Haircuts, Ideas, Jargon, and Koreans

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I don’t have much to say today, really. I tried blogging earlier today, but there was some sort of error. It seems to have been fixed, so here I am. I guess I’ll just run through last night and today, which seems to be my regular type of entry. You’d think I might be good at it by now.

Last night, I went to the church for worship practice. And basically, it was a waste of a worship practice, but not a waste of time. You see, we never ended up practicing. Julie is still down for the count with some sort of sickness; they’re still not sure whether it’s mono or tonsilitis. I think those were the two options, anyways. Jordan also never showed up, because it’s quite hard to play guitar with a dislocated thumb. Well, I mean, it’s not dislocated anymore, but it still hurts apparently. So basically, it was Kyle, Lawrence, and me there, plus John Mark, the sound dude. We got our instruments set up, but basically spent about two hours talking about anything and everything. Along the way, we talked somewhat about ways to improve the youth group, and also came up with a great idea for another coffeehouse-type thing. I’ll be sure to talk about it a lot more if the plan starts to go through. So anyways, we never ended up practicing, since it would have been hard with just the three of us anyways, but we did get a lot accomplished and some ideas thrown around. It was good stuff.

Today has been fairly busy, I guess. I had the car today, so that’s why it was a little busier – I could actually do stuff. At lunchtime, I drove Kristin and Jordan over to BCC. I had intended to recruit people, especially Jason, for my skit for the upcoming Oscars party. I never saw him when I was there, but I got a couple more people in on it, so that’s good. It’s a pretty ridiculous script, with a tad of retardedness, but oh well. I think it’s funny, anyway, and that’s all that counts. Well, maybe not, but whatever. Anyways, after third period, I had a spare, so I headed back home for a while before going off to get my hair cut. Of course, at the last minute, I realized that I had no money in my wallet – which kind of helps to pay for the haircut – so I had to drive over to the convenient store by my house to get money from the ATM there. Of course, that includes a $1.25 fee for using it, plus I think my bank charges me for using ATMs, but oh well. I needed money, and my bank is over on King George Rd. – a little too far away to drive there and back in ten minutes before my appointment. Of course, when I got there, I ended up waiting for half an hour anyways. But oh well. I eventually got my hair cut, and hopefully it’ll stay out of my eyes for at least a couple of weeks before growing out long enough to target them again.

Tonight I reserved some time to do my income tax. My dad helped me through some of it, even though it was a lot more straight-forward than last year, since I had a specialized form. Anyways, it was also a lot better than last year, since this year it looks as if I might be getting $100 or more back from the government. Score! That definitely made the whole process worth it. Well, perhaps not, but I suppose it’s required anyways, so I might as well make the best of it. Next year should be a little more challenging, since I’ll have to claim stuff about my RESP and tuition and such, as well as charitable donations from my church and such. But anyways, I’m just glad that I have my dad to help me when I get stuck trying to read the stupid forms and such. I mean, all the line numbers and technical jargon that I know nothing about gets me confused. Once you know what to put in the line, it’s pretty straightforward to add lines such-and-such and subtract this line and that line, blah blah blah. It’s just figuring out which lines apply to you and which only apply to Korean people living up in the Northwest Territories. There are, by the way, 20 of those according to the 2001 Statistics Canada census. (If you’re wondering why on earth I would ever know that, it’s because I was very bored in a Data Management class one day, and I was browsing statistics to make it look like I was doing something productive. But that’s a story in itself.)

I suppose that’s all I have to say for today. Tomorrow, things will hopefully be business as usual, although I’m sure something interesting will happen which I will completely forget to blog about, instead posting a detailed account of the hair follicles on the average Siamese cat. Well, I wouldn’t hold your breath waiting for that, but I can’t promise that tomorrow’s entry won’t be on a topic just about as interesting.

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