Sunday, January 08, 2006

my whirlwind - the conlusion

2 big things

Christmas holidays
CFES Congress 2006

First off Christmas. So I finished my exams on Dec 19th. They went poorly but not so poorly that I cant come back to school in the summer. So thumbs up to that. The night of the 19th was our end-of-term class party which was held at a classmates place and was just ridiculous. There was not one sober person in sight. Except me. Not because of my usual “no I’m fine, I’d rather drive home when its -15” but rather “no, I’m fine, I have to leave waterloo at 4am…. Which is in 5 hrs…” so ya, I stayed sober but I stayed out until 2:30. got home finished packing and then had a…. “nap” for a hour. Woke up my roommate and headed for the airport!

Got to Calgary early to have my mom be late. Oh well, such is life. Hopped in the truck and headed for Banff! Once at the hotel all I wanted to do was fall asleep considering I had only had 1 hr of sleep in the past 32. No no I had to have lunch with my parents etc… finally at 3pm I got to bed and slept for 4 hrs.

Next 6 days were full of snwboarding and shopping. The snowboarding was to-die-for. I had 2 lessons from an incredibly hot british boy. *swoon* and learned more in those 2 days then I have the whole time I’ve been riding. MAN it was awesome. Snow everyday and just gorgeous. I didn’t want to go back this year but I went anyways and now I cant WAIT to go back next year. My mom took a lesson too which was cool because they other person in her group was a mother her age, she had fun until she tore a ligament in her leg. Gimp mom for rest of trip. My brother came to the conclusion that he is the best skier n the world and wants to become an instructor. He’ll just have an engineering degree in his pocket… he confuses me but I say “ do what makes you happy!” so hey now I have somewhere to stay in banff for free. W00t.

Shopping was swell, my mom and I went out on boxing day and had a blast… though she couldn’t walk very well. Oh well, I rolled in the bday gifts nonetheless. Encore w00t.

And then… I turned 20. umm.. maybe w00t? I’m still coming to terms with it. Yes I’m a big baby but… go to hell. Its not so bad, most of my friends are older then me anyways, it just makes it less awkward when he answers 23…. *blush*

So that was Banff. I got on a plane on the 28th back to Toronto. Everything was delayed. Crapola. Whatever. In any case got to waterloo safe and sound due to the almighty dave.

So i spent 24 hrs in waterloo packing like a fiend and trying to get a million things done so that u could make in to Hamilton asap.

Went to Hamilton for 3 days to see nik. Had some fun, went shopping, celebrated new years playing a huge game of cranium (dorky I know but SO MUCH FUN!!)

On Sunday the 1st I got in my car and headed for waterloo, picked up my co-delegates and headed for the… 38th (?) annual CFES (Canadaian Federation of Engineering Students) Congess. Wowee. Holy crap. And omg. It was probably one of the greatest weeks of my life.

It consisted of ~250 gung-ho engineering students spending a whole week in Windsor. We had all sorts of speakers and lots and lots of discussion. In the end I left with the title of Charities Commisioner and a brutal hangover. Ok so maybe I had the hangover all along considering we went out EVERY NIGHT. That’s 6 nights…. And less then 3 hrs of sleep a night. It was the longest and greatest bender of my life. I had a blast.

So I guess that brings me to yesterday when I got back to waterloo and fell asleep at daves house. Woke up this morning and headed here. I start work tomorrow. And I must say I’m excited for a break in the chaos that has become my life.

Ok that was a very quick wrap up of the past… month or so. I’ll do my best to write something a little more intelligent soon.

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