Feeds:
Posts
Comments

The March Madness

It’s interesting how easily one can become distracted when they know that they have so much due in a few days time.  Thankfully I’m only 400 words short of my 2000 word goal for tonight and thus only have another 2000 to write tomorrow.  I’m actually looking forward to tomorrow’s essay.  I’ll be exploring the topic of sexual repression in regards to The Visions of the Daughters of Albion and Matthew Lewis’ The Monk. I was half tempted to discuss Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, but honestly it was just a feel good book that was fun to read. I didn’t really feel like tearing it apart and destroying the inherent fun by picking it apart looking for an argument.  My only fear is that the topic I’ve been musing about for the past couple weeks has been overdone and is too obvious for a English 3xx level paper.  Oh well.  I have two papers due that day and it’s a good solid topic. XD

Anyway, I’m going to depart.  6am is waaaay to early for tomorrow.  But sadly work is scheduled.  Oh how I’d love to just call in sick tomorrow.

Winter Blues

Spring can come now. That would be pure awesome. But then with Spring comes exams, and I don’t think I’m ready for them. this semester has gone by far to quickly. I feel swamped because I’m sick and have no energy to keep up or even get ahead like I used to. I don’t want to look at more articles or try to come up with good ideas in class. I want to stay home and slumber away my existence till I feel better. I think a month’s holiday would be perfect.

Christmas Blessings

Mini mandarins oranges

CHECK

Lovely music

CHECK

Freshly fallen snow

CHECK

 

It’s such a wonderful day.  I just had my third exam which means I’m over half way there to the holidays.  Brandon is in the spare room wrapping my presents (came home a wee bit early hehe), and he’s going on about how lovely they and how excited he is for me to open them.  I almost cried at this thoughtfulness especially when he brought me mandarin oranges as an “early” present.  It’s been a wonderful day and I don’t think I could ask for a better one.  I’m immensely blessed with a wonderful boyfriend who loves me as much as he does.  Parents who have provided for me and love me, a cheeky brother who is adorable and fun.  I’m also blessed to be able to get an education that very few in the world are able to.  I complain about it, but I love every moment of it (well minus writing essays XD).  I have a roof over my head and I have lovely things around me.  I think that this year has been lovely and just full to the brim of blessings.

What are you thankful for this year?

I really should be studying.  I am doing a good job thus far.  But all that enlightenment and Hegellian Dialectics just bore me (well that’s a lie, I do love me some Hegel).  However, I’m just not in the mood to study.  I know I know, how horrible.  But I’m enjoying the time alone this afternoon.  I’ve got some wonderful music on in the background and it’s snowing outside.  I’ll have some tea on soon and enjoy its warmth when I return to my textbooks and the history of Expansionist Europe.

Time has been going by so fast lately.  It’s actually kind of scary because I increasingly feel like I can’t catch up to it.  Yet, at the same time, it’s not so bad, because I’m done with my essays already and soon I’ll be done with exams, hence the title of this blog.  Christmas is slowly creeping up and with that lovely turkey dinners and christmas smells.  I almost want to get a candle just to make my apartment smell like christmas when i’m not cooking christmas related goodies.  Mmmm.

Winter coats.  I FINALLY got a nice fashionable wonderfully warm winter coat.  It’s blue, and felt and has a double row of buttons and i love it.  I took so pictures tonight so in the next couple days I’ll try to get them up.  But I absolutely love it.  I’ve worn it every day so far.  Haha.

Also, in other celebratory news, I’m done my classes for school.  I have a wonderful two – three weeks ahead where once I’m done exams I can relax and enjoy life and it shall be swell.  I cannot wait for christmas and I have such lovely plans laid for the boy.  Mmm.  I love the season.  I love the meaning it holds, the feeling of it all.  Everyone just SEEMS happier and it’s just a nicer place to live in.  The best part though is getting presents for people and wrapping them up.  I’ve put two under our tree and I just love looking at them and looking forward to when they’ll be opened by the people they’re intended for.  It shall be grand.

What are your christmas plans?  Is it a big deal for you?  Or do you treat it like any other day?

Flies

Brandon and I have been involved in a war. A war against flies. A couple weeks ago we went over to my mom’s house to take care of her puppies while she was gone and by the time we got back the house was infested with tiny little flies. I have scrubbed and scrubbed my kitchen and we have thrown out every bit of garbage that we could find, even boxes. They seem to have regrouped in the bathroom. But I found the Raid from our Ant infestation two summers ago. And boy did I have fun. There were dozens of little black dead bodies strewn around the bathroom. There are still a few left, but I think our latest offensive finally paid off and soon we’ll have won our little war.

On and On and On and On

It’s been a long while since I last posted. School has started, and amazingly the snow has yet to show its face here in the chilly north. I should amend that my first semester is over half done. It’s crazy how fast the last months have gone by. Midterms are done and over with and my first essays have been met with triumph and failure.

Soon my last class of my extremely long day will begin. We’ll discuss how Europe literally took over the world in a span of 150 years and how they didn’t give a damn about any of the people they met. My prof will miraculously insert pop culture jokes which will continue to astound me as somehow I think profs never do anything except write articles and marks essays.

I’m pretty sure that I do have a permanent frown etched into my forehead from the constant squinting at lines in the novels I have to read. Most of them have been intriguing and have kept my attention long enough for me to finish it without trying to go the Sparknotes route. I have a feeling that I should be reading Candide instead of writing this blog post. However, I have a feeling that procrastination is slowly going to win over my desire to be studious.

Happy November everyone

Almost There

So I can tell that I’m way too excited to go home (not that one can be too excited to go home).  But I’m not watching how I talk and I’ve been mixing up sentences left right and centre.  I’ve also NOT been paying as astute attention as one should to facebook and totally replied to a message as if i was the only one that got it.  Yeah I felt lame haha.

It’s really weird these last few days at work.  I’m still giving it my best, but my managers don’t seem to care if I do manage to hear codes and other such items that previously were blocked from my hearing.  And i really don’t feel like getting close to people who are new now.  I’m leaving in a couple days and will never see most of them again so I’m not going to invest time into friendships.  Rather selfish, I know, however is rather logical from the point of usefulness.  I’m seriously gonna miss my work though.  It’s been rather fun this summer and I learned a lot both of myself and about customer service and officey things that are HOPEFULLLY going to prove useful ONE day.  I’m still holding my fingers crossed on that point ;).

But i’m almost ready to go home.  All my books and left over cans of food and electronics are nicely packed away in boxes waiting for the day that my dad will bring them home to me.  I can only bring two suitcases so my xbox and monitor and other such things will have to wait.  Twill prolly be a good thing what with school starting and all XD.  It’s not like I need MORE distraction than I already possess.

saying goodbyes

The end of August is slowly creeping up on me.  The 31st is going to be ever so bittersweet.  While working here, I missed home terribly, but I met some really awesome people.  I wish I could have the best of both worlds: the familiarity of home, and not having to sever friendships.  It’s definitely the only reason I HATE travelling.  You get to meet awesome people who totally blow your world away.  They challenge you and help you grow and discover the world in ways you couldn’t have before, and then you know that you’re never ever going to see them again once you leave to go back home.  Brandon and I were talking about this the other day and he said that I of all people should be able to keep contact.  I am after all on the internet a lot more than your average jane, but I’m awful at responding to emails, messages, etc.  Then too much time passes and this feeling enters the pit of your stomach and you feel guilty for NOT responding, but now it’s too late and it would just look ridiculous TO respond NOW.  Shake your head all you want dear reader, but that never ending spiral is the story of my life.

I am really looking forward to going home though.  In just ten days I’ll be back in my apartment and this time we’ll have a set of chairs and a table, and we’ll be majorly cleaning and organizing our home so that MAYBE we can move to an upstairs apartment.  We’re in the basement and our lovely upstairs neighbours have a toddler who sounds like a bowling ball crashing into an elephant.  They also love to party late and when you’re a student that is the most horrible of mixes.  Even if I am staying up late to catch up, I would love to actually concentrate.  Beyond all that though, our apartment has many problems such as a destroyed bathroom (from a leak above us), our subfloor has sunk and our fridge freezer doesn’t freeze anymore!!  So our awesome plan is to clean clean clean clean, then organize and hopefully our crazy landlords will grant our feeble request.

Dementors in the Underpass

So.  Ft.  McMurray.  I’m here now, and sadly already miss home and everything there.  Mostly my bed and a certain boy.  Alas I need to make money though.

Anyway, I’ve been here for two days though it feels like 8.  I started work right away, which was good in the sense that I wasn’t given a lot of time to brood over being away from home and that I was away from Brandon.  It also helped me stay away from thinking about how horrible I was going to be at my job.  Haha.  I always seem to do that for some reason.

My to do list is still a mile long.  I have to edit my website some more add paypal buttons and fix spelling errors.  I’ve just been exhausted from traveling etc.  And honestly, I just want to chill when I get home.  Today I played on the Wii and sat on an internet board all evening.  I did catch up on my google reader though.  I think I had something like 198 blog posts unread.  People need to stop writing interesting things (so as to quote the esteemable Dr. Dickson).  Little by little I’m killing my eyes.  Seriously, I think my optometrist must hate hearing of such things. Heh.

This post is rather all over the place and a means of letting you know (if you’re one of the few who reads this and doesn’t know me in real life.  If so, congratulations and thankyou for sticking it out with me :)) that I’m NOT dead.  I made it to Alberta after a frakking long travelling experience.  10 hours on the bus, then a day spent in Edmonton.  We didn’t get in till 730.  Marina was one sad panda.

I’m going to go crash though.  Have a wonderful night ladies and gents.  If you have any plans for the weekend, let me know in the comments 🙂

Rina

(PS.  What reference (book movie song what have you) is the title?)