( Aug. 16th, 2006 09:45 am)
So yesterday [livejournal.com profile] coleman_genie, [livejournal.com profile] ananasananas and I met [livejournal.com profile] _jibberish_ at the airport. We then went back to her place for photos and snacks and, you know, catching up with our best friend after a three month absence. So of course we nearly killed ourselves laughing. Eventually we left so they could have dinner, and I came home to Mom and Stuart finishing up with dinner. Okay, whatever. Then there was the unpleasantness and then the bookstore, where I would have liked to have spent more time with mom, especially in the Starbucks, but whatever. I'm trying to let go since, you know, stress induced ailments are bad.

I did get to do one of the things I wanted to last night, buying some Jane Austen. I bought my own copy of Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. I admit, I bought this esition of it since it looks girly and all, but I'm really debating taking them back for regular classics version (Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice). Seriously, the question over what editions to buy vexes me because, assuming they stay in good condition (which is likely, since I take very good care of my books) I'd hope to pass these on to any nieces or daughters and I know that sounds ridiculous but I am so totally serious. Hrm. Maybe not- if I were to hand down any books, I'd rather they were hardbacks since they really do last longer. So, maybe just for me then, but still. These will be my copies for a good long while; I don't want to choose something I'll only end up hating in a few years.

Erm. Anyway. I also got an email from the professor, and we made an arrangement to meet this afternoon to discuss special topics courses. YAYE. Unless he's calling me in to say "no, I don't actually want to work with you anymore," but I dout he'd do that. Oh god, now I'm worried. I sabotage myself. Arrgh.

In honour of [livejournal.com profile] _jibberish_'s return, I present The Beetles- Letter B.
( Aug. 14th, 2005 11:10 pm)
Happiness is going out to Tim Horton's with a friend you haven't talked to for a while, and shooting the shit for nearly three hours straight.

[livejournal.com profile] zanzibar_mcbean and I covered the awesomeness of Arrested Development, the suckiness of Lost, what's great about young adult fantasy books and what's wrong with adult genres (fantasy, sci-fi, thriller, etc), Kingdom of Heaven vs. Troy vs. Alexander, University courses and the wonder that is being a professor, men staring at goats to make their hearts explode, and other things that are just so wacky that makes it so us.

I'm pretty sure now that I'm going to have to tear out the scarf. I think I'll do it in front of mom and shock the hell out of her.

From [livejournal.com profile] overheardnyc
Crazy lady: Canada doesn't do this. You see this? You see this open gate blocking the sidewalk? Canada would never do this. This would never happen in Canada. Look at all these garbage bags on the side of the street. Now, that's glamorous. Real glamorous. This would never happen in Toronto. Canada would never do this. Hey, you! Canada doesn't do this.
Guy: Canada doesn't do a lot of things.

--12th Street between 2nd & 3rd

( Aug. 3rd, 2005 11:26 pm)
My friends will be happy to know that I did manage to get some sleep. However, now I'm wide awake, and screwed.


I hope to fall asleep again soon. This is just terrible.
( Aug. 2nd, 2005 12:02 am)
Home again.

Novillero on Saturday was fan-fucking-tastic. Lightening, but no rain, and then fireworks, and more music.

Spent the long-weekend out at [livejournal.com profile] ananasananas cabin sleeping, swimming and knitting. So much fun.

So exhausted. But happy.
( Jul. 28th, 2005 12:32 am)
Boys suck.

*sigh* Yeah. My friends were right.

In happier news, I had an awesome time today at the Fringe. Saw "In the Spotlite", managed by our very own [livejournal.com profile] thegiantkiller, and then "Miss Julie" written by Herr Strindberg himself.
Your Life: The Soundtrack

Opening credits: Moby- Everloving
Waking up: The Weekend- Kick Myself
Average day: The Arcade Fire- Tunnels
First date: Franz Ferdinand- Tell Her Tonight
Falling in love: Feist- Inside and Out
Love scene: Poe- Wild
Fight scene: The Servants- Cells
Breaking up: Damien Rice- Prague
Getting back together:Novillero- Let's Pull Over Here
Secret love: The Mohawk Lodge- Traitors and Knives
Life's okay: Blind Melon- No Rain
Mental breakdown: Jeff Buckley- So Real
Driving: Wonderwall/Green Day/Aerosmith- Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Learning a lesson: Blue Rodeo- Hasn't Hit Me Yet
Deep thought: Thom Yorke & Sparklehorse- Wish You Were Here
Flashback: Charlie Parker- Take Five
Partying: Novillero- Ceremony
Happy dance: The Weakerthans- Our Retired Explorer (Dines with Michel Foucault in Paris, 1961)
Regretting: Pete Samples- Awkward Goodbye
Long night alone: Our Lady Peace- Julia
Death scene: Passacaglia
Closing credits: Moby- Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad

Went Fringing with [livejournal.com profile] zanzibar_mcbean this afternoon, then hung out at home with a massive migraine. Began to feel better, then went out with [livejournal.com profile] coleman_genie for food. We ate chips and discussed future knitting projects. Began to work on new way of casting on, until Ir ealized it was 10:45, and I wouldn't be able to remember anything anyway. Will work on it this weekend (possibly starting the knitting projects then too.)

I finished reading Wolf-Speaker, and will have to wait until Thursday(at the earliest) to begin reading the next book in the series. I was despairing, until I realized that I still have Excalibur to read. Excellent.
( Jul. 26th, 2005 12:29 am)
Why I loff my friends.

[livejournal.com profile] melloniel: omg, this soundtrack meme is driving me insane
[livejournal.com profile] andrealyn: which?
[livejournal.com profile] melloniel: the soundtrack to your life
[livejournal.com profile] melloniel: and songs for different things
[livejournal.com profile] prairiedaun: oooh
[livejournal.com profile] melloniel: wtf, i don't DO fight scenes.
[livejournal.com profile] prairiedaun: you've got to fight.
[livejournal.com profile] prairiedaun: for your right
[livejournal.com profile] prairiedaun: to parrrrrty
[livejournal.com profile] andrealyn: TO PARTY!
[livejournal.com profile] melloniel: TO PAAARTY

Dude, if I do end up collecting the Tamora Pierce books (mom keeps hinting at buying books for my future children. Umm...) I think I'd like to collect the British versions, simply for the WTFactor of the covers.
( Jul. 23rd, 2005 01:19 pm)
Yaye! The Chumscrubber, looks pretty good.

People often ask me what exactly it is we do in the anthro club.[livejournal.com profile] thegiantkiller, I hope you don't mind me quoting this, but. It's perfect.

[livejournal.com profile] prairiedaunTop five things said in the anthro club last year.

[livejournal.com profile] thegiantkillerOoh, that's a tough one. Because I know there were so many awesome things, and right now I can't precisely remember any of them. I remember Pam's plan to market a line of bacon-scented body products, but that was at the Halloween party at Dr. Richling's. I remember tea brewed in archbishop hats (mmm, ecclesiastical) but that was downstairs during the raffle (shortly before I walked into a door and she fixed my glasses with string). I remember Dr. MacKinnon walking by at a lot of really awkward moments, mostly when we were laughing really hard or discussing dressing him up like our little indie dolly. I know gelati baboons came up a few times. And then there was the chalkboard. And the boob-casts. And the little plastic cavemen. And the Teen Girl Squad quoting. And argh I can't wait for next year cuz it will be super super awesome!

Super awesome! So, I had a brilliant idea. Maybe two weeks before school starts, we could have a potluck dinner, maybe even in the Anthro club room. Everyone can bring a dish, and their own plates, bowls, cutlery, etc. We can have music, invite the teachers... what do you guys think?

ETA: It looks like I'm going to have to review Misery Harbour first for the [livejournal.com profile] nikolaj_fans community. Dammit! Okay. I'm going to need a pad of paper (or a laptop), a bottle of liquor and moral support.
( Jul. 22nd, 2005 12:31 pm)
N'awww! Plush Microbes. Hrm, I think I see birthday presents!

For [livejournal.com profile] madamerotten: Image hosted by Photobucket.com
( Jul. 20th, 2005 09:53 am)
[livejournal.com profile] _jibberish_ pictures and story of a snake killed in South Africa. Got stuck in an electric fence after eating an impala ewe. I love Manitoba, where our most dangerous animals are bears and mosquitos (ok, and things we don't see nearly as often, like cougars and wolverines. And wolverines are more stinky and vandalous than anything else.)

[livejournal.com profile] thegiantkiller For you! Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Last night I was asked to do a picspam of Nik today. I shall do it randomly, so...Nikspam the first )
( Jul. 19th, 2005 08:31 am)
As per this, I want to make an icon of emo bling: pins, wrist cuffs, ringer tees, dark jeans, chucks, messenger bags...

Ask me for "top five" lists of pretty much anything (within reason), and I will list you my top five of that thing or things.

Copy and give your own top fives.

[livejournal.com profile] ananasananas came over last night and helped me finish baking giner snapes. Yummy.
( Jul. 15th, 2005 04:30 pm)
[livejournal.com profile] _jibberish_,[livejournal.com profile] ananasananas, and [livejournal.com profile] coleman_genie (also [livejournal.com profile] zanzibar_mcbean and [livejournal.com profile] nyxnymph, and anyone else who'd like to join us)

Here's the info on the Icelandic Festival up in Gimli, and here's a list of what's going on. Novillero hit the stage at 8, but other than that I have no demands as to what we do.

So, thoughts being bandied about: I can borrow the truck and we can go out in that. Possibly find a spot and go camping as well, or we could (hopefully) crash at Shannon's cabing and dostuff there too.

Like Karen said, too bad it's so algae-y, we can't really go swimming on Lake Winnipeg.
( May. 14th, 2005 10:23 pm)
It feels so good to chat with friends- I have been seeing RL friends at different times, but often I'm alone for far too long.

*extra big hugs for [livejournal.com profile] rosie_riviter, [livejournal.com profile] numensule, [livejournal.com profile] andrealyn and [livejournal.com profile] melloniel*
( Apr. 6th, 2004 04:19 pm)
Doctor Unheimlich has diagnosed me with
Prairiedaun's Syndrome
Cause:poor dental hygiene
Symptoms:neck shortening, extreme horn growth on forehead, frequent bowel movements
Cure:eat more toast
Enter your name, for your own diagnosis:

Dude! Toast!

So. Went to the bank, got a Slurpee. Third Slurpee in as many days; need to stop, before I expand even further.

Talked for a little while with my former next-door-neighbor. We bonded over the fact that an old friend of our (well, more a friend of mine, an acquaintance of hers) seems to be guilting us into making contact with two girls who were my best friends in juniour high. The one just gave birth, the other has a son with a terminal disease.

I feel like a horrible person because I haven't. I've known for months now, and I haven't bothred. What the hell am I supposed to say to them? "Hi, congrats on giving birth, and sorry about your dying kid"? I mean, what the hell. I realize there's no way in hell I can know what I'd do in that situation, but I think I'd probably feel a little insulted. I've talked to the girl with the dying kid once in the past 5 years, and the other stopped talking to me before we even graduated high school (and there were only 111 of us in our graduating class- it's not like we never saw each other).

And I did say we were best friends in junior high- or rather, I hung out with them, and they treated me horribly a lot of the time. *sigh* I don't know. I may be remembering things differently than they actually happened, different truths, etc. Really, after my dad died I nearly completely fell out with them. I am so lucky I ended up with my current close, tight-knit group of friend almost right away. It was probably much healthier in the long run.

So. I feel like a horrible person. I don't think I am, but who knows. I try my best.




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