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Friday, February 29th, 2008

Time:5:50 pm.
Mood: cynical.
Fucking sickening

Thank gawd for differing opinions
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Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Time:8:36 pm.
Mood: tired.
Quote of the Day: "Vampires like it windy"
c/o Scrubs... that show has its moments.
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Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Subject:holy fuck
Time:1:30 am.
Mood: drunk.
Tonight, I went to Jekyll for Bo's birthday. I had a drink with my brother, Amber, and Sacha. I chatted with Bo a bit. Ivy came and went.

Afterward, I walked to New City and proceeded to get very drunk with Cindy, Smashley, and Ivy. Then, Jo and Mike arrived. Shortly after, my brother, Amber, Sacha, and Real showed up (there may have been other people arriving who I was too drunk to notice). I then got asked to dance by a semi-cute guy. Jo talked me into dancing with him. He introduced me to his very hot, bisexual girlfriend. They hinted at a threesome before straight out asking me.

The night's conclusion: cage-dancing and making out with said girl.

Best birthday ever.

Bo: I would say that I'm sorry I left your birthday party, but I'm not ;)
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Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Time:10:33 am.
Mood: ecstatic.
Three days until I leave for Coachella... so damn excited.
I leave Thursday morning. Ivy and I are getting the same flight to Palm Springs, then we're busing to Indio. The festival runs from Friday to Sunday. Ivy and I are catching a greyhound back to Edmonton Monday morning. The drive home is 2 1/2 days along the coast and is apparently gorgeous.
My cousin Chris is coming too which is pretty great. I guess he leaves tomorrow cuz he wants to spend some time in LA first. I wish I could join him but my last exam is tomorrow.
I remember listening to Rage Against the Machine in Chris' car when I was like 13. Watching them play live with Chris is going to be so nostalgic. And Ivy told me a few months ago that if we ever got to see Rage live, she would go into the pit... and I'm holding her to it, but I plan on joining her :D I'm excited to see the other bands too but Rage is definitely the one I'm freaking out about.
I'm a little concerned about the heat... it's supposed to be 36 degrees there later this week. I don't handle such temperatures well. I complain when it's like 25 degrees. But, I've decided I'm not allowed to bitch as I know quite a few people who wish they were able to go.
I'm bringing my digital camera so I'll have pictures to share when I get home... and stories too I'm sure.

I think my exams have been going well so far. I had four of them over a three day period the end of last week which was brutal, but I'm feeling pretty confident about most of them. Who knows what my romanticism prof will do... he and I don't seem to agree on anything. What I write about doesn't strike him as important and I could care less about what he talks about in class. And, on my final essay, he said my writing is weak several times... I think he's full of shit. So, I have no idea what he's going to do with what I wrote about in the final exam but he can fuck right off... I don't have to deal with him ever again :)

When I was trying to figure out which courses I need to take next year, I found out that I'm not going to graduate in four years because I won't have enough senior options credits... I was pretty pissed off. However, since I need an extra semester of school after next year, I've decided to apply for the Cortona program so I can spend that extra semester in Italy studying Classics, Art History, Comp Lit, etc. If I work full-time and save from May of next year until December, I should be able to afford the trip. The year following I'll apply for grad studies. AND, next year, I get to take Engl 481 Studies in Empire and Postcolonial: Pirates in Cultural, Literary and Social History... FUCK YES! We're reading stuff like Peter Pan and Treasure Island. I plan on wearing this shirt to class as often as possible because I'm a big LAMEWAD.

I'm presently on paid holidays from work for two weeks and I'm starting full-time on May 7th. I plan on trying to work at least 10 hours/day (and going in at 6AM) because, since Lisa is moving out this weekend, I'm losing quite a bit of furniture and appliances. I'm going to need to buy a vacuum cleaner, a bookshelf, a deep freeze, and possibly a sofa (she hasn't told me whether she's taking it with her or not... I hope not). I also need new bedding and a new mattress. Luckily I'm getting a raise next month so hopefully I'll be able to afford all that stuff.

Jo is talking about moving in with me in August, but it depends on her brother. If he doesn't move out by June 1st, then Jo will be my roommate. If he does move out, I'll need to find someone else by September. I've decided not to worry about that until Jo gives me a definitive answer.
What does concern me is being able to pay rent and utilities next month ($750 plus half utilities for the house). I'll have to try to be frugal while in California and abstain from buying a ton of merchandise. *Sigh* I love and hate living on my own. However, what I pay for rent is A LOT better than what other people are currently paying... $1200 for a bachelor suite downtown??!! That's fucking obscene... this isn't Toronto for fuck's sake.

I went to see Disturbia with Mike on Saturday. It was kinda meh, although David Morse was wickedly creepy. Last night, Dave and I went to see Hot Fuzz. It was pretty fucking funny. There's so much going on subtly with the humour and I really enjoyed it. I needed a good laugh as I'm currently fighting with my good friend Cassy. I haven't experienced one of those fights that last for days in a really long time... makes me feel like I'm in grade school again. I hope we kiss (literally) and make up soon as I really don't want this argument to last while I'm gone for a week... that would be pretty pathetic. I'm trying to convince her to come over here and work this shit out with me, but she's not answering my text messages.

I suppose I've babbled on enough, plus I should stop procrastinating and study for my last exam. But first, I'm going to create a new playlist in iTunes of all the artists I'm going to see at Coachella. I plan on putting it on shuffle and listening to it all day :D
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Saturday, April 14th, 2007

Time:12:51 am.
Mood: awake.
Recall my mentioning a trip to Kelowna for Daryl's birthday in January...
now watch this

And he was sober! Though most of the audio consists of drunken laughing courtesy of me :D

I'm sick again! WTF??
'Tis okay... I just got home from seeing GRINDHOUSE with my girls. It was fucking great! I don't remember the last time I had so much fun watching one film, let alone two.
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Monday, March 5th, 2007

Time:3:50 pm.
Mood: sick.
Stolen from 7171177711

1. One book that changed your life: The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield... laugh all you want. I obviously don't believe everything described in that book. I read it directly after my grandmother passed away (and other family members seemed to be dropping like flies). It opened my mind to the possibility that there is something like God in this world.

2. One book you've read more than once: Goblins in the Castle by Bruce Coville. It was one of my favorites as a kid and I still love it.

3. One book you would want on a desert island: Wide Open by Nicola Barker. Read it and you might see why.

4. One book that made you laugh: Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk. The way he critiques modern society is brilliant and morbidly funny.

5. One book that made you cry: My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Both very powerful books. My Sister's Keeper involves a family with a daughter so sick they decide to have another child as a donor to keep their first alive. The Kite Runner is a bildungsroman involving a boy in Afghanistan. I can't decide which book made me cry harder.

6. One book you wish had been written: I'd like Trent Reznor to write an auto-biography because I'd be interested in what he has to say about his experiences... but I know such a book would never be written.

7. One book you wish had never been written: My first impulse to answer this question was Mein Kampf but I'm not sure about that. Humanity can learn alot from such hate. I doubt any book should not have been written.

8. One book you are currently reading: I just finished Mary Shelley's Frankenstein a half and hour ago. I'd never read it before and really enjoyed it.

9. One book you've been meaning to read: Milton's Paradise Lost and Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. I'm hoping to read them both over the summer.

No updates for me. No time. I shouldn't have even done this survey but I couldn't resist :)
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Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Time:3:58 pm.
Mood: sick.
I wanna do a proper update, but I have a paper due tomorrow and another one on Tuesday (on Equilibrium muahahaha)... and I have to read Confessions of an Opium Eater by tomorrow. I fucking love being an English major.

I did wanna share the following with you guys:

turn your sound up loud for this one bitches...
He even looks like Buffalo Bill! That one is for Nicko.

Even if you have't yet seen The Descent, you'll enjoy the dancing moleman from ~20 seconds in...

I just ate sweetpotato fry poutine from Dadeo's... it was so good but now I feel poopy.
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Friday, January 26th, 2007

Time:6:52 pm.
Mood: excited.
Spent last weekend in Kelowna because it was Daryl's 40th birthday and I really wanted to see Doreen again. I hadn't seen her in 4 years... she's absolutely amazing. I had a really great time. I got some really embarrassing video footage of Daryl dancing ;) I want to visit Doreen again when it's warmer and see the orchards.

Went to a Margaret Atwood lecture last night. She's really witty and obviously a very smart lady... however, when anyone tells me how I should vote, I get cranky. The environment and global warming is not the sole issue upon which I'm going to choose political candidates.

Today has been so fucked up. It started very bad and is turning out to be fucking great!
Bad stuff: -wrote a French exam this morning that did not go very well because I was rushed
-got preached at by the fundamentalist christian who happened to be taking my passport photos. Here's a taste of the conversation I had with this guy...
photo guy: "Have you let our lord jesus christ into your heart?"
me: *giggle* "No"
photo guy: "Do you want to end up in hell?"
And I admit that I likely should not have giggled, but I couldn't help it. After about 30 seconds of this I just wanted this guy to stop talking and take my fucking picture so I could leave.
-Mark made fun of my passport photo... I know it's a bad picture but I don't much care.
-I realized that I forgot to bring all the novels I'm studying to school which annoyed the hell out of one of my profs. She said I wasn't prepared and at this point I wanted to give her a resounding "fuck you" but I managed to bite my tongue.
-I began feeling sick to my stomach and got a headache which still continues now, but not as bad.

Good stuff: -hung out with Mike for a few hours before he went to work
-made plans to go to O'Connors pub with Cassy and Jordan Peters (who I haven't seen in YEARS) on Sunday evening
-bought new Altec Lansing computer speakers and subwoofer. I'm using them now and they are amazing.
-booked my flight to COACHELLA!!! If you have not yet seen the lineup, go here.
Bands I'm so excited about seeing:
Arctic Monkeys
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Good, the Bad, and the Queen
Blonde Redhead
The New Pornographers
Regina Spektor
VNV Nation
Willie Nelson (holy fuck... I hope he plays some of his reggae stuff)
The Roots

There are other bands/artists which I'm curious about seeing but am not really familiar with (like Rufus Wainwright, Damien Rice, and Peaches). It's gonna be so fun! Luckily this year Coachella doesn't conflict with any of my exams :D

I should be doing some research tonight, but I think I'm going to watch Dark City instead. I need to get my hands on Bent really soon. Ruth (my mentor and now film studies prof) recommended it... Mick Jagger as a drag queen as well as Clive Owen and Jude Law as flamers??... this I need to see.
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Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Time:11:31 am.
Mood: sick.

In the year 2007 I resolve to:
Get a mullet.

Get your resolution here.

Oh yeah...
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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Time:1:29 pm.
Mood: mellow.
The last couple of weeks have been very good to me. I've worked 6 or 7 shifts in between the holidays, but I've decided to take this week off. I want some relaxation time before I start the second semester on Monday. I have yet to receive all my grades from last semester, but so far I'm doing very well.
I switched some of my courses next semester because I was signed up for a course on Chaucer taught by a prof I've heard really awful things about. As much as I feel I should study Chaucer, that class sounded like more trouble than it would be worth. I figure I'll fulfill my medieval lit requirement next year. I switched into an introductory Film Studies course with Ruth, my junior English professor who I consider to be my mentor. I also convinced Jo to take the course with me so I'm really looking forward to it. However, because I'm taking Film Studies, I don't have to take the Classics course I was signed up for because they fulfill the same fine arts requirement, so I switched from Classics to an English course on the empire and post-colonial. I've looked up all my profs on ratemyprofessors.com and most of the responses are positive, so I'm hoping that I can keep this schedule:
Engl 223: Empire and the Post-colonial with Stephen Slemon
Engl 350: 19th Century British Lit, Romantic texts with James Mulvihill
Engl 389: Children's lit, print traditions with Karen Simons
Fren 112 with Robin Coogan
Film Studies 205: Intro to Film Analysis with Ruth Dyck Fehderau

My x-mas was good, although I missed Nick quite a bit. I spent x-mas eve and x-mas morning with my dad and Joanne. They got me some cookbooks, a really nice blanket, and an Olympus 6 mega pixel digital camera... I'm fucking spoiled. On x-mas day, my mom and I drove to my grandma's farm and spent the night there. I got quite a few gift cards: 2 HBC from my mom and my aunt Carol, 1 Future Shop from my uncle Kevin, 1 Jacob from my grandma and grandpa, 1 Wee Book Inn from Cindy (she also got me a Labyrinth pin :), 2 Chapters from Carol and Paul as well as Cassy (she also got me an action figure of Jack Skellington dressed as santa), and 1 Southside Sound from Daryl (he also got be gold, frankincense, and myrrh... he's so clever). My roommate Lisa got me The Game of Life spongebob edition. Terry got me a wooden chest with Monopoly, Clue, Chess, Checkers, Bridge, and Poker games in one. So, I'm not lacking boardgames anymore which makes me happy. Jo got me George Orwell's 1984 and a set of tarot cards based on Shakespearean characters... very appropriate since I just took a course on Shakespeare... the cards are quite beautiful. Ivy got me a mini manicure kit for my man hands and a martini shaker which I've been using to make chocolate martinis. Steph got me Todd Strasser's The Good Son and some cooking herbs. Mike got me a Nightmare Before Christmas long-sleeve shirt. I'm sure I've forgotten to list other gifts, but I'm tired of trying to remember them all. I feel very blessed to be so spoiled at x-mas :)

New Year's Eve was pretty fun. Cassy, Trevor and I went to Fever... this club in West Ed. Mike was supposed to join us, but he caught a cold and didn't feel up to going out. I was pretty impressed with the DJ at Fever. He played a really great mixture of music: r & b, hip-hop, dance, techno, rock, electronica, pop, etc. The music was much better than I thought it would be. He even played Closer by NIN at about 12:30 AM... which absolutely made my night. I had a really great time drinking and dancing with Cassy. The only downside was the spontaneous gropage by strangers on multiple occasions. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE men... but when they treat me with such disrespect I get angry and a little resentful of men. I shouldn't generalize, but I'm finding it more and more difficult to be friends with heterosexual men. It makes me feel guilty admitting that... perhaps I'm becoming more feminist than I should considering I'm disgusted with extremist man-haters. I need to watch that I don't become one myself. Luckily, my friend Trevor watched out for Cassy and I. He rescued us a few times, for which I was grateful. In any case, I still had a very good time. I even got a kiss from Cassy at midnight ;)
It was one of the few times I didn't get home and go to bed until 7AM. So, last night I slept for nearly 12 hours. Today, I plan on watching the second season of Rescue Me, reading, and perhaps going grocery shopping. Yay lazy me!

Happy x-mas and new year to you all! I hope you were as spoiled as I was.
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