Posts Tagged “school trip”

Trippin’ Trip to Toronto

Since you’re all expecting it, here I go with the official Jeff’s Rundown of the Trip to Toronto. It all started on a warm Friday morning at about 8:00 AM. We all met at the school and waited until everyone was there. Then we got into the vans – Mr. G driving the Grade 11-12s, and Mrs. DuBleick and Mr. Bussen driving the Grade 9-10s in two more vans. It’s sad that our whole school can fit in three vans, but whatever. We headed up to Toronto, and the day was off!

The first stop was World Vision. We got into the building and put on our ID badges that we had to wear for some reason. Then Paul Brauen gave us a little tour of the building – which mostly consists of cubicles and storage areas. That’s about it. It really wasn’t that exciting, since they’re just cubicles. I mean, come on, cubicles, people, cubicles! But anyways, after that, we went into the boardroom they have (very nice, I might add) and the guy there – I forget his name, something like Vanderspect, I think – showed us some movies and advertisements they produced. We talked about it a bit afterwards, but it really wasn’t that interesting. I’ve never really liked places like World Vision and their strategies. I mean, I know that they have the right motives at heart, and what they’re doing is very good, but the way they try to sucker money out of people is…Continue Reading

You’d Think I’d Be in an Institution

I don’t have much to say, so I’ll keep it short. I can’t write very well when I’m not listening to music. Right now I’m busy installing the new version of Winamp, so I obviously can’t be listening to music on it while it’s still installing. Then after writing this, I’m going to have to reboot the computer, so I want to hurry up and get that over with so I can listen to my precious music.

Today was a pretty normal day. English class was a little strange, though. We’re reading through Huckleberry Finn, and Mr. G has ways of finding stuff that has just the slightest relevance to the topic we’re discussing. Today we listened to a Neil Diamond song about some camp revival meeting, which had nothing to do with what we were talking about other than the fact that in the book, Huck goes to a camp meeting. Then, later on in the book, there’s a guy that stands out on his front porch and talks to this group outside who had come over to lynch him. So Mr. G has us go into the next room, and he stands on the desk saying this guy’s part while holding a metre stick as a shotgun. It was incredibly pointless, but I figure he just wanted to do something like that because he was as bored as we were about the whole thing. I guess that’s understandable, especially for a guy who’s probably read through the book…Continue Reading