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....

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

I've started packing. My bedroom looks so much bigger and plain, kinda like Terrence's apt before his mom decorated it.

It's sad packing. It reminds me of the crazy parties we had. It brings back so many memories :

(Barry being counselled by Andrew, Clement & Phil living here, Crissy's family visiting, sneaking boys in through the kitchen door, singing in the basement with Quebecois stranger/ poet, freezing, everyone freezing, bickering with my parents about Stephan being a crook, Jayne playing the role of chef, counsellor & mom's "trap"!, Laura having to open her window in January, Elysia having to sleep in a 14 C room- 1st year, etc.)

It's been a good 3 years, especially coming from someone who doesn't fit in the city. My boss said the good thing about packing is that it forces you to get rid of stuff, which is what I am avoiding doing by blogging! I have gotten rid of a ton, which will go to the used store on the corner.

By donating stuff, Lora & I have acquired 2 vintage tennis rackets!! 9 pm tennis is my new thing. There are lots more rackets at the shop for anyone who wants to join us. Why 9pm?? That's when no one is at the court:)

Anyways, I gtg pack, tidy up & get ready for work. I also have a new bike (pink mountain velo), very girly and am selling my old one!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

I used to be cool!

So today, I was cleaning/packing/ throwing out junk I don't need (it's been in the coldwater basement for 3 years!) and I came across a birthday card from my 19th birthday in Rogers Pass, BC.

One person(Tony) had written "sometimes two girls kissing is alright, other times it's a fetish".

There was all sorts of other ramblings & hidden skeletons on it.

Compared to my wild days in The Pass, which were very Lord of the fly-ish (isolated society of hotel workers), I feel so old!! I feel so wise. I feel so boring.

Oh well, I used to be cool....

I also found my waterproof map of the park. It brought me to near tears, half nostalgia, half knowing that I cannot get that close to beauty this summer being in this concrete vista.

I did jog on the mountain yesterday, an amazing run, and almost pretended that I was alone with nature. But once I looked right I could see the buildings and the city.

Anyways, I'm off to Terry's...

Friday, June 09, 2006

I've broken two of my three give-ups (beer & white flour)- in moderation of course.

I have gotten 2 interviews. One was for a daycamp for children with autism. They haven't called me, so I guess I didn't get it. (There must've have been lots of Gordie's that applied). Oh well, I'm not too bummed 'cause I wasn't too keen on the changing of diapers!!

I have another interview next week- language studies canada. It involves guiding international teenagers around Montreal to touristy places, museums etc, while speaking English! This would be a fun job I think. Not to mention I will blend right in (they're 13-17 yrs old)!!

My running is still going... It would be great to have someone to run with (the Marisa in my head sometimes wants to slack off) though. I still need Elysia to edit my plan, and a GPS would be nice, especially for my speed workouts.

Other than that, can't complain. Still working at 2nd cup (it's a job) and still gonna move into Callahan's on the 1st.

Gotta call Jayne and ingest some alcohol:)

Sunday, June 04, 2006

It's not lent, but I've found out that there are three things I need to give up; alcohol, white flour and men (especially ones who live in the St Henri area).

After drinking one beer, I feel the worst hangover ever. Since when?? White flour makes me feel light headed and the 3rd thing involved butchering a friendship, which I apologize Jayne for keeping it from you. There's not much to fill in!

I'm still at second cup, with none of the camp jobs responding to me. Is my CV that bad??

Anyways, gtg eat breakfast and psych myself out for a speed workout!