Sunday, November 2, 2008


So it's November and my life can be boiled down to one thing. Nanowrimo
1700 words a day for 30 days. Gods only knows if i'll write novel worth anything this month but once again I have to try. I think I'm already enjoying the late night writing sessions and word sprints. If i seem flakey during this month it's becuase of my tendency to stare at the screen for hours trying to make any sensible words come out.

* Also must step up my weight loss program this month.

* I had another point and I've forgotten it already.

* Job hunting again, plz take me nofrills.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Protests and pounding feet

So in the past two days I've been witness to two large scales protests while I was on the bus.

The first effected me the least but pissed me off the most. On all four corners of a major intersections there were anti abortion protesters. Now let me say that I have the utmost respect for everyone on both sides of the debate and as log as you don't try to hurt me or force your views on me I'm fine in fact I could even have been bothered by the protest if there hadn't been a small girl of maybe 7 , looking cold and bored holding a sign saying " Abortion hurts children".

I'm sorry I refuse to believe that kid was out their of their own free will and wanted nothing more than to the spread the word of pro life. Think what you want people but exploiting a child to save children just smacks of wrong to me. It was cold yesterday you were standing right at a bus stop breathing in fumes and at least one of you was using your child to promote your message.

The second protest was part of a sepcial bus union on strike. All the morte power to them asfar as I'm concerned except when they are marching infront of mah buss making it impossible to leave the station. making me nearly late to job trianing does not make me sympathise more with you. also your stike is causing choas tryign to get anywhere on the busses that are left.

I had job trianing today 3 1/2 hours on me feet and they ache like hell.

p.s To nut nut: You should petition to get Canadian election coverage, the things we do are important too I swear.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I have been tagged

The always awesome nut nut tagged me for this meme, I think I've seen it before back when I was on Livejournal.

Here are the rules:

Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal/blog along with these instructions. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST. Tag five other people to do the same.

Page 56, 5th sentence:

The Third Reich made clever use of the Neibelung legends.

The demon lover: The roots of terrorism. By Robin Morgan.

Technically my volume 2 Gravitation manga was closer by a few inches( aka I have books littering the floor so I can easily spot and reach what I want) . However Manga are essentially Japanese comic books and I don't think soemthing entirely composed of dialogue and pretty pictures counts.

Just in case though
pg 56 sentence 5

" Maybe not but those two guys are way more popular than I am."

Gravitation volume 2 by Maki murakami.

Sentence is also very true Shuichi and Hiro are far more popular than boring student council dude. Then again being main characters it's kind of a given.
* Not that iIthink anyone will but a warnign to anyone who googles gravitation out of curiosity. It is a shonen ai meaning it contains homosexual content.

This was a fun little meme. I don't have anyone I can actually tag but I may see if I can't get soem lj friends to do it just to carry on the chain.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Politics and other things weighing me down

So tonight was the night my fiancee and I sat down for some survivor and Grey's anatomy, typical Thursday goodness. We get through survivor just fine ( good job getting rid of Paloma , Kota)and go to find grey's. Apparently the american and canadian debates are all that's on tv. 900 channels and atleast half of them one of the two debates.

Despite being Canadian we started with the American debate. It was boring and less debating then pimping out the president each Vice supported. They went on about the floundering economy and so we switched. Canadian debated is also going through economy questions.

Bloc leader: I cannot understand more than 4 words from him at a time and one of them happens to be Quebec.

Dion: Trying desperately to defend past liberal screw ups and blame everything else on Harper.

Harper: under serious attack and mostly mumbling about investments and how canada just needs time.

May: First time I've seen here and she seems a bit overly hopefull but full or snark and ideas.

Layton: Spends a lot of time agreeing with may and badgering Harper and Dion.

It's not over yet but already I'm failing to see much of interest being discussed and they all need to learn not to talk over each other.

In other news
Weightloss has succeeded in 3 lbs lost so far. it feels good but it's hard to keep up the momentum. Exercising more is a lot easier than agreeing to eat less. especially when it's chinese takeout night tommorow.

Friday, September 26, 2008


I know I know I went awol for a bit there, life got ahold of me and I felt like I didn't have time to write down anything worth reading.

First off our beta died but according to Alex's parents who gave him to us he was nearly 2 anyways and that's how long Beta's generally live. We're contemplating getting a new one so the pleco that's still in the tank isn't lonely.

I'm still waiting for an update on job training since my first trianing got resheduled. In the mean time i'm studying the restaurants menue so I won't horribly misspell any foreign dishes.

Started a new exercise regime on tuesday, so far things are goign fairly well. I don't expect to see a huge drop by next tuesday but losing even soem water weight would be nice.

I'm finding myself bored more and more often during the day and nothign seems to be able to keep my attention.

Loving the first few episodes of House, biggest loser, Survivor and greys anatomy. it feels good to have a tv shedule again and immerse myself in the little dramas the shows provide. I'm also hooked on at the end of my leash and the dog whisperer. Pet shows make me happy

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I got it !

Despite being nervous as all hell I made it through another interview and got a job at a local restaurant. I have training Monday and if I make it past that I'll be starting the first week of October. On a down note it's a 3 mile walk round trip so on days when I don't take the bus it's gonna be less than pleasant to walk 1. and 1/2 miles there then stand around for 8 hours on my feet only to walk home. Still decent pay and good hours should make up for it.

We are having problem with the unnamed beta fish, apparently the filter in the tank is being stupid and stopped during the day. This messed with the water and made the fish lethargic. Hopefully he recovers.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Meme time

1. Link the person who tagged you. That would be the great Nut nut
2. Mention the rules on your blog.
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them.
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.

This should be easy since most of my friends consider me quirky in an unspectacular kind of way.
1. I hate talking to strangers on the phone. My fiance and i can spend a half hour arguing over who's going to order fast food based aroudn who's willing to break their no talking to strangers over the phone rule. It's a strange inexplicable fear but it's there and likely won't go away. ( Sidenote: at 14 you couldn't get me off the phone. I'd make up an excuse to call anyone. Where this sudden fear came from no one knows)

2. Before I read books I have to smell them. open them to somewhere in the middle and breathe deep. I've done this since I was very little, it's noticeable and a bit embarrassing when it happens in public since it's mostly subconscious.

3. When listening to music on the computer I have to know what I want to hear at least five songs in advance. I can't just pick random songs and be happy even though i like pretty much everything we have in our music files.

4. I flip to the end of every book I own and read the last sentence first. Most of the time this does nothing to spoil the story and doesn't bother me. I just have to do it ^-^

5. I like to suck the flavouring off chips before I eat them.

6. I refer to everyone I know by their online screename even if I know their real name, even in RL.

Lol I have only one follower and she's the one who tagged me so I can't really spread the Meme. Unless you're reading this and care to try it anyway. ^-^