Saturday, October 27, 2012


Sorry guys. I can't believe it's been a month since I posted anything and it's really sad to say that not much has happened. Well obviously enough that I haven't had much time to sit here and type to you but life happens and I'm here now. There hasn't been much going on, just work and school like always. And unfortunately that guy I talked about in the last and I have kind of stopped talking. Not really for any reason, just stopped. I think it proves that I was the one reaching out and he didn't really care ( or at least not the way I was hoping he would).  Which really sucks because I'm going through another one of those periods where I could slap every couple I see, but that's okay, I'll get over it. Just kind of sick of waiting or hoping that some guy will find me, and if I don't have time to sit here for 20 minutes and type to you, how would I have time to go out and meet guys. Guess I'll keep being single.

School wise it's been pretty good. I've done two midterms so far and I have the marks back from that one. Let's just say it could have gone way better. I mean it was math, and I haven't done math in forever, so I guess it was to be expected, but really I only missed a pass by one freakin' mark. That's just not fair. But my other one should have gone better, it was developmental psychology (I know it sounds intimidating but it's really not). And I'm doing well in that class so far, so it'll be fine. I mean this is the first class but I've got perfect on all the parts our assignment so far, so that can't be a bad sign. Oh, our assignment is to edit a Wikipedia article related to development. If you want to read the one I'm doing the article is called Identity Formation (I should mention it's on the English part of Wikipedia, I think if you click on a different language it's different articles). I'm sure you won't be able to tell the edits I've specifically made but that's cool, read it anyway, you might learn something.

On the work front everything is pretty much the same so I'm not doing a whole paragraph, just a line/ :)

More school, kind of cool (or creepy). I\m studying thanatology along side psychology. So along with the mind, I'm also studying death, dying and bereavement. Well yesterday, for my one class I got to go explore a cemetery. I went into Petrolia with my dad and we visited the cemetery my grandparents are buried in. A little creepy at times (big mausoleums with that's of vines and cobwebs, can't get much creepier), but I learned a lot. I even felt sorry for some of the spots where the grave marker had fallen over or been encroached on the bushes or trees that were around the cemetery.

That's all for now, I'll write much sooner this time. But I have to get ready for work so,

Caio for now.

Friday, September 28, 2012

It's Been a Week...More

I know. It's been a while. I can't really say anything interesting has happen. I got sick (an intense cold, don't get any horrible ideas), so I came to my parents for the weekend. I'm taking the day off a school work and it's felt really good. Watched a couple movies with dad, made pizza with my sister, mom dyed my hair, you know normal stuff that might happen in the home with a university student home for the weekend. So far schools been really good. Nothing too ridiculously hard, just intro type stuff that isn't too hard to grasp. Math is starting to get a little harder but it's nothing different than what I'd already learned in grade 12 data management. I feel like these maths will be really easy. Like the one I'm taking this term is easy and the one next term doesn't sound too hard either so I think I'll survive.

Started talking to dad about money today and he was freaking out. I'm fine money wise, well as fine as a student could be. If I wasn't, I'm pretty sure I would know. He doesn't really need to freak out, but he does a lot. Guess that's just how he is.

Oh, remember that guy I told you about. We've been talking a lot, still not really able to tell if he likes me at all. I guess if he did like me we'd text more. I did talk to him a bit though. I guess that's better than nothing. Also on the guy front, my ex told me he really misses "us". I don't really know, because he was the reason we broke up so I did my best to get over it. Eventually I did. Now, I'm not really sure how to text him at all, because I don't want to lead him on but I don't want him to think I'm being a bi+c# either. I talked to one guy about (just a friend, one of the horsemen actually) and he said to just temporarily ignore him. Like to kind of give him the idea that I'm not at his beck and call, that we've drifted. Like I still kind of want to be friends because we were so close before, but I guess going through a relationship and a break up changes the dynamic. If you have thoughts, let me know.

I don't really have much else to say, it's been a pretty dull week.

Caio for now.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Gym, The Horsemen, and Something That Might Happen

It's been a while. Sorry, I've been getting my workout on, and school and work. You know, normal university stuff. I've been trying to get really into going to classes at the gym because you can't leave in the middle of a class and I have a funny feeling if I just went to like run or something I'd get bored and leave. If I can do the class for free, why not go? I've gotten really into doing the Pilates classes on Wednesday mornings. It's a great class but unfortunately to go I have to get up at 5:30 in the a.m. I know, it's painfully early but it's totally worth it. I also tried a step class, which was fun but the instructor wasn't that great. Might try it again just to make sure it was the instructor and not me being dumb.

On the social side of life, I got back together with the four horsemen yesterday. Don't worry, I'm not planning an apocalypse. It's just me and people from the orchestra last year. There are four of us and we nicknamed ourselves the Four Horsemen, and then each of us is named for one of the horsemen. For example, I'm War. Unfortunately, there were only three of us there last night but it was good times. Nice to be reminded that, yeah, I'm important. I've just been having one of those blah weeks where I seem to disappear from existence. Plus I'm having one of those MONTHS in single-hood where it's like everywhere you look there are happy couples and you can't do anything about it. And you're just alone. While everyone else is happy with someone, you're just alone reading your book trying to pretend it doesn't really matter. Sorry, I'll stop whining, who wants to read that anyway.

On the flip side of that, I've been talking to this really cute guy lately. He's in second year too, but I'm pretty sure he's a year younger than me. He's cute (kind of looks like James Franco) and he's smart (he's going for an honors specialization in psychology) and you know all of those things that people hope for. I guess I kind of like him but I'm not going to come out and say something until it seems like he kind of likes me back. Because it seems like every time I do come out and say something, it's just like "oh that's nice" and we keep going and friends and I get over myself. I don't know if it'll actually go anywhere but I guess I'll keep you posted. Other than all this, which really isn't that much, school and work have been pretty much the same since the last time I posted so I won't waste your time with the meaninglessness of it all.

Caio for now

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Weight Watchers

Alright, I know I posted last night but I share this on Facebook last night and since it got such a good response I thought I'd share with you too. So I've been doing Weight Watchers since March, and it's been a great experience. This is my progress so far and I think that if anyone out there is considering weight watchers as an option you should go for it. Just a short post but,

Caio for now

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Crazy But Not Too Crazy Week

So I realize it's been almost a week since I wrote last but it's the first week of class, so I'm busy (and half of you probably are too) so I haven't had much of a chance to have a good chunk of time to sit here and write to you the good quality writing that I think all you deserve. Even now I'm still relaxing and watching television at the same time as I'm writing this. Classes have been good, if not exactly what I expected them to be. What I didn't expect was the fact that in my two thanatology classes (for those of you who do not know, that's the study of death, grief, and bereavement, and yes I realize has the potential to be a very depressing topic) the professors want us to have name tags (just in front of us on the desk). I can understand for the one class, because it does go all year so she might as well get to know us, but for the other I only have the class until December and then it's done and I don't know if I'll have the professor again. I mean this is university, I thought that type of thing was reserved for the beginning of high school.

The one class I am concerned about is my Math class. This isn't because I'm not good at math, once I understand the basic concepts I'm very capable of figuring out problems for myself. No, the reason I am so concerned about my Math class is because the teacher 1) has a horrible accent which makes things difficult enough, and 2) he explains things really weird and makes it sound considerably more complicated than it really is. It's so far an easy class so hopefully I'll be all right. If I do need help, there's a help center that operates at the library specifically for this class. The girl that runs it came into our class on the first day and she seems really nice and she said she explains things differently than the professor does, so that will be refreshing.

That's really all I can think to say about school. Um... at work it's been pretty basic. I mean we have coupons out right now so it's a little bit busier that it usually is but it's not unbearable. I can't remember if I told you or not, along with being in charge of POP (signage in the store) I am now also being put in charge of the platinum card program (a card for people that work at McDonald's that entitles them to the 50% off at McD's across Canada and various other businesses). My mom's concerned that I'll be too overloaded with work and I'll let school slip, but I'm a student first so if work starts to interfere I can cut back on my work a bit or tell them I can't do the platinum card thing or whatever I have to do. I'll all work.

Oooo. I just thought of something else, most people will think it's ridiculous but it was super exciting for me because this isn't really something I do on my own very often. I got up early this morning, like 5:30 in the am (that's not the exciting part) and I walked over to the school gym and did a Pilates class (be excited now). I've done Pilates before, and I really enjoy it. I like it because 1) it's a class so I can't leave part way through because I'm bored or don't feel like finishing 2) it's weight lifting almost but you use your body so it's challenging but not boring and 3) and it's really relaxing because it's based on like stretching so if you get the breathing right it's the most relaxing exercise ever (except maybe yoga but I've never tried yoga).
Well for real I can't think of anything else to say right now,

Caio for now.

Friday, September 07, 2012

First Day of Class

So I've told you about the other girls moving in and so far that's going great. I mean we aren't killing each other yet so that's got to be a good sign. We've had a couple little suppers together and that's been nice, I mean nothing complicated. If one of us is up we aren't loud, most of it's common courtesy. I think it'll be a good year :)

Yesterday was the first official day of class at King's. I only had one class yesterday and since it was the first day of class I thought it would be a quick in quick out type of class. I was wrong. We were there for the whole 3 hours of the scheduled lecture, it was a little ridiculous. But the professor is kind of cute so I'm not going to complain. I was actually surprised by how many people in the class I know, it was kind of refreshing to see the people I knew from last year, you know just to reaffirm the fact that I'm not a loner. I'm really glad school has started again, good to get my brain working. It'll help set up some sort of routine too.  I found the schedule for the drop-in classes at the campus gym so I think I'll start trying to go to some of them. Maybe try to talk the roommates or a friend or someone into going to one with me. 

On the work side of life it's pretty much the same as it was when I posted before. I got the manager's schedule for September and it was a little depressing. I didn't have any team leader shifts scheduled, I'm on the schedule but I don't have any shifts. I don't think that means I'm being demoted because I don't think they can just do that. Someone said it was maybe because that the restaurant manager didn't know my availability. Now that I have one in I should get scheduled for October, I just have to make sure to get my book offs in by September 15th, or I won't get them. On the plus side, I think they might be thinking of moving me up to swing. I'm only a part time team leader and I'm already in charge of both P.O.P. and they told me tonight I'm going to be in charge of the platinum card program (the thing that gives us all the discounts were somehow entitled too). I mean even part time swings aren't in charge of that. So I'm kind of hoping that comes with a promotion, or at least a really good raise. I mean who would turn down more money. I guess we'll have to see what happens, I'll let you know when it does.

Caio for now.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

And So It Begins

Well for a lot of people, school starts today (whether they're excited or not that's another story). My sister starts into Grade 12 today so the best of luck to her and I hope she has the best year possible.
Now back to me :) My classes start on Thursday, I don't know if I'll actually make it to that class on time so I'm not sure if I'll bother going. I mean I'm done work at 1, then my class starts at 1:30. IF I get out of work right on time I might be able to make the bus on time to just barely make it to class, and that's if I make the bus. I think I'll just look at what we were supposed to be doing and do it on my own. Either that or show up late and look like an idiot. But I guess it would be better late than never. We'll see, I'll take a look at what we'll be doing.

So Sunday, my mom and I went to see Wicked on the weekend. It was AMAZING! There was a it just kept getting better, like there was a huge TA-DA type moment that you usually get at the end of a performance and it was only intermission! Like it was amazing. I'm really glad we got to go, it was a good way to spend time together just away from everyone else. I mean Dad and my sister usually just argue and make life miserable for the rest of us. And when they aren't arguing Dad's being grumpy, which usually in some way results in and argument with my sister. But for real, the show was amazing, I've never seen anything quite like that. I tried to read the book (I didn't finish it but I tried) and I wouldn't even have guessed it would be like that.

With the apartment situation, the other girls have moved in. It's gonna take some getting used to because I've had the apartment to myself all summer but I don't think it'll be bad. I mean they're both people I like so it's not like I'm living with people that I hate. It'll just take getting used to. Once the year gets going it'll be okay. I mean we'll all have classes and there's only so much that can go wrong when we're all coming and going constantly. It would be no different than if we were all on the same floor in one of the townhouse residences.