Saturday, September 29, 2007

My mother called me a little while ago crying, my godmother and honorary aunt died very suddenly this morning. I'm absolutely crushed. This woman was one of my favorite people. She was this really awesome lady with a huge head of fiery red hair and tons of freckles, she had a laugh that just made the world better. She'd wrap you in these hugs that made you feel like you were so little yet so loved. My earliest memories have her in them. She spent almost every Christmas at our house when we were little. She did all those fun things aunts are supposed to do with you. I stayed at her house when my brother was born, and then again when my sister was born and that was probably the best thing ever. She's in every home video we have of our childhood, usually however the one doing the taping. She had dogs, we loved them. When we got older and she got married, we visited ever Christmas day and she was at all the big events like graduations and 16th birthdays. And even though I haven't seen her in a few months and its nothing like the kind relationship we used to have with her, I'm heartbroken. This has to be the worst part about growing up; I'm not ready for the dying of people I really love. Especially of people who were completely healthy just yesterday. She was supposed to be around for much longer. She was supposed to be at my wedding, to be Aunt to my children and it isn't fair and it really really sucks.
But life's not fair is it...?

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Food, Reading, Weird Cats

I'm terribly tired. But that's not important.
I am also very hungry. Again. Allow me to rant on this for a little while. I'm not a big eater. I eat a little and I'm full for hours. I've never had any problem going all day without anything to eat. But the last couple weeks I have been absolutely starving all the time. Like today, I got up this morning, had toast and a protein shake thing (my efforts to help with the hunger) at around 7. By the time I got to the university at 8, I was hungry again. Every hour after this I was needing to eat something. And its not like I just feel hungry. My stomach growls and it really really hurts. And best of all, I'm waking up in the middle of the night to eat something. So much for midnight snacks, I've been doing the 3am snack! So I'm a bit bothered by this. Just cause its annoying and expensive to say the least and quietly opening granola bars in class is not an easy feat.
And its just weird, I mean, if I was twelve I'd say I was going through a growth spurt. Or if it was possible, I'd say I was pregnant. However, as long as I understood health class... that's not the case. So who knows... I do know one thing: I am going to need to start working out cause well, this is going to result in weight gain and I really really don't want that.
My next rant concerns reading. Another weird thing. I'm having trouble reading and I was having this trouble before the lack of sleep. I can't seem to focus on just one line. So if I'm reading one line, I'm getting confused by all the other words around it, both above and below. Which is annoying cause I'll read a sentence inserting a few other words that don't belong in it and then get all confused cause it doesn't make sense. Its annoying and its making reading take alot longer than necessary cause I either need to read it out loud or I need to cover all the lines but the one I'm reading with paper and slowly move down the page. I'm hoping this is something that'll go away once I'm feeling better and not as tired. If not, I have an eye appointment next month...
Jack has started putting his toys in his food dishes. First it was his little catnip mouse in his food dish, every morning I come out and its in his dish. Tonight when I came home, his stuffed dog was in his water dish. I do not understand the need to feed and bathe his toys, but I'm not a cat I guess...
Okay... sleep!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Reading Vaccine

Regarding the title... I don't know. I couldn't think of anything that combined the two subjects dicussed in the following post.

The university has been doing measles, mumps and rubella vaccine clinics for the last little while. I considered getting it but I haven't had the chance to go. Today I was mentioning this, the moment I said "maybe I should get that", Lsgb and Islander simultaneously yell "yes". So apparently my friends think I should get it cause I keep getting sick. Maybe not such a bad idea. It'd be just my luck for me to one of those things and then end up ill for weeks on end.
**Apparently I have already had this, in high school, so no need to get it then. Which is good cause I'm not so fond of being stuck with needles.

In other news, my textbooks for Russian History finally came in. Which means I can catch up. I skipped the Russian History class this afternoon so I could get to work on the reading. Not sure if that's a good or bad thing but I have 19 chapters in one book to read and about 250 pages in another. Should be fun.
It's 3:10pm on the 25th.... I'm on chapter 2. Let's see how long this takes!

4:50 - Just finished Chapter 5! Now I'm going to clean up the apartment a bit, eat something and head out to my work staff meeting.

8:15 - So, back from the staff meeting. I hate staff meetings but it wasn't too bad, I got to see a few coworkers who I like and I haven't seen in awhile so that was good. Now its back to the reading for a bit.

9:00 - House and Bones season premieres! Yay! And company. Back to school work later on.

12:35am 0n the 26th- Company is gone and I have yummy cookies to eat and a good fill of Dr. House. On a sidenote, I researched the Oxford Seminars on LSATs today cause well the plan is to possibly write next July or so. But I definetly will not be doing one of those since they cost ALOT. Okay, going to go read a bit, haven't slept much lately so I'm unsure of how long I'll be able to stay awake.

1:30 - Ok. I'm not going to get work done. I'm too tired. So sleep. I'll get back to it tomorrow. Night all.

6:45 - So I'm up. This is ridiculous. My day off and I'm up already. But I couldn't sleep due to a few things on my mind and the searing pain in my lower back. Oh and the ridiculous hunger pains. So to the reading it is.

11:00 - Woo! Onto Chapter 11!

11:45 - I replied to some emails. And ate a cookie. Now I feel icky and must shower before getting back to my reading.

1:00pm - So lawschoolgonnabe needs her Business Law notes. That I have here. And she's far away. So I have to type 'em up and send them to her. They needed to be typed up anyways and this will be all the studying that gets done for our test tomorrow on my part.

2:45 - Okay. Notes typed. And my living room is a disaster. There are books and paper everywhere! It looks like exam time hit. I want to clean. But if I do... then I won't get any reading done. And I only have eight chapters left! and those 200 pages...

4:45 - Done up to Chapter 13. Going to a cheap dinner and a movie with M and ClivesLover. Even though I really shouldn't cause I have a ton of work to do.

11:30 - I'm home. The early movie we were supposed to catch did not happen. I should have just come home but by the time the bus got me here it would have been pointless. So, going to call my mom and get back to the reading.

3:15am on the 27th - Almost finished! The chapters at least. Really need to study for Business Law too...

6:45 - So, I finished most of the reading and studied for Business Law. Also fell asleep for a bit I think. I'll assume that's where that hour I can't remember went. Now its time to start the long day. So procrastination/distraction thingy for the reading is now over. Have a great day all!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Horrible, but funny

I just had a conversation with someone surrounding the current quote in my msn name :""Take him for a test drive, maybe he's got unlimited mileage. Which'll make up for the fact that he's a sub-compact."

After I was asked where the hilarious quote came from (Bones by the way), she asked "So what was the verdict?"

Me: "Turned out he was a fullsize"

Her: "I'm gonna have to start looking for more fullsize with unlimited mileage."

We can skip the part where I agree and move onto the part that also made me laugh. She said she had to do a ton of work tonight. I said to go work and then reward herself with the afore mentioned, she replied, "Wish I could, but my rental agency is in your town."

Anyways, enough of very dirty jokes. That was my unstressing after that seminar, which I couldn't tell ya how it went. Cause honestly I really don't have much of a sense of it. Pretty sure it wasn't the A I needed though. Okay. Gonna go relax and read. Later!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

So Screwed

9:00pm - So, I have a seminar to present in a little over 12 hours. I've started, however I don't know what this prof wants. Last year when I had a seminar our prof gave us an idea of what he expected. This one however, told us to present the chapter. I'm a bit fuzzy on what exactly that means. And yes, I asked him. I emailed him and asked what he wanted, I even asked some specific questions. He didn't answer any of my questions. Just said to "present the chapter" and to consult the syllabus for more information... the syllabus has one paragraph on the presentation. It tells us what we are presenting on and that it should be informative and interesting. Oh that's sooo specific, thank you!
I need a good mark in this class, but its hard to get a good mark when you don't know how to get that mark. Anyways, I should get back to it I guess.
On a side note, our washer and dryer now take loonies. That kinda makes my collection of quarters useless... anyways...

10:57pm - Jack is making it nearly impossible to work. He wants to play. So he keeps chasing my pen and chewing on my papers. And then he brings his toys onto my lap so I'll pay with them with him. Its like having a kid I tell ya. So I'm going to go let him go to the laundry room with me (very bad habit I know) and hopefully that'll give him his fill for the night so I can get back to work.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Smooth... Part deux

So, one of the emails that was in my inbox was one confirming a textbook I had ordered online. It contained the original ad etc. Now, normally I wouldn't need that still. Unless returning the book. Which is exactly what I need to do. Cause well, I KNOW the ad said that the book was a 6th edition, which was precisely the edition I needed. Well, when I opened up the package today, I pulled out a third edition copy. Can't say I was too impressed. Soo.. anyone want the 3rd edition of Nicholas V. Riasanovsky's "A History of Russia"? Cause I don't need two!
You may be asking why I did not get this book at the bookstore... have I shared this story yet? If so, you get to hear it again! Sooo... since the class was created quite late and apparently this book is the one any Russian History class in the world would be using, the bookstore on campus was unable to get any in. Well they're getting some in. In October. But going that long without a text... a wee bit difficult. Yep. But at least I have an edition, which is better than nothing.
Okay... Gotta get back to my apartment-cleaning and listening to Oasis (which is making me miss Unnamed) but it's also my feel good music which I need. Alot of right now. Sooo... Later!


So I just deleted all the emails in my inbox. Luckily I'm crazy organized and have most of the important ones divided into folders. However lately I"ve been a bit behind in my sorting so I did lose some. Hopefully nothing too important.
Okay, Russian History! Later!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hot Chocolate Anyone?

So my cough has now turned into a very squeaky smoker's cough. Its amusing but kinda annoying. Actually more annoying than the original one. Dear goodness I hope this means its going away. And I haven't had to blow my nose as much today so hopefully the head cold is starting to clear up too!
So my amusing stories from yesterday. Mostly only one I'm going to share cause the other's make me appear like an idiot.
So Lawschoolgonnabe and Islander and I are having coffee (or rather, latte, coffee and hot chocolate respectively) and we were talking about today was going to be "Talk like a pirate day", they thought it was quite amusing. Islander was saying how he'd avoided the invite on facebook and lsgb commented on how she hadn't gotten one. So since we've both got our laptops out, I send her an invite without telling her. She gets all giddy about how she's got an email from facebook. She's talking about what it could be as she's waiting for pages to load etc, very excited and the like. I in the meantime am drinking my hot chocolate. Now, currently with this cold I can't breathe through my nose, nor can I really breathe through my mouth all that well but regardless, less able through my nose. I apparently found her excitment awfully amusing and started to laugh. And then cough, all the while with a mouthful of hot chocolate. Which I will add did not stay in my mouth long. Now this is not something I've ever done before so I was a bit unsure of what exactly to do. Since this experience I have learnt that you do not turn towards the people sitting with you, especially when there wasn't anyone sitting in the other direction. That's not nice. For anyone involved. Needless to say napkins were scrambled for, and everyone got a taste of my hot chocolate. Anyways, it was amusing. Must have taken a good hour to recover and stop coughing and for everyone to stop laughing. Great fun was had by all. Which reminds me... anyone know how to get hot chocolate off a computer screen?!
Oh but to redeem myself from hot chocolate showers... I try and pretend to be smarter than the business students in my business law class and with this crew its not too hard, maybe its just cause I've got more background in law type classes but these guys aren't so great. Anyways, we were discussing the good things about precedent. I spoke up in class, which I don't usually do (but need to work on as soon as the coughing stops) and answered the question have they'd all struggled for a while throwing out weird things. Okay, that was my make me feel smart moment. The day was followed by many not so smart ones.

Awkward Encounters of the Fourteenth Kind

Today was the university's clubs and societies fair. And since I had no classes today, I sat at a table all day which meant I had to deal with people. The sickness makes me cranky so I probably wasn't as friendly as I could have been but oh well.
Saw several people I knew. All of them very awkward situations. One was with a friend's friend who's well.. a little strange, I don't know her well. I've just heard the stories. The other was with someone who'd I'd see a few times last year and then who just dropped off the face of the earth with regards to me. He was oddly friendly which was weird and therefore we talked for a bit. Which was okay except that I coughed through the entire conversation. The next person was a woman who seemed to know me. And yes, I know that I know her but I do not know from where. And well, its going to drive me crazy; I did however act like I knew her and therefore also awkward.
There were a few others that pretty much just involved me and my awkwardness in general. The sickness makes it worse. As soon as I read about the seclusion of elite muscovite women I will tell you a few funny stories from yesterday.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sickness and Entertainment!

Just a quick post before I head off to bed. I'm still sick. Apparently I have pneunomia. Which explains why all the people who caught the cold from me are getting better and I, who had it days before them all, is still sick. But I have medication and hopefully that'll get rid of it quickly cause time is not on my side these days. However, I believe that after tomorrow evening I should be almost all caught up in everything but Business Law and Charter Rights, which I will dedicate Wednesday too.
I watched Shooter last night. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Mark Wahlberg and Kate Mara: very beautiful people. Next on my list is 300. Which reminds me, Kevin McKidd who played Lucius Vorenus on HBO's Rome is staring in a new series this fall called Journeyman, which makes me very happy. It looks really good; I'll be watching it and will definetly keep you up to date on the goodness.
Ok. Sooo, now its bedtime since I work at 5:30am. Night!

Friday, September 14, 2007

I've been so busy that not only have I not had the chance to blog but I haven't even seen classmates. Islander emailed me yesterday: "Are you still alive?" It continued with an offer for coffee next week, as he says it doesn't taste the same without me.
Apparently however I have seen Lizzie enough, Lawschoolgonnabe and I ran into her yesterday; instead of hello we got "I'm sick. Thanks guys."
I am currently on M's computer. I came over to watch a movie a couple hours ago (even though I don't have time... I know) and we havent' gotten to the movie yet. She and ClivesLover are reading a play. And even though I brought work I can't concentrate when they're talking about bowls of flesh and sagging breasts.
So I am now a history major. Meaning that I am no longer taking the pyschology of women class I'd orginally mentioned. Which is good. Instead however it has been replaced with a History of Imperial Russia, from 1600-1917. I would be lying if I didn't admit to being a bit scared. I'm behind and have absolutely no background in Russian history. Plus because the class was late being started (they just added it to the schedule a week or so ago) there are no books right now. So we have to wait until October before we get textbooks unless we can find them online. Which I am searching for. So yep, however, the prof is really nice. She's quite adorable actually. She helped me for awhile after the class yesterday, she's very approachable and was very helpful in catching me up. I'm looking forward to the class even though its scarey.
Apparently we are going to watch "A History of Violence" tonight. If we ever get to it. I may need to head home before we get to it though... hope not cause it sounds interesting.
I bought new books last week, specifically "Jonathan Strange and Mr.Norrell" by Susana Clarke. It was recommended to me and I had a giftcard for Chapters so I got it. Unfortunately it could be awhile before I get to reading it. I'm confused a bit though, the copy I bought is actually in three volumes... however the person who I knew who had it had it in one book. I'm confused. But oh well. And this person... he gets a name eventually. I've just lost all creativity (provided I had any to begin with) and I can't think of anything.
So I found a couple of my history books online, which is amazing cause my prof was saying most places were sold out. However.. because of a problem with paypal I think I may have paid twice... for a fifty dollar book. Gonna have to keep an eye on that and be sure it doesn't go through twice.
Anyways, they're done their reading - movie time!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Doesn't get much worse...

So I just gave myself a heart attack. I knew that I had to have something ready for Thursday morning. I've been procrastinating and when I got an offer for help tomorrow night I decided I"d leave it all until then.
Well a few minutes ago I signed into facebook. On my opening page was the Event reminder for this event. It said, "Tomorrow.." I nearly died.
Then I realized it was after midnight and techinically Wednesday... so tomorrow is still Thursday.
Okay, crisis averted. Bedtime now! :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tuesdays rock

Chase: (angry) Its Tuesday.
Cameron: I know.
Chase: (still angry) I like you.
Cameron: I know. See you next Tuesday.

That has to be my favorite moment between those two. Love it.

Ok... I'm back. I think

So I definetly said I'd talk about stuff and then didn't and I have a good reason: I got sick. I got a few posts up cause they were drafts and were pretty much done. But now I promise: classes.
First a rant about my sickness... why now...? I managed to get to all my classes minus today's. As I took some meds that just knocked me out and I slept about 16 hours. Which first of all, I probably needed that sleep however I am so sore I can barely move. But I think I am feeling better. I have no voice and my chest feels like there's a 300 pound man or woman, whichever, sitting on my chest. As my adominals muscles have definetly gotten some good toning... and I've lost 3 pounds from the lack of food. Ooo and I watched all of Stargate SG-1 Season 8 (that's a good thing btw). But all in all.. I am feeling better. I am also hungry.. be back in a few.
Ok. I snacked on cucumbers and I returned my mother's phone call. It was quite amusing actually, I called and the little brother answered. I asked how school was etc and he hestitated and answered. He then asks.. "Who are you anyways?" Apparently I don't sound like myself. I told him it was me and that I was sick with the cold he gave me. He says... "Sorry..." Awww, he's cute.
Anyways... Classes. A quick low down on 'em.
Business Law: Ironically it may be my easiest one. The prof is really nice, there are no papers, no presentations. Just 4 quizzes, a midterm and an exam. I can deal with that. So as long as I read, go to class (amusingly enough that's the class I'm going to miss all week) and pay attention I should do well.
History of Sexualities: Looks like an interesting class, though it could get boring. And I hate reading articles... I mean they sound interesting but they are just hard to read and then study from. I two "short papers" (according to my prof) each of which are 3000 words each.. short my ass.
Psyc of Women: This is going to be soooo boring. Is it bad that I find all my Women's Studies courses boring? I think so too... However, I may not be staying in this class. If I do however... I have to do a research project which includes an experiment and a research proposal... no so easy for the non-psyc student by the way.
Charter Rights: Excited and scared about this class. Its going to be really cool to study the Charter in such detail however it's going to be a hard class. Ooo and exciting, we get to do a mock trial at one point... though I believe I'm calling it by the wrong name.. anyways, that should be fun!
Crime and Social Control: I just found out this class is a seminar class, who'd a thunk it eh? And it make it even more thrilling... my seminar is in two weeks. However this does mean that after this I am done pretty much everything for this class in two weeks. Except that 4000 word paper. But pifft! My seminar topic..."criminalizing the corporate control process..." I don't know what the corporate control process is... let alone how to criminalize it. But I"ll figure it out!

I have someone I know in all my classes which is quite good. Most of the time its someone I know well like, Lizzie or Lawschoolgonnabe. Nothing with Islander this term, however we're all braving another Philosophy of Law next term though. Our prof is just gonna be thrilled to see us all again I'm sure.
Anyways, I've got some readings, and some laundry to do as well as make up some posters for H4H... let's see if my creative side made it through the summer. Later all!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Islander and Lizzie

Allow me to introduce.... the Islander and Lizzie.
Both awesome.
The Islander is from the Island (duh!), he actually attended the same University as me first year though we never met then. Another one of those ones I met in my Philosophy of Law class (as is Lizzie). Great guy, can just talk to him about nothing in particular and still have a great time. But can also have great smart people conversations and not feel like you're not the smart person. Lawschoolgonnabe and I can make him laugh. He missed us this summer, he just won't admit it.
Lizzie is from the cold dark region of our fair country. She's super sweet and just all around nice. She's taking one of the same majors as me which means we get to take lots of classes together. I can actually study with her, unlike Lawschoolgonnabe and I who just end up chatting and laughing the whole time. And trust me, being able to study with someone is a good thing (as is the latter for that matter). I've got her interested in H4H which is exciting (actually I've got Islander thinking bout it too!) and we're thinking about finally doing an intercession abroad next summer. Actually neat story, we both wanted to do it last year but both backed out because we didn't know anyone else going. Then we met. And now we know someone! So we'll see how it goes!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Not so Quotable Quotations

Driving with M and ClivesLover; we are lost. I see the road we need to turn up and proceed to yell : "Turn Left Now!" from the my backseat.
ClivesLover yells in return, "but that's a cemetery!"
Me: "No! Go left!"
ClivesLover and M: "You mean right?"
To make matters worse, this was in the middle of the conversation where I claimed to have good navigational skills.

Lawschoolgonnabe and I are at the mall. We run into Lizzie. Who asks lsgb (wasn't thinking about how long that would be to type every time) what classes she's in.
lsgb turns to me "I don't know, what classes am I in?" then turns to Lizzie, "she's my academic advisor." - Ironically its the "academic advisor" who's entire degree is screwed up right now.

Lsgb and I and Islander are trying to figure out what building our class is in... I spent 5 minutes just trying to say MNM Hall.
ClivesLover, M and I are walking through the mall. We pass by "Foot Locker" which reminds me I need new sneakers. Unfortunately it comes out as, "I need to get new foot".

In Business Law, the prof is being super friendly and talking to each person as she does attendence... she gets to lawschoolgonnabe... "This says your major is in LWSO.... what's that?" lsgb: "law in society" Prof: "Oh... didn't realize we still had that..."

lsgb and I are waiting for the bus... or rather I'm waiting for the bus and she's sitting with me cause I don't want to wait alone in the dark. A "motorcycle" drives by. Quotation marks because well... it had three wheels, which lsgb notes, "Its a motorcycle...with training wheels."

During last evening's festivities: "I've got a fuzzy duck up the nose... and Britney Spears in the eye!"

Thursday, September 6, 2007


No. I have not died. Though I;m sorta wishing I had after my last 15 hours spent at school. Having classes only three days a week has its price. I promise that by Saturday evening I will have recovered enough from Friday's less than sober activities and will have told you about my classes and introduced the returnees! As well as shared some great conversation snippets from the last couple days and some mini-freaking out about difficult courses and university screwups. Sooo... till then!

Monday, September 3, 2007

If my past and current "relationships" are indicative of future ones... shoot me now.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Textbook Observations

I've had the chance to flip through my new textbooks for this term and I've noticed a few things about the books and the classes they are for.
1. Business textbooks have too many pictures. You'd think the Arts ones would be the ones with the color and pictuers but its the other way around.
2. My course booklet for History of Sexualities seems quite interesting despite its high cost. Which means the course will probably be quite fun.
3. My sociology book entitled "Corporate Crime, Law and Social Control" looks terribly boring. Hopefully the other text for the class which I haven't gotten yet is more interesting.
4. My text for Charter Rights looks absolutely terrifying. Its all written in that legal mumbo jumbo kind of way. Definetly NOT going to be an easy read.

Ok, now time for work. With the new guy, who's the replaced the old guy, and who is apparently about as stupid. Great fun!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Fridgey Bad Feelings

So I just dumped a bottle of spaghetti sauce into my pot of spaghetti only to find that it had gone very very bad. So no spaghetti for supper it would seem unless I want to be very very ill tomorrow. Sicker than I will be already from this damned cold! Bless the little brother who gave it to me.

Warning: Post Contains Girly Squeals Regarding Shoes!

I like shoes. I"ve discovered that. And now that school is about to start again I can wear them instead of ugly work shoes. Sooo, I bought some. Cheap ones too. Like these ones:

And I really really want these ones:

And possibly these ones, to go with my super nice new dress pants. Who knew dress pants could be so sexy?!

Fridgey good feelings

I tore a page out of a magazine awhile back and its been on my fridge ever since. Time to share so I can throw it out.

Hey, It's OK...

...if the closest you'll ever get to skinny-dipping is running through a sprinkler without your shoes on. take a great deal of pride in your iPod playlists. be a little bummed that you're related to the hot guy you just met at your family reunion. skim the front-page headlines but read every word of pieces like "Zoo Gives Panda Viagra." spend 30 minutes in the museum and an hour in the gift shop.
...if you still don't have a crush on Justim Timberlake. take the last cold beer in the cooler at the barbeque.
...if you're the only girl at the beach whose cover-up actually covers up. ask him to pick you up at work mainly because you want to show him off.

It made me smile when I needed it this last little while, hope it does the same for you.