Um, the link didn't work...it just took me to a larger version of the picture. It's a very nice picture, though!
Congrats on finishing NaNo! It's a great feeling, eh? I remember last year feeling an intense feeling of disbelief and thinking "Is this real? There's NO way that I just wrote 50 000 words in 26 days."
Are you excited for Christmas, yet? I'm very excited for Christmas. I'm going to see the Muppets Movie on the 24th with two of my best friends and the guy, if all goes according to plan at New Year's, I will soon be dating. I'm also having a bunch of people (the same three plus two I believe) coming up to my apartment for New Years. Gonna be totally awesome! I plan on getting trashed, just because I can and I believe everyone should at least once in their life and I haven't yet. What are your plans?
I shall leave you with a picture of my best friend and I that she draw in MS Paint forever ago. It was to fill out on of those Nerdfighter meme quiz things on DeviantArt. This is our relationship: I am bossing someone around and she is being cute.
Anyway, gotta go eat breakfast and study and stuff,
I am a little bit jealous of your tattoo. Someday there will be a very similar tattoo on my body, but not until I am no longer relying on my parents for at least a little bit of financial aid. Where is it? I can tell that it's on an appendage, but I can't tell which one :P
The greatest thing just happened to me! So, I was in the bathroom at school, waiting for a friend of mine (who is not a Nerdfighter) and there was another girl in there as well, and we were just sort of chatting about how we don't have time for personal hygiene (because who does, this time of year?!) and she asked me if I am a Nerdfighter! Apparently along with the other one in my year, there are two in third year. I just made a facebook page for Ottawa Nerdfighters, and we're going to the movies on Friday, so I invited her (I don't actually know her name, oops!) but she said she's busy. But I am very excited about it :)
Did you finish your novel? I know I didn't - I never made it past 1735 words. I never had a chance, what with papers and relationship drama and everything. I wonder if Mike finished his novel? (No, it doesn't matter. We are not talking. We will at some point, though, I need my book back!)
And a picture. I'm pretty sure I've sent you a picture of my niece before, but babies grow and get cuter, so I'm going to send you another. This one is actually a couple months old, but it's just the cutest thing ever!
That's Emily and her mommy, shortly after she learned to laugh :) I can't wait 'til Christmas to see her again!
Thanks for that song. I've been having a really hard few days, so that was quite helpful.
It finally got cold here! Last year, we had snow on the ground at Hallowe'en, and now it's almost the end of November and we've had, like, one snow flurry. But it's been below zero for the last day or two, and we're supposed to get snow tonight. Hopefully it'll stick! My room mate and I decorated our apartment for Christmas a could weeks ago, and last weekend I got my mommy to buy me a little mini Christmas tree and ornaments (it cost, like, five bucks, lights and ornaments included! What a steal!) and so our apartment is so cheery and cozy and cute :) It's nice to sit in the living room and do my art history readings, now. Only, I only have a couple days' worth of reading left, and then I have to move on to my religion readings, which is going to suck :(
Good for you on NaNo! I did day one...and then gave up :P Life got busy, and I broke up with Mike, which was hard and then I didn't feel like writing anymore. I did pull out the novel I was working on in the summer, yesterday, and I'm going to continue working on that. I'm realizing just HOW MUCH needs to be added to make it a proper novel, and when this draft is finished, it's going to be about 160 pages at least. This is such a daunting task! But I've sort of figured out what I want to do with it, and what sort of issues I want to deal with and stuff, and I really want to get this published. Keep an eye out for a book with my name on it in the next couple of years!
Anyway, I SHOULD be doing homework before I go to my hip hop class, so I shall leave you with this picture I took of my Christmas tree. I am particularly proud of it.
Lordie, it's been a while again since I replied. My apologies. Life and stuff, you know?
I was, indeed, the one who broke up with him. And it sucks, but it was the right thing to do, so I take comfort in that fact and try not to let the rest bother me. Easier said than done, of course, especially knowing that I hurt him a lot and he won't even acknowledge me now. But, this too shall pass.
Funny story, actually. I used to be terrified of butterflies! I'm still a little squeamish about moths, but I can handle them. But yeah, that picture makes me happy, just because you look so happy. I like to see happy people, it makes me happy :)
Here is a picture that my friend made for me of me as a pony from My Little Pony. I am a brony and proud of it. Stop judging me :P
It's the Christmas version. The normal one doesn't have the scarf or hat or little cape thing. I particularly like the cutie mark and the glasses :)
Hey, sorry it took so long to respond. I've had a rough week. Broke up with my boyfriend on Monday.
But other than that, things are pretty okay around here. I'm SUPER behind on schoolwork, though :(
I scored the single room because my bed and stuff was already in there, because we took the apartment over from my sister and her room mate, and I took the bed over from my sister. Not that there's any difference in rent, we decided just to split it down the middle. Thanks God, though, we'll only be living here 'til April. If you ever move to Ottawa, don't get an apartment at the Prince of Wales complex. It's a very bad idea. I think that this building is more ghetto than the ones right at Jane and Finch. I think it's more ghetto than those cheap municipally funded neighbourhoods. Bad idea to live here. Rent's not too bad, though, considering how close we are to school. The most major problem with the location is that I have to walk past my ex's (wow, that's weird...never had an ex before) house to get to the bus to downtown.
Anyway, I slept in, so I really need to get my butt in gear and get breakfast and these retainers out of my mouth so I can hopefully still make it to school on time.
Gah! VidCon! So jealous...it will be many many years before I can afford to go to VidCon.
I quite enjoyed your cleaning video. I like how you have many of the same things as me - knitting stuff, a ukulele, Harry Potter DVDs (I think I saw those...), etc. I'm jealous of your costume stuff! And your large closet. That looked amazing.
I thought that my tiny chickens might have been returning today, but it turned out okay, they weren't tiny chickens after all. I can almost sing again. When I can sing again (and I no longer have sores on my lips), I know that I am better :)
My entire apartment has actually been documented, although it looks quite different now, since about half of the stuff that used to be in there has since been moved out, and Lisa and I now have much more of our own furniture. http://www.youtube.com/user/AVeryCharmingVlog#p/u/76/3usnMfJbzeg I just rewatched that video, and man! I have DEFINITELY lost weight, and I am very glad. So that was a nice confidence boost :)
So, I'm pretty sure that you have the most awesome bedroom ever. And a pretty great boyfriend, too, by the sounds of it :P
You know what I hate? I hate being sick. I lost my voice on Saturday afternoon (I had to whisper until Monday morning, I've never lost it so completely) and I'm just now almost back to normal. I'm not feeling too kindly toward the Tiny Chickens right now, although I'm glad that they've mostly all moved out.
I'm one step closer to getting to go to Belgium :D All that remains is to find references (which won't be hard, my profs mostly all love me) and apply and figure out finances. And then I pack up my stuff at the end of the summer and buy a plane ticket and head out to Belgium! How cool is that?!?
Ehhh...I'd better head back to Ancient Greece and continue hanging out with Socrates and Glaucon and the rest, because I have to have all ten books of the Republic read for Wednesday and I'm only on book four. And I almost forgot to find you a picture, so I shall hunt one down and then go back to my reading :)
I think that Ed is the sexiest. I claimed him. They're all just so accurate!
One last thing. You always send me pictures of your life and stuff, which I really like. I just don't take pictures, so I send you things I find on teh interwebz. I hope you don't mind :)
Hey :) Honestly, I've been so busy that I have sort of been neglecting the internet. So I forgive you :)
School is going well. I love all my classes except Italian, which is a necessary evil, because I need a second year language credit to graduate. I was talking to one of my professors the other day, and I might be heading to Leuven, Belgium next year! I can get all the courses required for a minor in philosophy there, and tuition is dirt cheap, apparently. The only thing is that I don't have the prerequisites, but I might be able to take them over the summer. How great is that!!
Yeah, things have been worked out with my room mate. We're, like, best friends again, which is good.
How are things with Mr Stephen? Looks like they're going well ^.^ Actually, surprisingly enough, I also have a boyfriend now. I know, weird, eh? His name is Michael, and we met at our writing workshop class this summer. It's weird - kissing is actually fun. I never thought it would be :P
Anyway, I have lots to do today before I work at 3, so I'll have to find a picture for you and cut this short.
Busy busy busy. I also work 7-3 most days, which is nice and steady, but since I am not a huge fan of my job, I can't wait for school to start again. But all is well, I suppose, on that front.
The room mate, front, however, is not so grand. I have almost made the decision to move out at the beginning of September before school starts. Everything about her sort of bothers me and we can't spend time together and everything just blew up. I'm just afraid that I'm going to be running away from my problems instead of fixing them, but I really don't want to work on things, which sort of makes me a terrible person. There's nothing really from that friendship that I want to save, and I don't know how to convey that to her. I have another potential room mate with a potential apartment to move into, and rent and stuff has all been figured out. How do you tell someone who considers you one of their best friends that you're not interested in being their friend? Right now, I can't do both. I can't be her friend and be her room mate, it just can't happen.
Anyway, she just came in, so I'd better finish this up and navigate away from this page. I shall talk to you more later.
A rodeo?!? So jealous! Take lots of pictures and put them somewhere I can see them and then tell me where they are, yeah?
If things continue the way they've been going, I will also be a crazy cat lady. I've never had a man, so I don't know who needs one. I certainly don't seem to :P
Canoeing? I'm jealous of that, too! Though I sympathize with the burn - I went to the beach on Sunday for three and half hours, and I forgot to put sunscreen on my legs. Needless to say, I couldn't wear pants when I got home (but who needs pants, anyway?) and I still haven't been able to shave my legs, because my skin is so sensitive. I might be able to tomorrow. I hope I can. I hate not having smooth legs.
I'm glad you think that I could rock the hair. As long as I have the energy to actually style it when I get up every morning, I think I could do it, too. I'm not sure if I'll be able to do the shaved side, though, just because I don't know if my friend who does my hair has the right equipment. It'd be totally awesome, though, if I could.
I googled DFTBA, and this is one thing that came up :)
Ooh, a dog person, eh? I don't know if we can be friends anymore - I'm a cat person :P
Sorry it took me so long to respond to this - I've been sort of out of touch with a large part of the internet since, like, Tuesday. Sorry.
Did you do anything for Canada Day? I went down to Parliament Hill with my best friend and we just sort of hung out and chilled to the lovely sounds of Great Big Sea. I'd never heard Great Big Sea before. One of my other friends tried to kick me out of Canada when he heard that :P But I quite liked them, and, you know, seeing them live probably didn't hurt that any, since I believe that live music is always good, no matter what the style.
So, I've decided that I want hair just like this:
What do you think? Think I can pull of Asian man hair, even though I'm white and female?
Ooh, books. I bought a new bookshelf about a week and a half ago (or something) because my books were exploding everywhere. Pretty awesome :) Have you read any Doctor Who books? Are they any good? I want to read some of them, but I just don't have time right now.
I think we've got stuff figured out, but I appreciate the offer. My dad has to figure out what's happening with his job, and after that we'll set a time for them to come up to bring me my stuff.
I went to hang out with my former room mate, today. I didn't really want to go, because I just didn't feel like going out (my laundry still hasn't been done...) but I ended up staying there for, like, six hours. It was really nice. I lived in the same small room as her for eight months, and we hardly had anything to talk about, and now we hadn't seen each other for almost two months and we just couldn't stop talking! I didn't want to go home, but I didn't want to miss the last bus :P
My picture for you is a picture of my niece. First time I saw her smile was in this picture. It was taken about a week or two ago.
Her name is Emily. She was born in April :) And that's my sister in the top corner. She has her iPhone in French, because she's studying it in university.
That sounds like a very good budgeting idea. I'm not too good at following my budget, but I almost made it! I spent the last of my money on Saturday, and payday is Friday. I have been pretty careful about spending my "plastic money" as you called it :)
I could probably get them to bring it. It's just that that's so far away! Who knows what the weather will be like in September - it rained all of last September, until it started to snow. *sadface*
We were supposed to go and work out again this week, but I don't think I'm going to have time - two of my best friends are coming to the city on Thursday and staying 'til Saturday! I'm super excited :) I haven't seen them since April, and before that it was Christmas. This needs to not happen again - although they're both moving even farther away from me to school. There's not much east of our hometown while still in Ontario, so they're both going west. I'm one of my only friends who went east :(
I think that I have a picture to top that. Let me see if I can find it.
My sister's wedding cake. It's a penguin beach party. My other sister made it. It was supposed to have palm trees made out of icing, too, but they broke. And yes, the penguins were all edible and home made :)
That picture sure did make me laugh. Are you in it? Which one?
I put myself on a budget - I get sixty dollars for spending money between paycheques, plus whatever tips I get at work (which isn't much, to be honest). I still have ten dollars left and next Friday is payday, so I'm not very good at it yet, seeing as I get paid every two weeks. But really, I spent thirty of it on going out for dinner, so I feel justified, because that's not something I do often. It was a proper sit-down restaurant with two guys from my fiction workshop. We had a blast!
I wish I had a bike. I left it at home when I moved, with my desk chair and my three-inch memory foam mattress topper. I still have an inch of memory foam here, but it's not nearly as comfortable as the three inches I had before. Oh well, I'll hopefully get it by the end of the summer when my parents come up to bring me a kitchen table, which I left behind on purpose, because we have a table until the end of the summer.
Working out wasn't as bad as I'd expected - I ran about a kilometer and a half in just over 20 minutes, which is the best I think I've ever done. And boy was I sweaty by the end! I don't think that I even got that sweaty lugging corn around for an hour in 40 degree weather plus humidity. That was a lot of work! But I feel pretty good about myself, and I want to go again soon. If Alex can't come with me, then I'll just have to go by myself next time. He's lucky and has a treadmill in his house, so he doesn't actually have to go to the gym to run. I want to get comfortable enough with running to be able to do it outside along the canal. He'd never go with me outside, because he's too self-conscious about his hair looking stupid, which I think it ridiculous, but whatever. No one looks good when they're working out, so he shouldn't be worrying about it.
I do love your lamp :) That is a lamp of epic proportions.
I have three years of school left. I think that I might start saving now, though - put a bit of each of my paycheques into a separate bank account to slowly but surely start saving. That sounds like a very good idea. I have another friend (girl I've known for my whole life) who also wants to go to Europe with me, but she still has four years of school left, I think, 'cause she just graduated from high school. Wow, that's weird.
Did you hear about Pottermore? What do you think?
Anyway, I need to pull my fat ass off the couch to get ready to go to the gym (because apparently my friend and I need to go together, even though neither of us are really looking forward to it...), so I shall finish this off and confess to you that the rain we had today was probably my fault, because I killed a spider at work last week.
Are you high or something? That was gloriously random, I enjoyed it :)
You really do need to get out more. I think you should start out with a road trip to Ottawa, and then after we've met we should go to Europe. I'm seriously only waiting for someone to go with me. People don't think I'm serious, but I am. I know a girl in Ireland now that we could totally chill with. She's like my little Irish sister. We're so similar, it's actually a little bit freaky :)
Anyway, I still haven't finished HP5 yet, and I was sort of hoping to be in bed around now...so I'll have to finish this up now.
I'm glad you're still alive! I am, too, surprisingly enough. Things are settling down with work - I'm getting about five shifts a week, these days, so that's nice. And most of those are eight hours, which is even nicer. I normally work 7-3, which gives me all evening to...do nothing. Because let's face it, I don't have a social life :P
I love Ontario. I think it's mostly just Toronto (okay, I guess the whole GTA) that is terrible and fast paced like that - I don't get that feeling in Ottawa. We're a lot closer to nature here, too, because we've got the bloody great Experimental Farm right in the middle of the city. I mean, downtown gets busy and stuff, but I live farther out, and I only have to go downtown if I want to, which is pretty great.
Anyway, I think I'm going to bake muffins this evening, and I also want to finish HP5 before I go to bed, which will be early. You going to see HP7b? I'm going at midnight with a bunch of friends in Toronto, we'll be all dressed up. I'm pretty stoked. I'll have my Hufflepuff sweatervest and everything. I knitted it myself :)