Monday, June 30, 2008

So in an effort to get me out of obvious depressed slump where I've spent the last two days in bed, my mother is taking me to the mall. Hopefully it'll help... and hopefully I won't buy anything cause well... money isn't my friend right now and I don't have much of it.


I can't handle this weather right now. Its wet and rainy out, its dark out and just plan dreary and it makes me feel so down. I have the day off from work today and I kinda wish I didn't. Cause thus far all I've done today is lie in bed and read a magazine.
Hopefully tomorrow will be nicer but I suppose the chance of that is pretty slim. Anyways... gonna go watch a movie or study or something like that... hope life is sunnier whereever you are!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Gloomy Sunday

It's gross out.
I was asked by a professor a week or so ago to write a reference letter for him. He's one of my most favorite professors and according to him he thought I was the perfect person to ask as he feels I've grown alot since he's met me. I said I would, especially since I'll be asking him for letters in a few months. Sooo I'm just getting around to writing it now and I have no idea what to say. Ugh.
In other news, I have severely neglected Habitat this past month or so. And I really need to get to work. And I am getting to it. Its not like I got behind or anything like that but there were some things I Could have been doing. But in exciting news, we are going to be helping out with a build in our own town! Which is quite fun, somehow I also ended up on the selection committee... I seemed to have volunteered. Oh well, should be fun!
Okay, my computer wants to update and restart so I must run. Tootles!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Movie Reviews in 10 words or less!

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - first ones better; don't like Shia LaBeouf; good try though.

Get Smart - not as funny as anticipated; love Steve Carell

- cutest move ever; profound message though; love robot love.

PS. I'd like to see Passchendaele, cause it looks good and I like Paul Gross. Also, I didn't know there was another XFiles coming out: That's exciting.

Apartment Nightmares

So today was apartmenting viewming day. Ugh. Some of the things I saw:
1) Black carpet that smelt super funky.
2) Some super ugly light fixtures.
3) A seperated bathroom (tub and sink on one end of the apartment and toilet in a small closet off the kitchen on the other end of apartment :s)
4) Very very very steep stairs with no railings.
5) A couple super gross bathrooms.
6) A few places not fit for rats to live in.
7) A very slanted floor: no spills there.

Now there were some bad places but not all of them were terrible. There were a couple really cute, really unique little places but they were a bit out of the way and would require alot of walking.
I did find one worth applying for. It's in an actual building, perfect size for Jack and I and a nice clean, secure building. It's only downfall is the hill its on and the bit of a walk to the bus (I dread winter). But I figure if every other student can do it than so can I! So yeah, here's hoping!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


A new friend! Well not new, but new to the blog.
JohnBoy is my going-to-be-a-priest friend. He's hilarious, and quite the character. We're very similar and he's not afraid to try and get into my head, as scary as inside my head can be.
We can talk about just about anything, which is weird but cool at the same time.
He usually lives far away but comes home in the summer. But we do usually keep up during the school year. Yay for friends!

Number fun

3 classes left till summer
2 exams left
16 chapters of economics to learn so I don't fail the class
188 hours left of my summer work term
800 dollars worth of physio left to go
6 summer reads on the bookshelf
30 class lecture notes to organized and compile into amazing MS One Note
12 apartments to look at this weekend in hopes of finding the perfect place to live
1 cat who really wants to play
43 days till family vacation
50 days till I try out airplanes
3 pairs of pants that didn't fit a month ago but do now
1 really bored girl at work

Sunday, June 22, 2008

"Just send me a facebook message!"

I was a little hesitant about joining the whole facebook craze a few years ago. I'd never done the myspace thing. I had my blog and that amused me enough. But after some friendly pressure I joined. I don't know if I'd say I regretted it but it definitely has its downfalls: procrastination and a huge waste of time being the maine thing. And then I guess I could go all sociological and complain about how it's ruining our ability to communicate personally, how it's seperating us from real people etc but I won't. Then there's the whole friend race thing, who has more, does that make you really special and all that (somehow I have a ton of friends but I only speak to about 10 of them...). It's great for catching up to people in your past but sometimes I'd really not like to be hearing about who's pregnant, who's marrying who or who's getting "real drunk tonight!".
Today's facebook story involves people you would not expect to add you as a friend. I got home this afternoon to find a friend request from someone who's dated a few people I know, one of those people being someone I wasn't ready to see dating. I was pretty sure this person was aware of my uneasiness towards them and that I'd really rather not have much to do with them, at least for the time being. Apparently I was wrong (or maybe it was an attempt to be friendly, I don't know - I'm a pessimist). Anyways, I mulled over the friend request most of the day and finally decided it wasn't a road I wanted to go down (my, how serious facebook can get) so I went to click the ignore button, unfortunately I accidently hit the confirm one. Luckily for me there's a remove friend option.
That's my story for the day. Now I have to go find some actual academic sources to put in my philosophy paper instead of just my own insane ramblings... but isn't that just what philosophy is?

Friday, June 20, 2008

You're reached me!

Who knew when I posted about bifocals my blog would become so popular?
And who the hell googles "purple monkey drinking chocolate milk"?

Dead please

I don't do live animals, sorry. If I'm going to eat meat it has to come to dead. Mom got a lobster and I love lobster. But only if they're dead. This whole comes-home-from-the-grocery-store-alive thing really freaks me out. I left the room, couldn't watch. But I will enjoy it once it's on my plate.
Oh and I have been officially screwed over in the afore mentioned apartment situation. I thought things couldn't get much worse but they did. And I'm angry again. And this time, I'm not gonna give myself time to calm down before responding to emails. That obviously didn't get me anywhere and even though getting angry won't get me anywhere either it's much more satisfying.


I hate newsletters. Since I have journalism experience, I was given the job of doing up work's summer newsletter. It needed some major revamping as they've been using the exact same unappealing style for the past several years. Unfortunately I'm just not happy with anything I come up with. It either looks too squishy or there's too much white: there does not seem to be an in between. I was told I am being much too critical of my work but I figure if I am super critical it leaves less for my boss to criticize.
In other news... my laptop is officially dead. Of course it would not be the hot chocolate, pepsi or many droppings that would kill it but some sort of motherboard "glitch". How lovely.
Okay, off to finish up my to do list so maybe I can get out of here on time to enjoy the sun!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I cannot see clearly now...

So I might not need to learn braile just yet. I spent yesterday seeing eye doctors in an attempt to figure out what's wrong. They have decided to increase my bifocal again. But only by a bit cause we've gotta save something for when I'm 80. But I'm also being sent to another doctor in another city in another province. He's considering surgery. Apparently it's possible that my eyes are just working too hard to stay straight that it's straining them causing the vision problems. It'll never fix them completely and I'll still be in glasses but I might get out of my bifocals and at least be able to see again! So my one free month of the summer has just got really busy with trips to three different provinces but it should still be fun (other than the surgery part).
In less exciting news... my laptop may be dead. I haven't been able to get it to turn on for a few days now (yes, it's plugged in and no the battery is not dead) so I left it at a repair shop to see what's wrong. Hopefully it's fixable and the cheap kind of fixable.

Monday, June 16, 2008


So the LSAT's are finished. I am very glad. Now I just have one paper, two exams and one week of classes keeping me away from summer vacation!
I finished the Kite Runner today, yes in less than a week. When I like a good I read it fast. I loved it. I haven't cried while reading a book in a very long time if ever but this one did for me. It was a really good read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was heartfelt and touching. It was also really nice to read a book about another culture. I recommend it if you are looking for touching real story.
Not sure what I"m onto next but I'll let ya know. First I must write about the injustices of domestic violence though.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Yay Music!

I am usually unable to tell someone who my favorite band is: I always like so many of different ones. But I think I've decided on my favorite: 3 Doors Down. From the minute I heard Kryptonite, a few years back I've been a fan. Seventeen Days was an awesome album. I can sing every song by heart and their new self-titled album is also just a good. I don't own alot of CD's but I have all of theirs but I know I'll listen to them over and over again and never get bored with 'em.
Now if they'd only come here so I could see them in concert!

Weekend goings on

This weekend has been nothing short of interesting.
- Saturday, I babysat 7 children: four of them 9 year old boys (no multiples for me please) and a six month old who cried alot.
- My grandfather is in the hospital dying.
- My brother was in a motorcycle accident.
- I got a sunburn though it's not too bad.
- I have a crush on a man at church.
- I wrote an LSAT prep test and scored amazingly: apparently once you don't care about doing well you can do well! Perhaps tomorrow will also go well and if I doesn't, then oh well.
- Now its time to go pretend my father loves me and that we're close enough to spend time together on Father's Day.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Don't mess with me today

So all my excitment for a beautiful apartment was a little too early as sometime friends aren't the nicest people ever. It's not something I'm going to talk about as I'm finding it quite upsetting (maybe a little more than I should be) But I'll get over it and find myself a cozy little place for Jack and I.
In better news... I only have another week and a half of classes left.
Tomorrow I am in a suicide prevention workshop which should be interesting, but I come out of it with a certificate so that's nice.
I started reading "The Kite Runner" today.
Oh and I got a sunburn yesterday, which should add some color to my skin, even if it is just pink color.
Anywhooo my de-stressing workout calls. Lata.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

No goats for me please

I've always admired my mother for the fact that she likes any food. Up until a few months ago, I had no knowledge of any food she didn't like. Whereas I am not so fond of white milk, or onions or banana cream pie. She on the other will eat anything (though she's not a huge fan of liver). However she has discovered something she hates: goat cheese. And for us observers it's hilarious. Her first experience with the stuff that smells and tastes just like "hairy goat" was at a baby shower a few months ago where she actually had to run to the bathroom and spit it out. That's someting I had a hard time believing as I've never seen my mother do something like that before. So last night, as I was trying the goat cheese I bought before I put it on my pizza I decided to test it. I am not lying when I said I chased her around the house with my block of marble goat cheese. I tasted it and said it wasn't too bad (though this was before the aftertaste set in) and convinced (aka shoved it in her mouth) her to try it. The reaction was awesome: there was sputtering and gulping of water and the like. My mother definetly does not like goat cheese.
I also discovered I do not like it. In little shredded bits it was okay, but the smell and taste of that on my nice wheat free rice crusted pizza was horrendous. So I will learn to live without cheese if I can't have dairy cheese.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Weekend Shenanigans

Yay for weekends!
I went driving today. Gave my mother a reason to check up on her life insurance and realized that I might not be the driving kind. But we'll see: Dad's gonna take over from here and take me later this week.
Friday night I went to see Sex and the City with Nessa. The mood that makes me watch that show was gone about half way through, but it was cute. But not my thing most of the time.
Did some shopping Saturday morning: bought a really cute outfit, complete with a bright yellow purse and my first cute shoes since the break. I went to a fundraising even that evening feeling pretty good. Which was a good thing since I got there and found out my mother and a friend of hers had brought someone they wanted me to meet. He was cute, and quite nice. But not really my type but we had a good time.
I made an announcement today to a few close friends and my family: I don't want to go to law school. The subject has been on my mind for a few weeks now and I've finally decided solidly enough that I can tell people. Now to go and disappoint everyone who was looking forward to a successfulish relative.
But on the upside, now I'm not so concerned with doing well on the LSAT's. I'm still gonna write (mostly cause Lsgb and another friend would kill me if I bailed on them and because I can't get a full refund).
I miss Islander. Gonna give him a call.
I bought plane tickets to go visit Dave!! I am quite excited: both to see him (and Lizzie) and to see a new city (one that I may end up school in someday even). Not to mention fly for the very first time!
Now I must go study for my economics test tomorrow. Just so I don't fail the class completely...

Friday, June 6, 2008

What I've done today:

1) Written and submitted a paper.
2) Bought a pretty dress for a fancy party tomorrow night, at which my date is my mother.
3) Helped examine my little brother after a series of unfortunate events to his less than public areas. Decided I know nothing about that part of the male anatomy so I can't give a proper diagnose for the obvious swelling. Will remind mother to call the doctor on Monday.
4) Gave myself a pedicure.
5) Watched season two of Sex and the City.

Plans for the rest of the evening:

1) Study for my economics midterm on Monday.
2) Go to the movies with Nessa.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Most disgusting sound in the world = june bugs in window wells. *shiver*

Monday, June 2, 2008

mystical powers of a liar

So I woke up this morning with a headache and the looming stress of a huge unstarted paper due on Friday so going to class really wasn't something I wanted to do. So I went to my doctor's appointment and then to my midterm (which was a piece of cake). I knew my mother would give me a hard time for skipping a class (and since she's my drive she could make me go) so I told her the prof had cancelled class (this was around 11am). I just came home now and checked my email only to find that my prof is ill and cancelling tonight's class. It's quite wonderful really.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Walmart blues

I just came home from a quick shopping trip with Mom that involved a stop at Walmart to replace our hairdryer that caught on fire this morning. I've never been a huge fan of Walmart but I will admit I do frequent the store more than I'd like. However, I spent 10 minutes in that place today and I was appauled. It was horrible. I can't describe why completely but I was struck with this horrible dislike for the place. But I"ve been doing some reading on consumerism and the economy for my philosophy of ethics class and I think some of it really hit home today while I was there. So I think I am safe to say you won't find me back there anytime soon.

Elementary School Revelations

If you knew me in elementary school you probably only remember two things about me: the fact that I had bifocals and that my mother wouldn't let me watch the Spice Girls movie.