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Happy new year errrrbody!

William officially left for Germany on January 1st at 7 AM.  I already miss him terribly but I’ve been trying to occupy my time.  Today I did a total clean-up of my room, the whole shebang: vaccuming, windexing, re-organizing.  It’s really, really weird for it to be so clean, even for me (since I’m quite the neatfreak).

As for the obligatory new years resolution post: to be honest, every single year my resolutions are the same.  So I guess I kind of attempt to continously work on whatever I want to improve on, but in any case I suppose this year I will attempt to make some conscious half-assed effort to actually achieve my new years resolutions because I never really really do.  That said, I wonder why people use new years as an excuse to implement such goals.  Wouldn’t you think that if you really, really wanted to achieve something, you’d start on it right away?  I usually do, by writing it on a post-it and tacking it up on the wall above my computer.  Ask anyone, I always have tons of post-its on my wall.  Currently there are ones that say “water everyday!”, “11:30” (which is supposed to remind me that I should be in bed by 11:30 pm at the latest everyday, and “yesterday you said tomorrow” (for running/exercise in general).

So I suppose those are my goals!  Overall I think I want to be more healthy and be more conscious in making decisions that could impact my health…which I usually say every year.  Besides that, I want to save money, because I have decided that following my undergrad degree, I’m going to go away myself for six months to a year around the world, which is obviously going to take a loooot of money.  And finally, I need to learn how to drive.  My learner’s permit has expired and I REALLY need to learn how to drive for the sake of myself and everyone who acts as my chauffeur when we go out.  And I also want to learn how to drive because I want to be able to drive to the airport when William comes home to pick him up!  Ha I’m so sweet (not)

It’s snowing like no tomorrow here which totally bums me out because Emily, Brent, Paul and Jake and I were planning on going down to Mount Baker tomorrow to have a last hurrah and shred up some hills before we all have to return to the monotony of school/work…unfortunately it looks like that’s not going to happen seeing that we all don’t really want to drive down in these conditions 😦  Maybe in a few weeks time.


January 3 2009 at 8:34 pm Leave a comment


After probably what was a billion hours of attempted snowmaking but getting screwed over by global warming and abnormally high temperatures, Grouse has finally accumulated enough snow for it to open.  Brenton and I went today, and it was amazing.  I can`t believe how much I missed it.  The snow wasn`t amazing to say the least, but I was just content to be able to do nothing but snowboard.  On another, more negative note, I bailed a landing of a jump (mind you, it wasn`t a proper jump because there isn`t enough snow on the mountain to really sculpt any terrain) because there was a patch of ice horrendously close to the landing….and hit my head really, really hard on the ice.  It sucked.  Especially because I`ve never done that before, and now I think I have a mild concussion.  I`ve had this horrid headache ever since which is probably the worst timing ever because I was supposed to study tonight for my Earth Science exam tomorrow.

Which leads me to completely antagonize whoever made the decision to place my school on a mountain.  My Earth Science exam was originally scheduled for last Friday but mother nature decided to play devil`s advocate on me and give me the thing I love most about winter (snow) while concurrently prolonging the school`s rampage on my mind and body (exams season).  Fun stuff.  In any case, my exam got cancelled on Friday because – yeah, you know…in Vancouver, it`s like the world`s coming to an end when it snows – cars and buses couldn`t get up the mountain.  So now I have my exam tomorrow which sucks majorly especially considering that I was all prepped and primed for my exam on Friday.

Oh well.  I guess at least I will FINALLY, FINALLY have exams over with tomorrow.  Cross your fingers it doesn`t snow anymore.

December 15 2008 at 11:38 pm Leave a comment


…of living in a country known for sub-zero temperatures and NOT GETTING ANY SNOW FOR IT?

Snow Conditions:
Total Snow Depth: 1 cm / .39 in
New Snow Overnight: 1 cm / .39 in
New Snow Past 24hrs: 0 cm / in
Total Snowfall 08/09: 32 cm / 12.6 in

This is actually making me quite frustrated.  I recall that this time last year, I was snowboarding.  A lot.  And instead, my board is sitting quite dusty and neglected looking on my bedroom floor, begging me to take it out and ride it on some buuuttery soft snow.  BUT THERE ISN’T ANY.  So it is being resigned to dealing with my sad hardwood flooring.  It misses the caress of the snow.  Trust me.

December 8 2008 at 12:07 am Leave a comment

William’s going to Germany for four months come January for a co-op position, he found out and told me on Tuesday.

Sigh.  It’s starting to kind of take over my thinking and making me worried about how much I’ll be able to see him before he’s gone.  It also means that he won’t be able to go to Mount Baker with us for our snowboarding trip.  Which, by the way, I miss tons x 102401928401284.  Ah, when will it snow?

I am running on four hours of sleep – miraculous that I’m still awake, really.

October 16 2008 at 11:19 pm Leave a comment




July 29 2008 at 5:32 am Leave a comment

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mags: twenty; vancouverite; student; avid reader; list extraordinaire. oui oui to san pellegrino; dessert; sunshine; snowboarding; baking; long road trips; children's laughter. and please, please, please share the love.



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