Thursday, September 30, 2004

As promised, exciting things

Well, they're exciting to ME, anyway. :)

1) o/~ Should I rent, or should I buy now? If I rent there will be trouble...but if I buy there may be double... o/~

I'll be moving out in either February or March.


Shut up...stop laughing at me. I mean it this time.

Now I need to decide about renting vs buying. I'll be moving to North Burnaby, either near Skytrain or a major bus route, or near Commercial Drive. For the apartment/condo- two bedrooms minimum...but three would be even better. In-apartment laundry would be a major asset, in-building is necessary if there isn't anything in the apartment. Fireplace would be nice, same with balcony but neither of those are essential. I'm not adverse to renting/buying a house if the prices are right. (and to buy, it'd have to be VERY right.) to me. Where should I live?

2) Itsa ma birthday! Coming up October 10th...I'll be 25. Even better, it's the three months out of the year that I'm only a year younger than Dave, rather than two. So, if you feel like buying me a present...please donate some money to breast cancer research, the SPCA or the Children's Hospital instead. I've got lots of stuff.

3) This one is probably the one I'm most immediately excited about. Tomorrow I'm registering for NaNoWriMo...also known as National Novel Writing Month. This is the craziest thing I've ever committed to do solo. Basically it involves writing a 50,000 word novel (roughly 175 pages by their estimate) from the time of November 1 12:01 am to November 30 11:59 pm. That's about 1667 words per day. I've got a bit of an outline, a main character and the rough sketch of several other characters. I'm frightened, but in a good way. It's kind of scary, but I've been thinking about becoming a writer for a while now. This seems to be the best way to just write. Anyone else interested in going absolutely fricking nuts signing up?

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

*takes a deep breath*

Ok. I can do this. I have a paper due tomorrow I haven't started writing yet. However, I have researched it, and now all I have to do is spill out 4 pages of information in some kind of coherent order. No problem! *whimper*

*reaches around behind the computer to unplug the modem cord* See y'all on the flip flop. I'll be back later this evening or tomorrow.

Bzzzt... *black screen with a white dot fading in the centre*

Monday, September 27, 2004

I'm boring

Visiting with people, doing readings for a paper, working, going to class, knitting and finishing watching Queer as Folk season two. :p Oh well. More exciting things will be happening...stay tuned.

Sunday, September 26, 2004


So, my Oma's been here for the last couple of days. It's been nice. There's been a lot of desserts, she's come to watch me do karate and play Ultimate and there's been a bunch of "When I was your age, I already had two children." This leads to my mom quickly adding "But don't be in any hurry!" I'm inclined to agree with Momma on this one. :)

We have evidence of my occasional mad Ultimate skillz. My mom actually got a video of one of my points. :)

Exercise yesterday: 2 hours karate
Exercise today: 1.5 hours Ultimate (3)

Friday, September 24, 2004

Stunning realization

I was playing around with a hairstyle program, and I've realized something frightening. I look an awful lot like a boy. When I was trying those hairstyles on myself, I looked like a badly made up drag queen. Whoa.

I'm going to just assume that it was a lousy fit on the hairstyles, and a poor picture...because, as much as I like men...I don't particularly want to look like one.

Note: sorry about not being here...very busy week. Ye gods. And my grandmother's in town this weekend, so I might not be available for...well...anything. :p

Sunday, September 19, 2004

This day is for the birds

Apparently Donna had the pleasure of dealing with a dead bird due to cat causes this morning. I had a similar experience...

I was tutoring and the cat brought a bird into the kitchen. THIS one was still alive. So I got to be the brave one, catch the stunned bird and let it go outside. Then I got to do the mental "ew ew ew, bird blood on my hands and FEATHERS STICKING TO MY HANDS OH DEAR GOD GETMETHECLEANERANDTHESOAPANDTHERUBBINGALCOHOL!" dance. Couldn't do a real one because I had to maintain decorum in front of the kid and the lady I tutor for.


Exercise today: 2 hours Ultimate


Don't ye be forgettin' that today be Talk Like A Pirate Day mateys!! Tell someone that they be walkin' the plank today! Arr!

Exercise yesterday: 1.5 hours karate

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Unsexy bruise. :p did Karin get this bruise? Was it diving headlong after a disc to score the winning point? Nope. A miscalculated karate movement? Nuh uh... How about saving a child or pet from a car. Not that either. Give up?

*cough* Doorknob. You may all proceed with laughing hysterically at me now. :p

You know...with my incredible ability to bruise in a stiff wind, coupled with my equally amazing ability to...well... walk into doorknobs with the least provocation, it's a really, really good thing I don't do things conducive to say, Ultimate Frisbee...or karate...
 Posted by Hello

ICQ post from someone who has way to much time on his/her hands

(Got a "hi" from this person a couple weeks ago, so I'm curious as to where I might know "him" from.)

Date : 9/18/2004 Time : 12:36 PM
LoverGirl: so, do I know you?

Date : 9/18/2004 Time : 1:09 PM
Flo: yes

Date : 9/18/2004 Time : 1:10 PM
Flo: you are a bitch

Date : 9/18/2004 Time : 1:12 PM
LoverGirl: Ah. :) You DO know me.

Date : 9/18/2004 Time : 1:13 PM
LoverGirl: Anything else?

Date : 9/18/2004 Time : 1:15 PM
LoverGirl: Did you get disconnected? I sent a couple of replies, but you might not have received them.

(note my concern here. What a pity that my fabulous and intelligent remarks might go unheard. *sigh* )

Date : 9/18/2004 Time : 1:20 PM
LoverGirl: All right, so are we finished then?

Date : 9/18/2004 Time : 1:23 PM
LoverGirl: Cool, thanks for playing, don't forget to pick up our home game.

So I'm not exactly sure what all this was about...Seems like since I changed my username to LoverGirl, I've been getting a lot more hits from random weird individuals.

Friday, September 17, 2004

NO! Nononono!!

Away with thee, scratchy throat! Cease pestering me, thou sneezing and stuffy nose! Headache and lack of energy begone! *poof?* *please poof?* it looks like I might be getting something again...dammit! Unfair! And I got to have my "yearly female test" and checkup today. Bleah. At least I know that according to my blood pressure, I'm going to live forever. :D

Thursday, September 16, 2004

It's that time of year chocolate at the computer!! Posted by Hello

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

I just said "wang" to my mother.

Actually, that's it.

Um...ok, I'm going to do the rest of my review stuff so I'm allowed to watch episode one of the second season of Queer as Folk. Yikes. Major cliffhanger, much?!


I've got a wicked headache. I fell asleep on the couch and somehow knotted up my neck. Ouch. My calves feel much less agonizing from Ultimate on Sunday. I can walk again!! With much less pain! *glee*

Tuesday, September 14, 2004


*stares at the 3/4 eaten box of chocolate covered almonds.* Oh, dear god. What have I done?

Oh feature here at Random Synapses...all the cool kids are doing it. :) mom says I'm cool. ;)

See me live on my webcam. View My Webcam
See me live on my webcam.

Swing by...check me out. :)

So very efficient

Unplugging my modem helps me get schoolwork done considerably. I've actually been doing work...colour me shocked. :) I had planned on going to a volunteer meeting for Out on Campus today, but I slept in. :p Oh well...there's a whole semester to become an activist.

What else? My room is starting to look like a war zone again. I need to get things organized. :/ Preferably before midterms and essay season happens again.

My classes are most interesting. I am pleased. I am even more pleased that I only have two assignments for the whole semester. :) One of my courses is based on class participation (10%) and two exams (45% each). Fortunately, exams are one of my strong suits.

Such a boring post. :p I have started a knitting blog so that I don't bore everyone here with tales of my knitting. :) Knitting Pretty (shamelessly cribbed from a couple of different sources. Ttthpt. I'm not original enough to come up with a knitting pun. Anyone got any ideas? Knit Happens has already been taken.)

Sunday, September 12, 2004


I'm starting class in a real classroom. AND I'm taking the bus up. This happens so infrequently, it's worth a mention.


Well, I'M impressed.

Despite being sick...despite The Demon telling me that I shouldn't exercise...despite many other factors, I managed to go to both karate and Ultimate this weekend. I am pleased. I am feeling really good about myself, and *scuffs feet* I scored three points today... *blush* I'm REALLY happy about that. That ties my record for the first season I ever played.

I'm glad the season has started. I'm not glad that the trees are starting to change colours. I don't do well in winter...but winter's not here yet! And today was a beautiful summer day. I am happy.

Exercise today: 2 hours Ultimate, yesterday: 2 hours karate

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Stripy toque...finished it last night. Posted by Hello

Thursday, September 09, 2004

I should really eat better

Drinking orange juice instead of pop doesn't really do one much good when one's breakfast and lunch consist of several handfuls of Zesty Nacho Tortilla Chips and Salt 'n' Vinegar chips. Um...heh. :P

Luckily Dave took me out for dinner last night and I've got half a hamburger in my fridge.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Oh, man...not fair.

Being sick, I can handle...barely. Having really bad cramps? Hey, I've dealt with that for the last 11 years. No problem. Being sick, having really bad cramps at work while all the painkillers are at home in my bathroom? THAT feels like the universe is just kicking your ass for the hell of it.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

On this day, seven years ago...

I also had a cold. My ears were plugged, I was hungover (well...actually, just very tired), and I was jet-lagged from being in Scotland the day before. It was my first day of university!! Seven years ago today I expected that I would presently... finished school. married. (YIKES!)
...have a career of some form.
...DEFINITELY be out of my parent's house.
...probably have at least one child.

Instead, I am...

...finished my degree, but taking courses that interest me. a wonderful, long term relationship which is showing no signs of ending., we're working on this one. I'm fussy when it comes to careers.
...February or March, I'm outta here.
...enjoying NNY's child and knowing that I'll have one when I'm ready.

You know...when I put it that way, I'm not nearly as frighteningly behind as I thought I was.


School's out forever!

Oh, wait, no it's not. Picked up my books and correspondence texts from university today and got to see Justy's new place. :)

Monday, September 06, 2004

Woo! Cough syrup!

I've never been high...but I imagine it's what today felt like. I don't actually really remember much about work today...I hope my till balances. :/


I'm feeling about eighteen thousand percent better this morning. In fact, I'm off to work. I figured that a four hour shift wouldn't kill me, and since I'm getting time and a half (Happy Labour Day everyone) I decided to drag my butt out of bed. So, here we go!!

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Stream of (un)consciousness

By popular demand...well, at least by one person. I haven't been watching tv because moving flickering lights make me unhappy. Neo-citrin is blessed by all the gods, spirits and ghosts of our ancestors. Buckley's cough syrup is from the foulest pits of hell (I haven't resorted to drinking it yet). Mr. Noodles, chicken flavour tastes really good going down. I hope I don't have to deal with it coming back up.

I'm a little nervous about going to lie down. When I woke up from my nap this afternoon and sat up, all the junk in my chest shifted around and made me cough. Yech. My throat is feeling a lot better.

I've been reading a lot of baby blogs lately. *grumble* And now I've stumbled onto several infertility blogs. *sigh* I'm such a hypochondriac... luckily it's controllable for me. However, I know more about IVF and mucous plugs and male factor and other methods of trying to have children on reduced fertility.

I think I'll need to buy for a new apartment: a dining room table and chairs, at least one easy chair, possibly a new couch, several strings of lights or other lighting type implements.

I think I should be going to bed. I am a terrible patient...I deal best with being left alone...unless I want something. Then it becomes "Get me juice", "No! I want grape juice", "What do you mean we don't have grape juice", "I don't care that no one in the house drinks grape juice?", "I want a blanket." "NO, not that blanket", "This blanket's too hot.", "This one's not warm enough".

Luckily, afterwards I'm very grateful.

Now to rummage through the "colds and flu" cabinet and pick out a nice flavour of medicinal syrup. (WHAT? No grape flavoured!! Damn you!)

Great green globs of greasy grimy gucky stuff.

Ooh...*incoherent moan of the bad sort* I feel so awful. I have this monstrous hybrid of stomach flu and "cold" flu. I decided at 3 am as I practically crawled to the bathroom (because I was too dizzy to stand upright) to throw up that I should probably stay home from work. This is also true because by 7am I had gotten a grand total of about two hours sleep.

*whiiiiiiiiiiiiine* I ache all over. I get chills. My throat is sore. I feel nauseated. My nose is plugged, unless it's leaking green shit. I'm dizzy. */whiiiiiiiiiiiine*

I think it's time for me to go back to bed. On the plus side...since I haven't felt like eating in three days, I've lost four pounds.

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Meeting new people

Meeting people is good. Meeting people in the midst of food is good. Meeting people in the midst of food and funny movies is even better. Meeting people in the midst of food and funny movies, and armed with several bottles of wine...just in awesome. Thank you peechie for a fun evening. :) We'll definitely have to do something, now that we both know that we don't put on our "crazy internet" faces the first time we meet. :) I got to my first destination to get home. Before 10 tomorrow morning. Ugh.

In other news, there is something in the air tonight...I'm in the middle of a strange, airborne allergy attack. Bleah.. :p

Friday, September 03, 2004

Good things in strange packages

I missed going to Playland yesterday with Devon and Donna...probably a good thing though...I feel really yucky now. I'm all dizzy and my stomach's doing weird gurgling things. I don't wanna know how I'd feel after eating all the Fair food, going on evil rides of ultimate doom, etc.

So I get into work today and I'm not working. Whoops. I guess it's better than the opposite...not going into work...and turning out to be working. This give me a chance to lie around and sleep or work on knitting clean my room or go up to the university and buy books.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

What's that day again?

Today is Dave and my second year anniversary. I've already told him all the mushy stuff, so I don't need to inflict it on anyone else over the blog. Instead, I'll just do a "quick" synopsis of what we did recently. Oh, and stick some mushy stuff at the end. You have been warned.

The last few days have been great...I think we've spent pretty much 48 hours straight together and we don't want to kill each other. I think this bodes well for the long term strength of our relationship. :) Monday night we went to Ikea and in order to create a harmonious bedroom at some point, we both might get wardrobes which will enable us to create a blended furniture family.

Oh dear god(ess)(es)...this is way to grown up for me.

Tuesday we bummed around most of the day cuddling, went to visit NNY and family, and GAVE THEM THE FINISHED BABY BLANKET!!!! YAY!!!!!! I'm sure I'll post about it later in excruciating detail. Then we went downtown to do some shopping. We actually didn't wind up buying anything...shocking! There were some gorgeous inexpensive leather boots, but my calves are just too fat for them. Dammit. We went out for dinner at Anton's last night. There was so much was incredible! Much pasta. In a shocking turn of events we actually rented a movie last night. Between Dave and my DVD collection, it rivals most video stores in sheer volume, but we rented "Twisted" with Ashley Judd. I think that the thriller genre has become tied with s/f and fantasy in my list of favourites.

Today we cuddled for a bunch of the day, then Dave surprised me with lunch at Milestones...this was where we went for our first date...and first Valentines, and first year anniversary... *big romantic sigh* Then we went shopping again...this time we (read: he) actually bought something. After this we went back to my place where I took a nap. Dave had planned an Ulti practice for this evening, so he went back to his place to prep. I went over and we went to practice. Happily, it was just the two of us, so we got to continue our together time. After practice we went and watched "Dead Poets Society"...a movie I'd never seen but have always wanted to. Now, I am home and trying to cope with the idea that I'm going to have to fall asleep tonight without a boyfriend in the room with me. How very bizarre.

I would just like to finish off by saying what an amazing two years (well, and four months since we met, but who's counting anyway? *looks innocent*) I've had. Warning: mush ahead. Also...poor grammar ahead.

Dave: it's hard for me to express how much you've helped to change me into the person I've been trying to be...the person I want to be. Thank you for all of the everything that you've done for me...from listening to me garble Old English translations at you over the phone for six hours at a time, to always making sure that I have a glass of juice or pop when I come over. For pushing me to work out, putting up with my whining, and taking my fingers out of my mouth, under the pretext of holding my hand, when I'm about to start biting my nails again. Thank you for putting up with my strange idiosyncracies in the kitchen (no, you can't boil pasta in water which has come out of the hot water tap!). Thank you for treating me with respect, listening to my ideas (even when you decide against them :) ) and coming over to visit me when I'm randomly angry...even when I take it out on you. Thank you for late night taquito runs and letting me drool over Adrian Paul's torso. Umm...figuratively speaking...and from a great distance.

Thank you for loving me.

(dammit...all that mushy stuff. :p)

Exercise today: 1 1/4 hours Ultimate practice