish?: mmmm... to be happy and loved, I guess.... and to get to wake up in the morning and go to a job I love everyday.
are you an only child?: No.
do you like the ocean?: love it!
THE LETTER P
whats one fear are you most paranoid about?: Being unhappy.
what are your pet peeves?: my boss, today....otherwise, I don't really have specifics, I don't think. When people say the word "guesstimate", actually. I really hate that!
whats a personality trait you look for in people?: mmmm, funnie mostly....I don't know!
THE LETTER Q
whats your favorite quote?: Dude, I hope that guy has asteroid insurance, cause he is boned (or something like that, from Transformers)
ever had your oil changed at the quick stop?: wtf is the quick stop? (no)
THE LETTER R
do you think you're always right?: i don't think so
you watch reality tv?: yes i do!
are you one to cry? si.
THE LETTER S
do you prefer sun or rain?: i really can't pick. maybe rain, I guess.
do you like snow?: not in particular.
what's your favorite season?: Summer:)
THE LETTER T
what time is it?: 9:31 PM
what time did you wake up?: about 6 this morning.
when was the last time you slept in a tent?: Me and James camped out in my backyard about a month ago, I think.
THE LETTER U
are you wearing underwear?: uh, yeah!
underwear or boxers?: girl undies.
what's under your bed?: lots of stuff. I cleaned my room today but not under my bed.
THE LETTER V
whats the worst veggie?: cooked vegetables, well, some anyways....
where do you want to go on vacation?: I just need ANY vacation!
have you ever been to venice?: I wish....
THE LETTER W
what's your worst habit?: picking/biting hangnails.
where do you live?: Calgary
do you smoke weed?: Nope
THE LETTER X
have you ever had an x-ray?: a few.
can you play a xylophone?: maybe?....
have you ever watched something x-rated? once.
THE LETTER Y
do you like the color yellow?: yes I do!
whats one thing you yearn for?: a vacation.... gosh, pay attention!
have you ever used yarn for anything?: yes I have! I've been knitting my mom a scarf for like 2 years with yarn!
THE LETTER Z
whats your zodiac sign?: Leo
do you believe in the zodiac?: Definitely not! I'm nothing like a Leo is "supposed" to be!
favorite zoo animal?: hippopotamuses!!!!
Oh my goodness... I had an AMAZING long weekend, by the way, but will wait to write about that until I get home (I'm on my lunch break at work) and I can upload my Drumheller pictures!!! Anyways, the point of today's post.... the air conditioning broke in our building on Friday and is STILL BROKEN.... it's supposed to get to 29 degrees today, I think, or 27 maybe.... (my arm was just stuck to the desk from sweating).... it's 25 right now, but in any case... have you ever been on the 9th floor of an office building that has been without air conditioning for the entire hottest 5 days so far this year? MAN!!!! I just keep thinking about the air conditioning song that Klaila and I wrote when we went to Minnesota.... which was FUN times, by the way.... and I think this compares to sitting in the back of that van. Maybe not quite as bad because we have blinds here, but still. It is INTENSE HEAT! I won't be here tomorrow, but I'll be getting my yearly dose of heat stroke at Warped Tour.... But it's supposed to be 31 tomorrow. So I'll be dying at Warped and my mom and our coworkers will be dying here, so I think that's fair, yes? ugh.
Anyways, allow me to share the email that one of the HR ladies sent today...
"There are popsicles and ice cream bars in all the fridges so please help yourself.
We have positioned a number of fans around the 9th and 10th floors to try to help with air circulation.
It is also advisable to keep yourself as hydrated as possible so drink lots of water."
The drinking lots of water part is what tipped me off to, WE SHOULD GO HOME! My mom said she might go home if it got way too hot, so we'll see.... anyways, I'm eating my popsicle in my office and it's fairly satisfying and cooling me down a fair bit. If I finish this baby off and get hot though, I'm eating my mom's and if I'm still hot then, I'll probably go to Macs and buy another one or two! I hope this is fixed by Friday, but if it isn't, I don't think I'll come in at all. We don't have to work the morning cause it's a Sherritt tradition to have parade morning off, but I won't come in for that last 3 hours if it's gonna be like this again.
Hope your days are cooler!!!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Anyways, I don't really want to think about skool right now! We are going to Drumheller on Saturday, which is VERY exciting (me, Mattie, and Nattie)! Other than that, I'm also quite excited that me and James have one last date before he goes to Vancouver! I should actually make sure that Molly doesn't need the car tonight! Hmm hmm hmm.... Anyways. We're almost done here I think, so we'll probably be leaving soon (or soonish)... I really don't want to go to work tomorrow (or Thursday or Friday) but at least this is a long weekend coming up!!!!! I just really need a vacation! I'm totally workin for Edmonton weekend right now!!!! :)
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Friday, June 8, 2007
Anyways, we had a LOT of fun sitting around and checking out bands on myspace and stuff! I wish I had a digital camera so I could have taken pictures! Oh well! Stuff happens! Hopefully there will be lots of chances for pictures soon! I should start making plans with friends. I've been so lazy/such a bad friend for such a long time and I feel very badly about it. Sam, Kaila, Jana, Meg, I haven't seen any of them in so long! This semester I think a lot of it is because of tutoring, just because I hardly get a spare minute, but other than that I have no real reasons for doing it! In any case, I hope I can do better in the future! Anyways, it was just a really good day! I had fun with Nattie renting Quinceanera and then saw Aaron and now I'm getting sleepy. I was kind of wired today cause Aaron is home, but now I'm definitely getting sleepy!
Night all! <3
Monday, May 28, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Unfortunately, my back is quite sore today! I'm not sure what I did to it, but I think I'll stay away from the elliptical at work. It's strangely set up, maybe I'm too short for it or something. In any case, it was a boring day. I wish I had something interesting to say, because I love reading other people's blogs and stuff but I don't update mine very much! I'm going to try and update more, but it's tough when I've got nothing to say really! I'm sure I'll have more to say tomorrow.
I'm still so happy James is home. Yesterday we talked to each other just before we went to sleep and said goodnight, which I really missed. I'm just so happy he's back. And I'm also SO EXCITED because Josh Groban is going to be at the Saddledome on August 15 and I already bought tickets!!!! Me and James and James's parents are going together and it will be ridiculously awesome!!!!!!!!! I'm just way too pumped for it!
I'm really not in the mood for tutoring today, i'm not sure why. It always amazes me, cause I LOVE tutoring, I just often don't feel up to it. Probably just cause I want to get to the show and stuff. It should be fun though. It's only an hour anyways and Wanda told me that Marnie got the highest mark in her class on a math test last week! I'm so proud of her!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Monday, May 7, 2007
On another note, there's something very wrong with my arm! It's really weak and it hurts a lot! They really screwed up royally with my IV and I've got really horrible bruises on my hand and on my arm (they obviously tried to put the IV in my hand first and it didn't work and then did an equally bad job on my arm). It's not good, I hope it's better tomorrow!!!!
Monday, April 30, 2007
Ha ha, the real point of posting though, was to say about how wonderful the weekend was and how brutal it is that James left! So.... on Friday we had a little train adventure, then went out for dinner with his parents cause his mom got a new job with the CBE that she wanted (it sounded like a really intense interview), and that was awesome on all levels. Hmmm. The accident must have been Friday... so then we went home to my house, and ditched our plans to go to Backwoods and get hammed (cause none of us felt like it). We went to the mall, had a snack, bought Kernels popcorn, had the accident.... Then we went back to my house and watched 1 horrible movie that I'm thrilled I slept through and one really awesome movie that I've seen before and slept through a little bit of it. Then James slept over and it was just a lovely day! Then Saturday was pretty fun too! I had to tutor, and then me and James went over to his house and did laundry for his trip most of the day with his mom. Then we played a game of pool with her and then we went to Tomo's! And I got to meet Justin's new girlfriend Kate who is really nice!!!! And hanging out with Tomo and Justin is always real fun anyways! So, we went to Denny's with them for dinner, which was also delicious and fun at the same time! Then, we went to The Invisible with Neil, Lindsay, Kyle and Mel and had lots of fun even though the movie sort of blew chunks. Well, I thought it did but I know Kyle really liked it, so that's good! I still had an awesome time! Then we went to James's house and I slept there (I L-O-V-E sleeping in his bed, even by myself), it was so comfy! Then I came home to tutor and went right back to Jordy's house! My parents drove me there though, and Jordy's parents were outside having coffee/cigarettes and so they talked for what seemed like forever! And then me and James had a totally lovely day on Sunday and I bought 2 CDs which I'm so excited about (The Fray and Jeremy Fisher's newest)...and then it was JOHN MAYER TIME!!!! We had dinner with Fev and Steve at Tommy Burger and it was SOOOO good! And then John Mayer was freaking amazing! Then we went back to James's and had another sleepover and that was fun too! Then, we went to the bus station in the morning and I wanted to stay until James actually left, but I knew I was going to start crying and then I'd feel like a weirdo in front of his dad so I went upstairs a little early. Plus I didn't want to make his dad wait too long. Then his dad drove me home and I talked his ear off just like I did to Cieran at Jordy's 18th birthday (so embarassing, both times).... and then I came home and cried a bit and then ate my face off to be ready for wisdom teeth-ness today! (I started writing this sucka yesterday but then saved it, so now I'm finishing it on Tuesday, today)... In any case, I'm bummed that James isn't here but yesterday I went over to Nattie's and she's too sweet and bought me a wisdom tooth care package with soup and slurpee gift certificates and all this other awesome stuff...including this ridiculously cute beanie baby (the webkinz of the dark ages, ha ha)... And then Matt sent me a really sweet and thoughtful text message this morning wishing me all the best and so that made my heart warm too! So all in all, a mostly happy, somewhat sad weekend! And right now I just want my stupid mouth to stop bleeding! It's so gross!!! Anyways, I'm impressed if anyone lasted this long!!!! <3