Hiking, Travelling and Dreaming

This was intended to be my thoughts on travelling, but I'll have to tame my wanderlust for a while longer....

Friday, April 30, 2004

Do you smoke pot??

I don't but if you check out Jeremy Brendan's blog (see my link), there's a pro-pot march!! For the details, check his site...
It's tomorrow (Saturday)...

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Cold-Water Flat!!

I bitched about you all winter. About how all of your heat escaped, about Elysia's room and about the heating bills you cost us! But now, on a hot day, it's cooler in the home than outside!! Can't complain:)

I love the weather!

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Boo! (not sure if I can call you that) I think you can get a Quebec drivers license if you go to the SAAQ (license bureau). Maybe check their website and call them incase you need an appointment.

I just wanna be done exams. Can't wait for my 2 day vacation- then school again:)

Its running, Its busyness, Its sweaty metros
Where do I fit in?
A slave, a cog or a materialistic soul
Escape- too late
Stuck in the city
No climbing highs available
Only the manmade ones are here
Even their mountain is a fake

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Oww! I have a sugar bump on my tongue. No free icecream for me!

Monday, April 26, 2004

If a phone rings and you don't hear it, did you fail to answer it?

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Lastnight we went to Brutopia with Ellis
Sorry you weren't there Mercury, hope you're not jealous!
Criss showed Chris Ellis her "Lyons tatoo",
I tried the new homemade Maple brew.
Jane told Chris about her wrestling matches with Paige
While the rest of us roared laughter and rage.
Everyone enjoyed Criss' Broadway dance,
Which put Laura and Fiona into a trance.
This is Day 7 of not biting my nails,
Enjoy the rest of your day and happy trails:)

Thursday, April 22, 2004

I have a cute story to share.

A friend of mine lives with a roommate that he isn't very close to. They aren't like family to eachother (like we are in our coldwater flat). They don't share food and tend to stay secluded from eachother in their separate rooms. So, one day, his roommate comes out of the kitchen with 2 pieces of blackforest cake. My friend was surprised when his roommate gave him a piece of cake. He enjoyed it and thanked him for it. Then a week later, out of the blue, he asked his roommate when his birthday is. His roommate told him and it had been on the day that they had shared the cake.

Sorry if that sounds like one of those forwards. The ones that say now "send this to 50 people who you care about and you will be popular. If you delete this email, you will lose all of your friends". I just thought it was nice. It shows how humble people can be. And it is a true story:)

On another note, I'm on the wagon!! It's been 4 days and I'm going strong. My cravings get bad but when that happens I chew gum and write it down. Sometimes I almost start to and then I realize that I quit! That's right folks, I'm quitting biting my nails!! Tomorrow will be the ultimate test. I have an exam and when I get stressed, I nibble without realizing it! A wise man once said "I don't like biting my nails, I like getting the meat around it!" Ewww, but many nail biters will understand. By the way, that wise man was my dad!

Alright if I want to pass, I better study.

We've got company coming....

Aunt Faye and Uncle Doug are visiting. They're actually Criss' Aunt and Uncle, but I'll use the same terminology.


Wednesday, April 21, 2004

My nalgene has a new cover. Now it looks like it's ready for halloween!

Home Alone!!

I hope that no one is home upstairs, because I'm alone in the coldwater flat so I've taken it upon myself to sing! It's so much more fun than studying for my learning exam.

This morning a man came looking for help about his unemployment. He just didn't seem to get it that they moved. I was telling him, "they moved (comite chomage). I live here now!" He looked confused so I spoke to him half in English, half in French.. It probably confused him more. Anyways I gave him their new address and told him how to get there.

Mercury, I'm proud of your fido battle. It reminds me of fighting for the "price accuracy policy" with Bag at Walmart last year. Power to you. Doesn't it feel good??

Mother's Day run, on top of mount royal, 5km.... Is anyone up for it?? I'm considering it but won't be able to train a lot for it, so it's just be a participation thing for me. It could be fun though!

Okay I'm outta here!

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Oooh Rotty!

It's been a while since my last entry. Merc: after reading about your cell phone bill, I am so glad that I never got a cell.

It's Laura's birthday, so I gotta go home soon (I'm at the library) and bake her a cake. Unforunately for Criss, it's a white cake, but the icing will be chocolate!

Okay, nothing else to say...

My legs are still stiff from bootcamp.

Saturday, April 17, 2004

Tell a chicken what to do....

  • Subservient Chicken

  • Try it guys, it works!! He can dance, sleep etc!!

    Friday, April 16, 2004

    Good morning, Good morning! I slept the whole night through!

    Don't mind me, it's the morning and I feel refreshed after my 9 hour sleep. I'm off to the library for now:) Have fun tonight Merc!

    *3 exams left*

    Thursday, April 15, 2004


    It felt good to eat real food. I was sick and before that I hadn't cooked anything good in a long time. Step class was strenuous, after not going for 5 days, it seemed impossible.

    Criss, I put the spongebob on my backpack. (Coates-a friend from cadets- sent us these spongebob keychains. Except, they're big and soft and not really keychains!)

    My parents went hitchhiking..... Yesterday!

    My parents and Jeremy are currently in the States, on the West Coast. They called me yesterday to tell me that they hitched!! Oooooh Rotty!!! Everytime I hitched during the summers, they yelled at me and told me not to!! But it turns out they took a ferry somewhere and ended up hitching on the other side , because they hadn't brought the car on the ferry!!

    This is inspiring!! Brings me back to my hitchhiking adventures!! And now they can't say a thing when I hitchhike. (Lead by example)

    Well that's all... Gonna wash some dishes since I have no exam tomorrow and the girls do.


    Wednesday, April 14, 2004

    I don't have time to write, gotta study for psycholinguistics... But first, I'm gonna finish off Munchy Junior :) This is late for me (last few nights I went to sleep at 10:30).

    Good Luck on your exams people, and Phil good luck with stuff...

    A la Proxima!

    Tuesday, April 13, 2004

    Ooooooooooooooh Rotty!

    It felt so great to hand in my research paper:) After a whole year of working on my project, it's finally done! I've been awake since 5:30 am (the nyquil wore off).

    Merc, Congrats that your boarder is leaving!! But, my only concern is who will answer the phone once he leaves?

    Well, enough puttering around, got exams to study for!


    Sunday, April 11, 2004

    Merc, If McHomeless drives you crazy, I'd be even worse! I drink tons of water, so I pee lots too, but it's not my prostate!! lol

    I was just testing this, cuz yesterday when I wrote, it didn't work... Anyways later!

    Saturday, April 10, 2004


    I'm feeling a bit nackered. My parents woke me up bright and early before they left for the airport this morning. One of my papers is pretty much done, I did laundry and now my eyes are heavy. The 2 cups of coffe I had is making my heart fast but my head still feels slowed down. I'm giving in... taking a nap! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    Thursday, April 08, 2004

    Corporations are Evil!

    I saw the CORPORATION tonight- a documenatry, and it opened my eyes. See, I never was(and still am not) aware of politics or any world issues. Just this year, I started reading the news online. But this documentary is a must see.

    Now it all makes sense why my dad doesn't shop at Walmart! Did you know that the law sees a corporation as a person?? And how did they get that status, by finding a loophole in another law- one that was passed to prevent slavery! So, it's ironic that a law which was once passed to prevent slavery now legalizes it! Where are the slaves?? They're everywhere, not just in developing countries. They're in McDonalds, working for Pfizer and for Walmart.

    Wanna hear more?? See "the corporation".

    I got papers to write:)

    I just wrote. And it was short but I don't think that I can reproduce it. I posted it right after the internet was unplugged:( And it didn't work!

    So, that's my excuse.

    Free icecream at B&J on April 27th!!

    And I don't recommend refilling ink cartridges. I refilled mine and it barely prints. It only prints every second page and also the colour isn't dark enough. So I'm back to square one

    Tuesday, April 06, 2004

    Being a lazy lout!

    I'm not sure why I'm writing?! I sat down here to write- psycholinguistics paper! But I've been listening to my girlie music and msning to Phil and Merc. My matinee idol is having a rough time. One word- corporations!! His cheap restaurant won't hire a security guard, they only have one on weekends (the same guard who's from Gaspe and who offered me a drive home). And he has to deal with drunken unruly Americans!!

    I jogged home from the gym tonight... It felt like a cold summer day (not really like summer at all). Makes me wonder how I'll deal with the Montreal summer weather?? I'm still tempted to head West. A summer without hiking, without nature... Scares me:( Maybe I'll just hitch out for a vacance to take advantage of the peaks. It could work...

    That's why my title is "hiking, traveling, dreaming"!! But I am serious. If I had any chance to get out of this dirty city I would. I'll never be a city mouse (sigh)...

    Back to reality... Paper to write

    Monday, April 05, 2004

    I'll never be a Night Hawk!

    I tried to stay up late. I wanted to be cool like Elysia and Criss. By 1 am, my eyes were heavy and considering the time change, it was really only 12!! So I didn't stay up any later than I would have normally!

    The snow has kept me from going into the lab today!! (I'm not really skipping it, if I went in, I'd be working on my research paper anyway). So I decided to stay home and only go in for my class at 2!! Oooooh Rotty!! I feel like such a rebel;)

    It's been quite productive so far. However, the problem with my computer is the internet!! How does one use a computer and type a paper without getting distracted by msn and everything?? I shut my msn off and after I finish this blog entry, it's back to my paper. Oh, how I never want to do research again (after next year)!!!

    Friday: My parents will be here. A big source of stress but to an outsider, it could be fun. Come one, come all. Can you handle all of the Shearings?? (Pat and Phil: you are expected to attend this event!) We put the fun in disFUNctionality;) Oooh Rotty!!

    Oh yeah, aside from all of this school related stuff, my next goal is to pick up a Mormon (the good-looking ones in the suits )

    Hasta Luego!

    Sunday, April 04, 2004

    Daylight savings ruined my day!!

    I went to bed early lastnight, set my alarm and thought that I'd be well rested for the morning lab visit. At a quarter to 8, the phone rang. It was the RA from the lab just making sure I had changed my clocks ahead!!!

    I started screaming and panicking ('cause Sunday metros are slow, the 105 only comes every half hour) and I was supposed to have left 15 minutes ago with the NEW time!! Luckily, she picked me up on her way, and then in her car I managed to spill half a cup of coffee on myself. (For the rest of the day it looked like I peed in my pants)

    Now I am extremely jittery. I'm not sure why I'm drinking coffee, but I'll try to take advantage of this energy and write my thesis paper. I still haven't started my psycholinguistics one. If anyone is interested in writing about "phonological discrimination in deaf children", there's a paper with your name on it. 'I've done the research, so you'd just have to write it.

    Okay.. Enough ranting, I'll start writing before I get too nackered!!

    Happy Palm Sunday:)

    Saturday, April 03, 2004

    Mercury's date!!!

    I'm sleepy... sitting at Merc's computer while he gives Criss a massage. We're waiting for his date to arrive, but it'll still be an hour till he gets here! Supper has been ready for a half hour so we'll have to microwave the food!!!

    I went to some improv comedy lastnight. It was really funny, but I don't remember the name of it... somewhere in the AMC.

    Tomorrow will be a long day.... A lab visit at 9 and then tutoring in the afternoon. Luckily, testing is almost over (Lab stuff)...

    Nothing else to say...

    Tengo Sueno

    Friday, April 02, 2004

    A Capella Singers Wanted!

    We got our beatboxer/rapper - Crystal, but we still need anyone who likes to sing. You don't need any talent (I don't have any) just a good spirit:)

    I'm half serious about this guys... It's really cool. We've begun practicing "Gangsta's Paradise" 'cause it's easy!!

    So yah... let me know if you're interested... Paige- I know you can sing!!! You have no excuses!!!

    Thursday, April 01, 2004

    Thursday Nights =Jane cooks for us!!

    I feel like a cat, all full and comfortable. I also forgot to mention that I shaved my legs- a rare event...

    Good night!

    Glad to hear the good news about Merc and his new beau!! I'm trying to get on track with my papers, started reading articles so I can write my psych of language paper... If only I could read faster!!

    Frau, wenn Sie irgendeine Hilfe benötigen, kann ich babysit smiley!! Da es nahe Prüfungzeit ist und ich lese Ihr Tagebuch!

    Sorry folks, no cheesy poems today! I really have very little to say...

    So I'll get back to my article and then go to step class.