Saturday, July 30, 2005

Wow...does this remind anyone of anyone?

Normally I'm not this bad, but I've been known to forget to sleep or eat on occasion.


Lookit that...I'm awake at 0930 on a Sunday. You can't see it, but I'm even dressed and ready to go out and play disc golf (except that I haven't had breakfast). I've got my karate gear ready for later in the day, I didn't need an alarm and I've actually been pretty much fully awake since before nine. I'm all freaked out, yo.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

This is for Kit.

Found this via Donna.

Internet Police Scanner?

Alternatively, could someone please listen in on a scanner for me? Or tell me where I can get one at 12:22 in the morning?? There's been a chopper circling my neighbourhood with a search light for about the last half hour or forty five minutes and I'm starting to get a little weirded out.

Edit 12:33 : The helicopter's gone...the radio says that they were "looking for someone". Thanks. That was pretty much totally useless. :P Maybe I'll know more later.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Why didn't anyone make me listen to emo music before?

It's pretty neat...even if what I heard seemed to be a generation relabelling "soft rock" or "power ballads" to fit a new image. (Please comment politely if I'm wrong, nice emo googlers...) Whatever. I'm not the right person to talk about music genres. Music to me falls under three headings: Stuff I Like, Stuff I Don't Like (aka "rap" and "Celine Dion") and Stuff I Haven't Heard Yet. Ok, fine...stuff breaks down into other categories too, I suppose. Stuff To Work Out To, Background Music, The Crap That Kid Down The Block Plays All Fricking Day, Phantom of the Opera and Other. But seriously...

Reader Poll: What radio station do you listen to usually? (if you're not from Vancouver, let me know what genre it is. :P) If I'm not listening to my lovely Rio (thank god, I've got it back in my car now that the car is fixed.) generally I listen to 93.7 JRFM or 107.9, both of which are country, but if there's commercials on both or one is really static-y, I'll switch (in this order) to 96.9 JackFM (playing lots of stuff, but I like the '80s stuff mostly), Rock 101.1 (classic rock), 99.3 Fox (harder rock), Z95.3 (only in case of emergency...I muchly dislike rap, and there's a lot of it on there)

On my Rio there is a heavy emphasis on soundtracks (I have four versions of's a sickness.), country and New Age-y stuff.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

Now for a present...allow me to present you with my acceptance letter for the September 12 month intake! Oh, and the bill for $11,000.


I'm really tired now though. I've been doing happy dances around my house for the last half hour.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Tentative, VERY good news.

I may need to be buying one year's worth of teaching textbooks for September. *keeps fingers crossed*

Tuesday, July 19, 2005


I've been around. I've been online. I've been busy offline...I just haven't been doing anything writeworthy that I haven't mentioned before.

Gardening, karate, dealing with school drama, listening to music, taking photographs, tutoring, painting, Ultimate, gardening some more, hanging out with Dave, reading Harry Potter 6...that's about it. I haven't even really been to any movies lately, although I rewatched Fifth Element a couple days ago...definitely in my top five movies of all time.

I have cramps. :( I also have home made sweet and sour pork. :)

So that's about it. It's exciting to me, not really anyone else. I'll let you know if anything wild and wonderful happens.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Better now.

So, it turns out that I'll be spending $300 to fix my passenger lock. That's ok though. I'm pretty much good now. :)

I did a ton of gardening yesterday. I had a betony aster(?) to remove, which was this horrendous tangle of roots and branches and whippy leafy branches and yikes. It took me over two hours to clear away a patch of ground less than two square metres, and I'm not even finished yet. There's still a ton of roots to get rid of. The stuff was so compact that I had a pile of debris more than a cubic meter sitting on the lawn. I swear it was like undoing a Gordion knot, and I dealt with it in much the same way. On a totally related note, thank you Dave for the loan of the shears and sharpening my hedge clippers. *thumbs up*

I've mostly been gardening, reading and editing. (NO NOVEL SPOILERS, DAVE!! KEEP READING!!!) I've finished the first rough edit of my novel from last November, and will probably be starting to type it up either Sunday or Monday. Dave's only been waiting for...nine months since I finished read it. Although he had to suffer through nearly two months of my planning it. If anyone would like to be my second editor, let me know and if I (even kinda) know you, I'll send you a virtual copy. :) It's not nearly as horrendous as I remember parts of it being, and other parts are so cringeworthy that I put giant brackets around them and wrote in big red letters FIX THIS! LAME! BAD! Most of that is dialogue...I definitely need to work on that.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Dear whoever broke into my car last night, popping the passenger side door lock, stealing less than $10 in change and my marble egg and dumping my Ultimate bag behind a lamp post,

I hope you eat shit and die. Oh, and I took out a $300 camera and an envelope of nearly $500 cash out of my car two days ago, so FUCK YOU.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Hands of VELCRO!

Yay! We won both Ultimate games tonight... 14-12 and 14-13, and I scored the winning point for the first game! That's the first time I've ever scored the winning point (Dave begs to differ, but I'm pretty sure I'm right...)

So now I'm sore. :P But I feel pretty good. :)


So I called Admissions and got things sorted out. I'm probably not going to get into the 1 year program, but I've applied for the two year. *sigh* I've also removed and edited any reference to specific schools that I might be going to...since Dave got me all paranoid. :)

Oh well. Whatever happens, happens. Damn, but I am profound today. Maybe I'll sell a t-shirt with that on it. :P

Monday, July 11, 2005

Writing update

Last night I roughly edited 90 pages of my novel. For those of you just tuning in, I wrote a 50,000 word novel last November in NaNoWriMo, in thirty days. Dave was commenting on it in his blog, and this is what I wrote in response.

NaNoWriMo is kind of like breaking up for thirty days, except that I got hot chocolate, encouragement, snacks and blankets brought to me while I mostly ignored you. So it was kind of like I broke up with you for thirty days and you were still acting the same. ;)

Next...I am published! I have an article in the BCDSS Summer 2005 newsletter. :D I did have two articles submitted, but one of them was "cut" due to "space restrictions" *does the sarcastic finger quotes*. Damn editors. (just kidding! :) ). The article is online here and I'm on page 8. I mean, read the whole thing, but the really important stuff is on page 8. ;)

More School Drama


*deep breath* Ok. I feel better.

Stolen from girlongames

You entered: 10/10/1979
You were born on a Wednesday under the astrological sign Libra.
Your Life path number is 1.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2444156.5.
The golden number for 1979 is 4.
The epact number for 1979 is 2.
The year 1979 was not a leap year.

As of 7/11/2005 3:01:09 PM CDT
You are 25 years old.
You are 309 months old.
You are 1,344 weeks old.
You are 9,406 days old.
You are 225,759 hours old.
You are 13,545,541 minutes old.
You are 812,732,469 seconds old.

There are 91 days till your next birthday on which your cake will have 26 candles on it.

Those 26 candles produce 26 BTU's,
or 6,552 calories of heat (that's only 6.5520 food Calories!) .
You can boil 2.97 US ounces of water with that many candles.

Your birthstone is Tourmaline
The Mystical properties of Tourmaline

Pink Tourmaline promotes female balance and protection. Green Toumaline promotes male balance.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewlers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)

Opal, Jasper

Your birth tree is

Rowan, the Sensitivity
Full of charm, cheerful, gifted, without egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest and even complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.

There are 167 days till Christmas 2005!

The moon's phase on the day you were
born was waning gibbous.

Good grief. I seem to collect birthstones like other people collect phone numbers. So far I've known of opal, rose quartz and rose zircon. Now apparently pink and green tourmaline and jasper can be added to that.

Only 91 days until my birthday and 167 days until Christmas. Yeesh.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Someone really wants to get ahold of this person.

• Yahoo! Canada Search Results for karin blog vancouver last name
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• Yahoo! Canada Search Results for karin moved to bc in '89 picture of me
• Yahoo! Canada Search Results for karin moved to bc in '89

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Pondering again.

It's amazing how simply stating a fact to someone can affect them so much. I would like to suggest that you tell a friend that you love them, because you never know how much it may mean to them, because even though you know it, they might not...and besides, it's always nice to hear.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005


Was it wrong of me to teach six children how to play Ultimate with a Pride disc that has the PumpJack icon on it (gay leather bar)? (it was a subtle icon)

Yeah, I didn't think so either.

Me: Descend means go down. What's another way of saying descend?
Kid: Go down.
Me: Good. Listen. The miners descended in the shaft. What's another way of saying that sentence?
Kid: The miners went down on the shaft.

Oh my God. I thought I'd throw up from trying so hard not to laugh. Honestly...what was the author THINKING with that sentence?!

Friday, July 01, 2005

Eleventy Billion Dozen Roses

Dave woke me up this morning (a Herculean task, if ever there was one) and dragged my protesting butt out of bed. And the rest of me too. He got me to quit complaining when he told me that we were going to a garden store. *GLEE* Seriously...kid/candyshop. :D So we went off and he took me directly towards the rose bushes. *DOUBLE GLEE* I love roses, but I hate getting bouquets of them because I don't like to watch them die.

So we wandered around for about an hour through the rose bushes and we came up with a choice of four gorgeous ones, but I couldn't make up my mind. I wanted to take a look at vegetable plants quickly, so I went there for a few minutes to think about which one I wanted. When I found Dave again, he'd put all FOUR of them on the trolley!! THANK YOU SWEETIE!!!! Pictures will follow when I take them.

I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!ONE!!111!!ELEVEN!!111!! *EEEEE!* *poing* They smell SO GOOD! I'm going to plant them in large containers so I can take them with me when I move. :D!!!

Top Notch, Double Delight, Perfect Moment, Glowing Peace are the four kinds. I'll link to them later as well, but for now we're off to a Canada Day BBQ and perhaps disc golf.

*waves a maple leaf*

Happy Canada Day!