Monday, November 26, 2007

My Last Essay

So, its been a crazy busy few months, with school and work and all. like normal. Except that this time, I"m actually gonna be finished. With English. With essay writing. With my BA! YAY me! I thought I had one more semester left, so that adviser meeting was a pleasant surprise.

On the other hand, I now gotta come up with something to do with it. I am totally overqualified for a job taking peoples money at a gas station. But what does one do with a degree in English Literature? especially when one can't edit, doesn't enjoy writing enough to have deadlines of any kind, and mainly specialized in pre 1900 British writers? I mean sure I can quote Shakespeare, roughly demonstrate middle English vowel sounds, and tell you which Romantic poets hung out together, but thats not exactly an employable set of skills.

Enter, another year or so of classes. Its like finishing a marathon, and then having to run home. But if I get my library tech certification, the only even somewhat local library system in the region might actually be willing to cooperate and employ me. I mean, I have applied with everything from a resume (which I actually got an interview with) to a letter from a library manager saying "hire her" (for which effort I did not even get a phone call) and several other times in between.

But if one lives in an area where there is only one hiring opportunity in the public library realm, and one doesn't want to work in a corporate or public school library, thats just the way it goes. Anyway, I am taking a semester or two off from heavy workloads. and then finishing up the Library thing so I can actually USE the BA. fun fun!

But I am still excited to be (almost) done with the writing of papers. YAY!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Back Again And Thinking.

Okay, so I really suck at writing during the summer. We all knew that by now right?

Hawaii was Amazing. We would go back in an instant if we had the cash. Gord practically lived in the ocean. too cute. And we had perfect weather the whole time. And Gord bought me pearls and diamonds, so I ain't complaining! :-)

After that, its all been crazy. Family reunions, lots of hanging with friends, me working full time all of a sudden, etc. We were just last night at a friend's wedding party. That was a tonne of fun. after the 3 hour trip to get there. Apparently a chicken truck fell over on the freeway, so what shoulda been an hour trip took considerably longer. even after we got off and took other routes. thats right, most of the wedding guests were delayed by chickens. go figure! Vancouver area traffic really sucks. The routes really need to be reworked. gah! complain complain complain some more.

My little sister starts college next week. We even have a class together. Now she is younger then me by enough that we have never been to the same school, even my high school that went from grades 7 to 12. I have been doing this for way too long. Its a good thing I usually enjoy it! Of course the homework is getting very very tiresome.

Anyways, random musings of the day: Tradition, why do some people get so hung up on doing things just the same as everyone else for no other reason then its "traditional"? I mean, I am all for a good turkey dinner for Christmas, its as good an excuse as anything, but why pressure oneself to do the things that you don't really like, just cuz thats the way its done. silly. Get married in teal. Its good for people! ;-)


Friday, April 27, 2007


okay so I lied. one more entry before I leave.

the Fox network is stupid. They had this new show that started and I rather liked it. Drive. about an illegal cross country road race run by a mysterious "they" who occationally kidnap people and force there loved ones to race to get them back. It was really interesting. good character dynamics and development, interesting premice and best of all, cool cars driving fast.

it was been airing for a little over ONE WEEK. and they cancelled it. Okay, so there were 4 episodes released, but 3 of them were within 2 days. There's hardly enough time for people to find out about it! I know a lot of people who were intending to watch it but were busy the weekend it came out. I can't tell you how often I remember about shows I wanted to watch 2 or 3 weeks after they start. What really annoys me is that they replaced it with more reruns of House. now, House is a good show. but reruns??? I would rather see something new anyday. and I am still not gonna watch 24.

And this is certainly not the first good show they screwed over. Family guy, Futurama, Wonderfalls, Dark Angel, True Calling, FIREFLY. Thats it. I do not watch fox shows ANYMORE! they just get my hopes up. okay, maybe after a shows first full season. the trouble is that they pick up good shows and then don't give them a chance to be found by the public to be good. especially to the sci-fi public. It also doesn't help that they are often unadvertized and aired out of order. you just can't air Science fiction shows out of order! it usually screws up the explaination of the world. If it is a drama about relationships, fine. everyone already knows the premice and setting behind falling in love with your stepbrother or having an affair. you don't have to explain the rules of the world and culture its set in.

There is a serious shortage of good Science Fiction shows. that aren't another rehash of Star Trek, and they keep teasing us with interesting things, and then desiding we aren't a big enough audience to justify it. I would rather have NO sci fi then 6 or 8 shows with only 6 episodes each! (or less)

I'm TV depressed. I have no sci fi to watch. BSG is done for a year, Stargate is gone. Atlantis is on break. Dresden Files is on an unexplained just-not-there break (cancelled?). Lost is stupid now. Jericho doesn't really count as Sci fi. although the US does get blowed up which is kinda interesting. at least Heroes is back. And I am gonna miss it for the next two weeks. *sigh*

I'm gonna find something good to watch.

Monday, April 23, 2007


We know where we are goin now. Turns out, not ALL the flights to Hawaii were full. and we spend 3 weeks figuring out what was going on, just to end up goin where and when we were originally planning! so YAY! I am going to Hawaii next week! Hee Hee. Our hotel is in Waikiki near the beach. Should be lots of fun. Its 30c there at the moment. its only 15 here.

The only unfun thing is the 14 hour travel day on the way home. we have a 5 hour layover in San Fransisco. So anyone know if there is anything interesting to do at the SanFransisco airport? For 5 hours. oh well. Lots of reading and Cribbage, I think.

anyway, I think this will be the last blog from me until I get back (and jump right back into school :-( *sigh* ) in a couple weeks. not that I am super punctual with writing on a regular basis or anything. But thats just me. And seeing as how this blog is (almost) only read by me, it works :-p

now, I am off to tropical beaches! (in a few days)

PS: Heroes is back today! YAY!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

What the heck?

grrrr. This google blog thing is annoying me! I"m okay with switching accounts, but it wouldn't switch my blog over, and now I have to redo my about section. what a pain. I hate having to redo things I already had just the way I liked it! *sigh*

On another WTF note, we aren't going to Havana anymore. our booking got scooped before we had actually gotten it booked apparently. Which sucks. Now we have no idea where we are going. and we were suppost to leave two weeks from now! I was getting edgy about not having details for Hawaii at the end of march! I like to know what I am doing! I need to book a doctors appointment, and next months days off work, and get my sister to come over for a weekend! but I can't do any of that until we find out when/where/if we have a holiday. On the other hand, it is being paid for by someone else who is arranging it, so I am not gonna complain to loudly and am very greatful to be going anywhere she wants to send us (mostly). but I am gonna sit here and fret that I don't know what I am doing for the next month sometime.

Well, thats it for now. the only other thing going on is exams, but I don't really feel like talking about those! :-p

I was never here.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Holiday in Havana

Okay, so the airline we were booked on for our trip to Hawaii is "reorganizing". meaning our tickets where refunded. and everyone is booked full to compinsate. So no Hawaii for us! However, the lady who was sending us got us 10 days at a 5 star resort in Havana instead. While Cuba is not in my top ten list of places to visit, I can definately handle a nice resort anywhere they wanna send me! :-)

Its all inclusive, meals, activities, pool, dance lessons, snorkling, the whole 9 yards. I"m excited. should be much fun! course that means that I have to go shopping and get carribean appropriate clothing. and clothes good enough for the dress code in the resteraunt.

Anyway, back to work still got 3 weeks until holiday time!!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

And the Best Husband Ever Award goes too........

My Man is on a roll. Its been almost a year since the wedding, and he is getting sweeter now then he was then. Its all in the little things. I"m making a list of Gord is awesome. True is not roses and chocolates and poetry. but is IS the important things.

1: He listens. AND acts!
4 days ago, I mentioned wanting to make cinnimon buns, but that I didn't have the time. yesterday, he comes home from visiting his parents, store bought cinnimon buns in hand. 3days later! clever man.

2: I don't have to ask.
I"ve just had a long day writing a paper. for the last 8 hours. my shoulders and neck hurt. suddenly, he comes into the room and places a heated stress pad around my shoulders. mmmmm.

3: Kisses, LOTS of kisses.
at random intervals. usually just when I am getting frustrated with this paper.

4: He is interested
He occationally asks me how things are going, how far I am, and if I am okay. always nice.

5: Random neck massage
no complaints here!

6: He knows when to just go away!
despite the fact that I am in his usual room of entertainment, he has more or less left me alone. gotta admit, I tend to be destracted when he is in the room, especially when he is playing a game or watching a show behind me. apparently he knows that. Good boy.

7: Cooking.
I just got called to dinner. that I didn't make or mention anything about. Yay for him!

and I am gonna go eat!!

Monday, March 26, 2007


well. I apparently like to blog at the end of semesters. cuz its 4 months later and here I go again!

So today I walk all the way over to the school, JUST to find that the interesting class that I went to, which is the only reason I left the house today, is cancelled. gr. well, I am SO not going to my afternoon class. I know what is gonna happen in that one. a silly quiz which is worth 1% and for which I have not read the material. cuz its confusing and complicated. and a REALLY boring video about the authors scandalous life. My teacher doesn't actually like to teach. He either makes us do groupwork all class, present "seminars" to each other, or watch movies. I can't believe I spent 500$ to sit around and be confused with 28 other students. *sigh*

oh well. I got 2 weeks. then a couple more, and THEN I am going to Hawaii! YAY! and its going to be our first anniversary. oddly enough, the trip and the anniversary coinsiding is purely coincedental. kind of. the wedding was planned for after my exams. as is the trip. either way it works out. We will be in Hawaii for a week, and someone else is paying for it! I like Gord's co-workers. Some of them are very generous :-)

Anyway, I should get back to it. I have stuff due and a very busy day tommorrow in which I will be not doing as much homework as nessicary. But its my birthday, so I don't care :-p