Monday, December 24, 2007

A product of one's surroundings.

Not a whole lot to say. Merry Christmas, this is all. What if everyone liked to spend time with everyone else? Yes, this is it.

For reals, Merry Christmas everyone

or Happy Holidays


Thursday, December 20, 2007

"It smells like..............Gaspe"

Tonight Nattie and I went out for dinner at Original Joe's and then saw Lars and the Real Girl. It was very very very fun!!! The food was delicious and we had dessert and now I won't eat for a month I don't think, and then the movie was excellent! Except there were these dumb obnoxious girls in front of us and the one right in front of me was flipping her hair and over over giggling the whole freaking time! It was sooooo annoying!!!! Anyways. I wish I could write lots and lots of lovely things but I'm way too sleepy. The only thing is that I must say that the Plaza and the Uptown (and probably the Globe) are all movie theatres where movies are played the way they're supposed to be.


Monday, December 17, 2007

Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful (First Christmas) Weekend!!!

Wow. Wow. Wow.

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


I am very sleepy! Tomorrow and Thursday I get sort of days off and then on Sunday I get an actual day off! Hooray! It's been a WHILE since I've had a day off! I just typed out a bunch of this stuff for this entry but then my computer did something funny and it deleted it all!!!! Boo! Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnyways... Sunday will be a lovely day off because Jordan's family's Christmas is Saturday, which I'm very psyched for and then on Sunday I think we're going to Beowulf with his parents! Fun fun fun!!! Ha ha, I've even read that play (for the most part)....

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 have a LOT of work to do and exactly zero motivation to do it with. The Hills is on so I'm kind of just watching that but I just can't seem to do my take home final exam. I think the problem is that the issue he assigned us to write on is just so darned huge. The topic is how race and gender effect lifelong learning and how lifelong learning affects race and gender. It's very very difficult and complicated. Anyways..... in other (much better) news, I'm coming to you from my brand new laptop!!!!!

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?

Wraps them!!!

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?

Never never!

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:

Only mint!

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


Holy cowabunga batman is it getting cold out! I know I'm just being a complainer, because it's only like -14 or something today (even though the windchill takes it to -24)..... but still, coldest day of the winter so far for sure and it's no fun! Oh well though. I'm really really really excited for Christmas this year which is REALLY strange because I usually am not excited for Christmas until, like, December 24! BUT.... I think my parents threw out the trailer tree last year, which is really really good!

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


Meg always used to make lists when she used to work at Blue Funk and TRU when she was bored. Today, I will attempt 2 for sure (maybe more if I think of more).

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


My weekend was fun. Again, I didn't do much because of being sick. Really all I did was play monopoly with Nattie and James on Friday and then worked and watched TV the rest of the week. My nose has started running incessantly and it's driving me nutty. I'm watching The Believer for a second time with my pa right now. I can't decide if I like it or not. I find it pretty unbelievable for some reason. And I'm not so sure that it's within the obvious contradiction in the fact that he's a Jewish Anti-Semite. Whatevs though. I can't really understand it, I guess. Of course he's a self-hating Jew, but that isn't really enough to explain it. I get how he got his "questioning" religion thing, from his Dad. But still. I guess there isn't a strong enough connection for me. Maybe I'm just dumb though. Both of those things seem to go something like halfway in explaining it. Anyways, today we watched a documentary in class about the Chinese Head Tax and it was pretty darned depressing. I feel sad that people can be so stupid and closed-minded about things.

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


Today I just feel great. I'm still very sick and thought I was going to die on the bus, but after I almost cried (there were actually tears coming out of my eyes) I just feel awesome. I can't really say why, but it is what it is. I don't have that empty feeling in the pit of my stomach of wanting something, whether I know what it is or not, I'm just happy. People are being really friendly too today.... some random lady was smiling at me at the train, I saw Tara and Lindsey on the train!! (Hooray!).... this lady who stopped for me to cross was smiley, a nice boy held the door for me, the cashier at Safeway was really nice (and pretty good looking! Bonus!).... I know I'm way behind in school cause I haven't been here in a while and I'm a little upset that I couldn't go swimming today cause I feel so awful, but none of it matters. I'm just plain old happy. And that's it. :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Not in the mood to post right now.

Eh. Still sick, don't feel like doing anything, even posting on the puter! I went to the doctor with my ma today and she gave us each a puffer and some antibiotics but of course I don't feel better yet. I really tried to go to school today but I was too dizzy and winded in the shower to go so I stayed home. I probably should have stayed home even longer when my mom did errands before our appointment, but oh well. This is what happened! Anyways, I have to go tutor tonight and last night someone new called about tutoring!!! Hooray! I'm excited about that! I think I should call her soon because that is muchly exciting!!!! Annnnyways..... House was really good last night and so was Law and Order SVU. I also watched The Tudors for the first time and it was really good! Jordan's mom was singing its praises the other weekend, and even said it has a lot of good sex in it. Ha ha, funnie story there actually, because then Jordan asked what bad sex was and Jord's mom said "fat people" (and then a little later) "ugly people". It was pretty funnie. Pretty strange too because I am definitely not used to hearing Jordan's parents talking about sex, good OR bad! Ha ha. Oh well. I'm quite sleepy though and already can't wait until Thursday even though I've done NOTHING all week! I am going to be in major trouble when I actually go back to school!!! EEK! Anyways, I should go because I have to tutor soon.


Sunday, November 4, 2007


I'm not really in the mood to elaborate on my whole weekend, but I'll say that it was fun and I'm still sick so I didn't do much, just worked a lot and hung out with people.

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


Yes, my friends, this is a picture of the "Teletubbies" being arrested (or given stern talkings-to by the cops). This happened on our pub crawl as we were leaving Tequila. I thought it was very funny!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Counting down the minutes until Saigon!!

The weekend was pretty fun!!! In fact, it feels like it was a long time ago and I hardly remember what happened. Hmmm. Let's see. On Friday, me and James did.... something...... and it lasted until about 10 (but I can't remember what it was to save my life)..... oh my gosh, why can't I remember. This is so bad!....NATTIE JUST REMINDED ME! We watched the hockey game! Well, Jordan watched and I slept. It was good though! Well, anyways, when we were done whatever it was that we had done, we called Nattie and saw a movie with her!!! We just rented one, but it was good. We rented..... oh yeah, we rented The Believer. It was pretty darn good but a little confusing. It's about this Jewish Anti-semite (yes, you read that right), played by Ryan Gosling (who does a phenomenal job of it). Anyways, the movie is pretty long but very good and I liked it, but I think it would be a good one to see again to see if I actually get it. I really liked the parts that they show of him as a kid in Hebrew school, arguing with his teacher and his friend(?) Avi. I think because the kid makes me think of my dad (not because my dad is an anti-semite). I just imagine that that's what he was like when he went to parochial school. One time, he punched his teacher in the face because the teacher had ripped my dad's shirt (I imagine grabbing him out of his chair for misbehaving) and he knew he would be in trouble when he got home. Did he punch the teacher in the face or kick him in the nuts? I do not remember exactly now, but I think it was a groin kick. Anyways, it's a funnie story. My dad was a real badass in his childhood for sure.

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

Sicky day

I stayed home sick today because I felt like death most of the weekend and so I thought today would be the best day to have to stay home because I definitely can't stay home tomorrow! I wish I could, but I can't!!!

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


Today me and Nattie are sitting in the elbow room doing work and dicking around, all at the same time. I went into my blogger account to update (right now) because I did not do it last night (my homework from Nattie).... and all of the written stuff is in Chinese characters. Or maybe Japanese. I can't tell the difference. It looks like this --> 粗体 Hmmm. Very very strange. Nattie is updating her blog too, so if you read mine, you should go read hers too!!! :)

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

I want to go home!

Today I very very much want to just go home and hang out with my family!!! Molly just had her boobies sucked out so she's sitting at home and recovering and my mom got laid off, and my dad's always home during the day, so I have to be out and about while everyone else gets to hang out at home!!! I'm soooooo jealous!!!

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

Philosophical thoughts during monopoly time....

So, Jordan and I got the newest "Here and Now" version of monopoly, which has Canadian spaces (mostly ontario, of course, but including the Calgary Stampede!!!!), "new age"-type playing pieces (a segway!, a cell phone, flat screen tv...), and CREDIT CARDS! instead of cash! Anyways, as fun as the little credit card machine is, it's a very busy job being the banker!!! Because you have to take 2 cards everytime there is a transaction and it just takes up all your playing time! Anyways, I was thinking about how true to life that is! We think that by using credit (and debit) cards (in life, but I thought this about monopoly) we will eliminate the hassle that we get with cash, but the "easy way" takes X amount more work than using cash does! Sure, in life there are other benefits to using plastic over cash, but I just thought it was interesting and indicative of how life really works. I know it's lame... who thinks about real life and stuff while they're playing monopoly? Still though, I enjoyed it. And thanksgiving was very good! I had turkey on Sunday and steak at Jordan's house tonight! On a scarier note, there was a shooting up the hill from me today (apparently, I was in woodbine at the time), and one of the guys involved went to beaverbrook and RT with us.... so that's weird and scary and such. Anyways, I gotta go, it's VERY late (almost midnight) and I have to leave in 6.5 hours with Nattie!!!! Hooray!!!!


Monday, October 1, 2007


The weekend was fairly uneventful but lovely. I spent it with Jord and even though I spent almost all of it doing (listening to/unwillingly participating in) football and Halo 3 stuff it was still super fun to hang out with Jord and Tomo and Justin and Adam.... And then we went to Fev and Steve's for dinner (Steve actually was at work), and it was really fun! We ate Pang Pang (chinese food) and Jord took some allergy stuff so he was Claritin clear of allergies to Fev's doggie, Philip!!! It was fun though, and we tried out Fev's hot tub and it was really nice! Their house is SOOOOO nice!!! And the whole weekend made me want to move out so bad! Granted, most do! Oh, also, when I was at work on... Saturday, I think.... I saw an ad in fast forward about wanting a female vocalist for a band. I thought about calling. I can't get it out of my mind actually. It happens though. I guess there's no pressure about a phone conversation. I don't know. Who has time for that sort of thing. And, with my luck, even if I called and the guy said sure and I was good enough, they're probably all in, like, the NE or something totally unaccessable to me. Anyways, not important... SNL was super good on Saturday! It gives me much hope for the future!!!!

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


Today I was thinking about how much I miss the times when everyone called me Lou. It was just fun, you know? It was all about fun.... just going to youth and hanging out with people that I absolutely loved and just having a good time, with all our drama and "dating" and all the awesome friendships that we ha(d/ve)..... not necessarily that being called Lou is what made those times so good (of course it wasn't, it's just a coincidence).... but it's nice to see Brendan and James (and Carson a couple weekends ago!!!) and have them call me Lou. Brings up real nice memories.

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


I just asked the lady at the printing desk if she took pennies. How stupid is that? Of course she takes pennies. Pennies are money still, right? I think so. Sure, noone really likes them, but they still count. I just thought that was a really funny dumb thing I did. I love it when I do dumb things and I get to laugh at myself. I think today will be a good day.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I was thinking this morning about how very lucky I have been to get to tutor kids in math! I just am so darn lucky! Sure, I'd love to keep on teaching math to kids for the rest of my life, but if I can't, then I've had a darn good run at it, and really enjoyed (pretty much) every minute of it. Anyways. I should get back to school time now. Oh, and also, I'm thinking of joining the campus greens. I thought about joining a club last year but didn't due to great fear, but what the heck. May as well, and that's pretty much the only group for me.... I would have maybe liked to have joined Hillel, but I'm just not really Jewish, so it wouldn't count. Plus I'd look like a total idiot considering I know little to none about Judaism. Oh well. Campus greens is good. And something I really believe in, luckily!!! Anyways.... sorry for the side note. I hope I can keep on tutoring, and I get to start with someone new on Monday!! Hooray!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Ha ha, this is very weird, this is the same lab where I used to update last year on Tuesdays!!!! Actually, I guess it's not that weird, but still. I have very little to say today, except that so far it's been a really good day. Except for still being kind of sick. I'm not even that sick either, so it's very weird, but yesterday I woke up with a VERY sore throat and I did NOT feel good at all! So I definitely thought I would be sick for a long time. Luckily, today I'm feeling much better! My throat is still a little sore, but no more than usual really.... it's sore most of the time, probably because of how dry it is.... so anyways, I feel much better! Hooray! But math was really good today. We had our first lab, and the textbook scared me very very much about how hard this class will be, because it is highly scary. The lab was A-OK though! And I knew how to do all the questions she did in class, even though I made a small mistake on one of them. It was no huge deal though. Also, I got a new tutoring student yesterday!!! Hooray!!! Her name is Nicole and I'm pretty sure I've met her before. She's a friend of Marnie's, and I'm pretty sure I met her at a barbecue or something at Steve and Wanda and Marnie's once, so that's very cool! Anyways, she's in grade 12, I forgot to ask if it's pure or applied, but I'll find out soon enough. I really hope it's pure though, just because I never took applied and so I'm not really sure what there is! Anyways, I'm hoping for pure, but whatever. I get to meet Nattie soon for lunch, and I'm very very excited about that! I have some reading to do though, for race and ethnicity. Or at least I'm supposed to read it, I'm pretty sure she just summarized exactly what the article says in class yesterday, so it very well may be a waste of my time, but whatever. I'll finish it anyways, I think there's only like 10 or so more pages for me to read, I read a bunch on the train this morning. It talks about Gaspe though, and that's always exciting for Nattie!!!

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


So, I still hate the U of C. Not as much as last year today though, but yesterday was NOT GOOD! It was just because we had to put together groups and this girl from my soci of work disaster group is in my class and at first she said she would be in our group but then she ditched, and I know exactly why. Oh well though, she's really no big treat to work with anyways, I'm a little happy today she ditched but yesterday it just brought back so many unhappy memories of that big disaster. I still hate that that biznatch totally won, and probably because she is 40 and I'm 20. Oh well though, it's so over but I just can't remember that ever!!! Tomorrow I get to start my new job driving a segway (look down) around the mall!!!

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

Almost skool!


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

Boring August?

Ha ha, NONE of the blogs I read have been updated in the last little while and it's making me so bored! I figured I'd try and start a trend though, and maybe other people will feel inspired! (hopefully).... anyways, it has not been a boring August! I just realized that I never posted about my birthday!!! I feel like being a dork and making separate paragraphs today (unlike always, which must be obnoxious to read), so....

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

Wonderful Wonderful Weekend

I can NOT stop smiling! It's sooo embarassing! I just had the most magical weekend! Friday was fun, my pops took me and Nattie to a baseball game and it was approximately 17 billion times more fun than I expected! Then, on Saturday, I hung around at home for the morning and then James came to pick me up for lunch and we went out to banzai (which I really don't like that much anymore, I'm sorry to say) but it was OK... then Jordan's coach and his son hosted a soccer windup party in honour of last indoor season! It was soooo much fun and I got to hang out with Jackie (Jacqui? mmmm. not sure) and Angela and I met Claire, which was exciting, cause I've seen her a lot, but never introduced myself or anything.... and the guys, of course, on Jordan's soccer team, and BD's mom was there too!!! Anyways, I got pretty darn hammered and started singin away with Nate and Skuce (which is always fun)... but usually, when I'm less drunk than I was that night (which is every time) I'm usually more reserved and I stay much quieter, but Saturday was a different story... I was BELTING it out (which I'm sure was plenty embarassing, at least I thought so) but Jackie and Skuce and Felipe and Nate said I had a pretty voice and they basically kept on saying it over and over and over again. It's so silly, because people have told me that before, but I think it means more coming from people who have no obligation to me... my parents and Nattie and Jordy will of course tell me I sound good, but for some reason it seems realer coming from people that I don't know that well. I know that's the stupidest thing ever, because it of course MEANS more to have people I know/love the most in the world tell me stuff like that, but I know what it's like not wanting someone to fall or thinking they're awesome anyways and seeing something through rose coloured glasses or something.... I dunno, it was just so nice and fulfilling and I wish it could be my life to sing in front of people (and I wish I could be braver at it) but that's all a totally different story. In any case.... I'm still smiling about it... ha ha, and me and Skuce and Nate are going to start a band (I wish). But even though I'm fairly serious about wanting to do that, I don't know how much more than a drunken "that would be awesome" thing it was. I feel like I could conquer the world right now though, but I know I should know better. I just would like to bask in that feeling a little longer, and that's exactly what I plan to do... although Libby will be here soon, and goodness knows she'll recheck something that I already checked or something, and that should remind me that I can't do anything right... ha ha... I don't think even she could bring me down today.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Me and Jordan and Nattie and Matt all went to Edmonton last weekend to go to the waterpark and it was soooooooooooooo much fun!!!!!! We went to the waterpark on Saturday at about 10, we left home at 6:30 and got gas and donuts for the road! We had a bit of a competition with this jerk in a minivan who was driving like an idiot and kept speeding ahead of us and then slowing down. It was silly....anyways, so we went to the waterpark and had tons of fun then we went back to our beautiful hotel room at the fantasyland hotel!!!!!!!! And we had planned to go out somewhere and drink a little, but we were gonna do some predrinking first, but the predrinking was a drinking game and jordan drank way too much and then we went to a movie and he got sick in the bathroom and i had to take him home like a baby (tee hee, sorry hun).... anyways, then on sunday we woke up and got breakfast and did a little shopping and went home!!!!!!!!!! we wanted to stop in red deer and grab some mcdicks but they were closed due to a staff shortage and then we had to go to innisfail and the service and food was pretty bad there. Anyways, then we drove home and watched big brother! It was a really fun and relaxing weekend!!!!!!!! If we get itchin for another waterpark vacation later this summer we might hit sylvan lake, which would also be wicked fun!!!!!!!! Anyways, I'm at work and I have to go soon to catch our ride with Nattie's mom!!! Hooray for driving instead of taking the bus!!!!!!! Anyways, I can't wait for big brother and iron chef tonight! Oh shoot! Except that they're on at the same time! BOO!!! Hmmm. Anyways, FUN WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


I WANT this now.... why couldn't I have decided sooner...... yes, I did do this on facebook too....

Friday, July 6, 2007

Drumheller 2007!

Last Saturday, June 30, Natalie, Matt, and I took a trip out to Drumheller! It was really really fun and I was amazed by the scenery on the way (I didn't know Drumheller was a valley) and it was just so different than Calgary, it was like being in a different country or something! It was just so cool! I wish I could post ALL my pictures, but I just don't have that kind of time, so I'll post 1 picture from each time period that I took.... they have this thing where you walk through a pathway that goes from the beginning of time until now (for the most part). It's way cool!!!

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

stolen from Nattie's!

are you available?: mmm. No.
what is your age?: 20
what annoys you?: People who spell badly.

do you live in a big house?: no, unfortunately not.
when is your birthday?: August 6 :)
who is your best friend(s)?: Nattie!

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

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

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,

have you ever flown in a plane: Yes
do you use fly swatters?: Nope
have you ever used a foghorn?: no....(LANDLOCKED)

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

how are you?: hot....
what color is your hair?: Brown
do you live in a house?: Yes

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...

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

who do you want to kill?: mmmm nobody.
do you want kids?: maybe
where did you go for kindergarten?: school house in bragg creek.

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!

do you still watch Disney movies?: definitely.
do you like mangoes?: very much so!
do you ride motorcycles?: definitely no.

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

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!

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!

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)

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.

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:)

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.

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.

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....

what's your worst habit?: picking/biting hangnails.
where do you live?: Calgary
do you smoke weed?: Nope

have you ever had an x-ray?: a few.
can you play a xylophone?: maybe?....
have you ever watched something x-rated? once.

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!

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!!!!

Heat Wave 2007

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

At school!

Me and Nattie took a trip up here to the U of C today to do many things: go to the UPO (undergraduate programs office), look around the campus, try to go to the education advisors, and register Nattie for her classes (her reg. date is today, in 2 minutes)... I also found the rest of my classes for the year which is very exciting!!! I just want it to be easier to teach math though. Oh well. I think I'll maybe just get a minor in math instead of a second degree, because I just want to be done. There is something about getting the other degree that I just LOVE but I don't know if I can stay here that long. In any case, I took courses that would go along with both, so that's sweet. I kind of wonder if it's the same either way. Today at the UPO though, we discovered that I need 14 more courses. That's 4 more 4 class semesters, with 2 of them being 3 class semesters, based on a math minor. Which is OK.

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

Nancy Drew

I have just received word that Nattie has acquired a copy of the new Nancy Drew game. I am SOOOO excited!!! We always have tons of fun (and tons of slurpees) playing those babies, and luckily, survivor just ended and Pirate Master isn't all that good a show, so we have empty Thursday night dates!!!! I'm SOOOOO pumped!!! This one is set in the Canadian Rockies (hello? that's where we live!)..... I'm so so so so so psyched! And a little hungry, actually. I just ate my lunch though and I want another sandwich cause mine was so delicious with my new delicious pickles that I bought yesterday!!!! <3

Friday, June 8, 2007

2 years already!

Aaron is home!!! I'm so very excited to have my very good friend/husband back!!! And we have the same Alexisonfire shirt which is cool too!!!! Tonight at midnight I drove over to Aaron's house to visit with him and Kade and his little brother for a while! I have missed him very very much! And it was fun to hang out with Kade for a while! I last saw both of them when the three of us and Jordan all went to see Million Dollar Baby just before Aaron left for Utah! I can hardly explain how excited I am that he's back! I sincerely hope we can see each other a lot! It's very helpful, of course, that he likes the same kinds of bands as Jordan, Justin, and Tomo, (and me too!) so that's VERY exciting! I can just hardly believe it's been 2 years! Kade said he couldn't really believe he was sitting in front of him either, and neither could I! I hope he had an awesome time on his mission though. I sooo sooo respect that about him (and Kaila, for that matter), that he (they) could leave regular life behind and step out in their faith like that. Maybe I'm not a Christian exactly and I'm not a mormon, but I still think it's mighty admirable! So nice job guys, for what it's worth!

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

I extra super duper love Jordan today. I don't know why, but this is the case today. Sorry to be gross people. Anyways. I should stop being illegal at work, I just had to say it to the world (or the few people who read this ;))

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Internet cafe date

I'm back at that internet cafe I used to wait for James at. It's very very close to Wanda, Marnie and Steve's house, so it's easy to walk to. I was fortunate enough today that my daddy picked us up from work and dropped me off here, so I had time to go to Subway and come here! it's very exciting!!!! Tonight me and Nattie are going to The Killers! I'm so excited! We will have lots of fun!

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

Fiji water and Nattie

I just had to post a picture of my beloved Fiji water!!! Hooray!

And, uh, hello Nattie, time to update our blog is it? Well, diaryland! Or switch to blogger where you can always update even if 2 other people are also updating!!! <3

May Long 2007!

So I went to Kamloops-ish to meet James and other friends of his for a fun cabin weekend! It was really fun, Chris drove up and his backseat is really comfy and I slept some of the way. Plus it was fun to drive up with him and Felipe and Giuliana! We played MASH and love calculator and soulmate for a little while (I later realized I was pseudo-cheating on Nattie by doing this almost, because we always play that together, but I'm going to be honest, it's always MUCH funner with NAttie!). The drive up wasn't actually too bad. I'm impressed we only stopped twice, and it was only to pee and get gas once. I bought a bottle of Fiji water (my FAVOURITE) but we didn't eat anything on the way! And we had a really fun weekend together, the six of us (Nate and Jord were there too of course). We did some drinking, some boating, some sitting around doing nothing/playing guitar hero, played some mini golf, ate so many hotdogs I could burst and did lots of sleeping! We were sort of lame and all went to bed pretty early every night!!!! And then when we got home yesterday me and James went to his house for a while and then went out with Tomo for a super delicious dinner where his brother was our friendly and prompt waiter!!! Oh yeah, it was my first experience at Open Sesame and it was so delicious! I will for sure be going back sometime! We all ordered this chicken katsu thing from the menu, but I'd also like to try their buffet-ish thing sometime where you pick out your stuff and they cook it up for you! It was delicious anyways, and much fun to see Tomo!!! Then me and James came back here and did nothing again! It was pretty fun! We watched the Bachelor (and Tessa won, which I so knew was going to happen)! I had bought a bunch of groceries yesterday in plans to make brunch but James went to help Steve build his deck instead, so we just went out to Subway. All in all it was a fun weekend! And my parents got home a few hours ago which was cool too! I really wish I could cancel my lesson tonight but I just can't do it, seeing as I cancelled 2 this month already. Anyways, it was a lovely weekend and it's so very nice to have James home! I really missed talking to him before bed, which we usually do, call to say goodnight or whatever, and I'm excited for that today!!!!

Monday, May 14, 2007

At work.

Boo for being at work! I had a really nice weekend though, so it happens I guess! Me and Nattie and Matt all had dinner on Friday night and then we went to Loose Moose and we almost didn't know how to get there, but Matt took us to a wrong place pretty close to it and then Nattie finished the puzzle! And then on Saturday we all went to Matt's army wrap-up thing for the year and that was pretty cool. It was definitely fun to go see Matt at work and meet a few of his friends, plus I've never seen the army base before so it was definitely really interesting too. It was kind of a strange feeling though, to imagine what has happened in that building, or others like it. For some reason, watching all the kiddies running around reminded me of the videos on TV of soldiers leaving to go overseas and their families saying goodbye to them. That always makes me sad and it made me a little sad standing there thinking about it. It was still a great time though, cause it was definitely a happy thing! And then we went in to this training room thing where they have different guns and stuff and Matt tried to show us how to shoot these guns but they were too heavy, but Nattie was pretty good at it! And then we tried out the rocket launcher and we both lit a virtual tank on fire. It was pretty cool. Matt's really good at shooting though, it was cool to watch him and his army friends shooting. In any case, though it made me sad to think about people leaving to go overseas I also thought about how much they have to sacrifice and although I'm a tree-hugging, liberal-minded green party supporter, and I wish there was no war, I am also amazed at the bravery and intense sacrifice it takes for people to leave their homes and families to help people like me, so it was a cool experience and it made me have a lot more awareness and stuff for the fact that we do, in fact, have an army. Which is weird, cause MAtt works for the army lots, but I guess I just never thought about it. I did think it was a little weird for them to be showing their kids how to shoot guns, but that's certainly other people's decisions, not mine! And then mothers day was fun. We had brunch and Moll and I bought my mom a hammock and it's real comfy, so that's cool. And last night was the bittersweet end of Survivor. It was disappointing though, only because I thought Dreamz would keep his word and give his immunity to Yau-Man. I was disappointed by the PEOPLE (Dreamz, Cassandra, Earl), not the show! Survivor:China........ coming this fall!!!!!!!! Woo hooo!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 7, 2007

My blogger was down yesterday and I can't remember what I said my title was! :)

So, this year at school really sucked! It definitely had its moments outside of school time that were really great, but the school part was really not good. I definitely did not adjust well to the U of C and I really regret that I didn't try harder to do so. Even talking to some people in a couple of classes probably would have helped, because feeling alone was the biggest trouble for sure. REally though, that's not what I've been thinking about. I've been thinking about the way I worked. And that's really that I didn't. I sure did more work than I've ever done before, particularly in my theory classes, because those were so awesome. I just need to learn to transfer the type of work ethic that I started in those classes and generalize them to all of my classes. I'm not sure how, but this summer I'd like to prepare myself to be able to do that. The last couple of days I've really been thinking about how I obviously need to change my life. It just isn't worth slacking off and flunking out of school for nothing. I think me and Nattie (I know I shouldn't speak for her, and I'm probably wrong, so keep that in mind) have tried to keep up our highschool habits (definitely me at least 1000 times more than her, probably not her at all, she always did her homework, I almost never did), so MY highschool habits and I haven't started working. At least not like I should. So, next year I'm just going to have to try harder. It started out well at the beginning of the winter semester, I was taking it one day at a time and doing my math homework, and the thing that kills me is that once I start doing it, I totally love it! I love math and I love reading social theory and trying to get meaning from it and trying to navigate it, I can just never get going! To be perfectly honest, I'd sit in my theory class like a pig in mud I was so happy! I would sit there and think, "this is what I'm meant to do with my life", but I'll never get there if I don't stop being so damn lazy! So next semester I'll just have to try again! I think I'm going to change my basement sewing room around and get a table from Ikea and paint and put down a rug and I can do my work there. HAving somewhere to work/tutor will definitely help, because when I'm at work I always want to be doing schoolwork, so that will help. And other than that, I'll just have to pull motivation out as much as I can. So, I hope Jordan will help me out and do work with me sometimes, and I know Nattie already does work, so I will just have to follow her lead! Hopefully I can do this this time, or else I will honestly just have to take some time off because I cannot afford to bomb another school year! So wish me luck fellas!!!
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

Kamloops is gay.

I hate to dedicate an entire post to me being totally emo and such, but here it is... I was so upset today that Jordan left for Kamloops. It really did just sneak up on me, and that was particularly brutal. It also sucked so much more because after we had so many problems for those few weeks or that month or whatever there, it was just the absolute best weekend (for the most part), but relationship-wise, it was fabulous. The not so great part was that we got rear-ended on Saturday night and it was really scary, plus Nattie hit her head and due to the ITP thing, it was somewhat worrisome. The good news though, of course, is that she's fine. I sort of get the feeling that hitting her head, though it may be quite a worry even now, is much more of a threat when she has a really low platelet count. So, considering it's much higher (I think) than when we were in gr. 8, for instance, this is much good news. In any case though, it was still scary, but she tells me she feels fine, so this is VERY good news! It's also really good that James's parents were so very understanding about what happened. My parents would have been way more angry, not necessarily at me, but they still would have been SUPER angry! Doesn't really matter though, it's out of everyone's hands now, and most importantly, everyone is alright!

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