Thanks to whomever picks that :)
9 years agopsk
11 years agopsk
...who had it forwarded to her, because she knows how much I miss the snow...I would LOVE to see the insane amounts of snow in Toronto...pout.
My mom is currently missing out on the storms as she is out in Saskatoon, Sask. My grandmother passed away on early monday morning after an incredibly long life of 98 and a half years. While her life was not always the most pleasent, she definatly saw and expeirenced a full life...
Do we want it to snow at Christmas?
December 8: 6:00 PM. It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses Print. So romantic, we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!
December 9: We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a more lovely place in the Whole World? Moving here was the best idea I've ever had. Shovelled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again. I did both our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplough came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life.
December 12: The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a disappointment. My neighbour tells me not to worry, we'll definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I'll never want to see snow again. I don't think that's possible. Bob is such a nice man, I'm glad he's our neighbour.
December 14: Snow lovely snow! 8" last night. The temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shovelling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life! The snowplough came back this afternoon and buried everything again. I didn't realize I would have to do quite this much shovelling, but I'll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish I wouldn't huff and puff so.
December 15: 20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife's car and 2 extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that's silly. We aren't in Alaska, after all.
December 16: Ice storm this morning. Fell on my hind end on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. Hurt like crazy. The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.
December 17: Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere. Electricity was off for 5 hours. I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should've bought a wood stove, but won't admit it to her. Man, I hate it when she's right. I can't believe I'm freezing to death in my own living room.
December 20: Electricity's back on, but had another 14" of the stuff last night. More shovelling. Took all day. The snowplough came by twice. Tried to find a neighbour kid to shovel, but they said they're too busy playing hockey. I think they're lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they're out. Might have another shipment in March. I think they're lying. Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he's lying.
December 22: Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of the white crud fell today and it's so cold it probably won't melt till August. Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to go to the bathroom. By the time I got undressed, used the bathroom and dressed again, I was too tired to shovel. Tried to hire Bob who has a plod on his truck for the rest of the winter; but he says he's too busy. I think the jerk is lying.
December 23: Only 2" of snow today. And it warmed up to 0. The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning. What! Is she nuts??? Why didn't she tell me to do that a month ago? She says she did but I think she's lying.
December 24: 6". Snow packed so hard by snowplough, l broke the shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the jerk who drives that snowplough, I'll drag him through the snow by his ears. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shovelling and then he comes down the street at 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I've just been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was busy watching for the stupid snowplough.
December 25: Merry Christmas. 20 more inches of the slop tonight. Snowed in. The idea of shovelling makes my blood boil. Man I hate the snow! Then the snowplough driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she's an idiot. If I have to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" one more time, I'm going to choke her.
December 26: Still snowed in. Why did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She's really getting on my nerves.
December 27: Temperature dropped to -50 and the pipes froze, but at least it is too cold to snow!!!!!!!!
December 28: Warmed up to above -30, still can't snow any more though. Still snowed in and THE WIFE is driving me crazy!!!
December 29: 10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That's the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?
December 30: Roof caved in. The snow plow driver is suing me for a million dollars for the bump on his head. The wife went home to her mother . 9" predicted.
December 31: Set fire to what's left of the house. No more shovelling.
January 8: I feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed?
11 years agopsk
...please be interested in/able to grab me a points card so I can change one of my GTs? (I confess that at this very moment, I have no idea how much it even costs...)
Stupid goddamn US points won't work. Argh.
I will sends you monies via paypal or whatever, plus you will have my undying appreciation, which we all know is the much more important factor in this request.....
11 years agopsk
Ok, so the whole writting thing, I sucks at it. I know this, most of my friends know this, chatting on msn/aim, I'm good with. Not so much here.
But, because I've been poked nicely several times recently, here is a nice little update, and hopefully is enough to get me started on the whole writting thing again. Or something like that. Besides, I can't let a year go by without writting SOMETHING or other. Espicially since I just introduced myself as te new CanWest Event Co-ordinator, and pointed people here, and the only thing I have up was the return notice from last years event. Heh.
So, lets see. I finished my first year (aka, four quaters) of school. despite almost loosing my student visa. I'm not going to lie, my first few months back in school after working for two and a half years, not being the best of students in general, and having the ability to just call someone up and go hang out for the night (not to mention playing!), it was a struggle to stay focused, and ultimatly, it came close to getting me kicked out of the country. However, I buckled back down in the summer quarter, and since then, have not recieved a poor mark - although, it should be pointed out, for the classes that are in my specific dgree, marketing and business related, etc, I haven't gotten less than a B, the classes I failed were all in that silly catergory of ensuring we're well rounded students...can you hear the sarcasm? Moving on from that though, I'm quite happily enjoying this term's classes, although I know I've got a few annoying pissers coming up, but I'll just have to deal with them when I deal with them.
Let's see, what else.
OH yeah. CanWest, heh, the kinda main reason I'm writting this.
So, I had offered back in December to give any help that might be necessary. Lateish Jan, Laird came to me and took me up on my offer, and I'm now helping to build the weekend's events. So far so good! We actually have most things planned out and are just hammering out details and what not. We have both groups for the panels now, which makes me happy, and have figured out what the format is for both of them and *I* personally am quite pleased with myself because in thinking about it, and trying to figure out how to make it interesting to all individuals coming, I had a sudden brain "ah Ha!" moment, and yay! I'm all happily excited. I'm already getting giddy thinking about seeing everyone again...and since CERTAIN PEOPLE *ahem*oboe*ahem* aren't going to be able to make it (you do realize I'm going to beat you for this...) I'm probably also going to try and time a trip home around RVBTO, but it's technically the wrong week - I've already started into my next term by then, and since there's only seven weeks to that term...yeah, we'll see. I'd REALLY like to be able to go through. Might just take two weeks off and come home again. Especially because I don't really want to go home in september, which is technically my "summer". Anywho, we'll see what we shall see.
Um...Let's see, other than that...Broke up with the boyfriend of 2.5 years prior to december, and while it was difficult and frustrating at the time, he was right in that we needed to really think about where we were going. And thoes were two very different places right now. Without sounding callous, it's done, and honestly I'm in a much better place then I was in the months leading up to the eventual break. It just took me a while to figure that out. Heh. Don't settle. It isn't worth it, and if you are, you maybe missing something that makes you so stupidly giddy to even think about...yeah. It's a good feeling, lol.
Also just performed for the first time in well over five years yesterday. Despite arguing with my partner over a few things and being frustrated in the end because of how things were timed and physical limitations of what my feet will do, not to mention dancing on incredibly slippery marley, which is a material that can be put down over a regular wooden theatre stage to make it better to dance on. But it's slipper shit. And I'm used to dancing on it, but I've ALWAYS used rosin with it, (which has the same effect for our shoes as why gymnists use chalk on their hands and feet), but our instructor wouldn't let us use any, because it would have had to have been washed after so it didn't stick to itself...grr. However, all that and a point shoe that decided to die on stage (stupid shanks!!!), I think it went pretty well, especially since we choreographed it over two days and that's about it. I want to see the video of it all, since I was backstage for some of it, and missed dances from my classmates. My partner's bf apparently taped it, and she wasn't happy at all, but I refuse to judge until I've seen it for myself. *I* was pretty happy, and she is a bit of a whiner, sooo, lol. In the meantime, I'll have to go get a new pair of point shoes now, and hopefully, by the time we next perform this thing, the shoes'll be ready and my ankles will feel stronger, so I can do more things. I've never been confident about them, but I'm finding things easier and easier to do, I just have to work up the courage to start doing pirouettes on point, lol...hate thoes things in regular shoes, doing them on point is just nasty...Anywho, I have some pictures up on facebook already, and I'm just waiting on Diva to give me the ones she took during the performance from the audience (she was all excited to have the chance to shoot action, and she's Really good at getting the right shot as it is, so it'll be interesting to see what she's come up with, considering SHE couldn't move, lol...)
I'll put up anything I really like here when she's done...
Alright, I think that's enough about me. How's everyone else doing?
12 years agopsk
So, this is what it looks like when the Universe is out to ensure you're caught in a ClusterFuck of Abysmal....
So, awesome day at MotoCross with MxGimp and HeartbreakR....
And then e had the misfortune of getting me started on a rant, and that did not go well, because it happened to be on a subject that touches on about...five different sore points with me right now, and it just got me in a bad headspace.
So he drops me off, and I settle in for a nice long night of bloodythirsty killing on h2...
And then my 360 freezes mid-game. Just totally locks solid.
Ok, get up, turn it off and reboot.
Yeah, that would be a bricked box......
Ok, so after a few minutes of wildly cursing under my breath and mentally throwing things, because we have people sleeping out in the living room, I reach for my wii controllers to put in sometime with Zelda....
Oh but wait, night of the halo 2 all-nighter, I took my wii sensor bar over to e's, because the animals had chewed through his, and his son had a friend over, and they wanted to play....Crap.
Ok, no problem, I have a Ds, and I'm happily make my way through Hotel Dusk....
And shit, that got left in e's car, along with my mp3 player when he dropped me off.....
Ok, Cartoon Network until Voltron it is....
Except, "Adult Swim" on saturdays is NOT the same as it is during the week. No Shin Chan, No Inuyasah, just seriously random anime that I never got into watching...and then when voltron came on, of COURSE it was wildly out of order....we've been watching episodes somewhere in the second season....this was from the first six episodes, before the original blue pilot got hurt and Princess Allura replaced him.
I went to bed at this point.
So e Very nicly decides he's going to lend me a console, and I'm taking bets on how long it is before I destroy this one as well...but the problems of course, don't stop there.
It wouldn't recognize the wireless. It could see the network, but it didn't actually think it WAS a network. Or who knows what the hell it though, at any rate, it was rediculasly annoying, and I ended up having to drag everything out to the living room, hooking up wired to the router, and having the wirless connect on me as I was connecting the cables, and decideing to just throw something instead.
12 years agopsk
...What would it's Soundtrack be?
How to do it:
1. Open your music library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc).
2. Put it on Shuffle.
3. Press Play.
4. For every question, type the song that's playing.
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button.
6. Be honest.
Music of the Sun - Rhianna
Danny Boy - Anneliese Cameron (Irish folksong, i think?)
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
El Tango De Roanne - Moulin Rouge Soundtrack
FALLING IN LOVE
Suicide - Underworld Evolution Sountrack
Fastlane - Estero
We as Americans - Eminem Encore (Disk 2)
Not Meant to Be - Sherk 2 Soundtrack
LIFE IS GOOD
I've Got to See You Again - Norah Jones
Half Life - Trocadero (Band that does the music for Roosterteeth - aka RVB)
I Want You Back - PussyCat Dolls
The Nearness of You - Norah Jones
GETTING BACK TOGETHER
Castaway - Andromeda
Querer - Cirque Du Soleil (Specifically, Alegria) - no, it is not prononced Queer...more like QueerEH...take from this what you will...
Don't Think of Me - Dido
Another Brick in the Wall, Pt 3 - Pink Floyd (The Wall, Disk 1)
A Whisper - Coldplay
Only One - Lifehouse
Um...my life is apparently just like ever other freakin romantic comedy....*snicker* does any one ELSE find this really funny?! That and disturbing....
*goes and makes this into an actual playlist....*
12 years agopsk
Once upon a time, there was a little girl, who loved to dance, played games of pretend for hour after hour, who thought she wasn't necessarily beautiful, but didn't really care either. She'd see her little guy friends play video games, and except for a few games, sucked so badly because no one ever bothered to explain how the games work, so when her parents told her video games were for boys, it didn't really bother her...
Forward about...fifteen years. The little girl isn't quite as little anymore and has gotten talked to trying an FPS on a console for the first time. And so began a very love-hate reationship with Halo 2 that's continuing to this day.
Somewhere in there, she grew up, and learned that it doesn't matter how well you play, it's how you play the game, and if you enjoy it.
I went 26 and 9 in a game tonight, on Turf, and then later the same night, went 9 and 12. The only reason I make notice of these stats, comes from the conversation I had because of this second game. Agent, thesomeone and I had been playing together for about an hour, and Agent had just gone to bed before the second game in question...
In the second game, an random individual from the first game was on the other team again. Another individual from his team decided he was going to shittalk me the entire game, telling me I was a bad kid, and that I should just quit halo, I was so bad at the game (including as I was taking him down with a single SMG, to his dual smg/plasma - oh yeah, I'm so bad...). It just got more and more amusing. Then, after the game, he trashed me again, and finally left, after making another comment about how I was a fat, ugly chick, and didn't I know girls didn't play halo because we were so bad at it?
He then left, and I was all set to burst into giggles, when a random on my OWN team decided to add his two cents to the matter. This guy, who, by the way, went 15 and 14, went on to tell me, that while it was obvious that the individual was completly ignorant and how it didn't matter, that I could either be totally fat or the hottest chick around, but that he had no problem pointing out that I was obviously a horrible player and that I should just give up and get another game, because I sucked and I should never, ever play halo again. He then proceeded to leave, and there was silence before the four of us who were remaining just broke in to absolute Giggles. The random on the opposite team was quite pleasent, and set about saying how the guy on my team was an idiot, who consistantly lost and was a horrible team player...It should also be pointed out that we matched against the same bad teammate later, and he quit out of the game within seconds...
It just makes me sad. What frustrates me, is that I can't enjoy the game for what it's worth, because no matter what I do, I am a representitive of not only my clan, not only of the chix, not only of the MVPs, but of the entire female gamer population. Everytime I win, lose or draw, or just mess around, I am interacting with individuals, who, let's face it, might never have run across a female gamer in all their gameing to-date. It isn't like this isn't a common occurance, by any means, and the same attitude was definatly common at EB...
But after two years, it's just not getting any better. And that drives me insane. The community isn't getting any better, because it's growing at such an expontial rate, that as fast as we find and get guys and girls alike to support us, there's just that many more people to replace the idiots...
It's so disheartening at times, that all you can do is laugh it off, because the alternative will just make you cry...
On a very side note, "Voltron: Defender of the Universe" is so bad, and is such an 80's cartoon, that you just can't stop watching it....E picked up the "Legend of Zelda" series, and I know he's thinking of getting the "Mario Bros" Counterpart...I think he'll have to add this series as well, and this year's 'theme' at PAX will be bad 80's cartoons....Now if only the original TMNT cartoons and Ghostbusters were on Dvd....goddamnit, I miss watching thoes cartoons...
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