Wednesday, August 31, 2005

on a lighter note

This "product" is good for a laugh...they are so useful AND they look cute too ;-)

wow...

It's hard to believe that the pictures of what has happened in and around Louisianna and Mississippi are real. Water up to the roof...people stranded up there waiting for helicopters... It just seems so surreal. I feel sad for those people.

Here's my question though...who thought it would be a good idea to build a city in a 20 foot deep hole with a lake on one side and a river (and a big one at that) on the other? New Orleans is a bathtub...a giant bathtub that is being filled because of the damage to the levys. Who was the one that decided it would be the *perfect* place to set up?

And now I will probably never see it...It was one of those places I always wanted to visit. Stroll down the street, eat some crawfish, drink and be merry. I guess I'll just have to look at pictures of what used to be there...

Monday, August 29, 2005

all by myself....

Let's all sing it together now...don't wanna be...all by myseeeeelf.
Though I do have a test to study for, so for the next few days that's almost a good thing. And really, it will probably only be for just over a month. But still, it is quite strange.

I have about a million things to do before I move, so I imagine I will be keeping myself pretty busy.

On another note, it was good to see that hurricane Katrina didn't do the crazy damage that was expected. It still did a number on New Orleans however. New Orleans is sinking...

Thursday, August 25, 2005

bored?

This guy has way too much time on his hands.

Ok, so apparently the story won't link...I've tried to fix it but it won't fix. Anyway, he is trying to set a world record for longest time spent continuously rocking in a rocking chair...75 hours. He also holds these records:
100 hours of bowling
Longest time spent standing motionless 21 hours and 30 minutes
Longest modelling on catwalk, 133.2 km
Longest time spent balancing on one foot, 76 hours and 40 minutes
Travelling up and down an escalator continuously for seven days
Longest distance travelled while carrying a 4.5 kg brick in an ungloved hand, 126.675 km
Longest dance marathon, 400 hours
Longest non-stop drumming marathon, 84 hours
Longest non-stop band performance by a 14-strong group of musicians, 42 hours and 52 minutes
Longest distance traveled while balancing a milk bottle on a head, 133.3 km
Longest distance crawled non-stop, 56.6 km
Longest radio DJ marathon, 133.2 km
Longest movie-watching marathon, 53 hours

He also wants to play golf for 100 hours, do karaoke for 100 hours and watch tv for 72 hours. I say go for the rocking and TV records at the same time...

i don't think i've actually realized...

...that he's leaving on Saturday.
Sure, it's only for about a month, but it still makes me a bit sad. Plus, he's going to be having much nicer weather...the bastard.

I guess I should start putting a serious effort into the job searching in Ottawa. So far I've been looking at stuff but not really taking it too seriously because it seemed so far away and all the closing dates were in August and the beginning of September. Now that things are coming up a little quicker, I need to look at them and really consider them possibilities.

Change is stressful...(but good, I know)

Monday, August 22, 2005

it has been found...

The dress has been purchased and I love it.
I will not post any pictures (though I don't have any of me in it, nor do I have a link for the actual dress...just one that is pretty similar) because it shall remain a surprise to a certain someone.

Friday, August 19, 2005

random friday musings

-I am very glad it’s Friday. For whatever reason, I’m exhausted.

-Jordan leaves in 8 days…booo!

-The weather should be nice for the weekend. That’s great news. I’m quite sick of wearing sweaters and being cold in August.

-Have you noticed there has been a distinctive lack of Tom/Katie in the news lately? I am eternally grateful for that, but I truly thought it would take a little longer for people to get sick of hearing about it. Perhaps it was the Britney-BBgun story that people became a little too interested in. Britney was feeling left out wasn’t she?

-I’m hoping to find and order a dress by the end of this weekend. What do you think the chances are?

Have a great weekend! (any other Friday musings?)

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

september 27th!!!

September 27th, mark it on your calendars. It's when The Amazing Race 8 starts!!!

happy birthday!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEATHER!!!

For those who don't know, Heather is my little sister. She turns 21 today.

Apparently, in 1984, I was extremely excited to have a new brother or sister. In fact, I actually remember parts of August 16th 1984. I waited by the phone AAALLLL day and then came the ever exciting ringing of...not the phone, but the Dickie Dee man (now known as Richard D's). I got some money from my granny and down the street I went to get the purple popsicle with the orange gumball in the middle. It was of course at that moment that my dad called. True to his word, he wouldn't tell Granny whether I had a brother or sister until he told me first. And it all changed from there on in.
Of course the real adventure came a few days later when my dad and I broke down on Deerfoot trail on the way to pick up my mum and sister from the hospital..my first hitchiking experience...but that's enough about that.

Anyway, happy birthday Goob. Despite us wanting to kill eachother on occasion, I'll miss you when I leave.

~Kristen

Saturday, August 13, 2005

what is wrong with the world?

I just saw a commercial for a new television station called Razer.
Their slogan: Why experience life when you can watch it.

I think I am dumfounded at that thought...

Friday, August 12, 2005

i would like to thank...

I would like to thank the Canadian government from the very bottom of my heart for maintaining whatever antiquated document that allows the Tsuu T'iina Nation to sell gas for 83.9 cents a litre while the rest of the city has prices from 94.9-99.9.
I never thought I would be rejoicing for 83.9 cents a litre (when I started driving we were at 47.9) but I loved getting that deal.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

overheard this morning...

Teen boy: What’s with all these seagulls…they’re everywhere
Teen girl: Man, I haven’t seen seagulls since I was in California.
Teen boy 2: I don’t understand why there are seagulls on the prairies…I mean, where’s the sea???
Teen girl2: It’s called Great SALT Lake…seagulls are attracted to the salt.
Teen boy 2: Uuhhhh, we’re nowhere near Great Salt Lake.
Teen girl2: Oh yeah…I forgot we weren’t in Utah. I’ve been in Utah like, all summer.

Yup…the mormon invasion on campus continues this week. They’re everywhere…I feel like they’re on me. Though the young boys are quite polite, they hold doors and everything.

Monday, August 08, 2005

so many changes

I think I am entering a year in which the most changes will happen. More changes than any other year I've ever experienced. My goal is to learn to cope with the changes without falling apart. Not that I see myself falling apart, but I think that in general, people don't like change.

Sure we like little changes: like new clothes, new friends and new music. But the truly big changes? The ones that really change your life as opposed to your mood or something like that? They scare us.

I will admit to being a little scared...apprehensive if you would (I learned that word in elementary school on an episode of Full House...Uncle Jesse was apprehensive about having twins). I sometimes get a little caught up in the fear of change and wonder what this next year will bring. But then sometimes I get caught up in the excitement of change...and wonder what this next year will bring.

Regardless (or shall I say-irregardlessly?), I don't know what the next year will bring, and it should be interesting.

Friday, August 05, 2005

hooray, it's friday

Since I like to do random thoughts on Friday:

-I've been watching Big Brother (blush) and next week one of the evictees will be returning to the house. You can vote for who returns on the CBS website. Go Kaysar. I'm not sure how America will vote...but I for one would like to see Kaysar back (you folks can vote if you want)

-I wish it could be summer forever. I'm just so much happier in the summer. When I was walking by the river last night, all I could think was how great it was just to be there.

-I'm enjoying Joss Stone right now. Good tunes.

-What are the chances I can get Telus to transfer the money credit I have on my account to my mother? They're on strike and APPARENTLY the only services that are being delayed are the installations, but I don't believe it for a second.

I hope you all have a great weekend! (vote for pedro...I mean Kaysar)

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

what makes a good wedding reception?

Seriously...what in your opinion makes a wedding reception "good", or fun.
I've been to a few (not really all that many) and I sort of know what I don't like...but I need some ideas.
Any opinions?