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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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?)

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Sun.  The beautiful warm golden sun.  It’s here.  Lately instead it had been raining as the temperatures steadily climbed higher.  However, finally, it’s sunny.  Yesterday and today.  Most students don’t want to stay inside and work.  As it is, the library is the most empty it’s been all semester long.  Only a few tables have working students at them.  Yesterday Brandon took his bike to work.  I think he was pretty excited about that.  Winter is going away.  Summer is on its way!

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