Monday, September 18, 2006

Today was so very busy at work. I didn't have a chance to sit down and breath until almost 3:00. Not bad considering I finish work at 4. The day flew by and before I knew it I was on my way home! 2 stops: gas (yay 79.9!!) and bank (yay 2 late paychecks and some cahs to deposit! - YAY MONEY!). All in all today was pretty good.

Once I got home I watched Rachael Ray's new talk show. I have concluded after one episode that I think I like this show, she talks over her guests, I want to be just like her. I think I have the overly happy, super fast nonsense chatterbox going for me already. Superstardom here I come!

Eventually my landlord got home and decided that we should all have dinner together. That is myself, Liz, Mark, and Fred (LL). It turned out so great! There was BBQ chicken, french bread, salad, corn on the cob and... crab legs!! Only for Fred and I as we dibbed them a few days ago. In any case it was a really great meal and we all worked together to make it. Oh yes and we had dack-er-eees (I have NO idea how to spell that!). In any case it was way fun to chill out with everyone. I'm pretty lucky to live with some great people.

Now, after all the dishes and clean up (did I mention I also made muffins?) I am sitting on my couch chillin out before I go to bed. At this point in my life I am used to being alone often, especially on workterm. Friends and boyfriends are most often a weekend thing and family is no where to be seen. I'm not sure if I'm completely happy with it or if I will start to feel lonely as the term progresses - or if I'm lonely already. I think it is to my benefit that Liz is here because she is good company and is usually around during the week. Otherwise it sometimes gets hard to plan the weekends as there is so much to do and so many people to see. During school it's easier because I see my friends everyday and so going out isn't such a big deal. I find on workterm I spend more time getting ready to go out and more time getting things ready when people come over. Is it just because I have more free time and feel the need to fill it or because I miss out on all the primping and busying during the term - OR is it that I am just more concered with what others will think now that there is more time? I'm not sure. I've been baking so much lately and I think it's because I don't like to go to bed after spending the whole evening in front of the tv - baking seems to make me feel productive and useful.

In any case, it is bedtime. I hope I sort out all my confusion eventually.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Today:

Liz and I walked to the pizza place on the corner. Pretty much the parking lot is always full so we figured the pizza must be good. Tunrs out everyone is going to the Indian grocery store there, not the pizza place. The pizza was ok.

THEN I made brownies. I used a recipe for allrecipes.com but changed it drastically. I appreciate it when sites change their recipes as per reviews etc. allrecipes.com does not do this. It's kind of annoying because then I have to read ALL of the reviews just to be sure I'm not setting myself up for dissapointment. Alot of the time people will give a recipe 5 stars which is good but it's more like "after I changed this and this and this... it was perfect... 5 stars!" LAME. So you see the review-reading dilemma... sometimes there are hundreds of reviews!! kraftfoods.com changes their recipes I'm pretty sure, they hardly have anything posted with less than 4/5 stars. Pretty decent track record there. Their stuff is fun to make and easy too.

NOW I'm sitting in front of my computer waiting for my brownies to cool then I'm going to go get ready for bed and read a bit. I'm reading "Snow Falling on Cedars" it's pretty good and easy to read. It has taken me a long time to get through it because this past month has been so busy! I'm hoping that I finish it by Monday. Then I'm thinking I will look into John Irving... I need a library card or something. But really... I hardly ever feel bad spending money on books... like seriously, its not like I'm buying porno or anything. Just popular fiction!

In any case brownies and packing for tomorrow (waterloo woo!) are calling.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Now that I finally have some breathing time...

Updates since exams finished:

Did well on exams!! For the first time ever!! Yay me!

Went home for ten days. Pretty nice, weather was very good, spent lots of time in the garden with my mom. I took lots of pictures and will try to post them on my msnspace someday. I went to Winnipeg and saw a few high school friends as well as Carmen and Marcia. I miss them all!!

Moved to Mississauga. What an ordeal! I have way too much stuff and desperatley need to put some in storage. My car still has stuff in it and I moved in more than 2 weeks ago. Whatever, my room is big and great and so I have lots of space to sort through everything.

Started work. Not too bad, just learing stuff at this point. I got to shadow the old student before she left so that was a plus. Hopefully all goes well!

Frosh week! Man, what a week. I left Mississauga Friday Sept 1, 06 and came back Sunday Sept 10, 06. It was 10 days of exhaustion but still lots of fun. My group didn't win but I really enjoyed myself and I made so many new friends. Awww...barf. I got to dive into a mud pit twice which was fun, too bad I am still coughing up sand... whatever, FUN.

Now I am back at work. It's quiet but it's a nice change compared to the last month of hectic-osity...?

Last night I took pickle to see M. Ward for his birthday, it was a pretty good show and he played lots of the stuff that I knew. He even played TWO encores, no one does that! It went a little late for me though, I didn't get home until 1am and then I had to be awake at 6:30. I am hurting. And by hurting I mean tired. When I get home from work today I am going to do my dishes and then go to sleep. Eff to dinner and eff to laundry. Eff to anything that is not me asleep in my own effing bed.

So far the transition between terms has been pretty crazy but it's looking like it will calm down as I get into the routine of workterm.

Things I'm looking forward to:

-Living with Liz and baking like the baking mofos that we are
-Living with Liz and CHRISTMAS baking like the CHRISTMAS baking mofos that we are. I may even do some Hannukah baking... though really it would just be putting a different name to it... whatever.
- Halloween! Woo! Need a costume. Need to start looking now. Need something GREAT!
-Christmas shopping. Last time I was on Co-op before Christmas I had all my X-mas shopping done at the end of October, or at least the majority of it. Mostly I will bake for people.
- Christmas holidays! Going to Banff again it looks like. Last year was great and I hope this year is similar, I won't be worrying about getting any marks back or anything.
- Christmas BAKING. wow, so excited.
-OH MAN THANKSGIVING. wow. I already have 2 invitations and I may have to do some cooking of my own as well.
-THANKSGIVING BAKING. wow. pumpkins. wow.

Now that this post has gone in a million directions I am hungry.

Too much energy for a Tuesday morning.