Somebody come cheer me up?
Thursday, January 28, 2010
You can always count on the iPhone to have literally every application imaginable.
Apple has an application that maps out your menstrual cycle, and lets you know what days are the best to be makin' love in order to get that baby in the oven.
They also have one that, based on when your last menstrual cycle was, can tell you when the baby was conceived, when you will be entering each term, the due date, the number of days left and the astrological sign of your child.
I don't really have anything interesting to blog about, but I feel like posting.
I feel asleep watching Dallas Green's live DVD last night, it was fantastic.
Then this morning, I gave a speech that was supposed to be two minutes and ended up being 1:37, way to go Shlee..
Then I went to go hand in my RA application & signed up for the leadership institute.
Came home and napped for 3 hours.
Woke up, did some homework, ate some dinner.
I want a Hope for Haiti shirt that they're selling in rez.
I can't wait for Zumba tomorrow. It's the highlight of my week, for sure!
I'm excited to go home and see my friends during reading week.
I'm slowly learning more guitar.
That is all.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
I feel that this photo is absolutely necessary, because apparently people have forgotten one of the main things you learn as a child: Look both ways before crossing the street!
In Toronto alone, 14 pedestrians have been killed this month. That's more than 1/3rd of the average pedestrian deaths for the YEAR.
Ha. As soon as I finished writing that, a huge truck honked his horn for like 15 seconds, non-stop. A+ Toronto drivers, you all deserve gold medals.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
On Friday evening, I went to a dance class at school called Zumba with Teal and Leviana (just realized that those names are so unique!) and I absolutely adored it. Although it was really intense and I was beat red by the end of it, I had so much fun and I plan on returning every Tuesday and Friday until the end of the year :)
Then last night, I went out with a bunch of people for Teal's birthday to a club called Guvernment. I had a lot of fun there too, but there were soo many people. Then Matt came and picked me up, we got McDonalds ♥, watched some hockey highlights then passed out.
Though I didn't really drink that much last night, I'm starting to realize more and more that drinking costs a lot of money, isn't good for you, and I could probably save myself from a good amount of humiliation if I stopped.. So I think I'm gonna try giving it up. I always feel so tired and gross after a night of being intoxicated, and I absolutely hate that feeling. So yeah! I'm curious to see how long I can go. To be honest, I probably could go the rest of my life without having a drink, but for now, I'm gonna try and last the rest of the year.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Self-image. Mirrors. Models. Eating Disorders. Working out. Dieting. Appearance. Perfection. Struggle. Self-consciousness.
I'm not sure who created the idea of the "perfect body," but I really don't like him/her.
No, I'm not anorexic. No, I'm not obese. I am, however, a human being. I can be self-conscious, I can be confident. I can hate myself one day, and love myself the next.
I honestly don't know what I'm trying to say. I just wish everybody was happy in their own skin.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Such an awful start to the week. Well, kind of. It's a longgg day.
It all begins with radio broadcasting at 9am. I'm not even going to complain because I actually learn something in that class unlike Noble (WHO HAS YET TO POST MY MARK FROM LAST SEMESTER, UGH!). My prof has a weird beard.. Kinda like, a chin strap that's on his cheeks. Then some peach fuzz as a moustache. Haha, I sound ridiculous, but that's actually how his beard is. And he has shoulder-length hair.
Then I have digital design, which is a wicked class. We're using programs like Illustrator, Photoshop and PowerPoint and just learning about them. It's super fun once you get used to it.
My day finishes at 7:55pm when I walk out of Desire and Discontent. Apart from Mike Karapita's journalism class, this is my favourite so far. It's a class about human emotions, and why we feel certain feelings. Today we talked about love and if it actually exists, and why people decide to get married. It's goodtimes. I almost wish I had this class more than once a week because I'm so interested in it.
Oh, on a completely different note, Leviana's a babe and I pretty much love her :) ♥
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
So many things in the news have really shocked me over the past week.
First of all: The earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
On Tuesday, there was a massive earthquake in Haiti with a magnitude of 7.0 that killed many, many people. They aren't sure of the amount of people who have died thus far, but it is feared that there are tens of thousands who did not survive. Buildings of all kinds have collapsed: schools, parliament, hospitals.. There's no running water, so many survivors will die of thirst. The U.S. and Canada are doing what they can to help, whether it be sending troops or money.
Next, the College Strike.
On Jan. 13, college faculty across Ontario voted either for or against the strike. Unofficial results were submitted on Wednesday evening. While only 74% of faculty voted, the majority of all faculty voted in favor (57.03%). Wonderful. If they don't get their act together by mid February, the strike will be happening, and nobody knows how long it will last. I'm crossing my fingers that they'll figure it out and that we can finish the school year in peace.
Thirdly, in 24 hours, 3 pedestrians were killed in the GTA.
The first was a 17-year-old boy who was walking to school when he was a hit by a semi-trailer. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The next was a mother who was pushing her 7 week-old son across the street when an elderly woman ran a red light and hit the woman. Mendoza was pinned underneath the car and died at the scene. Her son fell out of the carriage but luckily, is still alive.
Lastly, an 80-year-old woman was crossing the street with her son when a van was turning and hit them. She later died from the injuries.
Really?! 3 people in 24 hours? Drivers, aren't you supposed to be driving cautiously? Check your blind spots, don't run red lights, look before you push the gas pedal. And pedestrians, hasn't anybody taught you to look before you cross? I understand, it's not your fault, but all of this could have been avoided if someone was paying attention.
Lastly, and on a much brighter note, some taxi companies in Manitoba are getting condom holders installed, and obviously giving out free condoms to their passengers. What a clever idea. Nothing to do with the road, but preventing STI's! Good thinking, Canada.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
So far, I've had three classes: Radio broadcasting, digital design and desire & discontent.
I was supposed to have another class tonight called subcultures and the media, but apparently my prof. is sick and couldn't make it, so it was canceled.
Two of my three classes have been really interesting, and believe or not, radio is the one that I'm kind of iffy about. My prof is kinda weird and monotone-ish, well, radio voiced I guess. He read us his life story.. yeah, read. I just wish I had Mike :( ♥
Apart from that, nothing else is really new. I'm going to see Leap Year with all of my roommates in about 15 minutes. Should be good times!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
My second semester of second year starts tomorrow.
I just read my friend Leviana's blog post and it made me realize that time is flying by. I guess that could be a good thing, but time doesn't stop for anybody, so whether I'm ready to graduate in June of 2012 or not, it's happening. What am I going to do after? I mean, I have a vague idea of what I'd like to do, but how am I going to get there? It's going to take dedication, hard work, and will-power. Journalism, like any other field of work, is competitive. You really need to prove yourself worthy, show them what your momma gave ya ;)
I take comfort in the fact that I have an internship in 4th year though. I'm gonna aim high, and potentially get out of Toronto, and maybe even Canada to do it. Then pray that I do well there, and that they'll hire me once the internship is done.
The future can be so scary sometimes.. Just have to believe in yourself, I guess!
Friday, January 8, 2010
Things I'm excited for:
To start school on Monday!
For my roommates to get home so that I no longer have to be alone in this house.
For my internship in 4th year.
For the summer ♥.
To eventually be good at playing guitar.
To have my own apartment so that I can decorate it perfectly.
To have assignments to do. (I know I'll contradict myself in a few weeks, wishing I'd never said this, but some assignments I get are actually pretty rad!)
Anyways, shower time!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I'm at home in Toronto.
It's really quiet, and kinda cold.
I'm afraid that the centipedes will come out and kill me.
I don't really have anything to do.
And I don't have anything to say.
I went out for dinner with Matt last night. We went to BP and the promotion they had going on was amazing. It was a salad, side, and entree for 9 bucks. Anyways, then we went back to rez and watched the World Juniors game. I'm not much of a hockey-watcher, but this game was unreal. With something like 4 minutes left in the game, Canada scored the 2 points that they needed to tie the game 5-5 and brought them into overtime. Then we lost. Matt had to work at 10am, and when I tried to wake up, I absolutely couldn't so I slept in until noon and now I'm back here! I'm gonna try to do something productive now.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Before I even start writing this, I want to put emphasis on the fact that I am NOT a racist. Okay cool :)
Races & their characteristics.
I don't understand.
It doesn't matter if you believe that we evolved from apes or that Adam & Eve are the ones who populated the planet. How did we come to be white, black, asian, brown, etc? Why do asians have smaller eyes and blacks (generally) a flatter nose? (Insert stereotype of white vs. black male parts here). I don't get it!
What I do understand is that some people are a certain colour because of the climate in which they live. For example, it would make sense that people who live in the south naturally have a darker skin tone, but how the hell do people get 'yellow'? Wouldn't it make sense if we were all one race, with different tones?
Let's say you believe in the religious evolution, that Adam & Eve started it all. If they were white, wouldn't we all be white? Or if they were black, wouldn't we all be black? Wouldn't it scare you a little if your child came out a completely different colour than you were? And if you believe that we evolved from apes, same thing!
I know I'm rambling, but this whole thought just came through my head a few weeks ago, and I wanted to know if anyone knows the answer?