Friday, July 29, 2005

what a great day

It's a lovely day! It is likely to be a lovely weekend...and it's a long weekend. What more could you want?

I have to start calling around to reception's a frightening prospect to think about all that money that will be spent, but hey, it's only once right?

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

i usually do help people...i promise

To preface the story, I was exhausted yesterday. Just exhausted. Much as I am today. I feel like I’m having trouble just keeping my eyes open. I barely want to move because it will waste valuable energy. So yes, that is how I was feeling yesterday as this happened. (not that it's an excuse)

I was sitting outside, eating my lunch, reading a magazine and enjoying the sunshine. I was sitting in a chair, because I figured if I was on the lawn somewhere I would fall asleep. I looked up because I saw something fluttering toward the ground about 5 feet from me. It was a $5 bill and I could see what I was assuming to be its owner walking down the stairs and putting distance between she and her $5 quite quickly. So what did I do? Nothing. I was thinking to myself, I wonder if she knows she dropped her money? Why isn’t that guy over there, who also saw this and is much closer to her saying anything? Why aren’t I getting up to point it out? Wow that would take a lot of effort, I’d have to put this piece of food down, move my chair, walk over, bend over, pick up that money, say “Excuse me”, do a little chasing, “I think you dropped this”…By the time all that lazed it’s way through my head, she was gone.

I felt that because I had witnessed this and failed to do anything, I couldn’t pick up the money. So I waited to see how long it would take for someone to notice it and pick it up. I was expecting it to take about a minute. I think it took about 3 minutes, and the guy who did pick it up looked strangely guilty. I wonder if he also saw what had happened…

Friday, July 22, 2005

it's friday, and it's randomness

-Remember "fizz" candies? I sure loved them.

-What is with the weather here this week? Everyday we are told it will be sunny. Then it isn't. Maybe it will clear up this evening.

-Looks like Sidney Crosby will be playing in Pittsburg this year. They won the draft lottery. The Flames get the 26th draft pick, but they also get the 35th pick. Maybe they'll pick up some good new talent (go Flames go)

I hope you all have a lovely Friday.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

funny stuff

If you haven't checked it out yet, Overheard in New York is funny funny stuff.

In other news, I'm interested in finding some new music. So, what is your favourite of the moment? I'd like to check it out.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

my name is kristen....and i heart harry potter

There, I've come through the first stage of denial and I've just accepted it to the world (wide web).

I just finished book 6 (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) and I'm so sad that it's over. I know I'll have to read it again, because as usual, I was reading quite quickly (I really need to learn to slow down and read every word), but I'm still sad that it's over. I have so many questions... And there is a character that I've always liked (though Harry has always disliked him) that I am hoping I'm right about.

It's all so silly. It's a children's book!!! Though she added something that was obviously for the adults in this the midst of all the "snogging" teenagers, the password for Gryffindor house was "abstinence".

There, you all know and can judge me accordingly ;-)

(oh, and Angela...thanks for the tip about TAR on the game show network. I checked it out at Jordan's this weekend and was treated to a lovely episode from Season 1.)

Monday, July 18, 2005

back at work

I guess being on "holiday" wouldn't be as great if I never had to go to work right?
I wish I had one of those jobs where I actually looked forward to going back to work. I'm guessing that few people do that, even if they do like their jobs. It's nice to "be your own boss" for a week and do whatever you want. It's not so nice to be back at work.
Oh well. I have a job...I need this job, I need the money right now. I am thankful for what I have. (but it still sucked to get up at 6:15 this morning).

Today is Lori's birthday. Pop by and wish her a happy day.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

am I at "that age" already?

So Monday was my birthday. I turned 25. I don't really have a problem with that. I know some people have had a hard time with it, saying that it's "halfway to 30" (I reminded that person that 25 was actually halfway to 50 and it didn't go over too well...) but it doesn't really matter to me.
Anyway, on Monday, my mum introduced me to someone and said "and today's her birthday". When she asked how old I was and I told her, she said "oh, you don't look it".
So my question is: Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
Or is it just "a thing" neither good nor bad?

I just don't know.

Friday, July 08, 2005

random thoughts for friday

-I never thought I could be so nervous for someone else. Jordan is defending his thesis right now. I've had knots in my stomach all day. (and the minutes feel like they are crawling by...seriously, the last five minutes felt like an hour)

-It is gorgeous out. I'm so glad I'm off today and all of next week. It actually feels like summer!

-I had a pretty horrible day yesterday, but it's hard to really complain considering what went on in the world. Does having a bunch of things go wrong really seem so bad compared to being stuck in the London Underground, unsure of whether you are going to get out alive? No, not really.

-I have a busy weekend coming up...

I hope you are all doing well on this lovely Friday.

Thursday, July 07, 2005


I'm in shock about what's going on in London. I got an email from my friend living in London...she's ok, her fiancee is ok. We don't know about the relatives we have in the area, but hopefully they are ok.
It makes me very sad and quite angry. I don't really know what else to say.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

catching up

I met up with a friend I hadn't seen in pretty much a year. It was great. It's strange how you can just see people once in awhile, but it's still so familiar.
I like friends like that...

Monday, July 04, 2005

i've got nothing

I’m so not creative right now that I’m resorting to this kind of thing. Ah well. I’ll have my own material soon I’m sure.

10 years ago.... Summer of 1995? I would have been turning 15 so that was the summer before High School right? Wow, I have no idea what I did that summer. I didn’t have a “real job” that’s for sure. Probably just sitting around, reading books and hanging out. That was the life…

5 years ago......Summer of 2000? That was my last Stampede week in Band. So that’s the summer I became a “World Champion” and the summer I had reconstructive knee surgery. So I spent a lot of time hepped up on goofballs and playing playstation. I also spent a lot of time at the physiotherapist and laughing at my mum trying to make my exercises more fun.

1 year ago........Last summer I was working full time, quite enjoying the “newness” of my job. I didn’t like that the weather sucked last summer, but it was still ok. I do remember being REALLY frustrated that it was always so sunny and beautiful during the week but that it was cloudy and rainy all weekend.

Yesterday.........I was recovering from moving. It was a beautiful day. I had breakfast outside, went to the Farmers Market and even went for a walk around 9pm and wished I had my sunglasses.

Tomorrow.......Is sort of like my Thursday. You see, I’m taking the 7th-17th off of work. I can’t wait.

5 snacks I enjoy....
-carrots from the market
-chips and dip (whether they are potato chips and ranch dip or taco chips and salsa or guacamole, I love them all)
-cheese and crackers

5 songs I know all the words to....
-Oh Canada in English and in French
-Most of the songs from The Sound of Music
-Most of the songs from Mary Poppins
-ummm….I’m sure there are more but I can’t remember

5 things I would do with $100,000,000....
-invest, that way I’d have more money to work with
-pay off my mum’s house
-perhaps buy a “cottage” (and I’d pronounce it just like the guy from the lottery commercial, you know the guy that buys “you each your on cottages”)
-go to school

5 locations I would love to run away to....
-The continent of South America. I’d run away and travel the continent
-Europe. Again, I’d just travel around.
-Fiji or somewhere like that. Just chill, read books, swim in the ocean.
-New York

5 things I like doing...
-playing games
-talking with people

5 things I would never wear...(some of these I have worn, but hope never to wear again)
-tapered jeans
-acid wash
-this dress
-anything Bai Ling is wearing
-a skirt that I couldn’t sit or bend over in

5 recently seen movies I like...I’m not sure I could even name the last 5 movies I’ve seen but I’ll put the first 5 that pop into my head that I think I’ve seen in the last year that I liked.
-Born into Brothels
-Napoleon Dynamite
-Hotel Rwanda
-Star Wars Episode III

5 biggest joys of the moment...
-the sun
-the fact that I will have 11 days off in a row starting on Thursday
-I’m getting married (who knows when, but likely in the next year)

5 favourite toys...
ummmm…I don’t know. I like my computer…I’m not really a “toy” person. Though I’m really wanting an ipod.