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....

Monday, January 31, 2005

If you are a native English speaker with French as a second language, I want you!!

I've begun binge testing... Did 3 participants today... will have tested 10 by Wednesday (granted they all show up). I wanna get it done and over with so I can try to analyze it... Seriously, I am still looking for participants, if anyone else is interested.

My brother saved the day and edited my letter at 5am, after a show. I feel so sluggish- 7 am is early, even for a morning person.... Yep, so the application is out of my hands. In the mean time, I will make alternate plans and look more into teaching in Asia. I'm going on the null hypothesis that I will not get into Mcgill.

C'est tout, my next participant should be arriving soon.


Saturday, January 29, 2005


Criss & Mike (the host) Posted by Hello


Here is a pic of Mike's party! The first one we went to lastnight.  Posted by Hello

Thursday, January 27, 2005

To the person who wondered what I am writing a letter of intent for...

It's to Mcgill in SLP. And I did the online application but will deliver the other stuff on Friday/Monday. (It's due on Feb 1)

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Ladies,

You are cordially invited to Clive's birthday party on Friday. The party will be held at his loft on 904 Atwater (the same place with the jello wrestling where the Dissonants played on New Years-see Jeremy Brendan's blog).

Just trying to invite all of my female friends or any other females who read my blog. He told me to invite friends.

Okay back to my letter of intent;)

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

I can't write my letter of intent:( I give up for tonight!

Lastnight I had a dream that I had a baby. It was quite disturbing. I carried it around in a back-pack baby-carrier thing (the kind you hike with). I was trying to cycle at the same time and it took so long to travel. I tried to hide my baby wherever I went. Then Mrs Larose (an old teacher from highschool) was there and she asked me if I was pregnant. I said "no" and didn't turn around. Then she asked what was on my back!! Then I woke up feeling like my dream was real.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Hier I had a caffeine overdose. Tres scary. I was shaking while doing my homework. I couldn't sleep till 2, then had to get up early for the Mackay Centre. It's definately a nice way to start off the week. Elementary school rocks!! Wish I could be in grade 2 again!!!

Arrg... I think I took on too much this semester. I keep writing myself to-do lists but am not really crossing anything off them. And I feel like none of my classes matter except for my *#@!ing thesis and getting my testing done, analyzed, and eventually written up. My other classes just get in the way of my time!!

I may need to do a m&m test for presse cafe. By m&m test, I mean weighing out the pros and cons. I like the free coffee, the food, the people and it's a nice way to spend my Sundays. But without it, I'd gain homework time on a Sunday afternoon. I may have to also give less time to my ex-baked goods-family lab. It's voluntary so I can! Why am I such a Scooter?!

Sunday, January 23, 2005

No wonder why I'm such a spongebob fan!!

All the power to him if he's promoting homosexuality!! (eye rolling)

Going to work... I'll be there till 8:30 if anyone wants to visit.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Announcement to John's long haired Shearing boys.....

Your sis has clothes for you (sent by your father). Please pick them up at the cold water flat.

Life's a dance you learn as you go:
Sometimes you lead;
sometimes you follow.
Don't worry 'bout what you don't know.
Life's a dance you learn as you go.

Flashback to Wally's bus... Even though I don't do acid, I can still have flashbacks!


Monday, January 17, 2005

Speech Language Pathology at Mcgill is harder to get in than medecine!!

They informed me at the Mackay Centre today. I'll try to get my plans sorted out for next year.. ie. where am I going?

By the way, I had a great time at the school today. It was so much fun. (I don't want my parents to know- always said I'd never be teacher!)

I miss you Mercury... If I go to Sky on Friday with Tender Lovin', it'll be my 1st time in a while since the time we went. It may be too painful!

gtg to class... Arrg

Thursday, January 13, 2005

I'm tired... wish I didn't have a night class soon.

Finally, started my testing... Phil was my pilot subject. My goal is to get my testing done by the beginning of February.

Monday I will start at the Mackay Centre. I am both excited and nervous.

Also, I might start another class in ASL, an intermediate one. That should be fun!! And if anyone is interested in taking a beginner class in ASL, here's the email of the teacher asldragonroots@canada.com . It is thursday nights I believe.

Okay that's all of my telegraphic blogging for now....

Ciao

Tuesday, January 11, 2005


This is Mercury himself and Critter on New Year's Eve 2005! Posted by Hello


Jayne & Critter Posted by Hello

I'm not analyzing you as we're speaking

I can't read minds

I probably play as many mind games as anyone else!

Most of what I learn is about research and studies that have been done in many areas

Like learning, memory, language, relationships, development etc.

I don't learn much about how to treat disorders, nothing at all actually!

I probably won't end up a psychologist, & don't wanna be, especially with all of the research required

I'm no better at understanding people than the common person is

I don't believe anything that Freud said!

My undergraduate degree by itself won't entail me to work nor to use the title psychologist

I'll need something more specialized

And no, I'm not trained to help you with your problems...

I am just a psychology undergrad


****
I was sitting on the shuttle-bus and thinking about what people say to me when I tell them I'm taking psych. I started thinking about my own rendition- inspired by that old molson canadian commercial. It needs work but was not thought out, just spit onto this computer. What we actually learn in psychology and what people think we learn are 2 different things!!

Why you shouldn't ask someone who doesn't "know" you to write a letter of reference....

I asked my seminar prof from last semester, as a backup. I got this reply:

I don't mind, but you must realize that there is not much that I can
say beyond the seminar performance.


So it looks like I may only apply to Mcgill.

You can bet yourself I won't be in Canada next year at this time:)

gtg to my health & fitness class:)

Monday, January 10, 2005

This semester is off to a nice start. I just wish my excema would go away. It just recently came back... Hope you're enjoying the mild weather!

I miss you Hg!! (hint: think of periodic table)

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Someone please tell me that it's okay to not bother with grad school...


I've procrastinated so far and it's gotten to the point that it's too late to ask profs for letters of reference.

I'm not upset, more relieved. My soul wants a break from school, from this way of learning that I have been doing non-stop since age 6 in Mrs Roussy's class!

Not doing a masters right away does not mean I won't be learning, it will be a different type of learning, through my new adventures.

Granted I won't go on "wellie" with my overplayed, popularized psych degree (aka a B.S. in BS). I'll take myself to Korea, Japan, to slave for a corporate cruise line, to work for the gov't- Parks Canada or to work near a ski resort in those mountains I so do love.

Who am I trying to convince?? Myself. Also may use this monologue when dad gripes on me!!

I'm putting my foot down. It's okay if I don't do things to please other people. So to my siblings: it's your turn to be the pawn of the family, to do what they want you to. And I will be the screw up!

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

While I was home, mom tried to pimp both me and Mercury out to the same guy (Steel wool's son). The only problem is Merc is in Matapedia and the guy (Ti-Jon) lives in Mtl. I just realized an honest excuse I can tell him (he called twice). My friend likes him (Merc) and it would be disrespectful to hangout with someone who my friend likes!!!

I am going to the gym ce soir. I need to get back in shape. My health and fitness class makes me feel unhealthy and my psychotic disorders class makes me think I may have hypomania!!! It would explain my busy-body-ness. You know how I always feel like I must clean and be doing stuff.

Okay enough!!! I wanna read.

If Philipino is reading this... I need help at writing my letters of intent for grad school :(

Adios!

Sunday, January 02, 2005

There's no place like home....

And by home I am referring to the cold water flat;) I arrived safely at 1 pm today, though cranky and 5 hours late. To look at the the glass the other way, I get 50% discount off my next train ticket!!

I spent the afternoon cleaning, organizing and then watching Laura's "sex & the city" dvds. Tomorrow it's back to school for me.... I'm tired but trying to stay awake till 10 pm so that I won't wake up too early!!!

Matapedia was ok this time. I did a lot of eating, drinking (not just water) and got intoxicated using other remedies. I also spent lots of time with Mercury- snowshoeing, hiking and sliding in -20C weather. (He's such a trooper). I got a digital camera from my father, so I have all of these pics, but I'm not sure how to post them onto my blog.

Okay that's all... I hate to admit it but I missed the city, being mobile and people (Jayne) mainly. It makes me wonder if I am a pure country girl or a hybrid?

Saturday, January 01, 2005

I'm at Bag's. It's the am and I wish I had mom's car here. I'm 20 km from home and I feel like someone who drank a few too many breezers lastnight. I would hitch home but it's winter. I'll call dad soon to pick me up.

I'll be in Mtl demain matin. Yah I gotta go home and get organized soon!!