Archive for March 2005

Court Cases and Passover

Well, another day, another blog. I promise I’ll keep this one short after my massive one yesterday. So, let’s see here, what happened today? Wow – a lot actually. So without further ado, I present to you March 31, 2005, from the perspective of yours truly.

Parenting class came first today, and an average class ensued. It was all fairly normal except for leaving about ten minutes early for Law class. We all hopped into Mr. Osborn’s van and went off to the Provincial Court for in this district. There we sat in for an hour or two of court cases. The horrible thing is that you’re not allowed to talk in the courtroom. I mean, people were still whispering, but you’re not supposed to. The first half an hour or so was just timetabling. They’d call someone forward and the defense aid would ask for a postponement for various reasons – for example, the person hadn’t gotten their form for legal aid or something. That part was pretty boring. Then the judge handling that left, there was a short recess, and then the real cases began.

I don’t want to go into too much detail, but basically someone got charged with drunk driving, and the big case was about a woman who slashed her common-law spouse on the neck with a knife. It was pretty crazy, but the defence’s argument appealed to the emotions – she had horribly low self-esteem due to her upbringing in a broken home and…Continue Reading

Success!

Well, I decided I’d write this to follow up on what happened with the meeting at North Park today. As you can likely guess from the title, the meeting went quite well. She basically handed me a form and said, “Write down the courses you want, and then we’ll talk about any questions you have.” I wrote down what I wanted, and then brought up the question of prerequisites. Unfortunately, I ended up having to put down the Grade 11 Chemistry and Physics courses as well, which I didn’t want to have to do, but which I thought I would likely have to do anyways.

After I filled in the sheet, we basically talked for a little bit about universities and such, she gave me a couple books about Guelph University, because she was mentioning about a program they have called Akademia, which basically gives a general program for the first year for those who can’t decide between Arts and Sciences. I must say that I’m a little undecided on that issue. I know I want to get into Psychology, but I’m not sure whether I’d want a BA or a BSc. I decided a while ago that I’d probably want a BA, because BSc deals more with Neuropsychology and brain functions rather than the actual thoughts and actions of disorders and such – as far as I can tell, anyways. It might be a good idea to check out that program, although I hadn’t really considered Guelph as much…Continue Reading

Course Codes Overrunning My Brain

Well, this is the big day. I’m finally going in to see the guidance counselor with some semblance of what I want to do and what courses to take. I’ve been mulling it over in my mind for a while now, and it’s finally time to act on it. I mean, I may not actually enroll tonight, but I’ll at least solidify what courses I’m going to take. Right now I’m going to tell the counselor that I’m looking at Geometry & Discrete Mathematics, Mathematics of Data Management, Chemistry, and Physics. Those are the four I want – that most universities are requiring for Psychology. Of course, some are requiring one or two and not the others, while other programs require the other ones and not the first few, but overall, if I take those four courses, I’m pretty much covered for any university, at least in the area of prerequisites. I’m also pretty much covered in marks – it’s not a high priority for me since I don’t think anything I could do right now could drop my mark below an 80, unless I decided to skip the final exam or something stupid like that.

Anyways, the problem that I hope won’t turn into a big problem is that some of those courses require a previous Grade 11 course that I don’t have. Geometry & Discrete Mathematics requires Grade 11 U Math, whereas I took Grade 11 M. Physics and Chemistry both require their own Grade 11 courses, of…Continue Reading

School Idiots

I’m not going to go into too much detail about what happened today, simply for two reasons: not much happened, and I have a lot to do tonight, so I can’t be bothered writing a massive entry for today. Last night I was quite bored, so I started work on my pirate movie. I basically drew everything out, and recorded stuff, but I’m not sure that I like what I recorded, so I may do it over again. Then, I got bored of that, so I decided to download lots of music. I got Melissa and Angelie to tell me some names of bands and songs they like, and just started downloading. I probably ended up downloading about 20 or 30 songs last night, which is pretty good, I must say. Some of it I actually liked.

Today was school. Blah blah blah, everything was normal, etc. etc. I got home and there was a message on my answering machine from the head guidance counselor at North Park. She basically said that, since parent-teacher interviews were tomorrow night, she would be in her office from 6-8 PM if I wanted to drop by. I phoned the school and actually got ahold of her this time, going on to explain what the secretary had told me about talking to the Vice Principal first to enroll. She told me that I should come by anyways since I know what courses I want, so I could make sure to get into those ones.…Continue Reading

Singing and Walls (Any Relation to Each Other? Nope.)

I’m not quite sure what to say today. On the one hand, I’m still feeling strange, the same as yesterday. And on the other hand, I’m feeling a lot better. It’s sort of a mixture, I suppose. I’m pretty tired right now, though, so that might be partly affecting my mood. It’s never fun waking up at about 6:00 or 6:30 AM (I just remember that it was 6 something). I woke up and looked up at the clock, groaned, rolled over, and tried to get back to sleep. I had this weird dream about rescuing people from a car crash. I’m not sure why I was there in the first place, but whatever. It was strange. I think the dream started before I woke up, though, and then continued on after I fell back asleep. I can’t exactly remember, but I think that’s what happened, which is pretty strange and cool at the same time.

Anyways, I woke up again at about 9:00 or so, and stayed in bed, half-asleep, until around 10:00. I went and had a shower and changed right away to try and wake myself up, which didn’t really work, but whatever. I went downstairs and played my bass for a while. I was going to learn a Blindside song, but I decided to look over the Trading My Sorrows bass tab for some reason. The last time I was practicing for youth, we were thinking we might do that, but I couldn’t exactly remember how…Continue Reading

This Post Is of No Importance

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Well, happy Easter Sunday everyone! I must admit, I’m not feeling in the happy mood today, though. While it likely partially has to do with being woken up at 6:50 AM to go to the 8:00 Sunrise Service, there’s also some other reasons why I’m not very happy. More on that later.

The service started at 8:00 and I was on Powerpoint, so I had to get all the songs ready while still feeling groggy. After that, a lady spoke for a few minutes. I forget who she was – she was introduced, of course, but I forget what church she was from. After she spoke, everyone headed over to the Brantford Mall to watch The Passion of the Christ at the Cineplex Odeon theatre. Our church had set that up with the theatre people, and also set up The Prince of Egypt for the kids in another theatre since The Passion of the Christ is rated 18A and is pretty gory. I wasn’t really interested in watching the movie. Although I’m sure it would likely be powerful for me to watch, I also don’t need to be watching all that violence. I mean, I could probably handle it, but I don’t want to handle it. I’ve seen some pretty gory movies before, and I didn’t like watching them at all. The Hostage wasn’t that gory of a movie, but one guy gets a knife stabbed through his cheek, and you see him pull it out. He then later lights…Continue Reading

Things Are a Little Fishy Around Here

It’s like a movie extravaganza! Or something like that. Last night we went over to the Tozer’s house for our family Easter dinner. We had ham, mashed potatoes, asparagus, meatballs, and a whole bunch of other stuff. It was really good. But, seeing as all the cousins (the “kids”) were betting it would be boring if we didn’t do something, we decided to go out and rent a movie or two to watch. We headed over to Super A, with me driving. At first Corinne was going to drive, but her car was in front of ours in the driveway, so ours was blocking it. Then I asked my dad for the keys, and Jennifer said something like, “Don’t you think I should drive?” “No,” was the response. That was about it. I made sure to rub that in. My dad trusted me with the car more than her. Heh.

So anyways, after spending an eternity in Super A Video, we finally picked out The Incredibles and Johnny English. We were looking for something funny that most of us hadn’t seen. Then we stopped off at Corinne’s house because Jennifer wanted to borrow The Terminal from her. She decided to just stay at home since she would be going home soon afterward anyways, so we headed back to the Tozers. Just as we pulled in, Angelie and Kristy showed up. They had been over at the Gillmore’s house and decided to walk over and visit. Angelie and Jordan disappeared, of…Continue Reading