Mini-Golf, Movies, and Monotony

Yesterday was pretty cool. In the afternoon, Jeff called me up and asked if I wanted to do something. Since I worked Sunday and today, I figured that yesterday was the sandwich day that I’d have to fill in with something good. After all, no one eats a sandwich just for the bread. So I said sure, and he came and picked me up. We then went and picked up Melissa, then drove over to Angelie’s house and picked her up as well. Jeff’s plan was to go go-karting at Ben-Mar, so off we went.

When we got there, it wasn’t raining, but you could tell that it had been raining quite recently. The go-karts were closed, but Jeff figured that they’d likely open them up in about half an hour or so once the track dried up. So we went and sat in Johnny-be-Good for a while, then went back to check again. They were still closed, so I guess they just decided to keep it closed for the entire day or something. So instead, we played a round of mini-golf. Jeff beat me by one stroke to get first place, so I didn’t do too badly, I suppose. Afterwards, we headed to Tim Hortons so Angelie could get a cinnamon roll, and then we headed home because people wanted to be home for supper at their own houses. We decided to reconvene at 7:30 PM with a movie or something. And now I’ve completely lost track of what…Continue Reading

Ups and Downs

Yesterday was a bit of an up-and-down day. Writing yesterday’s entry put me in sort of a sour mood, and so as I got ready for work, I just offered up a prayer that God would help me set that aside as I worked to not let my bad mood influence my attitude there. I had to check the bus schedules and such to find out which bus went where at what time, and so I found out that the 12:00 bus would get me to the Brantford Mall at about 12:07. I considered taking that one, but since I started work at 12:15, I didn’t want to take the chance that the bus would be slow like it sometimes is. So I took the 11:30 bus instead, and got there with about half an hour to spare before having to work. That was okay. I just went into Wal-mart for a little while and looked in the electronics section. Killing time is really the only time you’ll ever catch me “shopping” without buying anything – unless you count not being able to find what I’m looking for, but that’s different.

At about noon, I walked over to Cineplex and went upstairs to change and such. I had my uniform in a backpack, so I got ready and made myself look amazing before going back downstairs. I still had a little bit of time before I started, so I went in and wrote down my hours for next week. Then…Continue Reading

Bloggish Celebrations and Adultish Laughter

Well, this is my 292nd post on this thing. I suppose I could have just not said anything and left the surprise until my 300th, but I was afraid I would forget and just not have any celebration at all. So lets have a toast to my 292nd post on this friggin’ massive blog of mine. Cheers!

Now that the festivities are over until another 8 posts go by, let me tell you just a tiny bit about my day. To make a short story even shorter, nothing much has happened. I got up, had a shower and got dressed, then was pleasantly greeted by my father who asked why I hadn’t called Sears yet. My sister went and took her driver’s test to get her G license, passed, and is now driving like a maniac (well, actually she’s upstairs, but oh well). I called Sears once the store actually opened, got the lady’s voice mail, and it said she was on holidays until August 8th or 9th. She then rhymed off the extension of another supervisor, which I then called and left a message on his voice mail. I called Marco Sales as well, and found out that the lady I thought was looking at my resume actually had an employee doing that for the summer instead. So I got patched through to her voice mail, left a message there, and am now thoroughly confused, waiting for someone to call me back.

Once my sister came home from her…Continue Reading

My Speech on The Notebook

Last night was funny. First, my aunts and uncles and cousins came over and we had a barbecue. We had chicken and sausages and burgers, and I cooked them all up, being the resident barbecue king of the family. Once I put on the hamburgers, though, there was so much smoke that my eyes were watering like crazy. The fire was flaring up because of the grease and basically enveloping the burgers – and I had the burners on quite low. Anyways, we cooked so much food, and now we have quite a bit of leftovers. And that’s a good thing.

After a while, I got a call from, you guessed it, Melissa. She told me to come over, and that if I didn’t, Josh would drag me over, or something like that. Since my sister and Bethany were just heading off to go to Braeside, I asked them to drop me off at the Staats’ house, and they did so. Erica, Dave, and Natalie also were there. The girls wanted to watch The Notebook. The guys went downstairs to play Halo. Josh crushed me at it, and then I crushed Dave at it. After a while, though, it got monotonous with one person dominating, so we headed upstairs and watched about the last half of the movie.

I must say, it’s a horrible movie. And I know that any girl that’s reading this and has seen the movie is probably muttering under her breath right now and plotting strategies…Continue Reading

The Day (Uninteresting Title, Eh?)

I’m not sure what to say about today. I did stuff, but that stuff wasn’t all that exciting. When I got up, everyone in my house had already left for the day, so I was all alone. I didn’t even hear them leave today. There was a note on the table telling me to do stuff – empty the dishwasher, and vacuum and dust the living room, dining room, and family room. I was thinking of just not doing it, but then I figured that they could have told me to go cut the grass or something, so they were being easy on me. So I did them. The morning was fairly uneventful. I did my regular routine – had a shower, got changed, went down to the computer, etc.

So anyways, I had a wonderful lunch of toast with grape jam on it, and was just settling down to have a nice boring day, when lo and behold, Melissa called. She told me to come over since I was probably bored at my house – which I was – and I told her that I didn’t want to. Of course, no one ever believes me anymore when I say that, since I always say the exact opposite of what I want, so she continued to pester me, threw out all my excuses, and told me Steph was there – although I can’t say that really made me want to go over there any more. I’m really not sure how…Continue Reading

Catch Me if You Can

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This will likely be a short entry, because there’s not much to say. Last night around 8:00 PM or so, I got a phone call from Steph, who was at Dave’s house with a bunch of people from Central. Since that meant that both Steph was back from her trip to Algonquin Park and that Dave was back from British Columbia and out of the hospital from his E. coli incident, I definitely wanted to go over there.

On the whole, I suppose it wasn’t the most interesting time. When I got there, everyone was downstairs watching Catch Me if You Can, a movie about a con artist who runs away from the law and forges cheques that add up to millions of dollars. All the seats were taken, so I sat on the floor until Erica left, and then took her seat. It wasn’t exactly the most exciting time, just because watching movies never really is. I mean, the movie can be exciting, but I’d much rather spend time with people doing something else, and then watch the movie by myself another time or something. I’m beginning to see Mr. G’s point that getting together with friends to watch movies is stupid. I’d much rather do something more social when I’m in a social situation – it only makes sense. I guess it’d be alright to watch a movie if we talked afterwards or something. I mean, after watching a two-hour movie, you’d have lots to talk about. But…Continue Reading

Monopoly, Waterboys, and Sexy Hair

Wow. I can’t believe that I completely forgot to blog yesterday. I’m slipping, I tell ya. But that’s probably a good thing. It may possibly mean that I’m actually developing a social life. But we all know that’s not the case, right? Right. I guess I was just busy with other stuff yesterday (which I’ll get to talking about), so it just slipped my mind.

Oh well. I guess I’ll talk a little bit about Thursday then, since I missed talking about it yesterday. Melissa called me sometime in the afternoon wanting to hang out or whatever, but with the other stuff I was doing, I didn’t get to do that until later. At 3:00 PM, I had an interview at Home Hardware with Dave. It wasn’t so much of an interview, really, as it was story time. He really just told me a few stories of people that worked there or used to work there as examples for me to follow or not follow. He asked a few questions, but since he already knows my mom, he knows kind of what my character is like already. He also knows my dad and my sister also, although not as well, but I think he could see a pattern developing. So anyways, he’s going to talk to the floor manager and probably set up an interview so I can meet him, then they’re going to interview a few other people, get their heads together, and pick the best one or two.…Continue Reading