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 :)



Natalie said...

Nice work on the marks! I have all mine except Henderikius'! I wish he would post!

Louamonster said...

Ha ha, that Henderikius! How could he keep that information from you! It just ain't fair! I'm just impressed you made it through that post!