Saturday, November 27, 2004

Why on earth did I get up at 6:45 on a Saturday?

Oh, that's right. Nathan and I played at the market this morning (in an attempt to make money). We did alright, all things considered. I mean, it was our first time and we figured out that our repertoire wasn't big enough so we're going to work our asses off these next two weeks. Besides, also competing for shoppers money was a cellist, she looked to be about 8; a violinist, who was conveniently positioned at the big doors between the outdoor and indoor section; a guy with a guitar, banjo, harmonica and an accordion (and about a billion dollars in change in his case); and finally those Christmas carolers who are decked out in the long Victorian robes and top hats. How can you expect us to make more than a few bucks when we're up against that?

The funniest thing happened though. There was this kid, who looked to be about 4, and he made his dad stop to listen to us. So his dad leans over to him, gives him a loonie and says, "Here. Throw this in their case." Being only four or so, the kid takes the loonie and over-hand whips it at us. Fortunately, his aim was bad and it hit the ground, bounced up, hit a wall and rolled away. His dad ran and got it, came back and said "When I said throw it in their case, I meant like this." and he gentle tossed it in. Naturally, I find this absolutely hysterical and burst out laughing. Nathan didn't see it, so he had no idea why I stopped playing. It was the cutest thing ever!

Other than that I didn't really do much today. I do have a new past time though. I listen to foreign radio stations over the internet. I've found some really, really cool artists from other countries that way. North American mainstream music is shit.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

I hate cleaning my room!

The symphony came to our school this week. It was amazingly good!! And I talked to my hero- Larry Larson, first trumpet.

I was sick a lot this week, but it's starting to go away. I'm left now with a bit of a stuffy nose and some slightly swollen tonsils. No one really cares though, I'm sure.

Let's see... what else has been happening? Well, my job search is failing miserably. No one's called yet. It makes me want to cry. I'm hoping something comes along, otherwise my family will be without gifts this Christmas.

I've been working on rough drafts of my Writer's Craft ISU. I have to show my teacher something by Friday. I'm having a lot of trouble getting it down on paper though. I have an idea and characters and everything, I just can't for the life of me get it down on paper. As much as I like the concept I have right now, I may have to come up with something else. Very, very sad.

On the bright side, I've started yoga again. It's quite energizing, I must say. I had a 10:30 urge to do it last night after grocery shopping, so I did.

We also had our annual Saturday rehearsal and pizza lunch for band. I can finally play the antiphonal part! I was quite proud of myself. Considering I usually just fake it and let Nathan do the work, but he wasn't even there yesterday!!

Sunday, November 14, 2004

"Holy Whorebags, Batman!"

I don't remember who said that this week. I don't care. It just seemed like a suitible title.

So yesterday I handed out a billion resumes. And by a billion, I mean 12. Still a lot though, don't you think? All in one go, too! I figured a lot of places would be hiring- what with Christmas comming. And I thought I should get a job and some money- what with Christmas comming. Hopefully someone will hire me.

Wednesday I saw STOMP! Most amazing show ever. Unfortunately, Kate and Cheryl couldn't make it. Ernesto and Beth went instead. It was so kick ass.

I have to get going though. I've got a room to clean.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Wham. Bam. Thank you ma'am.

And by ma'am I mean Hotmail. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'll copy and paste the e-mail they sent me.

Dear MSN Hotmail Member:
Congratulations on your storage upgrade from 2MB to 250MB! As a valued MSN Hotmail Member, you have been specially selected to receive a special storage upgrade - at no cost to you. We've increased the storage capacity of your Hotmail account from 2MB to 250MB and increased your attachment size from 1MB to 10MB . So what does this mean for you? Well, now you can store even more emails and share larger attachments such as photos, music and video clips and more. Please note, you don't have to take any action - we have taken care of upgrading your account for you. Your storage meter should now read 250MB. Take a look at the table to the right to see how we've upgraded your Hotmail Account. We'd like to thank you for being a valued MSN Hotmail Member and enjoy your increased storage!
Thank you,

MSN Hotmail Member Services

That's right baby- 250 MB! Bahahaha! I'm just wondering why they picked me and whether or not it's permanent or just temporary. Very curious indeed, but I'm definitely not complaining.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Damn you Extreme Makeover Home Edition! I cry every time I watch it. Tonight I cried a lot more than I usually do though- I couldn't help it! They did a home for the most amazing family. The husband and wife were both deaf and their youngest son (they had two children) was blind and autistic. The older son acted as a translator for his parents and helped out a lot with looking after his younger brother. They were so grateful for everything! It was so nice!! The couple even asked the design team to give them a smaller bed than the one they already had so that they could sleep closer to one another! Awww. They were given so many great things, but the one that really made me cry was the $50 000 scholarship (and that's U.S. dollars, too!) given to the older son. His father kept talking about how ABC had given his family everything that he had always wanted to but couldn't. I'm telling ya, that show is amazing and the people that are a part of it are wonderful.

I'm totally going to start crying again. If you missed the episode, try to find out when they're re-playing it. Everyone should watch it.

Today Nicole and I took our dogs for a walk around Victoria Park. We were out walking for about an hour and a half and we had a lot of fun. Nicole has played matchmaker and has set our dogs up. It was so cute! Tess, Nicole's dog, actually kissed Charlie, my dog, as we were leaving! Cutest thing ever! Nicole seems to think they're dating now. I'm beginning to question Tess' character though. I mean, she kissed Charlie on their first date. Oy vey. What have I gotten myself into? They're dogs for crying out loud!

I forgot to talk about our performance at commencement on Friday. Our group trip to Jack Astor's afterwards was really fun. Unfortunately for you, I can't be bothered to talk about it right now. Too tired. Maybe tomorrow... we'll see.

The Best Chain Letter Ever...

My mum's friend sent this to her the other day. Viewer discretion is advised.

"Hello, my name is Lewis and I suffer from the guilt of not forwarding 50 billion fucking chain letters sent to me by people who actually believe that if you send them on, a poor 6-year-old girl in Arkansas with a breast on her forehead will be able to raise enough money to have it removed before her redneck parents sell her to a traveling freak show. Do you honestly believe that Bill Gates is going to give you, and everyone to whom you send "his" email, $1000? How stupid are we? Ooooh, looky here! If I scroll down this page and make a wish, I'll get laid by a model I just happen to run into the next day!" What a bunch of bullshit. Maybe the evil chain letter leprechauns will come into my house and sodomize me in my sleep for not continuing a chain letter that was started by Peter in 5 AD and brought to this country by midget pilgrims on the Mayflower. Fuck 'em!! If you're going to forward something, at least send me something mildly amusing. I've seen all the "send this to 10 of your closest friends, and this poor, wretched excuse for a human being will somehow receive a nickel
from some omniscient being" forwards about 90 times. I don't fucking care. Show a little intelligence and think about what you're actually contributing to by sending out these forwards. Chances are, it's our own unpopularity. The point being? If you get some chain letter that's threatening to leave you shagless or luckless for the rest of your life, delete it. If it's funny, send it on. Don't piss people off by making them feel guilty about a leper in Botswana with no teeth who has been tied to the ass of a dead elephant for 27 years and whose only salvation is the 5 cents per letter he'll receive if you forward this email. Now forward this to everyone you know. Otherwise, tomorrow morning your underwear will turn carnivorous and will consume your genitals.

Have a nice day.

P.S. Now send me 15 bucks !"

Proper post tomorrow. I promise.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

"If babies were watermelons, you'd be rotting in the back of the fridge right now!"

Never mind. You had to be there and the story is too long to type. Anyway, things are going pretty well and my piercing looks a billion times better than it did the other day. No more caked on blood!

Tomorrow is going to be an interesting day. We only have half of our classes and they just so happen to be the afternoon ones. Which means I have Writer's Craft, then spare, then band. Then I'm going clothes shopping and applying for a few jobs.

Oh, oh! Speaking of band, I managed not to swear out loud today in practice!! I'll tell the story for those of you who haven't heard it yet. During Friday morning's practice we were given a new piece- an antiphonal piece. As it turns out, antiphonal is a technique used during, like, the Baroque period or something. I think it was a kind of call and answer thing except some of the players (or singers) were hidden of stage. Naturally, Nathan and I jumped at the chance to not be seen while playing. So we run through the piece once and Ms. Bruckner (or Gersa, however you spell her new name) says, "Oh, you two are going to be sorry that you volunteered for that part. You should see what the actual part is at bar 75. " Then she starts to sing the rhythm and it sounds really, really difficult. So I turn to Nathan and say, "OH SHIT!" I honestly thought I said it quietly. But of course I didn't. The entire band burst out laughing and I turn bright red. Ms. Bruckner (yeah, yeah. I know that's not her name anymore...) just looks at me with her mouth wide open and all she can say is "Go wash your mouth out you... you... POTTY GIRL!" Oy vey, how embarrassing!

In case you were wondering. I have typed half of this entry with giant, yellow, latex dish washing gloves on.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Whoo! I love the rush you get right after having a piece of metal rammed through you!

Okay, so I love my piercing! Mind you, the trouble that came with it was not worth saving $20. I went early Sunday morning with Nicole. Around 11, I think. I waited outside in the cold for a good chunk of time and then finally the line moved forward and I was inside. By this time it was about 1 and there were still so many people ahead of me. I asked if I could count how many tickets had already been taken and there was over 100 (and still a ton of people behind me in line). I figured since only 300 were sold and that World Dom was open until midnight that I could probably leave and come back later. So I left.

I found my mum downtown and we (my mum, my brother and I) went to go see Team America. Funny, funny shit. When we past World Dom on the way home there were still loads of people waiting outside and we saw Nicole and her friends just leaving. They waited over 5 hours. So I figured I go home, eat dinner, hand out some candy to trick-or-treaters, and then go get pierced at 9.

So off I go with my mum in tow. Nobody lined up outside- good sign. We get inside and I hand in my form and sit to wait for my name. Ages go by and we end up talking to some really nice people. More time passes and these twelve year old girls start talking to me (What the hell are two twelve year olds doing in a tattoo parlor by themselves at that time of night?!). They had to have been the most annoying kids ever. At one point the one girl asks me how old I was. I tell her and she just looks at me and says, "Oh. Really?" When I say "Yes, why?" She says, " Because you don't look it!" Well thank you little miss snotty ass pre-teen. You just made my day. I got comfort out of the fact that she had dyed her hair with Kool Aid the night before. Much comfort. I mean, what the hell?

As you can tell, I had been there for quite a while and I was beginning to get agitated very easily. So after much small talk and boredom the piercings begin to pick up pace. It wasn't taking nearly as long as it had been before for people to go, get it done, and leave. As it turns out, I think I was the fourth or fifth last person to be pierced for the night. I got pierced at 12:30 (after waiting since 9) which is funny because they close at 12. They decided to stay open later to fit in everybody with tickets because people were getting mad at the thought of waiting so long just to be pierced on a different day. My mum decided not to go into the room with me, but instead wait in the main room. It ended up going really well. I got my tragus pierced and it hardly hurt at all. The worst part was when he was trying to get the little ball on the ring, only because he kept tugging on my ear with pliers.

I like it so much, despite the fact that I have ugly ears, that I want to get the other one done too. Don't worry, I'm going to wait until this one is remotely healed (and until I have more money). I still can't believe that my mum waited that long with me. I need to find a way to repay her. Any ideas would help!!

this post was poorly written and I apologize. it's a mixture of being tired and just not caring about grammar, sentence structure, etc.

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Pardon me if I puke.

So as I told you in my last post, I'm getting pierced tomorrow (well today considering it's past midnight). My tummy's all fluttery. I don't know whether it's excitement or nerves though. I'm hoping excitement. I didn't even know what I wanted pierced until about an hour or so ago, which was after I paid for the ticket! I just figured I couldn't pass up a $10 piercing opportunity. I've only got one worry, I think I've got a tiny keloid (\Ke"loid\, n: raised pinkish scar tissue at the site of an injury; results from excessive tissue repair) on my right ear lobe after I let my piercing heal over. I'm worried that I'll develop a larger one on a new piercing. I'll definitely ask the piercer first. Hopefully I wont.

By the way, the last post was post number 101. Opps!

I think that this is my 100th post, but I'm really not sure!

Don't bust out the balloons too soon. I'll check up on it and get back to you as to whether or not this really is the 100th.

Today was a really, really good day. I went out with my family. We looked at tile for our bathroom. We went to the mall and my brother whined over a video game he wasn't allowed to buy or something. We roamed around and bought some Halloween candy. We stopped off at Chapters before going grocery shopping. I don't think I'm capable of going into that store without buying something. This time it was a fabulous deal!! It was a giant, hardcover book of photography done by Linda McCartney. The book, originally priced at $72.00, was on sale for $8.00. Now that's a bargain! And a trip to Chapters is never complete without buying a Starbucks Chai Tea Latte. I love them. It reminds me of the time I bought one with Marko and we decided that they taste like Christmas. So, so good.

I just got back from downtown with Nicole. I bought a ticket to World Domination's $10 Halloween piercing special. That's right, any piercing for $10 as long as you've got a ticket! They're only selling 300 and mine is number 298. Not sure what I'm going to get yet. I'll decide later.

I'm going to do some more work on a short story I'm writing for English class. I think it's really going somewhere and I'm liking it. Hopefully it'll live up to my expectations.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Six degrees of Kevin Bacon!

I love Kevin Bacon. We just finished watching Murder In The First in my society class. And talking about it totally gave me an excuse to quote Jack in my title!

Anyway, yesterday was such a great day. I went to a writer's workshop in this tiny little town. There were even workshops in people's homes! My workshop was "Script Writing" and it was in the library. It was such a great workshop and I learned so much. I'll talk about it more later. I'm kind of short for time.

Oh, oh! My grad ring came in the mail yesterday!! So exciting. I'm going to wear it alllll the time! I'll maybe take a picture of it and post it later. Which reminds me, I took a picture of my jack-o-lantern and it'll be up as soon as I figure where in the computer my dad put the file. I think he hid it.

Monday, October 25, 2004

"Mum, is pumpkin acidic?"

"I don't know. Why?"
"Because... my hands are burning!"

Yeah, that was me while carving a pumpkin last night. It really hurt but I kept on carving like a real trooper! I ended up carving Animal from The Muppets. I'll try and get some pictures of it tonight and post them tomorrow. I was up until 1 trying to sort two pumpkins worth of guts and seeds. Why? Because I decided that it would be fun to roast the seeds this year. How could I ever believe that sorting through a bowl of cold, wet pumpkin insides at 1 o'clock in the morning just so that I could bake the seeds (which I can probably buy at Zehrs) would be fun?!? They had better be tasty, that's for sure. Maybe I'll take some pictures of the process and the (inevitably burnt) finished product. We'll see.

None of that is relevant right now considering I'm sitting in the SAC room frantically looking for a black pencil crayon. Note to Dave: Purchase a good set of pencil crayons for the SAC room. :P Since I was so busy carving pumpkins last night, I didn't do my Writer's Craft assignment advertising Dave. It's almost done now though. I just need a black pencil crayon.

Ahahaha! Ashley Simpson was caught lip sinking on Saturday Night Live. Silly Ashley- SNL is for real musicians!

Sunday, October 24, 2004

What a super, super weekend!

So I took a day break from my recent regular blogging. But I have a good reason. I've had a kickass weekend and I guess I just didn't have time to write last night.

It all started Friday after school when I went downtown with Dan. He needed to get a new bank card and I was looking for a bit of fun. And believe me, we found that fun in playing with the toys in The Bargain Shop. I have a feeling that it's illegal to take pictures inside of stores... but I guess it's too late now.

Don't they look happy reading together? How could I resist taking a picture??

Anyway, after getting home and making a few phone calls, plans were made to go see a movie. Dan and I were supposed to meet Nicole outside of the theatre but the plan changed once we ran into Matt Freake downtown. The four of us ended up roaming King St. for awhile finally ending up at Galaxy Dinner. It's this really cool 50s/60s dinner complete with a mini juke box at every table. I think we were there for about two hours (maybe?! I can't remember...) before heading home.

I was up early Saturday to go out for breakfast and then to the market with my family. After a bit of lounging around, I had to get ready for another great night out. You see, I failed to mention that we bought tickets Friday night to see Metamorphosis (a play that I had already seen for my Writer's Craft class). Our seats weren't great, but how can you complain about $5 student tickets? I enjoyed it more this time, maybe because I could spend more time taking in the little details. After the play, we roamed King St. for a good hour or so. We saw a double decker bus full of (what I presume were drunk) people. We waved and they were very excitable. We were also offered some weed by some guy selling it on the street. Then we waited on a corner for my dad to come and get us. I think people thought that we were prostituting ourselves. I just realized that "prostituting" probably isn't a word.

The fun is supposed to be continuing tonight when I go to see "Team America" with my mum. I'm not entirely sure if we'll have time, but I hope we get to go. I also have to set aside some time to advertise Dave for a Writer's Craft project. We had to get into partners or groups of three and make a poster about the qualities of another person. I have a really good idea for mine and I'll see if I can post it once it's done.

I've got the song "Inside Out" by Eve 6 stuck in my head. So I'll leave you now with some lyrics:

I would swallow my pride
I would choke on the rinds
But the lack thereof would leave me empty inside,
I would swallow my doubt
turn it inside out
find nothing but faith in nothing
want to put my tender heart in a blender
watch it spin around to a beautiful oblivion
rendezvous, then I'm through with you

Friday, October 22, 2004

Eww! Makes me sick...

Alright. Has anybody seen the video for "Call on me" by Eric Prydz? Holy shit. It's the most offensive video I've seen in a long time. And that's saying something considering all of the horribly distasteful videos there are out there right now. I wont get into the revolting details (just in case Melissa reads this entry :P ) but I'll give an idea of what it's about. The entire video takes place in an aerobics class made up almost entirely of women. Naturally, there is one guy there. I mean, the video would have no point if there was no one there to get aroused by the slutty, slutty women! Long story short - their outfits leave absolutely nothing to the imagination; they've either been working out for a very, very time long or have oiled themselves up; and they seem to be a little too friendly with their towels. Disgusting, degrading, and incredibly offensive. I know that they say sex sells, but give me a break! This is taking it a little overboard.

It's a shame that the guy in the video was a hottie. What a waste!

Thursday, October 21, 2004

At school on my spare. Watching the Shawshank Redemption (again) in the SAC room. I'm just about to head home, but I figured I stop to write an entry. I wont have time to write later on tonight because I'm going to an Electric Thursday show with my family and Beth. I can't wait.

If you don't know what Electric Thursday shows are, it's this thing that the K-W symphony does. The symphony will play rock music with a rock band! Super cool. My family has seasons tickets and tonight is the music of Queen. It's going to be kick ass. So I'm going to head home and do some chores before I have to go. Tootles!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

I'm at school right now and it's lunch. I am so bored. I have to come to a few realizations...

1) Grade nines are a lot different than when we were in grade nine. I mean, they're bitches! Obviously this is a generalization and no one should take offense. But the attitudes that some of these kids have is horrible! Maybe it's just this school, or maybe not. But I'm sick of them.

2) This school has made me bitter! I don't necessarily think that it's this school in particular that made me bitter. I'm sure I would have ended up the same no matter what school I went to.

3) And that brings us to the fact that I'm sick of organized education.

Speaking of which, I've lost all track of time and the bell for class has just rung. Just great... more fucking school...

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

The special Hollywood edition so that you can get your celebrity fill! Or not.

I am sad. Very sad. On the way to band this morning (at a disgusting time of 6:30) I was flipping through the radio stations. And guess what I found (on an equally disgusting Country music station)... It would seem the Sugar Ray hottie Mark Mcgrath has teamed up with country super star Shania Twain to do a duet! I wanted to throw up. Mark: you are above country music. Don't lower yourself to that. Besides, you're too hot for it! :P

In happier news, it would seem that America's "perfect couple" are reunited. That's right, Kirsten (Dunst) and Jake (Gyllenhaal) have gotten back together! I can honestly say that I was one of many surprised by their break up. I mean, if Jake and Kirsten can't stay together then there's no hope for the rest of us!

Oh wait, I just remembered... I don't give a fuck and I never did! Sarcasm is fun and Hollywood relationships are stupid.

Anyway, school is school. You can't really expect much from it. The Halloween dance is coming up and my expectations are high. Why? Because. This dance is always my favorite dance of the year and it had better not ruin the goodness of Halloween. It's on a Wednesday though, which really bites.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

"They're the healthy snack that smiles back until you bite their heads off!"

I'm sitting here taunting my dog with Goldfish crackers. They're his favorite human snack. Did you know they're made with real cheese even though they look like fishies?

I headed up to my grandparent's house last night. We went to my cousin's impromptu house warming party... but he lives in an apartment. Today we made Christmas crafts in my grandma's basement that she'll be selling in a charity Christmas sale. We also went to a kickass dollar store. They had the best craft section I have seen in a dollar store ever! They even had a whole wall of stuff for scrap booking. Ooo! Ooo! Funniest shit ever! Those of you who have ever been to Furgus or have read about it in my past entries, you know how small it is and how little there is to do. The main street is made up of a lot of old buildings and a few select shops. So you can imagine how shocked I was to drive by the new tattoo parlor that has just opened!! Maybe that will shake things up a little in the town.

I guess I'll end my entry here. I can't really think of anything else to write about. I'm watching a re-run episode of Mad TV and I have a huge craving for garlic bread.

Oh... if you're planning on going to the Halloween Dance, are you planning on dressing up or anything?? I don't want to if no one else does. "Oh look the winner's grinning!"

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Most likely incoherent...

I know I haven't posted in a long, long time! But get over it.

Sadly, not much has happened lately. I went to Kate's birthday party (which was a while ago now that I think about it) and my stomach hurt by the end of the night from laughing so much. I got a new penpal from Holland. I went to an environmental conference last week and helped out the cutest kids. This week I'm going to see a play and next week I'm going to a writer's workshop. Ms Bruckner's wedding was yesterday. I am too tired to write anymore because I spent the day with extended family doing the Thanksgiving thing. I'll try to post again super soon. Let's aim for Wednesday.

A merry Oktoberfest to all and to all a good night!

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

You always take breathing through your nose for granted... until you have a cold! :(

Okay... so I've been a little lazy in regards to posting lately. But that's okay because I'm doing it now. It wont be a long entry but quality over quantity, right? Actually, I can assure you that the quality level probably wont be all that high. Moving on.

So Kate was the winner of last weeks challenge. Congratulations. It could have been because I told her a few of the details before I posted them on the site... I promise that this week there will be a fair chance for all- probably.

I'm getting pretty sick and I'm planning on taking Thursday off school. It's not for sure though, but if I do I'll post another challenge then.

So what else happened the past week? Ummmm, well there was the frosh dance. That was alright. Song choices were a little ...uh... poor at times. But hanging out with the people that I do, making the night fun wasn't difficult. Especially when it came to the free give aways at the end of the night. "Cris-pers? Hair gel?" Nevermind. You had to be there. Good old Cheryl. OH! I almost forgot about this!! Kate and I were handing out free Crispers at the door and this kid somehow took, like, 6 packs from Kate. Each person was only supposed to have one so Kate decided to get the other 5 back. He ran outside and she chased him down trying to trip him and pull him down! It was so damn funny!! If you know Kate, the thought of her running is funny. She's not the athletic sort, but the again, neither am I. It's not something she does often but with the right incentives she will. And apparently a crazed rage brought on by a pesky junior is enough to send her into sprint mode.

I went to the mall with Nicole on Saturday. We hadn't hung out in ages so it was good times. But other than that, nothings really happened. Band has started again. That's always a pleasure. *rolls eyes* Don't get me wrong- I love music and I love playing. I just feel that 6:40 am is not the time to be doing it. How can anyone expect us to be performing at our full potential under those conditions.

I feel really sick and I think I'm going to go to bed early. For those of you who were wondering why I hadn't written in a while, I have two answers. 1) You can thank all of the homework involved with having a semester full of grade 12 U (university stream) courses. I know that most of you are in the same boat. I say we abandon ship. Homework = ass. 2) My brother made the mistake of buying Sims 2. I've become addicted. I'm just glad my brother has better money management than I do. Me pay $70 for a game? Yeah right!