Posts Tagged “movies”

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

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

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

Job Hunting

I’m tired. It’s strange how job hunting is so tiring, even though you really don’t do much. The entire day, I’ve basically been working on resumes and such. In the morning, I was printing out cover letters and resumes and putting them in envelopes. Then I figured out which places I was going to and in which order. Then, in the afternoon, I took the car and drove around the city, basically going in a big loop. I headed down Brantwood, turned right onto Lynden Rd. and stopped at the Tim Horton’s there, then continued down to Future Shop. After that, I turned left on Wayne Gretzky Parkway and crossed the parking lot into Super A Video, then crossed West St. to the Tim Horton’s on the other side of the road. After that, I headed to Williams (who I know are hiring), and then went back to Wayne Gretzky again and travelled all the way down to Colborne St. I turned right and headed to Jumbo Video, then kept going down to Brant Ave. and then onto St. Paul, which turns into King George Rd. While on that road, I stopped in at Rogers Video, Blockbuster, and Tim Horton’s. I continued down King George until I got to Wal-Mart, and dropped off my final resume there. Then I headed down Powerline and home. It was like a massive loop, and I was proud of how smoothly it went considering my horrible directional skills. I was thinking I was going…Continue Reading

Movies, Morals, and Means of Employment

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Gather ’round children, and let me tell you a story. Yes, that’s right, it’s story time. I’m going to tell you the story of last night (okay, that kind of ruined the excitement, now, didn’t it?). As I sit here sipping on my hot chocolate in the BCC mug that I got for graduation – the one that has the Aaron Award on it – I’ll just reflect a bit on the capers and exploits of last night.

It all started when Angelie and I were talking on MSN. We were both bored, so she suggested that we should get together with people and do something. She had to go to the graduation of Kristy’s brother, but afterwards, she said that both of them could hang out. So that basically left the job of figuring out what to do and who to do it with up to me. She told me just to phone the Staats, since “once you have the Staats, you have everyone.” So that’s what I did. I asked for Melissa at first, since I figured I could kill two birds with one stone and tell her about the waiver form for Wonderland at the same time as telling her to get people to hang out. However, she wasn’t home. So I talked to Josh instead and told him the situation. He said that Jeff was already there just hanging out, so people could come to their house. Then he said what I was hoping he’d say…Continue Reading

Parties and Pictures (and Percy)

Well, let me just tell you a bit about last night. I headed over to Erica’s house with two hamburger patties in a freezer bag. Everyone was supposed to bring their own meat for a barbecue. I was the first one there, and since Erica apparently doesn’t know how to barbecue, I got the job. I must say, my hamburgers were amazing. They were some of the best ones I’ve ever tasted – and that’s saying a lot, considering I am a connoisseur of sorts when it comes to hamburgers.

Anyways, it was a pretty fun night. When everyone had showed up, we basically sat around and ate, or jumped on the trampoline, or played a bit of soccer in their backyard. I mostly just did the first thing – sat around and ate, plus talked, although I did play some soccer with Becky. I’m pretty sure I won that. We just went back and forth, trying to get by each other to the other end of the yard. While we were doing that, Melissa and Kristin got ahold of my camera and took 26 pictures of themselves in different strange places. I have a feeling they took more though, and just deleted the bad ones. Well, the worst ones, that is. They have pictures of themselves knocking on the front door, ones with them standing by a garden gnome, and other such “amazing” pictures. The pictures Angelie and I took were much better, although I suppose I can tolerate…Continue Reading