Saturday, December 31, 2005


*debates tagging someone...nah...this one's too long.*

The New Year Meme

1. Telemarketer (less than two weeks)
2. Retail slave
3. Pizza baker
4. *censored* (to protect me from googlebots.)

1. Serenity (and all of Firefly)
2. Princess Bride
3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
4. Chicago/Phantom of the Opera

1. The Riverside Chaucer
2. Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner (Scott Cunningham)
3. Most fantasy (except Lord of the Rings...I know. I know...shaddap)
4. This is like picking favourite children...Women Sailors and Sailor's Women

1. That Vancouver Suburb I'm in now.
2. That's it.
3. I've only moved once when I was 8 months old from the same city.
4. But I was born in New West. Does that count?

1. Alias ('s the last season)
2. Firefly ( more episodes)
3. Highlander ('s over)
4. Queer as Folk (Wahhhh...hey...Is anyone else noticing a trend here? Thank Deity for DVDs)

1. Scotland
2. England
3. Washington State
4. San Francisco

1. Various blogs
2. SFU webmail
3. Various webcomics
4. Ovarian Masses-how to tell if they're malignant. (YAY!! NO MORE OF THAT! *deletes link*)

1. Sui Sha Ya sushi (all you can eat)
2. The Keg
3. Bostom Pizza (open late...even if I can't ever get soup)
4. Death By Chocolate.

1. Sushi
2. Chocolate covered cherries (Queen Anne type)
3. My grandmother's chocolate chip cookies
4. popcorn (it's so bad for me, yet so good)

1. Douglas College
2. SFU
3. UBC
4. Port Moody Senior

1. "Hokay."
2. "Like..."
3. "What the crap?"
4. "I'm/you're such a nerd."

1. With Dave
2. In my very own classroom, with my very own class
3. On a beach, learning how to surf...or eating fresh seafood and drinking a margarita. Either or.
4. On the bridge of the Serenity ogling Mal and Inara.

Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't think I made any. I usually say I'm going to give up smoking and drugs...really easy since I don't do either.

Did anyone close to you give birth?

Did anyone close to you die?
Someone from my karate dojo, but I didn't really know him all that well.

What places did you visit?
Seattle, Bellingham, Harrison Hot Springs.

What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
An education degree.

What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory?
The day I got accepted at school...damned if I know the exact date though. Also, Dec 21, the day I had my ultrasound, and today when I found out everything was normal.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Going back to school, keeping things together with Dave (though that was really more his patience than my success)

What was your biggest failure?
The s3x toy party business.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
I've had this frigging cold on and off for months now. And I dropped a keyboard on my toe, and stubbed my toe so hard once that's gross and I don't want to get into that.

What was the best thing you bought?
Mmmm...most of the great stuff I acquired was bought for me. Desk... computer... new bras... new dresser. I don't remember buying any big ticket items for myself.

Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Dave. He's been a saint putting up with my bitchyness...which heavily manifested itself last semester.

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
See above. Whoops.

Where did most of your money go?
My tattoo (just kidding Mom. No tattoos here.) Yarn, books, DVDs, car insurance, payments and gas.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Firefly. (Jeez, obsessed much? I'm going to look back on this next year and be like, what the crap?) Oh, and learning how to tat!!

Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder?
Happier...I know where my life is going.

Thinner or fatter?
*buffs nails* I think I'm about the same, but I lost 3-5 pounds between Halloween and now, thankyouverymuch.

Richer or poorer?
Hrm. Poorer. Definitely.

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Karate and knitting. My two favourite K activities.

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Doing crap aimlessly on the computer. (Like memes! Hey, wait a minute)

How will you be spending New Year's?
With friends watching movies or playing games.

Did you fall in love in 2005?
Stayed thoroughly in love.

How many one-night stands?

Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
I hate the word hate. I certainly dislike a few people now that I didn't care much for earlier.

Do you like anyone now that you hated this time last year?
Nope, don't think so.

What was the best book you read?
Oh lordie. Ummmmmm...probably Alias Grace or The Robber Bride, both by Margret Atwood.

What was your greatest musical discovery?

What did you want and get?
*CENSORED* Oh, and a new computer, and a clean room. And acceptance to teacher training.

What did you want and not get?
Digital camera

What was your favorite film this year?

I'll go with Narnia...since I can't really remember. Aeon Flux was good too.

What did you do on your birthday?
Had a couple close friends, my family and Dave's family out for dinner, then karaoke for the friends.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Not having spent so much money on the failed s3x toy party business.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
Teacher-ish. More mature, except for the funny earrings. As an elementary teacher, one is destined to own multiple pairs of funny themed earrings.

What kept you sane?
Dave. Knitting, Karate.

Who did you miss?
Bill, but then he moved out here!! Yay!! Still miss Justy...we don't hang out much.

Who was the best new person you met?
People from my education class.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005:
If I put my mind to it, and don't get distracted by the shiny internet, I can accomplish so much.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Holy crap...

I'm a Gigabyte for two weeks starting on Tuesday! I'm teaching ten lessons!! AGGGHHHGHGHHHH!!!

Scared, and nervous, and VERY excited.

Oh, holy crap. I'm teaching the first lesson back after Christmas break. *FEAR*


My ultrasound came back totally normal!!!

From my report: "the uterus is sonographically normal...the right ovary is sonographically normal...the left ovary contains (stuff that is normal)."

"Impression: no focal sonographic abnormality is identified in the pelvis."


Thursday, December 29, 2005


I bought a ridiculously cheap copy of Hercules The Legendary Journeys Season One (which was said to be out of stock) on the 27th. About fourteen minutes ago, it arrived. Wowza.

(EDIT: I checked my invoice. I actually bought it yesterday around 230 pm. It showed up on my doorstep today at around 4 pm...26 hours after purchase. Go CNL!)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Browncoats Unite

PC250007, originally uploaded by Random Synapses.

For all you Firefly fans out there (and if you aren't, I want to know WHY!!). This Jayne hat was made for Dave's sister, Jen and it turned out fairly well. I gave it to her in a plain box, tied with butcher twine and filled with shredded paper just like in the show. I also included the letter that Jayne got from Ma Cobb when he received his hat.

Pry. My. Fingers. From. The. Mouse!!!

You can tell when a game is very very good when you play for just "five more minutes" and three hours later realize it's past 0300. Holy crap.

Thanks Dave. Successful present. :D

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas!

Hopefully you're not a big ball of stress. That is all.

Oh, and hopefully you don't realize 34 minutes before midnight on Christmas Eve that you don't have anything for some people you're seeing tomorrow at noon. Whoops.


I don't know if I'm actually done, like finished everything. I'm more done, like dinner. I can't do any more...but I am about to get dressed, go upstairs and do some more.

I feel so icky. I have presents I'm not finished.

I really do like this time of year...but I'm turning into a giant stress ball. Yeesh.

Merry Christmas and Winter and Happy Holidays because I can't think of all the stuff that happens. :P

I want to go and sleep for a week.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Poked and prodded

Dentist appointment today. Yech. No real surprises.

I've been working on this toque. I can't talk about it much, since it's going to be a Cmas present, but it's been the bane of my existance trying to find the right yarn for it. I think I've finally got it right. *phhooof*

Interesting conversation I had with myself. I'm getting sick again, so I decided to take a nap around 3 pm or so (I know, I am so lucky...). I woke up around six and it was dark outside. "Sweet! We don't tutor until 10 tomorrow!" "Excellent. That gives us another three hours to sleep." Zzzzz... One hour later. "Why the hell can't I stay asleep? This sucks." "Word." "Why's Dad watching TV at seven in the morning?" "Ohhhhh..."

So suddenly I find myself with an entire evening that I didn't realize I had. So I ate lobster on pasta with garlic butter, and now I'm reading and planning to get to the knitting very soon.

Real soon.

Currently reading: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
On the needles: Christmas presents x 3

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Ooh, interesting.

Photo touchups. Found via Melissa Summers at Blogging Baby.

My ultrasound went well, I guess. I won't know the results until Friday or Monday (which is WAY faster than I expected) but the tech didn't run screaming out of the room to get a surgery table prepped for me, so that's good. Updates as they occur.

The waiting...she is almost over.

(backstory: during my physical back in October, a small lump was found in the vicinity of my left ovary, so I had an ultrasound scheduled. Said ultrasound is tomorrow.)

Tomorrow is my pelvic ultrasound. Of course, I probably won't find out the results for a few days weeks. I've been downplaying it because I censor a lot on here, but I'm really worried. :P I guess I'm posting this because it's almost 1:30 am and that's kind of a witching hour. (aside: tomorrow is the Solstice! Happy return of the longer days!!) In twelve hours I'll be full of water and driving to my appointment.

Bah! It's probably nothing! Now everyone tell me that some more so I believe it. It's so stupid...I'm sure there's nothing to worry about.


Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Christmas Presents

Woohoo! I finished shopping a week or so back, and now they just need to be put together. I'm making most of some of them might be getting to people a little later. :P Ask my mom...I owe her a set of cross stitched towels from Mother's Day...uh...2002. I'll post pictures after Christmas, since some people who read here are getting stuff I've made. :)

Tonight I'm going to the Ridge Theatre to watch the best commercials of 2005. Hmm...paying to watch commercials...what has the world come to? Hehe.. Popcorn!! Whee!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Stolen from Lora.

This is a milder one than I've seen floating around. ;) Brackets are my comments

[ ] I am shorter than 5'4.
[x] I think I'm ugly sometimes most of the time (only sometimes)
[x] I have many scars. (mostly little ones...chicken pox and other)
[] I tan easily
[x] wish my hair was a different color.
[x] I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color.
[ ] I have a tattoo.
[x] I am self-conscious about my appearance.
[ ] I have/I've had braces.
[ ] I wear glasses.
[ ] I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.
[x] I've been told I'm attractive by a complete stranger.
[x] I have more than 2 piercings.
[x] I have piercings in places besides my ears.
[x] I have freckles.

Family/Home Life

[x] I've sworn at my parents.
[x] I've run away from home. (when I was twelve or thirteen. I had some cockeyed thought that life on the street would be like Pretty Woman)
[ ] I've been kicked out of the house.
[x] My biological parents are together.
[ ] I have a sibling less than one year old.
[x] I want to have kids someday.
[ ] I've had children.
[ ] I've lost a child.


[x] I'm in school.
[x] I have a job.
[x] I've fallen asleep at work/school.
[x] I almost always do my homework.
[ ] I've missed a week or more of school.
[x] I've been on the Honor Roll within the last 2 years. (if there was an honour roll, I'd be on it)
[ ] I failed more than 1 class last year.
[ ] I've stolen something from my job
[x] I've been fired. (Burned pizzas, cookies, my boss, flooded the kitchen...not my finest moments)
[x] I've skipped school/Class (only univrsity/college)


[x] I've slipped out a "lol" in a spoken conversation. (When the internet was young...and so was I...I used to use ROFL in conversation...)
[ ] Disney movies still make me cry. (only when I'm hormonal...but then Coke commercials do that when I'm hormonal)
[x] I've peed from laughing.
[x] I've snorted while laughing.
[x] I've laughed so hard I've cried.
[x] I've glued my hand to something (the other hand)
[x] I've laughed till some kind of beverage came out of my nose.
[x] I've had my pants rip in public (my karate pants...luckily it was the one day that I brought spares)


[ ] I was born with a disease/impairment.
[ ] I've gotten stitches.
[ ] I've broken a bone.
[ ] I've had my tonsils removed.
[x] I've sat in a doctors office with a friend.
[x] I've had my wisdom teeth removed.
[ ] I had a serious surgery.
[x] I've had chicken pox.


[x] I've ridden over 200 miles in one day.
[x] I've been on a plane.
[x] I've been to Canada.
[x] I've been to Mexico.
[ ] I've been to Niagara Falls.
[ ] I've been to Japan.
[ ] I've Celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
[x] I've been to Europe.
[ ] I've been to Africa.
[ ] I've been to Asia.


[x] I've gotten lost in my city.
[x] I've seen a shooting star.
[x] I've wished on a shooting star.
[x] I've seen a meteor shower.
[x] I've gone out in public in my pajamas.
[x] I've pushed all the buttons on an elevator
[x] I've kicked a guy where it hurts.
[x] I've been to a casino.
[ ] I've been skydiving.
[ ] I've been an abuse victim.
[x] I've gone skinny dipping.
[x] I've played spin the bottle.
[ ] I've drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour.
[ ] I've crashed a car.
[x] I've been Skiing
[x] I've been in a play.
[x] I've met someone in person from the internet.
[x] I've caught a snowflake on my tongue.
[ ] I've seen the Northern Lights.
[x] I've sat on a roof top at night.
[ ] I've played chicken.
[x] I've played a prank on someone.
[x] I've ridden in a taxi.
[x] I've seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show
[x] I've eaten Sushi.
[x] I've been snowboarding.


[ ] I'm single
[x] I'm in a relationship.
[ ] I'm engaged.
[ ] I'm married.
[ ] I've had someone cheat on me.
[ ] I've gone on a blind date.
[ ] I've been the dumpee more than the dumper.
[x] I miss someone right now.
[ ] I have a fear of commitment.
[x] I have a fear of abandonment.
[x] I've cheated in a relationship
[ ] I've gotten divorced
[x] I've had feelings for someone who didn't have them back.
[x] I've told someone I loved them when I didn't.
[x] I've told someone I didn't love them when I did.
[x] I've kept something from a past relationship.


[x] I've had a crush on a teacher.
[x] I love to flirt.
[x] I've been kissed in the rain.
[x] I've hugged a stranger.
[x] I have kissed a stranger.


[x] I am a terrible liar.
[x] I've done something I promised someone else I wouldn't
[x] I've done something I promised myself I wouldn't.
[x] I've snuck out of my house.
[x] I have lied to my parents about where I am.
[ ] I am keeping a secret from the world
[ ] I've cheated while playing a game.
[x] I've run a red light.
[ ] I've been suspended from school.
[x] I've witnessed a crime.
[ ] I've been in a fist fight.
[ ] I've been arrested.
[ ] I've shoplifted


[x] I've consumed alcohol.
[ ] I regularly drink.
[x] I've passed out from drinking.
[ ] I have passed out drunk at least once in the past 6 months.
[ ] I've smoked weed
[ ] I've taken painkillers when I didn't need them.
[ ] I'm a stoner.
[ ] I've snorted cocaine.
[ ] I've eaten shrooms.
[ ] I've popped E.
[ ] I've inhaled Nitrous.
[ ] I've done hard drugs.
[ ] I have cough drops when I'm not sick.
[ ] I can't swallow pills.
[x] I can swallow about 5 pills at a time no problem
[ ] I have been diagnosed with clinical depression.
[x] I shut others out when I'm depressed.
[ ] I take anti-depressants.
[ ] I'm anorexic or bulimic.
[x] I've slept an entire day when I didn't need it.
[x] I've hurt myself on purpose.
[ ] I'm addicted to self harm.
[x] I've woken up crying.
[x] I've cried myself to sleep.
[ ] Seeing a therapist.

Death and Suicide

[x] I'm afraid of dying.
[x] I hate funerals.
[x] I've seen someone dying.
[ ] Someone close to me has attempted suicide.
[ ] Someone close to me has committed suicide.
[x] I've planned my own suicide.
[ ] I've attempted suicide.
[ ] I've written a eulogy for myself.


[ ] I own over 5 rap CDs. (I'm not sure...I don't know exactly what I've got in my CD collection
[x] I own an iPod or MP3 player.
[ ] I have an unhealthy obsession with anime/manga.
[ ] I own multiple designer purses, costing over $100 a piece.
[x] I own something from Hot Topic.
[ ] I own something from Pac Sun.
[ ] I collect comic books.
[x] I own something from The Gap.
[ ] I own something I got on e-bay.
[ ] I own something from Abercrombie.
[ ] I own something from Hollister Co.

Political/Social Attitudes

[x] In general, I don't like people.
[x] I'm a feminist.
[x] I'm outgoing.
[ ] I listen to political music.
[x] I'm Democratic.
[ ] I'm Republican.
[x] I'm liberal. (radical not liberal)
[x] I don't like Bush
[x] I don't like Bush with my own reasons to back it up.
[ ] I am for Bush.
[ ] im religious.
[x] I dress fairly modestly.
[x] My attitude is, "If you've got it, flaunt it."


[x] I can sing well
[ ] I've stolen a tray from a fast food restaurant.
[ ] I open up to others easily.
[ ] I watch the news.
[x] I don't kill bugs.
[ ] I hate hearing songs that sacrifice meaning for the sake of being able to rhyme.
[x] I curse regularly.
[x] I sing in the shower.
[ ] I am a morning person.
[ ] I paid for my cell phone ring tone.
[x] I'm a snob about grammar
[ ] I am a sports fanatic.
[x] I twirl my hair
[ ] I have "x"s in my screen name
[ ] I love being neat
[ ] I love Spam
[x] I've copied more than 30 CD's in a day
[x] I bake well.
[ ] My favorite color is either white, yellow, pink, red or blue
[x]I would wear pajamas to school.
[ ] I like Martha Stewart.
[x] I know how to shoot a gun.
[ ] I am in love with love.
[ ] I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS.
[x] I laugh at my own jokes.
[x] I eat fast food weekly.
[x] I believe in ghosts.
[ ] I am online 24/7, even as an away message.
[ ] I've not turned anything in and still got an A in a certain class.
[ ] I can't sleep if there is a spider in the room.
[ ] I am really ticklish.
[ ] I love white chocolate
[x] I bite my nails.
[ ] I play video games.
[x] I'm good at remembering faces.
[ ] I'm good at remembering names
[ ] I'm good at remembering dates.
[x] I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.

[x] My answers are totally honest


I don't know how many times I watched the Rudolph movie...a lot of it I can quote as it goes. It's funny how the expressions on the face are so uncoordinated to the emotions that are supposed to be expressed. It's awesome, but bad and great, at the same time! I just need cookies to make it all better.

*clasps hands together*

Oh joyous taste sensation...

Eggnog fudge. Wowza.

I should probably go eat something substantial though...I tend to get sick if I only eat pure sugar. And eggnog flavour.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

I am very annoyed right now.


Friday, December 16, 2005


I had kind of an emotionally lousy night last night. But, it's amazing how quickly all those mental gymnastics vanish when the stomach gymnastics start...note to self: least favourite nighttime activity=throwing up at 0400.

I'm in a better mood this morning though...sun is shining, birds are singing, tons of stuff needs to be done and my stomach is queasy still...headache and dizzyness? Check.


Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Why I'm not writing a long post...

I have no chair.

Yesterday in a fit of neat freakishness, I started cleaning the floor in front of my closet. Then today, I continued. I started cleaning the floor of my closet. Then I emptied my closet.

Onto my chair.

And my bed.

And the floor I was originally cleaning, plus under and around my computer desk. So even if I had an uncluttered chair, I would still be kneeling in front of my desk with a sewing basket jammed against my thigh.

Sunday, December 11, 2005


I think that everyone knows of/knows someone who is homophobic. I have this friend, I'll call him R, who is hideously heterophobic, or maybe femalephobic. I hugged him once after not seeing him for a couple months and he shoved me away with an "Ew! Boobies!" R refers to people as "Those straights/breeders" in the same way that idiot assholes refer to homosexuals as faggots or queers or (insert slur here). How the hell do you educate someone like that? He seems to be generally bitter and disrespectful to everyone, so it's not just "those straights" but holy crap. There is much annoyance in Karin's head tonight.

The floor is open.

Nine people??

Hello to the nine people who have come over here...probably from squid's place. I wish I was more interesting...but I censor myself a lot on here. :) So, um...yeah. Welcome!

Stolen from Chris (barefoot and...)

If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don't *speak* often, please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL MEMORY OF YOU AND ME.It can be anything you want--good or bad--BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.When you're finished, post this paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people DON'T ACTUALLY remember about you.No excuses, OK?

Saturday, December 10, 2005

hey, I just realized something...

All those books? All that knitting? All those COMPUTER GAMES?? All that stuff I've been putting off "until school's over"?? SCHOOL'S OVER, BABY! *breaks out the Sims*

Blogroll stats

27/32 blogs I read on a regular basis (not counting my LJ feed) are written by women. I suppose that makes a certain amount of sense since a lot of them are pregnancy blogs that have since turned into after-pregnancy blogs written by the same person. Weird and bizarre though, still. Especially since I tend to get along with guys much better than I do women, I'd think that I'd read more guys' journals...or maybe it's because not as many guys blog as women do. Bah, I don't know.

I heard a statistic around Hallowe'en that the average people gained between Hallowe'en and Christmas is about 9 pounds. So far, since Hallowe'en, I've lost three. :) I'm celebrating with some chocolate chip mint ice cream with marshmallows on top.

What? The marshmallows are insulating the ice cream. Is there ANYTHING those little white balls of sugar can't do??

My days off.

I still wake up around 9 or so...and I'm going to bed around 1030. Isn't falling apart from sheer exhaustion fun, boys and girls? I've been mostly chilling out for the last day or two, but now! Now it's time to get moving on my Grand List O' Stuff To Do Over The Holidays(tm) Apparently today I have to do laundry and get a box of stuff sorted out into keep in room, chuck, otherwise get rid of or keep in storage. I've only got ummm...ten of those boxes in my room, not counting those in my closet. :P Yuck. I'm tutoring today 2-3, and I leave for karate before 4 so I need to get on that now.


Any time now.


yep...just about to go...

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Yay! Done!

All finished. I have a couple of assignments due sometime in the new year, but I don't need to start them this weekend. Ahhhh...nearly a whole month free.

To be perfectly honest, these last three months passed in a sleep deprived haze. I remember what happened when people prompt me, but so much happened in such a short time that it's really foggy.

In other news, my throat is killing me, I've been feeling nauseated and dizzy all day, and I'm exhausted. My first night of freedom is going to consist of me going to bed early and crashing like a rock. Off a cliff.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Two. More. Pages...

I have two more pages to write for my semester to be OVER. Do you think I can concentrate? No, of course not. That would be far too easy. ARGH!!!

Tomorrow's my last day! *does a happy dance*

Ancient Advice

From June 1, 1997 | The Chicago Tribune | Mary Schmich

Ladies and gentlemen of the class of '97:
Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.


Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.


Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents. You never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.

*happy dance*

One more assignment to ultrasound (no, I'm not pregnant) is booked for two weeks from today (about four weeks sooner than I thought) and then they'll be able to tell me that nothing is wrong. I'm especially looking forward to them telling me nothing is wrong. I'm NOT looking forward to drinking 1L of water between 1230 and 1pm, then not being allowed evacuate... for what will likely be two or more hours. Yeah... :P

Sunday, December 04, 2005

To Do

Planning journal
Lesson plan overview (9 lessons)

Full lesson plan x 3 2
Journal entry x 5 3
Papers: roughly 10 7 2 pages
Group project x 2
resource sheet

It's been a good day...

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Look a meme

(still working...just on a break)

Take my Quiz on!

Hey, great turnaround...

Googlebots are wickedly fast. I just got my first hit from Google for the word "orgasm". I only used it a few days ago! Crazy.

I was putting a forum together for my fellow education students, and I saw that someone was looking around at all the posts, so I checked out the IP address, and it was for somewhere in Google. Huh, I thought. Someone must have routed it through Google or something. Then I realized that less than twenty minutes after I'd put up the stuff I'd put up there was a Googlebot crawling through the forum. I'm impressed.

And slightly frightened. Wow.

Burning...burning...burning OUUUUT...

I'm done like dinner. I just want to sleep for the next week, but I can't because I have SO MUCH STILL TO DO!!! GAAHHHHH!!!

Planning journal
Lesson plan overview (9 lessons)

Full lesson plan x 3 2
Journal entry x 5 3
Papers: roughly 10 7 pages
Group project x 2
resource sheet

Thursday, December 01, 2005

My pancreas is about to have an orgasm, then explode.

The pancreas is the one that regulates sugars, carbs and insulin, right? Anyway, my dinner tonight is pasta, garlic toast, veggies, hot chocolate and a ton of marshmallows. The marshmallows are less for the flavour though, and more for their insulating properties.


Ahhhh, who'm I trying to kid? I ate a handful after they "spilled" on the counter. And they weren't insulating the counter, that's all I'm saying.

Although if I eat too many, I'm going to find them insulating my hips in a week or two...