Wednesday, October 31, 2007

When I clean...

I find stuff!

- Awhile back my cat ate my power cord to my answering machine. I haven't had the money to buy another however... I just found a random power cord in my closet! I think its to my Swiffer Sweep n' Vac (that doesn't work very well btw) but its much more useful powering my answering machine then a "vacuum" that doesn't even suck.
- One halloween decoration... a little too late though.
- A box of toys my cat doesn't like (I'll give 'em to Islander!)
- A birthday gift I'd gotten for someone yet never given them (yay Christmas gift!)
- An odd sock
- The picture I bought for my bathroom a while back (I put it up!)

What I haven't found...
- The cord to recharge my ipod
- A can of salmon with which to make salmon casserolle.
- The answer to life, the universe and everything in my 42 boxes.
- The money pay for school and habitat's stuff.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A *snippets* post

I have soooo much to do! Eeep! But I sorta have the next few days off sooo... that should help!
I got an A on my History of Sexualities Midterm! Now I just need to get my Business Law one back and my Russia paper!
I work tomorrow. I've been working alot.
I have a jack-o-lantern.
My cat and I are having a date night this week. lol, I've been neglecting him lately.
I'm sleepy.
Islander has a new kitten, and he doesn't like the meowing. Oh he's in for a treat!
He was also thrilled beyond belief yesterday to go home and watch political thing... he's terribly odd.
I'm getting my haircut this week! yay! Something new, well sorta.
Oooo and I'm gonna try and be Ms. Scarlett for Halloween. Provided that red dress still fits (terribly unlikely).
Tomorrow is apartment cleaning day.
Okay, House is on. Later.

**Nope. The red dress does not fit. I just got out of dressing up! New goal though... fit back into that dress!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

So yesterday around noon this horrible feeling of horribleness hit me. It was sudden and it was unpleasant. I didn't want to go out last night but I was drug out. Of course because I didn't want to go out and because I was upset I drank a little too much. I ended my night with a good cry on lsgb's shoulder regarding how much I wanted Dave! back here right now and about how much I missed him etc. I then went home with lsgb and her bf. And crashed on their couch after a bit more crying.
Her bf made us waffles this morning... and they tried to cheer me up. Thus far it has not worked.
But I dont' really have time to feel horrible as I have a midterm on Tuesday and an h4h meeting to prepare for. But I'm going to make time for some Finding Nemo and some Stargate which should help with the cheering up. I hope.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Cold But Happy

Just got back from our H4H bottle drive. Its very wet and cold outside. And therefore I am very wet and cold now.
But it went very well, or at least my estimations seem to say so. I thought I was aiming a little high with my goal for it but since just my car has half of my goal and there were four more... I just might not have been!
So I'm happy... and I got rid of my bottles... only to buy more.. liquor store coolers are very chilly when you've been standing in the pouring rain for an hour. But oh well, I didn't have to walk as planned so it was okay.
Anyways, I need to go clean the apartment up. And take a warm shower, make some food, do some homework. Not necessarily in that order.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I'm sick. And it sucks. I have a fever and my stomach has me in a great deal of pain. And I still have 9 and a half hours till I can go home. *sigh...*
*An update on the sick, after my complaing of feeling horrible and lsgb saying it was just cause I didn't want to go to Charter Rights... she began to complain of very similar symptons. So either the dread of wanting to class manifests itselfs similarily in the two of us or we both caught up. I'm feeling okay this morning though which is good.

In other news, I seem to have an unending calling card. I am pretty sure I bought it a couple years ago and the bloody thing just keeps going and going. I just made a call and expected I'd have to keep it short cause I'd have very few minutes... turned out I have over a hundred! Amazing!
Okay, off to work!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A Looooooong Walk

So I went for a walk this afternoon. It was my "day off" and after I got home I just felt like I needed to do something semi-relaxing.
A few people had told me about a particular trail in the near vicinity so I thought I'd try that one. The only way I knew to get to it was a ways away in itself. But I got to it and it was beautiful, there were points where I could just stand there and not hear one noise of the city, there were no cars, houses, or other people in sight and it was wonderful. However, as I kept walking I just kept getting farther and farther into the middle of nowhere. By the time I realized this trail was ridiculously long I was too far into it to turn around. It wasn't like I was lost, I knew where I was (right there) and I knew where I was heading, though I wasn't sure how far away from home I'd come out. Well, as darkness started to come on.. which is not nice when you are in the middle of the woods alone, I finally got to civilization again... unfortunately a very very very long ways from home. At least I knew here I was and I knew how to get home from there.
So three hours later I got home. And oh my gosh I'm tired. For good reason, if the signs where right I walked almost ten kilometres.
It was so nice though, it was brisk and not too hot or too cold. The leaves were beautiful and they were falling. I love leaves. There was one point where I was walking through the leaves that had fallen and I was kicking them (the temptation to pick them up and throw them in the air was very strong too). I was having fun, and apparently it showed cause the guy who passed me laughed at me, in a good way, at my childish delight of the leaves.
I saw lots of cats! And only one dog. Being walked by someone who looked terribly familiar... but I don't know anyone around here with a dog... so apparently my imagination is getting the best of me made evident by the fact that they definetly didn't know me...
So yes, it was very very nice. And I'll do it again, this time shorter. There's a trail that's more of hiking trail than a road and its actually into the woods and I want to walk it... but I need to find a buddy to do it with.
Time to get some reading done! And if the fresh air doesn't help me sleep tonight... so help me lol.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I have this problem (among several but today's let's stick to the one) where I say I'm gonna get over something and at the time of saying it and for awhile afterwards I deal with it (lately relating to relationships). But that "I'm gonna get over it, things are fine like this, gonna better myself etc" self talk doesn't last long and in no time at all... I'm back where I was before and it really really frustrates me.
I realize that that made no sense to anyone but me, but it helps for me to try and explain it. And this time... I mean all the fancy pep talk. I really really do.

"A" Please?

Why are A's so hard to get? Gah! My midterms last thursday I felt went extremely well. For Russian, I was wrong, well I suppose I did okay. But it wasn't want I wanted (an A in case you hadn't figured that out yet), but I was sooo close! I am always just a couple percent away. I did however get full marks on my long essay on the exam, that's exciting; ask me anything about Peter the Great's reforms and I should be able to answer you!
Ooo, I got to talk to Dave! last night! Which was terribly exciting, mind you, I was stressed by the end of the conversation but it was worth getting to talk to him. Then, WHILE I washed dishes I called my mom. Had a good cry, partially regarding how much I miss Dave! (Yes, I miss you. Deal :)
Tonight is get some housecleaning done night. And do some readings, we're reading "A Russian Gentleman" by Serghei Aksakoff in Imperial Russia right now and I have a paper due on it next week so I think reading it might be a good idea.
Tomorrow is my day with no classes... but its never ever ever a day off. I'd really just like to spend it at home getting some work done but instead I have a million things to do outside of home. Amusingly enough, Friday - my other day off... isn't so much of a day off either as I have to work.
I may regret switching around my classes next term... as I now have no "days off" other than the weekends. Could be interesting... but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

In Entertainment news

I saw across the Universe a few days ago. Loved it. And I am currently loving the soundtrack. If you can handle a choreographed musical (the people behind us could not) and a few acid trips (as should be expected) you should also very much enjoy it. And even if you don't like the movie all that much, the music should make it worth your time and money.
So there have been a few new tv shows on this fall and I want to tell you which ones I like. First, Journeyman has turned out to be really enjoyable. I keep expecting crazy Roman sex scenes though.
I've also started watching the series called Pushing Daisies and I love it! Its odd and quirky and sexy and funny and just cute. I love the idea, I love the narration and the characters. I just really really like it. And I've only watched the first episode! I recommend it definetly.
I have completely caught up with Stargate Atlantis. I was a bit sad when they killed off one of my favorite characters but they replaced him with a Firefly Character! And then brought a character from Stargate SG-1 in to replace another character who I didn't care for anyways. So I'm happy with how this season is going.
Now however I must go read about corporate crime and environmental ethics. Joy.

Into the dark

So winter is coming. And my emotional side knows it. And it sucks. I can feel those good ol' winter time blues slowly enveloping me just like its gradually getting darker out earlier.
I don't really know if there's anyway to prepare for it either... I can deal with the way I feel during the summertime, sure never super but tolerable but the late fall, winter and early spring criple me sometimes.
This year is going to be different too. Usually I just have to get myself to school. Last year, Dave! was around to keep me out of trouble and there were a few habitat things that needed my attention, but otherwise I was able to sink into it.
This year though... I have school, much more habitat stuff that'll need my attention and work. And the one who understands how I feel and who'd attempt to pull me out of it is on the otherside of the country and to make matters worse, M and Cliveslover who try in their own little way will be in Europe.
So it should be interesting. So the plan? Healthy food, walks in the sunshine (when its around), and when I need to take some time: I will take that time. Gonna try and do some yoga everday and I think Lizzie and I are gonna take a dance class in January and I'm gonna take a running class too. Hopefully paying for stuff will make sure I force myself to do them. We'll see how that plan pans out.
Anyways, school work calls.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

I had a horrible day at work today. Ugh.
I could use to just curl up and die right now but there's too much to do first.
And did you know its actuall spelt poinsettia? I didn't. Have I also been pronouncing it wrong then?

My mornings in a nutshell

Happy Saturday! Time to get up!

Day Off!

Today was my day off. Didn't feel much like one but oh well. Headed into campus for our first H4H fundraiser of the year: we did very well, much better than I was hoping for so that made me happy. Than I came home and cleaned up the apartment as Lawschoolgonnabe and her bf, M and Cliverslover came over for some board game fun, namely Risk. I have never played this game before, I thoroughly enjoyed myself though my back is bothering me immensely now but it was worth it (I was leaning over the coffee table and sitting on the floor). Amazingly enough, lsgb's bf was the first one out (don't think he tried very hard), and then I gained a couple continents and then got a bit cocky and lost 'em all in about two turns and then I was wiped out. I had fun though; my mother's has been bothering me for what I want for christmas and since for the first time in a few years I don't need apartment stuff or anything like that... I can ask for fun stuff! So Risk will certainly be on it!
I do not believe I got the job I interviewed for... which sucks. I really wanted it but oh well. Which reminds me... I work tomorrow at my usual job. Joy. And then I've gotta get back to the school work.. I almost thought that since midterms were over there wasn't as much work to do... who was I kidding... ?
Anywhoo, tootles!

**Just checked my email, no didn't get the job. Oh well! Would have been fun, but I probably wouldn't have had the time to properly dedicate to it.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Breeze of a day!

Today was too easy. Ok, it was stressful: but my midterms went extremely well and habitat registration was sooooo simple and easy that we thought we'd done something wrong cause it was TOO easy. But it worked. And that's exciting. And I'm happy with it. I really am. Its very do-able and its the place everyone wanted (it was almost unanimous) so hopefully all will be pleased and if they aren't, then well... they'll get over it.
I am tired though. I didnt' bother going to bed last night, by the time I felt confident with my material I was studying, I had to be up in an hour so instead I just watched a movie (and didn't fall asleep!). I don't know if I can keep this up for the next two years of this degree to get into another degree that's gonna have me doing the same thing... but I'll sure as hell try!
Anyways, my bus is on its way to take me home where I can take off my shoes, take some drugs (cause my body hates me - more on this later), and flop on my bed!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Always proof read to make sure you didn't anything out.

I got a paper back yesterday. One I hadn't thought I'd do too well on. Instead I got an A. Which is quite nice, my prof's only comments were "I think you should consider proof-reading or having someone else look over your papers to fix grammatical and small mistakes." And I know I should and I know my grammar sucks. See grammar things like fragments and run-on's were never my thing, I was never able to do those things in school and its a probably a problem, I know. But its not something I seem to be able to teach myself. However, I do realize that printing off my papers and reading over them before I pass them in would probably be a good idea. My proof-reading skills suck as is probably evident my many of my posts on here (sorry).
See when I lived with me my roomate in first year, she would read over my papers for me and point out anything and I think I became a little too dependent on it so when I moved out and had a roomate who didn't do that (or no roomate at all) it became something I needed to do. And I haven't done so great of a job with it. But that's gotta change, cause I realize I could get so much better marks if my grammar was better, if there were no words missing and if I didn't have paragraph long sentences sometimes. And if I knew how to use a comma... cause I don't. I think I understand the use of colons and semi-colons and definetly the use of the period but commas are not my friend. So this weekend I'm going to pull out my old grammar books and brush up on my proper english writing. For now, however, I must go get ready for my job interview!


Since that's what he signs with, that's what he gets. Now the story of Dave!. Because I'm procrastinating.
Over the past year and a half Dave! has become my best friend (see you knew I had one somewhere right?!), he's also adopted me as his little sister. I've always wanted a big brother but once you are already born as the first one its a little hard to go back and change that one. So the big brother I wanted showed up in the form of Dave! Dave! and I lived next door to each other during the past school year which made it difficult not to see and for him to get away from me. We spent the year watching movies, though I fell asleep in most), tv series we both very much enjoyed, attending Habitat stuff (I took over his position as co-chair), and hanging out with mutual friends.
And then he left the city, the province, this part of the country to be exact. And I was sad. And I miss him.
Dave! and have an interesting relationship, one that not many seem to understand, which does annoy me quite often. We're just friends, like super close family too. I say he's like a brother but I enjoy his company far more than I will ever enjoy the company of one of my actual brothers.
He's a huge tease, and sometimes its annoying but most of the time its not and if he were to stop I'd miss it alot. We can hang out and never actually need to do anything special, a movie or grocery shopping is just fine! We can see each other day after day and only get a little sick of each other.He could make me laugh like nobody else and I think he appreciates my goofy and silly sense of humor cause I could make him crack a smile quite often. He can beat me at crazy eights like nobody else I know too; though there was that one time I won several games in a row, even if it never happened again. He yelled at me once and made me cry. I stopped breathing once and made him cry. We've travelled many miles of US highway together, we've looked after each other when sick after giving each other whatever we were sick with. We've sat in hospital waiting rooms together for hours on end. We've laughed at each other's stupidity and pain on more than one occasion. And then we could be very serious should it be needed. So serious as to make me think he has a child (I will get you back for that someday...)
He rarely talks to me if something's bothering him and sometimes that makes me feel useless in the friendship but I know he knows he can and that if he wanted to he would and sometimes he does. I usually can tell if he's upset about something and I think I made good cheering up attempts (which I will admit was much easier when he was living next door). He also knows when I'm upset and usually he'll squeeze it out of me. And if nothing is ever said to make me feel better a hug was always very much appreciated. He let me cry and fall asleep on his shoulder too many times to count. He let me cook for him, which was always fun- someone willing to eat my cooking.
I have friends that I know are my friends right now but I know they are friendships that would never stand the test of time and distance, which sucks but its a fact of life. My friendship with Dave! however is different. I am quiet confident that should he return to my province in 3 years, we would be just as close or closer than we were in the months before he left. Besides, I've got some of his dvd's: He's gotta see me again ;)
So that's Dave! and I get to see him in approx. 52 days! :D

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

*sigh* :)

I have a thing for Lt. Col. Sheppard: the one that's in my business class. And I'm not kidding. He's a spitting image. And I'm only a bit giddy about it. Makes my 8:30am class very very very worth it, though its kinda difficult to look one's best at that time of morning. So how does one make the adorable boy notice her?
I had a bit of a freak out earlier when I realized the muscles I had bought were still alive and that I had to touch them and then kill them. Went spendidly! *shiver*
I have two midterms on Thursday morning, as well as an outline for a legal brief due. I have studied but I haven't even thought about the legal brief. I'll be emailing Dave!, sorry about that.
And registration for Habitat is on Thursday morning as well. I'm too be at the other co-chair's apartment at 7am. She's making us waffles with strawberries and whip cream! Yay! Which should make the 7am thing much nicer.
I'm sure I had other worthy things to share... but I forget 'em.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

In amusing electronic device news, my new-to-me dvd player is screwing with me. When I press the open button, it opens but not long enough for me to put the dvd in. At first it was amusing cause it'd just open and close, open and close. Now its annoying with a hint of amusing.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Slow Down!!!!

Life is too busy. And its getting to me. I've even said no to some stuff yet somehow its not working, difficult when some people don't know no for an answer.
However, Islander made it all worth it last night. A short evening out with the girls turned into a longer evening with Islander, made absolutely hilarious by his few too many drinks. Maybe only funny cause I had nothing to drink but it was great. If you ever have the opportunity to see him heavily intoxicated: I higly recommend it. And then ask him to spell spiffiness. Its quite an enjoyable experience.
Anyways, we had our first exec meeting today for H4H. Went extremely well. Its gonna be good. It lasted longer than planned so my getting home was later especially since I needed to get groceries; I decided I couldn't put the eating off any longer so grocery shopping I went. Bought only fruits and vegetables. So its gonna be healthy!
So now I must clean. Cause my place is a mess. And call my mother, cause I have been too busy to call her all week. Later all!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Gotta love those mistakes that seem so great at the time, but in the light of the next morning... not so much!
And apparently I'm sexually restricted. As per the quiz I did in lawschoolgonnabe's human sexuality class this morning: yes I went to her class but not my own - in the time slot. Her score was three times mine and I find it amusing.
In another note, there's a guy in our Business Law class. Oh my gosh, how did we not notice him until today? There's no way he's single is there? Or that he'll just notice me right?
Anyways, I have a paper to write.
But first... is there a plural of beer? Is it beers? Or do we just call it beer? Is it... "I had three beer?" or "I had 12 beers?"
My head hurts.

Okay. Off I go.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Since the birth of the sneaker with wheels, I have waited anxiously to be favored by the one above enough to see someone fall. Today my patience was rewarded tenfold. And it was sweet and wonderful.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Learning IS fun!

We have been studying Peter the Great and his different reforms in my Imperial Russia History class the last few classes. Today we finished up on him but not before talking about his Sucession Decree in 1722. After Peter I's son, Aleksi and Peter died, Peter I decided he didn't like the idea of his grandson on the throne so he made up a new "legislation" that said that every tsar had to declare their sucessor, this person could be anyone they wanted. Three years later Peter the Great died without having declared a sucessor. I'm sorry but I find this terribly amusing. And more amusing was that because he hadn't declared a sucessor, his grandson who he hadn't wanted on the throne was the one who ended up there. That's what I learnt today.
Oh and I also learnt that when I'm actually learn I enjoy classes. Such as my Business Law class. Today we started talking about contracts. I'm learning new stuff and therefore I thoroughly enjoy that class. And if I enjoy a class because I'm learning stuff I am bound to do better, cause I'll actually care unlike Charter Rights. Which I hate cause I don't learn anything and therefore do not put any effort into and therefore do not do well. Its a vicious circle when I don't learn anything but a very good thing when I do learn something.

Monday, October 8, 2007

I'm back!

And I believe I survived. Though I think I'm getting sick again. Which I find terribly upsetting.
However, I did get stuff done. Wrote a paper, and caught up on all my readings for every subject! Which is quite nice, I doubt it'll last long though. But maybe.
Thanksgiving was nice. We went apple picking and then hiking. Both of which were enjoyable. My grandmother bought a new table, and its huge. It can fit everyone at it. Which is nice for a change. There's even room for extras; it was pointed out several times.
But now I'm back. And I have to work today. And then get cracking on school work and Habitat stuff, both of which have me a bit overwhelmed.
I also need to see Lizzie this week. Its been awhile since I saw her cause she dropped the class we were in together. But this week we are gonna get together. And then M and I are going to the market on Saturday, or at least I think that was the plan.
I'm also going to read this week, I have read abotu ten pages of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. I just haven't had time. Which sucks but I knew I wouldnt' have time for fun reading during the school year.
I'm applying for a job. Its one I would enjoy much more than what I have now (even though I love this would and would have to technically still work this one every once in awhile so that I can go back at Christmas etc) and its something I could do mostly from home and its something I've done before. I'm excited about it too. Little worried about how well I can juggle two jobs but I'm sure I can do it. Just means I need to get into a nice routine of work and school.
Speaking of routines, I haven't gotten into one yet this year. I know its partly cause I have no classes on Wednesdays and Fridays and I don't like it. I've got to get into something though cause its driving me crazy.
Anyways, I'm off to work. Later!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Sorry for the lack of posting. Its been a crazy few days and its only going to get crazier.
So please consider this my "Gone Fishing, back at the end of the week!"