Archive for January 2005

The Ladies’ Washroom

There’s just one main thing I want to write about for today – I promise. Well, I mean, I might throw something really short at the end to say goodbye for another day, but that won’t be more than a paragraph. I tend to ramble, so I’m going to attempt to control my mouth – er, fingers – today.

Anyways, in my in-depth, detailed studies of the female species, including all that is exterior and interior, both outward and inward, I have noticed something strange. Well, I’ve noticed many strange things, but there just wouldn’t be enough time to go into all that detail. Today I was in class and we had just finished up our Grammar quiz. A few people were still putting the finishing touches on it, but for those that were finished, Mr. G said that we could take a break between classes. So I was sitting in my desk, and one by one all the girls left the room. That was to be expected, of course, since I have already written about the bladder control problems that frequent women. However, after a few minutes, I started to worry. None of them had returned yet. The only people left in the classroom were guys, and surely not even a woman could take 3 or 4 minutes to go to the washroom. So I decided to investigate.

Under the guise that I myself had to go to the washroom, I walked to the men’s room, which is, as…Continue Reading


Today was mildly interesting. The only thing worth mentioning is the fact that Mr. G changed the schedule and then screwed everyone all up by assigning something on a day that we didn’t have that class – the day before we had the class next, actually. That made for some angry/frustrated people, and I just didn’t really care, because I’m laidback like that. I got it done at lunchtime and at the start of the class and handed it in on time. Meh.

As for anything else that happened today, there really was nothing else. I stood outside in the freezing cold for about ten minutes waiting for my bus – and boy, was it cold. I’m glad it wasn’t later than it already was. But at least I caught the transfer to the next bus so I didn’t have to walk home. That would have been crazy.

Exams are coming up on Friday. Whoopee. I’m not too terribly worried, because I’m laidback like that, and because I’ve done them for three years. I really could care less as well, because my marks are good. I mean, I’ll still do well on the exams, but I just don’t have anything to worry about. Besides, what’s the point of worrying anyways?

“So I tell you, don’t worry about everyday life–whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes. Doesn’t life consist of more than food and clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t need to plant or harvest or put food in…Continue Reading

Last Night’s Rampages

Hmm. I was thinking I’d have a chance to write yesterday, but things didn’t end up going as planned – or at least, I had forgotten the plan. The day started out fairly normal; I got up, had breakfast, and headed off to church. After that, I went home and finished up the homework that was due for Friday and that I never got around to doing, and then I thought, “I’ll have some time after church that I can use to blog today. So I won’t do it now” (now being in the afternoon).

Well, I got in the car and my parents drove over to pick up Jordan and then Angelie, and then we were carted off to youth for 5:00 to practice – since both Jordan and I were playing. I made sure my bass was turned up to a nice volume so I could hear myself and others could as well. Other weeks the freakin’ keyboard has drowned me out. You wouldn’t believe how much bass that thing can crank out, and I’m not quite sure why. But anyways, after youth, everyone went over to Kristen’s house to go tobogganing. I had forgotten about that, but I got a ride with Justine. It was her, Kyle, Jordan, Angelie, and myself in the car, and we were supposed to go sledding at the Northridge Golf Course, but when we got there, no one else was there and there was a cop sitting in the parking lot. So…Continue Reading

Early Phone Calls From Giant Green Monkeys

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I figure since I’m going into work tonight, I probably won’t have much of a chance to blog afterwards, so I might as well do it now. I was originally working from 5-9, but Cheryl (the boss’s wife) called me at about 9:00 AM – waking me out of a restless half-conscious sleep – and asked if I could come in early, for 3:30. I agreed, and then just got up since there was no point in going back to bed after getting up to answer the phone. I’m pretty sure I know why they called me in early. Kim was supposed to work some wierd shift today, but on Thursday she said she might call in sick, since she wasn’t feeling well and it was like a 3-hour shift anyways. Oh well, if it helps her out, that’s great, and it’ll give me the cash for an extra hour and a half of work. It’s not much, but money isn’t my main concern anyways.

So anyways, the roads are pretty bad, and we’re going to have leave early to get to work on time. I doubt Paul could really get mad for me being a few minutes late, considering he can look outside and see the weather, and also because I’m doing him a favour by coming in early to help his other employees out. I mean, you can’t yell at someone who just agreed to help you. And besides, I’m on his good side. Anyway, since we’re going…Continue Reading

General Ramblings

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Unfortunately, today was not as interesting as last night. It was quite a normal day. I’m starting to really, really like Accounting class, because it’s so incredibly simple and such a relief from all the other classes. Everything is so straightforward – likely because accountants made it, and they’re usually quite logical. We just got our most recent Accounting test back, which I got 96% on – but, as it turns out, I could prove my answers to the questions I got wrong to Mr. G, who then gave me 100%. It was just a matter of rounding, but then everyone kept complaining that I was stupid for trying to get those few marks to get perfect. Really, though, the thought never crossed my mind. I just didn’t get why I got them wrong, so I showed him how I got the answer on my calculator, and he checked his answer sheet, realized the issue was about rounding (about which he had told us to round to one decimal place), and then gave me the marks. ‘Twas quite a nice feeling all the same.

But today was quite normal. There was nothing really out of the ordinary, unless you count Holly and Bas’s game of chess during lunch time. Bas decided to try and teach her how to play, and so they were going at it until lunch time finished. The problem with chess is that it takes too long, so you really can’t get a game done within 50…Continue Reading

Power Outages and Moose Attacks

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Welcome to another Friday morning! I’ll likely blog again after school today, but I just had to write this down. Last night I worked from 5-9, and at about 8:30, the power decided to go out. Uh-oh. Apparently there was a car accident somewhere near Powerline and Balmoral, and a hydro pole was knocked down, so a whole bunch of the North end didn’t have power – including the plaza that we were in.

Fortunately, it wasn’t too bad. There were no customers in the store at the time, and we were able to lock the doors before any came in. It was Kim, Kyle, and myself working, and we were a little unsure about what to do with the food. After all, the fridges weren’t working, and food might go bad during the night. So we called Paul (the boss) and asked him what to do. He just told us to wrap up all the bread and close down the store – easier said than done in the dark – and to try and keep the fridges closed as much as possible. Now, I must thank government regulations about emergency lighting, because it meant that most of the store was still lit up partially at least. We were able to start putting everything away without too much difficulty. It was only difficult when Kyle had to use the washroom and there was no light. We had to give him the flashlight.

The thing that I really found creepy was…Continue Reading

Writer’s Block

I’m at a loss for words yet again today. Not much happened, and therefore there’s not much to talk about. Usually when it’s a boring day, my mind tends to wander and so, though it’s hard to talk about the day’s events, it’s easy to talk about one of the topics that flashed through my head during that day. Today, though, was mediocre. I mean, it wasn’t a boring day, because we didn’t have three classes with Mr. G like the other day’s schedule provides. We had Math, Accounting, Biology, and Phys. Ed. Today’s schedule is my favourite – I understand math, and it comes pretty naturally to me, Accounting’s a cinch, Biology is bearable, and Phys. Ed. gets the blood flowing and there’s (usually) lots of activity.

So, while it might be a more interesting day, it means I had less time to think. I mean, I could write about transcribing and translating DNA, or I could talk about the five-journal system of accounting, but that’s no fun (well, I find it fun, but not fun to talk about). Since the day was more active, it meant that I didn’t get a chance to just let my mind wander and think up crazy stuff that normally lays buried in the deep recesses of one’s mind. I think I can officially say that over the past few days, I’ve had writer’s block.

Of course, even with writer’s block, I’m still able to write. I mean, here I am writing about…Continue Reading