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....

Wednesday, September 29, 2004


I feel so drained, both physically and emotionally. My "iceberg" of stuff to do keeps growing, but I'm not getting it done. I also had agreed to take on another child for the montreal oral deaf school, so the volunteer coordinator thinks I'm super woman. (Maybe she saw my shirt;) But she emailed me about a family with 3 hearing impaired children, that wants help twice a week for 2 hours at a time! It's great I love to help people right??!! And I won't be alone if I do it, 'cause I'll have a new volunteer with me. But, I feel like I have no time anymore, except when I'm at school. This (I'm at school now) is my santuary and my relax time?!

Yah I'm sorry for the complaining. It's my own fault for not quitting presse café, for going back to my ex-lab and for agreeing to take on another child (I have one already!). It just seems like everything else is my priority now and school (especially my thesis project ) is at the bottom.

I have plans for Friday but I'll try to drop by brutopia if I can after...

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

I'm enjoying the warm summer-like weather. Actually I was caged in class for most of the day, but still got to sneak a bit in between classes. It's good because Laura and I agreed that we don't want to heat the flat till October! (see last year's blog entries....) I was hoping we could hold off until December, but we'll see. Stephane did put in some major renovations in the East end, so maybe we'll at least be warmer. Not sure if the actual consumption of heat will change!

Other than that, I'm heading to class, then to step class. I just got a great idea, what if all my classes in school were step classes!! Oooh rotty, I'd probably be dead if I spent as many hours at the gym as I do in class. It'd be fun though. I think I'm starting to sound crazy. But next semester, I may attempt to get my certification to teach step classes.

Well I'm off for now....

Friday, September 17, 2004

Where should I start??? Yesterday I was in line for the people's potato when I saw a sign about Learning ASL (American Sign Language). The course was starting that evening, so I called as soon as I got home and went to my first class. I had a great time. For 3 hours there was no spoken language, the teacher signed and if we didn't understand, she'd explain using gestures, objects and if necessary a flip chart. It's like a whole different culture. Not only must you look at the signer's hands but also more importantly their face. I can't wait to go back.

We're also having a party ici on Samedi. I have no idea how it'll turn out?! But things here are usually fun. Dimanche I work which means I should (uh-oh a bad word) get my school work done. I got a lab meeting later for the ABCD lab, the baked goods one;)


Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Only a week into school and I've already procrastinated. I'm writing up something for my thesis supervisor telling myself that this isn't something you do at the last minute. Oh well, it's not that bad. It's only a draft-thing!

Mercury, I hope that just because you move away, that doesn't mean we won't see you.

singing opera " Time to say goodbye..."

Monday, September 13, 2004

It's hard to sing opera especially in Italian!! Mercury and I once tried, it's just too fast pour moi. So anyways, I had a short weekend. Friday was great, Me and the Lyons girls went to the oratory, then dyed our hair and ate a home cooked dinner here at the flat. I ended up at Sky with my favourite guy and Jayne but left early due to a sore throat. Saturday and Sunday I did nothing 'cept for work and sleep;) Oh yah and everyone came to pick me up at work which was nice!

From now on, I'll only be travailling on Sundays. That should be better because I got no school work done, so I can only imagine how bad it'll be once the semester goes on.

I'm really excited about this semester. I think it's because of working at Presse all summer. Also I got in touch with a guy from Emerald Lake who I worked with last summer.

I gotta get some sleep but I'm still wired and haven't unwound.

Time to say goodbye....

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Mercury and Terrence are hogging Guinevere. Critter and I wanna chill with her too. I have somebody's smokes here- Du Maurier. Going once, going twice, sold to the lady in the second row, she's an 8, she's a 9, she's a 10 I know.... Can you guess what song that is from??

What else can I right? I don't have the right!

Arrg, I should be looking forward to the weekend but because I was too scooterish, I'm still working at Presse. The deserted one on sherbrooke. The one who didn't pay me overtime. The one who's boss steals the minimum wage employees' tips....

Well goodnight !!!


Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Remember how I used to complain about my old lab from lastyear.... Well I went to visit them today and decided that I'll do a few hours of volunteering for them every week. I have a new lab which I'm doing my thesis in, but this lab was like my family, there were baked goods and I'll go in at convenient times- when I'm stuck at loyola for a few hours! I promise not to complain though...

I also shocked people by telling them about not applying to grad school- well I might just for the hell of it- but everyone else seems to be applying. My RA said that teaching English far away seems like my thing, she also refers to me as a tree planter from BC!!

Well I gtg or I'll be late for another small class.. 15 people

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

I showed up for work a half hour late because I was lost in a labyrinthe. I thought that would ease the quitting. He won't let me quit! I attempted to and he said that even if I could just do one shift a week it would help. He also said this way I could keep my foot in the door. I agreed to do one shift but I shouldn't have.

Je commence l'école today. I feel so tired out from last week that I don't wanna go. But I'll push myself out of here soon.... Jen Lyons is visiting us tonight:)


Sunday, September 05, 2004

My eye is bloodshot, but only in one place. It's not from drugs either. I'm exhausted and feel bad for missing Sky but another night, right Merc!! I still haven't quit. Just 2 more days of work... I've never been so eager to go back to school.... ever!!

Oh I'd swap my gun and I'd swap my mule.....
Though who ever took it would be one big fool!!!

Okay bedtime


Thursday, September 02, 2004

Every night my blind brother celebrates!

Every night my blind brother celebrates!

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

No one writes in their blogs anymore. I suppose it saves me time on my internet stuff. Tomorrow is the day that I give my boss my 2 week's notice. I have to do it. I've been complaining for long enough about it.