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.