Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas/New Years!

I don't know what to post in here about Christmas and New Years! They were both so much fun and I so enjoyed myself!!!!!

My gift that I'm most recently enjoying is David Suzuki and David Boyd's Green Guide. I bought it with my book money from my AD! I had a feeling when I read, like, the first page that it might change my life and I still think so. It talks about all these amazing things that you can do, in every price range, to help the environment. For instance, for a greener house you can make sure to turn off your lights and appliances when they aren't in use; you can put a $20 insulating jacket on your water heater; you can ask your utility company if they provide green energy; or you can just be super hardcore (and with some cash in your pocket) and convert your whole house to its own solar heating. I just started the food chapter today and I'm super interested. I already learned about the resources that it takes to produce meat compared to the resources required to produce plant based proteins. It's amazing though, and I think everyone should read it. Another really cool thing about it is that (even though he spells cheque "check", grrrr), it was printed on environmentally friendly paper in Canada and only has one price on it (the Canadian one). Go Canada!

Otherwise, I'm unemployed right now and it's already driving me CRAZY! The lady from HR at the mall called me though, and so I think I got the reception job!!!!


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas #1

Tonight Nattie and Mattie and I had Christmas together!!!!

I had completely forgotten (or maybe just disregarded) how close Christmas was, but tonight when Nattie texted to see if I was still up for a Twinkle Tour and said that she wanted to exchange gifts tonight too!!! I hadn't even wrapped hers and Matt's gift!!! So I said yes and that I hadn't showered or changed all day..... so the extent of my changing was to change my overtop jammie pants (I left everything else the same, I hope I smelled OK ;)) and then I wrapped their gifts!!!

And then I went over and we actually cancelled our twinkle tour but went on two short drives: me and Nattie went to Superstore and had little luck finding what she needed and Matt went for gas and coffee (YUM)!!!

And then we had present opening festivities!!! We got each other the same gift!!! We both (by both I mean both parties: me and Matt/Nattie) received Seinfeld Scene It!!!! They also got me The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir, which I'm stoked to read and a lavendar-scented pink ribbon campaign magic bag!!!!

Speaking of magic....... I'm really excited for Magic'n'Miracles on Saturday, which is part of Nattie and Mattie's Christmas present!!! I just have to find a date!!!!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Too Long!

Oh wow, I haven't updated in such a long time!!!! Today was the last day of school!!! For my whole undergraduate degree! EEK! I'm pretty excited now, but Nattie kept asking if I was excited earlier today but I just wanted to come home and get back into my jammies due to being sick, but I am quite excited now that I am in my jammies!!!!

I'm pretty bummed about the Sylvan thing though. I spent a whole shift there yesterday and I really didn't like it. Luckily I haven't signed anything yet and so I have some time to think about it, but it just isn't what I expected. I'm not really sure what to do, so I definitely will think about it, but I definitely felt the same as I did when I worked at Second Cup for 3 days (ha ha). I kind of felt like I just didn't fit in really. It's also pretty much done for you, so it's a job that anyone could do, which isn't really what I wanted. They just need someone who can sell stuff (which I don't think I'm very good at), do administrative work like entering schedules, comments, accounting (which I am good at but don't really want to do). I would like to do the parent conferences, I think, but I'm just not very stoked on the whole operation, so I'm just thinking, thinking, thinking.

Of course it also sucked because I felt so sick, but I had walked over from Gold's (about a 10-15 min walk) so my lungs were burning and when I got to Sylvan I was so excited to see the door because it was so cold! And when I went to open it.........it was LOCKED! I was so mad! I was right on time, so I went over to Co-op to get some cough drops and stuff but then I got back, at like 11:40 (I was supposed to be there at 11:30) and she still wasn't there! I loitered in the doorway of the walk-in clinic for a while, but then I went back and she still wasn't there. I went back to the clinic one more time and then went back and she didn't actually get there until 11:50!!!! So that clearly wasn't very good and it kinda bummed me out about the whole deal. I honestly was so close to calling my parents and asking them to come get me. At 12, I probably would have.

So I dunno. I'm spending my sick day (I called in sick to work) looking around but I might check if that job at the mall is still available while I'm looking for something else. I think I might be done with the Sylvan thing.

Anyways, I'm done!!!! I bought myself Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, which is pretty exciting! I really like The Golden Compass so I'm pretty excited to read the books! The movie is only made from the first book, so I should be able to read all three before the second and third movies come up (I hope) and the book is always better than the movie!!!

So, otherwise not much of anything is going on. Me and Amanda have been talking about buying a house together and so that would be exciting, but I think we have a lot to talk about. It might be better if we didn't, because we'd be making a commitment to be friends and stuff, which would be tough. So I think we need to talk about it more, but I'd definitely still like to do it!

Tonight's the finale of the Biggest Loser AND Law and Order SVU is on AND I think House is on too!!! Guilt-free TV watching, here I come!!!!!

I can't believe it. Today is my first day being free (when the freedom will last more than 2 weeks) since September 2007!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Yes, I am VERY lazy and I haven't updated in an extremely long time!

Firstly, I know this is old news, but I hope that everyone watched Barack Obama's acceptance speech because it was amazing!

I can't think of all the things that have happened since that day, so I'll just post on two very recent things.

The first recent thing is that I saw Hairspray last night at the jubilee! It was so much fun, the show was SO good! I'm even more excited to go see Chicago with Alex in January!!!! The bad thing about last night though, was that we went to Chili's for dinner and we waited an hour for our food until we couldn't wait any longer and so we had to go to the food court. The other problem was that yesterday was animal rights day or something like that so I wasn't eating meat, so all I had for dinner was french fries and I was SOOOO hungry. Anyways, whatevs! The show was REALLY good!

The more recent happening was that today I finally got my butt back to Golds, which was so awesome! I so enjoyed myself, but I was really excited because the pool is finally open!!!! Unfortunately, I couldn't swim in it because....
...someone POOPED in it!!!!

HA HA... there were signs up about how a pool has to be closed for at least 8 hours or something after it's been infected with diarrhea. Oh my gosh, it was ridiculously sad and upsetting and FUNNY. I just feel hella bad for the poor sucker who had an accident in the pool.

Anyways, I've been thinking about blogging about more important things as well as the boring happenings of my weeks and such, so I hope to come out with some more socially conscious posts. For now, just my ramblings about the silly stuff that happens in life!!!


EDIT 1: OMG, I can't believe I forgot to say what happened on Sunday while me and Matt and Nattie were watching the Amazing Race! A Superstore commercial came on (with Galen Weston), and it went something like this:

Galen Weston: "You can deck your halls, your tree, your table,......, even your dog!"
Me: "You should deck Lucy" (to Nattie)
and then we all laughed! It was pretty funny, but I'm glad that nobody will deck Lucy!!!

EDIT 2: 19 days, 17 hours, and 28 days left of fall semester!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The big day...

So here we are. Election Day! I really should have cared more about ours and less about theirs (the Americans, I mean), but it's an exciting day for the world one way or the other, I think.

I'm really pulling for Obama. Partly because I think he has the capacity to make change, which I think they sorely need down South and partly because I really do think that a vote for McCain is a vote for W. (thank you, SNL Presidential Bash). Anyways, we'll see for sure. I've been thinking lately "they'd be crazy to elect McCain" (I'm not fully sure why, I'm sure he's not as bad as I'm imagining him), but it honestly couldn't be any crazier than when they elected Bush II for the second time, because they were already fully aware of what a crappy president he was. So we shall certainly see. I remember the last one well though, I coloured my agenda into an American flag in Physics 211 and hoped for Kerry. I'm always HOPING for the Democrats, I hope they win one for me this time!

Me and Nattie get to go to the HOCKEY GAME tonight though! I'm super excited and we will have so much fun! I know we will though!

I can't wait to see some results, the first polls are closing right NOW so there might be some soon! I wonder if I can convince someone to tape the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert special for me!

Go Obama! Go FLAMES!


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Did you know....

That women AND men are from earth?

Seems like a pretty crazy realization, right? No, I know it isn't. Me and Nattie read that in a textbook today and both almost lost our s*^# right there in class! It was so funny.

I really don't have much to post about! Tomorrow is halloween and I'm pretty excited, especially for work because me and Amanda get to do the fun things in centre court together! It will be very fun!

What else, what else? I went to talk to Dr. Wong today and he said that it would NOT be a waste of time to apply to grad school and that he would write a reference letter on my behalf when it's time! I'll have to see though, I may have to retake SOCI 313, 331 and 333 to improve my marks (those are research methods and 2 theory courses). I'd definitely be willing to retake them too! I'll have to see though.

I'm so thirsty I feel like I could drink a whole river. Maybe I should work on that! I think that's about it though! Happy halloween everyone!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot"

I heard on the radio the other day that the City of Calgary bought out the Cecil Hotel and is going to make a parkade out of it. It either made me think of the song including the title line or they played it, but that song has been stuck in my head for like 2 days already! I do get a good chuckle out of it though, because the Cecil Hotel is NOT paradise. I still get a good laugh out of it.

Today I was volunteering at the WRC annual awards and fair trade show. It was really fun but I ate something that didn't agree with me and I thought I was going to throw up so I had to leave! I'm home now and I feel mostly better, which is good. I still feel a little sleepy and stuff, but it's probably just because I WAS sick. That can really take it all out of you, which is kind of silly!

The Calgary Sexual Health Centre is starting a new program in November or something like that so they'll be hiring! I'll have to make a trip down there to drop off a resume, this is NOT one that I want to email. I would SO love to work there! So far in my life I've met 3 women who work there and I find all three of them so charming and interesting! I bet it would be the absolute coolest job/place to work!

Ummm, about what else was I planning on posting?!?!?!

I had a race relations talk with my dad just now. He asked me, as a sociologist (HA!) what I make of it when black people say "aks" instead of "ask". I honestly don't know what I think of stuff like that, but I'd like to figure out what I think of it. I'd like to know what the big deal is though. So what if someone says "aks" instead of "ask"? We all know what that person means, right? Maybe we should worry about bigger issues. Whatever though. I dunno.

Oh yeah, the other thing I wanted to share that I learned at school was how thankful I am that I live in Canada! In the US, where people with their limbs falling off get turned away from hospitals because their insurance isn't that particular HMO or whatever; they spend 15% of their Gross Domestic Product on health care (by they I mean the federal government). In Canada, we spend 10% of our GDP on universal public health care. I know that we sometimes complain that we wait in lines too long or that there's a shortage of family doctors and all other kinds of things. Nobody is saying that nothing can be improved, because of course we could always improve our healthcare system, but I am just so thankful! My prof also said that 16% of Americans have NO medical coverage, including something nuts like 9.4 million children. That makes me so sad. If those people have a heart attack or learn they have cancer they will go bankrupt or die, those are their choices. It's so scary. I was watching TV a little while ago and I saw a commercial for Cancer Treatment Centres of America. While I appreciate that they can probably provide the absolute top care available in the world, I was just sitting there imagining what it would be like to be watching that commercial and hearing about how amazing the care is at these places and not being able to access the best care for my hypothetical cancer. It broke my heart. You just gotta feel bad for those people. I sure hope that Obama can bring in universal health care. Oh yeah, I think I heard on the TV or something that a decent health care plan costs about $8000 (per year, I would imagine). OUTRAGEOUS! I'm happy to pay taxes for mine!

Dat Phan is coming here! I'm so excited! I just called the Comedy Cave back to finally buy the tickets I've been trying to buy for a few days! The guy keeps saying he's driving when I call! It's very strange! Anyways, I'm really excited! Me and Nattie will have so much fun!


Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Me too.



Thursday, October 16, 2008

Too long!

I just realized that it has been a WHILE since I updated this baby! I really don't have all that much to say though!

I'm so excited for Survivor and hopefully ANTM catch-up tonight!

I honestly don't have anything else to say! Me and another girl named Nadine made a poster for the WRC's booth for Women's History Month though!

That's mostly what it looks like, but they changed it around just a little bit. It was printed on this huge paper though, like a real poster! I'm actually really proud of it, because we both wrote the captions and I made what you see by basically copying and pasting stuff to Microsoft Publisher! It was my first time using that program and I actually really enjoyed it! It was fun to be creative without having to draw, because I SUCK at drawing!!!

On the Jordan front, we had our little meeting on Tuesday and decided to just stay friends, which is fine by me. We'll just see where it leads us, though that will most likely be exactly nowhere else.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

An eventful weekend....

As I'm sure everyone who reads this already knows, me and Jord broke up on Sunday. Yes, this sucks, but I feel so much better already. There's definitely some tough things to look at and stuff still, but I have a vague idea of how this works. Plus, I think we're both pretty committed to staying friends, so this is a good good thing.

On a happier note, I'm enjoying the Biggest Loser right now! Hooray! I really have started to LOVE this show, which is so exciting! It's actually pretty inspiring for sure! Even though I shed a good buck-thirty on the weekend (ha ha), I wouldn't mind getting rid of the spare 25 pounds or so that I've got here. Anyways, I was sick for a good week and today and yesterday I just didn't feel like going to Golds, but I'm psyched to get my butt back there! I think one thing I should do in order to ensure that I go more often is to bite the bullet and buy a car. I would really like to keep on relying on public transit, and even with a car, I'd still do it as much as I could, but I oughta save up some cash and just get a car.

Otherwise, school is going pretty good! The volunteer training thing has gone really well! I really like all the ladies I've met there so far and even though my team lead's emailing skills are not as speedy as some might like, I really enjoy both of them!

But anyways, I feel so blessed for all of my wonderful friends and all their messages by phone and email and mostly facebook and blogger. I wish I could send as much love back to each and every one of them that I feel right now but I just can't track everyone down. I am just oh so lucky!


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Swimming to the Other Side

We are living 'neath the great Big Dipper
We are washed by the very same rain
We are swimming in the stream together
Some in power and some in pain
We can worship this ground we walk on
Cherishing the beings that we live beside
Loving spirits will live forever
We're all swimming to the other side

I am alone, and I am searching
Hungering for answers in my time
I am balanced at the brink of wisdom
I'm impatient to receive a sign
I move forward with my senses open
Imperfection, it be my crime
In humility I will listen
We're all swimming to the other side


On this journey through thoughts and feelings
Binding intuition, my head, my heart
I am gathering the tools together
I'm preparing to do my part
All of those who have come before me
Band together and be my guide
Loving lessons that I will follow
We're all swimming to the other side


When we get there we'll discover
All of the gifts we've been given to share
Have been with us since life's beginning
And we never noticed they were there
We can balance at the brink of wisdom
Never recognizing that we've arrived
Loving spirits will live together
We're all swimming to the other side

My women's studies professor was playing this song (by Pat Humphries) at the beginning of class the other day and I liked it so much I downloaded the entire album off iTunes. It's a really pretty song but it's really folky so those of you who dislike folk wouldn't like it, but it's pretty true I guess. Anyways, I just really liked it and thought I'd share!

Otherwise, life is pretty good! I'm sick, but what else is new? It's probably because of touching the train, ha ha, yes Nattie? There's an election coming up and I may or may not be voting green! But I just found out that I CAN vote green, which is exciting!!! Now I just have to decide!!! I think maybe Alex and I will look into it soon! It'll either be NDP or Green though, that's for sho! :)

The exciting-est news is that you are reading the blog for the newest volunteer at the U of C's Women's Resource Centre! I have training next week and then I'm probably going to help with their Beyond the Sheets program! I actually WANTED to volunteer at the Calgary Sexual Health Centre after my Human Sexuality course but now I can sort of do both! I'm always amazed in Women's Studies when she talks about being part of social change movements and stuff and I think I want that, so here's my first shot!

Anyways, I have to do some quick research about media and elections, so I think I'll cut this one short (I also don't really have anything else to say right now)....


Thursday, September 11, 2008

99 days, 3 hours, and 50 minutes....

until my degree is over for good. This is crazy crazy crazy to me! 99 days left! I knew I would miss this as soon as it was over and right now I'm trying my best to savour the last few months of it as best I can but it sure is difficult. This may also be my most labour-intensive semester ever. He outlined our assignments for Canadian Studies today and it looks like a LOT of work (the OUTLINE for one is 16 pages long). Anyways, I was just thinking about how I am always challenged at school, and I sure will miss that. Maybe I'll miss it so much that I come back, I'm not sure, but I definitely will miss it. The work really is worth it, especially when you feel like you've really learned something about life by accident. So, I'm going to try my best to keep on top of things, which I've been doing a much better job of lately, and try my very best to get 3 As this semester, even though I don't think it will happen. I really have to go get some work done, but I just wanted to say how I am always challenged here.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


I wanted to update my facebook status with this but didn't want to put it up because I didn't want anyone to be grossed out! So, if you have a super weak stomach, DO NOT READ ON!

The thing I love is Big Brother. There's nothing gross about that.

The thing I HATE is puking! Ew, gross, I know! But I felt I just had to share this with the world! Thank God for my job, but I was STARVING yesterday (Saturday) when I got to work so I went to Cafe Supreme and figured I'd better get a lunch-ey thing because it was noon and I knew I'd be hungry otherwise, so I got my very favourite (not anymore) thing from there, the Chicken Avocado wrap. I KNOW that there's a little cheese in it but I've eaten many of them and it's never bothered me before, so I figured why not! I'll tell you why not. It will make me sick for sho. I spent like an hour sitting in the back and walking to and from the washrooms and I ended up buying alka seltzer from Shoppers and it made me throw up. In the back of the booth. In the garbage can. Luckily at least half of the people there have thrown up in the garbage can at work, but I was the one to christen the new booth. Anyways, I still felt really bad because I had wasted so much time but I felt 100% better once I was done. Sorry to gross you out.

My OTHER puking story is that tonight Jordan must have forgotten that milk is no good for me. To be fair, I've only thrown up due to milk once before this weekend, so it's not as if this all could have easily been predicted, but still. Anyways.... he was dishing out dessert and gave me this HUGE piece of something with so much whipped cream I can't even explain and he said "it'll be OK if you just scrape it off, right?" and I was sitting right in front of his mom and so I felt embarrassed to say no (another bad idea). Anyways, so I just snacked on the raspberries and did my best job of scraping off the whipped cream. This did not work as I totally tossed my cookies on the way home at the lights on 22X in the turning lane for McKenzie Lake Blvd. I hope none of you have to come across it. Oh yeah, and all over Jord's car.

Anyways, it was awful. I really should have more interesting and less gross things to post about, but right now all I can think of how starving I am, due to no longer having eaten anything.

If this is too gross, I sincerely apologize and hope that you all had excellent weekends which included much less puking than mine.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Long time no post

Holy cow I can't believe my last post was on my birthday!!!

I had a wonderful birthday though! As always, I made sure I had many celebrations with all different friends!

Jord, Matt, Nattie, and I all went to my birthday movie (Pineapple Express) together on the Friday (I think it was Friday) and it was so funny! I really enjoyed it anyways! And we saw it at Westhills due to overcrowding at Chinook and I really liked it! Westhills really isn't that much further of a drive than Chinook and I think it's worth it because there aren't as many people there and it's just a really nice smaller theatre! The only bad thing about it is that it doesn't have as intense of a slant in the seating so it's harder to see by a little bit if you're short! Still fun though, I would DEFINITELY do it again!!!

On Saturday the girls from work all went out for mine and Kristen's birthdays (Kristen's is the day after mine) to the Bull and Finch (a.k.a. the Pub and Finch, for some reason) for name that tune!!! It was really fun!!! Matt and Nattie came out too, which was really fun! I think we all had a great time anyways, and we won! Hooray!

Then, on the Sunday, my parents made me dinner and Molly had McKenzie come over and my parents invited Auntie Marillyn and Uncle Rob! We played Apples to Apples together after dinner too, which was OH SO MUCH FUN! Apples to Apples is just the best game ever!!! It was such a good buy, thanks to Amanda for introducing it to me!!!

And then the birthday fun was pretty much over and I had to get back to business! The last week of summer school was pretty busy, but I was really happy that I had been able to finish my second history paper much earlier than it was due! I handed that in and got B after B in soci which was obnoxious because he doesn't actually grade anything, he only marks on a curve! I could have killed him! I'm just glad it's over, and a B+ in the course is really nothing to be upset about (even though I am kind of but I feel bad about it)....

I'm still not sure what my history mark is, but I JUST emailed my prof, so maybe she'll email back my grade!

It was oh so nice to be finished! I definitely didn't think that I would ever finish, but it was really good! I really can't believe that I ever did it, took summer school and now I'm looking forward to 3 weeks off!

During the last week of school, Jord's Aunt Barb, Uncle Ian and cousin Melissa were here! I finally got to meet his Uncle Ian! It was VERY exciting because I had never met him before!

And then, the night of my last exam, Jord's brother Cierin got married! It was a surprise and it was oh so sweet!!! They got married on the S.S. Moyie, the boat at Heritage Park! It was really nice and me and Jord and Fev and Steve hung out with Ben a little bit, which was so much fun! All of Cierin and Carla's boys are sweet, but gosh is Ben ever funny! He and Steve call each other Buttercup, which is pretty darn funny.

And then, the day after the wedding, we went to Edmonton with Nattie and Matt! We went to the waterpark on Sunday and had a lot of fun! Jordan pushed me under water and made me hit my head on the bottom of the pool! I was so mad at him but it was an accident, so whatever! And then after that we all went back to the hotel room (Fantasyland, hooray!) and showered and got ready for dinner! We were starving and we went to Boston Pizza! I had a pizza and didn't feel sick at all, and then we stopped for ice cream and I still didn't feel yucky! I was sooooo happy! After dinner, we went back to our room and played Apples to Apples for a few hours! Then we shopped on Monday and came home around 3! We got stuck after an accident on Deerfoot and all four of us wanted nothing more than to get home! It was really just fun though, the whole trip!

And that's pretty much it to be honest! I've just been working since I got back and it's definitely nice to be home and back to normal. I've gotten some sleep which is nice and I hope that I will stop feeling tired before school starts again in September, but I'm sure I will, because I even feel so much better today!

Phew, I think that's it! I've had lots of fun and am so excited to be done school! Yay!


long enough?

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Yes, I bombed my "discussion leader" project in class today. I just had stupid questions and two of them were the same and a couple of the guys looked at me like I was some sort of idiot. I'm kind of upset about it but don't care all that much (I guess)

cause it's my BIRTHDAY!

I've already received lots of nice emails and facebook things and phone calls and text messages and I feel so blessed, so I'm not even worrying too much about my discussion leader thing! I spent some time reading in the sun and decided to not skip in favour of Warped Tour because I will just miss too much!!!

Whatever though! I hope everyone else's day is as lovely as mine has been so far!!!

<3 <3

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

James Lipton

Today I watched almost a full episode of Inside the Actors Studio and I saw exactly Will Ferrell's character of him. He's so accurate and "scrumtrulescent" in that performance, I can't even explain how. He's so funny to watch though, super super pretentious and really interrogative..... I wonder if he ever had therapist training, he reminds me of the therapists on TV and movies! Very funny though, and it made me want to watch Ralph Fiennes (not sure if I spelled that right) movies!

Also, today Alex and Sean actually left, so they're on a plane right now on their way to Europe! Have a safe flight y'all!

I'm very excited to go to Edmonton in a couple of weekends (exciting, yes, and I've been to Edmonton twice already this summer, but this is all good)... it actually IS very exciting because we are going to the waterpark!!!!! HOORAY!

I really don't have much else to say except that waiting at school for my other class to start feels like it takes FOREVER and I always get so hungry! I had a lot of food just now though and so hopefully I won't be hungry later. I have a couple small snacks but if I'm hungry around 5 or so I might hit the food court and feed my craving for Chinese! I think next week I might go to my Safeway mall and go to the library there and get a book or have dinner at the food court or go shopping or whatever!

Anyways, today is much better than Monday (when I thought I might die) and I have a partner for my project who seems really cool, so life is good!

Thank goodness Jordan works so much or else I'd probably be skipping a lot of school!

Oh yeah, and speaking of school, I emailed a draft of my second paper to my history professor and she looked over it and said it was really good and that I said really smart things in class when I decide to speak. It was really happy, and I don't like to brag, but I wanted to say it because it made me so happy! I really like that class a lot, and maybe I could have figured this out on my own, but I could have just as easily have been a history major if that's what someone awesome was teaching, so I'm a little bummed I never took more history classes! Darn science options!


Sunday, July 27, 2008

So long Alex and Sean!


I couldn't really think of a title for a while, but since this is an entry partly about Alex and Sean's way fun going away party the other night, I figured I'd put that in! On Saturday after we went to S's birthday party, we went to the Bull and Finch to say a goodbye to Alex and Sean because they are leaving for Europe on Wednesday! I'm sure they're super psyched and I'm sure they'll have so much fun, so even though I will very much MISS having Alex around at work, I'm quite excited for them anyways!!!

I'm really excited also because we finally figured out a way to go to Edmonton for the waterpark this summer!!! We're all going to take a Monday off and gooooo!!! I'm also excited because we're not going until summer semester is already over so I won't have to worry about all the stuff I should be reading or writing while we're gone!

In fact, on the school front I'm not all that worried right now! I'm way ahead for reading for history, I've got the second book read and an outline started for my paper and for soci I've already found 10 articles that we can use for our presentation!!! Hooray!

I really have nothing else to say! :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


How many posts do I have that are titled Edmonton? Probably a bunch! Apparently it's my very favourite vacation spot! On the weekend, Tomo, Jordan and I went to Edmonton to see Motion City Soundtrack and the Spill Canvas! We went to Tomo's parents' house for lunch when we got there, then watched The New Guy and then went to the show! (OK, I just tried to link The New Guy to its site on imdb.com, but had no luck because I am on Jord's computer and don't know how to copy and paste on a mac!!!) The show was SO good! Motion City Soundtrack and The Spill Canvas are both REALLY good live so it was very very exciting!!! After the show, we went to Tomo's dad's restaurant in St. Albert called Lazia, and it was SO good! Then we went bowling! After that, we slept at Tomo's parents' house and then his dad made us Eggs Benedict for breakfast in the morning, which was also oh so delicious! Then we went to the mall and walked around for a short amount of time and then we saw The Dark Knight! It was soooooo good!

All in all it was a great weekend, I had a lot of fun! Yesterday my mom and I went to the mall and I bought a new swimsuit which was pretty exciting! Apparently my mom (and sort of my) old friend from work last summer has some extra tickets for Hairspray the musical!

Last night me and Jord went to his soccer game and he watched with me because he can't play since he had a tattoo appointment yesterday! It was so much fun! We heckled the ref and the brutal other team! It was just a really good time! I wish he could always watch with me and not play, that was so much fun!!!

Anyways, I really don't have anything else to say and I'm watching What Not to Wear! I was so excited to catch Wipeout and Big Brother with Jordan yesterday, I love those shows!


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

"Apparently the Johns don't know a mechanical fish when they see one"

So I'm watching Wipeout (so excited) and they had this qualifier called "The Dreadmill", which is a giant treadmill that one has to run on for as long as possible while wearing flippers and walking past floatie pool toys on the treadmill. They had one of those obnoxious singing fish on once and the host/commentator guys (or at least one of them) said "oh, a real fish!" or something to that effect and the show put one of those little ticker things on the bottom of the screen that said "apparently the Johns [the host/commentator guys] don't know a mechanical fish when they see one". It was just great. I just love love love this show! The other nice thing is that I couldn't decide whether I wanted to watch Wipeout or Big Brother and then I discover that Big Brother is on RIGHT AFTER Wipeout! Hooray! I love how so many of my posts are about TV!!!

Also, I read almost my whole book today (Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy) because the paper on it is due next Monday! AH! I didn't realize how quick it was coming up until Monday! So I'll have to write the paper on Friday. I would sort of like to start on it tonight but I just don't feel like it! I hope I can do a good (and fast) job of it on Friday! Maybe I'll go to the library!

OH my gosh, this guy just QUIT wipeout!!! OH my gosh!

Anyways, what else, what else... I really think nothing! Jord was too sleepy to drive me home after wings last night so I just slept at his house and then he brought me home this morning, I showered, read for 2 hours or so, had a quick nap (about an hour), ate lunch, read for another couple hours, had another nap, ate dinner, watched a movie with Molly (Penelope, which was pretty dec), finished off my book and now here I am! I've already eaten like 12 snacks though and I feel so sick! Good thing I don't have any more snacks in my bedroom! I also cleaned up my bedroom a little and tossed in a load of laundry, so it really was a pretty productive day! I SHOULD make my lunch for tomorrow tonight, but I guess I could do it tomorrow... eh, I dunno...

I obviously have nothing else to say!


Monday, July 14, 2008


Thank goodness the greatest outdoor show on earth is done for for this year! Work has been so crazy busy and people have been so angry and upset with us, usually based on their own mistakes, so I'm really, really happy it's over! I went to the stampede with some girlies from work and Jord and Nate yesterday and it was definitely fun, but it was weird to look at it and see what all the fuss has been about! A lot of people tried to pick up their tickets too late and I realized exactly how easy it is to just get them at the grounds when that happens! Whatever though, like I said, it's OVER! Hooray! Or, Yeehaw perhaps?

At the stampede we saw some interesting fashion choices which was pretty fun, and far too many stilettos for me to think this world HASN'T gone crazy! Went on a couple rides, walked around the roundup centre, ate some mini donuts, it was pretty fun for sho! And then me and Nate and Jord met this interesting older dude on the train, which was fun fun fun!

And now I'm at school! I only have like 17 minutes til class starts so I should get this show on the road, but apparently I feel really sick to my stomach! boo! Whatever though!

Molly and I watched a movie on the weekend called Breakfast With Scot, and it was so good! I wanted to see it anyways because it has Ed (Tom Kavanagh) in it and I love him, but my APSY professor recommended it and they had it at Blockbuster so we rented it! And it was really, really good! The kid was such a good actor in it too! And it had a really sweet ending!

Anyways, I oughta get my butt to class immediately!


Friday, July 11, 2008


I feel like I've called a thread "Maury" before, which is pretty brutal that I blog about Maury, but whatever....

First, and more importantly though, my phone broke :( which is so brutal! I dropped it for the last time, that's for sho. I wonder if it's still under warranty, that would be cool! But it probably isn't, I'm sure this isn't covered but they'll maybe fix it anyways, I'll have to find out.

I really don't appreciate Maury's best efforts to coin his catch phrase as "Now that's what I'm talking about". I just think he's such an ass. But I sure do like his show sometimes! Think of all the time I waste watching Maury that I could be reading! Oh geez that's bad!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


So today I was on the train, on my way to the university to meet Nattie and I met the most interesting, fantastic train friends! They got on at Victoria Park Stampede station (shock, right?) and they are from the great state of Illinois! I recognized that they had an accent the second they started talking, but I couldn't figure out where it was from. I knew it definitely wasn't Southern and that it wasn't Montana or something right below us, but I figured it was from the middle of the country somewhere. Then they asked me if Earls was a good restaurant and I said yes and they asked if it was very expensive and I said it was maybe a little more expensive than other restaurants like it, but that it was very reasonable. And we talked for a while and I asked them if they were visiting anywhere else while they're here and they said they were going to Banff and Jasper and maybe to Drumheller as well. I said they were both great, great day trips and they asked me questions about the climate and asked when summer starts here (ha ha, not funny) and I told them that it was pretty decent all year and that this is usually our hottest week of the year, blah blah blah. Anyways, I really had fun talking to them, and I didn't even get their names! It was a woman and her husband (whose name was Bob: I know this because it was written on his coat) and their other friend. And they asked me if I was a college student and if I had ever been down to Illinois or the midwest in general and I said no, but I've been to ND and SD and WY and Montana (whose abbreviation I don't know but I probably should). It was just a great time. And then they wished me good luck when I got off the train and I told them to enjoy their visit and stuff. They were just fun fun fun!

The second thing I must post about is that I have a new link on my page! It is to Alex's (my good buddy from work) blog. She is going to Europe soon so it shall tell of her wild adventures! Hooray!


EDIT: I forgot to say that Jord's tattoo appointment went quite well but it was still bandaged up when I saw him so I didn't get to take a peek at it! I saw a little bit of the top and it looked pretty cool, so I'm very happy for him! I still miss his arm but I'm getting used to the tattoo idea really fast!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Little to say...

Yo sup. I really don't have all that much to say today, but I wanted to type out a little something while it was still half in my mind. I always think about things I want to blog about later while I'm in class and most of the time I forget it. Which I have today, at least for the most part.

The thing I was thinking about in class (well, actually while I was doing some reading on the train) was what a shame it is that people don't vote. I know, I know, you probably feel like you've heard this from me before, and this is most likely true! I just don't get it though. The reason I was thinking about it was because I'm doing a little reading on the origins of the civil rights movement in the US in the sixties (I'm leading a discussion on this on my birthday in class). And those poor people had to die and be arrested and beaten and fired and evicted and shot in their homes and dragged out of their homes and lynched JUST SO THEY COULD VOTE (well, so they could register to vote), among other things of course. And so many people don't feel like voting is worth the trouble. I just don't get it I guess. I suppose that probably has a lot to do with the fact that so much of politics today is all the same (they'll all screw you or whatever), but I just think that's why you HAVE to vote. Whatever though. I would love to be able to fix that, but I wish I knew how.

Otherwise, let's see here! I do like my history class quite a bit. I'm the only girl in my class (did I say this already, I think so). Today we had our first two discussions and I liked them a lot, it's fun to sit around and talk about stuff. There's this idiot in my class though and today we were talking about Native Americans and the Dawes Act and the reservation system (and so on). Anyways, he said something about how he's surprised the English never put the French on reserves in Quebec, and ha ha, we all got a little laugh (this is Alberta after all) and someone else said that would definitely be the best way to deal with them, blah blah blah. And then the first guy goes, I'd really like to know why they never tried that. I'm like, SERIOUSLY?!?!?!? The first thing that popped into my head out of the laundry list of why that wouldn't work and makes no sense whatsoever was that the French (of the France variety) probably wouldn't like that very much and would probably be super upset about that. Anyways, I couldn't believe he said that, it was just the most ridiculous thing I'd heard in a while! Maybe I'm nuts, maybe it would have worked out that way if the English had decided to go for it, but I thought it was pretty flipping nuts.

Tomorrow is Jord's first tattoo appointment and I know that I've told him a thousand and a half times, but I'm really going to miss his arm. I don't know why I feel sad about it, but I sort of do. Anyways, I'm excited to see it (probably Friday).

Stampede is SOOOO busy at work! It's just crazy, crazy, crazy! The lineups at TicketMaster are just unreal! It's somewhat nice that it's busy because then there's stuff to do and that makes the days go faster at least in some ways, but I will be pretty happy when it's done for!

I really have nothing else to say! Happy summer! Happy Stampede!


Thursday, July 3, 2008


I went golfing with Jord and his parents yesterday and boy was it fun and boy does it hurt today! Pretty much every single muscle in my body is in pain! It was a great time though and I actually hit a couple not too horrible shots! Good gracious can Jordan ever send that thing flying! I swear he should have been a golfer instead! His parents are highly, highly good golfers too! I had a great time though, and hopefully me and Jord can go golfing on some of our Sundays off together this year, like we always say we will.

For the first time in probably five years, me and Nattie will NOT be spending Thursdays together like we usually do! Tonight she'll be able to make it over after class so we can watch Last Comic Standing, but I'm sure there's no guarantees for the rest of the summer! The first three weeks she has class from 6 til 9 and the last three weeks of summer semester I have class from 6 til 9! So it will NOT be business as usual on Thursdays!

I can't really think if there's anything else to write about! The only funny thing I have to share is this link that I came across today thanks to the Zboard. It's about people putting in write-in votes for George W. Bush. Goodness gracious I hope they do in order to hopefully split the Republican vote a little bit! Go Obama!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The One-hundredth!

This is my one-hundredth post!!! I really don't have a lot of important things to blog about, but my last two were kind of depressing so I wanted to break the cycle! And what better way to do that than to write a one-hundredth post!

The first thing to be excited about is that spring semester is done! I wrote my Italian final yesterday and did the oral part of it on Thursday, so it's all done! So now I'm enjoying my semester break. And by that I mean the one day off that I get! Whatever though!

Secondly, Sandy put up the schedule yesterday for the rest of the summer (until August 30) and she gave me quite a few shifts! I'm very excited about that because I will get to make some CASH! That also means that I don't think I'll be able to make it for my great uncle's granddaughter's bat mitzvah. I think that makes her my third cousin or something, but I won't be able to go, which kind of sucks but it's OK. But I got my birthday off! Hooray!

Third, Molly is home! Hooray! I think today we're going to the mall to get her cell phone all set up and then I don't know what else. I think we might just rent a couple of movies and watch them here. Maybe we'll grab some lunchies at the mall too!

And finally, the "piece de resistance": not only am I registered for fall, but my degree navigator says that my program is done! Take a look:

"BA in Sociology

20 of 20 full course equivalents are complete

6 of 6 requirements are complete
Program status : Done"

That's so funny that I said "take a look" because at the moment I said that, so did Maury! Oh Maury, how I love thee.

Oh yeah, and Aaron's wedding! It was pretty fun! It was also a little weird, just because AARON GOT MARRIED! It was fantastic though and I'm oh so happy for him! They just looked so happy! And she was very, very very oh so beautiful! I can't wait to actually hopefully spend some time with them once things settle down a little! The only bummer was that Jana didn't make it!

I'm sorry that my one-hundredth post was nothing too exciting!

Just for Jord, let me post a link to Bo Burnham and also one for myself: Wipeout (everyone should watch Wipeout on Tuesday at 9)!!!


Friday, June 27, 2008

Slightly strange week.


I hope this message finds you all well! I've been having a strange week! It was somewhat busy with school just because we presented our team teaching presentation on Wednesday, so there was some work and stuff to do with that. Yesterday was Mr. Munro's funeral and it was very very sad! I went by myself because I was just going to sit with Kim Baty and her mom but they couldn't come, so I was sitting by myself and then I saw Angela (my very best friend from grade 5 and 6) and her momma and so I followed Ange to the bathroom and then we all sat together. It was really, really sad though. And we saw Mr. Dougherty there (he was kind of Mr. Munro's teacher buddy, you know when classes do lots of stuff together) and he had the exact same haircut! It was excellent! Anyways, it was a very sad thing and my eyes are totally raw from Kleenexes (of course, I'm such a crier). And today I expect to have even rawer eyes because I will probably cry at Aaron's wedding too, which is today! I'm very excited! It'll be a really fun time and I'll get to catch up with Jana too, which is also very exciting!!! Plus I had a nice time wrapping their gift and writing in their card! It will be a great time! I'll try and take a few pictures and post them!


EDIT: Jord and I were talking about wedding registries and he asked if Aaron and Nicole had registered for a TV and I said no because that's tacky but he said he doesn't think it's tacky. My mom agreed that it was NOT tacky, but I just wanted to know how others felt. Opinions?

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sad, sad news

Hello all!

I just thought I'd post a little something about a thing that I found out yesterday. I got an email from facebook that said that my sister had invited me to a group called "In Loving Memory of Mr. Munro". Mr. Munro was my most wonderful teacher ever: I had him in grade 5 and grade 6. So, anyways, I guess he had a heart attack on Thursday. So I thought I'd post about it. I think I'll go to the funeral if I can make it (I really just shouldn't miss my final, probably anything else would be missable). Anyways, it's really sad because he was such an awesome teacher and I saw him around a few times, actually just a couple of weeks ago he was at Ticketmaster and we talked for a little while. I'm really glad for that I guess. I thought that maybe I'd toss a few things that I learned from him up here, just for fun:

1) There's no better way to spend post-recess time than on the carpet listening to a book (whether it's amazing like "Where the Red Fern Grows" or that icky pirate book that he read us about cannibals).
2) There's no better way to spend recess than in a fun game of football.
3) You should do your best work every time. And if you don't and you get a chance to redo it, you should do your best a second time.
4) Oldies make work easier.
5) If you act like an idiot, you'll have your desk set up right beside the teacher's desk. I don't think Stephen Lewis got to sit anywhere other than right beside the teacher's desk more than 4 or 5 days that whole year.
6) Learning is better done creatively than via lecture (Academy Awards of writing, presentations, "Home Alone" project)
7) and finally... licorice is the absolute most fitting reward for any good deed, especially participating and helping clean up after school (this was not my idea, but I did it anyways sometimes).

Anyways, there it is. It's a darn shame, that's for sure. I wish I had a picture, and I probably do, I just don't know where......


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"I have an art tattoo and I'm not the most pretentious person here"

Today's title is a quote that a friend said a few weeks ago and I just had to share it. It made me so happy and was so funny, so I just had to!

I have to tutor in approximately 5 minutes, so I'll definitely have to save this and then come back to it when I'm done!

My neck and back hurt so much though! I cleaned my bedroom today which was pretty nice because I was kind of dying to do it. Well, I was dying for it to be done, and I'm the only person who will do it! So I have 2 loads of laundry left to fold and then that's all! I have pictures, but I just don't have the time to get them right now, so they'll be on this post. Probably directly under this paragraph.



I feel like I have very little to say! Spring lectures will be over in 8 days, which is pretty darn exciting! Then I have an oral exam for Italian (I was thinking French) on the 26th (Thursday) and then the written final on the 30th (holiday Monday, thanks a lot U of C).

I just finished tutoring though. And I'm enjoying a Jumbo Mr. Freeze. It's delish! I really shouldn't, but I may have another one after this. I don't think I really have anything else exciting to report on! It's been a VERY long time since I wrote something and I got nothin! How embarassing!!!

Molly's coming home VERY soon! Only 13 days, 2 hours and 46 minutes left!!! I'm pretty excited!!!


Sunday, June 1, 2008



Not too too much has gone down this weekend, but what the heck, I'm on the computer anyways, so I might as well post about it...

On Friday, Amanda, Katie, Amanda's sister Laura, Laura's friend Katie and I went to see the Sex and the City movie. It was very good and is recommended to allllllllllll SATC fans by me! It was quite quite enjoyable. And very long! It started at 10:30 and went until about quarter after 1. It was nuts! And so good!

Then I worked Saturday and me and James went over to Nate's for a while for a party.

Then today, I went to Tim Horton's and studied during soccer and then we just did little random things like go to chinook and for lunch and stuff like that.

HOWEVER, we went to Spareparts. I bought a....and Jordan got some......

Although that isn't exactly the colouring of them. They have a Von Zipper logo sort of pattern thing. From a distance it looks very similar to the Louis Vuitton pattern because it's a tan logo over and over on a brown background. They're pretty BA. I've also been looking at and desiring that watch since a really really long time ago, so I'm thrilled to buy it (AND IT WAS ON SALE!!!!).

It was sweet and I also got my travel Alberta holiday card (which supposedly saves you lots of money) and AARON'S WEDDING INVITATION in the mail today. The invitation was the most exciting thing! I'm very psyched for the wedding (reception). It will be a really nice time I'm sure and I'll get to catch up with Jana, who I haven't seen in FOREVER! I'm excited! It should be great!

Anyways, I gotta get a little studying done for my test d'italiano tomorrow. I hope it goes almost as well (or equally as well) as my last one (which I got 97% on!!!). That would be so sweet.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mmmm, stuff!

I'm sitting at home today before I have to work (weird, I know.... it's Thursday, I'm supposed to only hang out with Nattie on thursdays!).... I'm not entirely sure how long I will be able to stay here because my pops is driving me to work (well, the library) and I don't know what time we will be leaving, so I may finish this later. Hopefully by then something extra interesting will have happened! Though, I suppose that exciting things have happened since I last wrote!

We started conjugating a couple of verbs yesterday in Italian and that was kind of fun because I was kind of wondering how long it would take her to get there. It was fun though. I was so tired yesterday though, I woke up early (6:15), even though I knew I was going to have to but I had had trouble sleeping last night. Anyways, so I was very tired all day and I'm in class from 9 until 4 with about a total of a half hour of break time in between. Anyways, I shouldn't complain. It was fine. I spent my afternoon learning about genitals which was funny sort of. Especially because my professor doesn't know how to pronounce most of the stuff he was talking about, I think, so he just kind of mumbles through it. I'm pretty psyched for it to turn into the "psychological" issues or whatevs part. (and aside: my dad and I are sort of watching this hour has 22 minutes and they have a little "commercial" about how smoking is bad with some guys doing stuff like play instruments after they had had trachiotomies (sp?). Yuck.).

Annnnnd I'm back! I'm enjoying a little bit of my very, very favourite TV station! Right now Family Guy is on, Seinfeld is next!!!! And Seinfeld is just my favourite! I also bought some Kernels popcorn today (which I've been doing far too much of lately, but oh well), which is also pretty darned exciting! Kaila is coming home soon which is highly exciting also!!! Really much more exciting than Seinfeld being on soon or having Kernels popcorn, but it's all exciting at this moment!!!

Ha ha, I really have nothing to write about! Jord and I got F some t-shirts for her birthday on Saturday from Johnny Cupcakes! I would post them but I'm far, far too lazy!

Ooh, also coming home (on SATURDAY) is Kristen from work!!! i'm so excited for her to come back!

Anyways, as usual, I've spent PLENTY of time writing about nothing, so I'll sign off now. School tomorrow, I'm off to enjoy Seinfeld (only 5 minutes left!)....


Thursday, May 15, 2008


Sup? Who likes my molto italiano title? Me! I do! Ha ha, just jokes. I do like it, but it's just good times. I can introduce myself, ask you how you are, where you're from and say some other fun stuff like l'alfabeto and numeros! Good times! I just got back from the lake, which was sooooo much fun! I ate before I left and now I'm STARVING again! I have to have a show-show though still so I can do that first! Anyways, as you can tell I have nothing to write about, as usual!

The lake was really spectacular again today though. I think I may have a tiny, tiny start on a tan too, which is super duper exciting! I like a good natural tan! Actually, I LOVE a good natural tan!

Me and Nattie are going to see a movie tonight because Survivor is over! I hope it's super duper good!

Nothing else (nothing at all) interesting to write!


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Not much, not much

School starts tomorrow, hooray! (or not, but whatevs)... ha ha ha..... I had a fairly unproductive day. I woke up, cleaned my bedroom a little, filled up my bike tires, went to the lake and took out a kayak (and made it around the lake in like 15 minutes which was kind of nice) and then messed around until J got here for tutoring! It was lots of fun because she's awesome and easy to teach (new from last week). My daddy brought a sub home for dinner and then he took me for a trip to get some lunchies snacks! Hooray!!!

Oh yeah! How could I forget!?!!?!?!?! My dear wonderful friend Aaron is getting married!!!! June 27! So soon! I'm pretty excited for it, it should be awesome and I'm so excited for him!!!!! It's definitely kind of strange though because he's my first friend to get married! It's just all very exciting!

Right now I'm reacquainting myself with Will and Grace which is pretty fun! I haven't watched this show in such a long time! It's been fun! I had an enjoyable day off though. It's been nice. I wish I could do this every day.


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Edmonton, etc, etc...

Greetings! Wow has it ever been a while! I hope this isn't too long, but I did have a very exciting and fun and information filled trip!

I got all my marks from school! I got an A in both stats and work, an A- in race and ethnicity and a B+ in corrections! I'm really psyched about that, and I got my term paper in the mail today from Dr. Wong and am thrilled! he said it was an excellent term paper, which was music to my ears! I think I might go talk to him next semester or something and ask him if he thinks my work is good enough for grad school. Ha ha, he'd probably say no, but who knows! Whatever though. I'm just really excited about it all... I wonder if Linda will tell me what I got on my stats exam though. It had to be pretty good, so I'll maybe go see her in the spring.

Anyways, I don't want to think/talk about school anymore!


So, we left on Wednesday (the 30th) at about 2. Our first task was to get gas, slurpees, and 5-cent candies. We went to the seven eleven by Beaverbrook and got gas and candy, but their slurpees were NOT in good shape! So we kind of spent a few minutes looking back and forth from one another and the slurpee machine and eventually we said we'd find another one. Neither of us could think of where a seven eleven was on Deerfoot north so we just went to the one in Queensland, which is super backtracking, but it was fun! We also decided that it would be the best place to live because there is a condo complex right across from a seven eleven, next to a pizza place, next to a liquor store. Plus, it would be right on the bus line to get to the mall, so we could work at the mall and drink slurpees and beer and eat pizza and amanda could smoke lots forever and so easily. It was a most excellent fun time. Anyways, once we were finally on the road we had a great time! We talked the whole way there and then totally got lost because of my stupid mapquest directions! We were a few kilometres away from St. Albert when we decided to turn around. We kind of drove ALL the way back to where we had started and tried again. Then we found our way and met Sandy and Brenda for dinner. That was lots of fun, and then we went to Brenda's room and all watched America's Next Top Model, Criminal Minds, and American Idol (Brenda is in love with her boyfriend, David Cook). Anyways, then we went to sleep and Amanda and I talked for like three hours, which we did every single night even though we had to wake up at 6.

Anyways, I won't share ALL the details, but it was a good time, we talked a lot and drank a LOT of coffee and ate a LOT of squares and had a LOT of smoke breaks. It was a great time, and they fed us so much I can't even explain! We learned a lot too, and I really hope that people start utilizing our "travel counsellor" services.

Some things that I really want to see, some of it because of this weekend and otherwise because I have wanted to see it anyways: Blackfoot Crossing, Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Telus World of Science in Edmonton, the Edmonton Zoo, and lots and lots of others.

At the very least, I learned that this is a truly spectacular province to experience, even for those of us who have grown up here. There are so many cool and unique things to see and do, and I think we're really fortunate to be so close to all these super cool attractions and things.

Anyways, it was a good but super exhausting trip, and it's SUPER awesome that we got paid for learning all this cool stuff! Soon we are going to teach all the stuff we learned to the rest of the girls (and Brady of course), and yesterday we were working on it!

It was a great time, and I'm super excited to watch last week AND this week's Survivors!!!!

Amanda and I had a LOT of conversations about the state of the world and the thoughts that I've been thinkin' lately about the song "All U Can Eat" by Ben Folds.

Anyways, I'll leave this novel at this point. I was reading a really cool article about Bill Cosby pretty recently so I'll probably post it soon with my thoughts :)


Monday, April 21, 2008

A quote

A quote for all my online friends:

"Back in the fifties when all the women were, like, burning their bras for the right to vote or whatever".

This was said by a guy on the train who had just been talking to an old crazy man. This is how the original conversation went:

Old crazy man: Nice day today, eh?
Young stupid man: Yeah. Great out (he was reading at the time).
O: Do you mind if I ask what you're reading?
Y: No, it's a textbook.
O: Oh. What do you study?
Y: Computer Science.
Me: GAAAAAAAAAGGGGG! Computer Science is brutal! Poor guy! (in my head)
O: Oh. I employ a lot of computer scientists.
Y: Oh yeah? Doing what?
O: I'm the idea man.
Y: What do you mean?
O: I come up with ideas and I get paid for it.
Y: Wow. That's pretty cool.
O: You ever heard of the internet?
Y: Yeah, we study it.
O: I'm still waiting for my money on that one.

And I figure he'll be waiting a long time. Anyways, after the old guy got off the train, a friend of the younger guy sat down and that's when I overheard that gloriously hilarious quote! I just couldn't believe it and was so excited I wrote it down on my article that I was reading!

I'm going to try my best to round up all the quotes I've written down in the last couple of years and I'll try and share one here every once in a while. I love seeing comedy like that everywhere. Life is just so much fun.

Anyways, I wrote my 421 final today and then I handed in my 475 take home final! I thought about going home to work, but figured I'd get more work done here. And it was a good day! After I dropped off my stuff to Dr. Wong, I went for a swim and then came down here to work after I had something quick for lunch. Gosh was I ever hungry! Anyways, so I was working away and I was having a bit of trouble with one of the articles so I sent my prof. an email asking her if she would be here today. She said she was here right now and so I went up to see her and then I ran into Linda!!!! That means I saw my three favourite professors from my whole university time all in one day! Dr. Wong, Dr. Wallace and Linda are easily three of my favourites of all time!

Anyways, I should get back to work on these notes for my final essay in work (Dr. Wallace's class). I have notes to write about 4 more articles, I think and then up to 10 pages to write! Here's hoping it goes well! And I REALLY REALLY hope I can do killer on this one like I did the first one, not just decent like the second one! I know I shouldn't complain about 80% (and I'm really not) but it does hurt a little after getting a 95%!!!!!

Enjoy your week everyone! In 3 days, 0 hours and 28 minutes I can say goodbye to this whole semester!!!

Oh, additionally... Layne and I are going to try and convince Brenda that we could have a Head Shave event at the mall! Layne and I would both shave our heads again! I think that would be great fun!!!


Thursday, April 17, 2008

What if firefighters ran the world?


I finished the assignment that I was looking forward to the least (my Greenfingers movie review), and I think I did not do it as well as I should have! Anyways, I don't care anymore... it's been handed in already! Just 4 more things left! And I've taken down all the notes I need for the next thing I need to hand in, so that's good!

Today me and Nattie finally went to Oh Canada! It was actually pretty good, except that they put BUTTER on their MONTREAL SMOKED MEAT sandwich! That is totally unnatural and sacreligious and I did NOT enjoy it. Otherwise, it was fairly delicious! And they served a pickle with it which was delicious, the fries were quite good and the coleslaw was also good! Coleslaw is so underloved and I COMPLETELY loved mine today! Mmmm mmmmm mmmm! I was very Montreal-an, I even ate my french fries with mayonnaise! I think they do that in Montreal! I hope to go there someday soon!

And now, to share the inspiration for the title of this post! It's Sprint's latest Nextel commercial (YOU MUST CLICK HERE AND WATCH IT, IT'S HILARIOUS!) and it's just great! And so true!

Anyways, enjoy your day/ night, I'm off to write about the "dark side of transnationalism"!


Friday, April 11, 2008

On my mind......

Well, here we are. Only a week left of classes and it'll be over for a beautiful 2 weeks or something! For some reason, the ends of semesters make me think think think. I suppose this probably happens to a lot of people, but it happens to me too, so I thought I'd write about it.

I think the centre of my big debate about what to do after this degree is finished is "how can I actually do something useful with my life". And please, please, noone say having babies is the best way to do that because that is NOT what I mean (though this is what my mother thinks it means to do something useful). I don't want to waste my life in a sunny office with a couple of plants and a never ending/never changing workload to shuffle through. As much as I LIKE sunny offices and plants and that kind of always-the-same work stuff, because it's easy and whatever else.

Grad school would be so much work. But what if I could do it? And, really, what if I could do it and I DIDN'T. I really don't want to move away and I really want to get something going here, like a house and whatever else, but what about grad school. Do I think I could do it? I really have no idea. I haven't the slightest clue what it entails. But really though, what if that's my chance to do something useful. Teachers do useful things too, though. I wonder how long an impact like that lasts though, and the thing I love most about tutoring is when you get to talk to them like a real grown-up person with interests similar to yours (which never happens because I tutor MATH) who actually care about what they're learning (hasn't happened yet, but I've felt close before. I will really know joy when someone thinks math is "cool" or something, which will probably never happen).

Anyways, I've been reading articles for my term paper for Soci 475 and thinking about how cool it would be to meet some of these people who wrote these papers. Specifically Morton Weinfeld. I'm pretty sure he works at McGill though, which is far away (and I'm not ridiculous, so clearly it won't happen). It would be cool to know what their lives are like.

Anyways, I think I might try and take a journalism class or two. Do they even offer that at U of C? I'm not sure. We'll see though. I'm really happy that I accidentally saved all my options until my last year though, so I can explore! FUN FUN FUN! :)

Anyways, I'll continue pondering while trying to get my term paper done without all of my resources that I stupidly left at home (gosh darn). Maybe that's why I ponder, because there's so many papers to do and I need something else to think about! :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

So close and yet so far...

I'm so very excited today for the end of this semester. Today I feel so VERY excited because I REALLY want to move out.

My mom opened my mail yesterday. I just hate it when they do that. My mom has said before that she opened Molly's mail thinking it was my dad's, but there's seriously no excuse for opening my mail. Noone else in my house has a name like me. Whatever. It's just dumb.

Anyways, on to happier news! The night that I wrote my last post, Lexi had the babies! They had 2 boys, Levi and Tristan! And today, my Baba called to let us know that my other cousin, Sheryl had her baby girl! Her name is Eva! Soo soooo cute I think/hope/know for the boys! I'm psyched to hopefully see them in the summer!

We did the consultants' challenge on Tuesday at school and I had a great time! We got some questions and some data and just had to answer the questions as best as we could. It was a great time! Me and Seychelle worked on one major question and Aliece and Matt did the other! It was a great time! I think we did a good job, but it's impossible to say for sure, of course!

Anyways, that's really all I have to post about!

And for the first Flames/Sharks game in these playoffs..... Flames: 3, SJ: 1 (so far, almost at the end of the second)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Only 14 days, 17 hours, and 17 minutes left until the end of exams!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Not much to say

I don't have any exciting news by any stretch of the imagination, but it will probably turn into another long-winded post about nothing (yes, I can hear that sigh on the other end of this...). Ha ha, I hope not really.

I'm excited for school to be over for sure! There's only 21 days, 20 hours, and 27 minutes until BSD and 27 days, 21 hours, and 37 minutes until exams are over! Then I have a glorious 2 weeks off or something and then Spring semester shall begin! For spring, I'm in Italian 201 and some Applied Psychology course about human sexuality that I may switch out of. I'm not sure yet though, maybe it would be a valuable option to try to get into Ed. school with should I go. It's hard to say. I would NEVER teach sex ed though. NO WAY! I'd be horrible at it! For summer, I have a soci course about genocide and terrorism and a history course about the USA from 17-something until some other time. I think it should be good because I like history and American politics, so it should be sweet. I'm actually kind of excited for my spring and summer courses. I think they should be fun. I'm so anxious for the fall timetable though, because it will be my last semester!!! Hooray!!!

Anyways, in life.... not much is going on! I'm trying to start working on my second essay for that class that I got a really good mark in last time. I really want to be able to get a sweet mark on this one too, so I'm really nervous about it, which makes it tough to work on. Anyways, I think I'll go do that instead of wasting time.

Ooh, on another note, I finally got Greenfingers from Blockbuster! I'd been stalking the staff at both Brentwood and Kensington Blockbusters and now I have it! Hooray!


EDIT: Oh yeah! There's a really good chance my cousin's wife is having their babies right now! Hooray!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Some movies and Easter Bunny times

Just thought I'd post about a couple o' movies I've seen lately and also on my fun fun fun Easter weekend!!!

Movies first!

On Friday, me and Jordy rented No Country for Old Men and Joe Rogan Live (or something like that). We thought that No Country for Old Men was super boring and turned it off after like 10 minutes or something and watched Joe Rogan (who was way too vulgar for my liking).

Then, we actually WATCHED No Country for Old Men at his house after a delicious dinner on Sunday night and REALLY enjoyed it. I'm actually watching it again with my pops right now. It was really fun and James and his mommy made popcorn and it was lots and lots of fun!

After No Country for Old Men, we watched Dan in Real Life, which we rented last weekend or something. It was pretty good, though somewhat cheesy. Still good good good though. I was talking to Jord (and Nattie today) about how I find it difficult to be all like "Oh, Steve Carrell is my hero" when he's playing a more subdued role that something like in The 40 Year Old Virgin or The Office. Still very good though.

And THEN, tonight me and Mattie and Nattie went to see Horton Hears a Who! It was also fun fun fun, and I definitely gasped at one part! It was sort of embarassing! Funny though. "Don't bother looking for him, he's invisible" is a line that I thought was just hysterical!

Anyways, the weekend was good! I sat on my bum on Friday before James came over to watch movies. I had a 2 or 3 hour nap in the afternoon and then fell asleep very early...well, earlier than usual! And then Saturday me and James both worked and then we went out for Mel's birthday at the Point, which was very fun! Then, we had brunch at my house for Easter, went on a date to Market Mall and then had dinner at Jordy's house! It was so delicious! TURKEY! I couldn't even believe it!!! I was very excited! And it was very very delicious! It was also lots of fun because Jord's mommy's friend Debbie drove down from Red Deer! Debbie is lots of fun and this time she called Jordan Antonio and his dad Rico. It was funny too, because she kept asking "Who is that", "What is he doing there", etc, etc, all through the movie. It was great fun! When we all went to Baker Creek for Jord's mom's graduation last year or 2 years ago, Debbie and I were roommates! She's very sweet and fun!!!

All in all, it was a lovely weekend! Oh, then I skipped my first class today and then I went to Stats and came home! Good good times!!!


Wednesday, March 19, 2008


So midterms are FINALLY over! Hooray! That's DEFINITELY not to say that I don't have tons of work left to do, but it can all wait at least a couple of days, and that's precisely what I plan on! As I told Nattie, I'm not even going to OPEN my backpack tonight! I might try and go over to Blockbuster and rent a movie for my movie review though, and maybe I'll watch it while Nattie's in her late class today. I'm pretty sure that the topic I think fit in with the movies I picked is due next Friday so I should really get a jump on that. After that, I only have 2 more papers for 493, 1 paper and 1 "take home final" for 475, 1 more exam, 1 lab, and the consultant's challenge for 315 and 1 exam and that movie review for 421. So, let's see... that's..... only 8 things left to do!!!! Plus a bunch of reading. Anyways, I'm just glad that the weekend from hell is over! I worked Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday and had midterms on Tuesday and Wednesday! I haven't really relaxed in almost a week, except for a little last night! I'm so sleepy though, and so excited to sleep in on Friday!

The most exciting thing happened yesterday though! Last week, Kristen called me from work and asked if I wanted her to put my name in the hat to go to this training thing for Tourism Alberta (customer service is getting into the tourism stand business), and I said yes of course! I also told her that I didn't want to step on anybody's toes or anything, and she said it was fine. Then, on Sunday at BEST training, Brenda mentioned that she was going to choose the people to go by seniority, so I was like, very cool, Amanda and Katie or someone will go and they'll have fun! I was totally fine with it though! So, yesterday, Amanda called me from work and said, "don't worry, I'm not asking you to come in, I just have good news for you" and I had NO clue what the news was, and then she told me that I'm going to Edmonton for the training thing with her! WAY COOL! We'll have so much fun! And Amanda is thinking of driving up there herself and so we'll just have so much fun! It's 4 days too, which is way cool! It's May 1-4, which means that I leave more than a week after my last final and come back more than a week before Spring semester starts, so it'll be the perfect little vacation (plus work training) ever! Anyways, I'm super excited and I feel special that she picked me! I have no idea how that happened, but I'm excited for it for sure!!!!

Also, I have 2 new tutoring students this semester! A just came for the first time yesterday and is so awesome! She's a friend of N's, from last semester! And the other girl who started last week is really young and seems pretty fun so far. She (M) is coming tonight to see me and hopefully we'll have lots of fun! She's only in grade 7, which is not as much fun as highschool, but it should be a good time!

I think that's all for now! I feel like I have other good school-related news but I guess not. :)


Thursday, March 13, 2008


A few things to update about today, I guess!

The first thing is that Nattie is mean because she gave me spring fever! And also Kaila, because her facebook status was something about blue sky! It's been real nice here the last little while, but will be kind of icky until at least Wednesday, according to the online weather network! So boo!

I just finished my stats lab, thank goodness! The assignments in that class are brutal! I think I'm just being a stats snob, but I feel like she stresses the unimportant things. I know that she knows best, I just am not yet seeing that rationale. I always feel like I've learned SO much in a Linda class, just not for this one. Whatever though, it's OK. I just hope to do better on the second midterm next week than I did on the first one! It's not that 79 is bad, I just know that junk backwards and forwards and am disappointed with my stupid mistakes and upset about her trick questions. No worries though, I'll just study differently!

I'm pretty psyched to start working on my essay/term paper/ movie review assignments because of what happened on Tuesday!!! We have kind of a student teacher right now, for the second section of our course (second of three)... she was sick on Tuesday so our regular teacher was there, but she would have been anyways because she was handing back our essays. I was NOT happy about this, because I really had NO IDEA how I did! She said that there were 7 A's out of the 20 of us and at this point I'm thinking I'll for sure find a C+ or something on mine. So, she's handing them back alphabetically and I was pretty much freaking out because I was so nervous. So, I take a deeeeep breath and open my paper to the last page. Wow. Oh WOW! A 95!!!! That's an A+!!!! UNREAL! I just couldn't believe it! I was so happy!!!! When she was all done and everyone was leaving, I had a few formatting-type questions for her (should I use I this, I think that, etc? and did I cite the papers correctly?) and so I walk up to ask her my questions. "Excellent paper," she says, which she had also written on the top and which was so sweet, "best in the class". WHAT?!?!?!?!?! My mind was SERIOUSLY just racing! I said thank you, but I was kind of like, "REALLY?" And oh it just made me so happy! Especially because Marina (who I hate) and Chris (who is SOOO smart, I think he reads academic journal articles for fun) are in my class! I was considering that maybe she just said it to be nice or to blow smoke up my you-know-what or something, but I've come to the conclusion that that just isn't very likely. She would have no reason to do that. I just couldn't believe it. It's made me think seriously about my future and maybe going to grad school. When it comes down to it, I love doing this junk. It's painful, and long and sometimes REALLY boring, but I know why I did well on that assignment. Because I was so darned excited to do it! It was like a science lab from my chemistry days, but about something that I CARE about. And not even something that I consumingly (is this a word? I don't think so...) care about like how people act about religion or why Jews are so successful sometimes against all odds, etc, etc, but something I care about (the topic was asymmetrically permeable work-family boundaries for men and women, basically work and family role conflicts). But I seem to find sociology so darn fascinating. I don't know though.

So what to do? I posted earlier (I think even earlier this month) about the three things I'd like to do if I could choose anything at all.
1) Teach. Probably social or math (or both would be fun). I do love tutoring a LOT, so this is definitely a possibility.
2) Make movies. I was so inspired by that darned documentary a few years ago. This would be a way to do sociology but for the public, not in such an academic way. I'd go to SAIT for film and video production for this probably and hopefully start out at the CBC or something. I emailed the director of that documentary from a few years ago and she sent me back her phone number so I could ask her some questions about what she does and stuff. I think I'll call her as soon as I get up the courage!
3) Go to grad school. In some ways, I think this is the best way to do everything I want: teach and do research about stuff I'm interested in. I don't see why a person who just has graduate degrees couldn't make films, so I'd kind of be finding a way to delay my decision between numbers 2 and 3, I guess. I emailed my grad student cousin (she almost has her PhD, WOW) and asked her about grad school, so I'm sure she'll give me the inside scoop, and I think I might also go and see the student teacher grad student from my class, the regular teacher from that class and Dr. Wong to see what they think about whether or not I'm good enough for grad school and how much work it is, etc, etc, etc. *disclaimer: I KNOW it's a LOT of work, but I'm interested in how the day to day stuff goes.... if that makes any sense.

Soo..... if everyone who reads my blog EVER wouldn't mind, if you can see one of these 3 options you think I would be best at, PLEASE comment! Even if you are a lurker, you can even post as anonymous, I totally don't care! And don't be afraid to be brutally honest! If you think I'm way to stupid and lazy for grad school, say it!

EDIT: Oh, for anyone who reads this, I'd rather my family not know about stuff if I can avoid it. I don't know why I like to keep things from them, it's weird, but I don't want them to make fun of me....

Thanks all! Lots of love and appreciation for your future responses!!!


Thursday, March 6, 2008

To Jordan

This post is dedicated to my lovely boyfriend because he got into Mt. Royal's broadcasting program!!! Hooray for James! He was pretty excited and so am I!!!! Congratulations, boy!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Don't blame me....

I voted green. And so says the sweet button I got yesterday!!!! I went to the green party election night party to volunteer and actually had a really great time! I met a girl named Arden who actually ran as the green party's candidate in Calgary Glenmore, which is either Jordan's riding or the one just North of him. I think it's the one North of him, where Palliser and Pump Hill and all those fancy places are. She was afraid she wouldn't get any votes at all, but she came in third place! They didn't actually get any seats, but they got 5% of the vote, which is 2% more than the last AB election, so it was very exciting! I also got to meet the leader of the party, George Read (who I was not expecting to see, I figured he'd be in Edmonton) and apparently I was on the news! It was a good time all around though. Arden and I hung all the streamers, thank you very much and it was a lot of fun!!! There was also talk of a federal election being called on Friday. It would be cool if the greens could get another federal seat (apparently they got one in BC at some point)....

The weekend was good too, I didn't do that much, but Friday James came over for a while and then on Saturday I worked and then we went to Tomo's house for Justin's birthday which was lots of fun, everyone was there including GIRLS! There are almost never any other girls around when I hang out with those boys, so it was very exciting that Joslyn, Kate, and Kate's friend Christine were all there! It was nice too because Jordan and all his guy friends got to be gay together without me hanging around! Tee hee, it was a really fun time though, and it's always fun to wish Justin a happy birthday! I can't believe he's 22! That means I'll be 22 soon! EEK! Ha ha, I don't think I care..... Then on Sunday I just hung around at home with Molly and watched the second season of Big Love (so good, but so upset it's over and I have to wait, like, a year for it!).... which was fun, and then me and Jord and Fev went to see Semi-Pro. Not so good. Not at all actually, though it did have a couple of moments here and there that were funny, so that was good. It was a nice weekend though.

On a less fortunate note, my papa left for Winnipeg (or Winnie-peg as Nattie's most favourite person at work says ;)) because my Baba is in the hospital. She thought she just had a cold but apparently actually had a small heart attack and fluid on her lungs. She'll probably be good as new right away though, I think they were having lunch in the cafeteria yesterday when my Dad texted me, but I'm not sure because he doesn't know how to use T9 so he just shoddily texts me using alpha, but says stuff like "wer r u" or I M In Caftria Havng Dinr WI Baba Eats She Liks Pics Sed Moll Lost Wate" (an actual quote). Anyways, he'll probably have fun visiting anyways. I think he kind of wishes we lived in Winnipeg, and sometimes I would like that too, but I dunno. I think it would end up like a bad situation, because people who live in Winnipeg sometimes sound like they're stuck there in some ways. As much as I love my Baba, she's hard to deal with and the 2 grandkids who live there get a lot more crap from her than the rest of us do because I think she expects more from them (and their kids), which is tough.

Anyways, have a lovely day/week!

Only 45 days, 4 hours, and 50 minutes until BSD!


Thursday, February 28, 2008


First week back to school! I guess I sort of posted about that already. It actually wasn't too bad. I was expecting an oh-so-horrible week and it turned out OK. It was fairly boring though, I guess. I'm really excited to graduate lately. I know it won't happen for a little while yet, but a year from now I could be done classes, though there's no way I'll convocate before June 2009. That said, I WILL convocate June 2009 no matter what. At worst, I'll take classes in Winter 2009 but that would be the end.

Today me and Nattie got stuck on the train for over an hour because of an accident at 39th Ave. This was good and bad for a few reasons:

it was a pain in the rear end. I missed my midterm (but will be able to make it up). Mostly it was bad because Nattie somehow threw out her back yesterday and so it hurt her to stand up the whole time. I should have asked someone if they could spare their seat, but I didn't really think about it at the time. I also doubt it would have worked, "excuse me, would you mind giving up your seat so my friend (who looks extremely young and healthy) could sit down?". Somehow I'm not so sure.

I didn't study for that midterm because I was working on something else. I will probably get to study in the next week, so this is good. I don't think I have anything else due next week, so this actually works out to be an advantage on my part (though I would have gladly written it today to get it over with).

The thing I was working on instead of studying for my midterm was basically a fake research article. I was kind of excited to write it and it was a good assignment that I enjoyed, but I'm not entirely sure how proud I am of it. I'll know better for the next one though (we have 3 in the semester). Oh well though. I'm usually not one to stress about things that I've already done or handed in so I'm over it.

On a sad note, L is NOT going to be coming to see me anymore. She's being switched out of her regular math program. I think she'll still technically be in grade 9 math, but won't take the provincial and just go into Math 14 and 24 in high school. I will definitely miss having her come over and have lots of math fun with me, but she might come back in highschool if she needs help.

I am pretty certain I have a new tutoring student though. I don't know her name yet and I forgot her mother's name which is so bad and I'm so stressed out about it but I'm sure I'll figure it out when they come see me next Wednesday!

Also, today on the train me and Nattie kind of met up with this girl Gemma who we went to our highschool and was a year ahead of us. She dated someone in our grade (and still does actually) and I'm pretty sure we have a mutual friend. ANNNyways...she was talking about how she's in the ed. program and I asked her if junior high falls under elementary or secondary and she said elementary but that she could teach junior high math because she has a bunch of math courses. How many courses does she have? (I asked). 5. EEEEE!!! I have 4, so if I took one more there might be a possibility I could do the same! I'll have to see though, but I would be HIGHLY interested. I just have so many things I want to do and only one lifetime.

Laying it all on the line, there are three things that I'm interested in doing:
1) Teaching. High school for sure, but math or social, I wouldn't care, I love them both.
2) Grad School. Kind of self-explanatory, but I don't think I have the work ethic or motivation at this moment. I'd take some time off though, buy a house, and then go back one way or the other (actually I'll do this no matter what kind of school I go back for).
3) Documentary making. I thought about taking broadcasting (and felt embarassed because that's exactly what Jord is taking), but found something better at SAIT called Film and Video technology or something. I was really inspired a bunch of years ago by a documentary called "Mixed Blessings" and this is definitely something I'd be interested in doing. I think I could probably get my foot in the door by working at the CBC and that's something I'd be interested in.

Anyways, I know there are pros and cons to anything that someone chooses to do, I just wish I could make a decision. I have time though. Maybe not much, but some. I am graduating fairly early in my life(-ish, anyways). Whatever though.

Also, on a lighter note, me and Nattie just took quizzes on the internet to see what party we should vote for in the 2006 federal election and we both got NDP. She also got 100% conservative, so riddle me that, but whatever! Ha ha, she tried to send Matt a text saying about how she's a communist but neither of us get signals in this computer lab....

I'm pretty excited because on Monday I'm volunteering at the Green Party election party night thing! It's the first real political action I've ever done and I'm pretty excited! I hope someone actually gets elected, but I think it might be a long shot.

EDIT: I made an online to-do list. The link is to the side with the rest of my links. Check it out if you're bored or if you care (I don't expect anyone to care... ;))