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Happy Year and a Half!

William and I are a decidedly unromantic couple.  Half the time when we go out we don’t hold hands – cause he has cooties, obviously.  But for our year and a half he bought me flowers, which was a nice surprise.  I’m not going to lie, I think I do have some romantic tendencies, I mean, who doesn’t like to be fawned over by their boyfriend?  But I’m very just “meh” about everything so I never really expect anything which was why it was so nice that he bought me flowers!

In any case, we went out to The Cannery for dinner, which is one of my favourite restaurants.  It was a rainy day but the view was as always amazing; it was so neat to see the rain beat down on the ocean and how the water ripples when it gets rained on.  It was UBER delicious (I got my usual salmon wellington) and overall the night was just really nice, especially because William and I rarely go out these days since we’re so busy with school and rather store our energy and laze around at home.

I caved and went shopping yesterday; I ended up buying a pair of rain boots from Plen+y.  It was spectacular timing on my part because it actually ended up raining today so my oh so wonderful purchase got some practical use.  I’ve been meaning to get rainboots for a while but I’m quite picky seeing as regular high ones look kind of strange on my petite figure.  The ones I got are from a Swedish company called Tretorn, and they’re really meant for sailing but they’re perfect for wet, rainy, or snowy days up at SFU!  They’re just a solid, kind of shiny teal colour which I loooove.

And I also ended up buying some more Juicy couture perfume because it was on sale at Winners, and really..who can resist a sale?  It just doesn’t happen.

I think my next big personal project is going to being redecorating my room.  I love the colour of it and I don’t intend to change it; it’s a pale-ish bright light green and it’s so soothing and invigorating.  Only problem is my walls are pretty bare and there’s clutter EVERYWHERE because of my lack of storage solutions.  Methinks that a trip to Ikea is in order.

September 25 2008 at 6:59 am Leave a comment

I am totally on a path to self-destruction.  I didn’t think it’d be this hard to keep up with school but it is.  And on top of everything else that I’m trying to do: volunteer for Engineers Without Borders, get involved with the SFSS and CMNSU, and find a new job! – it’s getting really, really, really sucky.  Last Saturday was our weekly ‘William-and-Maggie Day’ and we spent more than 1/2 of it studying.  Yes, studying.  And yes, all we did was studying, believe it or not.  We both have so much work that we can’t really have free time to just hang out, which sucks beyond reason but you do what you can.

On another note, today I got two new books:

I’ve read some of Naomi Klein’s No Logo for my CMNS 221 class (Media and Audiences) and I thought her work was really interesting.  A little while ago I was watching a spot on CTV on current books and they mentioned this and I thought it’d be a neat read, so I bought it today when I went shopping avec ma mere.  I’ll post what I think about it when I finish it (which will probably be a long time coming seeing as how my current schedule seems.)  The second I bought, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen, I’ve already read – in grade 12 – and was planning on buying like two years ago but never actually got the chance to.  Now that the movie (!!!!) is coming out, I want to re-read it.  Speaking of which, has anyone seen the trailer for it?  It looks pretty awesome if you ask me – it looks like it’s going to compete for my best graphic novel to movie adaptation, along with Batman Begins/The Dark Knight 🙂

And because my blog posts are never complete without a tidbit about school: my human biology prof is, in my opinion, detestable and completely nonsensical.  The class itself isn’t too bad for me since I did a lot of human bio in grade 12 (I took Biology 12), but I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for the students in my class who haven’t had any real experience with human bio, because he, quite simply, makes things very, very difficult to understand.  For instance, we were discussing codons that, when translated into polypeptide enlongation, coded for stop (as in stop the translation), and he decided to make the codons into DNA bases as opposed to RNA bases.  Now I suppose that is a simple conversion, buuut really – codon isn’t even a term associated with DNA.  Why the hell would you encrypt it into DNA bases?  Arggggh.

Sigh.

September 15 2008 at 8:19 am Leave a comment

Tired already?

But we just started to play!  Not really…work more like.  Second day of school and I’m already exhausted.  I’m pretty sure it’s not because I haven’t gotten into the swing of things, I think it’s actually because my workload has increased and it effing sucks.  I’m trying to be as organized as possible but uuuugggghhhh I can’t devote all this time (AND MONEY) to school.  I think I’m going to have to try a better balancing act.  I mean, today, I went to school, got home at 7:30 because I finished at 6, made myself a sandwich because I couldn’t eat with my family cause I didn’t have time, and worked on homework until 11:30 pm.  And the most ridiculous part?  I’m still not done.  All my course outlines specify “keep on top of things” as key to getting good marks.  AND I’M SERIOUSLY TRYING…but I’m horrendously scared of falling behind.  

In other news, I have spent over 300 dollars on course books and it stinks.  I’ve forgotten how it feels to have your money stolen away from you by your school.  Sigh.

I guess at least tomorrow I don’t have to leave my house seeing as my one class tomorrow is an online conference class so I can pretty much roll out of bed and learn, and also because there aren’t tutorials for that class because it’s the first week of school.  Time to kind of try to relax…

September 4 2008 at 7:06 am Leave a comment

After a little over two years, I’m finally done at Choices. It felt really weird on Thursday, because I knew that it was my last day but I felt like I would feel more melancholy about the whole thing, but really, it just felt like another day at work. I only started to feel like it really was my last day there about 15 minutes till my shift was over, because Susan (my supervisor) started looking for me in the store to say goodbye. She was so sweet about it too, this past week she’s been bugging me about giving me my two weeks and whatnot, but she actually teared up when she said goodbye to me. It was really cute, and to be honest, it did make me sad about leaving the place, though I always thought management was a little fishy and I never quite agreed with some of their policies.

William’s dog, Muse, died a few days ago. William and his family are naturally completely heartbroken over it, it happened really suddenly and kind of out of the blue. He sent me a text message on Friday morning about it and I read it right after I woke up and bawled for about half an hour. I’m quite close with William’s family, they’ve been so amazingly generous and welcoming of me to their family and William and I would always hang out with his parents and Muse; in fact, in grade 12, one of the main things we did while we hung out would be to take Muse on walks. It really hit me harder than I would’ve thought it would, and I still feel sad about it all.

And school starts on Tuesday. Another wonderful thing for me to anticipate. I got some school supplies today which was, as always, fun and supremely satisfying. There’s something so refreshing about being able to write in a new notebook or crack open a new package of pens. I know, I’m a big dork.

September 1 2008 at 6:45 am Leave a comment


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